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  • Rob at Dover with Susan & Tom
    Article: Aug 1, 2019

    According to a recent report a disorderly Brexit has been given the highest possible risk rating by Kent County Council. It is the biggest single risk currently being addressed by the Council. Disruption is expected to last for at least 6 months and probably more following a no deal Brexit, with 'significant long-term detrimental impact for Kent residents'.

  • Chichester Memorial Hall, Sandgate
    Event: Nov 6, 2019 7:00 PM
    Chichester Hall, 70 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3AR

    Folkestone and Hythe Lib Dems are delighted to invite all members to our Annual General Meeting with Special Guest Speaker Mark Pack.

    Mark is a renowned Liberal Democrat Campaigner, and Author of "101 Ways to Win an Election" (if we're lucky, he might bring a few copies to buy!).

    Mark will speak before the AGM, which will report on our activities in the last year, and elect the Officers and Committee of the Local Party for 2020. More details of the AGM will be released soon, but for details on the elections and how to stand, email returningofficer@folkestone-hythelibdems.org.uk

  • Members Meeting graphic
    Event: Nov 11, 2019 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
    Prater Raines Ltd office, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY

    All members are welcome to attend Folkestone and Hythe (formerly Shepway) Lib Dem Executive meetings.

    Papers for the meeting are available to members on request to mail@shepwaylibdems.org.uk

  • Thamelink Train
    Article: Jul 29, 2019

    The Thameslink service from Bearsted, Maidstone East and West Malling to Central London is long overdue. New Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, should ensure the service becomes operational in December, as promised by his predecessor, Chris Grayling, last October.

    The Thameslink service had first been proposed when the Maidstone East to London Cannon Street service was withdrawn in December 2009. Thameslink is due to provide a fast service every ½ hour into Central London and on to Cambridge. This is absolutely vital for the residents and businesses based in Kent's County Town.

  • Antony Hook
    Event: Nov 16, 2019 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Hove Park Senior School, 38 Neville Road, Hove, Nr Brighton BN3 7BN

    Our South East England Region MEPs, Catherine Bearder, Antony Hook and Judith Bunting will all be attending along with Tom Brake MP and Baroness Alison Suttie.

    There will be training sessions from ALDC and the HQ campaigns team as well as fringe events and networking opportunities.

    We are also looking for new members to join the SE executive team. If you are interested to hear more about the role with no obligation to get further involved, please contact Regional Membership Development Officer Sashi Mylvaganam at Membership@southeastlibdems.org.uk

  • Sandgate Esplanade road and pavement flooding (Claire Hudson (www.twitter.com/clairehudson73))
    Article: Jul 26, 2019
    By Tim Prater, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Folkestone and Hythe District Council

    Folkestone and Hythe District Council passed a motion declaring a Climate Emergency on Wednesday night. The motion was moved by the Green Party, with support from the Lib Dems and Labour. As ever. to win the debate, we'd need to persuade a member of the administration or two to back us, but we started full of hope...

  • Article: Jul 25, 2019

    I've seen, and had reported, a few examples recently of bin emptying where the bin bags are left by waste bins for subsequent collection, which are then attacked and ripped open (by seagulls, mainly). Thanks for the reports (you know who you are!).

    I've chased this with the Contracts Manager at F&H Council, who has today said:

  • Jo Swinson Leader
    Article: Jul 22, 2019

    Rob Bird welcomes the election of Jo Swinson as the new Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    Jo Swinson will bring a new dynamic to the party and to the country. She is fed up with the broken politics of Westminster and the failure of the two party system to reach out to all people across the country. Too many people feel that they have been ignored or taken for granted by the Conservative and Labour parties, preoccupied by their own self-interest and political infighting. Only the Liberal Democrats have the values, the ideas and the common strength of purpose to stand up to those who are doing so much to damage our country.

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