Tim Prater

Folkestone and Hythe Local Plan

In September 2020, the new Folkestone and Hythe District Places and Polices Local Plan was approved by the District Council, and is now in force.

The Plan identifies sites for housing, commercial, community and mixed-use development across the district, and also sets out general development management policies to guide decisions on planning applications. There are a range of detailed policies – covering design, transport, the natural and historic environment and other topics.

Details of the Plan and its impact can be seen at:

https://www.folkestone-hythe.gov.uk/places-policies-local-plan

The Places and Policies Local Plan clearly impacts developments in Sandgate and should be read alongside the Sandgate Village Design Statement, which should also be considered for any significant planning application in the Sandgate Parish area.

Posted by Tim Prater in News, Planning
Remembrance Sunday 2020

Remembrance Sunday 2020

Due to Covid restrictions, this year the usual Remembrance Sunday service on 8th November at St Paul’s Church will be invitation only, and strictly limited to 30 people.

Our Chairman Tim Prater has been invited and will be honoured to attend the service to represent the Parish Council, but that’s little consolation to all those who would normally taken some time together to remember on this day. We will do so again, but this year, we need to stay apart.

But staying apart does not mean we will forget. Sandgate will remember.

So – on Remembrance Sunday, 8th November, we are asking as many local residents as possible to go to our War Memorial: singly, and in small groups of up to six, at the time of their choice.

There, there will be large sandboxes on the foot of the memorial for you to plant your poppy. Please take a couple of minutes out of your day – whenever you can – on Remembrance Sunday, to walk to the memorial, and leave your poppy, or if you wish flowers, or a wreath, in remembrance.

Be it alone, with your family, or on behalf of a small group – its up to you. A wreath will be laid by Councillors, and we know of other groups already planning to lay flowers. If there is already someone there, please wait a little way away or on the Village Green opposite until they have moved away. There is plenty of space and no rush.

There will be no Last Post, no timed silence, no service. Just, we hope, that all those in Sandgate who wish to do so take a few moments to go and plant their poppy. We will remember them.

Sandgate War Memorial is at the junction of Sandgate High Street and Military Road, across the road from the Village Green.

Poppies are already available from Sandgate Library (open 9.30-12 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday) and from a number of the usual shops through until Remembrance Day.

Posted by Tim Prater in News
Parish Council Agenda 20-10-2020

Parish Council Agenda 20-10-2020

Sandgate Parish Council will broadcast this meeting as a video on Facebook live at the time of the meeting itself on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/sandgatepc/ Comments made on the Facebook video during the meeting will not be monitored and are not a way of feeding back to the Council.

Members of the public can ask a question at a Full Council meeting. Any questions (deemed to be reasonable) sent to clerk@sandgatepc.org.uk will be read and answered at the meeting. If a member of the public would prefer to ask their question themselves, they can do so by emailing clerk@sandgatepc.org.uk at least 2 working days before the meeting asking to put a question to Full Council. Members of the public joining a Council meeting to make a representation will be asked to follow the protocol at https://sandgatepc.org.uk/public-speaking-at-online-meetings-of-sandgate-parish-council-protocol/

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Posted by Tim Prater in Agenda, Council
Planning Agenda 20-10-2020

Planning Agenda 20-10-2020

Sandgate Parish Council will broadcast this meeting as a video on Facebook live at the time of the meeting itself on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/sandgatepc/ Comments made on the Facebook video during the meeting will not be monitored and are not a way of feeding back to the Council.

Members of the public can ask representations regarding an application. Any comments sent to clerk@sandgatepc.org.uk will be sent to all Councillors prior to the meeting and acknowledged by the meeting. If a member of the public would prefer to speak to the application (for up to three minutes) themselves, they can do so by emailing clerk@sandgatepc.org.uk at least 2 working days before the meeting asking to speak to Planning committee, specifying on which application. Members of the public joining a Council meeting to make a representation will be asked to follow the protocol at https://sandgatepc.org.uk/public-speaking-at-online-meetings-of-sandgate-parish-council-protocol/

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Posted by Tim Prater in Agenda, Planning
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lifesavers

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lifesavers

NHS Blood and Transplant are holding an extra blood donation session
at:

The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone, CT20 2XL

…on Thursday 29th October 2020 and have appointments available between 13:30 – 19:30.

To book an appointment:

  • visit blood.co.uk
  • download the app NHSGIVE BLOOD
  • call on 0300 123 23 23

Never given blood before? New donors are always welcome – learn more and register on the blood.co.uk website.

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Posted by Tim Prater in News