Folkestone Rowing Club Regatta – 22 April

Folkestone Rowing Club are holding a regatta on Saturday 22nd April, rowing from 10.30am with other clubs from around the Kent coast and Sussex visiting. Their Granville Parade clubhouse will be open to non-members all day, with refreshments and BBQ, and Ben Milbury (a four-piece band covering a mixture of soul, pop and reggae from […]

Sponsorship of Village Planters

There are eight planters in Sandgate Village.  The Parish Council is seeking sponsorship for each of these planters.  The locations of these planters are: the rowing boat at the western entrance to the village on Sandgate Esplanade; six rectangular planters by the Sir John Moore Memorial; and a circular planter outside the Ship Inn. Images […]

Easter Children’s Craft Club

There will be a Craft Club taking place in Sandgate Parish Council Library on Thursday 13th April 10.00am-12.00. This time the theme is Easter. Children of all ages are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Squash and biscuits will be available for the children and tea and coffee for the adults.

Naming the Rec – What’s In A Name? Your Vote – You Decide

Thank you for all the suggestions which have come from many people drawing upon diverse inspirations including famous ex-residents, location, history and even a previous park keeper. The list has been moderated to produce a manageable list (including the current name Military Road Recreation Ground) for a vote as follows:- Hilly Fields Jacques Park Martello […]

Calling Sandgate’s Budding Authors

The Sandgate Creative Writers Group (which meets in the Library on the second Thursday of the month), would like all creative authors and poets to enter the Creative Writer’s Competition. If you would like a chance to be included in the club’s booklet in August this year and have your work displayed on Writer’s Page in the library, please submit […]


MILITARY ROAD RECREATION GROUND Sandgate Parish Council is considering renaming Military Road Recreation Ground to better reflect the improvements which have been, and are to be, carried out to the park and to highlight its value as a community asset to the whole village. The park has previously been named Chichester Park, and other suggestions […]

Report to Basecamp

Are you a serving soldier, reservist, veteran, or cadet? Would you like to know more about issues like housing, health, employment and volunteering? Members of Shepway’s Armed Forces Community and their families are being invited report to Basecamp KENT at Folkestone Sports Centre on Friday 17 February. The event, which runs from 10.30am to 3pm […]

Forthcoming Events at Sandgate Library

Thursday, 16th February, 10.00 – 12.00: Arts and Crafts Session in Sandgate Library. Children of all ages welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. Thursday afternoons – a reminder that the Library is now open until 4.30 on Thursdays. On Thursday 2.00-3.00 pm, we have a TalkTime group: this coming week the group will be […]

Afternoon Opening for Sandgate Library

When Sandgate Parish Council took over the running of Sandgate Library last year, one key reason for doing so is that we wanted to extend the opening hours of the library from the existing “morning only” opening. We’re delighted to say that as of Thursday 9th February, Sandgate Library will be open in the afternoon […]