SPC Caretaker Services for June 2020 to April 2024

Sandgate Parish Council is inviting applications for the services of a caretaker at Sandgate Park (the recreation ground), to include the following: To check leaf fall and clear where necessary To litter pick and dispose of in litter bins To check notice board for out-of-date notices and post new notices as required To clean notice […]

Sandgate Park: Playground and Adult Play Equipment Remain CLOSED To All under GOVERNMENT Rules

Sandgate Parish Council have followed the Government’s Coranavirus advice throughout, and kept Sandgate Park open to give people space to exercise. When the rules changed a little last week, we quickly changed the rules around the Tennis courts and Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) from do not use to please only use in pairs, and […]

Tim Prater Elected as Parish Council Chairman 2020-21

At Sandgate Parish Council’s Online Annual Council Meeting last night, Tim Prater was elected as Chairman and Robert Bliss was elected as Deputy Chairman for 2020/21. Tim said: “I’m hugely honoured to have been elected as Chairman of Sandgate Parish Council. I can only promise to do my best. “Clearly we are living in the […]

Kent County Council Household Waste Recycling Centres to Reopen for Booked Visits

From Kent County Council: Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will open from Friday 15 May for essential use. This includes Folkestone’s Ross Way Waste Recycling Centre. It’s important for you to limit use of these restricted slots, as they should be used for emergency waste disposal. Journeys to HWRCs must only be undertaken if your […]

Sandgate Library: Ongoing Closure

Sandgate Library is currently closed due to COVID, in common with every other Library on Kent. Although it was suggested libraries may start to reopen this week, there is no current guidance that they should do so in England,. We aim to reopen as soon as we are advised it is safe to do so, […]

Sandgate VE Day 75: Never Forgotten

VE Day Wreath

We will never forget those that have died to protect this country, at home or overseas, in the past or recent weeks. You are all heroes. On the 75th anniversary of VE Day, for those from Sandgate that gave their lives in the Second World War that we may live free, we give special thanks. […]

Sandgate at War: A Pavement Pounders CIC WWII Oral History Project

Pavement Pounders CIC  were due to give a public talk about “Sandgate at War” at the Chichester Hall in Sandgate on 24th April, which was of course sadly postponed because of Covid-19. In the meantime, they have made this short video with the help of Christ Church Canterbury University history students to whet your appetite.

The Riviera, Sandgate: Pedestrian and Cycle Access

We’ve been asked by a number of local residents recently if it is allowed to walk or cycle down “The Riviera” which leads from Castle Road to the seafront and a portion of which is private. We have asked the Highways Authority Kent County Council for a definitive statement, and they say: “The road itself […]

Sandgate Sea and Food Festival 2020: Cancelled

From the Sandgate Sea and Food Festival Committee: We have taken the tough decision to cancel the Sandgate Sea Festival 2020, owing to uncertainty around the Coronavirus Pandemic. We tried to hold out for as long as possible, but it does not look likely that we will be able to make any commitments this summer […]