Category: Folkestone

Save the date! Community Walk on February 28th from Dungeness lighthouse to the memorial arch in Folkestone in aid of the Young Lives Foundation - all welcome!

With 2015 well underway, and as we are making and following our resolutions for the new year, I would like to ask for your help with an event I am organising later next month. On Saturday 28th February I will be leading a community walk along the coast, from the lighthouse at Dungeness to the Step […]

2014: A year to remember for Folkestone & Hythe

As 2014 passes we can look back on a year to remember for our area. A particular high point came on 4th August with the visit of Prince Harry to Folkestone to dedicate the Step Short First World War centenary memorial arch. Folkestone’s significant and appropriate marking of this important anniversary was shown around the world […]

Sport is a vital pillar of our communities, which is why I'm committed to the fight against corruption in FIFA.

Organised sport and religion are the two ways that communities most frequently come together; and particularly so during the Christmas season. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, families and friends gather at their local church for the Nativity and the service at the crib. On Boxing Day, people flock to sporting events such as the […]

Lots to celebrate locally as we enter the Christmas season

Christmas is a time of music, from the classic carols to popular festive tunes. One local charity has decided to seize the initiative and launch a Christmas track to raise money to support their work. The Shorncliffe Trust has teamed up with the Peace Collective and the British Red Cross to launch ‘All Together Now’. […]

Folkestone's new out of hours NHS service up and running at the Royal Victoria Hospital

Since the beginning of October residents in Folkestone have been able to access new out of hours NHS services through the Royal Victoria Hospital. These new services include a minor injuries unit, focusing on treatments for suspected fractures of arms or lower legs, cuts, minor burns, and bites and stings, for everyone aged 12 months […]

The Folkestone Jobs Fair and the removal of the Banksy artwork from Payers Park

The local economy is much stronger now than four years ago, and unemployment is 40 per cent below the rate in 2010. I want to see this progress continue by making sure that we are doing all we can to support the growth of local businesses, and by helping people who are looking for work […]

Government Minister is full of praise for Folkestone's Triennial Art Festival and Creative Quarter.

Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport joined me in Folkestone last week for a guided tour of the Triennial Arts exhibition, with Roger De Haan and the Creative Foundation’s chief executive, Alastair Upton. We visited a number of the most popular works including the new Payers Park by the London […]

The upcoming jobs fair and more great news as local investment continues to rise while unemployment falls.

My motivation for getting involved in politics was to use the position of being Member of Parliament to work to help everyone have the chance to achieve what they want to in life. At the last general election four years ago, the greatest threat to the opportunities people wanted to pursue was the weak state of the […]

Investment in community sports in Folkestone & Hythe

On Wednesday morning this week I met with Greg Dyke the Chairman of the Football Association, to discuss his new report on investment in grassroots sport in England. In particular he is calling for more investment in all weather artificial pitches and for councils who no longer wish to maintain local sporting facilities to transfer them […]

Banksy appears as surprise edition to Folkestone Triennial

When the internationally renowned artist Banksy recently placed one of his works (worth an estimated £400,000) on a wall at Clacton on Sea it was scrubbed off by the council. Yet the appearance of one of his distinctive paintings in Folkestone produced an entirely different response. Banksy's painting near Payers Park, was instantly protected by the council. People […]

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