Category: Hythe

Positive signs of growth and falling unemployment

Over the last few weeks we have continued to see very positive signs of growth returning to the economy. The latest figures for unemployment in the Folkestone and Hythe constituency showed the biggest monthly fall in September for over three years. In the last twelve months unemployment has fallen by 20% and the overall rate […]

St Jude's Day Storm

Storm St Jude struck the Kent coast on Monday morning, as predicted by the Met Office with a force of over 70 mph. It was thankfully not as strong as the great storm of 1987, but the expectation and preparation for its arrival were much better. In 1987 there was famously no notice, but with […]

Folkestone jobs fair great success

It was great to see so many people attending the Folkestone Jobs fair at The Quarterhouse in Tontine Street, last week. People were queuing to enter at 10am and we had a busy stream of visitors throughout the day. We believe that over 600 jobseekers visited the fair, and the employers I spoke to during […]

Hythe Venetian fete

Sarah and I were delighted to attend the Hythe Venetian fete last Wednesday. We all enjoyed a perfect evening and congratulations are well deserved for John Schoner and his committee, and everyone involved in putting on the event. The crowds, and residents of Hythe, also enjoyed a spectacular fireworks display sponsored by the Roger De […]

Fisheries Minister to visit local fishermen

The Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon MP, has confirmed that he will be coming to Folkestone and Hythe to meet with local businesses and the fishermen, who are affected by the marine conservation zone proposals for Hythe Bay. This will be the first time that a Fisheries Minister has visited our area officially for many years. […]

Fishing campaign raised in Parliament

This week I called a special House of Commons debate to support the case of the Hythe Bay fishermen against the possible introduction of restrictions in their fishing waters along our coast. This follows the petition we presented to 10 Downing Street earlier this month, which was signed by over 1,000 residents. I am also […]

Join the fight for Hythe Bay's fishing industry

For centuries fishermen have braved the elements to bring in their catch from the waters along our coast. In addition to this sea fishing is a popular local sport and pastime which attracts visitors to our area. The local businesses selling wet fish straight from the sea where it was caught, like Folkestone Trawlers, Griggs […]

Supporting others at Christmas

I hope you've had an excellent Christmas and the chance to enjoy one of the many local events on Boxing Day. From sporting occasions like the Hythe Town versus Folkestone Invicta football match, the Saltwood Boxing Day run and the East Kent hunt meeting in Elham; to events that raise money for good causes like […]

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