And the Winner Is…

And the Winner Is… The winner of the 2016 Sandgate Sea & Food Festival "Barrow of Booze" competition was drawn at noon on Tuesday 30th August. The winning ticket number is 0487 – if you have that ticket, you've won the contents of the "Barrow of Booze" – congratulations! To cliam your prize, please contact […]

Fettering my discretion – what does this mean?

This is a question frequently asked by Councillors and residents. Q: I have been warned that I am in danger of fettering my discretion but I do not understand what this means. Please explain. A. As an active councillor being involved with the community, there is a danger of joining in on a campaign with […]

Planning Applications – how can I make a representation about applications?

Any person who wishes to make representations to the Council about any application should make them in writing to the Planning Manager, Shepway District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2QY. If you would like advice on a planning application speak to one of the Sandgate Planning & Development Councillors who will […]

How does one become a Councillor?

You can download a guide which gives you a brief insight into parish and town councils, as well as providing specific advice and information on how to become a town or parish councillor.   The toolkit includes the following information:   Introduction to town and parish councils Being a councillor Am I qualified How to become […]

What powers does a local Council have?

The powers which have been vested in Parish, Town and Community Councils be Acts of Parliament are summarised in this publication as a guide to Councillors and others. Each description is brief and is intended to be general indication. Like all powers given to public bodies the powers of local councils are defined in detail in legislation […]