Grand hotel, Folkestone, recognised for support to young people

Folkestone’s Grand Hotel has received an Employer Chartermark Certificate for its contribution towards the education and training of young people in the hospitality industry. The certificate was presented to the hotel’s General Manager Rob Richardson by Roger Gough, KCC Cabinet Member for Education and Young People, and Leo Gagliano, of the Hilton Hotel Group, and…

KCC launches consultation into share pedestrian/cycle route

Kent County Council is running a consultation for a shared pedestrian /cycleway in Folkestone. It would run from the Harvey Grammar School to the seafront and include a new toucan crossing on Cheriton Road outside Morrisons. The plans would see the cycle route linking to the existing route at the junction with Cornwallis Avenue, continuing…

Drainage improvements in Folkestone

Kent County Council is working on innovative drainage improvements in Folkestone to help reduce flooding. A series of ‘rain gardens’ will be the first of their kind installed in Kent to manage flooding and will be installed on Dolphins Road and Wingate Road. KCC’s Cabinet Member for Highways Matthew Balfour us options and the most…

Playland: Re-Imaging Communities Project

Playland: Re-imagining Communities brings together the narratives of a film commission and the memorabilia of everyday life as international artist Jivko Darakchiev and Folkestone based artist Nicholette Goff engaged with local communities to explore senses of place and identity through time. This exciting project is being supported by a KCC members grant from Hod Birkby. The…

Folkestone ARRCC set up FoodWise to help provide everyday life skills

The Activities, Respite, Rehabilitation and Care Centre (ARRCC) in Folkestone is benefitting from new computer equipment and a new FoodWise project thanks to a £4,240 KCC Members grant from Bob Neaves, Frank McKenna and Hod Birkby. The funding has made a real difference to the town’s ARRCC, which supports adults with physical disabilities and learning difficulties.…

Tontine Street set to become two-way

Tontine Street in Folkestone will become two-way for buses, bicycles and taxis on May 9. The scheme has been developed to provide a major improvement in access by public transport to Tontine Street and the harbour area. It has been funded by Section 106 money from developers and Kent County Council. It is hoped the…

New pedestrian signs for Folkestone

New signs to help visitors get around Folkestone town centre are being installed over the next few weeks. Kent County Council, in partnership with Shepway District Council and Folkestone Town Council is launching the network of signs to help visitors navigate around the town and explore new areas. The signs focus on getting people from…