Shepwayvox calls upon Shepway District Council (SDC) to give the people of Shepway a local referendum
We ask for a local referendum because SDC are going to change the name of Shepway. At this moment they cannot decide whether to call us
Folkestone & Hythe District Council – or – Folkestone, Hythe & Romney Marsh District Council
We believe it should be the latter as this name is inclusive of all our wonderful district.
In 1974 Shepway District Council was born. SDC has been a living entity for 42 years. Prior to that SDC was called the Folkestone Corporation.
Now Cllr Jan Holben (C) (below) – Chairman of the Council, often tells those of us who sit in the public gallery at Council meetings
that she all too often has to tell people where Shepway is. Is this due to the fact SDC shut down the tourism department within the council to save costs?
Anyway, in the spirit of democracy, we Shepwayvox have given you the people of Shepway the chance to share your opinion on the matter, as we believe SDC will not.
So here is a survey we would ask you to participate in, there are only 3 questions. We will publish the results.
Of course a name change means all headed paper, the design of the website and a lot of other things will need to be changed. This no doubt will be expensive and does it mean more people will know where to find Shepway? We hope so after all that extra expense.