Most frontline emergency staff staff enjoyed the Thursday clapping and rainbows, but many we spoke to throughout this pandemic were uncomfortable with the [...]
Assaults and abuse of Kent frontline emergency staff continues throughout pandemic
Obviously, assaults on emergency workers are unacceptable. That is so obvious as to be trite, but for the avoidance of doubt, that is our starting point. Anything we can do [...]
The Rise and Fall of the Stainer Empire
Hallam Estates Ltd – born 14 December 1995, died – 17 December 2020. The High Court read the last rites last Thursday but the issuing of the order makes it 100% official, [...]
The Great Saga Sell Off
Updated 29/12/20 @08:40 For legal reasons we could not bring you the posts we wanted to today. So instead we offer you this. Since the announcement of Sir Roger De Haan [...]
Roll Out of Covid-19 Vaccine across the district to begin on the 11th January
Updated 24/12/20 @08:45 The Covid-19 Vaccine program has begun in the Folkestone & Hythe District. Oaklands Surgery in Hythe began the role out last week to patients in [...]
EKHUFT waiting lists rise as Surgery levels climb to near 2019 figures
Soaring numbers of patients across East Kent are having to wait more than a year for surgery and more than 18 weeks for consultant-led, routine hospital care because Covid [...]
One third of all beds at EKHUFT 3 Main Hospitals are occupied by patients with Covid-19.
Updated 21/12/20 @ 14:02 As of this morning, BBC South East News announced that 375 beds within East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust three main hospitals, William [...]
64% of EKHUFT staff isolate through Covid-19 pandemic
Updated 11:20 19/12/20 East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust (The Trust) has 8,602 employees. Due to the flexible working practices encouraged by the Trust this [...]
Breaking News: The Owners of the Grand put into Administration
At 17.15 this afternoon, in the High Court in London, the Honourable Mr Justice Snowden (pictured), put Hallam Estates Ltd, owners of the Grand since 1996 into [...]
Abuse of EKHUFT staff by members of the public continues during pandemic
On April 3rd 2020, we made it clear that East Kent Hospital University Staff had been physically attacked and verbally abused by members of the public during the Covid-19 [...]
Folkestone & Hythe District Council use 107 procurement contract waivers to bypass normal procurement rules to the value of more than £11 million.
The latest estimate of contract procurement fraud in local government was £4.4 billion pounds. Between 2016/17 and 2020/21 the Council have issued one hundred and seven [...]
The value of local news
This is a guest post by Journalist Susie Boniface (pictured) aka @fleetstreetfox. Whenever someone asks me what my best story is, I always say “how do you define [...]
Unemployment in Kent inches upwards.
Another 1,532 people claimed Universal Credit (UC) in Kent in Nov 2020, meaning that nearly 11.5% of the working population aged between 16 – 64 is now unemployed in [...]
A sequel with a burger by the sea.
So three applications before the planning committee tonight Dec 15th. One is a sequel, another is for a well know burger chain and last is an application by a local Tory [...]
The Council’s Facebook Page – some questions for them
For some time now we have wondered how Folkestone & Hythe District Council complies with data protection law when operating its Facebook page. It’s not a challenge [...]
Greenie grumbler to step down at next KCC election
On Thursday 2nd May 2013, Martin Edward Whybrow (Green) (pictured) was elected with 1,659 votes to Kent County Council Hythe Ward. He beat Cllr David Drury Monk (Con) who [...]
My Busy Hobby
This is the second blog of a number we’ll be running prior to Xmas written by residents of the district. This blog post is about their hobby. Here is a little [...]
An end to money for nothing?
Updated 12/12/20 @09:15 It has been the most blatant transfer of money from the poor to rich, and it has been going on since we joined the EU. Even now having all but left, [...]
Long Covid: “I wouldn’t wish this on my worst f**king enemy
Up until February of this year, Amanda* was an active and healthy 35-year-old who cycled everywhere and had a busy work and social life. Now the simple act of walking to the [...]
The Fall of the Stainer Empire: Part 1
On October 13th, the two flagship suites at the heart of the Stainer holiday-let business went under the hammer at London auctioneers Barnard Marcus. The sale should have [...]
My name is Graham. I am a gamer.
Prior to Xmas we’ll be running a number of blogs written by residents of our district. They’ll write about their hobbies, an area of expertise, or what has helped [...]
Hythe Town Council’s £50,000 deficit and the failed double glazing salesman wins Princes Parade battle
It’s got messy, but then there always was the possibility it would. The Save Princes Parade has lost its latest and last appeal, while Hythe Town Council’s [...]
Homelessness: Credit where it is due.
One has to say well done, congratulations and thank you to those who have worked on Report Number: C/20/54 – draft Homelessness Prevention Strategy 2020/25. Adrian [...]
Otterpool Park Update: Is It For Profit?
The fundamentals of using a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) to deliver Otterpool, is to make it tax efficient and allow the greatest return to to the council for building [...]