Updated 30th Jan @19:10 Obviously, those who perpetrated the fire at Napier Barracks, Folkestone endangered the lives of those on the site at the time, which is unacceptable. [...]
Folkestone Seafront Development gets curiouser and curiouser says Alice
Updated 05/02/21 07:10am Here’s a curious thing. The reserved matters planning application for the first building (Plot B) of the Folkestone Seafront Development [...]
Covid-19 Grant Fraud at the Grand as Council demands its money back
BREAKING NEWS: Following an FOI request first made on May 3rd 2020 and a full eight months late, the Council has conceded that it received applications for COVID-19 grants [...]
34% of Covid patients conveyed by Ambulance were not admitted to Kent Hospitals
Updated 29/01/21 @11:50am The number of Covid-19 patients conveyed to the four Kent Acute NHS Trusts by South East Coast Ambulance between 1 Jan and 30 Nov was 7,362. The [...]
15% of all Kent Households claiming Universal Credit
Another 3,364 people claimed Universal Credit (UC) in Kent in Dec 2020, meaning that nearly 13.11% of the working population aged between 16 – 64 is now unemployed in the [...]
Kent motorists milked for £50 million in 2019/20
Updated: 15:12 – 27/01/21 Parking income is derived from three main sources: meter income, residents’ and business permits, and penalties. Other sources are towing [...]
The charmed lives of Cllr Ray Field & Cllr Clive Goddard
Have Cllr Ray Field (Ind – Harbour Ward) and Cllr Clive Goddard (Con – Wallend & Denge Marsh) broken the Council’s Code of Conduct by knowingly or [...]
Stephen James Local School Teacher and approved Tory parliamentary candidates makes Private Eye Magazine.
Stephen James – a local School Teacher describes himself as ” an active member of the Conservative Party and Approved Parliamentary Candidate. I currently hold [...]
Council refusing to lift ban to allow disabled individual to be vaccinated at Civic Centre
Updated 09:42 on 22/01/21 Public authorities such as Folkestone & Hythe District Council must consider your right to life when making decisions that might put you in [...]
Kent MPs Expenses 2019/20
All Kent MPs claimed £2,810,392 worth of expenses in 2019/20. Their expenses does not include their salary which in 2019/20 was £79,468. Expenses cover such as office [...]
The rise and rise of community-based news reporting
Following on from my first article – “Fake news” or “No news” – the twin threats to democracy – does local news matter? If your answer is ‘no’, [...]
Nine Kent Councils collect £3.5 million in Penalty Charge Notices
Between August 2019 and July 2020, according to data collected through Freedom of Information (FoI) requests by Compare the Market, Medway Council has issued the most Penalty [...]
Latest Covid Map show deaths “due to Covid” rose by 39% in Folkestone & Hythe District between Nov & Dec 2020
Deaths “due to Covid” deaths across the district of Folkestone & Hythe jumped by 38.62% in one month. Between Nov and Dec 2020 the number of Covid deaths grew [...]
“Fake news” or “No news” – the twin threats to democracy.
I love local newspapers. My very first paid job was as a trainee reporter on a Manchester-based local newspaper that, sadly, wasn’t the great Manchester Evening News. [...]
75% of all Covid patients who enter all four Kent NHS Trusts beds survive
Updated 18:45 -15/01/21 Martin Landray, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Oxford University (pictured) is probably a man you have never heard of. However, in The [...]
Visits to all Kent NHS Trusts A & Es falls by 20%.
From bedroom to boardroom, from our NHS to our education system, from employment and unemployment, Covid has and will continue to affect not just our behaviour about visiting [...]
Otterpool Park Update: Council envisage £193m profit.
Updated @18:50 13/01/21 The Council have released the Business Plan for its Otterpool Park Garden Town project, where up to 8,500 homes might be built, if planning permission [...]
Latest Covid Map
Covid has affected all neighbourhoods in the Folkestone & Hythe District without exception. Between Mar and Nov 2020 there were 145 deaths due to Covid. across the [...]
Free School Meals rise by 25.6% in one year in Kent
“I don’t even know what to say. Just look at what we can do when we come together, THIS is England in 2020.” said Marcus Rashford MBE on June 16 2020. From the moment [...]
Nearly 50% of all EKHUFT beds are occupied by Covid patients
Updated 09/01/21 @01:25am What with the vaccine rollout to begin soon for many of those in the nine priority groups (some have already received it) across our district is [...]
Breaking News: Debenhams & Civic Centre to be used in Covid-19 Vaccination Programme rollout.
Exclusive: Updated 17:30 07/01/21 The Shepway Vox Team have learnt the Civic Centre and the former Debenhams building are to be used in the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme [...]
‘Should’ve gone to Specsavers’
The Local Government Transparency Code sets out the minimum data that Folkestone & Hythe District Council should be publishing, the frequency it should be published and [...]
Southern Way: Another developer says he’s poor and can’t afford affordable housing
It is quite possible that Folkestone & Hythe District Council are learning from their mistakes, as they have again reopened a planning consultation for Southern Way [...]
The kitchen may be silent but the books are getting cooked
Updated Jan 21 2021 @ 13.05 For an accounting sleight of hand that elevates end-of-year accounts into a Booker Prize contender for fiction, look no further than those filed [...]
Good News: 76% of all Covid patients who enter EKHUFT beds survive.
Updated 01/01/2021 @14:55 Here’s the good news, 76% of all patients who have entered East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust three main hospitals, William Harvey [...]