News from British and Canadian Conservatives

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Town Centre Management

Following the withdrawal of sponsorship for the Town Centre Management, which includes the Tourist Information service, alternate funds are being sought, and taxpayers may be left to pick up the pieces. The shock news that Saga and Eurotunnel will no longer support the initiative comes as a blow to the town at a time when things had been getting on track.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Shearway Lorry Parking

Today I approached SEEDA to see what steps they are taking to enforce the overnight lorry parking ban which they have applied to their property in Morehall. I am also investigating why the roads have not yet been adopted by the local council, which could then enforce the ban itself, as a condition of the planning application for the business park was the the roads be build to an adoptable standard.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Invicta Qualify for FA Cup

Congratulations to Folkestone Invicta on their qualification for the 1st round of the FA Cup for the first time ever, after defeating Aylesbury Utd 2-0 at Aylesbury. Invicta can look forward to a clash against Chester (my town of birth) on November 5th. The club will be running coaches to Chester for the game in association with club sponsors Buzzlines, details available from

Monday, October 03, 2005

Bandstand Saved

Local Conservatives celebrated this week when it was announced that the money had been found to save the bandstand. The Money has come from Shepway District Council (£50k), County Councillors Robert Bliss and Richard Pascoe’s Member discretionary 2nd home money (£35k each) and the balance will be met from County Hall.

Councillor Robert Bliss said, “This is great news for Folkestone”.

The aim is that the bandstand will be open for Easter next year.

Robert Bliss continued, “We already have planned a Royal Marine Swing band to do a charity event and the Council is looking forward to designing an interesting programme for next year.”