Front Of Oaklands Building

On Government advice Hythe Town Council offices will be closed to members of the public until further notice.

Staff will be working from home and are available on email


Thank you for your understanding and please keep well and safe.

Hythe Town Hall Building

Welcome to Hythe Town Council

Hythe, the Head Cinque Port, is set on the beautiful Kent coast where the quiet charm of many of the Cinque Port towns belies their important and sometimes violent role in the development of the nation’s seafaring and naval traditions.

Some survive as working ports. Indeed, Dover is a major international transport hub, others, like Hastings, maintain their historic role as centres of inshore fishing. New Romney, Winchelsea and Tenterden, in particular, have been stranded well inland by the retreating sea.

It is sometimes hard to believe that all were once amongst the most significant ports in England but by the 21st century, most of the Cinque Port towns have diversified well beyond their seafaring origins, but all repay the visitor with fascinating glimpses of their colourful past and its continuing influence upon the local, regional and national identity.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

It is with great sadness that we learned yesterday that the death toll from COVID-19 has now exceeded 100,000. Behind this chilling statistic are people, human beings, who loved and were beloved.

Staff and Councillors at Hythe Town Council would like to extend warm and compassionate condolences to all in our community who have lost family and friends at this time and to those who are experiencing all manner of other deep and painful losses during this period.

When possible, we are committed to remembering them in a befitting manner.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)



There are three Folkestone & Hythe District community hubs that have been set up to support our community and to provide assistance to those who need it for things such as food and medicine deliveries. Any queries around main District Council services or other issues should be directed to the main FHDC helpline:

01303 761116     Covid-19@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk

Please also check FHDC website for other information:


Folkestone Community Hub: 01303 316186 or email Covid-19@3hsp.co.uk

Hythe Community Hub: 01303 269602 or email Covid-19@ageukhl.org.uk

Romney Marsh Community Hub: 01797 208590 or email Covid-19@rmdc.org.uk

Hythe beach

Where the countryside meets the sea…

Hythe is a picturesque market town on the south coast of Kent nestled between the Romney Marsh and the North Downs.  The quiet charm of the town belies its turbulent history as one of the most significant ports in England, providing men and ships to the Royal Fleet.

The Royal Military Canal, built as a defence against the threat of invasion from Napoleon, is now a tranquil stretch of water providing fishing, boating, cycle paths, and places to picnic.

So whether you’re visiting on holiday or just looking for a great day out, Hythe has something to offer – from steam-powered train rides to beach barbeques, free concerts to food festivals and horrible histories to tea and tiffin.