Town Council Meetings

Plans and Works Meeting
6PM Oaklands, Stade Street
Plans and Works Meeting
Council Meeting
6:30PM Town Hall, High Street
Council Meeting
Finance and General Purposes Meeting
6:30PM Oaklands, Stade Street
Finance and General Purposes Meeting
Plans and Works Meeting
6PM Oaklands, Stade Street
Plans and Works Meeting
Hythe Lawn Tennis Club- Tim Henman OBE Visits Hythe

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Rainbow Centre Food Donations

Mar 23 Collection Poster A4

Artisan Craft Fair

Artisan Craft Fair

Emergency Alert System

11 April 2023



UK government’s new Emergency Alerts system is now live

The UK government’s new Emergency Alerts system is now live.

The system will enable people to be contacted via their mobile phone when lives are in danger. On Sunday 23 April 2023 at 3pm, there will be a national test of the Emergency Alerts service.

It will be used to warn you in the event of emergencies, such as severe flooding.

Emergency Alerts are sent to all compatible mobile phones within an area of risk.

They don’t track your location, need your phone number, or collect personal data. Only the government and the emergency services will be able to send them. If you don’t have a mobile phone, you’ll still be kept informed through other channels.

If you get an Emergency Alert on your phone, you’ll hear a loud, siren-like sound. A message on your screen will tell you about the emergency and how best to respond.

You’ll be able to check an alert is genuine at gov.uk/alerts

If you receive an alert, read the alert carefully and follow the instructions.

You can opt out of receiving emergency alerts; for more information on how to opt out please go to gov.uk/alerts

To find out more about Emergency Alerts, visit gov.uk/alerts

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Fisherman’s Beach Competition
Fisherman's Beach Competition A4 Poster
Fisherman’s Beach Competition A4 Poster

Fisherman’s Beach Competition

Gala Military Concert

Gala Military Concert

Kent County Council Household Support Fund About our service


Funded by the UK government, the Household Support Fund scheme supports vulnerable Kent households in need of help with significantly rising living costs.

You can apply until 31 March 2023, or until the budget is spent.

If your application is successful, we will provide support by the end of March 2023 in the form of a £100 Post Office cash-out voucher, to be used to pay for energy costs within your household.

There is a limited amount of funding available for this scheme and funds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, with only one award per household.

Our Household Support Fund scheme does not require banking details to provide support and we will never request this information over the telephone. If you receive any calls requesting this information, claiming to be from a local council, please be vigilant and follow the advice below:

  • Report the call to Action Fraud.
  • Contact Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 0808 223 1133 for advice if you need it.
  • Alert your bank if you have already given out your bank details.

If you need immediate assistance, check the other places to get help section below for further advice.

KCC’s Community Services Consultation

Kent County Council (KCC) has launched a public consultation on its Community Services which runs until 26 March 2023.

The consultation proposes changes to the way we use our buildings to deliver some of our community services. We invite your feedback on our proposals as part of this consultation.

Why are we proposing changes?

The Council has experienced big increases in costs and has less money to spend.  So we need to look ahead and do things differently to make sure we can still help residents in the years to come. Whilst ensuring effective support for residents who need our services, we need to:

  • tackle the rising costs of maintaining our many buildings
  • find savings, so we can balance the budget
  • reduce our carbon footprint to meet our Net-Zero ambitions.

What services are included in the proposals?

Children’s Centres and Youth Hubs, Public Health Services for Children and Families, Community Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities, Community Learning and Skills, and Gateways.

What are we proposing?

  • Having fewer permanent buildings, meaning that some of our buildings would close – we want to keep buildings in areas where they are needed the most
  • co-locating more of our services, meaning more than one service would be available from some of the buildings you might visit
  • continuing to deliver some services by outreach, which means they do not take place in a dedicated or permanent space, but move around to when and where they are needed
  • ensuring residents can continue to access services and information online.

Our proposals have been designed by considering where there is greatest need for our services.

Find out more and share your views

Please visit www.kent.gov.uk/communityservicesconsultation to view the consultation document, design handbooks, a video summarising the proposals, and the Equality Impact Assessments. You can respond via the online questionnaire (or download the Word version). You can also join us at a drop-in event where you can ask any questions you may have. Details of the drop-in sessions can be found on our website. If you have any queries, please contact communityservicesfeedback@kent.gov.uk.


3 February 2023


Three residents from Folkestone face a bill totalling more than £2,000 between them for anti-social actions.

Folkestone Magistrates’ Court heard cases involving littering, a breach of a dog Public Space Protection Order and dog fouling on Monday 30 January:

  • Frank Young of Connaught Road, Folkestone was ordered to pay £796 – including costs and a victim surcharge – after he failed to pick up when a dog he was in charge of defecated on Foord Road in Folkestone. The incident was reported and captured on CCTV by a member of the public. Mr Young failed to attend court and the case was proved in his absence.
  • Cherelle Perrin of Canterbury Road, Folkestone was ordered to pay £488 – including costs and victim surcharge – for breaching a public space protection order. Ms Perrin was in control of a dog off a lead on The Leas in Folkestone where dogs must always be on the lead.
  • Katy Gibbons of Bradstone Road, Folkestone ordered to pay £796 – including costs and victim surcharge – after she fly-tipped a black sack containing household waste on Bradstone Road in Folkestone. Ms Gibbons failed to attend court and the case was proved in her absence.

All three residents were initially issued fixed penalty notices of £100 but chose not to pay, which resulted in criminal proceedings taking place.

Cllr Stuart Peall – Cabinet Member for Enforcement, Regulatory Services, Waste and Building Control – said: “We want everyone to be able to enjoy open spaces in the district and responsible dog ownership is important to ensure the safety and wellbeing of others.

“If people are selfish enough to disregard the rules in place to safeguard other residents, then the council will take action against these types of anti-social behaviour.

“I’d like to thank the person who provided the CCTV which helped secure the dog fouling conviction. We work closely with the public if they have evidence or report behaviour which requires enforcement action.”

The easiest way to report environmental offences in your area is by visiting folkestone-hythe.gov.uk/report-a-problem and filling out a form.

Leader Cllr David Monk added: “There’s no excuse for not looking after our local environment. Waste can easily be disposed of using our collection services or by visiting one of Kent County Council’s household waste recycling centres.”

Visit folkestone-hythe.gov.uk/environmental-protection to find out more about environmental protection.


Home to School and Post 16 Transport for Mainstream and SEND Pupils – Public Consultation

Have Your Say on Home to School and Post 16 Transport for Mainstream and SEND Pupils

Kent County Council are currently consulting on:

  • a Home to School Transport Policy for children and young people aged 4 to 16 to come into effect from the 2024-25 academic year, and
  • Post 16 Transport Policy Statements for 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years.

The Home to School Transport Policy brings together information on how procedures work making it clearer for parents and carers when securing transport for their children.

For post-16 students, no changes are planned for 2023-24, but KCC is required by the Department for Education to consult each year, regardless of any changes, to ensure the Policy provides a full picture of the available transport and support.

The Post 16 Statement for 2024-25, which includes support for 19+ learners with an Education, Health and Care Plan proposes a number of changes and they want parents and students to be able to consider these and tell them their views.

If you are interested in the consultation, please visit www.kent.gov.uk/schooltransportpolicy to find out more and have your say!

Home to School and Post 16 Transport for Mainstream and SEND Pupils - Public Consultation

Parking Charges Notice – Portland Road

Please note that from 1 April 2023 the parking charges will increase, this is due to the rise in costs charged in running the facility. The prices will still remain comparable to other car parks in the district.


£0.50 per hour

£1.00 up to 3 hrs

£2.00 all day

1 April 2023

£0.60 per hour

£2.00 up to 3 hrs

£4.00 all day

*Charges apply between 1 April – 31 October

Notice of Vacancy – Hythe West Ward of Hythe Town Council Lorna Fraser



Election of Councillors to Hythe West Ward of Hythe Town Council

 Local Government Act 1972 (Sec. 87(2))



 that due to the disqualification of Lorna Fraser, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Town Council. 

 In accordance with Section 89 of the Local Government Act 1972, no election can be requested for this vacancy as it has occurred within the 6 months of the councillor’s regular retirement date.*

 The Town Council may wish to fill this vacancy in the interim period by way of co-  option.

 Dated 21 December 2022

Julie Abbott

Clerk to Town Council

Hythe Town Council


1 Stade Street


CT21 6BG