Town Council Meetings
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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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:
If you need immediate assistance, check the other places to get help section below for further advice.
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:
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?
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 email@example.com.
3 February 2023
DOG FOULING AND LITTER LANDS RESIDENTS IN COURT
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:
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.
Have Your Say on Home to School and Post 16 Transport for Mainstream and SEND Pupils
Kent County Council are currently consulting on:
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!
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 IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR|
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
Clerk to Town Council
Hythe Town Council
1 Stade Street