Author Archives: Lesley

New Committee Members

Now that Lesley & Jim are councillors they have resigned as members and committee members of Save Princes Parade. We are delighted to announce that two new committee members were appointed in their place last night. Stephen and Jean.Jean will be chair and Elaine (our existing membership secretary) will take over the role of Treasurer.

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New Councillors

We are delighted to announce that Jim Martin and Lesley Whybrow were elected to Folkestone & Hythe District Councillors on 2 May. Sadly that means that they have now resigned their positions on the SPP committee and their memberships. We are sure that they will continue to fight to save Princes Parade and we wish […]

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Tram Shelter Saved

A small piece of good news. The council says that the Tram Shelter is to be retained as a feature within proposed central area of public open space. The detail and interpretation of its history will be worked up in due course.

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A Princes Parade Poem

Princes Parade   The great, green parade unfolds under the February sun. The sound of a plane intrudes upon a thousand bird songs.   The machines never far away from princely vegetation, where people come to walk their dogs and ease dog-tired minds.   It will soon be consumed. Shapeless men in striped suits, whipped, […]

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Redacted Reports from 13th Feb Cabinet Meeting Now Published

The council have now published some of the reports discussed at the 13th February cabinet meeting. Unfortunately they have been redacted Supplement Princes Parade business case 13022019 1700 Cabinet It looks as if the councillors weren’t given the crucial treasury management report from Arlingclose (which I’m still trying to get hold of) nor the crucial […]

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Examination of Local Plan

Those of you who submitted comments on the Policies and Places Local Plan and asked to speak at the Examination in Public will have received an email asking you to confirm your attendance.Save Princes Parade will make sure that we have an official representative at the relevant part of the hearing. The suggestion is that […]

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Council Approves Capital Programme

Last week the council’s cabinet voted to approve the business case for Princes Parade despite the fact that the officer’s report was clear that the financial estimates in the confidential information were just indicative and that the project was based on a number of assumptions and carries a number of risks. This Wednesday, the full […]

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Email to Councillors

Here is the text of the email we have sent to all councillors ahead of next week’s Overview & Scrutiny Committee and Cabinet meetings: Dear Councillor Exclusion of the Public It is very disappointing and frustrating that the council is persisting with its intention to exclude the public from part of the Overview & Scrutiny […]

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