Following the decision by the district council to grant itself planning permission to develop Princes Parade we are looking to see if we have grounds to request a judicial review of that decision.

We are also waiting to hear if the Secretary of State will call in the application.

And we need to try to get the Princes Parade policy deleted from the draft Local Plan before it is adopted.

We will need legal advice/representation if we go ahead with the judicial review and we may need legal representation for the public inquiry if the application is called it and/or the examination in public of the Local Plan.

None of this will be cheap so we will need to do some serious fundraising.

We have a new fundraising committee working on ideas for events and we will be setting up a crowdfunding page.

Many people have already made pledges and we will be collecting those shortly. If you would like to make a pledge please contact us on

In the meantime Jim Martin will be running the New York Marathon on 6th November – please sponsor him here:

On Wednesday 7th November we held a ladies’s night at The Fountain and raised £228.80.Thanks to the fundraising team for a great evening and all who brought and bought clothes.

On Friday 30th November there will be a music evening – again at The Fountain at 8pm. We will be collecting donations and holding a raffle. If you are able to donate a raffle prize please email us.

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On Thursday 13th December we will be holding a quiz night at The Fountain 7pm £3 per person

And we are selling 2019 calendars featuring Chris Farrell’s wonderful photos of Princes Parade and the Canal for £10. They will be available at our fundraising events at The Fountain and also at The Choclolate Deli in Hythe High St. Here is just one of Chris’s wonderful photos included in the calendar:


We also have a selection of Christmas cards for sale.