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Are Folkestone's Patients’ Lives Worth Less Than Ashford’s?

26 May 2017   UKIP Councillors agree "No more housing until there are enough GPs!" Following a crisis meeting held by Folkestone GPs and Practice Managers on the 18 May 2017, the UKIP Group at Shepway District Council are calling for a full halt on the council accepting further planning applications for new housing developments, until such time as the current residents see an improvement in the health services .....continue reading

Marsh Academy Over-Subscribed For First Time Sends Alarm Bells Ringing For Councillor Susie Govett

27 March 2017   The Marsh Academy will be over-subscribed this September for the first time ever, sparking fears over a lack of school places. Cllr Susie Govett, who represents New Romney on Shepway District Council, said parents were becoming “increasingly concerned” with the lack of secondary school places for those living on Romney Marsh. Cllr Govett (Ukip) met with Marsh Academy head Shaun Sim .....continue reading

Opstack Update; The New Transport Secretary Chris Grayling Responds To Cllr Mary Lawes

23 October 2016       Our ref: TO 171864 Your ref: Cllr Mary Lawes 07505882169  Manish SomrahAssistant Project Manager2nd FloorBridge HouseWalnut Tree CloseGuildford GU1 4LZ   17 October 2016 Dear Cllr Mary Lawes   Thank you for your letter to Chris Grayling MP on the 3rd August 2016 regarding the pro .....continue reading

French President Commits That The Jungle At Calais Is To Be Closed By The End Of The Year.

27 September 2016   The UKIP Shepway District Councillors Group welcomes the announcement by the French President that the jungle at Calais is to be closed by the end of the year. He has stated that the occupants will be relocated to smaller, regional, government funded camps with the provision of habital accomondation including sanitation that fully respects humanitarian  needs. This is a very much needed ste .....continue reading

Shepways Only Elected Labour Councillor Joins The Tory Party

27 September 2016   The SDC UKIP Group notes the resignation of Cllr Claire Jeffrey from the Labour Party and her decision to join the controlling Conservative Group. We wish her well in the future and look forward to her contributions in the chamber. However, we feel the more appropriate action would have been to stand down and seek re-election under her new tory colours. The electors of East Folkestone must feel .....continue reading

Dianne James Wins UKIP Leaders Race

21 September 2016   The Shepway Council UKIP Group Wish to extend their congratulations to to Dianne James on her election as LEADER of UKIP nationally. She polled almost half of votes cast and is a worthy replacement for Nigel Farage. We recognise the enormous task she faces and urge all members to unite behind her. The Brexit negotiations will be her greatest challenge, but she has many other issues to address to .....continue reading

Cllr Susie Govett Chats With Lembit Opik On Radio Kent

29 February 2016


UKIP Councillor Susie Govett chats with Lembit Opik, live on Radio Kent on Sunday 28th Feb 2016

To listen, click here


These Bills Are Likely To Form The Future Legislative Agenda For The Queen’s Speech

22 May 2015   FORTHCOMING LEGISLATION FOR THE 2015/16 PARLIAMENTARY SESSION The Queen’s Speech will be given on Wednesday, 27 May. The following Bills are likely to form the future legislative agenda.   The Bills of most relevance to Local Government are: Cities Devolution Bill The Bill will legislate for a Directly Elected Mayor for Greater Manchester to be elected in 2017, and pave the wa .....continue reading

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