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Councillors reject new super council

David Monk, Leader of Shepway District Council suffered a humiliating defeat on Wednesday night, not only by UKIP but by many of his own party, over the possibility of creating a super council along with Dover, Thanet and Canterbury councils. This in effect has scuppered any future collaboration and leaves the project ‘dead in the water’ On the council’s ...Full Article

Peter Pan……Sort Of!!!

Presented by Newchurch Village Productions I had the pleasure of watching the above family pantomime on Sunday afternoon at Newchurch Village Hall. The writer/director Amanda King did a delightful ...Full Article

Thieves break into allotments

Kent Police is investigating a number of reported break-ins at allotments in Lydd, Herne Bay and Ramsgate. Garden equipment, including lawnmowers, small hand tools and even BBQ gas bottles ...Full Article

What happened to our promised high speed broadband?

A local group has been set up to try and get the promised affordable broadband that has never materialised in coastal and rural areas of the district. With more ...Full Article

Phoebe’s portraits make a great ‘Impression’

I caught up with local artist, Phoebe Cripps, congratulating her on making it to the semi finals of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year programme. Phoebe progressed through ...Full Article

Commonwealth Day celebrated across the district

Towns across Shepway celebrated Commonwealth Day on Monday 13th March. The Looker attended a service held at the Princess Diana Memorial Gardens at the bottom of the Avenue along ...Full Article

Licencing and Installation of Rev Chris Maclean at Lydd Church

The Sound of peeling bells let the people of Lydd know that Monday evening was a very special day for the churches of the Marsh , as a joint ...Full Article

Time and tide wait for nobody… accept the town council

Two town councils have collaborated to develop a cultural shore-line to success representing their respective Coastal Community Teams, the Mayor of New Romney and the Town Clerk of Hythe ...Full Article

Your house sold…. as seen on TV

Channel 4’s TV show ‘Location, Location, Location’ is looking out to house hunters in Kent and urging them to apply for the next series. The channel’s “flagship” property series ...Full Article

Cyclist injured in black spot smash

A cyclist was injured and taken to hospital following a crash with a car at Old Romney. The area has been dubbed a black spot by locals, with some ...Full Article
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