Coastal Communities Team

Travellers at Horn Street recreation ground

20 July 2018

The travellers who arrived at Horn Street recreation ground last Sunday are still there, despite being asked to leave. The council’s solicitor has arranged for a claim of possession to be served on the travellers.

Hythe Town Council is using Part 55 Civil Procedure Rules to regain possession of the land.

The council has asked the court to use its power to shorten the normal time periods for a hearing of the claim, because the council believes the defendants have caused serious damage, specifically to the gate.

17 July 2018

Travellers gained access to Horn Street recreation ground on the afternoon of Sunday 15th July. 

The council is well aware of the distress and anxiety that this incursion is causing to residents in Horn Street and Seabrook. We are doing what we can to remove this unauthorised encampment.

In the meantime, if you become aware of any antisocial behaviour as a result of this intrusion, please report it to Kent Police on their website at or call their non-emergency 101 number, quoting incident number 16-0445.

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Armed Forces Day

21 June 2018

The service to celebrate Armed Forces Day was held in blazing sunshine on Saturday 14th July 2018 at 11:00 outside Hythe town hall. The service was be in the presence of councillor Paul Peacock (town mayor), Major Dennis Bradley BEM DL (Lord Lieutenant’s representative), leaders and representatives of many organisations and visiting dignitaries.  This year’s parade included special guests the band of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment. Read more here


Civic Sunday

21 June 2018

The Right Worshipful Mayor of Hythe Councillor Paul Peacock extended a warm welcome to residents of the town  at the Civic Service at St Leonard’s Church, Hythe on Sunday 24th June 2018 at 11.30 am

In glorious sunshine, civic dignitaries from nearby towns and villages, councillors and the town clerk in their civic insignia, and those representing other notable Hythe organisations processed from the town hall to the Church, and Hythe Town Concert Band played outside the church.

Inside the church, Nina Clark delivered an emotional performance of the classic Carole King 1971 hit “You’ve got a friend” with the entire congregation joining in the chorus.

After the service, guests joined the town mayor in a lunch at the Hythe Sports Pavilion.

Ellie Cumming elected as Town Councillor for Hythe East Ward

25 May 2018

At the by-election for the Hythe East Ward on 24th May 2018, Ellie Cumming was elected with 592 votes. Read more here 


Together in Hythe

12 May 2018

On Saturday 12th May 2018 at Oaklands Park, Stade Street, Hythe, hundreds of residents and visitors enjoyed a fun packed day, celebrating generations. There were information stalls, face painting, local products for sale and the fire service on hand. No event like this would be complete without food and drink and entertainment from some fabulous local bands, and they were all made available too.

Town mayor re-elected

10 May 2018

At the annual council meeting on 10th May 2018, Cllr Paul Peacock was re-elected as the town mayor of Hythe for the municipal year 2018/2019. Read more here

Annual Town Meeting 19th April 2018 from 7pm in the Town Hall

Annual town meeting 19th April 2018 from 7pm

18 Apr 2018

This year, it changed.

The Annual Town Meeting had followed a similar format for decades. This year, it was very different.  Instead of worthy councillors telling residents, it was residents and organisations talking to councillors, other residents and local organisations. We also announced the winner of the inaugural Citizen of the Year Award. Read more here

The meeting was open to all residents, and 18 local organisations attended.

If you were able to be with us; great to see you! If not, remember that the town meeting happens every year, and we look forward to seeing you in April 2019 if not before. 

Police Surgery

10 April 2018

Your local Kent Police community support officer Lewis Bennett will be holding a police surgery at Hythe Library, Stade street, Hythe. If you would like to attend for a chat about any local issues or queries the surgery will be held between 1330 – 1430 on Thursday 10th May 2018.


Commonwealth Day

12 March 2018

Hythe Town Council joined with fellow citizens throughout the Commonwealth by raising the flag at Hythe Town Hall on March 12th 2018. Read more here