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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 changes.

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

The meeting is open to all residents and you can meet 20 or so local organisations.

We would would love to see you there. 

Election of councillor

18 April 2018

An Election is to be held of one town councillor for Hythe East Parish Ward. Forms of nomination for the town election may be obtained from the Hythe town clerk or from Folkestone and Hythe District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2QY from the Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature. Read more here

If you are considering standing for election, The Electoral Commission has published some useful guidance which you might find useful.

Core strategy local plan

13 April 2018

Folkestone and Hythe District Council is undertaking an early review of the adopted Core Strategy Local Plan and welcomes comments on the consultation document. Read more here

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.


Denise Maskell

13 March 2018

A much respected, independently minded and likeable Hythe town councillor has sadly died, eventually succumbing to cancer. Amongst other deeply held views, Denise was passionate about protecting the environment, animal welfare and local politics. As a representative of East Hythe ward, she made sure that the views of Horn Street and Seabrook residents were properly represented in council meetings, and she was always prepared to stand up for what she thought was right. A staunch vegetarian and campaigner for wildlife, she fought to maintain local history and save open spaces.

She would often politely but firmly disagree with some of her fellow councillors, but she always commanded respect for her insights and knowledge. Hythe Town Council offers its deepest condolences to her husband Alan.

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

Armed Forces Day

24 June 2017

Celebrations in Hythe on June 24 marked the ninth annual Armed Forces Day. Read more here

Site logo

21 June 2017

You can now report crimes and incidents as well as non-injury road traffic collisions ONLINE directly to the Kent Police website ( Once a report is made to the police online, you will receive a unique reference number and a return email confirming receipt.

Kent Police is promoting both these facilities as a test/pilot at this stage. At the end of each form is the opportunity for you to to give the police feedback on using the forms.

The overall aim is to provide another choice for how the public can report crime or incidents as well as try to reduce the number of people calling 101 on non-urgent issues that could easily be dealt with through digital contact (which increasingly a lot of people prefer and have asked the police to provide).

The Great Get Together

18 June 2017

On Sunday 18th June 2017 at Oaklands Park Bandstand, Stade Street, Hythe, hundreds of Hythe residents enjoyed picnics, sunshine, free music and the company of family, friends and neighbours. More here:

St Leonard’s Church

14 June 2017

The largest and best-preserved collection of ancient human bones and skulls in Britain can be found in the parish church in Hythe. The collection consists of shelves in four arched bays that contain 1,022 skulls in total, and a single stack of bones and skulls measuring 7.5m in length, 1.8m in width and just over 1.8m in height.

BBC South East showed a brief clip about the collection in its bulletin of 14th June 2017 which you can see by clicking here or to find out more about the crypt at St Leonard’s click here.

 Cyber security

12 May 2017

Following the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and is believed to have affected other organisations globally, Kent Police’s cyber crime unit has issued an alert urging both individuals and businesses to follow protection advice immediately and in the coming days. Read more here

New town mayor elected

11 May 2017

At the annual council meeting on 11th May 2017, Cllr Paul Peacock was elected as the town mayor of Hythe for the municipal year 2017/2018. Read more here