Coastal Communities Team

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

Election of a Town Councillor for
Hythe East Ward of Hythe Town Council

27 April 2018

Notice is hereby given that:
1. A poll for the election of a Town Councillor for Hythe East will be held on Thursday 24 May 2018, between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.
2. One Town Councillor is to be elected.
For  information on the names, home addresses and descriptions of the Candidates remaining validly nominated for election 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. 

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.


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).

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.