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New PCSO for Hythe

Kent Police has appointed PCSO Lewis Bennett as its new police community support officer for Hythe. Lewis has already met many business owners and residents, and is looking forward to his new role. Lewis replaces PCSO Josh Carle, who will shortly start his training to become a police officer.

Manchester bombing

The flag outside Hythe Town Hall will be flown at half-mast from lunch time on Wednesday 24th June 2017  following the tragic events in Manchester on Monday evening. Before Thursday evening’s Finance and General Purposes committee, councillors stood for a minute’s silence out of respect. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families and friends of all those affected.

Otterpool Park community engagement 

In June, Shepway District Council will be running open drop-in sessions for residents to meet the specialist team leading the proposals. The sessions will give an update on the work completed to date, explain how the emerging proposals are shaping up, give more detail about the design and planning process and the team will be able to address questions you may have.

Shepway District Council would like to encourage residents and members of our community to participate in these events so please feel free to share these details with others that may be interested.

The event in Hythe will be Thursday 22 June 2017 from 14:00 – 17:00 with a presentation at presentation at 15:00. It will be in the Tin Tabernacle, Portland Road, Hythe, CT21 6FL

The Stage 1 Community Engagement Report for Otterpool Park, prepared by Kevin Murray Associates, is now available on the Otterpool Park website. Read more here

Cyber security

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

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

Notice of election

UK parliamentary election for the Folkestone and Hythe constituency

An Election is to be held for a Member of Parliament to serve the Folkestone and Hythe Parliamentary Constituency. If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 8th June 2017. Read more here

 Pothole Blitz Launch 2017

Kent County Council launched its 2017 pothole blitz on 3 April. Help the KCC Highways team by making sure that they target roads that are important to Hythe residents. Read more here

 John Schoner MBE

On 17th February 2017, former Hythe councillor and town mayor John Schoner was awarded an MBE for services to Hythe. Read more here

 Online Scams

More money was lost to online scams last year than ever before. Read more here

Painting ownership returned to Hythe

A historic oil painting of the view of Hythe town and surrounding area looking out to sea, has been returned to the ownership of Hythe Town Council. Read more here

We made it

Using a £10,000 award from The Great British Coastthe Coastal Community Fund, Hythe’s coastal community team submitted their economic plan to the Department for Communities and Local Government on 31st March 2017 Read more here.