Articles and News


Folkestone Town Sprucer Appeal

David Taylor and others are trying to raise money, £5000.00,  to retain The Town Sprucer  following the loss of his grant. It is being done as a Crowd Funding Appeal which means that the money pledged will only be taken if the target figure is reached. Here is the link: …


MacDonalds Cheriton

The MacDonalds in Cheriton has been refused by planning officers . But the firm is going to appeal .


Folkestone B&Q

Folkestone B and Q IS likely to close in late 2017 after all , sadly . Warnings have been given . Why ? It is squeezed between Dover and Ashford . The lease is up in 2017 , giving them a window , and the landlords haven’t made an offer …


Folkestone Town Centre Manager

Folkestone Town Centre Manager to be made redundant . Many people still think it is John Barber , but it is Viv Kenny who was at Ashford . Presumably the street festivals will continue under Folkestone Festivals .


Go Folkestone AGM 2013

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Wednesday November 13th 2013                                                                                                                            …



By Mick Cork

Over-achieving has always been something of an art-form at Folkestone Invicta, and that was again a key
ingredient of the season just ended.

It all came to a spectacular finish as Neil Cugley’s side reached the play-off semis for the second year running –
this time playing in front of a …


Empty Mansion up for sale – 12, Jointon Road

Empty Mansion up for Sale
By Richard Wallace
Go Folkestone has long been lobbying about the emptiness of “Kelston”, 12 Jointon Road – the massive building on the corner of Earls Avenue. It is a squarely handsome mansion rumoured to have been designed by the famous Edwin Lutyens in the …


New £7 Million Pound Sports Facility for Folkestone

A new £7 million sports facility opened its doors in Folkestone today, providing a centre of excellence for hockey, cricket, netball and running. Three Hills Sports Park – off Cheriton Road near Morrison’s Supermarket – will provide facilities for a range of other sports to be played, both indoors and …