Articles and News


Arrival of Boat “Collective Spirit” in Folkestone Harbour

On Tuesday 10th, July at 4.30 pm a thirty foot sailing boat, named Collective Spirit, will arrive at Folkestone Harbour, stopping off for the afternoon on its maiden voyage from Emsworth in Hampshire to Margate. Commissioned by the Arts Council and constructed as part of the Cultural Olympiad by …


A Cycle Way to Dungeness

Imagine a family in Newham, host borough of the Olympics, fancying a cycle day at the seaside.  Mum, Dad and two teenagers pedal to Stratford International and happily load their bikes onto the high-speed train for Folkestone Central.  Forty-five minutes later, having streaked across Kent and browsed Google Maps, they …


Folkestone Research and Archaeology Group

At a meeting held on Sunday 29th January, the Folkestone Research and Archaeology Group (FRAG) was formed. A Founder member, Iain Nielson, said “The main objectives of the group, which we believe is the first devoted archaeology to be formed locally, will be to discover, identify, document, record, protect …


Folkestone Community Gardeners – First Meeting of 2012

 Nick Todd Writes “The First meeting of the year for Folkestone Community Gardeners will be on Friday the 23rd March at 2pm at Googies Café in Rendezvous Street. We can discuss the plans first and then head up to the garden centre to check out our new site. If any …


Folkestone Community Gardeners

 Nick Todd writes. “Spring is in the air. The Garden centre site – a small plot – kindly given us to use by Folkestone Garden Centre, Ingles Meadow, Jointon Road will be ready soon. The plan is to salvage and make a lot of compost there from unwanted plants from …


Charles Dickens Anniversary Walks

Pavement Pounders are organising two walks in celebration of the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens who lived for a time from 1855 at 3 Albion Villas (just off The Leas). The walks will take place on 5 & 7 February at 11.00 am and last for two hours. Start and …


Go Folkestone Monthly Meeting

The next Go Folkestone meeting, to which all  members are welcome, will be on Wednesday 8 February, 7.45 pm at Wards Hotel in Earls Avenue.  Also come along if you would like to join Go Folkestone. The discussions will cover environmental, planning and other issues.



Go Folkestone AGM

Sir Terry Farrell and Folkestone Harbour and Seafront Development

The tenth celebratory Annual General Meeting of Go Folkestone took place at the Quarterhouse with the best attendance from members in years, followed after a short break by an increase in numbers from members of the public, so that Sir Terry Farrell addressed an almost full house. There is little doubt that this turnout indicates increasing optimism and excitement about the future of Folkestone.