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Decisions published

07/04/2021 - Bayle Residents Association ref: 2397    Recommendations Approved

St. Mary & Eanswythe Church yard improvements - Repairs to street lamps and footpath in the church yard.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Folkestone Central (3)

Decision published: 07/04/2021

Effective from: 07/04/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £2000 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

Defective street lamps result in dark areas in the church yard and attract cannabis smoker and other antisocial behavious. The footpaths are used as a cut through by the public walking between The Bayle area and the town centre and some significantly uneven paving slabs are a significant trip hazard, exacerbated by poor lighting.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


07/04/2021 - Hawkinge Allotment Society ref: 2396    Recommendations Approved

Hawkinge Anti Litter - Litter Picking equipment for volunteer groups in Hawkinge and Densole.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for North Downs East (3)

Decision published: 07/04/2021

Effective from: 07/04/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £682.52 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

Residents frequently complain about litter in an around the Town and organise monthly litter picks as well as individual residents regularly cleaning up their areas and local hot spots.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


07/04/2021 - Hawkinge Allotment Society ref: 2395    Recommendations Approved

HawkingeAnti Litter - Litter Picking equipment for volunteer groups in Hawkinge and Densole.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for North Downs East (1)

Decision published: 07/04/2021

Effective from: 07/04/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £244 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

Residents frequently complain about litter in an around the Town and organise monthly litter picks as well as individual residents regularly cleaning up their areas and local hot spots.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


07/04/2021 - Cheriton Baptist Church ref: 2394    Recommendations Approved

Urban Pastors - The grant will be spend on response vehicle on costs, equipment and resources used when on the streets for the people we meet.

 

Decision Maker: Ward member for East Folkestone (1)

Decision published: 07/04/2021

Effective from: 07/04/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £250 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

Urban Pastors started at the invite from the police to help in the Harbour area of Folkestone, with anti-social behaviour from young people and young adults at that time. We already had a good track record of reducing anti-social behaviour on the streets of Cheriton. According to the police we had contributed to a 58%

reduction in anti-social behaviour. We work closely with the CSU and attend these weekly meetings, so Urban Pastors are a part of joined up working to help with local hotspots, and people that need support and help in various ways.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


07/04/2021 - Cheriton Baptist Church ref: 2393    Recommendations Approved

Urban Pastors - The grant will be spend on response vehicle on costs, equipment and resources used when on the streets for the people we meet.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for East Folkestone (2)

Decision published: 07/04/2021

Effective from: 07/04/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £236 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

Urban Pastors started at the invite from the police to help in the Harbour area of Folkestone, with anti-social behaviour from young people and young adults at that time. We already had a good track record of reducing anti-social behaviour on the streets of Cheriton. According to the police we had contributed to a 58%

reduction in anti-social behaviour. We work closely with the CSU and attend these weekly meetings, so Urban Pastors are a part of joined up working to help with local hotspots, and people that need support and help in various ways.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


01/04/2021 - Cheriton Baptist Church ref: 2392    Recommendations Approved

Urban Pastors - The grant will be spent on response vehicle on costs, equipment and resources used when on the streets for the people we meet.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Folkestone Central (2)

Decision published: 01/04/2021

Effective from: 01/04/2021

Decision:

DECISION:

To provide funding of £210 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

Urban Pastors started at the invite from the police to help in the Harbour area of Folkestone, with anti-social behaviour from young people and young adults at that time. We already had a good track record of reducing anti-social behaviour on the streets of Cheriton. According to the police we had contributed to 58%

reduction in anti-social behaviour. We work closely with the CSU and attend these weekly meetings, so Urban Pastors are a part of joined up working to help with local hotspots, and people that need support and help in various ways.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


01/04/2021 - Kent Coast Volunteering Limited ref: 2391    Recommendations Approved

Folkestone Nepalese Digital Inclusion Programme - The Money will be used to purchase headsets and webcams for the computers that we will be using.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Cheriton (1)

Decision published: 01/04/2021

Effective from: 01/04/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £350 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

Folkestone Nepalese Digital Inclusion Programme has been designed to provide one-one support to Nepalese elders, helping them to make good use of IT, finding out more about what is happening in the community where they live and connecting to services that promote wellbeing and overcome isolation.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


31/03/2021 - Extension of Grant Funding in 2021-22 for Citizens Advice Bureau and Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse ref: 2390    Recommendations Approved

The Council has historically provided grant funding to Citizens Advice Bureau and   Creative Folkestone Quarter House. These are subject of formal three year Grant Agreements which expire on 31st March 2021.

 

Generally these funding agreements would be reviewed in detail to assess further requests for support. However, given the resourcing pressures that the Council and both organisations have faced in relation to COVID 19, this has not been possible in time to consider grant support for 2021-22.

 

It is proposed therefore to extend current grant agreements with Citizens Advice Bureau and Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse for the year 2021-22.

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communities

Decision published: 31/03/2021

Effective from: 10/04/2021

Decision:

DECISION:

1.    Receive and note report C/20/88 be received and noted.

2.    That an extension of current annual grant agreements be agreed with Citizens Advice Bureau and Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse for the year 2021-22.

  1. That a detailed review of funding for both organisations be carried out in 2021 in order to inform future corporate budget development.

 

 

 

Reasons for decision:

 

This will ensure that services provided by both organisations can be sustained for the coming financial in advance of a detailed review of these funding agreements being carried in 2021 to inform corporate budget development for future years.

 

Alternative Options (if any)

None

 

Lead officer: Jyotsna Leney


24/03/2021 - FOLKESTONE & HYTHE DISTRICT HIGH SREETS FUND ref: 2389    Recommendations Approved

This report proposes to extend the Folkestone and Hythe High Street Fund initiative for external grant applications due to the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on its delivery.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 24/03/2021

Effective from: 01/04/2021

Decision:

DECISION:

1.         To receive and note Report C/20/87.

2.         To agree to extend the High Street Fund initiative for external applications to 31 March 2022 or until the funds have been allocated.

 

 

Reasons for decision:

 

The Leader is asked to agree to the recommendations so that the initiative can continue beyond the end date that was originally envisaged when the Cabinet decision was made.

 

Lead officer: Ewan Green


19/03/2021 - Parish of Our Lady and St Joseph ref: 2388    Recommendations Approved

Parish Hall - Building a Stronger Community in Central Folkestone

To make the facility fit for purpose for use by the wider community and address

some of the access and safety concerns that were previously raised by the

Council when it was used as a Polling Station.

For consideration of a contribution towards:

a) New signage for the Parish Hall

b) New lighting for the exterior of the Parish Hall and the access to it from

Guildhall Street and from Cheriton Road/Middelburg Square

c) To refurbish the exterior gate for the side entrance to the Parish Hall from

Guildhall Street

d) To mark out the car park area to enable the maximum use of available

parking for attending events at the Parish Hall

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Folkestone Central (3)

Decision published: 19/03/2021

Effective from: 19/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £1000 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

 

Extensive research has previously been undertaken including meetings, interviews and discussions with:

116 households, discussions with the Guildhall (North) Residents Association, Rainbow Centre, Social Services, Citizens Advice Bureau, Shepway Youth Hub, Christchurch Primary School, Stella Maris Primary School, Kent Police, Shepway District Council (as it was known then), GP surgery – Guildhall Street, Guildhall Pharmacy, homeless persons, representatives of the residents migrant communities (Polish, Roma, Romanian), and church parishioners.

The Parish Hall sits within the Central Folkestone Ward. Central and key issues identified were:

• Unemployment

• Low level of qualifications, or none

• Poor levels of accommodation

• Debt

• Poverty

• Crime

• Health- physical and mental

• Loneliness and isolation

• Resident migrants who fit some or all of the above, and inclusion

• Lack of local facilities and local community provision

There was clear evidence of a need for an accessible, affordable, central facility to serve local people, and organisations serving the community in an informal environment.

From evidence accrued, the priorities of the community have been identified as:

1) Young people (particularly 13-16 yrs, then school leavers to 20 yrs, not in education or

employment)

2) Elderly

3) Homeless

4) Resident migrant population

5) Young parents (single parents, and young couples with young children)

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


19/03/2021 - Hestia - The Folkestone Haven ref: 2387    Recommendations Approved

The Folkestone Haven -

A range of equipment for purposeful, mental health and therapeutic activities at The Folkestone Haven.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Sandgate and West Folkestone (2)

Decision published: 19/03/2021

Effective from: 19/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £377.55 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

The Folkestone Haven is a an effective and valuable local resource and we are open 365 days per year, however due to a relatively small staff team (under 6 FTE posts), we need to create a sense of safety and trust with everyone who walks through the front door needing some form of support. Recovery Workers spend time with people one to one, and that is an ideal way to build professional, trusting relationships. However this is not always feasible when a new person to the Haven comes to the service and the enhanced provision of wellbeing and therapeutic activities that can engage local residents can help visitors feel safe and confident enough to open up to staff.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


19/03/2021 - Hestia - The Folkestone Haven ref: 2386    Recommendations Approved

The Folkestone Haven -

A range of equipment for purposeful, mental health and therapeutic activities at The Folkestone Haven.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Sandgate and West Folkestone (1)

Decision published: 19/03/2021

Effective from: 19/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £117.55 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

The Folkestone Haven is a an effective and valuable local resource and we are open 365 days per year, however due to a relatively small staff team (under 6 FTE posts), we need to create a sense of safety and trust with everyone who walks through the front door needing some form of support. Recovery Workers spend time with people one to one, and that is an ideal way to build professional, trusting relationships. However this is not always feasible when a new person to the Haven comes to the service and the enhanced provision of wellbeing and therapeutic activities that can engage local residents can help visitors feel safe and confident enough to open up to staff.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


16/03/2021 - FOLKESTONE & HYTHE DISTRICT HIGH STREETS FUND ref: 2385    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out the detail of applications recommended for approved funding via the Folkestone and Hythe High Street Fund initiative and seeks confirmation for the grant award.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 16/03/2021

Effective from: 16/03/2021

Decision:

1.         To receive and note Report C/20/81.

2.         To approve the recommended High Street Fund grant applications as summarised in this report.

 

 

 


Reasons for decision:

 

The Leader is asked to agree to the recommendations of the Decision Panel on grant awards, as set out below, because agreement is needed on these applications to the Folkestone & Hythe District High Streets Fund.

 

Lead officer: Ewan Green


12/03/2021 - Rainbow Centre (Foodbank) ref: 2384    Recommendations Approved

Foodbank - helping to reduce food poverty -

Based on the Trussell Trust guidelines, the Foodbank provides nutritious, balanced food parcels to promote good health; we will procure essential items in short supply, mainly meat and milk.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Sandgate and West Folkestone (1)

Decision published: 12/03/2021

Effective from: 12/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £510 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

We have knowledge and evidence of the target groups we serve from delivering several inter-related services that benefit low income and deprived individuals and families. Apart from the Foodbank and the Food Stop services, we offer a well-established homeless support service that reaches some 350 people

annually, including a Winter shelter for rough sleepers. We also provide a Contact Centre, which allows children to rebuild their relationship with a non-resident parent; more recently, we have partnered with Citizens Advice to offer a debt management service. Our service users are generally from deprived areas of the district with multiple and complex needs. In the last six months, the Foodbank served 1086 adults and 985 children, of which 22% reside in Lydd and New Romney. At Christmas, we distributed some 150 food hampers through schools to families deemed unable to provide for their children adequately. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated deprivation inevitably through job and livelihood losses.

 

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


12/03/2021 - Shepway Brass Academy ref: 2383    Recommendations Approved

SBA ongoing – the grant will be spent on tuition, helping SBA keep afloat in pandemic.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Cheriton (1)

Decision published: 12/03/2021

Effective from: 12/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £364.50 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

 

 

 

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


11/03/2021 - Shepway Brass Academy ref: 2382    Recommendations Approved

SBA ongoing – the grant will be spent on tuition, helping SBA keep afloat in pandemic.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Hythe Rural (1)

Decision published: 11/03/2021

Effective from: 11/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £600 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

 

 

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


11/03/2021 - Cheriton Baptist Church ref: 2381    Recommendations Approved

New heating -

 

The grant will contribute to installing a new heating system in our building that is used a lot by our community as well as the church.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Cheriton (1)

Decision published: 11/03/2021

Effective from: 11/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £250 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

We are a busy community church based on the Cheriton high street, and most days there are community events, for all ages using the build during the day and evenings. This heating system is much needed to keep the building warm.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


10/03/2021 - Hythe Bay CEP School ref: 2380    Recommendations Approved

Garden of Peace and Reflection – raised sleeper beds with plants within a garden of peace and reflection, to aid emotional well-being for pupils, staff and families.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Hythe (1)

Decision published: 10/03/2021

Effective from: 10/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £1604 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

 

 

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


08/03/2021 - JAM ref: 2379    Recommendations Approved

Marsh primary schools – Ferdinand the Bull, part of JAM on the Marsh

(JOTM) festival

To support the delivery of a free filmed performance of Ferdinand the

Bull for all Marsh primary schoolchildren to participate in school and

enjoy this summer, and future years.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for New Romney (2)

Decision published: 08/03/2021

Effective from: 08/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £500 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

Significant challenges prevent children in Shepway from taking part in the arts:

· Severe education budget cuts, affecting teaching and opportunity

· lack of specialist teaching

· lack of cultural infrastructure

· lack of opportunities and income to experience performance, professionals and quality means Shepway remains one of the most arts-deprived areas of England with limited cultural infrastructure and provision.

Young people on Romney Marsh have little arts access and meagre opportunities to participate in, create or experience arts activity, negatively impacting on social, academic and personal progression.

Poor transport prevents children’s access to and benefit from activities/opportunities.

Since 2012 JAM has been working with Romney Marsh schools, bringing ambitious and aspirational opportunities.

Sadly Covid has halted 2020 activity. Of our 7-month singing + concert in 2019

This experience was so valuable which they may never have again.” Teacher

“We couldn’t provide this without JAM.” Teacher

“Musically outstanding, bringing the community together; inspirational for the children. Audience

“JOTM embraces all ages, bringing so much enjoyment, learning and life-changing experiences to so many!” Audiences

Whilst singing can’t yet resume, the schools are looking forward to Ferdinand, boosting experience of high-calibre, engaging performance that would not happen otherwise, opening the children’s eyes and broadening horizons.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


08/03/2021 - Folkestone Baptist Church ref: 2377    Recommendations Approved

The Workshop - The purchase of hand and power tools for the Workshop project.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for East Folkestone (3)

Decision published: 08/03/2021

Effective from: 08/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £650 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

We have a long history of working with adults and young people in the area and know there is a need for a project that encourages adults to pass on

skill to young people and for trades people to pass on their skills to the next generation. We also aim to work with parents and their children because

we know there is a need to parents to build strong relationships with their children.

Similar projects to this (The Men's Shed) are run world-wide. There is a similar project run by Kent Coast Volunteering in Hawkinge run by volunteers.

Unemployment is on the rise and there are many young people who have done carpentry courses and cannot find work. Other people need to learn

new skills and being involved in a project will give them the references they require to find new work.

Unemployment is hard to cope with mentally and this project will help people cope. It will also feed into the other work I do of getting people work ready.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


08/03/2021 - Custom Food Lab (Custom Folkestone C.I.C.) ref: 2376    Recommendations Approved

The Locavore Growing Project - Subsidising Forest School sessions for pre-school children.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for East Folkestone (3)

Decision published: 08/03/2021

Effective from: 08/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £200 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

This project has been generated in response to community need, after we were unable (due to COVID) to continue our planned programme of engagement with young people through food & food growing events. We have existing users from Beacon School, Touchbase and East Kent College. Martello Primary have provided us with space (with a minimum 5 year Memorandum of Understanding) to create the community garden and have expressed a particular need for pre-school and community-wide activities

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


08/03/2021 - Folkestone Baptist Church ref: 2375    Recommendations Approved

The Workshop - To fit out the workshop with lighting and sockets.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Folkestone Harbour (1)

Decision published: 08/03/2021

Effective from: 08/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £558 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

We have a long history of working with adults and young people in the area and know there is a need for a project that encourages adults to pass on

skill to young people and for trades people to pass on their skills to the next generation. We also aim to work with parents and their children because

we know there is a need to parents to build strong relationships with their children.

Similar projects to this (The Men's Shed) are run world-wide. There is a similar project run by Kent Coast Volunteering in Hawkinge run by volunteers.

Unemployment is on the rise and there are many young people who have done carpentry courses and cannot find work. Other people need to learn

new skills and being involved in a project will give them the references they require to find new work.

Unemployment is hard to cope with mentally and this project will help people cope. It will also feed into the other work I do of getting people work ready.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


08/03/2021 - Strange Cargo ref: 2374    Recommendations Approved

Bag of Doings

 Purchase of materials for a craft activity kit, such as making a flowered headband or a painted, decorated fruit model, inspired by the work of a well know artist. The kits will be distributed to Age UK in Cheriton to be given, free of charge, to people who are isolated or alone and who would benefit from having a project or activity to do indoors.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Cheriton (1)

Decision published: 08/03/2021

Effective from: 08/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £100 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

We have been in conversation withAge UK several times this year and they have stated how much the pandemic has affected the wellbeing of their clients. We have provided a number of kits since starting the project 4 weeks ago and 45 clients at Age UK in Cheriton have already benefited from receipt of a number of kits. This support will enable us to purchase further materials to ensure that more kits can be given to Age UK to distribute on our behalf.

Feedback has been very positive and Debbie Barry at Age UK in Cheriton has indicated that they would like to discuss a longer term project with Strange Cargo to support creative projects for their clients.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


05/03/2021 - Folkestone Baptist Church ref: 2373    Recommendations Approved

The Workshop – The purchase and installation of a shipping container.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for East Folkestone (2)

Decision published: 05/03/2021

Effective from: 05/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £100 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


05/03/2021 - Folkestone Baptist Church ref: 2372    Recommendations Approved

The Workshop – The purchase and installation of a shipping container

Decision Maker: Ward member for East Folkestone (1)

Decision published: 05/03/2021

Effective from: 05/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £200 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


05/03/2021 - Folkestone Youth Project ref: 2371    Recommendations Approved

Timber projects

To purchase timber so that young people can make nature habitat/ living walls areas, skirt building and planters to help to improve their local environment and provide opportunities for youth and community to work together.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Folkestone Central (1)

Decision published: 05/03/2021

Effective from: 05/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £2000 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

We have spent the last year working with Kent Police and Social Services to safeguard the most at risk young people. Covid 19 has increased the risk to all young people and put extra strain on the community.

Since providing our referral service, we have been approached by numerous agencies making enquiries about what we are providing as many other providers have stopped doing face to face work in favour of online services.

We have both young people and community members who want to come and spend time at the project working outside. Many have mental health issues caused by the stress of the last year.

Looking forward optimistically we want to engage in small numbers and help young people and local residents to recover from the stresses of the pandemic.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


02/03/2021 - Parish of Our Lady & St Josephs ref: 2370    Recommendations Approved

Parish Hall - Building a Stronger Community in Central Folkestone

To make the facility fit for purpose for use by the wider community and

address some of the access and safety concerns that were previously

raised by the Council when it was used as a Polling Station.

For consideration of a contribution towards:

a) New signage for the Parish Hall

b) New lighting for the exterior of the Parish Hall and the access to

it from Guildhall Street and from Cheriton Road/Middelburg

Square

c) To refurbish the exterior gate for the side entrance to the Parish

Hall from Guildhall Street

d) To mark out the car park area to enable the maximum use of

available parking for attending events at the Parish Hall

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Broadmead

Decision published: 02/03/2021

Effective from: 02/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £1000 to the above project.

 

 

 

Reason for decision:

 Extensive research has previously been undertaken including meetings, interviews and discussions with:

116 households, discussions with the Guildhall (North) Residents Association, Rainbow Centre, Social

Services, Citizens Advice Bureau, Shepway Youth Hub, Christchurch Primary School, Stella Maris

Primary School, Kent Police, Shepway District Council (as it was known then), GP surgery - Guildhall

Street, Guildhall Pharmacy, homeless persons, representatives of the residents migrant communities

(Polish, Roma, Romanian), and church parishioners.

The Parish Hall sits within the Central Folkestone Ward. Central and key issues identified were:

• Unemployment

• Low level of qualifications, or none

• Poor levels of accommodation

• Debt

• Poverty

• Crime

• Health- physical and mental

• Loneliness and isolation

• Resident migrants who fit some or all of the above, and inclusion

• Lack of local facilities and local community provision

There was clear evidence of a need for an accessible, affordable, central facility to serve local people,

and organisations serving the community in an informal environment.

From evidence accrued, the priorities of the community have been identified as:

1) Young people (particularly 13-16 yrs, then school leavers to 20 yrs, not in education or

employment)

2) Elderly

3) Homeless

4) Resident migrant population

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


02/03/2021 - Saltwood Parish Council ref: 2369    Recommendations Approved

Purchase of community defibrillator and cabinet with spare electrodes in redundant telephone box in centre of Saltwood.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Hythe (2)

Decision published: 02/03/2021

Effective from: 02/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £500 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

 

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


02/03/2021 - Litter Picking Watch Romney Marsh ref: 2368    Recommendations Approved

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Walland and Dengemarsh (1)

Decision published: 02/03/2021

Effective from: 02/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £500 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

 

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


01/03/2021 - Folkestone Sports Centre Trust ref: 2367    Recommendations Approved

Fit 4 Key Workers – Post Covid Membership for Key Workers in our community. 3 months per person.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Folkestone Central (2)

Decision published: 01/03/2021

Effective from: 01/03/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £150 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

 

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


25/02/2021 - Romney Resource 2000 Ltd ref: 2366    Recommendations Approved

The SEND Centre

The SEND Centre will provide support and advice to families of children

with SEND to gain an understanding of how to help their child and

navigate a complex system to get the right support.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for New Romney (1)

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 25/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £979.87 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

Every year our Study Programme enrol 25 young people (16-19) for whom mainstream education has not worked. They are damaged, socially, emotionally and educationally because they did not get the right help. In this year's cohort only three have an Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP). Sixteen should have, so thirteen young people have experienced a combined school life of 143 years without

getting the right support; support that they are legally entitled to. We have seen a steady increase in the number of parents coming to us for informal SEND advice and support so know there is demand and we are known to local parents. We will work with Romney Marsh SEND Talk Facebook page (73 parents registered) schools and community groups to ensure that people know about this service.

 

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


25/02/2021 - JAM ref: 2365    Recommendations Approved

Marsh primary schools – Ferdinand the Bull, part of JAM on the Marsh

(JOTM) festival

To support the delivery of a free filmed performance of Ferdinand the Bull for all Marsh primary schoolchildren to participate in school and enjoy this summer, and future years.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Walland and Dengemarsh (1)

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 25/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £1000 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


25/02/2021 - The Folkestone Leas Lift Company CIC ref: 2364    Recommendations Approved

We are opening a cafe in the lower station. There are cost involved, including: supplying electricity, water and other services to the needed areas. Repairs to windows and flooring.

 

Decision Maker: Ward member for East Folkestone (1)

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 25/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £250 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

There is clear evidence of support across various Facebook pages, the local Press and other community groups. We recently send out an initial survey/consultation where it was expected and hope for 250 responses. We had over 2,500 responses which is unprecedented in this way.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


25/02/2021 - JAM ref: 2363    Recommendations Approved

Marsh primary schools – Ferdinand the Bull, part of JAM on the Marsh

(JOTM) festival

To support the delivery of a free filmed performance of Ferdinand the Bull for all Marsh primary schoolchildren to participate in school and enjoy this summer, and future years.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Romney Marsh (2)

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 25/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £287 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision

 

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


23/02/2021 - Play for Elham ref: 2362    Recommendations Approved

Start up -

The grant will be spent on shelters, and seating for an outreach group starting up at the Gore in Elham

 

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for North Downs East (3)

Decision published: 23/02/2021

Effective from: 23/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £1192.48 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

Although this grant is for the start up for the Outreach Group, The Elham Wellbeing Group plus other smaller groups within the village would like a meeting / social area that do not require a venue the size of the village hall with the use of outdoor space. Being able to use the pavilion / The Gore with outdoor shelters and seating will benefit a wide range of age groups taking part in a variety of activities.

 

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


23/02/2021 - St Mary in the Marsh Project Fund ref: 2361    Recommendations Approved

St Mary in the Marsh Project Fund - Part funding of the concrete base for the new village hall in St Mary in the Marsh

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Romney Marsh (2)

Decision published: 23/02/2021

Effective from: 23/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £1500 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision

We have been trying to replace the old much used but delapidated church hall with a new community building for 20 years, we have taken a number of surveys

from the local people which prove the need for a meeting venue where people can meet regardless of religious, cultural, social backgrounds. We live in a

deprived rural part of the Romney Marsh with poor transport, high unemployment and an ageing population that need a venue to offer social, economic and

educational improvement to their lives. We have raised a substantial amount to provide a pavilion type building and now plan to raise the funds for the

groundworks and base to site the building. The village has become quite isolated from it's nearest neighbours who have these facilities with no bus service

operating to St Mary's Bay or Dymchurch, our nearest village halls and very limited bus service to either New Romney and Newchurch. The mobile library no

longer serves the village but in a hall we can start our own book lending service, lunch club and mobile post office. We have a number of clubs and societies who

have expressed an interest in using the venue one up and running including a dance school, keep fit, computer club, bereavement group and art group. It is

hoped we can start a community gardening group to look after the grounds with the older members of the community passing on skills to the youngsters.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


23/02/2021 - St Mary's, Sellindge (The Stour Downs PCC) ref: 2360    Recommendations Approved

St Mary’s Sellindge -

Interactive art installation to help promote well-being in our local community (opportunity to express loss, hope and anxiety).

Art workshops to promote well-being and opportunity for creative arts in our local community, through participation in South East Open Studios.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for North Downs West (2)

Decision published: 23/02/2021

Effective from: 23/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £500 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

As part of a wider project on the future use of St Mary’s church building, consultation with local artists, the community and others involved in community art, there is a vision to create a centre for visual art for the local and wider community as part of repurposing and reimaging the church building for community use. Public worship (post Covid) will be located in a more community focused space, such as the school, in the heart of the community, with key festivals in the year celebrated in the church building. Therefore, there is an ideal opportunity to use the building at St

Mary’s for longer term exhibitions and a space for workshops for the community to engage with art and improve wellbeing. A vision statement for this project is attached.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


23/02/2021 - The Hawkinge Allotment Society ref: 2359    Recommendations Approved

Purchase of trailer to assist members and site and footpath maintenance.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for North Downs East (2)

Decision published: 23/02/2021

Effective from: 23/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £360 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


23/02/2021 - Romney Marsh Community Hub/Romney Marsh Day Centre ref: 2358    Recommendations Approved

Mobilisation – to replace to existing wheelchairs that are worn and potentially unsafe to use. To provide perspex screening in our vehicles to increase safety of staff, volunteers and passengers.

 

Decision Maker: Ward member for Romney Marsh (1)

Decision published: 23/02/2021

Effective from: 23/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £1000 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


22/02/2021 - Folkestone Sports Centre Trust ref: 2357    Recommendations Approved

Fit 4 Key Workers – Post Covid Membership for Key Workers in our community. 3 months per person.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for North Downs East (2)

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 22/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £1640 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


22/02/2021 - Hawkinge Cricket Club ref: 2356    Recommendations Approved

Return to Cricket –

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for North Downs East (2)

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 22/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £1000 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


22/02/2021 - East Cliff Community Association ref: 2355    Recommendations Approved

Jock's Pitch Playground - New Play Equipment to replace or expand the old play equipment of Jock's Pitch.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Folkestone Harbour (2)

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 22/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £2500 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

85% of 100 respondents in the local area said they would like to improve the infant play facilities on Jock’s pitch

87% said we should expand the existing Jocks Pitch play area to include play items for 5-11 year olds

A play ground survey East Folkestone Together carried out found out that Harbour Ward has only 2 playgrounds whereas Folkestone East Ward has 6 Play facilities

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


22/02/2021 - Lympne Village Hall and Playing Fields CIO ref: 2354    Recommendations Approved

Basket Ball Post Installation -  The grant will be used for the purchase of two new basket ball posts.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Hythe Rural (1)

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 22/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £968.29 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

As stated above the previous two poles were installed last year prior to the lock down to encourage both some team sports and to give people some variety in the facilities available. These proved very popular and very soon a group of adults and children met regularly on a Wednesday evening to play. When the previous poles were removed people have asked if they are to return proving the need.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


22/02/2021 - 1st Lyminge Scout Group ref: 2353    Recommendations Approved

New Access Ramp to Scout Hut - This application is to install a DDA compliant access ramp and new front door to the scout hut.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for North Downs West (2)

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 22/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £679 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

We are a very busy and active group (at least were and will be once we can meet again!) with groups covering all age ranges, both boys and girls- Beaver, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, 80 members mainly from Lyminge village, along with about

15 adult leaders and executive members to keep it running.

The hut is also used by other community groups including the Rainbows, Guides a youth football group and a fitness group. It is also now used as the village polling station. We are also seeking to improve facilities to make the hut available,

inclusive and more attractive to be used by all local community groups.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


22/02/2021 - 1st Lyminge Scout Group ref: 2352    Recommendations Approved

New Access Ramp to Scout Hut - This application is to install a DDA compliant access ramp and new front door to the scout hut.

Decision Maker: Ward Member for North Downs West (1)

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 22/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £1929 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

We are a very busy and active group (at least were and will be once we can meet again!) with groups covering all age ranges, both boys and girls- Beaver, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, 80 members mainly from Lyminge village, along with about

15 adult leaders and executive members to keep it running.

The hut is also used by other community groups including the Rainbows, Guides a youth football group and a fitness group. It is also now used as the village polling station. We are also seeking to improve facilities to make the hut available,

inclusive and more attractive to be used by all local community groups.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


22/02/2021 - Burmarsh Parish Council ref: 2351    Recommendations Approved

Public Access Defibrillator - Installation of suitable defibrillator equipment for community use as requested by local people in telephone kiosk in centre of village.

 

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Romney Marsh (2)

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 22/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £1013 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision

The original suggestion was made to members of the parish council by local residents.

A site visit around the village resulted in the telephone kiosk being identified as a suitable site and this was accepted by local people who have acted as custodians of the kiosk in the past.

The local pub ran a successful fund raising quiz in aid of the project.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


22/02/2021 - Hestia - The Folkestone Haven ref: 2350    Recommendations Approved

The Folkestone Haven - A range of equipment for purposeful, mental health and therapeutic activities at The Folkestone Haven.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for New Romney (1)

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 22/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £500 to the above project.

 

 

 

Reason for decision:

The Folkestone Haven is a an effective and valuable local resource and we are open 365 days per year, however due to a relatively small staff team (under 6 FTE posts), we need to create a sense of safety and trust with everyone who walks

through the front door needing some form of support. Recovery Workers spend time with people one to one, and that is an ideal way to build professional, trusting relationships. However this is not always feasible when a new person to the

Haven comes to the service and the enhanced provision of wellbeing and therapeutic activities that can engage local residents can help visitors feel safe and confident enough to open up to staff.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


22/02/2021 - Friends of Dymchurch Recreation Ground ref: 2349    Recommendations Approved

Redevelopment of the Recreation Ground Pavilion - The charity would like to use the grant money to help with the cost of planning fees.

 

Decision Maker: Ward member for Romney Marsh (1)

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 22/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £500 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

Some time ago the whole comuninty came together when the pavilion was in danger of demolition and Friends of Dymchurch Recreation Ground was formed to raise funds to redevelop the pavillion. Through various events well supported by the community, they had been building up funds, until the current Pandemic which currently prevented their activities.

At the time of the Charities formation they distibuted questionares throughout the Parish asking what the community wished to see for the recreation ground and pavilion and have based their current development proposals on the results.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


22/02/2021 - Custom Food Lab (Custom Folk C.I.C) ref: 2348    Recommendations Approved

The Locavore Growing Project - Subsidising Forest School sessions for pre-school children.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for East Folkestone (2)

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 22/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £624 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

This project has been generated in response to community need, after we were unable (due to COVID) to continue our planned programme of engagement with young people through food & food growing events. We have existing users from Beacon School, Touchbase and East Kent College. Martello Primary have provided us with space (with a minimum 5 year Memorandum of Understanding) to create the community garden and have expressed a particular need for pre-school and community-wide activities.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


22/02/2021 - Custom Food Lab (Custom Folk C.I.C) ref: 2347    Recommendations Approved

The Locavore Growing Project - Subsidising Forest School sessions for pre-school children.

 

Decision Maker: Ward member for East Folkestone (1)

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 22/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £400 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

This project has been generated in response to community need, after we were unable (due to COVID) to continue our planned programme of engagement with young people through food & food growing events. We have existing users from Beacon School, Touchbase and East Kent College. Martello Primary have provided us with space (with a minimum 5 year Memorandum of Understanding) to create the community garden and have expressed a particular need for pre-school and community-wide activities.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


19/02/2021 - Strange Cargo ref: 2346    Recommendations Approved

Charivari Day 2021

The grant from Cllr Keutenius will be spent on artists fees for

carnival workshops for Charivari Day carnival in Folkestone on 10th July.

 

Decision Maker: Ward member for East Folkestone (1)

Decision published: 19/02/2021

Effective from: 19/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £500 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

This event is now 25 years old and has continued to attract participation from both schools and members of the public since 1997. It is a significant community event for Folkestone and brings together participants and spectators from many backgrounds and walks of life. The route from the Fishmarket to The Leas Bandstand is lined with thousands of spectators who come along to enjoy this free event and to enjoy watching the parade. Our adapted online carnival was very successful this year and will provide a back up if we are not able to deliver a parade.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


19/02/2021 - Friends of Folkestone Cemetery ref: 2345    Recommendations Approved

Bench – Stillborn area – wooden bench for stillborn area.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Broadmead

Decision published: 19/02/2021

Effective from: 19/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of 1000 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

 

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


19/02/2021 - Folkestone, Dover & Hythe Samaritans ref: 2344    Recommendations Approved

Covid-19 Protection Equipment

2 x clear screens for the operations room

4 x pull-up screens for the training room

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Hythe Rural (1)

Decision published: 19/02/2021

Effective from: 19/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £861.60 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

Our 65 local volunteers need the reassurance that our building is Covid-19 compliant, and we believe that the installation of screens will assist with this. We also run two training sessions each year for new recruits and the space we have needs to be sectioned off in such a way as to enable trainers and trainees to interact

safely.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


19/02/2021 - Stelling Minnis PC ref: 2343    Recommendations Approved

Bossingham Road Bus Shelter – oak framed bus shelter at Stagecoach designated bus stop.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for North Downs West (2)

Decision published: 19/02/2021

Effective from: 19/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £500 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


19/02/2021 - Custom Food Lab (Custom Folkestone C.I.C.) ref: 2342    Recommendations Approved

The Locavore Growing Project - Subsidising Forest School sessions for pre-school children.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for Hythe (2)

Decision published: 19/02/2021

Effective from: 19/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £250 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

This project has been generated in response to community need, after we were unable (due to COVID) to continue our planned programme of engagement with young people through food & food growing events. We have existing users from Beacon School, Touchbase and East Kent College. Martello Primary have provided us with space (with a minimum 5 year Memorandum of Understanding) to create the community garden and have expressed a particular need for pre-school and community-wide activities.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


19/02/2021 - Sellindge & District Bowls Club ref: 2341    Recommendations Approved

Bowling green restoration - Replacement of equipment and purchase of products to restore the green to a good playing surface.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for North Downs West (2)

Decision published: 19/02/2021

Effective from: 19/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £500 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

Sellindge bowls club was hit hard by the restriction on playing caused by covid 19. The club has two main sources of income: Member subscriptions and fees from matches. There were no matches with visiting clubs and thus no income from that source. The use of the green was very limited last year so some the bowls club members did not join, also limiting income.

There were uncontrolled costs to the club such as essential maintenance, rent and insurance that still had to be paid. Consequently, less was spent on maintenance of the playing surface and our modest reserves have been depleted.

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud


19/02/2021 - St Eanswythes School PTFA ref: 2340    Recommendations Approved

Counselling hut - Part funding towards a counselling hut. This grant would also

enable us to access other grants which ask for joint funding.

 

Decision Maker: Ward Member for East Folkestone (2)

Decision published: 19/02/2021

Effective from: 19/02/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £500 to the above project.

 

 

Reason for decision:

At present we have children having to leave school to be taken to counselling-this means they are missing out on education. It also means at time that a member of staff has to take them if carers are unable-i.e –do not have transport. This is inefficient as when this happens the rest of the class miss out on educational

support.

We are willing for the counselling hut to be used after school hours for other schools who need to access a counsellor. We are happy to allow the hut to be used for meetings for community groups after school hours. Currently our playground is being used by the council for the food bank operating throughout the holidays.

The playground is also used for parking by community groups.

We have been approached by the Youth Hub in Grace Hill prior to the pandemic who want outside space for their young people. This would be an excellent resource –to have access to outside activities plus a private outdoor space where any issues arising could be dealt with.

Since talking with the Hub they would still be interested in this space but are believing Kent is finding alternative premises for them with outside space. However if they could use our space which is on their doorstep this would make excellent sense. They could also access the community hall-The Woodward Hall should weather be inclement.

 

Lead officer: Amandeep Khroud