Residents are being encouraged to get involved and have their say about the future of Folkestone town centre as part of Folkestone & Hythe District Council’s Place Plan project.    

A virtual webinar – the first public Place Plan event – will be held from 6pm until 7.30pm on Monday 19 April. The event will be run by urbanism consultants We Made That who have been appointed by the council to run the project.

This event will be a chance to meet the team and hear about the emerging ideas, priorities and vision for the Place Plan.

The virtual webinar will include a presentation and opportunities to feed back on emerging proposals that have been informed by the research and the engagement process so far. A survey will be made live to capture comments shortly afterwards.

The webinar will be recorded and available to view on the Place Plan section of the council website after the event. The survey will also be open for all to complete so even if residents can’t make the webinar live they can still get involved.

A council spokesperson said: “The Place Plan will set clear missions and propose specific actions to help shape the future of Folkestone’s town centre. This is a chance to share your views and ask us any questions you have.

“Everyone is invited to take part, so please do share with your contacts and networks. The feedback received will help to shape the final Place Plan which we are aiming to complete in June 2021.”

A survey and printed pack will be made available for those who do not have online access. This can be requested by calling Folkestone & Hythe District Council on 01303 853000.

To sign up for the webinar please visit the Place Plan section on the council’s website: Here residents can also find more detail on the project and the engagement that has taken place to-date.


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