DDC News - March 2018

spring 2018

Mapping Out Proposals in Boundary Commission Review

DDC is considering its proposals for a new pattern of wards to reduce the size of the Council from 45 elected members to 32. The proposals form part of an Electoral Review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, (LGBCE), requested by DDC.

The matter will be considered by Council on 7 March.


Garden Waste Collection Service

Despite the recent icy conditions, March is here, and gardens across the district are set to spring back to life.  So now's the perfect time to think about renewing or signing up for garden waste collections from DDC.

A garden waste collection licence costs £45 for the year, running from April 2018 to March 2019, with a fortnightly collection of up to six bags each time. Collections take a range of garden waste including grass cuttings, hedge clippings, and plants.

garden waste

Welcome To White Cliffs Country

Welcome to White Cliffs Country - the new tourism guide has been launched for 2018.  The guide showcases the very best of White Cliffs Country, with details of attractions, accommodation and places to eat.

We have also launched our new-look White Cliffs Country website.  The site features a comprehensive range of information for visitors and residents, and amazing images.

Our tourism campaign continues to provide key information for visitors, including those visiting on cruise ships. So far there are 124 cruise ships visiting Dover in 2018, representing an increase of 32%.


Put A Spring In Your Step - At Kearsney Parks

There is plenty happening with the Kearsney Parks project this spring! 

During April, we’ll be holding an archaeology dig to see if our Bronze Age ancestors were living on Coxhill Mount in Kearsney Abbey. 

We’ll also be celebrating the wonderful wildlife in the parks with a morning walk with the birds on Saturday 28 April. Or, if you want to improve your mobility and calm your mind, why not take part in one of our yoga sessions in April and May?

We've been clearing overgrown trees behind the tennis courts in Russell Gardens. We've also removed overgrown shrubs & hedging, as part of our plan to restore the gardens to their original Thomas Mawson design. 

Kearsney Parks

Dover District Leisure Centre

The new £26M Dover District Leisure Centre is coming on in leaps and bounds.

Giant roof beams for the new Leisure Centre made their way from the Port of Dover to Whitfield in a special overnight operation on Wednesday, 31 January.  

BAM Construction is hosting a site visit of the new Leisure Centre on 20 March as part of Open Doors Week.  

The new centre is due to open in early 2019.

Leisure Centre

A Great Deal of Investment For The Future

A major £1/2M investment in Deal Pier starts this spring, as the popular pier celebrates its Diamond Anniversary. The works will include new timber seating and resurfacing works.

We’re trying out new benches on the pier, and listening to your views. The benches are made from iroko, a hard wood which is perfect for coastal environments. It’s the same wood as the pier café, and will eventually weather to the same colour. 

As the refurbishments get underway, we're working to reopen the cafe as soon as possible. 

Deal Pier

Having Your Say on Sandwich Guildhall

We continue to work closely with our partners on the ‘A New Vision For Sandwich - Guildhall Project’.  We helped to run a consultation in February on proposals for the Guildhall Market Square. 

Over 350 people attended the consultation, and 178 questionnaires were filled out.  All feedback will help shape the final designs for the planning application.

For more information on the consultation, see the latest A New Vision For Sandwich - Guildhall Project newsletter.  Sign up for the latest updates on Keep Me Posted


Health Update

The NHS is running a public consultation on the future of urgent stroke services in Kent and Medway. The NHS is asking for people’s views on proposals to establish new 24/7 hyper acute stroke units in Kent and Medway. The consultation closes on Friday 13 April 2018. See the NHS Stroke Services Consultation pages to find out more information and have your say.


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