DDC News - June 2018


St James Opens Doors

It's lights, cameras and action at the multi million pound St James development.

Chairman of Dover District Council, Cllr Sue Chandler cut the ribbon to officially open Dover's new six screen 900 seat Cineworld cinema in March. Other stores have opened including Nando's, The Food Warehouse and Costa, the Travelodge is up and running, and a new M&S Foodhall opened in May.  And there's more coming soon!

Cllr Keith Morris, Leader of DDC said: "The £53m St James development is the biggest investment in the town centre in a generation."   

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Zeebrugge 100 At Dover Museum

A major new free exhibition is now open at Dover Museum to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Zeebrugge Raid.

The launch of the 'Twisting The Dragon's Tail' exhibition complemented a range of events organised by Dover Town Council on 23 April 2018 to commemorate the centenary of the Zeebrugge Raid.

On 23 April, the Royal Marines Trails were also launched in Deal.

Zeebrugge 100

Battle's Over - Get Involved In a Nation's Tribute On 11 November 2018

On 11 November 2018, the nation will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of WW1 - and communities across the district are invited to get involved.

Battle's Over is a unique series of events, involving organisations and communities across the nation.

DDC is working to help communities, and promote local events.  If you're planning, or would like to hold a Battle's Over event locally, please see our Battle's Over page.

battle's over

Community Housing In Dover District

As we continue to develop housing options for the future, we're working with communities to tell people about help available for community led housing or self-build projects.

We're holding a Community Housing and Self-build Conference on 28 June at Discovery Park in Sandwich.  Entry is free, but pre-booking is required.

We've also launched Community Housing Grants, and are inviting community groups to apply to DDC for grants to help projects.

Community Housing

Driving Home The Message

DDC continues to drive home the message to people not to drop litter from their vehicles, and is working to clear our roadsides, including recent clearances on the A2 and A20, which collected over 15 tonnes of litter and debris.

Our contractors have been busy with partners clearing the busy A2 and A20.  Clearance work on the A2 and surrounding roads in May collected around 5 tonnes of waste, and work on the A20 in April picked up around 12 tonnes.


Higher Level Apprenticeships At DDC

As part of a range of initiatives to promote skills and training opportunities, DDC has launched its first ever higher level apprenticeship, and is advertising an exciting opportunity for a Solicitor Apprentice.

Over a six year period, the successful applicant will be able to work to qualify as a solicitor.  The closing date for applications is 10 June 2018.

For more information on this, and other great opportunities with DDC, see our Job Vacancies page.

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Summer Of Fun In White Cliffs Country

A fantastic range of events is lining up for all the family across Dover, Deal and Sandwich this summer.  For more details on what's on, please see the White Cliffs Country website.

Work continues on the £3.1m Heritage Lottery funded Kearsney Parks project, and events are set for the summer.  DDC has been awarded over £43k Arts Council funding for an ambitious arts project in the parks, delivered in partnership with Dover Arts Development. 

For more information on planning and running events in Dover District, please see our Event Planning page


Staying Safe In The Hot Weather

Although most of us welcome the summer sun, high temperatures can be harmful to your health. The heat can affect anyone, but some people run a greater risk of serious harm. Common health risks caused by hot weather include dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and sunburn. 

We are urging residents to practise sun sense and look out for others, especially those vulnerable such as the elderly, young children and those with serious illnesses.

Beat The Heat

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