Folkestone Town Council has secured a grant of £71,000 from Kent County Council to buy an electric minibus that will serve the town and the district of Folkestone and Hythe.

The eco-friendly bus will be available for hire by other charities in the area and will offer better transport options where some services have been cut.

The Town Clerk of Folkestone, Mr Steve Nash, expressed his delight at the news. “This is a great opportunity for the town and for those who need the services most. I am sure it will be well received by the community.”

The Town Council is also looking for volunteer drivers who can help people get to their medical appointments or local events. The Mayor of Folkestone, Councillor Belinda Walker, said that the initiative was aimed at supporting the residents during the tough economic times. “We want to help our residents access the services and support they need.”

The Town Council is working on other projects to reduce their costs and collaborate with local residents and groups to improve or maintain local services. Anyone who is interested in volunteering or using the service can contact the Town Clerk using the details below.

Folkestone Town Council, The Town Hall, 1-2 Guildhall Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1DY
Tel: 01303 257946 Email:

By Ed

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