SOS call for Folkestone 'Forgotten Quarter' from Dover Road Association

Contributed by editor on Feb 15, 2017 - 06:45 PM

The Dover Road Association, in Folkestone is issuing an SOS to those who are interested in helping to improve the area in East Folkestone


Five years ago under the aegis of Nick Adams the local community warden, a group of concerned residents formed the Dover Road Association.


It immediately made a difference in getting the road cleaner, installing litter bins, dog poop bags and a high quality mural on one of the ugliest buildings.


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Three years later. the association lost the inspiring Nick Adams but continued the campaign although it says it's now reached a crossroads.


Sue Sheppard, Secretary and Treasurer of the Dover Road Association said: "On the one hand it is all too easy to pack things up and stay in our warm living rooms, however there are still many issues which the DRA can help with.


"The area is much cleaner due to our efforts working with Shepway District Council but much remains to be done. This area still finds itself very much the 'Forgotten Quarter' and prone to neglect, graffiti, and dog mess.


"What we need now are new people with new ideas who are keen to help to bolster our group.


"If you are interested, please come along to our ‘Make or break AGM’ at 7.15 pm on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 at the Railway Social Club, Canterbury Road, Folkestone.  Everyone is welcome.


Top photo : Ongoing problem of litter

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