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A New Vision for Sandwich

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A 'New Vision for Sandwich' is a partnership between:

  • Discovery Park
  • Dover District Council
  • Historic England
  • Kent County Council
  • Sandwich Chamber of Commerce
  • Sandwich Town Council
  • Sandwich Town Team

Development works planned for the Guildhall Square 

The R&A has agreed to provide £75,000 in funding towards the redevelopment of the Guildhall Square, alongside investment from Dover District Council, Sandwich Town Council, Kent County Council, Prince’s Golf Club and Discovery Park.

The funding is part of the £100,000 windfall received from The Open Legacy Fund, an initiative run by The R&A to leave a positive and long-lasting impact on the local environment and communities in which The Open is staged.

The redevelopment project will transform the town’s square for residents and visitors, and includes highway improvements and resurfacing of the current space along with the installation of new features such as improved seating, tree planting and lighting.  The project has been developed in collaboration with the county, district and town councils, and the local community.

The bus shelter located in the Guildhall Market Square has now been relocated to Sandwich Quay. This does not affect any bus services to the square. The relocation of the shelter marks the beginning of the wider development works planned for the Guildhall Square.

Works are due to commence in Autumn 2022.

Once key dates have been confirmed and the project progresses, residents will be kept regularly updated through Keep Me Posted email bulletins and the Council website. Please see below to sign up for updates by email.

»See the proposed designs»

The survey for feedback on the designs has now closed. ‘A New Vision For Sandwich - Guildhall Project’ held a consultation meeting at Guildhall Market Square in February 2018.

»Register for Sandwich updates»

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For more information, please call 01304 872495 or email propertyservices@dover.gov.uk 


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