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Lighting the Way to Safer, Greener Streets - Street Lighting Programme Starts

Work on a £1m investment in street lighting in Dover District starts today<

A Warm Welcome For Grant in Sandwich - Business Grants Support Local Businesses

A new café/bar in Sandwich is the latest business to be awarded a grant under DDC's Town Centre Business Grant Scheme<

Excellent Bathing Water Quality Results Help Make a Splash in Dover District

DDC is welcoming news that water quality at all three designated bathing water beaches in the district has been rated as excellent<

New Homes for Lydden

An exciting new development of 31 contemporary homes is underway in Lydden with leading Kent-based developer, Pentland Homes<

White Cliffs Country Set To Go Places - Cabinet Tees Up Adoption Of The District's Tourism And Visitor Economy Strategy

Dover District Council's Cabinet has agreed for final consultation on the ambitious new Tourism and Visitor Economy Strategy<

Action On Climate Change

Dover District Council's Cabinet has agreed to recommend that Full Council declares a Climate Change Emergency<

No Use Empty Gets Key Top-Up - Council Funding To Boost Initiative To Address Empty Properties

A major scheme to bring empty properties back into use in the area has been given a key boost with agreement for additional funding<

Switch-On to Free Parking at Christmas Celebrations

Dover District Council is offering free car parking in all its off-street car parks across the district on Saturday, 30 November.<

Prospective Candidate and Agent Event - Unlock Your Potential

A prospective candidate and agent event is being held at the DDC offices in Whitfield on Wednesday 6 November from 6pm<

Smart Bins For Sandwich

Dover District Council has installed four new 'smart bins' around the area of Sandwich Quay.<

Cllr Trevor Bartlett Elected New Leader of Dover District Council

Cllr Trevor Bartlett has been elected as the new Leader of Dover District Council<

Kearsney Parks Calendar Puts Year In Focus

Proceeds from the sale of the Kearsney Parks 2020 calendar will be reinvested in the upkeep of the parks<

Cooking Up a Treat With Latest DDC Town Centre Grant Recipient

The Market Square Kitchen, a new café in Dover's Market Square is now trading thanks to a DDC town centre business grant.<

England's Coast Project Set To Further Boost Dover District On International Stage

Tourism representatives in the district have joined together to harness the exciting opportunities of the England's Coast project<

Keith Morris Resigns as Leader of Dover District Council

Keith Morris has today announced his resignation as Leader of Dover District Council with immediate effect<

The 149th Open Weekend Now Sold Out

Weekend tickets for The 149th Open sold out as demand to be in Sandwich for golf's most prestigious major scales unprecedented heightss<

Planning Permission Granted for Historic Pub's Revamp

DDC has granted planning permission for an exciting revamp of the Lord Nelson public house, one of Dover's oldest pubs<

Travelodge Set to Open in Sandwich

Plans for a new 75 bedroom Travelodge hotel at Discovery Park in Sandwich have been granted full planning permission<

Supporting Communities - Local Groups Benefit From District Community Grants Scheme

Community groups across the district have benefitted from £27,500 funding in the latest round of DDC's Community Grants Scheme<

Last Remaining Saturday Tickets for The Open!

Time is fast running out for local people and golf fans to secure their place at Royal St George's next year<

Welcoming Government Funding For Transformational Project In Dover

Dover Town Team and DDC are welcoming major news that Dover has received a share of over £10m from the Coastal Communities Fund<

Dover District Council Partners With The Landmark Trust To Develop Proposals For The Maison Dieu

DDC has teamed up with the Landmark Trust to develop proposals for holiday accommodation at the Maison Dieu<

Second Phase Of Major £1.1M Deal Pier Renovations Gets Underway

The second phase of major renovations to Deal Pier is now getting underway<

Building Support - Community-Led Housing Mini Conference On Friday 15 November

A free Community-Led Housing Mini Conference is being held at the DDC offices in Whitfield on Friday 15 November from 1pm to 6pm<

Ground Breaking Marks Big Investment in New Affordable Housing

DDC and local main contractor, Jenner Group, have broken ground on a major new affordable housing project in Dover town centre.<

A Sign Of The Times - New-Look Visitor Information Boards in White Cliffs Country

Twelve eye-catching new visitor information maps have gone up across White Cliffs Country showing details of local attractions<

Supporting Armed Forces Communities - Silver Award From Employer Recognition Scheme

DDC is welcoming news that we have achieved the Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award from the Ministry of Defence<

Merchant Navy Day In Dover 2019

There's a Merchant Navy Day Service at Dover Town Hall on 3 Sept from 10.30am, followed by a wreath laying ceremony on Dover Seafront<

Dover Rangers Football Club Gets A Kick Out Of Helping Promote Dementia Friendly Communities

Dover Rangers FC has premiered its new kit this week, promoting the winning work of the Dover District Dementia Friendly Community<

One Hundred Local Good Causes Cash In With Dover District Lotto

One hundred local good causes are now benefitting with a regular income from the Dover District Lotto<

Addressing Empty Properties - Council Initiatives Help Empty Home Totals To Drop

There were 52 fewer empty homes in Dover District in 2018, a drop of 10% over the previous year according to latest Government figures<

Thomas Mawson Revival Underway at Lottery Funded Kearsney Parks

A £1m Lottery funded restoration project is underway in Dover, including the revival of Thomas Mawson's design for Kearsney Court<

DDC Updates Town & Parish Councils On Local Plan Preparation

Town and Parish Council representatives have been updated on the development of the new Local Plan<

Dover District Council To Be Part Of Multi-Million-Euro Project To Boost Tourism

DDC is welcoming news that a €23.3 million project to deliver economic development through tourism has been given the green light<

Teeing up for The 149th Open

The countdown has started for the return of The Open to Sandwich in July 2020 - and Kent is getting ready, with 353 days to go<

Park And Ride Service To Help Visitors Enjoy Kearsney Parks Over Summer Holidays

DDC is running a free park and ride bus service to Kearsney Abbey from Kearsney Campsite during the school summer holiday weekends<

Banish Boredom This Summer Holiday!

Dover District Leisure Centre is launching an exciting new holiday camp for children aged 5-11 over the long school summer holidays<

Key Success Welcomed As Families Move Into New Affordable Homes

Key success is celebrated as local families start moving into new affordable properties purchased by DDC in Capel-le-Ferne<

Dover District Council Purchases Nine New Homes for Shared Ownership and Affordable Housing

DDC has purchased nine brand new homes in Capel-le-Ferne as part of its plans to increase its affordable housing stock<

Dover District Council Acts On Gas Safety Records

Following serious concerns over Landlord Gas Safety Records, DDC has taken swift action to ensure tenant safety now and for the future<

Pre-School Building at Kingsdown & Ringwould Primary Gets the Green Light

DDC's Planning Committee resolves to approve plans for a new pre-school building at Kingsdown & Ringwould CofE Primary School<

Plans for 185 New Homes on Brownfield Sites Approved by DDC

Plans to build 185 new homes on two brownfield sites in the district have been approved by DDC<

Parking Changes to Support Town Centre Trade and Businesses

Maximum stay at Stembrook car park increased to four hours; business permit scheme extended to Maison Dieu Road car park<

Planning Permission Granted for First Phase of Connaught Barracks Redevelopment

DDC grants planning permission for the first phase of the redevelopment of the former Connaught Barracks<

DDC welcomes £10m Pfizer and KCC investment at Discovery Park

DDC has welcomed news of a £10m investment at Discovery Park by Pfizer and KCC<

Joint Operation Clamps Down on Unlicensed Waste and Scrap Collectors

Local authorities across East Kent have been working together in a joint operation to target unlicensed waste and scrap collectors<

It's All In The Game For Dover's Latest New High Street Business

A new gaming store and arena in Dover is the latest business to open thanks to a DDC town centre grant<

Local good causes cash-in with new Dover District Lotto

More than 95 local causes throughout the Dover district stand to benefit from the Dover District Lotto<

Hop On, Get Fit! Month's Free Bus Travel for Leisure Centre Users

Month's free bus travel with Stagecoach for members and concession card holders at the Dover District Leisure Centre<

Flying The Flag For Our Armed Forces

Armed Forces Day is being marked with a flag raising ceremony in Dover on 24 June<

New Rural Bus Service for Sandwich

New rural bus scheme launches in Sandwich on Monday, 10 June, serving four villages and offering four daily return journeys<

Beach Management Works In Kingsdown

As part of ongoing work to maintain sea defences, beach management works are taking place in Kingsdown from Monday 3 June for 4 weeks<

Consultation on Plans for a Puffin Crossing on Alkham Road

KCC is consulting on plans to install a puffin crossing on Alkham Road between Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens<

Showing The Way Ahead In White Cliffs Country - With New Days Out With Maps Leaflets

Dover District Council has produced a fantastic full-colour leaflet detailing great days out in the area, complete with maps<

Cllr Mike Conolly Appointed Chairman of Dover District Council

Cllr Mike Conolly was appointed as the new Chairman of Dover District Council at the Annual Meeting on 17 May 2019<

New Look Dover District Council Gets to Work

Members of the new slimmed down DDC met for the first time since the local elections for the Annual Meeting (17 May)<

Apprentices Take Centre Stage in Kearsney Parks Restoration

Two new horticultural apprentices have joined the Kearsney Parks project team at Dover District Council.<

The Time And The 'Plaice' - Town Centre Business Grants Continue To Support Local Businesses

A fish and chip shop in Dover is welcoming news that it's the latest business to be awarded a DDC Town Centre Business Grant<

Open For The Open!

Local residents and businesses will be able to find out more about plans for The 149th Open at a drop-in session in Sandwich on 30 May<

Gearing up for a summer of fun at Tides Leisure Centre in Deal & Walmer Paddling Pool

It's set to be a summer of fun following a major investment programme by Dover District Council at Tides Leisure Centre in Deal.<

Dover District Leisure Centre Hosts First Major Competitive Swimming Event

New Dover District Leisure Centre and Dover Life Guard Club host Kent County ASA Relay Championships 2019<

Keeping Young People In The Picture With Art Project Promoting Community Safety

An exciting new youth art project has been developed by community partners, including a photographic exhibition at my Gallery in Dover<

DDC Employee, Sotiris King, Named Public Sector Apprentice of the Year

Sotiris King, an apprentice in the housing needs team at Dover District Council, was named 'Public Sector Apprentice of the Year'<

Tourism Workshop Plans For Future Growth In District's Visitor Economy

Representatives of the district's tourism industry have pledged to work together to develop further the visitor offer<

Contractor Appointed For Key Housing Development At William Muge & Snelgrove Site

Dover District Council has awarded the contract for the major redevelopment of the William Muge/Snelgrove House site<

Youth Conference To Bring Young People Together To Help Keep Them Safe

More than 800 pupils from secondary schools in Dover District are attending the second Dover District Youth Conference on 20 March<

Sir Hugh Robertson Unveils Plaque to Celebrate Opening of New Dover District Leisure Centre

Sir Hugh Robertson, Chair of the British Olympic Association has marked the opening of the new Dover District Leisure Centre.<

Local Sixth Formers At Innovative Training Day - Helping Keep Young People Safe

An innovative training day to help keep young people safe was held for local sixth formers this week<

CCTV Upgrade Set to Power Up Town Centres of the Future

Dover District Council is to invest £280,000 in a major CCTV upgrade as part of its latest plans to support the district's town centre<

Megger Powers Up New Investment in Dover

Megger break ground on a multi-million pound investment of the company's Dover HQ and manufacturing plant<

New Dover District Leisure Centre Opening Makes Waves

The £26m Dover District Leisure Centre opens its doors at 9am on Monday, 25 February<

Lottery Funded Landscape Restoration to Start at Russell Gardens & Kearsney Abbey

£1.4 million programme of landscape restoration as part of the Heritage Lottery funded Kearsney Parks project is about to get underway<

Haverstock Appointed Lead Consultant For Maison Dieu Restoration Project

Architectural practice, Haverstock, appointed to lead a design team for the planned restoration of Dover's Grade I listed Maison Dieu<

Kearsney Parks Project Offers Unique Apprenticeship Opportunities

Dover District Council is recruiting two apprentices to join its National Lottery Heritage Fund project at the Kearsney Parks.<

Healthy Communities Programme to Launch at New Leisure Centre

A range of classes and activities focussed on promoting healthier lifestyles will be on offer at the new Dover District Leisure Centre<

Second Phase Of Major £1M Deal Pier Renovations Gets Set For Green Light

Imaginative new lighting and a range of refurbishments are set to feature in an exciting second phase of renovations for Deal Pier<

On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!

The new Dover District Leisure Centre is to open to the public at 9am on Monday, 25 February.<

The Weight is Nearly Over!

Work is underway to install an exciting range of gym equipment at the new Dover District Leisure Centre<

Resurfacing Works In Middle Street Car Park - Set To Make A Great Deal Of Improvement

Important works to resurface the Middle Street Car Park in Deal are set to start on 18 February<

Gymnastics Joins the Line Up at New Leisure Centre

Gymnastics has been announced as the latest new activity to be on offer at the new Dover District Leisure Centre<

Grant Funding Takes Shape For Triangles Community Centre

DDC's Cabinet has agreed a package of support to help Triangles Community Centre, alongside plans to build new social housing<

Working With Communities To Tackle Dog Fouling

As part of ongoing work to keep the district clean and safe, 15 new dog waste bag dispensers are being installed in Dover District<

Parking Charges Freeze For 2019/20

Parking charges in DDC car parks and charges for on street parking in the district are set to be frozen for the third year running<

Dover District Council Supports Winter Night Shelter With £10k Grant

DDC has agreed £10,000 in grant funding to help towards the running costs of the Dover Outreach Centre's Winter Night Shelter<

Deal Pier Kitchen Officially Opened by Council Chairman

The Chairman of DDC, Cllr Sue Chandler officially opened Deal Pier Kitchen, the new cafe restaurant at the end of Deal Pier<

New Year, New You, New Leisure Centre!

Over 70 weekly workouts will be on offer at the new Dover District Leisure Centre<


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