News from Tim Prater

Tim is honoured and delighted to have been elected as:

  • Folkestone and Hythe District Councillor (Liberal Democrats) for Sandgate & West Folkestone;
  • Sandgate Parish Councillor (Independent) for Sandgate Village;
  • Folkestone Town Councillor (Liberal Democrats) for Folkestone Harvey West;
  • Hythe Town Councillor (Liberal Democrats) for Hythe East.

In May 2023 Tim was re-elected to all the above seats for four more years. At the District Council AGM on 24th May 2023, he became Deputy Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Governance.

Previously, Tim has served on Folkestone Town Councillor for Cheriton from 2006-2011, and Shepway District Councillor for Cheriton from 2007-2011, Kent County Councillor for Folkestone West from 2009-2013. He has sat on Sandgate Parish Council for Sandgate Village since 2011.

Contact Tim by email to, call 07956 276118 or write to 98a Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY. As a District Councillor he runs monthly surgeries at the 1st Sandgate Farmers and Makers Market of every month at the Chichester Hall, 70 Sandgate High Street from 11am-12.30pm. No appointment needed: just turn up.

Tim Prater
Tim Prater

Shepway District Council Website: User Review

Shepway District Council (OK - not all of them: a couple of Officers and a Cabinet member) have asked me for feedback on things to improve on the Shepway Council website at as they are about to do some enhancement of the site. If you've got views on the site and things that need fixing / improving (or you think are great!) then please let me have your feedback at and I'll add them to my report to Shepway.

11 Jun 2010

Cheriton High Street Reopened

Cheriton High Street, Cheriton has now been re-opened (afternoon Friday 28th May) after investigations into subsidence in the road. The carriageway subsidence was caused by a collapsed sewer pipe which has now been repaired, and the road closure signage is currently being collected.

28 May 2010

Councillor and PCSO Surgery Dates For Cheriton Library

New Cheriton and Morehall surgery dates for Folkestone West County Councillor Tim Prater and Cheriton and Morehall PSCO Mark Ball have been set for the remainder of 2010 as Friday 25th June, Friday 30th July, Friday 27th August, Friday 24th September, Friday 29th October, and Friday 26th November.

28 May 2010

Kent Highways thanked for repairs in North Lane

After a request / report for resurfacing in North Lane in Sandgate (leading off Sandgate High Street) from Tim Prater, Kent Highways have resurfaced the top end of the lane and reinstated the yellow lines. Local residents are delighted with the work, and the helpfulness of the Kent Highways team who made the repairs.

30 Apr 2010

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