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

Host of Awards for Gurkha Justice Campaign & Joanna Lumley [Updated Dec 2010]

One of the proudest experiences of my life has been my involvement in the Gurkha Justice Campaign through to May this year when we finally won our aim - a fair deal for Gurkhas to settle in the UK. Over the past few weeks, the campaign, and star figurehead Joanna Lumley, has picked up a number of awards for its work, including:

3 Dec 2009

Dungeness: The REAL Nuclear Option

It's easy - and understandable - for the recent decision on Dungeness to be seen as a hammer blow to the Marsh economy. The decision to provisionally exclude Dungeness from the list of 10 sites being considered for new Nuclear build seems to put at threat the potential of 600 local jobs - maybe more. Of course we want those jobs locally, and Dungeness has a long and proud association with the safe generation of nuclear power.

24 Nov 2009

Sandgate Farmers Market to Launch in December

Sandgate is to get its own regular farmers market starting in December 2010. The new event will be held from 10am to noon approximately every other Saturday at the Chichester Village Hall on Sandgate High Street, and potential stall holders are welcomed.

14 Nov 2009