Try and get a local paper

Try and get a local paper

There's very little info online actually, might have info on the high speed rail link, AFAIK still not due until the end of 2009, and that's not allowing for any new postponements. I made the move from London with all this in mind though.

The squabbles between Roger DeHaan and Jimmy Godden are all over now I think, they did a big property trade off and Mr DeHaan owns all the seafront land he needs to continue with the master plan. I think will have more info on this.

There really are a lot of flats in Folkestone at the moment, so many that it's stopping the prices rising I think, but I'm not property expert! I have bought one flat, to live in, and seen a rise of somewhere between 20 and 40% in the past three years. The two years before I bought, values in our block rose 100% in two years. I'm keeping this flat after I buy my next place as I think Folkestone will be great int he long term, especially if the university plans all come off.

A place with a sea view sounds a good bet, plenty of those around here, though a garage or parking space will be of value too.

Please report back with anything you discover! It's not a terribly lively forum, but I'll help out with whatever info I can.

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This is my site The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of enthusiasm when we first moved here sometime in '04. I'd been a regular visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those DFLs you get now. The site used to be a lot more dynamic with a gig calendar and voting for best venues and things, and I know it was a handy resource for others who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. I am not Gerald BTW, the name comes from the name of a fake newspaper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.