The Rodger De Hann Charitable TrustThe Roger De Haan Charitable Trust was established in 1978 by Sir Roger De Haan CBE DL, Chairman of Saga Group, and his late father Sidney, Saga’s founder. One of the Trust’s aims has been to support charities and community groups in and around the Folkestone area, where most of Saga’s employees are based.

The Trust continues to offer financial support to a variety of charities and community organisations with donations that can vary from relatively modest grants for community projects to much more substantial support for capital projects. In many cases the Trust is also able to offer advice and access to professional expertise. This is designed to help grant applicants to realise and manage their projects in a practical and cost effective manner.

The Trust is also giving considerable support to sport and recreation projects in the area, mainly through grants to enable development and improvements to facilities managed by sports clubs.



As East Kent’s leading property group, Miles & Barr is proud to support local organisations and events including Folkestone Festivals. The independent, multi-award-winning estate agency has placed itself at the heart of its communities over the last two decades because it truly believes in ‘valuing people, not just property’. The Folkestone Music Festival and Air Display is an iconic event, and it is one that Miles & Barr is thrilled to support and be involved in.  


Folkestone Hotels is the Official web site of the Folkestone, Hythe and District Hotel and Catering Association. If you are planning a visit to ‘The Garden Coast of England’, then Folkestone is the place to be.

In the Folkestone district you will find many fine restaurants, friendly pubs, inviting cafés and hotels and B&Bs which offer clean, comfortable and welcoming accommodation.

Folkestone is perfectly based for visitors exploring Kent. In years gone by Folkestone was a Royal holiday destination. These days the Channel Tunnel connects Folkestone to mainland Europe making it a very exciting destination indeed, attracting visitors from around the world.



“To revitalise our town of Folkestone, restore civic pride and regenerate a community spirit.”

We aim to do this by:

  • Improving the appearance and quality of the environment in which we live
  • Encouraging a greater participation in the governance of our town by all sectors of society
  • Working in partnership with Folkestone and Hythe District Council, Kent County Council, and other organisations to improve the public services in the town
  • Working in partnership with the business and leisure communities to improve the experience of our visitors and thereby encourage the growth of tourism
  • Supporting the work of community groups and voluntary organisations with grant aid and coordinating their activities to improve the social fabric of our community
  • Working in partnership with Folkestone and Hythe District Council’s Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership to reduce the level of crime and anti-social behaviour in the town and encouraging the socially excluded back into the fold
  • Sustaining the principals of “Quality Gold Council” status, following accreditation


Find out about your local services, from your recycling and waste collection dates, your local councillor and how to contact them, to details on your local NHS services and much more.

Folkestone & Hythe District Council website.


Cafe Bar/ Restaurant in Cheriton Place, Folkestone. Often in association with Folkestone Festivals Stand By Your Bands events on the Folkestone Bandstand.

The Chambers is a coffee shop, bar and restaurant that has been serving Folkestone folk since 1998. Its real ales have been recognised by the CAMRA Good Beer Guide while the Anglo-Mexican menu is a hit with customers.

The venue offers regular live music and DJ nights, having played host to many renowned local, national and international acts throughout the years!


Providing events, day trips and excursions for groups, companies, clubs, friends and families.

REAL Socialising has been organizing day trips, short breaks and a range of fabulous activities and visits to places of interest for over 10 years.

Using our expertise and group buying power we can offer you a variety of activities and events at very competitive prices.

If you are looking for a ready-made range of social activities or a variety of things to do at your place of work or club; or you just like getting together with friends and family; then look no further than the activities that REAL Socialising can provide.


Ashford Orbital Ltd is a privately owned company having purchased the dealership from Drake & Fletcher back in October 2008. Mazda have had a presence in the dealership since 2003 with Kia joining in May 2008 and Mitsubishi in December 2015. Over the last few years the site has undergone a continual refurbishment programme with the showroom now able to display 25 cars and the workshops extended to 12 bays.

The forecourt has also been extended and can now display over 100 used cars. Our staff of 44 have many years combined experience and are continually striving to improve their knowledge through both manufacturer and our training programmes.


Every year we help community projects across Kent by using the Combined Members Grant to fund them. Funding is divided equally across Kent’s 12 districts.


Peter is an optimistic can-do multi-tasker carrying out 101 jobs to improve our streets and infrastructure and restore civic pride. Working right across the town and free of red tape, Pete reaches places others cannot or will not – either because of budget cuts or sheer neglect.

Peter is funded entirely by donations from individuals, charities and businesses. Leading a team of volunteers and job-seekers, many of whom are helped into full-time employment by working with him, Peter is here for everyone. Use him, support him, cherish him – the Folkestone Town Sprucer. Pete doesn’t work for the council, he works for you.



As an official Citroën dealership we pride ourselves on offering a first class experience designed to meet all of your Citroën needs and expectations.

Our Citroën team of dedicated professionals are always here to provide you with the highest possible levels of service. So, why not drop by today to discover what Citroën has to offer you.


Basepoint have been providing business accommodation in offices and workshops in Folkestone for 14 years at the Shearway Business Park on an flexible easy-in, easy-out basis. Set around a landscaped courtyard car park, this managed office accommodation in Folkestone ranges from small units for one to two people, through to larger units for more established businesses.

There are spacious fully functioning workshops along with a whole range of units in between. Managed office facilities available at the site include free parking, high speed internet access, on-site cafe/restaurant and serviced meeting rooms.

Built in 2002, the centre adjoins J13 of the M20 with easy access to Folkestone town centre, as well as Dover, Ashford and the Channel Tunnel. For further information please contact Lorraine or Caroline on 01303 298298 or



With over 30 years expertise in the sign industry, our aim is to initially provide our customers with expert advise as how best to achieve their stated aims, explaining the options and possibilities open to them.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our workmanship and service and endeavour to ensure the complete satisfaction of our customers.



Bouverie Place Shopping Centre in the heart of Folkestone.

Bouverie Place is open 7 days a week
Mon – Sat 9am to 6pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays 10am to 4pm


Theatre and entertainment venue with directions, upcoming shows and gigs, virtual tours and vacancies.

Situated in the town of Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall is a stunning multi-functional venue that has been in operation since 1927. Boasting incredible views over the English Channel, this versatile live entertainment and functions venue is beloved by all who visit.



Competency is a cornerstone of health and safety compliance. Alarmingly, it is possible to provide health, safety and fire consultancy services without any formal training or experience at all.

As a duty holder it is your responsibility to ensure that your contractors are suitably trained, and that the advice you are provided with is suitable.



Chaucer College was established in 1992 by the Shumei Foundation, a Japanese educational charitable organisation.

Amongst our purposes is to promote international co-operation and friendship through the medium of the study of the English language.


The Creative Foundation is an independent visionary arts charity dedicated to enabling the regeneration of Folkestone through creative activity.

Working with the people of Folkestone, partners and other stakeholders we are transforming the town making it a better place to live, work, visit and study.


The Folkestone & Hythe Orchestral Society is an amateur orchestra, consisting of members of all age groups, who are highly motivated and who enjoy making music together. The orchestra performs under the name of ‘Folkestone Symphony’.


The View Hotel, is an independent family run hotel. Our primary emphasis is on excellence in service and customer satisfaction.

Our goal is to ensure that your stay with us is an enjoyable and happy experience.

We fell in love with the local area and the views. This drove us to invest considerable time, money and passion into restoring this beautiful building back to its former days as one of the leading hotels on the South Coast of England.



Here at Children’s Party Mascots we have a wide range of Characters available, plus Princess Party Packages.

We can cater for a number of events, whether it be for a simple door knock by a Character on the day of your child’s birthday, coming to your party and joining in with all the fun, or to having all of our Characters at your Corporate event to entertain all the public. “Children’s Party Mascots can do it all”



We are delighted to announce a partnership with Buckingham Covers, a Folkestone based company which designs, manufactures and sells exclusive first day covers and stamp sheets. Click on their logo to check out their website – purchases made this way contributes to your favourite Folkestone Festivals event.



The Folkestone Leas Lift is not only a working water balance lift, but it is also open as a living museum to provide educational facilities for school children, students or anyone else having an interest in Victorian engineering.

The lift is a remarkable piece of engineering that has carried more than 50 million people since it opened, in a process that is extremely energy effect, emits no pollution, recycles 100% of the water it uses to drive the cars and has a very small carbon footprint.