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Campaigners pulled on their cowboy boots to boost funds for a lorry park challenge

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Cowboys rode into the quiet village of Westenhanger this weekend ready to take on the concrete invasion coming in from the wild, wild (north) west. As the Smarter Options for Stack group edge ever close to the ?35,000 targe[2]t the community dance gave campaigners a chance to let their hair down while still fighting the campaign.

The dance included a scarecrow competition, games for the children, a performance from Rejigged, a raffle and an auction with 28 lots. Alison Morris, one of the organisers of the event, said: “It was truly amazing to see so many people come together enjoying themselves and really getting behind the campaign. We’re all fighting to save the Garden of England.

“We have put a tremendous amount of work in to the evening, including building sets, scenery and props to make the event a great experience as well as raise money and it’s wonderful to see so many like-minded people get together in such a fantastic community spirit.” A further ?7,000 was raised, taking the total to ?28,550.

The venue was authentically decorated with the opportunity for a dead or alive photo and jailhouse with a picture of Councillor Monk looking out into the room. Read more: A teenage boy in Folkestone was left distressed after he was threatened at knifepoint[3][4] Margaret Cooper attended the event and is proud of how far the group has come.

She told Kent Live: “It was so friendly and great to get like-minded people together, determined to have fun while raising money to fight the very serious threat against our land. “The SOS team did a brilliant job at organising it and raising ?7,000 was brilliant.

What a great achievement. “Given the latest vegetable shortage we should be using the land to grow food. We haven’t had stack implemented for almost two years, if the lorry park had already been built it would have sat empty.

“Wasting ?250,000,000 of tax payers money on such a white elephant is not acceptable in this economic climate,” The event comes just a week after the campaign group announced the judicial review launched against the Department of Transport which has put the work on hold.

A target of ?35,000 was set to allow the review to go ahead and after a huge amount of effort they are only ?6,450 away from their goal. To contribute to the Parish Council’s own bid for a JR you can make payments direct to our bank account: Nat West Bank Sort Code: 52-41-42 A/C No: 59193794

Or by cheque payable to, “Stanford Parish Council” to: Mrs Dorothy Bultitude (Clerk), Tudor Cottage, Stanford North, Kent, TN25 6DH Read more:These Folkestone women are using their business to help the homeless with a Suspended Coffee scheme[5]


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  1. ^ Comments (0) (www.kentlive.news)
  2. ^ edge ever close to the ?35,000 targe (www.kentlive.news)
  3. ^ Read more: (www.kentlive.news)
  4. ^ A teenage boy in Folkestone was left distressed after he was threatened at knifepoint (www.kentlive.news)
  5. ^ These Folkestone women are using their business to help the homeless with a Suspended Coffee scheme (www.kentlive.news)
  6. ^ Kent eateries will be ordered to display their hygiene ratings – here are the 2, 1 and 0 star rated (www.kentlive.news)
  7. ^ Police are on the hunt after an ambulance was damaged (www.kentlive.news)
  8. ^ The Pup cafe at the Assembly Hall in Tunbridge Wells has closed suddenly (www.kentlive.news)
  9. ^ Kent’s secret speed cameras are catching more than 1,000 drivers a month – here’s where they are (www.kentlive.news)
  10. ^ A teenager who crashed into the front of a pub has been charged with drink driving (www.kentlive.news)

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