The Evening Standard has noticed Folkestone!
Plea over fast rail link 10 October 2004
Campaigners in Folkestone are urging railway bosses to introduce a fast rail link to London as early as possible.
Shepway District Council had expressed its concern to the Strategic Rail Authority at the loss of momentum since operator Connex lost the franchise.
The authority has said a new operator for the service will be appointed within the next few months.
I've not actually noticed any protesters, but RAH! London is starting to notice Folkestone!
This is part of my website The Folkestone Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came here in approximately 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for favourite places and things, and I hear it was a useful resource for those who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was just about to. My name is not Gerald by the way, the name comes from a pretend newspaper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.