Things are moving faster and faster. The new shopping centre will be open early next year, and the word from the wise is that the train link will actually be EARLIER than planned (!)
I spoke to Mike MacDonald of the council the other day, and he seemed to think that it would be running by 2008. Folkestone West and Central will both be served. That should SERIOUSLY bump up property prices.
This is part of my site The 'Gerald that I built in a frenzy of excitement 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 Down From Londons you get now. This site was a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for favourite venues and things, and I hear it was a useful resource for those who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was just about to. I am not Gerald BTW, this comes from the name of a pretend newspaper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.