Folkestone and Hythe is a municipality in Kent, England, southeast of the county. The council is based in the city of Folkestone. The authority was renamed from Shepway in April 2018, so they share the names of the Folkestone and Hythe parliamentary constituencies, although a slightly smaller area is included in the district. Most of the population lives in the coastal towns of Folkestone and Hythe. The northern part of the district consists primarily of rural villages interspersed with forests along part of the North Downs. The south is characterized by a coastal plain with low-lying, regularly reclaimed villages in the sparsely forested Romney Marsh. As the centre of Romney Marsh's wool trade, it dates back to the Middle Ages and the 17th century. The district's economy is influenced by the Channel Tunnel Railway and the M20 motorway, and tourism and associated retail are essential sources of employment. The present-day borough covers roughly the same area as Shepway's Lathe, which includes Aloesbridge, Burcolt, Folkestone, Ham, Heane, Longport, Ronningborough, Lydd, Newchurch, and New Romney. The population in 1861 was 51,826. The lathe initially originated in the Limenwara area, one in Jutish Kent, but by the late 19th century, it had become obsolete and reappeared in its present form in 1974. Windmills pumped water and crushed corn, barley, rye and wheat in the area. The Shepway Royal Court of Justice, located near Lympne at Shepway Cross, was the principal court of the Cinque Port Federation. The Folkestone & Hythe District Council uses the Folkestone White Horse as its logo.
What is foster care?
Temporary custody or guardianship for children whose parents have died or cannot care for them. Looking for foster care in Folkestone and hythe, or looking for foster care in other regions, check out the agencies listed in the regions.