Our mission is a better life for our community. As Folkestone changes, so does our neighbourhood. Close to Folkestone Central, high-speed trains make London an easy commute. The harbour area has new restaurants, a fountain and garden plots to rent. Roger de Haan has great plans for the seafront. The Old High Street and Tontine Street are evolving as the Creative Quarter. We have the Quarterhouse and a university centre. Folkestone is on the up and up – and so is the Bradstone neighbourhood
The Bradstone Association ticks the boxes as an example of what the government calls Big Society – citizens banding together for mutual benefit. By reigniting neighbourliness we’re trying to dispel the notion of private luxury amid public squalor. We want to be as happy, safe and secure outside our homes as inside. We aim to make our neighbourhood one of the most desirable in Shepway.
The Association is a residents group open to anyone who lives in Bradstone Avenue, Bradstone Road, Sussex Road, Bradstone New Road, Devon Road and adjacent parts of Foord Road. We work for safe and secure streets free of litter, graffiti, drugs, alcohol and anti-social behaviour. We tackle problems like dog fouling. With regular meetings and a newsletter, residents can voice concerns, debate issues, resolve problems and offer ideas.
We seek a better environment. Trees are planned for Bradstone Avenue. We manage planters at either end of Bradstone Avenue and Bradstone Road, as well as the raised flower beds in Devon Road. There are schemes for an off-street play area by the viaduct, a bin yard for Bradstone Road and murals to deter graffiti. We secure funding for projects from various local and national sources. The Association is an interface with the police and the three tiers of local authority.
David Taylor (Chairman)
23 Bradstone Avenue
T: 226234 / 0788 070 2969
Max Vizzini (Treasurer)
T: 0788 407 4440
Nina Abel (Secretary)
T: 0782 752 3753