FT Leisure has been awarded a contract to install the swimming pool, learner pool, and associated engineering and filtration systems at the new £26m Dover District Leisure Centre. The centre will feature the first pool in Kent built to Sport England specifications for a short-course County standard championship swimming pool.
There were 101 fewer empty homes in the Dover district in 2017 according to the latest figures from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The number of homes left empty for more than six months in the district has been falling steadily from a peak of 952 in 2009 to 523 in 2017.
A Dover District Council CCTV operator has been commended by Kent Police for their role in the identification of a burglar following a number of break-ins on shops and businesses in Dover. The CCTV footage was key to the success of the operation following the burglaries, and to a prosecution.
Dover District Council continues to drive home the message to people not to drop litter from their vehicles, and is working to clear our roadsides, including recent clearances on the A2 and A20, which collected over 15 tonnes of litter and debris.
Three empty houses on Folkestone Road have been extensively renovated and brought back into use providing quality interim accommodation for homeless people waiting to move into permanent accommodation. The properties have been converted to provide a total of nine new units, including six studio apartments and three two-bedroom flats.