The former Chancellor George Osborne proposed the lorry park at Stamford West, Kent, during 2015's Autumn Statement after the disruption that summer due to industrial action by French ferry workers and migrant activity in Calais. This caused a massive impact on businesses in the local areas from Maidstone to Dover. It meant that Operation Stack created 3,000 parking spaces for trucks on the motorway and closing the coast bound carriageway. The lorry park proposal proved unpopular with nearby residents, and in October last year was subjected to a judicial review.
On the 11th May, the manager of the Folkestone Basepoint centre, Lorraine May, attended the opening of former tenant Noted in Style’s new premises. The makers and suppliers of bespoke stationery and packaging had their new office and production space opened by local MP Damian Collins. Once inside, the invited guests had a chance to look around the building and try their hand at foil printing their own books, as well as get their handwriting analysed by a professional graphologist. A traditional British afternoon tea was also served to keep guests refreshed.
Basepoint Luton and DM Thomas Foundation for Young People hosted the prize draw of our 2018 charity raffle this week.
St Margarets Under 8's Boys Football Team has been sponsored by Basepoint Folkestone over the last year.
Another great Networking Lunch at Basepoint Folkestone