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Environmental Improvement Programme (EIP)

What could be improved where you live? Let us know by submitting an Environmental Improvement Project suggestion for your area.

About Environmental Improvement Projects

Every year, we have funding to spend on small-scale projects that make a lasting and noticeable improvement for our residents, and which meet a certain eligibility criteria. Here are some projects we've funded in previous years:

  • built new bin areas to improve the look of rubbish storage areas
  • installed fencing or bollards to protect grassed areas from being parked on
  • laid tarmac or hard standing to make an area safe
  • put benches in a communal garden or grassed area

Any Folkestone & Hythe District Council (F&HDC) tenant or leaseholder, F&HDC staff member, Councillors/elected members, or local agencies can propose Environmental Improvement Project ideas for consideration.

You can submit an idea all year round to be considered for the following financial year, all suggestions are considered on an ongoing basis.

Important information about Environmental Improvement Projects

Before you submit your idea for a project, please read the following information as it will help you understand the types of project we are able to support.

What is an Environmental Improvement Project?

It is a physical project providing benefit for Folkestone & Hythe District Council (FHDC) residents, such as:

  • improving safety
  • improving the accessibility to an area
  • improving the appearance of an area
  • improving cleanliness/tidiness of an area
  • improving the use of an area
  • contribute to the health and wellbeing of residents

What is the criteria for an Environmental Improvement Project?

The project must be:

  • of benefit to a local community rather than an individual
  • on land owned by Folkestone & Hythe District Council
  • in areas of mostly Folkestone & Hythe District Council owned housing
  • an improvement to the appearance of an area or contribute positively to the health, safety and wellbeing of residents
  • affordable for on-going maintenance costs
  • of minimal impact to other services
  • affordable
  • not able to be funded from another budget
  • have support from significant numbers of local people
  • straightforward to implement and be completed within a reasonable timescale

Working with our tenants and leaseholders

The Environmental Improvements Project programme has been developed with involvement from our local tenant and leaseholder groups.

Gathering the views of our tenants and leaseholders is important to shaping our housing service.

Contact us

If you would like to request a paper version of the form to complete please get in touch with us by telephone at 01303 853000, this service is open 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday, except Wednesday when it is available 9.30-5pm.

Or, please contact us at, or by writing to the Assets and Major Works Team, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2QY

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