Our members & partners

The membership of AFRA is not intended to be exclusive: we have evolved as a group very naturally since a series of informal discussions in mid-2019, to become a group of like-minded people with a wide range of views, lifestyles and opinions.
AFRA is a strictly non-party political forum – but we do state clear, shared views on key issues.

We don’t always agree on everything, but we have agreed a clear set of principles and objectives which you can see by clicking on the ‘About AFRA’ button below.

AFRA has links with a wide range of groups and organisations in Folkestone. Each is fully independent and AFRA serves very simply as a platform for bringing people together on key issues – we do not dictate or determine policy for others.
Many groups are active AFRA supporters, joining us for our monthly meetings and discussions – which are also open to visitors or observers, including local Councillors. Where possible, we have included links to related websites – you can simply click and connect.

In total, these organisations represent somewhere over 6000 local residents, who deserve to be listened to.

Residents Groups

Bayle Residents Association

Bradstone Residents Association

Central Gardens Residents Association

Harbour Ward Residents Association

The Leas Residents Association

Martello Residents Association

Old High Street & Tontine Street Residents

Prior Leas Residents Association

Whitecliffs Residents Association


Folkestone Flower Power

Folkestone Independent Retailers Regeneration Group (FIRRG)

Folkestone Licensing Forum

Go Folkestone

New Folkestone Society

Shepway Heart Forum

Observers & others

Folkestone and Hythe District Council (Community Safety team)

Folkestone Police team

Local Councillors