Local News Wednesday 15th January 2020
Local News Thursday 16th January 2020
The trustees of charity Ramsgate Arts Festival Ltd have won their legal case over the no-show of Ramsgate’s 300ft water slide in 2017.
The charity brought civil proceedings against Adam Faulkner, the owner and operator of inflatables company Bloon. Organisers said at the time they “had been left reeling” by the failure to deliver the attraction and revealed they were only notified that it would not be delivered the night before it was due to arrive. The charity has now won its case against Mr Barclay-Faulkner and hopes to recoup some of the lost costs.
Thanet council plans to open a review into its policy of charging for replacement refuse and recycling bins.
The proposal is part of the authority’s latest financial plan, which was approved by Cabinet members on January 14 to go forward to a scrutiny panel and then Full Council next month – it lays out ideas for improving services and generating income.
The ‘Victorian’ sea bathing machine commissioned by Dom Bridges has been granted an extended licence to stay on Margate Main Sands.
It had been on the beach since September and was originally granted the right to stay for the duration of the Turner Prize. Fears were raised that it would now have to be removed but Thanet council has now confirmed it is willing to extend the licence until April.
Tributes have been paid to popular Thanet teacher Beryl Sutherland who has died at the age of 92.
Beryl, who died peacefully at home on Christmas morning, taught domestic science and home economics for many years at the Charles Dickens School and St George’s School. Her funeral is being held at 9.30am on Thursday January 16, at Thanet Crematorium, Margate. Her family ask that any donations be made to Age UK Thanet.