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Tuesday 29th Of September 2020




Ramsgate has been awarded £1.1million as part of a High Street Heritage Action Zone scheme.


The award is aimed at helping the high street recover from the impact of COVID-19 by turning disused buildings into homes, shops, workplaces and community spaces. Ramsgate is one of 68 historic high streets to gain a share of the £95 million fund delivered by Historic England.



A brick Wall collapsed at a residential property in Cliftonville on Saturday morning, damaging a parked car.


The brick and slat divider came down in Norfolk Road, at around 6am. Although the exact cause is unknown, it is believed that the strong winds were to blame.



An Arts mentoring programme backed by Tracey Emin and Jeremy Deller is being launched at Hartsdown Academy in Margate.


The arts and education charity which aims to guide youngsters in economically deprived areas into the creative industries has launched a mentoring programme. The Sixteen Trust will bring arts professionals into schools beginning at Hartsdown Academy.



Life satisfaction in Thanet is the lowest in Kent according to the most recent survey by the Office for National Statistics.


Thanet scored 7.28 out of 10. The average life satisfaction across the county was measured at 7.74, up from 7.68 the previous year. The survey was conducted between 2018 and 2019 prior to the Coronavirus pandemic.



A giant sand art bumblebee has been created at Botany Bay as part of the Making a Buzz for the Coast project.


The scheme, led by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust marks the importance of the Thanet coast for its bumblebee species.





Monday 28th Of September 2020



Two men who burgled a Margate woman in her 90s have been jailed 


Christopher McDonagh and Bradley Thompson rang the doorbell of the victim’s property, and by pretending to be a visiting relative, convinced her to let them in. When asked to leave, the two men created a disturbance before walking out. The woman then noticed her handbag, containing valuables including an engagement ring, had been stolen. McDonagh and Thompson were identified from CCTV footage, and have been jailed at Canterbury Crown Court for over three years each.
A case date has been set for a former councillor accused of criminal damage
Broadstairs resident Ian Driver is accused of spraying anti-racism graffiti around Broadstairs and Ramsgate in June. Mr Driver appeared in court on Friday, where the case was adjourned until April 26 next year. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, and says he believes he has a lawful excuse which he will bring before the court.
A huge hike in demand at Margate Independent Food Bank has led to fears for winter supplies


The increase in people asking for food parcels coupled with the end of government funded aid will create “the perfect storm’’, according to director John Finnegan. Despite an easing of covid restrictions and the return to work for many, demand is still rising. This is partly due to the growing number of people needing to claim benefits due to increasing redundancies as furlough aid is reduced. Anyone wishing to make a donation should contact the Margate Independent Food Bank on their Facebook page.
Scores of vintage and custom motorcycles arrived in Margate for The Mile Beach Race 2020
The beach sprint on Saturday, the first to be held in Britain, was raising money for charities ‘Two Wheels For Life’ and ‘Riders For Health’, which use motorcycles to bring doctors and medicines to the remotest parts of Africa.



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