Thanet's Daily News
Thanet's Daily News
People aged 45 and over are now eligible for Covid jabs, but may have to travel to get one
The current, temporary, national issue with vaccine supplies means that there are limited first-dose appointments available at the Saga mass-vaccination site. If using the National Booking Service, you may find that the nearest site is at Chatham. During April the NHS is focusing on second doses, but appointments are still available for those in the initial cohorts who have not yet been protected. Kent and Medway latest data shows more than 87% of the top nine priority groups have been vaccinated with at least one dose. All nine priority groups have now reached 80% or over.
Action is planned following reports that Thanet’s recycling rate is the worst in Kent
The national trend is that household waste recycling rates have improved, but Thanet’s rate has declined. Our rate is less than 75% of Dover’s, which has a similar demographic. Only 78% of Thanet’s households currently have a kerbside or doorstep collection. TDC’s actions will include more recycling bins near the beaches.
Turner Contemporary has appointed five new Trustees
This year, the gallery celebrates 10 years of successful exhibitions and activities, bringing significant social and economic benefits to the area. The new trustees bring a breadth of artistic, social and commercial expertise, planning to build on that success.
Thanet Council has released details of a further business grant scheme
Available from last Monday (12th), the new Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) scheme is also open to businesses that have not previously received an ARG. Subject to Rateable Value, the grants will range from £700 to £1,575. The final Government terms have not yet been issued, so payments will not be made before April 26. The deadline for completing the application form is midnight on April 28.
Kent Innovation Centre is to become Thanet council’s first low carbon building
The £1.1 million bid, made by the council’s Climate Change officer Hannah Scott, was granted via the Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund. The work to be carried out will involve exchanging the gas boilers for electric air source heat pumps. Roof and window insulation will also be added, as well as solar panels and a heat exchange unit in the roof. Electricity storage will be provided by a battery bank.
A fresh appeal has been made to find new premises for Margate Independent Food Bank
The organisation has been operating from the Union Church in Margate, but now has just three weeks to find a new base. The church has obligations and commitments to other groups and organisations which date back to pre-lockdown, but have managed to extend the deadline until May 3. Any new premises will have specific requirements, including being on the ground floor, easy access for collections and deliveries, and a long lease, with ideally low or no rent.
Emergency crews were called after someone fell down a manhole in Margate
Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to the incident outside a property in Station Road on Saturday. Two fire engines attended, and crews used an extension ladder to rescue the man, who was given first aid before being passed into the care of the South East Coast Ambulance
Exciting plans are being made for the future of Monkton Nature Reserve
After the difficult decision last summer to make five of the paid staff redundant due to the pandemic, positive steps are being made towards a reopening with the rehiring of two staff. There will also be a partnership with Foreland Fields School to work with students at the reserve twice a week. The reserve will also be teaming up with the Wild Classroom group to offer activities centred around outdoor cooking.
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Turner Jackson & Day
Turner Jackson Day Associates is a design-led architectural studio working with private clients, developers, and main contractors across Whitstable, Herne Bay, Canterbury, Faversham, Thanet, and throughout Kent and the South East.
At CommunityAd, the mission is to bring together each and every community to buy local and celebrate local success through CommunityAd’s community magazines. If there’s something you need to share with your local community, do get in touch.
Talk It Out
We are a Social Group based in Deal especially for people and carers of people suffering with Anxiety/ Depression.
The Line Rangers
We offer Line Dancing Classes in Birchington, Westgate and Monkton. We are also available for parties and other special occasions.
Cannons Chauffeur Services
We specialise in transfers to and from all major UK airports. We also cater for West End theatre trips, all major tourist attractions in London and the South East and the cruise ship ports.
London & County Financial Advisors
We have many years’ experience in helping clients attain their financial goals. No matter what advice you need we can help you put a plan in place.
Danny Jeffery Interiors
We offer a comprehensive selection of premium carpet and flooring solutions for every style and budget, as well as blinds to suit all tastes.
Neva Consultants are an independent vehicle sourcing, funding and management specialist for Business and Personal customers alike.
Busywebs Web Design
Busywebs are Thanet's longest-running web designers offering professional low-cost websites with an unbeatable service throughout.