Thanet's Daily News
Thanet's Daily News
Covid booster jabs are being rolled out this week
Across the county, more than one million people are in line to receive their third vaccination. The most vulnerable groups will be prioritised, including those aged 70 and over, care home residents and frontline health and social care workers. It is anticipated that the first phase of the rollout will be completed by November 1, followed by a second phase focusing on the over 50s.
A woman was taken into custody on Friday after reports of a person smashing windows and cars with a hammer near a school in Ramsgate.
Kent Police were called to Elms Avenue shortly after 1.30pm after witnesses reported a woman on a spree, smashing windows, near Clarendon school. The woman was taken into custody on suspicion of a public order offence.
Thanet Rotary clubs have combined to launch a giant waste disposal bin in the shape of a ‘fish’
The aim is to collect plastic from Margate main sands. Southern Water has pledged to kickstart the fundraising campaign for the project with a significant boost towards the total expected budget of £20,000. The project was inspired by a similar scheme in Scarborough called ‘Fin the Fish.’
This year’s Margate Ukulele Festival will be held at the Winter Gardens on Saturday, October 2nd
The show will be hosted by The FeelGood Ukulele Group, who practice at Olbys Soul Café in Margate. As well as groups from the south east playing in the main hall, there will be ukulele workshops with one for children, run by Vera a fully DBS checked music therapist.
Kent Police launches new project with dedicated schools officers
School pupils are receiving additional support on issues including bullying, drugs and online exploitation following the start of a new Kent Police initiative. The first new recruits of a dedicated team of Schools Officers visited classrooms for the first time this term, to engage with young people and help to address some of the issues that concern them the most. The new initiative, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the UK, also seeks to equip students with the skills and confidence to keep themselves and others safe at all times. It is anticipated that by early next year, most secondary schools, pupil referral units and independent specialist schools in Kent & Medway will each have a dedicated officer who will support students, teachers and parents.
Thanet council cabinet to discuss ‘significant financial challenges’
A review into Thanet District Council’s finances has revealed “significant challenges” due to a further erosion of reserves. In a report due to be discussed by cabinet members on Thursday, “multiple financial risks” facing the local authority are highlighted as well as the need to take steps to improve financial management. It follows an independent review by consultants into the financial management governance at the council, which has suffered a series of unexpected financial burdens.
Crews called to Margate bedroom fire
A family has escaped injury after a fire at their Margate home. Two fire engines were sent to the property in Barnes Avenue on Saturday, to find the family safely outside. The fire, which is believed to have started after an overheated laptop set nearby bedding alight, was quickly extinguished. Following the incident, fire crews are reminding people to switch off and unplug electrical items when not in use, and to avoid leaving them on close to any soft furnishings.
Ramsgate women raise £50k for East Kent Unit for Breast Screening
Three women have raised £50,000 for the East Kent Unit for Breast Screening through on-line raffles. In May last year, Judi Bolton, along with her friend Nicola Sykes and Nicola’s sister Emma, decided to start a fundraiser. The ‘Boobies Raffle’ was launched on Facebook, and in just over a year they have raised over £50,000.
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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.
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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.