Thanet's Daily News

Thanet's Daily News

Cladding replacement work to be carried out at five council housing blocks

18/06/2121

External wall cladding is to be removed and replaced at five Thanet council housing blocks. The works will be carried out at Trove Court, Kennedy House, Harbour Towers, Staner Court in Ramsgate and Invicta House in Margate. A change of fire procedures has also been put in place at the Trove and Kennedy blocks in Newcastle Hill with residents now advised to evacuate the building in event of fire rather than to stay inside their homes. A start date for the cladding replacement has not yet been set, but the work will go out to tender shortly.
Southern Water ‘making progress’ on beach clean up after waste water release at Margate and Palm Bay

18/06/2121

Following a release of wastewater yesterday morning, Southern Water says a 20 person team has been making good progress on the clean-up of the beach area from Margate main sands to Joss Bay. The release was caused after the Margate pumping station was hit by lightning during Wednesday night’s storm. Following the release Thanet council have issued an alert to members of the public not to enter the sea or the area of beach below the high water mark on bays between Margate Main Sands and Joss Bay.
Police search for suspect after Broadstairs home burglary

18/06/2121

A suspected burglar wearing a camouflage baseball cap and seen running from a property in Broadstairs is being sought by police. On Monday evening at around 9.50pm, a home in Grange Road was reportedly broken into. The resident called the police, and despite their rapid response, the male suspect was not found, and is believed to have fled in the direction of Beacon Rd. After breaking down the back door, the burglar made away with a wallet, cash, bank cards and a driving licence. Detectives are urging anyone who saw anything suspicious to call the police.
Drop-in covid vaccination clinic to be held at Saga site for all aged 18 and over

18/06/2121

A drop-in covid vaccination clinic will run at the Saga site in Ramsgate this Saturday, and is open to anyone aged 18 and over. The clinic, run by the Margate/Mockett Wood GP hub, will be open from 9am-1pm and 1.30pm-5pm and will be offering the Pfizer vaccine for first and second jabs. The clinic is open to anyone in Thanet and the adjoining areas.
Thanet council are planning to bid for Government cash to create a Digital training campus in Margate

17/06/2121

The plans to make a bid to the Government’s Levelling Up fund will be aimed at 16-19 year olds. The campus will offer a range of qualifications. East Kent College say the campus will be positioned in the centre of Margate High Street. This will also provide footfall and repurpose the town.
The opening of the Viking Bay lift is now unlikely to take place until July and the East Cliff lift in Ramsgate is not expected to open at all this year.

17/06/2121

The date of June 21st had previously been announced to open the Viking Bay lift. There is a cost of over £17.000 to get the lift running for the season. The report says that in the long term, consideration should be given to upgrading the lift at an estimated cost of £45,000. The Ramsgate Edwardian Lift has structural damage and is unlikely to be opened at all this year.
Around one million people aged 21 and 22 will be called forward from today to be vaccinated

17/06/2121

This is as the NHS Vaccination Programme enters the final phase of the first dose roll-out. Young people aged 21 and 22 can now book for the vaccine. This leaves only the 18 to 20 year olds to get the call. Nearly 100,000 texts will be sent out from today, with the National Booking System opening to allow them to make appointments for both doses. Figures released this week show the NHS in England has now delivered over 60 million vaccinations, just six months after the programme launched.
Trustee who stole almost £25,000 from Newington Community Association ordered to pay cash back

16/06/2121

Mike Harrison, who admitted to stealing almost £25,000 from the Newington Community Association whilst acting as a Trustee, has been ordered to pay back the cash within a year or face 16 months in jail. The former Labour Party TDC Cabinet Member and ambulance worker admitted the cash was taken to feed his gambling habit.
More ordnance has been discovered on the beach at Sandwich Bay

16/06/2121

Local Coastguards had a very busy weekend, including responding to reports of ordnance on the beach at Sandwich Bay. The object was located and confirmed to be an Armstrong artillery round. A bomb disposal team later effected a controlled explosion.
A man from Ramsgate has been jailed at Canterbury Crown Court after glassing his partner in a brutal attack.

15/06/2121

Jay Daniel was found guilty of unlawful wounding and harassment after he smashed a glass candle-holder over his victim’s head. He also hijacked her Facebook and Instagram accounts and made almost 200 phone calls to his victim after he was arrested. Daniel was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Emergency services were called to a crash at Minster roundabout

15/06/2121

A van driver had to be assessed by paramedics following a single-vehicle collision at the roundabout on the A299 Thanet Way. The collision happened yesterday morning at around 7.35am.
Jellyfish wash up on South East Coastline

15/06/2121

Hundreds of jellyfish have washed up along the Kent Shore following a "marine life stranding" on the south east coast last week. The Jellyfish have been spottted on the coastline of Ramsgate to Minnis Bay . A warning has been issued to sunseekers to be vigilant following sightings of the marine animals in Thanet.
The baking weather has brought crowds to Thanet’s beaches causing chaos at the Dreamland car park over the weekend.

15/06/2121

Smart Parking is contracted to manage the car park on behalf of Dreamland, however the site seemed to be devoid of attendants, so residents at Arlington House tried to manage the situation themselves. Vehicles were crammed into every available space, eventually exceeding the site’s capacity. Similar issues were reported at Botany Bay and Kingsgate.
A fundraiser has been launched as a thank you to a council beach cleaner

15/06/2121

The council employee was caught on camera as he battled against a tide of litter on Margate Main Sands on Saturday. After seeing the photos, Jools Moore the business owner of Pizza pop-up set up the fund to buy the worker a few pints as a mark of appreciation.
Police appeal after woman in her 80s dies in single vehicle collision

14/06/2121

Serious Collision Investigators are appealing for witnesses after a woman was killed after being hit by a car in Broadstairs. The victim, a woman in her 80s, was involved in a collision with a blue Hyundai i30, reportedly her own car. The Police, Ambulance Service and Fire Brigade all attended. Officers would now like to talk to a man seen jogging along Percy Avenue on Friday, who is believed to have alerted neighbours who called the emergency services just after 3pm. Anyone with any further information should contact the police.
Major night-time search operation after report of person in the water at Margate

14/06/2121

A multi-agency search operation took place on Saturday night after a report of a person in the water near Turner Contemporary. The operation involved Margate and Herne Bay coastguard rescue teams, Margate RNLI lifeboats, and a search and rescue helicopter. The comprehensive four hour search between Margate and Reculver Towers was completed, but nothing was found, and the search has since been suspended pending further information.
Council worker faces losing battle in attempt to clear litter from Margate Main Sands

14/06/2121

A lone Thanet council cleaner battled against a tide of waste on Margate sands on Saturday as beach-goers dropped litter just yards from where he stood. Many visitors simply left their rubbish behind, with the situation being repeated all along the Thanet coast. Last month Thanet council installed 200 additional summer bins, which are emptied twice a day, seven days a week. TDC enforcement have been notified and say they are dealing with the situation.
Ramsgate man recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021

14/06/2121

A Ramsgate father-of-two has been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Casey Abbott has been honoured with the British Empire Medal for services to retail. The Food Warehouse store manager put in place a number of measures to help the community, including early opening with an hour for pensioners only. There will be a local presentation by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, with an invitation to a garden party at Buckingham Palace to follow.

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