Ramsgate on the Isle of Thanet is a seaside resort in the south East of England. Once a major holiday destination it has become run down because of a failure to move with the times. Once a place for a wonderful holiday experience now blighted by 11 years of dereliction on the seafront and a failure of governance from Thanet District Council. This blog has been set up to give Ramsgate people a voice and to campaign for change
Saturday, 7 December 2013
Would you like a say in how this will look in 20 years time?
Ramsgate Town Council have started a consultative process that will give the people of Ramsgate a chance to have a direct input into how Ramsgate will look in the future.
A small group has met to provide an roadmap to ensure this process succeeds
Come and tell us how
you think Ramsgate should be 20 years from now. the group statement of intent:
are a group of volunteers. Like you, we live and/ or work in
Ramsgate. If we don't make a plan, then developers will be able to do
anything they like in Ramsgate. If you help us, together we can decide
the kind of place we want to live and work. Then the developers will have
to follow our plan.
see below 3 timings and places. Choose
one that suits you best. And then, just turn up! There will be no
long speeches. Councillors and
MPs won't be telling us what we should have. It’ll just be you and us!
your packed lunch. You’ll get a cuppa – in fact, lots of cuppas. In
return, tell us what’s important to you about Ramsgate in 20 years time.
We will use your info to start the plan. Maybe you will keep working with
us until it’s done? Then you and everyone else in Ramsgate will vote on
whether the plan is a good one.
you want to ask any questions about where you will be coming to, then please
email or ring the place directly. Details are below. Bear in mind
we’re all volunteers. Even the meeting places are giving us space for
free. All have disabled access. If you want to ask any other questions
about the space, please contact them directly. If you can't wait till the
day and want to ask us something, we prefer email RamsgateNPlan@gmail.com,
or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RamsgateNP.
can help by passing this invitation to everyone you know who lives or works in
Ramsgate – especially if they don't have internet access. If they have
internet access, do please forward this email, and like us on Facebook, or do
anything else that will tell people how they can join in.
looking forward to meeting you in February.
are – Barry, Duncan, Emma, Kandy, Mariette, Peter, Sue"
The background to the process can be viewed here under locality planning and a quick guide can be downloaded from here
Come and join our Facebook page or send us an email if you have any questions.