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Ramsgate TownCouncil Quarterly | February - April 2014

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CONTENTS Councillors5 Mayor’s Charities 6 Council Meetings 10 Active Ramsgate 13 Events Guide 16-17 Ramsgate Tunnels 18 Groups & Clubs 30-31 Published by Community Ad Web Ltd 01843 834160 email web The views expressed in any published content are solely those of the contributors. The Publishers and Ramsgate Town Council accept no responsibility for the accuracy of any information contained in the publication. The contents of this magazine including images may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, downloaded or displayed in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Ramsgate Town Council and/or Community Ad Web Ltd. Unless otherwise specified, the authors of the literary and artistic works in the pages in this magazine have asserted their moral right pursuant to Section 77 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of those works. The Publishers reserve the right not to publish a submission or part of a submission that they consider defamatory or otherwise inappropriate for publication.

Inside you will find information on the town, the council, the Mayor, forthcoming events, its history and the different community groups. This is the second issue of the magazine, which has been published alongside our website; we would like to thank all who have contributed to the magazine and Community Ad for assisting us with its creation. Send us your pictures of Ramsgate for a chance to have them displayed on the front cover. We look forward to receiving any articles you might wish to submit, plus your letters and views. You can send them by email to or write to: Ramsgate Town Council, The Custom House, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LP.

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We are thrilled to announce the formation of the Ramsgate Town Team (RTT) comprising 11 members who represent a broad section of traders, business owners and residents in Ramsgate. Ramsgate is a great place to not only live, work and start a business in, but also it has the potential to be a popular tourist destination once more. We are acutely aware of the negative impact years of neglect can have on a town. This has been made more apparent in the last decade or so with the advent of Westwood Cross and the demise of Pleasurama and the Royal Victoria Pavilion. RTT’s stated mission is therefore to:

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Throughout their year in office, each Mayor of Ramsgate actively supports a number of charities, through organising events and fundraising. The current mayor, Councillor Kim Gibson, has nominated three charities to benefit this year: Admiral Nurses - an arm of Dementia UK, Thanet Galaxy Pan Disability Football Club and Artwise Youth Club, now The Avenue. The charity committee, chaired by Ralph Hoult, has many members who all volunteer their time and work with the mayor to organise charity events and fundraising. Events being held during this mayoral term include a Christmas ice rink, croquet and various quiz nights. The funds generated through the charity committee can only be distributed once a year, at the end of the mayor’s term, with the amount of money given to the charities determined by how much is raised through the year. The mayor will always choose deserving charities which will benefit the local community. You will find details of events on You can



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Ramsgate Town Council supports a wide range of event organisations via its Events Fund. Bodies large and small can apply for support for their events. The fund is open to event organisers based in Ramsgate or those that can show that the event they are promoting will benefit Ramsgate. The council decides on the amount of funding that is appropriate for each event. In assessing each application, the council will look at the benefit to the community, whether the event has applied elsewhere for joint funding (a good idea) and what resources the organisers will contribute, whether in cash or in kind. It is advisable to be a part of REO (Ramsgate Events Organisers), chaired by Ralph Hoult, An application form is available from The Custom House, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, or directly at Examples of events part-funded from the Events Fund are: Thanet at War; Addington Street Fayre; May Fayre in Ellington Park; and Carols by Candlelight.

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architectural awareness and sensitive development. Society members keep in touch with activities through our quarterly magazine ‘About Ramsgate’, to which members are encouraged to contribute. Contributions are received from around the world from people who have a connection with the town and it is out of these contributions that rare items of interest about our past are sometimes gleaned. In its anniversary year the Society is looking forward to developing the Ramsgate Heritage Promenade, which will extend from the King George VI Park on the East Cliff to the Chines on the West Cliff. The Society is also working with other organisations in the town such as the Ramsgate Heritage Regeneration Trust, which is involved in the project to reopen the tunnels in June 2014. We hope that this will bring more visitors into the town to enjoy our unique heritage and history.

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Monday 3 | 4pm Pancake Tea & Races at the Saint George’s Church Hall, Broad St Wednesday 5 | 6-9pm Auditions for “Make Me A Star 2014” at the King’s of Ramsgate Community Theatre Club, King Street Wednesday 5-12 | all day Cherry Larcombe – York Street Gallery. Wednesday 12-19 | all day Williams Family Exhibition York Street Gallery Wednesday 19-26 | all day Andy Johnson – York Street Gallery Monday 10 | 7-9pm REO - Ramsgate Event Organisers Bi-monthly Meeting at the Town Council’s Custom House, Harbour Parade Saturday 15 | 7.30pm “Make Me A Star 2014” heat one Thanet’s answer to TV’s X-Factor/Britain’s Got Talent at the King’s Community Theatre Club, King Street, Ramsgate £6/7 Thursday 20 | 7 for 7.30pm “Old Ramsgate: A Trip Down Memory Lane - The Bygone Celebrities of Ramsgate” at the King’s of Ramsgate Community Theatre Club, King Street - £4 Friday 21 | 7pm) Fun Quiz Night St Lawrence Parish Hall in aid of the Friends of Ellington Park. Saturday 22 | 7 for 7.30pm Fun Quiz Night at Saint George’s Church Hall, Broad Street Wednesday 26 to April 2 | all day David Harvey Exhibition York St Gallery

Tell us about your local event email or call 01843 834160 APRIL 2014 Wednesday 2-9 | all day John Curtess Solo Exhibition York Street Gallery Saturday 5 | 7.30pm “Make Me A Star 2014” heat two Thanet’s answer to TV’s X-Factor/Britain’s Got Talent @ the King’s Community Theatre Club, King Street, Ramsgate £6/7 Saturday 5 | 10am-noon Historic Churchyard Tour at Saint Laurence Church - resting place for royalty and well -known personalities Wednesday 9-16 Miral Ormsby York Street Gallery Wednesday 16-23 John Snow York Street Gallery Thursday 17 | 7 for 7.30pm “Old Ramsgate: A Trip Down Memory Lane - The Ramsgate Story” A Night of Nostalgia at the King’s of Ramsgate Community Theatre Club - Tickets £4 Friday 18-21 Looping the Loop Festival, a feast of theatre across Thanet from Ramsgate Arts & Battersea Arts Centre Friday 18 (8pm) – Shame, Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville Saturday 19 (7.30pm) – Major Tom, Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville Saturday 19 (8pm) – Shame, King’s Theatre, King’s Place Sunday 20 – Team of the Decades (10.30am) in Ramsgate; (2pm) in Margate; (5.30pm) in Broadstairs Sunday 20 (7.30pm) – Major Tom, (venue tbc)

Monday 21 (daytime) - 97 Years, Ramsgate Music Hall, Turner St. Monday 21 (7.30pm) – Major Tom, King’s Theatre, King’s Place, Ramsgate Saturday 19 The Town Mayor’s Masked Ball Details tbc Monday 21 | daytime Seaside Shuffle Special Jazz Concert The Bank Holiday Show, Harbour Parade by the Victoria Pavilion.

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Ramsgate Tunnels Public tours of Ramsgate’s famous wartime tunnels will begin on June 1st, 2014, exactly 75 years after they were first opened in 1939. Having suffered as the most raided place in Britain during the Great War, Ramsgate was acutely aware of the dangers of aerial attack and coastal shelling as World War II approached. The local authority embarked on ambitious plans to provide underground shelter from attack within five minutes walk of every house. Despite Government policy to the contrary, Ramsgate was finally granted permission to construct nearly 2½ miles of tunnels 60 feet below the town with access from all major areas of population. These were the largest civilian Air Raid Precaution tunnels to be sanctioned by government. The tunnel design incorporated a former Victorian railway tunnel of almost one mile in length, which meant the complex was capable of sheltering up to 60,000 people. During the first Blitz of any town in Britain, Ramsgate suffered over 500 bombs in less than five minutes, completely devastating whole areas of the town. Remarkably, thanks to the safety of the tunnels, only 28 civilians lost their lives in this raid but almost

1,000 people were rendered homeless. Many moved the remains of their possessions into the former railway tunnel and took up permanent residence, some remaining below ground until war ended. Despite its location close to occupied France, Ramsgate was one of the safest towns in Britain. From the arrival of the railway and through the devastation of World War II, Ramsgate’s tunnels were one of the town’s most important assets. Hopefully, this will now become true again, this time as a visitor attraction.

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The Friends are enthusiastic about the future of the park and feel so fortunate to have a small army of dedicated volunteers and supporters who are working as a community to turn the park into Ramsgate’s biggest asset. Next year’s calendar is already beginning to fill up, so please look out for our annual May Fayre to be held on Saturday, May 17, the WW1 Commemoration Day and Drum Head Service on Sunday, July 13, and the Music Festival on Saturday, August 30. To find out more about Ellington Park and how to join our community, please email friendsofellingtonpark@, Twitter @EllingtonPark, Facebook Ellington Park, or call Dianne on 279275.

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Ramsgate Town Website Ramsgate now has a town website to engage the community with news and events, developed and funded by the town council - www. The website, built for the council by HBR Limited, was launched in March last year, with the initial aim of being a central hub of information for town news, events and visitor information. It soon became apparent that it needed to expand, not only to become a website for visitors, but also for the local community. With the help of the town promoter, Suzy Humphries, who is also funded by RTC, has gathered details of over 250 businesses, which are now listed on the website. History of the town and places to stay and eat are now available, as well as attractions, directions, places of interest and events. Within the first nine months of the website being launched, it has had over 100,000 visits. It is constantly evolving, including a home page redesign and an upgrade to the business directory for even easier access to Ramsgate businesses. is always looking for new businesses and

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Thanet District Council and local charity Project MotorHouse signed the option and transfer deed on Ramsgate’s derelict Motor Museum at the end of November. The charity now has two years during which it has to raise the estimated £1m required to stabilise the frame of the building. If it succeeds, the freehold passes from TDC to Project MotorHouse and the building will be turned into a multi-use venue

with restaurant/bar, indoor/outdoor cinema and theatre, a place where young people will be given the hands on experience they need to run their own businesses. It has taken three years to hammer out an agreement which protects the interests of the community and any potential liability to the council. The building is a vital part of Ramsgate’s infrastructure. It holds up the first 40 metres of the West Cliff Promenade.

The garden walls support the main access route into Ramsgate and the terrace walls support the cliff above Military Road. “The building’s frame is badly corroded so we really need to motor. Thankfully, TDC has given us money towards temporary propping,” said the project’s CEO, Janet Fielding. “We are also very grateful to Ramsgate Town Council for the help and support they have given us.”

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Ramsgate Active Retirement Association The Odds Club, 142 High Street, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 9TY Contact Shirley 01843 5816500 • Sequin Dancing - Alternate Mondays 10am-12pm • Gentle Exercise - Every Tuesday 10am-11pm • Line Dancing - Every Tuesday 11.15am-12.15pm • Table Tennis - Every Friday 10am-12pm • Monthly Meetings 2nd Monday of each month Salvation Army Friendship Group and Lunch Meet for friendship and social lunch. Opening Times: Every Wednesday 11.00am-1.00pm Salvation Army Friendship Group and Lunch, 167a High Street, Ramsgate Kent CT11 9TT 01843 599066 Over 60s Club Chat, bingo, cream teas, outings, Christmas shopping, raffles, annual fee Opening Times: 2-4pm Fridays St Georges Church Hall, Broad Street, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 8QR Contact Mr N.F. Allen 01843 591071 Ramsgate Croquet Club Play croquet. Join in with social activities based around a competition in the summer. We also have quizzes and other activities throughout the winter. Open Mon-Sun 9.30am-dusk May-Oct but you can play all year except Jan & Feb (weather permitting) Westcliff Lawns, Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 0HE 01843 588878


Bumble Beez Old Focus DIY, 7 Pysons Road, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 6RL 01843 570913 Mother and Toddler Group Mon 9am-12pm 50p for Surestart Members Reserved sessions for disabled children Wed 5.30pm-7.30pm; Sat & Sun 9am-10am £2 per session Thanet Ladies Bowls Club Facilities for bowls to all levels of ability at Montefiore Ave Ramsgate CT11 8BD. All welcome: ladies, gents, juniors. Whist drive, short mat bowls,bar and refreshments. Open 10am-7pm. Bowls Club, Montefiore Avenue, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 6GT Contact Mrs Piper 01843 591346 Thanet Hard of Hearing Club uses loop system and overhead projector to provide support to all with hearing loss. Speakers and social events. Help with hearing aids, retubing, batteries and advice available Opening Times: 2.30-4pm. Meeting 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month St George’s Church Hall, Broad Street, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 8QY Contact Jean Howarth 01843 867724 Royal Voluntary Service (formerly WRVS) - Good Neighbours Royal Voluntary Service works with volunteers to prevent isolation and help older people lead the life they choose. We offer a range of practical individual services such as befriending, assisted shopping and dog walking. Open 9.30am-3.30pm Mon-Fri Royal Voluntary Service (formerly WRVS) Good Neighbours Foresters Hall Meeting Street, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 9RT 01843 853321 Contact Rosie Weavers

Tell us about your local Group or Club email or call 01843 834160 The King’s Community Theatre Events take place in The King’s Community Theatre, behind the Red Lion Pub. For details contact Ralph Hoult on 07969 672674 • Old Ramsgate – a trip down memory lane Every third Thursday every month 7 for 7.30pm • Starlite Entertainers Variety Show March until June Thanet and District Sports Association for Disabled People Thanet and District Sports Association for Disabled People (TADSAD) run a junior section for disabled children aged 5-11. The new club will meet at Ramsgate Leisure Centre on Wednesdays between 4.30 and 6p.m. For more details contact Karen on 01843 590614 Ramsgate Children’s Centres If you have a child under 5 then come along and find out what your local children’s centres can offer. We have three centres in Ramsgate and families can access health services, adult learning opportunities, drop in stay and play groups, support in accessing childcare funding for 2, 3 & 4 year olds, along with advice and support and signposting to other services such as Citizen’s Advice Bureau the centres also offer events for all the family during holidays. Come along to your local centre to register with us and meet your Community Involvement Workers - why not come along to our drop in stay and plays and experience fun ways to support your child’s learning and development, fun and support for you too! • Newlands Kiddywinks and Bizzy babies is Tuesdays 1pm-2.30pm and incorporates a group for babies as well as toddlers. No need to book.

• Priory Family Time Wednesdays 9am10.30am. Health Visiting clinic runs at same time so come along and get baby weighed also and talk to a health professional. No need to book. • Newington Messy Rock and Roll on Fridays 1pm-2.30pm. Messy play - old clothes advisable! No need to book. Newlands Children’s Centre Dumpton Lane, Ramsgate CT11 7AJ 01843 595110 Priory Children’s Centre Cannon Road, Ramsgate CT11 9SQ 01843 587457 Newington Children’s Centre Princess Margaret Avenue, Ramsgate CT12 6HX 01843 855570

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Ramsgate Library You can renew books over the phone. The services at the library include : computer buddies available - need to book. Reference library. Phoenix space area where you can relax with a hot drink & a newspaper. Lifts. Public toilets. Open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 9am-5pm; (closed Sundays) 0300 333 6022 Guildford Lawn, Ramsgate CT11 9AY East Kent Independent Dementia Support Charity Registration No. 1148528 An Independent group supporting those living with dementia and their carers in East Kent. If you need support or would like to get involved. Please Contact Janet Britt, Hon Secretary, 01227 730000,


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