Sporting Minds: new mental health project for Thanet 

Thanet District Council Sports Development service is launching a new pilot project called Sporting Minds, aimed at working with young people and adults (aged 16-30) from across Thanet who are suffering from poor mental health. The project, which launches at the end of October 2017, has been developed following a successful grant from the Kent Read the full article…

Young people warned against becoming ‘money mules’

Young people are being warned to resist temptation and avoid becoming illegal ‘money mules’ if offered large amounts of cash from strangers. Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are keen to ensure people do not unwittingly become complicit in money-laundering offences by accepting criminal funds in exchange for a cut of the Read the full article…

Leader of Dover District Council to Retire

Leader of Dover District Council to Retire, Counsellor Paul Watkins will step down as a ward councillor on 30 September 2017. Cllr Watkins has been Leader since 2003 and is one of the longest serving Council Leaders in Kent.  He first joined the authority as a ward councillor for Lower Walmer in 1983 and since Read the full article…

Seatbelts Safety Campaign: New figures

The number of people killed after not wearing their seatbelts has more than halved according to new figures released by Kent County Council. Just four out of the 24 vehicle occupant fatalities on the county’s roads in 2016 involved drivers or passengers not wearing a seatbelt. This represents a significant improvement on the same figures Read the full article…

TradeMarq Trade Park Joins Wave of New Investment

A new TradeMarq Trade Park is under construction as a wave of new investment brings new business to Whitfield, Dover.  The development also includes a Subway which will have frontage on Honeywood Parkway. The 0.39ha site is allocated for employment use in Dover District Council’s Local Plan and was granted planning permission in August.  The area is Read the full article…

Margate Caves given new lease of life

Thanet District Council has today granted the Margate Caves Community Education Trust a long lease, enabling the attraction to re-open following its £1m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund earlier this year. Thanet is the UK’s fastest growing tourism destination, with a 19% growth in its visitor economy and the council’s Destination Management Plan supports projects that Read the full article…

Great British Beach Clean returns to Thanet!

A host of volunteers will be helping to clean Thanet’s beaches this weekend as part of The Great British Beach Clean! On Saturday 16 September, two beach cleans led by the Thanet Coast Project will take place at Minnis Bay and Cliffsend to coincide with the Marine Conservation Society’s annual campaign. The campaign aims to Read the full article…

Brand new residents’ survey launches this week!

Thanet District Council is asking 6,000 local people to tell them what they think! Residents have been selected at random as part of the council’s latest annual survey. The survey covers a range of questions about the local area, the services the council provides, and how residents would like the council to keep them informed. Read the full article…

Appeal to locate missing teenager from Hythe

Officers looking for a 14-year-old boy reported to be missing from Hythe are appealing for information. Blu King was last seen on 7 September and it is believed he has travelled to Southend or Catford. He is described as being 5ft 5ins tall with a medium build and cropped, black hair. He was last seen Read the full article…

Dreamland in Margate shortlisted for Family Traveller Awards

Following a nomination from Thanet District Council, Dreamland has been shortlisted for Best Family Theme Park in this year’s Family Traveller Awards alongside the likes of Disneyworld and Universal Studios in Orlando! The full list of nominees is below: Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis, The Palm Chessington World of Adventure Diggerland Disneyworld, Orlando Dreamland Margate Dubai Read the full article…

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