A community-wide demonstration, featuring banners, potties and an enormous pink loo, will take place outside Thanet council’s offices next week in protest at the Summer-long closure of public toilets on Margate seafront.
Campaigners are demanding repairs are carried out so the ‘Clock Tower’ toilets on Marine Drive are opened for the tourist season.
Thanet council says a review of the repair works to structural issues has to be carried out.
A spokesman said: “The Clock tower toilets in Margate are currently closed due to concerns about the structural condition of the building. A review into the extent of repair work that may be required is currently underway and if it is possible to provide alternative toilets in this area for the summer season.”
The RAG’s campaign is to stop TDC’s latest proposals to industrialise the port.
Secret plans to spend £1 million of our money to build a new berth to host a 3000 ton per hour conveyor system that makes no sense whatsoever. They make no environmental sense as they threaten to pollute the surrounding areas, particularly the adjacent marine RAMSAR and Sites of Special Scientific Interest around Pegwell and Sandwich Bay.
They will blight the town and the historic harbour and they will do irreparable damage to Ramsgate’s tourist economy. Above and beyond all this, the proposed developments make no financial or commercial sense. As they will result in the residents of Thanet paying for more losses on the port and handing out more hidden subsidies to private companies like Brett Aggregates for years and years to come.
We’ve successfully seen off rubbish proposals like this twice before. The O’Regan’s waste incinerator in 2015 and the Brett aggregate washing plant in 2016. So, we can do it again. Only this time, we’re going to do it once and for all. Make sure TDC’s rotten Corporate Management Team never again try to industrialise the port on the sly without telling anyone – or giving councillors or the public at large a say in the matter.
On Monday 15th April, SONIK (Save Our NHS in Kent) sent a legal letter to the Kent and
Medway Stroke review CCGs which starts the firing gun for our judicial review which will challenge the decision to close QEQM’s stroke unit and result in all of Kent and Medway having just 3 acute stroke units where there are currently six. The NHS commissioners (known as ‘the JCCCG’ or the ‘CCGs’) will now have to respond to us by April 29th with their response. If they do not agree to rethink the plans or reconsult, then SONIK will proceed with the application for Judicial Review (which must be submitted prior to May 14th).