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"Bold Steps for Thanet: regeneration, good transport links and Manston"

Manston’s future: public meeting

Here’s one not to miss: a meeting of the Thanet Local Board entitled “Bold Steps for Thanet: regeneration, good transport links and Manston”. This will feature Paul Carter (KCC leader) and Charles Buchanan (KIA boss) amongst others, singing the praises of Manston and the (yet to happen) Thanet Parkway station. It’s a public meeting, with a question and answer session at the end.


Welcome to the meeting – Mr Bill Hayton, Chairman

–       Apologies
–       Introductions
–       Declarations of Interests by Members in Items on the Agenda for this Meeting.



Notes of Local Board meeting held on 13 July 2010 and progress on any actions agreed



Paul Carter , Leader Kent County Council ‘ Bold Steps for Kent’


Paul Carter will provide a countywide context to the opportunities, future plans and ambitions for regeneration in Thanet, focusing on the importance of improved transport links, including Manston and Thanet Parkway.  Kent County Council has just launched its ‘Bold Steps for Kent’ strategy which is now out for consultation with staff, residents, community groups and other public sector partners.  This sets out how, over the next four years, KCC will provide the best possible services for its residents for less, addressing the budget challenges that lie ahead and recognising the importance of empowering local residents and communities by involving them in how their services are designed and delivered.


Robert Bayford, Leader of Thanet District Council and Kent County Councillor for Broadstairs and Sir Moses Montiefore


Cllr Bayford will describe the various consultative processes that have been undertaken by Thanet District Council and give an update on The Airport Working Party.


Kent Youth County Council/Thanet Youth Council


Kent Youth County Council and Thanet Youth Council members will update the recent work they have undertaken and the local issues in Thanet that matter to them.


Panel discussion: regeneration and the importance of good transport links to the prosperity and quality of life for local Thanet people, including discussion on Kent International Airport, Manston and the Thanet Parkway.


The rest of the panel will introduce them and give a brief overview of their organisation’s work and provide a general update on any future plans or developments.

Charles Buchanan: Chief Executive Officer, Manston, Kent International Airport

Andrew Pearce: Area Manager, Environment Agency


Paul Crick: KCC Director of Integrated Strategy and Planning, Environment, Highways and Waste


Question and Answer Session.  The audience is invited to ask the panel questions on any issues or concerns that they may have.


Opportunity to ask questions about local public services.


Any Other Business notified to the Chairman prior to the meeting.

 Bill Hayton (Chairman)
–    Broadstairs & Sir M M’fiore
Robert Burgess
–    Margate West
Robert Bayford
–    Broadstairs & Sir M M’fiore
Elizabeth Green
–    Ramsgate
Michael Jarvis
–    Margate & Cliftonville
Charles Hibberd
–    Birchington and Villages
John Kirby
–    Ramsgate
Chris Wells
–    Margate & Cliftonville

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