Most of us naturally feel proud of Thanet’s long association with aviation. Some want to keep it alive through a revival of commercial aviation at Manston, and others see an airport as a source of much-needed jobs. But before committing our future to aviation, we should think about what it would mean to us all if Manston became a commercially …Read More »
Broadstairs will take centre stage on Saturday June 20 for the 200th commemoration of the Battle of Waterloo. There will be re-enactments with a horse-drawn post-chaise, a re-creation of Major Percy’s landing at Broadstairs, and a service of commemoration in Canterbury Cathedral. On June 19, the 30-year old Major Percy who was Wellington’s only aide-de-camp to emerge unscathed from the …Read More »
The new path would lead to Whitstable beach Comments (0) Natural England has unveiled proposals to improve public access along the stretch of coast between Ramsgate and Whitstable. The route, which will also take in Margate, Broadstairs, and the Reculver Castle, will become part of the England Coast Path, if approved The route also ascends the cliff via The 39 Steps, …Read More »
Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Russ Timpson has called for a “Team Thanet” approach to reopening and operating Manston airport. Mr Timpson held a meeting on the airport’s future in Broadstairs today (Tuesday), where speakers included Lib Dem MP for St Austell and Newquay, Stephen Gilbert. Mr Glibert told the meeting local authorities, MPs and the Local Enterprise Partnership had “pulled …Read More »
FairTrade Fortnight: There will be a Japanese Karuta tournament Comments (0) FAIRTRADE Fortnight begins today and will include several Thanet events. The aim of the fortnight is to demonstrate the benefits Fairtrade brings to growers and their communities through ensuring a fair price is paid for goods such as sugar, tea and cocoa. Events taking place are: FILM The Fairtrade Foundation …Read More »
Ramsgate property prices have dropped over 7% in the last 6 months.
The effects of "night flight blight" can already be seen in the fall in house prices in Ramsgate, as compared to the rest of Thanet.
Despite its architectural richness, thriving independent retail sector, attractive harbour and the new high speed rail link, prices in Ramsgate over the last 6 months have fallen sharplyRead More »
This email is to let you know that I am opposed to night flights at Manston on the grounds that I live directly under the flight path the noise will cause the deprivation of sleep which in itself is a heath risk. Tourism will be greatly affected with the loss of more jobs than will be created at Manston.
I may be uniquely qualified to comment on the effect of night flights at Manston. I fly 25K- 30K miles a year usually spread over between 8 and 12 flights, so spend quite a lot of time at and travelling to, airports. Because of the geographical spread of my family I spend several months living close to Sydney, Kingsford Smith airport, I spend some weeks about 15 miles from Stansted Airport and most of the rest of the time in Broadstairs.Read More »
Charles Buchanan will be giving the Night Flights new proposal to TDC Friday 28th October (as if they haven’t had it for a while already!) and will be announcing the highlights on BBC Radio Kent – 96.7FM and 104.2FM and DAB. BBC Radio Kent are having a “travel day” special on 28th October, and will be devoting 11am – 12 …Read More »