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  • Becoming a Local Councillor 2023

    Becoming a Local Councillor 2023

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    If you would like to become a town Councillor and want to know more about what is involved then why not join the KALC (Kent Association of L...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Jan 23
  • New Year, new you, with ‘One You Kent’ support

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Whether it's new moves, new habits, or trying healthier food, there are lots of simple ways to kickstart your health in 2023 with suppor...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 13 Jan 23
  • Have your say and help us to frame Kent's future

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Kent County Council is reviewing its community services to ensure they are run as efficiently, effectively and sustainably as possible. Pro...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 13 Jan 23
  • New research shows promising domestic recovery for  Thanet’s tourism industry

    New research shows promising domestic recovery for Thanet’s tourism industry

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Visit Kent’s latest Economic Impact Model for 2021 published earlier this week (Tuesday 13 December 2022) shows promising signs of ear...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Dec 22
  • Southern Water Advice

    Southern Water Advice

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    With a thaw predicted to in the next few days, the most important thing is to ensure people know where their stop cock is located, should th...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 16 Dec 22
  • Developer Contributions Guide update consultation

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Kent County Council (KCC) is working on a new Developer Contributions Guide and inviting feedback on the draft during an eight-week consulta...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 16 Dec 22
  • Cost of Living Campaign

    Cost of Living Campaign

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    The cost-of-living crisis makes everyone in Kent vulnerable. We all need to be alert to doorstep criminals, online, phone and postal scams, ...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 15 Dec 22
  • Sustainable Warmth

    Sustainable Warmth

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    What is sustainable warmth? Sustainable Warmth is a new Government scheme which can help pay for improvements to your home which will help...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 14 Dec 22
  • New severe cold weather warning for Kent residents

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    With the current severe cold weather now forecast to extend to the end of the week in the South East, Kent residents are urge to continue fo...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 12 Dec 22
  • KCC Notice - Road Closure - Richborough Road, Westgate

    KCC Notice - Road Closure - Richborough Road, Westgate

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Kent County Council gives notice that Richborough Road, Westgate on Sea has been closed to through traffic, on or after 9th December 2022 fo...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 12 Dec 22
  • Food and activity vouchers for pupils on free school meals

    Food and activity vouchers for pupils on free school meals

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Families in Kent with children who receive benefit-related free school meals will once again be provided with food vouchers by Kent County C...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 12 Dec 22
  • Help to spot and treat Step A symptoms

    Help to spot and treat Step A symptoms

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Kent County Council (KCC) is working with the NHS to raise awareness of the symptoms of Scarlet Fever, following a national alert by the UK ...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 12 Dec 22
  • New method of treating Kent’s roads to be trialled

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    A new method of road treatment is to be trialled by Kent County Council (KCC) after initial tests showed it may more than double the life sp...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 7 Dec 22
  • Latest scam alerts affecting Kent residents

    Latest scam alerts affecting Kent residents

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Dear Kent Residents The Cost Of Living crisis is making everyone anxious and that can make us more vulnerable to scams or doorstep crime. ...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 6 Dec 22
  • New Kent Money Advice Hub launches as need for debt advice grows

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    A new Kent Money Advice Hub launched on 28 November 2022, to support people who are struggling financially or need help to manage the increa...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 6 Dec 22
  • Operation Brock to be reinstated ahead of winter getaway

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Thinking of a trip to the continent for the festive season? Please book in advance to help avoid any unnecessary delays and keep Kent moving...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 5 Dec 22
  • Severe cold weather warning for Kent residents

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Severe weather forecast for the South East this weekend could cause major health risks and residents are urged to follow simple steps to hel...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 5 Dec 22
  • Applications open for Community Transport Grant

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Charities, resident groups and parish or town councils are now able to apply for funding from Kent County Council’s (KCC) Community Tr...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 1 Dec 22
  • National Tree Week

    National Tree Week

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    National Tree Week 2022 National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration. Each year, the country’s conservation s...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 1 Dec 22
  • Neighbourhood Watch December Newsletter

    Neighbourhood Watch December Newsletter

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Please find below the link to the final newsletter for 2022. https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/2022-11/Dec%202022%2...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 30 Nov 22
  • Armed Forces Veteran Hub

    Armed Forces Veteran Hub

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Drop in to the Ramsgate Royal British Legion Club for a coffee and a chat every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. 9.30am to 12.30noon. T...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 30 Nov 22
  • My Community Voice - Shed Security

    My Community Voice - Shed Security

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Now that the weather has turned, and we approach the winter months people are not visiting their sheds as much as they did in the summer. Du...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 26 Nov 22
  • Loan Sharks

    Loan Sharks

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    • Did you know nearly one in ten people turned to loan sharks to cover the costs of Christmas last year? • More than half of vict...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 24 Nov 22
  • s77 Consultation Notice Proposed Disposal by Way of a Lease

    s77 Consultation Notice Proposed Disposal by Way of a Lease

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    The Town Council has received notification from Kent County Council that they have been approached with a request to site a telecoms mast on...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 18 Nov 22
  • Providing support for Ukrainians in crisis

    Providing support for Ukrainians in crisis

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Everyone is horrified by the indefensible invasion of Ukraine and there are now a number of ways people in Kent can help, from opening up yo...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 16 Nov 22
  • Police Panto 2023

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    It's back! -Oh yes, it is! The Police Panto returns in February 2023 for its 21st year of supporting Charities and giving the peop...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 10 Nov 22
  • FREE ‘Stand up against street harassment’ bystander webinar

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    My Community Voice and Neighbourhood Watch Update FREE ‘Stand up against street harassment’ bystander webinar Last month we...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 9 Nov 22
  • Win £50! Enter the Neighbourhood Watch Cybercrime Survey

    Win £50! Enter the Neighbourhood Watch Cybercrime Survey

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Together with our Cyberhood Watch partner, Avast, we have launched our annual Cybercrime Survey to understand the impact of cybercrime on co...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 9 Nov 22
  • Volunteers urged to ‘Share the Warmth’ in new energy saving campaign

    Volunteers urged to ‘Share the Warmth’ in new energy saving campaign

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Residents are being invited to learn some top energy saving tips and then ‘Share the Warmth’ with loved ones this winter through...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 8 Nov 22
  • Latest Scam Alerts

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    KEEP KENT SAFE People assume that the victims of scams and Doorstep Crime are gullible, vulnerable, or less intelligent. But in many cases,...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 8 Nov 22
  • National Adult Safeguarding Awareness Week 21 - 25 November 2022

    National Adult Safeguarding Awareness Week 21 - 25 November 2022

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Thanet Community Safety Partnership will be visiting various locations during the week of 21st - 25th November 2022, raising awareness and g...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 27 Oct 22
  • Leader announces boost to multi-million-pound cost of living support package this winter

    Leader announces boost to multi-million-pound cost of living support package this winter

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    More details have been released of a multi-million-pound support package in Kent to help vulnerable residents, families and communities thro...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 24 Oct 22
  • Kent residents urged to prepare for winter on our roads

    Kent residents urged to prepare for winter on our roads

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Gritting teams are getting ready to hit the road again after working hard to prepare for the winter season ahead. Staff at Kent County Coun...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 24 Oct 22
  • Latest alerts affecting Kent residents

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    As the Cost of Living Crisis continues, many scammers are taking advantage vulnerable residents. Be extremely alert to any scams that may...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 24 Oct 22
  • Kent County Council to increase payments to those hosting Ukrainian guests

    Kent County Council to increase payments to those hosting Ukrainian guests

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    People hosting Ukrainians as part of the Kent County Council (KCC) Homes for Ukraine Scheme are set to receive more money every month as par...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 20 Oct 22
  • Kent Fraud Alert System

    Kent Fraud Alert System

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    The latest fraud alerts from Kent Police. This week: Mobile Phone Scam Fake Amazon Text Message Courier Frauds Renenber, ABC: neve...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 19 Oct 22
  • Neighbourhood Engagement Meeting

    Neighbourhood Engagement Meeting

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    A Neighbourhood Engagement Meeting for Birchington, Garlinge and Westgate will take place on Wednesday 2 November at 6pm in the Westgate Tow...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 19 Oct 22
  • Westgate-on-Sea Scarecrow Trail

    Westgate-on-Sea Scarecrow Trail

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Look out for Scarecrows which will be on display across Westgate this half term! Pick up a map from The Classroom, 34 Station Road, and see...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 18 Oct 22
  • Vehicle Interference

    Vehicle Interference

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Kent Police are getting an increased number of victims that have had items taken from their vehicles when left unattended. These are mainly...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 18 Oct 22
  • Thanet residents invited to participate in annual survey

    Thanet residents invited to participate in annual survey

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Thanet District Council’s annual Residents’ Survey has now started. Six thousand households in Thanet will receive a postcard in...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Oct 22
  • Long-term commitment to food vouchers for vulnerable families

    Long-term commitment to food vouchers for vulnerable families

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Kent families with children who receive free school meals will once again be provided with food vouchers by Kent County Council to help them...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Oct 22
  • Urgent Road Closure - Western Road, Margate - 17th October 2022 (Thanet)

    Urgent Road Closure - Western Road, Margate - 17th October 2022 (Thanet)

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    It will be necessary to close Western Road, Margate from 17th October 2022 for up to 8 days. The road will be closed at various location...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Oct 22
  • Latest alerts affecting Kent residents

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    As the number of scams continues to increase, this is our regular round-up of the latest scams reported by Kent residents. Anyone can be a v...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 17 Oct 22
  • Rogue callers

    Rogue callers

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Please be aware we have had 2 calls in the last 2 days whereby residents have been 'scammed' by rogue traders at their door claiming...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 13 Oct 22
  • Urgent Road Closure - Station Road, Westgate On Sea - 14th October 2022 (Thanet)

    Urgent Road Closure - Station Road, Westgate On Sea - 14th October 2022 (Thanet)

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    It will be necessary to close Station Road, Westgate On Sea from 14th October 2022 for up to 1 day. The road will be closed at the junct...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 13 Oct 22
  • Thanet District Council invites public to feedback on draft Net Zero (climate change) Strategy

    Thanet District Council invites public to feedback on draft Net Zero (climate change) Strategy

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    Members of the public are now being invited to share their views on the council’s draft Net Zero Strategy. It was previously considere...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 13 Oct 22
  • Community Clinic Wednesday 19 October

    Community Clinic Wednesday 19 October

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    An opportunity to meet with the PCSO, Community Warden and Neighbourhood Watch representatives. All welcome, come along and raise any issue...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 13 Oct 22
  • Kent Fraud Alert System

    Kent Fraud Alert System

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    The latest fraud alerts from Kent Police. This week: Energy Scams Internet Scams Renenber, ABC: never Assume never Believe always...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 12 Oct 22
  • Extension - Emergency Road Closure - Nash Lane, Margate - 3rd October 2022 (Thanet)

    Extension - Emergency Road Closure - Nash Lane, Margate - 3rd October 2022 (Thanet)

    Westgate-On-Sea, Kent
    Article by: Gill Gray (Town Clerk/RFO)

    It has been necessary to close Nash Lane, Margate from 3rd October 2022 for up to 29 days. The road has been closed at the junction with...

    Westgate-on-Sea Town Council   |  
    Posted: 11 Oct 22