About Thanet District council

Thanet District Council was formed in 1974 and includes the towns of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate as well as a number of pretty villages. It is situated on the most north-easterly edge of Kent with coast on three sides. We have a population of just under 140,000 people and cover around 40 square miles.

This district is easily accessible with excellent road links to the national motorway network. It takes just 75 minutes from London’s St Pancras International aboard HS1 and rail services link Thanet to other London stations and mainland Europe (Eurostar) via Ashford International. Cross-Channel services are available from the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel.

Thanet’s three resorts – Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate – are geographically very close to one another but beyond boasting sandy beaches, chalk cliffs and mainline railway stations; their personalities could not be more different. Please visit our Visit Thanet site for our official tourist information.

Thanet District Council employs around 500 staff who work hard to ensure the district is a fantastic place to live, work and visit.

Thanet District Council functions

Local government can be complex. Here’s what Thanet District Council does and what our partners do.

Thanet District Council Kent County Council

The services marked ‘*’ in the table are statutory functions that we are required to provide by law.

The Council has a statutory obligation to support the community in times of emergency i.e. floods.   Employees are required to assist in the Emergency Plan and training will be provided for those staff selected for specific roles and you should be aware that you may be called upon at any time.

Our Corporate Statement

Thanet District Council is focusing on three key priorities between 2019-2023, Growth, Environment and Communities. These reflect the things we know are important to local people.



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