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        Public speaking at Council meetings

        Ask a question to the 15th July Council Meeting

        Please make sure you have read through the guidance below before submitting your question.

        A question can also be posted to: the Committee Services Manager, Council Offices, PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT10 1XZ

        Members of the press and residents of Thanet can ask questions at ordinary meetings of Council; the exceptions being the annual council meeting, the annual budget-setting meeting (usually at the beginning of February) and extraordinary meetings.

        A question must be submitted by the person who will ask the question at the Council meeting and not someone else on the questioner’s behalf.  You can submit a question by clicking on the date of the meeting in the table below.

        Upcoming meetings and dates by which your questions should be submitted

        The Committee Services Manager must receive your question at least five full working days before the date of the meeting. Saturdays and Sundays and bank holidays do not count as ‘working days’.

        Date of ordinary meeting of councilTime by which your question should be received
        Thursday, 13 May 2021Annual Council, no opportunity for questions.
        Thursday, 15 July 20215.30pm, Wednesday, 7 July 2021
        Thursday, 9 September 20215.30pm, Wednesday 1 September 2021

         

        Further information

        Summary of questions to be asked at the Council meeting of 25 March 2021.

        Questions from Councillors 

        Question from Cllr Wing to Cllr Albon 

        Will Jet ski users leaving and entering Ramsgate Harbour be required to follow all Ramsgate Port and Harbour all maritime rules and regulations and byelaws as detailed in all associated TDC documentation and on the Port of Ramsgate, Royal Harbour Marine website?

        Response:

        To be added following the meeting.

        Question from Cllr Pugh to the Leader

        With the announcement by central Government that the Margate Town Deal has been awarded £22.2million of funding to support Margate’s long term economic growth and well being – how will this Council ensure that this transformational funding truly benefits residents of Margate and the surrounding area?

         

        Response:

        To be added following the meeting.

        Question from Cllr Fellows to Cllr Albon

        Will the leader commit tonight to reopening the toilets in Birchington village and also commit to helping our unique ‘high street’ in Birchington by offering the same parking scheme that we had up until Christmas, which our small businesses state was a real boost after the last lockdown.

        Response:

        To be added following the meeting.

        Question from Cllr Towning  to Cllr Albon

        How will enforcement be carried out to restrict BBQs, prohibit alcohol consumption in public areas, deal with antisocial behaviour, litter, illegal parking across driveways, overnight parking and all night beach parties. how does the Council propose to patrol our open spaces.

        Response:

        To be added following the meeting.

        Questions from Members of the Public

        Question from Mr Dickman to the Leader

        As Thanet is recognised as an area of high deprivation, which is likely to be exacerbated by the aftermath of Covid 19; should TDC be reassessing the Housing Policy?

        Rather than building large developments on arable land, would it be more appropriate to concentrate on smaller projects providing affordable/appropriate housing?

        Response: 

        To be added following the meeting.

        Question from Mr Knibb to Cllr Albon

        What is being done to combat the scourge of dog manure in Thanet ?

        Response: 

        To be added following the meeting.

        Question from Ms Kirby to Cllr Albon

        Ramsgate is a lovely town  but the rubbish is a nightmare. There are lots of groups out picking up litter voluntarily in the community, but unfortunately it’s not enough. Are there any plans to employ more staff to help keep our streets clean and tidy?

        Response: 

        To be added following the meeting.

        Question from Ms Austin to Cllr Albon

        18th March was Global Recycling Day. Thanet’s recycling rates are poor; many residents have no doorstep collection and public facilities are extremely limited. 

        In light of TDC’s Climate Emergency declaration, how do you plan to improve our recycling rates and facilities, and what targets are you setting to achieve this? 

        Response: 

        To be added following the meeting.

        Question from Ms Wells to the Leader

        In light of TDC declaration of climate Emergency will The council now review brownfield sites such as 13 hectares In All Saints Avenue that have been identified for industrial building in the local plan rather than residential or mixed use and so prevent the loss of Thanet’s prime agricultural land.

        Response: 

        To be added following the meeting.

        Question from Mr Bridges to Cllr Albon

        Can you make it a priority for all public toilets in Broadstairs to be Open from 12th April? This is going to be a busy year for tourism and we need all of these facilities open.

        Response: 

        To be added following the meeting.

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        • You must give your name and address. Your address will only be used to identify that you are a Thanet resident entitled to ask a question at a council meeting.
        • Your question must not be more than fifty words.
        • You must give the name of the Cabinet Member your question is for. To find out which Cabinet Member you should ask, please click on cabinet posts.
        • Please check the summary of questions asked at past meetings via the link below to make sure your question or a similar question has not been asked within the last 6 months.
        • Please view  Speaking at Council meetings – Frequently Asked Questions for more information
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        Date of past ordinary meeting of councilQuestions asked at council meeting
        Thursday, 10 December 2020
        Thursday, 25 February 2020

         

        Questions from earlier Council meetings can be found in our archive.

         

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        You can ask the question yourself at the meeting (currently virtually) or you can nominate someone to ask the question on your behalf. This can either be someone you know or you can ask a member of the Democratic Services team.

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