1 February, 2022

Public invited to learn more about and give feedback on the Margate Town Deal projects

A Margate Town Deal community pop-up exhibition is taking place on Saturday 26 February 2022 from 10am to 4pm at Turner Contemporary.

This exhibition will be an opportunity for local people and visitors to find out more about the range of ambitious Margate Town Deal projects and their desired outcomes. Feedback and comments will help inform these projects as the teams develop their detailed business cases ready for submission to the government in the Spring.

Representatives from the project teams and the Town Deal Board will be available to answer questions. People are encouraged to come along, share ideas and help turn the plans into a reality for the generations to come. 

To help manage the number of people visiting, Turner Contemporary is asking all visitors to book a free ticket in advance for an allocated time slot.

Chair of the Margate Town Deal Board, Brian Horton said:
“Working closely with the people of Margate and its many businesses is key to unlocking the town’s potential. We want to create opportunities that have a positive impact and benefit the wider community.

“This is such an exciting time for Margate and I would urge everyone to book a ticket and take part in this conversation about the town’s future. Your feedback and opinions will help shape the business cases that are being developed. By working together, we can ensure that Margate has a bright future and thrives 365 days a year.”

Clarrie Wallis, Director of Turner Contemporary and fellow Town Deal Board member added:
“We are delighted to be hosting the Margate Town Deal Community Exhibition. The early plans on display will go a long way toward helping people understand the huge opportunities that the Town Deal funding will bring and how it will attract future investment and transform the area for years to come.”

£22.2m has been earmarked for Margate to support the delivery of the vision ‘Help Margate Thrive 365’ with funding subject to final approval by government later this year. This vision was created following extensive consultation with the local community last year and now we are looking to gather more specific feedback on the projects.

Learn more about the Margate Town Deal by visiting: www.margatetowndeal.co.uk. You can also sign-up to receive updates straight to your inbox by emailing the project team and requesting your subscription: margate-town-deal@thanet.gov.uk.

Please note that Turner Contemporary’s 10th Anniversary Exhibition will have finished by Saturday 26 February. The Community Exhibition is taking place during a short period of changeover so the galleries, shop and cafe will not be open to the public. Toilet facilities will still be available.

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