9 March, 2023

Repairs and restoration on the cards for Thanet coastal facilities

Grants for lift restoration, improved disabled beach access and tidal pool repairs are on the cards for Thanet’s towns, following an allocation of funds received from Southern Water.

A decision has now been made about how a payment of £100,000 from Southern Water, received in recognition of water quality issues experienced in the district, could be allocated.

The proposed projects and allocated amounts are as follows:

Ramsgate lift restoration – £50,000 grant to Ramsgate Town Council
Disabled beach access at Viking Bay – £25,000
Tidal pool repairs at Minnis Bay – £14,500
Iron gate for Margate Clock Tower – £500
Coastal shelter improvements at Westbrook and Palm Bay – £10,000

Cllr Ash Ashbee, Leader of Thanet District Council, said: “It’s very good news for the district. This funding will make a noticeable difference to a number of projects that we would otherwise have struggled to fund. We appreciate the gesture made by Southern Water following the issues we experienced with bathing water quality that had a significant impact on the ability of local people to enjoy our beautiful coastline. By targeting this money to repairs and restoration of notable assets in the district, all of our residents will benefit.”

The notice of the decision can be read in full on thanet.gov.uk

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