Thanet Community Safety Partnership – Harbour Street, Ramsgate Operation.

On Thursday 15 September the Thanet Community Safety Partnership led an educate and enforce operation, in Harbour Street Ramsgate, involving officers from across the partnership. The multi-agency initiative is part of a series of joint engagement and compliance checks to ensure safe and responsible socialising within the district.

The operation involved officers from several of the Thanet Community Safety Partnership member organisations, including: Thanet District Council’s Community Safety, Licensing, Housing Regeneration, Environmental Health, Parking and Litter Enforcement Teams;  Kent County Council’s Trading Standards and Early Help Youth Workers; Kent Fire and Rescue Service and Kent Police.

Officers were present from 8pm until 3am carrying out checks on individuals, businesses and residential properties. Over the course of the night: 

  • the team resolved seven parking issues and handed out five parking tickets. Advice was also given to a further 21 drivers, with details taken from nine for follow up,
  • Police issued three vehicle obstruction warnings,
  • three people were given tickets for littering,
  • seven licensed premises were found to be not in compliance with certain aspects of their license. Three were given advice and four require further inspections,
  • one property was found not to have planning permission,
  • three premises were found to not have adequate compliance with fire regulations. These premises will receive follow up visits,
  • Youth Workers engaged with over 20 young people, those entering premises or buying alcohol had their ID checked – no one found to be underage,
  • one potentially dangerous property was found, which will be followed up by Thanet Council’s Housing Team today as a matter of urgency,
  • over 100 people were engaged with, including one young girl who was helped to get home safely, and general safer socialising advice was given in the run up to fresher’s week.

Councillor Lin Fairbrass – Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Safety said: This was an excellent example of how the Thanet Community Safety Partnership can draw resources from across our member organisations to help improve Thanet’s environment for residents, businesses and visitors. The operation was a great success and enabled us to address some of the serious issues in this particular area, which have been highlighted to the partnership by the community.