The Ramsgate Society shop will re-open in the Clock house of the Maritime Museum on Tuesday October 9th. We still have some spaces on our rota of helpers. If you could offer a couple of hours of time there are spaces on Tuesday afternoon from 1.00pm- 4pm, Friday afternoon from 1.00pm - 4.00pm and Saturday from 1.00 - 4.00pm.
Although it is likely to be quiet we need 2 volunteers at all times. We have Ramsgate Society items for sale and also are willing to talk to visitors about Ramsgate as a town and listen to any concerns. The membership Secretary (Janet Reid) and myself are always available to lock up at the end of the day and support in anyway we can.
The Ramsgate Society Secretary
The RSP proposal to reopen the former Manston Airport as a 24/7 International cargo hub has complied with the preliminary procedures to enable it to go forward to an Examination in Public. This does not imply that there is some form of official approval for the substance of the proposal, for which there is not, but it does give local residents the opportunity to make their concerns known to the Planning Inspectorate at the Public Inquiry.
Persons or organisations wishing to make their views known have until 8 October to register their interest with The Planning Inspectorate. (PINS.)
The Ramsgate Society is intending to register and will do so citing a number of key reasons why we are opposed to RSP’s proposals. These will centre around the potentially disastrous impact that 24/7 operations at the airport will have on the historic fabric of the town and the quality of life for its residents.