The decision by the Secretary of State on the application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to create a cargo hub at the Manston airport site has been delayed by four months.

The decision had been due on 18th January 2020 but a written statement to Parliament made by Nusrat Ghani, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, on 16th January said the latest delay means the outcome is now due to be announced on 18th May 2020.

Celebrate ten years of the Ramsgate Festival!  This year Ramsgate Arts brings the second Ramsgate Festival of Sound. Celebrating the landscape, buildings, people and history of Ramsgate in exciting new ways with multiple sound installations and hundreds of amazing musicians, performers and artists. The week will begin with a series of  talks during Ramsgate Week in the build-up to the main festival weekend, these include Ramsgate Reflections and an artist symposium with guest speakers to be announced.

Highlights this year include Dame Evelyn Glennie, Simon Boswell and the AND live, Jazz Sessions with Sabina Desir, music from Amy Montgomery, Things With Words and Music, Screaming Alley Cabaret, a Sonic Trail featuring ten new sound installations, the Cervia Sound installation. 

Have you seen the van Gogh bust in Spencer Square and wondered how it got there?
In 2018 sculptor and artist Anthony Padgett had been working on a project called A Year with Vincent and contacted our society chairman to talk about the work he had been doing.
The output from the project were busts created by Padgett and were being donated to sites that were significant to the life of van Gogh, of which Ramsgate was one. So the question was "Would the Ramsgate Society be interested in creating a permanent memorial to van Gogh and finding a site for one of the busts?"

On Friday 15th February the Society submitted its Statement to the Examining Panel.
The Statement is in two parts: Part A: Need, Viability and Socio Economic Benefits and Part B: Impact on Ramsgate and the Local Plan
The Society's Statement can be found below. The Examination in Public is scheduled to continue until 9th July 2019 with a decision from The Secretary of State later in the year.
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