The Government has issued a white paper ‘Planning for the Future’ with proposals to radically reform the current English planning system. The stated intention is to make it ‘significantly simpler, faster and more predictable’. The Society is concerned that it has a strong likelihood to backfire in many respects.
Overview and link to the white paper itself

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Read a summary of the Civic Voice response, supported by the Ramsgate Society

The Annual General Meeting of the Society would normally have taken place by now; and indeed, we had intended to hold the meeting on Thursday 21st May but in present circumstances, we are unable to meet and so we have decided to postpone it until further notice. Meanwhile, we have prepared the agenda and relevant papers and now make them available to all members for inspection. 

Questions or comments on any of the papers may be addressed to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and will be most welcome, pending the announcement of the actual date of meeting.

Graham Woolnough
Ramsgate Society Honorary Secretary 

Zip file with all documents

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Unfortunately we've had to postpone our tree planting event as it falls within the lockdown period. We will publicise a replacement date as soon as we can.
This is disappointing but we had no option!


Our Autumn litter pick had been planned for many months but with the ever changing Covid Restrictions and the uncertainty about the weather we were never quite sure how this one would go but a bright sunny morning greeted us when about 40 people began to assemble in front of the Clock House.
Covid concerns meant we took special care to ensure that people worked in small groups, wore protective gloves, used the hand sanitiser that we had provided and left us their contact details for Track and Trace.
Thanks to Ramsgate Society Committee Member Meher Basit the operation was a great success. Meher is now a veteran organiser of our litter picks having organised our Spring and Autumn events for the last three years. She’s got it down to a fine art! Thanks Meher for all your efforts.
Special thanks also to Ramsgate Town Council’s Chris Barton (and his dog Aurora) who provided us with the use of the RTC litter picks, hoops and copious supplies of hand sanitiser, and who very kindly cleared away all the plastic bags of litter at the end of the event.
I can’t not mention the support of the Ramsgate Town Mayor Raushan Ara, and of Tricia Austin, Chair of the Ramsgate Litter Forum who’s network of supporters are invaluable to the success of these events.
As usual we spread out across the seafront between Winterstoke and Courtstairs and by the time we had finished no litter remained in sight. Huge thanks everyone who came and gave freely of their time and energy to make Ramsgate a better place to live and work. You can and do make a difference.
We are planning to have another litter pick in the Spring- probably in April- at a date to be announced nearer the time.
John Walker



Trees Appeal


2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Ramsgate Town conservation area. To celebrate this the Ramsgate Society would like to plant 50 trees within the conservation area for future generations to enjoy. 

If you would like to volunteer to help please contact Irene, or donate to our fundraising campaign.

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