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.
On October 10th we held a walk-in event at the Custom House to share our plans for 2020 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Ramsgate Town conservation area.
To celebrate this the Ramsgate Society is planning to plant 50 trees within the conservation area for future generations to enjoy. We will be planting the trees during National Tree Week on Saturday 28th November - if social distancing rules allow.
Many of our members will recall that the Society Committee carried out an online survey of our members to inform their response to the TDC Public Consultation on the WSP Feasibility Study on the Future of the Port and Harbour.The deadline for submissions was 2nd October and following an analysis of Members responses, the Society submitted its response on 23rd September. Our full submission is below.