June 2024 Monthly Members Newsletter

June 2024 Monthly Members Newsletter

Dear XXXX, Welcome to the June Ramsgate Society Newsletter.   As always, a lot to share with you and we hope we will see many of you on July 25th when there will be an update on the Clock House / Maritime Museum followed by (optional attendance for members only...
Full Steam Ahead on the Westcliff Shelters

Full Steam Ahead on the Westcliff Shelters

Thanks to a grant of £1400 from Ramsgate Town Council we have been able to purchase the paint necessary to complete the repainting of the four large shelters on the Royal Esplanade. The poster below gives the details of the volunteer days between June and September by...
Manston Airport: Court of Appeal Judgement

Manston Airport: Court of Appeal Judgement

In our May Newsletter we reported on the Court of Appeal hearing, held on 24th April, into the appeal by Jenny Dawes to quash the DCO (Development Consent Order) granted by the Secretary of State for Transport. The appeal centred on points of law relating to the...
Will You Encourage Action on Ramsgate Graffiti?

Will You Encourage Action on Ramsgate Graffiti?

Many of our Members will be aware of the alarming increase in graffiti in Ramsgate over the last year or so. Not just in Ramsgate – huge parts of Thanet now seem to be subject to this form of anti-social behaviour and most people feel powerless to do anything about...
Minster Marshes National Grid Proposal

Minster Marshes National Grid Proposal

The public consultation on this development is now closed and we await the National Grid’s response. The next stage will be a DCO assessment, at which interested parties (that’s anyone who wishes to provide input to the assessment) will be able to state their case....
Southern Water Investment Plans

Southern Water Investment Plans

The Ramsgate Society welcomes Southern Water’s recent announcement of investment 2020-2025 of £427 million in Kent to “improve our performance”. That is less than £100 million per year and this has to be balanced against their appalling under-performance and...
June 2024 Monthly Members Newsletter

May 2024 Monthly Members Newsletter

Dear XXX, Welcome to the May Ramsgate Society Newsletter. Rather a lot to cover this month, from an Important Manston update, to two talks in June, a good-news story within Climate matters and an invitation to support one man’s campaign for stronger action to combat...
New Water Stations for Ramsgate

New Water Stations for Ramsgate

Some good news among all the climate gloom as the Ramsgate Society, in partnership with Ramsgate Town Council, has been successful in a grant application to the Marine Conservation Charity Sea-Changers to fund a water station to be installed at the entrance to...
Another Successful Ramsgate Society Litter Pick

Another Successful Ramsgate Society Litter Pick

On 24th March the Ramsgate Society undertook another “Chine to Chine” litter pick as part of the Great Ramsgate Spring Clean 2024. This week-long event took place between 22nd and 30th March and formed part of the national campaign by Keep Britain Tidy....
Why Does Climate Change Matter to Us?

Why Does Climate Change Matter to Us?

One of the many ironies of the global climate crisis is that the nations and people most impacted are the nations and people least responsible for climate change. Since 1850, annual worldwide CO2 emissions have gone from 2.84 billion tonnes (bt) to 41.46 bt in 2022....
Gift Aid your Ramsgate Society Membership

Gift Aid your Ramsgate Society Membership

Did you know that you can claim Gift Aid on your annual subscription to the Ramsgate Society? Being a registered charity, The Ramsgate Society can reclaim from HMRC an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. That’s as long as you are a UK tax payer and make the...
June 2024 Monthly Members Newsletter

April 2024 Monthly Members Newsletter

Dear XXXX, Welcome to the April Ramsgate Society Newsletter. We really welcome your support for our activities and, if you have not already done so, please give us permission to reclaim tax on your membership fees. It does not matter when you last paid because we can...
CLOCK HOUSE – the best jigsaw in Ramsgate!

CLOCK HOUSE – the best jigsaw in Ramsgate!

What are odds of throwing a jigsaw puzzle into the air and it landing, by chance, fully assembled? ‘They’ say, while it’s not impossible, it is very, very, very, very unlikely. No surprise there, but it’s a fun way of looking at what not to do in the Clock House as it...