Our Role and Objectives
The Society was formed in 1964 to save valued historic buildings from demolition and has continued to campaign for the town’s architectural heritage. Today the Society works with schools, community groups and charities on activities that include tree planting, litter picking, landscaping, town planning and design, signage, transport, parking, wildlife, nature, sport and leisure, coastal issues and public talks. The Society is a partner in the Ramsgate Heritage Action Zone created by Historic England in 2017 using the town’s heritage assets to support Ramsgate’s economic and cultural regeneration.
THE SOCIETY AIMS TO BENEFIT THE CURRENT AND FUTURE CITIZENS OF RAMSGATE BY:
- Protecting and improving their quality of life, including their economic and social well-being;
- Encouraging high standards of architecture and planning in Ramsgate;
- Protecting and enhancing the quality of the built and natural environment, and the public realm;
- Promoting the history and heritage of the town;
- Adopting and promoting best policy and principles to reduce the extent and impact of climate change and the degradation of the environment;
- Encouraging civic pride and active citizenship;
And to pursue these objectives by means of campaigns, meetings, exhibitions, lectures, publications, other forms of instruction and publicity and the promotion of projects of a charitable nature.
THE SOCIETY STIMULATES PUBLIC INTEREST IN, AND CARE FOR THE BEAUTY, HISTORY AND CHARACTER OF THE TOWN AND ITS SURROUNDINGS.