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Pie and a Pint evening – Thank you

Chris and I were delighted to hold a pie and a pint fundraiser on Saturday night (11th June). We were thrilled that so many people took the time to come along and absolutely staggered at everyone’s generosity. It was great for us to meet new people but also heartening to see people meeting Facebook friends! […]

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My thoughts on Manston

Originally posted on social media. It’s time for some fresh thinking. Stencil Park (SHP) offers a genuine opportunity to generate long term prosperity & economic growth in Thanet. It could give Ramsgate a real boost & in particular could provide decent work & careers for our younger residents. Much needed in the present malaise. Ramsgate […]

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Newington walkabout with Madeline Homer

I met with Thanet District Council Chief Executive Officer, Madeline Homer for a walkabout in Newington recently.  Despite the bitter cold the 2.5 hours walk around was a useful exercise. I was able to raise a number of issues with her and another council official, Gavin Waite, Director for Operational Services. These are the points I raised […]

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Image - Listening to the debate at a Thanet Fabians meeting.

The Fabian view from Thanet

The Fabian Society is Britain’s oldest political think tank. Founded in 1884, the Society has and continues to be at the forefront of developing political ideas and public policy on the left. In 2015 Thanet Fabians was launched to provide a forum for local debate. In March this year I was invited to write a piece for the national […]

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