Rooftops of Thanet at dusk

Thanet tops child poverty table

Thanet has the highest rate of child poverty in Kent and the south east, with around 10,500 children affected according to a survey by End Child Poverty. This is utterly repugnant to me and should be to all Thanet’s residents. All children should have an equal chance. Child poverty scars and hurts for life. As […]

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Ramsgate Sprint Revival, photo by Funk Dooby on Flickr (Creative Commons License).

Reviving the Revival – persistence pays off, they say.

Today. A lesson in persistence. I’ve been helping a family with accommodation. They have been stuck for months now! I helped out a resident with disabled car parking space request. Then, dealing with the Pleasurama hoardings saga – how many times have I written to Councillors Wells, Shonk and Heale since October?  Are the hoardings on the […]

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Image of ramsgate housing stock

Thanet’s housing nightmare

The local housing bill may be seen as a step in the right direction by some. Like many pieces of legislation it will have some positive and some negative impact. I became a councillor for the Newington Ward of Ramsgate some nine months ago. I’m very proud to have been elected by the residents and […]

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