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Thanet District Councils Chief Executive has warned Councilor’s of potential problems if they don’t back the local plan

Thanet’s Draft Local Plan which is a blueprint for housing, business and infrastructure up until 2031 – will be voted on by Full Council tomorrow.

The plan sets out how much development is needed to support the future population and economy but some councilors are considering rejecting it because it would mean axing the existing aviation only status of the land.


Police are trying to trace a witness to the attempted robbery of a boy in Ramsgate

Kent Police received the report at around 3.30pm on Wednesday 29 November. The boy was sitting on a bench in Leopold Street when he was approached by a group of children on bicycles who reportedly assaulted him and tried to steal his mobile phone.

A 12-year-old boy from Ramsgate was arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault and was later released pending investigation.


A Ramsgate gambler who stole more than £55,000 from a family’s bank accounts has been jailed for four years.

Samuel Alexander, was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court last week

Kent Police had been alerted by one of the victims.

The court heard how Alexander had been using the bank account of someone he knew to obtain money from her families’ accounts for more than a year,

He had repeatedly gambled the money away using online betting and shopping.



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