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LOCAL NEWS Tuesday 12th November 2019

 

A man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage following a stand-off with the police on Sunday evening. Officers were called to Homefleet House in Wellington Crescent, Ramsgate at around 5.00pm on Sunday, where a man was reported to be damaging items on a first floor balcony. Initially the man refused to come down but was eventually talked to the ground by officers. The 33yr old man remains in custody while enquiries are ongoing.

 

Plans have been announced to take the Nethercourt Neighbourhood Watch scheme to the next level. The Scheme, which was set up at Ramsgates Nethercourt Estate earlier this year could include night patrols, working with CCTV companies and involving youngsters with a poster competition. The overriding issue is car crime, with numerous vehicle break-ins and damage being reported over the last few months.

 

A blunder at a Margate Remembrance service on Sunday meant that a New Years broadcast was played by mistake. Big Ben's twelve chimes of midnight and Auld Lang Syne were played instead of the eleven chimes expected at 11 oclock during the service at Trinity Square in Margate. It was followed by a pre-recorded dialogue where one commentator wished another a Happy New Year. Despite the error, the service was praised.

 

Margate Yacht Club has put its Fort Paragon property up for sale. The club house, which overlooks the harbour, is being sold in order to create a club area with bespoke, up to date facilities. Margate Yacht Club, which has been established since 1932, says sailing will continue.