Local News Monday 23rd March 2020
Huge queues formed outside Tesco yesterday before opening
The crowds gathered outside the Westwood store despite government advice on social distancing. ID was checked at the entrance to give priority to NHS staff, but many shoppers were not key workers and refused entry. Crowds also gathered around Thanet’s seafront pubs and cafes. Despite pub and restaurant closures, the relaxation of planning rules to allow venues to operate a takeaway service has attracted people who are not dispersing after collection.
Tyres have been slashed on six Thanet ambulances
A report of the damage at the Make Ready station in Haine Road, in Westwood, was made to police on Saturday morning. The Make Ready team clean, restock and check equipment on ambulances at the beginning and at the end of every shift. Paramedics believe that the damage was deliberate, and police are now looking into the matter.
Police have issued an appeal to find a missing Margate man
Alex Richards was last seen walking along the seafront in Margate at around 2.30pm on Saturday. The 37-year-old is described as being white, around 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build and with brown hair. He has a short beard and sideburns and was last seen wearing a white hooded top, black jacket, black tracksuit bottoms and was carrying a carrier bag.
The Thanet Winter Shelter has closed after finding accommodation for all its residents
Suitable accommodation has been found for 33 people. The shelter provided bed spaces as well a hot evening meal and breakfast. It ran across eight venues in Margate and Ramsgate and received support from the Salvation Army, Thanet council, the Gap Project in Broadstairs and isle churches.
Easter postbox toppers in Westgate-on-Sea have gone missing
The knitted toppers, made by local resident Ann Walker, are believed to have been stolen. Locals Richard and Lorraine Hambidge and Wilfred Jenkins, who put many of the toppers in place, are now appealing for their return.
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