Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Ramsgate Action Group - public drop in session

Tackling anti-social behaviour at night is a top priority for a new action group in Ramsgate who will be talking to members of the public at a drop in session this Friday (7th December).
Ramsgate Action Group will have a market stall in Ramsgate Town Centre from 10.30am until 2.30pm with information on community safety, how to report incidents of anti-social behaviour as well as answering any issues or safety concerns around Ramsgate, especially relating to alcohol or the night time economy.
Members of this partnership project include Thanet District Council’s Community Safety team, Ramsgate Town Council, the Mayor of Ramsgate and elected councilors for the Ramsgate wards. It is also made up of local traders and businesses, the Ramsgate association of traders, The LVA (Licensed Victuallers Association) and Pubwatch scheme, Thanet Safe, Community Pastors and Marc One Security, among others.
The drop in session, which is open to anyone to attend, will be the first of a number of public engagement sessions to be held by the group.

This is all part of wider plan which aims to help reduce alcohol related crime and anti-social behaviour and to support the night time economy in the Town Centre, the Seafront and surrounding areas of Ramsgate. It also aims to raise awareness of the consequences of binge drinking to help contribute to a changing drinking culture.
The group has been formed from the local Ramsgate Neighbourhood Panel, where issues over drinking related crime were raised as a key concern.
Cabinet Member for Community Services, Cllr Iris Johnston said: “Getting out into the community is a great way to let people know what’s already being done to tackle anti-social behaviour in the town. It’s also an important part of understanding what matters most to local people and ensuring that they know how to report the things that concern them.
“We know that Ramsgate is a popular place to go for a night out, which we’d like to support, by ensuring that those who are enjoying themselves, are doing so responsibly.

She added: “By working together with local businesses, traders and community groups, in partnership with Kent Police, we hope that we can make a difference in the area. What we’d ultimately like to see is fewer incidents of alcohol related crimes and an increase in those who feel safe when they’re out at night.”


  1. Great news. I have an anti-social neighbour who wants to wake me up at all hours of the day and night. I'll be contacting RAG to find out what they are going to do.

  2. Is Ramsgate Action Group Constituted I wonder? I tried emailing the manager of Wilkinsons about the Drop In and was ignored. Also, I gather this old Ramsgate Neighbourhood Panel was responsible for having halogen lamps installed at Winterstoke Gardens on the basis of "nuisance behaviour," but can't find anything out about that either? It seems the more agencies there are involved in "public order" the less freedom we could end up with? Still, the above posting seems to have a real problem on his/her hands, hope it gets sorted for you mate.


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