Have your say on issues affecting your streets at the next neighbourhood engagement meetings

Sgt Ross (second from left) at a neighbourhood meeting in Ramsgate

The isle’s next round of Neighbourhood Engagement Meetings (NEM) are due to take place.

The meetings aim to identify the issues that matter most and are affecting the lives of residents.

NEM meetings are attended by police sergeants and PCSOs for the area and district council representatives. Members of the community are free to ask questions or make observations about their area, even down to street level.

Meetings in Ramsgate and Margate in August brought up issues of drug dealing, nuisance bikers and motorists and vandalism.

In Ramsgate one resident dumped carrier bags full of drug paraphernalia, including dozens of nitrous oxide – known as laughing gas –  canisters on a table in front of police and council staff to highlight the area’s drug problems.

In Margate residents said they were plagued by  ‘feral’ youths drug dealing and speeding on quad bikes and moped.

The next meeting dates and locations are:


14 November, 7pm, Trinity Resource Centre, CT9 3TN 

Monkton to Ramsgate

7 November, 7pm. The ELMS Club, Elms Avenue CT119BD

St Nicholas to Westbrook

1 November, 6.30pm Garlinge Primary School, Westfield Road, Margate CT9 5PA