Road closed due to casino roof damage at Westwood Cross

Road closed Photo Jane Harmer

UPDATE: The roof of Grosvenor Casino has now been fixed and everything at Westwood Cross, including the casino and Mecca Bingo, is now open as usual. The car park is now fully open as well.

A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of damage to the roof of a commercial premises in Margate Road, Broadstairs. One fire engine attended and crews helped to make the area safe, before leaving the scene in the care of site staff.”

Antolin Way at Westwood has been closed off due to an issue with the roof at Grosvenor Casino today (September 26).

The problem, believed to be damage caused by high winds, means there is currently no access to Westwood Cross via Antolin Way and the section of car park near the Casino is not in use.

Photo Jane Harmer

Emergency services have been contacted and are onsite. Grosvenor Casino and Mecca Bingo are currently closed.

The rest of Westwood Cross is open as usual, and the car park near M&S and Primark remains open.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police at around 1.40pmollowing a report of damage to the roof of a business premises.

“Officers remain in the area to assist Kent Fire and Rescue Service with a road closure.”


  1. Scaffolding down earlier on Marine Parade, Margate and a lot of weather defence sheeting ripped to shreds particularly on the new build on the seaward side of the the Royal Seabathing site at Westbrook.

  2. Trees in gardens and Northdown park down earlier. Hoardings down and across the pavement at the old Butlins site on Eastern Esplanade, Margate again.

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