Community payback teams get Broadstairs seafront ready for summer season

The seafront steps before and after

A community payback scheme has seen Broadstairs seafront brightened up ready for the summer season.

Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council once again joined forces with community payback teams to ensure the area around Viking Bay is in tip-top condition.

Teams worked through the winter to repaint the bandstand, shelters, benches and fencing around Victoria Gardens, as well as the steps leading down to the beach, and completely refurbished the toilets at the southern end of the bay.

Team leader Danny Ward explained the value of the work to the people undertaking it: “Community Payback is a community sentence handed out to low-level offenders which gives them an opportunity to undertake meaningful work in their own community.

The toilets before and after

“It is valued and appreciated by local people who often stop us thank us for what we are doing and tell us how much brighter the area looks.

Cllr Roy Dexter, the Mayor of Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council, which supplies the materials, added: “We are delighted to be supporting this initiative and to be contributing to smartening up the whole area ready for the thousands of visitors who enjoy coming to Broadstairs so much.

“This project is proof of what can be achieved when local people work together.”

Broadstairs Tourism and Leisure Association also contribute funds to the project.


    • Lol

      I get what you mean if banksy had done that its saved. Personally I cant see the difference between banksy graffiti or that in the picture.

      Apart from the arty community like banksy graffiti. Personally banksy graffiti should be painted over the same as anyone else’s graffiti. I hate favouritism.

  1. With the amount of criminals in Thanet given communitysentences like this instead of jail time the streets in Thanet should be spotless, so why aren’t they ?

  2. You lot sound so funny ever thought of doing stand up comedy.. Community thrives with guys like you.
    Community pay back… Why… Omg can’t afford a cleaner get the criminals for free

  3. The community payback team have done an excellent job. However, despite the beach toilets being painted, none of the toilet seats have NOT been replaced by Thanet District Council and the cubicles are absolutely disgusting. I even bought this to the attention of the toilet attendant who responded “That’s the council for you”

    • yeah the same council that couldn’t get their act together to support the bikers bringing money in

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