A public meeting is scheduled for Thursday (November 10) at the Comfort Inn, Victoria Parade, Ramsgate. Doors open 6.30pm and the meeting to discuss proposals for 20mph zones across Ramsgate will start at 7pm and run until 9pm. All are welcome.
There have been concerns about traffic speeds across Thanet. Campaigners say Ramsgate suffers particular problems – narrow streets, ‘rat run cut throughs,’ speeding and too few crossing points.
Cllr Pat Moore, from Ramsgate Town Council and Thanet District Council, helped to start the Dumpton Park Road Safer Roads Action Group, which has more than 100 members.
The group was set up following the death of a cyclist in a collision on the road.
Cllr Moore said: “It vital that communities come together to force highways and councils to take their safety concerns seriously. I’m pleased that Ramsgate Town Council has committed to 20mph across Ramsgate town centre. This will make Ramsgate a more pleasant and safer place to be. But we need more improvements.”
Kent County Councillor Karen Constantine who has organised the meeting, added: “We need cooperation between the three councils and with the police to ensure that our roads are made much safer.
“Not only to cut down on accidents, but to create more crossings areas particularly near to our schools, town centres and on other stretches of road that are obviously missing adequate crossing points. This is a huge issue and yet again Ramsgate isn’t getting the funding for improvements it deserves, in line with other comparable places across Kent.”
Participants are asked to arrive from 6.30pm onwards. If you have questions to submit beforehand please write to [email protected].
For more information visit https://www.20splenty.org/