Mayor and Charter Trustees of Margate News

As Margate no longer enjoys the status of a Borough, the Mayoralty is administered by the Margate Charter Trustees, these being those elected members of Thanet District Council whose wards lie within the boundary of the old Borough of Margate.

The Annual Civic Service - St John the Baptist Church - 8th Oct 2017

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The Mayor of Margate, Cllr Rosamund Dixon, with her Consort Mr Geoffrey Dixon and the Mayor's Cadet, Corporal David Chapman of the Air Cadets, at the annual Civic Service which was held at St John the .....

Red Ensign day - 5th Sep 2017

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The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate, Cllr Rosamund Dixon, proudly hosted the first raising of the Red Ensign over Margate's Old Town Hall, in recognition of Merchant Navy Day. The Mayor, the Chairman .....

Congratulations To The Margate Bowls Team - 31st Aug 2017

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Congratulations to the team from Margate Bowls who won the Cinque Ports Mayors Association annual Bowls Tournament which this year was held at Dover Bowls Club. The Mayor of Margate, Cllr Rosamund Di .....

Bi-annual Hythe Venetian Festival - 16th Aug 2017

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The Mayor of Margate, Cllr Rosamund Dixon, attended the bi-annual Hythe Venetian Festival on 16th August. The Mayor of Margate is here, sitting next to the Mayor of Ramsgate, Cllr Trevor Shonk. One of .....

Mayor's engagements for August 2017 - 1st Aug 2017

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August is traditionally the 'quietest' time for year for Mayors, who take the opportunity for a short break before the busy season starts The Mayor has represented Margate at .....

Mayor's engagements for July 2017 - 1st Jul 2017

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During July, the Mayor of Margate, Cllr Rosamund Dixon, attended the following events: July 1st - Margate - Guest of Ammad Ahmed Memorial Trust & Eid Celebration .....

Mayor's engagements for June 2017 - 1st Jun 2017

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During June 2017, the Mayor of Margate, Cllr Rosamund Dixon, attended: June 1st - Ramsgate - Charity Croquet Match June 5th - Canterbury - Bishop of Dover Reception June 6th - Margate - D Day Vet .....

Mayor's Engagements May 2017 - 10th May 2017

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The Mayor of Margate, Cllr Rosamund Dixon, has had a busy first month in Office after her election on 8th May 2017. The Mayor has represented Margate at the following events: .....

TOWN MAYOR SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESS EVEN - 19th Apr 2017

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A great Easter event in Margate. A collaboration between Margate Town Team, The National Businesses and Local Independents made for a fun filled day for the youngsters in their local high Street. Ac .....

TOWN MAYOR SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESS - 17th Apr 2017

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A great Easter event in Margate. A collaboration between Margate Town Team, The National Businesses and Local Independents made for a fun filled day for the youngsters in their local high Street. Ac .....

WI AGM - 22nd Mar 2017

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The Worshipful the Town Mayor of Margate and Mayoress attended the East Kent Federation of Women's Institutes 96th Annual Council Meeting at The Winter Gardens, Margate. The event welcomed guest .....

THE ROTARY CLUB - 18th Mar 2017

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The Worshipful The Mayor of Margate, Cllr. Robin Edwards and Mayoress, Mrs Dorothy Collins opened the 'BIG KNIT'. A competition attended by 150 competitors all of which, raise money for cha .....

MEDIEVAL BANQUET - 6th Feb 2017

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The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate [Cllr. Robin Edwards] and Mayoress [Mrs Dorothy Collins] hosted the Mayor's Charity Fund raising event at Salmestone Grange. .....

MAYOR'S MEDIEVAL BANQUET 2017 - 3rd Feb 2017

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The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate Cllr. Robin Edwards in support of 'The Mayor's Charities' is holding a Medieval Banquet at Salmestone Grange on 3rd February 2017. Please join the Ma .....

BLESSING OF THE SEAS - 9th Jan 2017

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Margate was once again the setting for the Blessing of the Seas in the Geek Orthodox celebrations at Epiphany. The parade from the Greek Orthodox Church in Westbrook was some 200 plus strong with Civi .....

BLESSING OF THE SEA 2017 - 8th Jan 2017

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For 53 years Margate has been the venue for a Blessing of The Seas during the Greek Orthodox celebrations at Epiphany. In full regalia, both Greek and Civic communities will parade from St Michaels th .....

BLESSING OF THE SEA 2017 - 8th Jan 2017

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Margate was once again the setting for the Blessing of the Seas in the Geek Orthodox celebrations at Epiphany. The parade from the Greek Orthodox Church in Westbrook was some 200 plus strong with Civi .....

HIDDEN TREASURES - 7th Jan 2017

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The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate opened 'HIDDEN TREASURES' in Birchington. We wish them every success. .....

A MERRY CHRISTMAS - 25th Dec 2016

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The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate, Cllr. Robin Edwards and Mayoress Mrs Dorothy Collins wish the Townspeople of Margate a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. A MERRY CHRISTMAS. .....

GRESHAM CARE HOME - 20th Dec 2016

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The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate and Mayoress Dorothy Collins were warmly welcomed by Staff and Residents at this Cliftonville Care Home. Both Mayor and Mayoress spent some time chatting to Residen .....

YOAKLEY HOMES, MARGATE - 20th Dec 2016

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The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate, Cllr. Robin Edwards and Mayoress Mrs Dorothy Collins were delighted to visit Yoakley Homes. Residents and Staff warmly greeted both the Mayor and Mayoress who both .....

ST JOHN'S CAROL SERVICE 2016 - 18th Dec 2016

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The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate, Mayoress, Deputy Mayor and Honorary Town Clerk, attended a full congregation in the Annual St John's Church [Margate] Carol Service. The congregation were in .....

PRESENTATION EVENING - 15th Dec 2016

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The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate, Cllr. Robin Edwards and Mayoress, Mrs Dorothy Collins attended the Annual Sea Cadets Prize giving at Walpole Bay Hotel, Cliftonville. .....

Oh Christmas Tree! . . . Oh Christmas Tree! - 14th Dec 2016

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Falcon Electrical & Security Ltd have very kindly offered to re-decorate the Margate Christmas Tree in Cecil Square. This is the first year the tree has been sponsored by The Margate Charter Trust .....

MAYOR TAKES AIM - 28th Nov 2016

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The Worshipful Mayor of Margate, Cllr. Robin Edwards attended the launch of a new air rifle range at Margate Army Cadet Force at Manston. .....

OBELISK AWARDS GALA EVENING 2016 - 28th Nov 2016

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The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate Cllr. Robin Edwards and Mayoress Mrs Dorothy Collins attend the awards event recognising the talented 'showbiz' people of Margate. .....

Oh Come All Ye Faithfull - 28th Nov 2016

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The Cecil Square Christmas Tree will this year be provided and funded by the Margate Charter Trustees for the Townspeople of Margate. The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate, Cllr Robin Edwards and the M .....

SWITCHING ON XMAS LIGHTS AT TENTERDEN - 26th Nov 2016

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The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate, Cllr. Robin Edwards and Mayoress Mrs Dorothy Collins attended this event along with: Mayors' from around Kent, Civic Guests and the Townspeople of Tenterden. .....

Annual Governance Statement 2015/16 - 23rd Nov 2016

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Please find attached Annual Governance Statement 2015/16 .....

CHERNOBYL CHILDREN'S LIFE LINE VIST TO MARGATE - 20th Nov 2016

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On Monday 18th July 2016. The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate, Deputy Mayor and Consort were joined on the Margate Sands for a 'Day at the Beach' by a group of children who are affected by t .....

RBLI AGED VETERANS' ACTIVITIES - 19th Nov 2016

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The RBLI will be holding an "Information and Advice Day" at Dreamland, Margate which will include: local organisation stands, indoor sports, a drama and entertainment by a 1940's style .....

MAYORS CHARITY BALL 2016 - 18th Nov 2016

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The Mayors Charity Ball is to be held at the Winter Gardens, Margate on 18th November 2016. The Mayors chosen local charity is: Porchlight. Porchlight is a charity supporting the local homeless and ne .....

FAVERSHAM CARNIVAL - 15th Nov 2016

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The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate and Mayoress attended this event along with Mayor's from around Kent and Civic Dignitaries'. The carnival was watched by hundreds of local people lined up .....

MAYORS CHRISTMAS VISITS - 12th Nov 2016

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The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate Cllr. Robin Edwards and Mayoress Dorothy Collins meet fund raisers and children from St. Saviours School who had been making Christmas decorations for the xmas tree .....

MARGATE MUSEUM - 11th Nov 2016

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The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate, Cllr. Robin Edwards and Mayoress Mrs Dorothy Collins were invited to attend the unveiling of 444 plastic poppies made from re-cycled bottles in the Tudor House Gar .....

MARGATE SEA CADETS DIVISIONS NIGHT - 1st Nov 2016

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The Mayor presented Awards to Cadets at their Divisions Night during which a Rifle handling training session was observed. .....

TROPHY HANDOVER - 1st Nov 2016

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The Mayor of Margate handed back to Westgate Town Council two trophies. .....

ENJOY FIREWORKS RESPONSIBLY - STAY SAFE - 20th Oct 2016

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The Mayor of Margate in full support of the Kent Police Campaign to enjoy fireworks responsibly and stay safe is asking the Townspeople of Margate to follow the tips in the advice given in the use of .....

TRAFALGAR DAY PARADE AND SERVICE - 16th Oct 2016

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The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate and Mayoress along with Mayor's and Civic Dignitaries from around Kent were in attendance at this parade where Lord Boyce took the Salute. .....

DEAL CHARTER DAY SERVICE - 15th Oct 2016

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The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate and Mayoress attended the Charter Day Service along with the Lord Warden and Civic guests. .....

SHIRLEY VALENTINE - 14th Oct 2016

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The Worshipful the Mayor of Margate and Mayoress attended the fundraising performance for the *East Kent Unit for Breast Screening of "Shirley Valentine" by Willy Russell. Local actress Anet .....

JUSTICE SERVICE - CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL - 7th Oct 2016

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The Mayor and Mayoress attended this Service at which it serves to bring together representatives of all branches of the legal profession. .....

HORACE'S PALACE OF FUN CHARITY VARIETY SHOW - 2nd Oct 2016

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The Mayor and Mayoress were in attendance at this charity event. There were a variety of entertainers' from singing to dancing. The Thanet Stage School of Performing Arts whose costumes were colo .....

SPEAKER'S DAY PARADE AND SERVICE IN DOVER - 1st Oct 2016

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The Worshipful Mayor of Margate and Mayoress with the Town's Mace were in procession at the Confederation of the Cinque Ports. The Confederation is a unique association of maritime towns and vill .....

COUNTY HARVEST THANKSGIVING - 30th Sep 2016

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The Mayor and Mayoress were in attendance at the Canterbury Cathedral Service in Celebration of Kentish Harvest. With the monetary value of Kent's farming calculated to be worth some 5.4 billion, .....

ST. MICHAELMAS DAY DINNER - 29th Sep 2016

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The Worshipful Mayor of Margate's Charity Dinner was full to the brim raising money for the Mayors local charities. An outstanding 3 course meal was enjoyed by all at Quex Barn, along with the ma .....

WINTER GARDENS - 19th Sep 2016

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The Mayor and Mayoress attended The Winter Gardens for The Dane Court Grammar School, Annual Presentation of Awards Evening. Following the Headteacher's report by Mr Andre Fowler, Dr Virginia Aus .....

BROADSTAIRS & ST. PETER'S CIVIC SERVICE - 18th Sep 2016

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The Mayor and Mayoress were in attendance along with Civic Dignitaries and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Mr Frank Martin. The Address by The Reverend Dominic Fenton gave praise, thanks whilst st .....

125th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SALVATION ARMY MARGATE CITADEL - 17th Sep 2016

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The Mayor and Mayoress were delighted to attend this joyful celebration along with guest speakers; Lt. Col. David & Doriel Phillip's, whose presentation throughout the evening was both entert .....

INVITE THE MAYOR OF MARGATE - 14th Sep 2016

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The Mayor of Margate would only be too pleased in attending where possible local events and civic occasions. Please contact the Mayor's Office in the first instance on: 01843 448590 or email: Ing .....

SALMESTONE GRANGE - 22nd Jul 2016

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The Mayor of Margate was host to a summer fund raising event held at the historic Salmestone Grange that raised an amazing ᅵ537.70 for the Mayor's Charity Fund. Following a mo .....

The Queens 90th Birthday - 21st Apr 2016

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Today saw the celebration of the Queens 90th Birthday and across the country towns were lighting beacons to celebrate. The Mayor of Margate, Cllr Robin Edwards and the Charter Trustees wanted the t .....

Charter Trustee Meeting 29 February 2016 - 19th Feb 2016

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MARGATE MAYOR'S FUND HELPS LOCAL DEAF CHARITY - 27th Jan 2016

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The Mayor of Margate's Charity Fund has made a donation to Hi Kent, the local charity for deaf and hard of hearing people, to help it continue to run its hearing aid after care clinics in the tow .....

Margate 1st (St Johns) Scouts - 26th Jan 2016

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The scouts fund raising efforts, like Bob a Job etc can never quite stretch to the costs of property maintenance, such as a new roof, windows and doors that is so desperately needed for one of the loc .....

Quarterdeck to Create New Studio With Help From The Mayors Fund - 25th Jan 2016

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The Quarterdeck Youth Centre will soon be celebrating 50 years of helping young people with personal development and achievements. Highlighted recently in the Try Angle awards, where members received .....

Winter Warmer - 23rd Jan 2016

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The nights are certainly colder in January and what better way to warm yourself up with a hearty meal in a 14th century mansion, Salmestone Grange. A great evening was had by all, whilst funds were .....

Blessing of the Seas 2016 - 10th Jan 2016

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We were certainly blessed with the weather for the Blessing of the Seas. There was an excellent turn out for this annual event. There is a tradition where the Mayor of Margate give olive leaves to .....

Freda Attwell is 105! - 8th Jan 2016

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It was with great pleasure the Mayor Cllr Robin Edwards and the Mayoress Mrs Dorothy Collins presented Mrs Freda Attwell with a silver spoon from the Margate Charter Trustees on behalf of the Town, fo .....

Christmas Card Competition - 18th Dec 2015

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This year we wanted to do something different with our Christmas Card that reflected how young children viewed Margate - so we asked local schools to get their budding artist pencils sharpened. We re .....

RIBA Sandcastle Event - 8th Dec 2015

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We have already reported about this wonderful event of creativity but as the cold nights draw in we thought we would remind you of the summer with this wonderful article from James Brazier of the Marg .....

Christmas Parade - Magical Margate - 28th Nov 2015

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What a wonderful way to enter into the festive season with our Christmas Parade, lead by Father Christmas, Santa's Helpers (JoJo's Dance School) and the 438 Squadron band. Before the parade .....

Remembrance Sunday - 8th Nov 2015

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What a proud moment to be joined by the people of Margate to mark our respects for the heroic men and women that serve our country. The turn out was exceptional from service men and women, towns fo .....

Cllr Iris Johnston made Honorary Burgess - 19th Oct 2015

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Margate Mayor Cllr Robin Edwards and the Charter Trustees paid homage to Cllr Iris Johnston and her contribution to the town of Margate both as a Councillor and as the Mayor of Margate in 2011. Cllr .....

RIBA South East Sandcastles Challenge 2015 - 19th Sep 2015

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The sun was shining for RIBA South East Sandcastles Challenge 2015. Getting creative on the beach with a bucket and spade but as it is plain to see from some of the pictures there were some real arch .....

Bin It For Good - 7th Sep 2015

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The Mayor of Margate and officers from Thanet District Council were joined in Margate Old Town this week (7 September 2015) by representatives from Keep Britain Tidy, Oasis Domestic Abuse Service, Por .....

Margate Cricket Club - Win Again! - 27th Jul 2015

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We joined Margate Cricket Club for our annual thrashing at Cricket! The under 13 and 11's were a formidable team and deserved to win, with some very talented players but the Mayors office did put .....

The Mayors Visits the new Dreamland - 19th Jun 2015

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We have waited for some time for our wonderful Dreamland to be restored to its former glory. The Mayor Cllr Robin Edwards, Mayoress Mrs Dorothy Collins, Deputy Cllr Rosamund Dixon and her Consort Mr G .....

Civic Society Newsletter - Dunkirk Caskets by James Brazier - 10th Jun 2015

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We were delighted when James contacted us about a box of Margate Sand James discovered whilst visiting Dunkirk...I won't spoil it, please read this wonderful article to find out more. Thank you .....

Hartsdown Academy Stepping Up Programme - 10th Jun 2015

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Hartsdown Academy, pride themselves on being a caring school, who puts the needs of their students and their families at the core of what they do. Transition from primary to secondary is an uncertain .....

Mayor Making 2015 - 2nd Jun 2015

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Yesterday saw the election of the New Mayor Cllr Robin Edwards and the Deputy Mayor Cllr Rosamund Dixon, it was an auspicious occasion with many dignitaries from other towns in Kent coming together to .....

TAG Pet Rescue Cheque Presentation - 1st Jun 2015

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The Mayor John Edwards chose TAG Pet Rescue as one his chosen charities for 2014/2015. He put on various events and raised a considerable amount of money for many charities. He gifted £1000 to .....

Margate Ambulance Corps Cheque Presentation - 1st Jun 2015

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The Mayor John Edwards have worked alongside this great group of volunteers and understand the costs to keep this excellent service going , so decided that Margate Ambulance Corps would be one of his .....

St Anthony's PTFA - Shakespeare at Margate Theatre Royal - 1st Jun 2015

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One of the Mayor of Margate John Edwards last duties was to present a cheque to St Anthony's to take part in the Shakespeare Festival, which gives 30 students the opportunity to take part and for .....

People of Margate Donate £500 to Nepal Appeal - 1st May 2015

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On behalf of the people of Margate, The Margate Charter Trustees and The Mayor of Margate have donated £500 to Nepal Appeal run by British Red Cross. Please feel free to make your own donatio .....

Oasis Charity Volunteers benefit from The Mayor of Margate's Charity Fund - 15th Apr 2015

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The Mayor of Margate, Cllr John Edwards, has presented Oasis Domestic Abuse Service with £480 to help train their volunteers. Thanet based charity Oasis Domestic Abuse Service has its only c .....

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Turner Contemporary - 11th Mar 2015

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We were delighted to be visited by Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge this week at the Turner Contemporary. Kate studied a degree in History of Art at the University of St Andrew's and is a .....

Use of Lose It - Parkinsons Thanet Branch - Cheque Presentation - 4th Mar 2015

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The Mayor of Margate, Cllr John Edwards presented the Thanet Branch of Parkinson's UK with a grant to help continue with the support that is given to local residents suffering with Parkinson. Th .....

Mayor of Margate presents Cheque to Academy FM for '50 Things You Didn't Know About Thanet' - 29th Jan 2015

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The Mayor of Margate, Cllr John Edwards was delighted to present a cheque to David Sharp of Academy FM Thanet, who help to provide educational programmes via their radio station based at Marlowe Acade .....

Cliftonville YBC - 28th Jan 2015

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The Mayor was delighted to present a cheque to help the young members of the YBC to attend national competitions. The club has had a good history of producing talented bowlers and it sounds like this .....

Mayor Presents Check to Hi Kent - 19th Dec 2014

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The Mayor of Margate, Cllr John Edwards was delighted to present a cheque to John Clayton of Hi Kent, who provide free aftercare, support and advice clinic for Hearing Aid users. The services are pro .....

Cheque Presentation to the Gateway Disability Drop In Centre - 19th Dec 2014

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The Mayor of Margate, Cllr John Edwards was delighted to present a cheque to Amanda Goldsmith of the Disability Drop In Centre, who provide help to Disable people, their carer's and family to ensure t .....

Mayor of Margate meets the Members of Thanet Business Network - 10th Dec 2014

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Today the Mayor visited Thanet Business Network to receive a cheque for the sponsorship of The Mayors Masquerade Ball. It was an early start but breakfast was very enjoyable at Quex Barn and the Mayor .....

Christmas Parade - 28th Nov 2014

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What a perfect evening for a Christmas Parade, seeing lots of children with their lanterns making Margate truly Magical. We were lucky enough to have Thanet Rock Choir and the ATC band who helped eve .....

Lovelys Gallery in support of the Margate Mayor's charities - 3rd Oct 2014

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Very successful evening at Lovelys Gallery in support of the Margate Mayor's charities - Tag Pet Rescue and Margate Ambulance Corps. Thank you to everyone that came and supported the event, and .....

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