Thursday, 28 January 2010

Thanet Countryside Trust Pledge Support

The Thanet Countryside Trust field officers visited the land on Westbrook Promenade (proposed Village Green) today. They have identified rare grasses and several other plant species. The conclusion is that this land should be saved from development. They are going to continue their studies into the spring and summer as more plants appear. Pieces of land on the coast like this are important to nature particularly insects and birds. This particular site would be ideal to develop biodiversity and become a nature reserve.
I would like to thank the trust for their support also their intention to help us lobby the council.

In the meantime here are some of the delights to look forward to in the spring and summer (pictures taken last year).

The campaign continues to save this special place for the continued enjoyment of local people. Support is growing day by day.


  1. One of my all time favourite places. I have pictures taken along that stretch of walks wee had over 30 years ago. We still go to the car park and have our lunch sitting watching the ships, and our beach hut is at Westbrook. I for one would hate to see this developed on.

  2. Thanks for that. If you have pictures of the land 30 years ago it would be great if you could e-mail them as we can add them to our evidence.

  3. This is such a sad story, this area belongs to the people of Thanet and should be preserved for all of us to enjoy. Just goes to show if something is unprotected, it will be exploited by the greed of others that are too dumb to appreciate anything other than money.

  4. I agree. The TDC Asset Disposal Manager seems to have a mandate to dispose of everything he can.