Thursday, 27 October 2011

Nature Park Planting Day

Volunteer Day 20th November 2011 10 AM to 3 PM

This is a day for those interested in gardening, conservation and creating biodiversity for generations to come or would like some healthy exercise.

Please support us with your time if only for a few hours.

Help us plant shrubs and encourage wild flowers. We have 105 saplings coming from Woodland Trust.

Activities for all ages and families

Refreshments available

Meet at Barnes Car Park on the lower promenade at Westbrook. Click on "Google map of the Green" under links to.

Wear stout footwear and bring gardening gloves if you have them.

In case of bad weather phone Tony on 07890857370

If you need more information please e-mail address Click on "Contact Us" below.

Event supported by Kent Wildlife Trust, Thanet Coast Project and Friends of Westbrook Undercliffe Nature Park

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Internet Cafe for Young People in Westgate?

During the Summer 2011 a survey of 45 young people in Westgate was carried out.

Of those questioned 13% were 11-12 years old and 87% were 13- 19.

66% were resident in Westgate the remainder from other Thanet areas.

Of all those questioned 72% did not attend any clubs or social activity.

When asked if they would use a youth cafe 82% said they would, 16% said no and 2% said sometimes.

12.5% of the population of Westgate are teenagers.

Westbrook and Westgate does not have any facilities for young people like an internet cafe or safe place to socialise.

You cannot say that the troubles in Westgate with young people reflect what young people are about but no doubt the lack of facilities does not help. Engaging with young people can only help.

Last night at a meeting with a senior youth worker and volunteers it was agreed to investigate doing something for the young people in this area.

There are considerable obstacles to overcome like premises and helpers but it was agreed to try and see if this idea could become a reality.

Basically there is a need for people interested in helping in any way to get in touch. There is money on offer for a youth worker but there is a need for this project to gain impetus.

They need help with administration, helpers in the cafe, and other related tasks so if you are able to spare a little time please get in touch. Please contact

Erin Bell

Senior Youth Work Practitioner - Thanet

KCC Artwise
St Lukes Ave
CT11 7HS

01843 584343 / 592014
07977 128798

Or contact e-mail address link at top of this page.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Kent Coastal Week 2011

KENT COASTAL WEEK - 2011 (23 to 30 October)Do not miss it.

The ‘creative coast’ is the theme of Kent’s Coastal Week 2011 - so if your looking for inspiration for exploring it, this is a good time to do it! There's plenty to do around the Thanet Coast - tips on Wildlife Photography; 'Seal trips' or' Beaches & Bays' Sea Safaris; RockyShore Discovery Tour; Storytelling Treasure Trails; Rock Doc Walk; 'Beach Hut & Sea Hats' family workshop; and plenty more!

Visit Thanet Coast Project Website follow the link at side.