Petition update

Thank you again

Barry Stickings MBE
Broadstairs, United Kingdom

Apr 10, 2021 — 

Thank you nearly 2900 signatures pls keep sharing let’s get to 5000. TDC are now reviewing as per the following but remember it’s just a review which is a start. Let’s hope it happens.

Corporate Director of Communities, Gavin Waite, said: “The seaside lifts at Viking Bay and Ramsgate are currently closed and require repair work before they can be safely opened this year. Whilst the provision of the lifts is not a statutory requirement, we are doing everything we can to coordinate temporary repairs to allow the lifts to open in time for the summer season. We will confirm the timescales as soon as we can.

“We need to be clear however that both lifts require further extensive repair due to the age and condition of the structures and this could impact on the feasibility of keeping them operational for the whole summer season. A report will be presented to the Cabinet in June outlining the extent of the issues and the associated costs in order to inform a longer-term decision”. 

In the meantime the council has provided the following alternative accessible routes to the beach:

Matting installed at one side of the beach (Harbour Street, Broadstairs) to lengthen the boardwalk and allow for alternative accessible routes to the beach.
Installing four additional disabled parking bays at Harbour Street Car Park in mid April, bringing the total to eight. Blue Badge holders will be reminded that they can park for free in any available parking bay providing they display their badge.

Access onto the boardwalk through the Pavilion gardens is available when the venue is open.


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