Revoke Late Night Entertainment Licenses in Ramsgate

Revoke Late Night Entertainment Licenses in Ramsgate

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Matt M started this petition to Thanet Police and

Ramsgate is lawless on weekends, and until resources are available to make it safe to be out in Ramsgate the late night licenses need to be revoked. 

This video reported via Kent Online is a typical Saturday night here:

Women scream in terror as fights erupt in 'lawless' Ramsgate

The violence tends to happen late at night, as was the case with this incident: 

Police search for man after seven people assaulted in Ramsgate

"Seven people were assaulted by a man in Ramsgate during the early hours of this morning (January 23) with three suffering face injuries. Kent Police was called at around 4.25am to a report that a man had assaulted a number of people in the Harbour Parade/Military Road area at Ramsgate seafront."

I've witnessed violence in the streets in the past, but after seeing a particularly awful brawl on Harbour Street I thought I can't be the only person who wants things to change.

This petition is for all those who want Ramsgate to be safe at night.

I've been speaking to the local nightclub owners, the Ramsgate police, church community members, council members and other local residents. Everyone has horror stories to share about weekends in Ramsgate, and everyone unanimously agrees that things are out of control, particularly from 2am and later as clubs shut and people pour out into the streets.

There is no excuse not to use the powers held by Thanet Council, Police in Ramsgate, and nightclub owners to make Ramsgate safe on weekends. The clubs should be able to operate but only when measures are in place for preventing illegal behaviour.

Some people have told me that this problem has been going on for years and that's just the way it is. These voices are dismissive of attempts to change things because,"Young men fight when they're drunk. If you don't like it you can move somewhere else."

The vast majority of us never fight on a night out with friends. What a very small minority are doing ruins the nightlife for everyone else. In fact, it's illegal. Assault and battery is punishable by up to six months’ imprisonment and/or a fine up to £5,000. 

This petition is merely asking for law and order to be enforced, particularly when the risk of violence is high. That shouldn't be a big ask. 

Please support this petition to end the violence in the streets and make Ramsgate safe on weekends.

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