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Ramsgate Town Team

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Ramsgate Town Team is the umbrella body representing and supporting a broad section of traders and voluntary bodies in Ramsgate. Ramsgate is a beautiful maritime town rich in heritage, with over 450 listed places - but it has suffered from over 30 years of neglect.

Our mission is to make Ramsgate a great place to live, work and visit, by working to:

  • Preserve and enhance the town’s built and natural environment
  • Improve the town’s facilities
  • Support and develop the town’s retail environment
  • Improve access to the arts and culture
  • Improve opportunities in the town for people of all ages
  • Celebrate the town’s rich history and beautiful natural environment
  • Support and promote collaboration between voluntary groups

Our Executive Committee is made up of representatives of local business, voluntary groups and Ramsgate Town Council, and anyone living or working in Ramsgate is welcome to join us as a volunteer and attend our twice-yearly open meetings.

Our work programme includes:

  • Working as founder members of the Heritage Action Zone, Coastal Communities Team and other groups to help bring external funds and expertise into the town
  • Co-ordinating the multi-agency Ramsgate Litter Forum, the Ramsgate ROAD (Residents One A Day) group and supporting the Ramsgate Litter Pickers group
  • Initiating and delivering streetscape improvements, including small grants for shopfront refurbishment, painting, planting schemes and litter picking
  • Running externally funded projects
  • Running regular events to promote the town

To save on vital funds we have linked up with and are borrowing space on the Ramsgate Town Council’s website, for which we are very grateful.

The Team is headed up by:
Rebekah Smith (Chairman), Jo Hanchett (Vice Chairman), Tricia Austin (Secretary) and Pat Makinson (Treasurer), who are the only team members authorised to act for the Town Team.

Membership is open to all, by application, and meetings will be open to the public to attend.

Like our obelisk, we want to reach for the sky for Ramsgate and we would like your support, ideas and words of wisdom to make Ramsgate great again! You can email us at:

Please check this page for updates, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter so that you can be kept in the loop about our quest to revitalise Ramsgate.

Annual Report

Ramsgate Town Team 2018-19

Ramsgate Town Team 2017-18

Committee Meeting Minutes

Previous Town Team Minutes