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Ramsgate Town Council employs thirteen staff and has sixteen councillors from seven wards; Central Harbour, Eastcliff, Northwood, Nethercourt, Newington, Pegwell and Sir Moses Montefiore.

Ramsgate Town Council has five committees; Amenities, Finance & General Purposes, Planning & Environment, Radford House & Custom House and Town Promotion, which looks after various business for Ramsgate. In total, these committees meet thirty-three times in a year.

Below is a list of services that are provided by Ramsgate Town Council:
  • Statutory responsibility for Allotments – Three sites are owned by Ramsgate Town Council and two are managed on behalf of Thanet District Council.
  • Statutory Consultee for Planning Applications from Thanet District Council and Kent County Council.
  • Upholds Civic Ceremonial Etiquette.
  • The Mayor undertakes civic and ceremonial duties in the town and attends community engagements and represents Ramsgate at civic events outside of the area on behalf of Ramsgate.
  • The overseeing body for the Neighbourhood Plan for Ramsgate.
  • Ramsgate Fund – To assist community groups with funding for Capital Items.
  • Events Fund – To assist event organisers with funding for their events within Ramsgate.
  • Market Stalls.
  • Deep Street Cleaning.
  • Grass Cutting at Nelson Crescent on behalf of Thanet District Council.
  • Grass Cutting at Eskdale Avenue roundabout.
  • Grass Cutting at Romilly Gardens on behalf of Kent County Council.
  • Grass Cutting at Arklow Square.
  • Grass Cutting at Dumpton Park Drive.
  • Hedge Cutting.
  • Picking up Fly-tipped Waste.
  • Litter picking.
  • Visitor Information Centre – Run by volunteers, who operate in shifts to provide a weekly service.
  • Community Ad Magazine – Delivered to 17,000 households within Ramsgate.
  • Town Promoter – Contracted by Ramsgate Town Council to promote the area and liaise with businesses.
  • Room Bookings at The Custom House – Reduced rates for Charities and Community Groups.
  • Councillor Ward Allowance – Each year councillors allocate money that they can give to good causes within Ramsgate.
  • Funds Active Ramsgate initiative to promote the Town as a centre of activities, including a marketing executive and a co-ordinator promoting Ramsgate throughout the South-East including London.
  • Funds a Rape and Assault counselling service in The Custom House, Ramsgate.
  • Funds a Young person counselling service in The Custom House, Ramsgate.
  • Funds Citizens Advice Bureau in Plains of Waterloo.

Ramsgate Town Council maintains and looks after:
  • Charlotte Court.
  • Christmas Lights and Trees.
  • Ramsgate Events Organisers Equipment.
  • Town Flower Beds.
  • Palm Trees.
  • Town Website and Social Media.
  • The Custom House and Radford House (The Old Fire Station) – Ramsgate Town Council now owns this building, to be developed into a Community Hub.
  • Montefiore Woodland – Village Green Status.
  • Funds and part owns ‘Ramsgate Rocks’ Booklet.
  • Full Council meets 4 times a year and sets policies for the Town Council.

Ramsgate Town Council arranges, organises and helps with:
  • Holocaust Memorial Day.
  • Armed Forces Day.
  • Remembrance Services.
  • Funds the New Year’s Eve Events.
  • Funds and organises the Christmas Light Switch On Event.
  • Civic service – As and when required.
  • British Kitesurfing Championships in association with the Active Ramsgate initiative.
  • Funds the Ramsgate Illuminations in the Royal Harbour.

Ramsgate Town Council soon to take over the maintenance from Thanet District Council of:
  • Albert Court.
  • Arklow Square.
  • Albion Gardens.
  • La Belle Alliance Square.
  • Wellington Crescent.