County Councillor Clive Hart has accessed £10,000 funding to provide kerb build-outs in an effort to improve pedestrian safety in Northdown Road.
Cllr. Hart said, ‘”When I joined KCC last year I discovered plans to improve pedestrian access in Northdown Road between Cornwall Gardens and Edgar Road in Cliftonville. Through a bid to the ‘second homes’ fund I have been able to extend that project from Edgar Road towards Trinity Square in Margate. I now look forward to the implementation of the scheme which should now improve pedestrian safety along the whole length of the main shopping area in Northdown Road.”
Cllr Hart is also pleased that a large share of the ‘second homes’ council tax scheme funding has benefited Margate & Cliftonville.
“I’m especially pleased”, he says, “for Cliftonville Residents Association who thoroughly deserve the £59,000 support for their Oval Bandstand project. So far residents had already accessed over £130,000 of funding for their project with no financial help from TDC, even though it’s a TDC venue that is being refurbished.”
“The conversion of Margate Library to provide a one-stop-shop for residents also gets my complete support. Better access to TDC and KCC services has to be a good thing for Thanet residents.”
“However, I have to say that having to spend yet another £40,000 on the Clock Tower Roundabout does cause me concern. Just when will this project finally end’”?