A series of banners highlighting Margate's natural beauty have been put up along the town's seafront this week (week commencing Monday 12 June).
The banners, which show four images of Margate Main Sands, will be displayed on 32 lamp-posts, which line the town's promenade and have been used to display colourful banners over the last three years.
Supported by the Margate Charter Trustees, the banners also ask residents and visitors to play their part in keeping Thanet beautiful by not dropping litters. They are being put up ahead of one of the main events in the area this year, the Kent Air Show Margate, which takes place over this coming weekend, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June. The image being used on this year's banners has been supplied free of charge by Turner Contemporary.
Cllr. Roger Latchford, Cabinet Member for Commercial Services, said:
"Margate is a beautiful resort and it's time we took pride in that and promoted its beauty to both our residents and visitors to the area. Margate Main Sands, which are shown to their full beauty in the banners, have rightly won the European Blue Flag and this year, Thanet has become the only District or Borough Council in England to be awarded seven Blue Flags. These additions to Margate seafront signal the start of our Thanet is Beautiful campaign, which we will be launching later this summer to encourage everyone to work with us to help keep our area beautiful."