Some small items of Westgate news for local readers.
This evening, I spoke with Cllr Shirley Tomlinson, who holds the beach huts in her portfolio and she tells me that we are waiting on a response from the insurers in regards to the burned-down beach huts in St Mildred's Bay. Hopefully, it won't be too long before the charred and unsightly gap is filled with replacements.
We have a new 'beat' Police Constable in Westgate, Lennie Atkins and I would like to welcome him on behalf of the community. I've pointed out some of the more immediate areas of concern and I'm equally delighted, that following the operational decision to re-allocate Chris Bungard in the summer, we once again have a regular police presence.
The next public PACT meeting (Pole & Community Action) will be at St John's ambulance hall in Cuthbert Road on 19th January at 7pm for anyone who wishes to discuss any concerns they may have on crime and anti-social behaviour with councillors and the Police and community wardens
Kent County Council Highways Department called me yesterday to tell me that they have placed my request to place drop kerbs on the entrance to the Roman Catholic church of Our Lady & St Peter on their works list. How long this may take I can't say but at present, parishioners with 'buggies' are being forced into the Canterbury road as they can't negotiate the pavement kerb on leaving the church and I believe that in the interest of safety and disabled access, that a remedy is required.
That's all for now!