A town proud of its maritime heritage…..
Whitstable Maritime invites everyone to come and share in the fun of Harbour Day on 11th August as the town celebrates its connections with the sea, past, present and future.
From 10.30 in the morning, the harbour quays will be packed with stalls, there is a full day’s programme of live music and drama on the stage, and craft old and new will be mooring in the basin. Over 250 volunteers will be helping visitors enjoy this annual maritime festival – and it is all free!
Visitors will be able to clamber aboard the Border Force cutter, the In-shore Fisheries patrol boat, a cargo vessel, and the lifeboat. Barges and smacks, some over a hundred years old, will race against each other oﬀ-shore before returning to harbour.
The stalls will reﬂect local maritime themes: from sea-food to family histories; from plastic pollu-tion to sea-defences; from sea-rescue to coastal walks; from boat-restoration to harbour rail-ways; from marine archaeology to coastal gardening; from marine conservation to yatching.
Children of all ages will be able to navigate beautiful radio-controlled models of many of the local craft in a large pool and try their hand at rope-making before riding along the quay on a small-scale steam engine.
Resident traders will be providing a range of food and drinks as well as gifts and collectables and local artists will oﬀer everyone an opportunity to be creative.
It is truly a great day out for the family.
6PM for 7PM start on Friday April 27th at the Whitstable Junior School
(main gate between the Library and the Coach and Horses, then 1st left).
Anyone interested in local history is invited to this meeting to discuss and establish a ‘local history’ group/network covering the human and physical history of Whitstable and surrounding areas. There will be a graphical presentation and break-out groups covering a wide variety of activities and possible projects.
Continue reading “Inaugural public meeting and establishment of the Whitstable History Education Network (the ‘When’)”
We aim to get a Newsletter out soon. Meantime please note: Continue reading “Jan 2018 – Whitstable Society Update”
Whitstable Maritime is proud to present:
2017 Harbour Day
Saturday 5th August
10.30 am to 4.30 pm
On Harbour Day you can visit over 30 stalls celebrating Whitstable’s connections with the sea: past, present and future.
Boat-building, lifeboats, model boats, sea trips, raft racing, a model railway, creative art workshops, coastal gardening, children’s drama, oral history, coastal walks, bird-watching, live music, and a barge/smack race offer a full day of activities and entertainment for all of the family.
While there are food, drink and craft stalls for all tastes.
Do not miss the barge/smack race starting at mid-day
Our fundraising efforts together with the Oval Preservation Community Group continue apace for the Oval Judicial Review scheduled for 13th to 15th December.
The next significant event is another Grand Quiz, raffle, auction and supper on Friday 25th November, as detailed below. Continue reading “Grand Quiz Fundraising Event 25th Nov 2016”
The City Council had tried to stop the Oval Campaign’s application for a Judicial Review of their sale of the site, asserting that we were out of time and that all our five Ground were too weak to be worth considering.
Continue reading “Judicial Review of the council’s sale of the Oval chalet site”
Please help us defend legal Open Spaces from being given over for development without proper public consultation. The Oval case is turning out to be of national importance in ensuring that the legal safeguards that exist for Open Spaces cannot be circumvented, and the Open Spaces Society has contributed to our fighting fund.
Continue reading “The Oval Campaign”
See below for the grounds submitted for the oral hearing on 8th June when our request for permission for the claim to be granted to proceed to the substantive hearing was heard. Continue reading “Oval Chalet – Grounds of Challenge”
We have received the following update from Canterbury City council
Following the consultation by Canterbury City Council on possible amendments to the Local Plan relating to the five-year housing land supply and the further work that the Council has undertaken at the request of the Inspector, he has decided to progress his examination of the Plan. Accordingly, the Stage 2 hearings have been programmed.
See this link https://www.canterbury.gov.uk/planning/local-plan/emerging-local-plan/local-plan-latest-news/ for an updated list of the Inspector’s Matters, Issues and Questions for Stage 2 (dated 16 May 2016), a draft Programme for the further hearings (including names of attendees) and the Inspector’s Additional Guidance Notes for Stage 2. The latter should be read alongside the initial Guidance Notes issued at Stage 1.
Please note that the Additional Guidance Notes provide the deadlines for submission of any further statements, which should be limited to the Stage 2 Matters, Issues and Questions.