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What has the EU funded in Thanet?

April 23, 2016 5:45 PM
By Thanet Lib Dems

Our local councils receive a large number of grants from the EU often for fairly hefty amounts of money. If we left the EU we would have to pay for that ourselves which could mean a substantial Council Tax increase.

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Some of the projects that the EU has supported in Thanet

  • £26m EU funding specifically for Thanet to KCC from 2000 to 2006
  • A new electricity substation, providing electrical infrastructure to Thanet
  • Sure Start Millmead, Dane Valley, Margate
  • £161,000 for Ramsgate Harbour (Thanet Gazette)
  • The Innovation Centre, Broadstairs
  • Funding for Thanet Museums
  • The Turner Centre, Margate
  • Various Tourism Grants
  • Through EU legislation and cooperation, Britain's beaches are now cleaner. (thanet.gov.uk). Thanet now boasts 7 blue flag beaches:
    • Minnis Bay, Birchington
    • West Beach, Westgate
    • St Mildred's Bay, Westgate
    • Botany Bay, Broadstairs
    • Joss Bay, Broadstairs
    • Stone Bay, Broadstairs
    • Main Sands, Ramsgate
  • Refurbishment of the historic arches, Military Road, Ramsgate
  • Ramsgate Harbour Pontoon project
  • EU funding was provided towards the Kent High-Speed Rail Network to improve Ashford and Ebbsfleet and connected stations. High-Speed trains from Ramsgate and Minster run on this line and now take 1hr 14mins to London.
  • Delivering Margate's Creative Quarter
  • Viking Bay Enhancement, Broadstairs
  • Thanet's First University Campus, Broadstairs

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(Where our facts and figures came from)