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Thanet Villages

The Thanet Villages ward includes the villages of Acol, Manston, Minster, Monkton, Sarre and St. Nicholas. The ward returns 3 district councils to Thanet District Council. It is the largest of the Thanet district wards in terms of land area and includes the airport at Manston within its boundry.

Angie Curwen heads the team of Liberal Democrat volunteers in the Thanet villages ward. Angie has previously stood as a candidate in the area for both the District Council and County Council elections.

Angie Curwen collecting signitures for petition against bus route closures in Minster, Dec 2017Born in Sandwich, Angie studied Business Studies in London and worked in health care, the pharmaceutical industry and information technology moving back to Kent and to Birchington in 1991.

Angie is married with a grown-up daughter and son and has lived in Thanet for over 25 years.

Angie has a broad experience and has previously served on the leadership team of the Independent Thanet Tourism Association (ITTA), working with Visit Thanet and Visit Kent representing the voice of the villages. As a result the villages now feature heavily on the Visit Thanet website. Suggested itineraries for visits to Thanet showcase all that we have to offer and Tourism is once again a major industry in Thanet.

Thanet Villages News

  • Liberal Bird
    Article: May 16, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are fighting these elections as the largest pro-European Party, campaigning hard for a People's Vote with an option to remain in the EU. We are working hard to give a voice to the millions of people who demand better than Brexit Britain.

    We are fighting these elections on a clear message: a Liberal Democrat vote is a vote to stop Brexit.

  • Jeremy Kitt, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Thanet Villages
    Article: Mar 12, 2019
    By Jeremy Kitt, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Thanet Villages

    Incidents of people driving down quiet country lanes at the dead of night dumping all manner of commercial and household waste are on the increase. As a candidate for the Thanet Villages Ward I am particularly concerned that we find a better way to protect the green heart of our community.

    In the last year alone there were nearly 20,000 recorded incidents of fly-tipping in Kent. In 2017, Thanet District Council spent £109,550 cleaning up after fly tippers, that's money that should have been spent on local services.

  • Liberal Bird
    Article: Feb 16, 2019
    By Angie Curwen

    I have written an open letter to Dr Jihad Malasi, Clinical Chair, NHS Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group asking him not to agree the proposal at the meeting of the Joint Kent & Medway CCGs on Thursday 14th February to make a final decision on the reorganization of Stroke Units in Kent, Medway, East Sussex and Bexley, based on as yet unanswered questions from the Kent County Council Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (JHOSC). The content of the letter is below.

  • Jeremy Kitt
    Article: Feb 10, 2019

    Jeremy Kitt is a businessman and author who runs his successful web design practice in Thanet and East Kent. Jeremy is a local radio presenter and newsreader. Jeremy wants to help improve services for the people of Thanet and say's people should demand better from their local councils.

    Jeremy is part of the Lib Dem team in the Thanet Villages ward. Find out more about him by listening to this interview he gave to Kaspaar at the link below.

  • Liberal Bird
    Article: Nov 4, 2018
    By Angie Curwen

    Having attended an outstanding Annual Lunch last Saturday at Ash Village Hall provided by the Dover Branch of the East Kent Coast Liberal Democrats and where Sir Simon Hughes gave an excellent speech, I am in a contemplative mood.

    The theme of Simon's speech was what do we stand for as a party and how do we communicate that to the wider community?

  • Angie Curwen collecting signitures for petition against bus route closures in Minster, Dec 2017
    Article: Jan 14, 2018
    By Martyn Pennington

    Congratulations to Angie Curwen on coming second in the by-election for the Villages ward for Thanet District Council.

    She had the support of 25% of those voting, which was a huge increase on previous Lib Dem results in this ward, and comfortably beat Labour, an independent and the Greens.

    The re-election of the Conservative candidate in the scheduled 2019 elections will be hotly contested.This result was achieved with a lot of support from Thanet members, and also a helping hand from members in Canterbury and other local Lib Dem parties.

You can contact your local Lib Dem team on thanet-villages@eastkentcoastlibdems.org.uk

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