Welcome to Broadstairs & St Peter's
Putting People First
Broadstairs & St. Peter’s is a picturesque town with a vibrant community, staging many activities and festivities.
The Town Council aims to support and strengthen the community, and to help bring continued prosperity to the Town. We hope this website is informative to both visitors and residents alike.
- Sunday 9 November 2014
The Broadstairs Remembrance Day Service will take place on Sunday 9th November 2014. The Service is a tribute to the memory of those who died in the First and Second World Wars, as well as modern conflicts, in which the British and Commonwealth services have fought. This year's Service will be particularly poignant because it is both the centenary of the outbreak of World War I and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.
This year’s Remembrance Day Service will be held in Pierremont Park in front of Pierremont Hall, near to the War Memorial.
The Service will be led by the Mayor’s Chaplain, Rev. Philip Musindi and all are invited to be present. A Public Address system will broadcast the Service and Orders of Service will be distributed amongst members of the public.
Those who have pre-registered with the Town Council to lay wreaths will be assisted to get into the correct order from 10.15 a.m. All wreath layers to be in position for 10.30 a.m.
The service begins at 10:45 a.m. A two minute silence will be held at 11a.m. The service will end at approximately 11.15 a.m. and will be followed by refreshments in the Community Hall, Pierremont Gardens.
The Wreath Laying Ceremony
The Service ends with a Wreath Laying Ceremony. The Mayor of Broadstairs and St. Peter's, Cllr Rosalind Binks, will lay the first wreath on behalf of the town. The order for laying wreaths by military and civilian organisations will be arranged just before the service begins.
Attending the Service
If you would like to attend this Service, you can watch it from Pierremont Park. Some areas in the Park, particularly in front of Pierremont Hall and around the War Memorial, will be reserved for uniformed organisations, standard bearers, wreath layers, the civic party and those who have contacted the Town Council in advance to ask for a chair or a wheelchair space.
Please note that without prior arrangement with the Mayor’s Secretary there will be no parking in Pierremont Park throughout the weekend, in order to ensure the safety of those taking part in the service.
Ex-Service personnel in wheelchairs
Limited wheelchair spaces and seating will be provided for ex-service men and women who need to use a wheelchair or are unable to stand. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee seats or wheelchair spaces and they are available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact the Mayor’s Secretary Marian Cleverley at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can try to accommodate you.
A Neighbourhood Plan for Broadstairs and St Peter's.
We have nearly completed Stage One: Getting Established.
The results of the Stage One Online and Paper Questionnaire are:
199 people responded to the question about the Neighbourhood Plan area.
- 183 (92%) said the Neighbourhood Plan area should be the same as the boundary of the parish of Broadstairs and St. Peter's;
- 9 (4.5%) said the Neighbourhood Plan area should just cover Broadstairs; and
- 1 (0.5%) said the Neighbourhood Plan area should just cover St. Peter's,
No one chose the response, ‘there should not be a Neighbourhood Plan at all'.
The full results are here Stage One Questionnaire Results
What happens next?
The Town Council's Planning Committee on 6th October considered the results and decided that the boundary of the plan the Town Council should ask Thanet District Council to designate is the same as the boundary of the Town Council's area, i.e. all of the electoral wards that make up Broadstairs and St Peter's.
This decision will be considered by the Town Council at its next meeting on 10th November.
Then we will submit an application to Thanet District Council for designation of the boundary for our Neighbourhood Plan before the end of November. Thanet District Council is then in charge of the timetable. We hope that they will be able to complete their six-week consultation before Christmas, although they are not able to complete the designation until it is considered by their cabinet next year.
For information on the Neighbourhood Plan, and how it could make our lovely town even better, click here.