Join in the Arlington Margate Events

Since our last news update, we’re pleased to report that we’ve managed to raise almost £3000 from our target of £5000 to cover our legal fees for the upcoming Public Inquiry!
The Inquiry starts November 6th. We need to ensure that evidence supporting a sustainable Margate seafront is put before the Planning Inspector. A huge thank you to everyone who has donated. No matter how small, every single donation has really helped.

Arlington Exhibition

The Arlington Margate exhibition at Streets Ahead Margate community hub space at 60 High Street is open. We’re currently open from 12pm – 3.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. If we can get more volunteers to man the shop we can be open even more. The exhibition features the Village in the Sky by photographer Duncan Smith.
Featured alongside we have the 1960s original East Kent Times 16 page Arlington special feature containing pictures and information celebrating the construction of Margate’s infamous icon. Ever wanted to know how many cups of tea were drunk during Arlington’s construction? We have the answer.

Arlington Margate Film Night


We really love the Hydropathe film club on Mondays at the bijou Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville. So, we’re very proud that on Monday October 22nd there is an Arlington Margate special film night. We can’t tell you what film it will be, but it is an Arlington Margate special. Please come along and show some love for Arlington and Margate or even both! There is a bar, there’s popcorn and the theatre is beautiful.

Doors open at 6.30 for music and drinks, the films start at 7.30pm. £2.50 to join.
2A Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville, Margate, CT9 2LB
www.tomthumbtheatre.co.uk

Arlington Auction
Looking for something special for Christmas and to give to a good cause?
What can we say, Margate residents and businesses have generously donated a range of amazing gifts to the Arlington Auction. We’ve raised £676 in bids in the first 48 hours! Thank you everyone! Ranging from limited edition artworks and prints, meals in restaurants, courses of yoga, to an over night stay at a 5 Star B&B, offers of work, courses.  Margate really has a talented bunch of people as well as having supporters from further afield. Bidding runs until Sunday October 28th at 9pm. You’re still in time to donate an item or service to the auction. Just pop us an email to info@arlingtonmargate.com.
All these wonderful lots are listed on our website: www.arlingtonmargate.com/auction/ 

Support Us
Donations are gratefully received, no matter how small and can be given by Paypal, BACs or cheque. www.arlingtonmargate.com/support.

Arlington Clean Up – Who is cleaning up for the benefit of the Planning Inspector?

How convenient. Cleaning crews were out at today at the Arlington Margate site on a Saturday morning cleaning up the weeds and rubbish that has been a shame to our town for over ten years. And to top it off,  a Thanet District Councillor was on site supervising.

We’ve been complaining for years about the dreadful state of Arlington, but is it really appropriate for TDC to be in attendance cleaning up of the locked off areas of the Arlington site, just before the Public Inquiry is due to start and there will be a site visit from the presiding Planning Inspector?

Of course, leaseholders, Freshwater, should have done this clean up years ago. We trust the public purse hasn’t paid for today’s activity.

Here is how the place looked before:

During the clean up:

After the clean up. All spick and span: