Founded in 1968, Margate Civic Society is a registered charity (no.257884). It is affiliated to both the Kent Federation of Amenity Societies and the Kent History Federation and is a founder member of Civic Voice. We hope that you will enjoy browsing these pages and that they will help you to take pleasure in the history and character of Margate and its surrounding villages. We hope also to provide a service to members of the Society in publishing news and photographs that will be of interest. The Society produces a Newsletter four times a year, and has a winter lecture programme which covers a wide range of interests. Details are given on the "Calendar" page. The last meeting of each season includes presentation of the coveted Town Pride awards, and details of the 2013 winners can be found on the "Town Pride" page. Town Pride contenders are nominated by members of the Society. If you would like to join Margate Civic Society, details of fees and a link to an application form are shown in the "About us" page. We currently have almost 300 members and always like to welcome more. The winter lectures are invariably of a high quality as is the Newsletter, and membership of the Society really is extremely good value. The Society takes an active role in reviewing and, where appropriate, responding to planning applications and has a good working relationship with Thanet District Council in helping to improve the character and appearance of the area.
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Please see the “Town Pride” page for details of our award-winners and photographs of the award ceremony. Our 2012/13 season of meetings is now complete. Our next meeting will be our AGM, to be held on 3rd October 2013. Have a look at Margate Town’s new website, bringing the community together -click here. We are very proud of our new book “Margate Clock Tower” by Mike Bundock MBHI , which is now available. For more details, click here. We are presenting a talk by Arnold Schwartzman OBE RDI at the Walpole Bay Hotel at 11am on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May. Arnold is a wonderful speaker about Margate and people had to be turned away from his previous talk. First come, first served, no tickets but collection in aid of our Time Ball restoration project. For full details, please click here.
We want to see the time ball on Margate Clock Tower moving again and are aiming to raise £12,000 to have it restored. To see how you can help, please see the Time Ball page.