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Local Initiatives

Across Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, a variety of local organisations and businesses are working to become more green and sustainable in their operations.

From planting bee friendly plants, installing bird boxes, growing and selling fresh produce to allowing people to refill their reusable bottles for free.


The Garden Gate Project, Margate

The Garden Gate Project Ltd, based in Margate is a community garden focused on the well-being and cohesion of our local community. It enables people to improve their quality of life, social interaction, physical and mental health in a supportive community environment


Windmill Community Gardens Margate

A food growing project, learning centre and community garden, operating since 2004, working with local people to build a stronger, healthier, more active community. The Market Garden is a chemical free food growing space, which supplies the weekly vegetable bag scheme and local restaurants.


Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve

Internationally important site close to Ramsgate for wetland birds, rare animals and plant life


Monkton Nature Reserve

A 16 acre unique environment for wildlife, wildflowers including rare orchids, birds and pond life set in a former chalk quarry


Dane Valley Woods

A community group that aims to create a woodland in a 13 acre site in Dane Valley, Margate along with encouraging participation in creating and managing the woods for enjoyment, health, learning and wildlife.


Broadstairs Water Refill Scheme

Scheme aimed at reducing waste and single-use plastic. With around 70 businesses displaying the sticker, people can go in and get their reusable water bottle refilled for free.

Water refill is also available at Margate Caves, Thanet Visitor Information Centre  

Download the 'City To Sea app' where you can find cafes, restaurants and other Thanet businesses to refill your water bottle for free



2 Minute Beach Cleans

Along the coastline of Thanet you will see Aboards equipped with litter pickers and bags, encouraging beach users to spare two minutes to carry out their own beach clean, and act as a reminder that looking after our beaches is everyone’s responsibility