What we do

Margate Soul Festival 2019

Margate Town Team are proud to be sponsors of the 2019 Margate Soul Festival. The Town Team have long been associated with this dynamic musical celebration which takes place in the centre of Margate annually. THe crowds were out in their droves to experience the culture of this traditional Margate event. Taking place in the shadow of the Turner Contemporary and the award winning beach with its iconic harbour arm. https://margatesoulfestival.co.uk/  

High Street Greening

We are working with local business in the high street along members of the local community in making a more vibrant and colourful shopping experience for our town. We need more plants to create colour and also support in terms of basic pruning, weeding and watering. If you are able to help in any of these areas - please contact: coordinator@margatetownteam.org or message via our FaceBook page: www.facebook.com/MargateTownTeam

Pop Up Margate

The Margate Pop-Up Shop is now closed (30/04/2019) until further notice and until we have secured alternative premises. Unfortunately our long term landlords have a new plan for this building and we were served notice to vacate in April 2019. We would however like to express our gratitude and thanks to Panther Ltd for their support over many years and the opportunity that the use of the building gave to many small fledgeling businesses. Without their contribution this Pop Up opportunity would never have happened. We are looking for alternative High Street premises and hope to be able to re-launch the Pop Up expeience to a new generation of entrepreneurs starting out on their own business opportunities. The Pop - Up shop  provided an opportunity for small new retail businesses to promote and sell their products, Pop-up Margate was an ideal one-stop shop. More Information
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The Team

Cllr Rosamund Dixon

Cllr Rosamund Dixon

Committee Member
Iris Johnston

Iris Johnston

Committee Member

Former Thanet District Council – Councillor
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Rory Wait

Committee Member

Rory is a Qualified Teacher and Graduate Engineer.  As well as an Air B& B host, Rory also works as Private Tutor, Market Trader and a Ride Operator at Dreamland.  He is excited to have the opportunity to continue his involvement in enabling, supporting and working on programs for the regeneration & sustainability of  Margate.

Pamela Pople

Pamela Pople

Director/Secretary

Pamela (Secretary & Director) is the Co-ordinator of the Cliftonville Partnership supporting businesses, organising/managing street scene projects, applying for funding, sustaining membership, organising community events; referring concerns; and aiming to raise the profile of Northdown Road. She is also the Lead Panel Member for Cliftonville First and Chair of Margate Civic Society. Before training in Community Development, she set up courses and taught vocational subjects for 20 years.

Gary-Paul Derriman

Gary-Paul Derriman

Committe Member

Gary is a Local Businessman and Proprietor of Ministry of Pies in Margate. He is also an Independent Food & Hygiene Assessor.  Gary-Paul has over 25 years’ experience as a Chef /Publican and Manager involved in the food, retail and leisure industries. He is also an active community supporter and over several years has worked as a Charity Fundraiser organising events for Red Nose Day.

Alan Brown

Alan Brown

Director/Treasurer

Alan has lived and worked in Margate for 23 years, running his own businesses (Brilliant at Bookkeeping). He has been very involved in local education as a School Governor at Palm Bay Primary School for 20 years and several years, as a Senior Manager at both Canterbury and East Kent Colleges. He is passionate about the regeneration of the East Kent Coastal towns, in particular helping Margate face the challenges of the future.

Richard Ash

Richard Ash

Chairman/Director

Richard is a business man and has been a supporter of Margate town, charities, carnivals, mayors, councils, churches, schools, scouts and businesses for over 30 years.