A Change of Governance for a Secure Future
The Ramsgate Tunnels Project has now transferred to the custody of the Ramsgate (Heritage Regeneration) Trust Ltd. which was formed in 2010 to restore buildings and amenities in Ramsgate. The trust is effectively the restoration arm of the Ramsgate Society, to which it is affiliated. The Ramsgate Society’s most recent successful project has been the £500,000 restoration of Ramsgate’s delightful promenade shelters.
As a fully constituted legal entity, R.H.R.T. are able to negotiate agreements and apply for project funding. Work is already underway to negotiate and secure access to the tunnel system with a view to reopening them for the first time since World War II.
We will keep the Friends of Ramsgate Tunnels informed of significant developments with the project.
For more information on the work of the Ramsgate Society, please visit their website
Council Awards Project £20,000
You may have recently read about Thanet District Council’s award of £20,000 toward the Ramsgate Tunnels Project. This is excellent news, not only because of the sum involved but also the recognition in principle of the importance to the town of the Tunnels Project.
A big thank you must go to the Big Lottery and Jubilee People’s Millions for their support, without which the project would not have had such an excellent start.
Thanks also to the staff and members of Ramsgate Town Council who have provided the necessary support and governance during this initial phase.
2013 Tunnels Project awarded £20,000 of funding by Thanet District Council to help
clear the tunnels and re-
As the project enters an exciting new phase you can join us as a Friend of Ramsgate Tunnels and we’ll keep you up to speed on the latest developments and opportunities to get involved.
The Tunnels Project wins £53,000 from the Jubilee People’s Millions in a television vote. The money was for surveys and studies to establish the true condition of the tunnels and create a feasibility study to move the project forward.
Group members recently made a visit to the Tunnel Complex. The true scale and atmosphere of the system can only be fully appreciated by a site visit which gave the team a chance to discuss their plans inside these historic structures. Plans are built around retaining the ambience and authenticity as far as is possible.
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Our Mission …
to create a unique exploration experience, a heritage destination and a versatile
venue. To use compelling and innovative technologies to reveal our national story
as seen from our unique strategic location at the gateway of British civilisation.
To regenerate our local economy and to re-