Margate Town Pride Awards recognise The Sunshine Cafe

Our refurbishment of the Former Dreamland Cinema Frontage, part of our Sunshine Café project, was recognised at this year’s Margate Town Pride Awards.

The project at Dreamland was WINNER of a ‘Highly Commended’ Town Pride Award Certificate. This is the second Coombs project to be recognised by the Margate Civic Society, the first being the development known as Roller Coaster House at All Saints Avenue.

The awards are organised by the Margate Civic Society, whose purpose and aims are to encourage high standards of architecture and town planning and to encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general amenity and historical interest in Margate and its environs. Each year, Margate Civic Society holds the Town Pride Awards to promote this high standard.

This recognition of Dreamland comes amongst a host of other awards for the heritage theme park having won three awards in two days.

The results of this year’s Town Pride Awards were announced at the meeting of the Margate Civic Society held at the prestigious Walpole Bay Hotel, Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville, Margate on Thursday, 10 May.

A grand total of fifteen properties were judged for the 2018 Town Pride Awards as having enhanced the built environment. The calibre of nominations received indicates a growing awareness amongst the Society’s members of the major contribution that both renovation of often run-down properties and the erection of well-designed new properties make to the overall attractiveness of the town.

Dreamland Cinema

The results of the Town Pride Awards were announced by the Society’s Chairman, Pamela Pople and the presentations made by the President, Mr Ralph Handscomb, in the presence of Sir Roger Gale (MP for North Thanet) and the Mayor of Margate’s Consort, Mr Geoffrey Dixon.

Pamela Pople, who organised the event, said “I should like to thank former KCC Cllrs Mo Elenor and Will Scobie for their support in providing 5 years’ funding towards this project (this being the final year), which enabled us to commission Croft Cast Signs to create the bespoke new durable blue plaques depicting the Margate Clock Tower, which has become a symbol of our Society. 2018 is very significant for our Society, as we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary at the end of this year.

I am delighted once again that we received nominations of such a high calibre, resulting in 2 Town Pride winners this year and 5 ‘Highly Commended’, each of which was diverse, reflecting the exceptional high standard of new projects that have been undertaken in the local area, which will contribute greatly in raising its ethos and a sense of pride in our community.”