Projects and issues

A plethora of projects – past and present

NEKMPA Management Scheme & Action Plans 

The main project work has been led by the original North East Kent European Marine Site (NE Kent Marine Protected Area) Management Scheme launched in 2001 – with subsequent 6-year Action Plans – including the latest for 2019-24.

2001-6: View the original Management Scheme
2007-12: Managing the North East Kent Coast (activity tables / action plan)
Managing the NE Kent Coast – Summary Leaflet (1,819KB)
2013-18: Action Plan
2019-24: Action Plan (PDF, 149KB)
These actions have included numerous projects – from the development of advisory groups and research, to setting up and training of volunteer Coastal Wardens, to educational project work and events, and has included the development of the first set of Codes of Conduct for different recreational activities for a Marine Protected Area in the UK:

The Thanet Coastal Codes

In addition, over the years there have been many types of projects and programmes of activities, and the list below is a selection of posters and images to illustrate these activities


2022 TCP – Events Flier/Poster (PDF, 2MB)

Seashore Safaris – Summer 2022

Sun 31 July, 8am – Minnis Bay, Birchington
Mon 1 August, 8am – West Bay, Westgate
Tue 2 August, 8:30am – St Mildred’s Bay, Westgate
Wed 3 August, 9am – Margate Main Sands
Thur 4 August, 10am – Walpole Bay, Margate
Fri 5 August, 10.30am – Western Undercliff, Ramsgate
Mon 15 Aug, 9.00am – Botany Bay, Broadstairs
Tue 16 Aug 9:30am – Stone Bay, Broadstairs
Wed 17 Aug, 10:00am – Louisa Bay, Broadstairs
Thur 18 Aug, 10:30am – Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs


Seaweed & their Secrets

Tue 19 July – Botany Bay
Fri 19 Aug – Margate
Sun 4 Sept – Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs

Great British Beach Clean 2022
17 Sept, 10am (2hrs) Pegwell Bay, Cliffsend (CT12 5HY)

17 Sept, 2pm (2hrs) Plum Pudding, Birchington

The White Cliffs of Kingsgate: Evolution of a Kentish Coastal Landscape {Bookings)

21 July
31 August
1 October


Thanet Coast (NEKMPA)c/o Thanet District Council, PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1XZ United Kingdom


Tony Child
Thanet Coast Project (NE Kent Marine Protected Area) Officer

Telephone: +44 (0) 1843 577672