Press Releases From May 2020

Roger regularly issues press releases about current topics. We have included a selection of them here which we hope will be of interest to you. For previous articles from the year, please click here.

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Manston - New deadline Announced

May 20th 2020


North Thanet`s MP, Sir Roger Gale, has this morning welcomed the announcement of a new date for the determination of the DCO on Manston Airport.

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Manston Delay

May 19th 2020

For all of those awaiting a positive decision on the future of Manston Airport it has been a frustrating 24 hours.  The bald fact is that there is, due to delays caused by the impact of Covid 19 on planning staff, still work to be done on the Inspector`s report upon which the Minister will base his decision.

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"Come to the seaside – but not yet"

May 14th 2020

That is the message being issued this weekend by North Thanet`s MP, Sir Roger Gale (Margate and Herne Bay).

Speaking from his `isolation office` the veteran MP has said:

“I have spent thirty-seven years in Parliament promoting the joys of Margate and Herne Bay in my

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May 11th 2020


I appreciate that there may be some confusion over the announced steps forward. Please follow this link where you can find answers to questions that some of you are asking:

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May 11th 2020




WATCH LIVE: PM Boris Johnson makes a statement in the House of Commons on coronavirus

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Kent’s Household Waste & Recycling Centres to open

May 6th 2020

From next Friday, Kent County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will open to the public for essential use.

On Wednesday, May 13, people will be able to book a slot to use one of the county’s 18 HWRCs which closed on March 23 as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown.

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May 4th 2020

An update from the 6th week in isolation (this was recorded on 1st May).

I still have items on the agenda. I am still seeking more assistance for small businesses.

I'm still pressing the case for better protection for our doctors and nurses, hospital staff, care staff in nursing homes and others who are putting themselves in harm's way to look after us. It is absolutely vital that we find the consistent flow of equipment that will enable the men and women doing that job for us to feel comfortable literally and safe.

Remember, keep safe everyone.

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