About us

We are all volunteers who choose to work together for the good of our town.

 

Broadstairs Town Team is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.

We are well supported in many ways by the community in Broadstairs.

We have no regular income or funding streams.

We rely on small scale funding from individuals and local businesses to fund materials for our projects where necessary.

 

We also rely on the generosity of time and skills donated to all the projects we manage by local people.

There is an extraordinary willingness to volunteer in Broadstairs, not just for Town Team, but for the many other volunteer run community groups that make things happen. You can read more about our friends who support us here.  

 

Laura Sandy's MP for Thanet South from 2010-2015 kindly said of us:

 

"Broadstairs Town Team knows how to get things done!"

 

We have come together to do positive things, where we can see ways we can help, to make our town even better than we already know it is. We love Broadstairs.

We know that most of the people who live here do too and that visitors often fall in love with it from the moment they arrive. It's a great place. 

 

Some projects quite simple to pull off, some take more planning and organisation and some things we choose not to take on, because we are all volunteers, we can only do what we can do.  If you'd like to give an hour, share your skills to support any of our activities. we'd be delighted.

There are some very specific skills you may use in your every day life that we always need more of,  if you're a whizz at social media, design, artwork, project management or sourcing and applying for funding - and you'd like to put those skills to good use to support your community - we'd love to chat!

 

We love to collaborate.

We  also put interested parties together, to help make things happen for our town.

 


Our Governance

The Town Team is a company limited by guarantee and also a charity.

We have a Board of Trustees.

 

Kerry Millett, Chair - Kerry is a local resident and ex-senior advertising Executive

Karen Cleverdon, Treasurer & Deputy Chair - Karen is a local resident and Director at Cleverdons Accountants

Simon Hardy - Simon is a local resident and Businessman

Pip Hardy - Pip is a local resident and Senior speech & language therapist

 

Kerry Millett was awarded Kent Charity Awards Trustee of the Year 2018. Particular mention was made by the panel for the quality of our governance and policies.