Thank you for visiting the Margate and Thanet RNLI Commumity Safety team website.  The Community Safety team’s objective is part of the RNLI’s bid to halve accidental drownings in the UK by 2024.


The RNLI nationally aims to change the behaviour of groups and individuals identified as being ‘at risk’ of becoming a rescue statistic for lifeboat crews.

To help raise safety awareness at a local level volunteer community safety teams are being appointed. The role of the Community Safety Team involves developing a local lifesaving plan, including identifying ‘at risk’ groups and providing targeted safety advice.

Thanet’s four priorities

The four coastal based activities that are targeted in the Thanet (Kent) area:

1) Swimming;

2) Yacht sailing and motor boating;

3) In-water play/beach users; and

4) Walking/Dog walking

Joss Bay – one of Thanet’s highly popular beaches

Feel free to contact us if you think your group would benefit from talk or visit.

To keep abreast of our forthcoming events, either click our contact page or download our diary of events below. We can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Diary Dates

Saturday 7th July – Family Safety Day – George VI Park, Ramsgate

Saturday 11th August – Margate Pride

Saturday 18th August – Canterbury Fire Station Open Day

Either sign up for our newsletter, follow us on twitter or Facebook as we regularly add new events that we will be attending.

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Download our diary sheet on our useful documents page to make sure that you don’t miss out on our forthcoming events.