Friday, 26 August 2011

Bank Holiday Arts Weekend in Ramsgate and Blink in Margate.


The program of events for The Summer Squall festival can be downloaded from this link http://ramsgatearts.org/squall-programme.pdf

The Margate Blink Event website is http://www.blinkmargate.org/

Oddly enough Thanet District Council don’t seem to have anything about either event on their website, which is currently feeding the press release “Don’t lose your vote in 2012” – perhaps they know something we don’t – their top leisure event, promoted on the council’s homepage is, St. Laurence Churchyard Tour on September 3rd

10 comments:

  1. They keep on losing tricks. Its a wonder tourism survives in Thanet if the council do not get behind it and promote it as they should.

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  2. Are you really suprised that they are not promoted on the tdc website.????
    shame on you leader of the council- shame on you chief executive of the council.
    to put it in the venacular its about time you took your heads out of your ****** and did something for the £175,000 the local tax payers are giving you each year.

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  3. They need to fire whoever's in charge of IT at TDC & give the job to Michael! He'll save us all money AND do a better job (or failing that give the job to me!).

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  4. Why are you so amazed. Local Government throughout the land suffers from a congenital incompetence in its Councillors and their Officials, especially in their Officials. They also lack foresight and courage. In my experience this has always been the case.

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  5. The TDC website isn't there just there for tourism, you cannot expect them to promote EVERYTHING that is happening or they will just be there updating the website constantly. It is the same with 99.99% of other council website as they need to cover their statutory duties and tourism isn't one of them.

    If I am visiting somewhere I would just google e.g. "Thanet Events" and it will take me to the Visit Thanet where the events are all listed. I wouldn't go to the council website

    I'm not local and can't see a problem....

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  7. The problem is Anon that they promote SOME (usually minor) events via their website, so people visiting (perhaps for other reasons) will automatically assume that this is the best information available...and as for constantly updating their website, why not? Presumably someones getting PAID to do these things.

    A couple of days ago I did a new photoshoot for my 'Naked in Thanet' project. This is now (a) on my main website, including a photo at the top of the main page, (b) on my blog, including some background on where & when this was taken, & (c) at the top of my Facebook group. Now this is just a hobby & not something I make any money out of, but even I can see the sense of covering all bases. Why is it so difficult for TDC get their heads around this too, when using OUR money?

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  9. I think you'll find Thanet IT is now run largely from Canterbury City Council !!!

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  10. Maybe that's why they're messing things up - they want all the tourists to go to Canterbury & Herne Bay instead!

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