I got an email from an Eastcliff resident saying one of the shelters had gone yesterday.
Here is the email and accompanying picture
“I as came along
Crescent this morning, the shelter was being taken
I asked the workman if it was going to be replaced - they said no.
Picture attached of the empty site”
I thought I had better contact the council over this one, here is what they had to say:
With regards to your enquiry about the shelter removal from the Ramsgate Eastcliff Promenade.
The condition of this shelter was assessed on 30 August and found to be below the safe standard we require for shelters. As this shelter is not one of the historic shelters currently maintained by the Ramsgate Society, and is consistently vandalised, members agreed that it should be removed and the ground repaired. There are no current plans to replace this shelter.
Corporate Information & Communications Manager
Thanet District Council.
On the whole I think this was a reasonable decision as the shelter they have removed was pretty nasty.
As far as the blog goes I am still having difficulties with the same few spammers, on the last thread I did have a go at trying to engage in dialogues with some of them for interests sake.
Mostly to try and find out why they would wish to damage the area that I live and work in, partly because it is directly damaging to my own business and partly because they seem to want to stop any reasonable dialogue here.
Anyway comments about 0% fraud, poisoned drinking water, the various terrorism acts and so on I will now spammed immediately.
In my bookshop the business of making sure all of the books on the shelves are priced in a way that competes with the internet is still ongoing.
I have pretty much done it now apart from the children’s books and the theology books and am about to do the children’s section.
I have been concerned about sourcing stock, for the most part the stock in the charity shops and at bootfairs is rather like our sale stock and in the days when the charity shop and bootfair prices were in the same price frame as our very cheap books, it was easy for me to buy the few better books available for stock.
Now our very cheap books are 5p for paperbacks and 10p for hardbacks where the charity shops are charging a pound or two, things are trickier.
I went to
and bought the books pictured below.
I will endeavour to ramble on here