Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Peoples Millions Friends of Ellington Park you can only vote today and only by phone


A community group in Ramsgate is looking to residents to help them secure £50,000 of funding from the People’s Millions on 26 November.

The Friends of Ellington Park is looking to use funding from the People’s Millions to build a wildlife garden in the western corner of the park which will include a new pond as well as shrubs, benches and six sculptures. The garden will also include a number of bird and bat boxes which the group is confident will encourage new species into the park.

The Friends of Ellington Park are encouraging everyone who cares about Ramsgate and the park to vote for their project on 26 November. “It would be fantastic if we could get everyone in Thanet behind this project,” said Beverley. “Ten votes on the day will only cost £1, which is pretty good value for money when you’re talking about securing the future of Ramsgate’s most loved park!”

The wildlife garden will be up against another project in a televised vote on ITV Meridian East tomorrow, 26 November. Only the project which receives the most votes on the day will receive funding. The phone number for residents to call is0871 626 8862. Calls from a landline will cost 10p and residents can vote up to ten times from the same number.


To find out more about Ellington Park and how you can support the bid visit the Friends of Ellington Park website at www.friendsofellingtonpark.com 



Many thanks to bob for sharing these historic photos of Ellington Park.

























46 comments:

  1. amazing pictures. Where in the park was the 3rd picture taken?

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    1. Ah I think I see where you are coming from here Barry, the castle you can see in the background is part of the scenery for the 1934 pageant and not a feature of the park, historical of current.

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    2. "Invited to the Thai embassy for the King birthday but in Asia unfortunately" utterly hilarious comment on twitter. He lives done the road from me and he is no more in Asia than I am. Out of interest I am having dinner tonight with the Queen but the poor old duke cannot make it.

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  2. Remember going there as a boy with a group from Chatham House for some fair in the park where our maths master, Johnny Still, was the town crier in all his regalia on the day. It was a really lovely park back in those days before the mindless vandalism of more recent times. Won a toffee apple and a coconut.

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  3. Nice pictures - how could the councillors have let it get so derelict? Surely the civil servants are sacked for failing to improve things?

    Perhaps it is just party bickering that gets in the way: easier to call someone a Marxist or Nazi or smelly bottom or whatever than to repair the fountain.

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    1. Anon was this supposed be a humorous comment?

      Answers for you: the park has been pretty much in the state it is now since I was a child, so I guess those responsible are dead, I recommend you pray up and complain. In this country civil servants are only crown employees (central government not local) I recommend you write to the queen or the PM if you want some of them sacked.

      You could of course phone 0871 626 8862 ten times this would actually benefit the park and only cost you a quid.

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    2. I thought civil servants was the general description of public officials? The DCLG is one of the central government departments. Crown employees is a very unusual term indeed.Maybe you're thinking of Royal officials/servants? Although these are funded form tax so again would be civil servants. Sounds like you're talking out of your rear end Michael or attempting humour of your own.

      And on the point of the park being derelict it clearly wasn't and there's certainly no need for it to continue to be derelict is it? Although that seems to be what you're arguing for.

      And if I spent a quid to raise extra funds for what the council is funded to do then I wouldn't be able to buy 10 of your books would I? Maybe you could write to the Pope asking for his support or divine intervention?

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    3. Anon 2:16 pm,

      You are wrong, totally wrong and Michael is correct. Local Goverment Officers are not members of HM Civil Service and do not serve the Crown. I know that Michael is correct for I was a Civil Servant, for 30 years and held the Queen's Commission. Civil Servants are also referred to 'Crown Servants'.

      Now stop being rude and do something useful like calling 0871 626 8862, if you have not already done so and to save you asking, yes, I have.

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    4. John, you do realise who you are engaging with and, like I said elsewhere, he did not have the dimmer switch named after him without reason. Time and again the difference between civil servants and local government officers has been pointed out to him, but he is totally incapable of taking it on board. This guy is not just thick, but solid all the way through from ear to ear.

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    5. I phoned the Surin Restaurant just now, and the woman who answered (his wife?) assured me that Tim Garbutt isn't behind any of the messages on these blogs.

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    6. Anon 5:21pm,

      Thank you Tim for that information.

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    7. William, I realise that now and I should not have risen to the bait.

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    8. Perhaps you can phone John, and settle this nonsense one way or another? It's getting extremely boring.

      http://www.surinrestaurant.co.uk/

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    9. Hilarious, John, could it get any funnier although I suppose we should not laugh at the afflicted. Can just imagine my wife responding to somebody phoning her and asking if her husband writes messages on blogs.

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    10. Why, Peter, because according to one comment he is supposed to be in Asia and its a bit costly to phone there. In any case it is no more boring than Hammy not living here or joining a gun club. Tell you what though, since you have a way with the ladies, why don't you phone the Surin restaurant and ask Mrs G whether he blogs anonymously and is he in Asia. With any luck she will tell you to foxtrot Oscar as I hope my wife would.

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    11. Thank you Peter for your advice and guidance. Heaven forfend that you should be bored. I wonder, are you the anonymous 5:25 pm; did you phone and bother his wife? If so it was not a nice thing to do to her, which is the reason that I will not phone.

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    12. I've got a far better idea John, why don't you give us your opinion on councillors behavior, the resignation of the standrards committee, and what should be done to improve things? Seems like you haven't contributed to the debate yet, and as according to Allan Mallinson (who hasn't contributed much either) you're one of the two wise men on here I'm sure we could all benefit from your infinite wisdom.

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    13. Peter, this blog is on Ellington Park and has already got side tracked by the Garbled nonsense again and people ringing the Surin restaurant. I really do not think we should kick off on the Standards again which has been extensively debated on appropriate threads on this site and others.

      Perhaps it would be more relevant if you were to let us have your thoughts on Ellington Park - like is that Hammy hiding behind that tree in the second photo?

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    14. That shut him up Pete!

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    15. Sorry William, I didn't realise you were the moderator of this blog now... If I want to steer it back to cllr standards instead of restaurants then I'll do so, got it?

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    16. Peter,

      I have told you before that the circumstances of my posting on this blog are not subject to your approval.

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    17. I've asked for your opinion John. Presumably you have one?

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    18. Pete, you should know by now that Epps, Holyer and Hammy are just trolls. Do not feed them.

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    19. Peter,

      You really are the limit. Your mind flip flops . In one breath you arrogantly seek to instruct me upon which subjects to comment; you then about face and chide William for appearing to act as a moderator. Can you explain this discrepancy in your argument? Some would describe you as a hypocrite. Maybe you are. But I believe it is simply the case that you are totally lacking in self awareness. Though self regard you have a plenty.

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    20. Peter, Let me reply to you in your own language. So you asked, so what, got it?

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    21. Peter, you originally asked about phoning the Surin restaurant, you then ignore the replies, flip back to the Standards issue dealt with elsewhere and then turn pedantic and rude when this is pointed out to you. I would remind you that it is you that is always calling for sensible debate and, if you want that, stop changing the subject every other comment. Unless of course you just want to talk to yourself..

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    22. I think you're right 6:14, and so was IOTG a few months back. I'll just leave them to get on with it.

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    23. I hope someone has taken a screengrab of this page and forwarded it to the police. Holyer seems already to have issued death threats or some such to Tim. With using his photo and obsessive quotes from his Twitter we could now be veering from troll to stalker territory. And William as a councillor albeit on his way out is laying himself and BTC open to legal action for harrassment. What repugnant little characters and more fool Peter and Michael for aiding and abetting them.

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    24. 9:45, when and where did John Holyer issue death threats? I'm not saying you're lying, just that I haven't seen them.

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    25. B.... hell Anon 9:45 you sound like some screeching halfwit on the Jeremy Kyle show.

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    27. Anonymous 9:52 pm.

      You may not be doing so but I say that the disgusting little anon is a liar, a liar and possibly a nutter, but certainly a liar.

      You have not seen the 'death threats' because they do not exist.

      I'm reasonably confident that I know the source of this calumny. This may not necessarily be the usual suspect. For to be honest in this matter my suspicions tend to flip flop.

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  4. It is not just down to councillors but society in general, 12:12. Once people respected their environment and helped to keep it pleasant whilst little brats breaking trees or pulling up plants got a clip round the ears by a bobby's rolled up rain cape. Sadly society creates its own problems and so called improvements reap the next difficulties.

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  5. In which year were the vikings there?1965?

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    1. Depends whether you mean Hengist and Horsa or the ones that replicated the journey in the ship now at Pegwell Bay and landed in Broadstairs sometime in the 50s I believe.

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  6. I was born 1957 and was a young lad when the vikings were in the park.It must of been the early sixties.

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  7. Congrats to Broadstairs on winning the vote and £50K

    Lets get behind Ellington Park

    0871 626 8862

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    1. Good news, Barry, and the best of luck for Ellington.

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    2. Ellington Park where I played every summer when grandad said go out and play. Fond memories

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    4. Barry,

      Your exhortation for me to get behind Ellington Park is an exciting thought reminiscent of my youth there. But sadly those days are over. Besides she is married now with grandchildren.

      I have however dialled the number, several times, and wish the bid well.

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    5. John Holyer, check your emails. By the way, I wonder if I knew the same grandmother!

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  8. John Holyer finally has the blog to himself after driving everyone else away. Well done Michael for letting it happen.

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    1. Apparently not for I am still here.

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