Sunday, 8 March 2015

A couple of Canterbury sketches and a ramble.

Lunch in Brunch today, very useful one this if you are in the middle of Canterbury, laid back atmosphere.


Anyway here is the sketch of the bank opposite, go to a medieval town and sketch a Victorian building I know, but there it was.


The view from the window.




Menu, wifi, good place to recover from Canterbury.


I did sit on a bench in the cathedral grounds and sketch a bit of cathedral, it is very difficult, if not impossible to get the right distance from the cathedral, with the light behind you to sketch it.

As no local blog post is complete without some reference to Manston Airport, here is today’s rumour: which is something along the lines of Cllr Dave G told Cllr John W that acting chief executive Madeline H would put TDC into special measures if any administration decided to go with the RiverOak cpo.

Cllr John W, now says he is prepared to take a lie detector test, are lie detector tests available for local politicians? It would seem unlikely.  

Can the chief exec put the council into special measures? I don’t think so I think this only happens if a council fails to process a run of significant planning applications. Could the elected administration force the officers to proceed with a cpo partner that had failed to pass the council’s financial tests? I think this falls in the bracket of could an elected administration force a council to anything outside of the rules governing councils and is probably not.    

2 comments:

  1. Manston has turned into a farce I cannot understand why we are still talking about it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sorry its been awhile since I last commented but I have tried to keep your blog free from the acrimonious debate of Manston! My understanding is the CEO of TDC has a duty to protect the council from making decisions that would bankrupt it. I maybe wrong, but ultimately doesn't the financial buck stop with her? Isn't she one of the 6 people who would face jail time if it all goes pete tong?

    ReplyDelete

Please note comments that may be libellous, comments that may be construed as offensive, anonymous derogatory comments about real people, comments baiting internet trolls, comments saying that an anonymous comment was made by a named real person, boring comments and spam comments, comments in CAPs will be deleted. Playground stuff like calling real people by their time stamp or surname alone, referring to groups as gangs, old duffers and so on will result in deletion. Comment that may be construed as offensive to minority groups is not allowed here either, so think before you write it, remember that the internet is a public place, that it is very difficult to be truly anonymous and that everyone who uses it leaves a trail of some sort. Also note the facility to leave anonymous comment will be turned of during periods when I am unable to monitor comment, this will not affect people commenting who are signed on to their blogger accounts. When things are particularly difficult on the commercial spam front I may turn comment moderation on for periods.

If you feel that someone has left a comment that is offensive and directed at you personally please email me (link on the sidebar) asking to have it removed, you will need to tell which post and the date and timestamp of the offending comment. Please do not reply to the offending comment as I will assume you continuing the dialogue as meaning that you want the comments left there.