Sunday 11 May 2008


I have just discovered that Thanet District Council installed a webcast TV system in the council chamber back in 2003, in the light of various postings about some fairly interesting exchanges at recent council meetings, does anyone know why it’s not being used so we can all appreciate our local democracy at work?

Mike Harrison has some suggestions about this on Newington Blogspot link on sidebar.

This is a sample from my own rather primitive attempts at webcast just to show that this very inexpensive and amusing as well as informative.


  1. A Web TV of TDC at work? They would never have the big brass ones to do that, if people could see what a stichup their local council was those bone idle has beens would be out on their a#s~s.

    I just had a mental flash of Sandy in make up! Oh! what a peach.

  2. Fantastic film, and agree web tv would be an election disater for Tdc, with welcome to Thanet, shots of the final shops left in Margate, roadworks, art work, the picture showing Margate as a rubbish dump, prison like fencing everywhere, the new indutrial estates, the list goes on. So nuch to film and broadcast.

  3. Given they spent (our) money on installing it I feel they should be honour-bound to use it.


Comments, since I started writing this blog in 2007 the way the internet works has changed a lot, comments and dialogue here were once viable in an open and anonymous sense. Now if you comment here I will only allow the comment if it seems to make sense and be related to what the post is about. I link the majority of my posts to the main local Facebook groups and to my Facebook account, “Michael Child” I guess the main Ramsgate Facebook group is We Love Ramsgate. For the most part the comments and dialogue related to the posts here goes on there. As for the rest of it, well this blog handles images better than Facebook, which is why I don’t post directly to my Facebook account, although if I take a lot of photos I am so lazy that I paste them directly from my camera card to my bookshop website and put a link on this blog.