Having had a minor operation a week ago, I think that I must have had rather a lot of anaesthetic, as I haven’t slept as much as I have during the last week since I was a teenager.
Anyway it seems to be wearing off a bit today, fortunately it’s my day off and I have got out taken a few pictures and spoken to a few people, so some old news and some new rumour.
First the Pleasurama surface drainage pipe is nearing completion and looks to be finished before the height of the summer season.
As you can see from the pictures it still looks as though sewage is leaking into the inner harbour, I have no way of confirming this
As I said before the main seafront car park has now been reduced to about twenty spaces, in the current economic situation I can’t think of anything more dreadful that could be done to bring the town to it’s knees.
Trading as I do in what I consider to be one of the worst sites in the town centre, in terms of economic viability for anything much I was concerned to see that The Portobello Restaurant in Harbour Parade Ramsgate has gone bust, I have always considered this to be one of the best trading sites in the town, I have to admit that I don’t see this as a good omen.
Word on the street is that the council have made moves towards granting The Preston Steam Trust security of tenure for The Clock House and are going to make the King George IV Maritime Heritage Pontoon available for heritage vessels again.
This is unsubstantiated and as ever with our council and matters that have an important effect on Ramsgate, it is always the people of Ramsgate that are the last to know anything.
Once again there are two boats being repaired on the numbers one and three slipways, something that seems to make a bit of a nonsense of the plans to close numbers two and three slipways.
Finally one of the late night takeaways a few doors down from my bookshop seems to have closed, I am not sure if this is for refurbishment or if it has gone.
Click on the link for the pictures http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/n710/id5.htm