There won’t be a firework display in Broadstairs to welcome in the New Year as it has been cancelled for health and safety reasons.
The Isle of Thanet Gazette’s front page story is about leaked emails about the Broadstairs cancellation from the new council cabinet.Here is the online version of the Gazette article http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Fireworks-row-blows-faces-council/story-14279080-detail/story.html not an easy thing to find.
The pictures, are of the Ramsgate Festival of Britain illuminations, although I am not completely certain of the second one down.
And this is a picture of Dinah Sheridan who did the turning on, of the illuminations that is.
I am wondering just what TDCSAG (Thanet District Council Safety Advisory Group) is all about, who it comprises how much they all get paid and why they concluded that a firework display that has been held for the past few years with the same safety arrangements is dangerous this year.
Perhaps if I could find contact details for them then perhaps I could get them to look into the Pleasurama safety issues.
Onto the new Labour cabinet and their misuse of ITC, very funny I though ccing the wrong people in the email exchange, when it comes to touch screen devices I don’t think I want be the one casting the first stone though.
Personally as a – not sure even middle-aged is a good description here unless we can expect people to live to about 120 – man with large sausage like fingers and a creative approach to spelling, I find predictive text and virtual keyboards a bit of a challenge.
Then we come to another question, is the local press politically biased? I am always being told that this blog is, I suppose one answer to this is that after the accidental email exchange they may be.
I think, the press are stupid intentionally or not, is obviously the best Michelle Fenner quote of the year, in fact in view of the time left she will have to be pretty sharp to improve on it.
Some interesting thought here on the difference between press that is stupid by mistake, for instance not checking who is cc’d when you send an email and a press that is stupid deliberately. I find as a blogger being stupid deliberately can be a fallback when all else fails trying to get some point across.
Oh yes I have just discovered Professor Emin was guest editor on the Today program on Wednesday, as she was interviewing some local people readers may want have a listen. Linking to Auntie is not necessarily a straightforward business so the link may not last or it may not work, if it does you click on the links on the page you get to hear bits of the program http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9668000/9668740.stm
I will ramble on about this one.