The link to the good beach guide is http://www.goodbeachguide.co.uk/ I guess the map says it all, the site is understandably running very slowly making it a bit difficult to extract the information, however it seemed that all Thanet’s beaches scored top marks apart from; Ramsgate Western Undercliffe, Viking Bay in Broadstairs, Joss Bay in Broadstairs and Walpole Bay in Margate, which scored a mandatory i.e. the met the minimum acceptable bathing quality standards.
Louise Oldfield is at the royal courts of justice and I guess will be tweeting about the Arlington Tesco case, here is the link https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ArlingtonMargate&src=hash
Next is the news that Bristow Helicopters are going to be basing recue helicopters at Manston in about 2015, I got a bit confuse over this being presented by the news as some sort of incursion by an American company, I didn’t think you could get much more British than a Bristow.
There is a bit of a rumour here that this story was put to the Labour group with the suggestion that they should release it a local good news press release, this didn’t seem to happen.
Not sure what happened here as Clive Hart tweeted the story and put it on facebook, certainly having air/sea rescue will be handy for anyone local making a navigational error, I have had a few close shaves on that front although fortunately to date they haven’t involved a helicopter, just a red face.
I gather we are now in the pre election purdah period for the Kent county elections, I believe this mostly effects election candidates, however I think all local politicians are supposed to careful not to say anything that would effect the election results.
Strangely enough the problem here in Thanet is much more one of trying to discover who is standing for elections, what they stand for and what apart from collecting their allowances they actually intend to do for Thanet.
Certainly KCC is perceived as being centred on the west of the county, the only big project in Thanet that doesn’t seem to be something they have to do anyway being the Turner Contemporary, as I said I will revisit contacting our existing KCC councillors over problems there.
Oh yes and the council has had to pay the live animal export companies £80,000 towards their legal fees, I guess this could have been worse as they were asking for £125,000.
Oh yes onwards and upwards, my bookshop has quietened down now so I will carry on here.
Cllr David Green, mayor of Ramsgate and TDC cabinet member has removed his new Ramsgate Matters blog which was at http://ramsgate1.blogspot.co.uk/
Once Dave Green’s Eastcliff Matters blog was one of the leading Thanet blogs, then we had a period of time when he hardly ever posted and then about three months ago he replaced it with the new blog and started on the difficult path of endeavouring to communicate, well now he seems to have deleted his blog.
This does raise the obvious question, did he jump or was he pushed?
I will probably ramble on here