Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Thanet’s Blue Flag Beaches Announced

Here is the list copied from the blue flag website http://www.blueflag.org/Menu/Awarded+sites/2012/Northern+Hemisphere/England/SouthEast  


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My excuse with the sketch is it was executed on Ramsgate Main Sands

I wonder what the council's excuse is for missing out Ramsgate Main Sands in their press release about the blue flag awards?

whoops my mistake it seems the blue flag website hasn't been updated and here is the actual list


Minnis Bay ThanetDistrict Council
West Bay ThanetDistrict Council
St Mildreds ThanetDistrict Council
Westbrook Bay ThanetDistrict Council
Margate ThanetDistrict Council
Botany Bay ThanetDistrict Council
Joss Bay ThanetDistrict Council
Stone Bay ThanetDistrict Council

25 comments:

  1. Accountability, accountability, accountability. Who is responsible for failing to get a blue flag for Ramsgate? If it's because of contamination from run-off due to heavy rain we can all scream and shout at Southern Water (to no effect). But if it's a failure to provide amenities, then Ramsgate Town Council needs to get to the bottom of who is responsible.

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    1. Ramsgate main sands has got a blue flag, moron. You are so quick with your screams for action that you do not even take time out to read the post, 6:41.

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    3. Anonymous @ 6:41 pm,

      I've heard that it's all your fault.

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  2. Ramsgate doesn't appear on the list on the BBC web-site

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  3. I'm confused now. The article which Michael has posted indicates that Ramsgate hasn't achieved the blue flag and the BBC web-site doesn't list Ramsgate either. So, why is the poster above calling the first poster a moron? As far as I can see the first poster has got it right and the abusive one is the one who hasn't read things properly.

    P.S. Does John Holyer ever post anything worth reading?

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    1. Anonymous 4:55 pm,

      Please excuse me for poking fun at your confused state. I appreciate that you have to live with it. On reflection, my comment is not worth reading and I would not bother to do so if I were you.

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  4. So, has Ramsgate got a blue flag or not?

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    1. Check the list above, and at TDC, for five down from the top is Ramsgate Main Sands. That shoulkd be plain enough even for the usual Thanet suspects that infest these blogs with their doom mongering.

      See elsewhere Labour led Thanet are claiming credit for the blue flags which appear to me to be about the same in number as we had with a Conservative led Thanet. Perhaps in the future we might even have aimilar number under a UKIP led Thanet. Are we to expect that Clive and co personnally purified the water?

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    2. Noted your comment, Allan, about Labour's claim. Always amuses me how the intellectual challenged always assume the rest of us are as well.

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    3. Bit of the old dementia creeping in there at 9:37 for I meant to refer to William's comment. At this rate I will soon be dim enough to vote Labour.

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    4. Me Epps. The people responsible for these awards - Keep Britain Tidy, have posted a list on their website. http://www.keepbritaintidy.org/ImgLibrary/Blue%20Flag%20and%20Seaside%20Award%20Winners%202013v2_3891.pdf

      Neither Ramsgate Main Sands nor Viking Bay won a Blue Flag. They won a Seaside Award (formerly the Quality Coast Award). Meridian news got this right. An apology would be in order

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    5. Tim, I was going by the list on this post and one I got off TDC site. Evidently someone got their wires crossed on Ramsgate Main Sands though any apology should come from TDCD and Michael for publishing it. I was aware of Viking Bay but that has not had a blue flag for sometime now.

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    6. Worth pointing out that under Labour rule Thanet has actually lost one Blue Flag beach, we used to have nine.

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    7. I posted my 1723 comment on the Thanet Lab post on this subject as well. Funnily enough Clive's open administration doesn't seem to extend to comments pointing out inaccuracies in their statements - it still hasn't made it past the censor. Why are we not surprised?

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  5. http://www.keepbritaintidy.org/ImgLibrary/Blue%20Flag%20and%20Seaside%20Award%20Winners%202013v2_3891.pdf

    Above is the link to the list of Blue Flags awarded by the Keep Britain Tidy' website.

    Alternatively you can arrive there by clicking through from Michael's list above.

    Oh yes, and Anonymous instead of persistently calling for heads to roll why not opt for a bit of self immolation.

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  6. Or you can try www.keepbritaintidy.org. I've tested both links.

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  7. So, let me get this straight. Ramsgate has NOT got a blue flag. The anonymous poster who called the original poster a moron was, in fact, a moron because he hadn't looked properly; John Holyer doesn't know what he's talking about (but we all knew that anyway, and William Epps is yet another one who opens his mouth before doing the research.

    So, getting back on topic, why did Ramsgate not get a blue flag and who is responsible?

    As an aside, my understanding of the blue flag scheme is that much of it revolves around amenities. Last Summer I visited one of the Greek Islands. I went to a beach which had signs up indicating that it had a blue flag. However, there were no amenities whatsoever. Are there different blue flags depending on what country you're in?

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    1. No, what you saw was probably a Greek flag!

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  8. Anonymouse @4:39 pm.

    Listen you clown, Unlike you I was not confused as to to whether or not Ramsgate had a Blue Flag. I already knew the answer. So I merely posted a link to the place where the answer lay. Which demonstrates that I do know what I am talking about. So go and play on the beach and there conjure up another scenario in which you can enjoy getting your knickers in a twist. And yes, I do know that you are Aquifer man - as your signature use of the plural 'we' reveals.

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  9. No John. I am the Aquifer Man.

    I don't know what you're talking about. Neither do you usually beyond RAF Manston in the 1960's.

    I haven't mentioned Blue Flags. They're certainly nothing to do with the water pollution at Manston's aquifer: that's the airport as you'd expect. Although there is the drain-dumping fuel into Pegwell Bay that Infratil refuse to improve (too late now with it all up for sale).

    I am the Aquifer Man. Accept no Substitutes or Pollution.

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  10. anonymouse 5:35pm

    I acknowledge sight of your post at 5:35 pm the content of which has been noted.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me again if you believe that I can be of further assistance in tidying up your addled mind

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