I am not sure what the impact of removing nearly 100 free parking spaces from the vicinity of the main sands was or if heritage lottery funding could have been used more effectively to damage Ramsgate's tourist economy.
Obviously for someone with business interests in Margate there could be short term benefits especially as there is free council owned parking adjacent to Margate beach. I don't really think the business of being governed from our main rival towns, Sandwich from the middle ages to the late 1800s and by Margate from the 1970s has helped Ramsgate, and I don't really see any solution.
Work wise here at Michael's bookshop in Ramsgate
this is the links to books that went out today
On to the vape shops. I may be mistaken here but I thought vaping was on the decline, the days of finding oneself in a vaporous fog seem mostly over and conventional smoking seems very much reduced.
Strangely Ramsgate seems about to get a vaping quarter with two new vaping shops withing a stones throw of an existing one.
I suppose that as a shopkeeper I am becoming increasingly mystified by the progression in town centre retail, in all honesty given the combined Ramsgate High Street, rent, rates and staffing costs I would be hard pressed to think of a product that one could sell there.