Saturday, 13 September 2008

Rozzers Down the Seafront

Just a short one here.

It would seem that something's going on down the seafront on the road heading towards the port as there were at least 4 police cars that I could see blocking off the exit into harbour parade.

Anyone know what's going on?

Friday, 5 September 2008

Another vote about a Ramsgate Town Council

According to "Your Thanet" Newspaper, next year, we're to get a vote on whether or not we want a Town Council in Ramsgate or not

Didn't we have a referendum the other year to decide this? What a wast of money organising yet another vote.

On one side, it looks like we could end up voting in more bureaucrats to waste our taxes on, but on the other, we already have a load that are wasting OUR money in the form of TDC organising this farce of a vote! Perhaps us Ramsgatonians will see sense and vote in people that will be more sensible - but I doubt that'll happen!

Of course G.O.D. (Gerry O'wotsit) is pleased that this is happening. Now I'm not going to knock the chap as he's really been passionate about this, but just how much money is all this voting malarchy costing us?

All I'll say on the matter is, if we do end up with a Town Council, don't just vote with your usual opinions on who's best, let's really look into who they are and what they can do for our town.

For what it's worth, Broadstairs seem to do just fine with one so who knows, it could be just the thing that Ramsgate needs.

The Jury's out on this one but it'll be interesting whatever happens

Addington Street "Victorian" Fair - Is it worth it?

Greetings one and all! Sorry I've not been on in a while but it's been a hectic couple of weeks and now I'm able to relax a bit with a few days off!

The Addington Street "Victorian" Fair. it's a simple question. is it worth it? I've not been in a couple of years but it would seem that this year TDC are doing the old red tape bit with liability insurance etc.

Part of me says I should understand because of safety etc etc - but hang on! My memory of this infamous street fair is nothing more than a boot fair with a few people in victorian costumes.

So it's a simple question, personally I don't think it's worth it. Sad to say, but there aren't really many shops there any more.

If you're stuck for something to do on sunday, you'd be better off nipping up to the boating pool on the westcliff as there's a superb model boat day going on there. And it actually makes a lovely afternoon out. Mrs Daktari and myself went there a couple of years and were pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable it was.

Or of course you can but some tatt in Addington Street!