YouTube - Margate - A Town on its Knees?: ""
The decline in Margate continues unabated as this clip from 'Skinnydipper' shows. (Click on Youtube to see the clip)
Will the Turner project turn around the remorseless decline that has been accelerated by Westwood Cross? We have 2 more years before it becomes a reality and will it be too much, too late? All we can hope for is some lovely summer weather in 2008 and 2009 to attract visitors to the 'free' natural assets of our beach and sea views. The fiasco of the Turner project combined with TDC's odd decision to ignore the Independent Planning Officer's advice on preserving the Dreamland site for 'visitor attraction' use only, has resulted in a decline that seems to be terminal. The present ducking and diving going on concerning the improved value (courtesy of TDC) Dreamland site, is not in the best interests of the town and its now too late and too costly to consider compulsory purchase. I wonder what horrors 'Skinnydipper' will be showing us in February 2009?
Ramsgate Festival starts tomorrow I sort of finish the Manston consultation, some old Ramsgate pictures, possible ramble. - Here is the link to the Ramsgate Festival http://ramsgatefestival.org/events/ Next some old pictures of Ramsgate these will probably expand if you click ...
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