I was not aware that Shaw Leisure had pulled its very expensive fair ground rides out of the Margate Harbour area before the storm arrived on Saturday until I read today's Thanet Times. As Norah's pictures show, on an earlier post, that was a very wise decision. What is interesting is that TDC's Tourism 'man' , Councillor Robert Latchford offered Shaw Leisure an alternative site; " We offered them Palm Bay but they refused."
Of course Shaw Leisure refused the offer!
Is Councillor Latchford so out of touch with the weather conditions on the 'North Side' when a Northerly Force 9 Gale is due in, that he does not realise that 60mph winds would also blow over Palm Bay? Palm Bay was not a realistic alternative and surely Councillor Latchford knew this?
(picture courtesy of Thanet Tree Huggers)
Before you groan about Bertie banging on about fences yet again , this next bit is worth waiting for!
The picture above shows a picture of an allotment fence in the heart of Broadstairs that is 2.4m high and by general consensus an eyesore and by the way, not subject to planning consent apparently and in addition, installed with the full approval of The Mayor of Broadstairs Councillor Jason Savage, his Town Clerk and Town Council.
You might be interested to know that Broadstairs Bowls Club applied to instal a car park and yes, ONLY a 2m fence around it, in Broadstairs Recreation Ground at Lawn Road which is less than 200 m from Culmers Land.
Broadstairs TC has given permission for the car park but not the fence. I quote the Times :
'Mayor of Broadstairs Jason Savage said the fence would be "overkill" and added:" It will look awful for years to come".
Which fence is he talking about?
I despair of our local governance and yes, it could only happen in Thanet!
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