Its D +21 of The Thanet Blog War and No-Mans Land is quiet with Simon, Dickie and One-Voice all nicely underground in their bunkers. Intelligence is pretty thin and as yet there is no news of 'legal-beavers' mounting fighting patrols.
TDC needs to wake up to the allotments fence issue pretty quickly as sources report that not only do we have 'Tree-Huggers' annoyed in Culmers Land, Broadstairs and planning consent from KCC Highways neglected in Cecelia Road, Ramsgate but now we have Edward and Hazel Went starting a petition concerning the high fencing at St Peter's Footpath (Dane Valley Allotments). When you do not involve locals, as you should, is it surprising that the quiet growl of protest will grow into a serious chorus of outrage? My advice to Sandy & Co would be to have a pause for thought before you upset any more of your electorate on this issue.
As I sit here in trepidation, waiting for the Council Tax details to land through the letter box with a thud that would make my prang at Maidstone Gaol seem insignificant, its not nice to be told by the Taxpayers Alliance, that £3oo of it is paying for inflated public service pensions at TDC and KCC and they haven't even mentioned Kent Police Pensions and Fire Service Pensions. When is a political party going to introduce a 'local tax' based on the ability to pay and linked to Income Tax?
I don't have sophisticated links to other media, but a taxi-driver told me that there was a murder at Lydden on Friday night or the early hours of Saturday with a gunman waiting by a house for the victim to come home by taxi. Another source tells me that the unfortunate victim may have been involved in the drug supply business. It makes Thanet Blog War seem tame by comparison.
The last item of this 'pot-pourri' warrants a special item when I am feeling stronger after Friday's prang. Are the powers that be really serious about allowing the flooding by the sea of the land behind the Reculver to Minnis Bay sea defences in a few years time? The cost of maintaining them will be cheaper than the causeways that would be required for the railway and Thanet Way! I am not a hydrographic specialist but I remain unconvinced that creating a sea-marsh around the Stour levels will some-how prevent flooding else-where on the Isle!