The barbed wire and fencing posts at Pouces Cottages on the B 2190 at Manston have been replaced today by a Canterbury based contractor (good to see local East Kent employment opportunities) with 2' high posts with reflectors. The Pic above shows work in progress into the evening gloom at 16.30 hrs!
One has to wonder why CGP are even bothering with this issue now. The new posts are certainly 1m away from the carriageway as requested by KCC Highways and the discerning will realise that these posts are still only running the few metres alongside Pouces Cottages and not the length of CGP's boundary , and that 'reflectors' are not placed to face the on-coming traffic but at right angles to passing traffic! Tut tut! Doesn't really make sense at all!
A resident has told Bertie that no-one has parked on this area since 5 December and has no intention of doing so now and will certainly not ask CGP for 'permission' to do so.
Could I suggest that CGP read Kipling's poem about the advice given to his son by a dying Norman Lord about the Anglo-Saxon mentality.
Perhaps they are otherwise engaged today, as their shares dropped by 5p to 20p after 1000 shares were traded. CGP shares have had a 20% decline since yesterday whilst AIM shares went up by 0.49% and Real Estate went up by 0.61%.
It would seem to the casual observer that as the little posts go up at Pouces Cottages, CGP share values go down! From 210p t0 20p is a 90% fall in 12 months.
All About Ramsgate and Broadstairs 1864 and a minor Manston DCO update - Another old Ramsgate guide book featured today Here is the coloured frontispiece by W. McConnell And here some pages for you to read ...
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