Friday, June 29, 2007

Jolly Boys Outing


It seems that our local worthies are going on a coach tour of Thanet tommorrow. The purpose of this outing is to introduce Councillors to Thanet. Now I am probably a bit niave but surely our local Councillors should know a bit about where they live already without having a guided tour and a nice lunch no doubt, paid for by the proletariat?
Presumably they will be shown the blank space where the never to be built Turner Contempt is proposed, then its quickly up the High street to veiw the 'major regeneration project' the old Marks and Spencer building, (soon to be a Primark,oops, cat out of bag again? )
Then it will be on to Christchurch University so that Sandy and co. can claim credit for that then if they can get through the traffic on to claim credit for Westwood Cross, ( conveniently forgetting to mention that they shelved the Labour plans for road improvments in May 2003 )
I suppose a quick visit to some empty Business Parks will be on the Agenda and the rest of the day will be spent pointing out to some Tories exactly where their Ward is, while proudly telling these gullible folks how 'we are going to create an Economic Development Unit' (conveniently forgetting to mention that they scrapped the last one.) So if you see this Grand Tour passing be sure and give them a quick wave as it may well be the first and last time you see your Tory Councillor

7 comments:

Eastcliff Richard said...

As far as I know most of the councillors actually live in Thanet. But we all know it's the unelected officers that make the real decisions, and it might be worth asking just how many of them live here.

Anonymous said...

One of the officers who deal with planning applications comes from Wales and lives in Whitstable. He has only been to Ramsgate once as far as I know. He was offered a guided tour of the town to help him with assessing planning applications but has yet to take up the offer.

Anonymous said...

The last I heard the council's top three officers lived in Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells and Bromley.

So they're going to be well motivated to improve Thanet, aren't they? I've even heard of some of the new intake asking questions like: 'Broadstairs jetty? Where's that then?'

Anonymous said...

I think you will find its Ashford, Ashford and Bromley !

Anonymous said...

I think you'll find its Planet Zog, La La fairy Land and Out Mongolia !

Anonymous said...

The Councillors should extend their tour to the cockup known as traffic calming in Broadstairs. They can watch car racing on the High St, as we witnessed on the Sunday afternnoon of Dickens Week with five cars involved. They can watch pedestrians being scattered as they walk down Albion St by the bus speeding up to make it to the next space between the extended pavements. The coach can park on the pavement along Victoria Parade like other coaches currently do to let the passengers disenbark at Chanos SQ, but be careful of the speeding traffic as you cross the road!! But maybe the Council's bus will not be allowed to go over the humps as it will a Health and Safety issue, and there is also the risk as with other vechicles that the bus will be damaged scrapping the road after the road humps.

Anonymous said...

Wath is it whit you guys, do'nt you have spel check? What does 'niave' mean?