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I understand that a lot of people will be unable to get to the exhibition so I've put up a couple of photos from the Exhibition which may be of interest CLICK THIS LINK since Dreamland is missed not just here in Margate but across the country and further afield. I hope its of help.
Dreamlands name is as strong as ever, if it were properly promoted it could work agian.
Stuff the Union, we're off to Washington
As Kent embraces the American Dream
Quote of the week from Kents Chief Executive
In my occasional series of interesting quotes, I came across this one, in Kent on Sunday from Peter Gilroy, chief executive for Kent County Council whom referring to criticism of the soon-to-be launched Kent TV channel, according to the paper found criticism astonishing. In addition he said the following "I am getting a bit fed up with it to be honest because we’ve got £1.8 billion of turnover here, we’re being asked for the general public to take a closer interest in democratic activity, we’re being asked to get youngsters and young people interested in democracy – because lots of people are not voting."
Now this is just a personal opinion, as is I trust, Peter Gilroy's, surely if people are criticising this venture, then this is just part of the healthy democratic involvement that presumably Kent TV is supposed impart or stimulate. So rather than being astonished or a bit '' fed up'' he ought to be happy that he is doing his job.
Now life is not black-and-white, and Peter Gilroy is clearly an able and competent person, entitled to an opinion, as one would expect, however I personally get a little fed up myself, when very well paid public servants, are apparently offended by opinion, held by the public at large, particularly when that same public is footing the bill.
WELCOME TO MARGATE
It's really frightening that the council, have so far with government grants spent millions on improvements to Margate, are expecting the Turner Gallery some time in the next four to five years and yet when these improvements are made, there will be no where for anyone to park because the councils using all the spaces.Thanet council are choking the supply of customers to Margate high-street, council chiefs have the cheek to expect to see us all use public transport, despite the fact, that we the public are subsidising their transport every day.
Mr Puss appraising the local political scene
Not for the first time, I have found co-contributor Mr Puss to be a bit testy, this weekend in fact, I might go as far as to say he's been rather bolshie. I gather that he wasn't entirely in agreement with our special birthday message not purely for the reason it was a day late but apparently he didn't like the suggestion that our local media, shied away from taking a stand on the big issues like Westwood or Dreamland.
Somehow he got the impression, that I had been particularly mean to Trinity Mirror's, Gazette, however this morning, during our editorial meeting, he bought to my attention, a tough uncompromising article entitled 'New rules for Animal Welfare' which points out new laws, which now make pet-owners liable for their animals' welfare. Although even Mr Puss feels they could have been more expansive.
Possibly Mr Puss was thinking of that terrible day, when due to a medical error, he'd decided to act responsibly and have a vasectomy, tragically he became, the unwitting victim of a terrible mix up, perhaps the knife slipped, the vet misunderstood, any how he emerged from the vets a day later minuses his wotsits, not surprisingly he doesn't like to talk about it.
That reminds me, he's in due for another trip to the vets.
I've often thought why do editors of newspapers, rarely have their names prominently displayed. And I can only assume particularly after reading this morning's News Of The World, that quite simply they are embarrassed by their output.
Middleage BORE ON SUNDAY
Are you like me tired of organisations, and businesses that have appeared to hijack the name of Margate, things like the Margate Renewal Partnership, chaired by Seeda chief-executive Pam Alexander, or maybe the Margate Town Regeneration Company, based in Reading owned by waterbridge. Organisations that appear to be run either by outsiders or in the case of MTRC not even based here.
Well earlier this week, I happened be cycling through Margate old town, when I noticed the Margate Town Partnership offices were open. So I thought rather than looking them up on the Internet, I would nip in to confirm my usual prejudices, however I soon realised, that these were amongst the good guys as far as organisations that have Margate in the title. Now their funding comes from a variety of sources from local organisations, these being people who have an interest in the future of Margate.
Having stumbled into the offices,Dave Kinnear was kind enough to explain some of the work, of the organisation, now as you will know, I'm not to strong on facts but understand that this organisation makes a positive contribution to Margate with things like Margate big jazz festival. Basically this helpful organisation is run mainly by volunteers and is probably the best initial contact point for anyone looking to invest or contribute to Margate.
If only other organisations which are laid claim to Margate were as representative and helpful as the Margate Town Partnership.
After shock claims that will rock the ecclesiastical world from Eastcliff Richard that he is indeed now bigger than Cliff Richard.
The Bignews team, thought we would also have a go at this rather cheap publicity stunt, the results have been staggering.
BIGNEWS MARGATE BRAND LEADER !
When the google search engine was asked to find “margate ramsgate broadstairs news” Bignews beat 333,000 other contenders at Number 1 position.
Bad news for Sevenoaks Tories
What an appalling story in Saturday’s (7/04/07) Daily Mirror the headline practically is the story “SACKED BY TORIES FOR HAVING CANCER
BULLIED ROSEMARY WINS £38K”
Now according to the report Rosemary Holman’s boss Mr Mike Broomby, stated "I sacked her when she failed three times to go to a medical examination."
Ask yourself this how many employers would make an employee of 10 years, suffering from cancer, submit to a medical examination, did he think she was making it up?
I don’t know what the details are but a tribunal has found in this women’s favour, and its possible that the local party association might appeal. That said, wouldn’t it be, in the best interests of Sevenoaks Tories if Mr Broomby stood down as constituency boss, until such an appeal had occurred assuming he hasn’t already.
I’ll leave you to make your own mind up, since an opinion is reliant on a combination of experience, humanity, and character, suffice it to say this is an emotive subject for all concerned but good luck to Rosemary Holman.
Phew what a scorcher!
as Margate hits Global warming pay dirt.
Margate looks like it is cashing in big time on the Global warming phenomenon well done to everyone in the meteorological industry.
Municipal Palm Trees on Standby
Great to see day trippers in large numbers benefit from one of England’s best beaches.
Mr Puss sulks after last weeks drama
Relations between editorial staff and Mr Puss are still strained, after last week.