Friday 9 December 2011

Thanet elects a new leader

We can't not mention the big news of last night really, can we? I know most of the Thanet blogs will have covered it at length. But seeing as we were at the Full Council last night when the vote took place, I can't really miss saying:

We have a new Leader of Thanet Council! 

And do you know what? It feels very good. Like a breath of fresh air has breezed in. And no, Councillr Moores that doesn't signify I'm a Labour blogger! Though not sure that why that would be an insult! 

So congratulations Councillor Clive Hart. Not that it's going to be an easy task steering Thanet through these choppy waters. But given how for most of the community events we've taken part in Labour Councillors have always been present, we're looking forward to more strategic partnership working with key stakeholders in the town. 

Sunday 4 December 2011

Vintage Pin Ball Parlour returns to Margate Old Town

The Vintage Pinball Parlour returns to Margate Old Town for Christmas. Open daily from 12-5pm at the Pie Factory, 5 Broad Street, CT9 1EW from the 16th - 24th December. There have been some really great pop up shows and exhibitions at The Pie Factory this year. 

There is no hotel operator in place - so what will it look like and for how long?

Arlington Front 111109 LN5

Over on the Arlington Margate blog there is a scaled elevation drawing of what the Margate seafront could look like for years to come if permission is granted to demolish the front of the building without there being a hotel operator in place. And guess what folks, the developer told TDC in May that there isn't any interest from a hotel operator and there isn't likely to be one until after the store is completed and trading.

The blog post has details of the email sent from the developer to TDC in May confirming this lack of interest.

We also see that Thanet Councillor Simon Moores is of the opinion that anyone who discusses factual evidence is a fantasist while at the same time asking the public to believe the truth lies in unattributed statements from the local newspaper.



Friday 2 December 2011

Thanet Distict Council and Freshwater had planned to evict residents of Arlington House

Over on the Arlington Margate website, there are details of the elusive Section 106 agreement between TDC and Freshwater. A document file has been relased to the public that reveals the communication between TDC and the developers agents.