Thursday 19 September 2013

Is the Dreamland site secure?

It's been a couple of weeks now since the official handover of the Dreamland site to the Dreamland Trust and Thanet District Council.

On the evening of Monday September 2nd the call went out on Twitter  for local people to help secure the site while Thanet District Council security cover was arranged. People turned out and kept watch until the site security took over. 

However, there have been a subsequent number of occasions when residents have had to call out the police to the site with the door to the Grade II* Listed Dreamland Cinema left open in bad weather and all night.

The site has had millions of pounds of public money already spent on it and more lined up to develop the site as the long awaited and wanted vintage amusement park. There are a number of listed buildings and structures on the Dreamland site.

Thanet District Council now have the responsibility for securing the site and the public's investment. 

Yesterday I asked Thanet Council if the site was secure. This was their reply:

Tuesday 17th September

Door open very windy 10am 
Police called by residents and use Arlington parking deck to see what's happening 
Door open in rain still
Police investigate
Door still open in rain later in day

Wednesday 18th September

Door open in wind 11am 
Door with plywood keeping it shut 2.50pm 

For more information on Dreamland

Saturday 14 September 2013

Beautiful 1796 map of Thanet

A friend of mine sent me a link to download a 1796 map of Thanet on a library site in Boston, USA.
Isn't it lovely?

In case the above link ever disappears. Here's the full sized file too.