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A Rough Guide to Broadstairs

Broadstairs is one of those parts of Thanet that has an incredible amount to offer but frequently gets overlooked. I'd like to put that right with this post.

One of Thanet's less talked about blogs, The Bay Tree Broadstairs Blog, has a photo-rich overview of some of the Things to do in Thanetwhich, of course, focuses very heavily on things to do in Broadstairs.

Broadstairs hosts at least 5 festivals over the year.

If there are any more, please let me know in the comments below.

In addition to the festivals, I counted four museums and tours.

Again, if I missed any please let me know.

There are also a lot of pubs, and amazing places to eat in Broadstairs. Some, like the Chapel, have unique character, but all have some special to offer. I'm not going to try and list all the places to eat and drink in Broadstairs because I'd be here all day and I do not want to play favourites.

Within a few miles of Broadstairs, there are even more things to do.

  • Revolution Skatepark
  • Ramsgate Tunnels
  • The Horby Visitor Centre (somewhere I've always meant to visit)
  • Kentís only Computer Museum - Micro Museum
  • Walpole Bay Hotel Museum

The point is, that there is plenty to do in Broadstairs and I think it deserves a bigger mention.

To compile this article I relied on such sources as The Bay Tree Hotel's Guide to Broadstairs, Visit Broadstairs, and Things to do on a rainy day (Broadstairs).

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Stopping live exports from Ramsgate

The trade of live exports through Ramsgate bothers me deeply and most people would agree. Why, then, does it continue?

I cannot think of a single reason why the practice of live animal exports should continue. With so many other options for sourcing animals and animal products and a growing public appreciation for the suffering caused by such transport, the practice of live animal exports seems like a holdover from another age.

In case you have ben sleeping under a particularly large rock for the last thirty years, this is why live animal exports are so unpopular:

Warning: This shocking film is not for the faint of heart. Produced by Animals Australia, this video highlights the suffering that is part of the global trade in live animals.

Why can't we stop live animal exports?

Over 12,600 have "liked" the Facebook page Stop Live Exports From The Port of Ramsgate which is all well and good but what difference have all those clicks made? The cruel and unnecessary trade continues unabated.

Clicking "like" on Facebook might feel like action, and there is certain nothing wrong with it, but it is not the same as taking action. The likes on the Stop Live Exports From The Port of Ramsgate page represent a number of people equal to about 10% of Thanet's population (if that). That's hardly an indicator of legislative urgency to the powers that be.

With such an unpopular trade if banning live exports were an option, as an instant vote winner, it would have happened by now. You'd have to be a pretty foolish politician to look at the high number of "likes" on such pages and think it was not worth turning those into votes. So clearly there are other things stopping any one MP or councillor ending the trade in live animals from Ramsgate.

That thing is that the laws we have built in this country to protect our freedoms also protect the "right" of farmers to export their animals in this way. At all levels, politicians actually want to end this practice but a little thing called "the rule of law" and another thing called "fairness" is, strangely, in the way.

Although that sounds hopeless, there are still options open to those of us that care.

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Who can we trust on Manston?

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Labour said they were all in favour of Manston but when it came right down to it their head was quickly turned by the offers of income from the house builders who currently hold the land. Then UKIP came in with big promises only to do exactly the same thing and betray the one thing they promised.

UKIP's attempts to do what they said seemed to have been limited to a half-hearted report (and failing to pay their own council tax) followed them by giving up entirely.

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