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Thanet: A week in review

So what's being going on in Thanet this week?

I don't think anyone missed that Southern Water once more dumped poo into the sea and spoiled our beaches.

We live in the South East and get a lot of rain. Southern Water can hardly have found a whole heap of rain as a total surprise. So why are they still woefully under prepared for the stuff. It is rain. It falls often.

Talking of rain falling fromm the sky it turns out that people in America (where else) willingly pay up to US$51 for hard water because it is somehow wetter or something. A well motivated business could easily bottle up our chalky stuff, ship it across the pond, import softer water from somewhere else for us to use and still turn a profit.

Well, okay, maybe...

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Goodbye Westwood Cross Roundabout?

Now that they've built you a new road they plan to pedestrianise?

According to plans published by Kent County Council the Authority plans to remove a heavily used roundabout and padestrianise part of Margate Road.

Traffic will have to divert via Poorhole Lane unless it's a bus or a taxi.

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Other plans include acquiring the road owned by Tesco and making it an official part of Thanet's roadway.

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How clean is your street?

According to the local news we've been losing street cleaners year on year.

A recent Thanet Gazette article claims that Thanet's street cleaners have been cut by a third in the last 4 years.

Rubbish: A growing problem

The argument from the local council is that they simply do not have the money to pay as many cleaners as they did back in 2011.

Is this simply a case of the practical impact of Tory led cuts in central government or poor administration locally?

How clean is your street?

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Can Manston be saved and if so how?

Can Manston be saved? You tell us.

Manston Airport

There have been some (who shall remain nameless) who have suggested that Manston is too far gone, too expensive to save. We could never win a Compulsory Purchase Attempt against Ms Gloag's deep pockets, they say.

These same some have also suggested that the airport is non viable as a commercial operation. To which I have to say humbug to. I agree with the Lib-Dem PPCs George Cunningham and Rus Timpson - Manston can easily be run at a good profit if only the effort were made.

So I open the floor to you - can Manston actually be saved (and how) or is it too late?

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The Viking Gallery Opening: South London Goes To The Seaside

South London Goes To The Seaside

This weekend is an important one for Margate, and more specifically Cliftonville High Street, as a new art gallery - The Viking Gallery - opens and brings some much needed colour and life into the area.

There are other art galleries in Margate. Art is a large part of the culture here, given how historical painter William Turner called the Thanet skylines “the loveliest in all of Europe”, but what makes this particular gallery so unique is its origin story; how it came to life.

Self Portrait Oil On Canvas by Turner circa1799

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Did you know?

Margate was the first seaside resort to introduce deck chairs way back in 1898.

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Did you know

MP Roger Gail (thanet North) wanted to increase VAT

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Did you know

MP Roger Gale (Thanet North) has never voted on measures to reduce tax avoidance

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Too popular

On Wednesday 28th May the article The staggering truth about Gloag's Manston deal was so popular that it was briefly unreachable as the server could not supply pages fast enough.

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Did Labour Lie?

Who actually believes TDCs Health and Safety line? Comment now on Thanet Star.

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MRP Minutes

All of the Margate Renewal Partnership Board Meeting Minutes (Via FOI)

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Manston Airport

Two weeks to find Manston Airport buyer says North Thanet MP (via BBC)

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CCG to review

Thanet CCG told by High Court judge that policy on assistive reproduction technique is “unlawful”. [link]

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Good comments

Generally longer, more in depth, comments get flagged as spam less often.

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Spam stopping

Matt has spent some time retraining the spam filter to avoid false positives and catch more spam. If your comment gets flagged as spam let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

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Did you know?

People traveled from as far as Boston USA to come to GEEK 2014.

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