The campaign to save Pierremont Park figures prominently in the local paper today, as protestors fight to against plans to build a new community centre, which will destroy many of the tree in the park.
One reader writes to tell me however that: “ At last week’s site meeting, which attracted fifty protestors, the media had been alerted and Radio Kent and BBC South East News turned up, but not Meridian News as promised. That afternoon one of the protest leaders received a call from Meridian apologising for their failure to arrive, and suggested that they might like to run the event again on Saturday just for Meridian. This the protesters did, and this became a minute plus slot on Meridian on Sunday 8th January, without mention of the missed site meeting, and putting only the one side of the story, as no one had invited the pro-community centre lobby to the specially run event on Saturday! If this isn’t an example of biased media coverage, then nothing is!”
Ed: Does anyone else know any more about this and would like to comment? Incidentally, there will be a Thanet Council planning meeting to decide its future next Wednesday at 7pm at the Council Chambers in Margate.