I asked for news on Ramsgate and although a couple of readers asked where they might actually find this up and coming millionaires playground, ‘Ramsgate Ronny’ came up with the goods and writes:
“One thing that is interesting to us simple Ramsgate folk is the new 'heritage' street lamps that are going up all along Victoria Parade on the East Cliff.
They look very nice, and I really don't want to complain, but they don't appear from a cursory glance to be quite so good at keeping down light pollution as the 60s efforts they're replacing. Then there's the thorny question of whether KCC will ever get around to taking down the old lamps (see Thanet Life passim).
Apart from that, they should be a great improvement.
Then there's all that Ramsgate First nonsense about a Parish Council. Everyone knows we'll be lumped in with Canterbury and Dover in a few years anyway, so what kind of say would a parish council have in a mega-council like that? Waste of money.
By the way, I haven't seen anything on here about the huge re-org that TDC is currently going through, people being re-assessed for their own jobs, positions going, whole departments going, etc. Does anyone have the inside news?”