Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Tandoori World

If you’re wondering where Tuesday’s entry has gone, so have I. It’s mid-afternoon and I haven’t thought or found anything remotely newsworthy or witty yet.

I popped along to the council offices this morning with my plans for an iconic art display, pictured in yesterday’s entry (seen further below) but this has been reluctantly rejected on Health & Safety grounds, even though the suggestion of having Iris Johnstone suspended as the principal exhibit until the Turner Contemporary is finally built in 2009, did have some support.

Meanwhile, the good news is that the Winter Gardens may soon to be turned into a giant Indian restaurant until something better can be done with the building to fit the cultural ambitions of the new Margate Waterfront Project.

9 comments:

Eastcliff Richard said...

The action's all over here in Ramsgate! BTW, that Iris, wow, what a site!

Anonymous said...

The reason i am limping Sahib is I appear to have stepped on a horseshoe and its got stuck to my boot.

DrMoores said...

Yes.. the council voiced concern this morning that too many Bentleys and Aston Martin Vantage's were causing a parking problem in Ramsgate. Good news however is that Mohammed Al Faye will soon be opening a branch of Harrods once a suitable building is found.

Nethercourt said...

Bet Ol' Mo's fumin' 'cos 'e missed out on the old Littlewoods site......

Eastcliff Richard said...

I hear the Baftas are going to be held at the Granville next year.

Anonymous said...

Richard you need to clean your ears out , not the Baftas, it was the Pooftas.
Similar, but no girls...........

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear that the Council rejected your iconic edifice. Bloody planning department again, I suspect! They should concentrate on the three chimneys site. What you'll have to do is re-submit, but this time say that you've fitted it with wheels, then you won't need planning permission. Just like JG's big wheel on the sea-front!
The other advantage of having the aformentioned "wheels", is that when you've persuaded Iris that her captivity is for charity, you could gently release the brakes and push her to low water mark and wait. I'm sure she would make a full admission then!!

Anonymous said...

I am surprised that the Planning Dept at TDC were not helpful. They seemed to have turned a blind eye to the Wheel despite being told it was on an arcade site and not on Dreamland main site and was overhanging marine Terrace when it was being erected.
Do what they do and put your gibbet up and seek retrospective planning permission. Am I the only one out here who is flabbergasted at the way certain business types just ignore our Planning Dept or is it that someone has pulled out the teeth of the Enforcement Officers. BiG Wheel, Two Chimneys, Dreamland's Fence ..... where does the list end?

James Maskell said...

Drapers Almshouses in Margate. Mobile company applying for what must be retrospective planning permission, unless the mast thats next to the barn at St Peters Road is a figment of the local residents imaginations...