Here’s an interesting angle on the Dreamland regeneration story from Thanet District Council:
Pupils from three schools in Margate have presented their own ideas for the future of Dreamland.
Officers from Thanet Council were asked by Kent County Council Education if they would help organise an end of term project for year six pupils, who would be moving to secondary school in September. They wanted to do a topical subject that was of interest to the local community and asked if they could do a project on the future of Dreamland. The pupils were given an introduction to Dreamland by Council Officers and visited parts of the Dreamland site and Arlington Square early in July, then went away to formulate their ideas.
Pupils from Palm Bay, Holy Trinity and St. Gregory’s presented to the Leader of Thanet Council, Cllr. Sandy Ezekiel and the Mayor of Margate, Cllr. Doug Clark, with ideas including an ice rink, swimming pool, water rides, a go kart track, graffiti wall, spa or paintballing – with the children even suggesting discounts for stag parties! These ideas will be taken into account in future considerations for the site.
Leader of Thanet Council, Cllr. Sandy Ezekiel, said: “It was obvious that the children had worked really hard on their ideas and they had put together some excellent and very creative presentations. It was so useful to hear their thoughts on the future of Dreamland and what they would like to see there. There were certainly some new ideas put forward today and some very creative ones and I’d like to thank the youngsters for taking the time and trouble to do this. The Mayor of Margate and I found the presentations thoroughly enjoyable and I am sure that the children learnt a great deal from this worthwhile project.”
Ed: Yes but will anything actually happen on the site as a result of such new ideas?