Good news for Lymington road in Westgate and Boundary road in Ramsgate at tonight's full council meeting. They've both been awarded lottery funding for their play area development projects and I'm sure local people in both towns will be delighted.
I hear that I missed an AWACS aircraft doing circuits out of Manston today; I was taking part in a debate on the "Big Brother Society" at Westminster. However, I did come home to some statistics from Manston airport, that I had requested in response to Cllr David Green's notice of motion, in regard to the S106 agreement and his concerns involving flight paths, night flights and training flights from Kent International, which will be debated at a future Cabinet meeting.
Cllr Latchford has told me that that compliance with the S106 agreement is monitored and that in April, May and June of this year, there was a total of of 908 movements of 'Heavy' aircraft on Manston's Runway 28 and 867 on Runway 10.
During the period of between January 1st 2006 and 30th May 2007, fines totalling £15,000 were levied against S106 non-compliant night flights.
In June, there were 100 Heavy training circuits in total, spread over five separate days.
For contrast, there were 86,000 movements at the three main London airports, Kent International had a total of 516.
Oasis, which operates the red and white Boeing 747, were able to move their last training run on to a Tuesday and they will continue to do so, when possible, subject to slot availability.
I hope that's a help to everyone?