I've been nagging SouthEastern railways since I became a councillor, to have Westgate station re-painted, as they had apparently promised to do so in the past. As I won't be able to attend the Westgate residents meeting on Monday night, here's an update from the company in reply to my latest letter:
"You have my assurance that Westgate on Sea (and all other stations on our network) will be re-painted and the programme is well underway.
However, you will understand that we have to prioritise and resources will intially be diverted to stations in the worse condition. I am afraid that there are stations in worse condition than Westgate and these are being re-painted first."
So there you have it, Westgate hasn't been painted, I think, since I used to travel to school in Broadstairs forty years ago but "programme is well underway" and spare a thought for all those other stations facades that are crumbling around the poor railway passenger, while the Eurostar dashes into its gleaming new London terminus at 200mph and several billion pounds later!
Ed: A Quick footnote. The comments suggest that the Station is now being painted. Something I said perhaps? But if it is, I'm delighted and I'll go and have a look on Saturday morning!