An interesting afternoon, I thought, accidentally finding myself on the BBC Kent’s ‘Pat Marsh Show’. (see video clip below)
I was minding my own business setting up the marriage proposal banner for Bluebell Hill at lunchtime, when my phone rang and it was Laura from the BBC, asking if we ever did romantic messages such as proposals. “Funny you should ask”, I replied, “As I’ve got one to do in less than thirty minutes.
With that I was whisked on to a live conversation with Pat about my secret mission in uncharted space or in this case, Bluebell Hill and promised to let them know how it went.
Anyway, Emma agreed to marry Max and I introduced them to Pat and between the three of them, they had a ‘love-in’ on BBC Radio Kent after the flight, so a good result all round I thought!
Back home again and I see that Cllr Nottingham (LAB) is still pounding on about webcasting council meetings without any real idea of what’s required to record a two hour meeting. He writes: “If Thanet Council won't broadcast Council meetings could we get some volunteers to film the meetings.”
He really should pay attention in class or even in council but sadly, he didn’t make an appearance yesterday evening and so missed the announcement at the beginning of the council meeting regarding the whole issue and the council’s intention to explore how we might achieve it. Obviously, nobody bothered to tell him.
I see that Cllr Harrison (LAB), on his weblog, has his own slant on the events of yesterday evening and I’m sure you would quite rightly expect them to be quite different to my own. Clearly, we were sent running for cover by the inescapable and forensic logic of the opposition’s arguments and I must have dozed off during the important bits.
The new General Purposes Committee takes a bashing on the blog and this apparently “May or may not meet in the course of a year”, which is news to me, as I’ve been asked to Chair it with Cllr Crotty as Vice-chair. It has an interesting and valuable role to play in shaping council business, which I will tell you more about a little later, as I have to thrash-out the finer details of its remit next week and meet with council officers to sort-out the dates of the meetings, that reportedly, we aren’t going to have.
So for readers, you can pick and choose what you want to believe. Sadly we’ve lost ECR, whose style I much admired despite our visible differences and for now at least, we’ve lost Cllr David Green for other reasons. However, there’s more than enough news and political analysis for you to choose from by Michael Child, Tony Flaig and more and half the fun I suspect is working out for yourself, what’s true and what is indeed utter tosh!
Have a good weekend!