The Uberfuhrer of Thanet District Council is interviewed in one of our local organs today about his vision for the Ile .
Councillor Sandy Beach says he wants to put the wow! factor into Thanet. His ideas appear to revolve around even more residential/hotel developments, with the odd fish and chip shop thrown in. This, of course, is all well and good for Margate, but here in Ramsgate we prefer things to be a little more chi-chi.
For example, in Margate, the biggest debate in the past decade, apart from the hand-wringing about the new Anthea Turner Centre, has been whether or not to re-instate a mini roundabout on the sea front. And, of course, what to do with all the amusement arcades that have been torched.
During the same time, here in Ramsgate, we have had our eyes on higher things - building a marina to rival Monte Carlo's, restoring the local church, and, of course, burning down the 19th century library so that it can be turned into a residential Starbucks cum Hilton Express.
Now that's what I call forward thinking.