Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Consulting Your Intelligence

Blimey! I was just changing Bertie's litter tray, and this fell out of the SadScene I was lining it with:


The local council's 'magazine', Thanet Pravda.

And inside that was this:


A survey about the provision of swimming pools in the area.

Not that I'm particularly interested, as I've got an Olympic size facility in the west wing, here at the old cliff top mansion. But a peremptory perusal elicited the information that our municipal baths in Margate and Ramsgate are indeed in a sorry state. Apparently they either need to be refurbished, or replaced with a single new pool built on a greenfield site.

Let's look at the options The Uranians are giving us:


Lumme! Not too difficult to tell from that which scenario the council prefers!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

game over
bring on the rat monkeys
lets put things where they should be
in town

Eastcliff Richard said...

Quite.

Cllr David Green said...

Your version of the the Council's "consultation" over the possible sites for the new swiming facility says all that needs to be said really.
At the meeting that agreed the questionaire, I spoke and voted against this questionaire, not because I didnt want the public to have a say, but because I felt that we as Councillors needed to do a lot more work on the options, before putting something meaningful to the public. We now know, thanks to Councillor Elizabeth Green, that the third option, the Marlowe Academy, is not all that it seems, but actually involves building on two of the remaining pitches on Jacky Bakers playing field.
In my opinion this consultation is meaningless, hopelessly biased and misleading. It should be withdrawn.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Quite.

Justin Brown said...

I can imagine TDC publishing their own set of 'Little Miss' books, with characters such as Miss Leading, Miss Representing, Miss Appropriating, Miss Taken and Miss Quoting.

Justin Brown said...

On relection, I think that Miss Representing could even be identical triplets!

Anonymous said...

I downloaded a consultation document about the pools from the TDC web site last year, and duly filled it in and posted it off. At that stage, they were letting us make our own suggestions as to where we would like to see a new pool. I suggested Ramsgate Pavilion, which will become empty this year when the casino moves to Westwood.

I haven't seen the results of that previous consulation published anywhere. Has anybody else?

Eastcliff Richard said...

Quite.