Thursday, July 26, 2007

Dreamland Dream Comes True!

Reader Marky-Warky, aka Thanet's Greatest Living Rocker, Mark Hewins, will be chuffed to see that his plans for Margate seafront have been taken up, in part at least, by no less a figure than our glorious council leader Sandy Beach!

Mark's proposal included the pedestrianisation of Margate front. Now Thanet Adscene is reporting our Sandy as saying the front will be restyled to give priority to pedestrians. The Save Dreamlanders will be cock-a-hoop too, as Sandy also endorses their plan to put knackered old rides on the site, along with a stipulation that at least 51% of the area be devoted to a funfair.

Now I know in the past I've stood on rather less than firm ground when it comes to Dreamland. As would, apparently, any housing development that might be bunged up there, due to the soggy nature of the terrain. And we know from past experience that any front page lead in the Sadscene, especially one that features a pronouncement from Mr Beach, should be treated with more than a soupcon of salt. But really, where's the vision? Where's the state of the art, digital coasterdrome Margate deserves? Honestly!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have just been to Blackpool for the first time - now there's a seafront to be proud of - over a mile of fortune tellers, chip shops, slotmachines, boarding houses etc. and the best funfair I've ever seen - well in this country anyway. No sign of any flats or shopping malls anywhwere on the actual front - just as it should be. We should ask for Dreamland back but three times bigger then visitors would come back.

Eastcliff Richard said...

I agree wholeheartedly. I don't think a block of flats and a few sad old spin-me-rounds are going to cut the mustard, quite honestly.

Marky Warky said...

Blimey ECR, Im back! And what about this story about my stunning idea about pedestrianising Margate seafront... I will be credited for it by the council of course?... Perhaps a 'finders fee' or some kind of gratuity would be appropriate. Brown paper envelope would do....