Following last week's ECR fonejack, Thanet Council appear to have got a wriggle on and are finally replacing the backs of the shelters here on Ramsgate's swinging East Cliff, which they removed to 'repair' eight months ago.
You'll recall that the nice lady in the Foreshores Department, who was responsible for these shelters but couldn't help with the fountain that's 20 feet away because that's the responsibility of the Open Spaces Department, promised on the phone that, with the summer 'rush' now over, the department's contractors would be able to turn their full attention to the less urgent task of, er, keeping the foreshores looking nice. And it seems as if she was as good as her word!
Apparently they'd had a lot of trouble with shelters being vandalised. Rotters, those vandals. They come along, take half your shelter away on the pretext of repairing it, then they disappear for eight months. Shocking!