Friday, April 11, 2008

Eyesore Gone In A Blink

Regular reader Samantha writes:

I was surprised and delighted to see that the festering hole behind Granville Court in Ramsgate has been completely cleared by Thanet Council. However they have yet to sort out the perimeter which still contains a blighting mix of dilapidated fencing, temporary fencing and rubbish. Apparently though they will be sorting this out 'asap'.

She adds that the excellent yourthanet newspaper (available free in the corner of all your favourite local stores, usually behind the twelve boxes of Haribo etc.) followed up the 'festering hole' story this week, which presumably gave our beloved council the, er, prod up the jacksie it needed to get on with it. Our local campaigning, crap-clearing, caff-crushing, car-crushing councillor Dave Green also played a part in getting this mess sorted out, I'm told. Lumme, if this continues he's going to sound like a 70s soft drink ad.

So, three cheers for yourthanet and three cheers for campaigning etc. Dave Green. And, er, two and a half cheers for Thanet Council. Now that's something you don't hear me say very often!
Granville Court before the Thanet Council clean-up


Granville Court after the Thanet Council clean-up

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's more like it!

Cllr David Green said...

I'm told by the TDC enforcer that hoardings will follow shortly and a charge made on the owner.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Good stuff DG!

Michael Child said...

A vote of thanks here chaps, on the brighter side perhaps the planning permission for the proposed monstrosity there will expire and English heritage and TDC will insist that they rebuild to the standard of the rest of the Granville old and new.

Peter Checksfield said...

Maybe TDC are now running around removing potential fire hazards ASAP?

Just a thought...

Michael Child said...

Peter when I tried top stop them from demolishing the Victorian theatre that used to be Nero’s, they told me that they were doing so because it was a fire hazard, so lets hope they don’t get too carried away.

Ramskateraider said...

Must make you wonder how much of a fire hazard book shops are.
Can't honestly say that I've ever seen a fire extinguisher while I've been perusing your Mills and Boon section.

Anonymous said...

Now for the wreck that is the former Grand Hotel site in Cliftonville .

Eastcliff Richard said...

RSR - is that really you? Haven't seen you round here for years! Good to have you back!

Ramskateraider said...

I feel like me! I thought I'd take SGT Berko's advise to go away and grow up. So, after spending a small fortune and many painful hours on a rack, here I am, almost two inches taller and no longer able to get away with half fare on the bus.
If I didn't like him before, I absolutely loath and detest him now!
Good job for him that he's buggered off.