Friday, August 01, 2008

Thanet Misses Seaside Gravy Train

I see the government's just handed out 10 million smackers to help English coastal resorts regenerate and update their attractions. So, eyes down, who are the lucky winners?

Blackpool (£4m for a 22,000 seat arena and promenade)
Dover (£4m for castle and cable car)
Torbay (£2.2m for the 'English Riviera Geopark')

No mention of Thanet, which could probably do with £10m being spent on Margate alone, in addition to the £17.4m+ that's going on the Turnip. And while I'm at it, since when was Dover a 'resort'? It's just a corridor of foul smelling, brown guff pumped out by ferries and foreign lorries as far as I can see. Which isn't very far when you're walking along the front down there.

Still, who knows, maybe one of the duffers at our beloved council will put in for some of the £15m a year promised in 'Sea Change' grants before the well runs dry in 2011!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh like Blackpool really needs £4M doesn't it? The most famous seaside resort, if it can't stand on its own feet we may as well give up. Dover, not exactly a resort....nice marina and castle and caves with loads of Americans wandering around off the cruise ships over the western docks. God knows what they make of the locals, I started work in Dover 3 years a go and I have never seen so many slack-jawed fat people in one place. Torbay....whats that, a disease?