Thursday, February 05, 2009

Shit Sandwich

Before I toddle off and crack open my last magnum of Pétrus 1961, I thought it fair to warn you that if you're planning to go to Sandwich over the weekend, or indeed any weekend between now and November, my advice is don't bother.

Tucked away on page 39 of last week's Gazunder was this ad, detailing plans to spend the next 45 weekends or so digging up the A256.

It's all in a good cause, though. Well, they've got to get the juice from the fart farm into Richborough somehow!

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Peter Checksfield said...

Or cycle there perhaps? There's a very nice cycle path that goes from Ramsgate to Sandwich (& indeed pretty much to Folkestone & beyond if you're feeling really adventurous!).

Michael Child said...

Richard Peter they did seek alternatives hoping to go beside the road, unfortunately the land there is contaminated, because of the old Ramsgate municipal tip so they can’t dig it up and the road is the only option.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why they can't cut straight across Pfizer Social club's ground and lay the cable out through the mouth of the Stour. And I don't understand why you can't dig up contaminated ground. It's an old rubbish dump. You just dig it up, dump the spoil in a new rubbish dump and fill it in with new soil. Could it be that it is far more convenient (and cheaper) for the contractor to play havoc with our lives, rather than do what is convenient for us and the most sensible option? I think we should be told.

ascu75 aka Don said...

Contamination only on the side of the road? wont it go under the road as well or is it well behaved contamination and stays in one place.