The Duffers claim to have saved £10,000 by not distributing this exotic material door-to-door. You can now only get it from the top shelf in, er, selected outlets. Following up the cover pic of the feather duster/heart, um, thing, I zoomed to page 6. 'We want you to tell us the problems in your area,' screamed the copy under the heading 'How clean is your street?' (Filthy, actually, since you ask.) 'We need your help to identify your priorities and we promise, in return, to use your feedback to hit the places hardest that most need it!' Alright, alright, already. I'm going to tell you. You don't have to waterboard me!
Apparently a survey will be coming through my door, or I can also fill it in online at www.thanet.gov.uk/loveyourstreet. I think that's 'Love Your Street', not 'Lovey Our Street', although both would suit me now I come to think of it.
So off I trots to www.thanet.gov.uk/loveyourstreet. Here, try it yourself. www.thanet.gov.uk/loveyourstreet.
See? Nothing. Nix. Nada. Completely sausageless. 'Sorry, the page you requested could not be found.'
Now, isn't Cllr/Dr Biggles in charge of the council's IT mullarkey? And isn't he always banging on about 'joined up thinking'? Judging by this faux pas, I'd be surprised if anyone at the council was capable of joined up writing!
Update: Cllr/Dr Biggles has now fixed this link quicker than you can say 'Page 404 - not found'! Next time my Delboy laptop bursts into flames, I know who to call!