Tuesday, 20 May 2008
11th January this year the Gazette published an article about the TDC grant funded East Kent Maritime Trust's failure to produce accounts on time to the Charity commission. Out of interest I looked on the Charity Commission website tapping in the EKMT charity number 288702. It appears after four months since the article appeared no accounts of the public money spent have been published only the word "estimated ". So what on earth is going on, being a critic of the EKMT and TDC at the time I found myself no longer welcome at the Margate Museum along with a few others because we dared to have a point of view. So it is hardly suprising that people haven't rallied around the Margate Museum, unlike Ramsgate where the support for museum facilities is strong. Unfortunately, this is not helping heritage in Margate one bit. The museum service is on its knees regrding finance as I am led to believe, the Tudor House has had shoddy repairs done on it and very little in the way of maintenance. But TDC did remove the tree that would have cause serious problems to the building. The so called summer season is begining and to be honest what has TDC done for culture and the whole thing is a mess. Where is the leadership, after all TDC does have cabinet member for culture.