Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

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Friday, 29 November 2013

Ramsgate Town Council - last nights amenities meeting

Last night, 28th November that is , we had a meeting of the Ramsgate Town Council amenities committee with a number of items on the agenda . First and the most important was setting the events budget that was set at £30,000 for next year .Other items like Civic remained as they were last year.
There was some discussion on Town improvement, starting with the Christmas lights. Even though the committee was pleased with what we had there was some discussion on how we could go one further and improve. Like having a competition next year for the best shop displays. Members were impressed that a couple of boats in the inner harbour were lit up and there was a discussion on how the the harbour would look if more boats were lit up and what RTC could do to encourage it. Peter Cambell did bring up the point that Christmas lights are cheap and when he recently bought some for £7 he found out when he opened them that he reckoned they could go around his house three times which did make us laugh.

On town improvement's Richard the town clerk informed members that RTC now own the Palm Trees in tubs that  were seen dotted around the harbour during the summer. TDC no longer wanted them so RTC stepped in and had them. Discussion took place how we could maximize their use to enhance the visual impact on the harbour area. On town improvements the issue of keeping the town clean and presentable for both residents and vistor's alike was debated, in this discussion the  state of the arches were being looked into.
Ramsgate allotments were discussed including the waiting lists and the experimental plan to let out quarter and half size allotments. During this discussion it was mentioned that one of the allotment plots is now a mature grape vine capable of producing bottled wine. I don't know if Chateau Chiltern  will ever come on the market but I did find the concept pretty cool.

Finally, someone has left the town of Ramsgate an old print in their will. I haven't seen it yet but I will post a photograph and info when I have seen it

2 comments:

Michael Child said...

Ah 1880 I believe this was followed by then years of bickering between the council that wanted to spend the money on improving the town and the ratepayers association that didn’t, so it wasn’t until 1890 that it was agreed to spend the money and detailed plans were submitted for improving the town.

I had forgotten about your ghastly words and numbers 2106 lutdaye I think, if it doesn't work no comment

Mat B (Thanet Star) said...

And this is why Margate needs a council too.