Friday, 20 December 2013

Is it MAD to improve Ramsgate?

 
Last night ,at the TDC Joint Transportation Board, the Labour PPC for South Thanet suggested that no money should be spent on Ramsgate Railway Station forecourt on the grounds that a new station may be built in 6 years at Ramsgate Park Way!
 
On this logic, should no money be spent in Ramsgate , just in case the world ends in 2017?
Sorry Will, but the people of Ramsgate deserve better!!!
 
Oh, and also Mr Shonk, (KCC Member) suggested that the people of the Cliffsend Village should have to put up with extra traffic so that Ramsgate folk could get to Canterbury 6 minutes earlier!!!!
Glad I was at the meeting to see these April fools four months early!!

7 comments:

Barry James said...

obviously Mr TS hasn't timed this properly as it is quicker to use the relief road.

William Epps said...

I think he meant by train, Barry, which is a bit tricky up the relief road!

Young Will's view on Ramsgate seems to confirm the popular opinion of folk in that town, that Margate is where all TDC's money is spent.

Peter Checksfield said...

To be fair, Margate Station's forecourt is in more need of a refurbishment than Ramsgate's.

Ken Gregory said...

Peter...Margate is being done as well!!

Peter Checksfield said...

Yes Ken, I'm aware of that. Not sure that I can see anything wrong with Ramsgate's current forecourt though... any particular issues you have with it?

Barry James said...

confused so people will drive out from Ramsgate through cliffsend village to get to Manston Parkway when no one knows where Parkway will be built assuming it ever will.

Ken Gregory said...

Peter, Ramsgate is not 'user friendly' ie difficult for pedestrians...the proposed plans will help the walking public.