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Barry James
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The art of photography
Over the years I have been collecting Ramsgate based photos. There have been some absolutely brilliant pictures. No wonder people move to Ramsgate. Artist Malcolm Kirkaldie Artist Brian Whitehead Artist Phil Eason Artist Martin Ellis Artist John "Smiddy" Sm...
The art of photography
The art of photography
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Lies, damn lies and the Save Manston Airport Association
Further to the successful town meetings in Ramsgate (7/9/2018) and Herne Bay (11/9/2018) the Save Manston Airport Association decided to post their own version of propaganda on their website. I reproduce it here myth by myth. Myth one " Local Authorities de...
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statistics, more Statistics and damn lies
It is a generally used saying “statistics, more Statistics
and damn lies” to mean statistics can prove most things but mathematics cannot
lie, however it is in forecasting that statistics are mostly used incorrectly.
None more so that in the work of fiction...
statistics, more Statistics and damn lies
statistics, more Statistics and damn lies
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How to become an Interested Party
Guest post based on a handout at the Public Meeting held at Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School on the Friday 7th September 2018. The meeting was organised by the No to Night Flights over Ramsgate group and their website is here MANSTON
DCO – REGISTER AS A...
How to become an Interested Party
How to become an Interested Party
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DCO accepted for examination
There was jubilation in the Airport Supporters last week when National Planning accepted the DCO application for "Examination". Does this mean aviation is returning to Manston? In a word NO. What is now going to happen is people can register from the 3rd Se...
DCO accepted for examination
DCO accepted for examination
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Viability of Manston
Following on from the last post the decision as to which option to choose still remains on whether there is evidence that an airport is viable at Manston up to the end of this Local Plan period which is 2031. The choice that Members at TDC have is option 1 ...
Viability of Manston
Viability of Manston
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The new Thanet Local Plan
On the 2nd July 2018 the Tory Cabinet meet to discuss what to do with the delayed Local Plan, The agenda for this meeting has been published here however it is 459 pages so I have attempted to condense this into something a bit more practical. Why is this i...
The new Thanet Local Plan
The new Thanet Local Plan
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shelling out
I published a blog on the 29th March 2017 ( link here ) detailing the facts that the ownership of the company that is applying for a Development Consent Order (DCO) on the former Manston site is rather murky and little has changed since. So to clarify where...
shelling out
shelling out
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Finally the light dawns
Briefly, when Ann Gloag shut the airport in 2014 various groups formed to campaign to get the airport reinstated. The main groups were "Supporters of Manston Airport (SuMA)" run by a small group let by Ruth Brackstone-Bailey. The other main supporter group ...
Finally the light dawns
Finally the light dawns
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Paul Joseph Messenger
It does seem that politics and campaigning seem to merge into farce at times and the current Ramsgate KCC Councillor, Paul Joseph Messenger, seems to be proving the point. Not content to be getting a regular pasting on We Love Ramsgate Facebook page (his wo...
Paul Joseph Messenger
Paul Joseph Messenger
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