Council

NEWINGTON VOTERS’ VIEWS

On January 21 voters in the Newington ward of Ramsgate go to the polls in an important local council election, which most observers see as a two-horse race between Labour and UKIP. Here residents give their views about important issues in the area.

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DIARY OF A KIPPER COUNCILLOR

“Bazza, this council malarkey is not all itz cracked up to be. The meetingz juz go on and on and on. Especially that Chris Welley-Belly-Jelly guy, He juz rabbitz and rabbitz…”

Read “Diary of a Kipper Councillor”, a story of triumph, betrayal and bad spelling only in the new issue of Thanet Watch in shops and newsagents across the Isle now.

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DON’T MISS THE MAY ISSUE OF THANET WATCH MAGAZINE

TW23 COVERInside Thanet Watch this month…

THE SKATE PARK: Has a demolition job poisoned a community against the council?

THE AIRPORT: So did Gloag always plan to put houses on Manston?

TORIES DEFECT TO UKIP: Are local Conservatives facing a meltdown?

DEEP THROAT THANET: How council officers see us… (it isn’t nice!)

UNDERGROUND THANET: Why are there so many tunnels and caves under our feet?

NOSING THE NOB: The sexy story of how Ramsgate got its obelisk.

The new issue of THANET WATCH will be in newsagents across Thanet from Tuesday 29 April. Ring us on 01843 604253 or email inmeds@yahoo.co.uk if you have problems finding your copy.

 

 

THANET COUNCIL SAYS NO TO FILMING – AGAIN

A THANET WATCH REPORT. On April 23rd the Overview and Scrutiny Panel of Thanet Council met to discuss Ramsgate seafront and missing art from council buildings. The chair, Ian Driver, had said he would welcome filming from local journalists. But when we set up to film, the councillors and the council official present objected. This film is of highlights of the debate before we were asked to stop filming. Full report in Thanet Watch magazine

CORRUPTION QUESTION TIME

A THANET WATCH REPORT. Extracts from a Question Time format meeting in Broadstairs about political corruption in Thanet. Following the imprisonment of former Conservative council leader Sandy Ezekiel residents discuss the possible safeguards against corruption. On the panel: Louise Oldfield, citizen journalist, Ian Driver, independent councillor on Thanet district council and Norman Thomas, editor Thanet Watch magazine. More in Thanet Watch magazine for April.

APRIL THANET WATCH OUT NOW

The April edition of Thanet Watch magazine is out now in newsagents and shops across the Isle of Thanet.

In this issue:

CURSED BY CORRUPTION?  What does the imprisonment of ex-council leader Sandy Ezekiel tell us about corruption in Thanet?

BATTLING THE BEDROOM TAX: Thanet residents call for non-stop protest against “devastating” benefit cuts.

THANET HEALTH LTD: Thanet is getting a new health regime  but who’s going to really benefit – patients or doctors?

ART COLLECTION CHAOS:  A local historian speaks out about the council’s gross neglect of Thanet’s heritage.

WHY WELLS WALKED:  Councillor Chris Wells didn’t make Pope but he’ll always have the new Broadstairs Community Centre (if it happens).

DEATH IN THANET: The latest installment in the dark thriller about sleaze and corruption in high places.