Last weekend Cllr John Watkins, a former Naval Officer, Lifeboatman and the Boats Officer for the Ramsgate Maritime Museum, helped his fellow Labour councillor to understand just how problematic the issues are with her newly extended role by taking her on an inspection of the marina.
Cllr. Watkins said "the decline of facilities at Ramsgate Royal Harbour during the last seven years of Conservative control at TDC has been marked. A TDC Scrutiny Working Party was set up by Cllr Bob Bayford last July to look into the problems at the port but to date it has never met and the loss of the Golden Anchor and the downgrading of our Harbour to the bottom 6 out of 91 UK harbours, by the Yacht Harbour Association was not unexpected. Thanet's 'jewel in the crown' is in a sorry state, due to seven years of the Conservative administration's inactivity and neglect.
Since the harbour's own dredger 'Ramsgate' was sold off by the Tory administration at TDC the build up of silt has been a constant problem.
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