Friday, 12 November 2010


The Labour Group at Thanet district council welcomes plans for the South Eastern Breakwater in Ramsgate Harbour. Whilst unfortunately the cost is a bit higher than expected the project will serve the harbour better in the long run.
TDC Shadow Cabinet Member for Regeneration - Cllr Richard Nicholson said "Thursday's cabinet report clearly stated the breakwater has 'Through a lack of repair and maintenance the existing breakwater has become unstable*'.
The fact is, the harbour in general has suffered from a lack of care and dredging has become legendary in its failure. We can only hope the dredging which will be done, as mentioned in the report, is not just a one off, but properly done.
Ramsgate Harbour is little use to anyone if they can't get in or out due to a sand bar. Do the Tories regret selling off the dredger, left by the previous administration which although old was perfectly serviceable and did a good job?"
Leader of the Opposition - Cllr Clive Hart added "TDC assets are falling into disrepair following years of neglect by Thanet Tories and Ramsgate Royal Harbour is one very prominent example. TDC's own Financial Risk Assessment, discussed during Thursday's cabinet meeting, reported 'unplanned major works to the council’s property portfolio and urgent repair works at the Port and Harbour in Ramsgate**' were causing concern".
* Cabinet Agenda Item 8 - page 45 - paragraph 1.2
** Cabinet Agenda Item 4 - Annex 1 - page 14.
Published by Thanet Labour Group Press Office - 44 Northdown Road, Margate, CT9 2RW.

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