Tuesday, 18 February 2014
NEW FILM HIGHLIGHT HISTORY OF MISTRUST IN THANET COUNCIL
Next week (Wed 26 Feb) sees the screening of a new film about public attitudes to Thanet Council.
Called Thanet Council: A History of Mistrust the film documents the councils record over the last 20 years and what local people have said about it.
Including interviews with councillors of both major parties, the film includes controversial material about the old Pleasurama site in Ramsgate, Westwood Cross, the proposed Broadstairs community centre and Dreamland in Margate.
The film is the work of Christine Tongue and, she says, it offers a fascinating insight into what councils - controlled by both major parties - have and havent done -- and the way ordinary people react to the results.
Following the screening there will be an open discussion in which people will be invited to consider what, if anything, should be done to improve local government in the area.
Christine said: In recent months people have been telling us the council should be scrapped and replaced with a unitary authority. Others have been blaming the cabinet system of local government and saying we should have a new committee-based system.
The screening of the film will be a good opportunity to get these ideas out into the open and to debate what realistically might be done.
The meeting is on Wed 26 February at 7pm at The Red Hall, 11 Grosvenor Rd, Broadstairs CT10 2BT. Entry is free but seating is limited so book your place now. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01843 604253 / 07989 070843