Earlier this week I wrote a post about the Kent Cabinet trip down to Margate on Monday. As a result, I received a comment from Tony Flaig at Bignews Margate: "Maybe you should have stopped by at the offices of Bignews Margate, for a bit of enlightenment."
I was intrigued by this comment, so looked up Bignews Margate on Google. It's a blog site run by Tony Flaig, a track worker living in Thanet, and bills itself as "Thanet's Leading Politically Independent Blog". You can reach it on http://bignewsmargate.blogspot.com/.
Anyway, Mr Flaig ran a piece on KCC's Cabinet visit to Thanet last week, "Maidstone comes to Thanet" which very kindly cross-links to my Thanet story in the interests of balance. I felt it was the least I could do to reciprocate and give Mr Flaig's site an airing here.
For information, having grown up in Bermondsey, Margate (and Dreamland!) used to be the 'Big Day Out' with my brothers, parents and grandparents for years. In my teens, I often drove my little Mini from South East London down to Margate, and I still regularly visit. Indeed a couple of years ago I nearly moved to Margate - it holds a very special place in my heart.
As an ambassador, County Councillor Clive Hart is excellent - he regularly sends other KCC Members email updates on events and press comment on Thanet in general and Margate in particular, and sent Cabinet Members a message giving us details of where to visit if we had a spare half hour during our visit. If you've read my posting on Monday you'll know how little time we had to go walkabout. But I make this promise - I will bring my family down and follow Clive's suggestions. Who knows - perhaps Bignews Margate will mention that?