Wednesday, 10 July 2013


Here is the agenda for the first meeting of the Pleasurama Working Group which will take place 7pm 18th July at the Council Offices Margate
Election of Chairman
Apologies for Absence
Declarations of Interest
Establishing the Pleasurama Site Development Review TFG Work Programme for 2013/14
The most important item will be item 4 the work programme. My  suggestions for the work programme include

Discussion about the co-option of local people and or knowledgeable / expert people on to the working group

Discussion about  the working group having oversight / input into any ongoing negotiations with the developers and any due diligence processes arsing from these negotiations.

Discussion about sales of the existing leases to a third party  by the current developer.

Securing independent legal advice on termination of development agreement with SFP Ventures  UK Ltd and the recovery of the leases. This will involve several different options.

Securing  advice on the cost to the Council of termination of agreement and lease recovery.

Discussion of issues relating to the stability of the cliff face and  flood risk

Discussion  of alternative uses of Pleasurama site including planning for a major public consultation exercise.

Discussion of the Pleasurama site in the context of   a wider seafront development strategy including the Victoria Pavilion, the Motor Museum,  and the future of the Port of Ramsgate

Reporting back findings and  ideas of the working group to the people of Ramsgate for their input at public meetings etc, before any final decisions are made.

Please let me have any suggestions you might have for the work programme and I will add them to my list for next week's meeting


  1. Well, if the Pleasurama Working Group achieves as much as the Airport Working Party did we can look forward to things getting worse.

    1. Disappearances from the council chamber could be an improvement.

  2. Could I suggest they mould concrete warriors around each of the supporting pillars, then bury them under thousands of tons of sand with the idiots who created this situation. When it's exhumed in thousands of years people will know instantly that these people were highly important, respected leaders.

  3. Perhaps hurry up and build the development that was given permission all those years ago. All of the above simply leads to further wasted years, bearing in mind that no matter what the outcome of any public consultation, TDC doesn;t have the money to build anything, nor the competance to run it.

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  5. Which planet are you living on? After umpteen years and umpteen missed deadlines you still don't get it. SFP haven't built anything and, if I'm right, they won't build anything. The whole thing is a charade. Calling for them to get on with it is a waste of breath. We need to ensure that SFP is removed from this project at the earliest opportunity. Where I agree with you is that TDC is incompetent. We need to ensure that those on the council who are responsible for this situation are identified, removed from office and never allowed to hold office again. The people who created this mess can't be allowed to continue making a mess of things.

  6. Ian - please see e-mail sent directly to yourself 16/07/2013 12:38.