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John Gilbey got out of the wrong side of bed Part 1

Our Precious Leader didn’t have a good start to Saturday by the looks of it. Someone or something, or possibly everything, had him riled and the solution was to let rip on his very own website and Facebook page. It may be that he was displeased with the public reaction to his support for the proposed one-way system in Whitstable …

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A hill of beans

Manston was to be barred from importing beans unless it was properly registered. Manston applied for registration and was refused. A few days later, it was accepted. What happened in those few days? Nobody wants to say. Last year, Thanet was shocked to the core to learn that Manston might not be allowed to continue importing Kenyan beans at any …

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AWP postponement explained

Some TDC Members aren’t happy with some TDC Officers. Well, an Officer. Subject: CANCELLATION OF AIRPORT WORKING PARTY MEETING Dear Members of the Airport Working Party, I am cancelling the Airport Working Party meeting which is scheduled for tomorrow [19th Feb] for the following reasons: 1.    The paperwork was circulated too late for any useful discussion with officers as to …

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Airport Working Party meeting Tuesday 19th Feb

NEWSFLASH: This meeting has now been postponed. No new date has yet been set. Oh joy of joys – another opportunity to see Thanet’s finest in action (inaction?). The greybeards and hotheads will be getting together to apply their minds to the knotty problem of whether and how Manston might contribute to Thanet’s glowing future. Venue: Austen Room, Council Offices, …

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Basic Archaeology Course

For those of you who like their history well-matured, this could be just the thing… Our friends at IoTAS (Isle of Thanet Archaelogical Society) are offering an 8 session course in basic archaelogy, running from March to November 2013 – details below.

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Blackballed

I applied online to join the Why Not Manston? campaign. Their refusal is disappointing, but instructive:

Dear Mr Rose,

Last week we provisionally accepted you as a Supporter of our campaign. However, in your covering note, you stated your complete opposition to any Night Flights at the airport.

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KLM-Manston: reactions

Reactions from Sir Roger Gale MP, Laura Sandys MP, Sandra Matthews-Marsh (chief executive at Visit Kent), David Foley (east Kent Chamber of Commerce chief executive), Cllr Bob Bayford (Thanet Conservative Group), and Cllr Clive Hart (Leader of Thanet District Council).

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Hurrah! A Public Meeting at Manston!

Diary Date: Friday 30th November 2012 at 6.30pm. As it says on the invitation:

Members of the public are invited to attend this meeting and will have the opportunity to ask questions after the business of the Committee has been dealt with. Hear from Thanet Council and the CEO of the Airport.  Hear about the work of KIACC.  Make your views known.

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Night Flights vote – political views

Although supportive of Manston Airport, Thanet District Council agreed at Full Council last night (24th May) that it could not support the introduction of the airport's proposed scheduled night-time flying. Councillors were considering the council's consultation response to proposals submitted by airport owners Infratil to introduce night flying operations between 23:00 hours and 07:00 hours.

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Night Flights vote – press coverage

Vote against Manston Airport night flights plan BBC 25th May 2012 Plans for night flights from Manston Airport in Kent have been opposed by Thanet District Council. At a meeting on Thursday, the Labour-controlled council voted against all night flights to or from the airport. Charles Buchanan, the airport’s chief executive, said: “We are disappointed the council is not supporting …

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