Thursday, 16 April 2009

EZEKIEL TO SUPPORT NOTTINGHAM

Thanet Council are due to support the Nottingham Declaration. This is the top local authority acknowledgment that Climate Change exists and needs to be addressed. It is disappointing that 340 local authorities have already signed, so Thanet is one of the last to do so..

The Nottingham Declaration recognises the central role of local authorities in leading society's response to the challenge of climate change. By signing the Declaration councils pledge to systematically address the causes of climate change and to prepare their community for its impacts. You can find out more about the declaration here.

How can Thanet be systematically addressing climate change by promoting an Air Show? The Margate Big Event is on 20/21 June and will see thousands of pounds of our money being spent glamourising planes and flying. When Cllr. Sandy Ezekiel signs to support the Nottingham Declaration, surely he will immediately be breaking it?

8 comments:

  1. Great headline Mark, but you saved the best till last -

    "How can Thanet be systematically addressing climate change by promoting an Air Show? The Margate Big Event is on 20/21 June and will see thousands of pounds of our money being spent glamourising planes and flying"

    I can't believe that you're either upset or surprised. To keep the green metaphor going, it's like being annoyed with your next door neighbour knowing they've got his and her Hummers revving in front of your house at all hours and accusing them of hypocrisy when they drive a Mini to the shops for 10 minutes once a year.

    Still a good headline though.

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  2. By putting up Thanet Stars link on your site does that mean you support his accusations about Biggles Mark? I thought you would have learned the lesson after your boss apologised for the nasty things coming out of No.10.

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  3. Westcliff GB disappointed is about how I feel, also that many Labour colleagues support the air show.

    Anon18.07 I think you're trying to smear here, of course I take no responsibility for sites I link to, many of which contradict each other. Thanks for the tip I've had a look, I don't understand the story fully but I'm sure Simon can answer the questions and take care of himself. I'm sure he'll appreciate you drawing attention to it.

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  4. So, Mark, should we tell tourists not to come to margate and the rest of thanet because, a, nothing is happening, b, because if you use private or public transport you leave a CO2 footprint, or, c in a good stalinist state all you would want to do is work for the good of all?. On your Bike

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  5. Ken look to the future not the past

    http://marknottingham.blogspot.com/2009/04/green-tourism-future-but-thanet-is.html

    let's copy Tory Isle of Wight. When you stood on the ticket Vote Blue, Go Green, you didn't really mean it did you?

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  6. No, no, no Mark.

    I don't mind the Air-Show (that's the Mini in my previous post)

    It's the Hummer-Family (that'll be the Cargo Planes, L-Plate pilots and the rest) that I can't stand.

    As for you Ken, I think the only residents who knew about the Tall-Ships on Wednesday were myself and Biblio-Michael. Where's the love that Ramsgate needs?!!

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  7. West Cliff GB It was on the Council website. the Harbour Web site, and sent to the local press. Short of knocking on everyones door what else can you do. I suspect it got bounced off the front page by a rogue copper and a prime minister. (of course, if you did knock on everyones door Tony flaig would accuse you of wasting ratepayers money on the media budget\)

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  8. 17.25 I received the press release from the council the day that the tall ships arrived and the council posted it on their website the day they arrived, quite good for the council as they usually take about 10 days to get their press releases onto their website by which time the event they are about is usually over.

    If you take a look at my blog http://thanetonline.blogspot.com/ where I have published all of the council press releases as I get them and compare it to the council website you can see how far behind they are

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