July 2007 | home thanetonline.com michaelsbookshop.com Click here for books about The Isle of Thanet Dangerous cliff ?
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July 2007 | Thanet District Council press release | Pleasurama update 6/6/2007 another years delay! | The temporary railings | Ramsgate | latest news | heads embedded in the concrete | Simon Moores Thanet life | Michael Child | Latest views | Details from the latest plans | Pictures 2007 | April 2007 | April replies | Replies to my email about the new introduction January 2007 | David Green | pleasurama update | Seafront site ready for rejuvenation | Companies House Search | correspondence | prompt replies | Action | Riddles | Committee | more | Follow up | councillors | councillors revised | spam your councillors | Councillors responses | Economical with the truth | The Member Portal | Taking the member out of the portal | Ken Gregory | Gerry O'Donnell | survey | May 2007 | Cracks over the voids | Engineers report on the condition of the cliff | more report | election results
My attempts learn about the Pleasurama project have lead me into a dialogue with Thanet District Council about their website and the way they pass on correspondence to councillors. Click on the links above to read the correspondence.
The temporary railings
I have been assured by TDC that the temporary railings were installed after an engineer's report indicated that many of the railing sections are no not sufficiently secured to the cliff top coping stones. The works to replace and stabilise these cannot be undertaken until pile driving on the lower site is complete.
I have just 11th of May 2007 photographed a considerable run of the railings behind the temporary railings, the pictures speak for themselves really.
There is just no sign of cracking looseness or corrosion around where any of the railings go into the copingstones apart from one short area near Augusta stairs. I should also add that leaving the cracks in the tarmac for four years will not have helped the structural integrity of the chalk below at all.
The temporary railings have several gaps in them so nipped through and took a picture of each side of every post click here if you want to see them it's the most boring bit of photography I have ever done.