This is a guest post
Like many of you, I read posts on Facebook and of late, I’ve seen a lot about Princes Parade.
Those who are promoting it, pushing it across Facebook, appear to believe this is the only issue in the world. I can assure them it ISN’T.
In February I lost my job due to the Covid-19 recession. I have a wife a two kids. My income fell from £1,800 a month to £857.
I am worried about finding a new home as I can no longer afford the rent on the one I live in
I am worried about feeding my children.
I am worried about the gas, the electric, the council tax.
I’m just worried full stop.
Then I get to see people jumping up and down about Princes Parade where the Council want to build a swimming pool for us all and some “affordable housing” – whatever that means.
Let me tell those people who want to save Princes Parade, you look like environmental fanatics, on a par with religious fanatics to me and my family, and perhaps to others as well, who knows! I’ll not be voting Green because of the behaviour. of the Save Princes Parade fanatics.
There are many pressing issues across the whole of our district. Many of them are not issues our Council can resolve. To be so blinkered on just ONE issue is really dumb in my humble opinion.
I want a job, I want to work. It gives me a sense of dignity, a sense of pride and confidence. Without work I have shrunk inside.
I can see that in excess of 10,000 people are now unemployed in our district. Up from 4,500 in March 2020. Many of us 10,000 plus would love a job.
If the fanatics who wish to save Princes Parade put as much effort into creating jobs as they do about a brownfield site between the Imperial Hotel and the garage at Seabrook, there’d be no unemployment in the district.
What I say to these fanatics and the sensible residents of this district I call home, is wake up and smell the coffee, because life it is NOT all about Princes Parade.
The Shepway Vox Team
Giving the PEOPLE of the District a Voice