Tuesday, July 29, 2008

GLADSTONE PARK , RAMSEY, FUTURE PLANS.

Alongside Poyll Dooey Nature Reserve is a bridle path which I often take another detour down. Again it's another fantastic area to see wildlife on one side and this industrial park on the other.
Sometimes being vertically challenged(ok little) has it's advantages. Any taller and my eye level would have been above the hedge. I wanted to put the scene in context showing the view from the bridal path, onto Gladstone Park, with Skyhill behind to show the two can sometimes live in harmony.

Gladstone Park presently houses several business outlets as well as being the main Post Office depot in the North of the island. The future of the Industrial Park though is under speculation. For the past year Rumours have been rife that the post office depot is to close, be relocated, tescos buying the land to open a brand new supermarket, no change, demolished for housing etc.
So who knows? That's the point though! We who live in Ramsey would like to know. Town(none) planners tend not to live where they wreck a town, so just before you give us something we don't want or need, or take something away we do, can we have a say. A radical thought I know, but it just might catch on.

Now a request to all you kind inquisitive bloggers out there. I know more than one of you will be able to help out here. Not a neme or awards, far more important if you'd like to read on.

From Bubblewench and Daryl

Does anyone know anything at all about a disease called Pulmonary Haemosiderosis if so can they contact Jo Beaufoix for her friend Marie who is suffering from this disease. Thank you.

Leave you with that today.

19 comments:

melanie said...

Tu as bien raison : il faut que les citoyens s'occupent des affaires de leur ville. Mais les hommes (et femmes) politiques l'acceptent très difficilement. Les business-men l'acceptent encore moins.

Il ne faut pas se décourager : il faut lutter sans cesse !

Merci pour ton message

Louis la Vache said...

Babooshka, "Louis" doesn't know anything about that disease and regrets that he has nothing to offer.

Is Gladstone Park named after William Gladstone, the self-flagellating Victorian-age PM?

Olivier said...

je suis d'accord avec toi (et avec miss Mélanie). Certaines décisions devraient être prises par un vote des habitants.

I agree with you (and miss Melanie). Some decisions should be taken by a vote of the people.

Lawstude said...

sorry about the disease but i thing everything can be googled.

anyways, seems like a great place when fully developed.

ShutterSpy said...

No, no! Not a bridal path - a bridle path! lol :-D

Unless you have weddings on it...

BTW, the tags won't work on my blog :(

Brett said...

Great shot, just getting the blogging back to normal after my mad weekend,100x more visitors i wondered what i'd done until i notice where they were coming from.

babooshka said...

Lawstude, words can be googled ovilously that's the easy part. It was other suffers who may help.

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Interesting story about development, city planners, and such. You are so right, though. Who remembers the people who actually live there? Good luck to your friend. I am not familiar with the disease, however.

JeFf & NoVa said...

hi, thanks for visiting my SWF sorry took me a while before i get back to visit yours too and i couldn't find it so here i am giving you a compliment and thanking for coming by to my page...

i love what you have here, a black and white photo, just perfectly great...

Bubblewench said...

Thank you! Appreciate you spreading the word to help out.

Neat site! Think I may have to visit again...

Knoxville Girl said...

The industrial bulidings have a nice rhythmic symmetry. Great contrast with the random wildness of the hedge. I think the b&w brings that contrast to the front.

June said...

I heard it tescos who had the nod, but that was months ago. I agree we should have our say so. Good to see a Ramsey blog.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

very interesting shape of the buildings...

Dianne said...

I haven't visited in a bit, since one of the photo projects I think

I'm so glad I chose today to stop by. This photo is lovely, incredible perspective.

And the purple (my favorite color) house in your previous post is outstanding!! I'd love to live there lol

mannanan said...

I'd heard that the Tesco thing had been knocked on the head. I really do hope so as the infrastructure in this area just couldn't cope. Have never heard of that ailment, sorry.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hi

Thanks so much for the heads up on Pulmonary Haemosiderosis. It's a very rare condition and we're trying to make contact with other sufferers but it is more common in children and my friend is 32 so we're struggling. Evey little bit helps so thanks for passing this on to your readers.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Cool shot, love the repeating shapes. Nice in BW.

RAMSEY RESIDENT said...

It's Chrytsals auction site now. Tescos have re submitted a revised apllication.

Ken said...

Isn't that just like the government keeping everyone in the dark until all the deal is done.

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