August 2015

Do they or Don’t they?

August 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

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I paid SDC for their contracts register when the books were open. This is what they gave me. It is exactly the same as you can find in a previous blog entitled SDC Contracts Register click below contracts-register There are further anomalies in this register as it appears that it is not the full [Click to Read More]

Stop the Knock

August 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

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In 2014/15, Shepway District Council instructed bailiffs to collect debts from individuals and businesses on 3647 occasions – up 141% in two years. The number of debts passed to bailiffs was equivalent to 6.8% of properties in the area, ranking the council at 111 out of 326 for local [Click to Read More]

SDC Legal

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Legal Cases are usually not spoken about by our Council or many other Councils up and down the land. I did an FOI to Shepway about ALL legal cases but received back only those covered by their insurance. The Legal cases are set out in spreadsheet form and there are four pages. They each have their [Click to Read More]

Facebook Right or Wrong?

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

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It has come to my attention that Cllr Susie Govett UKIP New Romney has held a constituency surgery by using Facebook. See below. Shepwayvox contacted the ICO and were informed that it would be necessary for Ms Govett to inform constituents about concepts of privacy and confidentiality before they [Click to Read More]

Anomalies in SDC Accounts Part 2

August 17, 2015 // 2 Comments

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Cllr Russell Tillson was formerly an elected Shepway District Council Cllr for Dymchurch. He lost his seat in the recent elections of May 2015. Former Cllr Tillson was Deputy Leader of SDC. Here are for Cllr Tillson expenses claim and Cllr Simmons click on the month to view info April 14 May [Click to Read More]

SDC Cllr Allowances

August 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Below are the allowances received by SDC Councillors for the year April 1st 2014 to March 31st 2015. The sum total claimed by ALL councillors was £335,370.37 see SDC Cllr Allowances Cllrs can claim for the following: Basic Allowances =£3867.00 all Cllrs receive this. Special Responsibility [Click to Read More]

SDC Contracts Register

August 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Like all council’s Shepway District Council has a Contracts register, so that they do not lose track of them. The Contracts Register currently shows that SDC has 141 known contracts with various outsourced companies. Please click Contracts Register You’ll see at No’s 22 & 23 [Click to Read More]

Not a lot of people know that

August 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

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1 2 3 Attached at 1,2,3, are copies of Shepway District Council’s Investments held in instant access deposit accounts from1/04/14 – 31/03/15 including interest rates  and interest earned. By way of explanation this is how the charts work. If you click on one[ at the top] and then go to [Click to Read More]

Mass Data Purge

August 10, 2015 // 1 Comment

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I  have sent this  FOI requests see below. It is about a mass data purge of information . I argue that disclosure of the data purge information would facilitate the accountability and transparency of decisions taken by officers of SDC that affect the public and would award the public a greater [Click to Read More]

Anomalies in SDC Accounts

August 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

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As of this morning – 10/08/15 – I have made a complaint to both the Head of Finance of Shepway District Council [SDC] and the Auditor – Grant Thornton regarding SDC Accounts for the year 2014 – 2015.. I have objected to the Council’s Account and have asked the auditor [Click to Read More]