November 2015

What does “Affordable” Mean?

November 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

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So the Folkestone Herald informs us the average house price is £286’000 in Shepway. Kent Online informs us the average salary in Shepway is £25’251 SDC inform us that the median salary at SDC is £24,780. The Chief Exec earns five times as much. So both the average salary and the [Click to Read More]

B&B Bill

November 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

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Between Jan 15 – Oct 15 Shepway District Council have spent the sum of £456’648.93    + or – 1% on Bed and Breakfast Accommodation across Shepway. SDC have not built a single council house in the last 20 years. It was only this year that new tenants moved into new housing built [Click to Read More]

Do you feel safe now?

November 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

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Cllr David Drury Monk is the Leader of Shepway District Council This is he He has in a previous life been a “Businessman”/” Entrepreneur” . He has been involved with the following companies TopicPark Ltd otherwise known as Sabre Conservatories, Windows & Doors He was a [Click to Read More]

What we can tell you.

November 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

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This is James Alistair Stewart CEO of Shepway District Council, who earned £130,000 according to the accounts in 2014/15. James, as we shall call him, also earned another salary that being for his job as Returning Officer for Shepway. So James earned more that £130,000 in 14/15. As Returning [Click to Read More]

We Love The Folkestone Sprucer.

November 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

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It has been brought to our attention that the Folkestone Town Sprucer is getting the put down by a senior local politician. A member of the public has sent us the following: “A senior local politician is putting it round that Sprucer Pete Phillips and his team are dashing round ahead of [Click to Read More]

Future Job Losses at SDC.

November 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Last week 9 – 14th Nov 2015, Alistair Stewart, Peter Wignall and Joanna Miller senior management of SDC called together the 40 staff who work in the Contact Centre at SDC, to inform them of future job losses. This meeting was held to inform them that 25 of the 40 Jobs will go, some through [Click to Read More]

SDC Senior Salaries 13/14 – 14/15

November 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

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Below are the Salaries for those on above £50,000 per annum at SDC. These do not include pension contributions nor expenses. Job Title and Name                                 13/14           14/15               Increase Alistair Stewart CEO                   [Click to Read More]

A Conflict of Interest? You Decide

November 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

It has been brought to our attention by a member of the public who informed us about a little company called Creative Places & Spaces. It is a Community Interest Company [Cic] see its website here → Creative Places. The Company came into being in Oct 13.   The Cic has two directors [Click to Read More]