January 2016

Build Now, Pay Later.

January 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

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“May one be pardon’d and retain the offence? In the corrupted currents of this world, Offence’s gilded hand may shove by justice, And oft is seen the wicked prize itself Buys out the law.”  (Hamlet act 3, sc. 3) Does something stink here?  On 30 August 2012 a planning application was [Click to Read More]

Sorry We Haven’t A Clue 2

January 28, 2016 // 1 Comment

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Terence Ellames is a former SDC planning officer for amongst other things- Lydd Airport Expansion. Catherine Igoe an employee of SDC and Terence and others have had a public dialogue about the land at Otterpool Land. Catherine sets out there is no conspiracy behind buying the land at Otterpool [Click to Read More]

Sorry We Haven’t a Clue.

January 27, 2016 // 3 Comments

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On Jan 8th we brought you The Cat is Out of The Bag which was about the land at Otterpool Lane. Now, thanks to a reader of Shepwayvox ,we can tell you that it appears that after spending nearly £5.3 million on the land at Otterpool Lane, SDC are at a loss with what to do with it. Catherine Igoe [Click to Read More]

Sunny Places For Shady People

January 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

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Ever got a parking ticket? Hmm yes and yes and too many yeses to count. Well, our Parking Enforcement Contract at Shepway is held by NSL. So what! Ah we say, NSL ultimate parent company is Aac Capital Nebo Feeder Ii Lp based in Guernsey; which is as you may or may not know is an offshore tax [Click to Read More]

J11 M20 Questions and No Answers

January 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

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” Will you ask for the full minutes and agenda of the meeting held between all 12 Kent MP’s and the Chancellor on the 4/11/15 to be released to the people of Kent/Shepway for the sake of Transparency and Accountability?” This was a questioned posed to Damian Collins MP for [Click to Read More]

Fair Tax Town

January 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

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We have seen  on the board outside Googies – Folkestone –  in the past, comments about Starbucks and not paying their fair share in tax. Googies has balls and is prepared to say spend your cash locally and with an independent, rather than a chain, who avoids paying tax. We at [Click to Read More]

A Little Over The Odds.

January 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

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The Land SDC have bought at Otterpool Lane, is to be sat on for the time being. It will not be developed immediately. If you think that the Land at Westhanger Racecourse is also being sat on by its owners – The Reuben Brothers –  both SDC and the brothers are waiting for the right [Click to Read More]

A High Degree of Support

January 17, 2016 // 2 Comments

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We have to admit that we at Shepwayvox are a little confused. There is a lot of information flying about regarding the lorry park at site 1 owned by David Thomas Holt in Stanford. An SDC document appears to claim that at a Stanford Parish Council meeting  “There was a high degree of support [Click to Read More]

The Best Politicians Money Can Buy.

January 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

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We got it wrong. We informed you that Cllrs were to receive a raise from £3,867 to £4,900. On the evidence posted on SDC’s website it was correct but on the night Cllr David Drury Monk leader of SDC Council moved that the amount be raised still further to £5,100 and it was seconded by [Click to Read More]