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March 2016

Stupid is as Stupid Does.

March 31, 2016 // 5 Comments

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Stupid is as stupid does, so they say. History as you may or may not know  has a way of coming back and biting one on the backside, to put it politely. In 1997/1998 SDC (so before Mr Stewart) – and when Cllr Robert Bliss was District Secretary for Economic Development SDC decided in their [Click to Read More]

How Much Do you Earn Mr Stewart?

March 29, 2016 // 1 Comment

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On Thursday 31 March at 2pm in the Council Chamber, SDC will once again ban members of the public from the democratic process. This time the public will be excluded because Exclusion of the Public To exclude the public for the following item of business on the grounds that it is likely to disclose [Click to Read More]

Spare a Thought for the Innocent.

March 27, 2016 // 1 Comment

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The Folkestone Herald this week (24/03/16) on its Front Page ran the story “Stainer’s Tax Woes ” this is why It is absolutely necessary for Mr Stainer – not the owner of the Grand – to say he will appeal the tax ruling handed down by Judge Short or otherwise it will [Click to Read More]

Is This The Man Responsible?

March 25, 2016 // 2 Comments

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The Audit & Accounts Act 2003 ceased to be as of the 31/03/15. The SDC audit of their accounts 2014/15 were subject to this legislation in 2014/15. Under s151 of the Local Government Act 1972 a local council is required to appoint an officer responsible for the administration of all its [Click to Read More]

Another U turn, by another Tory

March 23, 2016 // 1 Comment

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Cllr David Monk leader of SDC is up to his old tricks again. Either he cannot recollect what he promised or he can’t remember what he promised you the residents of Shepway with regards to new council housing across Shepway. In 2015 the Folkestone and Hythe Conservative Manifesto upon which , [Click to Read More]

So long, Farewell Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye

March 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

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In early spring 2015 SDC employed a new s151 officer (Chief Financial Officer) by the name of Joanna Miller. Ms Miller had come from Craven District Council (North Yorkshire) and left there after receiving a £50,000 compensation package. During the Christmas break of 2015/16 she unexpectedly [Click to Read More]

KCC’s 11 PFI School Contracts

March 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

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Kent County Council have 14 Private Finance Intiative (PFI) Contracts on their books. 11 of them are schools. Who owns these schools, because it is not KCC, they just stump up vast quantities of cash to these private companies.   You could never tell just by looking, at the 11 schools listed [Click to Read More]

Walter Mitty or Billy Liar? You decide.

March 18, 2016 // 3 Comments

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Billy Liar is a fantasist who wants to rid himself from the constant complaints and blames he gets from other people, Billy Liar is never wrong. Might it be that Mr Michael Stainer is a fantasist in the same vein as Billy Liar? It is publicly available that Mr Michael Stainer was made bankrupt in [Click to Read More]

Double Standards

March 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

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On the 3rd May 2007 Cllr Philip Martin was elected to SDC because of a by-election: This is Cllr Martin Now as an elected Cllr you would expect him to understand the Planning rules just as much as anyone else in Shepway especially as he sat/sits on the Development Control Committee which deals with [Click to Read More]