October 2016

“The Usual Suspects”

October 31, 2016 // 2 Comments

Two new planning applications have caught our eye, because they are the usual suspects. Y16/0005/SCR is for the creation of up to 175 houses including affordable and self-build housing, up to 929sqm B1 Business floorspace, allotments, recreational ground and multi-use games area, nature reserve, [Click to Read More]

SDC’s Dodgy Data & the Man Responsible.

October 28, 2016 // 6 Comments

Shepway District Council’s (SDC) spending data webpage explains that: “For data protection reasons, payments to individuals have been redacted” Instead of displaying redacted payments with text such as “Redacted personal information” in the supplier name field, Shepway DC has removed the [Click to Read More]

Counting the Pennies Part 2

October 27, 2016 // 1 Comment

On November 26th 2015 Shepwayvox brought you the post about Shepway District Council’s (SDC)  b & b bill between Jan 15 – Oct 15. Now SDC have finally complied with the Local Government Transparency Code 2014/15 and provided their spending data in CSV and Excel format, we can [Click to Read More]

Counting the Pennies Part 1

October 26, 2016 // 1 Comment

Since the 31st Oct 2014 it has been necessary for Shepway District Council to comply with the   local_government_transparency_code_2014. This was last updated in 2015. After two years SDC now comply with the code of transparency. For the first time ever and after a long drawn out battle with SDC, [Click to Read More]

Successful Destruction of Compassion

October 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sleeping in public is now a criminal offence in certain areas of shepway. If you fancy a lie-down in Radnor Park during a balmy summer afternoon, or want to take a nap on a bench on the Leas, Think again – it’s now a crime to lie down or have a nap on a bench. Tired driver thinking of [Click to Read More]

Otterpool Park Update

October 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Time marches on and in relation to Otterpool Park, SDC have now appointed their consultant team. They are: Arcadis – lead consultants, covering all technical work (transport, landscape, water etc), project management and cost consultancy; Farrells – masterplanning; Property House [Click to Read More]

“Reader’s Digest”

October 18, 2016 // 2 Comments

Tonight 18/10/16 the Overview & Scrutiny Committee meet in the Civic Centre at 7pm. On the agenda at Item Six is the general-fund-revenue-budget-monitoring-2nd-quarter-201617 which at Para 2.5 remarks that Oportunitas Ltd “The main reason for the reduction in income is the lower than [Click to Read More]