January 2017

The Long & Winding Road

January 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Long & Winding Road which leads us to the door of 80 Sidney Street starts in the British Virgin Islands. It starts at this address: Akara Building 24 De Castro Street Wickhams Cay I, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, where a company by the name of Marswin International [Click to Read More]

The Air Which We Breathe.

January 24, 2017 // 1 Comment

In Shepway, there were 58 deaths due to air pollution in 2010. A total of 565 years were lost. The mean anthropogenic PM2.5 (µg m−3) was 9.2, which is a measure of the air pollution in the area. Data is for 2010, the latest year available. (Source) In 2015 & Oct/Nov 2016 Client Earth [Click to Read More]

Where’s The Money?

January 21, 2017 // 1 Comment

Each month Shepway District Council (SDC) publish their payment to supplier data. Below is a graph which shows £28 million of  SDC’s spend data for 2015/16. In SDC”s audited accounts for 2015/16 at page 19, SDC’s gross revenue expenditure totalled £84,984,000 million. [Click to Read More]

Selling the Family Silver

January 19, 2017 // 2 Comments

On the 8th June 2016 the sale of 3-5-shornecliffe-rd  (pictured) was completed. Shepway District Council sold the building for £990,000 to Highlife Homes Ltd. 3-5 Shorncliffe Road was the former home of East Kent Housing & The Registry Office; which now sits in the Public Library at [Click to Read More]

Requires Improvement.

January 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

In late Nov 2016 we ran a story about Care Workers in Shepway not receiving the minimum wage. Back in April 2016 Kentonline ran the story “Allied Healthcare Hythe in special measures after damning CQC report.” The CQC went back for a further inspection in Sept 2016 and over a period of [Click to Read More]

Is This Man Value for Money?

January 10, 2017 // 1 Comment

Is our MP Damian Collins – value for money. He is Kent’s most expensive MP Damian lives approximately 80 miles from London. We know that like many others across our district he could take the High Speed One to London and do the daily commute but he doesn’t. When you look at his [Click to Read More]