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New Car Parking Charges Deferred

December 15, 2017 // 1 Comment

Cllr Rory Love (pictured) was first elected in May 1987 for the Folkestone Harvey Ward. He was elected with 1001 votes, on a turnout of 41.5%. Cllr Love is currently Cllr for Sandgate & Folkestone West. He has been a sitting Cllr for 30 years. There are those who say of Cllr Love that when he [Click to Read More]

SDC’s B&B Costs Rise to £900,000

December 14, 2017 // 3 Comments

Shepway District Council’s Bed & Breakfast costs have risen to their highest level ever. In September costs stood at £657,958 and with October’s and November’s Payment to suppliers data now published, costs have now risen to £900,000. In any one year since records began, [Click to Read More]

UPDATED:Clear As Mud

December 12, 2017 // 1 Comment

Why is nothing easy when it comes to local councils and especially parking. We could have easily splashed the headline: Shepway District Council make £691,000 from Parking. However, that is and isn’t the case. Confused? You are not alone. Shepway District Council (SDC) send parking figures [Click to Read More]

Kent Names In The Paradise Papers

December 10, 2017 // 1 Comment

He was an accountant to a galaxy of stars before he was sentenced to five years in prison, in Jan 2016, for evading £6 million in tax. On the fifth of November 2017, The Paradise Papers were released to the world and one name, Denis Christopher Lund (pictured) was in the papers, along with 127 [Click to Read More]

Holiday Extras & The Paradise Papers

December 5, 2017 // 4 Comments

So let’s get straight to the point. The Holiday Extra Group are in the Paradise Papers. In 2005 Gerry and Carole Pack, (pictured) the founders and owners of Holiday Extras, sold a 37 per cent stake in the business to a senior management team. Mr & Mrs Pack pocketed £24 million by [Click to Read More]

Saga & The Paradise Papers

December 3, 2017 // 2 Comments

Saga, the UK travel and insurance company for the over-50s have made 100 people redundant, according to Kentonline.  At Jan 31st 2016 Saga’s  pre-tax profits rose from £113.8m to £176.2m a rise of 54.8 per cent. Profits before tax were £103 million for the six months to July 2017, down [Click to Read More]

Hypocrite? You Decide

November 29, 2017 // 4 Comments

Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone & Hythe is chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee and we believe a hypocrite. Damian has recently written to the CEO’s of Facebook & Twitter requesting them to supply him information about FB and Twitter accounts related to the [Click to Read More]