April 12, 2016 // 2 Comments

Kent County Council has 25 Lender Option, Borrower Option (LOBO) Loans on its books, worth £442 million, signed between 2005 and 2011, with Barclays, RBS, Dexia and Depfa. [...]

The 56 Steps to Darby Road.

April 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

You know when sitting next to someone in a coffee shop, sometimes you can get chatting to a complete stranger. It happened to one of our members a few weeks back and now what [...]

A Curate’s Egg

April 1, 2016 // 2 Comments

In a conversation with a sitting Conservative Cllr the Vox were informed that the new Broom and head of Communities, Sarah Robson (Since Nov 15)   has reorganised her [...]

Stupid is as Stupid Does.

March 31, 2016 // 5 Comments

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 [...]

Double Standards

March 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

On the 3rd May 2007 Cllr Philip Martin (pictured below) was elected to SDC for the Folkestone Central ward with 487 votes. He has been a sitting Cllr for 9 years. Now as an [...]

Not so Grand after all

March 14, 2016 // 1 Comment

Shepwayvox has discovered another offshore property in Folkestone. For those of you who live in, or visit Folkestone regularly,  will know this building. Yes the Grand; [...]

The Leader of the Pack

March 12, 2016 // 2 Comments

The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) provides quarterly  information about Local Authority borrowing on the gov.uk website as “Borrowing and [...]

Going Loco about LOBO’s.

March 11, 2016 // 1 Comment

Some of you may well know what a LOBO is, if not it is a Lend Option Borrow Option. The are complex financial instruments created by City Pin Stripe boys and sold to Local [...]