Not a lot of people know that

August 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

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1 2 3 Attached at 1,2,3, are copies of Shepway District Council’s Investments held in instant access deposit accounts from1/04/14 – 31/03/15 including interest rates  and interest earned. By way of explanation this is how the charts work. If you click on one[ at the top] and then go to [Click to Read More]

Mass Data Purge

August 10, 2015 // 1 Comment

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I  have sent this  FOI requests see below. It is about a mass data purge of information . I argue that disclosure of the data purge information would facilitate the accountability and transparency of decisions taken by officers of SDC that affect the public and would award the public a greater [Click to Read More]

Anomalies in SDC Accounts

August 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

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As of this morning – 10/08/15 – I have made a complaint to both the Head of Finance of Shepway District Council [SDC] and the Auditor – Grant Thornton regarding SDC Accounts for the year 2014 – 2015.. I have objected to the Council’s Account and have asked the auditor [Click to Read More]

SDC and its company Oportunitas Ltd

August 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

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SDC set up a company by the name of Oportunitas Ltd, registered at Companies House, after the elections new directors were added for obvious reasons and available to view for free here Company Check In setting up the company SDC commissioned Genecon Ltd (costs for commissioning unknown), and [Click to Read More]

Shepway District Council Debt Levels

August 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

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As of the 31st March 2015 Shepway District Council had debt levels of sixty two million, three hundred thousand pounds (62.3m). While discussing the accounts during the 20 day window 8/07/15 – 04/08/15 these debt levels were teased from the council. Below is an email from an SDC employee [Click to Read More]

ICO Data Register

July 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

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As you may or may not know Councillors wear up to three hats in the normal course of their activities. As participants in Council Committees and decision-making, they are part of the Council. For Data Protection purposes, they are covered by the Council’s DP notification and any incident or [Click to Read More]

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

March 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

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The Bradstone Association chairman, David Taylor, had heard enough complaints about the overgrown rubbish-strewn conservation area nestled in Westbourne Gardens, Folkestone. So Mr Taylor, who leads the independent Folkestone Town Sprucer scheme, asked Sprucer Peter Phillips, if he and others would [Click to Read More]

Where there’s muck there is brass

March 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Dog Fouling is a very lucrative business for SDC and their NSL. Local authorities, district councils, parish councils and other bodies with statutory powers all have several powers to apply control to dogs. The Regulations commenced on the1st February 13. SDC waited 7 years. See: [Click to Read More]

Whitewash

March 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

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I do not the number of developments  Shepway District Council Planners are currently looking at all I do know is that it will be of no use for local people to object. In every country in the EU local people who disagree with a council’s decision to approve a development can use the planning [Click to Read More]