We Love The Folkestone Sprucer.

November 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

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It has been brought to our attention that the Folkestone Town Sprucer is getting the put down by a senior local politician. A member of the public has sent us the following: “A senior local politician is putting it round that Sprucer Pete Phillips and his team are dashing round ahead of [Click to Read More]

Future Job Losses at SDC.

November 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Last week 9 – 14th Nov 2015, Alistair Stewart, Peter Wignall and Joanna Miller senior management of SDC called together the 40 staff who work in the Contact Centre at SDC, to inform them of future job losses. This meeting was held to inform them that 25 of the 40 Jobs will go, some through [Click to Read More]

SDC Senior Salaries 13/14 – 14/15

November 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

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Below are the Salaries for those on above £50,000 per annum at SDC. These do not include pension contributions nor expenses. Job Title and Name                                 13/14           14/15               Increase Alistair Stewart CEO                   [Click to Read More]

A Conflict of Interest? You Decide

November 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

It has been brought to our attention by a member of the public who informed us about a little company called Creative Places & Spaces. It is a Community Interest Company [Cic] see its website here → Creative Places. The Company came into being in Oct 13.   The Cic has two directors [Click to Read More]

Councillors Lack of Accountability.

November 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Given the weakening of oversight of elected Cllrs, rules and tools to regulate the conduct of elected members are increasingly important. Such rules should establish how members can use expenses or allowances, how to respond if offered gifts or hospitality, as well as requiring them to register [Click to Read More]

Cllr David “Drury” Monk

November 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Cllr David “Drury” Monk   Leader of Shepway District Council lives at 23 Minter Avenue Densole Kent CT18 7DS according to the SDC website. He represent the Folkestone Harvey Central ward – the ward with the highest levels of deprivation in Shepway and in the top 20% of most [Click to Read More]

What’s Ten Grand between Friends?

November 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Cllrs Expenses Claims are being investigated by SDC, we would ask that they kindly look into the following as well. _2014_-_2015_Members’_allowances_and_expenses  the expenses are £335,370.37 compared with rcabt20141217 app 1 and 2 to Gen Fund Revenue orig Budget 2015-16 at page 21 shows [Click to Read More]