SDC Cllr Allowances

August 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Below are the allowances received by SDC Councillors for the year April 1st 2014 to March 31st 2015. The sum total claimed by ALL councillors was £335,370.37 see SDC Cllr Allowances Cllrs can claim for the following: Basic Allowances =£3867.00 all Cllrs receive this. Special Responsibility [Click to Read More]

SDC Contracts Register

August 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Like all council’s Shepway District Council has a Contracts register, so that they do not lose track of them. The Contracts Register currently shows that SDC has 141 known contracts with various outsourced companies. Please click Contracts Register You’ll see at No’s 22 & 23 [Click to Read More]

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]