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Princes Parade: Financial mismanagement of Faithful & Gould contract
Updated 6 March @ 07:40am According to the Council’s procurement guide under Value for Money it states: Value for money is a balance of quality, price and delivery and [...]
Sunningdale House Developments Ltd make offer to buy Princes Parade.
Updated: 26 Feb 23 @09:15am We can confirm that Sunningdale House Developments Limited, are the company who have made an offer to buy Princes Parade, from Folkestone & [...]
Council Tax: Is it excessive to ask – Where’s all the money gone?
The last item on the agenda to go before full council, today, the 22 February is, Report number A/22/31 The last recommendations in the report states: To determine that the [...]
Princes Parade Update: Possible solutions to discover the lost £5m.
Updated 6 March @ 07:55am How does Folkestone & Hythe District Council lose £5m on Princes Parade? Cllr Jim Martin doesn’t know, nor does Cllr Lesley Whybrow. Cllr [...]
Council look to sell Princes Parade to Property Developer & possibly Otterpool Park as well
“Do what ever it takes to make it stack up” Cllr Martin was of Course refering to Princes Parade at the Overview & Scrutiny Committee on Valentines Day. He [...]
Part 42: Princes Parade – further evidence of incompetence by Council
It never rains around here it just comes pouring down, says Mark Knopfler on the song It Never Rains, from the Love Over Gold album. And after today’s installment of a [...]
Do Sunningdale House Developments Ltd have growing cashflow issues?
Word has reached the Shepway Vox Team, that various companies within the Sunningdale House Developments group of companies, owned by David Pownceby (pictured), are having [...]
Princes Parade: A hat trick of contract irregularities
One has to hand it to Folkestone & Hythe District Council. They have single handedly awarded three contracts to companies who were working on Princes Parade, six months [...]
Council has cost ratepayers millions when it was not necessary
The portfolio he overseas as Cabinet Member for Transport and Digital Transformation, includes Traffic management, on and off street Parking, Information technology, Customer [...]
Is Sunningdale House Developments Ltd in financial difficulty?
Update Jan 6 @15:12 Update – At 14:00 today, ninety minutes after we published our report, Sunningdale have filed accounts with Companies House. They are not currently [...]
Review of 2022: Trial dates, Prison Sentences, Financial Irregualrities and Damp & Mould
It’s been a tumultuous year by anyone’s standards. A war in Europe, a cost of living crisis, the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; Liz Truss lasting just [...]
Council to press on with controversial Princes Parade redevelopment
Members should note however that there is a critical path which would need to be followed and this does not allow for any slippage, delay, or process frustration. Ever since [...]
Princes Parade Update: Are the 3 Options for Princes Parade based on engineered data?
We are aware Folkestone & Hythe District Council have placed Report Number C/22/73, into the public domain. The report sets out the three options for the future of the [...]
Princes Parade Update: Oscar Winning performances at full Council by Chris Farrell & Cllr Jim Martin
Where to begin, as there was so much discussed at last nights full Council, 30 Nov 2022. As they say though, the best place to begin is at the beginning So we’ll start [...]
£1,452,646 spent on suppliers without a compliant contract
A damning report released today, by Folkestone & Hythe District Council, show that procurement management and contract standing orders (CSO) have been significantly [...]
All work and spending on Bigginswood must stop with immediate effect due to lapsed planning permission
Land at Bigginswood, Cheriton, was purchased in Dec 2016 under urgency powers by the then Coporate Director Dr Susan Priest. The price paid by the Council was £1.5m; which [...]
All current spending paused on Princes Parade
Last week it was announced the Leader of the Council recommended suspending further spending on Princes Parade due to price hikes on the contract and the energy. Well today [...]
Holidays in the sun and unpaid road tax by the Council
In Oct 1977, Holidays in the Sun was released by the Sex Pistols. It could be seen as an unofficial anthem for some Council Officers, as some of them have, according to [...]
Princes Parade: Council recommend pausing current spending on project.
The Council have announced that a revised budget for Princes Parade in the order of some £47 to 49m is needed to deliver the project (£45.3m + £1.4m + 3% to 5% [...]
Education will help the cumulative impact of sewage pollution
Water laps at 26 miles of our wonderful districts coastline, and along the banks of the two main rivers which flow through the district, the East Stour and the Nailbourne. It [...]
Inflation & Interest Rates have profound knock on effects to Princes Parade & Otterpool Park
For anybody who has been living on another planet, it is clear the recent events at national level have had a major impact on the lives of individuals, companies and local [...]
Princes Parade: Lock, stock and two smoking farrell’s
Miss Chris Farrell – a former Military Police Officer – was passionate, very passionate when speaking about the petition she had lodged to be heard at Full [...]
A vanishing contract and more data manipulation by Folkestone & Hythe District Council
Vanish is something you use on clothes. It is not something you expect to be used on the Council’s contract register. But that is precisely what has happened How do you [...]
Princes Parade: Council confirm no contract with Sunningdale House Developments Ltd
Cllr Lesley Whybrow, Cabinet member for the Environment at Folkestone & Hythe District Council has confirmed that Sunningdale House Developments Ltd (SHDL) do NOT have a [...]