This evening at the Civic Centre Shepway District Council – soon to be Folkestone & Hythe District Council – Overview & Scrutiny Committee will meet [...]
Otterpool Park update – Oh the irony.
On Thursday September 14th 2017 at 9.30am, 17 people gathered at 2 Marsham St London, the home of the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The 17 [...]
Otterpool Park update
It is now known that the Otterpool Park Masterplan will come before Cabinet on March 28th for their approval. Furthermore, between May & July 2018 Consultations, [...]
Fit for purpose? You decide.
Eight Cllrs involved in the Little Densole Farm Judicial Review who voted irrationally and caused Shepway District Council having to pay £22,750 in costs for the Judicial [...]
Today we want to talk rubbish, or more to the point about rubbish bins and the impact of Shepway District Council’s (SDC) decision to charge you, the residents, for [...]
Otterpool Park update
For those of you who are not aware, Affinity Water will not be a statutory or non-statutory consultee with regards to Otterpool Park. In a short but concise email response to [...]
Chief Executive of Shepway DC Alistair Stewart to Step Down.
Updated: Friday 2nd March We understand that the Chief Executive of Shepway District Council (SDC), Mr James Alistair Stewart, to give him his full name, will be stepping [...]
Auditor slams Fire Safety at East Kent Housing.
East Kent Housing (EKH) fire safety has been slammed by its auditor East Kent Audit Partnership. EKH is the largest Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) in the [...]
Good for one’s wellbeing? You can ponder that.
Updated Midday 26/02/18 Running alongside Shepway District Council’s Draft Places & Policies Local Plan Feb 2018 (PPLP), according to SDC’s payment to [...]
Between 50 and 60 jobs will be axed at Shepway District Council. The redundancy forecast costs are £2.3 million according to SDC’s, Future Operating Model [...]
B&B costs soar to more than a £1 million.
Shepway District Council’s B&B costs have now broken the £1 million pound barrier for the first time ever. We predicted this would happen in Oct 2017. The total [...]
David v Goliath: mass irrational behaviour by Cllrs in council chamber – final part
Tim Steer (pictured) “applied for judicial review of the decision by Shepway District Council (SDC) on 18 May 2017 to grant planning permission to the Interested [...]
Update: David v Goliath: Shepway DC lose Judicial Review over Little Densole Farm Part 3
Exclusive: Goliath has been slain. Mr Tim Steer, who took Shepway District Council (SDC) to the High Court regarding a Judicial Review of Little Densole Farm has won his [...]
Job losses and efficiency savings at Shepway District Council.
“…during these difficult times we [the management] will be making every effort possible to ensure that the impact on staff of these cuts is as small as [...]
SDC draft consultation Places & Policies Local Plan open for comments
So the draft consultation Places & Policies Local Plan local is now open for you to comment on (closes March 5th 2018). Shepway District Council’s (SDC) draft [...]
The Long Read: Otterpool Park -update.
So what do you get for £281,230,000 or two hundred and eighty one million two hundred a thirty thousand pounds? Well, according to Kent County Council’s ( KCC) [...]
The Closing down of Democracy – Part 2
In England only, the Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 – Statutory Instrument 2014/2095 (hereafter the Regs) amended s1 of the 1960 Act with effect [...]
SDC’s £2.5 million funding failure for Ship Street site – part 3
Shepway District Council’s (SDC) bid to the Marginal Viability Fund (MVF) for circa £2.5 million to “to cover the costs of abnormal works” on the 1.67 [...]
Closing Down Democracy
Updated 11am: updated Sunday 4th Feb Midday Mr Alistair Stewart Chief Exec of Shepway District Council (SDC) has closed down the democratic right of a member of the public to [...]
David v Goliath A Judicial Review Part 2
Updated: 10.20am Shepway District Council instructed the boutique law firm of Solicitors – Linda S Russell (pictured) who specialise in planning and property in their [...]
David v Goliath. A Judicial Review.
On Thursday the 25th January at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, at The Queen’s Bench Planning Division, an application for a judicial review will be heard [...]
£971,000 And Rising
It’s like watching a car crash happen in slow motion. The Bed & Breakfast Figures are creeping ever so slowly towards breaking the £1 million pound barrier for the [...]
Rough Sleepers, B & B Costs and that lie by Cllr David Monk.
So it’s a record Shepway District Council should not be proud of. The number of rough sleepers has hit their highest levels ever in the district. This was announced at [...]
The Lion Which Never Roared
Between April – June 17, One in Five calls from the public went unanswered by Shepway District Council (SDC). In other words 20% of SDC’s customers were not [...]
The Long Read: Could Computer Algorithms & Robots Run SDC More Effectively & Efficiently?
At the start of April 2016 Shepway District Council (SDC) employed 385 people; by March 2017 this had slightly reduced to 374. SDC will soon be in a position where it will [...]