Monday, 30 January 2017
Saturday, 28 January 2017
Friday, 27 January 2017
The Labour Group said in their letter that an investigation into Dreamland would promote “good governance” “accountability” and “transparency” and goodness knows it’s desperately needed. TDCs stewardship of the Dreamland project is a catalogue of mismanagement, incompetence, secrecy, deception and a massive waste of public money the likes of which is seldom encountered in a small seaside council. And those people responsible, officers and councillors, should be held to account for any wrongdoings and misdemeanours.
When the letters were published, I questioned whether Thanet Labour Group was being totally honest and genuine in its desire to get to the truth about Dreamland. After all they were running the council and overseeing the Dreamland project when many of the difficulties and problems were occurring, so why on earth would they want to be exposed as a bunch of incompetents, or something worse. I expressed my concerns at the time in a post on this blog. Here’s the link. -
Thursday, 26 January 2017
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Former Thanet Councillor, Ian Driver says he is “appalled and saddened” by the massive rise in the number of rough sleepers in Thanet.
According to Government figures published today (25 January) 33 people were identified as sleeping rough in Thanet during 2016, an increase of 94% on 2015 when 17 rough sleepers were recorded sleeping rough in the district.
This is the highest increase in rough sleeping numbers in all of Kent. It is almost 3 times greater than the next highest local government area, Gravesham, which saw the number of rough sleepers increase by 6 between 2015-16. In Tonbridge and Malling the increase was 4 and in Ashford and Canterbury 3. The other 7 Kent council areas saw either a zero increase or a drop in the number of rough sleepers.