Independent Thanet District councillor Ian Driver is standing down from Ramsgate Town Council because he thinks that councillors should just sit on one council at a time. Many Thanet councillors sit on three different councils and claim more than one allowance. Here he explains just how much they get.
The April edition of Thanet Watch magazine is out now in newsagents and shops across the Isle of Thanet.
In this issue:
CURSED BY CORRUPTION? What does the imprisonment of ex-council leader Sandy Ezekiel tell us about corruption in Thanet?
BATTLING THE BEDROOM TAX: Thanet residents call for non-stop protest against “devastating” benefit cuts.
THANET HEALTH LTD: Thanet is getting a new health regime but who’s going to really benefit – patients or doctors?
ART COLLECTION CHAOS: A local historian speaks out about the council’s gross neglect of Thanet’s heritage.
WHY WELLS WALKED: Councillor Chris Wells didn’t make Pope but he’ll always have the new Broadstairs Community Centre (if it happens).
DEATH IN THANET: The latest installment in the dark thriller about sleaze and corruption in high places.
Councillor Ian Driver, chair of the council’s Overview & Scrutiny committee says he’s committed to revealing secret documents about the scandal over Ramsgate’s sea front. But, he says, people in the council are trying to gag him…
This film is part of the lobby of Thanet councillors held by Ramsgate residents on 28th Feb. They wanted to show councillors entering the buidling for a full council meeting that they were not happy about the plans for the old Pleasurama site on Ramsgate seafront. What they discovered surprised them….