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its a boring subject and we don't care! the conservatives spend our money anyway
The figures appear to be accurate,they are of course publically available. We all get a copy with our Council Tax Bill!Tim's interpretation is as usual, total rubish, I suggest you remove it for your own reputation.Other than the Mayor, Charter Trustees get no money for being a Charter Trustee. The Mayor gets currently £11,777 before tax to cover expences (travel,events,hospiality ect).The salaries refered to are for the Mayor's assistant (part time) and driver (for official events)The £54,356 shared between 28 recipients refers to the Ramsgate fund, and the recipients are notcharter trustees, but worthy groups in the town of Ramsgate that apply for a grant.
David, for once I am in total agreement with your comments
Thanks David and Ken, I will however leave Tim’s interpretation otherwise neither of your comments will make sense. I feel that behind this is everyone’s frustration at the delay of the parish council, silly really for TDC to alienate so many people who care strongly about Ramsgate by delaying it.Frankly I am not at all sure that now the people of Ramsgate have voted for a parish council who would then decide if we should have a mayor and who that mayor should be, that we should have a mayor until after the parish council elections.
Thanet should have a parish council for the island
We have ,Its called Thanet District Council
Comments, since I started writing this blog in 2007 the way the internet works has changed a lot, comments and dialogue here were once viable in an open and anonymous sense. Now if you comment here I will only allow the comment if it seems to make sense and be related to what the post is about. I link the majority of my posts to the main local Facebook groups and to my Facebook account, “Michael Child” I guess the main Ramsgate Facebook group is We Love Ramsgate. For the most part the comments and dialogue related to the posts here goes on there. As for the rest of it, well this blog handles images better than Facebook, which is why I don’t post directly to my Facebook account, although if I take a lot of photos I am so lazy that I paste them directly from my camera card to my bookshop website and put a link on this blog.