Mass Protest Over 12,000 Houses and Lorry Park

Gang of Four Motives Questioned by Marchers

The ‘Gang of Four’, as Local MP Damien Collins, David Monk, Leader of Shepway Council, and Councillors Susan Carey and Jenny Hollingsbee have become know, must have felt their ears burning on Saturday morning.

Hundreds braved a bitter cold December morning to march around Folkestone in protest against the building 12,000 houses, and Continue reading Mass Protest Over 12,000 Houses and Lorry Park

Did District Council Leader David Monk Deceive the People of Kent?

Letter from Sellindge & District  Residents Association

THE GREAT UNTRUTH Part 2.

 

Dear Residents,
You will recall our post of 13th August from a Monks Horton Parish Councillor telling of the ‘Great Untruth’ as performed by the Leader of Shepway District Council, David Monk on BBC Radio Kent.
Well, to our amazement, a reply was received, admittedly, after a prompt of 6 days of deafening silence. Is this the same David Monk that constantly invites residents to contact him to raise points relating to the proposed 12,000 sprawl housing estate. Councillor Monk even stated clearly ‘on air’ for residents to speak with him.
The Great Untruth occurred when Councillor Monk stated that a question posed by Parish Councillor Les Barratt to 27 Parish Councillors at the Civic Centre took the form of ‘Who thought it was a bad idea to build a new town at Otterpool’. – ┬áNo hands were raised. Continue reading Did District Council Leader David Monk Deceive the People of Kent?

Sellindge Village v Shepway District Council

A Newsletter from Sellindge & District Residents Association.

DEMOCRACY IN SHEPWAY IS DEAD.

Dear Residents,

It wouldn’t have escaped your notice that we have absolutely no official voice when it comes to ‘having our say’ in the way our communities and villages are shaped and developed in the future.

PROTEST MARCH HYTHE 2016 050

This week, our District Council, Shepway, revealed the content of the Expression of Interest’ document that has already been sent to central Government to develop a New Town of 12,000 houses. Prior to the ‘Expression of Interest’ being sent, the SDC Cabinet held a meeting on 8th June to vote on taking this development forward. It was no surprise to us that the vote was unanimous in favour. But isn’t this democracy working for the good of the residents? It would Continue reading Sellindge Village v Shepway District Council