Thursday, September 04, 2008

Panamadness

No, really. I've heard it all now. The excelllent yourfannitinnit has followed up my recent hint that one of our local councillors is off to Panama. Stephen Broadhurst, the Blue Rinser for Dane Valley, says he might move to South America permanently, but reckons he'll still be able to represent his ward. And presumably pass go every six months to collect his stipend.

What with most of the rest of the local Tory twitterati guesting at Portuguese villas or swanning around in yachts, why don't they just go the whole hog and banish themselves to a Jacuzzi in Majorca? After all, I'm sure the non-elected council officers can get on with the important job of implementing Conservative policies without any help from actual politicians!

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28 comments:

Anonymous said...

does he own a canoe?

Anonymous said...

If he has sold his house and no longer has a UK address he cannot be a councillor. If he has kept an address here then so long as he pops back every six months or so he can continue drawing his £4000 or so allowance. Is this the right way to serve his ward electorate even if there are two other Tory councillors to do the work? If the ward has three representatives it suggests there is enough work for three. My understanding is he isn't seen often at meetings so can he be considered an asset to the Tory party? Why Panama anyway?

Anonymous said...

If the Tory party had any sense, they'd kick him out themselves. No priozes for guessing what's going to happen then.

Anonymous said...

Council officers certainly the ones pushing the asset selling

Anonymous said...

Talking of kicking people out etc. The Council Offices are apparantly buzzing with a rumour that certain leaders will stand down, rather than be brought to account, if the police enquiry raises any awkward questions regarding inappropriate business dealings with a certain developer!

Anonymous said...

Like it is a choice to stand down in exchange for suspension of police inquiries ?

Anonymous said...

Security and Facilities Management company ECR ?

What's that then ? Lavatory attendant with a key or something ?

Anonymous said...

I'm not one to put 2 and 2 together and make 5 but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

shortly after the last election when Broadhurst got elected, TDC changed their security company,,
Cllr turncoat Watt-Ruffel allegedly works for Broadhurst's Security company,
this company looks after , erm, security at the Dreamland site,
remember the theft of all the stainless steel toilet fitings?
and an unfortunate fire?
The Council would like a nice site unencumbered by grade 1 or 2 listed structures to dispose of,,

Tony Beachcomber said...

Annon 7:20, I once saw a Ealing comedy where Alex Guiness and co nicked a load of gold and turned it into mini replica Eiffel Towers.
In the film he did a runner to Panama and eventually the police caught up with him.
Sohow I don't think the Panama trip is anything to do with missing stainless steel toilet fittings.

Anonymous said...

Did Alex Guiness avail the services of Kenny's (Kent Ltd) gold smelting and recycling facility ?

And were the Eiffel towers sold on and the cash laundered via otherwise loss making pub chains

Anonymous said...

"Probe" Security.

Was that originally Dave Francis (?) company "Probe 7" anyone know ?

Anonymous said...

You Thanet bastards haven't even given the lad a good gee for the Panamanians to read

You would have thought JG would have given a glowing reference ...

The Great Daktari said...

To be fair, Panama is a lot closer than Cloud Cuckoo Land where most of these councillors live!

Maybe he's doing a housing development with Simon Day.........

Anonymous said...

Completely irrelevant thought and I'm not suggesting anything but...
don't you recall when the 'canoe case' got all that publicity, that there's no extradition from Panama to the UK?

Anonymous said...

Sadly you can't check councillors' attendance records on line because...

"This page is being updated following the May 2007 local elections in May. For more information about Members' attendance contact committee@thanet.gov.uk"


How long does it take the incompetents at TDC? Or is it just another way to mask the appalling standards that pervade the "body elect"?

Anonymous said...

likewise I tried to find my ward councillor by doing what their free magazine suggests of going to their website and typing Council and democracy.
After that there seems to be no follow on to find your councillor or am I being thick ?

Anonymous said...

Try this page !http://www.thanet.gov.uk/council__democracy/cllrs,_democracy__elections/councillors.aspx

Anonymous said...

that link should look like this,

http://www.thanet.gov.uk/council__democracy/cllrs,_democracy__elections/councillors.aspx

Anonymous said...

or even this one, Blogger keeps chopping its tail off,


http://www.thanet.gov.uk/council__democracy/
cllrs,_democracy__elections/
councillors.aspx

Matt B said...

I'm sorry I've lost track of what we were talking about.

Shinguard said...

What a fucking liberty

(wipes saliva from corner of mouth)

Tony Beachcomber said...

Annon 8:09pm, Kennys (Kent Ltd) sub contracted the gold melting to Scadlyn ltd (Bristol), they slightly increased the impurities in order to sell it on the open market to prevent it from being traced.

Anonymous said...

Now here some interesting stuff,




Name Stephen Ralph Broadhurst
Latest address 109 Sandwich Road
Cliffsend
Ramsgate
Kent
CT12 5JA
Officers Title Mr Date Of Birth 27/08/1956
Honours Present Appointments 3



Current Directorships

IMPERIAL SECURITY SERVICES (KENT) LIMITED 05418830 Director, Financial Statements too old 29/09/2005
PROBE SECURITY & EVENT MANAGEMENT LTD 04116820 Director, Company Dormant 29/11/2000
PROBE SECURITY & EVENT MANAGEMENT LTD 04116820 Company Secretary, Company Dormant 29/11/2000


Previous Directorships

ANDERSON FACILITIES MANAGEMENT LIMITED 05538125 Director, Company In Liquidation 23/05/2006 01/09/2006

**************************************************




COUNTY COURT JUDGMENTS
Exact CCJ Matches JUDGMENTS

Company Name: PROBE SECURITY
Number: 1507478


Possible CCJ Matches JUDGMENTS
Date Amount Court Case No. Against Adress Status
22/05/2007 6313 NORTHAMPTON CCBC 7QZ15742 PROBE SECURITY 47-48 HAWLEY SQUARE Judgment


*************************************************


Company Name: PROBE SECURITY
Number: 1507478


COMPANY DETAILS

Today's Rating: 14 Today's Limit: £0
Exact CCJ's: 0 Possible CCJ's: 1
Address: 47-48 HAWLEY SQ TelePhone Number: 01843298999 TPS: N

Fax Number: 01843 851288 FPS: N

Locality: Date at this Address: 04/1998
Town: MARGATE Reason at this Address: -
county: KENT Type of Premises: Office & Administration
Post Code: CT9 1NY Activities: SECURITY SERVICES
Employees: 8

Anonymous said...

Stephen has been heard to say, he has been on holiday in Panama 3 times in the past year and can't wait to move there permanently. Stephen has also said there is nothing to keep him here, the cost of living is so much cheaper in Panama and with a better quality of life.
Stephens security business will not be sold but will be run by his brother, all proceeds sent to Panama.

Stephen has already sold his House in Cliffsend, he is renting at this present time until he books his flight.
Stephen was borne into a staunch Labour family and has only recently changed his spots, perhaps he is regretting his political change!
Stephen will certainly be too far away to warrant his wages from TDC, is this where most of our tax payers money is wasted? I would love to receive £4000 for doing nothing, lying in the sun wouldn't you? Perhaps we should all become Tory Councillors.

Anonymous said...

Shinguard
Wondered when someone would let the party dine and use foul language, no reason for this at all

Anonymous said...

Are 6.05's comments incorrect Shinguard?

Anonymous said...

Er, I think Shinguard is referring to an earlier posting, anonymous 11.09 and I think he meant to type 'donw' not 'dine'.

Anonymous said...

Oops, should have typed 'down' myself. Solution, always check before clicking on post your comment!!