Tuesday, June 23, 2009

£38,786.29 The Pair!

And a right pair they are too, if you ask me. Yes, £38,786.29 is the amount claimed by Sandy Beach and Deputy Rodge from the council in expenses last year. Just imagine how many wheelie bins we could have had for that. And the wheelie bins would almost certainly have done a better job!

It's quite incredible that the Tory leader and deputy leader could rack up nearly £40K in the pursuit of pottering around our lovely island (because, of course, as we all know following last year's Tesco bag revelations, their sightseeing jaunts to more exotic climes like China tend to be freebies from local developers). But there it is.

Our councillor's expenses were published by TDC in the Thanet Extra classifieds last week, but not in any other papers I clapped my minces on. So in the interest of public interest, here's the list in full (click the image to enlarge):

23 comments:

tony flaig bignews said...

Pity you didn't pick this up earlier had you taken a gander May 2nd Bignews Margate

Also if you riffled through council papers available from TDC website you might well have er stumbled upon this stuff

Every little matters but not everything comes in Tesco bags

http://bignewsmargate.blogspot.com/2009/05/sandy-roger-fail-margate-and-waste.html

Anonymous said...

This has been on the TDC website for weeks. Either the Krug or the planes are affecting your concentration.

Anonymous said...

If that's true 4-38, why didn't you let us know? He still managed to get it in before you!
No, much better to sit in the obscure seats and snipe, eh!

Minjita Dyke said...

No one much really goes there Tony.
They probably will now that you've announced it here, just to check that you're not lying.
They would probably get there much quicker had you used HTML and inserted a link, rather than just copy and paste the URL, like you're lobbing a spare sausage onto your wife's plate.

tony flaig bignews said...

You can be such a bitch eastcliff
sorry minjita Dyke

Anonymous said...

Worth every penny & more!

Anonymous said...

Once ECR and the fat bloke from Doc Martin have stopped having their spat , it is interesting to see how the good Dr Moores only managed £31.00 .

An example to them all , they should have ditched Sandy at the election and gone for the Dr to replace the clapped out robbing bastard when they had the chance.

Anonymous said...

The chairman who presided over Ezekiel and Latchford Edinburgh wool mill fiasco hearing charged the taxpayers £1200 for a whitewash in favour of them! They chose the right turkey there!

Peter Checksfield said...

Well done Simon!

Eastcliff Richard said...

True, this info has been around for a while, but it's not had the publicity it deserves.

Now that it's here on Thanet's premier blog I expect the fur to fly!

Anyhoo, must get back to being Lucy/Minjita before anyone notices.

tony flaig bignews said...

Your right Eastcliff you are Thanets premier 3rd rate* blogger

I'm probably Thanets premier 4th rate* blogger after michael

*Google page rank being gold standard of internet rankings
(the higher number being more influential)

Must go a rank myself off as you as you put it so eloquently last week.

Asda my have a bigger turnover but waitrose has better quality!

Anonymous said...

Interesting to see that some of the Councillors who work really hard for their constituencies claimed ----- nothing. Those that do nothing seem to have claimed rather a lot. What has dear Zita been up to?

Anonymous said...

What does Bob Bayford do to earn extra he isnt in the cabinet? Its all one big gravy train. No wonder Sandy wanted to keep the job - no-one else would pay him that amount of money and carpets arent the same in the recession!
Shame on them all!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment Irish. I love you too.

Anonymous said...

I see Tony Flaig more as the Aldi without the style , rather than Waitrose.
ECR is more of a Fortnums run by Basil Fawlty.
Micheals is the John Lewis of the blogosphere

Anonymous said...

Only £1200 for a bloke who let them off!! You want to view the legal bill mate - puts the entire costs of the cabinet members in the in the shade.

Anonymous said...

Isn't Bob Bayford Chair of Scrutiny, the committee that's supposed to look at the decisions and conduct of councillors and then let them off the hook?

Lucy Mail said...

One option that I didn't, foolishly, consider with Minjita, is that someone might use her to frame me!
Luckily, whoever it was, didn't say anything that I wouldn't have said myself.
Was that you, Cliffy?
And another thing, I'm getting a bit miffed with people keep accusing me of being ECR, when he could just as easily be me!
It really isn't fair!!!

Anonymous said...

Good to see the issue being discussed thoroughly by blog frequenters.
How about a few "Bloodsuckers!" or
"Greedy Pigs!" being posted. No? Oh well. Allow moi....

Bloodsucking ba*tards!

Catty said...

The Thomlinsons' are raking it in between the two of them. Better than having to sign on a suppose.

Anonymous said...

Well done Simon Moores for only claiming £31!

Wait till next year. He now has his nose in the trough thanks to selling his soul to his leader.

You watch all those tasty Chair and Cabinet expenses roll in this year.

Anonymous said...

what the hell do the 2 councillors and I use the word loosely do for all that money oh silly me they run Thanet into the ground and publish self congratulatory notes to themselves

Anonymous said...

Often with punctuation.