Monday, 6 April 2009


Guest blog by my fellow Northwood councillor and Mayor of Ramsgate Kay Dark:

"At their meeting on 19th January 2009, the Ramsgate Charter Trustees (all the Thanet councillors who represent Ramsgate wards) agreed a Precept of £9 per band D properties.

The Ramsgate councillors wish to make it clear to the Ramsgate council tax payers, that the 43% increase in the 2009/10 Precept from £9 to £12.87 per band D properties, is due solely to Thanet District Council levying additional charges against the incoming Parish/Town Council, without consultation with the Charter Trustees, and therefore overriding the previous decision."
Letter signed by Kay Dark, the Ramsgate Mayor and Alan Poole, the Ramsgate Deputy Mayor.
How disappointing that Thanet Council did not wish to consult when imposing these charges.


  1. Question:
    Am i obliged to pay this charge being as the trustee doesnt actually exist til later in the year and if i am , am i then allowed to recieve benefits from said trustee at a later date or indeed see their records to show how this has benefited me being as the definition of a trustee is as follows:

    An individual or organization which holds or manages and invests assets for the benefit of another. The trustee is legally obliged to make all trust-related decisions with the trustee's interests in mind, and may be liable for damages in the event of not doing so. Trustees may be entitled to a payment for their services, if specified in the trust deed. In the specific case of the bond market, a trustee administers a bond issue for a borrower, and ensures that the issuer meets all the terms and conditions associated with the borrowing.

    so if anything they then do does not benefit me personally can i then sue them for what is in effect a breach of contract

  2. So who pays for the election.? Thanet of course, not GOD. Of Course the district had to cover it, if not, some bright spark would have taken us to the ombudsman