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.