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Thursday, 13 April 2017


Dear May 4th Voters,

Have you ever felt that you've been banging your head against a brick wall, asking for information, and getting nowhere, and then all of a sudden 'EUREKA'.  Then realise that the only reason the information that you have been seeking has been held back for a reason. But what could that reason be? 

                                                                 THE ELECTION ON THE 4TH MAY.

Many of us have been asking the question: Why has there been no feedback from the so called 'Community Engagement' held in early December 2016 relating to the proposed New Town development. Why are Shepway District Council withholding it? Could it be because of:


Here, we are publishing three emails from a trail of twenty sent to Ms Flounders about their Community Engagement analysis. To be fair to Ms Flounders, she is the 'Aunt Sally' that SDC have installed on to their Otterpool website to take flack, simply because they haven't the backbone to answer to us; the Residents. 

Here be the emails:

27th Feb 2017.

Dear Ms Flounders,

Please could you inform me of your analysis of the Otterpool Town community engagement carried out in early December in Lympne, Westenhanger, Sellindge and Hythe.

I look forward to your early response.

22nd March 2017.

Dear Sir,

To provide some information regarding the consultants involved– I work for Property House Marketing, my role is to assist with communications and press activity for the project. The community consultation events were facilitated by Kevin Murray Associates. Arcadis is lead consultant and design team. 

Lisa Flounders

13th April 2017.

Dear Sir,

My apologies for the delay in response. The Stage 1 Community Engagement Report will be published in early May ahead of the next series of community engagement sessions, which will take place between 18th and 20th May.


Best wishes

Lisa Flounders

We're pretty sure that the Community Engagement report will be published after THE ELECTION ON THE 4TH MAY. Why ? Our own exit poll to all 4 events showed that out of 151 residents interviewed, only 2 supported the idea of building a new town in our rural communities. Should the SDC report show a similar result to ours, and we can't see why it shouldn't, and then be published prior to THE ELECTION ON THE 4TH MAY, can you imagine the horror on all 110,000 Shepway Residents faces and how it would affect the voting pattern at THE ELECTION ON THE 4TH MAY.

Perhaps SDC should have included that information in the mini brochure, 'OTTERPOOL PARK - YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED' sent across Shepway. We could, at best, describe it as puerile propaganda.  

So, there we have it. Monk and his cronies up to their old tricks again. As transparent as ever. 




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