It’s not often that we hear from Cllr. Iris Johnston but she’s written-in and asked me to share this letter on local matters skating and revolutionary with you all:
"It would seem that Mr Keith Morris of Thanet Community Development Trust has forgotten my various requests that he should give presentations to Thanet District Council over the years.
When Labour controlled Thanet Council prior to 2003 Keith gave an update on his work to Full Council following my request.
This year several councillors asked for a presentation to Scrutiny on The Big Idea which Keith was promoting. At the end of that presentation, which had nothing to do with TCDT, I asked Keith if he would come back and give an update on the Trust wearing his other hat. He said he would.
In April this year when concerns were raised about the Trusts proposed increase in rent to Revolution I spoke to him at Charles Dickens School before a KCC and Community Safety meeting. I again suggested it would be useful for him to update TDC at Full Council so that we might have some understanding why the Trust were in difficulties.
An officer at TDC had already noted the request for such a presentation.
If Mr Morris wishes to be helpful he could reveal in your newspaper exactly how much is spent on his and others salaries and expenses.
Only then will we know if savings could be made to help Revolutions."