Friday, 8 March 2013
THANET GETS ITS OWN CORRUPTION QUESTION TIME
A special emergency meeting in which people will get a chance to put questions about corruption in Thanet will be held at 7pm, on Wednesday 20 March in Broadstairs.
The meeting will take a format similar to the TV Question Time programme, with a panel of experts answering questions submitted by the audience.
The meeting is being held by Thanets Independent Media Society in the wake of the imprisonment of ex-council leader Sandy Ezekiel and the news that Kent police are widening their investigations into other planning applications and major development in the area.
Mr Thomas, one of the meeting organisers said: The trial and conviction of one of our leading local politicians has, of course, raised widespread concerns in Thanet.
People are asking how far and deep this corruption goes and what this means to our local democracy.
This meeting will give people a chance both to find out more about whats happened and to put their views about whats going on.
Mr Thomas hopes that members of both the major parties will come. We need to hear from our local politicians what theyre doing about this scandalous state of affairs.
Most people I think would agree that Thanet has enough problems as it is without its elected representatives getting up to criminal actions on their own behalf.
The panel of experts will include Ian Driver, chair of the councils Overview and Scrutiny committee, and Louise Oldfield, citizen journalist and blogger.
People with questions they want to be put to the panel should send them to IMS, 11 Grosvenor Road, Broadstairs CT10 2BT or email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01843 604 253.
You can simply ask questions on the day, of course, Mr Thomas said, but submitting your questions in advance will give you a better chance of being called.
The meeting will be held at 7pm on Wednesday March 20 at the Red Hall, 11 Grosvenor Rd, Broadstairs CT10 2BT. All are welcome.