Struggling? Council tax set to rise by 2 per cent

CASTLE Point Council is set to raise council tax by two per cent.

The authority is considering raising their council tax charges by two per cent after freezing them for the last two years, meaning residents in a band D property will pay £254.70 a year.

This will be added to an overall council tax bill of £1,528.74 for families on the mainland once portions for the county council, fire service and Essex Police are added in.

Canvey residents will have to pay an overall bill of £1,549.35 because of additional charges from Canvey Town Council.

It is the second blow families have been dealt this year after the authority announced changes to its council tax benefits scheme as it attempts to axe £1.1million from its welfare bill.
 

Jeffrey Stanley, deputy leader of the council, said the council is in a difficult position having had its budget axed this year by £470,000 and could be looking at a further £600,000 cut in 2014.

He said: “This year we are in a particularly difficult position having had the amount of money from Government reduced again and after two years of not having a council tax increase, the pressure is really great.

“It is a tough decision, and politically it would be easier to not to raise taxes, but it would not be best for the borough."

Under the Localism Act, any council which increases its council tax premiums by an amount which is deemed excessive by the Secretary of State and the House of Commons, would need obtain approval from the local electorate.
 

Should Castle Point Council choose to raise its council tax by any more than two per cent this year, it would need to hold a referendum with residents in the borough.

All other authorities, apart from Essex Police, have agreed to freeze their rates for this year.

Dave Blackwell, leader of the opposition, said: “I know the council has to get its finances in order but we are in a situation now where people are struggling to survive. People really are going to find themselves up against the wall come April."

The decision will be made at a full council meeting at the council offices in Kiln Road, Thundersley next Wednesday (Feb 20).

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10:59am Sun 17 Feb 13

Curbishly says...

So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own?

The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year.

Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.
So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own? The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year. Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power. Curbishly

11:46am Sun 17 Feb 13

Nebs says...

The Falklands, Scotland, and Canvey Island should all be allowed to vote for independence.
The Falklands, Scotland, and Canvey Island should all be allowed to vote for independence. Nebs

11:47am Sun 17 Feb 13

upset says...

Curbishly wrote:
So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own?

The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year.

Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.
At last peeps are seeing through the wasted vote that costs money and all the CIIP do is moan and grown.
Come on DB get an alliance on the mailand, even with your old friends in the Labour party, if you really think you can do better.
It's time to put up or shut up come the next election or I believe the love affair with the INDIES will be over.
[quote][p][bold]Curbishly[/bold] wrote: So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own? The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year. Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.[/p][/quote]At last peeps are seeing through the wasted vote that costs money and all the CIIP do is moan and grown. Come on DB get an alliance on the mailand, even with your old friends in the Labour party, if you really think you can do better. It's time to put up or shut up come the next election or I believe the love affair with the INDIES will be over. upset

12:16pm Sun 17 Feb 13

GentleGiant says...

Curbishly wrote:
So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own?

The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year.

Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.
indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess.
[quote][p][bold]Curbishly[/bold] wrote: So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own? The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year. Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.[/p][/quote]indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess. GentleGiant

12:37pm Sun 17 Feb 13

wendyf37 says...

GentleGiant wrote:
Curbishly wrote:
So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own?

The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year.

Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.
indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess.
bet ur a tory
[quote][p][bold]GentleGiant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Curbishly[/bold] wrote: So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own? The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year. Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.[/p][/quote]indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess.[/p][/quote]bet ur a tory wendyf37

1:09pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

GentleGiant wrote:
Curbishly wrote:
So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own?

The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year.

Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.
indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess.
Oh yes, Labour created the GLOBAL credit crisis. It's about time you tories stopped peddling that lie:

http://www.huffingto
npost.co.uk/ramesh-p
atel/growth-cameron-
austerity_b_2007552.
html
[quote][p][bold]GentleGiant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Curbishly[/bold] wrote: So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own? The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year. Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.[/p][/quote]indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess.[/p][/quote]Oh yes, Labour created the GLOBAL credit crisis. It's about time you tories stopped peddling that lie: http://www.huffingto npost.co.uk/ramesh-p atel/growth-cameron- austerity_b_2007552. html Shoebury_Cyclist

2:05pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Boyracer_1991 says...

What a bunch of robbing scum. Thats why I dont abide by the law. I do what the hell I want!
What a bunch of robbing scum. Thats why I dont abide by the law. I do what the hell I want! Boyracer_1991

2:37pm Sun 17 Feb 13

John T Pharro says...

wendyf37 wrote:
GentleGiant wrote:
Curbishly wrote:
So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own?

The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year.

Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.
indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess.
bet ur a tory
No matter what political party always the other one's fault and never their own.
[quote][p][bold]wendyf37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GentleGiant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Curbishly[/bold] wrote: So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own? The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year. Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.[/p][/quote]indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess.[/p][/quote]bet ur a tory[/p][/quote]No matter what political party always the other one's fault and never their own. John T Pharro

3:30pm Sun 17 Feb 13

upset says...

John T Pharro wrote:
wendyf37 wrote:
GentleGiant wrote:
Curbishly wrote:
So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own?

The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year.

Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.
indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess.
bet ur a tory
No matter what political party always the other one's fault and never their own.
Even the INDIES?
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wendyf37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GentleGiant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Curbishly[/bold] wrote: So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own? The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year. Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.[/p][/quote]indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess.[/p][/quote]bet ur a tory[/p][/quote]No matter what political party always the other one's fault and never their own.[/p][/quote]Even the INDIES? upset

4:32pm Sun 17 Feb 13

John T Pharro says...

upset wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
wendyf37 wrote:
GentleGiant wrote:
Curbishly wrote:
So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own?

The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year.

Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.
indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess.
bet ur a tory
No matter what political party always the other one's fault and never their own.
Even the INDIES?
Should have made myself clearer. This article was about tax increases and every party blames the one before for increases. The current Government are still blaming the one before for the current economic mess.
Of course all parties get things right and wrong. Yes, it it seems the case that all political parties blame each other CIIP as well.
Actually I did not agree with the Town Council being formed and said so in an letter in the "Echo".
However, the back door way the Cabinet system was imposed is far worse. I never received any notification or opportunity to vote on this and to date I know no one who did or voted for it, apart from Councillors Did you know anything about it and did you vote for it?
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wendyf37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GentleGiant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Curbishly[/bold] wrote: So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own? The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year. Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.[/p][/quote]indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess.[/p][/quote]bet ur a tory[/p][/quote]No matter what political party always the other one's fault and never their own.[/p][/quote]Even the INDIES?[/p][/quote]Should have made myself clearer. This article was about tax increases and every party blames the one before for increases. The current Government are still blaming the one before for the current economic mess. Of course all parties get things right and wrong. Yes, it it seems the case that all political parties blame each other CIIP as well. Actually I did not agree with the Town Council being formed and said so in an letter in the "Echo". However, the back door way the Cabinet system was imposed is far worse. I never received any notification or opportunity to vote on this and to date I know no one who did or voted for it, apart from Councillors Did you know anything about it and did you vote for it? John T Pharro

4:43pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Audioman says...

Only 2% boy some council's going up
8 to 10 % .
Boy you are very very LUCKY indeed.
Only 2% boy some council's going up 8 to 10 % . Boy you are very very LUCKY indeed. Audioman

5:05pm Sun 17 Feb 13

upset says...

John T Pharro wrote:
upset wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
wendyf37 wrote:
GentleGiant wrote:
Curbishly wrote:
So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own?

The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year.

Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.
indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess.
bet ur a tory
No matter what political party always the other one's fault and never their own.
Even the INDIES?
Should have made myself clearer. This article was about tax increases and every party blames the one before for increases. The current Government are still blaming the one before for the current economic mess.
Of course all parties get things right and wrong. Yes, it it seems the case that all political parties blame each other CIIP as well.
Actually I did not agree with the Town Council being formed and said so in an letter in the "Echo".
However, the back door way the Cabinet system was imposed is far worse. I never received any notification or opportunity to vote on this and to date I know no one who did or voted for it, apart from Councillors Did you know anything about it and did you vote for it?
One things for sure no one will be able to blame the CIIP for what they did when they were in power!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wendyf37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GentleGiant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Curbishly[/bold] wrote: So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own? The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year. Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.[/p][/quote]indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess.[/p][/quote]bet ur a tory[/p][/quote]No matter what political party always the other one's fault and never their own.[/p][/quote]Even the INDIES?[/p][/quote]Should have made myself clearer. This article was about tax increases and every party blames the one before for increases. The current Government are still blaming the one before for the current economic mess. Of course all parties get things right and wrong. Yes, it it seems the case that all political parties blame each other CIIP as well. Actually I did not agree with the Town Council being formed and said so in an letter in the "Echo". However, the back door way the Cabinet system was imposed is far worse. I never received any notification or opportunity to vote on this and to date I know no one who did or voted for it, apart from Councillors Did you know anything about it and did you vote for it?[/p][/quote]One things for sure no one will be able to blame the CIIP for what they did when they were in power!!!!! upset

5:54pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Devils Advocate says...

GentleGiant wrote:
Curbishly wrote:
So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own?

The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year.

Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.
indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess.
Never ever gonna stop are you? the rest of the world seem to know it was the USA that caused this, Britain has put so many Billions in rescue to other nations, all taken from our empty reserves, and yet people still fall for the ravings of the right. When will people learn to read papers printed outside of this country. The removal of capital from this country into Germany and the far East happened way, way before "New Labour" It is your paymasters who are kidding us, not the government of two years ago!
[quote][p][bold]GentleGiant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Curbishly[/bold] wrote: So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own? The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year. Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.[/p][/quote]indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess.[/p][/quote]Never ever gonna stop are you? the rest of the world seem to know it was the USA that caused this, Britain has put so many Billions in rescue to other nations, all taken from our empty reserves, and yet people still fall for the ravings of the right. When will people learn to read papers printed outside of this country. The removal of capital from this country into Germany and the far East happened way, way before "New Labour" It is your paymasters who are kidding us, not the government of two years ago! Devils Advocate

6:30pm Sun 17 Feb 13

whataday says...

About time some of the foreign aid we are sending out was spent on the needy here in the UK
About time some of the foreign aid we are sending out was spent on the needy here in the UK whataday

6:46pm Sun 17 Feb 13

upset says...

whataday wrote:
About time some of the foreign aid we are sending out was spent on the needy here in the UK
HERE HERE!!!
[quote][p][bold]whataday[/bold] wrote: About time some of the foreign aid we are sending out was spent on the needy here in the UK[/p][/quote]HERE HERE!!! upset

7:58pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Whatthe* says...

upset wrote:
whataday wrote:
About time some of the foreign aid we are sending out was spent on the needy here in the UK
HERE HERE!!!
I have to aggree in certain respects
We should look at Australia for border control regulations
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whataday[/bold] wrote: About time some of the foreign aid we are sending out was spent on the needy here in the UK[/p][/quote]HERE HERE!!![/p][/quote]I have to aggree in certain respects We should look at Australia for border control regulations Whatthe*

7:59pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Whatthe* says...

John T Pharro wrote:
wendyf37 wrote:
GentleGiant wrote:
Curbishly wrote:
So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own?

The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year.

Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.
indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess.
bet ur a tory
No matter what political party always the other one's fault and never their own.
True. John very true
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wendyf37[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GentleGiant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Curbishly[/bold] wrote: So why doesn't Dave Blackwell and his little gang come up with a budget of their own? The tax is going up by an average of £5 PER YEAR. If that is too much then perhaps they should get rid of the town council which costs Canvey people £27 per year. Lets not forget Dave supported a Labour Party that more than doubled the Council Tax when they were in power.[/p][/quote]indeed - it is thanks to Labour that we are in this mess.[/p][/quote]bet ur a tory[/p][/quote]No matter what political party always the other one's fault and never their own.[/p][/quote]True. John very true Whatthe*

8:00pm Sun 17 Feb 13

stopmoaning1 says...

Boyracer_1991 wrote:
What a bunch of robbing scum. Thats why I dont abide by the law. I do what the hell I want!
Yeah popet, get that Corsa up to 120mph on Sommnes Avenue, no problem
[quote][p][bold]Boyracer_1991[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of robbing scum. Thats why I dont abide by the law. I do what the hell I want![/p][/quote]Yeah popet, get that Corsa up to 120mph on Sommnes Avenue, no problem stopmoaning1

9:17pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Boyracer_1991 says...

stopmoaning1 wrote:
Boyracer_1991 wrote:
What a bunch of robbing scum. Thats why I dont abide by the law. I do what the hell I want!
Yeah popet, get that Corsa up to 120mph on Sommnes Avenue, no problem
Ive done like 70-80mph down there before lol.
[quote][p][bold]stopmoaning1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boyracer_1991[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of robbing scum. Thats why I dont abide by the law. I do what the hell I want![/p][/quote]Yeah popet, get that Corsa up to 120mph on Sommnes Avenue, no problem[/p][/quote]Ive done like 70-80mph down there before lol. Boyracer_1991

10:25pm Sun 17 Feb 13

stopmoaning1 says...

'Like' 70-80mph popet, is 120mph 'like' 70-80. Love seeing you in the Corsa looking so impressive.
'Like' 70-80mph popet, is 120mph 'like' 70-80. Love seeing you in the Corsa looking so impressive. stopmoaning1

10:26pm Sun 17 Feb 13

stopmoaning1 says...

By the way, why is a young 21 year old skillful driver sitting at home with mummy at this time of night. How sad
By the way, why is a young 21 year old skillful driver sitting at home with mummy at this time of night. How sad stopmoaning1

6:38am Mon 18 Feb 13

2shedsjackson says...

Getting back to Local Authorities, on the Taxpayers alliance website is the full list of top LA salaries.
.
In 2010/11 the number of officials overall was 52 - £250k+ , 658 upto £250k, 3097- £100k+, 1,146 upto £99K.
.
In castle point: Chief exec = £180,200 , A strategic Director = £116k ( a 2k drop from 2010), Another Strategic director = £116K ( a 2k rise from 2010), Another stategic Director £112.5k.
.
In Southend salaries range from £100k to £170K (some 10 officals in this range). Top earner in Essex was the Chief Exec of Essex CC on £271,060 per annum. In comparison the Prime minister gets £142,500 and a Cabinet Minister £134,565 per annum.
.
The average pay rise in 2010/2011 for top LA officials was 26.85%. So where is the pain going to be for LAs, certainly not for wages, because we are going to keep them in clover.
Getting back to Local Authorities, on the Taxpayers alliance website is the full list of top LA salaries. . In 2010/11 the number of officials overall was 52 - £250k+ , 658 upto £250k, 3097- £100k+, 1,146 upto £99K. . In castle point: Chief exec = £180,200 , A strategic Director = £116k ( a 2k drop from 2010), Another Strategic director = £116K ( a 2k rise from 2010), Another stategic Director £112.5k. . In Southend salaries range from £100k to £170K (some 10 officals in this range). Top earner in Essex was the Chief Exec of Essex CC on £271,060 per annum. In comparison the Prime minister gets £142,500 and a Cabinet Minister £134,565 per annum. . The average pay rise in 2010/2011 for top LA officials was 26.85%. So where is the pain going to be for LAs, certainly not for wages, because we are going to keep them in clover. 2shedsjackson

12:27pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Nebs says...

In the same way that local authorities always accept the lowest bid when they put things out to tender, so these jobs should be put out to tender.
In the same way that local authorities always accept the lowest bid when they put things out to tender, so these jobs should be put out to tender. Nebs

12:39pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Alekhine says...

Boyracer_1991 wrote:
stopmoaning1 wrote:
Boyracer_1991 wrote: What a bunch of robbing scum. Thats why I dont abide by the law. I do what the hell I want!
Yeah popet, get that Corsa up to 120mph on Sommnes Avenue, no problem
Ive done like 70-80mph down there before lol.
Put your glasses on, the speedo reads 7-8mph, the mobility scooter won't do anymore than that even if you stick a turbo on it.
[quote][p][bold]Boyracer_1991[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stopmoaning1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boyracer_1991[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of robbing scum. Thats why I dont abide by the law. I do what the hell I want![/p][/quote]Yeah popet, get that Corsa up to 120mph on Sommnes Avenue, no problem[/p][/quote]Ive done like 70-80mph down there before lol.[/p][/quote]Put your glasses on, the speedo reads 7-8mph, the mobility scooter won't do anymore than that even if you stick a turbo on it. Alekhine

1:39pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Devils Advocate says...

Alekhine wrote:
Boyracer_1991 wrote:
stopmoaning1 wrote:
Boyracer_1991 wrote: What a bunch of robbing scum. Thats why I dont abide by the law. I do what the hell I want!
Yeah popet, get that Corsa up to 120mph on Sommnes Avenue, no problem
Ive done like 70-80mph down there before lol.
Put your glasses on, the speedo reads 7-8mph, the mobility scooter won't do anymore than that even if you stick a turbo on it.
Brilliant!
[quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boyracer_1991[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stopmoaning1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boyracer_1991[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of robbing scum. Thats why I dont abide by the law. I do what the hell I want![/p][/quote]Yeah popet, get that Corsa up to 120mph on Sommnes Avenue, no problem[/p][/quote]Ive done like 70-80mph down there before lol.[/p][/quote]Put your glasses on, the speedo reads 7-8mph, the mobility scooter won't do anymore than that even if you stick a turbo on it.[/p][/quote]Brilliant! Devils Advocate

2:13pm Mon 18 Feb 13

2shedsjackson says...

Alekhine wrote:
Boyracer_1991 wrote:
stopmoaning1 wrote:
Boyracer_1991 wrote: What a bunch of robbing scum. Thats why I dont abide by the law. I do what the hell I want!
Yeah popet, get that Corsa up to 120mph on Sommnes Avenue, no problem
Ive done like 70-80mph down there before lol.
Put your glasses on, the speedo reads 7-8mph, the mobility scooter won't do anymore than that even if you stick a turbo on it.
ALEKHINE - Not so fast, "PIMP" my mobility scooter, you may have hit upon something here. I can envisage all the hip dudes cruising up and down the esplanade in their customised rigs. Think of the hours of fun they will have drag racing and doughnutting.
.
BOYRACER will finally be able to live the dream !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Alekhine[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boyracer_1991[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stopmoaning1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boyracer_1991[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of robbing scum. Thats why I dont abide by the law. I do what the hell I want![/p][/quote]Yeah popet, get that Corsa up to 120mph on Sommnes Avenue, no problem[/p][/quote]Ive done like 70-80mph down there before lol.[/p][/quote]Put your glasses on, the speedo reads 7-8mph, the mobility scooter won't do anymore than that even if you stick a turbo on it.[/p][/quote]ALEKHINE - Not so fast, "PIMP" my mobility scooter, you may have hit upon something here. I can envisage all the hip dudes cruising up and down the esplanade in their customised rigs. Think of the hours of fun they will have drag racing and doughnutting. . BOYRACER will finally be able to live the dream !!!! 2shedsjackson

2:27pm Mon 18 Feb 13

perini says...

Whatthe* wrote:
upset wrote:
whataday wrote: About time some of the foreign aid we are sending out was spent on the needy here in the UK
HERE HERE!!!
I have to aggree in certain respects We should look at Australia for border control regulations
Totally agree!
[quote][p][bold]Whatthe*[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whataday[/bold] wrote: About time some of the foreign aid we are sending out was spent on the needy here in the UK[/p][/quote]HERE HERE!!![/p][/quote]I have to aggree in certain respects We should look at Australia for border control regulations[/p][/quote]Totally agree! perini

5:02pm Mon 18 Feb 13

John T Pharro says...

2shedsjackson wrote:
Getting back to Local Authorities, on the Taxpayers alliance website is the full list of top LA salaries.
.
In 2010/11 the number of officials overall was 52 - £250k+ , 658 upto £250k, 3097- £100k+, 1,146 upto £99K.
.
In castle point: Chief exec = £180,200 , A strategic Director = £116k ( a 2k drop from 2010), Another Strategic director = £116K ( a 2k rise from 2010), Another stategic Director £112.5k.
.
In Southend salaries range from £100k to £170K (some 10 officals in this range). Top earner in Essex was the Chief Exec of Essex CC on £271,060 per annum. In comparison the Prime minister gets £142,500 and a Cabinet Minister £134,565 per annum.
.
The average pay rise in 2010/2011 for top LA officials was 26.85%. So where is the pain going to be for LAs, certainly not for wages, because we are going to keep them in clover.
You struck on a nerve end here. Castle Point's Chief Excutive David Marchant 's salary £163,000 population 90000 equals £1.87 per person.
Chief Executive Southend on Sea £147,000 population 160000 equals .98p per person.
Which one represents best value for money? Personally I think Southend on Sea would be far more difficult to administrate and he gets less pay.
Now who approved Castle Point's Chief Executive pay?
[quote][p][bold]2shedsjackson[/bold] wrote: Getting back to Local Authorities, on the Taxpayers alliance website is the full list of top LA salaries. . In 2010/11 the number of officials overall was 52 - £250k+ , 658 upto £250k, 3097- £100k+, 1,146 upto £99K. . In castle point: Chief exec = £180,200 , A strategic Director = £116k ( a 2k drop from 2010), Another Strategic director = £116K ( a 2k rise from 2010), Another stategic Director £112.5k. . In Southend salaries range from £100k to £170K (some 10 officals in this range). Top earner in Essex was the Chief Exec of Essex CC on £271,060 per annum. In comparison the Prime minister gets £142,500 and a Cabinet Minister £134,565 per annum. . The average pay rise in 2010/2011 for top LA officials was 26.85%. So where is the pain going to be for LAs, certainly not for wages, because we are going to keep them in clover.[/p][/quote]You struck on a nerve end here. Castle Point's Chief Excutive David Marchant 's salary £163,000 population 90000 equals £1.87 per person. Chief Executive Southend on Sea £147,000 population 160000 equals .98p per person. Which one represents best value for money? Personally I think Southend on Sea would be far more difficult to administrate and he gets less pay. Now who approved Castle Point's Chief Executive pay? John T Pharro

6:56pm Mon 18 Feb 13

upset says...

John T Pharro wrote:
2shedsjackson wrote:
Getting back to Local Authorities, on the Taxpayers alliance website is the full list of top LA salaries.
.
In 2010/11 the number of officials overall was 52 - £250k+ , 658 upto £250k, 3097- £100k+, 1,146 upto £99K.
.
In castle point: Chief exec = £180,200 , A strategic Director = £116k ( a 2k drop from 2010), Another Strategic director = £116K ( a 2k rise from 2010), Another stategic Director £112.5k.
.
In Southend salaries range from £100k to £170K (some 10 officals in this range). Top earner in Essex was the Chief Exec of Essex CC on £271,060 per annum. In comparison the Prime minister gets £142,500 and a Cabinet Minister £134,565 per annum.
.
The average pay rise in 2010/2011 for top LA officials was 26.85%. So where is the pain going to be for LAs, certainly not for wages, because we are going to keep them in clover.
You struck on a nerve end here. Castle Point's Chief Excutive David Marchant 's salary £163,000 population 90000 equals £1.87 per person.
Chief Executive Southend on Sea £147,000 population 160000 equals .98p per person.
Which one represents best value for money? Personally I think Southend on Sea would be far more difficult to administrate and he gets less pay.
Now who approved Castle Point's Chief Executive pay?
I agree with your sentiments John but are the CP numbers correct, as the most up to date numbers I can find ( The population of Castle Point on January 1st 2011 is approximately 93,323.) as you can see are 2 years out of date?
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2shedsjackson[/bold] wrote: Getting back to Local Authorities, on the Taxpayers alliance website is the full list of top LA salaries. . In 2010/11 the number of officials overall was 52 - £250k+ , 658 upto £250k, 3097- £100k+, 1,146 upto £99K. . In castle point: Chief exec = £180,200 , A strategic Director = £116k ( a 2k drop from 2010), Another Strategic director = £116K ( a 2k rise from 2010), Another stategic Director £112.5k. . In Southend salaries range from £100k to £170K (some 10 officals in this range). Top earner in Essex was the Chief Exec of Essex CC on £271,060 per annum. In comparison the Prime minister gets £142,500 and a Cabinet Minister £134,565 per annum. . The average pay rise in 2010/2011 for top LA officials was 26.85%. So where is the pain going to be for LAs, certainly not for wages, because we are going to keep them in clover.[/p][/quote]You struck on a nerve end here. Castle Point's Chief Excutive David Marchant 's salary £163,000 population 90000 equals £1.87 per person. Chief Executive Southend on Sea £147,000 population 160000 equals .98p per person. Which one represents best value for money? Personally I think Southend on Sea would be far more difficult to administrate and he gets less pay. Now who approved Castle Point's Chief Executive pay?[/p][/quote]I agree with your sentiments John but are the CP numbers correct, as the most up to date numbers I can find ( The population of Castle Point on January 1st 2011 is approximately 93,323.) as you can see are 2 years out of date? upset

7:28pm Mon 18 Feb 13

John T Pharro says...

upset wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
2shedsjackson wrote:
Getting back to Local Authorities, on the Taxpayers alliance website is the full list of top LA salaries.
.
In 2010/11 the number of officials overall was 52 - £250k+ , 658 upto £250k, 3097- £100k+, 1,146 upto £99K.
.
In castle point: Chief exec = £180,200 , A strategic Director = £116k ( a 2k drop from 2010), Another Strategic director = £116K ( a 2k rise from 2010), Another stategic Director £112.5k.
.
In Southend salaries range from £100k to £170K (some 10 officals in this range). Top earner in Essex was the Chief Exec of Essex CC on £271,060 per annum. In comparison the Prime minister gets £142,500 and a Cabinet Minister £134,565 per annum.
.
The average pay rise in 2010/2011 for top LA officials was 26.85%. So where is the pain going to be for LAs, certainly not for wages, because we are going to keep them in clover.
You struck on a nerve end here. Castle Point's Chief Excutive David Marchant 's salary £163,000 population 90000 equals £1.87 per person.
Chief Executive Southend on Sea £147,000 population 160000 equals .98p per person.
Which one represents best value for money? Personally I think Southend on Sea would be far more difficult to administrate and he gets less pay.
Now who approved Castle Point's Chief Executive pay?
I agree with your sentiments John but are the CP numbers correct, as the most up to date numbers I can find ( The population of Castle Point on January 1st 2011 is approximately 93,323.) as you can see are 2 years out of date?
At it again a nit pick. I used round figures the difference it makes to my figures a difference of about 12p. Plus I cannot be bothered to check, but Mr Marchant is now part time so his salary could be less or if it is still his salary even worse. Plus if 2sheds salary for him is correct I put his salary £18000 two little in the first place.
I think he is dreadful value for money compared with Southend on Sea and who approved this?
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2shedsjackson[/bold] wrote: Getting back to Local Authorities, on the Taxpayers alliance website is the full list of top LA salaries. . In 2010/11 the number of officials overall was 52 - £250k+ , 658 upto £250k, 3097- £100k+, 1,146 upto £99K. . In castle point: Chief exec = £180,200 , A strategic Director = £116k ( a 2k drop from 2010), Another Strategic director = £116K ( a 2k rise from 2010), Another stategic Director £112.5k. . In Southend salaries range from £100k to £170K (some 10 officals in this range). Top earner in Essex was the Chief Exec of Essex CC on £271,060 per annum. In comparison the Prime minister gets £142,500 and a Cabinet Minister £134,565 per annum. . The average pay rise in 2010/2011 for top LA officials was 26.85%. So where is the pain going to be for LAs, certainly not for wages, because we are going to keep them in clover.[/p][/quote]You struck on a nerve end here. Castle Point's Chief Excutive David Marchant 's salary £163,000 population 90000 equals £1.87 per person. Chief Executive Southend on Sea £147,000 population 160000 equals .98p per person. Which one represents best value for money? Personally I think Southend on Sea would be far more difficult to administrate and he gets less pay. Now who approved Castle Point's Chief Executive pay?[/p][/quote]I agree with your sentiments John but are the CP numbers correct, as the most up to date numbers I can find ( The population of Castle Point on January 1st 2011 is approximately 93,323.) as you can see are 2 years out of date?[/p][/quote]At it again a nit pick. I used round figures the difference it makes to my figures a difference of about 12p. Plus I cannot be bothered to check, but Mr Marchant is now part time so his salary could be less or if it is still his salary even worse. Plus if 2sheds salary for him is correct I put his salary £18000 two little in the first place. I think he is dreadful value for money compared with Southend on Sea and who approved this? John T Pharro

7:33pm Mon 18 Feb 13

upset says...

John T Pharro wrote:
upset wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
2shedsjackson wrote:
Getting back to Local Authorities, on the Taxpayers alliance website is the full list of top LA salaries.
.
In 2010/11 the number of officials overall was 52 - £250k+ , 658 upto £250k, 3097- £100k+, 1,146 upto £99K.
.
In castle point: Chief exec = £180,200 , A strategic Director = £116k ( a 2k drop from 2010), Another Strategic director = £116K ( a 2k rise from 2010), Another stategic Director £112.5k.
.
In Southend salaries range from £100k to £170K (some 10 officals in this range). Top earner in Essex was the Chief Exec of Essex CC on £271,060 per annum. In comparison the Prime minister gets £142,500 and a Cabinet Minister £134,565 per annum.
.
The average pay rise in 2010/2011 for top LA officials was 26.85%. So where is the pain going to be for LAs, certainly not for wages, because we are going to keep them in clover.
You struck on a nerve end here. Castle Point's Chief Excutive David Marchant 's salary £163,000 population 90000 equals £1.87 per person.
Chief Executive Southend on Sea £147,000 population 160000 equals .98p per person.
Which one represents best value for money? Personally I think Southend on Sea would be far more difficult to administrate and he gets less pay.
Now who approved Castle Point's Chief Executive pay?
I agree with your sentiments John but are the CP numbers correct, as the most up to date numbers I can find ( The population of Castle Point on January 1st 2011 is approximately 93,323.) as you can see are 2 years out of date?
At it again a nit pick. I used round figures the difference it makes to my figures a difference of about 12p. Plus I cannot be bothered to check, but Mr Marchant is now part time so his salary could be less or if it is still his salary even worse. Plus if 2sheds salary for him is correct I put his salary £18000 two little in the first place.
I think he is dreadful value for money compared with Southend on Sea and who approved this?
Calm down John and read my comment again, I agreed with you!!
Dont let the red mist at the sight of my title.
You should have said approximately, you are usually a stickler for correct info.
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2shedsjackson[/bold] wrote: Getting back to Local Authorities, on the Taxpayers alliance website is the full list of top LA salaries. . In 2010/11 the number of officials overall was 52 - £250k+ , 658 upto £250k, 3097- £100k+, 1,146 upto £99K. . In castle point: Chief exec = £180,200 , A strategic Director = £116k ( a 2k drop from 2010), Another Strategic director = £116K ( a 2k rise from 2010), Another stategic Director £112.5k. . In Southend salaries range from £100k to £170K (some 10 officals in this range). Top earner in Essex was the Chief Exec of Essex CC on £271,060 per annum. In comparison the Prime minister gets £142,500 and a Cabinet Minister £134,565 per annum. . The average pay rise in 2010/2011 for top LA officials was 26.85%. So where is the pain going to be for LAs, certainly not for wages, because we are going to keep them in clover.[/p][/quote]You struck on a nerve end here. Castle Point's Chief Excutive David Marchant 's salary £163,000 population 90000 equals £1.87 per person. Chief Executive Southend on Sea £147,000 population 160000 equals .98p per person. Which one represents best value for money? Personally I think Southend on Sea would be far more difficult to administrate and he gets less pay. Now who approved Castle Point's Chief Executive pay?[/p][/quote]I agree with your sentiments John but are the CP numbers correct, as the most up to date numbers I can find ( The population of Castle Point on January 1st 2011 is approximately 93,323.) as you can see are 2 years out of date?[/p][/quote]At it again a nit pick. I used round figures the difference it makes to my figures a difference of about 12p. Plus I cannot be bothered to check, but Mr Marchant is now part time so his salary could be less or if it is still his salary even worse. Plus if 2sheds salary for him is correct I put his salary £18000 two little in the first place. I think he is dreadful value for money compared with Southend on Sea and who approved this?[/p][/quote]Calm down John and read my comment again, I agreed with you!! Dont let the red mist at the sight of my title. You should have said approximately, you are usually a stickler for correct info. upset

8:17pm Mon 18 Feb 13

2shedsjackson says...

Gents the data from The Taxpayers Alliance is:
.
David Marchant 2010-2011 £159,873 + £20,327 pension = £180,200.
Ronb Tinlin 2010-2011 £171,012 (down from £184,209 previous year).
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So apparently these people are worth some £40k a year more than the Chancellor of the Exchequer . Some VFM that is !!!
Gents the data from The Taxpayers Alliance is: . David Marchant 2010-2011 £159,873 + £20,327 pension = £180,200. Ronb Tinlin 2010-2011 £171,012 (down from £184,209 previous year). . So apparently these people are worth some £40k a year more than the Chancellor of the Exchequer . Some VFM that is !!! 2shedsjackson

11:39pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Dids says...

Nebs wrote:
The Falklands, Scotland, and Canvey Island should all be allowed to vote for independence.
dont forget the Isle of Wight
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: The Falklands, Scotland, and Canvey Island should all be allowed to vote for independence.[/p][/quote]dont forget the Isle of Wight Dids

12:07am Thu 21 Feb 13

Devils Advocate says...

I'm for moving to two tree island!
I'm for moving to two tree island! Devils Advocate

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