Maybe we can get even more local in East Devon …..
Wildlife Trusts, Natural England, RSPB join together to press for wildlife conservation:
After boasting to the Parliamentary Select Committee on voter engagement that his way of tracking down missing voters was far superior to the required door to door canvassing done everywhere else (by telephoning missing voters instead – always assuming you know their landline or mobile numbers) Mark Williams has now recruited a large team of canvassers to do the job.
Wonder what caused the change …..!
Summary: Lots of secret items and lots of money to be thrown at increasing the size of Cranbrook and lots of words but not much action in Seaton and Exmouth
Gunpowder, treason and plot?
… which raises many more questions than it answers:
and simply “noting” this report at an Overview and Scrutiny meeting is disgraceful.
Our Overview and Scrutiny Committee – not so much a toothless tiger as a toothless teddy bear.
… which leaves one wondering which stores will feel the need to be in Cranbrook too when they will be a short car/bus ride away
Devon CCG says that community hospitals must be closed because they are in deficit.
A look at their annual report for 2014 is illuminating. Whereas salaries appear reasonable (e.g. Chief Executive £130-135,000 per year when perks are added in it is a different story (see page 29 of cited report)
Chief Executive: salary £130,000 – £135,000
With pension etc £275,000 – £280,000
Chairman: salary £80,000 – £85,000
With benefits: £200,000 – £205,000
Locality Managing Directors: salary £100,000 – £105,000
With benefits: £145,000 – £150,000
In a world where most employees get minimal contributions towards their pensions how on earth can doubling up on salary be justified?
Using the government’s own workplace pension contribution calculator a salary of £135,000 shows an employer contribution of £36,000.