Summary of Questions to be asked at the Council meeting on 08.09.2022
Questions from Councillors
Question from Cllr Crittenden to Cllr Pugh, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development
Why has this Council ceased to provide adequate maintenance and care of the memorials and monuments for which it is responsible, including Grade II listed structures, in accordance with the decision of Cabinet in October 2005? And what is proposed to rectify this situation?
Question from Cllr Albon to Cllr Pugh, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development
The state of the multi storey car parks in Ramsgate and Margate are disgusting, can you please confirm that action will be taken to thoroughly clean and remove graffiti as soon as possible?
Question from Cllr Whitehead to Cllr Jill Bayford, Cabinet Member for Housing
In light of our current housing crisis, what interventions are planned to force central recognition of the fact that our LHA rates are currently utterly insufficient for the property demands of our area?
Question from Cllr Bailey to Cllr Robert Bayford, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Special Projects
There are two public charging points in Ramsgate, two in Margate, rapid chargers in Margate and Birchington – but nothing in Broadstairs. I have been asked by residents about the lack of provision and when the Council’s Net Zero Strategy and Action Plan is being launched surely this should be a priority. Buying an electric car is a big commitment and one of the considerations in making that decision is the availability of charging points.
Visitors to Broadstairs also rely on the availability of charging points. My daughter recently visited in her electric car but was unable to charge her car for the return journey because she was unable to locate an available charger.
Could you please tell me where we stand currently and when we can expect to see public EV chargers in Broadstairs?
Question from Cllr Huxley to Cllr David Saunders, Cabinet Member for Finance
Thanet District Council has had to make year on year cuts to its services because central government funding has been steadily reduced since 2010. The effects have been particularly visible to residents in the more limited upkeep of many of our parks and open spaces.
How much funding has been cut from the council’s non-statutory service budgets since 2010, both in cash terms and adjusted for inflation? What proportion of the general fund revenue budget did the council spend on non-statutory services in 2010, what is that proportion today, and what is the amount being spent on maintaining Thanet’s parks and open spaces in 2022/23 compared to 2010/11?