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Monday, 5 August 2013

TRANSEUROPA DEBT EXPOSED

I  was finally allowed to see the Council's Accounts last week. Here is a year on year  breakdown of money owed to the Council by Transeuropa Ferries (TEF)  and its associated companies during the period 2006-13. As you can see  TEF have a long history of bad/ late payment to the Council indicative of  companies struggling to survive.  

Why the Council ever thought that agreeing,  in 2011, to allow TEF & its associated companies to defer its debt repayment for an indefinite period is beyond me. Surely the preceding  5 years with its well established pattern of late payment should have warned Council officers and senior politicians in the know (Cllrs Bob Bayford & Martin Wise of the Tory Party and Clive Hart and Rick Everitt of the Labour Party) that this was an extremely high risk course of action to follow. No wonder this agreement was kept secret from all but a handful of senior councillors and top council bosses.

I will post some more on what I have been able to find out later in the week. Suffice to say that the Council has withheld all the important  documents from me. I will be appealing against this unfair and undemocratic decision to the Information Commissioner later this week. If my appeal is successful I will publish the documents and let you decide whether you thinks that Cllrs Hart, Everitt, Bayford and Wise and certain officers are fit and proper persons to run the Council.



Invoices Raised  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Transeuropa Ferries Ltd 576,064.30 475,792.12 477,808.94 663,010.22 631,393.00 443,481.55 526,125.93 0.00
Forythia Maritime Ltd 314,139.39 354,268.67 366,984.29 270,643.35 358,377.28 460,584.72 449,529.07 0.00
Odyssy Maritime Co Ltd 168,762.16 230,483.52 167,595.07 193,732.39 240,575.40 323,205.54 311,078.06 28,052.29
Dianthus Maritime Co Ltd  0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 682,277.83 32,519.17 3,488.09 109,897.24
Total 1,058,965.85 1,060,544.31 1,012,388.30 1,127,385.96 1,912,623.51 1,259,790.98 1,290,221.15 137,949.53
Payments Made 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Transeuropa Ferries Ltd 573,691.53 444,458.81 467,798.27 492,474.47 587,188.95 30,177.79 30,065.85 0.00
Forythia Maritime Ltd 306,669.39 359,813.67 330,754.94 180,129.67 275,725.20 0.00 45,993.72 0.00
Odyssy Maritime Co Ltd 168,092.16 229,083.52 153,304.66 115,867.02 193,066.97 0.00 29,403.01 0.00
Dianthus Maritime Co Ltd  0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 295,931.78 0.00 145,245.47 0.00
Total 1,048,453.08 1,033,356.00 951,857.87 788,471.16 1,351,912.90 30,177.79 250,708.05 0.00
Balance (invoices -payments) -10,512.77 -27,188.31 -60,530.43 -338,914.80 -560,710.61 -1,229,613.19 -1,039,513.10 -137,949.53
Summary of Debt Outstanding 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Transeuropa Ferries Ltd 2153.78 200827.16 439187.63 525651.82
Forythia Maritime Ltd 165326.39 460584.72 449529.07
Odyssy Maritime Co Ltd 112331.2 323205.54 311078.06 28052.29
Dianthus Maritime Co Ltd  241100.58 32519.17 3488.09 109897.24
0 0 2153.78 0 719585.33 1255497.06 1289747.04 137949.53
Total o/s as at 31 March 2013 3266983.21
Total due re 2013/14 137949.53

4 comments:

  1. Crikey it's almost always in debt since 2006. Why extend yet more credit? And in secret? Oh hang on, the secret bit because even the numpties at TDC would see it was foolish.

    And what documents are still witheld?

    And councilors don't get copies of the latest finances at each council meeting?

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  2. Don't be so naive annon. What makes you think that Councillors get told anything? What makes you think that Councillors would understand what they were told even if they were told the truth? That is NOT how TDC has ever worked. Even the Kent Messenger has reported that Bayford blindly accepted what the officers recommended and were shown no documents whatsoever. That is the reality of our representation and Hart and Johnstone are even worse. The officers know that the Councillors have always been thick and useless or bent and are using the Council for their own agendas or self aggrandisement.

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  3. I was told by Sarah Martin that Andy Mac, the district Auditor, had meetings with TDC officials (which were not minuted), and was quite happy to just sign off these accounts in recent years?

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  4. It is only very recently that legislation has changed requiring officer decisions to be recorded. Until then, not only have the officers been ruling the roost, but not even recording any of their decisions. Scandalous is the only word.

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