Here is a copy of Sue McGonigal's reply to me of 30th October
Dear Cllr Driver,
So that I can instruct the appropriate officer to visit, please could you give me details of what you believe the breach to be.
Dr Sue McGonigal
Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer
Thanet District Council
So the highest paid employee of Thanet District Council, who is supposed to support elected councillors in resolving problems raised by the public, has clearly failed to read my previous e-mail which set out the reasons why Panther appeared to be acting illegally. Perhaps this could possibly be because she is one person doing 2 jobs?
Here is my reply to the Chief Executive
Dear Ms McGonigal
I am perplexed by your reply.
In my e-mail to you of 27th October I provided you with an explanation of the potential breach namely
"that the works being carried out by the developers or its agents appear to have far exceeded the permitted limits you described to me (in your email of 23 October). I have been advised that the developers or its agents have now demolished property beyond the roof and gables including the total demolition of another building".
I am do not believe I could have been any clearer. I also understand that local residents have contacted the Council about the demolition work which is causing them considerable concern
I would be grateful if you could now arrange for officer to visit the site and ascertain if the developers have exceeded any permissions granted by the Council.
This is a potentially serious issue and merits urgent attention.
I look forward to your reply
Cllr Ian Driver
I have occasionally speculated in my previous posts about Pleasurama and TransEuropa Ferries, that Thanet Council might not be well served by some of its civil servants. I will leavereaders to view this correspondence and make up their own minds.
What annoys me most is that members of public are being forced to endure potentially illegal actions because the most senior officer of TDC, appears not have read her e-mails. I think Thanet taxpayers deserve much better.
Here's some music from one of my daughters' favourite TV programmes. Very apt I think.