Kent TV public service or comedy channel?
In a briefing document, Item 6 subject "Kent TV " for today's Kent County Council Cabinet meeting, apparently by Paul Carter leader of the council and Peter Gilroy Kent council's chief executive, many of the facts are exposed for the first time, about this frankly unusual (I'm being polite) idea.
Admittedly just last week, as I sat watching EastEnders, with my razor in hand, I considered briefly doing away with it all, luckily I've been using an electric one for the last two years. So what a delight to see that our fearless Kent County Council, ignoring the inevitable backlash they'll get, seem to be hell-bent on squandering, £600,000 a year, to bring you their version of the world, at your expense, even if it's coming out of the Kent councils special regeneration money pot.
Now £600,000 doesn't sound like an awful lot of money but it would pay for one chief executive and possibly a couple of heads of department for Britain's most efficient wonderful council.
I sometimes wonder whether Conservative leader Paul Carter, is acting on instruction from Conservative head-office, just to see how far you can push taxpayers' before they revolt. Just pause to think, the country's most expensive local authority chief executive, hundreds of thousands of pounds spent on the Virginia project, best part of £8 million spent on the Turner contemporary, free travel for school children in some of Kents most affluent areas, £20,000 spent on a video presentation towards 2010, Education trips to repressive China to learn about what, the mind boggles.
Have they ever heard of You Tube?
I just wonder what sort programming perhaps Westkenters (a drama about ordinary local government people, wasteing my money in Maidstone)
If you have any suggestions lets have them!
******I WILL PLACE A LINK TO THE DOCUMENT IF I CAN FIND ONE THAT WORKS, I HAD ONE EMAILED