I am delighted to show readers a picture of one of TDC's rare Independent councillor's who represents Westbrook. My sources have assured me and others have done so on the post below , that Cllr McCastree, unlike other absent members of the Planning Committtee, WAS at Manston on Friday morning! I rather like Cllr McCastree's write-up from TDC's web-site and I copy it in full below:
"Better known as Bert, I was elected as an independent Councillor in the Westbrook ward of Thanet District. I work as a financial trader and property developer.
I have lived in Thanet for the past seven years and I am very encouraged by the positive changes taking place. Thanet is steadily working it's way out of economic doldrums. Amongst other things, thanks to the influx of people and new businesses relocating here, our economy is on the move in the right direction.
I made Thanet my home because it is a beautiful place to live and a far cry from the rat race and polluted air which I left behind in London.
I decided to be a Councillor, an independent one, because I believe that more independent Councillors would make the Council a more responsible and sensitive instrument of Government.
I also felt that fresh blood was needed to be in the political community and that Councillors should listen more to the needs of the community and act accordingly.
I do not enjoy politics of abuse and believe that the people are our priority and not the political parties. Once elected, Councillors should set aside their party political differences and work together for the people towards economic progress and a higher standard of service delivery which is cost effective and will benefit us all."
I am a member of the following committees:
NOW STOP CARPING ON, ANON!!