I got involved in the steering group and helped with the petitions which ultimately forced TDC to give up that idea.
During the hiatus in the autumn of 2013 when several members of the steering group decided to take a step back a meeting occurred in Kandy's house and all present agreed to constitute the group. This constitution was the agreed format straight off the Charity Commissioners website. When it was ready and checked by a member with experience in setting up groups a meeting took place at the Belgium Bar where a committee was put together with Bayo as Chair, Duncan Smithson as Secretary and myself as Treasurer.
We then went to Natwest in Ramsgate High Street to get a Community bank account. Now despite the lies told by Kandy we provided the passport and utility bill identification to the Ramsgate Branch and that included Kandy herself. In no way did we set up an out of town bank account as she has stated. Natwest has a central branch in Chatham to administer all Community accounts but the local branch is more than happy to administer issues.
In January the newly constituted group decided to hold a music Festival in May and Kandy and Duncan Smithson were the organisers. They completed several forms and Kandy and Duncan went to the Safety Advisory Group and presented to the TDC officers, Police, and Fire Brigade. However on the Thursday (17th April) before Easter 2014 with around 5 weeks to go Duncan had a hissy fit and walked away from the organising. Kandy pleaded with me to take over as (we found out at the debrief) we were about to have the Festival pulled on Health and Safety grounds.
I was presented with a massive problem as Duncan had completed the Festival Plans with details like the St John's Ambulance for First Aid who hadn't even been booked.
When questioned Duncan's reply was very clear:
Cc: 'kandice jones'
Subject: Re: St Johns ambulance