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Yearly Archives: 2019

SBC: Open Air Theatre Losses Exposed

When you ask elected Councillors about the Scarborough Open Air Theatre (OAT), its viability and profitability, you generally get a rose-tinted view of a bygone age. The Councillors themselves probably don’t realise the full scale of the financial horrors as [...]

August 18, 2013 Scarborough Borough Council
The Information Commissioner's Office

Information Commissioner slams SBC

On the 30th July 2013, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued Decision Notice FS50488131 against Scarborough Borough Council (SBC). The Decision Notice issued against SBC relates to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request which asked for sight of the pre-application [...]

August 9, 2013 Scarborough Borough Council

“I Accuse”

“I Accuse” A ‘In My View’ article – gloves-off/no-holds-barred – by Nigel Ward, addressing evasion – at the highest levels of Local Government – to address breaches of the Councillors’ Code of Conduct in a fair, just, transparent and honourable [...]

August 2, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council

Expenses Scandal: NYCC Legal – Running On Fumes

Expenses Scandal: NYCC Legal – Running On Fumes an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, following up on TIM THORNE’s exposé of the inappropriate claiming, by certain County Councillors, of Mileage Expenses for their journeys to and from party-specific [...]

July 26, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council

SBC ‘Spook’ Censors Mundane Planning Doc

Regular readers may remember the 2012 attempts by Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) to move the Town Hall, based on St Nicholas Street in the heart of Scarborough town centre, to an industrial estate on the edge of the Borough with [...]

July 24, 2013 Scarborough Borough Council

4,000 Holes In Blackburn Cover-Up

4,000 Holes In Blackburn Cover-Up an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, reporting on an unexpected twist in the apparent  COVER-UP of the alleged siphoning-off of Allowances for party-political purposes by ‘double-dipper’ North Yorkshire County Councillor John BLACKBURN (also [...]

July 21, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council
County Hall - Northallerton

NYCC Funding Conservative Party Jollies?

Regular readers may remember a few recent articles about the mileage of Councillors at North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC). From the NYCC data, we established that during a three year period sufficient mileage was claimed to drive to the moon [...]

July 18, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council

“Corruptophenia” – a Three-Act Ploy

“Corruptophenia” – a Three-Act Ploy an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, presenting a synopsis for a Three-Act Ploy – a work of fiction based on detailed accounts of real-life systemic corruption in a local authority far, far away [...]

July 14, 2013 Scarborough Borough Council

Jimmy Savile and the NHS

Jimmy Savile and the NHS Our Parliamentary Affairs & Crime Correspondent TIM HICKS writes with a deeply disturbing insight into the NHS investigations at Rampton Secure Psychiatric Hospital and the Leeds General Infirmary. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jimmy Savile and the NHS Regular [...]

July 10, 2013 North Yorkshire Police
County Hall - Northallerton

NYCC: Out Of Control?

The minutes from North Yorkshire County Council Executive meetings are normally mundane, but the minutes from 29th November 2011 and 3rd July 2012 reveal some startling allegations against Officers of North Yorkshire Trading Standards (NYTS) and North Yorkshire County Council. [...]

July 7, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council