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Monthly Archives: January 2024

YCBID: A Pig’s Ear in the VAT

Today’s Letter to the Editor, from regular correspondent WILLIAM PARKIN, responds to an article by NIGEL WARD published on the Enquirer under the title “SBC’s YCBID VAT Defense WRECKED!” on Monday 30th January 2023. It is uncanny how it is [...]

January 31, 2023 East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Scarborough Borough Council

SBC’s YCBID VAT Defence WRECKED!

SBC’s YCBID VAT Defence WRECKED! – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, offering the briefest of introduction to conclusive evidence of a famous victory. ~~~~~ The Enquirer has been covering the dispute over SBC’s treatment of VAT in [...]

January 30, 2023 Scarborough Borough Council

Potto: Where’s the Money? [Pt.3]

Potto: Where’s the Money? [Pt.3] – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, presenting Part 3 of an investigation into Potto Parish Council. Having previously shown “How much?” (many thousands) and “How?” (unlawfully), the question now arises: “Why?” If you are a Potto reader and [...]

January 29, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council, Potto

ESKDALE: Other Options

ESKDALE: Other Options Guest Author MIKE WARD – former Chair of Governors at Eskdale School – sets the ball rolling in the search for an acceptable solution to the many problems of Whitby’s Secondary School provision. Let the conversation begin [...]

January 27, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council

Custody Scandal: Couzens, Carrick and NYP

Custody Scandal: Couzens, Carrick and NYP by TIM HICKS ~~~~~ Introduction: Couzens and Carrick The entire country was shocked when a serving Police Constable was convicted of using his Warrant Card to kidnap, rape and murder Sarah Everard in March [...]

January 26, 2023 North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Police

APPEAL: Stolen School Minibus

APPEAL: Stolen School Minibus Police are searching for thieves who stole a minibus from a North Yorkshire primary school. Four hooded suspects (see CCTV images, below) are believed to have taken the Peugeot Boxer from Lythe Church of England Primary [...]

January 26, 2023 Appeals

Open Letter to Eskdale Governors

Open Letter to Eskdale Governors A MUST READ Open Letter to the Board of Governors of Eskdale School, on behalf, surely, of a sizeable majority of Whitby’s parents and children. Please read it – and act! ~~~~~ To the Headteachers and [...]

January 24, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council

UNISON Re-Update

UNISON Re-Update ~ PRESS RELEASE ~ UNISON is escalating its opposition to plans by Harrogate Borough Council to transfer staff, who work in its Information Governance and Internal Audit services to Veritau, rather than the new North Yorkshire Council.  The [...]

January 24, 2023 Misc

SBC Accounts Objections Multiplying

SBC Accounts Objections Multiplying – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, updating readers on the tottering status of Scarborough Borough Council’s seven years of crangled Accounts. ~~~~~ The Audit Committee of Scarborough Borough Council is scheduled to meet [...]

January 23, 2023 Scarborough Borough Council

YCBID: On the Ropes?

YCBID: On the Ropes? A Letter to the Editor from regular correspondent WILLIAM PARKIN, drawing attention to a public disclosure by East Riding of Yorkshire Council that should surely be mirrored by Scarborough Borough Council but (guess what) is not. [...]

January 23, 2023 East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Letters, Scarborough Borough Council