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Monthly Archives: November 2023

Transparency & Accountability in NYP: Follow-Up

Transparency & Accountability in NYP: Follow-Up by TIM HICKS ~~~~~ Introduction Police, Fire & Crime Commissioners, Chief Police Officers and senior members of their support staff are required to publish their expenses. This is to meet the requirement for openness [...]

October 31, 2023 North Yorkshire Police, Police

WTC Clerk on the Move?

WTC Clerk on the Move? – an “In My View” opinion piece by NIGEL WARD, commenting on a reader’s speculation that Whitby Town Clerk/RFO, Mr Michael KING, may be contemplating a move to pastures new . . . ~~~~~ A [...]

October 29, 2023 Whitby Town

The Cult of the Clerk

The Cult of the Clerk – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, examining the root cause of how and why so much of the lowest tier of local government is in such an intractable mess. ~~~~~ Parish and [...]

October 27, 2023 Town & Parish, Whitby Town

YARM Town Council ‘Implosion’ Escalates

YARM Town Council ‘Implosion’ Escalates – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, following up on a prophetic Letter to the Editor (published on 13th July 2023), entitled “Yarm Town Council Imploding?”. As the toxicity heightens, the probity shrinks [...]

October 25, 2023 Town & Parish

Talking Rubbish!

Talking Rubbish! Further to Enquirer editor TIM THORNE’s article “The Talking Bin” (published on 31st July 2023), Whitby Community Network (WCN) has kindly consented to the reproduction of some fascinating information as to how North Yorkshire Council (NYC) – having [...]

October 24, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Libellous Potto

Libellous Potto An Open Letter to Potto Parish Councillors – members, arguably, of the worst Parish Council in the country. ~~~~~ Potto Parish Councillors IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Councillors, My editor, Mr THORNE, has asked me to respond to your [...]

October 22, 2023 Potto

Save Education in Whitby

Save Education in Whitby The Enquirer is grateful for the opportunity to bring to a wider readship the following Open Letter from Save Education in Whitby (formerly known as Keep Choice in Whitby and Save Eskdale). ~~~~~ An Open Letter regarding the amalgamation [...]

October 20, 2023 Letters, North Yorkshire County Council

“The Best Town Council in the Land”

“The Best Town Council in the Land” – an Open Letter to the Mayor of Whitby by NIGEL WARD. ~~~~~ Councillor Bob DALRYMPLE – Chair/Mayor – Whitby Town Council IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Mr Mayor, Please take note that I [...]

October 18, 2023 Letters, Whitby Town

Savile, Jaconelli and the NYP Custody Scandal

Savile, Jaconelli and the NYP Custody Scandal A Letter to the Editor from NYE Police & Crime correspondent, TIM HICKS. ~~~~~ Sir, I write to comment on Nigel Ward’s article “The Reckoning” here which commented on a Radio Times article [...]

October 15, 2023 Letters, Police

“The Reckoning”

“The Reckoning” – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, thanking readers for their supportive messages following the broadcast of the BBC mini-series “The Reckoning”. This article in the Radio Times (see below) provides interesting background reading: ~~~~~ In [...]

October 13, 2023 North Yorkshire Police, Police, Scarborough Borough Council