Wednesday 23rd January 2019,
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Alpamare: What the D(e)uce is Going on?

Alpamare: What the D(e)uce is Going On? Guest Author ALI WILKINS asks the questions everyone is asking about the precariouss position of the Alpamare Waterpark. ~~~~~ I listened to the interview Yorkshire Coast Radio conducted with Roland Duce (Benchmark): www.yorkshirecoastradio.com/news/local-news/2785371/scarboroughs-alpamare-owes-landlord-28m/ [...]

January 23, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Climate Change?

SBC Climate Change? Under an ambiguous title, Guest Author FRANK SHEPHERD reports on Scarborough Borough Council gamesmanship. ~~~~~ Who would have thought an innocuous Green Party motion on climate change would signal a change in Scarborough Borough Council’s political climate? [...]

January 22, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC: “The Dying Swan”

Guest Author ALLAN ROBERTS, reports on another example of flagrant double standards at Scarborough Borough Council. ~~~~~ On 17th January 2019, the Scarborough News published an article with the headline. ‘Scarborough bakers Cooplands fined for health and safety breach over [...]

January 20, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

The All-Seeing ‘Eye’

The All-Seeing ‘Eye’ Scarborough Borough Council’s attempts to keep secret the names of the seven magnificent individuals ‘deemed’ to be “unreasonably persistent complainants” (i.e. those with legitimate grievances against the Council for whom all avenues of redress continue to be [...]

December 24, 2018 Private Eye, Scarborough Borough Council

The Whitby Secondary Partnership

The Whitby Secondary Partnership An opinion piece by Guest Author MIKE WARD, former Chair of Eskdale School Board of Governors and SBC Councillor, commenting on what many are calling the ‘stitch-up merger’ of Caedmon College Whitby and Eskdale School – [...]

December 22, 2018 North Yorkshire County Council

Missing: A Pair of Balls

Guest Author ALI WILKINS examines Scarborough Borough Council’s accounting of Scarborough town centre footfall, as reported by Yorkshire Coast Radio under the title “Scarborough Footfall Drops By Nearly A Quarter According To Figures”. ~~~~~ I saw the article on the [...]

December 14, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

Time For A SHAKE-UP!

Time For A SHAKE-UP! Guest Author MIKE WARD spells out the methodology of the Scarborough Tories’ spin factory. ~~~~~ The Cash Cow that is Whitby: The Plug-hole that is SBC  Scarborough Borough Council continues to take the ‘proverbial’ out of [...]

November 12, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

CEO’s Weekend in Paris?

CEO’s Weekend in Paris? Following recent articles (here and here) concerning hitherto undisclosed “operational costs” paid out by Scarborough Borough Council under the heading ‘Open Air Theatre’, Guest Author BOB ROBERTS has been trawling the SBC website for other gems [...]

October 22, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

OAT: Number-Juggling

OAT: Number-Juggling Guest Author ALI WILKINS catches a few dropped balls in SBC’s OAT ‘reputational management’ campaign – otherwsie known as the Cuffe & Taylor Benefit Society. ~~~~~ I read with interest the article in the Scarborough News concerning the [...]

October 18, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

“Universal Credit & Mental Health”

Today’s Guest Author slot is given over to an unexpected facet of World Mental Health Day – clinical depression caused or exacerbated by the financial pressure experienced by Universal Credit claimants. ~~~~~ Today is World Mental Health Day – and [...]

October 10, 2018 Misc