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Water Quality Flagged Up

A Letter to the Editor from former Scarborough Borough Councillor GUY SMITH, lamenting the lack of action in response to shameful bathing water quality on the North Yorkshire coast. ~~~~~ Dear Editor As we all know, there have been many [...]

June 8, 2024 Letters

YCBID Leech ‘Plucked’ Off

A Letter to the Editor from Bridlington businessman, Phill Hardacre, commenting on the long-awaited demise of Yorkshire Coast BID Ltd following a humilating 86% defeat in the renewal ballot (see below). ~~~~~ Dear Mr Editor I see that Mr Clive [...]

June 6, 2024 Letters, North Yorkshire County Council


“Northallerton-by-the-Sea” A Letter to the Editor from BOB ROBERTS, one of Scarborough’s leading maritime and harbours afficionados, decrying North Yorkshire Council’s abandonment of our coastal communities. ~~~~~ Sir, Only this week in Prime Minister’s Question Time, the PM responded to [...]

May 18, 2024 Letters, North Yorkshire County Council


The North Yorks Enquirer feels bound, in the public interest, to reproduce the following Open Letter to NYC Councillor Neil Swannick, from a Whitby elector –  the recently co-opted Whitby Town Councillor, Jacqui Layman. The Enquirer will always welcome correspondence [...]

May 3, 2024 Letters, North Yorkshire County Council, Whitby Town

An Error of Omission (WTC)

An Error of Omission (WTC) Two Letters to the Editor correcting an error of omission spotted in our recent article “Accountability: NYC & WTC” – the first from Mrs Rachel Henderson, formerly of Whitby and now of County Durham; the [...]

April 19, 2024 Letters, Whitby Town

In Praise of “Hebo”

In Praise of “Hebo” A Letter to the Editor, in a deeply satirical vein, from NUJ journalist and NYE crime correspondent TIM HICKS, who discerns, at least as well as the next man, where ‘the Michael’ can be justly and [...]

February 4, 2024 Letters, Whitby Town

Clerk Wanted

Clerk Wanted A Letter to the Editor from Christine Beaumont of Haxby, who is puzzled by Whitby Town Council’s exhorbitant staffing costs. ~~~~~ Dear Editor, I have been following the North Yorkshire Enquirer for some time, along with the Stray [...]

January 16, 2024 Letters, Town & Parish

Town Meeting/Assembly NOT Cancelled

Town Meeting/Assembly NOT Cancelled A Letter to the Editor from Mrs JOYCE STANGOE, minute-taker of the Town Meeting/Assembly of 18th September 2023, writes to assure Whitby residents that the Public Meeting to be held in the Ballroom of the Royal [...]

December 19, 2023 Letters, Whitby Town

Borough Council Bombshell!

Borough Council Bombshell! A Letter to the Editor (well worth framing) from DAVID HALL, who spells out, in a few telling words, what everyone knows about Scarborough Borough Council – and what the Enquirer has documented over the past decade. [...]

December 11, 2023 Letters, North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

The Future of Education in Whitby

The Future of Education in Whitby A Letter to the Editor from MIKE WARD, former Chair of the Eskdale School Board of Governors, commenting on the appearance, at the Whitby Community Network monthly meeting held on Monday on 20th November 2023, [...]

November 24, 2023 Letters, North Yorkshire County Council