Tuesday 11th August 2020,
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All posts by Nigel Ward

YCBID: “Don’t Pay Levy – Yet!”

YCBID: “Don’t Pay Levy – Yet!” an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, updating readers on a last desperate throw of the dice by Yorkshire Coast BID. ~~~~~ Following a clear indication from Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet Portfolio Holders [...]

August 7, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Good Buy, Scarbados!

Good Buy, Scarbados! an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, offering congratulations on a deal well done. ~~~~~ On 17th September 2018, the decision was made by Scarborough Borough Council, following a ‘robust’ recommendation by Commercial Director Mr Richard [...]

July 24, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Eurovision: ‘Live’ from Scarborough

Eurovision: ‘Live’ from Scarborough an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, commenting on a ‘dress rehearsal’ Zoom meeting (ahead of next Monday’s virtual meeting of Full Council). ~~~~~ Entirely predictably, today’s ‘dress rehearsal for next Monday’s virtual meeting of [...]

July 21, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

ARGOS: The Fatal Omissions

ARGOS: The Fatal Omissions an “In My View” report by NIGEL WARD, explaining why the ARGOS project may be ripe for Judicial Review. ~~~~~ Last Wednesday 8th July 2020, two-and-a-half hours into the farcical Zoom charade which masqueraded as a [...]

July 17, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC 5-yrs Overdue Accounts: MAZARS Update

SBC 5-yrs Overdue Accounts: MAZARS Update Regular readers will be aware that Scarborough Borough Council’s accounts have not been signed off since the 2014/15 Council financial year. The prime cause of this five-year delay rests with the legal action brought [...]

July 16, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

YCBID: The Reckoning [Part One]

YCBID: The Reckoning [Part One] an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD reporting (briefly) on the Audit Committee’s STANYON report deliberations. ~~~~~ The special meeting of the Audit Committee on Thursday 25th June 2020, for much of its almost [...]

June 27, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

YCBID: Truth Time

YCBID: Truth Time an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, updating readers on some of the Questions posted before the SBC Audit Committee meets on Thursday 25th June 2020 regarding Finance Director Nick EDWARDS’ Report and Recommendations in respect [...]

June 24, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

ARGOS Decision faces 2 ‘Call-Ins’

ARGOS Decision faces 2 ‘Call-Ins’ an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, updating readers on a behind-the-scenes conflict rumbling in the bowels of the ‘virtual’ Town Hall. ~~~~~ Regular readers will be aware of the continuing saga of the [...]

June 21, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Whitby Abbey ‘Aire’ – a Winter Lifeline

Whitby Abbey ‘Aire’ – a Winter Lifeline an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, offering a ray of hope for businesses in Whitby – and the whole of East and North Yorkshire. ~~~ The North Yorks Enquirer has received [...]

June 17, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Levypayers’ Legal Eagle Slams BID Ballot – Again!

Levypayers’ Legal Eagle Slams BID Ballot – Again! an “In My View” report by NIGEL WARD. ~~~~~ Pressure on Scarborough Borough Council’s Audit Committee has notched up yet again with the release of a second solicitor’s letter from Mr Gareth [...]

June 17, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council