Wednesday 14th November 2018,
North Yorks Enquirer

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Scarborough Catch-22 Council

Scarborough Catch-22 Council an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD reporting on SBC’s latest foray into the realm of pure fantasy. ~~~~~ Further to the Mayor of Scarborough’s farcical response to a Point of Order called by Councillor Tony [...]

November 9, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC: Opposition Walk-Out re CEO Autocracy

SBC: Opposition Walk-Out re CEO Autocracy 5th November A large group of Labour and Independent Councillors walked out of the Council Chamber today as a mark of protest and disgust at the autocratic attitude of the Council’s Chief Executive Officer [...]

November 5, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Town Hall Lockdown Explained: CEO Bowing out?

SBC Town Hall Lockdown Explained: CEO Bowing Out? an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on the unravelling of a Scarborough Borough Council ‘urban myth’, from the Lockdown to the Showdown to the Lowdown. ~~~~~ The Lockdown Readers [...]

November 5, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

“Wooly Bully”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the one-hundred-and-sixty-first in a continuing series of so-called “Photoons” – cartoons developed from digital photographs – highlighting the more amusing aspects of current affairs in North Yorkshire and far beyond. Readers [...]

November 4, 2018 North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Photoons

SBC CEO: First Class to Sofia?

SBC CEO: First Class to Sofia? by NIGEL WARD ~~~~~ Further to recent articles (here, and here) reporting on payments made using a Scarborough Borough Council corporate credit cards, readers will (perhaps) be unsurprised to learn that an inspection of [...]

October 26, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

Another £11K down the OAT Plug-Hole

Another £11K down the OAT Plug-Hole an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, unearthing more expenditure omitted from SBC claims that only(!) £107K was spent on the OAT, an alleged ‘saving’ of £25K on the budgeted £132K. ~~~~~ Further [...]

October 24, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

OAT: The ‘Unmentionable’ Quarter-Million

OAT: The ‘Unmentionable’ Quarter-Million an Open Letter to Councillor Mrs Elizabeth COLLING [Lab.], in her capacity as Chair of the Overview & Scrutiny Board of Scarborough Borough Council, seeking clarification in regards to the Council’s public statements concerning the “operating [...]

October 19, 2018 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council

STRANGEWAY Challenges SBC ‘Car Cruise’ PSPO

STRANGEWAY Challenges SBC ‘Car Cruise’ PSPO East Riding of Yorkshire Councillor Andy STRANGEWAY [Ind.Ind.] has intervened in the matter of Scarborough Borough Council’s peculiar action to regulate ‘car cruising’ in certain parts of the Borough under a Public Space Protection [...]

October 17, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

CEO’s ‘Leaked’ Memo – What a Joke!

The following document – purportedly a ‘leaked’ draft memorandum, allegedly from the Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service to his masters, the democratically elected Councillors of the Borough (but not their masters, the sovereign electorate) – is reproduced below without [...]

October 16, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

“Last Train to Retiresville?”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the one-hundred-and-fifty-sixth in a continuing series of so-called “Photoons” – cartoons developed from digital photographs – highlighting the more amusing aspects of current affairs in North Yorkshire and far beyond. Readers [...]

October 12, 2018 Photoons