Saturday 16th December 2017,
North Yorks Enquirer

All posts by Tim Thorne

Another Half A Million For Benchmark?

Scarborough Borough Council’s (SBC) Capital Budget spending for 2017/18 was detailed in the documentation for the 14th November 2017 Cabinet meeting. Hidden away on page 65 of the lengthy Agenda Reports Pack was a table of spending for 2017/18, most [...]

December 4, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Pleads Poverty

Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) are pleading poverty on Yorkshire Coast Radio stating they need to save £4.7million over the next three years due to reduced funding from Conservative Central Government. In the interview, Cllr Helen Mallory, cabinet member for Finance [...]

November 18, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Admit Intercepting Email

On the 6th November 2017 Scarborough Borough Council’s Deputy Monitoring Officer, David Kitson, admitted that the council had been intercepting email between constituents and their elected councillors. Kitson claims the actions of the council are legal under the Regulation Of [...]

November 7, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

The Unsecured £9million Loan?

On the 9th September 2013 Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) voted 23-22 to loan £9million to Benchmark Leisure Limited to construct a water park at the former Burniston Barracks site on Burniston Road. A closer look at the charges against Benchmark [...]

November 6, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

Proposed Parking Permit Price Hike Unlawful

On the 20th October North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) have unlawfully proposed to increase the price of parking permits to cover a ‘shortfall’ of £123,000. The shortfall appears to have been conjured out of thin air. The Road Traffic Regulation [...]

October 26, 2017 North Yorkshire County Council

SBC’s On-Street Parking Fiddle

Scarborough Borough Council’s (SBC) on-street parking machines have been deliberately configured to extract more money than is necessary for parking. Despite the availability of 30 minute parking being prominently displayed for £1.20, the on-street machines will only give you a [...]

October 17, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Embezzles £150k?

On Monday 4th September 2017, a Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) meeting was held at the Town Hall, St Nicholas St, Scarborough. SBC agreed to take £150,000 from the Special Parking Account (SPA) and give it to the Amaury Sports Organisation [...]

October 12, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Futurist Lies Exposed?

Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) recently made a planning application to itself to demolish the Futurist Theatre on Foreshore Road. Planning application 17/01714/RG3 can be accessed here. SBC stated: The condition of the Futurist building has also been previously reported to [...]

September 10, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC’s Scarborough Market Hall Raided

On Thursday 10th August Ofcom raided Scarborough Borough Council’s Market Hall on St Helen’s Square. As part of an ongoing investigation into an illegal broadcast radio station operating in the area, on Thursday 10 August Officers from Ofcom visited premises [...]

August 11, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

Top 10 SBC Leeches 2016/17

Figures have been published which detail the allowances and expenses claimed by Councillors at Scarborough Borough Council. The total claimed for 2016/17 is £269,395.61. The total basic allowance paid to the 50 SBC councillors is £200,064.00. In addition to that [...]

August 10, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council