Tuesday 20th March 2018,
North Yorks Enquirer

All posts by Tim Thorne

SBC Report Large OAT Losses

The woeful record of Tory investment on behalf the Borough taxpayer is again under the spotlight after Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) forecast a £148,000 loss for the 2018/19 season at the Open Air Theatre. The eye-watering loss comes on top [...]

February 27, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

Tories Lose Control Of SBC

The Scarborough & Whitby Conservative Party have lost their majority on Scarborough Borough Council. Councillor Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff, one of the two Tories representing Hertford ward, has gone Independent. This leaves the Tories with 25 of 50 councillors on the council. [...]

February 21, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

OAT: Nile Rodgers Pre-Sale Tickets

OAT: Nile Rodgers Pre-Sale Tickets One of the perks of working at SBC is getting the best seats in the house for shows at the Open Air Theatre. If you talk to senior officers at SBC about those perks they’ll [...]

February 15, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

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