Friday 22nd February 2019,
North Yorks Enquirer

All posts by Tim Thorne

Alpamare License Revoked

Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) have revoked the premises license for the Alpamare Waterpark. The reason for the premises license revocation lies within the 2003 Licensing Act. The operators of the newly built £14million waterpark were the subject of a winding [...]

February 22, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Five Years Ago…

Five years ago Nigel, Tim and I appeared on BBC1’s regional investigative journalism show Inside Out. It took a closer look at our fledgling attempts at investigative journalism to see if our claims would stand up. The show headlined with [...]

February 10, 2019 North York Moors National Park Authority, North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Record Council Tax Rises Across North Yorkshire

Data from the Tax Payer’s Alliance has been released which shows historical data regarding cumulative Council Tax (CT) rises spanning the last twenty years. 2018/19 Council Tax budgets are currently being voted upon. North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) will be [...]

February 5, 2019 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Alpamare: A Busted Flush?

British Gas Trading Ltd have applied to the High Court of Justice to wind up Alpamare UK Ltd, the operator of the North Bay Water Park on Burniston Road. The winding up petition was printed in the London Gazette. With [...]

January 15, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Brexit Vote Letter to Robert Goodwill

Dear Mr Goodwill, On the 19th November I wrote you a letter imploring you to read the detail surrounding May’s thoroughly disingenuous, deceitful and unpatriotic ‘European Union Withdrawal Agreement (WA)’. I note that you continue to support the WA proposed [...]

January 15, 2019 Misc

Big Spa Repair Bill Incoming?

Reports emanating from the Town Hall at Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) give life to the rumour that it will be necessary in the near future to ask the Borough taxpayer for a seven figure sum to repair severe subsidence in [...]

January 8, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Open Brexit Letter to Robert Goodwill

Dear Mr Goodwill, I write after BBC Look North announced you support Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May’s draft Brexit deal, aka the European Union Withdrawal Agreement. Given you offered your support so quickly, I presume you’ve read the voluminous 585 [...]

November 19, 2018 Letters, Misc

Make Car Parks Used Again!

Having lived in Scarborough town centre for a number of years the residential parking situation is generally dire. It can be quite difficult to find a parking space near your home. It is always interesting to listen to the stories [...]

November 6, 2018 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Labour Activists Threaten Violence

On Saturday 27th October a demonstration by the Yorkshire Patriots took place in Scarborough Town centre. The group were protesting against majority muslim rape gangs that roam town and cities across the UK without much in the way of hindrance [...]

October 29, 2018 Misc

Tory PCC Mulligan Taxes The Middle Class

As most taxpayer’s know, whatever government is in 10 Downing Street, be it Tory or Labour, they always look to implement stealth taxes to get their grubby hands on more of your money to fritter away. Case in point, Theresa [...]

October 6, 2018 North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner