Wednesday 29th March 2017,
North Yorks Enquirer

All posts by Tim Thorne

SBC Pilfers Parking Zone

My dispute with Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) and North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) with regard to Scarborough’s Residents’ Priority Parking Zone has resulted in a decision which has clarified the situation. PCNs issued AFTER 18th March 2013 are probably enforceable. [...]

March 28, 2017 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Scarborough Council Tax Bills Misleading

A quick look at the Council Tax bills recently delivered through your door, which were prepared by the Finance Department at Scarborough Borough Council, show a very misleading figure relating to Adult Social Care. In 2016/17, the Adult Social Care [...]

March 20, 2017 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Scarborough & Whitby Labour March on Parliament

On the back of mounting a laughable and ultimately futile anti-Trump protest in Scarborough town centre, the Scarborough & Whitby Labour Party are now taking part in a march on Parliament. What’s the cause? The Scarborough & Whitby Labour Party [...]

March 19, 2017 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Cheap Broadband

In a letter bristling with brazen hypocrisy, Labour’s North Yorkshire Leader, Councillor Eric Broadbent, has called out the North Yorkshire Tories for increasing their councillor allowance by 2.5% per annum. I can hear many of you saying you agree with [...]

March 10, 2017 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Labour Councillor Suspended Over Futurist

The Scarborough & Whitby Labour Party have suspended the whip from Newby Ward Councillor, Vanda Inman. The suspension was a result of Borough Councillor Inman’s vote to demolish the Futurist Theatre. Labour leaders, Siddons and Randerson, were furious that Inman [...]

February 8, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

Scarborough Labour Protest Trump

The leaders of the Scarborough & Whitby Labour Party turned up outside the Brunswick Centre in Scarborough town centre for an hour long protest against newly inaugurated United States President, Donald Trump. Attending for Scarborough & Whitby Labour was Dear [...]

February 4, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

Labour Cllr Futurist Vote Predetermination

A quick search of the Scarborough Borough Council’s planning portal turns up some interesting information. Labour councillor, Vanda Inman, whose vote condemned the Futurist Theatre to demolition, actually objected to the demolition in 2014. The Labour Councillor immediately contradicted her [...]

January 30, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC: First Parking Refunds Arrive

On the 22nd December 2016, North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) and Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) released a joint statement regarding a judgment made by the UK Government’s Independent Parking Adjudicator, the Traffic Penalty Tribunal. The Tribunal ruled on December 9th [...]

January 18, 2017 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Futurist: How They Voted

Following the decision by Scarborough Borough Council to demolish the Futurist, here are the voting details. Councillor Alf Abbott Conservative Absent Councillor Godfrey W Allanson Conservative FOR Councillor G Andrew Backhouse Conservative Against Councillor Luke Backhouse Conservative ABSTAIN Councillor Derek [...]

January 9, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

Harry Gration & The Save The Futurist Proposal

Supporters of the Save The Futurist campaign will be gratified to know that Harry Gration from BBC Look North has sent best wishes to the campaign. Thanks Harry! Heading for Scarborough tomorrow. Looking at the Futurist. Can it be saved..Big [...]

January 6, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council