Thursday 19th October 2017,
North Yorks Enquirer

All posts by Tim Thorne

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

FTC/SBC Cabinet – Meeting Cancelled

A meeting between the Cabinet of Scarborough Borough Council and members of Filey Town Council, scheduled for 7:00pm on Monday 17th July 2017, and revealed yesterday on the Enquirer, has been cancelled. The cancellation of the meeting was likely due [...]

July 17, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

Dear Mrs Dixon: The Invalid Vote.

Dear Mrs Dixon, I watched the extraordinary meeting of Scarborough Borough Council on Monday June 26th 2017 looking forward to the debate surrounding the motion submitted by Councillors Cross and Dodds: To register a recorded vote for or against a [...]

June 27, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

Mallory: Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics

The Futurist Theatre Cost The Taxpayer NOTHING! Cllr Helen Mallory, the Deputy Leader of Scarborough Borough Council and Portfolio Holder for Finance, Procurement & Legal has finally admitted that figures she gave at the Jan 9th Full Council Meeting were [...]

June 24, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

Flamingo Land Tory Donations IV

Tory-dominated Scarborough Borough Council’s preferred bidder for the Foreshore Road Futurist Theatre site, Flamingo Land Limited and its director Gordon Gibb, have again made sizable donations to the Tory party. The donations, which were recorded on the Electoral Commission web [...]

June 2, 2017 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 [...]

June 1, 2017 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council