Wednesday 24th April 2019,
North Yorks Enquirer

All posts by Tim Thorne

No Detail Surrounding Preferred Bidder

On the 12th December 2017 Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) announced that the Preferred Bidder to redevelop the Filey Road Sports Centre site was awarded to local company Broadland Properties Ltd. Browsing through the agenda of the Cabinet meeting held on [...]

April 20, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Alpamare Continue To Trade Illegally

The Enquirer has reported on the financial calamity that is the Alpamare Water Park a number of times. The Water Park, with its bad business plan, opened to the public in July 2016 after the construction was financed by a [...]

April 13, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

The Borough’s Laziest Councillors

With the May 2nd Local Elections for Scarborough Borough Council just around the corner, now seems like a good time to review Councillor meeting attendance figures for the current four year term (2015-2019). The Councillors are listed in order of [...]

April 7, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC May 2019 Local Election Candidates

Runners and riders for the 2019 Scarborough Borough Council Elections, including yours truly. I wonder how much the Parliamentary turmoil will affect voting patterns? Burniston & Cloughton Andrew Backhouse – Conservative Party Moira Cunningham – Labour Party Beverley Kristensen – [...]

April 4, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Tory: “Peter Sutcliffe was a fantastic lorry driver”

Conservative candidate, Tom Seston, who is up for election to Scarborough Borough Council in Hunmanby Ward, seems to think that a serial killer who murdered 13 women mostly across Yorkshire is an exemplary lorry driver. Current SBC Councillor for Hertford [...]

April 3, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Alpamare License Application

Tomorrow, Monday April 1st is the final day you can comment on the new Alpamare alcohol license application. You can make your representations using the forms at the top of the page. The Alpamare waterpark opened in July 2016. After [...]

March 31, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Goodwill Votes To Delay Brexit

Yesterday in Parliament, Scarborough & Whitby’s Tory MP, Robert Goodwill, elected on the 2017 Conservative manifesto to deliver the result of the 2016 EU Referendum, voted to delay the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU). The [...]

March 15, 2019 Misc

Will Goodwill Remove No Deal?

Given the Brexit confusion in Parliament yesterday, I enquired how our MP will vote today. Dear Mr Goodwill, In your duties as Scarborough & Whitby MP you’ve previously voted multiple times on the EU Referendum Bill to abdicate responsibility for [...]

March 13, 2019 Misc

Friarage School Branded “Inadequate”

Friarage Community Primary School in Castle Ward/Division has been branded “Inadequate” by Ofsted, the UK Government’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. The word on the street from Johnny the shoeshine guy is that standards have been [...]

March 12, 2019 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

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