Saturday 21st September 2019,
North Yorks Enquirer

All posts by Tim Thorne

Vegetables: Do You Like Leeks?

Readers who appreciated the opportunity to scrutinise the financial figures surrounding SBC’s next proposed white elephant on the Argos site may be interested to examine the SBC – Benchmark Waterpark contract. [...]

September 17, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

NYCC Respond To Parking Adjudicator

In response to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal Adjudicator informing North Yorkshire local authorities that the “No permits or scratchcards” signage they are using in Whitby and Scarborough is illegal, NYCC have issued a statement. County Hall will likely now want [...]

September 13, 2019 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Parking Portfolio Holder Responds

Scarborough Borough Council’s Parking Portfolio Holder, Cllr Randerson responds to the council losing another Traffic Penalty Tribunal case: Mr Thorne’s article although quite probably interesting to some is after I investigated these claims also rather misleading ! The article is [...]

August 28, 2019 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Lose Another Parking Tribunal

On the 16th August 2019 Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) lost another case at the Traffic Penalty Tribunal. Maggie Kennedy, Adjudicator for the Traffic Penalty Tribunal, described SBC’s town centre Controlled Parking Zone as an “an inelegant mess” and concluded the [...]

August 27, 2019 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Broken Promises #2 – Cllr Phil Kershaw

“Broken Promises” is a series of articles looking at the election promises of councillors who were elected to Scarborough Borough Council in May 2019 and their actions as your Borough Council representatives since. Second on the list is Cllr Phil [...]

August 24, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Broken Promises #1 – Cllr Guy Smith

Given that the Scarborough Borough Council officers tasked with intercepting my emails are still gainfully employed, I’ll have to hope the information disseminated in this article reaches Cllr Smith on the grapevine and he decides to write a response to [...]

August 18, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Not For Publication

Having decided to sit back for a couple of months after the May local elections to see what the new administration are capable of, I decided it is time to speak out about the latest madcap scheme coming from SBC. [...]

July 15, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

No Holiday From RIPA

There is much disquiet among Scarborough Borough Councillors regarding the delay in appointments to council committees and outside bodies. The appointments, which will put a few extra quid in the pockets of experienced councillors, are normally tied up quickly after [...]

May 15, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

To Condone Or Not To Condone

We had an inquiry from a gentleman on Facebook who was concerned that we reproduced an official response from the Scarborough & Whitby Conservative Association and it was redacted to tell only one side of the story. The gentleman was [...]

May 2, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Scarborough Tories Condone “Psycho Bitchy” Comment

The Scarborough & Whitby Conservative Association, in response to a complaint from a senior East Riding Tory, has condoned the “Psycho Bitchy” comment made on Twitter by Tory candidate for Hunmanby, Tom Seston. The comment was made about fellow candidate, [...]

May 1, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council