Saturday 22nd February 2020,
North Yorks Enquirer

All posts by Tim Thorne

Randerson Flouts Purdah

Deputy leader of the Labour group on Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) Cllr Tony Randerson has been using public sector resources during an election period to campaign for the Labour Party at the General Election. Randerson transgressed the pre-election period rules [...]

November 22, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Scarborough Labour Candidate Telling Lies?

The 2019 General Election campaign is well underway and our doormats are being peppered with leaflets from professional liars political parties. These are the same parties who reneged on their promise to respect the result of the 2016 EU Referendum [...]

November 18, 2019 Misc

The BIG Lie

What is the 1972 European Communities Act? The 1972 European Communities Act is the piece of legislation that brought the United Kingdom (UK) into the European Union (EU): it gave EU law supremacy over UK national law. A large amount [...]

October 23, 2019 Misc

Broken Promises #3 – Cllr Jim Grieve

“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. Third on the list is Cllr Jim [...]

September 22, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

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