Tuesday 18th June 2019,
North Yorks Enquirer

All posts by Tim Thorne

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

Why I Stand For Election

To understand what drives me to stand for election to Scarborough Borough Council you have to look at the history of the North Yorks Enquirer. I was persuaded to write a few articles for Real Whitby, a local political blog. [...]

April 30, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Tory Candidate: “Psycho Bitchy Rant”

Toryboy Tom Seston, Conservative candidate for Hunmanby ward in the Scarborough Borough Council elections on May 2nd, has again courted controversy. Seston stated a fellow candidate, Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff, who has a recent history of mental health issues, engaged in a [...]

April 25, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

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