Thursday 29th June 2017,
North Yorks Enquirer

All posts by Tim Thorne

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

Did Broadbent Vote For Jaconelli?

On Monday 12th May 2014 Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) voted to remove the titles of Alderman and Mayor from Conservative Peter Jaconelli. The removal was due to a large number of allegations of child sex abuse, some of them in [...]

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

Council Cocks-Up Carriageway Car Cruise Closure

Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) have set a new local record for a U-Turn at 5 hours. At 10am on Friday 19th May SBC announced that the Marine Drive would be closed between 10am and 10pm on the Bank Holiday Sunday [...]

May 19, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

Lost: £210k Website Belonging to SBC

The £2.8million renovation of the Scarborough Market Hall on St Helens Square was finally opened to the public last week. Mystery surrounds why a major piece of project, a £210k website for the Market Hall, appears not to have been [...]

April 30, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

Little Known Election Facts #1

In 2011 Jeremy Corbyn signed an Early Day Motion mourning the death of Jimmy Savile. That this House mourns the death of Sir Jimmy Savile OBE who has died two days before his 85th birthday; recognises his enormous contribution to [...]

April 21, 2017 Misc

Investment For The Borough

Consumers and businesses in the Borough of Scarborough are being left behind with slower than average Broadband speeds and having to cope with higher than average costs to connect to the Internet. Fancy quadrupling your broadband speed to 300Mbps? Or [...]

April 20, 2017 Misc

Earthquake In Cayton

The British Geological Survey have recorded an earthquake in Cayton, Scarborough. The size of the quake was believed to around 5.2 on the Richter Scale. Initial reports suggested incumbent Scarborough & Whitby MP Robert Goodwill had dropped his wallet when [...]

April 19, 2017 North Yorkshire County Council