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Ethics versus Expediency @ NYCC

Ethics versus Expediency @ NYCC an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, reporting on the balancing act – between Ethics and Expediency; between what is morally right and what is merely convenient – performed by Monitoring Officers in attempting [...]

September 1, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council

Payback Time For Cllr David Jeffels

Regular readers may remember a recent article about Conservative Councillors claiming for travel to attend Conservative Group Meetings at County Hall, North Yorkshire County Council’s (NYCC) headquarters in Northallerton. From the Freedom of Information (FOI) data gathered – the mileage [...]

August 25, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council

“I Accuse”

“I Accuse” A ‘In My View’ article – gloves-off/no-holds-barred – by Nigel Ward, addressing evasion – at the highest levels of Local Government – to address breaches of the Councillors’ Code of Conduct in a fair, just, transparent and honourable [...]

August 2, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council

Expenses Scandal: NYCC Legal – Running On Fumes

Expenses Scandal: NYCC Legal – Running On Fumes an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, following up on TIM THORNE’s exposé of the inappropriate claiming, by certain County Councillors, of Mileage Expenses for their journeys to and from party-specific [...]

July 26, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council

4,000 Holes In Blackburn Cover-Up

4,000 Holes In Blackburn Cover-Up an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, reporting on an unexpected twist in the apparent  COVER-UP of the alleged siphoning-off of Allowances for party-political purposes by ‘double-dipper’ North Yorkshire County Councillor John BLACKBURN (also [...]

July 21, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council
County Hall - Northallerton

NYCC Funding Conservative Party Jollies?

Regular readers may remember a few recent articles about the mileage of Councillors at North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC). From the NYCC data, we established that during a three year period sufficient mileage was claimed to drive to the moon [...]

July 18, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall - Northallerton

NYCC: Out Of Control?

The minutes from North Yorkshire County Council Executive meetings are normally mundane, but the minutes from 29th November 2011 and 3rd July 2012 reveal some startling allegations against Officers of North Yorkshire Trading Standards (NYTS) and North Yorkshire County Council. [...]

July 7, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council
York Potash's Proposed Dove's Nest Site

York Potash Now Set To Compete With Boulby

Information on the website of the York Potash parent company, Sirius Minerals, seems to indicate the York Potash project is changing direction yet again. Regular readers may remember the original York Potash plan. The plan was to sink a couple [...]

June 29, 2013 North York Moors National Park Authority

County Councillor BLACKBURN “would not do that” – Oh, really?

County Councillor BLACKBURN “would not do that” – Oh, really? an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, reporting on another sorry travesty of the Complaints Procedure at NYCC. ~ On 16th December 2012, I published an article entitled “The [...]

June 17, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

York Potash Petition Faked

A petition in support of the proposed York Potash polyhalite mine near Whitby is being investigated by the North York Moors National Park Authority after it emerged that the names of Whitby and Scarborough residents were falsely added. Two contributors [...]

May 31, 2013 North York Moors National Park Authority