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From York Potash, With Love

As regular readers will know, Registers of Interests are always intriguing reading, but the full facts are obscured as relevant information is often altered or omitted. Given the willingness of Local Authorities to support York Potash’s dig on the North [...]

March 8, 2013 North York Moors National Park Authority, Scarborough Borough Council

NYCC Car Allowances

Councillors have claimed nearly three quarters of a million miles during the last three financial years. Councillors total mileage claims are 153% higher than their total official meetings mileage during the last 3 years. Facts & Figures There are 72 [...]

March 5, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council

NYCC IT/Broadband Allowance Abuse

Despite repeated calls to reform the system nearly £32,000 per annum is being overpaid to Councillors across North Yorkshire in the form of an IT / Broadband Allowance. Over the last four years around £125,000 has been overpaid to Councillors [...]

February 17, 2013 Craven District Council, Hambleton District Council, Harrogate Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council, Richmondshire District Council, Scarborough Borough Council, Selby District Council

N Yorks Council CEO under renewed pressure

N Yorks Council CEO under renewed pressure – an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward ~ Talking to a ‘tame’ Councillor last week, I discovered that there are still some people who see nothing wrong with ‘double-dipping’ – the [...]

February 4, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Dick Ducks Double-Dipping Disrepute Duty

Dick Ducks Double-Dipping Disrepute Duty An ‘In My View’ article – by Nigel Ward  As the ‘double-dipping’ row escalates – and emerges County-wide and probably beyond – NYCC Chief Executive Officer Richard (‘Dick’) FLINTON has abdicated all responsibility in the [...]

January 14, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council

Sirius – a Mess of Potash

Sirius – a Mess of Potash – an ‘In My View’ article – by Nigel Ward ~ It would seem to me that no regulatory statute or Act of Parliament should be considered to be beyond the scope of amendment [...]

January 9, 2013 North York Moors National Park Authority, Scarborough Borough Council

“A Christmas Carol(e)” – with Lisa & Jeremy

“A Christmas Carol(e)” – with Lisa & Jeremy – an ‘In My View’ article – by Nigel Ward ~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST “Weeks turn into years; how quick they pass. And all the stars that never were are parking [...]

December 25, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

The Stamp(s) of Authority?

The Stamp(s) of Authority? – an ‘In My View’ article – by Nigel Ward ~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Back on 2nd December, Real Whitby published an article of mine entitled “Double-Dipping double-talk – a ‘frank and honest’ statement?”.  Three [...]

December 16, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Double-Dipping double-talk – a ‘frank and honest’ statement?

Double-Dipping double-talk – a ‘frank and honest’ statement? IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST The anatomy of a COVER-UP. Institutionalised ‘Get-Out-of-Jail-Free’ cards? Over five weeks ago, on Friday 26th October 2012, the Whitby Gazette published an article entitled “Councillors cleared of ‘double-dipping’”. [...]

December 4, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

County Council: Collusion, Cover-Ups and Coincidences?

Seven months after it was first reported to Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council, it seems the Authorities in question are trying to put the saga of the double-dipping, dual-hatted Councillors to bed. Councillors have refused to pay [...]

October 22, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council