Friday 20th July 2018,
North Yorks Enquirer

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Hambleton Double-Dippers Revealed

You may remember an article about the free Broadband connection that Hambleton District Council (HDC) provides to a number of their elected members that I published a few months ago. You may also remember that HDC went to great lengths [...]

November 21, 2013 Hambleton District Council, North Yorkshire County Council

Moving On – NYCC Monitoring Officer Carole DUNN

Moving On – NYCC Monitoring Officer Carole DUNN a brief report by NIGEL WARD on an imminent change of personnel on the second-top rung of the North Yorkshire County Council ladder. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Regular readers will recognise [...]

November 14, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council

Anonymous Payback Councillors Exposed

A recent article highlighted a mileage repayment from County Councillor David Jeffels (Seamer & Derwent Valley Ward). It was established that Cllr Jeffels attended a ‘Conservative Away Day’ meeting on the 17th October 2011 at the ‘Leeming Bar Hotel’ and [...]

October 27, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council

Payback Time For Anonymous Conservative Councillors

Hambleton District Council Regular readers may remember an article about Councillors at Hambleton District Council (HDC) and the free Broadband connection they receive as elected members. Through FOI requests, we established that eighteen of the forty four elected district Councillors [...]

September 27, 2013 Hambleton District Council, North Yorkshire County Council

“The Protection Racket” – Three Decades Of Crime

“The Protection Racket” – Three Decades Of Crime an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward – his most detailed and incisive to date – providing an insight into the extraordinary circumstances in which two elected members of Councils in [...]

September 13, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

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