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SBC ‘Deems’ ALL Enquirer Contributors ‘HARASSERS’

Continuing the thread of correspondence between North Yorks Enquirer crime reporter Tim HICKS and the Leader of Scarborough Borough Council Councillor Derek BASTIMAN over the refusal of SBC to respond to FOI requests from contributors to the NYE, it now [...]

March 29, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

“NOCK’s Opportunity”

A Letter to the Editor from Ali WILKINS of Scarborough on the ever-contentious subject of Scarborough Borough Council’s approach to Council Tax – and exposing the reversed logic propagated by Councillor John NOCK [Con.] when he had the opportunity to [...]

March 27, 2018 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council

Cllr. COCKERILL ‘Out of Order’ (Again)

Cllr. COCKERILL ‘Out of Order’ (Again) – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on a deplorable outburst from a Councillor with a lamentable propensity for uttering inappropriate remarks that is, quite literally, nothing to crow about. ~~~~~ [...]

March 26, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC: Spending Whitby’s s.106 Community Cash In-House?

SBC: Spending Whitby’s s.106 Community Cash In-House? an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, offering an opinion on the competency and efficiency of the Council’s business practices in relation to Planning. ~~~~~ Readers are invited to examine the following [...]

March 21, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC: That ‘Unsecured’ £9 Million ‘Loan’

SBC: That ‘Unsecured’ £9 Million ‘Loan’ an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD examining the security of Scarborough Borough Council’s £9 million “loan” to Benchmark Leisure Ltd to develop the Waterpark. ~~~~~ Background I refer readers to my recent [...]

March 14, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

NOCK-NOCK-NOCK-ing on Duty’s Door

NOCK-NOCK-NOCK-ing on Duty’s Door an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, calling upon SBC Councillor John NOCK [Con.] to accept and fulfil his duty as Portfolio Holder for Democracy & Governance. ~~~~~ Twenty-nine ‘working days’ ago, on 29th January [...]

March 9, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

The ‘Leased’ Councillor MALLORY Could Do?

The ‘Leased’ Councillor MALLORY Could Do? an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, questioning a seemingly curious SBC business decision. ~~~~~ To be clear, I am not an accountant or solicitor. I am not even a real estate agent. [...]

March 7, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

Shock! Tory Councillor Owns Up!

Shock! Tory Councillor Owns Up! Enormous credit is due to Scarborough Borough Councillor Phil TRUMPER [Con.] (Esk Valley) for holding up his hands and admitting that the complexity of events during last Friday’s meeting of Full Council exceeded his powers [...]

March 5, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Report Large OAT Losses

The woeful record of Tory investment on behalf the Borough taxpayer is again under the spotlight after Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) forecast a £148,000 loss for the 2018/19 season at the Open Air Theatre. The eye-watering loss comes on top [...]

February 27, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC – in the Eye AGAIN!

SBC – in the Eye AGAIN! For the second time this month, Scarborough Borough Council has made it into the pages of the Private Eye magazine, this time on its old stamping ground – the ‘Rotten Boroughs’ column – where [...]

February 22, 2018 Private Eye, Scarborough Borough Council