Tuesday 17th July 2018,
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County Councillors’ Allowances – Up Again!

A Letter to the Editor from NYCC and SBC Councillor Tony RANDERSON [Lab.] condemning another unjustifiable rise in County Councillors’ Allowances. Conservatives deftly circumnavigate their own ‘austerity’ policy when it comes to granting themselves a pay rise. ~~~~~ Sir, North [...]

May 15, 2018 Letters, North Yorkshire County Council

Open Letter (SBC and RIPA)

Open Letter (SBC and RIPA:) Introduction Regular readers will be aware of the ongoing controversies over: Allegations of misuse of Scarborough Borough Council’s (SBC) misuse of its surveillance powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA). SBC’s policy of [...]

May 10, 2018 Letters

“TdY: Highways & Byways”

Today’s Letter to the Editor is, in fact, directed to County and Borough Councillor Tony RANDERSON [Lab.], whose recent Letter to the Editor has been widely-acclaimed. Previous correspondent Kevin STAINTON, of Scarborough, now responds to Councillor RANDERSON with some helpful [...]

May 4, 2018 Letters, North Yorkshire County Council

“Half Piste?”

A Letter to the Editor form Borough and County Councillor Tony RANDERSON [Lab.] (Eastfield/Osgodby) from the other side of the ‘people/administration’ divide, following Kevin STAINTON’s “Detour de Yorkshire” Letter of 19th April 2018, regarding the inferior state of ‘off piste’ [...]

April 28, 2018 Letters, North Yorkshire County Council

The Standards Procedure & Biased SBC Officers

An Open Letter from Ali Wilkins regarding the toothless national standards procedure for keeping errant local councillors in line and also the arbitrary and biased application of those rules by the Officers at Scarborough Borough Council. ~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Sirs, Remember [...]

April 26, 2018 Letters

“Gizza Job, Bob”

An Open Letter from Mr Ken GRAHAM, local businessman and former Whitby Town Councillor, to Scarborough & Whitby MP Robert GOODWILL [Con.],  commenting on the present reality surrounding the employment boost predicted over seven years ago by Mr GOODWILL, whose [...]

April 24, 2018 Letters

“Detour de Yorkshire”

“Detour de Yorkshire” A Letter to the Editor from Kevin STAINTON of Scarborough, questioning the true benefit to residents of Scarborough’s most ‘international’ vanity project (while residents take detours around the potholes). His verdict? “On yer bike, Carl Les!”. ~~~ [...]

April 19, 2018 Letters

An Open Letter to the ‘Opposition’ Leaders of SBC

An Open Letter to the ‘Opposition’ Leaders of SBC by NIGEL WARD Councillor Steve SIDDONS [Labour] Councillor Sam CROSS [Independent] Councillor Mark VESEY [Green] Councillors, I address you in your respective rôles as Group Leaders of the Labour Group, the [...]

April 18, 2018 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council

“Harbour Waste Management”

An Open Letter to SBC Portfolio Holder Councillor Mike COCKERILL [Ind.Ind.] from Whitby harbour-user KEN GRAHAM, in response to the BBC report (see below) entitled “Yorkshire boat owners to dye toilet waste to clean harbour” (covered by Enquirer reporter TIM [...]

April 12, 2018 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council

“Please Think Again, NYMR”

A Letter to the Editor from Margaret DIXON in response to the Enquirer’s recent publication of the TIM HICK’s article “NYMR ‘Railway in Wartime Weekend’ Controversy”, lamenting the cancellation of one part of the the event on grounds of perhaps [...]

April 11, 2018 Letters