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How ‘Urgent’ – that Leader’s Urgent Decision?

How ‘Urgent’ – that Leader’s Urgent Decision? North Yorks Enquirer’s harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS examines the rationale behind yet another autocratic short-cut of democratic checks and balances. ~~~~~ I am puzzled to note that, on 25th May 2022 and under the [...]

May 29, 2022 Scarborough Borough Council

Town Deal Board Hood-Winked?

Town Deal Board Hood-Winked? Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS discloses how members of the Scarborough Town Deal Board (STDB) appear to have been ‘rail-roaded’ by SBC Officers over the latest so-called West Pier Regeneration Project. A previous incarnation, from fifteen years [...]

April 11, 2022 Scarborough Borough Council

Missing: 1 Boat Hoist

Missing: 1 Boat Hoist NYE Harbours Correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS identifies another significant omission from the Council’s duties to Harbour-users. As ever, ALLAN makes his point by citing the Council’s own words . . . ~~~~~ Scarborough Borough Council claims that part [...]

March 15, 2022 Scarborough Borough Council

When is a Market NOT a Market?

When is a Market NOT a Market? – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on events at SBC’s Full Council Meeting, where questions over the Masterplan for the so-called ‘regeneration’ of the West Pier saw a number [...]

March 2, 2022 Scarborough Borough Council

Latest Performance at the End of the West Pier

Latest Performance at the End of the West Pier NYE Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS shines his spotlight on an extraordinary but not entirely successful juggling act. ~~~~~ There are many – especially those within the fishing industry at Scarborough – who [...]

February 28, 2022 Scarborough Borough Council

Harbour Masterplan Under Scrutiny

Harbour Masterplan Under Scrutiny – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, updating readers on a significant development in the attempts to scrutinise Scarborough Borough Council’s ill-considered proposals to ‘regenerate’ Scarborough’s West Pier – in disregard of climate change [...]

January 14, 2022 Scarborough Borough Council

Another £1M+ “Lost at Sea”

Another £1M+ “Lost at Sea” Enquirer Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS examines the Scarborough Coastal Defence Strategy (SCDS) – and wonders where the money has gone . . . ~~~~~ Scarborough Coastal Defence Strategy July 2021 saw the announcement that the Council would [...]

January 9, 2022 Scarborough Borough Council

Twenchers in the Harbour?

Twenchers in the Harbour? Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS dishes the skinny on another secretive SBC ‘consultation’ (read ‘diktat’), a Trojan horse concealed within the so-called ‘Masterplan’ for the West Pier in Scarborough. Revenue first, residents’ businesses nowhere. And guess who’s [...]

December 6, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

ARGOS Consultation with Scarborough Harbour Users Group

ARGOS Consultation with Scarborough Harbour Users Group Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS reports on a curious disparity in the various ARGOS consultation processes. Is someone attempting to tilt the playing-field again? ~~~~~ I draw your attention to the two statements at [...]

October 30, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

Cllr Chance’s Harbour Challenge

Cllr Chance’s Harbour Challenge NYE Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS writes in response to the Enquirer’s disclosure of the email sent by Councillor David CHANCE [Con.] to SBC Leader, Councillor Steve SIDDONS [Lab.] – see “SBC Rogue Officers Wagging The Dog [...]

October 1, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council