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That ‘Masterplan’

That ‘Masterplan’ by NIGEL WARD, providing context to the Scarborough Harbour regeneration debate. ~~~~~ Three recent articles by NYE harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS have aroused considerable interest in the Council’s secret ‘Masterplan’ for the regeneration of Scarborough Harbour, as envisioned [...]

October 15, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

LUNA PARK – a Missed Opportunity

LUNA PARK – a Missed Opportunity Guest Author ALLAN ROBERTS further expands his criticism of the shambolic ‘back-of-a-fag-packet’ Masterplan for the regeneration of Scarborough Harbour – a litany of blind incomprehension masquerading as ‘vision’. Wayne Hemingway, author of the ‘Masterplan’ [...]

October 14, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Slaves to the ‘Masterplan’

Slaves to the ‘Masterplan’ NYE harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS provides some ‘meat on the bone’ to the secret Scarborough harbour ‘Masterplan’, devised by Hemingway Design with scant regard to the needs or opinions of harbour users. Lookout, fishermen! ~~~~~ SBC [...]

October 12, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Whale Watching

Whale Watching North Yorks Enquirer harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS shares his mirth over one breathtakingly innovative element of the Council’s ‘vision’ for an all new, singing-&-dancing, humming-&-toe-tapping version of Scarborough Harbour – ‘Masterplan’ courtesy of Hemingway Design. ~~~~~ Forgive me [...]

October 9, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

A Fishy Smell at Scarborough Harbour

A Fishy Smell at Scarborough Harbour NYE Harbours correspondent  ALLAN ROBERTS presents a timeline (gleaned entirely from public record documentation) which typifies the cavalier approach taken by Scarborough Borough Council to its duties to consult ratepayers/residents before embarking on significant [...]

August 26, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Terms of Endearment?

Terms of Endearment? Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS brings some much-needed clarity to the lack of consultation over the management of Scarborough Harbour. ~~~~~ Scarborough Harbour Representation and its faults Having witnessed the Deputy Harbour Masters comment to the effect that [...]

January 19, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC 2020 Dredging Report

SBC 2020 Dredging Report Enquirer Harbours Correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS digs deeper into the state of the Borough’s costly dredging provision ahead of consideration by Cabinet reliant on Officers’ Reports. (Are you paying attention, Councillor JEFFERSON?). ~~~~~ A Report presented to [...]

January 13, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Dredging the Depths of Credulity

Dredging the Depths of Credulity an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, up-dating readers on ALLAN ROBERTS’ investigation of the questionable finances of the Borough Dredger – ‘Sandsend’. ~~~~~ In pursuit of the White Rabbit, Guest Author ALLAN ROBERTS, [...]

December 5, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Robbing Vincent to Pay Paul

Robbing Vincent to Pay Paul North Yorks Enquirer Harbours Correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS identifies a typical soft-shoe-shuffle around the Puzzle Palace money-go-round. The Scarborough Harbour Reserve Fund has been taken short . . . ~~~~~ The Harbour Reserve Fund is being [...]

November 27, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Scarborough Borough Dredger Hits Harbour Paydirt

Scarborough Borough Dredger Hits Harbour Paydirt NYE Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS reports on another inefficient disbursement of public funds. ~~~~~ In 2014, a Report entitled ‘Scarborough Borough Dredging System Overview’ and authored by the Borough Harbour Master Capt Ian Vasey, [...]

November 16, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council