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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

Harbour Masterplan: ‘Before the Flood’

Harbour Masterplan: ‘Before the Flood’ Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS questions the left hand’s acquaintance with the right handover the Scarborough Harbour Masterplan. ~~~~~ On Tuesday 20 July 2021 the SBC Cabinet will meet to discuss a Report outlining the threat [...]

July 19, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men – and SBC

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men – and SBC Enquirer harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS shines his light into another dark place. ~~~~~ A series of emails between myself and Cllr Janet Jefferson prompt this re-examination of a series [...]

February 22, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

Back to the Drawing-Board!

Back to the Drawing-Board! North Yorks Enquirer resident Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS examines the bizarre proposals for a viewing platform on the West Pier (the Harbour ‘Masterplan’). ~~~~~ Once again the Councils disregard for Scarborough harbour users, and in particular [...]

January 23, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

Harbour Master Vanishes

Harbour Master Vanishes North Yorks Enquirer resident Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS reports on a curiously quiet departure. ~~~~~ In the absence of any communication between the Scarborough Harbour Executive and the stakeholders/harbour users since 2019, perhaps it would be appropriate [...]

January 17, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

Suits versus Oilskins

Suits versus Oilskins Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS presents a brief history of Harbours management (and manipulation) over the past 5 years. ~~~~~ As the implementation of the Harbour ‘Masterplan’ for Scarborough Harbour rumbles along – with no sign of the [...]

November 29, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council