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NYE Readers’ Leadership Poll – RESULTS

NYE Readers’ Leadership Poll – RESULTS The NYE Poll to identify who it is that readers would most like to see as the next (and last) Leader of Scarborough Borough Council has closed now, after a three-week voting window, and it [...]

September 5, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

Whitby Harbour: Payback Time?

Whitby Harbour: Payback Time – an “In My View”article by NIGEL WARD, setting forth his views on recent meetings: Audit Committee (Thurs. 22nd July 2021) and Extraordinary Meeting of Full Council (Fri. 23rd July 2021). ~~~~~ Background Readers may be aware that, [...]

July 25, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

“Second Opinion”

“Second Opinion” A Letter to the Editor from BRIAN MATHEWS, responding to NIGEL WARD’s widely-read report “YCBID: The Reckoning [Part One]” and adding some further observations. ~~~~~ Dear Editor, On your recommendation, I have watched the Council meeting regarding the [...]

June 29, 2020 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council

YCBID: The Reckoning [Part One]

YCBID: The Reckoning [Part One] an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD reporting (briefly) on the Audit Committee’s STANYON report deliberations. ~~~~~ The special meeting of the Audit Committee on Thursday 25th June 2020, for much of its almost [...]

June 27, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Levypayers’ Legal Eagle Slams BID Ballot – Again!

Levypayers’ Legal Eagle Slams BID Ballot – Again! an “In My View” report by NIGEL WARD. ~~~~~ Pressure on Scarborough Borough Council’s Audit Committee has notched up yet again with the release of a second solicitor’s letter from Mr Gareth [...]

June 17, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Solicitor Blasts STANYON Report

Solicitor Blasts STANYON Report an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, disclosing and commenting upon a significant item of correspondence. ~~~~~ Readers of my article “Blatantly UNFAIR” (15th March 2020) may find the following document of special interest. Personally, [...]

March 16, 2020 East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Changing Partners

Changing Partners an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on a tectonic shift at the Puzzle Palace. ~~~~~ One of three Tory County Councillors who recently suffered de-selection from solid seats at North Yorkshire County Council has resigned [...]

November 27, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Fudges DBID Debate

SBC Fudges DBID Debate an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on abuse of process by our local government public servants. ~~~~~ The world of academia recognises two distinct types of chaos. The first type of chaos (the [...]

November 5, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

‘Fantasy Leader’ & The “X” Factor

‘Fantasy Leader’ & The “X” Factor an “In My View” opinion piece by NIGEL WARD, surveying the local political landscape as we move towards the return of Council, following the summer recess. ~~~~~ As the ‘silly season’ draws to a [...]

September 1, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

“Scrutiny On The Bounty”

Apparently CodHead, too, has heard talk about the planned ‘coup’ on board the Good Ship Vanity. [Satire] [...]

December 1, 2018 Cartoons