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“The Cinematographer’s Party”

Guest author ALI WILKINS reports on the Planning Consent for the Northside Multiplex Cinema. ~~~~~ Five years down the line and we are still waiting for the promised Multiplex Cinema.  Many of you will know from my previous articles I [...]

November 19, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Vegetables: Do You Like Leeks?

Readers who appreciated the opportunity to scrutinise the financial figures surrounding SBC’s next proposed white elephant on the Argos site may be interested to examine the SBC – Benchmark Waterpark contract. [...]

September 17, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Alpamare Continue To Trade Illegally

The Enquirer has reported on the financial calamity that is the Alpamare Water Park a number of times. The Water Park, with its bad business plan, opened to the public in July 2016 after the construction was financed by a [...]

April 13, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Alpamare License Application

Tomorrow, Monday April 1st is the final day you can comment on the new Alpamare alcohol license application. You can make your representations using the forms at the top of the page. The Alpamare waterpark opened in July 2016. After [...]

March 31, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

The German Alpamare Saga

The German Alpamare Saga Guest Author Councillor Michelle DONOHUE-MONCRIEFF [Ind.Ind.] shares a personal view on the Alpamare saga. For those who missed local media reports on Thursday’s meeting of SBC’s Audit Committee, Finance Director Nick EDWARDS allegedly stated, in regard [...]

February 2, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

For Sale: Scarborough B&Bs and Small Hotels

Another nail was hammered into the coffin of small business owners in Scarborough as the Conservative dominated Planning Committee voted to allow the construction of a 5 storey hotel on Burniston Road Car Park. On top of the hotels and [...]

July 6, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC and RIPA

SBC and RIPA by TIM HICKS Introduction I read with great interest the press release by Mr Hugo Fearnley, the Labour Prospective Party Parliamentary Candidate for Scarborough & Whitby in the next General Election, concerning the “Whexit” controversy, which was [...]

May 8, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC: That ‘Unsecured’ £9 Million ‘Loan’

SBC: That ‘Unsecured’ £9 Million ‘Loan’ an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD examining the security of Scarborough Borough Council’s £9 million “loan” to Benchmark Leisure Ltd to develop the Waterpark. ~~~~~ Background I refer readers to my recent [...]

March 14, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

The ‘Leased’ Councillor MALLORY Could Do?

The ‘Leased’ Councillor MALLORY Could Do? an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, questioning a seemingly curious SBC business decision. ~~~~~ To be clear, I am not an accountant or solicitor. I am not even a real estate agent. [...]

March 7, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

“The Shortest of Straws”

A Letter to the Editor from Ali WILKINS of Scarborough, expressing an interesting perspective on SBC’s masterful lending of £9M to Benchmark – against the gilt-edged security of land it already owns. ~~~~~ Dear Editor, Recently on Tripadvisor Alpamare Scarborough [...]

January 19, 2018 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council