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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

N. Yorkshire’s Poor Relations

N. Yorkshire’s Poor Relations an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, lamenting further evidence that the Borough of Scarborough is nowhere near to fulfilling its service potential. Is an increase in Council Tax the answer? Or a decrease in [...]

February 1, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

“Depth Charges”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the one-hundred-and-sixty-seventh in a continuing series of so-called “Photoons” – cartoons developed from digital photographs – highlighting the more amusing aspects of current affairs in North Yorkshire and far beyond. Readers [...]

January 18, 2019 Photoons

Multiplex Cinema reDUCEd

Multiplex Cinema reDUCEd by Guest Author ALI WILKINS ~~~~~ Over the last 4 years there have been numerous planning applications and amendments by Roland Duce (Benchmark) for the Apartments, Multiplex Cinema, Restaurants and a Multi-storey Car Park on the old [...]

July 10, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

“The Riddle of The Sands”

Guest Author ALI WILKINS offers a potted history of the “The Riddle of The Sands”. ~~~~~ The slowness of the development of the North Side of Scarborough caused me to look at just how long this has been going on. [...]

July 5, 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

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

Surveillance & Undercover Ops and InfoWar in Yorkshire (6)

Surveillance & InfoWar Ops by Public Bodies, inc. SBC  This is the sixth article on the subject of undercover and information warfare operations in Yorkshire. The first covered the influence of the military on armed and undercover police operations and [...]

December 28, 2017 Police, Scarborough Borough Council

“Benchmark Butchers Bambi!”

A Letter to the Editor from Scarborough resident (and former SBC Officer) Rita HOLMES, who writes to shed light on another disturbing example of the seemingly ‘special relationship’ between Scarborough Borough Council and Benchmark – otherwise known as the Roland [...]

December 14, 2017 Letters

Here’s One In The (Private) Eye For KITSON & Co.

Here’s One In The (Private) Eye For KITSON & Co. Private Eye’s ‘Rotten Boroughs’, the nation’s sharpest and most feared exposer of dodgy Councils, has once again highlighted Scarborough Borough Council. This time, it is the STASI-like behaviour of Legal [...]

November 30, 2017 Private Eye, Scarborough Borough Council