Friday 17th May 2024,
North Yorks Enquirer

Browsing the "Double Dippers" Tag


APPEAL TO POTENTIAL WHISTLEBLOWERS In the four years since the North Yorks Enquirer was established to provide detailed investigation and reportage of public institutions in our area, many of our exposés have relied on ‘inside’ information provided by public servants [...]

July 1, 2018 Appeals

Cheap Broadband

In a letter bristling with brazen hypocrisy, Labour’s North Yorkshire Leader, Councillor Eric Broadbent, has called out the North Yorkshire Tories for increasing their councillor allowance by 2.5% per annum. I can hear many of you saying you agree with [...]

June 1, 2017 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

“Whistleblowing & Whitewash”

A Letter to the Editor from long-standing Enquirer contributor TIM HICKS, commenting on the performance of Scarborough Borough Council in relation to whistleblowing and whitewash. ~~~~~ Dear Sir, I have followed the articles published in the Scarborough News and North [...]

November 1, 2016 Letters

The HDC ‘Top 5’ Melt-Down

The HDC ‘Top Five’ Melt-Down an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on one of the County’s best-kept secrets. ~~~~~ Background On the morning of Friday 17th February 2012, Mr Peter SIMPSON – who, until that moment, had [...]

October 10, 2014 Hambleton District Council

Real Whitby, Private Eye, the BBC and the faceless Public Servants

Real Whitby, Private Eye, the BBC and the faceless Public Servants IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Following a nine-month long in-depth BBC ‘legal eagle’ scrutiny of our numerous reports on Real Whitby regarding evidence of corruption in North Yorkshire, on Monday [...]

February 11, 2014 North York Moors National Park Authority, North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Police, Scarborough Borough Council

Hambleton Double-Dippers Revealed

You may remember an article about the free Broadband connection that Hambleton District Council (HDC) provides to a number of their elected members that I published a few months ago. You may also remember that HDC went to great lengths [...]

November 21, 2013 Hambleton District Council, North Yorkshire County Council

Ethics versus Expediency @ NYCC

Ethics versus Expediency @ NYCC an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, reporting on the balancing act – between Ethics and Expediency; between what is morally right and what is merely convenient – performed by Monitoring Officers in attempting [...]

September 1, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council

HDC: Evasive FOI Responses

In January this year, FOI questions were put to Hambleton District Council attempting to find out what their policy was regarding Broadband and the Council’s forty-four elected members. It turned out that the Council provided a Broadband connection free of [...]

June 5, 2013 Hambleton District Council

Double-Dipping: McCartney Puts Record Straight!

All has been quiet on the Double-Dipping front for some time now; not really surprising given that North Yorkshire County Council elections were scheduled for the 2nd May. No-one was willing to stick their head above the parapet, given it [...]

May 15, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council, Selby District Council

“Me Too!” – Councillor Plant ‘protesteth too much’

Trimming the lawns, pruning the plants . . . – an “In My View” article, by Nigel Ward. IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Corruption Buster Nigel Ward interrupts the schedule of his series of exposés describing the fraud and forgery surrounding [...]

March 31, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council