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Dick Ducks Double-Dipping Disrepute Duty

Dick Ducks Double-Dipping Disrepute Duty An ‘In My View’ article – by Nigel Ward  As the ‘double-dipping’ row escalates – and emerges County-wide and probably beyond – NYCC Chief Executive Officer Richard (‘Dick’) FLINTON has abdicated all responsibility in the [...]

January 14, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council

New Media & Local Politics

Times they are a-changing. Gone are the days when the final word on a subject in local politics was given by a local Authority press release or through their stooges in the local paper. The only dissenting voices were to [...]

December 19, 2012 Scarborough Borough Council

Double-Dipping double-talk – a ‘frank and honest’ statement?

Double-Dipping double-talk – a ‘frank and honest’ statement? IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST The anatomy of a COVER-UP. Institutionalised ‘Get-Out-of-Jail-Free’ cards? Over five weeks ago, on Friday 26th October 2012, the Whitby Gazette published an article entitled “Councillors cleared of ‘double-dipping’”. [...]

December 4, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

County Council: Collusion, Cover-Ups and Coincidences?

Seven months after it was first reported to Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council, it seems the Authorities in question are trying to put the saga of the double-dipping, dual-hatted Councillors to bed. Councillors have refused to pay [...]

October 22, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Leader Cllr Tom Fox Under Fire

Ever since I read the e-mail sent to Tim Hicks about ‘Broadband Double-Dipping’ accusing some contributors of being bullies and Internet trolls, I’ve been trying to get into the mindset of the author. I’ve heard the author refer to Nigel [...]

October 4, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Police poised to act on ‘Double-Dippers’?

Police poised to act on ‘Double-Dippers’? – an ‘In My View’ article – byNIGEL WARD ~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Regular readers have been asking me to explain just what it is about ‘double-dipping’ that is such a big deal. [...]

September 26, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

N. Yorks Corruption Round-Up

N. Yorks Corruption Round-Up – by Tim HICKS ~~~~~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Recently, there has been some criticism of Real Whitby investigative journalists’ focus on Councillor Jane Kenyon. County Councillor Kenyon has featured prominently recently because of her association with [...]

September 20, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Police, Scarborough Borough Council

Double-Dippers Make Private Eye

North Yorkshire Enquirer contributors, Tim Thorne And Nigel Ward, have taken a story first published nearly six months ago to the national press for the second time in as many months. Many of you will remember that Nigel Ward’s Expose [...]

September 19, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, Private Eye, Scarborough Borough Council

Cllrs ‘money-for-nothing’ is an ‘entitlement’ – official!

Cllrs ‘money-for-nothing’ is an ‘entitlement’ – official! – an ‘In My View’ article – by Nigel Ward ~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST I have received an email from NYCC’s Head of Legal & Democratic Services and Monitoring Officer, Carole DUNN, [...]

September 9, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Double-Dipping: An Update

You may remember an article I penned about Councillors elected to both Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council, who were claiming Broadband allowances from both Authorities. I was hoping the Councillors themselves would sort this mess out, but [...]

August 3, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council