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Browsing the "Futurist Theatre" Tag

“Open Tender”

A Letter to the Editor from Scarborough resident Roger PICKSTOCK, who writes to affirm the view of Enquirer regular Bob ROBERTS – namely, that the site of the former Futurist Theatre should be offered for open tender. ~~~~~ To the [...]

March 25, 2019 Letters

Flamingo Land Tory Donations V

Tory Scarborough Borough Council’s preferred bidder for the now demolished Foreshore Road Futurist Theatre site, Flamingo Land Limited and its director Gordon Gibb, have again made sizable donations to the Tories. The donations, which were recorded on the Electoral Commission [...]

September 13, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

“Thrown In With The Deal”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the one hundred and forty-ninth 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 [...]

August 15, 2018 Photoons

SBC Futurist Lies Exposed?

Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) recently made a planning application to itself to demolish the Futurist Theatre on Foreshore Road. Planning application 17/01714/RG3 can be accessed here. SBC stated: The condition of the Futurist building has also been previously reported to [...]

September 10, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

Mallory: Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics

The Futurist Theatre Cost The Taxpayer NOTHING! Cllr Helen Mallory, the Deputy Leader of Scarborough Borough Council and Portfolio Holder for Finance, Procurement & Legal has finally admitted that figures she gave at the Jan 9th Full Council Meeting were [...]

June 24, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

Flamingo Land Tory Donations IV

Tory-dominated Scarborough Borough Council’s preferred bidder for the Foreshore Road Futurist Theatre site, Flamingo Land Limited and its director Gordon Gibb, have again made sizable donations to the Tory party. The donations, which were recorded on the Electoral Commission web [...]

June 2, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

Labour Councillor Suspended Over Futurist

The Scarborough & Whitby Labour Party have suspended the whip from Newby Ward Councillor, Vanda Inman. The suspension was a result of Borough Councillor Inman’s vote to demolish the Futurist Theatre. Labour leaders, Siddons and Randerson, were furious that Inman [...]

February 8, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

Labour Cllr Futurist Vote Predetermination

A quick search of the Scarborough Borough Council’s planning portal turns up some interesting information. Labour councillor, Vanda Inman, whose vote condemned the Futurist Theatre to demolition, actually objected to the demolition in 2014. The Labour Councillor immediately contradicted her [...]

January 30, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

Futurist: How They Voted

Following the decision by Scarborough Borough Council to demolish the Futurist, here are the voting details. Councillor Alf Abbott Conservative Absent Councillor Godfrey W Allanson Conservative FOR Councillor G Andrew Backhouse Conservative Against Councillor Luke Backhouse Conservative ABSTAIN Councillor Derek [...]

January 9, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council

“The Puzzle Palace”

“The Puzzle Palace” After several years of the Scarborough News and/or Whitby Gazette ignoring, demeaning or ouright trashing North Yorks Enquirer coverage of current affairs in local politics and policing, we have now reached the point where Ed ASQUITH, editor [...]

December 29, 2016 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council