Saturday 31st October 2020,
North Yorks Enquirer

Browsing the "Lisa Dixon" Tag

An Unqualified Disaster

An Unqualified Disaster an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, exposing the seemingly rash appointment of, and delegation of immense powers to, a lamentably under-qualified person. ~~~~~ As a casual observer of Council activities, I like, from time to [...]

October 18, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Another Invisible Council Loan – £10M

Another Invisible Council Loan – £10M an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on a well-kept secret following on from TIM THORNE’s article “£3M Cornwall Gamble Mystery Solved” and Guest Author NORMAN  MURPHY’s contributions “Randerson’s Folly” and “That [...]

September 4, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

SIDDONS: GDPR Breach Allegations

SIDDONS: GDPR Breach Allegations an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, offering indications that delusions of grandeur may have strayed over the line – and into unlawful conduct. ~~~~~ I am happy to share with the wider public formal [...]

August 18, 2020 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

DEVO – Unitary Council Turf Wars

DEVO – Unitary Council Turf Wars an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, watching the jockeying and horse-trading for power, positions and pensions arising from the forthcoming changes in local government arrangements. ~~~~~ The buzz-word on everybody’s lips at [...]

August 12, 2020 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Sealife Centre Signage  – Waste of Resources

Sealife Centre Signage  – Waste of Resources by ANDY STRANGEWAY ~~~~~ Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) yesterday wasted further resources by erecting signage at the Sealife Centre stating “No Overnight Camping/Caravans“. Unfortunately, SBC failed to appreciate that they have no legal framework [...]

August 4, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

The £30million Blank Cheque

On the 14th May 2018 elected members of Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) voted to hand a whopping £30million to Senior Officers at the Council to spend as part of the Commercial Property Investment Strategy. The Commercial Property Investment Strategy proposal [...]

July 25, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

CodHead: An Appreciation

A Letter to the Editor from NYE police and crime correspondent TIM HICKS, lamenting (as must we all) the passing of resident political cartoonist CodHead. ~~~~~ Sir, CodHead: An Appreciation I read of the passing of the NYE’s cartoonist CodHead [...]

July 22, 2020 Letters

Eurovision: ‘Live’ from Scarborough

Eurovision: ‘Live’ from Scarborough an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, commenting on a ‘dress rehearsal’ Zoom meeting (ahead of next Monday’s virtual meeting of Full Council). ~~~~~ Entirely predictably, today’s ‘dress rehearsal for next Monday’s virtual meeting of [...]

July 21, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

ARGOS: The Fatal Omissions

ARGOS: The Fatal Omissions an “In My View” report by NIGEL WARD, explaining why the ARGOS project may be ripe for Judicial Review. ~~~~~ Last Wednesday 8th July 2020, two-and-a-half hours into the farcical Zoom charade which masqueraded as a [...]

July 17, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

“Second Opinion”

“Second Opinion” A Letter to the Editor from BRIAN MATHEWS, responding to NIGEL WARD’s widely-read report “YCBID: The Reckoning [Part One]” and adding some further observations. ~~~~~ Dear Editor, On your recommendation, I have watched the Council meeting regarding the [...]

June 29, 2020 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council