Saturday 17th April 2021,
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SIDDONS SAID…

SIDDONS SAID… an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, offering a personal opinion on the Leader’s ‘from the hip’ defensive response to the Motion of No Confidence. ~~~~~ Just a few short hours after the Enquirer scooped the news [...]

January 21, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

Motion of No Confidence Tabled

Motion of No Confidence Tabled an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, updating readers on the latest efforts of Independent Councillors of two dsifferent stripes to stop the rot. The Cluster of Independent Members and the Yorkshire Coast Independent [...]

January 20, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

Suits versus Oilskins

Suits versus Oilskins Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS presents a brief history of Harbours management (and manipulation) over the past 5 years. ~~~~~ As the implementation of the Harbour ‘Masterplan’ for Scarborough Harbour rumbles along – with no sign of the [...]

November 29, 2020 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

ARGOS, Lies & Video

ARGOS, Lies & Video an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, marvelling at the surreal performance in front of the cameras in the heart of Scarborough and elsewhere. ~~~~~ Yesterday morning, Wednesday 3rd June 2020, the Overview & Scrutiny [...]

June 4, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

The Futurist Site – What Next?

The Futurist Site – What Next? Guest Author NORMAN MURPHY delivers his two penn’orth on the never-ending story and questions the prudence of the appointment of certain members of the Working Group comprising Cllrs SIDDONS, JEFFERSON, COCKERILL and BASTIMAN. ~~~~~ [...]

February 18, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Fudges DBID Debate

SBC Fudges DBID Debate an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on abuse of process by our local government public servants. ~~~~~ The world of academia recognises two distinct types of chaos. The first type of chaos (the [...]

November 5, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

“Rank Hypocrisy”

“Rank Hypocrisy” A Letter to the Editor by NORMAN MURPHY, the former Independent Councillor who many Scarborians hoped would assume the Leadership of the Council, following the Tory collapse. Norman minces no words, beats about no bushes and calls it [...]

July 2, 2019 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council

“Inside – Looking Out?”

A Letter to the Editor from MICHELLE DONOHUE-MONCRIEFF – a member of the Independent Group at Scarborough Borough Council – who writes to offer an inside view of a becalmed Council. ~~~~~ To the editor – I read with some [...]

June 12, 2019 Letters

SBC: What Next?

SBC: What Next? an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, sharing some opinions on the results of the 2019 Scarborough Borough Council elections. ~~~~~ If power, as is claimed, corrupts, then it must surely be the case that it [...]

May 6, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council