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Cllr. COCKERILL: The ‘N-word’ In The Woodpile

Cllr. COCKERILL: The ‘N-word’ In The Woodpile an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, following up on his 20th January 2015 article “SBC Portfolio Holder’s Deplorable Racist Remarks”. The latest. ~~~~~ It is of some significance that we should [...]

January 23, 2015 Filey Town, Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Portfolio Holder’s Deplorable Racist Remarks

SBC Portfolio Holder’s Deplorable Racist Remarks an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on an extraordinary display of overt racism in the Council Chamber. ~~~~~ Councillor Mike COCKERILL (NPA) is a member of Scarborough Borough Council (SBC), representing [...]

January 20, 2015 Filey Town, Scarborough Borough Council

“The Persistence of Mummery” – NYCC Hunkers Down

“The Persistence of Mummery” – NYCC Hunkers Down an “In My View” article by Nigel Ward – reporting on a rather naïve and futile attempt by the North Yorkshire County Council Standards Committee to hinder the further investigation of wrong-doing [...]

February 2, 2014 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Press Censorship: more incredible revelations

Scarborough Borough Council Press Censorship:  more incredible revelations Tim Hicks reports on the extraordinary disarray within Scarborough Borough Council, its Cabinet, and the Legal & Support Services department of Ms Lisa Dixon . . . What the Council’s letter actually [...]

April 21, 2013 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

SBC Cabinet – worst in the UK

SBC Cabinet – worst in the UK “Fox’s Cabinet of Curiosities” – an ‘In My View’ article – by Nigel Ward ~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Following the recent national media exposure in Private Eye, uPSD and many of the [...]

October 11, 2012 Scarborough Borough Council

“Pay Up And Shut Up!” – CodHead 047

“Pay Up And Shut Up!” CodHead takes umbrage at the continued double-dipping. (“Me Too!” we hear you say). At a time when Council Tax Benefit is being sqeezed to the limit, self-interest on the part of Councillors is really no [...]

October 6, 2012 Cartoons

Duplicitous, Devious & Dumb ‘Double-Dipping’ Denials

Duplicitous, Devious & Dumb ‘Double-Dipping’ Denials – an ‘In My View’ article – by Nigel Ward ~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST ACTS OF CORRUPTION in public life occur in a wide variety of forms; from the large-scale, complex and sophisticated [...]

September 2, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

“Bad Casting” – CodHead 036

“Bad Casting” Is CodHead casting aspersions on the appointment of Councillor Mike Cockerill as Chair of the Whitby Harbour Board? Certainly, it has not been well-received by the Whitby fishing community. [Satire] [...]

May 9, 2012 Cartoons

Transparency in Local Government

Transparency in Local Government – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD. ~~~~~ ‘Transparency’ has become something of a buzz-word in local government circles; everyone professes to uphold it – until it comes to disclosing information that is potentially [...]

October 3, 2010 Scarborough Borough Council, Whitby Town