Saturday 24th October 2020,
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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

That Cornwall £3M Loan

That Cornwall £3M Loan Guest Author NORMAN MURPHY has been doing some homework on the subject of that £3 million short-term loan to Cornwall (Unitary) Council – and thereby spins a speculative tale of runaway debt, with a very disturbing [...]

September 2, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Randerson’s Folly 

Randerson’s Folly  Guest Author (and former SBC Councillor) Stormin’ NORMAN MURPHY is less than impressed with Officer/Member communications at SBC – otherwise known as “the tail wagging the dog” (facilitated, always, by the gullibility/stupidity of the dog). Here is why [...]

August 17, 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: 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

SBC 5-yrs Overdue Accounts: MAZARS Update

SBC 5-yrs Overdue Accounts: MAZARS Update Regular readers will be aware that Scarborough Borough Council’s accounts have not been signed off since the 2014/15 Council financial year. The prime cause of this five-year delay rests with the legal action brought [...]

July 16, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

YCBID: The Reckoning [Part One]

YCBID: The Reckoning [Part One] an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD reporting (briefly) on the Audit Committee’s STANYON report deliberations. ~~~~~ The special meeting of the Audit Committee on Thursday 25th June 2020, for much of its almost [...]

June 27, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

“Dear Steve” (…about that BID…)

“Dear Steve” (…about that BID…) an Open Letter by NIGEL WARD. ~~~~~ Councillor Steve SIDDONS Town Hall St Nicholas St Scarborough North Yorks YO11 2HG Telephone: 01723-232323 Email: cllr.steve.siddons@scarborough.gov.uk Steve, Apropos the Yorkshire Coast BID I write to you on [...]

May 19, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Annual Report #3 [Geography]

SBC Annual Report #3 [Geography] Guest Author STORMIN’ NORMAN MURPHY presents the third of a four-part summing up of the Pimpernel’s year in office. (Part One [Salt Mines] can be reviewed here. Part Two [Cookery], here) Ladies and gentlemen . [...]

May 9, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council