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“Blame The Officers – Not The Councillors”

A Letter to the Editor from TIM HICKS FCA, responding to J.M.WRIGHT’s letter as published in the Scarborough News. Mr HICKS is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Fraud Investigator – just the man to scrutinise the scrutineers. ~~~~~ Dear Sir, [...]

November 10, 2016 Letters

“The Silent One Speaks”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the ninetieth 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 far beyond. Readers [...]

October 24, 2016 Photoons

SBC Officers’ Private Interests

SBC Officers’ Private Interests an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, examining the disclosable interests of Scarborough Borough Council Directors/Senior Officers. ~~~~~ When the Scarborough News (normally the Council’s off-site PR division) splashes “Council leader orders external inquiry into [...]

October 23, 2016 Scarborough Borough Council

MARRIOTT: SBC Ignored Reporting Of Crime Questions

MARRIOTT: SBC Ignored Reporting Of Crime Questions an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD: Is SBC attempting to protect corrupt staff from criminal prosecution? ~~~~~ Now that the Ben MARRIOTT corruption allegations are out in the open, a steady [...]

October 10, 2016 Scarborough Borough Council

MARRIOTT Scandal – SBC Portfolio Holder Quizzed

MARRIOTT Scandal – SBC Portfolio Holder Quizzed an Open Letter from NIGEL WARD to Scarborough Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Human Resources & Performance. Detailed answers, please, Andrew. In the public interest. ~~~~~ Councillor Andrew JENKINSON [Con.] (Newby) – Portfolio [...]

September 28, 2016 Scarborough Borough Council

Whistleblower Ben MARRIOTT Goes Public Against SBC Officers

An Open Letter from Ben MARRIOTT, of Scarborough – the man who successfully “blew the whistle” on the Scarborough Borough Council Officers who “whitewashed” (according to HHJ Humphrey FORREST) his attempts to expose fraud and corruption in his own Council [...]

September 26, 2016 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council

Corruptophenia – The Firebreak

Corruptophenia – The Firebreak an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD ~~~~~ Following a widely-spaced series of articles dealing with corrupt practices within local government, and before exposing the precise mechanisms adopted by those directly involved, readers may benefit [...]

August 24, 2016 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC: Who Dreams Up The Plans?

SBC: Who Dreams Up The Plans? an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, examining a strategic planning mechanism that by-passes democracy. ~~~~~ The received wisdom is that local Councils pursue a democratic approach to decision-making; electors elect representatives – [...]

April 14, 2016 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC £230K Dredging Damage Settlement

SBC £230K Dredging Damage Settlement – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on a Scarborough Borough Council out-of-court settlement that vindicates his concerns first-raised on 19th July 2011. All Councils play the long game. And then lose. [...]

September 2, 2014 Scarborough Borough Council

“We’re In The Money!” – CodHead 062

“We’re In The Money!” CodHead finds plenty of mileage in the remuneration manoeuvres of SBC’s “big five”. Well, alright then. “Big four-and-a-half”. [Satire] [...]

July 30, 2014 Cartoons