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“Cowards – One And All”

“Cowards – One And All” Our Guest Author, Alderman NORMAN MURPHY shares his views on the Prime Minister’s ‘ghost’ visit to Scarborough (as reported in the Enquirer, here). ~~~~~ On 25th January 2024, my birthday as it happens, a very unusual event [...]

February 2, 2024 Scarborough Borough Council

NYC Councillors Speak

NYC Councillors Speak Guest Author Alderman NORMAN MURPHY writes to record his pleasant surprise at a number of Scarborough North Yorkshire Councillors asking some of the right questions. ~~~~~ I have been moved to put pen to paper to record [...]

December 8, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council

NYC & the Usual Suspects

NYC & the Usual Suspects Guest Author NORMAN MURPHY joins the dots on the matter of the democratic representation presently available to the people of the former Borough of Scarborough in the wake of Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) in North [...]

May 20, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council

Aunt Sally & Dear John

Aunt Sally & Dear John Guest Author NORMAN MURPHY offers his views on the unpromising activities of certain former Scarborough Borough Councillors in their new roles at North Yorkshire Council. ~~~~~ As many of you are now aware, North Yorkshire [...]

April 27, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council

“Roberta the Docile”

“Roberta the Docile” STORMIN’ NORMAN MURPHY, Alderman, sage and regular contributor to the Enquirer believes he has identified the anticipated “Tail Wagging the Dog” beginnings of Officer-led ‘projects’, including the regeneration of the North Yorkshire coast as a tourist-driven ‘cash [...]

April 9, 2023 North Yorkshire County Council

“Good Riddance, Dud Siddons!”

“Good Riddance, Dud Siddons!” Please welcome the return of Alderman “Stormin’” Norman Murphy, summing up the disastrous tenure of Scarborough Borough Council’s last Leader. ~~~~~ As those of you who have been following the shambolic progress of Scarborough Council over [...]

March 30, 2023 Scarborough Borough Council

YCBID: ‘Family Man’ Resigns

YCBID: ‘Family Man’ Resigns Guest Author ALDERMAN NORMAN MURPHY reports on some encouraging indications of another “crisis of confidence” – this time within Yorkshire Coast BID Ltd. ~~~~~ As those of you who have been following the sleazy goings on [...]

October 29, 2022 East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Route YC – What is it?

ALDERMAN NORMAN MURPHY offers an interesting perspective on the roots of Route YC, a slushy tour of Yorkshire Coast car parks – yet another Yorkshire Coast BID ‘innovation’. Readers keenly awaiting Episode One (the third and final Episode of HERO [...]

October 22, 2022 East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Scarborough Borough Council

out BID ~ BID out

out BID ~ BID out Alderman Norman Murphy writes, as Guest Author, to provide his explanation for why the Yorkshire Coast BID has proved such an unpopular ‘stealth tax’ burden on businesses attempting to survive following the pandemic and the ensuing [...]

October 4, 2022 East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Scarborough Borough Council

YCBID: A Parody of Governance

Guest Author Alderman Stormin’ NORMAN MURPHY writes to explain why, in his view, Scarborough Borough Council was right to pass a Vote of NO CONFIDENCE in the governance arrangements of Yorkshire Coast Business Improvement District Ltd (YCBID). ~~~~~ As those [...]

September 16, 2022 East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Scarborough Borough Council