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North Yorks Enquirer

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No Holiday From RIPA

There is much disquiet among Scarborough Borough Councillors regarding the delay in appointments to council committees and outside bodies. The appointments, which will put a few extra quid in the pockets of experienced councillors, are normally tied up quickly after [...]

May 15, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC: The Descent into Disrepute

SBC: The Descent into Disrepute Guest Author BOB ROBERTS sets forth a number of salient reminders as the May 2019 local election campaigns crank up. ~~~~~ It’s now less than 100 days to our local elections. In fact, it’s 95 [...]

January 30, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Big Brother in the Playground

Big Brother in the Playground an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, revealing a rather shocking misapplication of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA). ~~~~~ The Enquirer has provided detailed coverage of Scarborough Borough Council’s ‘misapplication’ of [...]

January 4, 2019 North Yorkshire County Council

“A Christmas Cavil”

An Open Letter to SBC Leader Councillor Derek Bastiman (Con) by NYE crime correspondent TIM HICKS, wishing him a Happy Christmas amongst the snowflakes. ~~~~~ From: Timothy Hicks Sent: 19 December 2018 21:20 To: ‘Cllr.Derek Bastiman’ Subject: FW: Hi Dearest [...]

December 20, 2018 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council

“The Internet Ethics of SBC?”

A Letter to the Editor from NYE Crime Correspondent TIM HICKS regarding certain “ambiguities” in Scarborough Borough Council’s policy on Councillors’ social media activities and email traffic. ~~~~~ Dear Sir, I have read the various articles concerning Councillor Randerson, Councillor [...]

December 10, 2018 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council

SBC: 9 X-Party Opposition Cllrs Challenge CEO’s Diktat

SBC: 9 X-Party Opposition Cllrs Challenge CEO’s Diktat an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD reporting on a call for an Extraordinary Meeting of Full Council. ~~~~~ According to a Press Release received yesterday evening, nine Scarborough Borough Councillors, [...]

September 27, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

“Red File for Stormin’ Norman”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the one hundred and forty-eighth 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 [...]

August 12, 2018 Photoons

OPEN LETTER to Cllr Derek BASTIMAN

OPEN LETTER to Cllr Derek BASTIMAN by TIM HICKS – at a time when the local Johnston Press ‘newspapers’ are in an apparently terminal decline, with the Whitby Gazette reduced to a single staff-member, working from home. Only the North [...]

August 9, 2018 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council

“Licensed to Shill”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the one hundred and forty-first 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 [...]

June 11, 2018 Photoons

SBC and RIPA

SBC and RIPA by TIM HICKS Introduction I read with great interest the press release by Mr Hugo Fearnley, the Labour Prospective Party Parliamentary Candidate for Scarborough & Whitby in the next General Election, concerning the “Whexit” controversy, which was [...]

May 8, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council