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SIDDONS Goofs Again!

SIDDONS Goofs Again! an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, commenting on the latest ‘shot’ fired in the ongoing skirmish over the Travelodge deal. A dud. ~~~~~ Astonishingly, Scarborough Borough Council Leader Councillor Steve SIDDONS [Lab.] has fired off, [...]

October 25, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Commercial Waste? Bin it!

Commercial Waste? Bin it! Popular Guest Author NORMAN MURPHY reacts to recent shocking disclosures surrounding a certain £14M unqualified disaster. ~~~~~ The revelation that Richard (the Brighton Bin Man) Bradley, who holds the post of Commercial Director at Scarborough Council, [...]

October 23, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Travelodge Deal – Solicitor’s Challenge

Travelodge Deal – Solicitor’s Challenge an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, disclosing what would appear to be the first salvo in a potential legal challenge to Scarborough Borough Council’s purchase of the St. Nicholas Hotel and its subsequent [...]

October 22, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Monopoly Hotels

Monopoly Hotels Guest Author NORMAN MURPHY summarises the SBC Strategic Investment Strategy. ~~~~~ While the Enquirer’s latest Photoon, depicting the Leader of Scarborough Council, Labours holiday-loving Stevo Siddonso, being offered first refusal on the now ‘up for sale’ Premier Inn [...]

October 13, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

“First Refusal?”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the two-hundred-and-fourteenth 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 6, 2020 Photoons

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

“Due Diligence?”

“Due Diligence?” North Yorks Enquirer resident cartoonist InToon has been wondering why Council Officers seem to think that seeking advice from external organisations with acronymic titles encompassing the entire alphabet somehow exculpates them from any responsibility for disastrous decisions like [...]

August 3, 2020 Cartoons

The £30million Blank Cheque

On the 14th May 2018 elected members of Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) voted to hand a whopping £30million to Senior Officers at the Council to spend as part of the Commercial Property Investment Strategy. The Commercial Property Investment Strategy proposal [...]

July 25, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Good Buy, Scarbados!

Good Buy, Scarbados! an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, offering congratulations on a deal well done. ~~~~~ On 17th September 2018, the decision was made by Scarborough Borough Council, following a ‘robust’ recommendation by Commercial Director Mr Richard [...]

July 24, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

“A £3M Deficit”

A Letter to the Editor from the increasingly popular BRIAN MATHEWS (who can be relied upon to pose the penetrating questions) in search of a cool £3million. ~~~~~ Dear Editor, There seems to me to be a massive discrepancy between [...]

July 7, 2020 Letters