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Wheels within Wheels on the Bus…

July 24, 2022 Letters

A Letter to the Editor from HERO SUMNER, Whitby Town Councillor (WTC) and Chair of the Yorkshire Coast Levy Payers’ Association (YCLPA), who wonders, perhaps, if there is any discernible distinction between a gravy train and a gravy bus.

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THE WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS ON THE BUS GO ROUND AND ROUND…

Dear Editor,

The ‘Bridlington Explorer’ – the latest ‘exciting’ initiative from the Yorkshire Coast BID Ltd (YCBID) – was launched last week; a guided open-top bus ‘exploring’ the old town of Bridlington.

How exciting – for East Yorkshire Buses Ltd.

And of course  for Mr Ben Gilligan, who is one of their Directors. This ambitious young chap managed to mop up Directorships for 18 Tourism/Transport-related Organisations just days after the ‘unfair’ and ‘flawed’ Yorkshire Coast BID  ballot was announced a success.

Mr BEN GILLIGAN

Not entirely unsmug opportunist

How delighted (and excited) he and his fellow Directors at East Yorkshire Buses must be to receive a grant of £10,000 from the ever-generous Yorkshire Coast BID Ltd to assist with the promotion of this fabulous and exciting enterprise.

Of course, I’m sure that the Yorkshire Coast BID Ltd (of whom Mr Gilligan is also a Director) will  have taken East Yorkshire Buses through the very rigorous and transparent tendering process they claim to uphold.

(Other transport/tourism organisations are available).

I wonder what exciting things the ‘Route YC’ Company (of whom he is also a Director) are going to be offering to the beleaguered businesses who are funding this? Perhaps a free Beanie Pom-Pom hat, water bottle or insulated mug – all bearing the Route YC logo and priced at £20.

(Other pom-pom hats are available).

Yours, etc

Hero Sumner


Source: 

https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/00254844

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