Tuesday 31st January 2023,
North Yorks Enquirer

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ESKDALE: Other Options

ESKDALE: Other Options Guest Author MIKE WARD – former Chair of Governors at Eskdale School – sets the ball rolling in the search for an acceptable solution to the many problems of Whitby’s Secondary School provision. Let the conversation begin [...]

January 27, 2023 Uncategorized

UNISON Re-Update

UNISON Re-Update ~ PRESS RELEASE ~ UNISON is escalating its opposition to plans by Harrogate Borough Council to transfer staff, who work in its Information Governance and Internal Audit services to Veritau, rather than the new North Yorkshire Council.  The [...]

January 24, 2023 Uncategorized

UNISON: Update re Harrogate Borough Council

UNISON PRESS RELEASE – UPDATE There has been no formal engagement with the Trade Unions or staff in relation to Harrogate staff having to transfer to Veritau rather than North Yorkshire. We are therefore somewhat angry that Harrogate Council is [...]

January 19, 2023 Uncategorized

VINDICATED: “DLUHC £1m Deception” Claim

Vindicated: “DLUHC £1m Deception” Claim North Yorks Enquirer Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS responds to mistaken criticism of an earlier article, providing full clarification of figures quoted. ~~~~~ Readers may recall a piece written by me and published on the North [...]

January 17, 2023 Uncategorized

Harrogate Council staff about to be Betrayed?

UNISON – the local government workers’ union – has issued the following Press Release: As the time approaches for the new North Yorkshire Council to come in to being on 1st of April, public service union UNISON is dismayed to [...]

January 16, 2023 Uncategorized

Whitby Schools Amalgamation

Whitby Schools Amalgamation Guest Author MIKE WARD thinks ‘outside the box’ on the proposed amalgamation of Whitby’s secondary school provision. ~~~~~ The current proposal to close Eskdale cannot benefit any 11–16-year-old, whether currently at Caedmon or at Eskdale. Undoubtedly it would significantly [...]

January 13, 2023 Uncategorized

“Arise, Dame Gluey!”

“Arise, Dame Gluey!” Readers of the North Yorks Enquirer may be delighted and amused to see that Councillor Theresa ‘Gluey’ NORTON (a frequent ‘star’ of Enquirer reportage) has been recognised for her “Services to the Adhesives Industry” in Private Eye’s [...]

January 9, 2023 Uncategorized

Eskdale School: Here We Go Again!

Eskdale School: Here We Go Again! Guest Author MIKE WARD, former Chair of the Eskdale School Board of Governors (and a key figure in the successful 2016 campaign that forced North Yorkshire County Council’s Head of Children & Young People’s [...]

January 6, 2023 Uncategorized

DLUHC: Victims of a £1M+ Deception?

DLUHC: Victims of a £1M+ Deception? Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS has one again identified a telling discrepancy in Scarborough Borough Council’s accountancy. This article follows on the heels of a closely-related piece entitled “Town Deal Board Hood-Winked?”, published on 11th [...]

December 14, 2022 Uncategorized

Gluey Eye – Again!

Gluey Eye – Again! During the past three-and-a-half years of embarrassment arising from the unprecedented incompetence of the SIDDONS administration (supported, of course, by a small contingent of rogue Officers), a variety of North Yorks Enquirer contributors have highlighted a [...]

November 30, 2022 Uncategorized