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Another £1M+ “Lost at Sea”

Another £1M+ “Lost at Sea” Enquirer Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS examines the Scarborough Coastal Defence Strategy (SCDS) – and wonders where the money has gone . . . ~~~~~ Scarborough Coastal Defence Strategy July 2021 saw the announcement that the Council would [...]

January 9, 2022 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC’s Offices To Let

SBC’s Offices To Let Enquirer stalwart NORMAN MURPHY offers his ‘take’ on the Leader’s Urgent Decision to secretively acquire Pavilion House and Comet Corner for £3½ million. ~~~~~ I bet, when Steve “It’s a Dog’s Breakfast” Siddons, the fool who thinks [...]

January 5, 2022 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC 2022: Apocalypse Now!

SBC 2022: Apocalypse Now! Guest Author NORMAN MURPHY offers his views on the death throes of Scarborough Borough Council and the financial prospects going forward. ~~~~~ As we begin the third year of the Steve (“It’s a dog’s breakfast”) Siddons’ dictatorial [...]

December 30, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

“Planning Plonkers”

“Planning Plonkers” The ever-popular Alderman NORMAN MURPHY provides our latest Guest Author article. ~~~~~ Oh dear, how sad; glorious Leader of the Council, Steve (“It’s a dog’s breakfast”) Siddons, did not get his flagship project, the ARGOS scam, through Planning. Just [...]

December 20, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

Twenchers in the Harbour?

Twenchers in the Harbour? Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS dishes the skinny on another secretive SBC ‘consultation’ (read ‘diktat’), a Trojan horse concealed within the so-called ‘Masterplan’ for the West Pier in Scarborough. Revenue first, residents’ businesses nowhere. And guess who’s [...]

December 6, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

West Pier -v- ARGOS

West Pier -v- ARGOS NYE harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS draws some interesting comparisons – and conclusions. Wake up, SBC! ~~~~~ As the much-debated ARGOS issue rumbles along, perhaps now would be an appropriate time to have a review of the [...]

November 29, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

Book Review: “The New Millennium Serial Killer”

A book review by Evelyn Foley, who is one of the NYE’s readers from the Irish Republic. ~~~~~ Book Review: “The New Millennium Serial Killer” – by Chris Clark and Bethan Trueman Reviewed by Evelyn Foley Introduction “The New Millennium Serial [...]

November 17, 2021 Misc

ARGOS: The Myth Makers

ARGOS: The Myth Makers Guest Author Stormin’ NORMAN MURPHY responds to SBC ‘Deputy’ Leader Councillor Liz Colling’s desperate attempts to prop up the fanciful Argos myths now being peddled, at who-knows-who’s expense, all over social media and the wider internet. Does [...]

November 14, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council


Today’s Guest Author is an Alderman with 20 years of Council experience, who now proceeds to FACT CHECK the rookie Leader who allegedly couldn’t lead a one-man band. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Stormin’ Norman Murphy. ~~~~~ As a [...]

October 31, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

ARGOS Consultation with Scarborough Harbour Users Group

ARGOS Consultation with Scarborough Harbour Users Group Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS reports on a curious disparity in the various ARGOS consultation processes. Is someone attempting to tilt the playing-field again? ~~~~~ I draw your attention to the two statements at [...]

October 30, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council