Tuesday 28th March 2023,
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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 Scarborough Borough Council

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 Harrogate Borough Council

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 North Yorkshire County Council

“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 Private Eye, Scarborough Borough Council

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 North Yorkshire County Council

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 Scarborough Borough Council

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 Private Eye, Scarborough Borough Council

West Pier: Piles of Money?

West Pier: Piles of Money? Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS seems to have identified a previously ovrerlooked source of funding to facilitate a full repair to the West Pier sheet-piling dilapidation. And set some cracks appearing in the administration’s (rocky) armour? [...]

November 29, 2022 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC West Pier Bullnose ‘Bullshine’

SBC West Pier Bullnose ‘Bullshine’ North Yorks Enquirer Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS has once again excavated some “lessons will be learned’ bullshine from the forgotten annals of SBC Harbours history – 70 years of neglect – forgotten, perhaps, because it presents [...]

November 22, 2022 Scarborough Borough Council

Piling On The Agony!

Piling On The Agony! North Yorks Enquirer Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS writes with an update to his article of last week – “A Bad Case of Piles?”  (which went down very well – but not in the CEO’s office!). ~~~~~ For [...]

November 15, 2022 Scarborough Borough Council