Friday 19th April 2024,
North Yorks Enquirer

All posts by Nigel Ward

Accountability: NYC & WTC

Accountability: NYC & WTC an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on the symptoms and causes of declining ethical standards in public life – in particular, amongst elected (and co-opted) Councillors at every level of local government. Plus [...]

April 12, 2024 North Yorkshire County Council, Whitby Town

WTC: Annual Assembly 25/03/24

WTC: Annual Assembly 25/03/24 – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, promoting the annual opportunity to examine what your Town Council is doing for you. ~~~~~ On Monday 25th March 2024, at 6:30pm, the Annual Town Assembly/Meeting of [...]

March 22, 2024 Whitby Town

Dredging the WTC Harbour Committee

Dredging the WTC Harbour Committee – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, examining another telling example of sheer futility: Whitby Town Council’s utterly superfluous Harbour Committee. ~~~~~ It has taken the local and regional press approaching three years [...]

March 1, 2024 Whitby Town

WTC: Town Dev. & Imp. Committee 

WTC: Town Dev. & Imp. Committee    – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD – the first in a series highlighting the utter redundancy of much of the Town Council’s internal structure and control. ~~~~~ Amongst its many [...]

February 12, 2024 Whitby Town

A Spectacular Tory Own Goal

A Spectacular Tory Own Goal – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on a spectacular Tory ‘own goal’ played out in Scarborough last week, much to the embarrassment of the Scarborough Town Deal Board (STDB). ~~~~~ Privy [...]

January 28, 2024 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

WTC: NOCK Blunders Again

WTC: NOCK Blunders Again – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, noting that Whitby Town Council’s resident embarrassment has blundered yet again – this time making the BBC News. ~~~~~ Whitby Town Councillor John NOCK – self-proclaimed ‘wordsmith’ [...]

January 27, 2024 Whitby Town

OPEN LETTER to the Mayor of Whitby

OPEN LETTER to the Mayor of Whitby An Open Letter to the Mayor of Whitby, pointing out some ‘procedural improprieties’ which, if promptly rectified, may spare the public purse the cost of further Audit Investigation Fees. ~~~~~ Councillor Bob DALRYMPLE [...]

January 12, 2024 Letters, Whitby Town

STDB Critique

Scarborough Town Deal Board Critique A Letter to the Editor from former Scarborough resident TERRY WADE, offering an informed opinion on the crisis of credibility facing the present membership of the Scarborough Town Deal Board. ~~~~~ Dear Editor The end of [...]

January 7, 2024 Letters

NYC Standards? Anything Goes!

NYC Standards? Anything Goes! – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on North Yorkshire Council’s response to my Freedom of Information request, lodged via WhatDoTheyKnow.Com on 26th November 2023, following enquiries from a number of readers wishing [...]

January 4, 2024 North Yorkshire County Council

WTC: The Meet is ON!

WTC: The Meet is ON! – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on another instance of ‘dodge the electorate’ – despite which, the Public Meeting called for Monday 8th January 2024, in the Ballroom of the ROYAL [...]

January 3, 2024 Whitby Town