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Who’s Complaining Now ?

‘Slanging-match at Whitby Town (Parish) Council’ – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD,  following his “Who’s Complaining?” article. ~ As luck would have it, a real ‘live’ example of the SBC Complaints Procedure has just begun that informed [...]

March 17, 2012 Whitby Town

Who’s Complaining?

Who’s Complaining – an ‘In My View’ article by NIGEL WARD ~ Not so long ago, I stumbled across a now-defunct on-line e-petition from autumn 2010 that seriously shocked me. I was astonished to learn that, in just under five [...]

March 10, 2012 Misc

Who holds a Stake in the Stakeholders’ Steering Groups?

– first of a continuing series of  “In My View” articles by NIGEL WARD ~ Who holds a Stake in the Stakeholders’ Steering Groups? IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST “All politics is local” – according to former US Speaker of the [...]

March 1, 2012 Scarborough Borough Council

Crawling Into The Gutter With Whitby Town Council

Crawling Into The Gutter With Whitby Town Council Whitby resident NIGEL WARD offers readers the opportunity to consider his Open Letter to SBC Councillor Mike COCKERILL, Chair of the Whitby Harbour Board. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Councillor Mike COCKERILL – SBC & NYCC [...]

December 14, 2011 Scarborough Borough Council, Whitby Town

Whitby ‘Jet d’Eau’ Whaling Memorial

Whitby ‘Jet d’Eau’ Whaling Memorial – an idea, by NIGEL WARD ~~~~~~ One rare fine morning, at the beginning of July 2011, I was standing at the most north-westerly corner of the graveyard of St Mary’s Church on Whitby’s east [...]

July 31, 2011 Misc, Whitby Town

Dredging Deep To Uncover The Truth

  Today, Tuesday 19th July 2011, a Report (numbered 11/347) will be presented to the Cabinet of Scarborough Borough Council by the Head of Legal & Support Services, Mr Ian Anderson. It is a Report on the notorious affair of [...]

July 19, 2011 Scarborough Borough Council

Transparency in Local Government

Transparency in Local Government – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD. ~~~~~ ‘Transparency’ has become something of a buzz-word in local government circles; everyone professes to uphold it – until it comes to disclosing information that is potentially [...]

October 3, 2010 Scarborough Borough Council, Whitby Town

Pam Dobson, WTC– Marlborough Town Council press notice: 24/05/10

Pam Dobson, WTC– Marlborough Town Council press notice: 24/05/10 – NIGEL WARD reports on concerns regarding the appointment of Whitby Town Clerk Pam DOBSON, formerly Clerk to Marlborough Town Council (MTC), with whom she parted on most acrimonious terms. MTC [...]

September 17, 2010 Whitby Town

Open Letter to SBC Councillor Bonnie PURCHON M.B.E.

Open Letter to a transparent elected member – Scarborough Borough Councillor Bonnie PURCHON M.B.E. – NIGEL WARD shares his Letter to SBC Councillor Bonnie PURCHON, who spoke out recently about the ‘behind closed doors’ mind-set at Scarborough Borough Council. ~ [...]

September 17, 2010 Scarborough Borough Council