Friday 07th October 2022,
North Yorks Enquirer

All posts by Tim Thorne

Anonymous Payback Councillors Exposed

A recent article highlighted a mileage repayment from County Councillor David Jeffels (Seamer & Derwent Valley Ward). It was established that Cllr Jeffels attended a ‘Conservative Away Day’ meeting on the 17th October 2011 at the ‘Leeming Bar Hotel’ and [...]

October 27, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council

Double Standards?

The Standards Committee of Scarborough Borough Council has openly criticised the conduct of the now former Scarborough Borough Councillor Geoff Evans, over an event that took place back in 2012. In 2012, Councillor Evans was telephoned at his home as [...]

October 5, 2013 Scarborough Borough Council

Payback Time For Anonymous Conservative Councillors

Hambleton District Council Regular readers may remember an article about Councillors at Hambleton District Council (HDC) and the free Broadband connection they receive as elected members. Through FOI requests, we established that eighteen of the forty four elected district Councillors [...]

September 27, 2013 Hambleton District Council, North Yorkshire County Council

Payback Time For Cllr David Jeffels

Regular readers may remember a recent article about Conservative Councillors claiming for travel to attend Conservative Group Meetings at County Hall, North Yorkshire County Council’s (NYCC) headquarters in Northallerton. From the Freedom of Information (FOI) data gathered – the mileage [...]

August 25, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council

SBC: Open Air Theatre Losses Exposed

When you ask elected Councillors about the Scarborough Open Air Theatre (OAT), its viability and profitability, you generally get a rose-tinted view of a bygone age. The Councillors themselves probably don’t realise the full scale of the financial horrors as [...]

August 18, 2013 Scarborough Borough Council
The Information Commissioner's Office

Information Commissioner slams SBC

On the 30th July 2013, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued Decision Notice FS50488131 against Scarborough Borough Council (SBC). The Decision Notice issued against SBC relates to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request which asked for sight of the pre-application [...]

August 9, 2013 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC ‘Spook’ Censors Mundane Planning Doc

Regular readers may remember the 2012 attempts by Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) to move the Town Hall, based on St Nicholas Street in the heart of Scarborough town centre, to an industrial estate on the edge of the Borough with [...]

July 24, 2013 Scarborough Borough Council
County Hall - Northallerton

NYCC Funding Conservative Party Jollies?

Regular readers may remember a few recent articles about the mileage of Councillors at North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC). From the NYCC data, we established that during a three year period sufficient mileage was claimed to drive to the moon [...]

July 18, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall - Northallerton

NYCC: Out Of Control?

The minutes from North Yorkshire County Council Executive meetings are normally mundane, but the minutes from 29th November 2011 and 3rd July 2012 reveal some startling allegations against Officers of North Yorkshire Trading Standards (NYTS) and North Yorkshire County Council. [...]

July 7, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council
York Potash's Proposed Dove's Nest Site

York Potash Now Set To Compete With Boulby

Information on the website of the York Potash parent company, Sirius Minerals, seems to indicate the York Potash project is changing direction yet again. Regular readers may remember the original York Potash plan. The plan was to sink a couple [...]

June 29, 2013 North York Moors National Park Authority