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All posts by Tim Thorne

Cowboy Council: No Futur(ist)?

The Futurist Theatre sits empty, no shows during the spring, summer shows start August 1st through to September, visitor numbers slashed, future looking bleak for autumn/winter, local traders income slashed and the local economy has taken quite a hit. The [...]

June 21, 2013 Scarborough Borough Council

HDC: Evasive FOI Responses

In January this year, FOI questions were put to Hambleton District Council attempting to find out what their policy was regarding Broadband and the Council’s forty-four elected members. It turned out that the Council provided a Broadband connection free of [...]

June 5, 2013 Hambleton District Council

York Potash Petition Faked

A petition in support of the proposed York Potash polyhalite mine near Whitby is being investigated by the North York Moors National Park Authority after it emerged that the names of Whitby and Scarborough residents were falsely added. Two contributors [...]

May 31, 2013 North York Moors National Park Authority

Double-Dipping: McCartney Puts Record Straight!

All has been quiet on the Double-Dipping front for some time now; not really surprising given that North Yorkshire County Council elections were scheduled for the 2nd May. No-one was willing to stick their head above the parapet, given it [...]

May 15, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council, Selby District Council

Payback Time for MP Robert Goodwill

It has been confirmed that Robert Goodwill, MP for Scarborough and Whitby, has repaid the sum of £4,963.39 to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA). The IPSA judged that repayments from MPs would be necessary where an MP has made [...]

May 9, 2013 Misc

More NYMNPA / York Potash Conflicted Interests?

On Monday the 24th September 2012 at 10am there was a full National Park Authority meeting at The National Park Office, The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley. Item 16 on the Agenda was a pre-application presentation to members of the Authority. The [...]

April 21, 2013 North York Moors National Park Authority, North Yorkshire County Council

From Scarborough Town Hall, With Anger

22nd Feb 2013 – Private Eye Rotten Boroughs (1334) Publishes ‘Moor The Merrier’ about Tim Lawn’s possible £2.5 million gains from the York Potash mine 8th Mar 2013 – ‘From York Potash, With Love’ published about theatre tickets gifted to [...]

April 2, 2013 North York Moors National Park Authority, Scarborough Borough Council

SBC: Cllr Tim Lawn Resigns

The Scarborough Borough Council Website currently shows that Tim Lawn is no longer an elected Councillor and that his term of office ended today, Monday 18th March 2013. Given that Tim Lawn was one of the requisite two Scarborough Borough [...]

March 19, 2013 North York Moors National Park Authority, Scarborough Borough Council

From York Potash, With Love

As regular readers will know, Registers of Interests are always intriguing reading, but the full facts are obscured as relevant information is often altered or omitted. Given the willingness of Local Authorities to support York Potash’s dig on the North [...]

March 8, 2013 North York Moors National Park Authority, Scarborough Borough Council

NYCC Car Allowances

Councillors have claimed nearly three quarters of a million miles during the last three financial years. Councillors total mileage claims are 153% higher than their total official meetings mileage during the last 3 years. Facts & Figures There are 72 [...]

March 5, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council