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Conservative Whip Robert Goodwill’s Parliamentary Expenses

Most people in the Borough of Scarborough are probably familiar with the expenses of the local MP, but for those unfamiliar with Conservative Whip Robert Goodwill’s expenses, I will give a little more information. In 2000, whilst Conservative MEP for [...]

February 6, 2013 Misc

How to Waste £500,000

Regular readers will remember the failed attempts by Scarborough Borough Council to move the Town Hall out to Dunslow Road at Eastfield in 2012. Planning for the move commenced in 2010 when the Skipton Building Society announced that Prospect House, [...]

February 3, 2013 Scarborough Borough Council

New Media & Local Politics

Times they are a-changing. Gone are the days when the final word on a subject in local politics was given by a local Authority press release or through their stooges in the local paper. The only dissenting voices were to [...]

December 19, 2012 Scarborough Borough Council

County Council: Collusion, Cover-Ups and Coincidences?

Seven months after it was first reported to Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council, it seems the Authorities in question are trying to put the saga of the double-dipping, dual-hatted Councillors to bed. Councillors have refused to pay [...]

October 22, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Leader Cllr Tom Fox Under Fire

Ever since I read the e-mail sent to Tim Hicks about ‘Broadband Double-Dipping’ accusing some contributors of being bullies and Internet trolls, I’ve been trying to get into the mindset of the author. I’ve heard the author refer to Nigel [...]

October 4, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Double-Dipping: An Update

You may remember an article I penned about Councillors elected to both Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council, who were claiming Broadband allowances from both Authorities. I was hoping the Councillors themselves would sort this mess out, but [...]

August 3, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Assets of Scarborough

When you think about the assets of Scarborough, what comes to mind? The Marine Drive is probably our biggest draw. People love being so close to what can be the most powerful force of nature. A walk on the golden [...]

July 15, 2012 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC: Town Hall Move Costs

Information has just come to light that puts the costs put forward by Scarborough Borough Council in support of their proposed move of the Town Hall to Eastfield in new light. It has long been suspected that Scarborough Borough Council [...]

July 10, 2012 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC: Neglect of Public Buildings

It has long been suspected that Scarborough Borough Council had a policy of the wilful neglect of public buildings, resulting in them being left in an appalling condition, thus building the financial case for their future disposal to their favoured [...]

July 5, 2012 Scarborough Borough Council

Those iPads…

I covered the decision taken to buy the iPads for SBC Councillors and Officers in an article a while ago, went into some depth why the decision was flawed and why they are a poor investment. It is time for [...]

June 7, 2012 Scarborough Borough Council