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The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men – and SBC

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men – and SBC Enquirer harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS shines his light into another dark place. ~~~~~ A series of emails between myself and Cllr Janet Jefferson prompt this re-examination of a series [...]

February 22, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

Back to the Drawing-Board!

Back to the Drawing-Board! North Yorks Enquirer resident Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS examines the bizarre proposals for a viewing platform on the West Pier (the Harbour ‘Masterplan’). ~~~~~ Once again the Councils disregard for Scarborough harbour users, and in particular [...]

January 23, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

Harbour Master Vanishes

Harbour Master Vanishes North Yorks Enquirer resident Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS reports on a curiously quiet departure. ~~~~~ In the absence of any communication between the Scarborough Harbour Executive and the stakeholders/harbour users since 2019, perhaps it would be appropriate [...]

January 17, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

Suits versus Oilskins

Suits versus Oilskins Harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS presents a brief history of Harbours management (and manipulation) over the past 5 years. ~~~~~ As the implementation of the Harbour ‘Masterplan’ for Scarborough Harbour rumbles along – with no sign of the [...]

November 29, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

“Double Vision”

“Double Vision” Today’s Guest Author is NYE harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS, who has identified the commonsensical fact that if you want to know what’s good for fishermen, it’s best to ask fishermen. Wayne Hemingway of Hemingway Design, on the other [...]

November 21, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

The Borough Dredger: VFM?

The Borough Dredger: VFM? Enquirer harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS turns his attention to the ‘Value For Money’ element of the Borough’s dredging activities. ~~~~~ It was interesting to note that, during the Council meeting of November 2nd, 2020, Cllr Bastiman [...]

November 10, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Vision vs. Reality

Vision vs. Reality NYE harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS offers the following rejoinder to ROGER PICKSTOCK’s recent Letter to the Editor on the subject of the Hemingway Design ‘Masterplan’ for the regeneration of Scarborough Harbour. ~~~~~ Having read Roger Pickstock’s analysis [...]

October 27, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

That ‘Masterplan’

That ‘Masterplan’ by NIGEL WARD, providing context to the Scarborough Harbour regeneration debate. ~~~~~ Three recent articles by NYE harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS have aroused considerable interest in the Council’s secret ‘Masterplan’ for the regeneration of Scarborough Harbour, as envisioned [...]

October 15, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

LUNA PARK – a Missed Opportunity

LUNA PARK – a Missed Opportunity Guest Author ALLAN ROBERTS further expands his criticism of the shambolic ‘back-of-a-fag-packet’ Masterplan for the regeneration of Scarborough Harbour – a litany of blind incomprehension masquerading as ‘vision’. Wayne Hemingway, author of the ‘Masterplan’ [...]

October 14, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Slaves to the ‘Masterplan’

Slaves to the ‘Masterplan’ NYE harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS provides some ‘meat on the bone’ to the secret Scarborough harbour ‘Masterplan’, devised by Hemingway Design with scant regard to the needs or opinions of harbour users. Lookout, fishermen! ~~~~~ SBC [...]

October 12, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council