Tuesday 11th May 2021,
North Yorks Enquirer

Browsing the "D-BID" Tag

“Praise & Condemnation”

“Praise & Condemnation” A Letter to the Editor from WILLIAM PARKIN of Hinderwell, commenting on both sides of the YCBID stand-off. ~~~~~ Dear Sir, First of all, I am not in business and am not affected by the Yorkshire Coast [...]

November 25, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

“Overqualified?”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the two-hundred-and-thirteenth in a continuing series of so-called “Photoons” – cartoons developed from digital photographs – highlighting the more amusing aspects of current affairs in North Yorkshire and far beyond. Readers [...]

July 12, 2020 Photoons

“Second Opinion”

“Second Opinion” A Letter to the Editor from BRIAN MATHEWS, responding to NIGEL WARD’s widely-read report “YCBID: The Reckoning [Part One]” and adding some further observations. ~~~~~ Dear Editor, On your recommendation, I have watched the Council meeting regarding the [...]

June 29, 2020 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council

“Money for Nothing”

“Money for Nothing” A Letter to the Editor from BRIAN MATHEWS of Scarborough who has been examining the recent efforts of the Borough’s least favourite tourism promotion agency – and found them wanting. ~~~~~ Dear Editor, Yorkshire Coast BID – [...]

June 12, 2020 Letters

YCBID: More Waste of Levypayer’s Money

A Letter to the Editor from Scarborough commentator BRIAN MATHEWS, whose opinion of the projects floated by the Yorkshire Coast BID – thus far, at least – is no higher than deserved. ~~~~~ Dear Editor, More Waste of Levypayer’s Money [...]

June 5, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

Zooming in on the BID Ballot

Zooming in on the BID Ballot an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD. ~~~~~ Beleaguered tourism-related businesses along the Yorkshire coast will be encouraged to learn that the Audit Committee of Scarborough Council has at last been summoned to [...]

May 29, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

“A Labour Party Stooge?”

“A Labour Party Stooge?” Guest Author “Storming” NORMAN MURPHY exposes a piece of the most devious skulduggery on the part of our present “open and transparent” administration. ~~~~~ As many of you who follow the antics of our Council will [...]

March 3, 2020 Scarborough Borough Council

We BID You ‘Bravo!’

We BID You ‘Bravo!’ an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, providing a further update on the ‘stealth tax’ known as the Yorkshire Coast BID. ~~~~~ On Wednesday 26th February 2020, I was able to attend East Riding Magistrates’ [...]

February 28, 2020 East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Scarborough Borough Council

How Red Are These Hands?

How Red Are These Hands? an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD. ~~~~~ Readers who have followed the ongoing saga of the Yorkshire Coast BID (the 1.5% levy on businesses in the tourism sector whose rateable value exceeds a [...]

February 21, 2020 East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Is YCBID in ‘Power Dive’ Mode?

Is YCBID in ‘Power Dive’ Mode? an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, updating readers and local businesses on the present prospects of the campaign in opposition to the Yorkshire Coast BID. ~~~~~ East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) [...]

February 17, 2020 East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Scarborough Borough Council