Friday 24th September 2021,
North Yorks Enquirer

Browsing the "D-BID" Tag

Six Grand Questions

Six Grand Questions An Open Letter to Mr Clive ROWE-EVANS, Chair and Director of Yorkshire Coast Business Improvement District (YCBID, from a levy refusenik seeking information in the public interest. Just asking . . . ~~~~~ Dear Clive, I understand that [...]

July 9, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

“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