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SBC U-Turns on Bogus RIPA Authorisation

SBC U-Turns on Bogus RIPA Authorisation an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, commenting on the dishonesty and evasion surrounding the unlawful interception of emails between members of the public and Councillors/Officers. ~~~~~ SBC has U-turned on the false [...]

April 27, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

The Standards Procedure & Biased SBC Officers

An Open Letter from Ali Wilkins regarding the toothless national standards procedure for keeping errant local councillors in line and also the arbitrary and biased application of those rules by the Officers at Scarborough Borough Council. ~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Sirs, Remember [...]

April 26, 2018 Letters

Cllr. COCKERILL ‘Out of Order’ (Again)

Cllr. COCKERILL ‘Out of Order’ (Again) – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on a deplorable outburst from a Councillor with a lamentable propensity for uttering inappropriate remarks that is, quite literally, nothing to crow about. ~~~~~ [...]

March 26, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC: That ‘Unsecured’ £9 Million ‘Loan’

SBC: That ‘Unsecured’ £9 Million ‘Loan’ an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD examining the security of Scarborough Borough Council’s £9 million “loan” to Benchmark Leisure Ltd to develop the Waterpark. ~~~~~ Background I refer readers to my recent [...]

March 14, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

NOCK-NOCK-NOCK-ing on Duty’s Door

NOCK-NOCK-NOCK-ing on Duty’s Door an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, calling upon SBC Councillor John NOCK [Con.] to accept and fulfil his duty as Portfolio Holder for Democracy & Governance. ~~~~~ Twenty-nine ‘working days’ ago, on 29th January [...]

March 9, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC Cllr Paid £1.3K to Chair ONE Meeting

SBC Cllr Paid £1.3K to Chair ONE Meeting an Open Letter from NIGEL WARD to Councillor Heather PHILLIPS [Con.], requesting an explanation for a number of aspects of her rôle within the Standards regime at Scarborough Borough Council. Sent also [...]

January 13, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC: Silence is Golden, Dave

SBC: Silence is Golden, Dave an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, sharing with the public an unanswered question – “Is the tale wagging the dog”. David KITSON’s silence on the subject indicates an affirmative answer. ~~~~~ On 15th [...]

January 12, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

An Open Letter to the SBC Leader

An Open Letter to Scarborough Borough Council Leader, Councillor Derek BASTIMAN [Con.] from Enquirer contributor TIM HICKS, also submitted directly, via email, on the subject (ironically) of opened emails . . . ~~~~~ Dear Councillor Bastiman, Open Letter concerning Electronic [...]

January 2, 2018 Letters, Scarborough Borough Council


In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the one hundred and twenty-fifth 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 [...]

December 31, 2017 Photoons

Surveillance & Undercover Ops and InfoWar in Yorkshire (6)

Surveillance & InfoWar Ops by Public Bodies, inc. SBC  This is the sixth article on the subject of undercover and information warfare operations in Yorkshire. The first covered the influence of the military on armed and undercover police operations and [...]

December 28, 2017 Police, Scarborough Borough Council