Monday 22nd April 2024,
North Yorks Enquirer

Browsing the "Michael King" Tag

Accountability: NYC & WTC

Accountability: NYC & WTC an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on the symptoms and causes of declining ethical standards in public life – in particular, amongst elected (and co-opted) Councillors at every level of local government. Plus [...]

April 12, 2024 North Yorkshire County Council, Whitby Town

“The ‘Last Chance’ Saloon”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the two-hundred-and-sixty-sixth 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 [...]

February 26, 2024 Photoons, Whitby Town

WTC: The Meet is ON!

WTC: The Meet is ON! – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on another instance of ‘dodge the electorate’ – despite which, the Public Meeting called for Monday 8th January 2024, in the Ballroom of the ROYAL [...]

January 3, 2024 Whitby Town

Town Meeting/Assembly NOT Cancelled

Town Meeting/Assembly NOT Cancelled A Letter to the Editor from Mrs JOYCE STANGOE, minute-taker of the Town Meeting/Assembly of 18th September 2023, writes to assure Whitby residents that the Public Meeting to be held in the Ballroom of the Royal [...]

December 19, 2023 Letters, Whitby Town

WCN: PRESS RELEASE re Whitby Town Meeting

WCN: PRESS RELEASE re Whitby Town Meeting Whitby Community Network (WCN) has issued a Press Release in response to the Whitby Town Clerk’s stated intention to raise its Precept (that part of residents’ annual Council Tax bill that finances the [...]

December 17, 2023 Appeals, Whitby Town

Whitby Electors call Town Meeting/Assembly

Whitby Electors call Town Meeting/Assembly – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on Whitby Town Clerk Mr Michael KING’s proposal to increase the Parish Precept (local Council Tax) from £283K this year to £412K next – a [...]

December 6, 2023 Whitby Town

WTC Totally Dysfunctional

WTC Totally Dysfunctional – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, offering an assessment of the pusillanimous way in which Whitby Town Council, at its meeting of Full Council on 7th November 2023, addressed the outcome of the Whitby [...]

November 8, 2023 Whitby Town

WTC Clerk on the Move?

WTC Clerk on the Move? – an “In My View” opinion piece by NIGEL WARD, commenting on a reader’s speculation that Whitby Town Clerk/RFO, Mr Michael KING, may be contemplating a move to pastures new . . . ~~~~~ A [...]

October 29, 2023 Whitby Town

The Cult of the Clerk

The Cult of the Clerk – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, examining the root cause of how and why so much of the lowest tier of local government is in such an intractable mess. ~~~~~ Parish and [...]

October 27, 2023 Town & Parish, Whitby Town

WTC: Educating Linda

WTC: Educating Linda – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reporting on absolutely disgraceful conduct by certain Whitby Town Councillors at the Extraordinary Meeting held on Tuesday 26th September. ~~~~~ Before reporting on this astonishing meeting, there is [...]

September 27, 2023 Whitby Town