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Jane Kenyon & Whitby Regatta ?

Timber! – “The Three Card Trick” – the next installment in Nigel’s “In My View” series of articles ~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST If you have not followed my recent articles in the public interest, describing affairs surrounding Councillor Jane [...]

June 29, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Police, Scarborough Borough Council


A Letter to the Editor from Richard INESON, reporting on his area of special interest – Stakeholders Steering Groups. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Mr Editor, I first became interested in Local Government in Whitby about three years ago, when my neighbour, Nigel [...]

June 23, 2012 Letters

“Two-Faced Double-Dipper” – CodHead 031

“Two-Faced Double-Dipper” As the ‘double-dipping’ row kicks off in earnest, Codhead homes in on Councillor Brian Simpson, the renowned ‘floor-walker’. ‘Floor-walker’ is the epithet applied to any Councillor who switches allegiance from one political party to another in accordance with [...]

April 27, 2012 Cartoons

Local Councillors Broadband Expense Claims

Here are those Councillor Broadband expenses in full. The sources for the information are listed below if you wish to confirm them against my figures. Councillor 2010/11 2009/10 2008/9 2007/8 2006/7 BACKHOUSE G A (SBC) £255.00 £255.00 £255.00 £255.00 £255.00 [...]

April 9, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Open Letter: NYCC Leader Cllr John WEIGHELL

Open Letter: NYCC Leader Cllr John WEIGHELL Re: DOUBLE-DIPPING John, It is a while since we spoke. With reference to NYCC’s promotional article on Page 17 of the Whitby Gazette of Friday 6th April 2012, entitl ed “Council always watching [...]

April 7, 2012 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

Eternal Vigilance

Eternal Vigilance – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD ~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Thomas JEFFERSON, Founding Father and principle author of the US Declaration of Independence, is credited with this dictum: “The price of democracy is eternal [...]

March 26, 2012 Misc

Park-&-Ride and ‘The Bollard That Never Rises’

A Letter to the Editor from Richard INESON, reporting on the nonsense of the Whitby Park-&-Ride proposals and the world-renowned “Bollard That Never Rises”. ~~~~~ Dear Mr Editor, The first and last part of the following email response answers questions [...]

July 16, 2011 Letters

“You Know You’ve Been Tangoed . . .” – CodHead 017

“You Know You’ve Been Tangoed . . .” CodHead has a sharp eye for the dangled carrot . . . [...]

May 4, 2011 Cartoons

“Inspector Clueso” – CodHead 013

“Inspector Clueso” Is CodHead suggesting that Inspector Mark Grange’s stated position that complaints against Council Officers and/or elected Councillors will be investigated only at the behest of the Council is somehow politically motivated? Surely not! One wonders which Councillors/Officers CodHead [...]

April 30, 2011 Cartoons

“It’s My Round!” – CodHead 009

“It’s My Round!” CodHead’s first pop at NYCC’s widely abused Extended Schools “Me Too!” Voucher Scheme, through which friends and relatives of those ‘in the know’ (including Scarborough Borough Council) were effectively granted a licence to print money. Vouchers were [...]

April 3, 2011 Cartoons