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“The Closure of 101”

A Letter to the Editor from Johanna MacMAHON of Scarborough, lamenting the decision to close 101 Prospect Mount Road – NYCC’s much-loved Scarborough Residential Home. ~~~~~ Dear Sir, SHAME on NYCC – and SHAME on Dale Owens, Assistant Head of [...]

February 6, 2018 Letters, North Yorkshire County Council

SBC: Gullible COCKERILL’s Dog Poo Myth

SBC: Gullible COCKERILL’s Dog Poo Myth an “In My View” report by NIGEL WARD, commenting on a Report presented to Full Council by SBC Portfolio Holder for Major Projects,  Councillor Mike COCKERILL [Ind.Ind.] addressing the South Bay pollution problem. ~~~~~ [...]

January 10, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

“Tony’s Christmas Message”

A Christmas Message from Tony RANDERSON – humanist, trade-unionist, and local politician at Borough and County level. ~~~~~ A few thoughts on the Season of Goodwill to All – with a New Year fast approaching . . . My thoughts [...]

December 25, 2017 Letters

“Amity Calamity”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the one hundred and twenty-fourth 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 7, 2017 Photoons

“Sorry We’re Closed”

A Letter to the Editor from SBC Councillor Rob BARNETT [Lab.] (Whitby Streonshalh), who writes to lament the decline of our much-loved town of Whitby under two tiers of Tory-led local government. ~~~~~ Dear Editor, Once again, thank you for [...]

November 22, 2017 Letters

South Bay BWQ: A Senior Moment

South Bay BWQ: A Senior Moment In response to the latest in a series of articles on the Enquirer concerning Bathing Water Quality in Scarborough’s South Bay, one Facebook user (clearly a wag) posted the following rhetorical question: “We could [...]

November 10, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council


CORRECTIONS/APOLOGIES Yesterday, Sunday 5th November 2017, the North Yorks Enquirer published an article of mine addressing the fact that s.17 of the Data Protection Act 1998 requires (inter alia) Councillors at all levels of Local Government (and MPs) to ‘notify’ [...]

November 6, 2017 Misc

“Political Animal – Political Agitator – Political Activist”

A Letter to the Editor from North Yorkshire County and Scarborough Borough Councillor Tony RANDERSON [Lab.], who writes, at a time when our local authorities fall under harder scrutiny the ever before, with the result that public trust and confidence [...]

October 26, 2017 Letters

Proposed Parking Permit Price Hike Unlawful

On the 20th October North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) have unlawfully proposed to increase the price of parking permits to cover a ‘shortfall’ of £123,000. The shortfall appears to have been conjured out of thin air. The Road Traffic Regulation [...]

October 26, 2017 North Yorkshire County Council

SBC Embezzles £150k?

On Monday 4th September 2017, a Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) meeting was held at the Town Hall, St Nicholas St, Scarborough. SBC agreed to take £150,000 from the Special Parking Account (SPA) and give it to the Amaury Sports Organisation [...]

October 12, 2017 Scarborough Borough Council