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Travelodge ‘California’?

Travelodge ‘California’? an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, describing a hotel that SBC can check out of, but cannot leave. ~~~~~ Readers and other followers of the antics of Scarborough Borough Council may remember the following article in [...]

February 18, 2021 Scarborough Borough Council

“What a Difference a Day Makes”

What a difference a day makes – especially if it’s an election day! In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the one-hundred-and-eighty-sixth in a continuing series of so-called “Photoons” – cartoons developed from digital photographs – highlighting the [...]

September 19, 2019 Photoons

Tory ‘Secret Weapon’ Promises Landslide Success in May

Tory ‘Secret Weapon’ Promises Landslide Success in May – an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, reviewing Scarborough & Whitby Conservative Association’s stunning new hi-tech quest for renewed Council supremacy. ~~~~~ Scarborough & Whitby Conservatives have launched a high-end [...]

March 5, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

O.A.T. ~ Opening At Times?

O.A.T. ~ Opening At Times? an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, examining the profit-sharing potential for SBC’s Open Air Theatre 2019 season. ~~~~~ While everybody’s attention is turned to the on-going mysteries of the £9M SBC/BLL/Alpamare relationship, mine [...]

January 27, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

To our Leader, with Compliments

To our Leader, with Compliments by Tim HICKS, following up on the Private Eye coverage of the ticket privileges accorded to SBC personnel. ~~~~~ Dear Councillor Bastiman, Britney Spears Concert, misappropriation of tickets by SBC Councillors and employees  I hope [...]

January 13, 2019 Scarborough Borough Council

Another £11K down the OAT Plug-Hole

Another £11K down the OAT Plug-Hole an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, unearthing more expenditure omitted from SBC claims that only(!) £107K was spent on the OAT, an alleged ‘saving’ of £25K on the budgeted £132K. ~~~~~ Further [...]

October 24, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

OAT: Number-Juggling

OAT: Number-Juggling Guest Author ALI WILKINS catches a few dropped balls in SBC’s OAT ‘reputational management’ campaign – otherwsie known as the Cuffe & Taylor Benefit Society. ~~~~~ I read with interest the article in the Scarborough News concerning the [...]

October 18, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

“Open Air Loser”

An Open Letter from TONY RANDERSON (a Councillor at both North Yorkshire County Council and Scarborough Borough Council) to Councillor Martin Smith [Con.], Portfolio Holder for Tourism regarding the financial disaster known locally as “the OAT”. OAT losses were first [...]

September 14, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

SBC September Council Review

SBC September Council Review by ALI WILKINS, bringing the 3rd September meeting of SBC Full Council to a wider audience, without losing (or spending) a penny. And presenting that long-running Scarborough farce ‘That’s Not The Way To Do It!’. ~~~~~ [...]

September 11, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council

Britney Jeers

Britney Jeers Guest Author ALI WILKINS reviews the OAT event of the year. ~~~~~ With all the hype in the last months about the coming of Britney to the OAT it was sad, to say the least, that her concert [...]

August 22, 2018 Scarborough Borough Council