Private Eye slams Scarred Borough Council – again!

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Private Eye slams Scarred Borough Council – again!

Private Eye slams Scarred Borough Council – again!


Private Eye slams Scarred Borough Council – again!

More dirty tricks in North Yorlshire. Just when you thought that Scarborough Borough Council could sink no lower, the worst Council in the country has now excelled itself by progressing a totally false allegation levelled at Real Whitby contributor Nigel WARD. And by a curious quirk of circumstance, this comes as an apparent ‘return of service’ after Real Whitby published “The Genie is out of the Bottle” in mid-March 2014, an article containing excerpts from an apparently fraudulent 1996 benefit claim by a couple of serving Councillors, the documentation of which was widely circulated in late February 2014, seemingly by an SBC insider.

And who do you suppose was behind this latest libellous attack? Could it have been the outed 1996 fraudsters? Could it be someone who is in no hurry to revisit Burlingame, California?

SBC’s Director of Legal & Democratic Services Lisa DIXON (an Eye regular) is, of course, studiously ignoring all attempts to clarify the matter.

Enjoy the growing Real Whitby “PRIVATE EYE” Collection, here.

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  1. Zen May 28, 2014 at 10:33 am - Reply

    When I exposed a Cornish district council for falsifying Planning Committee Minutes, and reversing by deceit a 16-0 planning approval by internal manipulation of the planning process, a long series of smears and arrests began, which ended with Devon & Cornwall Police blackmailing my father, and my utter ruin.

    They then targeted the only district councillor to speak up against the council officers, Tony Knott of Calstock, and bulldozed his home to the ground in blatant revenge.

    Both media and democracy are silent.

    The system is evil, and those who run it are far too easily prone to evil acts. This is inevitable in a primitive fear-based system,because few people have the requisite courage to do what is right, because the system closes ranks against whistleblowers, sacking them.

    Fear runs the system.

    • John Allen May 28, 2014 at 12:19 pm - Reply

      Hi Zen

      I did a google aearch and got to fast4truth2. I shall have to read it again slowly to take it in, yet it portrays a horrific fact that I have assumed is countrywide – corruption and self-interest is oozing from the pores of councillors all over.

      • Zen May 29, 2014 at 10:27 am - Reply

        Hi John Allen,

        No legal action is possible – I am ruined for life. And after 25 years since it started, my mind has lost interest – my working life as a creative businessman ended with my trumped-up conviction for THREATS TO KILL, and bankruptcy, plus my family swallowing hook, line, and sinker my being mentally ill.

        However, my story is an object lesson in the evil of councils and police, as it shows in detail how council and police conspire to pervert the course of justice, and how ‘democracy’ and law are broken reeds in containing systemic abuse of power.

        The Police Report to CPS is of considerable interest. Written by a Detective Inspector, every single point of danger to the council is omitted, while I am presented as a ‘lone nut’. I sat across a desk for a good 12 hours over 2 days with that police officer, and his questions were tenacious – certainly not going through the motions. As he left, he said “When I get to Caradon, that is when the lying will start!”

        I never imagined that the Detective Inspector would himself be the greatest liar, but this was a common element all the way through. People were horrified to begin with, and some would wish to help, but as soon as the reality began to sink in – a council caught redhanded committing multiple criminal offences – ( with 3 honourable exceptions ) no-one wanted to be seen pointing the finger at the council.

        It is a sizeable read, but if anyone is really interested in abuses of planning permissions by planning officers, and how Special Branch is used to stop embarrassment to the power elite, then you may find how and why I was destroyed of interest.

        Best wishes,


  2. Yusuf Salih May 28, 2014 at 10:35 am - Reply

    An honest government is one that would not fear to be held accountable for their deeds. Therefore the aim should be to remove immunity from those that wield power.

  3. Norman Winterton May 28, 2014 at 10:47 am - Reply

    This is the most disgraceful abuse of office that I have come across in forty years in the public sector. Are these people completely beyond accountability? I think we should be told!

  4. Tim Thorne May 28, 2014 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Who was behind the complaint? Lets try and find out:

  5. Richard Pearson May 28, 2014 at 11:30 am - Reply

    These self-appointed guardians of civic-corruption belive they are untouchable. During a dispute over 247 illegally issued parking tickets, I was told by somebody from a council department, that my insistence that much of their parking scheme was not compliant with the law of the land ‘didn’t matter’. My request for proof that SBC had legally adopted the service road, at the back of my house, was met with obfuscation and a request for a significant amount of money, as payment for providing that proof, despite the claim that they’d adopted the road, forming part of their grounds for prosecution . As I’m sure readers are aware, plaintiffs are legally bound to supply such evidence to defendant, free of charge.

    On another occasion, I asked SBC to provide me with a copy of the contract, which stated what services they were legally obliged to supply to each Council Tax payer. They told me they couldn’t supply such a contract and didn’t believe they were legally obliged to supply one. Roughly translated, this means they believe I should be legally obliged to pay them well over £1,000.00 pa, but I have no legal right to know what I am paying for. All subsequent attempts to procure such a document, have hit a brick wall.

    Under the FOI Act, I asked them to supply all details concerning the sale and development of the site where The Sands now stands, as that whole deal smacks of high-level corruption. Three years later, I’m still waiting.

    There are also many unanswered questions about events surrounding the demise of Scarborough Football Club and requests for job transfers by female members of staff, concerning council leader Tom Fix, which deserve answers.

    SBC thinks itself above the law and sees its duty as to protect its inner sanctum, rather than serve the borough’s residents. It is high-time we caused the full-weight of the law they hold in such contempt, down to bear in them.

  6. Tim Thorne May 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 12:55:03 +0100
    From: Tim Thorne
    To: All SBC Cllrs
    Subject: Maliciously sponsored benefits related complaint by Scarborough Borough Council?

    Dear Councillors,

    It has come to my attention, and now Private Eye’s, that the Council appears to have sponsored a malicious benefits related complaint, which it knew to be false from the outset, against Nigel Ward of the Real Whitby website about his pension.

    If you are interested in what Private Eye have to say about the matter then click the following link.

    An investigator from the Department of Work and Pensions called on Nigel and stated that the DWP had received a complaint from the Town Hall at Scarborough Borough Council, alleging that Nigel has been in the receipt of monies from running the Real Whitby website. For your information, Nigel doesn’t run or even own the site, he just makes a lot of contributions and does so without recompense and does it in the public interest, which some of you already know.

    It is rather a strange complaint to make as it is very easy to find out who owns particular web sites on the Internet. There are Domain Registrars all around the world, but one charged with running the domains are Nominet.

    Council Officers know who runs the Real Whitby website as the Director of Democratic and Legal Services sent a letter to that address. Crosscheck the address in the Electoral Register and you find the owner.

    The Council already knows the owner of the Real Whitby website is Glenn Kilpatrick, so quite why the Council is sponsoring a wholly false complaint about Nigel Ward receiving money from the website is beyond me. Perhaps, as Councillors, you can ask some pertintent questions about the matter as quite obviously the Council’s conduct in this matter is an absolute disgrace.

    Kind regards,
    Tim Thorne

  7. Richard Pearson May 28, 2014 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Unfortunately they are likely to plead innocence and say they presumed Nigel would be compensated for his contributions. We know they are mischief making, but I doubt even if we could isolate the individual who made the allegation, that it would be possible to prove they acted with undue malice. Far better to fight fire with fire by chasing them legally for things like dereliction of duty and failure to deliver information, they are legally obliged to deliver. I wonder if Private Eye knows of any out of town solicitor who may be able to do some pro bono work for Real Whitby?

    It might be worth finding out the names of any council officials or rogue councillors in receipt of state benefits and see if their are grounds for making similar allegations.

  8. Glenn Kilpatrick May 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    What a set of cunts.

  9. Glenn Kilpatrick May 28, 2014 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    We already have a solicitor Richard who we consult regular. He has already told me to persue the council for damages over their last attempt to darken our name.

  10. John Allen May 28, 2014 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Being from outside the area, my contribution has to be considered. As you know, I have come to respect Nigel Ward, and through him, Real Whitby.

    Given the serious and, unfortunately, very unsavoury, nature of many of the actions taken by individuals, councillors and others, I applaud Real Whitby’s professionalism in exposing wrongdoing, while taking no joy in the fact that self-serving at council level has taken place and young victims have had their lives blighted.

    Maybe now the residents of the area should have their say and request the removal/resignation of the people involved.

  11. Richard Pearson May 28, 2014 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Great, then take thei advice, but make sure you get the case heard out of town. Libel /Slander cases are beset with many problems, other than the obvious pitfalls. There is always the possibility you will only be awarded nominal damages even if you win, if the court can be convinced you acted frivolously and the awarding of costs is far from automatic in such cases.

    would be interested to read the details of any intended prosecution.


  12. David C May 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Presumably whoever made the allegation was struggling with the concept that anyone could possibly be doing anything in the public interest for nothing. Either that or they were simply being malicious. Take your pick.

    I think, having read all the evidence on Real it would be rather difficult to sustain an argument that anyone was acting ‘frivolously.’

  13. Wendy May 28, 2014 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    I am sure that this cowardly act will only add to the fire and determination of the corruption busters at Real Whitby to show these crooks up for what they are. Of course they couldn’t imagine anyone doing anything purely in the public interest because they obviously judge others by their own selfish, greedy standards!! They who were appointed to do this very thing have shown themselves up for what they are.
    Go get ’em

  14. Richard Pearson May 28, 2014 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Unfortunately David C, ‘evidence’ as presented on Real Whitby wouldn’t necessarily be ‘evidence’ in a court of law. There is little point taking ‘risky’ legal action against them, when there are possibly a lot more safer routes by which to take legal proceedings.

  15. GERALD May 28, 2014 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    ” More dirty tricks in North Yorlshire. Just when you thought that Scarborough Borough Council could sink no lower, the worst Council in the country ”…..
    That’s upset a few councils around the country, they all thought they had the title of ‘worst council’.
    So as its Summer season, why not make money from organising coach trips around Scarborough, sightseeing the council chamber and where the councillors live ? What kind of houses they live in, what kind of streets, do their neighbours keep their gardens tidy, a form of reality sightseeing, better than watching the telly.

    The councils chamber of horror’s will delight the tourists, along with tour guides reading out the list (including murky details.) of guilt ridden crimes committed, pointing out where Jaconelli one of Britain’s leading paedophiles sat as Mayor, where he closeted himself with others of the same political persuasions, as well as some who may have had other politics.
    A running commentary of the politicians, past and present, who were in office whilst Jaconelli, Savile and friend/s held ‘court to abused children, whilst living in the ‘land of the deaf and blind’, politically speaking.
    How’s that for job creation ?
    We have three new councillors in Leeds, all for the New Labour Party, not a one of them could have ever expected to win even one of the seats as Independents, only there because of the party ticket.
    None of them have any politics apart from what they learned at school, college or university ( one has both mum and dad as councillors, family business possibly.) , but they’re all capable of following the party leaders, which simply means learning the ‘script’ and putting their hands up at the right moment.
    Dirty tricks are a signal sign of weakness, shows its now deep under their skin, probably a very frightened old friend of Jaconelli’s, one worrying about a jail sentence and the destruction of their fraudulent public reputation. Hopefully the councillors will discuss amongst themselves whom it may have been, and why they did it. Suspicion must be at a high level by now, the quiet whispers as to whether any other councillors were involved with Jaconelli’s predilictions.

  16. glenmore May 28, 2014 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    How about if you single them out from the herd with a commercial affidavit served in their private capacity and allow them to rebut your allegation if they fail to rebut under penalty of perjury you just continue the process to default and have your judgement ratified and confirmed by the Courts.

  17. Richard Pearson May 28, 2014 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    As I have said previously, a certain Tom Fix warrants close scrutiny!

  18. Brian Dodds May 28, 2014 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Yrt another entry in the catalogue of dirty tricks used by this corrupt band of self serving hypocrites. They have shown that they are perfectly willing to try anything they can to silence the people who publicly criticise their actions, whether it,s legal, ethical or morally wrong doesn,t seem to be any impediment. I must agree with Richard Pearson, I also believe the leader of SBC more than warrants close scrutiny, it was on his watch as a senior police officer that Jaconelli and Saville were operating with impunity in the area and he chose to adopt the three wise monkeys method. I wouldn,t mind laying odds that before long the clown hall bunch will find a different approach to try, they have successfully taken dirty tricks to a whole new level, what next I wonder.

  19. Val Hanson May 28, 2014 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Poor Nigel. It’s what every malicious, jealous, nasty piece of work excels in: Making a false complaint – usually anonymously- to the relevant authority that someone is either: 1. A benefit fraudster 2. A drug dealer 3. A prostitute 4. Abusing their children.

    Bet they didn’t realise THAT would get published in Private Eye.

    Just smile Nigel and know you are dealing with a very desperate individual. Whoever made the false allegation should not be allowed to hide behind a cloak of anonymity, and should be exposed for malicious harassment.

    Sending strength and blessings your way.

  20. Zen May 29, 2014 at 1:16 am - Reply

    WARNING – council and police dirty tricks.

    A Cornish District Council had a problem, in that a planning officer falsified Planning Committee Minutes, and the Solicitor and the Chief Executive were covering it up.


    Police arrested me under the Public Order Act, ran it through various hearings, before offering no evidence, even though I had written to the CPS saying it was vital it went to trial, because I would prove he was a liar and a perjurer.

    I made another sign CARADON SOLICITOR TOLLEY. LIAR & PERJURER! POLICE KNOW IT’S TRUE!, and walked around the council offices, so that every employee knew the truth. I then went to a roundabout in Liskeard town centre, where the solicitor assaulted me 4 times in 15 minutes, twice throwing a hat I was wearing into a busy main road, and twice using aerosol cans of paint to cover-up with paint what he was plainly unable to contest with his own chosen weapon – the law.

    Even after this assault, I did not demand police arrest the solicitor, because I knew I could break him at any time – as did council and police. All I asked, was that he admit the offence, and receive a Caution, without any need for being charged. Police cheated, driving 22 miles to his home, and giving him a Verbal Warning ( informal, not recorded ).

    I therefore privately prosecuted the Solicitor under the Public Order Act.

    Having blocked me previously, the council suddenly appointed an outside solicitor to look at my allegations. He supported me 100 percent, but this recommendation was considered by a committee previously unknown to exist – the Emergency Committee. It consisted of the Chairman of the Council, and 3 top officers, ALL of whom were involved in the allegations. For these 3 officers to participate was contrary to NATURAL JUSTICE, and not surprisingly, the recommendation was simply ignored.

    It went to Court, and the Solicitor was found Guilty. He was given a Conditional Discharge; I simply ask “Would my feet have touched the ground if I had gone near a council officer armed with aerosol cans of paint? Equal before the law, no way!

    For this reason, a Special Branch Superintendent suddenly took over locally, and 12 years later, I discovered that my father was blackmailed by him.

    In spite of three councillors publicly supporting me ( County, District, town Mayor ), my father was told “There is no truth in any of these allegations, and if you do not stop your son making them, he will be Sectioned under the Mental Health Act!”

    That is a very powerful blackmail, and my late father was a regular officer in the Royal Navy in World War Two, being a 16 year old Dartmouth-trained Midshipman in 1939, and the holder of the DSC in 1945. He served on HMS Torbay in the Med and Pacific, saw a lot of action, and would have commanded his own sub if the war had lasted a little longer, so he was a tough and commanding character, used to getting his own way.

    After a year of enormous pressure from him to quit, during which the council and police set about destroying my business, I finally released my anger, kicking hell out of an inanimate object – a bucket – for just 30 seconds, shouting that I would ‘Kill the bastards!’, getting the anger out, before returning to teaching myself Civil Litigation ( which I had a naive faith in, not realising that bankruptcy removes ALL access to redress ).

    When informed by my father, police must have clapped their hands with joy, and 25 officers searched my farm, with 4 dogs, 4 metal detectors, and a frogman to search a cesspit. It was a huge operation.

    They found nothing of note – nothing to warrant such a huge operation.

    Unknown to me at the time, one of the things about the charge THREATS TO KILL, you have to INTEND that the person who hears the threats will believe you mean to carry it out. At the time, all I was doing, was venting the justifiable anger.

    Now this is important, because it means that at the point of charging me, police had NO CHANCE of a conviction, so everything depended upon the barrister.

    It went to Crown Court, and I called a number of witnesses, including supporting councillors, and council officers, and hostile councillors supporting the cover-up. All were denied to me.

    The police barrister, Andrew Chubb, used my love of my Father as a weapon against me, and got me to say that I intended him to believe I meant to carry it out.

    I was utterly ruined and discredited, bankrupted, and I never spoke to either parent again ( now both dead ).

    The council then bulldozed to the ground the self-build house of Councillor Tony Knott of Calstock, in blatant revenge for his support of myself, and to warn others to remain silent.

    The barrister, became Judge Andrew Chubb, and burnt to death in most unusual circumstances just 8 years after shafting me. He got back the energy he put out. As I had written a document I served on the council about The Law of Karma, which was read by Chubb, I am a firm believer in The Law of Karma, as two solicitors on the council ALSO had messy unexpected career terminations ( one lived ).

    So I have personal experience of just how vile and nasty the dirty tricks of councils and police can be. What I describe, is but a tiny fraction of the story.

    The system is evil, and those who are damaged by it, are isolated, while those enjoying the system, are oblivious to the damage done.

    And so the system ploughs on, like an icebreaker, crushing honest people, so that system criminals can enjoy fruitful careers, and inflation-proof pensions.

    I have nothing, and I will never ask government for anything. I live outside the system on £2-£3 a day, have no letterbox, doctor, dentist, bank account, pension, and I will die by fasting, rather than submit to government.

    I last signed a government form in 2005, because I am TOTALLY turned-off to government.

    I am FREE, 168 hours of the week, and the only drawback, is I have no teeth ( pliers come in useful ). When I can no longer eat properly, I die. THAT is my protest; I will fast to death, never being a burden upon anyone.

    🙂 Zen

  21. David Clark May 29, 2014 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Stand strong Nigel, as Ive said many times before the answer in part to this absolute disgrace lies within the 1974 Poulson Trial and the return to British Juristriction in the early 1980s and the membership,elected and appointed positions held to this day 30years and more later. Should these people have ever been allowed to stand for Public Office in the first place.

  22. Tom Brown May 30, 2014 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    For Gods sake when are people going to wake up!!
    THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BOROUGH COUNCIL they have all been dissolved.
    After me now,everybody pose the following question to your local Borough and County Councils!
    Has x Borough/County/City council been abolished as a democratic body?

    If they reply even to acknowledge the question they may be kosher but you will find they will NOT answer which of course means that they do not have to. BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT OBLIGED AS A PUBLIC LTD COMPANY TO ANSWER.

  23. Tom Brown May 30, 2014 at 6:21 pm - Reply


  24. Richard Pearson May 30, 2014 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    But absolutely no legal right to reform as Ltd companies. Borough councils were formed to administrate the borough on behalf of the residents of the borough, by the residents of the borough. They would have have to consult residents and get their agreement, to reform as a Ltd company.

    • Nigel May 31, 2014 at 9:28 am - Reply

      @ Richard:

      According to Duport, SBC is registered as 20-30 Limited Companies registered at a number of rather curious addresses – including Beck Hole, where there are just a few cottages and a pub. Go figure!

  25. Richard Pearson May 31, 2014 at 9:38 am - Reply

    would love to go through the paperwork, regarding their reformation as I as a limited company as I’m sure such a reformation was illegal or their status as a limited company, means we can elect not to do business with them without any potential for legal reprisals.

  26. David Clark May 31, 2014 at 9:43 am - Reply

    “How can it be that the Secretary,CFO, Director, Agent for Service of Process,of a suspended California Corporation Belvedere Computers Inc., suspended for 32 years,hold office in an English Local Authority namely Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet Member for Finance”?

  27. Richard Pearson May 31, 2014 at 9:57 am - Reply

    If there is no doubt that her status with regard to this company, makes it illegal for her to hold her current office, why don’t we simply instigate a private prosecution to have her removed?

  28. Patricia David June 2, 2014 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Now that we have a decision regarding the Futurist from the SB Council, we are able to work with developers to present a very thorough business plan against the Council’s own Terms & Conditions for the site. We are mindful that in reality there is probably already a developer lined up and ready to roll come September and that all our hard work will be wasted in the name of the Council paying lip-service to the legal and democratic requirements. There is one Councillor whom we have in our sights to watch like a hawk!

  29. Patricia David June 3, 2014 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    If this scurrilous person who reported Nigel is a Council Officer then surely it is CEO Jim Dillon’s job to seek them out, and discipline them for bringing the Council into disrepute, Should people who behave in this manner be paid out of tax payer’s money,?
    If it is a Councillor, then the leader of that persons political group should take action in conjunction with the Council Leader. In this instance this information should be made public and the voters in their Ward should be informed.
    In either event the people of Scarborough deserve to be represented by mature adults, and not by vindictive malicious semi-grown ups.

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