The ‘PRIVATE EYE’ Collection In recent times, the investigative-journalism of the Real Whitby CORRUPTION BUSTERS team (TIM HICKS, NIGEL WARD and TIM THORNE – supported by a growing number of researchers, analysts and informants) - has drawn the attention of the country’s pre-eminent political exposé magazine PRIVATE EYE. In the confident expectation of continuing in this [...]
SBC: The Non-Responsive Council a report by TIM THORNE on the determination of Scarborough Borough Council to conceal the circumstances in which PETER JACONELLI was elevated to the status of Alderman of the Borough of Scarborough. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A full Council meeting for Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) is scheduled for 2pm on Monday 12th May 2014. Amongst [...]
Moving On - NYCC Monitoring Officer Carole DUNN a brief report by Nigel Ward on an imminent change of personnel on the second-top rung of the North Yorkshire County Council ladder. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Real Whitby regulars will recognise the familiar face of Ms Carole DUNN – presently the Assistant Chief Executive Head of [...]
NYCC Mileage Expenses - Tim Thorne Looks For Corruption.
Payback Time for Cllr David Jeffels TIM THORNE reports on a small step forward in the up-hill struggle to claw back the taxpayers’ money from elected members who have taken more than their fair share of Allowances and/or Expenses. Today; County Councillor DAVID JEFFELS – tomorrow; who know how many more? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Real Whitby readers may [...]
4,000 Holes In Blackburn Cover-Up an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, reporting on an unexpected twist in the apparent COVER-UP of the alleged siphoning-off of Allowances for party-political purposes by ‘double-dipper’ North Yorkshire County Councillor John BLACKBURN (also a Scarborough Borough Councillor). Could it be that the architect of that COVER-UP is none other [...]
County Councillor BLACKBURN “would not do that” – Oh, really? an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, reporting on another sorry travesty of the Complaints Procedure at NYCC. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On 16th December 2012, I published an article here on Real Whitby entitled “The Stamp(s) of Authority”. Briefly stated, the article reported on a sequence of [...]
SBC Gravy Train rolls on (and on) . . . TIM THORNE reports on the disinformation surrounding the SBC iPad controversy – and reveals the truth about the undercover perk culture at the Town Hall. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Over a year has passed since the Scarborough Borough Council iPad fiasco. You will likely remember that the Council shed [...]