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Moving On – NYCC Monitoring Officer

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 [...]

Payback Time for Cllr David Jeffels

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 [...]

“Me Too!” – an independent investigation?

“Me Too!” – an independent investigation? an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, examining the case for a truly independent investigation into allegations of fraud and forgery during the roll-out of the “Me Too!” Voucher Scheme intended to provide extra-curricular learning-experiences to deprived school-children. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST As the County election approached, there [...]

NYCC Election Preview – County Councillor John BLACKBURN

The Public Record - Cllr John BLACKBURN - Double Dipper The Free Dictionary defines the term ‘Double dipping’ in the following way: Double dipping n. - The practice of receiving compensation, benefits, etc, from two or more sources in a way regarded as unethical, as from a government pension and a government job. County Councillor John [...]

Scarborough Council By-Election Countdown (4)

Scarborough Council By-Election Countdown (4) During the run up to the North Yorkshire County Council full-term full Council elections on 2nd May 2013, it would be all too easy to let our attention stray away from the local interest of the two Scarborough Borough Council by-elections in the Esk Valley and Streonshalh divisions. (Their respective Nominations [...]

NYCC Election Preview – County Councillor Janet JEFFERSON

The Public Record - Cllr Janet JEFFERSON - Double Dipper The Free Dictionary defines the term ‘Double dipping’ in the following way: Double dipping n. - The practice of receiving compensation, benefits, etc, from two or more sources in a way regarded as unethical, as from a government pension and a government job.   County Councillor [...]

The Abysmal Record of the Spendthrift Councillor

The Abysmal Record of the Spendthrift Councillor – a response by Richard Ineson to the hilarious Jane Kenyon quote in last week’s Whitby Gazette article entitled “Crime concerns as cuts hit police”: "Coun Jane Kenyon, of the Police Authority, said: “The one thing the Police Authority handed over to the Police and Crime Commissioner was a [...]

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