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Real Whitby: The BBC Collection

The BBC Collection In recent times, the amateur citizen 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 broadcaster - the BBC. In the confident expectation of continuing in this [...]

JACONELLI: “Is it so wrong to say ‘thank you’ or ‘sorry’?”

"Is it so wrong to say 'thank you' or 'sorry'?" Mike Ward writes not as an SBC Councillor but as a member of the public, to offer his personal thoughts on recent issues highlighted on Real Whitby and the apparent stand-off between them and our Councils. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Why do our Councils and Police Authority appear to [...]

FREE! N. Yorks Inhabitants’ On-Street Parking in Whitby

FREE! N. Yorks Inhabitants' On-Street Parking in Whitby a report by NIGEL WARD on the legality (or otherwise) of the on-street parking regulations in Whitby (and elsewhere in North Yorkshire), as they will apply to RESIDENTS of the County. (Visitors from beyond the County boundary do remain subject to on-street parking regulations - though not in [...]

Payback Time For Anonymous Councillors [Cons]

Payback Time For Anonymous Councillors [Cons] TIM THORNE reports on the strange case of the Conservative Councillors who did wrong, got caught, but still managed to keep their names out of the press. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hambleton District Council Real Whitby readers may remember an article about Councillors at Hambleton District Council (HDC) and the free Broadband connection [...]

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 [...]

“I Accuse”

"I Accuse" A ‘In My View’ article – gloves-off/no-holds-barred – by Nigel Ward, addressing evasion - at the highest levels of Local Government - to address breaches of the Councillors’ Code of Conduct in a fair, just, transparent and honourable manner. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Petty – but by no means trivial The objective of [...]

SBC Gravy Train rolls on (and on) . . .

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 [...]

SBC Legal Posturing Booted Into The Long Grass

SBC Legal Posturing Booted Into The Long Grass an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, offering an overview of the current Mexican stand-off between Real Whitby and Scarborough Borough Council. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST The criticism most frequently levelled by Scarborough Borough Councillors against their own Council (SBC) is that it is ‘Officer-led’. This [...]

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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.