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NYMNPA: Decisions, Decisions . . .

By | 2014-03-30T12:44:03+00:00 March 29th, 2014|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

NYMNPA: Decisions, Decisions . . . an up-date report by TIM THORNE on the extraordinary saga of three members of the North York Moors National Park Authority who seem to have been unable to resist the lure of a piece of the potash millions. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Readers may remember some of the coverage we gave to members [...]

Moving On – NYCC Monitoring Officer

By | 2013-11-25T22:12:58+00:00 November 14th, 2013|Categories: News, Nigel Ward - In My View|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Ethics versus Expediency @ NYCC

By | 2013-09-10T11:50:05+00:00 September 1st, 2013|Categories: Featured, News, Nigel Ward - In My View|Tags: , , |

Ethics versus Expediency @ NYCC an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, reporting on the balancing act – between Ethics and Expediency; between what is morally right and what is merely convenient – performed by Monitoring Officers in attempting to establish acceptable stands of conduct on the part of elected members and paid public servants. [...]

Payback Time for Cllr David Jeffels

By | 2013-08-25T15:25:24+00:00 August 25th, 2013|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

“Life in Never-Ever-Land”

By | 2013-08-21T18:04:31+00:00 August 21st, 2013|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Life in Never-Ever-Land a short fairy story, by HANS CHRISTMAS ROBINSON (or one of the Brothers Very Grimm). Fact or fiction? Have your say! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Let me tell you a little story. It’s about a place called Never-Ever-Land, that used to be a very nice place to live and was then known as Whitby. In 1974, [...]

Is the Whitby Park-&-Ride a “done deal”?

By | 2013-08-20T23:01:35+00:00 August 20th, 2013|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

P&R: Open Letter to NYCC from Tom Brodrick Hard on the heels of  RICHARD INESON's analysis of the Whitby Park-&-Ride public consultation, TOM BRODRICK makes an impassioned appeal for the common-sense he thinks is unlikely to prevail. Is the Whitby Park-&-Ride a "done deal"? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: Thomas Brodrick Sent: 20 August 2013 20:28 To: All Councillors [...]

“I Accuse”

By | 2013-08-02T16:25:41+00:00 August 2nd, 2013|Categories: Featured, News, Nigel Ward - In My View|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

"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 [...]

Expenses Scandal: NYCC Legal – Running On Fumes

By | 2013-08-19T01:13:45+00:00 July 26th, 2013|Categories: Featured, News, Nigel Ward - In My View|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Expenses Scandal: NYCC Legal - Running On Fumes an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, following up on TIM THORNE’s exposé here on Real Whitby of the inappropriate claiming, by certain County Councillors, of Mileage Expenses for their journeys to and from party-specific political meetings (Conservative party). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Background Pursuant to a long-running investigation of [...]

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