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Real Whitby: The ‘PRIVATE EYE’ Collection

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 ‘Spook’ Censors Mundane Planning Doc

SBC 'Spook' Censors Mundane Planning Doc TIM THORNE winkles out the truth (well – a tiny bit of it) about Councillor Tom Fox's abortive attempt to sell off Scarborough Town Hall and move the Council en masse to a semi-derelict office-block out on the fringes of the Empire. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Real Whitby readers may remember the 2012 [...]

Double Standards?

Double Standards? a report by TIM THORNE on the less than impartial enforcement of the Scarborough Borough Council Members’ Code of Conduct requirement to treat others with respect. Councillor Geoff Evans has been singled out for harsher treatment over his conduct as an Eastfield Parish Councillor than have other Councillors in respect of their conduct as [...]

Operation Countryman II (7): Jaconelli and Savile

Operation Countryman II (7):  Jaconelli and Savile  More witnesses come forward alleging a cover up by North Yorkshire Police and Scarborough Council For some time, Real Whitby has been investigating the activities of Jimmy Savile in Scarborough and has alleged that the Mayor of Scarborough, the then Councillor and Alderman Peter Jaconelli (deceased) led a paedophile [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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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 [...]

Double-Dipping: McCartney puts record straight!

Double-Dipping: McCartney puts record straight! an update on the long-running ‘Double-Dipping’ scandal by Tim THORNE, reporting on one County Councillor who, as soon as he became aware of the unnecessary over-payment, has returned the money to his District Council and instructed that he wants no further ‘automatic’ payments to him in future. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ All has been [...]

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