Discussions are taking place between the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) and York Potash over alternative locations for a Potash mine. The planning application for the proposed Potash mine at Dove’s Nest, Sneaton, was put on hold earlier this year after the Park Authority claimed there was a substantial amount of information missing […]
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 […]
Hambleton Double-Dippers Revealed a report by TIM THORNE exposing four recently-revealed DOUBLE-DIPPERS of Hambleton District Council (HDC) and North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) – plus a priceless faux pas on the part of HDC #2 and Director of Corporate Services Martyn Richards. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You may remember an article about the free Broadband connection that Hambleton […]
NYCC Mileage Expenses – Tim Thorne Looks For Corruption.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
SBC: Open Air Theatre Losses Exposed TIM THORNE reports on huge disparities in Scarborough Borough Council’s accountancy of the toxic financial disaster euphemistically known as the “Open Air Theatre”. You couldn’t make it up, but –and you have to hand it to them – they could! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When you ask elected Councillors about the Scarborough […]