whitby town council

The Onslaught

The Onslaught

The Onslaught Crime and Parliamentary affairs correspondent TIM HICKS comments further on the recent BBC Inside Out documentary on Real Whitby: The Onslaught The BBC1 Inside Out Documentary on Real Whitby mentioned the legal threats that Scarborough Borough Council had made against Real Whitby and showed the attempt to have journalists arrested and evicted unlawfully […]

A Shot In The Foot – WTC Gives Filming Green Light

A Shot In The Foot – WTC Gives Filming Green Light

A Shot In The Foot – Whitby Town Council Gives Filming The Green Light a report by NICK HENDERSON on Whitby Town (Parish) Council’s controversial decision to abide by the law and accept filming of Meetings by members of the public – contrary to the Motion tabled by the Mayor, Councillor John FREEMAN, who is […]

Lights, Camera – Abusive Reaction

Lights, Camera – Abusive Reaction

Lights, Camera – Abusive Reaction a report by NICK HENDERSON on Whitby Town Council’s reaction to being filmed for wider distribution on YouTube. Events at this week’s meeting have passed unreported by the Whitby Gazette (whose correspondent was present throughout). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tuesday 4th February 2014 was the date; 6:45pm the time. The location; Pannett Park Art […]

Pickles: Go Forth And Scrutinise!

Pickles: Go Forth And Scrutinise!

Pickles: Go Forth And Scrutinise Lights, Camera, Action! Councils ‘Pickled’ Once again, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government is in the news, reiterating his loud and clear announcement of June this year, regarding the right of the public to film, record, ‘live-stream’ and Tweet of Council Meetings: “In June this year, Mr Pickles […]

Whitby Council votes for free speech, “deploring” SBC threats

Whitby Council votes for free speech, “deploring” SBC threats

Whitby Council votes for free speech, “deploring” SBC threats an “In My View” article by Nigel Ward. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ First Published April 2013 The story that has attracted tens of thousands of internet-users to the support of the Real Whitby Magazine newsblog has finally made it to the inside pages of the Whitby Gazette. The Friday […]

WTC – the blind shutting out the light?

WTC – the blind shutting out the light? An ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST It is some time since I reported on the extraordinary antics of Whitby Town (Parish) Council. However, my attention has been drawn to a recent instance of what a former Councillor described to the Whitby […]

Park-&-Ride: the rush to squander £5M

Park-&-Ride: the rush to squander £5M

“Park and (get taken for a) Ride” Latest developments, from Richard Ineson You will recall that the NYCC Highways Department have applied to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park Authority, for new planning permission for the P&R car park, at a cost of £25,000, a renewal of the existing permission would have cost £500.00. The […]

Whitby Regatta Ltd – Leaked letter

Whitby Regatta Ltd – Leaked letter

Whitby Regatta – Fact & Flannel An ‘In My View’ article – by Nigel Ward IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST The many supporters and admirers of the Whitby Regatta Committee (WRC) will perhaps be interested, following my ‘In My View’ article “REGATTA(S) AHOY!”, to learn of a letter dated 11th August (received on 13th August 2012) […]

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