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Nigel Ward - Thanked By Whitby Town Council

Nigel Ward - Thanked By Whitby Town Council

Whitby Town Council has sent a letter of commendation to three local campaigners, in recognition of their services to the town.

The letter, dated 19th April 2011, was sent to Tom Broderick, Nigel Ward, and Mrs Wort, and reads:

At a recent meeting of the Town Council members asked that their thanks are expressed to all those involved in the recent campaign for the East and West Pier Lighthouses for all their time and effort in ensuring that responsibility for the maintenance and preservation of these iconic structures is carried out. The responsibility has now been acknowledged and the Town Council are continuing to press for a joint meeting of interested parties,

Yours sincerely

Mrs. P. A. Dobson
Town Clerk.

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  1. admin April 30, 2011 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    Cant believe there are no comments on this one ? Where are all those people who say that no-one listens to Nigel ?

    Dont Feed The Moose

  2. ken graham May 1, 2011 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Nigel is better for knowing and a very clever man. I think people with lesser minds are frightened of him.

  3. angela May 2, 2011 at 8:08 am - Reply

    When the work actually starts, then we will see! I was there at the weekend – stuff was dropping off the lighthouses like billy-o and the west one was open for business – crazy!

  4. Nigel Ward May 2, 2011 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Whitby Town (Parish) Council resolved (I am told, unanimously) on Tuesday 5th April 2011 to send the letters of commendation (which finally went out on 19th April). So another four weeks has rolled by and still SBC has not lifted a finger.

    Meanwhile, SBC Leader Councillor Tom Fox, former Head of Technical Services John Riby, Councillor Peter Popple (Chair of the pilot Harbour Board) and Head of Tourism & Culture Brian Bennett have all studiously ignored requests for the status monitoring reports on the Lighthouses going back over the last decade.

    SBC won’t tell us how bad their condition us, or how quickly they are deteriorating. And they are doing nothing whatsoever to halt the decline.

    In my view, WTC’s rather grudging letters of commendation were nothing more than a transparent attempt to cosy up to the electorate on the eve of the elections.

    I walk down to the East Pier Lighthouse two or three times a week. The only Councillor I ever saw on the East Pier was Ian Havelock.

    And now 14 out of 19 seats will be filled without a single vote being cast.

    • Bob Turner May 2, 2011 at 11:50 am - Reply

      Once again we see a fine example of ‘head in the sand’, ‘toys thrown out of the pram’, petulance more befitting a child than self-proclaimed responsible adults, as displayed by SBC’s stubborn refusal to respond to a straightforward request for information.
      Of course, we ‘Old Campaigners’ are all too familiar with this ‘ignore it and it will go away’ phenomenon because it is the all too common and preferred option of the egotistical mindsets that exist in the corridors of power.
      It’s all very similar to Nero fiddling whilst Rome burned, as our communities inexorably sink into levels of squalor and neglect more reminiscent of the Medieval age than the 21st Century, whilst those that should be addressing these issues continue to fiddle and ignore public opinion.

      • Al Roberts May 4, 2011 at 8:59 am - Reply

        The views of this commenter,and in particular the first two paragraphs. sums SBC up exactly.

  5. Jon Risdon May 2, 2011 at 11:14 am - Reply

    I fear that, for all the window-dressing, no matter how well-intentioned the letters of commendation might have been, once the election is over, unless the people of Whitby are prepared to elect the likes of Ken Graham or Richard Ineson or Peter Budd or Nigel Ward onto Whitby Town [Parish] Council, Scarborough Borough Council will quite happily continue with “business as usual”; even if one or more of these campaigning candidates is elected, they will have a fight on their hands to galvanise the reluctant or acquiescent majority into action against their seemingly untouchable masters. Of course, the reactionary incumbents might be voted out of office, and a new era of common sense reality might be ushered in: we live in hope, don’t we?

  6. rhajibuhga May 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Well said Bob Turner, you must have been inspired by Codheads cartoon of the 5th of March. Great minds think alike

  7. angela May 3, 2011 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    What point would there be to having any of these people elected onto WTC?? They are a toothless tiger that SBC ignore anyway….they are only good for sending out meaningless letters ‘Dear Mr Ward..thankyou for pointing out our failures…goodbye’
    Wouldnt these people’s time be better spent going out and doing practical good for the town instead??

    • Frank L. Chalmers May 3, 2011 at 10:59 pm - Reply

      So, instead of moaning on here, what practical good are you out doing?

      In case you hadn’t noticed, pointing out the malpractice, out right lies, and dishonesty of the “elected memebrs” of both SBC and WTC are in fact practical good…

      Most of the people in the town haven’t got a clue about what’s really going on in these two councils, unless people like Real Whitby expose it, and report it.

      When was the last time you saw some real news in the Gazette???

      Not recently that’s for sure.

      When was the last time you got out and did some practical good instead of moaning?

      Not recently by all accounts.

  8. Angela May 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    ‘Not recently by all accounts’ are you addressing me? You know me personally? At least I do not receive letters for thanking me for actually doing nothing! I actually go out and do a lot and get thanked for it…but then you wouldnt know that because you dont know me.

    • Frank L. Chalmers May 8, 2011 at 3:35 pm - Reply

      So, Angela, would you like to show the town, and the world at large, just what it is that you “go out and do a lot” of?

      Just who is it that thanks you?

      As for knowing you; perhaps I don’t know you. Perhaps you don’t really know anyone. After all that’s what they said about Gacey, when he was caught with all of the bodies of the children he’d murdered over the years. He stopped being a nice man, and people started saying “well it just goes to show you don’t reall know anyone as well as you think you do”. I’ll let you think that one over.

  9. DKP May 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    We don\’t know you because you choose to snipe away from behind the veil of anonymity. You\’re full of it, Angela. I knew another Angela once who was just like you. Everyone called her Nosy.

    • admin May 5, 2011 at 11:12 pm - Reply

      You cant really talk about anonymity when you post from a name of DKP

      • Dan Watson May 8, 2011 at 4:35 pm - Reply

        Why can’t M post anymore?

  10. Nigel Ward May 6, 2011 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Fair comment, Glenn. But DKP’s point is valid, nonetheless.

    I make the same point – and I do it in my real name.

    • Jon Risdon May 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm - Reply

      I quite agree: either have the courage to say what you want in your own name, or keep quiet.

      • Al Roberts May 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm - Reply

        Cant argue with that one!

  11. angela May 6, 2011 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    My name is Angela…Glenn can confirm it…lets get back on topic!

    • Frank L. Chalmers May 6, 2011 at 7:52 pm - Reply

      My name is Frank, and you still talk like you’re paid to be here…

    • Jon Risdon May 8, 2011 at 8:09 am - Reply

      Angela who?

  12. angela May 6, 2011 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    No, Frank, its called having my own opinions..us Angela’s enjoy that human right LOL

  13. Rudolf Hess May 7, 2011 at 5:38 am - Reply


    You should know by now your opinion is not wanted on here unless it is simular to Franks,Nigels,jons etc

    • Jon Risdon May 8, 2011 at 8:23 am - Reply

      Quite to the contrary, Rudolf [your real name, of course]; to the best of my knowledge, Glenn [whose site it is, in the final analysis] welcomes comments from all sides of a debate [otherwise it isn’t a debate], as long as they are polite, coherent, and do not resort to personal abuse from behind a veil of anonymity. I’m not aware that any of Frank’s or Nigel’s comments do the latter, and mine certainly don’t: there is a difference between forthright and constructive criticism and playground name-calling, and it is perfectly possible to disagree with someone without falling out like children.

  14. Rudolf Hess May 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Jon, as soon as Angela, TMITWS, M etc say anything against your way of thinking, they get attacked on all angles, called TROLLS and 50 thumbs down in the rate this comment column.

    ps, cant wait to see how people rate this post

    • Jon Risdon May 8, 2011 at 2:11 pm - Reply

      Well, “Rudolf”, I can only speak for myself, but all I can say is that when I rate comments, I don’t attack, I rate them according to what people have said, not who it was saying it; also, if I have a discernible “way of thinking” on any issue, it is the hope that those in power will use that power fairly for everybody, not just a privileged few, openly and transparently, not too much to ask, I would have thought? With regard to the name-calling, my earlier comment applies.
      This is a great site, and healthy debate should be encouraged, by and for those who have the wit to understand the issues, and the courage to stand behind what they believe in. Let’s leave the points-scoring to reality television, where it belongs?

      • Frank L. Chalmers May 8, 2011 at 2:18 pm - Reply

        Very well said Jon.

        I heartily agree with all of it! Let’s hope that others read and take note.

        • Rudolf Hess May 8, 2011 at 2:23 pm - Reply

          lets just hope the name calling stops, hey frank

          • Frank L. Chalmers May 8, 2011 at 2:30 pm - Reply

            I don’t ‘hope’, I observe. I infere from your comment that you agree to work against the name-calling too.

  15. Rudolf Hess May 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    WHAT NAME CALLING IS THAT FRANK,? please give a example

    • Frank L. Chalmers May 8, 2011 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      My, my. Aren’t you a touchy one? If you calm yourself down, and re-read what I wrote you’ll see that I “infer from your comment, that you agree to work against the name calling too”.

      In other words, that you will not rise to being called names, and not stoop to calling others names.

      • Rudolf Hess May 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm - Reply

        yes, frank, lets hope you can not revert to name calling again

  16. Golden Shower May 8, 2011 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    I don’t know how Frank dares. He’s called people something rotten on here

    • Frank L. Chalmers May 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm - Reply

      You don’t know how I dare?

      You do realise that I did something… there was no “dare”.

      Besides, when it comes to saying something, I stand by it.

      I also dont hide behind a nom-de-plume, such as yourself. Perhaps that’s because if you printed your real name it might not be so clever to be saying such rash things…

  17. Golden Shower May 8, 2011 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Well like you say, that’s your opinion

    • Rudolf Hess May 8, 2011 at 3:54 pm - Reply

      frank always has to get the last word in

      • Golden Shower May 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm - Reply

        Shame that word has such little value

  18. Golden Shower May 8, 2011 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    There he goes… again

  19. Big Bri May 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    I thought this site was built around the idea of debate?

  20. Golden Shower May 8, 2011 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    How come all the timings are mixed up with these comments, are admin going to sort it out

  21. Rudolf Hess May 8, 2011 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    I feel some bans coming from this Thread/topic

    • Golden Shower May 8, 2011 at 6:11 pm - Reply

      Wouldn’t surprise me with this site

  22. Nigel Ward April 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    One year on from Whitby Town (Parish) Council’s recognition and acknowledgement of the part played by members of the public in dragging Whitby Harbour Board’s attention to the state of the Lighthouses, the matter now appears on the Agenda for the WHB meeting on 16th April:


    1.1 East and West Pier lighthouses are 19th Century structures situated on the
    piers at Whitby Harbour entrance.
    1.2 They are both Grade II listed buildings and are in a Conservation Area.
    1.3 Due to the extreme environment in which they are situated their physical state
    has deteriorated over the years.

    Why, oh why, are they incapable of owning up to the fact that it is a matter of long-standing negelct?

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