A Scarborough 'Springboard'

"“The world is a different place from two years ago where people were making projections using consultants around the art of the possible. The reality against more people having problems looking after kids, more people presenting wanting adult social care, more of the housing challenges such as mould, the world doesn’t stand still."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQSGHbbDR_Q

"“If our headquarters was in Harrogate or Scarborough then there might be more of a concern that we would be focused on that as the council view of the world. Being in a fairly modest market town mitigates against that.”"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NZXmq-E2tM

"“We are hoping it is a bit like the Millenium Bug where everybody thought the world was going to end and planes would drop out of the sky when it turned out that it was all fine.”"

https://www.thisisthecoast.co.uk/news/local-news/scarborough-borough-cou...

"Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart."

22 Comments

Forgot the 'Gold' Fish ...

"Why on earth had he ever said he would govern with “professionalism, integrity and accountability”? How could he have been such an idiot?"

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2023/apr/20/how-could-so-many-civil...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m1EFMoRFvY

"Just your regular fun guy. Shouting at people and kicking over wastepaper baskets was just bantz."

https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/your-council/elections-and-voting/elections

"They should be thrilled to be working for a perfectionist."

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/apr/17/fashion-greenwashin...

'Fringe Celebrations'

"The biggest health problem is coming from smartphone games that allow people to carry Las Vegas in their pocket. The risks are very different to someone playing the national lottery or playing bingo, and there is little in the white paper addressing this with any urgency."

https://www.thisisthecoast.co.uk/news/local-news/newby-and-scalby-wouldn...

lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kuNl2T_mjQ

"In general, authorities should not issue any publicity which seeks to influence voters, ensure that publicity relating to policies and proposals from central government is balanced and factually accurate, and comply with laws which prohibit political advertising on television or radio."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od1WdSLQwe8

So, erm if one County Councillor resigns once every six weeks ...

Do the Math.... somin to do with Mars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy4HA3vUv2c

Off 'Script'

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/may/08/ai-machines-halluc...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trwgH6riTQE

".. a point where elements of the lift structure are suffering from corrosion and that even new parts fitted at the beginning of one season they require replacing the following year."

https://www.thisisthecoast.co.uk/news/local-news/should-whitbys-west-cli...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZhtMtVOyvU

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2023/may/07/mosquitoes-repellant-bit...

Bull Dozing... ;-0

"“We didn’t think it was that easy to find new repellant”"

Crazy Golf for Giants?

Oh, OK:

https://www.verge.aero/everything-about-drone-light-shows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng9rjC8MOgU

"The team’s next goal is to see whether their repellant can ward off other pests, too."

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/may/09/struck-by-lightning...

"“Once in a while, I will think about how blessed I’ve been,” he says. “But I’m usually thinking: ‘I’ve got to feed the chickens.’”"

Not Quite Wednesday.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2023/jul/04/his-music-kindled-my-agenc...

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Andromeda

Why I do believe someone must have kicked Carl Les under the table.

Parish by elections (including Scarborough & Harrogate) will have recharges as from 1st April 2024.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-66229286

Subject to a six monthly review and a Tory Toddler.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ty1zVZQ8X4

"You can also star-hop to the Andromeda galaxy, using the Great Square of Pegasus. It’s a longer route. But, in many ways, it’s more beautiful... If you can’t see the Andromeda galaxy with the eye alone, by all means use binoculars."

 

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'Political Merchandise'

""It's crucial to recognise that we have both the right and the responsibility to express our opinions and hold politicians accountable.""

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/jul/27/churchill-sunak-di...

"Whimsy is in short supply over at the online merch store, although party supporters can take out their frustrations on a £5  go-to-person if there is an problem in the Intrusion Prevention System, which monitors the network for unauthorised penguins."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuvcFvi2-cI

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-65926916

"All sensitive information is shared on systems designed to minimise the risk of misdirection."

Should anyone have anything sensible to say...

"The exact pattern of recesses can change and is normally slightly different for the two Houses."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAx6mYeC6pY

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-66326153

""We expect it to re-enter somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, moving in a south-to-north direction.""

Sleep Tight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjctkCBK8Nc

'Unfortunate Events'

"A series of events is due to be held this month (August) to gather information and views from key organisations and enterprises involved in the visitor economy to help to shape a draft document for the destination management plan."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnPUe80oBZw

https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/news/2023/views-sought-new-countywide-stra...

"We have attempted to provide a wide geographical spread to the engagement events as we want to ensure as many opinions are gathered as possible from those involved in the sector.”

"This 21.7 mile walk or cycle route from Scarborough to Whitby begins in Scarborough in the mundane surroundings of Sainsbury's car park, off Falsgrave Road."

Apparently the 'Director' cannot be contacted directly and they have 'Rangers' ...

The High Way Code.

https://www.thisisthecoast.co.uk/news/local-news/big-drive-to-promote-yo...

"In the distance, tucked away at the far end next to the freezers, the three remaining checkout people beavered away, as if for old time’s sake. Soon there will surely be just one human-operated till. You’ll probably have to book in advance to use it. And then, one dark day, the game will be up. There will be none. They will only exist in science museums as working exhibits, operated by actors, for our grandchildren to point at and giggle."

https://www.routeyc.co.uk/cycling-the-cinder-track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vAvoaOaJNM

https://www.theguardian.com/business/commentisfree/2023/aug/02/want-a-gl...

"This off-road route travels slightly inland.."

https://www.thisisthecoast.co.uk/news/local-news/scarborough-tennis-cour...

 

Man of the 'Moment'

"It comes as North Yorkshire Council voted last month to approve a revised proposal to create 15 single-member wards in the town instead of the originally planned five wards with three representatives in each."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HH8BTmf7oI

"Being by then uncertain about which was way up, I was quite unable to get the full effect of marbles rolling this way or that. I always promised myself I’d go back there one day and do the place justice."

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/aug/09/the-strange-tale-o...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh7o0WAg-mg

"“Could there be a better way to frustrate the patience of residents than to ask them questions and then ignore their responses?”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/crgnvvje8deo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxwkcLPZKUI

The Golden Globe version ;-0

https://www.thisisthecoast.co.uk/news/local-news/delays-to-creation-of-s...

No 'Comments'

"It’s said to have “a small pool hall, a bar, a fast-food restaurant, a general store, a bowling alley and a running track.”

https://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/23778144.raf-menwith-hill-giant-dom...

"“I am convinced that not too far away from County Hall will be somebody who can make and supply sandwiches, thereby cutting the carbon footprint and support the very local economy that needs it."

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/sep/11/egypt-saudi-arabia...

lol

"So, I would like to pay tribute to everyone who has played a role in uncovering this colossal scandal and to the producers of this highly-recommended film for telling the world what happened.”

https://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/23780666.councillor-george-jabbour-...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7qEgIbd14Q

"Other amendments were also listed such as a refuelling bay, footpaths, a small car park and a secure perimeter fence surrounding the facilities."

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/23782064.north-yorkshire-trail-hunting-...

The Ironic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBYuDdfEnnc

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2023/sep/11/starwatch-andromeda-rise...

Sleep Tight.

The Peripherals

"The Scarborough town Centre Strategy was devised in 2018 by the old borough council and the town centre team.

The Team is now being supported by Scarborough Business Ambassadors and has launched a consultation to get local views on the future of the town centre."

https://www.thisisthecoast.co.uk/news/local-news/scarborough-businesses-...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkaj4LA4bw0

It should be split four ways, North, South, East & West...

Landscape the old Atlantis & Marvels site into a nature reserve,  Ramshill needs refurbishing, a market square in Eastborough and a new school on the old Tech site.

All very Outer Limits.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/oct/03/why-the-hs2-debacle-has-...

Local authorities should provide the 'framework' in which private enterprise operates.

Mind, I spose South Bay could spend it all on improving their Rose Gardens.

"The two kings of the pet world, dogs and cats, inspire desperate tribalism from their respective camps. In the cat arbour: Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln and Florence Nightingale. But what is it about cats that makes someone a cat person? And what can our love for these animals teach us about ourselves?"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-66991876

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtc0AD2qcx4

Meanwhile:

"A substantial amount of funding has been lodged and ring fenced with the D of E Award organisation to help promote the scheme across all schools, colleges and other organisations in the area. The aim is to engage more and more young people to get involved in the scheme which is aimed at developing youngsters to become good citizens and become more resilient."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0WDksMsvIY

"The Rotary Club have written to local organisations inviting them to send a representative to the event which is taking place at Scarborough Rugby Club at 6:30pm on Monday October 9th."

How Convenient.

'Gifts or Hospitality'

"Conservative Ms Mordaunt said an equivalent move for the UK Parliament, on the same constituent-to-politician ratio, would mean "this chamber would have to accommodate 2,058 Members of Parliament"."

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2024/feb/02/lawyers-raise-alarm-at-s...

"“I’ve been thinking why the world needed a story about an escaped monkey in the Highlands,” Nagle added. “I’ve watched a lot more news bulletins in the last week and most of the news is really bleak viewing.”"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hexZ5hwia08

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/24091643.york-north-yorkshire-combined-...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb9rvpTDIsg

Consequent policy conflicts...

https://edemocracy.northyorks.gov.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=13788

"The council has said that a further consultation exercise should be undertaken to reflect this desire to change the warding, which would likely delay the implementation date to April 2025."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JKKWJqFpBQ

So we get two Mayors then?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2024/feb/02/houseplant-of-the-w...

I'm not quite sure that's going to work.

'Cognitive Glitches'

"At the risk of drawing further correspondence, I feel I still have to hold to the position that being president of the United States is not the same as “writing, teaching, and volunteering in a residential home”, and is a job for a younger man than either Biden and Trump. Not a younger woman, of course – that would be genuinely insane in the strictest clinical sense of the term."

https://www.theguardian.com/books/picture/2024/feb/10/tom-gaulds-tips-on...

"Alas, fairness isn’t one of the base notes of political life."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-68264541

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqIfAOUX3dU&ab_channel=uklisa1972

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2024/feb/09/wet-skin-could-save-live...

Meanwhile:

"A small alligator snapping turtle pulled from a lake in Cumbia has been nicknamed Fluffy."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-68248168

lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6lMLEA1cjE&ab_channel=GOSVEVO

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cd1wg2lx886o

"As for whether Jason manages to keep his shirt on, that's anyone's guess."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/american-football/68201059

'Gird Your Loins'

"People who have worked hard all their lives deserve to have their retirement in peace and quiet and see out their time without trauma, without awful events happening to them at the hands of those people who are supposed to help and care for them."

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2024/feb/19/vanessa-williams-to-star-i...

"Go talk to your cabbage collection Franklin theres a good chap."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU-P-wytfFI&ab_channel=HD_AUDIO

The Ironic.

'Defiant Debris'

"There’s slow and there’s slow, but this was unbelievable. Nobody was going to get anywhere; the world would grind to a halt; even time itself might start engaging reverse gear. They would surely have to engage reverse gear themselves and put a stop to it."

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/feb/21/20mph-speed-limit-...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHmcBFxgov4

"Apart from anything else, at lower speeds it’s easier to dodge the potholes, of which there are many."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAb8Q9X2xAc

"One such project involves a Seti Institute partnership with the US's National Radio Astronomy Observatory in New Mexico. This federal facility uses radio frequencies to study celestial objects, such as planets, stars and asteroids."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68346015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_WLw_0DFQQ&ab_channel=BlondieVEVO

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2024/feb/21/spaceman-review-adam-sandle...

"A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live."

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/article/2024/may/03/the-greates...

Spot the Dog.

'Mint Cake'

"Under the last Labour government, youth unemployment almost doubled and the number of people seeking out-of-work benefits soared - their abysmal record speaks for itself."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/mar/04/tumbleweeds-utah-south-j...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prdMsp-o1G0&ab_channel=HDFilmTributes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-68456808

“I can’t see anything but fences and brambles!” he cries on arrival. “Which could perhaps be hiding something?” I suggest."

https://www.fixradio.co.uk/fix-feed/construction-news/post/barbie-caused...

'Quid pro Quo'

"Halfwits are bad enough. But stubborn halfwits who can’t connect with reality are the limit."

Fascinating:

"Mr Smith points to a proposed clause which stated BBP access would be "subject to the approval of the steering committee" set to comprise six members; two each representing the museum, the Campbells and the BBP.

That arrangement, he contends, would mean "they easily had power of veto.""

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-68434707

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfb-7QjJf0Y&ab_channel=CastOfRocketmanVEVO

"“I don’t get too angry, I get even.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DNQRtmIMxk&ab_channel=EnergyTV

""When you have been so rude and plain nasty to people, why would you think they'd want to work with you? You've got to be living in cloud cuckoo land.""

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2024/mar/08/astronomers-detect-water...

'Slinging, Socking & Switching'

"In New York, which counts on office properties to generate about 10% of its tax revenue, the comptroller warned last summer that the city could face a shortfall of more than $1bn in the coming years under a doomsday scenario."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68472143

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhpxFZvyI9U&ab_channel=tomato

https://www.thisisthecoast.co.uk/news/local-news/more-local-workers-for-...

Budgets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg6EZyqCZdM&ab_channel=IGUK

https://im-mining.com/2023/10/05/anglo-american-lays-out-5-mt-y-woodsmit...

"The 2024 Annual General Meeting ("AGM") will be held on Tuesday, 30 April 2024. The Notice of the 2024 AGM will be published on 18 March 2024."

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/mar/04/peter-dutton-gina...

lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XunRZfH6b5k&ab_channel=StateFarmInsurance

"The Perth lord mayor, Basil Zempilas, told 6PR radio he attended the event, calling the horseback show “an incredible sight”, and saying the pop star Guy Sebastian had sung the national anthem."

The Best of Polly?

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2024/apr/29/mining-firm-bhp-brazil-...

'Morecambe and Wise'

Who's Harry Styles?

"Details of the candidates standing in the election will be outlined in a booklet that legally has to be sent to everyone who is registered to vote in York and North Yorkshire in April."

https://www.thisisthecoast.co.uk/news/local-news/voters-set-to-elect-new...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OrpW_fJNio&ab_channel=2Descaro

“Our audiences are cultural consumers who go wherever they find something they like. I want them to be fans of theatre in the way that they’re a fan of Harry Styles.”

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2024/mar/26/wuthering-fights-brontes-b...

Oh.

https://www.thisisthecoast.co.uk/news/local-news/coastal-councillors-exp...

"Doctor Who season 14 will begin on Saturday 11th May 2024, the BBC has confirmed."

'Austerity Measures'

"Signatories to the document, which accuses successive governments of “neglect, asset stripping and mismanagement” of Yorkshire, include no politicians and instead range from a former Yorkshire Water boss, a knighted former civil servant and a professor of archaeology to a poet and an orchestra conductor.

However, the Yorkshire Declaration urges every resident of the region to support the campaign to ensure that devolution for Yorkshire is a key commitment in manifestos of politicians in the coming General Election."

https://www.thisisthecoast.co.uk/news/local-news/yorkshire-declaration-o...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPV5FrydqDE&ab_channel=CarlosIv%C3%A1n

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2024/mar/31/slug-it-out-why-gas...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PHdoqU7g74&ab_channel=LyricsOfTheBeeGees

lol

https://amp.theguardian.com/business/article/2024/may/03/glencore-may-tr...

'Theatre Royale'

“Grosvenor's operated a casino in Scarborough in the southern wing of the Grand Hotel along St Nicholas Cliff for more than 20 years.   Scarborough Council's planning manager, Jill Low, said: "The licence having been granted under the 1968 Act could be retained after the closure of the casino in St Nicholas Cliff, thereby allowing it back into use should an alternative, suitable location be found."

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/casino-operator-set-to-return-to-resort-in-converted-historic-pub-1975800

“The grandeur of the “Yorkshire Riviera” has been left behind and an April midweek getaway costs as little as £37 a night, with the most recent reviews describing the hotel in extremely derogatory terms.”

https://scarboroughcivicsociety.org.uk/The-Grand.php

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2024/apr/10/scarborough-mayoral-candidate-promises-to-return-grand-hotel-to-former-glory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpvW1T7hXjo

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-68771231

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9_a7zQ6mrQ

https://newbyandscalby-tc.gov.uk/minutes-council-meeting-13th-march-2013/

"As it was not possible to easily count the number of persons present, none of the public present was prepared to leave the room and councillors did not wish to move the meeting outside into the courtyard, after heated exchanges and much discussion with the Police and among councillors, the Chairman declared the meeting adjourned at 1910.  

Everyone left the room and the external doors were locked at 7.30pm.   At 7.35 the Chairman re-convened the meeting for councillors to consider the confidential items on the agenda.  No resolution to exclude the public took place as there were no members of public present (they all having left the building and the doors being locked). The Chairman reminded those present that the following items of business were being taken as Confidential Items."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_my_6Vydyc

"Council contractors will treat the building with chemicals to remove the droppings before the nets are put up."

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jun/23/punch-and-ju...