'Split Ends'

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"Work is now being undertaken by all North Yorkshire District Councils and North Yorkshire County Council in order to ensure that the new authority is in place and fully operational to the timescales set by Government. Ministers expect all the councils in North Yorkshire to work collaboratively and constructively to implement the single council for North Yorkshire proposal."


"It is anticipated that the Order will be laid before parliament in January/February 2022 and come into effect by March 2022 at the latest."

scooby doo

"Elections will take place in May 2022 to elect Councillors who will run the County Council for the first year and will then sit on the new unitary authority for the following five years."


"The new council will be in place and fully operational on Vesting Day which is set as 1 April 2023."



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'Parish Building'

"This issue of parishing the town of Scarborough was last addressed by the Council in October 2010 when in the absence of any evidence of popular support for a new parish/community council in the town, the Cabinet agreed to undertake a public consultation on whether electors in Scarborough town wished to establish a new parish/community council either one for the whole urban area or three (South Cliff Community Council, Scarborough West Community Council, Scarborough Castle and North Cliff Community Council).

The consultation received 472 responses 77.5% voted against creating any parish or town council for the area and 22.2% voted in favour. The main two reasons cited by the no vote were that a community council was perceived as an additional and unnecessary level of bureaucracy, and they did not wish to pay a precept for a community council. The above views date from over a  decade ago and may well have a changed in light of LGR."





It's been a long day ...




So, erm ... in short if you don't have the time or do not see politics as a full time career, the Parish is a great way of getting into local politics and essentially getting involved in the community spirit.

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'Arms a Loft'

"A public sector ‘hub’ would be established inside and the council is in discussion with the NHS and Beyond Housing about their future accommodation needs.

The rest of the space would be offered as ‘touchdown’ work areas for businesses to use."


Questions need to be asked:


Exciting, innit...


OOh there appears to be three vacancies... 


Unlucky for some?


"In light of the backlash, Mr Gove "paused" the plan, and while he is still committed to reform, it is my understanding that he doesn't intend to resurrect the most contentious aspects."


Toupees at the ready ...


""Walking, climbing, scrambling, you're often scaling around walls, often on your belly, sometimes you're unable to lift your head up, sometimes you've got to put out your hands and prise yourself over a ravine with quite a large drop beneath... if you're claustrophobic, maybe it's not for you.""

How very silly.




Big Ears.

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'Avoid Cold Feet'

"There will be 90 Councillors in total covering 6 Area Constituencies,  Scarborough & Whitby Constituency will have 15 Councillors in all.  Scarborough in order to retain its Civic status will need to have a Town Council."




"Scarborough Borough Council is expecting to hand over £8m to the new North Yorkshire unitary authority when it takes over in 2023.  The Borough Council's finance team are currently working on the authority's budget for next financial year which may well be it's last."



"Finally, train the cat to sit on you at all times."

The Last Boy Scout.

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'It's a Continuum'

"For decades Butlin’s was famous – or notorious - for competitions to find the holidaymaker with the knobbliest knees or most glamorous grandmothers. It struggled with a downmarket image, and was widely lampooned."


"Thermostats perceive and act and, in a sense, they have one little rule that says: "If the temperature is below this, turn on the heat."If the temperature is above this, turn off the heat."


"If you look at what the founders of the field said their goal was, general-purpose AI, which means not a program that's really good at playing Go or a program that's really good at machine translation but something that can do pretty much anything a human could do and probably a lot more besides because machines have huge bandwidth and memory advantages over humans."




"I think some people just say: "Well, it looks like a nice day today," and they don't think about the longer timescale or the broader picture."



"... don't start thinking about should I move my left finger first or my right foot first, we focus on the high-level decisions that need to be made."