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Scarborough and Whitby MP Questions D-BID

Scarborough and Whitby MP Questions D-BID

Published by Jon Burke at 1:41pm 7th February 2020.

Scarborough and Whitby's MP has written a second letter, bringing into question the validity of the Yorkshire Coast D-BID scheme.

Robert Goodwill has now penned two letters to Secretary of State for Local Government, Robert Jenrick, within the space of a week.

The first one expressed concern over the balloting process, coinciding with an independent review into the role played by Scarborough Borough Council, which managed it.

Goodwill letter

It was then followed up by another letter, which suggests there may have been a vested interest from stakeholders in the scheme, in getting it voted in.

Robert Goodwill 2nd letter

The review, which is being carried out by the  Association of Electoral Administrators, whose Chief Executive, Peter Stanyon, was asking for the experiences of affected businesses owners of the ballot process.

Some of them have complained about the lack of information about the scheme, as well as not having received a ballot paper.

Meanwhile, a number of summonses have been issued by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to those who haven't paid the D-BID levy and Scarborough Borough says it will also follow that course of action this month.


There are 2 comments on this page.

Fileyman, on 7th February 2020 3:58pm
Where was he in the early days when the complaints were pouring in.
zara, on 8th February 2020 10:17am
doing what he does best - nothing

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