Labour Councillors propose cut to number of councillors in North Yorkshire

In their first policy announcement of the new year prior to local elections in May, Scarborough Borough Council Labour Group has called for a reduction in the number of councillors representing the borough’s area from 64 to 28. This would be part of a radical shake-up of local councils, by creating one council providing all services instead of the present two – North Yorkshire County Council and Scarborough Borough Council. In the Borough Council area there are currently 50 Borough Councillors and 14 County Councillors. More

Ian McInnes on Scarborough Hospital

Ian on Scarborough Hospital.

This government’s reckless reorganisation of the NHS is behind the major incident that has been declared at Scarborough Hospital”

I have spoken with the excellent doctors and nurses at the hospital and am sure they are doing all they can at this difficult time.

A major incident at the largest employer in Scarborough is a problem for people across Whitby and Scarborough who rely heavily on the services it can provide. With the hospital effectively closed until further notice, people’s health and indeed people’s lives are being put at risk…read more

Mike Proctor of Scarborough Hospital in a BBC interview