Data Protection Officer In SBC La-La Land

Upon publishing SBC Industrial Scale Data Breach I received a couple of emails that confirm Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) has become La-La Land.

Lisa Dixon Looking Into La-La Land? 

I will begin by explaining a few simple facts:

  1. A SBC Councillor is NOT an SBC employee
  2. All SBC Councillors MUST be registered as Data Controllers
  3. All SBC Councillors MUST address all Subject Access Requests (SAR) they receive
  4. If an SBC Councillor wants a Third Party, including SBC, to handle their Data and/or deal with any SAR they receive, a Service Level Agreement MUST be signed by both parties.

Alison Johnson – SBC Data Protection Officer

Alison Johnson, SBC Data Protection Officer, on 24 July 2019 at 11.37, sent SBC Councillors the email below.

“… remind everyone of their responsibilities when dealing with personal data that is either collected, collated or processed by SBC, either as an organisation or yourselves as individuals on behalf of the Council.”

Given her many years of experience as a Data Protection Officer Alison should be fully aware that as Councillors are not employees they DO NOT and indeed CAN NOT collect, collate or process Data on behalf of SBC.

For a Data Protection Officer to suggest they can, is only possible if residing in SBC La-La Land.

Lisa Dixon, SBC Director of Legal & Democratic Services 

Talk of SBC La-La Land could never be complete without the presence of Lisa Dixon, SBC Director of Legal & Democratic Services.

On 24 July 2019 at 11.58, the Queen of SBC La-La Land sent SBC Councillors an email stating:

“Following on from Alison’s email I would reiterate the importance of complying with all relevant legislation”

Oh, dear. It appears our Lisa is unaware that as SBC Councillors are not employees they DO NOT and indeed CAN NOT collect, collate or process Data on behalf of SBC.

How does it go Lisa?

“I would reiterate the importance of complying with all relevant legislation”

Another whoops in SBC La-La Land. Yet again our Lisa is taking centre stage.

NB: Lisa Dixon is THE top legal officer at SBC!

Email To Mike Greene, Chief Executive, SBC

Dear Mike,

In the interests of transparency, could I please refer you to (LINK)

You have my utmost sympathy for having to enter SBC La-La Land every day.

Look on the bright side only another year and a half to go before Devo.

If I can be of assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.


Andy Strangeway

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SBC Industrial Scale Data Breach

I place before the Court of Public Opinion evidence that Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) is breaching Data on an industrial scale, contrary to the DPA and GDPR.

Mike Greene, Chief Executive, SBC

To be fully compliant with the DPA and GDPR when handling Data, not only must SBC be a registered Data Controller, but so must ALL 46 SBC Councillors individually. Failure to be registered is a breach in itself.

Service Level Agreement

As ALL 46 SBC Councillors are separate and individual Data Controllers, as is the Council, they must take full responsibility to ensure ALL Data sent to them or stored by them is handled in a manner that complies with Data legislation and principles.

If there is no Service Level Agreement in place between an SBC Councillor and SBC, the body corporate, SBC MUST NOT have access to any emails sent to the Councillor in question. Currently, SBC “intercept” all emails sent to Councillors at their SBC email addresses.

I am of the opinion that all emails sent by residents to SBC Councillors via their SBC email addresses are handled in breach of legislation by SBC.

Not only are SBC guilty of the breach, but every Councillor is also in breach of legislation by permitting SBC to handle Data that is addressed to them, and them alone, and to which they have a legal duty to process lawfully.

It is fundamental to note that a Code of Practice is nothing more than an aspiration. Conversely, a Service Level Agreement is a contractually binding obligation.

Subject Access Request

Everyone has the right to ask a Data Controller, free of charge, whether or not they are using or storing their personal information. You can also ask them for copies of your personal information, verbally or in writing.

This is called the right of access and is commonly known as making a Subject Access Request or SAR.

Email To Mike Greene, Chief Executive, SBC

Sent: Friday, February 12, 2021 6:47 PM
Subject: SBC Industrial Scale Data Breach

Dear Mike,

In the interests of transparency, could I please refer you to (LINK)

Could I please make a Freedom of Information request for copies of all current (appropriately redacted) Service Level Agreements between SBC and each of the 46 SBC Councillors?

As someone on the naughty table could you please advise me:

  1. How I can make a Subject Access Request to SBC?
  2. How I can make a Subject Access Request to any or all of the 46 SBC Councillors in a manner that does not breach Data legislation or principles?

Enjoy your weekend.


Andy Strangeway

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SBC Require Evidence = Naughty Step Removal

It would appear that my publishing of Argos Leak By Cllr Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff has put certain officers at Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) in a bit of a tizzy.

At 16.59, Ms Petra Jackson was rather addled when she sent me the email above. This was clearly meant for me old mucker Lisa Dixon, seeking advice and permission from the Chief Controller. I must congratulate Petra for mixing my email address with Lisa’s, as they are not at all alike.

Petra was then engulfed with an “Oh, flip! I should not have sent that. How silly of me!” moment. Sadly, she failed to take her Grandfather’s advice and stop digging. Ms Jackson then attempted to cover her tracks by sending a RECALL email.

Woe it was to be for Petra, as she not only failed to recall the original email, but also sent me the RECALL to confirm that the Chief Controller was still awaiting her email. Is it time for tea yet, Thomas?

At 12.21 Mike Greene, SBC Chief Executive, had received an email from a SBC Councillor with numerous SBC Councillors copied in. This drew young Mike’s attention to Argos Leak By Cllr Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff and requested:

“A full investigation with witnesses who could give their information to a members panel this should include Mr Strangway and Mr Ward.”

Mr Greene, no doubt after extensive consultation with the Chief Controller, replied to the Councillor at 17.08 and confirmed:

It is rather amusing to note:

“…or any other person”

There are three people to whom this applies:

  1. Tim Thorne
  2. Nigel Ward
  3. Andy Strangeway

Unfortunately for Mike, all three currently have seats at the nine-seat SBC Naughty Table and are banned from communicating with SBC, including Lisa “Chief Controller” Dixon, aka the Monitoring Officer.

I quite like being on the naughty table, especially with the six-month free parking pass SBC has so kindly granted me. But, like my fellow campaigners, Tim and Nigel, I am a reasonable person. I am sure we would all happily assist Mike in his hour of need.

All that is required of Mike is an agreed individual apology for all of the conduct SBC have subjected the three of us to. We could not be fairer. Without such an apology, many would consider that the actions of Lisa and Mike are interfering with a Police Investigation. Not something to put on a CV if applying for a new job in 2022.

Pick Your Option Mike

I kindly offer Mike three simple options:

  • Option 1 – engage with Tim, Nigel and myself to agree to a form of words for the apology. Upon which, said evidence will wizz its way over to you.
  • Option 2 – encourage Councillor Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff to take me to court for naming her. This action would result in the evidence being laid before the court.
  • Option 3 – do nowt and wait for the next Vote of No Confidence in the not so Great Leader, Councillor Siddons. The evidence would then be made public less than 24 hours before the said vote.

Of course, I am sure Tim and Nigel both join me in reserving their right to publish said evidence at any time they feel appropriate.

Finally, let us now go back to Petra. At 17.10 she invited me to register a formal complaint against Councillor Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff.

I would like to point out to Petra that she has breached the contract SBC offered and I gratefully accepted. In addition, I am on the Naughty Table so am unable to take such action. But thank you for the offer.

Surely, this was not an attempt to get evidence from me via the back door?

And today is only Monday. Another four days to go for what looks like a l-o-n-g week at SBC Headquarters.

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Have The Trials Created The Variants?

Trials for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine took place in the UK, Brazil and South Africa.

There are now Covid-19 variants in the UK, Brazil and South Africa.

Tested in the same three countries that now have variants.

Is this just a coincidence?

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Argos Leak By Cllr Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff

After publishing SBC Argos Leak – Leaked By Councillor … I received information that the vast majority of Scarborough Borough Councillors are fully aware of which Councillor leaked the Argos documents.

Cllr Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff

As such I can now make public that SBC Cabinet member Cllr Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff is responsible for the leak.

  • Will North Yorkshire Police now interview Cllr Donohue-Moncrieff?
  • Will Lisa Dixon now request North Yorkshire Police to interview Cllr Donohue-Moncrieff?
  • Will SBC Leader Cllr Steve Siddons immediately remove Cllr Donohue-Moncrieff from his Cabinet?
  • Will this news of the Argos leak result in a fresh challenge to Siddons Leadership?

The truth is great and it has prevailed.

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Coronavirus – The Circle Is Almost Complete

Yesterday the BBC published a statement that supports my stated position as of 29 March 2020 regards the Coronavirus.

“These findings recalibrate thinking about how to approach the pandemic virus and shift the focus from the goal of herd immunity against transmission to the protection of all at-risk individuals in population against severe disease,” Prof Madhi added.

Please see Covid: Oxford Jab Offers Less S Africa Variant Protection

On 29 March 2020 eight days after returning from India I stated:

“..this will include non-virus related deaths, cancelled medical appointments, mental health, alcoholism, business failures, job losses, houses being repossessed etc..Why has there not been a policy to isolate the vulnerable

Government Failure

As a campaigner for over ten years and a former Independent East Riding Of Yorkshire Council Councillor I have extensive first-hand experience of the three key aspects that underpin the failure of all Government bodies that involve politicians:

Incompetence – Ego – Common Purpose.

All three come together to result in the appeasing of us plebs instead of giving the hard word. How many politicians could ever be called brutally honest?

Tell the plebs what they want to hear not the truth is the mantra of most politicians.

This is why all world Governments are now in the mess they are in.

The statement from Prof Madhi confirms that a full circle has almost been completed since March 2020. But sadly we are in a worse position. Those waiting for an operation for more than a year has escalated from 1,600 to over 192,000: the NHS is in a bigger mess: the plebs are burnt out:; then there is alcoholism, business failures, job losses, houses being repossessed etc – I refer to my statement of March 29.

Protect The Vulnerable

When I state “policy to isolate the vulnerable” to protect the vulnerable in relation to Covid 19 this would include:

  1. Having a NHS that is fit for purpose
  2. Addressing the Adult Social Care crisis (take a look at your Council Tax Bill)
  3. Not sending those with Covid 19 to infect others in Care Homes
  4. Ensuring all have adequate levels of Vitamin C and Vitamin D

I rest my case.

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SBC Argos Leak – Leaked By Councillor …

Many will be aware of the leaking of the Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) Argos documents and that the leak discredited the project over the heavily inflated £22 million price-tag.

SBC Leader, Cllr Siddons – His Satanic Majesty

But it has still not been made public who was responsible for the leak. North Yorkshire Police and SBC very own Lisa Dixon have drawn a blank in their “investigation”.

As ever I am here to help our Lisa and those Police Officers who appear to be suffering from tunnel vision. I will make this really simple in two easy-to-follow stages:

Stage One

I can confirm that the source of the leak is a current SBC Cabinet member.

There are only seven – none are magnificent and all are political dwarfs.

Stage Two

I highly recommend that two of those listed above should be interviewed.

NB: Their addresses are listed to make it easier.

Are there any further stages required to be revealed for our Lisa and PC Plod to finally do their job?

All they have to do is ask Strangeway!

Further Information

For background information please read Argos “Leak” – Confession Forthcoming

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SBC Councillor – Full Unedited Recording

Before I make public the full unedited recording of which an extract was published in SBC Dr Strangelove – A Surreal World, I believe it appropriate to explain some background.

SBC Councillor Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff

Recording Background

The recording was the second phone call “Mr X” received from Cllr Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff (MDM). Mr X was eating his dinner with his wife and informed MDM that the speakerphone was switched on. The gentleman’s wife heard both the calls, she was understandably shocked and terrified by them.

For the purpose of safeguarding, the spontaneous decision was taken to record the phone call. Given the circumstances, I fully understand and support this action.

In both conversations, MDM talked about her perceived grievances against Mr X, his wife and several SBC Cllrs and made threats to kill all of them.

After the calls, Mr X contacted a SBC Cllr to make Safeguarding aware and to name those that MDM had stated the desire to murder. The Cllr could not contact Safeguarding so he referred the information to North Yorkshire Police.

Robert Goodwill MP And Barry Khan

I would like to thank Scarborough and Whitby MP Robert Goodwill and Barry Khan, North Yorkshire County Council Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services) for both getting back to me with regards the information I have raised with them in relation to this sad affair.

Robert has noted my email and Barry has referred the matter to the Police.

In the interest of public safety, and having received no confirmation that appropriate action has been taken I now publish, in the public interest, the full unedited recording.


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Who Has Clean Hands?

Since the publishing of SBC Dr Strangelove – A Surreal World, with the disturbing recording, my concerns in relation to Scarborough Borough Council (SBC), and indeed, the economic prosperity of the area have escalated.

Robert Goodwill MP

On Wednesday 27 January, in a clear attempt to salvage the Vote of No Confidence the next day, Lisa Dixon, SBC Director of Legal & Democratic Services, sent out numerous responses rejecting complaints against SBC Cabinet Member, Cllr Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff.

I have since been informed that Leader Cllr Steve Siddons, Mike Greene SBC Chief Executive and Lisa herself were fully aware at this point of the recording and the content of it. Indeed, I myself informed them of this fact.

Does that make Lisa Dixon, Mike Greene and Steve Siddons guilty as charged?

To compound the lost sense of reality at Scarborough Town Hall, Leader Cllr Steve Siddons believes it appropriate to have in his seven-person Cabinet:

  • A Councillor who is at best disturbed and requires help, but is authorised to sign off up to £140,000.
  • A Councillor who believes the Nolan Principles to be a disgrace.

This confirms the failure of the SBC Duty Of Care in relation to Rogue Councillors.

Where does this leave SBC and the residents moving forward?

Economic Future Prosperity

It is well documented that Scarborough has recorded the highest level of personal insolvencies of any Local Authority area across England and Wales. Sadly, this was even before Covid 19 hit.

Given the recent conduct of SBC, it appears to be clear that no one in a senior position has clean hands.

The obvious concern must now be, that under the current administration, no reputable organisation would award any external funding to SBC. This will find its way to the likes of Middlesborough, Sunderland and Blackpool instead.

The downward spiral is clearly on autopilot with no one at the helm. To make matters worse, they will then drag other well managed Local Authorities down with them come devolution, which is just around the corner.

Robert Goodwill And Barry Khan

I believe that the only hope now to save the SBC area from sinking any further and to prevent undermining devolution is in the hands of Scarborough and Whitby MP Robert Goodwill and Barry Khan, North Yorkshire County Council Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services).

Hopefully, they both have clean hands and neither has sat on either the disturbing transcript or the recording.

I have asked Robert and Barry to attempt to steer the out of control juggernaut that is SBC before it is too late.

If I don’t hear from either of them with the very least a holder for publication by close of business Tuesday 2 February, I believe to ensure that my hands remain clean, I must publish the full unedited 14 minute and 38 seconds horrific recording that the 26 seconds extract was taken from.

Why are clean hands so rare?

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SBC Councillor Disgusted By Nolan Principles

Yesterday in SBC Dr Strangelove – A Surreal World I exposed the disturbing conduct of Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) Cabinet Member, Cllr Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff. Today I highlight the fallacious reasoning of a further member of the SBC Cabinet – Cllr Tony Randerson.

At Thursday’s meeting Cllr Randerson stated:

“It disgusts me … that our Officers have been criticised (by Councillors) … that is unacceptable. It is an unwritten law”

I politely suggest to our Tony that he acquaints himself with the:

  1. SBC Members Code of Conduct
  2. Nolan Principles
  3. Localism Act 2011

He will note that:

“Holders of public office should … be willing to challenge poor behaviour wherever it occurs.”

That Sir is part of the Seven Principles of Public Life. It is exactly what all law-abiding Cllrs should do. That is the law or perhaps Tony would prefer to call it written law?

Please do explain Cllr Randerson how a law can be unwritten? Do you not realise a law must be written to be a law?

Councillor Randerson, you have much to learn from the very Cllrs you call a disgrace. They respect the law and the Nolan Principles. It is you who is the disgrace … and a dunce.

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