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COST BENEFIT TO RESIDENTS OF WHITBY TOWN COUNCIL’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FOOTBRIDGE TO THE EAST PIER EXTENSION

COST BENEFIT TO RESIDENTS OF WHITBY TOWN COUNCIL’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FOOTBRIDGE TO THE EAST PIER EXTENSION

The Town Council were recently faced with the following situation after being approached by Scarborough Borough Council. After careful consideration Option 3 was agreed to be the option with the best cost benefit to residents.

1.Whitby town council do not contribute to replacement of footbridge to the East Pier extension - outcome footbridge is not replaced even though residents have been asking for this. More »

2.Whitby Town Council contribute to replacement of footbridge to the East Pier extension and add £6,000 per year to Precept for next 20 years – outcome footbridge replacement goes ahead and residents pay more on Precept .

3. Whitby Town Council contribute to replacement of footbridge to the East Pier extension and contribute £6,000 per year for next 20 years from income on toilets (mainly from visitors using facilities) outcome footbridge replacement goes ahead everyone's happy!!! » Less

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:51 by Pamela Dobson

First World War project “Out of the Darkness” needs you.

First World War project “Out of the Darkness” needs you.

Thanks to National Lottery players, Whitby Town Council is running a National Lottery funded project "Out of the Darkness", to commemorate the Centenary of the ending of the First World War.

We are now looking for local people to help us with this project. We will be exploring the heritage of the First World War through the lives of people living at the time and through the impact of the war on clothing design. More »

There are a number of ways people can get involved in this project.

1) We are looking to recruit a Project Coordinator and a Costume Facilitator to oversee the delivery of different aspects of the project and to work with community groups to ensure the project reaches as broad an audience as possible.

2)We are recruiting a team of volunteers to help us work with local people to research and gather historic accounts, memories and anecdotes about family members who were living at the time of the First World War.

3)We need local people to share their stories of any relatives that lived during World War One. We are encouraging people to look back in time one hundred years, to investigate the lives and experiences of family members. We want to collect these stories and personal histories of family members who contributed to or were affected by the First World War whether through childhood, active service, medical occupations, support services, factory, farming, or other industry. These personal histories will be presented in an exhibition which will raise awareness of and celebrate the lives of these family members.

4) We want to work with local young people to investigate the influence of the war on clothing design. Through this research and design project we will create a range of First World War inspired garments which will be presented in a fashion show and exhibited alongside the personal stories gathered.

To find out more or if you or your community group are interested in delivering or taking part in any element of this project please contact us by emailing info@whitbytowncouncil.gov.uk or phone 01947 820227. » Less

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:59 by Roger Kilshaw

“Out of the Darkness”

“Out of the Darkness”

National Lottery support for Whitby Town Council's project to mark the Centenary of the end of the First World War

Whitby Town Council is delighted to have received a National Lottery grant of £7,700 for "Out of the Darkness", a project to commemorate the Centenary of the ending of the First World War.

Awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund's First World War: then and now programme, this project will take two strands. More »

One aspect is to look back one hundred years, investigating the lives and experiences of family members of the people living in Whitby today. Stories and personal histories of family members who were involved in the war will be collected and presented in an exhibition. This will raise awareness of and celebrate the lives of family members who contributed to or were affected by the First World War, whether through active service, medical occupations, support services, factory, farming, or other industry.

The second strand of the project examines one of the more subtle ways that the war impacted on peoples' lives and has continued to have a bearing on future generations, through the changes and influence it had on fashion and clothing design. Working with young people as well as with sewing enthusiasts, participants will create garments that reflect the developments and influences of the First World War on the clothing people wore.

These will be presented in a World War One themed fashion show and the results from these two strands will be brought together in an exhibition at the Pannett Art Gallery.

The exhibition will commemorate the lives of people who experienced the war, telling their stories and reflecting on the lives of people living one hundred years ago. It will encourage visitors to the exhibition to think about the impact of the war on the lives of local people and the on-going influence of the war on our lives today.

There are many ways people can get involved in this project. Whitby Town Council will be recruiting a team of volunteers to help collect the First World War stories from as broad a range of people as possible. These volunteers will receive training in how to research people's life stories and in working with community groups.

The Town Council will be contacting local groups and organisations to encourage individuals to investigate their own family histories. If you have a group who would

like to be involved or are an individual who would like to volunteer or be part of this project please contact the Town Council by email info@whitbytowncouncil.gov.uk or phone 01947 820227.

Marking the Centenary of the First World War, Out of the Darkness will encourage reflection and interest in this period of history, generating pride in local heritage. Focussing on fashion and clothing design brings into focus the relevance of the longer lasting impact of war on people's lives today.

Commenting on the award, Whitby Town Mayor Rebecca Pearson said: "Thanks to National Lottery players, we are extremely excited to have been offered Heritage Lottery Funding, to explore the impact of the First World War on the people of Whitby. We hope that local people will enjoy getting involved in this project and that they will learn new skills and have an enjoyable time learning more about their family histories."

David Renwick, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund Yorkshire and the Humber, said: "The impact of the First World War was far reaching, touching and shaping every corner of the UK and beyond. Thanks to National Lottery players, HLF has already invested more than £90million to more than 1,700 projects – large and small - that are marking this global Centenary; with our small grants programme, we are enabling even more communities like those involved in 'Out of the Darkness - Whitby people reflecting on World War One' to explore the continuing legacy of this conflict and help local people to broaden their understanding of how it has shaped our modern world." » Less

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 09:00 by Lisa