Whitby Town Council

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Town Clerk: Michael King
Whitby Town Council, Pannett
Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire
YO21 1RE

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Latest News

Commissioner Zoë launches survey in Whitby to determine how safe residents feel in their town centre at night.

Commissioner Zoë launches survey in Whitby to determine how safe residents feel in their town centre at night.

North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe, in partnership with Whitby Town Council, have launched an online survey to find out how safe residents and business owners feel in the town centre after an increase in bars and nightclubs.

The survey was initiated following concerns raised with Commissioner Zoë over the number of licensed venues in the town and police visibility, prompting a need to hear what residents and the wider community have to say about the impact a growing number of alcohol-serving venues is having, particularly on an evening. More »

Results from the survey will be used by the Commissioner's Office, Whitby Town Council, North Yorkshire Police Licensing Department, Whitby Neighbourhood Policing Team, and Scarborough Borough Council to help them decide how licenses are granted in Whitby town centre, whilst also identifying other areas of public safety concern such as anti-social behaviour, road safety and theft.

Commissioner Zoë said:

"I know that there are always going to be concerns in areas with a busier night-time economy but when communities are beginning to feel unsafe, we need to look at what can be done as a solution, and I am very pleased that Whitby Town Council want to be involved in this work for their residents.

"The survey will help us to gain a better understanding of public concerns, how safe they feel, their views on policing and what they think needs to change – an opportunity also for businesses operating at night, who may need support to improve safety for staff and customers.

"If you live or work in Whitby, please take a few minutes to complete the questions and help inform this work to ensure you are safe and feeling safe."

Cllr Linda Wild, Whitby Town Council Mayor said: "We welcome and support the Commissioner's survey and encourage the people of Whitby Town and surrounding areas to take the time to fill it out and provide their feedback. Like the Commissioner, we want to understand how local people are feeling about the growing nightlife in Whitby and any other public concerns affecting their safety."

The online survey has launched today and will run for four weeks closing at midnight on Monday 27 February 2023. To complete the survey please visit: https://bit.ly/WhitbySafetySurvey » Less

Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 15:46 by Michael King

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the Year Ended 31 March 2022

Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

The audit of accounts for Whitby Town Council for the year ended 31 March 2022 has been completed and the accounts have been published.

The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Whitby Town Council on application to: More »

Michael King
Town Clerk
Whitby Town Council
Pannett Park
Whitby YO21 1RE


01947 820227

Monday-Friday 09:00-16:30

Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £1.00 for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return.

Announcement made by:

Michael King FCMI
Town Clerk
Whitby Town Council

Date of announcement: 26 September 2022 » Less

Posted: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 14:00 by Michael King

Civic Service

Civic Service

There will be a civic service held at St Mary's Church Whitby, at 2:30pm on Sunday 18 September.

The service will be in commemoration of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The service, which will be led by the Reverend Michael Gobbett, will be attended by the Town Mayor and members of Whitby Town Council.

The service is open to all residents and visitors, subject to the capacity of the church.

Posted: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 11:38 by Michael King