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Whitby chosen to host Yorkshire Day

Whitby chosen to host Yorkshire Day

Whitby has been chosen by the Yorkshire Society to host Yorkshire Day on 1st August 2019. Mayors from all over the County will gather to celebrate everything that is special about Yorkshire.

Posted: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 16:54 by Pamela Dobson

Free Research Skills Workshop

Have you ever wanted to research your family history, learn more about your home, a local industry or event, or to investigate the subject of your novel, but don't know how to go about it?


Whitby Town Council, working with Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society, are offering a free workshop, teaching the basics of how to start researching your subject.
The workshop will take place in the Library at Whitby Museum, 1.30 – 3pm on Wednesday 6th March. The session includes free light refreshments in the wonderful Museum Tea Room providing the opportunity to network with other interested individuals. More »


Participants will learn about the range of resources available and how to go about finding the information they require. We will be exploring how to use the library catalogue and learning about how the classification system works, in a relaxed, friendly group session.


Places are limited and must be booked in advance. To reserve a place please phone 01947 820227 or email pannett.gallery@whitbytowncouncil.gov.uk » Less

Posted: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 16:00 by Lisa

Whitby Town Council are Flushed with Success

Whitby Town Council are delighted to announce that the Public Toilets in Whitby have won 2 gold and 3 platinum awards at this year's Loo of the Year awards.

The Loo of the Year Awards are run by the British Toilet Association to celebrate the best public toilets in the United Kingdom, and to promote high standards.

It receives support from a number of companies working in the field along with the national tourism boards of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. More »

Any type of public facility (what the British Toilet Association calls an 'away from home' toilet) can be nominated for consideration. There are thirty-six different award categories in all.

Anonymous inspectors are sent out to score the standard of the competing toilets which are judged on both male and female facilities, as well as any baby changing and accessible facilities provided. The criteria include cleanliness, decor, signage, accessibility and customer care.

Whitby Town Council took over running the public toilets in the town in July 2017 and have been working with Danfo UK to significantly upgrade all the facilities and to manage the running of these amenities.

Winning these awards is a major achievement and a great endorsement of all the work Danfo and Whitby Town Council have put into improving the public conveniences around the town. » Less

Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:37 by Lisa