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

Town Development & Improvement Committee

Town Development & Improvement Committee

As a result of apologies received, tonight's meeting of the Town Development & Improvement Committee will not be quorate. It is therefore CANCELLED.

Items on the agenda will be held over to the next scheduled meeting (31 January) or dealt with by the next meeting of Full Council on 18 January.

Posted: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 12:15 by Michael King

Christmas Festival Cancelled

Christmas Festival Cancelled

This weekend's Christmas Festival has been cancelled due to warnings of extreme weather.

Scarborough Borough Council, working with the emergency services, has advised Whitby Town Council that a severe weather warning has been issued for Friday and Saturday, which make the continuation of the Festival Market and entertainment impossible. High winds and highs seas are expected. We have taken the decision, with much regret, that it would be unsafe and unwise for this year's Festival to go on. More »

We apologise deeply for the disappointment that this will cause, but the safety of everyone involved is our priority, based on the advice we have received.

We are contacting the traders, stall holders and entertainers who had been booked to support the Christmas Festival and we have made a formal announcement of the cancellation through the Festival facebook page, but we need the message to spread to everyone who had planned to attend to let them know that the weekend will not be going ahead this year.

Once we have assessed the impact on everyone involved, we will announce our plans for 2022. » Less

Posted: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 13:32 by Michael King

Casual Vacancy

Casual Vacancy


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that, due to the resignation of T Jennison, a casual vacancy exists in the office of Town Councillor for the White Lays Ward in the Parish of Whitby.

The vacancy will be filled by election if any ten local government electors for the White Lays Ward submit a written request to that effect in the manner set out below. If no such request is made the Town Council will seek to fill the vacancy by co‑option. More »

Any request for an election to be held to fill the vacancy must be in writing and must reach:

The Returning Officer
Scarborough Borough Council,
Town Hall, St Nicholas Street
Scarborough, YO11 2HG

not later than 6 December 2021 (14 working days after date of this notice).

Dated: 16 November 2021

Michael King FCMI
Town Clerk
Whitby Town Council
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Posted: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 08:00 by Michael King