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A huge thank you to Mulgrave Estates who have once again donated a magnificent Christmas Tree for the town. The tree is on display in its traditional site outside the HSBC bank on the corner of Baxtergate and New Quay Road.

Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:38 by Anne Cowey

Thank you

Thank you


Once again Whitby Town Council have organised a fantastic Christmas Festival weekend and it wouldn't have happened without the help, support and commitment of a great many people, businesses and organisations. Our sincere thanks go to: -

Aspire 199 for its tireless work on social media promoting the Festival as well as its assistance with the setting up and derigging of the festival site, co-ordinating the wonderful performances in the marquee over the weekend and the fringe events with various businesses throughout the town; More »

Alex Thomson for generously opening the Festival on Friday night and taking part in our parade;

The skilful hardworking team who braved the weather to put up and take down the festival site;

Animated Objects who since the Community Parades inception have worked tireless with all the local schools coming up with imaginative and wonderful lanterns year after year and organising the spectacular parade through Whitby;

Sainsburys and its staff for their commitment to the Festival by not only donating all the prizes for the tombola, but all the money raised from it, helping to fund future Christmas Festival events. The fashion models in their fabulous fashion show were amazing and there were some faces to watch in the future if modelling becomes their chose career;

Power Care who once again pulled out all the stops to ensure the festival site and Christmas lights were shining bright;

Scarborough Borough Council who have supported the Town Council and awarded grants to enable our festival to grow year on year;

Harbour Office staff for whom nothing was too much trouble;

Our amazing Councillors and fabulous volunteers who gave their time so generously, helping to look after the site and the visitors. We couldn't manage without them;

Yorkshire Coast Radio and Team for their amazing road show on Friday night;

Tom Cornforth and the Audio Whitby Sound Team, who were amazing this weekend keeping the site and marquee alive with music;

Arthur and Clayton Franklin who have supported the Town Council from our first festival four years ago and whose generosity knows no bounds;

Our County Councillors Joe Plant and David Chance who support us each year with precious funding from their locality budgets;

Our Stall holders who turn up year after year in all weathers to support our market;

The many talented performers who brightened up the festival with their amazing performances;

Endeavour Café who supported all the worker setting up the site with cups of coffee, tea and bacon butties

St Georges Security who kept the site safe and sound not only throughout the festival nights but during the setting up stage as well;

The National Lottery Community Fund and all our sponsors whose support helps to keep the Christmas Festival fresh and vibrant;

Medics UK who were on site throughout, who thankfully had a quiet weekend;

Phoenix fireworks who put on a magnificent display yet again;

And last but not least all the members of the public who visited and supported our festival in all types of weather this weekend, without who there would be no festival.

If we have missed anyone, we do apologies. » Less

Posted: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:14 by Anne Cowey

Apply to Join North Yorkshire Access Forum

Apply to join North Yorkshire Local Access Forum

Are you:

  • Interested in rights of way and green spaces to explore and enjoy the countryside?
  • Keen to help shape the future of rural and urban paths, and open access land?
  • Able to represent land owners and managers, or access users, or other interests?
  • Able to spare a morning every four months or so?

Apply to join the North Yorkshire Local Access Forum

North Yorkshire Local Access Forum are currently recruiting new members. People with a passion for the country side and interested in exploring their neighbourhoods are invited to apply. More »

The Forum is an independent body that advises North Yorkshire County Council, and other relevant bodies, on how people can make the most of opportunities for getting out and about in the great outdoors. It brings together representatives of land managers, users and other relevant fields or areas of interest to watch over and help shape the future of footpaths, bridleways, byways, open access land and other green spaces within North Yorkshire outside of the boundaries of the two National Parks.

If you feel that, in a voluntary capacity, you could contribute to the Forum's work by becoming involved as a Member

To ensure the Forum represents the varying aspects of 'access' both to the countryside and in urban areas, applicants are sought who are interested in any of the following:

  • Walking and Rambling
  • Land Owners, Managers and Farming
  • Running and/or Orienteering
  • Nature Conservation and Environment
  • Cycling and Mountain Biking
  • Rural / Local Business
  • Equestrian pursuits (riding or driving)
  • Tourism
  • Motorised vehicle and motor bike use
  • Health promotion
  • Water based activities and sports
  • Education
  • Youth Services / Organisations
  • Local Authority
  • Disabled and Disadvantaged Groups
  • Ethnic Minority Communities
  • Public Transport

The closing date for applications is 8th November 2019. To apply, request an information pack and application form via email from: Melanie.Carr1@northyorks.gov.uk or telephone 01609 533849. » Less

Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:27 by Pamela Dobson