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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    Link to meetings calendar

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Latest News

Town Assembly


This meeting was called by resolution of the electors at the Annual Assembly, held on 20 April 2022.

Anyone registered as a local government elector for the town (parish of Whitby) is entitled to speak and vote at the meeting, but the meeting is open to the wider public during the proceedings unless the town assembly, by resolution, otherwise directs. More »

Electors joining the meeting, will be asked to confirm their addresses. These will be checked against the electoral register. Any information collected will only be held for the purposes of confirming eligibility under the legislation and will not be retained or used for any other purpose.

The Agenda is attached to this notice. » Less

Posted: Tue, 03 May 2022 12:00 by Michael King

Co-option Opportunities

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Following confirmation of the outcome of the local election, which will will result in a new council taking its seat from 9 May, Whitby Town Council has four vacancies, which it may fill by co-option.

These are in the following wards (one in each):
Town South
West Cliff

The role of town councillor offers the chance to make a huge difference to the quality of life for people in Whitby. Being an effective councillor requires both commitment and hard work. Councillors have to balance the needs and interests of residents, of partner organisations, businesses, visitors and the council. More »

The councillors' role centres around community leadership and engagement; responsibilities include:

  • representing the ward for which they are elected
  • decision-making - developing and reviewing council policy
  • and statutory duties

You'll find more information on the attached Vacancy Notice and application form.

Applications are invited by 7 June, in advance of meeting of Full Council on 21 June (to be confirmed). » Less

Posted: Sun, 01 May 2022 08:00 by Michael King

Uncontested Election Results 2022

Uncontested Election Results 2022

The number of valid nominations received for the above election does not exceed the number of vacancies (and the council meets its quorum). Therefore it will not go to a poll. All candidates who submitted a nomination form are elected uncontested. For each of the relevant town council wards is attached:

  • Statement of Persons Nominated
  • Uncontested Election Results

These are also published on the borough council's website. More »

ZERO candidates submitted nominations for Town South Ward of the parish.

Existing terms of office continue until Monday 9 May, at which point those members who have been elected will take office for the next (five year) term.

The council will consider its arrangements for co-option to the four resulting vacancies. » Less

Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2022 15:11 by Michael King