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

Whitby Christmas Festival

Whitby Christmas Festival

Whitby Town Council is delighted that the Christmas Festival and Market will go ahead this year on the Front Marina Car Park, Langbourne Road, Whitby, from today (Friday 18 November to Sunday 20 November 2022).

The centre point of Friday's launch is the switch on of our renewed Christmas Lighting display. These have been supplied by our contractor Blachere Illumination.

We are pleased that Blachere have installed 2D decorations equipped with a recycled and recyclable aluminium frame designed to support the structure and printed using wide-format printers in Bioprint or Recyprint. The brand new eco-responsible materials allow Blachere to remove more than 80% of aluminium from their 2D motifs, which has a substantial impact on the display's carbon footprint. More »

The lights use LED illumination which is also better for the environment and uses 90% less energy than traditional light bulbs.

The Christmas Lights will be switched on at 7pm on Friday

Local people will know that there have been repeated issues with the streetlights on New Quay Road. The county council is aware of problems with two columns, which are due to receive attention at the beginning of December. The Christmas lights on these columns draw on the same power.

On Saturday, the market runs from 10am to 8pm. At 7:45pm, we will launch a firework display from the east cliff, which will be viewable all around the harbourside.

The market continues on Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

More information on Blachere Illumination's festive light ranges is available from their website - https://www.blachere-illumination.co.uk/eco-responsible-decorations/ » Less

Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 09:50 by Michael King

Commissioner Zoe launches survey to measure public trust and confidence in North Yorkshire Police

QR code to access the survey

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Zoe Metcalfe has today launched an online survey which invites the public to complete a set of questions that will gauge the level of public trust and confidence in policing response across North Yorkshire and York.

The survey takes under 5 minutes to complete and is open to everyone, whether they've been a victim of a crime, a witness, a suspect or have an opinion to give on how they would perceive to be treated by the police if a situation occurred. More »

Responses will influence Commissioner Zoe's wider work, to promote change, ensure accountability and spread best practice and high standards of Police service.

Commissioner Zoe said:

"It is within my role to hold the Chief Constable to account, and so I want to regularly hear from members of the public to understand the level of trust and confidence they have in their police force here in North Yorkshire and York, to ensure it's delivering a service which keeps people safe and feeling safe.

"As set out in my Police and Crime Plan it is a priority of mine to engage with all communities, to identify need and risks and to reassure. I can't do this without your feedback, and whether this is obtained through a survey, at a public event or through one of my advice surgeries, please know that you are listened to and can make a difference.

"It is my intention to see an increase in public trust, confidence and satisfaction over the next two years evident through increased reporting, a reduction in complaints and more positive experiences for those who encounter the police, whoever you are, and wherever you are."

The survey will remain on the Commissioner's Website indefinity and welcomes ongoing responses that will be reviewed on a quarterly basis and published in May 2023

Please complete the survey here: https://bit.ly/TrustConfidence

A more comprehensive 'Perception' survey will launch in early 2023 for anyone wanting to submit more detailed feedback on police services. » Less

Posted: Mon, 07 Nov 2022 15:30 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