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Last Chance to book your Market Stall

Whitby Christmas Festival and Market 16 – 18 November 2018

Last chance to book your Market Stall

Christmas Market Stalls are booking up quickly for Whitby Christmas Festival 16th – 18th November 2018. The deadline for applying for a stall is almost upon us. If you don't want to miss this fantastic selling opportunity do get your application form in very soon.

"The Market is a showcase for a diverse range of wonderful products and delicious foods" said Chair of Whitby Town Council Events Committee Councillor Phil Trumper. "We have more stalls booked than ever before but there is still room for just a few more businesses to join us". More »

The closing date for stall applications is Tuesday 18th September and all successful stall holders will be notified by Thursday 27th September.

Stall holder application forms can be downloaded from the Christmas Festival page in the Community section of the Whitby Town Council web site: www.whitbytowncouncil.gov.uk/whitby-xmas-festival.html

Or contact Whitby Town Council on 01947 820227.

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Tue, 11 Sep 2018 09:27 by Anne Cowey

Out of the Darkness – Share Your Stories

Out of the Darkness – Share Your Stories

Come along to the Pannett Art Gallery on Thursday 20th September, 10am – 12 noon or Wednesday 26th September 1 – 3pm to share the stories of your family's involvement in the First World War or to find out how else you can get involved with this project.

Thanks to National Lottery players, Whitby Town Council have received Heritage Lottery funding to explore the effects of the First World War on Whitby and its people today through the stories of family members living at the time. More »

We want to recruit a small team of enthusiastic individuals to help us collect these stories and we want to hear from people with stories to tell.

Do you know what your relatives were doing during the war?

Did family members go off to fight? And if so did they survive?

Did you have a female relative who had to stay and run the family home? Or who had to take on a role previously carried out by a man?

Were they a child living through the war? What was this like?

More than one million Service Men and Women gave their lives in the First World War so that future generations can live theirs. We will commemorate those who died, those who came home and those whose lives were touched in any way.

It might be a grandparent, great aunt or uncle, distant cousin or close relative – whatever the connection we are interested to hear their stories.

If you have a story to tell then the town council would like to hear from you.

Project Co-ordinator Jo Davis said "If you would like to work as a volunteer to help gather photos and stories, if you have a story you would like to share or if you just want to know more about the project we would love to hear from you."

Come along to the Pannett Art Gallery on Thursday 20th September, 10am – 12 noon or Wednesday 26th September 1 – 3pm or email us at info@whitbytowncouncil.gov.uk

The project will also be looking at clothing and how the war impacted on the design of garments so there will be some textiles workshops happening as the project progresses. If you come along on Wednesday 26th we will also be running a crochet workshop. During the war knitting and crochet were both used to make hats and balaclava, gloves and mittens, and vests and jackets. Join us to crochet "ear protectors" for the troops

If you can't crochet then Costume Facilitator Rebecca Riley will teach you.

Do come along, get involved, share your family stories and help us commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War – our project needs you.

If you can't make the workshops do get in touch by email: info@whitbytowncouncil.gov.uk or by phone: 01947 820227 and ask for the "Out of the Darkness" project team.

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 13:30 by Lisa

The Big Community Collective Switch 2018

The Big Community Collective Switch 2018

The Big Community Collective Switch 2018

We're always being advised to look for the best energy deals out there, but changing suppliers can mean hassle and uncertainty. This is why Scarborough Borough Council has been promoting the Big Community Switch Scheme.

What is the Big Community Switch Scheme?

The scheme harnesses the combined purchasing power of the community to gain the best deal out there from energy suppliers. The suppliers then bid to win the business by giving the best possible deal; the best offering wins the business. After seeing the offer it is up to you whether you would like to switch, or not. More »

If you chose to switch the winning supplier will take care of the entire switching process for you and notify your current supplier that you are switching – easy!

Why join the council in the big switch?

Using the council is an easy and safe way to switch suppliers and save money.

Thousands of households have already switched using this method and the most recent auction resulted in very competitive tariffs, with the average household saving £221.07.

How to take part.

Registration for the Big Community Switch opens on: Tuesday, 14 August 2018 and closes on Tuesday, 9 October 2018.

To register simply:

Don't forget registration closes on the 9 October 2018 – don't miss out! » Less

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 13:54 by Lisa