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Armed Forces Day 29.06.19


Whitby celebrated Armed Forces Day with a fabulous event on Dock End on Saturday 29th June 2019. Locals and visitors enjoyed a wonderful event organised by Whitby Town Council.

A range of military organisations were represented, offering visitors the opportunity to chat with them about their experiences and to learn more about life as serving military personnel. More »

Throughout the day local young people provided a range of fantastic entertainment which was greatly appreciated by everyone attending this event. These talented young people all performed with great skill and enthusiasm, deserving a special thank you for the time and effort they gave to rehearse and perform.

Local bugler, twelve-year-old Daniel Shone Hatchwell, played Reveille as the flag was raised at the start of this annual, fun filled, family event. Flight Lieutenant Foster, from RAF Fylingdales, and the Town Mayor, Councillor Rebecca Pierson introduced the event and welcomed visitors to the occasion.

The 740 (Whitby) Squadron Air Cadets Marched on to Dock End where they demonstrated their military drill with precision and flair.

The excellent, highly accomplished young musicians who perform in the Esk Valley Concert Band provided a wonderful programme of lively tunes. The highlight of their programme was a stirring rendition of The Dam Busters March, which accompanied a Flyover by a Hurricane plane which flew over Whitby in a clover formation.

The students of Hannah Verity Dance Studio delighted the crowds with their moving performance on a military theme.

A rousing Drumming Display by the Air Cadets was greatly enjoyed, presenting a magnificent show piece to the enthusiastic audience.

The pupils of Benson Stage Academy performed a beautiful, poignant routine, choreographed by one of the young dancers.

The military veterans stood to attention as the young bugler played The Last Post and the Flag was lowered, bringing the event to a close.

The event was supported by a variety of local organisations. A selection of stalls were provided by Whitby Civic Society, Boomerang Bags, local businesses and Whitby Town Council, including hook a duck, tombola, environmental awareness, climbing wall, trampolines and pick a flag.

This extremely enjoyable, family friendly event has the feel of a village fate, with the community coming together to celebrate and thank our armed forces and their families for the sacrifices they make to keep us safe.

Whitby Town Council would like to thank everyone who helped to make this event such a success. » Less

Posted: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 10:24 by Anne Cowey

Armed Forces Day 29.6.19


The sun is shining tomorrow so don't waste it - come down to Dockend and join us for a family fun day to celebrate Armed Forces Day. The event opens at 10am with Reveille and the Last Post will be played at 4pm. We hope there is something for everyone to enjoy the day with various armed forces association present to talk to and answer any questions. Watch out for the flyover at approximately 11.41 by a Spitfire. All proceeds from this year's event will be going to Care After Combat.

Posted: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 15:11 by Anne Cowey

Notice of Unaudited Accounts 2018-2019





Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

1. Date of announcement – 14th June 2019

2. Each year the smaller authority's Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review. More »

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2019, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

Mrs. P. A. Dobson Town Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

Whitby Town Council,

Pannett Park


North Yorkshire

YO21 1RE

Commencing on Monday 17th June 2019

And ending on Friday 26th July 2019

3. Local Government Electors and their representatives also have :

  • The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
    • The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

4. The smaller authority's AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO's Code of Audit Practice 2015. The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)

1 Westferry Circus

Canary Wharf

London E14 4HD


5. Mrs. P.A. Dobson Town Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer » Less

Posted: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:30 by Pamela Dobson