Whitby Town Council

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Town Clerk: Michael King
Whitby Town Council, Pannett
Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire
YO21 1RE

  • Calendar of council and committee meetings

    Link to meetings calendar

Whitby Town Council provides your ultra local council services. We strive to make Whitby a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes information about how the council takes decisions, how it works on behalf of Whitby to influence the services provided by others, and about the services we provide. We also have links to information about services provided by the county council and the borough council, which are responsible for many of the other public service in Whitby. We know that it's not always obvious who does what. Use the search or browse the site to find what you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest News

Co-option Opportunity

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Whitby Town Council has four vacancies, which it intends to fill by co-option.

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.

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

  • 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 in advance of the February meeting of Full Council. » Less

Posted: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 08:00 by Michael King

Christmas Greetings from Whitby Town Council

Christmas Greetings from Whitby Town Council

Whitby's Town Mayor, Councillor Linda Wild, is wishing everyone in Whitby a happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas on behalf of herself and the whole town council. Speaking in the run-up to Christmas, Councillor Wild said, "This year has been another beset by challenges, but again in 2021, the knowledge of who we are and what we mean to each other has kept our town going and given us hope.

"We have ridden a rollercoaster this year – but not a zip-wire, as it turns out. Visitor numbers have been sky-high, whenever covid restrictions have allowed, and sometime when they haven't. Our streets, car parks and the swing bridge have groaned under the strain. Everyone who has worked so hard to keep the town going, sometimes in the most difficult of circumstances, deserves our thanks. Every business and everybody catering for residents and visitors throughout Whitby has played their part. More »

"Throughout the NHS an army of essential workers and volunteers has once more stepped up to vaccinate and to treat us and they continue to deserve our thanks.

"This Christmas, omicron has put parties and quizzes in doubt again. The wisest voices are urging care and caution. We must listen and, once again, adapt to the pandemic around us.

"Whitby captures the heart of everyone who comes here. It has a magic that has been transmitted again and again this year on TV and on radio. As residents, we feel the frustrations too, but we shouldn't lose that magic and we mustn't lose hope. So Merry Christmas and best wishes for a hopeful 2022." » Less

Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 15:00 by Michael King

Temporary Closure of Pier Road public toilets

Temporary Closure of Pier Road public toilets

The Pier Road public toilets will be closed today for maintenance and deep cleaning.

The nearest toilets remain open at Market Place, West Cliff and New Quay Road.

Posted: Mon, 13 Dec 2021 09:36 by Michael King