Objection to the proposals affecting Eskdale School and Caedmon College
The Town Council has written in response to the notice of statutory proposals by North Yorkshire Council: Part 1 – Eskdale School – Discontinuance; and Part 2 – Caedmon College Whitby – Increase in the published admission number.
Whitby Town Council objects to the proposals to amalgamate Caedmon College Whitby and Eskdale School, resulting in the technical closure of Eskdale... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 12 May 2023 12:13 by Clerk's Account
North Yorkshire Council Launches
North Yorkshire Council launched on 1 April replacing the eight councils previously providing district and county level services.
You will be able to contact the new council by phone on 0300 131 2 131 or apply, book and pay for services online and report problems 24/7 by visiting www.northyorks.gov.uk.
The council is the geographically largest council in England. It has been built with local at its heart... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 03 Apr 2023 10:37 by Clerk's Account
Dates announced for Whitby Swing Bridge traffic-free closures
North Yorkshire Council has announced that the first closure will come into force this weekend (1 and 2 April), which will see it closed to traffic between 10.30am and 4pm daily, with an exemption for buses.
The trial closures were formally introduced in April 2021 after congestion during summer weekends and special events in previous years sparked safety concerns.
When the bridge is closed, seven interactive... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 03 Apr 2023 10:32 by Clerk's Account
Whitby Christmas Festival 2023
This year's festival will take place from the evening of Friday 17 November until the afternoon of Sunday 19 November on the Front Marina car park, Langbourne Road, Whitby.
Businesses which want to apply for a pitch at this year's event can find a the application forms and T&Cs on the Christmas Festival page. Applications are invited by 31 July 2023.
We'll have more information on what's planned... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 16:26 by Clerk's Account
NYCC Area Committee - 24 March 2023
Scarborough and Whitby Area Constituency Committee - Friday, 24th March, 2023 10.30 am
Venue: Scarborough Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG
Posted: Thu, 16 Mar 2023 15:14 by Clerk's Account
Let’s Talk Climate Change
In July 2022 a Climate Emergency was announced for North Yorkshire. With existing plans in place to reach Net Zero by 2030, Climate Change officers from across the county created a draft Climate Change Strategy to achieve this goal. And be the first Carbon Negative region by 2040.
During the first phase of Let's Talk, responses collected show that Climate Change was ranked as a top 3 priority by:
34%... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 15 Feb 2023 11:32 by Michael King
National moment of silence to mark one year since Russian invasion of Ukraine
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport yesterday (14 February) announced a national one-minute silence to take place on Friday 24 February, marking a year since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is expected to lead the nation in silence from Downing Street in a minute's silence at 11am on Friday 24 February.
This national moment of reflection will offer the UK public... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 15 Feb 2023 09:38 by Michael King
Commissioner Zoë launches survey in Whitby to determine how safe residents feel in their town centre at night.
North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe, in partnership with Whitby Town Council, have launched an online survey to find out how safe residents and business owners feel in the town centre after an increase in bars and nightclubs.
The survey was initiated following concerns raised with Commissioner Zoë over the number of licensed venues in the town and police visibility,... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 15:46 by Michael King
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... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 14:00 by Michael King
There will be a civic service held at St Mary's Church Whitby, at 2:30pm on Sunday 18 September.
The service will be in commemoration of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The service, which will be led by the Reverend Michael Gobbett, will be attended by the Town Mayor and members of Whitby Town Council.
The service is open to all residents and visitors, subject to the capacity of the church.
Posted: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 11:38 by Michael King