Buy Local - North Yorkshire
As part of its efforts to support local businesses and communities during the Covid 19 outbreak, North Yorkshire County Council has set up a website called Buy Local www.northyorks.gov.uk/buy-local
It's a platform to provide free advertising for businesses to connect them with customers, and vice versa. The aim is to make it a useful resource for now and beyond the Covid 19 outbreak. There are over... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 29 May 2020 15:07 by Michael King
Monitoring Visitor Movements
North Yorkshire County Council's Highways will be monitoring road usage to ensure that 'destinations', including Whitby, are not at risk of running out of space to socially distance through a rise in recreational visitors. The Government's recovery plan reinforces the role of enforcement in ensuring that everyone keeps to the rules.
Posted: Tue, 12 May 2020 12:46 by Michael King
Stay Alert means Stay Away - for now
The safety of residents remains Whitby Town Council's priority. For now, tourism businesses in Whitby remain closed and we urge everyone to continue to STAY AT HOME and not compromise the safety of others.
People may take exercise, but they must observe social distancing; must only meet one person outside their household group; must observe good hand hygiene and must accept that some public spaces may... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020 12:30 by Michael King
Cancellation of Xmas Festival 2020
WHITBY CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: 13th – 15th November 2020
Unfortunately, Whitby Town Council have made the very difficult decision to cancel this year's Christmas Festival due to the present conditions caused by Covid-19. The effect of this current situation means that the necessary planning and fund raising which is vital for our festival will not be possible for this year.
This decision has not been... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 14:50 by Michael King
Letter from the Mayor
Dear Whitby People
I want to take this opportunity as Mayor of Whitby and on behalf of Whitby Town Council, to thank everyone in the community for the way you are tackling the COVID-19 crisis. You are showing and continue to show, true spirit by staying at home and supporting each other with practicality and kindness.
As a Town we feel a deep sense of gratitude towards the National Health Service, the... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 09:49 by Michael King
Finding Local Support within the Community
Information from NYCC
Also available as a PowerPoint file (attached)
Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:15 by Clerk's Account
Can Allotments be Tended During Lockdown?
The Government's advice at the moment is that tending an allotment with appropriate social distancing and preferably on your own, can be classed as daily exercise. The National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG) has issued useful guidance on how to manage allotments in accordance with government regulations.
Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 09:00 by Michael King
Whitby Town Council - Coronavirus Update
The Town Council can now be contacted Monday to Friday on 01947 820227 between 9.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.
Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:46 by Clerk's Account
Unusual First Day at Work
Mr Michael King has started work today as the new Town Clerk for Whitby Town Council and is welcomed by Councillors and staff on an unusual first day. Mr King is replacing the current Town Clerk, Pam Dobson who is retiring at the end of June after nearly 11 years. Both Clerks will be working from home and proceeding with a handover of duties, via video conferencing. Mr. King has been Town Clerk to... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:47 by Clerk's Account
Whitby Town Council - Coronavirus Update
Whitby Town Council have implemented a business continuity plan which will allow administrative staff to work from home during the current crisis. Please contact us by email in the short term, within the next few days we should also be able to receive calls on 01947 820227. Further updates will be posted in due course.
Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:39 by Clerk's Account