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