Author: Michael King
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
A short ceremony to relay the Proclamation of Accession of King Charles III will take place at Dock End at 4:15pm on Sunday 11 September.
The Deputy Town Mayor, Cllr Bob Dalrymple, will introduce the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Capt. Stephen Upright, who will read the Proclamation, to be followed by prayers offered by the Reverend Michal Gobbett.
Following the ceremony, the Union Flag will return to half-mast.... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 16:06 by Michael King
Book of Condolence
An online Book of Condolence for those who wish to leave messages is available on the Royal website: https://www.royal.uk/send-message-condolence.
Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 11:16 by Michael King
Flying of Flags
The union flag at Dock End will be flown at half mast until 8:00am on the morning following the state funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Please note that the flag will be raised at 11:00am on the day of the official proclamation of the accession to the throne of King Charles III for a period of 24 hours.
Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 10:30 by Michael King
FLORAL TRIBUTES TO THE LATE HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II
The War Memorial at Dock End is allocated as a place for residents and visitors to lay flowers during the period of mourning.
Should you wish to lay flowers during this time, please ensure that all of the plastic wraps are removed before laying them.
At the end of the mourning period, at 9am the day following the funeral, there will be a ceremonial removal of the flowers. All flowers will then be taken... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 10:28 by Michael King
Yorkshire Water has announced a hosepipe ban starting on Friday 26 August.
There's more information on their website - www.yorkshirewater.com/
Posted: Thu, 25 Aug 2022 15:49 by Michael King