Author: Michael King

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ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2020

Notice for the Exercise of Public Rights

The town council approved its accounts for 2019/20 and its statutory Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) at its meeting on 7 July 2020, subject to audit. Sections 1 and 2 of the AGAR are attached to this post. The background documents to the accounts are available for public inspection. The attached notice and accompanying notes on the Exercise of Public Rights set out the details of... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 15:00 by Michael King

Tags: Audit

Town Council Speaks in Support of Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion as seen from the West Beach

Whitby Town Council has resolved to take all reasonable steps to secure the continuing operation of the Whitby Pavilion for the benefit of Whitby.

The town council has a concern for the continuing operational stability of Whitby Pavilion as an important community asset, following the announcement on 6 July by SIV, the operator, that Whitby Pavilion was likely to remain 'mothballed' and that the company... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 11:45 by Michael King

Tags: COVID-19, Whitby Pavilion

Local Appeal to Raise Money for Children with Hidden Impairments

WHISH is appealing to buy a floating Beach Wheelchair. To enable kids with disabilities to enjoy the beach and go in the sea, just like their friends.

WHISH Is a parent-led small charity which is completely self-funded, it supports over 200 children & young people around Whitby who have a Hidden Impairment (HI). It provides:
o activities for children & teenagers;
o multi-sensory room;
o information... Read More »


Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 13:30 by Michael King

Tags: Charity

Full Council Meeting

A meeting of Full Council will take place at 6:00pm on Tuesday 7 July 2020 via Zoom. If you require access to the Zoom call, please contact the Town Clerk (info@whitbytowncouncil.gov.uk) for access. The meeting will be streamed via the Town Council's Facebook page - facebook.com/WhitbyTC

Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:47 by Michael King

Tags: Agendas

James Cook FRS (1728-1779)

James Cook FRS (1728-1779)

Captain James Cook and the Bark Endeavour are synonymous with Whitby. Cook was a navigator and an explorer who brought the world closer together in the Eighteenth Century and bound Whitby forever to communities across the globe. He charted the southern oceans and expanded scientific knowledge through his voyages. Whitby is proud of James Cook and proud of its maritime history. It is by recognising... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 09:00 by Michael King

Tags: Captain Cook

Old Town Hall Grade II* Listed Building & Market Place

Old Town Hall Grade II* Listed Building & Market Place

Whitby Town Council invites quotations through the Government Contracts Finder website for the appointment of a specialist consultant architect with experience in working with historic buildings to develop proposals for the renovation and repurposing of the Town Hall Building, Whitby and to provide infrastructure improvements to the adjacent market square.

Posted: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 09:52 by Michael King

Tags: Old Town Hall

Buy Local - North Yorkshire

Buy Local poster

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

Tags: COVID-19

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

Tags: COVID-19

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

Tags: COVID-19

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

Tags: Whitby Xmas Festival

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