Author: Michael King
VJ Day is marked every year on 15 August to commemorate the formal end of WWII with the surrender of Japan on this date in 1945.
Unfortunately, Victory over Japan 75 years ago brought mixed emotions for those fighting in the malaria ridden jungles of the Far East. Relief and joy that the end of the war had finally arrived, but sadness at the human cost. Those who had fought on through the final three... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:42 by Michael King
A recording of the extraordinary meeting of Full Council on 11 August is available on the Whitby Town Council Facebook page.
Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:14 by Michael King
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
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
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
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 (email@example.com) 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
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
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
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
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