Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council have produced a leaflet for households in Whitby with advice for managing the current outbreak of infection.
Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 13:02 by Michael King
Whitby has been highlighted, by Scarborough Borough Council and by North Yorkshire County Council as a concentration of Covid-19 infection, with significant spikes across the town. But the data being reported are averages across the whole borough and are significantly underplaying the local statistics which have seen a rate of 824.2 per 100,000 in South and East Whitby by 10 November. Whitby Town Council... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 14:55 by Michael King
An interactive map on the gov.uk website which shows how the pandemic is spreading across the UK.
Posted: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 11:42 by Michael King
Whitby Town Council is urging local people and visitors to Whitby to follow the 'rule of six' and the other national guidelines on social distancing and hand hygiene and to be prepared to do whatever is necessary to stem the spread of a second wave of Covid-19.
Richard Flinton, the Chief Executive of North Yorkshire County Council, which is the public health authority covering Whitby has written, "we... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:48 by Michael King
To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:
- wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
- cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
- make space - stay at least a metre away from people not in your household
If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.
Posted: Mon, 07 Sep 2020 11:48 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
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
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