Whitby Town Council

Information for Residents & Visitors

Town Clerk: Michael King
Whitby Town Council, Pannett
Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire
YO21 1RE


Dates announced for Whitby Swing Bridge traffic-free closures

Dates announced for Whitby Swing Bridge traffic-free closures

North Yorkshire Council has announced that the first closure will come into force this weekend (1 and 2 April), which will see it closed to traffic between 10.30am and 4pm daily, with an exemption for buses.

The trial closures were formally introduced in April 2021 after congestion during summer weekends and special events in previous years sparked safety concerns.

When the bridge is closed, seven interactive... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 03 Apr 2023 10:32 by Clerk's Account

Tags: Highways

Whitby Christmas Festival 2023

Whitby Christmas Festival 2023

This year's festival will take place from the evening of Friday 17 November until the afternoon of Sunday 19 November on the Front Marina car park, Langbourne Road, Whitby.

Businesses which want to apply for a pitch at this year's event can find a the application forms and T&Cs on the Christmas Festival page. Applications are invited by 31 July 2023.

We'll have more information on what's planned... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 16:26 by Clerk's Account

Tags: Christmas Festival

Whitby Community Network green spaces study

The Whitby Community Network has published an extensive audit of the urban and suburban greenspaces in and around Whitby, in an area bounded by the National Park.

The study is available here:

It leads to a ten-point plan:

"As we have seen in our analysis of Whitby green space, there is a significant... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 09 Mar 2023 11:18 by Clerk's Account

Tags: Community, Consultation, WCN

Let’s Talk Climate Change

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

Tags: Consultation, Local Government Reorganisation

National moment of silence to mark one year since Russian invasion of Ukraine

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

Tags: Remembrance

Commissioner Zoë launches survey in Whitby to determine how safe residents feel in their town centre at night.

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

Tags: Consultation

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

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

Tags: Audit, Finance & Audit, Full Council

Civic Service

Civic Service

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

Tags: Royal Family


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

Tags: Royal Family

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