Fight for Whitby

Help us to challenge proposed changes by Scarborough Borough Council and fight for the future of our piers and harbour



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Whitby Tourist Information Centre

The Tourist Information Centre

Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) plans to close Whitby TIC on its present site and let the building out for 21 years on a commercial lease – probably as another food outlet.


Properly Maintained Piers and Quays

The piers and quays are in urgent need of remedial work and proper maintenance.

This could mean a Regatta without the fair on Scotch Head and the Pier.

Kiosks on Pier Road in Whitby

A Harbour Not Obscured by Sales Kiosks

SBC plan to build a further 9 sales kiosks – plus a public loo – along Pier Road.

Trawler in Whitby Harbour

A Lively, Working, Historic Harbour

Trawlers land their fish elsewhere due to the lack of facilities & adequate dredging.

The East Side fishing parties and berth holders have no toilet / shower facilities.

We consider these proposals unacceptable for a tourist resort with over 3 million day visitors / year, worth over £100 million annually to the local economy.

A lively, working, historic harbour is our key visitor attraction
It’s time to take action to stop the rot!

We need £50,000 for legal advice as we challenge Scarborough Borough Council

Whitby & District Tourism Association launched the fund by donating £5,000 but we need donations urgently

Raised: £29593
Target: £50000
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Fight for Whitby

‘Can of worms’ now feeding the ‘chickens coming home to roost’?

15th February 2018

Dear Editor, Is the ‘can of worms’ now feeding the ‘chickens coming home to roost’? Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) opened a can of worms by down-sizing our superb Tourist Information Centre (TIC), just before several years of Cook 250th Anniversary Celebrations. Together with HMS Dredgenot, that triggered a huge wave of local anger in Whitby. […]

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Scarborough Borough Council’s spend on Whitby raises questions

8th February 2018

I would like to follow up on the three letters published in your paper on 26th January 2018 which highlighted the shortcomings of Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) and I comment as follows:- Scarborough Borough Council claims that the Council spend in Whitby is higher per head than Scarborough. Where do these figures come from? Cllr […]

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Upcoming Events

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Apr, 2018

Fight4Whitby Quiz Night 4th April 2018

Following the success of previous Fight4Whitby Quiz Nights, we are holding another fund raising event on Wednesday 4th A...