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) closed the Whitby Tourist Information Centre (TIC) on its previous high profile site and let the building out for 21 years on a commercial lease. We considered the TIC an essential port of call for visitors, helping them get the best out of their time in Whitby. We proposed alternative uses for Whitby TIC and challenged the final decision to downgrade the facility.


Properly Maintained Piers and Quays

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

We are fighting to save and preserve the Piers and Harbour for the benefit of future generations. We also want to ensure that all harbour income is for Whitby Harbour use only.

Kiosks on Pier Road in Whitby

Speaking up for our Town


We want to protect Whitby as the place we have grown up in, moved to and loved and where our children can have a secure future. We recognise the need for change but want to hold onto all that is good about our community.

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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New Government Guidelines for ALL Ports in England

14th March 2018

The Government, through its Department for Transport, has just issued new official Guidelines on the ‘Good Governance’ of ports and harbours in England this month (March 2018). The Introduction to the Guidelines says: ‘This guidance covers all Strategic Harbour Authorities regardless…’ Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) is the Strategic Harbour Authority (SHA) for Whitby harbour. See for […]

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Part 2 of ‘Whitby Piers’ double page feature in Whitby Gazette

2nd March 2018

Part 2 continues from the previous Post – ‘Whitby piers repairs: what do we know? Your Whitby Gazette probes the issue that could affect us all… Steve Siddons, Leader of the Labour Group [on Scarborough Borough Council], said: ‘Up to 2010, all coastal protection work was paid for out of national taxation but now this […]

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Upcoming Events

Get details of upcoming fundraising events and come show your support.


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...