Help us to challenge proposed changes by Scarborough Borough Council and fight for the future of our piers and harbour
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.
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.
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.
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
13th February 2020
A long-running saga which has seen Scarborough Council’s accounts for the last 4 years left in limbo could soon be concluded. The council’s 2017/18, 2016/17 and 2015/16 accounts were held up as the authority is locked in a legal challenge with a group of residents over how it classifies income and expenditure from Whitby harbour. Last […]Read full article
27th January 2020
Should the East Pier be ‘leaking’ after the £7.6 million repairs? A Whitby resident wrote to SBC (and their reply): Dear Sir, I am writing to you in your capacity as the SBC Project Manager for the recent repair works carried out on the two main piers in Whitby Harbour. You will note from the attached […]Read full article
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