Social media including Facebook and Twitter has been spreading the word even wider than our regional BBC TV News.
Since the Fight4Whitby story appeared on TV it has had more than 77,000 Views on Facebook! There have been well over 500 Shares and more than 100 supportive Comments. A similar story can be told about Twitter, so our Thanks go out to everyone for your kind Comments and for helping to spread our message about saving Whitby Piers and Harbour.
Many of your Comments say that the income from Whitby Harbour should stay in Whitby. Scarborough Borough Council has confirmed that the money is not ring-fenced for maintaining and improving Whitby Harbour. We believe that the local legislation requires SBC to put the money back into Whitby Harbour.
The extra publicity has also led to a very welcome increase in Donations towards our legal advice. In fact, a larger-than-average donation came via Paypal from Whitby – in Ontario! Just one of Whitby’s many Twin Towns, all linked via the voyages of Captain Cook, who learned his seamanship here in Whitby, North Yorkshire.
So, Thanks for your support and your donations, which are vital if we are going to succeed. Please keep up the good work…