Piers seem less important

Whitby’s piers seem to be less important than the new waterpark in Scarborough town, says John Freeman, a recent Mayor of Whitby. In an article published  in last week’s Whitby Gazette, John was responding to comments made by Scarborough Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Harbours.

Ex-Mayor John said ‘If Scarborough Borough Council had done as it should have, by using the considerable income from within Whitby harbour boundaries, there would be no need to scratch around with a begging bowl to pay for the year’s of neglect inflicted on these vital structures.

‘They managed to secure funding to loan the waterpark in Scarborough town a whopping £9 million – but cannot, or will not, find the £3 million for the repairs to Whitby’s important piers.’


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