Confidence in engineers’ report but No Confidence in SBC Cabinet

The Portfolio Holder for Harbours on Scarborough Borough Council’s Cabinet says he has ‘every confidence in their engineers and consultants’ as regards Whitby’s neglected piers.

Good, because so do I.

But I have absolutely No Confidence in the SBC’s Cabinet’s failure to provide money for any of the engineers’ High Priority recommendations.

In 2009 Royal Haskoning, a world class engineering company, published its report on Whitby Piers and Extensions, commissioned by SBC. Their High Priority recommendations (ie key defects that should be repaired within 5 years) were immediately highlighted to the SBC Cabinet – but the Borough Council have taken absolutely no practical action in the 8 years since.

Confidence in Scarborough Borough Council? I think not.

(This letter from a local resident was published in the Whitby Gazette on 24 Feb 2017).

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