On BBC Radio Tees yesterday*, Ben Houchen the Mayor of the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) was asked about ‘adopting’ Whitby, if we left Scarborough Borough Council. He replied that Whitby joining the TVCA directly may not be possible, but one option would be for Whitby to join a Unitary Authority which is ALREADY within the TVCA – for example, Redcar & Cleveland.
This option would ensure that Whitby WOULD be in the Tees Valley Combined Authority, thus getting us out of Scarborough Borough – and getting exactly what lots of Whitby people want. This option (and how best to phrase the question) is now being explored further, before the next Whitby Town Poll is called.
*17 May 2018.
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