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Letter: Whitby’s lack of affordable homes

At my request the following was on the agenda of the Whitby Parish Council Planning Committee meeting held on August 8.

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Street cleaner Keith Gilpin who has been nominated for a "Good Neighbour" award

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Letters: Keith a true ambassador for Whitby

We have just returned from another few enjoyable days holiday at a cottage in Henrietta Street.

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Potash planning meeting at Sneaton Castle, Whitby.

Letters: Concerns over Sneaton Castle development

Surprise, surprise.

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Piers at Whitby. w172805g Picture: Maisie Pike. 12 July 2017.

Letter: Urgent surveys needed on Whitby pier extensions

I was delighted to read in last Friday’s Whitby Gazette that Scarborough Borough Council are, at long last, going to repair the defective steel piling at Endeavour Wharf.

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Letter: Boulby Mine ‘perfect in my eyes’

Letter: Boulby Mine ‘perfect in my eyes’

Many congratulations to the environmental services team at Boulby and particularly Zoe Cooper who took the wonderful photo of Boulby Potash Mine and to have this accepted for the beautiful layout of this mine.

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Letter: Five years old - and Street Angels still flying high

Letter: Five years old - and Street Angels still flying high

Street Angels, Whitby, was launched in 2012 by Deacon Helen Webster.

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Richard Gray  and Stephen Morley in Whitby.. pic Richard Ponter 172018g

Letter: Some areas should be left to flourish

Re: your feature Wildlife Management on the Moors (July 7).

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A sunny day on Whitby beach. Picture Sam Jones.

Letter: Whitby ‘would not get a blue flag now’

I visited the lovely seaside town of Whitby this last week and must admit that I was disappointed, especially bearing in mind that the town currently has a blue flag award for excellent beaches.

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150317  Seagulls  bask in Spring sunshine  against a backdrop  of one of  Whitby's  four lighthouses, although only two remain fully operational. This one is  found on the end of the East Pier  is a wooden affair, built in 1914 after the pier was extended, it  stands on a wooden framework of four legs, raised 23 feet off the pier.
Picture taken on a Nikon 5300 camera witrh a 550-200mm lens at 165 mm  with an exposure of 1.1000th sec at f8 and ISO of 200

Letter: Signs will not deter people from feeding gulls

The borough council is on about putting more signs up, telling people not to feed the gulls.

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Letter: Council’s ‘contemptuous’ attitude over Whitby piers

Letter: Council’s ‘contemptuous’ attitude over Whitby piers

Scarborough Borough Council ignored the worries of Whitby residents and the Fight4Whitby campaigners.

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Letter: ‘Not one vestige of humility, contrition or apology’

Letter: ‘Not one vestige of humility, contrition or apology’

I watched, with appalled fascination, the Scarborough Borough Council meeting held to consider a vote of No confidence in the leader and cabinet.

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Letter: New retail sites would be good for Whitby

Letter: New retail sites would be good for Whitby

Having worked in the supermarket business in South Africa for 20 years with 49 stores to manage, I support the possible introduction of both a Marks & Spencer Food Hall and Aldi. It is important that the town and its visitors, together with the Whitby public, have a choice of both store and product.

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Researching the life and career of the actor Guy Standeven.

Letter: Appeal for information on actor Guy Standeven

I am researching the life and career of the actor Guy Standeven. He was born August 28, 1928, in Scarborough and died in Hammersmith in 1998. He was born as Marcus Guy Wyndham Standeven.

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Letter: Mud-slinging, not democracy!

Letter: Mud-slinging, not democracy!

Re: the vote of No confidence in Scarborough Borough Council, on June 26.

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Whitby town hall falls into disrepair. John Freeman

Letter: Battle to restore Whitby’s piers will wage on

May I thank all those who cast their vote in my favour in the general election.

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Letter: Why I have no confidence in leadership

Letter: Why I have no confidence in leadership

Considering that Whitby is one of the busiest tourist hotspots all year round, helped by the hard working private enterprises in all areas, you would think that the service offered by our leaders and the cabinet in Scarborough Borough Council would bend over backwards to keep the constant taxpayers of Whitby sweet.

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Letter: Embrace changing times in Whitby

Letter: Embrace changing times in Whitby

We often hear the comment ‘Whitby is timeless’, but is it?

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The start of the Whitby to Scarborough Cinder Track. w1448 .  Pic Scott Wicking.

Letter: Cinder track will be a ‘cycle motorway’

So Scarborough Borough Council wish to pass on responsiblity for the old railway track to the cycling charity Sustrans, who will cover it with Tarmac.

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Crowds gathered in Staithes today for the naming ceremony and service of dedication for the new B class lifeboat Sheila and Dennis Tongue III at Staithes and Runswick Lifeboat Station. Saturday 15 April 2017. w171502c Picture: Ceri Oakes

Letter: Beauty of Staithes harbour disappearing

I was born into a fishing family in Staithes and lived all my young life living in the old village, but am now living at Lane End and in my eighties.

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The Endeavour leaves Whitby in choppy seas heading for for Holland.

Letter: Dutchman’s fond memories of famous weekend in Whitby

Nice to read about the famous Whitby weekend 20 years ago in 1997 on Twitter.

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