Letter: Public turn-out could make a big difference

I attended the December Whitby Town Council to speak about Whitby's issues.

Friday, 16th December 2016, 10:00 am
Updated Saturday, 17th December 2016, 9:06 am

We all know as residents and council taxpayers the problems in Whitby that are neglected by Scarborough Borough Council, the piers and the harbour, to name a few issues.

I stood and spoke about the issues and suggested that the Whitby Town Council should have a vote of confidence in regard to Scarborough Borough Council.

But I felt ignored by the councillors, I got no response whatsoever.

I actually felt embarrassed after speaking and felt I was treated with contempt.

I was told later by someone the lack of a response was due to protocols and procedures of the council.

No wonder no-one attends the meetings; the town council was more concerned about Whitby in Bloom and the Christmas market.

Don’t they care about the major issues in our town which effect the indigenous population?

I feel they are more concerned about tourist-related matters.

I hope residents in Whitby realise that they pay more council tax in Whitby due to the Whitby Town Council precept.

I try to encourage people to attend the town council meetings but no-one is interested when I speak to them.

I am not surprised after what I saw on Tuesday.

Ian Dixon

Fishburn Road, Whitby