West Cliff vacancy arises on town council

Sean Rixham-Smith leading the service.
Sean Rixham-Smith leading the service.

A vacancy has arisen on Whitby Town Council following the resignation on former member, Sean Rixham-Smith.

Mr Rixham-Smith had represented the West Cliff ward but in a letter read out at Tuesday night’s full council meeting, he said he was stepping down due to other commitments.

He asked if he could remain part of the town council’s armed forces working party which he has been involved with since its conception to which the council was happy to agree.

It was also requested by Cllr John Freeman that a letter of thanks be sent to him for his contributions to the council over the last few years .