Despair of what is happening to home town

I’ve just read in the online edition of the Gazette of the closure to the public of the West Pier lighthouse.

Yet again it seems that neglect by Scarborough Borough Council has resulted in another Whitby icon being lost.

With the continuing closure of anything to do with the wellbeing of Whitby tourism when will Scarborough be content. Probably when they’ve eliminated any attractions Whitby has left!

I despair of what is happening to my old home town and urge the people of Whitby to stand up for themselves and demand that the SBC finally get off their bureaucratic bums and give the funding that seems to be reserved for Scarborough only.

Yours disgustedly.

Stephen N McCabe (Aussie Whitby lad!), Bundoora, Victoria, Australia by email