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Is the Whitby Park-&-Ride a “done deal”?

P&R: Open Letter to NYCC from Tom Brodrick

  • Hard on the heels of  RICHARD INESON’s analysis of the Whitby Park-&-Ride public consultation, TOM BRODRICK makes an impassioned appeal for the common-sense he thinks is unlikely to prevail.
  • Is the Whitby Park-&-Ride a “done deal”?


From: Thomas Brodrick
Sent: 20 August 2013 20:28
To: All Councillors and Richard Flintoin; David Bowe; Nick West;

Subject: Park & Ride Hairdressers Cllr Plant & Cllr Kenyon, Ombudsman’s reason . . .

Dear Mr Bowe and Mr West, Mr Flinton, Cllr Plant & Cllr Kenyon,

I’ve just had my hair cut at Contemporary Salon on Flowergate, followed by a coffee in Java Cafe on Flowergate, if you imagine 17 young members of staff in these two typical small business on Flowergate. Not to mention all the other multiple staffed businesses on Flowergate, Skinner Street . . . the entire West Cliff . . .

Mr Nick West states that  “there will be a period of tolerance while things are settling in. Most people will be RESTRICTED to parking in the zone where they live or where their business is based with ONE permit allocated for EACH (single) business at a cost of £77 pounds, with others available if an OPERATIONAL NEED can be shown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What like the numerous estate agents on Flowergate who employ numerous staff, cafe’s, restaurants, bars, furniture stores, clothes stores………. “others available if an OPERATIONAL NEED can be shown”?!? NYCC’s Mr West, please can you clarify, define and explain to us businesses what an “OPERATIONAL NEED” is supposed to mean?

Who within NYCC will be the Judge and Executioner of the “OPERATIONAL NEED” and how many staff will be employed at NYCC?

Young staff, paying their Business Rates, paying their taxes on their small meagre wages, running a car with thousands to pay their insurance bills, monthly.

Most live out of town, Skelton, Brotton, Guisborough, Saltburn . . .  and like many, many people who work / service the tourist industry and travel into Whitby from towns and villages nearby.

They work usually from late morning to late evening, after the P&R is closed.

Those who work in hair salons as an example, have to rush home to get kids from school when they finish work.

1) Can you explain to me in detail how the Park & Ride system will affect the lives of people who work in Whitby / Sandsend in these typical types of industry? (Will the Park & Ride travel to Sandsend?

2) Please can you tell me how these workers will get around this system when bus routes and social services are being slashed by NYCC?

3) If I regularly visit a friend across town in a different parking zone, one and a half miles away for a cup of tea each afternoon, 300 days a year, can you tell me how it will affect my routine and how it will affect my friends life when he only gets 50 tickets allocated each year, when I have to park up, walk to friends house, get ticket, walk back to my vehicle, scratch it, put in on the dash board and then walk back to friends house?

4) Then I perhaps visit another friend or the dentist in another area of town . . .  can you explain in detail the process I will have to go through?

5) Can you explain in detail how someone elderly will have to make journeys into town to visit an elderly friend, infirm, messing around with scratch cards, to and fro from their vehicles.  Can you tell me in detail how it will affect their lives, can you tell me why visits between people will become less and less and less, less care, less companionship . . . fewer visits . . .

6) There are many, many people too proud to register as disabled, many people who really struggle on, often with chronic pain, and many, many people on the verge of being eligible for a disabled badge, but don’t quite make it. Can you explain to me in detail how their lives will be affected?

7) Can you tell me, in detail, how all those volunteers who offer a free carers service to their friends, often on a daily basis, how much their routine will be affected / effected, how many visits they will cut short, or just not bother with, in detail can you tell me how their lives will be affected, both the carers and the person being cared for, the risk of isolation and solitude battering someone’s mind?

8) School runs, parents having coffee mornings, looking after infants, how their lives will be affected………

9) Where will all the notices go?

a) How many posts?

b) What will the notices look like?

c) How close together will they have to be?

10) Who within NYCC will be the Judge and Executioner of the “OPERATIONAL NEED” stated by NYCC’s Nick West “as a requirement for local businesses”, should they want more than one £77 permit?

10a) How many staff will employed at NYCC’s headquarters to run this entire scheme?

11) Why could you not just identify the finite problematic areas where residents are suffering from parking issues and come up with a cost effective residents parking scheme?

12) Can you explain to me in detail what research you carried out to see how individuals would react, regular people, to such a scheme and how they would react? (They can’t answer this, because no research was ever carried out).

13) Where will people visiting Whitby Hospital during the day be able to park? (the hospital has a tiny car park that is full during the day?

The public and small businesses were NEVER EVER considered in these secret meetings, meetings dammed by the Local Government Ombudsman as being biased.

The list is endless; this is the most complex, inconsiderate parking scheme to be imposed on the citizens, the workers (commuters as they put it) and the visitors of this town, perhaps in the entire United Kingdom. It will hit headline after headline after headline in newspapers the length and breadth of the United Kingdom.

Imposing parking charges along a stretch of road between Sandsend and Whitby is criminal, why do people who want to visit and enjoy a beach have to pay a single penny? It’s their right, their entitlement it’s not a Fun Fair Ride Mr Flinton . . .

I look forward to your responses Mr West, Mr Bowe, Mr Richard Flinton, Cllr Kenyon, Cllr Plant . . .

I suspect, like the secret stakeholders steering meetings that decided this scheme, behind closed doors, no meetings minuted, no public participation, secret meetings dammed by the Local Government Ombudsman . . . names and contact details of those who held the meetings were withheld by NYCC citing the “data protection act” even though the meetings were held behind closed doors by County and Borough Councillors inc stakeholders (whatever that means), residents of Whitby excluded……..

This is one vast mistake NYCC’s Mr Nick West, NYCC’s Mr David Bowe, County Council Councillors Cllr Plant and Cllr Kenyon, it is the most ill-considered, ill-conceived plan if ever there was one, there were no Whitby residents represented / included.

This will cost NYCC’s ratepayer probably in excess of £6,000,000 pounds and will have such a dire ADVERSE effect, thrust upon tens of thousands people, residents, visitors, workers and those residing in nearby villages.

The worst part of it all is that NYCC’s Mr David Bowe, Mr Nick West and Mr Flinton have already made the decision, the Park & Ride has already given it the green light, it is going ahead, whether you like it or not, whether you protest or not, whether you agree or not, whether you fill in a questionnaire at Whitby’s Tourist Information Centre or not, whether you attend the Northern Area Committee or not . . . it is a DONE DEAL !

These questions will never be answered in detail, what individual workers, residents, visitors will each have to do. It will take too long and read like a disaster.

merry-go-round. noun.

  • A revolving machine with model horses or cars on which people ride for amusement. A continuous cycle of activities or events, especially when regarded as pointless: “the park & ride merry-go-round”

Tom Brodrick

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    In a report of a similar nature the LGO made the following comments regards NYCC’s Mr Flinton’s, Mr Bowes and Area 3′s Mr Nick West, including County Councillor Cllr Plant and County Councillor Cllr Kenyon’s use of Stake Holder Steering Groups.

    In the LGO’s final decision to a Whitby resident (Mr Richard Ineson) the LGO had the following to say about “Stakeholder Steering Groups”. The exact same groups who decided that there should be a Park & Ride in Whitby!

    13 May 2013
    Complaint reference:
    11 019 419
    Complaint against:
    North Yorkshire County Council

    LGO’s Decision


    38. I consider there is fault in how the Council has handled the making of the traffic
    regulation order (TRO) introduced in 2009. The Council is at fault for the reasons
    given below. I make some recommendations and propose ending the
    investigation on that basis.

    39. The Council’s highways department failed to record key actions. There are no
    officer notes, no record of research, no minutes of the stakeholder steering group
    meetings and no report (see paragraphs 31 & 32). The lack of such evidence
    matters because it makes it difficult to conclude that the Council made a valid


    43. The stakeholder steering group had discussions with some businesses and the
    Council says that the group considered all the options (see paragraphs 18 &31).
    However, that group was not a decision making body. There is a difference
    between discussing matters with interested parties and carrying out a probing

    44. I consider that the Council failed to establish a stakeholder steering group with a
    balanced membership. There is a preponderance of business people (see
    paragraph 16) with few, if any, representatives from local residents who live on
    the street. This is unfortunate because it gives the impression of bias. I cannot
    judge how the group acted in practice because there are no minutes of meetings.
    This is an area the Council needs to reconsider if it is to use this type of group


    A revolving machine with model horses or cars on which people ride for amusement.
    A continuous cycle of activities or events, especially when regarded as pointless: “the park & ride merry-go-round”

  2. Dear Mr Bowe and Mr West, Mr Flinton, Cllr Plant & Cllr Kenyon……………..

    It’s important that the residents of Whitby realise that they are NOT guaranteed a space to park in with their ‘residents permits’. When their ZONE is full they will not be able to park in an adjoining zone. So where will you park?

    If those with businesses permits, purchase an annual £77 permit, clog up your Zone as well as those with residential permits, where will you park?

    Will you then drive 2 miles out to the Park & Ride, that closes its gates at 7pm, in the hope that you will leave your vehicle overnight, what are the overnight rules governing the Park & Ride?

    As NYCC’s area three manager Mr Nick West carefully points out ‘But for residents living in almost all of the zones, they will mostly be unable to park in neighbouring zones, something which many residents fear will cause problems as they compete with visitors for spaces.”.

    It will Mr West for the very simple reason that you did not carry out any research in Whitby as to how many cars residents have, how much off street parking each household has, how many spaces, (sorry not spaces as they are not guaranteed), ZONE permits required per household for each vehicle, unfortunate for the young person with their first car living at home with their parents and how many cars business must have with their one £77 permit plus their additional OPERATIONAL NEED permits for any other vehicle their staff require. Like estate agents, furniture shops, takeaway deliveries, nursing homes etc etc etc

    Sadly the more ZONES there are, in this case there are no fewer than eleven zones, the more restricted your options are, so forget parking in the adjacent ZONE even it’s streets are empty or full of parking spaces. You will have to just drive around and around and around your zone or fill one of Mr Wests parking meters. We will all be driving around and around our zones like zombies. What if we can’t find a space, in our zone, we cannot park in any other zones at all then what Mr West?

    It will not be the visitors driving around and around and around it will be the residents. As Mr West carefully points out “Visitors and commuters will be able to park in these areas too for up to three hours, depending on the zone, by displaying a parking disc, which will be available free of charge from shops, (WHAT SHOPS have agreed to do this Mr West?) But for residents living in almost all of the zones, they will mostly be unable to park in neighbouring zones, something which many residents fear will cause problems as they compete with visitors for spaces.”

    Of course many residents will fear as they compete with visitors on a three hour jolly. Especially the East side of town, hear this, Cllr Plant and Cllr Kenyon inc all NYCC management mentioned throughout this letter, how will you explain to the residents of the entire East Side of Whitby why they have been allocated SIXTY THREE, yes a meagre 63 on street residents parking spaces for the entire east side of Whitby. 400 buildings and say a hundred businesses, rowing clubs, pubs, shops, restaurants, residents, holiday cottages, Whitby’s thriving market place……….

    What about all the hundred or so business permits that will have to be handed out to businesses on the East side inc those special “OPERATIONAL NEED” cushy numbers handed out by the “OPERATIONAL NEED” team nudge nudge wink wink. More about those as you read on.

    What about all the holiday cottages, will they get a business permit or two on an OPERATIONAL NEED TO KNOW basis and a nudge nudge wink wink “OPERATIONAL NEED” permit for a second vehicle.

  3. Calling all shop keepers and business owners, boycott giving out NYCC’s parking discs.

    Anyway it will decend into chaos and the system of zones will be abused as soon as the “enforcers” go home to bed.

    Then residents will be waiting behind twitching curtains for those parking in the wrong zone, there will be fights, fallouts, name calling, slanging matches.

    Residents taking photos on their iphones or small movie clips of their zone abusing neighbour, dobbing them in, visitors parking up a exactly three hours before the time limit leaving their cars there all night.

    What an awful scenario, it would make an excellent movie, everyone decending on the town to visit friends ignoring the restrictions altogether when the enforcers have gone.

    Residents afraid of using up all their scratch cards, sat on their front step looking out for the enforcers.

    What a dumb horrid scheme.

  4. He must be due for retirement surely, but wishes to leave a legacy of revenue and administration for his council.

  5. These powers were transferred from SBC. Were they sold or were they found?

  6. Many people in Whitby have been taken in by the propaganda issued by the Highways Department, “Do you support the introduction of controlled parking zones to provide priority for residents” and have read no further, they actually think that all of the day trippers and other visitors to Whitby, will be made to park on the park and ride car park, thus freeing up all of the on street car parking spaces for the use of residents, which is not the case.

    Far from giving ‘priority to residents’, all of the parking spaces in all of the zones will be available to anyone, via the disc parking scheme, scratch cards, business permits etc.

    The zone system will prevent residents from parking in zones adjacent to their own (this is in direct contradiction to what was promised, “it is proposed that permits would be available in appropriate adjacent zones to provide a degree of flexibility”) so, when their own dedicated zone, is full of cars belonging to day trippers, commuters, customers of the hotels and B&B establishments, they will have nowhere to park at all.

    A little known fact is that the original propaganda ” Do you support the introduction of controlled parking zones to provide priority for residents ” was dropped, and when I reminded Richard Flinton, CEO. NYCC that, “As there will be no overnight parking on the park and ride car park so the P&R scheme will only cater for ‘day trippers'”, it was replaced by “This is the primary purpose of the P&R scheme” i.e. the primary purpose of the P&R scheme is to provide car parking for ‘day trippers’.

    Good news for the boozers, cafes, shops, amusement arcades, etc. but why should the residents of Whitby pay to provide these businesses with customers and, in doing so, lose all the parking spaces which are currently available to them and, have to pay for a parking permit for a parking space which will not exist?

  7. NYCC’s Website States that
    “The process of commissioning the park and ride bus services, both into the town and for the Esk Valley hopper services, is also well under way. The tender will be advertised in August and the service commissioned by January 2014, ready to start promptly next Easter.”

    1) Cllr Plant & Cllr Kenyon can you show us the outcome of the commissioning the park and ride bus services, both into the town and for the upper Esk Valley hopper services.”? Did you get the funding on the back of the bus services because as far as I was aware these are being slashed! Contrary to the lies being told when you won the millions of pounds grant aid for improving those services via a Park & Ride?


    1) What time does it close?
    2) What time does it open?
    3) What if there are vehicles in the P&R after closing?
    4) What if someone has eg due to a sprained ankle req hospital treatment is too late and they live in Leeds? How will they get home?
    5) Can Zone Permit holders part there if their Zone is full?
    6) How much will it cost to use?
    7) What if people do not use it?
    8) What if people just switch zones each time a three hour session is up?
    9) Will business staff be able to use it?
    10) If so business staff (200) will easily fill it before 8am, then what?

  8. So, according to Mr West of NYSS, all the East Side business permit holders and all the East Side Zone permit holders can now park in Zone A on the West Side of town as close to the East Side as possible to minimise their journey back over to the East Side.
    Therefore the entire East Side (as NYCC’s Nick West and Cllr Plant only allocated the entire of Whitby 63 parking) will fill up Zone A in the B&B streets, hotel streets, in all the rented accommodation streets, making the whole scheme pointless!

    • Tom, zone A in the zone furthest away from the east side, it is centred around Upgang Lane and goes as far as White Point. The closest parking zones to zone J are zones B and D, but this is where all the B&B establishments are, and this parking has been allocated to them by the three STAKEHOLDER STEERING GROUP members who were dominated by the commercial sector and in particular by tourism associations.

  9. I am sure that many people will be interested to know the memberships of the three STAKEHOLDER STEERING GROUPS which considered/decided upon the controlled parking zones proposed for Whitby town, in connection with the park and ride scheme and consequently the numbers of parking spaces available in each zone.

    The identities of the members of these SSGs were supposed to be kept secret – the DATA PROTECTION ACT was quoted to me when I asked about this matter, fortunately, a public spirited person who had access to this information and who could see no credible reason for it to be kept secret, released the information.

    The memberships of the three STAKEHOLDER STEERING GROUPS were as follows:-
    One entire Stakeholder Steering Group was selected by Cllr Kenyon – an Executive member of the Whitby and District Tourism Association, she also selected the Chairs of the other two groups, there was at least one member of the various tourist associations on each group.
    Incidentally, the membership of these groups was supposed to remain confidential.
    The minutes/notes of the proceedings of the meetings of these groups are only available in a redacted form and are very sketchy, in any case.
    Many people, including myself, say that the tourist associations were over-represented on these groups.
    Two of the SSGs had a specific, designated, representative of the views of the residents in the particular area covered by those particular SSGs. The east side of Whitby had no designated, specific, resident representation.
    The supposedly secret memberships of the three STAKEHOLDER STEERING GROUPS were as follows:-
    The Chair of the secret Whitby Traffic Partnership, Conservative Cllr. Jane Kenyon, (also an Executive member of the Whitby and District Tourist Association) in conjunction with Conservative Cllr. Joe Plant, recommended the make up, including choosing the Chairs of the other two groups, of the three SSGs.
    The individual Chairs selected the residents’ representatives (please note that the East Side SSG, Chaired by Cllr. D.Clegg) did not have a residents’ representative).
    Whitby Town (Parish) Council nominated the Town Council representatives on SSGs 2&3.
    Please note that Dalton Peake (Whitby Chamber of Commerce) and Tony Charlton (Whitby Hospitality Association) were appointed to all three STAKEHOLDER STEERING GROUPS.
    SSG 1. Sandsend.
    Chair, Conservative Cllr. Jane Kenyon (also an Executive member of the Whitby and District Tourist Association), Dalton Peake (Whitby Chamber of Commerce), Tony Charlton (Whitby Hospitality Association) Christine Kroebel (Chair, Lythe PC), David Pybus (Residents’ Representative).
    SSG 2. West Cliff and Town Centre.
    Chair, Conservative Cllr. Joe Plant, Dalton Peake (Whitby Chamber of Commerce) Tony Charlton (Whitby Hospitality Association) Cllr. Mike Ward (SBC and Whitby Town Council) Cllr. Dickenson (Whitby Town Council) Barry Brown/Dr.Dunn (Residents’ Representatives).
    [Please note that I am informed that Barry Brown was never invited to any of the meetings of this group, neither did he receive any documents or help to make any decisions relating to this group].
    SSG 3. Church Street/East Side.
    Chair, Conservative Cllr. D.Clegg (Chair of Capt. Cook Tourist Association & shopkeeper), Dalton Peake (Whitby Chamber of Commerce), Tony Charlton (Whitby Hospitality Association), Conservative Cllr. Sandra Turner (shopkeeper) (SBC), Cllr. Steve Smith (shopkeeper) /Cllr. Pitts (WTC).
    [Please note that, unlike the other two groups, there was no residents’ representation on this group. The residents of the East Side of Whitby had no dedicated representative on the SSG which supposedly represented their views].

  10. It’s not true to say that Mr.West did not carry out any research, the members of the Whitby and District Tourist Association, Executive member Miss Kenyon, (who also was the Chair of one of the three STAKEHOLDER STEERING GROUPS and who also chose the Chairs of the other two groups) were asked how many car parking spaces they would like, 110 members responded, saying that they needed 700 spaces. Of course the residents of the east side were not asked anything about their requirements, in fact to avoid any complications, the east side STAKEHOLDER STEERING GROUP,did not even have a dedicated residents’ representative, but naturally the tourist associations were well represented, we wouldn’t expect anything less. Trebles and ‘operational needs’ all round

  11. Is it merely a coincidence that this latest P&R consultation, which was supposed to be held in the Spring, is being held in August, when most people are on holiday and unable to comment?

  12. (‘Disc’ or’Permit Holders Only’) Parking Scheme Zones – A, B, D, E, ES Epn F, G, H, HS, J
    and K
    Cost – annual unless
    otherwise stated
    1st permit – discounted to €s
    (usually f17) until 2017, when price will
    rise in line with the rest of the Borough.
    2nd permil – 827
    3rd and additional permit – f.44
    Free to disabled badge holders,
    persons receiving disability benefit,
    income support, guaranteed pension
    credit, job seekers allowance,
    employment and support allowance.
    Residents Visitors
    Maximum 50 pei household per
    calendar year
    10 pence each
    zone specific
    card valid for 1 dav
    Discounted to 50p per card (usually
    El .60) until 2017, when price witl rise
    in line with the rest of the Borough.
    Zone spbcific. Card valid for 4 davs.
    Trades Daily
    Permit €1 per day
    €6 per week
    Business 1st permit – t77
    2nd permit – €154
    3rd permit – 8231
    4th and additional permit – 8308
    Tradespersons 1st permit – E26
    2nd permit – t52
    3rd permit – 177
    4th and additional permit – 8102
    Cost – annual unless
    otherwise stated
    Carers Free
    Special Carers Free
    Garage €20 per permit
    Health Emergency
    Badge (HEB) Free to medical profession such as;
    Doctors, Midwives,Registered Nurses,
    Health Visitors, Dental Surgeons.
    Emergency services
    Post Office For collection/delivery
    Highway authority Only when necessary
    Essential building
    Blue Badge holders
    Weddings Official vehicles only
    Funerals Official vehicles only
    A copy of the draft Order, together with maps showing the roads affected and a statement of the Council’s reasons
    for proposing to make the Order may be inspected at County Hall, Northallerton and at Whitby Tourist lnformation
    Centre, Langbourne Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 1YN during normal office hours from 9 August 2013 until
    30 August 2013.
    lf you wish to object to the proposed Order, you should;$end the grounds for your objection, in writing, addressed to
    “Area 3Whitby Highways office, Whitby Highways Deilot, CholmleyWay, Whitby, North yorkshire Vo22.4Ne” or
    by e-mail ( by 30 August 2013.
    Dated 9 August 2013

  13. What Nick West of NYCC doesn’t tell business people that it costs £770.00 to park 4 vehicles per annum.

    £308 for a 4th permit are you nuts

    Business 1st permit – £77
    2nd permit – £154
    3rd permit – £231
    4th and additional permit – £308

    • Wouldn’t you have thought that Trade Permits would be equally as expensive as Business Permits.
      Business people will be applying for Trade Permits.

      Business 1st permit – £77
      2nd permit – £154
      3rd permit – £231
      4th and additional permit – £308

      Tradespersons 1st permit – £26
      2nd permit – £52
      3rd permit – £177
      4th and additional permit – £102

    NOTICE is her.eby given that North Yorkshire County Council proposes to make an Order under Sections 1(1), 2(1)
    to (3), 4(2), 32(1), 35(1) and 45 to 49 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and Part lV of Schedule 9 to the 1984
    Act and under the Traffic Management Act 2004, the effect of which will be to introduce waiting, loading and parking
    restrictions on various roads in Whitby, as specified below:-
    3. From 9am to 7pm each day establish “on street” residents priority permit parking together with
    waiting limited to t hours, with a prohibition on return within I hour, for vehicles displaying the appropriate
    parking disc for non-residents on each of the following streets in Whitby.
    Belte Vue Terrace, East Terrace Back, Back Street from Crescent Avenue to John Sfree4 Back Street between 9
    Haverlock Place and 30 Hudson Sfreed Back Street from Crescent Avenue to Esplanade, Back Sfreef from the
    back of number 3 and 12 Royat Crescent, Back Street between 11/12 Esplanade to the back of 2 Esplanade, Back
    Sfreef from the back of 4 East Terrace to the back of 13 Esplanade, Back Sfreef from Crescent Place to
    Esplanade, Church Square, Crescent Avenue, Esplande, Hudson Sfreei John Street, Royal Crescent, The Road
    known as West Ctiff County Primary School at the rear of Langdale Terrace known a/so as Crescent Avenue Back
    Albert Place, Back ST Hitda’s Terrace, Back Street between Albert Place and Wellington Terrace, Bagdale,
    Brunswick Sfreef, Clarence Place, Clarkson Sfree4 Cliff Street, Crescent Place, Hunter Street, Langbourne Road,
    New Quay Sfreef, Poptar Row, Routh Watk, Sitver Sfreef, ST Hitda’s Gardens, ST Hitda’s Terrace – between
    Chubb Hilt and the entrance to Pannett Park, Stonehouse Gardens, The Paddock, Walker Sfreef, Well Close
    Square, Well Close Terrace, Wellington Terrace.
    4. From 9am to 7pm each day establish’oon street” disc parking limited to t hour, with a prohibition
    on return,within t hour, for vehicles displaying the appropriate parking disc for non-residents on each of
    ‘the following streets in Whitby, no exemptions for permits or scratchcards.
    Brunswick Sfreel Flovrergate, Skinner Sfreel St Hilda’s Terrace – between Skinner Str and the entrance of
    Pannett Park.
    Spring Hill, Windsor Terrace.
    Church Sfreef – West Side, between Bridge Sfreef and Grape Lane.
    9. Prohibit, at any times or between specified times, waiting by vehicles on those lengths of road /isfed
    above in items 1,2,3,4,5,6, 7 and I in Whitby and Sandsend which are either not designated for parking’ at
    junctions, entranges and crossing points and currently do not have any existing waiting prohibitions’
    A copy of the draft Order, together with maps showing the roads affected and a statement of the Council’s reasons
    for proposing to make the Order may be inspected at County Hall, Northallerton and at Whitby Tourist lnformation
    Centre, Lanjbourne Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 1YN during normal office hours from 9 August 2013 until
    30 August 201 3.
    lf you wish to object to the proposed Order, you should send the grounds for your objection, in writing, addressed to
    “Area 3 Whitby Highways Office, Whitby Highways Depot, Cholmley Way, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22 4NQ” or
    by e-mail ( by 30 August 2013.
    Dated 9 August 2013
    Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services)
    County Hall

  15. The Whitby Gazette would do well to direct its readers to Real Whitby, where the true nature of the Zonal Parking proposals are laid out in excruciating detail:

    Highway robbery, by any other name.

  16. The BUS companies are losing money by people utilising their CARS and vans, THAT is why the Park and RIDE is in, or proposed to be in progress.

    The TOWN PLANNER has FAILED in his / her task, can no-one see this.

    Towns, villages and Cities are supposed to be planned in accordance with future growth and needs. THIS has quite obviously FAILED.
    ACCESS to the city, Town or Village centre within walking distance is an ABSOLUTE , not a NEGOTIABLE aspect.

    It isn’t ‘an OBVIOUS’ it IS ‘an ABSOLUTE’ that this scheme is contrived. Anyone that believes differently is deluded.
    Either the council is going to financially benefit or a contractor / stake-holder is going to financially benefit, but one thing is for sure ‘an ABSOLUTE’ that the residence are GOING TO PAY FOR IT.

    The PROFITS will be divided up between the salaries of the council or expenses and the contractors or stake-holders and ‘a’ minuscule percentage MIGHT go back to the area HOWEVER it will first go to the council so they can spend it on what they BELIEVE the residents want, and I say BELIEVE because the council quite OBVIOUSLY do not know what the residents want, and if they DID I believe they would not be able to deliver because from what I read THEY (The COUNCIL) are incompetent and not just a LITTLE corrupt but a LOT.

    Namaste, rev phil; an in my view comment.

  17. If you trust our County and Borough councils, then this parking idea is a good one…. but if you dont trust either of these two bodies…. then you will need to fight this plan with every breath you have.
    They will screw Whitby till there is nothing left. They have no interest in the town, it is nothing but a cash cow to them.

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