Whitby Town Is literally falling down whilst Scarborough Borough Council stand by and watch. Our beautiful town, loved by so many from across the UK and worldwide, has been subject to underinvestment and a defunct repair and upkeep policy from Scarborough Borough Council that many parts of the towns heritage (our heritage) finds itself on the brink of collapse into the sea. Recent emails to Real Whitby from local campaigner Tom Broderick have highlighted how dredging may have caused the collapse of the harbour wall piling of the east side harbour close to the swing bridge.
Scarborough Borough Council have today issued invoices to the owners of six properties at Aelfleda Terrace, Whitby following emergency demolition works we undertook in December 2012. The works were necessary following a landslide on 27 November 2012, which left the properties at risk of collapsing on to the Church Street area below. In order to protect [...]
N Yorks Coast And Whitby Landslips – what a record! With days of torrential rain forecast to sweep the country over the Christmas holiday period, John Henderson analyses the warning signs of vulnerability that Scarborough Borough Council has been struggling to brush under the carpet for thirty years. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ LANDSLIPS within the Borough of Scarborough in [...]
Here is the most recent cartoon (The Whitby Landslip) from our artist Codhead. Enjoy.…… Whitby Landslip By Codhead
Five properties in Aelfleda Terrace in Whitby will be demolished following severe subsidence in the gardens of those properties overnight on Monday 26 November which has left them at serious risk of collapse. North Yorkshire Building Control and structural engineers made the recommendation following detailed inspections. Scarborough Borough Council has now appointed Transcore as its principal [...]
Following the recommendation that five properties at risk of collapse will have to be demolished on Aelfleda Terrrace in Whitby, council officers and security personnel were at the site throughout last night to monitor the area for further signs of movement. A further slippage did occur, which resulted in some loose material falling down the slope [...]