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Whitby Town Is Falling Down

Whitby Town Is Falling Down

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.

Whitby’s swing bridge upgrade to begin

Whitby’s swing bridge upgrade to begin

North Yorkshire County Council’s £250,000 upgrade of Whitby’s historic swing bridge will begin on Monday, October 1. This work marks the beginning of a £4m package, including a park and ride, designed to reduce congestion in the town and improve life for Whitby’s residents and its ever-increasing numbers of tourists. The bridge, which was built […]

Work due to begin on Whitby Swing Bridge

Work due to begin on Whitby Swing Bridge

Maintenance work will begin this week on Whitby’s historic swing bridge to prepare for a £250,000 upgrade by North Yorkshire County Council. Long-term maintenance for the bridge has become the responsibility of the county council. Maintenance work is now carried out four times a year in a bid to reduce the likelihood of mechanical failure. […]

Whitby Swing Bridge malfunction

Whitby Swing Bridge malfunction

Whitby Swing Bridge has suffered a malfunction and remains in the ‘closed’ position. It is open for pedestrians and traffic but unable to open for river vessels at the current time. Engineers have been called and are on the way to rectify the problem

whitby photography by glenn kilpatrick