Whitby Harbour Committee’s – Confusion ?

Whitby Harbour - Colin Winspear Confusion Letters

Whitby Harbour Confusion Surrounds The Committe's

Dear Real Whitby,

Please publish this email from the exasperating Mr Winspear and save him from the endless bliss of his own ignorance. A single telephone call to the local authority was sufficient to establish that there is no confusion about the bodies who take an interest in Whitby Harbour, except of course in his own mind.

  • The Harbour Committee is a committee of Whitby Town Council, chaired by Coun Ian Havelock.
  • The Whitby Harbour Board is a committee of Scarborough Borough Council, chaired by Coun Mike Cockerill.
  • The Whitby Harbour Users Consultative Group (formerly the Whitby Harbour Users Group) is a stake holders steering group, now chaired by Mr G Lodge (until recently, by Mr J Whitton).

The first and third of these have no powers in the harbour.

Any confusion that remains is likely to be exacerbated by Mr Winspear’s blatant mischief making. Why do you tolerate him?

Congratulations on an otherwise thoroughly enjoyable blog.

yours sincerely,

Arthur Nattress
Leeds

From: “Colin Winspear”
Date: 06 March 2012 13:16
To: town.clerk@whitbytowncouncil.gov.uk; customer.first@scarborough.gov.uk
Subject: Whitby Harbour and it’s numerous boards/committees

To the chairs and members of Scarborogh Borough Council and Whitby Town Council.

As a permanent resident of Whitby since 1986, though resident by birth. I am deeply disturbed by the current situation regarding the various Harbour Committees and the lack of communication between them. It has been exasperated by a local website magazine, www.real-whitby.com and the Free Whitby pressure group, creating a great deal of ill feelings towards all concerned. Not helped by them constantly referring to all concerned as The Whitby Harbour Board which causes some confusion.
It is my formal request as a Whitby resident that all parties resolve to see a satisfactory conclusion to this problem. We all have the best interests of the present and future running and maintenance of the Harbour, how better to achieve that than by communicating?
I would like to thank the SBC Harbour Board however, for its’ practical work done since its’ creation. At last someone is taking note of the long neglected problems.

I look forward to a positive outcome that will be of benefit to all parties.

Kind Regards.

Colin Winspear, Windsor Terrace Whitby.

3 Responses to "Whitby Harbour Committee’s – Confusion ?"

  1. Terri Groves  March 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    oh for heavens sake ths is geting beyond a joke and he has a point that the comittees and names are often confused on here as wasnt there something on one of the stakeholder groups where a different name was used in one part of the piece and a varient in the other?

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  2. pete budd  March 25, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Whitby Parish Council has registered it’s “interest” in Whitby Harbour by the formation of a Harbour Committee; “Praise the Lord”.
    However this committee will be “ultra vires” if it takes any action, as Whitby Harbour is owned by Scarborough Borough Council.
    Scarborough has it’s own Harbour anyway and a Town Hall. However it has destroyed it’s Opera House to build a Casino and destroyed Whitby Cargo Shed because Whitby Council asked for it’s use as a Market Hall.
    Scarborough has a Market Hall……….

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  3. Jane Swales  March 27, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Authorities frequently change the names of their non-statutory quangos. Only the stated purpose and the terms of reference matter. If patience is a virtue, Real Whitby would have to be a saint to put up with Mr Winspear’s endless nit-picking. Nobody needs a barrack room barrister.

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