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.
From: “Colin Winspear”
Date: 06 March 2012 13:16
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Colin Winspear, Windsor Terrace Whitby.