Scarborough Borough Council have written to the domain registry company for www.real-whitby.co.uk asking them to close the site down.
In the event of Scarborough Borough Council being sucessful and having our site removed, we will aim to communicate with you through the following channels :
Lisa Dixon of Scarborough Borough Council says the site contains articles in breach of civil law and is therefore asking Nominet and 123 reg to remove our website from the internet.
Lisa Dixon refuses to give specific information on which specific articles or comments the council finds offensive. Without this specific information Real Whitby is unable to work with them in rectifying the issue.
There are Lots of responses coming in now on our facebook page here, thankyou for your continued support and we will endevour to keep you all informed even if Scarborough Borough Council have the site closed.
Comments from Facebook.
Gp Taylor scandal!Jon Risdon says Pathetic intimidation.Paul Philip Verity I would be taking this story to the national dailies.Linda Havelock If you don’t come up against obsticals, you’re not moving forwards. Thanks for all the good work you do.Filey Bay Welcome to Soviet BritainStan Cogan democracy and free speech,ha thats a laugh.at least it shows you are getting to them,they must be really rattled.lolRich Hebden Can you get Ian Hislop to comment on this on have I got news for you ? I would love to here him having a pop at our councilDavid Cook This is outrageous. The council have been properly criticised in a democratic manner, but not libelled.Brian Dodds This definitely should be sent to the national press, it,s tantamount to censorship of the free press and abuse of public office by trying to suppress our basic right of free speech.Cliff Miller How dare they…I live in Scarborough and was born here. I am ashamed to call myself a Scarborian. I read the “Real Whitby” site to find out the truth about the actions of this corrupt council. Please don’t tar the residents of Scarborough with the same brush as the council…..we are on your side. This action by the council stinks !Tracey Jackson There is only one reason for Scarborough to even think of doing that….. they know too well they have things to hide! Your domain isn’t going to close you down [I hope!] because they know how many followers you have in Whitby & in Yorkshire
First Published March 2013