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'Thanks For Not Overrunning Whitby' Says Town Mayor

'Thanks For Not Overrunning Whitby' Says Town Mayor

Published by Karen Liu at 11:07am 20th May 2020.

The Mayor of Whitby has issued a letter of thanks to all those who helped to try and reduce an influx of weekend visitors.

Cllr Linda Wild said:

"I want to say thank you, on behalf of the Whitby Town Council, to everyone who worked so hard to manage visitors and manage expectations during last weekend, under step one of the Government’s Covid-19 Recovery Plan. 

The people of Whitby recognise and appreciate the work that North Yorkshire County Council Highways and Scarborough Borough Council did to reinforce the message that the town is not open for business in the way we would normally hope to be in May.  

The arrival of restrictions on roads and parking was a visible and obvious message to those who don’t recognise that much of Whitby lacks the space for social distancing. 

We must thank the Police, the Coastguard and the RNLI for their vigilance too.  Our biggest thanks go to all the people who stayed safe, chose to stay at home and didn’t overrun Whitby.  We are emerging from lockdown tentatively; where businesses are opening, their capacity remains restricted. 

The Prime Minister has urged us to ease lockdown in ‘baby steps’.  The Spring Bank Holiday is with us, but now is still the time for everyone to stay away from Whitby and its surrounding areas. 

We want to tell you, once it is safe for us all, that Whitby will be pleased to welcome you to our beautiful town.  In the meantime, please all keep safe and stay at home. 
Cllr Linda Wild, Town Mayor of Whitby "




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Peter croft, on 20th May 2020 12:15pm
The mayor obviously hasn’t been to Sandend today Wed 20th
The car park on side of road was full plenty on beach and back in Whitby long queues for coffee on west cliff.
Either we should be shut or open, there is nothing in between, the council and government keep sending out mixed messages.
I can’t wAit to read how they are going to encourage people back and support the massive damage caused to local and local business alike.

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