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Whitby sewage pollution on the agenda
Council is convening a special meeting of the Projects and
Partnerships Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday 15
October at 2pm at Sneaton Castle Centre, Whitby.
The meeting has been
arranged in response to serious concerns about the capability and
robustness of Yorkshire Water’s sewerage infrastructure in Whitby
to cope with demands, following several recent incidents of sewage
pollution in Whitby Harbour and surcharging of sewers in Mulgrave
Road in the town.
It is hoped that the meeting
will help to establish why and how these incidents happened, and
what action Yorkshire Water is taking to prevent them happening
The council’s overview and
scrutiny function is there to champion the whole community, and to
hold not only the council, but also other public agencies to
account. Representatives of Yorkshire Water, the Environment
Agency and the local highway authority (North Yorkshire County
Council) have all been invited to the meeting.
Members of the public are invited to ask questions at the
meeting, after the councillors have had the opportunity to ask
their questions. Any individual question is limited to a
maximum of two minutes speaking time.
A maximum of 15 minutes for public questions will be allowed in
total. If you would like to ask a question, please submit
your question in writing, including your contact details, by 5pm on
Monday 13 October at the latest. Please send questions to
Lynn Mellor, Legal and Support Services, Scarborough Borough
Council, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG or