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Regeneration plan in Whitby wins committee support
A plan to regenerate
the east side of Whitby has been backed by Scarborough Borough
Council’s northern area committee.
The plan will set out the key issues in the
area, long term solutions to problems and actions to improve the
The development of the plan is being led by
the borough council and Groundwork, a charity which works with
communities to make positive changes to their neighbourhoods.
Organisations including North Yorkshire
Police, the Youth Service, the Children’s Centre, Yorkshire Coast
Homes and Seachange are also involved and will be working with
residents to develop and implement the plan.
Tom Mutton, programme manager for
Groundwork, said: “The first stage is to talk to local residents
about how they feel about the area, the problems they face and the
improvements they would like to see.
“Changes might include improvements to
green spaces, improved community facilities, better play areas or
improved lighting. We then need to work together with organisations
and with potential funders so that we can make sure the most
important changes are delivered.”
Cllr Sandra Turner, the chairman of the new
working group set up to develop the plan, added: “We are really
pleased that this work is being supported by the Northern Area
“This is an exciting time for East Whitby
and over the coming months we want to talk to as many local people
as possible and to encourage residents and organisations to work
together, to help deliver the improvements that residents want to
For more information about the plan email email@example.com
or go to www.groundwork.org.uk/nyorkshire.