Notice of Extraordinary Council Meeting - 23rd July 2021

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Extraordinary Meeting of the Scarborough Borough Council will be held at the Spa Ocean Room, Scarborough on Friday, 23 July 2021 at 11.00 am and all Members of the said Council are hereby severally summoned and required to attend to transact the following business, namely to consider the following recommendation from the Council’s local auditors, Mazars, in relation to an objection lodged to the Council’s accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016, specifically concerning the manner in which the Council has administered accounts relating to the harbour in Whitby:


‘We recommend that the Council should seek a declaration from the Court as to the status of the land in contention[1], with a claim being issued within 6 months of this decision. That is to say, the Council should take proceedings to seek a ruling on the land and property which comprises the statutory ‘harbour undertaking’, and whether all income from activities associated with that land and property is revenue received by the Council in respect of the ‘harbour undertaking’. In the event that the Court decides that any revenue is received by the Council in respect of the ‘harbour undertaking’, the Court should be invited to give a direction as to the rectification of the accounts, including the financial years which should be rectified.’

[1]  land situate in the vicinity of the harbour, Whitby

The agenda and report for this meeting will be published in accordance with the Council’s Constitution on 15 July 2021.

By Order

Chief Executive

13 July 2021
Town Hall