Friday 23rd October 2020,
North Yorks Enquirer

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

North Yorks Enquirer harbours correspondent ALLAN ROBERTS shares his mirth over one breathtakingly innovative element of the Council’s ‘vision’ for an all new, singing-&-dancing, humming-&-toe-tapping version of Scarborough Harbour – ‘Masterplan’ courtesy of Hemingway Design.

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Forgive me for spouting off, but I am given to understand that just one of the ‘visionary’ proposals contained in the secret Hemingway Design  ‘Masterplan’ to regenerate Scarborough Harbour is to build an easterly whale-watching lookout point.

Harbour-users will be dumbfounded by the assurance that 24/7/365 Tom, Dick and their pal Harry will be able to rely on a ringside seat to observe whales – whether they happen to be passing by or not.

I will remind readers that the Council forked out around £15,000 of taxpayers’ money for this gem of a ‘Masterplan’, which it has been sitting on since June.

Little wonder, then, that SBC are so reluctant to share the details of this ‘Masterplan’ with the electorate – Councillor Jefferson must be so proud of it.

Call me a Jonah, but if this ‘Masterplan’ is not harpooned, there may be a whole lot of blubbering going on.

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