£3.4 million boost for Whitby and Scarborough to create thousands of jobs

First published in Jobs News York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Business editor

THOUSANDS of jobs could be created at North Yorkshire's coast line after the region received part of a £16 million Government funding.

Scarborough Borough Council is to receive £2,599,373 to develop Whitby Business Park, which is expected to help create 206 direct jobs and 2,500 indirect jobs in the local economy.

About £1 million from the Coastal Communities Fund grant will be injected in to the business park to open up land and improve infrastructure in readiness for the creation of Europe’s largest offshore wind farm near Dogger Bank and the planned new potash mine near the village of Sneaton, a few miles outside Whitby.

The remainder of the grant will be used to subsidise 200 apprenticeships in engineering and manufacturing in the borough; fund training and business support for enterprises linked to the potash, renewable energy and other local industries; support enterprise “boot camps” for young people in the Borough; and help fund the second phase of the council’s Jobmatch project, which in phase one saw more than 1,000 people recruited by 300 companies.

Coun Derek Bastiman, cabinet portfolio holder for strategic planning and regeneration, said: “The potash mine and offshore wind industry have the potential to completely transform the area and bring a new dimension to the local economy which for so long has relied heavily on tourism."

North York Moors Historical Railway Trust is also to receive £800,000 to develop the North York Moors heritage railway service linking Whitby to the North York Moors National Park. The project is expected to create 15 new jobs on the railway service and 52 jobs indirectly in Whitby’s tourism sector.

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6:23pm Mon 11 Feb 13

pedalling paul says...

According to some rail pundits, the NYMR grant will enable the second and currently trackless platform at Whitby station to be returned to operational use. The NYMR steam locos will be able to switch to t'other end of their carriages in the station, avoiding a time consuming shunt into nearby sidings.
More flexibility for main line charters into Whitby as well.
According to some rail pundits, the NYMR grant will enable the second and currently trackless platform at Whitby station to be returned to operational use. The NYMR steam locos will be able to switch to t'other end of their carriages in the station, avoiding a time consuming shunt into nearby sidings. More flexibility for main line charters into Whitby as well. pedalling paul
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6:50pm Mon 11 Feb 13

capt spaulding says...

Dont tell me your a train spotter as well.

Should have known.
Dont tell me your a train spotter as well. Should have known. capt spaulding
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7:15pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Paul Meoff says...

206 direct jobs. That's a lot of penny arcade attendants, donkey ride operators and fairground pik1es.
206 direct jobs. That's a lot of penny arcade attendants, donkey ride operators and fairground pik1es. Paul Meoff
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8:36pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Capt. Dobie says...

How about some street sweepers for the borough as well?
How about some street sweepers for the borough as well? Capt. Dobie
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9:56pm Mon 11 Feb 13

pedalling paul says...

capt spaulding wrote:
Dont tell me your a train spotter as well.

Should have known.
Presumably that should read "you're" a train spotter (abbreviation of "you are". Please don't misuse the possessive pronoun. And no, I'm not a train spotter.
[quote][p][bold]capt spaulding[/bold] wrote: Dont tell me your a train spotter as well. Should have known.[/p][/quote]Presumably that should read "you're" a train spotter (abbreviation of "you are". Please don't misuse the possessive pronoun. And no, I'm not a train spotter. pedalling paul
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10:26pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Keeet Lemon says...

pedalling paul wrote:
capt spaulding wrote:
Dont tell me your a train spotter as well.

Should have known.
Presumably that should read "you're" a train spotter (abbreviation of "you are". Please don't misuse the possessive pronoun. And no, I'm not a train spotter.
Pedantic cretin.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]capt spaulding[/bold] wrote: Dont tell me your a train spotter as well. Should have known.[/p][/quote]Presumably that should read "you're" a train spotter (abbreviation of "you are". Please don't misuse the possessive pronoun. And no, I'm not a train spotter.[/p][/quote]Pedantic cretin. Keeet Lemon
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10:26pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Paul Meoff says...

pedalling paul wrote:
capt spaulding wrote:
Dont tell me your a train spotter as well.

Should have known.
Presumably that should read "you're" a train spotter (abbreviation of "you are". Please don't misuse the possessive pronoun. And no, I'm not a train spotter.
Is pedant spotting a hobby?
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]capt spaulding[/bold] wrote: Dont tell me your a train spotter as well. Should have known.[/p][/quote]Presumably that should read "you're" a train spotter (abbreviation of "you are". Please don't misuse the possessive pronoun. And no, I'm not a train spotter.[/p][/quote]Is pedant spotting a hobby? Paul Meoff
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4:06pm Tue 12 Feb 13

YorkShrimper says...

Paul Meoff wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
capt spaulding wrote: Dont tell me your a train spotter as well. Should have known.
Presumably that should read "you're" a train spotter (abbreviation of "you are". Please don't misuse the possessive pronoun. And no, I'm not a train spotter.
Is pedant spotting a hobby?
He need's a third user name - Pedantic Paul - for the rare occassions he's not talking about 2 wheeled modes of transport.
[quote][p][bold]Paul Meoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]capt spaulding[/bold] wrote: Dont tell me your a train spotter as well. Should have known.[/p][/quote]Presumably that should read "you're" a train spotter (abbreviation of "you are". Please don't misuse the possessive pronoun. And no, I'm not a train spotter.[/p][/quote]Is pedant spotting a hobby?[/p][/quote]He need's a third user name - Pedantic Paul - for the rare occassions he's not talking about 2 wheeled modes of transport. YorkShrimper
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