Can you remember a time when there has been so much good news in our area?
In December we heard that there will be the first major improvement to the A64 for 38 years. The Water Park is underway and the Sports Village and football ground are following closely behind. There are exciting new plans for the Futurist site and I hope we can soon add a multiplex cinema to this list.
I have secured the release of £4.8m to repair the Whitby Piers and £2.7m has been allocated to renovate the Scarborough Market Hall creating space for 30 new businesses.
Coventry University is investing £12m in a new facility that will eventually accommodate up to 5,000 students. The new University Technical College will be on the same Weaponness site, teaching skills alongside mainstream education to 14 to 19 year olds.
The new £5m Lilac Ward has just opened at Scarborough Hospital alongside the urgent care walk in centre at Accident and Emergency. Conservative reforms gave the power to local doctors to block the closure of Whitby Hospital and it now has a secure future with a new operator.
And that’s not even mentioning 1000 jobs at the new potash mine!