Scarborough Council is set to form a task group to provide a strategic plan for Scarborough Harbour. No doubt under the auspicious eye of the the Portfolio holder Mike Cockerill and the Overview & Scrutiny Board Chair Steve Siddons. Both of whom freely admit that depsite headlining the recently dissolved Ports Development group that they failed. No doubt they will seem fit to oversee & head up the proposed Harbours Task Group. With recent questions asked of the future of Scarborough Harbour it seems fitting to look at some of the past associations, fossil style.
Scarborough's Lifeboat needs a new 'house'. Currently equipped with a Mersey ALB (all weather life boat) that is nearing its 25 year life span this is to be replaced with a new boat Shannon Class All Weather Life Boat (ALB). However the new Shannon Class will not fit into the exisiting Life Boat house together wth the Inshore Life Boat (ILB). The RNLI need both boats to provide a level of service for the East Coast.