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What Have We Achieved So Far?

Filey Town Council is a forward thinking Council and has achieved Quality Town status. We are currently working towards meeting the criteria so that we can use the power of “well being” and are developing a community engagement strategy. We have signed a Parish Charter with the Borough Council and are working towards developing a charter with the County Council.

We welcome residents at our Town Council meeting and would encourage more residents to attend our meetings and get involved in the work of the Town Council.

The Town Council is committed to working in partnership to deliver its aims and we work collaboratively with other Parish Councils in the southern area through the Southern Area Parish Cluster. The Town Council has representatives on numerous outside bodies.

Members of the Town Council are also actively involved with the Southern Area Forum, a partnership forum which is part of the Borough wide Local Strategic Partnership and which brings partners together from across the southern area to identify and work to address issues of local concern.

Much has happened since the last Town Plan was developed in 2005.

Progress relating to priorities identified in the previous plan (2005-

  • 2010)

    includes:

    • Locally representatives of the Community and the Town Council are working to the ensure Filey is able to benefit through the LEADER programme (a funding programme designed to provide support and capacity to local community projects.

Derelict & Underused sites

  • The old gas showroom has been demolished and the site in the ownership of Tesco. The demolition has removed an eyesore from the local landscape although the future of the site is still uncertain.

  • New affordable housing is being developed on the “Crown” site (Reynolds Street)

Better Shopping facilities

  • A new Tesco supermarket is being developed in the town centre.

  • Improvements have been made to the appearance of premises, including the “wine cellar”

  • The quality of shops on John Street, in particular, has improved, with a number of higher quality independent and specialist shops. A number

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