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Environmental Improvements

  • Improved facilities for recycling.

  • Improved coastal slope stability and flood protection in place.

  • Environmental improvements undertaken to Martins Ravine.

  • Green Flag award for Glen and Crescent Gardens.

  • Strong network of “in bloom” and “friends” groups

Working with other bodies

  • The Parish Council works positively with a range of bodies and is represented on working parties dealing with issues such as flooding and traffic management.

  • A Local parish Charter has been agreed with SBC and work is taking place to develop a charter with NYCC.

  • Overall partnership working between organisations locally is considered to have improved, with good liaison and working relationships with the Police, Borough and County Councils.

Section 2 – About Filey

Profile of the Area

Filey is an attractive coastal town. It has a rich heritage, particularly associated with maritime and fishing activities. The Town acts as a service centre for the surrounding southern area and provides a range of services and shops. The surrounding coastline and countryside provide both residents and visitors with a high quality environment and opportunities for a range of outdoor leisure activities.

The Town is an important service centre and hub for the villages within the Southern area.

The area is also popular with visitors and tourism provides a significant source of local employment and helps to support services and infrastructure which would not otherwise be sustainable in a town of its size.

Filey has a population of over 6, 500. Compared to the Borough as whole it has fewer younger people and a higher proportion of older residents. Almost 19% of the population is aged under 18 and over 31% is aged over 65.

For many people the area provides a high quality of life. However, there are issues of deprivation within the town.

Key Services and Facilities

Filey provides a range of services and facilities.


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