From: Ian Dixon, Fishburn Road, Whitby.
I HAVE written before in regards to prices in Whitby and wonder why other people aren’t bothered or don’t say anything.
I went to Scarborough and got some petrol 5p a litre cheaper than some garages in Whitby.
On this occasion it was a small garage, compared to the larger ones in Whitby.
Yet in Whitby petrol is dearer. Why is Whitby more expensive?
What excuse do these garages in Whitby have for charging more?
When I asked why prices were higher in our well-known chain pub, I was told blame Scarborough Borough Council!
It has nothing to do with Scarborough Council. It’s the businesses in Whitby who charge more to rip off tourists and locals alike.
When I am working, I always try to buy petrol in Teesside rather than Whitby, as it is cheaper.
It was always said to buy local to support local businesses – well, not to be ripped off.
The tourist boom seems to be an opportunity to charge more in Whitby than many other places.
I am sick of Rip Off Whitby, never mind Rip Off Britain!