Incredible!!! What an absolutely disgraceful, narrow minded and arrogant decision to close such a popular tourist attraction slap bang in the middle of one of the busiest periods of the tourist year. Mr Cockerill clearly does not have the best interests of Whitby's tourist industry in mind when making ridiculous decisions with timings like this. No-one doubts the vital works are a necessity however I am sure there will be plenty of more suitable opportunities available. Come on SBC wake up and get over your blinkered obsession with trying to undermine the wonderful town of Whitby.