Scarborough Town Centre

On 1 April the single new council for North Yorkshire launched replacing Scarborough Borough Council and other local authorites in North Yorkshire.

To find your Councillor or to view minutes, meetings and agendas please visit the North Yorkshire Council website.

Our Vision

Scarborough Town Centre will re-align itself for the 21st century to become a hub of leisure, learning and living by building on its rich heritage, culture and traditional retail and leisure offer. It will become a national exemplar through dynamic, welcoming and customer / community focussed activity and intervention. This will be measured by footfall, vacancy rates, levels of investment, new business start-ups, stakeholder involvement and customer satisfaction.

You can read the Town Centre Strategy and Action Plan.

 You can now read the Scarborough Blueprint 2021 (PDF, 6MB).


You can read more about our on-going Scarborough town centre projects here

Scarborough Town centre groups

You can read more about Scarborough Town Centre Groups here.

Strategic objectives

Scarborough town centre boundary

To build the success of Scarborough Town Centre as a vibrant, mixed use centre for all stakeholders, investors and the community we aim to:

  • Be the best performing coastal town centre in England by 2025 and the primary economic hub for retail, leisure, learning and living within the Yorkshire coast area.
  • Increase residential living within our town centre by 25% by 2025
  • Work together with public and private property owners and agencies to ensure the built environment and infrastructure exceeds the expectations of our customers and community by 2025.


We produce a town centre newsletter each month to update businesses on what's happening in Scarborough and to provide important information about our work.
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The Scarborough Town Centre Charter

As part of its campaign for a safe and vibrant town centre, the Scarborough Town Centre Team in partnership with Scarborough Borough Council, North Yorkshire Police, Scarborough Chamber of Trade, Scarborough Anti-theft group, Scarborough Civic Society and the Federation of small businesses have developed a Town Centre Charter which aims to support the regeneration plans for Scarborough town centre.

You can read the charter here.


Mandy West
Business Engagement Executive
Tourism Services
Scarborough Borough Council
St Nicholas Street
YO11 2HG

Telephone: 01723 383610