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.

An exciting initiative to support 'fuel poor' households in the borough.

Choices4Energy is now part of the Home Improvement Agency

Choices4Energy is an energy efficiency advice centre set up to provide advice on how residents of the borough can save money on their energy bills.

Take our survey and let us know how we're doing.

Collective Energy Switching

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To help you get a better deal on their energy bills we are working with switching partner iChoosr, who run many energy switching schemes across the country.  Find out more about energy switching.

Warm Home Discount Scheme

One-off grants are available to families and individuals on low incomes in the run up to winter.

All major energy companies are required by the Government to take part in the Warm Home Discount Scheme, which gives eligible customers a one-off grant towards their electricity bill or prepayment meter during the winter. 

Schemes are set to open from around August and the payment is expected to remain the same as previous years at £140.

Families on low incomes or benefits are encouraged to get ahead of the queue and register their interest now with the support of the Warm and Well in North Yorkshire project, which seeks to raise awareness of cold homes.

Although criteria for the grant vary according to the energy supplier, generally customers qualify automatically if they are in receipt of the Guarantee element of Pension Credit. 

Households might also be eligible for the payment if they receive certain means-tested benefits or have an annual income of less than £16, 190 and there is a child under five, someone with a disability, or someone elderly living at the property. In this case, residents have to apply for the £140.

Customers can either apply online via their electricity supplier or call them up.  It's a good idea to get in quickly as some schemes are first-come-first-served and they will close the scheme when they have reached their maximum number of applicants.

Apply for the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

Priority Services Register for older and disabled people

If you sign up to your supplier’s Priority Services Register (PSR), you can get extra help and support with your energy supply.

You can sign up if you’re:

  • a pensioner
  • disabled or chronically sick
  • have a hearing or visual impairment

Find out more about the Priority Service Register at

Oil buying cooperatives

Scarborough Borough Council in partnership with Ryedale District Council through Choices4Energy is delivering oil buying cooperatives across the two districts. Find out more about oil buying cooperatives.

Gas Safe Charity Grants Scheme

This Charity Grants Scheme provides preventative services that directly address the risks of death, injuries and illness caused by dangerous gas work and appliances and the promotion of gas safety awareness. Find out more about the gas safe grants.

Oil buying timetable 2020 / 2021

Reminder to all members Oil cut off date Oil order date Expected delivery date

5th Jan 2022

18th Jan 2022

19th Jan 2022

24th – 28th Jan 2022

16th Feb 2022

1st March 2022

2nd March 2022

7th – 11th March 2022

30th March 2022

12th April 2022

13th April 2022

18th – 22nd April 2022

11th May 2022

24th May 2022

25th May 2022

30th – 3rd June 2022

22nd June 2022

5th July 2022

6th July 2022

11th – 15th July 2022

3rd Aug 2022

16th Aug 2022

17th Aug 2022

22nd – 26th Aug 2022