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.

What's On

Scarborough Borough Council organises and hosts a range of events throughout the year including the annual Maritime Seafest, Filey Kite Festival, Whitby Fish and Ships Festival, Scarborough Surf Festival, Autumn Daze, Scarborough Sparkle and Armed Forces Day.

A full list of events taking place across the borough can be found on

Organising Your Event

To hold an event within the borough you need to apply via our online application form. We strongly recommended that you start planning your event at least six months in advance in order to allow sufficient time for the services to process your application and to contact the responsible authorities. 

You may wish to talk to somebody for advice before completing the online application form, you can contact us at or 01723 232579.

You will be required to submit various documents throughout the application process for example: Event Management Plan, Risk Assessments, and Public Liability Insurance etc.

Apply For Your Event >

In order to assist with organising events, we have produced a guidance document (Event Application Guidance) this provides you with an overview of your duties and responsibilities.

Safety Advisory Group (SAG)

Scarborough Borough Council Safety Advisory Group (SAG) acts as the focal point for event organisers, for specialist advice and guidance in relation to hosting an event. It works in partnership with emergency services and professional bodies to discuss the health and safety issues around staging an event.

We recommend that you make contact with the group well in advance of the event - at least six months, if possible.

General Events Guidance

Medical Assurance

Please complete the Event Medical Assurance Form by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) at least 60 days prior to the date of your event.

Application Form

Public Health Guidance

Please see the below information for the latest guidance on public health:

Event Planning & Counter Terrorism Considerations

We are working together with North Yorkshire Police and the Counter Terrorism Police North East to provide event organisers with advice and support on how to counter the threat of terrorism when planning an event in the borough. Please read the latest advice on event planning and counter terrorism considerations.

Free online training course for Action Counters Terrorism (ACT). There is an ACT App that should be recommended to all stewarding, security and safety staff at the event.

Other links to help you organise your event


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