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£200,000 boost for charities across the borough

Friday, 21 January 2022

We’re delighted to announce that we have partnered with Two Ridings Community Foundation to launch the Yorkshire Coast Fund for community groups in our borough and have invested £200,000 to kick-start the scheme.

The fund will be used to make grants to community organisations to provide support to people within the borough to improve wellbeing and address financial hardship and debt. 

Major investment at heart of final budget

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Significant investment in services, facilities and towns throughout the borough forms the centrepiece of budget proposals agreed by councillors on our cabinet today (18 January).

It is the final time we will set a budget ahead of the introduction next year of a single unitary authority to provide all local services in North Yorkshire.

A balanced budget had been proposed thanks to the careful management of our financial resources despite the challenges presented by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Information about dog illness

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

We are aware of reports of dogs presenting with a sickness and diarrhoea type illness in our borough and also in neighbouring areas to the north and south.

The cause of the illness, and the locations it appears to be linked to, are unclear.

While dogs walked on beaches have been affected, we have also read reports from dog owners that the same symptoms are affecting dogs only walked at inland locations away from beaches.

We are in discussions with our partner organisations to gather intelligence and carry out investigations into possible causes.

£850k for Robin Hood’s Bay coastal protection works

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Councillors on our cabinet will be asked to approve an additional £850,000 for work on the seawall at Robin Hood’s Bay when they meet on Tuesday 18 January.

We have already secured £759,000 towards the project from the Environment Agency, Fylingdales Parish Council and the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee.

The money will be spent on construction works involving the removal and replacement of concrete panels in the existing defensive wall, which is nearing the end of its useful life.

Proposal for affordable housing in Goathland

Monday, 10 January 2022

A scheme to kick-start a push for more affordable homes in the village of Goathland will go before our cabinet next week.

On Tuesday 18 January councillors will be asked to approve funding worth more than £30,000 to help bring a derelict cottage back into use.

The Church Cottages Trust was set up in 2021 in order to renovate two properties in the village, known as the Church Cottages, and then let them out as affordable homes to local people in housing need.

Selective licensing in Weaponness and Ramshill

Thursday, 16 December 2021

From 1 May next year we will introduce selective licensing of privately rented properties to parts of Scarborough’s Weaponness and Ramshill ward. 

The scheme, to be known as Scarborough South, will operate in areas where there are high concentrations of these properties, a large number of which are in poor condition and poorly managed.

Landlords of privately rented properties in the designated area will need to apply for a licence from us and comply with a range of licensing conditions designed to tackle the problems.

Electric vehicle charging plans approved

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

A new scheme to install electric vehicle charge points in council car parks, to reduce carbon emissions on the North Yorkshire coast, took a step forward today as councillors agreed to work with a specialist operator and apply for government funding towards the costs.

We will partner with Connected Kerb Ltd to apply to the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS), which offers funding opportunities towards the cost of procuring and installing charge points in council car parks, provided they are accessible around the clock. 

Community venues study to reduce carbon emissions

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Community owned venues across the borough are invited to join a study to show how they can reduce their carbon dioxide emissions and save money on running costs.

The free study will look at opportunities to ‘decarbonise’ properties through energy efficiency measures such as double glazing and insulation, and improved heating options. These include renewable energy such as solar power and battery storage, with the potential to sell electricity back to the National Grid. 

Jane McDonald to headline Platinum Jubilee Concert

Monday, 13 December 2021


Yorkshire's very own singing star Jane McDonald will light up Scarborough Open Air Theatre in 2022 when she headlines a special concert to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Jane will be joined by a host of special guests for Yorkshire's Platinum Jubilee Concert taking place at Britain's biggest outdoor concert arena on Saturday 4 June .

Tickets go on general sale via the theatre's website at 9am, Friday 17 December.

Tom Jones and Elbow to play Scarborough OAT

Monday, 6 December 2021

Music icons Tom Jones and Elbow have today been added to Scarborough Open Air Theatre's stellar line-up for summer 2022.

Elbow – who last week secured their seventh UK Top 10 album with the release of the stunning Flying Dream 1 – will play Britain's biggest outdoor concert arena on Saturday 9 July.

And, fresh from the success of his brilliant 2021 chart-topping album Surrounded By Time, Tom Jones is delighted to confirm he will be headlining Scarborough OAT for a third time on Tuesday 26 July.