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Unmissable Keane gig at Open Air Theatre

Monday, 27 January 2020

Keane – one of Britain’s most successful and beloved bands of the last 20 years – are back and heading to Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.

The East Sussex chart-toppers delighted their legions of devoted fans by returning from a six-year hiatus in 2019 with brilliant new album Cause and Effect.

Towns Fund bids for Whitby and Scarborough

Friday, 24 January 2020

Two new partnerships, one for Whitby and one for Scarborough, have been launched and tasked with putting together bids for a share of the Government’s £3.6bn Towns Fund.

The partnerships will see us collaborate closely with residents and businesses in Whitby and Scarborough about what they want to see included in the bid for their town.

Footbridge transported to Whitby East Pier

Friday, 24 January 2020

A new footbridge, constructed specifically to link Whitby’s East Pier to its pier extension, was transported to the East Pier yesterday, Thursday 23 January.

The footbridge, which weighs 9 tonnes and is 27 metres long, was transferred by barge from the town’s Endeavour Wharf car park, where it had been located since November, to the East Pier and craned onto the pier.

Cinder Track improvement works start at Whitby end

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Major improvement works to the Whitby to Hawsker end of the Cinder Track on the North Yorkshire coast get underway today.

Restoration of the permissive route, which follows the former Scarborough to Whitby railway line, will vastly improve users’ access and experience, promote environmentally sustainable methods of travel, facilitate active lifestyles and help to support wildlife.

Reminder to comment on investigation into BID ballot

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

We're reminding people that time is running out to submit comments to the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA), about our role in carrying out the ballot for the Yorkshire Coast Business Improvement District (BID) in 2018.

Surface repairs - Spa Chalet to Scarborough Spa

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

On Thursday 23 and Friday 24 January, surface repairs will be made to the wide footpath that connects the Spa Chalet and Spa Bridge area to Scarborough Spa.

To allow the works to be completed during the two days, the footpath will be closed to the public. To access Scarborough Spa from the town centre, people should use the seafront spa approach road and from the South Cliff area, access is possible via South Cliff Gardens.

Warning of Council Tax phone scam

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

We're warning local residents to be vigilant after some residents have reported receiving suspicious telephone calls from someone claiming to work for the council and telling residents they are entitled to a credit on their Council Tax.

The caller asks security questions and asks for bank account and bank card details. Such calls are not being made by the council or by anyone officially representing the council and they should be treated with extreme caution.

Nick Edwards, Scarborough Borough Council Director said:

Scarborough South Selective Licensing Consultation

Monday, 20 January 2020

We are embarking on a major consultation programme for the Selective Licensing of private rented properties in parts of the Weaponness and Ramshill ward in Scarborough.

Selective Licensing is where all privately rented properties within a designated area have to be licensed by the council. Selective Licensing allows local housing authorities to designate areas suffering from a range of problems including poor property conditions, large amounts of inward migration, a high level of deprivation or high levels of crime.

Your Borough, Your Say - consultation

Monday, 20 January 2020

Today we have kicked off a comprehensive, widespread public consultation about our Corporate Plan for Building a Better Borough.

Borough to welcome Tour de Yorkshire 2020

Friday, 17 January 2020

The Borough of Scarborough will once again give a rapturous welcome to the Tour de Yorkshire this year on Thursday 30 April.

The borough will feature prominently in Stage One of the men’s race – the Yorkshire Coast stage - between Beverley and Redcar, with the impressive 176.5km route taking in Filey and Whitby and a number of the borough’s villages, including Robin Hood’s Bay and Runswick Bay.