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Whitby fishing community invited to tell their stories

Monday, 14 June 2021

We are seeking authentic voices from the Whitby fishing community to be part of the town’s new interactive Walk with Heritage sculpture trail.

Working and retired local fishermen are invited to record the tales of their industry and memories of their heritage, which will be used to narrate the sculpture trail on the Love Exploring app that people listen to as they explore.

Those who have grown up with or lived around Whitby’s fishing industry are also encouraged to get involved.

Councillors to consider Better Homes project

Monday, 14 June 2021

The project to provide more affordable – and higher quality – homes across the borough of Scarborough will progress further this week as it is reviewed by our councillors.

Our Lives and Homes overview and scrutiny committee will meet on Thursday (17 June) to discuss the Better Homes project.

We have identified 12 sites we own where there is the potential to build new and sustainable properties which can be constructed to a higher design standard.

All 12 locations were previously considered for development as part of the current Local Plan process.

Scarborough Harbour West Pier regeneration scheme

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Businesses and individuals operating from Scarborough Harbour and West Pier are being invited to give their views on an option for a £6.5 million regeneration scheme, which is set to breathe new life into the heart of Scarborough’s South Bay.

The aim of the scheme is to secure a prosperous working harbour, champion fishing heritage and local seafood, and create a ‘must visit’ destination for hospitality, leisure and events.

Welcome ambassadors on the Yorkshire coast

Monday, 7 June 2021

A new team of ambassadors appointed by Scarborough Borough Council will provide a welcoming face to people visiting the Yorkshire coast this summer.

Every weekend and seven days a week during school holidays the team of 11 ambassadors will work throughout Filey, Scarborough, Whitby and surrounding areas. They will greet visitors, provide them with information, signpost them to key landmarks and attractions, and help them to have a safe and enjoyable visit.

Ideas sought for transforming culture

Monday, 7 June 2021

People living in the borough of Scarborough are being asked for their opinions on culture in the area, including their ‘one big idea’ that might transform cultural activity in the future.

An online questionnaire now open to the public asks questions about cultural and creative activities within the borough, ranging from food and fossil-hunting to visiting theatres, museums and galleries.

Treasure hunt for Kaiser Chiefs tickets

Friday, 21 May 2021

Music fans are being given the chance to get their hands on free tickets as part of a special treasure hunt held this weekend in honour of Yorkshire indie kings Kaiser Chiefs.

The Leeds band – who play a headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Sunday 8 August – released debut single Oh My God 17 years ago this very week.

To celebrate the anniversary of the barnstorming live favourite, the team at Scarborough OAT will – this Sunday (23 May) – hide 17 pairs of tickets for Kaiser Chiefs’ show at various locations around the resort’s Peasholm Park.

New Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Thursday, 20 May 2021


Cllr Eric Broadbent was today formally elected as Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough for the 2021 to 2022 mayoral year at the annual Full Council meeting of Scarborough Borough Council.

He took over from Cllr Hazel Lynskey who has been the Mayor since May 2019 (an extended term as a result of the coronavirus pandemic). 

At the same meeting, which was held in the Grand Hall at Scarborough Spa to allow space for adequate social distancing, Cllr Roxanne Murphy was elected Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough.

'Sit back and enjoy the ride' guide

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Scarborough Borough Council has teamed up with Ryedale District Council and North York Moors National Park to produce an information leaflet to support the tourism industry while encouraging residents and visitors to enjoy the local area using public transport.

East & west model best for levelling up

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

The East & West model of local government reorganisation will best achieve the government’s ambitions of ‘levelling up’, according to the leaders of Craven, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Scarborough and Selby district and borough councils.

The government has announced that a new ‘levelling up’ white paper will be published later this year, focusing on improving opportunities, economic growth and living standards across the country. 

OAT show for Boy George and Culture Club

Monday, 17 May 2021

Global icon Boy George and Culture Club can today confirm an all-new headline show at the UK’s largest open air theatre.

The multi-million selling pop legends will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday 14 August.

Tickets go on sale via scarboroughopenairtheatre.com on Friday 21 May at 9am.

Boy George, together with his chart-topping band, are rightly recognised as one of the first true, unapologetic innovators in the music and fashion world and irrevocably, of our time.