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Scarborough Market August events

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Scarbrough Market Hall and Vaults is open every day for wonderful food, fresh local produce, artisan shops, vintage goods, antiques and craft and art shops, as well as special events throughout the year.

August events

  • Princess and Pirates Family Fun Day - Sunday 19 August
    Face painting, music, craft making and lots of special surprises dress up in your best costumes for a photographic opportunity. Entry to the event is free but fees apply to some activities.

New Marine Protected Area expected

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Seabirds breeding along the Yorkshire coast will be afforded additional protection, following the expected designation of a new Marine Protected Area (MPA) around Flamborough and Filey. 

The Flamborough and Filey Coast Special Protection Area (SPA) will build on existing designations along the internationally-important stretch of coastline to ensure further protection for the UK’s largest mainland seabird colony, both on the cliffs and within inshore waters. 

Summer briefing from Leader and Cabinet

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Our Leader and Cabinet Members have released their summer briefing, which you can download below.

Cook250 ‘best dressed’ winners announced

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Winners of a competition held to find the best dressed Whitby and Staithes businesses during the recent Cook250 festival have been announced.

The Original Whitby Jet Store, W Hamond, was crowned best dressed business in Whitby and the Staithes accolade was awarded to Upstairs with Miss Kitty, purveyor of seaside style.

Warning of dangers of 'tombstoning'

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Scarborough Borough Council and HM Coastguard are warning of the dangers of ‘tombstoning’, the practice of jumping into the sea from a cliff or other high points such as piers and harbour walls.

The warning comes as coastal authorities have seen a rise in the practice in recent weeks, largely down to the continuing fine weather.

Steve Hart, Senior Coastal Operations Officer for HM Coastguard said:

A feast of maritime delights at Scarborough Seafest

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

The final countdown to this weekend's annual maritime festival on the Yorkshire coast is underway. Seafest, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, is set to serve up a feast of maritime delights for all the family in Scarborough South Bay from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 July, including a grand fireworks display at 9.45pm on Saturday 21 July.

Hits and hops lined up for Scarborough Seafest

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

A fantastic line up of live music and craft ales awaits visitors to this year’s annual maritime festival in Scarborough South Bay from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 July.

Taking centre stage at the 20th edition of Seafest will be a huge music and beer marquee on West Pier, hosted by The Great Yorkshire Brewery, offering more than 35 locally sourced real ales, including old favourites and brand new beers from micro-brewers from around the region.

Financial boost for Scalby toilets

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Scarborough Borough Council’s Community Environment Fund has awarded £1,300 to the Sweet Pea Toilet Trust to help provide new urinals for the public use toilets in Scalby.

The trust, which operates and manages the toilets on the village’s High Street, raises income locally to settle the everyday running costs and cleaning of the facilities but needed additional funds to replace the urinals and associated pipework.

All eyes on fly tipping - launch of Operation Eyeball

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

A brand new fly tipping task force named Operation Eyeball has been formed to tackle fly tipping in rural parts of North Yorkshire and the Borough of Scarborough.

Bringing together North Yorkshire Police with landowners and district and unitary councils will allow the sharing of intelligence and information to tackle the crime. A key element will be planned and targeted enforcement action days.

A taste of the coast at the Great Yorkshire Show

Monday, 9 July 2018

Visitors to one of England’s biggest agricultural shows will be treated to a taste of the Yorkshire coast this week.

Scarborough Borough Council’s Discover Yorkshire Coast team will be exhibiting as part of the Welcome to Yorkshire stand at the 160th Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate from Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 July.