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Indie legends, James, at Scarborough OAT

Monday, 19 April 2021

James are delighted to announce a massive outdoor show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.

The Manchester indie legends – who release their new single Beautiful Beaches today and eagerly-awaited new album All The Colours Of You on 4 June – will bring their sensational live show to the UK’s largest open-air arena on Thursday 9 September. Tickets go on sale at 9am, Friday 23 April via

Council land identified for Better Homes project

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

As part of our Better Homes project we have identified land we own at 12 sites throughout the borough, which has the potential to be used for the delivery of quality housing that is affordable for local people.

All 12 locations have previously been subject to consultation as part of our current Local Plan but as eight of the sites are classed as public open space, Cabinet will be asked next week to approve these locations to go forward for additional public consultation.

£1m investment in seafronts

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Plans to spend £1,000,000 to improve Filey, Whitby and Scarborough seafronts will be put before our Cabinet next week (20 April).
Councillors will be asked to approve the massive investment to refresh and renew tired and run down infrastructure in the three towns.
The money – part of our capital strategy agreed in February - would be spent sprucing up the seafronts with new seating, improved amenities like public toilets and new floral displays.

Scarborough’s new ‘wayfinding’ signs are installed

Monday, 12 April 2021

Work has begun to install new wayfinding signs in Scarborough.

Known as ‘totems’ or finger posts, the signs are common in big towns and cities to help visitors get their bearings or to find local information.

The first totems, which feature a map of the area they are in, as well as helpful information like walking times to nearby attractions, have been placed on Foreshore Road with others to follow over the coming weeks.

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner election

Friday, 9 April 2021

Four candidates will stand in the election for the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, due to take place on Thursday 6 May.

Philip Allott from Knaresborough is standing as The Conservative Party candidate.

James Barker from York is standing as the Liberal Democrats candidate.

Alison Hume from York is standing as the Labour and Co-operative Party candidate.

Keith Tordoff from Harrogate is standing as an Independent candidate.

Condolences - HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Friday, 9 April 2021

The councillors and officers of Scarborough Borough Council have expressed their extreme sadness at the news of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

On behalf of the whole council and reflecting the sentiments of many of the borough’s communities, the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, Cllr Hazel Lynskey, said:

Reopening date for local leisure centres

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Leisure centres in Scarborough are set to reopen from Monday 12 April, after receiving the government’s go ahead for Step 2 of the roadmap.

Scarborough Sports Village, Pindar Leisure Centre and Whitby Leisure Centre, managed by sports and leisure operator Everyone Active in partnership with Scarborough Borough Council, will reopen following a three-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The government confirmed yesterday (5 April) that leisure centres would be safe to reopen from next week with strict operational measures in place. 

Eastfield residents to decide how money is spent

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

A search is underway to find 20 people from the Eastfield area of Scarborough to help decide where £150,000 of regeneration money is spent for the benefit of residents and the community.

A regeneration partnership – called the ‘Eastfield PACT’ - was established in early 2019 and we approved a three year support package totalling £1.4m in the middle of last year.

The group of 20 residents will be asked to give up a few hours of their time to decide how money is invested in Eastfield as part of an initiative called ‘cash for causes’.

Global pop star, Anne-Marie, at Open Air Theatre

Monday, 29 March 2021

Global pop star, Anne-Marie, is heading to the Yorkshire coast this summer for a headline show at the UK’s biggest open-air arena.

The chart-topping singer-songwriter and nine-time BRIT Award nominee will bring her high-octane and empowering brand of pop to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Sunday 29 August.

HRVY and GRACEY join Anne-Marie on the bill for what promises to be a sensational August Bank Holiday show. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 2 April via

Stereophonics to return to Scarborough OAT

Monday, 29 March 2021

Legendary rock band Stereophonics are returning to the Yorkshire coast this summer for a headline show no fan will want to miss.

Widely regarded as one of Britain’s best live acts, the explosive Welsh four-piece will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Wednesday 28 July. Tickets go on sale via at 9am, Friday 2 April.