Latest news

Injunction order for woman’s anti-social behaviour

Monday, 25 January 2021

A woman has been issued with an injunction order after her prolonged anti-social behaviour caused misery and distress to residents in Whitby and surrounding areas.

On 21 December last year Scarborough County Court issued the order against Emma Seed, which will be in force until 20 December 2026.

Pioneering network to tackle homelessness

Thursday, 21 January 2021

We are one of five innovative UK local authorities joining a new collaborative network to improve our response to homelessness.

We will be part of the What Works Community, created by the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI).

Be extra vigilant in northern rural border areas

Friday, 15 January 2021

Together with our partners we are calling on residents in rural areas in the north of the borough to be extra vigilant during the coronavirus lockdown.

While the borough's overall infection rate seems to be benefiting from the impact of the lockdown with a gradual reduction in the figures reported in the last couple of days, the rates in and around the villages of Danby, Castleton, Staithes and Glaisdale are still high.

National award for £25m coastal protection works

Friday, 18 December 2020

Our projects team is celebrating a national award for the work it has been doing to improve protection from the sea along the Yorkshire coast.
Its efforts have been recognised in the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) annual awards as it was named best team in the construction and building service category.
It saw off competition from much larger authorities – including Swansea, Lancashire County and Wigan councils – to secure the top accolade.

Act now to avoid a post-Christmas covid crackdown

Friday, 18 December 2020

News updated: 21 December

North Yorkshire’s coast is heading towards Tier 3 restrictions unless everyone takes rapid action to stop the spread of Covid-19 ahead of Christmas.

The rallying cry has gone out to everyone living in Scarborough borough to play their part in the drive to avoid a New Year spike in Covid-19 cases, like the one seen locally in November.

The call comes as infection rates in the area have risen from 132/100,000 to 214/100,000 since the national lockdown was lifted a fortnight ago.

Potential delivery options for Better Homes

Monday, 14 December 2020

The next milestone in our Better Homes project to provide much needed quality housing that is affordable for local people will be reached tomorrow when our Cabinet will be asked to agree potential models of delivery to develop into business cases.

East & West model submitted to government

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Council leaders from Craven, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby have submitted a full business case to Government, proposing an East & West model as the best option for reorganising local government in North Yorkshire and York. 

The full proposal clearly states the benefits of a balanced East & West model for residents, businesses, communities and partners across the whole area. 

Opportunity to create new artwork for Scarborough

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Visual artists living in the borough are being invited to create a series of striking new artworks for Scarborough.

The artworks will be used on new signposting around the town, and to create vinyl wraps or photo boards to enhance the appearance of empty shops in the town centre. This new project, Scenes from Scarborough, is a joint initiative from Scarborough Borough Council and Scarborough Town Centre Team.

Scarborough Town Centre Team member Rach Drew said:

Snainton and Brompton housing needs survey

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

A housing needs survey is underway in the Snainton and Brompton by Sawdon parishes of Scarborough borough.

We are delivering questionnaires to all households in these areas to see if there is a need for affordable homes, either to rent or to buy, for local people with a strong connection to the parishes.

There is already concern about the lack of affordable housing in rural areas for local people on average incomes, resulting in many people having to leave their village to seek accommodation elsewhere.

Bryan Adams tour date for Open Air Theatre

Monday, 7 December 2020

Multi-million selling recording artist Bryan Adams is coming to the Yorkshire coast next summer as part of a spectacular open-air tour set in the grounds of some of the UK’s most beautiful venues. 

This must-see tour – set against a series of stunning, picturesque backdrops – heads to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Thursday 1 July. 

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 11 December via and