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Spa Cliff Lift and Peasholm Park café to reopen

Friday, 31 July 2020

We have been working closely with our venues operator, Sheffield International Venues (SIV), to accelerate the reopening of two of Scarborough’s most popular facilities.

We can confirm that SIV will reopen the Scarborough Spa cliff lift and Peasholm Park café to customers on Monday 3 August.

As the hospitality sector continues to get back to business throughout the borough, we were keen to see both facilities reopened swiftly for the benefit of visitors and residents and to help support private sector efforts to rebuild the visitor economy.

Scarborough bid to Future High Streets Fund

Thursday, 30 July 2020

A bid for up to £10m of funding to support Scarborough’s ambition to be the best performing coastal town centre in England by 2025 has been submitted to the Future High Streets Fund.

Submitted by us and developed in collaboration with the Scarborough Town Centre Strategy Team, the bid is a key milestone in the journey to improve the town centre and forms an important part of our Town Centre Strategy.

Cinder Track resurfacing works continue

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Part of the Cinder Track near Whitby is closed for approximately two weeks to allow for the completion of re-surfacing works delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The temporary closure affects a 2km stretch of the track between Larpool Lane (just south of Larpool Viaduct) and the public footpath to the east of Broomfields Farm. It is necessary for public safety and to enable contractors to adhere to a COVID-19 secure way of working.

Remedial work on adjacent verges will also be completed, but may take a few days longer to allow for ecological supervision.

Consultation on review of dog restrictions

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Our dog warden service is undertaking a review of the current dog restrictions in place throughout the borough.

As part of the review, it is conducting a consultation to seek people’s views on the restrictions, which are enforced through a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).

PSPOs last for three years and have to be reviewed and consulted on before they can be renewed. The consultation has been timed to ensure a full review can be undertaken before the current PSPO expires in January 2021.

Sign up to the Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

We're encouraging local hospitality businesses to take advantage of the latest government initiative to help increase customer footfall and get people spending again.

The scheme aims to help protect jobs in the hospitality industry and encourage people to safely return to dining out.

Restaurants, bars, cafes and other establishments who use the scheme will offer a 50% reduction, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to all diners who eat and/or drink-in, every Monday to Wednesday, between 3 and 31 August.

Eligibility relaxed for discretionary grant scheme

Friday, 10 July 2020

Small businesses throughout the Borough of Scarborough are being given another opportunity to apply for grant of between £500 and £10,000 to provide much needed financial support to help them manage the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

We launched the first round of our Discretionary Business Grant Scheme last month. Out of the £3.23m of government funding allocated to the scheme, we have paid grants to 185 businesses with a total value of £1.95m.

Bespoke guidance for hospitality businesses

Friday, 3 July 2020

As hospitality businesses prepare to open this weekend for the first time since coronavirus restrictions began, we have provided them with bespoke guidance to help them to trade safely.

From Saturday 4 July, hospitality businesses such as restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs, hotels and other guest accommodation will be permitted to reopen, but they must be COVID-19 secure before they do.

Virtual Armed Forces Day hailed a success

Friday, 3 July 2020

Thousands of people have viewed our virtual content to mark Armed Forces Day 2020.

The event was taken online after the real-life celebrations had to be postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Every day last week (23-27 June) new content was added to the dedicated Scarborough Armed Forces Day website.

Figures show the site had almost 23,000 views in just a few days.  A special Facebook page achieved more than 5,000 views and 4,500 likes.

Don't lose your voice - voter registration

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

We're warning local residents in the Borough of Scarborough not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.

With elections for the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and North Yorkshire County Council taking place in the borough in May 2021, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part.