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Mayor's 2018 Poppy Appeal message

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

I am honoured as the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough to be in a position to appeal to you in asking for your support for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2018.

Travelodge Hotel investment purchased

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

We have purchased the Travelodge Hotel building in Scarborough, in line with our policy to acquire high quality commercial property investments and particularly those in our local area.

The 140 room hotel on St Nicholas Cliff is in a prime central location above the town’s South Bay. It is let to Travelodge for an unexpired term of almost 30 years with five yearly rent reviews, which are in line with uncapped movements in the Retail Price Index.

Council supports Coats for Christmas appeal

Monday, 22 October 2018

Council colleagues have dug deep into their cloakrooms and wardrobes to find and donate pre-loved coats for the area’s homeless and people in crisis.

During the last few weeks, colleagues throughout the local authority have donated 100 winter coats of all styles, sizes and colours to The Rainbow Centre’s annual Coats for Christmas appeal. Based in Scarborough, The Rainbow Centre supports more than 400 vulnerable people every week with clothing, food parcels and other types of practical help.

Contractor appointed for Robin Hood's Bay scheme

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Scarborough Borough Council has approved the appointment of a contractor to design a scheme to repair and improve Robin Hood’s Bay’s main coastal defence asset.

Previous studies have shown that the concrete seawall in the popular Yorkshire coast village is in poor condition and has an estimated serviceable life of approximately ten years. The council has now approved the appointment of Jeremy Benn Associates Limited to design a scheme of works that will address the problems with the wall and subsequently project manage the repair and improvement scheme.

Fish and chips shop owners prosecuted

Friday, 12 October 2018

The co-owners of a fish and chips shop in the Yorkshire coast village of Robin Hood's Bay were found guilty at Scarborough Magistrates Court on 2 October of four food hygiene related offences linked to selling unsafe food, poor cleanliness and upkeep of the premises and poor food safety management.

Compelling economic case for Yorkshire devolution

Friday, 12 October 2018

Yorkshire council leaders have asked the Government to work with them to deliver a One Yorkshire devolution deal which could deliver a £30bn-a-year boost to the region and the UK.

The findings of a new independent study confirm there is a coherent Yorkshire economy and that a devolution deal for the region could unlock benefits worth up to £5,400 per person.

Top chefs at Filey Food and Drink Festival

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

A number of award winning chefs are set to showcase their culinary creations at this weekend’s Filey Food and Drink Festival.

The annual festival, which this year will be the largest yet with around 60 stalls, will be boosted by a Seafood Demonstration Kitchen in the Evron Centre Concert Hall, to mark the end of National Seafood Week. The kitchen is being delivered in partnership with Seafish and sponsored by Scarborough Hospitality Association and Hedgehoggers Cider.

Landlord fined for non-compliance

Friday, 5 October 2018

A Scarborough landlord has been fined more than £5,000 for failing to licence three properties under Scarborough Borough Council’s Selective Licensing Scheme and for failing to comply with an Improvement Notice relating to one of his properties.

Tour de Yorkshire number five for Scarborough

Thursday, 4 October 2018

For the fifth year in a row Scarborough will be an official host town for the Tour de Yorkshire in 2019.

It was announced today by race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) that Scarborough will host either a start or a finish during the Tour de Yorkshire next year between Thursday 2 and Sunday 5 May. The other host towns will be Barnsley, Bedale, Bridlington, Doncaster, Halifax, Leeds and Selby.

Yorkshire coast to commemorate WWI centenary

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

A programme of events and creative initiatives is taking place on the North Yorkshire coast in the lead up to Armistice Day on 11 November to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.

Collectively known as ‘Yorkshire Coast Remembers’, the commemorations will culminate with a special evening of remembrance in Scarborough on Saturday 10 November, which will start with a community lantern parade followed by a grand ‘Royal Albert Hall’ style centenary service in the Grand Hall at Scarborough Spa.