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Gary Barlow to perform at Open Air Theatre

Monday, 20 November 2017

Gary Barlow is bringing his solo UK tour to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Friday 22 June 2018.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 24 November from www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com, the theatre box office (01723 818111) www.ticketmaster.co.uk (0844 844 0444) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).

The tour – which kicks off in Edinburgh in April – will see Gary play venues across the UK and Ireland including some never visited before.

Demolition of Futurist theatre to go ahead

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has confirmed today that it will not be calling in Scarborough Borough Council’s planning decision to approve the demolition of Scarborough’s Futurist theatre and adjoining buildings and cliff stabilisation works.

A letter to the council’s planning team from the Department of Communities and Local Government states that the Secretary of State has carefully considered the case against his call-in policy and is content that it should be determined by the local planning authority.

Warning issued to Scarborough car cruisers

Thursday, 16 November 2017

North Yorkshire Police, Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council are issuing a warning to those planning to take part in future car cruise events in Scarborough.

Car cruisers are being warned that if they commit a road traffic offence, cause damage to public or private property or put public safety at risk, they will be dealt with using the full arm of the law.

Emmerdale stars to switch on Christmas lights

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Two of Emmerdale’s longest serving and much loved actors, Mark Charnock and Dominic Brunt will turn on Scarborough’s Christmas lights later this month, courtesy of McCain Foods GB Ltd.

Mark, who plays chef, Marlon Dingle, and Dominic, who plays vet, Paddy Kirk in the long running ITV soap opera, will make their star appearance in the Yorkshire coast town on Sunday 26 November as part of its all new, spectacular Christmas lights switch-on event.

Savings continue with collective energy switching

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Supplier ranked number one for customer service by Citizens Advice wins collective energy auction.

Scarborough Borough Council householders who signed up for the latest round of the Big Community Switch could save an average of £221.07 each following an auction between energy companies. The council partnered with iChoosr, the UK's leading expert in collective energy switching, and together they were able to deliver bespoke and highly competitive tariffs.

Young Adults Council meeting

Monday, 6 November 2017

16 to 18 year olds from across the Borough of Scarborough will get the chance to act as councillors for an evening and quiz Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet members at a special Young Adults meeting on Thursday 16 November at the Town Hall in Scarborough.

The meeting comes on the back of a similar successful initiative held in previous years, which proved to be a hit with year six school pupils and councillors.

Scarborough's all new Christmas lights switch-on

Monday, 6 November 2017

Final preparations are being made for an all new, spectacular Christmas lights switch-on event in Scarborough this year, complete with a special celebrity guest appearance.

On Sunday 26 November, Yorkshire Coast Radio will host Scarborough's Christmas lights switch-on from 4pm on Foreshore Road in the town's South Bay, with the special guest turning on the lights at 5pm, followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

Hotel prosecution highlights food poisoning risks

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Diversorium Ltd, the company which owns and operates the Downe Arms, a country inn hotel in Wykeham near Scarborough, has been fined £8,000 for two serious food hygiene related offences after an outbreak of Campylobacter food poisoning was traced back to contaminated chicken liver pate eaten at the hotel.

Have your say on proposed new ward boundaries

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across the Borough of Scarborough to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries.

An eleven-week public consultation on the recommendations begins this week and will end on 15 January 2018. The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across the borough.

Invitation to Landlords Forum on 8 November

Monday, 30 October 2017

Private landlords with property in the Borough of Scarborough are invited to the next Private Landlords Forum, which will be held on Wednesday 8 November at Scarborough Indoor Bowls Centre, Peasholm Road, Scarborough.

The forum, which is run jointly by Scarborough Borough Council and the National Landlords Association, will include guest speakers on a number of topics that affect the area’s private landlords. Topics will include: