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Polling station changes

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Three polling stations in Scarborough have changed location for the forthcoming General Election on Thursday 12 December.

Friarage School is no longer being used as a polling station. In a permanent change, voters will instead vote at Queen Street Methodist Church, Central Hall, Queen Street, YO11 1HQ.

Barrowcliff School is no longer being used as polling station. Voters will instead vote at Briercliffe Children’s Centre, 76 Briercliffe, Scarborough, YO12 6NS.

£35,000 fine for Selective Licensing breaches

Thursday, 28 November 2019

The landlord of two properties in our Selective Licensing Area has been fined £35,000 for breaches of his Selective Licence following a prosecution brought by the council.

At the hearing in Scarborough Magistrates Court on 26 November, Mr Raja, director of ASR Estates (UK) Limited, pleaded guilty to the following five charges:

Little Mix Summer 2020 tour at OAT

Monday, 25 November 2019

Pop superstars Little Mix are taking their unmissable live show on the road next year with their 21-date Summer 2020 tour.

The world’s biggest girl band will perform to fans across England, Scotland and Wales including a show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Tuesday 21 July.

Snow Patrol at Scarborough OAT

Monday, 25 November 2019

Indie-rock giants Snow Patrol are heading to the Yorkshire coast next summer for what promises to be a sensational night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

The band behind such anthems as Chasing Cars, Run, You're All I Have, Signal Fire, Called Out in the Dark and Take Back the City will bring their sensational live show to Britain’s largest open-air arena on Saturday 4 July.

Tickets for Snow Patrol go on general sale at 9am on Friday 29 November via

Community tree planting event in Eastfield

Friday, 22 November 2019

National Tree Week takes place this year from 23 November to 1 December and to celebrate the start of the tree planting season, we will be planting 2000 trees at the Dell in Eastfield, Scarborough.

Entertainment and prizes at Scarborough Sparkle

Friday, 22 November 2019

The finishing touches to Scarborough Open Air Theatre’s festive spectacular, Scarborough Sparkle, are complete and the venue is ready to celebrate Christmas in style from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December.

Festive stalls, selling the very best Christmas gifts and food produce, will be open for business from 4pm on Friday, followed by the formal event opening at 6pm by the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, who will be joined on stage by The Grinch.

East Pier extension footbridge arrives in Whitby

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

A new footbridge, constructed specifically to link Whitby’s East Pier to its pier extension, arrived in the town yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 19 November, after a two-day road journey of around 388 miles from Peterhead, Scotland.

Ultimate 80s and 90s at Scarborough OAT

Monday, 18 November 2019

Scarborough Open Air Theatre’s hugely popular 80s and 90s night is back for 2020 – headlined by some of Yorkshire’s biggest pop stars of the era.

Marc Almond, Heaven 17 and Living In A Box, featuring Kenny Thomas, will lead the Mixtape line-up on Friday 10 July.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am, Friday 22 November via or in person from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).

Free parking for Christmas gets underway

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Free parking on late night Thursdays and some Sundays in the run up to Christmas begins today in some of our off-street car parks in Scarborough and Whitby.

The car parks listed below will offer free parking from 3.00pm on Thursday 14, 21, 28 November and 5, 12, 19 December and between 11.00am and 4.00pm on Sunday 1, 8, 15, 22 December.


  • Castle Road, Falconers Road, Friarsway, King Street, North Street, North Terrace, St Nicholas Parade, St Thomas Street, Victoria Road, Westwood and William Street.

Candidates nominated to stand in General Election

Thursday, 14 November 2019

The candidates who have been nominated to stand for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency in the forthcoming General Election on Thursday 12 December are: