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Number plates auctioned to raise money for charity

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Two car registration plates that we've owned but not used for almost two decades, have been listed for sale on a commercial auction site.

The proceeds will go to the Mayor’s Community Fund which benefits local good causes.

The number plates XVN 1 and XVN 1K were previously allocated to civic cars used by the mayor and deputy.

However, since we made the decision eight years ago to move to a contracted chauffeur service, both have been in storage.

Global icons Blondie to headline Scarborough OAT

Monday, 28 November 2022

Music legends Blondie are heading to the Yorkshire coast for what promises to be a sensational night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icons – whose chart-topping and era-defining career has seen them sell more than 40 million albums worldwide – play the UK’s largest outdoor concert arena on Thursday 22 June.

Tickets go on sale at 9am, Friday 2 December via the theatre's website.

Taxi and private hire safety inspection results

Thursday, 24 November 2022

A joint operation to inspect taxi and private hire vehicles to ensure the safety of the travelling public took place in Scarborough on the evening of Friday 18 November.

Our licensing team joined forces with North Yorkshire Police and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to undertake the inspection of 14 taxi and private hire vehicles.

Bumper festive programme for Scarborough

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Scarborough is counting down to the start of a bumper programme of festive activities to delight and entertain people of all ages, and support local businesses this December.

From magical stilt walkers and street theatre to an elf choir and rousing Christmas classics from local bands, the three weekends in the run up to Christmas are set to bring the very best of festive cheer to the town centre.

Free festive parking in Scarborough and Whitby

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Christmas shoppers and people visiting restaurants and cafés for festive meet ups will be able to enjoy free car parking at selected times during December in Scarborough and Whitby.

We are supporting the retail and hospitality sectors by suspending charges in some of our off-street car parks from 3pm on Thursday 1, 8, 15 and 22 December, and from 11am to 4pm on Sunday 4, 11 and 18 December.

Olly Murs to return to Scarborough OAT

Friday, 18 November 2022

Olly Murs will make a triumphant return to the Yorkshire coast as part of his 2023 Marry Me tour.

One of Britain’s biggest and best loved stars, the chart-topping singer will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Wednesday 23 August.

Tickets go on sale at 10am, Friday 25 November from the theatre's website.

N-Dubz to delight devoted fans at Scarborough OAT

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

N-Dubz are delighted to confirm a new headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Thursday 20 July.

It will be one of five huge open-air headline shows for N-Dubz throughout the UK next summer.

Tickets go on sale at 10am, Friday 25 November via the theatre's website.

Tulisa, Dappy and Fazer delighted their devoted fans by reforming N-Dubz earlier this year.

Launch of warm spaces online database

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

An online database that lists welcoming, warm locations and places where people can get help and assistance with the cost of living crisis has been launched in the borough of Scarborough. 

The database - - will enable people to find a welcoming venue close to them this autumn and winter.

Sting My Songs World Tour at Scarborough OAT

Monday, 14 November 2022

Sting is bringing his My Songs World Tour to the Yorkshire coast for a sensational outdoor show.

The rock icon will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Sunday 25 June. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 18 November via the venue's website

Sting’s ‘My Songs’ concerts are an exuberant and dynamic show featuring his most beloved songs, written throughout the 17-time Grammy Award winner’s illustrious career both with The Police and as a solo artist. 

Opening event for new South Cliff Gardens' children’s play area

Thursday, 10 November 2022

The opening of an innovative and unique new children’s play area in Scarborough’s South Cliff Gardens, themed on the town’s rich Victorian architecture, will be celebrated with a community event next week.

People of all ages are invited to the celebration event on Saturday 19 November between 11am and 2pm. They will be able to explore the new play facilities, talk to the play area’s designers from Studio Hardie and take part in other play activities.