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Duran Duran headline show at Scarborough OAT

Friday, 30 October 2020

British music icons Duran Duran will delight fans next summer with a momentous outdoor show on the stunning Yorkshire coast.  

Duran Duran have sold over 100 million records worldwide, scored 18 American hit singles and 21 UK Top 20 tunes, cementing them as one of the most successful and influential bands of all time.

Next summer, the band will bring their epic live show to Scarborough Open Air Theatre – the UK’s biggest purpose-built open-air concert arena – on Wednesday 7 July 2021.

Mayor's tribute to Alan Booth MBE

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Speaking on behalf of our staff and elected members, Cllr Hazel Lynskey, Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, has paid tribute to the late Alan Booth MBE:

"We are all deeply saddened to hear of Alan's death and we send our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

"He was one of the world's true gentlemen and as a constant ambassador for Scarborough and the wider borough, he thoroughly deserved the honour of Freedom of the Borough bestowed on him in 2015.

Whitby 3G pitch build underway at Eskdale School

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Work on the much anticipated new floodlit third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) on the site of Eskdale School started last month, with contractors SIS Pitches onsite to start the proposed 15 week build.

Statement on meals for children in school holidays

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Our Leader, Cllr Steve Siddons, issued this press statement today on the subject of meals for children during school holidays.

"The rights and wrongs of the provision of free school meals is for others to address. The county council (North Yorkshire County Council) is responsible for education and free school meals provision and it is for them to communicate what action they deem necessary.

Westlife to headline Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Friday, 23 October 2020

Westlife are heading to Scarborough Open Air Theatre next summer for an exclusive north of England show.

The Irish pop music icons – the top-selling album band of the 21st century – had been due to headline the Yorkshire coast venue this summer. 

Now Shane, Mark, Kian and Nicky are delighted to announce they will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Tuesday 17 August 2021.

Partnership aims to improve Whitby old town hall

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

We are working in partnership with Whitby Town Council to explore ideas for how the old town hall building and market place in Whitby could be restored and improved.

Using a £15,000 project viability grant awarded to Whitby Town Council by the Architectural Heritage Fund, the partnership has commissioned a team led by specialist conservation architects, Burrell Foley Fischer (BFF), to carry out a condition survey of the building and recommend what repairs need to be made.

Your say on plans for borough’s visitor economy

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

A consultation is underway on a proposed future approach to attracting visitors to the borough.

Our visitor economy strategy and destination plan has been updated in light of the coronavirus pandemic, which had a devastating effect on this year’s holiday season.

Work on the new plan started in August in consultation with visitor and hospitality businesses right across the borough, combined with responses to an earlier consultation.

Headline gig for Keane at Scarborough OAT

Saturday, 17 October 2020


Keane – one of Britain’s most successful and beloved bands of the last 20 years – are heading to Scarborough Open Air Theatre next summer.
The East Sussex chart-toppers delighted their legions of devoted fans by returning from a six-year hiatus in 2019 with brilliant new album Cause and Effect.

And Keane can today confirm they will play a huge headline gig at Scarborough Open Air Theatre – the UK’s largest purpose-built open air concert arena – on Friday 9 July.