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Plea to remain at home and away from the coast

Friday, 27 March 2020

We are emphasising the plea we made last weekend for people to stay away from the Yorkshire coast and stay at home this weekend and for the foreseeable future.

Cllr Liz Colling, Deputy Leader, said:

Community pulls together to meet Coronavirus challenge

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

The huge logistical challenge of co-ordinating North Yorkshire's community response to help those isolated by the coronavirus pandemic has begun, with Scarborough Borough Council playing a vital role, alongside North Yorkshire County Council, other district councils and 23 community organisations the length and breadth of the county who will work with the voluntary sector in their locality. 

Commenting on the local support arrangements for the Borough of Scarborough, Cllr Liz Colling, our Deputy Leader, said:

National Armed Forces Day event postponed

Monday, 23 March 2020

It is with regret that we advise you that we and our partners will be unable to host the Armed Forces Day National Event planned for 27 June this year.

We are hoping to reschedule the event and will provide further updates in due course.

The extra pressure placed on ourselves and our colleagues in the emergency and public services at the present time in extreme circumstances means that the planning and staging of such a significant national event is not possible.

Plea to residents, visitors and businesses

Sunday, 22 March 2020

In response to the large number of residents and visitors visiting seafront areas on the Yorkshire coast yesterday (21 March) and hospitality businesses remaining open, Cllr Liz Colling, Deputy Leader of Scarborough Borough Council, has issued the following plea:

"I appreciate this is a very difficult time for everyone but we must all take our collective responsibility to protect each other seriously and adhere to the strict Government guidance on social distancing and the closure of bars, restaurants and cafés.

BID company urged to defer collection of levy

Thursday, 19 March 2020

We have written to the Yorkshire Coast Business Improvement District (BID) company calling on it to join the collective effort to support local businesses facing hardship during the coronavirus outbreak.

Cllr Liz Colling, Deputy Leader, said:

"In addition to the information we published yesterday about how we are administering the Government’s package of business support measures at a local level, we have also urged the Yorkshire Coast BID company to demonstrate their support by deferring collection of the levy at this exceptional time.

Service provision during coronavirus

Thursday, 19 March 2020

We are working hard to deliver services and support communities throughout the borough during the coronavirus outbreak and are asking people to help us continue doing so by using online services as much as possible.

We are adapting how we operate to take account for social distancing and the impact of school closures so that we can prioritise essential services and support those most in need.

Support for businesses during coronavirus

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

As part of our efforts to stand by local businesses during the coronavirus outbreak, we have published information about the package of support measures being made available by the Government to help reduce the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on businesses.

We are doing everything we can to contact businesses across the borough to let them know about the help that is available to them and how to access it. Detailed information is also available on our business support page.

Supporting our communities during coronavirus

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Cllr Liz Colling, our Deputy Leader, has issued the following statement today (18 March) in relation to coronavirus:

DBID vote investigation report

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

An independent report into our handling of a ballot to decide a Destination Business Improvement District (DBID) for the Yorkshire coast was “carried out correctly”.

That’s the conclusion of an inquiry by the UK’s top elections expert whose findings will be presented to a meeting of our Audit Committee on 19 March.

Peter Stanyon, Chief Executive of the Association of Electoral Administrators, found the regulations were followed correctly but says he believes the overall ballot process wasn’t without issue.

Nile Rodgers & CHIC at Open Air Theatre

Monday, 9 March 2020

The undisputed Kings of Disco Nile Rodgers & CHIC are returning to the Yorkshire coast for what promises to be this summer’s ultimate party night.

The legendary hit-makers will play a headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Friday 21 August.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 13 March via or in person, from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office 01723 818111.