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On 1 April the single new council for North Yorkshire launched replacing Scarborough Borough Council and other local authorites in North Yorkshire.

To find your Councillor or to view minutes, meetings and agendas please visit the North Yorkshire Council website.

Rock icons, The Cult, to play Scarborough OAT

Wednesday, 29 March 2023

Rock icons, The Cult, are bringing their ‘Under The Midnight Sun’ European tour to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Thursday 6 July.

Tickets go on general sale at 10am, Friday 31 March via the Ticketmaster website.

Formed in Bradford, The Cult broke through into the mainstream in the mid-1980s with such legendary hits as Rain, Fire Woman, Love Removal Machine, Lil’ Devil and She Sells Sanctuary.

Restoration of South Cliff Gardens complete

Tuesday, 28 March 2023

The £7.158m scheme to restore the much-loved South Cliff Gardens in Scarborough, jointly funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund, has been successfully completed.

The restoration, carried out over a period of 23 months, has triumphed in the preservation of the gardens’ unique heritage and improved them in a way that will reconnect them with today’s residents and visitors, in the same way the original gardens did more than one hundred years ago.

Work has included:

Borough of Scarborough honours bestowed

Monday, 20 March 2023

In our last ever full council meeting today, Monday 20 March, civic honours were bestowed on two professional sporting stars, eleven councillors and one Honorary Freeman. A posthumous award was made to a former councillor and borough mayor.

Whitby man convicted of council tax fraud

Thursday, 9 March 2023

A 68 year old man from Larpool Crescent, Whitby has been convicted of council tax fraud after cheating the public purse out of almost £2,500.

An investigation into Colin Clarke’s claim for local support for council tax was conducted by Veritau, our fraud investigation service.

The investigation began after we discovered he had received more than £40,000 from a private pension pay out, which he failed to declare to us.

A vision for Filey to be considered by councillors

Monday, 6 March 2023

After months of work, stakeholder feedback and consultation with thousands of residents, our Vision for Filey document will be considered by our senior councillors next week.

A report will be presented to a meeting of the cabinet on Tuesday 14 March.

We set aside £1 million for Filey when it wasn’t selected to be part of the government’s Towns Fund initiative unlike Whitby and Scarborough.

Work to develop the vision for Filey began 18 months ago when we asked residents where and how money should be spent in the town over the proceeding 10 years.

Final annual report lays foundations for new unitary

Monday, 6 March 2023

Senior councillors will be presented with an annual report which “lays the foundations for a successful North Yorkshire Council” when they meet next week.

Tuesday (14 March) is the last ever meeting of our cabinet.

After 49 years providing local services on the Yorkshire coast, we (Scarborough Borough Council) will cease to exist at midnight on 31 March.

We are being replaced be a single unitary authority which will cover the whole of North Yorkshire.

Final Mayor’s Community Fund awards handed out

Thursday, 23 February 2023

The Mayor’s Community Fund charity has paid out around £20,140 to support 32 of the borough of Scarborough’s groups and organisations that rely on charitable donations to continue the excellent work they do in their communities.

Tom Grennan summer show at Scarborough OAT

Monday, 13 February 2023

Tom Grennan is heading to the Yorkshire coast this summer for a massive headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

The chart-topping BRIT and Ivor Novello-nominated star will play the famed 8,000-capacity outdoor arena on Friday 7 July.

Tickets go on sale at 10am, Friday 17 February via the theatre's website.

Giant seal recycling bin unveiled in Filey

Friday, 10 February 2023

Filey got its very own giant seal sculpture yesterday, which doubles as a recycling depository for empty drinks cans and plastic bottles.

The metalwork sculpture of a seal, affectionately named Bonzo, aims to encourage more people to recycle their disposable drink containers after use to prevent them from ending up on the beach and in the sea.

Bonzo is located in a prominent position on the promenade at the bottom of Cargate Hill, next to the Victorian water fountain, looking out towards Filey Brigg.

Apprenticeships are “an amazing stepping stone”

Wednesday, 8 February 2023

We’re celebrating National Apprenticeship Week this week (6 to 12 February).

Today (Wednesday 8 February) is Apprentice Day and to mark the occasion, we asked one of our apprentices to tell us a bit more about themselves, their role and why they chose an apprenticeship.

Bryony Seed works as an assistant administrator in our tourism and culture team. 

As well as carrying out her daily on-the-job tasks and duties, Bryony is studying a Level 3 business administration course.