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Arrangements for horse fair at Seamer

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Together with North Yorkshire Police and our other partners, we have finalised arrangements for this year’s horse fair at Seamer, near Scarborough, on Friday 15 July.

The horse fair site is the same field as used for previous fairs, located just off the B1261 between Seamer and Crossgates, The horse fair is returning to Seamer this month after cancellations in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

The site will be open to travellers attending the horse fair from 6am on Tuesday 12 July until 6pm on Friday 15 July.

Cutting fleet vehicle emissions with new fuel trials and electric bin wagon

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

What’s thought to be the biggest trial of an emissions-cutting new fuel in Yorkshire is underway in the borough of Scarborough.

We have started using a fuel made from waste oils and fats.  

It’s being used instead of traditional diesel to power more than half of our vehicles based at the Dean Road depot.

They range from large bin wagons to ride-on lawn mowers.

The new fuel – called hydrotreated vegetable oil - or HVO – will drastically reduce carbon emissions from our fleet by as much as 90 per cent in some cases.

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Next week will see the eagerly anticipated arrival of the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in the borough of Scarborough.

On Wednesday 13 July, the Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Scarborough, Fylingthorpe, Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby during its 25-day tour of England in the final countdown to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Cinder Track scheme benefits school projects

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Green fingered school children in Scarborough are getting the chance to improve their school gardens and green spaces thanks to the Cinder Track restoration scheme.

The £490,000 restoration scheme to provide much needed improvement to the southern end of the Cinder Track - a popular traffic-free route between Scarborough and Whitby – includes widening of the track in places.

Revamped toilets at Scarborough South Bay

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

After our investment of more than £500,000, people can benefit from a modern, pleasant and accessible public toilet experience when visiting Scarborough South Bay.

The old toilets at the bottom of St Nicholas Gardens on Foreshore Road were in need of significant investment, modernisation and additional functionality to meet the needs of today’s users and be accessible to all.

Scarborough triumphs at AFD national event

Saturday, 25 June 2022

More than 100,000 people from all over the country descended on the Yorkshire coast town of Scarborough today (Saturday 25 June) to celebrate the very best of the military at this year’s prestigious Armed Forces Day national event.

Under blue skies, crowds lined pavements, the beach, cliff tops and balconies to be entertained by a dazzling spectacle of the very best displays and activities on the water, on land and in the skies.

Limited edition coin to mark AFD national event

Thursday, 23 June 2022

We have joined forces with Heroes Welcome to produce a special limited edition coin to commemorate Scarborough hosting the Armed Forces Day national event on Saturday 25 June and to say thank you to those who serve.

Heroes Welcome is a national scheme, which was conceived in Scarborough by veteran John Senior MBE TD. It encourages businesses and communities to give a warm welcome, service up grade, special acknowledgement or discount to armed forces personnel and their families.

Trio of Royal Navy ships to feature in Armed Forces Day national event

Friday, 17 June 2022

The Royal Navy has confirmed that three of its ships will feature in this year’s Armed Forces Day celebrations in Scarborough.

HMS Brocklesby will be the first to be visible off South Bay on Monday morning (20 June) when she takes part in the official flag raising ceremony.

Brocklesby is a Mine Counter Measures Vessel (MCMV) and her primary purpose is to seek out and neutralise enemy mines.

The vessel uses Sonar technology and a combination of highly trained mine clearance divers and the Seafox unmanned underwater vehicle. 

Flag flying events to start Armed Forces Day week

Thursday, 16 June 2022

People throughout the borough are invited to show their respect for the UK Armed Forces at flag raising ceremonies involving the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force in Filey, Scarborough and Whitby next week.

The ceremonies will take place on the morning of Monday 20 June to mark the start of the Armed Forces Day week of celebrations, which culminates in the Armed Forces Day national event in Scarborough on Saturday 25 June.

There will be a special delivery of the ‘Armed Forces Day show your support’ flags to Scarborough via sea, land and air.

The final countdown to AFD national event

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Thousands of people from all over the country are expected to flock to the Yorkshire coast town of Scarborough on Saturday 25 June for this year’s prestigious Armed Forces Day national event, sponsored by Tesco.

Scarborough’s celebration of the nation’s Armed Forces – the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force (RAF), will be a dazzling spectacle of the very best displays and activities on the water, on land and in the skies.