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Next round of Business Development Grant Scheme

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Our Business Development Grant Scheme is now open to new applications for start-up businesses and existing businesses looking to expand in the Borough of Scarborough.

The grant scheme is open to businesses within the manufacturing, service, retail, tourism and hospitality sectors subject to meeting set criteria and our priorities and objectives. Business start-up grants of up to £1,000 and business expansion grants of up to £5,000 can be applied for.

Flavours of the Yorkshire coast at Seafest

Monday, 15 July 2019

Top regional chefs will cook up a fine feast for visitors attending the 21st Scarborough Seafest later this month.

The Scarborough Hospitality Association Seafest Food Theatre will be the ‘must taste’ attraction of the town’s annual maritime festival, which takes place from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July in Scarborough South Bay.

With a strong emphasis on the flavours of the Yorkshire coast, the programme for the mouth-watering line-up of cookery demonstrations is:

Saturday 27 July

Green light for town centre regeneration scheme

Friday, 12 July 2019

Work to progress a significant regeneration scheme, which will breathe new life into Scarborough town centre and support the expansion plans of CU Scarborough and the NHS took a big step forward today when Scarborough Borough Council approved the redevelopment of the former Argos building site on Newborough.

All aboard for Scarborough Seafest!

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Scarborough’s annual maritime weekend celebration, Seafest, is all set to return to the Yorkshire coast from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July.

At the heart of the festival will be the ever popular food theatre and live music marquee on West Pier to entertain and tickle the taste buds of festival goers. Also not to be missed will be the spectacular Seafest fireworks display at 9.45pm on Saturday 27 July.

Proposed regeneration scheme for Scarborough

Friday, 5 July 2019

A significant regeneration scheme to breathe new life into Scarborough town centre and support the expansion plans of CU Scarborough and the NHS will be the subject of a report to an extraordinary meeting of our Full Council on Friday 12 July.

Observation wheel for former Futurist site

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Scarborough is to get a brand new temporary seafront attraction for the summer, which will provide stunning views of the town’s South Bay from 32 metres above ground.

We are delighted to announce that we have chosen Observation Wheel UK Ltd to operate a wheel on the site of the former Futurist theatre. The observation wheel will carry a maximum of 144 passengers with six people seated in each of its 24 enclosed gondolas.

A taste of the coast at the Great Yorkshire Show


Great Yorkshire Showground
Railway Road Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
United Kingdom
Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Visitors to one of England's biggest agricultural shows will be treated to a taste of the Yorkshire coast next week.

Our Discover Yorkshire Coast team will be exhibiting as part of the Welcome to Yorkshire stand at the 161st Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate from Tuesday 9 to Thursday 11 July.

Whitby Flood Alleviation Scheme gets underway

Monday, 1 July 2019

Work on a £2.095 million scheme to help protect the Yorkshire coast town of Whitby from tidal flooding is now underway and is expected to be completed by the end of spring 2020.

The flood alleviation scheme will involve the construction of a reinforced concrete flood wall, 303 metres long with an average height of 0.95m, to the east side of the town on Church Street, to improve the standard of flood protection for 54 residential and 8 commercial properties.

D-Day veteran at Scarborough Armed Forces Day

Thursday, 27 June 2019

The Scarborough Armed Forces Day Committee is delighted to be welcoming D-Day veteran, 94 year old Maurice Sadler, to formally take the salute at the town’s annual Armed Forces Day event on Saturday 29 June.