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Plea not to have bonfires

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

We are asking people not to be tempted to light bonfires to get rid of their rubbish during the coronavirus outbreak.

Our environmental health team is asking residents to postpone spring cleans and clear outs until the county council’s household waste recycling centres reopen, put suitable garden waste in their brown bin or consider home composting and ensure their usual recyclable materials are added to their blue bin.

Our key role in community coronavirus response

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Our staff, including those that work within the White Rose Home Improvement Agency, continue to play a vital role in supporting local communities during the coronavirus outbreak, as part of the partnership with the local voluntary and community sectors and North Yorkshire County Council.

As of Monday 6 April, they have supported more than 150 vulnerable people who have been self-isolating at home during the last two weeks:

•           67 people have received a bespoke shopping delivery

First coronavirus grant payments made to businesses

Friday, 3 April 2020

The first businesses across our borough who are eligible for help under the government’s coronavirus support scheme have received their money.

£2.7m has already reached 220 businesses impacted by Covid-19.

Stay at home reminder includes villages

Thursday, 2 April 2020

We have received reports of people still visiting some of the borough’s villages and using our car parks in those locations. We would like to remind people again to observe the government’s stay at home message.

Cllr Tony Randerson, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said:

Big Community Switch is back

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Residents in the Borough of Scarborough are being given the opportunity to sign up for the latest round of the Big Community Switch and be in with a chance of saving money on their household energy bills. Residents who sign up between 31 March and 19 May will be entered into a competition to win two free tickets for a show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre, courtesy of Cuffe and Taylor.

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.