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Plea to think twice when visiting the Yorkshire coast

Friday, 22 May 2020

People are being urged to think twice when heading to the Yorkshire coast this bank holiday weekend.

Our plea follows a rise in people visiting coastal towns and villages in the last couple of days as a result of the warm weather and concerns raised about the ability to socially distance in busy areas.

For those that choose to travel to the coast, we are asking them to avoid busy places, practise social distancing and respect local communities, the environment and other visitors.

2021 Armed Forces Day National Event

Thursday, 21 May 2020

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that Scarborough will host the prestigious Armed Forces Day National Event in 2021.

Scarborough was due to host this year’s national event from 26 to 28 June, but like many other major events, it was postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

We have now been informed that the 2020 event will not go ahead later in the year. Scarborough’s right to host the event will instead move to the weekend of 25 to 27 June 2021.

Coronavirus business survey reminder

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

We have extended the deadline for responses to our coronavirus business survey until Tuesday 26 May.

The comprehensive survey, which launched earlier this month, aims to measure the impact of coronavirus on local businesses. It is also being used to gather intelligence on what additional support businesses need and what help they and business support organisations might be able to offer within their communities.

Cancellation of Seamer Horse Fair

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

This year’s Seamer Horse Fair, which takes place annually on 15 July near Scarborough, has been cancelled.

The horse fair will not be going ahead due to the ongoing government restrictions placed on large events as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. A number of other high profile horse fairs throughout the country, including Appleby and Wickham, have already been cancelled.

United response to easing of coronavirus restrictions

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Together with Filey Town Council and Whitby Town Council, we have responded to the government's easing of coronavirus restrictions with the following public statements:

Cllr Hazel Lynskey, Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough said:

"We are still working through the government’s new coronavirus advice and guidance and what implications it will have for our communities.

Survey to measure impact of coronavirus on businesses

Thursday, 7 May 2020

We have launched a comprehensive survey to measure the impact of coronavirus on local businesses.

We have paid out more than £50 million in government coronavirus grants to businesses so far and have been working hard to ensure businesses are directed to the most appropriate information and organisations that can help them.

We are now keen to gather intelligence on what additional support businesses need and what help they and business support organisations might be able to offer within their communities.

Virtual Cabinet meeting

Thursday, 7 May 2020

We will use digital technology to hold some key committee meetings virtually, starting from next week.

Meetings of committees, Full Council and Cabinet have been suspended since the government's stay at home instructions were introduced in March.

This is because of laws, which said meetings at which decisions are made, and votes taken, had to happen face to face with councillors all at the same location.

However, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the government has changed legislation to allow remote meetings to take place.

Celebrate at home for 75th anniversary of VE Day

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Councils across North Yorkshire are supporting the Royal British Legion message to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day from home on Friday 8 May.

With people unable to attend celebratory events to mark the special anniversary and many off work for the bank holiday, local authorities are encouraging their communities to pay tribute to the sacrifices of the WW2 generation throughout the day at home.

They’ve pulled together some top tips on how to ensure celebrations go with a swing and how to pay tribute to those who sacrificed so much in WW2:

Help to choose new identity for South Cliff Gardens

Friday, 1 May 2020

The project team working on the Saving South Cliff Gardens project in Scarborough is asking the local community to help choose a new identity for the gardens.

The team has developed branding concepts including logo, website and colour palette options that aim to reflect both the heritage and future of the gardens.

£1.2m initial community support package for Eastfield

Friday, 1 May 2020

Councillors on our Cabinet will be asked to approve a package of community support for residents in Eastfield when they meet later this month (12 May).

If approved, it would see £1.2 million invested in five areas of work as part of the wider Eastfield regeneration programme.

The package of support includes: