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New Cabinet reinstates public toilets

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Our Cabinet has agreed to reinstate toilets in two locations in Scarborough.

The new Cabinet members had pledged before May's elections to address this major public concern.

The new Cabinet has approved temporary public conveniences on Royal Albert Drive for this year’s summer tourist season and the reopening and refurbishment of toilets near the Holbeck Clock Tower, just off Esplanade at a total cost of £51,000.

Armed Forces flag flying ceremony

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Residents throughout the Borough of Scarborough are invited to show their respect for the UK Armed Forces by watching the special Armed Forces ‘show your support’ flag being raised during an annual ceremony in Scarborough next week.

The flag flying event, which will take place at 10.20am on Monday 24 June in the Town Hall gardens on St Nicholas Street, will mark the start of the week running up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June.

Centenary celebrations for Sea Cadets at AFD

Monday, 17 June 2019

Scarborough Sea Cadets are all set to play a leading role in Scarborough Armed Forces Day later this month as part of celebrations to mark the unit’s 100th anniversary.

Between 12.00pm and 1.00pm on Saturday 29 June, against the backdrop of Scarborough South Bay, the cadets will proudly take part in their Centenary Parade along the seafront and will be presented with an embossed wooden plaque by Vice Admiral Robert G Cooling CB (Rtd) to mark the unit's 100 years from 1919 to 2019. At 2.30pm the cadets will then take part in a double gun run challenge.

Festival fundraising for Fishermen’s Mission

Monday, 10 June 2019

Following the success of Whitby’s first ever Fish and Ships Festival held last month, event organisers today presented a cheque for £1451.46 to the Fishermen’s Mission.

Funds were raised for the charity during the festival weekend of 18 to 19 May by holding a fish auction with local businesses, a fish sale to the public and collection box donations from people enjoying the festival.

Launch of Scarborough Town Centre Strategy

Monday, 10 June 2019

On Monday 24 June, we will host a public information event to mark the launch of our new Town Centre Strategy for Scarborough.

The event will take place at Scarborough Library on Vernon Road between 6.00pm and 7.30pm. A presentation about the new strategy and its associated action plan will be given. Information on how to get involved in the delivery of the strategy, including how to apply to be on the independent Town Centre Strategy Team, will also be provided.

New Mayor and Deputy Mayor take up office

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Cllr Hazel Lynskey was today formally elected as Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough for the 2019 to 2020 mayoral year at our annual Full Council meeting. She took over from Cllr Joe Plant who has been the Mayor since May 2018.

At the same meeting, Cllr Roberta Swiers was elected Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough.

Today marks the second time Cllr Lynskey has taken up the mayoral office, having previously held the role from 2010 to 2011. In the past she has also been Deputy Mayoress and Mayoress to Honorary Alderman Sheila Kettlewell.

Leader calls for rethink on homeless support funding

Monday, 3 June 2019

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Steve Siddons, wants North Yorkshire County Council’s Executive to reverse its decision on the amount of funding it is making available to support the homeless.

Land art shortlisted in Tour de Yorkshire competition

Friday, 31 May 2019

Tour de Yorkshire organisers Welcome to Yorkshire have announced that voting is now open for the race’s 2019 Land Art Competition.

Spectacular land art creations could be seen animating the route over the four days of action between 2 to 5 May, and 12 pieces have now been shortlisted to go head-to-head in a public vote.

The nominees in our area are:

Grant for 3G community football pitch in Whitby

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Some good news has been announced for community sport in the Whitby District. Eskdale School have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation, to install a new floodlit third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP).

Launch of Borough Eco Champions Scheme

Thursday, 23 May 2019

A new scheme was launched yesterday to recognise and reward the good work taking place across the Borough of Scarborough by children and young people in supporting the principles of environmental sustainability and encourage them to be environmental ambassadors of the future.

Our Eco Champions Scheme, which is aimed at schools, colleges, youth organisations and groups, will run from September to June each year and will encourage young people to focus on sustainability issues such as recycling, littering and reducing the use of single use plastics.