Latest news

New team to strive for economic success

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

A new ‘Town Centre Strategy Team’ tasked with leading Scarborough to become the best performing coastal town centre in England by 2025 was announced today.

The team of seven professionals, recruited from Scarborough’s business, cultural and voluntary services sectors, will be tasked with working with the Council and its partners to lead on and deliver the Scarborough Town Centre Strategy.

New TV series shows off the stunning Yorkshire coast

Friday, 6 September 2019

The long awaited BBC television sitcom, Scarborough, hits the screens tonight with the prospect of bringing the fantastic scenery of the Yorkshire coast, once again, into the homes of millions of viewers across the country and beyond.

Scarborough and the wider Yorkshire coast area have long provided the backdrop to films and well-loved television series such as the Heartbeat and The Royal where, very often, the spectacular scenery has had as bigger starring role as the leading actors who star in them.

£1.1 million cash injection for Cinder Track

Thursday, 5 September 2019

£1.1 million is to be spent on the Scarborough to Whitby Cinder Track, located on the North Yorkshire coast, to vastly improve users’ access and experience, promote environmentally sustainable methods of travel, facilitate active lifestyles and help to support wildlife.

Voter registration form reminder

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

We're asking residents to complete the reminder electoral registration forms currently being sent out by post.

People must check whether the information that appears on the form for those living at their address is correct and respond by the date shown on the form.

Road closures for Goldwing Light Parade

Friday, 30 August 2019

We would like to remind people of the road closures required to accommodate the annual Goldwing Light Parade on the evening of Saturday 7 September in Scarborough.

Foreshore, Sandside, Marine Drive, Royal Albert Drive and Eastborough (from Globe Street to the seafront) will be closed from 7.30pm until 10.00pm to allow the parade to take place.

To accommodate the activities associated with the event, West Pier car park in the town’s South Bay will be closed from 6.00pm on Friday 6 September until 10.00pm on Saturday 7 September.

'Do your bit' by feeding Fin the Fish

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Yorkshire Water, in partnership with Scarborough Borough Council and the University of Hull, today installed ‘Fin the Fish’ on Scarborough South Bay beach, a new sculpture and receptacle designed to take plastic off the beaches during the busy summer period.

Created to showcase that plastic pollution is damaging all marine organisms on a daily basis, Fin is one step towards reducing this volume and showing that however small your action is, everyone can help to reduce the plastics entering our oceans if they 'do their bit'.

One Yorkshire sets out new devolution proposals

Monday, 29 July 2019

New Prime Minister presented with plans

One Yorkshire Leaders have set out new proposals to urgently unlock the benefits of devolution to all parts of the region while creating a pathway to a full One Yorkshire devolution deal in 2022.

The proposals, which have already been presented to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, are published today ahead of Yorkshire Day on Thursday 1 August. They would see a series of interim devolution deals agreed across Yorkshire to run in parallel with the existing Sheffield City Region agreement.

Free music for all at Scarborough Seafest

Friday, 19 July 2019

On Friday 26 July a superb line-up of free music performances will kick off this year’s Scarborough Seafest and continue to entertain the crowds in style throughout the town's annual weekend maritime festival.

Scarborough's popular live music scene will be showcasing the Yorkshire coast’s freshest new talent in the marquee on West Pier, with music to suit all tastes and ages. Those partying the night away on Saturday 27 July will also get to see Seafest’s spectacular firework display above South Bay at 9.45pm.

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.