Latest news

Taking a break from hosting Tour de Yorkshire

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

We have decided not to bid for host town status for the Tour de Yorkshire in 2020 and will instead be concentrating on the hosting of the prestigious national Armed Forces Day in Scarborough on Saturday 27 June.

Chart-topping rockers McFly to play OAT

Monday, 11 November 2019

Chart-topping rockers McFly are bringing their explosive live show to Scarborough Open Air Theatre next summer.

With seven UK number-one singles, five Top 10 albums, six sell-out tours and 10 million records sold worldwide, McFly are without question one of the most significant British pop acts of the 21st century.

And the band behind such massive hits as All About You, Obviously, Star Girl, One For The Radio and Shine A Light are today delighted to announce they will play a headline show at Scarborough OAT on Friday 14 August, 2020

Formal notice of General Election

Monday, 11 November 2019

We have published the formal notice of the General Election for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency, which will take place on Thursday 12 December.

Nomination packs for those wishing to stand as a candidate in the election can still be obtained by:

Open Air Theatre’s festive weekend returns

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Scarborough Sparkle, a magical and enchanting Christmas wonderland event for all the family, will return to Scarborough Open Air Theatre between Friday 29 November and Sunday 1 December.

Event to promote keeping warm and well this winter

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

We are holding a drop in event on Friday 29 November to provide advice and information to residents that will help keep them warm and well in their homes this winter.

The event is being held on National Fuel Poverty Awareness Day to raise awareness of some of the issues faced by those living in cold homes. The event will be held at the Town Hall in Scarborough between 9.30am and 11.30am.

Briefing session for General Election candidates

Monday, 4 November 2019

Following the government announcement that there will be a General Election held on Thursday 12 December, we will be hosting a briefing session for those thinking of standing as a candidate in the election for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency. Prospective candidates and their agents are urged to attend.

The briefing session will take place from 1pm until 3pm on Thursday 7 November at the Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG.

Housing needs survey - Hawsker cum Stainsacre

Monday, 4 November 2019

We have launched a housing needs survey this week in the Hawsker cum Stainsacre parish near Whitby, with the help of the local parish council.

The aim of the survey is to establish whether there is a need for more affordable housing for local people to either rent or buy. If a need is proven, it will help the council to determine the number and type of properties that are needed.

Filey Town Council by-election result

Friday, 1 November 2019

Neil Cronk was elected to the Filey Ward of Filey Town Council in a by-election that took place on Thursday 31 October.

The results in full are:

  • Neil Cronk – 384 votes
  • Beverley Donoghue – 181 votes
  • Michael Huddlestone – 84 votes
  • Gordon Johnson – 73 votes
  • Jeffrey Meek – 229 votes

The turnout for the by-election was 17.9%. There were ten spoilt votes, which were rejected.

Independent member sought for Audit Committee

Friday, 1 November 2019

We're looking to recruit a new independent lay member who is interested in supporting good community government and can add real value to our Audit Committee.

The role involves providing challenge, support and advice to one of our most important committees, covering the areas of finance, audit and fraud and good governance generally.

Appeal for information about vicious dog attack

Tuesday, 29 October 2019


We are appealing for information in relation to a vicious dog on dog attack that took place outside Barrowcliff School in Scarborough at 3.10pm on Saturday 26 October.