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Our £50k investment supports 200 businesses

Monday, 29 June 2020

Two hundred businesses across the borough are being supported to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a £50,000 investment we made.

They’ve been given free membership of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) providing them with access to a range of support services.

Those include legal help and advice about cyber protection, to assistance with accessing funding opportunities, seen as vital as firms recover from three months of lockdown.

Support for hospitality businesses

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Preparations are being made across the borough to reopen dozens of hospitality businesses following a further easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England.

Government confirmed this week that reopening will be permitted from 4 July.

We have been working closely with tourism-related businesses to make sure they are able to trade again and to salvage what they can of the 2020 holiday season.

Tourism is vital to the borough’s economy. The area welcomes 7.3 million visitors every year who spend £748 million during their stay.

Scarborough’s virtual Armed Forces Day underway

Monday, 22 June 2020

A week of virtual celebrations to mark Saturday’s Armed Forces Day is underway.

Scarborough was due to host the 2020 national event, but it was put back to next year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, it is being celebrated online.  Every day this week (22-28 June) new content will be added to the website.

A call for material has been answered by many local people as well as the military.

Annual beach dog ban now in force

Thursday, 18 June 2020

After a short period of relaxation because of the coronavirus, the seasonal restrictions for dogs on the borough's main beaches is now back in place.

Owners are being warned that enforcement is being carried out.

The dog ban covers the main sections of beach at Scarborough South Bay and North Bay, Whitby West Cliff and Tate Hill, Filey and Sandsend.   It lasts until the end of September.

The areas where dogs are not permitted will be clearly signposted at all beach access points.

Armed Forces Day goes virtual in Scarborough

Thursday, 11 June 2020

A virtual celebration of the nation’s Armed Forces will be coming to Scarborough on 27 June.

We are hosting Armed Forces Day Virtual Event 2020 (AFDVE 2020) instead of the Armed Forces Day National Event we would have been hosting on the same weekend if the coronavirus pandemic hadn’t occurred.

AFDVE 2020 will be hosted online at The website will be live from Monday 22 June.

Supporting a COVID-19 safe return to retail

Thursday, 11 June 2020

As the nation’s non-essential retailers gear up for a return to business on Monday 15 June, we are introducing a number of practical measures to support the borough’s communities to trade and shop as safely as possible during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Student accommodation scheme set to progress

Monday, 8 June 2020

Plans to provide student accommodation and NHS key worker accommodation in the centre of Scarborough should move another step closer next week.

Cabinet councillors will be asked to approve the next phase of the project when they meet on 16 June, which represents a £55,000 investment.

We are buying the former Argos building so it can be demolished and replaced with high-quality accommodation for students attending the Scarborough campus of Coventry University (CU Scarborough) and NHS workers.

Bay Side South development vision

Monday, 8 June 2020

A vision for the redevelopment of the Bay Side South site in Scarborough will be discussed by councillors on our cabinet next week (16 June).

Cabinet members will be presented with the outcomes of work carried out by a cross-party group of councillors who were given the task of agreeing the priorities for the project.

Several common themes have emerged from their work.

They include enhancing the town’s natural heritage assets, enabling residents to live better lives, and promoting good health, education and active lifestyles.

Council facilities update

Friday, 5 June 2020

Some of our public facilities will return to operating as close to pre coronavirus normal as possible in the run up to 15 June.

This is in response to the ongoing national easing of coronavirus restrictions and more people choosing to travel for exercise and leisure.

Our public toilets throughout the borough will open permanently from tomorrow, Saturday 6 June, with the exception of the facilities on West Pier in Scarborough, which are undergoing repairs to fix a newly emerged fault in the hot water supply.