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Majority of UK's over-65s not active enough

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Research announced today, on International Day of Older Persons (Tuesday 1 October), has revealed that more than three quarters of over-65s do not hit the recommended exercise targets. This is despite the warnings that sedentary behaviour is linked to 70,000 deaths in the UK every year*.

A survey commissioned by local leisure operator, Everyone Active, revealed 78% of over-65s are not achieving the amount of weekly activity advised by the NHS, which includes 150 minutes of aerobic exercise and two days of strength exercises**.

New Surf Festival for Scarborough

Friday, 27 September 2019

A new festival will be surfing its way to the Yorkshire coast next week!

Scarborough Surf Festival on Saturday 5 October will offer free surfing, swimming and lifesaving activities throughout the day, run by qualified instructors, for enthusiasts and complete novices alike. Everyone is welcome and people don’t need to have their own surf board to learn new skills and have some fun.

Filey Town Council by-election – Filey Ward

Thursday, 26 September 2019

A by-election for the Filey Ward of Filey Town Council will be held on Thursday 31 October.

Anyone wishing to stand for election can download nomination papers from www.scarborough.gov.uk/elections or contact the Parish Clerk at Filey Town Council by emailing mail@fileytowncouncil.co.uk or calling 01723 514498.

Fylingdales affordable housing proposals open day

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Residents in Fylingdales Parish will have the chance to air their views about two affordable housing proposals in Robin Hood’s Bay and Fylingthorpe.

Two public consultation open days will be held at Fylingthorpe Methodist Church on Thursday 3 October from 2.00pm to 6.30pm and at Fylingdales Village Hall, Robin Hood’s Bay, on Friday 4 October from 2.00pm to 6.30pm where site information will be available.

Brexit workshop for exporting businesses

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

The Department for International Trade is hosting a practical workshop on Tuesday 1 October to help exporting businesses within the Borough of Scarborough prepare for Brexit. The event will take place at Scarborough Spa between 2.00pm and 5.00pm.

This is one of a series of Department for International Trade events to help all exporters, particularly those exporting to the EU, prepare for the UK leaving the EU on 31 October.

Businesses attending the event will leave with a personalised action plan covering:

Inclusive Sports Day at Scarborough Sports Village

Monday, 23 September 2019

The Borough of Scarborough community is invited to a join an event celebrating inclusive sport in the area on 28 September.

Sports and leisure operator, Everyone Active, has teamed up with a range of disability sport groups and Scarborough Borough Council to host a free Inclusive Sports Day at Scarborough Sports Village. Locals can try free sessions or get more information about the inclusive sport facilities and activities on offer in the area.

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.