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Affordable housing boost for Scarborough borough

Friday, 1 May 2020

We are looking to seek Cabinet approval to explore how we can deliver better quality and increased numbers of affordable homes to buy and rent within the borough. Providing good quality affordable homes is one of our key strategic priorities and is one of the key foundations within our ‘Build a Better Borough’ programme, which was launched in December 2019 and one of our Cabinet’s key policy commitments.

Selective licensing to help improve private rented homes

Friday, 1 May 2020

A selective licensing scheme to improve the safety and quality of private rented accommodation in parts of Scarborough’s Weaponness and Ramshill ward is being recommended for approval.

Our Cabinet will be asked to approve the introduction of the 'Scarborough South' scheme, which is set to benefit the quality of life of residents throughout the ward, at its next meeting on 12 May.

Help to choose new identity for South Cliff Gardens

Friday, 1 May 2020

The project team working on the Saving South Cliff Gardens project in Scarborough is asking the local community to help choose a new identity for the gardens.

The team has developed branding concepts including logo, website and colour palette options that aim to reflect both the heritage and future of the gardens.

Scarborough Seafest cancelled

Monday, 27 April 2020

Seafest, Scarborough’s annual maritime weekend celebration, which was due to be held for the 22nd time between 17 to 19 July, has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus related restrictions.

Organisers have been unable to progress with planning for this year’s event due to the uncertainty surrounding how future national announcements may affect this summer’s large public events and mass gatherings. Their focus is instead turning to arrangements for next year’s Seafest, which will take place during July 2021.

Key worker testing facility in Scarborough

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Public information issued on behalf of the Ministry of Defence and Department of Health and Social Care.

As part of the national roll out of the Key Worker Testing for COVID–19, a military run drive-through Mobile Testing Unit will be operating from Scarborough Seamer Road (A64) Park and Ride tomorrow: Monday April 27, between 11am and 3pm.

Eligible key workers can turn up to the drive-through site without booking.

Leading the way in supporting the economy

Thursday, 23 April 2020

We are leading the way in supporting the borough’s economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

Paying the government’s coronavirus grants to businesses has been a top priority for us. We have put significant resource and effort into the process so that we can provide the support needed as quickly as possible.

£50,000 boost for borough's small businesses

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Firms throughout the borough are to benefit from a support boost during the coronavirus pandemic.

We are investing £50,000 to fund memberships to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

The offer is to the self-employed, micro and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. 

Applications are now live and are being offered on a first come, first served, basis.  Up to 300 businesses will be able to access the free FSB membership.

Annual beach dog ban reminder

Friday, 17 April 2020

We would like to remind dog owners of the seasonal restrictions for dogs on the borough's main beaches, which come into effect on Friday 1 May and apply up to and including Wednesday 30 September.

There are dog bans in place on the main sections of beach at Scarborough South Bay and North Bay, Whitby West Cliff and Tate Hill, Filey and Sandsend. The areas where dogs are not permitted will be clearly signposted at all beach access points.

More than half of coronavirus grant payments paid

Thursday, 16 April 2020

We have paid out £38.5m of the government’s coronavirus grant funding to local businesses. The amount represents more than half of the funding allocated to our borough.

We have been working every day of the week, including evenings and the recent bank holidays, to process the payments and will continue to do so until every business eligible for a grant has received their payment. Businesses that have provided an email address to us will receive a remittance advice.

Thank you for staying at home

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

After coastal towns and villages in our borough remained quiet during the Easter weekend, we would like to thank local residents and people who normally visit the area at this time of year for staying at home and continuing to observe social distancing measures.

Mike Greene, our Chief Executive, said: