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Big Community Switch: chance to save on energy bills

Monday, 8 April 2019

Residents in the Borough of Scarborough are being given the opportunity to sign up for the latest round of the Big Community Switch and be in with a chance of saving money on their household energy bills.

The opportunity is made possible through our partnership with iChoosr, the UK’s leading expert in collective energy switching. Through bulk purchasing across many UK communities they are able to deliver bespoke and highly competitive tariffs.

Council elections - candidates standing

Thursday, 4 April 2019

We have announced the candidates who have been nominated to stand for election to Scarborough Borough Council on Thursday 2 May.

The elections cover 46 seats across a new 20-ward structure, which is being implemented for the first time in the forthcoming elections following a review of ward boundaries by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England in 2017/18.

The candidates standing for election, by ward, are:

Burniston and Cloughton Ward (one seat)

Parish council elections - candidates standing

Thursday, 4 April 2019

66 candidates across seven parish councils within the Borough of Scarborough will be standing for election in the forthcoming elections on Thursday 2 May.

The candidates standing for election, by parish council, are:

Cayton Parish Council (9 seats)

Tour de Yorkshire official timings announced

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

With one month to go until the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation have unveiled the highly anticipated race timings.

Millions of spectators are expected to line the route over the four days of action which will see the Tour de Yorkshire take place between 2-5 May and the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race between 3-4 May.

Tour de Yorkshire teams confirmed

Monday, 25 March 2019

With just over five weeks to go until the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation have confirmed the 38 teams that will be competing in the Tour de Yorkshire (2-5 May) and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women's Race (3-4 May).

The men’s race will see Team Ineos in action for the very first time after changing their name from Team Sky, and they will be joined by fellow UCI WorldTour outfits CCC Team, Team Dimension Data and Team Katusha Alpecin. 

West End Proms to play at Scarborough OAT

Monday, 25 March 2019

A spectacular night of beautiful performances spanning seven decades of musical theatre is coming to Scarborough on Friday 5 July.

Some of the world’s most talented Broadway and West End stars will unite at Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer for an evening of beautiful live music, complete with a stunning 32-piece orchestra.

West End Proms will present a breath-taking evening which will feature songs from such smash hit musicals as Les Misérables, Phantom Of The Opera, The Greatest Showman, Rock Of Ages, Wicked, Sunset Boulevard, Dear Evan Hansen and more.

Company prosecuted re: Direct Earnings Attachment

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Simply IP Solutions Ltd of Durham Place, Scarborough, has been prosecuted for failing to operate a Direct Earnings Attachment (DEA) for Scarborough Borough Council and has been fined £1,200 plus costs by Scarborough Magistrates Court. 

A DEA is where an employer is sent a notice to make deductions from their employee’s pay to recover overpayments of benefits. This includes overpaid Housing Benefit.

The Big Picture land art competiton winner

Thursday, 21 March 2019

In a surprise announcement today, the winner of The Big Picture competition to create a design for land art to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire in the Borough of Scarborough was revealed.

Libby Graham, age 9, was thrilled to find out that her design has been chosen to create the central section of a giant piece of land art, The Big Picture, which will be installed in the grounds of Scarborough Castle for Stage Three of the Tour de Yorkshire and Stage Two of the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire on Saturday 4 May. 

Early bird discount for Selective Licensing scheme

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

From Monday 1 April landlords will be able to apply for an early bird discount for our new Selective Licensing scheme, known as Scarborough Central.

The scheme, which was approved by in November 2018 after extensive consultation with landlords, residents and other interested parties, will cover parts of the Castle, Central and North Bay wards in Scarborough and will last for five years from 1 June to 31 May 2024. To comply with the scheme, landlords of rented properties in the designated area need to apply to us for a licence.

Jess Glynne to star at Open Air Theatre

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Global superstar and chart record holder Jess Glynne is returning to headline Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.

Jess – the only ever British female solo artist to score seven UK Number One singles – performed an unforgettable gig at the Yorkshire coast venue in 2017.

And in an announcement that will delight her legions of fans, Jess is bringing her stunning live show to Britain’s largest open-air arena again on Sunday 21 July.