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Years & Years to play Scarborough OAT

Monday, 18 March 2019

UK pop superstars Years & Years are set to light up Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer with their stunning live show.

The chart-topping electro-pop group, fronted by Yorkshire-born singer Olly Alexander, will play the UK’s biggest open-air arena on Thursday 18 July.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 22 March via or in person from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).

Second date added for Lewis Capaldi at OAT

Friday, 15 March 2019

Chart topper Lewis Capaldi will play a second date at Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.

The extra date is announced today due to the phenomenal demand for his previously announced show at the Yorkshire coast venue which went on sale this morning.

Lewis will now perform at Scarborough OAT on Saturday 20 July and the additional date of Friday 30 August.

Tickets are on sale now for both dates from

Notice of elections in Borough of Scarborough

Thursday, 14 March 2019

An election for all 46 Scarborough Borough Council seats will take place on Thursday 2 May.

Following a review in 2017/18 of our ward boundaries by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, we will move to a revised 20-ward structure for this May’s elections (from the current 25 wards) with four less seats than the current 50.

Residents' discount parking scheme launch

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

We will launch our new residents’ discount parking scheme in April and we are inviting people living in the borough to apply for a free ‘virtual’ permit so that they can take advantage of a 20% reduction in the standard tariffs for up to four hours of parking in council owned off-street car parks.

Visit of Tour de Yorkshire winners' trophies

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

The Tour de Yorkshire winners’ trophies toured the Borough of Scarborough on Tuesday 12 March, where they visited a local school, a bike bank which is helping change lives through cycling and a distillery making Yorkshire’s first ever whisky.

Scarborough will host the finish of Stage Three of the men’s race and Stage Two of the women’s race, on Saturday 4 May. The riders will start in Bridlington, before cycling through Hunmanby, the North York Moors, Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby with a nail-biting sprint finish along the seafront in Scarborough.

Open Air Theatre date for Lewis Capaldi

Monday, 11 March 2019

Chart topper Lewis Capaldi, one of the most critically acclaimed artists of his generation, will bring his unmissable live show to Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.

The 22-year-old singer songwriter has just scored his first UK Number One single with the sensational ‘Someone You Loved’ and will now play the UK’s largest open air arena on Saturday 20 July.

Public invited to view Tour de Yorkshire trophies

Friday, 8 March 2019

As part of this year’s visit of the Tour de Yorkshire men’s and women’s trophies to the Borough of Scarborough on Tuesday 12 March, they will be on display for public viewing at the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery in Hunmanby from 2pm until 3pm.

Everyone is welcome, cyclists and non-cyclists, to come along to see the trophies, hear more about them and have their pictures taken with them against the backdrop of the distillery, which is currently producing Yorkshire’s first ever single malt whisky.

Illegal street traders prosecuted

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Following successful prosecutions brought by Scarborough Borough Council, three people have been found guilty at Scarborough Magistrates Court of offences in relation to illegally street trading in the Borough of Scarborough.

Craig Appleby-Turner of Manor Gardens, Scarborough and Stephen Moore of Murchison Street, Scarborough were each fined £220 and ordered to pay costs of £150 and a victim surcharge of £30 for street trading on Westborough in Scarborough town centre without permission.

Motorcycle racing to return to Oliver's Mount

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Newly formed motorcycle racing club, Two Four Three Road Racing Association, is proud to announce that motorcycle racing will return to Oliver’s Mount circuit in Scarborough this year, with the full backing of Scarborough Borough Council.

Two confirmed meetings around the challenging and undulating 2.43 mile public road race track; the Barry Sheen Classic on 27 and 28 July and the Gold Cup from 27 to 29 September have been agreed by the Auto Cycle Union (ACU).

Top Yorkshire artists at Fish and Ships festival

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Whitby's new Fish and Ships Festival promises to be a feast for the eyes as well as the taste-buds, when artists bring the spectacle to the seaside spectacular that celebrates the town's magnificent sea-faring heritage on 18 to 19 May 2019.