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Surface repairs - Spa Chalet to Scarborough Spa

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

On Thursday 23 and Friday 24 January, surface repairs will be made to the wide footpath that connects the Spa Chalet and Spa Bridge area to Scarborough Spa.

To allow the works to be completed during the two days, the footpath will be closed to the public. To access Scarborough Spa from the town centre, people should use the seafront spa approach road and from the South Cliff area, access is possible via South Cliff Gardens.

Warning of Council Tax phone scam

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

We're warning local residents to be vigilant after some residents have reported receiving suspicious telephone calls from someone claiming to work for the council and telling residents they are entitled to a credit on their Council Tax.

The caller asks security questions and asks for bank account and bank card details. Such calls are not being made by the council or by anyone officially representing the council and they should be treated with extreme caution.

Nick Edwards, Scarborough Borough Council Director said:

Scarborough South Selective Licensing Consultation

Monday, 20 January 2020

We are embarking on a major consultation programme for the Selective Licensing of private rented properties in parts of the Weaponness and Ramshill ward in Scarborough.

Selective Licensing is where all privately rented properties within a designated area have to be licensed by the council. Selective Licensing allows local housing authorities to designate areas suffering from a range of problems including poor property conditions, large amounts of inward migration, a high level of deprivation or high levels of crime.

Your Borough, Your Say - consultation

Monday, 20 January 2020

Today we have kicked off a comprehensive, widespread public consultation about our Corporate Plan for Building a Better Borough.

Borough to welcome Tour de Yorkshire 2020

Friday, 17 January 2020

The Borough of Scarborough will once again give a rapturous welcome to the Tour de Yorkshire this year on Thursday 30 April.

The borough will feature prominently in Stage One of the men’s race – the Yorkshire Coast stage - between Beverley and Redcar, with the impressive 176.5km route taking in Filey and Whitby and a number of the borough’s villages, including Robin Hood’s Bay and Runswick Bay.

Countdown begins to Mayor’s Charity Ball

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

The countdown to the annual charity ball hosted by the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Scarborough, officially got underway this week.

The Mayor and Consort, Cllr Hazel Lynskey and Mike Lynskey, and members of the Mayor’s Charity Ball Committee, including representatives from the Rotary Club, gathered at the Town Hall in Scarborough on Monday 14 January to mark the start of the promotion of the Mayor’s Charity Ball, which will take place on Friday 27 March in the Ocean Room at Scarborough Spa.

Public toilets blueprint

Friday, 10 January 2020

Cllr Steve Siddons, Leader of Scarborough Borough Council, has released the following statement in relation to the publication of a report to our Overview and Scrutiny Board on 15 January about a new, draft Public Toilets Strategy.

"We promised residents, businesses and visitors that we would improve the provision of public toilets throughout the borough. The draft of a plan to do that has been released today and we now need every concerned resident and business to check the blueprint before it is agreed.

North and East Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards

Friday, 10 January 2020

Applications are now welcome for the North and East Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards 2020. The awards celebrate achievements in the construction industry. They reward excellent buildings, outstanding companies and partnerships and individuals that go that extra mile.

Those that have used local authority building control for their project can enter the awards to gain recognition and increase their reputation within the industry. The closing date for this year’s nominations is set as Friday 27 March.

International promotion for Coast, Moors and Ryedale

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Our tourism team will be promoting the Yorkshire Coast, North York Moors National Park and Ryedale at two international tourism industry shows later this month and will also be represented at tourism events in Holland and Belgium in February.

Whitby's unforgettable feasting fest coming soon

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

If you want to feed your soul as well as your belly, then Whitby’s the place to be between 16 – 17 May as it serves up a hearty plate of fish, ships and fun and for one of the Yorkshire Coast’s favourite family seafests, the Whitby Fish & Ships Festival, supported by Seafish.