Latest news

July date for Madness at Scarborough OAT

Monday, 18 February 2019

British music legends, Madness, will bring their 40th anniversary celebrations to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Friday 19 July.

Fresher of face and fleeter of foot than ever, it’s hard to believe 2019 will mark four decades since a rag tag of self-proclaimed ‘hoolies and urchins’ first emerged, gloriously unreconstructed, from the back streets of Camden Town fusing reggae, punk and pop on their classic debut album ‘One Step Beyond’.

Funding for new stand at Flamingo Land Stadium

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Scarborough Athletic Football Club (FC) and Scarborough Borough Council are delighted to announce that a joint funding bid for £150,000 to the Football Stadia Improvement Fund for the Flamingo Land Stadium at Scarborough Sports Village has been successful.

The funding will allow exciting improvements to be made to the stadium, which will include a new covered stand and additional spaces for disabled spectators, resulting in an increase in overall stadium capacity to more than 2,800 spectators.

Armistice Centenary Wood community planting event

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

A community tree planting event at Scarborough’s Armistice Centenary Wood will take place between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 16 February.

The planting of the wood, which is located on the eastern side of the A165 Burniston Road, round the corner from the town’s Youth Hostel Association, began last autumn with the initial planting of 100 trees, donated by the Woodland Trust, to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One.

Landlords guilty of Selective Licensing offence

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Following our decision to prosecute, three property owners have been found guilty by Scarborough Magistrates Courts of failing to apply for a licence to rent out property within our designated Selective Licensing area.

David Pindar of Hungate, Hunmanby, pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined £250, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £150. 

James Garland of Howard Street, Scarborough, pleaded guilty and was fined £92, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £150.

Haçienda Classical show at Scarborough OAT

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Haçienda Classical returns in 2019 with Manchester Camerata Orchestra for a new and updated soundtrack as it moves into its fourth year.

The stunning live music event, which brings the iconic sounds and unique atmosphere of the legendary club, is heading to Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.

The critically acclaimed show, which has been a smash hit with clubbers and dance music fans since its debut in 2016, will headline the UK’s biggest open air arena on Saturday 8 June.

Fish and Ships Festival announced for Whitby

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Everyone who likes to be beside the sea will be full of glee when Whitby's new seaside spectacular, the Fish and Ships Festival, launches on 18 -19 May. 

A free festival, it will celebrate everything that’s special about the Yorkshire Coast's magnificent maritime culture, with live entertainment throughout the town, and celebrity chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli and Brian Turner heading up the festival kitchen to make the most of Whitby's sensational seafood bounty.

Briefing session for prospective councillors

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

We will be hosting a briefing session next month for anyone interested in becoming a councillor.

The session on Tuesday 19 February at 1.00pm at the Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, will include discussions about the role of a councillor, the responsibilities of the council and how it operates, as well as the skills required for the role.  There will also be a chance to quiz current councillors to find out what it is really like to be an elected member of the council.

Update on former Futurist site

Monday, 28 January 2019

Willmott Dixon has advised us that the installation of all but four of the sheet piles at the back of the cliff is now complete. Following the successful backfilling that dampened the vibrations from the sheet piling installation, a further six weeks of backfilling will now take place before the crane returns to site for one day to complete the piling.

The Big Picture competition for Tour de Yorkshire

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

As part of events leading up to this year’s Tour de Yorkshire in the Borough of Scarborough on Saturday 4 May, Animated Objects Theatre Company is working in collaboration with Scarborough Borough Council to launch an exciting drawing competition for local children in Key Stage 2, aged 7 to 11 years old.

Be a Tour de Yorkshire Tour Maker!

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

With 100 days to go until the fifth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire, Welcome to Yorkshire has revealed the top 10 qualities they are searching for when recruiting Tour Makers. 

They are looking for people who are: