Latest news

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.

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.