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The Scarborough Fair appoints festival director

Tuesday, 3 January 2023

The exciting journey to re-establish The Scarborough Fair, a festival that will bring people together on the Yorkshire coast, attract investment, enhance Scarborough’s profile and draw curious audiences from across the local area, the region and beyond, has truly gathered pace with the appointment of its festival director.

David Edmunds, a festivals director, artistic director and producer with more than 20 years’ experience working within cultural industries worldwide, has been appointed to the prestigious role.

New Year fireworks display in Scarborough

Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Spectacular fireworks will light up the night sky above Scarborough during the first few minutes of 2023 to celebrate the arrival of the New Year.

The six-minute fireworks display will start at the stroke of midnight from behind Scarborough Spa to add an extra special touch to residents’ festivities and, in support of the local visitor economy, those visiting the area to celebrate the New Year with family and friends.

The fireworks will be best viewed from Esplanade on South Cliff.

Cost of living crisis felt the most by borough families

Wednesday, 14 December 2022

The cost of living crisis is having a greater impact on households in the borough of Scarborough and is affecting families’ health and wellbeing.

That’s according to a report by a group of cross-political councillors.

Members of our Places and Futures and Lives and Homes overview and scrutiny committees led the work.

Their inquiry considered whether there is awareness of all the financial advice, support and entitlements on offer to residents across the borough.

Free festive fun at Eastfield Community Christmas

Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Residents and friends of Eastfield, near Scarborough, are invited to visit the High Street area on Wednesday 21 December, from 10am to 4pm, to enjoy a special community Christmas celebration with free entertainment, family activities and festive shopping.

The first ever Eastfield Community Christmas will be opened by the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, Councillor Eric Broadbent, near Proudfoot supermarket.

It's time to get your skates on in Scarborough

Tuesday, 13 December 2022

Scarborough’s real ice outdoor skating rink is now open and with it the promise of a fun and festive family experience in the heart of the town centre.

The rink in North Street is open every day until Tuesday 3 January (apart from Christmas Day), from 11am to 8pm, with last entry at 7pm.

The rink welcomed its first skaters on Friday 9 December with people of all ages taking to the ice along with well-known film characters, Anna, Elsa and Olaf. 

Pete Tong with The Essential Orchestra to play OAT

Friday, 9 December 2022

Legendary dance music pioneer and DJ Pete Tong with The Essential Orchestra will bring a taste of Ibiza to the Yorkshire coast next summer. 

The critically acclaimed Ibiza Classics show – a smash hit with fans of both dance and orchestral music – hits Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday 19 August. 

Featuring an array of special guests Ibiza Classics – conducted by Jules Buckley – is a stunning audio and visual spectacle, showcasing some of the world’s best loved dance music.

Support for households in most need

Thursday, 8 December 2022

A concerted effort to support residents and households most affected by the cost of living crisis is paying off according to new figures.

A report being presented to a meeting of our cabinet on Tuesday (13 December) sets out our latest performance against our key objectives.

In the three months to September this year the number of benefits claims processed exceeded the set target and the time to handle claims for local support for council tax was 11.5 working days against a target of 20 days.

Emissions slashed in response to climate emergency

Tuesday, 6 December 2022

We are on course to slash our carbon emissions by the end of March 2023 as we respond to the climate emergency.

Figures being presented to a meeting of our cabinet next week (13 December) show emissions will be down to 1,200 tonnes by March next year.

That’s a drop of more than 800 tonnes when compared to the year 2021/22.

Our vehicle fleet is the biggest contributor to the emissions total but many of our trucks, bin wagons and vans are currently using a climate-friendly alternative to diesel.

New funding boost to extend warm spaces project

Monday, 5 December 2022

An additional £5,866 has been added to the Warm Welcome Fund to extend the rollout of warm spaces for people that need them in the borough of Scarborough.
The partnership behind the rollout will prioritise the latest cash injection for warm spaces that can open at weekends and in evenings, as well as in parts of the borough that currently lack warm spaces provision. These areas are Staithes, Hinderwell, Lythe, Sandsend, Castleton, Wykeham, East and West Ayton, Hutton Buscel, Wykeham, Folkton and Flixton.

Triple BRIT Award winner Rag’n’Bone Man at OAT

Friday, 2 December 2022

Triple BRIT Award winner Rag’n’Bone Man is heading to Scarborough next summer for what promises to be an incredible headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

The Human and Life By Misadventure hit-maker heads to the Yorkshire coast on Saturday 24 June.

Tickets go on sale at 9am, Friday 9 December, via the theatre's website.