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Affordable housing need survey in Egton parish

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

We are conducting a survey to see if Egton parish needs more affordable homes.

A high quality affordable housing scheme for rent was built in Egton in 2015. The ten homes all went to people who have a local connection to the area.
Fast forward to 2021 and a new survey is underway to see whether additional provision is required.

The Script Greatest Hits Tour

Monday, 29 November 2021

The Script have followed their career-spanning greatest hits collection, Tales From The Script, going straight to Number 1 on the Official UK Album Chart, by announcing a new headline show on the Yorkshire coast.

The band will bring their Greatest Hits Tour to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Thursday 14 July 2022.

Tickets go on general sale via the theatre's website at 9am, Friday 3 December.

Filey Town Council by-election result

Friday, 26 November 2021

Following the Filey Town Council by-election held on Thursday 25 November, Marilyn Anthony has been elected to the Filey ward.

The result of the count was:

  • Marilyn Anthony - 729 votes
  • Brenda Howarth - 112 votes

The voter turnout was 15.93%.

Ten votes were rejected, due to being unmarked or void due to uncertainty.

North Yorkshire PFCC election result

Friday, 26 November 2021

Zoë Appleton-Metcalfe (Conservative) has been elected as the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

After a two stage count, taking into account first and second preference votes, the final results were:

  • Zoë Appleton-Metcalfe (Conservative) - 41,760 votes
  • Emma Scott-Spivey (Labour) - 26,895 votes

The results from the first stage of the count, which includes the two candidates that did not go through to the second stage count, were as follows:

Real ice rink makes festive debut in Scarborough

Thursday, 25 November 2021

It’ll be a case of ‘ice to see you’ on the North Yorkshire coast this Christmas as Scarborough gets an outdoor winter ice skating rink – 100 per cent real ice guaranteed - for the very first time.

Bringing a dusting of sparkle and wonder to the town’s programme of festive events, the rink will be open in the heart of the town centre on North Street car park from Friday 3 December to Sunday 2 January. 

Cancellation of Scarborough Sparkle

Thursday, 25 November 2021

This weekend’s planned Scarborough Sparkle event at the town’s Open Air Theatre has been cancelled following the latest weather warning associated with Storm Arwen.

The annual Christmas themed shopping and entertainment weekend was due to take place from tomorrow evening (Friday 26 November) to Sunday 28 November.

Storm Arwen is predicted to bring northerly gusts of 65 to 75 mph southwards along the Yorkshire coast and right through the Open Air Theatre during Friday and Saturday.

Simply Red 2022 show at Scarborough OAT

Monday, 22 November 2021

British music icons, Simply Red, are heading back to Scarborough Open Air Theatre next summer.

Fresh from the success of their latest stellar Top 10 album Blue Eyed Soul, Mick Hucknall’s sleek multi-million selling groove machine today confirm a headline show at Britain’s biggest open air concert arena on Friday 22 July.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 26 November via the theatre website.

Search for Better Homes joint venture partner

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

The procurement process to create a joint venture to take forward the ambitious Better Homes project is underway.

Tender documents have been published inviting a development partner to work with us to provide more affordable, sustainable and higher quality homes in the borough.

The 50/50 joint venture arrangement will exist over a 30-year period.

Bids are expected from a range of housing associations, other registered providers or developers.

Free off-street parking every day in December

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Christmas shoppers will be able to enjoy free car parking every day in December in Scarborough and Whitby.

We are supporting the retail community to bounce back from the challenges of Christmas 2020 by suspending charges in some of our off-street car parks all day from Wednesday 1 December to Friday 31 December.

We are hoping that for those who cannot walk or take public transport to the town centres, the free parking will encourage them to spend their Christmas pounds locally instead of travelling further afield or paying for deliveries online.

Happy birthday to Scarborough’s gift card

Monday, 15 November 2021

Scarborough’s gift card is celebrating its first anniversary.

Launched in November 2020, the card can be used to discover amazing national and independent shops and to enjoy top restaurants, bars and cultural venues.

It was set up as part of a post-Covid lockdown regeneration project to encourage people to spend their money locally and give a boost to businesses affected by the pandemic.

We support and fund the card alongside the Yorkshire Coast BID and the Brunswick (formerly the Brunswick Centre).