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Yorkshire coast 'Surprise' campaign

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Discover Yorkshire Coast, the tourism body for Scarborough Borough Council, has today announced an exciting new initiative designed to showcase the region as a year-round destination and change perceptions through the art of surprise.

The new campaign, entitled – ‘The Place Full of Surprises’ has been created to promote those experiences available across the coast to new audiences whilst ensuring that current visitors are inspired to explore something new at different times of the year. 

Notice of North Yorkshire PFCC election

Monday, 15 March 2021

The notice of election has been published today for the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner election.

If the election is contested, it will take place on Thursday 6 May.

Nomination papers can be obtained from the office of the Police Area Returning Officer, Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT or from

£37.3m boost for growth in Scarborough and Whitby

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Funding of £37.3 million awarded to Scarborough and Whitby last week has been described as a "spectacular opportunity" and “a massive shot in the arm” to boost the towns’ economic and cultural growth.

As part of the government’s Towns Fund announcement on 3 March, Scarborough was awarded £20.2 million and Whitby secured £17.1 million.

The funding will supplement Scarborough Borough Council’s existing capital programme, currently underway to help build a better borough and drive forward economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

A green and connected Scarborough town centre

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Scarborough town centre is to get a green makeover to help with its recovery from Covid-19 when lockdown restrictions are eased.

Dozens of trees are to be planted along Westborough and Newborough.

The idea is to create a more attractive and enjoyable space in the town centre to encourage people to visit when life returns to some kind of normality.

At the same time, new, ‘wayfinding’ signs, including maps and digital kiosks will be installed with work expected to begin this month.

Wellbeing Week to support mental health

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

We're preparing to host a Wellbeing Week from 15 to 19 March to support people whose mental health and wellbeing have been affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A variety of free and supportive online advice sessions will be held throughout the week to give people ideas, skills and practical tools to improve the aspects of their lives that have a direct or indirect impact on their wellbeing. One to one and group sessions will be available.

Towns Fund success for Whitby and Scarborough

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Our leader, Cllr Steve Siddons, has welcomed today's news that Scarborough and Whitby have been successful in their bids to the government's Towns Fund.

He said:

“It’s fantastic news that our bid to the Towns Fund has been successful.

“We have secured a total of £37.3 million - £17.1 million for Whitby and £20.2 million for Scarborough – which we understand could be the second highest amount in the country. 

UB40 ft Ali Campbell and Astro - new date

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

British reggae legends UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro are returning to Scarborough Open Air Theatre in 2021.

Ali and Astro bring their inimitable blend of reggae and pop hits to the Yorkshire coast on  the rescheduled date of Saturday 28 August.

Tickets on sale now via

Shops to benefit from artistic makeover

Monday, 1 March 2021

Shops in Scarborough are set to benefit from an artistic makeover as part of plans to make the town centre a more attractive place to visit and spend time after the coronavirus lockdown eases.

The work of 12 local visual artists will form part of a trail of art, displayed in shop windows, to enhance the appearance of the town centre with a particular emphasis on transforming empty shops.

Future of councils in North Yorkshire and York

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Council leaders from Craven, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby are urging people to have their say in a government consultation on the future of local government in North Yorkshire and York.

The government has said local government in North Yorkshire and York must be reorganised to form one-tier, unitary authorities – and has now launched an eight-week consultation on two separate proposals that have been put forward.

Local plan review - new sites consultation

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

As part of a review of our Local Plan, we're inviting public feedback on more than 60 new sites put forward for potential development or change of use.

The majority of the locations have been suggested for housing development but other uses could include employment, retail, leisure, tourism or biodiversity enhancement and tree planting.