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Maritime celebration for Seafest 20th anniversary

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Scarborough Seafest is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a fun filled maritime themed weekend for the whole family from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 July.

The event in Scarborough’s South Bay will give visitors a chance to dive into years of fishing history in the North East alongside more than 40 craft and local produce stalls, chef demonstrations, live music, a beer festival and a grand fireworks display on the Saturday evening.

Travel recommendations for Cook250

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

People planning to attend this weekend’s Cook250 in the Yorkshire coast town of Whitby are being advised to plan ahead and adopt a sensible approach to travel arrangements during what is expected to be one of the busiest weekends of the year for the town.

The eagerly anticipated, action packed festival, which will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's first expedition to the South Seas, is expected to attract thousands of visitors from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 July.

Cabinet Members visit to view Runswick Bay scheme

Monday, 2 July 2018

Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet members visited Runswick Bay on the North Yorkshire coast to view the latter stages of the construction project to enhance the village’s sea defences.

The coastal protection works, valued at around £1.5 million, started in March and will be completed later this month. The scheme, which has been designed to provide 100 years of coast protection for 96 properties, will reduce wave overtopping and help to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Call for utility company finance for coastal schemes

Monday, 2 July 2018

On behalf of Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet Members, Cllr Derek Bastiman, Leader of the Council, has written to The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) urging him to encourage utility companies to make financial contributions to flood and coastal resilience schemes where it is proven that their assets will benefit.

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Scarborough to host 2020 national Armed Forces Day

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Scarborough has been chosen as the host town for the Armed Forces Day national event in 2020, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced today.

The bid to host the national event, submitted by Scarborough Borough Council’s leadership team, has been described by the MOD as “outstanding”.

The national Armed Forces Day event takes place annually in June and is attended by senior politicians and public figures, as well as thousands of wellwishers.

Safeguarding Week raises awareness of signs of abuse

Monday, 25 June 2018

Safeguarding Week 2018 aims to raise awareness of the different forms of abuse and the part everyone can play in helping to spot the signs of abuse. It is a county wide initiative supported by North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council and their partners and is running from Monday 25 June to Friday 29 June with other events planned throughout the county.

Armed Forces Day 10th anniversary programme

Monday, 25 June 2018

Final preparations are being made for the tenth annual Armed Forces Day in Scarborough on Saturday 30 June.  An action packed programme of events in the air and on the ground awaits the crowds that are expected to flock to the coastal town to pay tribute to the UK Armed Forces and share in the day’s celebrations.

Book of Remembrance launch at flag flying ceremony

Friday, 22 June 2018

Residents throughout the Borough of Scarborough are invited to show their respect for the UK Armed Forces by watching the special Armed Forces ‘show your support’ flag being raised during an annual ceremony in Scarborough next week.

The event, which will take place at 10.15am on Monday 25 June in the Town Hall gardens on St Nicholas Street, will mark the start of the week running up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June.

Housing needs survey in Danby Group parish

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Scarborough Borough Council is conducting a housing needs survey in the Danby Group parish with the help of the local parish council.

Questionnaires are in the process of being delivered to all households in the parish to see if there is a need for affordable homes, either to rent or to buy, for local people.

There is concern both nationally and locally about the lack of affordable housing in rural areas for local people on average incomes, resulting in many people having to leave their village to seek accommodation elsewhere.

Leader and Cabinet Members June Briefing

Friday, 15 June 2018

Today we've published the latest briefing from our Leader and Cabinet Members.