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On 1 April the single new council for North Yorkshire launched replacing Scarborough Borough Council and other local authorites in North Yorkshire.

To find your Councillor or to view minutes, meetings and agendas please visit the North Yorkshire Council website.

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.

Number plates auctioned to raise money for charity

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Two car registration plates that we've owned but not used for almost two decades, have been listed for sale on a commercial auction site.

The proceeds will go to the Mayor’s Community Fund which benefits local good causes.

The number plates XVN 1 and XVN 1K were previously allocated to civic cars used by the mayor and deputy.

However, since we made the decision eight years ago to move to a contracted chauffeur service, both have been in storage.

Global icons Blondie to headline Scarborough OAT

Monday, 28 November 2022

Music legends Blondie are heading to the Yorkshire coast for what promises to be a sensational night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icons – whose chart-topping and era-defining career has seen them sell more than 40 million albums worldwide – play the UK’s largest outdoor concert arena on Thursday 22 June.

Tickets go on sale at 9am, Friday 2 December via the theatre's website.

Taxi and private hire safety inspection results

Thursday, 24 November 2022

A joint operation to inspect taxi and private hire vehicles to ensure the safety of the travelling public took place in Scarborough on the evening of Friday 18 November.

Our licensing team joined forces with North Yorkshire Police and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to undertake the inspection of 14 taxi and private hire vehicles.

Bumper festive programme for Scarborough

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Scarborough is counting down to the start of a bumper programme of festive activities to delight and entertain people of all ages, and support local businesses this December.

From magical stilt walkers and street theatre to an elf choir and rousing Christmas classics from local bands, the three weekends in the run up to Christmas are set to bring the very best of festive cheer to the town centre.

Free festive parking in Scarborough and Whitby

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Christmas shoppers and people visiting restaurants and cafés for festive meet ups will be able to enjoy free car parking at selected times during December in Scarborough and Whitby.

We are supporting the retail and hospitality sectors by suspending charges in some of our off-street car parks from 3pm on Thursday 1, 8, 15 and 22 December, and from 11am to 4pm on Sunday 4, 11 and 18 December.

Olly Murs to return to Scarborough OAT

Friday, 18 November 2022

Olly Murs will make a triumphant return to the Yorkshire coast as part of his 2023 Marry Me tour.

One of Britain’s biggest and best loved stars, the chart-topping singer will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Wednesday 23 August.

Tickets go on sale at 10am, Friday 25 November from the theatre's website.

N-Dubz to delight devoted fans at Scarborough OAT

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

N-Dubz are delighted to confirm a new headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Thursday 20 July.

It will be one of five huge open-air headline shows for N-Dubz throughout the UK next summer.

Tickets go on sale at 10am, Friday 25 November via the theatre's website.

Tulisa, Dappy and Fazer delighted their devoted fans by reforming N-Dubz earlier this year.

Launch of warm spaces online database

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

An online database that lists welcoming, warm locations and places where people can get help and assistance with the cost of living crisis has been launched in the borough of Scarborough. 

The database - - will enable people to find a welcoming venue close to them this autumn and winter.