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Whitby hospitality recruitment event

Monday, 2 August 2021

A recruitment event to help Whitby’s hospitality businesses recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic is coming to the town this week.

The event, which will take place at Whitby Pavilion on Thursday 5 August between 11.00am and 1.30pm aims to help the hospitality sector fill vacant job roles and boost opportunities for local job seekers.

Live shows return to Open Air Theatre

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Live music is back at Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer – and ready to deliver a £5m-plus boost for the resort’s tourism economy.

The UK’s biggest outdoor theatre swings its doors open today (Wednesday 28 July) when it welcomes indie music legends Stereophonics for a sold-out headline show.

This will be the first concert at the stunning arena – dubbed "the jewel in the crown of the Yorkshire coast" – since the summer of 2019. 

Goldwings charity display and parade called off

Friday, 23 July 2021

This year’s Goldwings fund raising display and parade in Scarborough has been cancelled for a second year.

The organisers have taken the difficult decision not to go ahead with the event in September because of the challenge of keeping the crowds, and participants, Covid safe.

The cancellation has been made in the same week that the spread of the more transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus gets worse in our local communities.

The case rate per 100,000 of the population in the borough of Scarborough is now more than 630.

Regeneration plan for Whitby

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

A masterplan for how Whitby could attract new investment in future will be considered by councillors on our Cabinet next week (20 July).

The town ‘blueprint’ sets out the opportunities for regeneration over the coming years.

There are four main themes, a renaissance for the harbour, enhancing activity in the west of the town, ‘connecting Whitby’ physically and digitally and Whitby ‘beacons’.

In the harbour area, improvements are proposed to the waterfront along Pier Road, the fish quay and market, Brewery Wharfside and the Upper Harbour.

Scarborough coastal defence management review

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Proposals for a review of Scarborough’s coastal defences strategy will go before councillors on our Cabinet next week.

The Environment Agency is covering the cost of the fresh assessment of the risks posed by land erosion and sea flooding.

A specialist team will investigate the likely issues over the next 100 years and recommend measures to best manage the coastline between Scalby Mills and Holbeck

The information will assist us when we bid for money if any coast protection schemes are required in the future.

Eastfield Cash for Causes launch event

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Community groups and voluntary sector organisations in Eastfield, Scarborough, are invited to attend the launch of a new community grants scheme on Tuesday 20 July.

The Eastfield Cash for Causes scheme will invest £150,000 over three years on community projects in the Eastfield area, with decisions on which project applications will receive funding being made mostly by local people.

Focus on affordable homes in Rural Housing Week

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

North and East Yorkshire has seen another 300 new rural affordable homes developed in the last twelve months, six of which have been completed in the borough of Scarborough.

Rural housing enablers for the two counties are celebrating this week’s rural housing week (5 to 9 July) by pledging to make sure there are high quality, low carbon, affordable homes developed in conjunction with registered providers (RP).

Flag flying ceremony honours Armed Forces

Friday, 25 June 2021

The Armed Forces were honoured earlier this week when the Armed Forces Day flag was raised during a short, outdoor ceremony at the Town Hall gardens in Scarborough.

While the prestigious Armed Forces Day national event, which was due to be held in Scarborough tomorrow (26 June) has been postponed until June 2022, the annual flag flying ceremony went ahead, with fewer attendees than previous years and in line with current Covid-19 restrictions.

Better Homes project joint venture plans at Cabinet

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

A move to the next stage of a project to deliver hundreds of new affordable homes across the borough could be approved next week.

Councillors on our Cabinet will discuss proposals to tackle a shortage of high-quality housing which is affordable to local people and families.

A business case has been prepared to consider the options, including the creation of a company which would be owned equally between the council and another organisation – a ‘joint venture’.

This could be a housing association or another registered provider.

Courteeners to headline Scarborough OAT

Monday, 21 June 2021

Courteeners will warm up for two massive early autumn gigs with an exclusive headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Wednesday 8 September, with special guests, The Coral.

Tickets will go on general sale at 9am, Friday 25 June via

This unmissable Scarborough date comes ahead of Courteeners’ headline gig at Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival and a huge hometown show at Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford cricket stadium, which sold out in just ninety minutes.