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Review of election polling districts and stations

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

We are conducting a review of the borough's polling districts and polling stations.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) concluded its review of ward boundaries in the Borough of Scarborough in April 2018, following a period of consultation throughout 2017 and 2018. To allow the implementation of the agreed revised ward boundaries, which are to take effect from the next local elections scheduled for May 2019, the council must now review the polling districts and polling stations.

Tree of remembrance to mark #Armistice100

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

A tree of remembrance to mark the end of the World War One has been planted in the gardens of Scarborough Town Hall this week and now the Yorkshire Coast Remembers steering group, which has worked on a number of initiatives to commemorate the centenary of the WW1 armistice, is inviting people to add their own messages of remembrance and dedications to loved ones who served their country to the tree.

Community thanked following Scarborough protests

Saturday, 27 October 2018

North Yorkshire Police and Scarborough Borough Council have thanked residents and business for their patience and support during the demonstrations in Scarborough town centre on Saturday (27 October 2018).

Approximately 50 members of the Yorkshire Patriots group took part in the demonstration and march, with around 50 counter-protesters from Unity in attendance.

There were no arrests and no incidents to report.

Police and council prepared for Scarborough protest

Friday, 26 October 2018

The Yorkshire Patriots group is planning to demonstrate against child grooming in Scarborough on Saturday (27 October 2018).

A counter-demonstration against the group is expected to take place at the same time.

This will have an impact upon the town centre on Saturday afternoon, particularly between 2pm and 4pm. Disruption is expected in the vicinity of Vernon Road, Aberdeen Walk and the area outside the Brunswick Shopping Centre.

North Yorkshire Police have engaged with representatives from both organisers to facilitate lawful protest.

Whitby Flood Alleviation Scheme info event

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

A public information event about the forthcoming Church Street - Whitby Flood Alleviation Scheme will be held on Wednesday 31 October between 10.30am and 7.00pm at Whitby Merchant Seaman’s Hospital Houses on Church Street.

Mayor's 2018 Poppy Appeal message

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

I am honoured as the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough to be in a position to appeal to you in asking for your support for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2018.

Travelodge Hotel investment purchased

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

We have purchased the Travelodge Hotel building in Scarborough, in line with our policy to acquire high quality commercial property investments and particularly those in our local area.

The 140 room hotel on St Nicholas Cliff is in a prime central location above the town’s South Bay. It is let to Travelodge for an unexpired term of almost 30 years with five yearly rent reviews, which are in line with uncapped movements in the Retail Price Index.

Council supports Coats for Christmas appeal

Monday, 22 October 2018

Council colleagues have dug deep into their cloakrooms and wardrobes to find and donate pre-loved coats for the area’s homeless and people in crisis.

During the last few weeks, colleagues throughout the local authority have donated 100 winter coats of all styles, sizes and colours to The Rainbow Centre’s annual Coats for Christmas appeal. Based in Scarborough, The Rainbow Centre supports more than 400 vulnerable people every week with clothing, food parcels and other types of practical help.

Contractor appointed for Robin Hood's Bay scheme

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Scarborough Borough Council has approved the appointment of a contractor to design a scheme to repair and improve Robin Hood’s Bay’s main coastal defence asset.

Previous studies have shown that the concrete seawall in the popular Yorkshire coast village is in poor condition and has an estimated serviceable life of approximately ten years. The council has now approved the appointment of Jeremy Benn Associates Limited to design a scheme of works that will address the problems with the wall and subsequently project manage the repair and improvement scheme.

Fish and chips shop owners prosecuted

Friday, 12 October 2018

The co-owners of a fish and chips shop in the Yorkshire coast village of Robin Hood's Bay were found guilty at Scarborough Magistrates Court on 2 October of four food hygiene related offences linked to selling unsafe food, poor cleanliness and upkeep of the premises and poor food safety management.