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Compelling economic case for Yorkshire devolution

Friday, 12 October 2018

Yorkshire council leaders have asked the Government to work with them to deliver a One Yorkshire devolution deal which could deliver a £30bn-a-year boost to the region and the UK.

The findings of a new independent study confirm there is a coherent Yorkshire economy and that a devolution deal for the region could unlock benefits worth up to £5,400 per person.

Top chefs at Filey Food and Drink Festival

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

A number of award winning chefs are set to showcase their culinary creations at this weekend’s Filey Food and Drink Festival.

The annual festival, which this year will be the largest yet with around 60 stalls, will be boosted by a Seafood Demonstration Kitchen in the Evron Centre Concert Hall, to mark the end of National Seafood Week. The kitchen is being delivered in partnership with Seafish and sponsored by Scarborough Hospitality Association and Hedgehoggers Cider.

Landlord fined for non-compliance

Friday, 5 October 2018

A Scarborough landlord has been fined more than £5,000 for failing to licence three properties under Scarborough Borough Council’s Selective Licensing Scheme and for failing to comply with an Improvement Notice relating to one of his properties.

Tour de Yorkshire number five for Scarborough

Thursday, 4 October 2018

For the fifth year in a row Scarborough will be an official host town for the Tour de Yorkshire in 2019.

It was announced today by race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) that Scarborough will host either a start or a finish during the Tour de Yorkshire next year between Thursday 2 and Sunday 5 May. The other host towns will be Barnsley, Bedale, Bridlington, Doncaster, Halifax, Leeds and Selby.

Yorkshire coast to commemorate WWI centenary

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

A programme of events and creative initiatives is taking place on the North Yorkshire coast in the lead up to Armistice Day on 11 November to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.

Collectively known as ‘Yorkshire Coast Remembers’, the commemorations will culminate with a special evening of remembrance in Scarborough on Saturday 10 November, which will start with a community lantern parade followed by a grand ‘Royal Albert Hall’ style centenary service in the Grand Hall at Scarborough Spa.

Mayor seeks bail for crimes against crockery

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

The Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, Cllr Joe Plant, is facing a stretch in jail, for crimes against crockery!

The Mayor has confessed to hoarding dirty cups in the Mayor's Parlour at the Town Hall in Scarborough and will be sentenced along with other high-profile 'criminals' on Thursday 11 October. However, in a charitable twist, the judge and jury will be hospice service provider, Saint Catherine's, which is running its second annual fundraising Jail and Bail event.

Cllr Joe Plant, Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough said:

Teenager responsible for damage to cemetery

Monday, 1 October 2018

A Scarborough teenager has pleaded guilty to three charges associated with damage he caused to gravestones and grassed areas in Scarborough’s Woodlands Cemetery in February as a result of a reckless drive through the cemetery.

The 17 year old male, who can’t be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to the charges and was subsequently convicted of driving without undue care and attention, driving without a licence and driving without third party insurance.

Licence refusal puts pub in the dog house

Friday, 28 September 2018

A recently opened pub in Scarborough has been refused a Premises Licence by Scarborough Borough Council’s Licensing Sub-Committee.

Whitby Piers Scheme to get underway

Thursday, 20 September 2018

An authorised budget of £9.0 million has been secured to undertake refurbishment works to the East Pier and West Pier in Whitby. The work is due to start this September and is scheduled to be completed by the end of December 2019.

First ceremony celebrated at Scarborough Town Hall

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Scarborough’s newest weddings and ceremonies venue, which provides stunning views of the Yorkshire coast, has celebrated its very first ceremony.

On 22 August, Scarborough Town Hall hosted a wedding vow renewal ceremony, which signalled the start of a new venture for one of the town’s most historic locations and the continuation of loving marriage for Scarborough couple, Mr and Mrs Thorpe, who chose the venue for their vow renewal in celebration of their tenth wedding anniversary.