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One Yorkshire devolution agreement

Monday, 3 September 2018

Scarborough Borough Council, along with 17 other local authorities in Yorkshire and the Mayor of the Sheffield City Region are pursuing a devolution agreement with the Government known as One Yorkshire.

The One Yorkshire agreement would see the creation of a Mayor of Yorkshire in 2020 so that decisions currently taken by the Government in London would in future be taken in the region. It would also allow Yorkshire to have access to funding and other benefits currently enjoyed by areas which already have devolution agreements such as Greater Manchester and the West Midlands.

Road closures for Goldwing Light Parade

Friday, 31 August 2018

Scarborough Borough Council would like to remind people of the road closures required to accommodate the annual Goldwing Light Parade on the evening of Saturday 8 September.

Foreshore, Sandside, Marine Drive, Royal Albert Drive and Eastborough (from Globe Street to the seafront) will be closed from 7.30pm until 10.00pm to allow the parade to take place.

To accommodate the activities associated with the event, West Pier car park in the town’s South Bay will be closed from 6.00pm on Friday 7 September until 10.00pm on Saturday 8 September.

Paws for thought at clean shores event

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Scarborough North Bay will host a new dog friendly event next month, which aims to promote the importance of clean shores.

Quality exhibitors wanted for OAT Christmas event

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

The spirit of Christmas will take centre stage at Scarborough Open Air Theatre (OAT) in December when the newly created ‘Scarborough Sparkle’ event will see the venue transformed into a magical and enchanting Christmas wonderland.

After the best summer line-up Scarborough OAT has ever seen, including the widely celebrated performance by international pop icon, Britney Spears, earlier this month, plans are now being finalised for the venue to host a Christmas themed family shopping and entertainment weekend from 30 November to 2 December.

Annual voter registration reminder

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Scarborough Borough Council is reminding residents who received an electoral registration form earlier this month to deal with it by the date shown on the form.

People must check whether the information that appears on the form for those living at their address is correct as part of the council’s annual voter registration canvass.

Memorial stolen from Scarborough Crematorium

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Scarborough Borough Council is appealing to members of the public after a memorial ornamental mushroom was stolen from Scarborough Crematorium in the early hours of Sunday 19 August.

The distinctive memorial is the smallest of a cluster of three ornamental stone mushrooms recently installed in the crematorium grounds. The memorials are inlaid with black quartz style circular discs on which memorial messages can be engraved.

Second consultation on dog control PSPO

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Scarborough Borough Council has launched a second consultation on its public space protection order (PSPO), which covers where and how dogs can be exercised in the Borough of Scarborough.

A newly revised dog control PSPO was introduced in the first quarter of 2018 following a public consultation in 2017 on the proposed changes. However following more recent concerns raised by some dog owners about certain aspects of the order in relation to the areas it covers in Whitby, a review of the order is now being carried out, starting with a second public consultation.

Scarborough Market August events

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Scarbrough Market Hall and Vaults is open every day for wonderful food, fresh local produce, artisan shops, vintage goods, antiques and craft and art shops, as well as special events throughout the year.

August events

  • Princess and Pirates Family Fun Day - Sunday 19 August
    Face painting, music, craft making and lots of special surprises dress up in your best costumes for a photographic opportunity. Entry to the event is free but fees apply to some activities.

New Marine Protected Area expected

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Seabirds breeding along the Yorkshire coast will be afforded additional protection, following the expected designation of a new Marine Protected Area (MPA) around Flamborough and Filey. 

The Flamborough and Filey Coast Special Protection Area (SPA) will build on existing designations along the internationally-important stretch of coastline to ensure further protection for the UK’s largest mainland seabird colony, both on the cliffs and within inshore waters. 

Summer briefing from Leader and Cabinet

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Our Leader and Cabinet Members have released their summer briefing, which you can download below.