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Public safety top priority for Armed Forces Day

Friday, 16 June 2017

Due to the heightened state of security across the country in the wake of the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London, enhanced road and car park closures will be in place for this year’s Armed Forces Day event in Scarborough, to assist the police and its partners in their efforts to maintain public safety as far as possible.

Best of military vintage at Armed Forces Day

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

A vintage military themed village will evoke the nostalgic sights, sounds and smells of war time Britain during Scarborough’s Armed Forces Day celebrations on Saturday 24 June.

Taking place on West Pier and Sandside in Scarborough’s South Bay, people will be able to take a step back in time and experience some wonderful examples of the vehicles, entertainment, goods and services associated with the First and Second World Wars.

Flag flying ceremony to start Armed Forces week

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Residents throughout Scarborough borough are invited to show their respect for the UK Armed Forces by watching the special Armed Forces ‘show your support’ flag being raised during an annual ceremony in Scarborough next week.

The event, which will take place at 10.15am on Monday 19 June in the Town Hall gardens on St Nicholas Street, will mark the start of the week running up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24 June.

Scarborough and Whitby General Election result

Friday, 9 June 2017

Robert Goodwill of the Conservative Party has been duly elected as Member of Parliament for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency in the 2017 General Election, retaining the seat that he won in the 2005, 2010 and 2015 elections.

The count took place through the night in the Grand Hall at Scarborough Spa and the result was announced at 2.50am on Friday 9 June.

The votes cast for each of the eight candidates were:

Bids invited for new football stadium naming rights

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Scarborough Borough Council is inviting bids for the naming rights for the new community football stadium within Scarborough Sports Village, which is due to open next month.

The stadium, which will be a focal point within the village, will be the brand new home for Scarborough Athletic Football Club (SAFC) and Scarborough Ladies Football Club, as well as a community based facility for football and other sports. SAFC’s eagerly anticipated opening fixture will take place on 15 July, which will mark the club’s return to Scarborough after ten years.

Herring Gull public information days

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Two public information days will be held in Whitby and Scarborough to inform local residents and visitors to the area about the Herring Gull disruption and dispersal programme currently being carried out in the towns.

NBC Environment, the company carrying out the programme on behalf of Scarborough Borough Council, will be at Dock End in Whitby on Tuesday 30 May between 10.00am and 5.00pm and in Scarborough on Sandside overlooking the inner harbour (near the old police call box) on Wednesday 31 May between 10.00am and 5.00pm.

Borough welcomes new Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Cllr Martin Smith was today formally elected as Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough for the 2017 to 2018 mayoral year at the annual Full Council meeting of Scarborough Borough Council. He took over from Cllr Simon Green who has been the Mayor for the last twelve months.

At the same meeting, Cllr Guy Coulson was elected Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough.

Funding brings big boost for Scarborough Seafest

Monday, 15 May 2017

The 19th annual Scarborough Seafest is set to be bigger and better than ever, thanks to  public funding support from Arts Council England and a headline sponsor.

The three-day festival, from 21 to 23 July, has landed a grant of £14,500, which will be used to improve the quality of the festival overall, and to introduce extra street theatre, music and community activities.

County Council investigating Swing Bridge damage

Thursday, 11 May 2017

North Yorkshire County Council is launching an investigation after Whitby Swing Bridge was damaged yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 10 May).

The gate that closes the bridge to traffic on the town's west side was crushed at about 5.30pm yesterday as the bridge was swinging open for harbour traffic.  One of the fencing panels next to the gate on the fixed end of the bridge was also damaged and has ended up in the river.

The County Council and Scarborough Borough Council, which operates the bridge, have now launched an investigation into the incident. 

Lease available for Scarborough Mere water-ski lake

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Scarborough Borough Council is advertising the lease for the water-ski lake at Scarborough Mere and is inviting tenders from those interested in taking on the lease of the clubhouse premises and the lake with a view to running water sports or recreational activities from the site, which are in keeping with the setting of the Mere.

The opportunity has arisen after the water-ski club left the site in February, following many years using it as the home of water skiing in Scarborough, when their existing lease came to an end.