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Cook250 ‘best dressed’ winners announced

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Winners of a competition held to find the best dressed Whitby and Staithes businesses during the recent Cook250 festival have been announced.

The Original Whitby Jet Store, W Hamond, was crowned best dressed business in Whitby and the Staithes accolade was awarded to Upstairs with Miss Kitty, purveyor of seaside style.

Warning of dangers of 'tombstoning'

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Scarborough Borough Council and HM Coastguard are warning of the dangers of ‘tombstoning’, the practice of jumping into the sea from a cliff or other high points such as piers and harbour walls.

The warning comes as coastal authorities have seen a rise in the practice in recent weeks, largely down to the continuing fine weather.

Steve Hart, Senior Coastal Operations Officer for HM Coastguard said:

A feast of maritime delights at Scarborough Seafest

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

The final countdown to this weekend's annual maritime festival on the Yorkshire coast is underway. Seafest, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, is set to serve up a feast of maritime delights for all the family in Scarborough South Bay from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 July, including a grand fireworks display at 9.45pm on Saturday 21 July.

Hits and hops lined up for Scarborough Seafest

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

A fantastic line up of live music and craft ales awaits visitors to this year’s annual maritime festival in Scarborough South Bay from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 July.

Taking centre stage at the 20th edition of Seafest will be a huge music and beer marquee on West Pier, hosted by The Great Yorkshire Brewery, offering more than 35 locally sourced real ales, including old favourites and brand new beers from micro-brewers from around the region.

Financial boost for Scalby toilets

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Scarborough Borough Council’s Community Environment Fund has awarded £1,300 to the Sweet Pea Toilet Trust to help provide new urinals for the public use toilets in Scalby.

The trust, which operates and manages the toilets on the village’s High Street, raises income locally to settle the everyday running costs and cleaning of the facilities but needed additional funds to replace the urinals and associated pipework.

All eyes on fly tipping - launch of Operation Eyeball

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

A brand new fly tipping task force named Operation Eyeball has been formed to tackle fly tipping in rural parts of North Yorkshire and the Borough of Scarborough.

Bringing together North Yorkshire Police with landowners and district and unitary councils will allow the sharing of intelligence and information to tackle the crime. A key element will be planned and targeted enforcement action days.

A taste of the coast at the Great Yorkshire Show

Monday, 9 July 2018

Visitors to one of England’s biggest agricultural shows will be treated to a taste of the Yorkshire coast this week.

Scarborough Borough Council’s Discover Yorkshire Coast team will be exhibiting as part of the Welcome to Yorkshire stand at the 160th Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate from Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 July.

Fire service plea as dry weather conditions continue

Friday, 6 July 2018

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people who are visiting the countryside to dispose of cigarettes carefully, not leave glass bottles lying around and not to light BBQs or fires on dry grass or moorland.

The service asks that if people are planning a bonfire or a garden waste fire to consider waiting until the prolonged hot spell is over, as it's easy for these types of fires to spread out of control when conditions are so dry.

Cemetery Memorials Policy reminder

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Scarborough Borough Council is reminding people of its Memorials Policy, which sets out what should and shouldn’t be placed on graves by loved ones.

The policy applies to Woodlands and Manor Road/Dean Road Cemeteries in Scarborough and Larpool Lane Cemetery in Whitby. It aims to achieve a neat, tidy and dignified appearance in all the cemeteries.

Maritime celebration for Seafest 20th anniversary

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Scarborough Seafest is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a fun filled maritime themed weekend for the whole family from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 July.

The event in Scarborough’s South Bay will give visitors a chance to dive into years of fishing history in the North East alongside more than 40 craft and local produce stalls, chef demonstrations, live music, a beer festival and a grand fireworks display on the Saturday evening.