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General Election candidates announced

Thursday, 11 May 2017

The candidates who have been nominated to stand for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency in the forthcoming General Election on Thursday 8 June are:

North Yorkshire County Council election results

Monday, 8 May 2017

Following the North Yorkshire County Council elections held on Friday 5 May, the state of the parties is (figures in brackets are the pre-election totals):

  • Conservative, 55 seats, (45)
  • Independent, 10 seats (11)
  • Labour, 4 seats (7)
  • Liberal Democrat, 3 seats, (5)
  • UK Independence Party, 0 seats (2)
  • Liberal, 0 seats (2)

Turnout across North Yorkshire was 35.34%, with an increase on the turnout across all districts.

Notice of general election

Friday, 5 May 2017

The notice of the UK Parliamentary Election for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency, to be held on Thursday 8 June, has been issued.

Nomination papers can be obtained from the office of the (Acting) Returning Officer at the Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough YO11 2HG, between 8:30am and 5pm.  

The deadline for submitting nomination papers to the (Acting) Returning Officer at the above address is 4pm on Thursday 11 May.   

Paraffin wax lumps: update on clean-up and advice

Friday, 5 May 2017

Teams of staff from Scarborough Borough Council have spent the day cleaning up large white lumps of paraffin wax from beaches in the Borough of Scarborough after the substance washed up on the shoreline during the afternoon of Wednesday 3 May and overnight into Thursday 4 May.

Following established marine pollution response plans, a detailed assessment of the affected areas, undertaken on Thursday 4 May, enabled a clean-up operation to be put into place today.

White lumps on beaches: advice and clean-up plan

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Scarborough Borough Council will begin a clean-up of a number of its beaches on Friday 5 May after a paraffin wax substance in the form or large white lumps was washed up on the shoreline during the afternoon of Wednesday 3 May and overnight into Thursday 4 May.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue has identified the substance as paraffin wax, which is low risk to humans, animals and the environment. However, the council is advising sensible precautions for anyone coming across the white lumps when visiting the coastline.

Big reveal of The Gigantic Jersey for #TdY

Thursday, 27 April 2017

The Gigantic Jersey, a large scale artwork featuring a gigantic cycling jersey design, which will be entered in to the official 2017 Tour de Yorkshire land art competition, was revealed in its entirety this morning in Scarborough.

The jersey, made out of water proof materials, in bright blue and yellow, the colours associated with the Tour de Yorkshire, was unveiled on Scarborough’s South Bay beach at low tide, by around 60 children from the town’s Friarage School and the team at Animated Objects Theatre Company, which has managed the project for Scarborough Borough Council.

Tour de Yorkshire entertainment programme

Friday, 21 April 2017

Scarborough Borough Council’s project team for the Tour de Yorkshire is delighted to confirm the full details of the action packed programme of entertainment and events, which will help Scarborough celebrate the finish of Stage One of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017 in style on Friday 28 April.

Public workshops for The Gigantic Jersey artwork

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

The Gigantic Jersey, a large scale artwork featuring a gigantic cycling jersey design, which will be entered in to the official 2017 Tour de Yorkshire land art competition, is progressing at pace ahead of the start of the Tour de Yorkshire on 28 April.

In a sprint to the finish, Animated Objects Theatre Company, which is managing the project for Scarborough Borough Council, is holding a final series of public and school participation workshops this week and next week to ensure as many people as possible can contribute to the enormous artwork.

Briefing session for General Election candidates

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Following this afternoon’s approval in the House of Commons, Scarborough Borough Council is to host a briefing session for those thinking of standing as a candidate in the UK General Parliamentary election on 8 June for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency.

The briefing session will take place from 2.00pm until 4.00pm on Thursday 27 April at the Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG.

Whitby polling station staff required for 8 June

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

We're looking for new recruits to staff polling stations in the Whitby and northern areas of the borough for the UK General Parliamentary election on 8 June.

We do not have enough people local to the Whitby area to undertake polling station duties and so we are encouraging anyone interested in staffing a polling station, whether as a presiding officer or poll clerk, to apply. The work is fully paid and training will be provided as required.