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Council clarifies its position regarding Oliver's Mount

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The following statement sets out our position regarding the current situation at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough.

"We are disappointed that the Auto 66 club has issued misleading statements to the press about the current situation at Oliver’s Mount. We therefore feel we have been left with no alternative but to clarify our position regarding our discussions with the club and racing at the venue.

Scarborough to celebrate AFD 10th anniversary

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Thousands of spectators are expected to visit the Yorkshire coast town of Scarborough on Saturday 30 June to celebrate its 10th anniversary Armed Forces Day celebrations.

Scarborough first held an Armed Forces Day event in 2009 and the event has grown in size, ambition and reputation ever since, attracting the very best air, sea and land displays and exhibits, including two displays from the famous RAF Red Arrows.

Formal start of stabilisation scheme

Monday, 11 June 2018

Partners involved in the delivery of a  £13.453 million scheme to stabilise the cliffs behind the Spa complex in the Yorkshire coast town of Scarborough gathered today to formally mark the start of the scheme.

Consultation on new areas for Selective Licensing

Friday, 8 June 2018

On Monday 11 June, Scarborough Borough Council will launch a major consultation programme for the Selective Licensing of private rented properties in parts of the Castle and Central wards in Scarborough.

Certificate of excellence for West Cliff Shelters

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Scarborough Borough Council has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Whitby Civic Society for its project to construct two new shelters on North Terrace on Whitby’s West Cliff, after the original Grade II Listed Edwardian shelters located there were destroyed in the storms of November 2015.

Captain Cook statue restoration complete

Friday, 1 June 2018

Conservation works on the imposing Captain Cook statue situated on Whitby’s West Cliff have been successfully completed and the statue is now looking at its very best ahead of the eagerly awaited Captain Cook Festival in July, which will celebrate 250 years since the renowned British surveyor, cartographer and navigator, James Cook, made his maiden voyage.

Green light for community wellbeing schemes

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Work has started on a new community wellbeing scheme in Scarborough that was given the green light following Theresa May’s supported housing funding announcement in October.

Home Group, one of the UK’s largest providers of homes and supported housing, was able to rubber stamp a £50m investment in three community wellbeing schemes when the government announced that the local housing allowance (LHA) benefit cap would not apply to supported housing services.

New Borough Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Cllr Joe Plant was today formally elected as Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough for the 2018 to 2019 mayoral year at the annual Full Council meeting of Scarborough Borough Council. He took over from Cllr Martin Smith who has been the Mayor for the last twelve months.

At the same meeting, Cllr Dilys Cluer was elected Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough.

The Mayor was born in Whitby and lives in the town with his wife Margaret, who will be his Mayoress for the year. They have a son and daughter and two grandchildren.

Pupils take to the high seas to celebrate Cook 250

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Seven local youngsters and a teacher will feel the wind in their sails as they embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure sailing the high seas in a tall ship as Whitby celebrates the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s first voyage to the South Seas.

Spa Slope Stabilisation Scheme to get underway

Monday, 14 May 2018

A £13.453 million scheme to stabilise the cliffs behind the Spa complex in the Yorkshire coast town of Scarborough will get underway at the end of this month.