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Fylingdales parish housing needs survey

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Scarborough Borough Council is conducting a housing needs survey in one of the northern parishes of the borough with the help of the local parish council. Questionnaires are in the process of being delivered to all households in Fylingdales parish, to see if there is a need for affordable homes, either to rent or to buy, for local people.

There is concern both nationally and locally about the lack of affordable housing in rural areas for local people on average incomes, resulting in many people having to leave their village to seek accommodation elsewhere.

Something for everyone at maritime extravaganza

Monday, 10 July 2017

There will be something to delight and entertain everyone at this year’s Seafest, Scarborough’s annual maritime festival, sponsored by Keepmoat Homes (, which is set to take place in the town’s South Bay from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 July.

Growth Partnership to push for A64 upgrades

Monday, 10 July 2017

The A64 Growth Partnership wants action to remove one of the most notorious 'pinch-points' in Yorkshire’s main road network – to deliver economic growth, investment and to address safety concerns.

Borough's Local Plan formally adopted

Thursday, 6 July 2017

The new Local Plan for the Borough of Scarborough was formally adopted by Scarborough Borough Council on Monday 3 July, marking the final step in a comprehensive development process, which has been carried out over a number of years and has been subject to numerous rounds of public consultation and Government inspection.

Tour de Yorkshire - £64 million economic boost

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

The 2017 Tour de Yorkshire boosted the economy by almost £64 million, independent research shows today.

The race weekend from 28-30 April saw a record 2.2 million spectators line the route and spend 8% more than last year.

Accommodation spend was up 6.5% year on year and non-accommodation items such as food and drink, souvenirs and transport was up by 9%.

Free live music for all at Scarborough Seafest

Monday, 3 July 2017

On Friday 21 July a superb line-up of free music concerts will kick off this year’s Scarborough Seafest, sponsored by Keepmoat Homes (, and continue to entertain the crowds in style throughout the town’s annual weekend maritime festival.

Affordable homes annual target exceeded

Friday, 30 June 2017

A record 174 new rural affordable homes were built in North and East Yorkshire in the last 12 months, bringing the total to 750 throughout the last six years.

The North and East Yorkshire Rural Housing Enabler Network and its partners, which delivered the homes, exceeded their annual target of 100.  Of the 174, 31 were in national parks, 155 for rent and the remaining 19 for low cost home ownership.

Announcing the figures for Rural Housing Week (3 to 7 July) Councillor Richard Foster, Chair of the Rural Housing Enabler Network and the Housing Board said:

Handover of public toilets to Whitby Town Council

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Whitby Town Council is set to become the new custodian of most of Whitby’s public toilets this weekend, after agreeing terms with Scarborough Borough Council.

From Saturday 1 July, Whitby Town Council will be fully responsible for the operation, management, maintenance and upkeep of the public toilets at Whitby Abbey car park, Market Place, New Quay Road and West Cliff, as well as the brand new toilets recently completed on Pier Road and the toilets at Ruswarp on the outskirts of the town. A mix of freehold and leasehold terms has been agreed for the transfers.

Mulgrave ward councillor vacancy

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Following the resignation of Marie Harland, a vacancy exists for a councillor in the Mulgrave Ward of Scarborough Borough Council.

Arrangements will be made for an election to be held on receipt of written requests for an election from two electors in the Mulgrave Ward.

Launch of selective licensing scheme

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

From Saturday 1 July Scarborough Borough Council’s new selective licensing scheme will come into effect for all privately rented properties in parts of the Castle and North Bay wards in Scarborough.