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Extraordinary meeting to agree 2017/18 budget

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

An extraordinary Full Council meeting to decide on our budget for 2017/18 has been scheduled for 2pm on Friday 10 March.

The report was originally due to be heard at the Full Council meeting this Friday (3 March) but a delay in finalising the budget report, due to the lateness in the council receiving its final finance settlement from the government raised concerns that there was not sufficient time for councillors to absorb and review the information.

Public information day on gull dispersal programme

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

A public information day is being held in Whitby and Scarborough on Thursday 2 March to inform local residents and visitors to the area about a Herring Gull disruption and dispersal programme due to start the following week.

NBC Environment, the company that will carry out the programme on behalf of Scarborough Borough Council, will pitch up at Dock End in Whitby between 9.30am and 12.00pm and in Scarborough near the old police box on Sandside between 2.00pm and 4.30pm.

2017 Tour de Yorkshire official artist

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

One of Yorkshire's rising stars of the art world has been unveiled as the official artist for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire.

Richmond-based pastel artist Lucy Pittaway is the UK Fine Art Trade Guild’s current 'Up and Coming Artist of the Year', and this is the second consecutive year she has been chosen by Welcome to Yorkshire to create a piece of art designed to capture the imagination of the people of Yorkshire, and the spirit of the race.

Skipping and pancake races join together

Monday, 27 February 2017

Scarborough’s famous seafront skipping on Shrove Tuesday in the South Bay will see a new element this year as the town's annual Pancake Races will take place there too.

The pancake racing teams normally battle it out in the town centre but because of current works to resurface the main shopping area, event organisers have moved the racing to Foreshore Road on the seafront.

Promotional workshop for tourism businesses

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Attractions and venues on the Yorkshire coast and North York Moors are set to get a promotional boost next month at a special event to highlight the very best of what’s on and what to do in the area this year.

On Friday 31 March Scarborough Borough Council's tourism team, Discover Yorkshire Coast, will join forces with Scarborough Hospitality Association and Scarborough Chamber of Trade and Commerce to host their first joint Literature Exchange Workshop.

Sir Tom Jones to return to Open Air Theatre

Monday, 20 February 2017

Music legend Tom Jones, whose iconic hits span six decades, today confirmed he will play at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Sunday 2 July 2017.

Tickets for the show go on sale at 9am, Friday 24 February. They are available from the theatre box office in person by calling 01723 818111 or at as well as the Tourism Bureau on 01723 383636 and (0844 844 0444).

Herring Gull disruption and dispersal programme

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Our Cabinet has agreed to appoint a specialist contractor to carry out a disruption and dispersal programme targeted at the local Herring Gull population in selected areas on the North Yorkshire coast.

Launch of 'The Gigantic Jersey' for Tour de Yorkshire

Monday, 13 February 2017

A large scale community participation artwork, featuring a gigantic cycling jersey design, which will be entered in to the official 2017 Tour de Yorkshire land art competition, is set to get underway in Scarborough in the coming weeks and experienced sewers are being sought to kick start the project.

Become a Tour de Yorkshire Tour Maker

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Welcome to Yorkshire is on the lookout for passionate and reliable volunteers to become Tour Makers at this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.

Tour Makers are the welcoming face of Yorkshire for the millions of spectators who travel to the county to witness the world’s best cyclists in action between 28 and 30 April, and are deployed right along the race route.

As well as playing an important role in the race, being a Tour Maker gives people the chance to be close to the action and ensure the event passes off as smoothly and safely as possible. 

Free microchipping and health checks for dogs

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

A series of events to provide free microchipping for dogs will take place throughout the borough between February and April.

Organised by Dogs Trust, in partnership with us, the three events in Filey, Scarborough and Whitby will also include a free basic health check by a Veterinary Nurse, free nail clipping and a free information pack promoting responsible dog ownership.