On 1 April the single new council for North Yorkshire launched replacing Scarborough Borough Council and other local authorites in North Yorkshire.

To find your Councillor or to view minutes, meetings and agendas please visit the North Yorkshire Council website.

The UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) place various duties and responsibilities on us, Scarborough Borough Council, when processing personal information. The UK GDPR and the DPA also create legal rights for individuals in respect of personal information held and processed by us.  Full details about the types of personal data we collect, and how we collect, use, share, secure and retain it can be found in our Privacy Notice.

Our overarching approach to ensuring compliance with the UK GDPR and the DPA, and other corresponding legislation can be found in our Data Protection Policy.

We will ensure that information is not kept longer than is necessary and will retain the minimum amount of information that is required to carry out our statutory functions and the provision of services.

Privacy notices for council services

Your legal rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data.  Full details can be found in our Privacy Policy.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights you can make a request by:

In order to process any requests we will first need to verify your identity.

You have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us. 
  • Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. 
  • Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. 
  • Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. 
  • Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. 
  • Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data.

As a public body, in order to comply with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, Scarborough Borough Council is required to have a dedicated Data Protection Officer (DPO).

The DPO can be contacted at:

Telephone: 01723 232323
Post: Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2HG