Scarborough Town Centre will re-align itself for the 21st century to become a hub of leisure, learning and living by building on its rich heritage, culture and traditional retail and leisure offer. It will become a national exemplar through dynamic, welcoming and customer / community focussed activity and intervention. This will be measured by footfall, vacancy rates, levels of investment, new business start-ups, stakeholder involvement and customer satisfaction.
You can read the Town Centre Strategy and Action Plan.
To build the success of Scarborough Town Centre as a vibrant, mixed use centre for all stakeholders, investors and the community we aim to:
- Be the best performing coastal town centre in England by 2025 and the primary economic hub for retail, leisure, learning and living within the Yorkshire coast area.
- Increase residential living within our town centre by 25% by 2025
- Work together with public and private property owners and agencies to ensure the built environment and infrastructure exceeds the expectations of our customers and community by 2025.
Our primary focus of activity will be based around seven key themes:
Town Centre Strategy Team
Integral to the delivery of the Town Centre Strategy is the development of a multi-sector Town Centre Strategy Team to drive the process forward. The Council recognises that it cannot achieve the collective vision in isolation and needs to continue to build partnerships with residents, community groups and local business. The Town Centre Strategy Team will work with the Council and its partners to lead on and, where appropriate, deliver projects and initiatives that advance the priorities outlined in the Strategy.
Heading up the Town Centre Strategy Team will be a Chair and Vice Chair along with five ‘Town Champions’ who will work with partners to take forward specific themes / actions within in the Strategy.
Applications for the proposed Town Centre Strategy Team have now closed. The newly formed Team will be in place by the end of the summer and details of the Chair, Vice Chair and Town Champions will be revealed here.
Town Centre Strategy Launch Event
Over 100 people from a broad range of sectors attended the Strategy Launch Event on the 24th June at Scarborough Library. The Council unveiled its Town Centre Strategy & Action Plan to the public and invited members of the community to apply for a position on the proposed Town Centre Strategy Team.
Details of any future public meetings will be listed here.