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The Jacksons to play Open Air Theatre in June

Monday, 20 March 2017

Legendary soul pop group, The Jacksons, will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer as they celebrate an incredible 50 hit-making years.

Originally formed as The Jackson 5, the group sold more than 200 million records during their time with the legendary Motown label, which included such global hits as I Want You Back, ABC, The Love You Save and I'll Be There.

The Jacksons will bring all their hits to Scarborough for an amazing concert on Saturday 17 June.

Deignan confirmed to compete in Tour de Yorkshire

Friday, 10 March 2017

Lizzie Deignan is the latest star rider to confirm her attendance as the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire is now just 50 days away.

Deignan (née Armitstead) will return to her home county for the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire on Saturday 29 April, which will see the world’s best riders tackling a tough 122.5km route from Tadcaster to Harrogate.

Selective Licensing Scheme - privately rented houses

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Full Council has approved the introduction of a Selective Licensing Scheme for privately rented properties within parts of the Castle and North Bay wards in Scarborough, which is designed to ensure that properties are safe and being managed appropriately.

The decision followed extensive consultation about the scheme in 2016 with local residents, landlords and businesses. The scheme will take effect from 1 July 2017 and will operate for a period of five years.

Tour de Yorkshire stage times announced

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The highly anticipated start and finish times for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire have been unveiled by Welcome to Yorkshire.

Millions of spectators will line the route for the three-day men’s race and one-day women’s race which run between 28 and 30 April. The timings have been calculated by anticipating the peloton’s average speed but are subject to change depending on variables such as wind speed, direction and how aggressively the riders race.

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).