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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.

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.

Throughout the duration of the project, the aspiration is to get 2,000 people of different ages and backgrounds involved in the making and finishing of The Gigantic Jersey, a giant canvas for pictures and messages to reflect the inspirational nature of the Tour de Yorkshire.

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.

Kaiser Chiefs heading to Open Air Theatre

Monday, 6 February 2017

Yorkshire’s favourite sons, Kaiser Chiefs, are heading home for what promises to be an explosive night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

Fresh from their first UK arena tour in two years, the multiple Brit Award-winning and platinum-selling, indie-rock band will headline Europe's largest open air theatre on Saturday 27 May.

Tenancy Fraud Forum Awareness Week

Monday, 6 February 2017

Together with Yorkshire Coast Homes, we're supporting the Yorkshire & Humber Tenancy Fraud Forum Awareness Week from 6 to 10 February and working to raise awareness of the serious issue of tenancy fraud.

When somebody with a council or housing association home rents it out without permission, or obtains a home through providing false information, they are guilty of housing fraud. They are using up valuable housing spaces and depriving families and vulnerable people on the waiting list. It’s not fair.

Julia Mulligan to hold advice surgery in Scarborough

Monday, 6 February 2017

Residents from Scarborough and the surrounding area have their chance to their raise concerns about policing or community safety issues when the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, visits the town on Monday 13 February.

The appointment based surgeries will take place between 1.00pm and 3.00pm at The Street, 12 Lower Clark Street, Scarborough YO12 7PW, giving residents the opportunity to raise personal or private issues, good or bad, on a one to one basis. Surgeries are by appointment only.

First phase of stabilisation scheme to begin

Friday, 3 February 2017

The first phase of the South Cliff Slope Stabilisation Scheme in the gardens above Scarborough Spa will start next week.

Starting on Monday 6 February and lasting for approximately six weeks, the first phase will involve vegetation clearance and the removal of some trees. The trees being removed are not the subject of tree preservation orders and replantation, where appropriate, will form part of the reinstatement phase of the scheme following the cliff stabilisation works.