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Tour de Yorkshire entertainment programme

Friday, 21 April 2017

Scarborough Borough Council’s project team for the Tour de Yorkshire is delighted to confirm the full details of the action packed programme of entertainment and events, which will help Scarborough celebrate the finish of Stage One of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017 in style on Friday 28 April.

Public workshops for The Gigantic Jersey artwork

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

The Gigantic Jersey, a large scale artwork featuring a gigantic cycling jersey design, which will be entered in to the official 2017 Tour de Yorkshire land art competition, is progressing at pace ahead of the start of the Tour de Yorkshire on 28 April.

In a sprint to the finish, Animated Objects Theatre Company, which is managing the project for Scarborough Borough Council, is holding a final series of public and school participation workshops this week and next week to ensure as many people as possible can contribute to the enormous artwork.

Briefing session for General Election candidates

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Following this afternoon’s approval in the House of Commons, Scarborough Borough Council is to host a briefing session for those thinking of standing as a candidate in the UK General Parliamentary election on 8 June for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency.

The briefing session will take place from 2.00pm until 4.00pm on Thursday 27 April at the Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG.

Whitby polling station staff required for 8 June

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

We're looking for new recruits to staff polling stations in the Whitby and northern areas of the borough for the UK General Parliamentary election on 8 June.

We do not have enough people local to the Whitby area to undertake polling station duties and so we are encouraging anyone interested in staffing a polling station, whether as a presiding officer or poll clerk, to apply. The work is fully paid and training will be provided as required.

First star riders announced for Tour de Yorkshire

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and A.S.O have announced a host of big-name riders for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, with Luke Rowe, Nacer Bouhanni and Caleb Ewan among those set to compete.

Welshman Rowe, who has been part of the last two Tour de France wins, will be joined in a strong Team Sky line up by Olympic Gold Medallist Owain Doull and 2016 World Track Champion Jonathan Dibben.

Getting crafty for Tour de Yorkshire

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Two Scarborough community organisations, which focus on making positive differences to the lives of local people facing a diverse range of challenges, have been busy getting crafty with all things turquoise and yellow for this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.

Scarborough Market Hall transformation

Thursday, 13 April 2017

The new look Scarborough Market Hall and Vaults will be formally unveiled to the public on Friday 21 April by the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, Cllr Simon Green, following the completion of a major £2.8m refurbishment project.

The transformation, which has taken just under a year to complete, has created a fresh and modern 21st Century retail space for businesses, shoppers and the local community, which has successfully retained the charm and character of the traditional market in the impressive, Grade II Listed historic building.

Packed programme to welcome Tour de Yorkshire

Monday, 10 April 2017

There will be a definite party atmosphere in the air in Scarborough on Friday 28 April thanks to an action packed programme of entertainment and events planned to create a real buzz among spectators who will be eagerly awaiting the finish of Stage One of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017.

Voting in county elections

Friday, 7 April 2017

Voters in North Yorkshire will go to the polls on Thursday 4 May to elect councillors to represent them on North Yorkshire County Council for the next four years.

County residents who are eligible to vote but are not yet on the electoral register have until only 13 April to register to enable them to vote in the elections.

If you have not yet received a poll card, you may not be registered. Visit to register or contact Scarborough Borough Council elections team on 01723 232309.

Red Arrows at Scarborough Armed Forces Day

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, will be jetting its way into Scarborough South Bay in June as the star attraction of the town’s Armed Forces Day celebrations.

The Red Arrows, one of the world's premier aerobatic display teams will top an action packed programme on Saturday 24 June.