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Housing needs survey in Danby Group parish

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Scarborough Borough Council is conducting a housing needs survey in the Danby Group parish with the help of the local parish council.

Questionnaires are in the process of being delivered to all households in the parish to see if there is a need for affordable homes, either to rent or to buy, for local people.

There is concern both nationally and locally about the lack of affordable housing in rural areas for local people on average incomes, resulting in many people having to leave their village to seek accommodation elsewhere.

Leader and Cabinet Members June Briefing

Friday, 15 June 2018

Today we've published the latest briefing from our Leader and Cabinet Members.

OAT attendance record smashed

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Concert promoters Cuffe and Taylor are proud to announce Scarborough Open Air Theatre's attendance record has been smashed for the third year in a row.

More than 82,000 people have already bought tickets for this summer’s series of gigs at Europe’s largest open-air arena which includes headline shows by such mega stars as Britney Spears, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Il Divo and Gary Barlow.

Council clarifies its position regarding Oliver's Mount

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The following statement sets out our position regarding the current situation at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough.

"We are disappointed that the Auto 66 club has issued misleading statements to the press about the current situation at Oliver’s Mount. We therefore feel we have been left with no alternative but to clarify our position regarding our discussions with the club and racing at the venue.

Scarborough to celebrate AFD 10th anniversary

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Thousands of spectators are expected to visit the Yorkshire coast town of Scarborough on Saturday 30 June to celebrate its 10th anniversary Armed Forces Day celebrations.

Scarborough first held an Armed Forces Day event in 2009 and the event has grown in size, ambition and reputation ever since, attracting the very best air, sea and land displays and exhibits, including two displays from the famous RAF Red Arrows.

Formal start of stabilisation scheme

Monday, 11 June 2018

Partners involved in the delivery of a  £13.453 million scheme to stabilise the cliffs behind the Spa complex in the Yorkshire coast town of Scarborough gathered today to formally mark the start of the scheme.

Consultation on new areas for Selective Licensing

Friday, 8 June 2018

On Monday 11 June, Scarborough Borough Council will launch a major consultation programme for the Selective Licensing of private rented properties in parts of the Castle and Central wards in Scarborough.

Certificate of excellence for West Cliff Shelters

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Scarborough Borough Council has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Whitby Civic Society for its project to construct two new shelters on North Terrace on Whitby’s West Cliff, after the original Grade II Listed Edwardian shelters located there were destroyed in the storms of November 2015.

Captain Cook statue restoration complete

Friday, 1 June 2018

Conservation works on the imposing Captain Cook statue situated on Whitby’s West Cliff have been successfully completed and the statue is now looking at its very best ahead of the eagerly awaited Captain Cook Festival in July, which will celebrate 250 years since the renowned British surveyor, cartographer and navigator, James Cook, made his maiden voyage.

Green light for community wellbeing schemes

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Work has started on a new community wellbeing scheme in Scarborough that was given the green light following Theresa May’s supported housing funding announcement in October.

Home Group, one of the UK’s largest providers of homes and supported housing, was able to rubber stamp a £50m investment in three community wellbeing schemes when the government announced that the local housing allowance (LHA) benefit cap would not apply to supported housing services.