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Bids invited for new football stadium naming rights

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Scarborough Borough Council is inviting bids for the naming rights for the new community football stadium within Scarborough Sports Village, which is due to open next month.

The stadium, which will be a focal point within the village, will be the brand new home for Scarborough Athletic Football Club (SAFC) and Scarborough Ladies Football Club, as well as a community based facility for football and other sports. SAFC’s eagerly anticipated opening fixture will take place on 15 July, which will mark the club’s return to Scarborough after ten years.

Herring Gull public information days

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Two public information days will be held in Whitby and Scarborough to inform local residents and visitors to the area about the Herring Gull disruption and dispersal programme currently being carried out in the towns.

NBC Environment, the company carrying out the programme on behalf of Scarborough Borough Council, will be at Dock End in Whitby on Tuesday 30 May between 10.00am and 5.00pm and in Scarborough on Sandside overlooking the inner harbour (near the old police call box) on Wednesday 31 May between 10.00am and 5.00pm.

Borough welcomes new Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Cllr Martin Smith was today formally elected as Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough for the 2017 to 2018 mayoral year at the annual Full Council meeting of Scarborough Borough Council. He took over from Cllr Simon Green who has been the Mayor for the last twelve months.

At the same meeting, Cllr Guy Coulson was elected Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough.

Funding brings big boost for Scarborough Seafest

Monday, 15 May 2017

The 19th annual Scarborough Seafest is set to be bigger and better than ever, thanks to  public funding support from Arts Council England and a headline sponsor.

The three-day festival, from 21 to 23 July, has landed a grant of £14,500, which will be used to improve the quality of the festival overall, and to introduce extra street theatre, music and community activities.

County Council investigating Swing Bridge damage

Thursday, 11 May 2017

North Yorkshire County Council is launching an investigation after Whitby Swing Bridge was damaged yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 10 May).

The gate that closes the bridge to traffic on the town's west side was crushed at about 5.30pm yesterday as the bridge was swinging open for harbour traffic.  One of the fencing panels next to the gate on the fixed end of the bridge was also damaged and has ended up in the river.

The County Council and Scarborough Borough Council, which operates the bridge, have now launched an investigation into the incident. 

Lease available for Scarborough Mere water-ski lake

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Scarborough Borough Council is advertising the lease for the water-ski lake at Scarborough Mere and is inviting tenders from those interested in taking on the lease of the clubhouse premises and the lake with a view to running water sports or recreational activities from the site, which are in keeping with the setting of the Mere.

The opportunity has arisen after the water-ski club left the site in February, following many years using it as the home of water skiing in Scarborough, when their existing lease came to an end.

General Election candidates announced

Thursday, 11 May 2017

The candidates who have been nominated to stand for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency in the forthcoming General Election on Thursday 8 June are:

North Yorkshire County Council election results

Monday, 8 May 2017

Following the North Yorkshire County Council elections held on Friday 5 May, the state of the parties is (figures in brackets are the pre-election totals):

  • Conservative, 55 seats, (45)
  • Independent, 10 seats (11)
  • Labour, 4 seats (7)
  • Liberal Democrat, 3 seats, (5)
  • UK Independence Party, 0 seats (2)
  • Liberal, 0 seats (2)

Turnout across North Yorkshire was 35.34%, with an increase on the turnout across all districts.

Notice of general election

Friday, 5 May 2017

The notice of the UK Parliamentary Election for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency, to be held on Thursday 8 June, has been issued.

Nomination papers can be obtained from the office of the (Acting) Returning Officer at the Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough YO11 2HG, between 8:30am and 5pm.  

The deadline for submitting nomination papers to the (Acting) Returning Officer at the above address is 4pm on Thursday 11 May.   

Paraffin wax lumps: update on clean-up and advice

Friday, 5 May 2017

Teams of staff from Scarborough Borough Council have spent the day cleaning up large white lumps of paraffin wax from beaches in the Borough of Scarborough after the substance washed up on the shoreline during the afternoon of Wednesday 3 May and overnight into Thursday 4 May.

Following established marine pollution response plans, a detailed assessment of the affected areas, undertaken on Thursday 4 May, enabled a clean-up operation to be put into place today.