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All aboard for Yorkshire coast maritime extravaganza!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

With less than a week to go until Scarborough's maritime festival, Seafest, sponsored by Keepmoat Homes, the final preparations are being made for a weekend extravaganza that will excite the senses and entertain the whole family against the beautiful backdrop of the Yorkshire coast.

No access to land overlooking new stadium reminder

Friday, 14 July 2017

Scarborough Borough Council and Scarborough Athletic Football Club are reminding people that council owned land off Queen Margaret’s Road overlooking the new Flamingo Land Stadium, which is usually leased out as a donkey field, has no public right of way going through it and should not be accessed or used as a vantage point from which to watch football matches.

Reminder of dogs on beaches seasonal ban

Friday, 14 July 2017

As the school summer holidays fast approach, the beaches in the Borough of Scarborough will soon be at their busiest with visitors of all ages, both the two legged and four legged variety.

Scarborough Borough Council’s Dog Warden department is therefore reminding all dog owners of the seasonal restrictions for dogs on the borough’s main beaches.

Fylingdales parish housing needs survey

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Scarborough Borough Council is conducting a housing needs survey in one of the northern parishes of the borough with the help of the local parish council. Questionnaires are in the process of being delivered to all households in Fylingdales 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.

Something for everyone at maritime extravaganza

Monday, 10 July 2017

There will be something to delight and entertain everyone at this year’s Seafest, Scarborough’s annual maritime festival, sponsored by Keepmoat Homes, which is set to take place in the town’s South Bay from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 July.

As well as the ever popular culinary delights that will be created by some of North Yorkshire’s best chefs in the Scarborough Hospitality Association Food Theatre and a weekend full of live music, people of all ages will also be able to take advantage of a packed programme of maritime themed activities.

Growth Partnership to push for A64 upgrades

Monday, 10 July 2017

The A64 Growth Partnership wants action to remove one of the most notorious 'pinch-points' in Yorkshire’s main road network – to deliver economic growth, investment and to address safety concerns.

Borough's Local Plan formally adopted

Thursday, 6 July 2017

The new Local Plan for the Borough of Scarborough was formally adopted by Scarborough Borough Council on Monday 3 July, marking the final step in a comprehensive development process, which has been carried out over a number of years and has been subject to numerous rounds of public consultation and Government inspection.

Tour de Yorkshire - £64 million economic boost

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

The 2017 Tour de Yorkshire boosted the economy by almost £64 million, independent research shows today.

The race weekend from 28-30 April saw a record 2.2 million spectators line the route and spend 8% more than last year.

Accommodation spend was up 6.5% year on year and non-accommodation items such as food and drink, souvenirs and transport was up by 9%.

Free live music for all at Scarborough Seafest

Monday, 3 July 2017

On Friday 21 July a superb line-up of free music concerts will kick off this year’s Scarborough Seafest, sponsored by Keepmoat Homes, and continue to entertain the crowds in style throughout the town’s annual weekend maritime festival.

Scarborough’s highly regarded live music scene will be showcasing the Yorkshire Coast’s freshest new talent in the marquee on West Pier, with music to suit all tastes and ages. Those partying the night away on Saturday 22 July will also get to see Seafest’s spectacular firework display above South Bay at 9.45pm.

Affordable homes annual target exceeded

Friday, 30 June 2017

A record 174 new rural affordable homes were built in North and East Yorkshire in the last 12 months, bringing the total to 750 throughout the last six years.

The North and East Yorkshire Rural Housing Enabler Network and its partners, which delivered the homes, exceeded their annual target of 100.  Of the 174, 31 were in national parks, 155 for rent and the remaining 19 for low cost home ownership.

Announcing the figures for Rural Housing Week (3 to 7 July) Councillor Richard Foster, Chair of the Rural Housing Enabler Network and the Housing Board said: