Latest news

Britney Spears to star at Open Air Theatre

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

International pop icon Britney Spears has today announced she is bringing her 'Britney Spears: Piece of Me' show to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Friday 17 August.

A celebration of one of the most illustrious careers in music history, the show will make its UK debut in Scarborough before dates in Manchester, Dublin, Glasgow and London.

100 days to go until 2018 Tour de Yorkshire

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

To celebrate 100 days to go until the start of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire, Welcome to Yorkshire has confirmed Lucy Pittaway will be the race’s official artist for a third successive year.

Lucy beat off stiff competition to be awarded the title in 2016 and the partnership has flourished in the time since then. Her first commission 'Hills, Dales and Woolly Tails' proved hugely popular with cycling fans and art aficionados alike, and the ‘Pedals, Passion and Glory’ piece in 2017 was also a significant success.

New facilities for Scarborough’s Peasholm Park

Friday, 19 January 2018

Scarborough's internationally renowned Peasholm Park is to receive essential building works over the coming months to ensure generations of visitors can enjoy the park for years to come.

Scarborough Borough Council is investing in essential work on the boat deck and a new multi-purpose kiosk adjacent to the putting green.

Listed building consent for East Pier footbridge

Friday, 19 January 2018

Outline plans for the construction of a new pedestrian footbridge between Whitby East Pier and East Pier extension arm took a step forward this week with the granting of listed building consent for the project by Scarborough Borough Council's Planning and Development Committee.

The previous footbridge was removed in 2001 and since that time the East Pier extension has been inaccessible to pedestrians.

Disruption to bin collections on 18 January

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Snowy conditions in the northern parts of the borough overnight have resulted in some disruption to our bin collections today (Thursday 18 January).

The areas particularly affected are around Hawsker, Robin Hoods Bay, Fylingthorpe and other rural areas. North Yorkshire County Council snowploughs are currently working on priority 2 routes, which will help us, but inevitably we will not be able to collect some bins today.

Our advice to anyone expecting a collection, is to leave your bin out. Please bear with us and we will get to it as soon as we can.

Entries invited for Building Excellence Awards 2018

Monday, 15 January 2018

Entries are being invited for the North and East Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards 2018.

New 'garden room' planned for crematorium

Friday, 12 January 2018

A new extension is to be built at Scarborough’s Woodlands Crematorium to improve the bereavement services it provides to people from across the borough.

Woodlands hosts hundreds of funeral services and cremations each year and is the borough’s only council owned and managed crematorium.

Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride routes announced

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

General entries are now open for the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride 2018; the iconic and infamously tough legacy sportive of the Grand Départ 2014. Taking place on Sunday 6 May from Woodhouse Moore in Leeds and finishing on The Headrow, six thousand amateur cyclists will have the chance to ride key sections of the Tour de Yorkshire's final stage just hours before the pros.

Organisers have seen record numbers of entries at the 'Mystery Location' price, with a quarter of the places taken before the location of the ride was announced to be in Leeds.

Leader reaction to news of Boulby mine job losses

Friday, 5 January 2018

Cllr Derek Bastiman, Leader of Scarborough Borough Council, has reacted to the news of the potential job losses at Boulby mine by issuing the following statement:

"Yesterday’s news about the expected job losses at Boulby mine is a huge blow for the Yorkshire coast community, including the many employees and their families living in the Whitby area, who are now, understandably, very anxious about their future.

"We will do anything we can to assist those affected and we are mobilising our support plans with immediate effect.

Independent rep required for Audit Committee

Friday, 5 January 2018

Scarborough Borough Council is looking to recruit a new independent representative to join its Audit Committee.

The role involves providing challenge, support and advice to one of the authority’s most important committees covering the areas of finance, audit and fraud. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate high standards of corporate governance at all times, including understanding the role played by the Audit Committee in helping to address the key financial and other risks facing the council.