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Everyone can help to spot the signs of abuse

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Abuse can happen to anyone and can take many different forms – which is why the theme of this year’s safeguarding awareness week from 9 to 13 October is ‘Safeguarding is everybody’s business’.

Safeguarding week aims to raise awareness of the different forms abuse and the part everyone can play in helping to spot abuse.

Professionals from all agencies working to safeguard children and adults across York and North Yorkshire will attend a conference in Harrogate on 9 October to learn more about the issue and to share ideas.

Yorkshire receives prestigious cycling award

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Yorkshire’s reputation as a world-class cycling destination has been further enhanced today by becoming the first place in the UK to be officially recognised as a UCI Bike Region.

Yorkshire received the award from cycling’s world governing body the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) at a glitzy ceremony in Bergen, Norway, where the UCI Road World Championships are currently taking place.

Council Leader's September briefing

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

“After a short summer break, we’re back into the full swing of Cabinet, Full Council and committee meetings and along with some of my fellow Cabinet councillors, we’ve been to visit some important projects that are playing a vital role in the continuing economic development of our borough.

Landlord found guilty of housing related offences

Monday, 18 September 2017

A Scarborough landlord has been found guilty of two offences under the Housing Act 2004 for non-compliance with notices to make improvements to two flats he owns in a building on the town’s Westbourne Grove.

Scarborough Borough Council issued official improvement notices to Ewan McFerran of Manor Road, which required him to demonstrate that much needed electrical repairs and improvements to the flats he rents out had been completed to a satisfactory and safe standard and to supply the council with the electrical installation condition reports.

Pledge to transform construction skills shortages

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Public and private sector organisations on the Yorkshire coast have joined together to launch a pledge to transform the supply of much needed, highly skilled local labour to meet the ever growing demands of the area’s construction and housing industries.

New 10 year deal for Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Cuffe and Taylor’s partnership with Scarborough Borough Council to stage live music events at Europe’s largest open-air theatre has been secured for another decade.

The renewed long-term partnership between the concert promoters and the local authority, which lasts until 2028, has been made possible after Scarborough Borough Council agreed a new 10-year deal with Cuffe and Taylor’s parent organisation, Live Nation Music (UK) Limited – the world's leading live entertainment company.

County council resurfacing work in Scarborough

Monday, 4 September 2017

Resurfacing work by North Yorkshire County Council will start on Monday 11 September for four weeks on Marine Drive and Royal Albert Drive in Scarborough. The roads will remain open to traffic, which will be managed by temporary signals.

Repairs to street lights are then scheduled to begin on Monday 9 October after an investigation into a fault revealed damage to an underground cable.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said:

Mulgrave Ward by-election results

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Marion Watson of the Conservative Party has been duly elected as a councillor for Scarborough Borough Council’s Mulgrave Ward, following a by-election on Tuesday 29 August.

The count took place after close of polls on Tuesday evening at Whitby Leisure Centre. The results were as follows:

Mazars independent investigation report

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Scarborough Borough Council has published the report into an independent review, carried out by Mazars, of the council’s investigation into whistleblowing allegations received in 2014.

Speaking about the report, Cllr Derek Bastiman, Leader of Scarborough Borough Council said:

“I have instructed officers to publish a copy of the Mazars report with the unanimous support of the cross party panel of councillors to whom the report was delivered.

Publican prosecuted for food hygiene offences

Monday, 21 August 2017

The proprietor of a pub in Gristhorpe, near Filey, has been fined £600 for serious breaches of food hygiene regulations, including out of date and unfit mouldy food, poor cleanliness and lack of a food safety management system.