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Scarborough South Selective Licensing Consultation

Monday, 20 January 2020

We are embarking on a major consultation programme for the Selective Licensing of private rented properties in parts of the Weaponness and Ramshill ward in Scarborough.

Selective Licensing is where all privately rented properties within a designated area have to be licensed by the council. Selective Licensing allows local housing authorities to designate areas suffering from a range of problems including poor property conditions, large amounts of inward migration, a high level of deprivation or high levels of crime.

Borough to welcome Tour de Yorkshire 2020

Friday, 17 January 2020

The Borough of Scarborough will once again give a rapturous welcome to the Tour de Yorkshire this year on Thursday 30 April.

The borough will feature prominently in Stage One of the men’s race – the Yorkshire Coast stage - between Beverley and Redcar, with the impressive 176.5km route taking in Filey and Whitby and a number of the borough’s villages, including Robin Hood’s Bay and Runswick Bay.

Countdown begins to Mayor’s Charity Ball

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

The countdown to the annual charity ball hosted by the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Scarborough, officially got underway this week.

The Mayor and Consort, Cllr Hazel Lynskey and Mike Lynskey, and members of the Mayor’s Charity Ball Committee, including representatives from the Rotary Club, gathered at the Town Hall in Scarborough on Monday 14 January to mark the start of the promotion of the Mayor’s Charity Ball, which will take place on Friday 27 March in the Ocean Room at Scarborough Spa.

Public toilets blueprint

Friday, 10 January 2020

Cllr Steve Siddons, Leader of Scarborough Borough Council, has released the following statement in relation to the publication of a report to our Overview and Scrutiny Board on 15 January about a new, draft Public Toilets Strategy.

"We promised residents, businesses and visitors that we would improve the provision of public toilets throughout the borough. The draft of a plan to do that has been released today and we now need every concerned resident and business to check the blueprint before it is agreed.

Independent investigation into BID ballot

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

We have commissioned the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) to undertake an independent and impartial investigation of our role in carrying out the ballot for the Yorkshire Coast Business Improvement District (BID) in 2018.

Peter Stanyon, Chief Executive of the AEA, is undertaking the investigation and has already been provided with detailed background information by the council, the Yorkshire Coast BID Company and representatives of BID levy payers. 

International promotion for Coast, Moors and Ryedale

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Our tourism team will be promoting the Yorkshire Coast, North York Moors National Park and Ryedale at two international tourism industry shows later this month and will also be represented at tourism events in Holland and Belgium in February.

Selective Licensing prosecution for landlord

Friday, 20 December 2019

Following a prosecution brought by Scarborough Borough Council, a landlord from Hunmanby, near Filey, has been fined £1384 under Section 95 of the Housing Act 2004 for failing to selectively licence properties he owns at 182 and 186 Victoria Road, Scarborough.

At the hearing in Scarborough Magistrates Court on 19 December, John Hood of Farfield Farm, Bridlington Road, Hunmanby, pleaded guilty to the charges. In addition to the fine, he was also ordered to pay a surcharge of £69 and costs of £490, giving a total amount due of £1943.

New Year fireworks display in Scarborough

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Spectacular fireworks will light up the night sky above Scarborough during the first few minutes of 2020 to celebrate the arrival of the New Year.

New partnership set for Filey

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Scarborough Borough Council is joining forces with Filey Town Council in an exciting new partnership to build better outcomes and investment in the Filey area.

The borough and town councils will work together to create a Local Area Action Plan for Filey with the needs of the local community very much at its heart. The plan will look to bring together the joint efforts and resources of both councils, along with the passion, enthusiasm and good work of the community in Filey, to deliver an even better place to live, work and play.

Westlife at Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Monday, 16 December 2019


Westlife – the UK’s top selling album group of the 21st Century – are bringing their Stadiums in the Summer Tour to Scarborough Open Air Theatre .

The spectacular summer tour will see the global pop kings perform all of their greatest hits including Swear It Again, Flying Without Wings and You Raise Me Up as well as sensational new songs from their new Number One album Spectrum.

Westlife are today excited to reveal the tour will start with an unmissable show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Wednesday 17 June.