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East Pier extension footbridge arrives in Whitby

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

A new footbridge, constructed specifically to link Whitby’s East Pier to its pier extension, arrived in the town yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 19 November, after a two-day road journey of around 388 miles from Peterhead, Scotland.

Ultimate 80s and 90s at Scarborough OAT

Monday, 18 November 2019

Scarborough Open Air Theatre’s hugely popular 80s and 90s night is back for 2020 – headlined by some of Yorkshire’s biggest pop stars of the era.

Marc Almond, Heaven 17 and Living In A Box, featuring Kenny Thomas, will lead the Mixtape line-up on Friday 10 July.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am, Friday 22 November via or in person from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).

Free parking for Christmas gets underway

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Free parking on late night Thursdays and some Sundays in the run up to Christmas begins today in some of our off-street car parks in Scarborough and Whitby.

The car parks listed below will offer free parking from 3.00pm on Thursday 14, 21, 28 November and 5, 12, 19 December and between 11.00am and 4.00pm on Sunday 1, 8, 15, 22 December.


  • Castle Road, Falconers Road, Friarsway, King Street, North Street, North Terrace, St Nicholas Parade, St Thomas Street, Victoria Road, Westwood and William Street.

Candidates nominated to stand in General Election

Thursday, 14 November 2019

The candidates who have been nominated to stand for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency in the forthcoming General Election on Thursday 12 December are:

Taking a break from hosting Tour de Yorkshire

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

We have decided not to bid for host town status for the Tour de Yorkshire in 2020 and will instead be concentrating on the hosting of the prestigious national Armed Forces Day in Scarborough on Saturday 27 June.

Chart-topping rockers McFly to play OAT

Monday, 11 November 2019

Chart-topping rockers McFly are bringing their explosive live show to Scarborough Open Air Theatre next summer.

With seven UK number-one singles, five Top 10 albums, six sell-out tours and 10 million records sold worldwide, McFly are without question one of the most significant British pop acts of the 21st century.

And the band behind such massive hits as All About You, Obviously, Star Girl, One For The Radio and Shine A Light are today delighted to announce they will play a headline show at Scarborough OAT on Friday 14 August, 2020

Formal notice of General Election

Monday, 11 November 2019

We have published the formal notice of the General Election for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency, which will take place on Thursday 12 December.

Nomination packs for those wishing to stand as a candidate in the election can still be obtained by:

Open Air Theatre’s festive weekend returns

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Scarborough Sparkle, a magical and enchanting Christmas wonderland event for all the family, will return to Scarborough Open Air Theatre between Friday 29 November and Sunday 1 December.

Event to promote keeping warm and well this winter

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

We are holding a drop in event on Friday 29 November to provide advice and information to residents that will help keep them warm and well in their homes this winter.

The event is being held on National Fuel Poverty Awareness Day to raise awareness of some of the issues faced by those living in cold homes. The event will be held at the Town Hall in Scarborough between 9.30am and 11.30am.

Briefing session for General Election candidates

Monday, 4 November 2019

Following the government announcement that there will be a General Election held on Thursday 12 December, we will be hosting a briefing session for those thinking of standing as a candidate in the election for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency. Prospective candidates and their agents are urged to attend.

The briefing session will take place from 1pm until 3pm on Thursday 7 November at the Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG.