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Housing needs survey - Hawsker cum Stainsacre

Monday, 4 November 2019

We have launched a housing needs survey this week in the Hawsker cum Stainsacre parish near Whitby, with the help of the local parish council.

The aim of the survey is to establish whether there is a need for more affordable housing for local people to either rent or buy. If a need is proven, it will help the council to determine the number and type of properties that are needed.

Filey Town Council by-election result

Friday, 1 November 2019

Neil Cronk was elected to the Filey Ward of Filey Town Council in a by-election that took place on Thursday 31 October.

The results in full are:

  • Neil Cronk – 384 votes
  • Beverley Donoghue – 181 votes
  • Michael Huddlestone – 84 votes
  • Gordon Johnson – 73 votes
  • Jeffrey Meek – 229 votes

The turnout for the by-election was 17.9%. There were ten spoilt votes, which were rejected.

Independent member sought for Audit Committee

Friday, 1 November 2019

We're looking to recruit a new independent lay member who is interested in supporting good community government and can add real value to our Audit Committee.

The role involves providing challenge, support and advice to one of our most important committees, covering the areas of finance, audit and fraud and good governance generally.

Appeal for information about vicious dog attack

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

We are appealing for information in relation to a vicious dog on dog attack that took place outside Barrowcliff School in Scarborough at 3.10pm on Saturday 26 October.

Mayor encourages support for Poppy Appeal

Friday, 25 October 2019

A message from the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, Cllr Hazel Lynskey

"I am honoured as the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough to be in a position to ask for your support for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2019.

Polling station review

Monday, 21 October 2019

We are consulting on proposed changes to the location of some polling stations in four of the borough’s wards due to the unavailability and unsuitability of previously used locations.

Changes are being recommended for Mayfield and Streonshalh wards in Whitby and Castle and Woodlands wards in Scarborough.

Celebrating 'Autumn Daze' in Peasholm Park

Thursday, 17 October 2019

A new celebration of all things autumnal is coming to the beautiful surroundings of Scarborough's Peasholm Park later this month.

'Autumn Daze' Festival will take place in the oriental themed park on Saturday 26 October between 10am and 4pm featuring a whole range of free, autumn themed activities set against the colourful seasonal backdrop of the park's impressive woodland.

Grant approved for Lealholm Community Land Trust

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Our Cabinet has today approved a funding grant of £17,936 to Lealholm Community Land Trust. The money will be used by the trust to carry out feasibility studies to progress a community-led housing scheme in Lealholm near Whitby.

The funding grant is being paid out from the Community Housing Fund, a scheme set up by Government in 2017 to enable the development of community-led housing schemes across the country. The council was awarded £1.86 million in December 2016 from what was then the Department of Communities and Local Government.

South Bay’s damaged chalets to be demolished

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Historic beach chalets in Scarborough’s South Bay, damaged by the collapse of an adjacent retaining wall in March 2018, are set to be demolished to make way for the development of replacement chalets.

At a meeting today, our Cabinet agreed to the demolition of the chalets in front of the Clock Café and robust reinstatement of the retaining wall. A budget of £473,000 has been allocated for the project, which when complete, will create a development platform for the subsequent reinstatement of the chalets.

New time for Cabinet on 15 October

Friday, 11 October 2019

The meeting time of Cabinet on Tuesday 15 October  has been changed.

It will now be held at 1.00 pm (instead of 10.00am) at the Town Hall in Scarborough.

You can view the meeting details at