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Fish and Ships Festival announced for Whitby

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Everyone who likes to be beside the sea will be full of glee when Whitby's new seaside spectacular, the Fish and Ships Festival, launches on 18 -19 May. 

A free festival, it will celebrate everything that’s special about the Yorkshire Coast's magnificent maritime culture, with live entertainment throughout the town, and celebrity chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli and Brian Turner heading up the festival kitchen to make the most of Whitby's sensational seafood bounty.

Briefing session for prospective councillors

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

We will be hosting a briefing session next month for anyone interested in becoming a councillor.

The session on Tuesday 19 February at 1.00pm at the Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, will include discussions about the role of a councillor, the responsibilities of the council and how it operates, as well as the skills required for the role.  There will also be a chance to quiz current councillors to find out what it is really like to be an elected member of the council.

Update on former Futurist site

Monday, 28 January 2019

Willmott Dixon has advised us that the installation of all but four of the sheet piles at the back of the cliff is now complete. Following the successful backfilling that dampened the vibrations from the sheet piling installation, a further six weeks of backfilling will now take place before the crane returns to site for one day to complete the piling.

The Big Picture competition for Tour de Yorkshire

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

As part of events leading up to this year’s Tour de Yorkshire in the Borough of Scarborough on Saturday 4 May, Animated Objects Theatre Company is working in collaboration with Scarborough Borough Council to launch an exciting drawing competition for local children in Key Stage 2, aged 7 to 11 years old.

Be a Tour de Yorkshire Tour Maker!

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

With 100 days to go until the fifth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire, Welcome to Yorkshire has revealed the top 10 qualities they are searching for when recruiting Tour Makers. 

They are looking for people who are:

Runswick Bay Coastal Defence Scheme

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

A plaque was unveiled today to mark the completion of a £2.288m award winning coastal defence scheme in the North Yorkshire village of Runswick Bay, which will give 100 years of improved protection to 113 homes and businesses and safeguard the village’s main income stream of tourism.

Publication of revised register of electors

Friday, 18 January 2019

We will be publishing a revised register of electors on Friday 1 February, following the implementation of the final recommendations of the electoral review for the Scarborough Borough Council area.

The new register will reflect boundary changes to a number of electoral wards within the Borough of Scarborough, which can be viewed at

Custodial sentence for National Park fly-tipper

Friday, 18 January 2019

Following a recent prosecution brought by Scarborough Borough Council for large scale fly-tipping, Darren Goddard of Lazenby, near Middlesbrough, was sentenced at Scarborough Magistrates Court on 8 January to 16 weeks imprisonment.

Design competition for children and young people

Friday, 18 January 2019

Scarborough Borough Council’s Single Use Plastics Working Group has launched a competition to design a logo that encourages people to reduce their use of single use plastics and at the same time celebrate the area in which they live.

International promotion at Destinations Shows

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Our tourism team will be representing the Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors at two international Destination Shows within the next month.