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Scarborough to celebrate Tour de Yorkshire

Thursday, 25 April 2019

We are delighted to confirm the programme of activities and entertainment for Scarborough’s celebration of the finish of Stage Three of the Tour de Yorkshire and Stage Two of the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race on Saturday 4 May.

In addition to big screens on Sandside and Royal Albert Drive, which will be showing live televised footage of the race, the council will be putting on a range of family friendly activities.

A Family Fun Zone in the Open Air Theatre offering free of charge activities will get underway at 12pm and run throughout the afternoon until 6pm.

Recommendation for Chief Executive appointment

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

We are expected to appoint Michael Greene as our new Chief Executive next month following an extensive recruitment exercise and recommendation by our cross-party Appointments Committee.

The appointment is subject to final approval at our Full Council meeting on Monday 13 May. If the majority of councillors vote in favour of the committee’s recommendation, it is expected that Michael will start his new role, based at the Town Hall in Scarborough, around the middle of August.

Saturday night closure for busy Scarborough street

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

A busy street in Scarborough town centre, well known for its popular pubs and bars, is to be closed to traffic every Saturday night from Saturday 20 April.

Starting this weekend, the closure of St Nicholas Street from 11pm Saturday through to 5am Sunday will enable people to safely enter and leave the bars during that time.

Reminder to voters to check polling station location

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

We are advising people to check the location of their polling station for the forthcoming local elections on Thursday 2 May.

Due to our ward boundary review in 2017/18, the geographical boundaries of some wards have changed. For many voters their polling station will remain the same, but some may need to vote at a different polling station to the one they have used in previous elections.

Queen Machine Symphonic premiere at OAT

Monday, 15 April 2019

The music of rock legends Queen is to be celebrated like never before as West End leading lady Kerry Ellis joins Scandinavian tribute stars Queen Machine for a fully orchestrated show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

Air display line-up for Scarborough Armed Forces Day

Monday, 15 April 2019

With less than three months until Yorkshire’s largest Armed Forces Day event in Scarborough, we are delighted to announce this year’s fantastic air display line-up.

On Saturday 29 June, the skies above Scarborough South Bay will be graced by the sights and sounds of a variety of aircraft representing generations old and new, featuring the RAF’s Typhoon, Spitfire and Tucano displays, Calidus Autogyro and a demonstration from HM Coastguard.

Gear up to welcome the world's best cyclists

Monday, 15 April 2019

With just over a fortnight to go until the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire are reminding people to get their Land Art and Best Dressed competition entries in.

The Tour de Yorkshire is now regarded as one of the best supported and most colourful races on the world cycling calendar, with giant land art projects being dotted along the route and entire streets lined with bikes, banners and bunting.

Shuttle bus service for Abbey Headland, Whitby

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

A new, free shuttle bus service will begin operating in Whitby from Monday 15 April to transport people that park in the town’s Abbey Headland car park to and from the town centre.

We are anticipating more people will use Abbey Headland car park this year due to planned major engineering projects limiting spaces available at some of the town’s other car parks. While the car park is still within walking distance of the town centre, we are providing the service for those that are unable to walk or would prefer to ‘park and ride’.

Lizzie Deignan in Tour de Yorkshire Women's Race

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Home favourite Lizzie Deignan has confirmed she will ride the 2019 Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race.

Deignan has not competed since the 2017 UCI Road World Championships in Bergen and gave birth to her first child in September last year. Since then she has worked hard to build her fitness and will make her return to racing on the continent this month before heading back to Yorkshire for 3 to 4 May.

New guide to our Bereavement Services

Monday, 8 April 2019

We have recently published a new guide to the Bereavement Services we offer from Woodlands Cemetery and Crematorium in Scarborough and Larpool Lane Cemetery in Whitby.

The full colour, 32-page Bereavement Guide includes details about the facilities available at each of the venues, as well as information on funeral service options, burials, cremations and memorials. It also provides useful information about local suppliers, such as florists, funeral directors and legal experts, as well as venues and caterers for post-funeral receptions.