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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.

National Lottery funding for South Cliff Gardens

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund has awarded Scarborough Borough Council a grant of £4,665,700 towards the cost of a project to restore and improve the historic and much loved South Cliff Gardens in the Yorkshire coast town of Scarborough for current and future generations.

Chief Executive intends to retire from role

Monday, 14 January 2019

Jim Dillon, Scarborough Borough Council Chief Executive, has today announced his intention to retire from his role and leave the local authority at the end of June this year.

Jim's duties and responsibilities will remain the same until his departure and will include his usual Returning Officer role at this year's council elections.

Reflecting on his decision, Jim said:

Update on stabilisation works on former Futurist site

Monday, 14 January 2019

Willmott Dixon is re-sequencing some of the stabilisation works it is currently carrying out on behalf of Scarborough Borough Council on the former Futurist site.

The contractor will bring forward part of the planned backfill exercise on the site’s rear wall. This is an additional measure against possible movement and to alleviate the vibration that has been experienced by some of the site’s neighbours during the piling works in the last couple of weeks.

Mayor's Charity Ball tickets launch

Friday, 11 January 2019

The countdown to the annual charity ball hosted by the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Scarborough, got underway today (Friday 11 January).

The Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Joe Plant and Mrs Margaret Plant, and members of the Mayor’s Charity Ball Committee gathered at the Town Hall in Scarborough to mark the start of the promotion of the Mayor’s Charity Ball, which will take place on Friday 29 March in the Ocean Room at Scarborough Spa.

Sponsorship scheme for rising sports stars

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Up-and-coming athletes in Scarborough are being given the opportunity to receive funding from a local leisure provider as part of its athletes mentoring scheme.

Everyone Active is urging aspiring sports stars to apply for funding and support as part of its Everyone Active Sporting Champions scheme. An online application form will be open from Monday 21 January to Friday 22 February.