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Scarborough Ice Skating: Town centre's new Christmas rink 'on track' for grand opening after Storm Arwen damage

Scarborough's new town-centre ice skating rink will open as planned after minor damage was caused by Storm Arwen. The storm, which brought winds of up to 75mph and battered the town over the weekend, caused minor tear damage to a small number of side panels, which has since been fixed.

thescarboroughnews.co.uk ,  21 hours ago 3
Scarborough Ice Skating: Town centre's new Christmas rink 'on track' for grand opening after Storm Arwen damage

Storm Arwen: Widespread travel disruption as fallen trees block roads across Scarborough

Weather warnings remain in place across the Yorkshire Coast following widespread disruption caused by the arrival of Storm Arwen. The storm has caused roads to be closed, events cancelled, and public transport services suspended as a result of strong winds which battered the town overnight between Friday November 26 and Saturday November 27.

thescarboroughnews.co.uk ,  4 days ago 1
Storm Arwen: Widespread travel disruption as fallen trees block roads across Scarborough

North Yorkshire Police increase patrols in Scarborough's nightlife hubs to reassure women

Police patrols in Scarborough's nightlife hot spots will be increased in an effort to address safety concerns and reassure women in the aftermath of nationwide spiking incidents. North Yorkshire Police will begin night-time awareness and reassurance patrols this evening, Friday November 26, to help increase the safety of women and girls in the run-up to the festive period.

thescarboroughnews.co.uk ,  5 days ago 5
North Yorkshire Police increase patrols in Scarborough's nightlife hubs to reassure women

Scarborough Ice Skating: Construction of town centre's Christmas ice skating rink begins ahead of grand opening

The construction of Scarborough's new Christmas ice skating rink ahead of the grand opening next week has begun. The town is set to welcome the rink for the first time to help spread festive fun, and attract visitors and residents into the town centre. The rink is being laid out on the North Street car park before it is covered with a giant marquee.

thescarboroughnews.co.uk ,  7 days ago 5
Scarborough Ice Skating: Construction of town centre's Christmas ice skating rink begins ahead of grand opening

Scarborough Council spends over £1m on consultants to assist Towns Fund bids – three times more than other authorities

Scarborough Borough Council has spent almost three times more on external consultants to chase Government funding for levelling-up projects than its regional counterparts. But the council insists the £1m-plus spending on consultants represents “value for money”. Across Yorkshire, more than £3m of public money has been spent on consultants in attempts to win “levelling-up” cash in Government funding contests.

thescarboroughnews.co.uk ,  12 days ago 3
Scarborough Council spends over £1m on consultants to assist Towns Fund bids – three times more than other authorities

Alan Ayckbourn joins objectors to £22m flats and retail scheme for Scarborough

Scarborough's celebrated playwright, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, has become the latest to object to plans for a £22m Old Town development, claiming it could “rapidly degenerate into a slum”. Wrenbridge and Buccleuch Property’s plans to replace the Argos building on Newborough with 200 flats for students and NHS workers and groundfloor retail have run into controversy over there being no car parking or facilities for motorbikes or disabled vehicles, its size, and whether it is value for money.

yorkshirepost.co.uk ,  14 days ago 2
Alan Ayckbourn joins objectors to £22m flats and retail scheme for Scarborough

Scarborough Council demolishes World War Two pillbox amid rumours concrete relic was pushed over cliff edge

A wartime relic at Cayton Bay beach has had to be removed after concerns were raised over its safety. A concrete pillbox – one of many built along the coast to defend against an invasion during World War Two – was demolished as it was dangerously overhanging the cliff edge at Cayton Bay.

yorkshirepost.co.uk ,  25 days ago 32
Scarborough Council demolishes World War Two pillbox amid rumours concrete relic was pushed over cliff edge

Plans revealed for new penthouse apartments extension on Scarborough's Sands complex

Plans for nine additional penthouse flats at The Sands on Scarborough’s North Bay have been submitted to the council. A planning application has been submitted to Scarborough Council for the erection of an additional storey at Kepwick House, The Sands. The application is asking for nine additional penthouse apartments to be placed on top of the existing roof terrace.

thescarboroughnews.co.uk ,  26 days ago 2
Plans revealed for new penthouse apartments extension on Scarborough's Sands complex

Scarborough Council to go to court to resolve how much money they owe to Whitby Harbour - and it could be millions

Scarborough councillors have voted to go to court by December 31 to finally resolve how much money their council owes back to . Whitby Harbour A group of Whitby residents claim that for years millions of pounds has been "siphoned off" into general funds when it should have been ring-fenced for the use of the harbour.

whitbygazette.co.uk ,  29 days ago 1
Scarborough Council to go to court to resolve how much money they owe to Whitby Harbour - and it could be millions

Conservatives walk out of Scarborough Council meeting amid protest over alleged 'abusive' behaviour

Conservative councillors walked out of a Scarborough Council meeting in protest at the authority's safeguarding of its members. Cllr Derek Bastiman, the leader of the Conservative group on the council, told The Scarborough News the protest walk-out was arranged as the council "aren't taking seriously" alleged abusive and threatening behaviour made by a councillor.

thescarboroughnews.co.uk ,  29 days ago 4
Conservatives walk out of Scarborough Council meeting amid protest over alleged 'abusive' behaviour

Public consultation to begin on proposed new cemetery sites in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey

A public consultation will be held into the proposed new sites for cemeteries in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. At a meeting of Scarborough Council's cabinet on Tuesday it was heard that cemetery provision for the three towns risks running out entirely if new sites are not acquired.

whitbygazette.co.uk ,  1 month ago 1
Public consultation to begin on proposed new cemetery sites in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey

Plans for ex-Argos site in Scarborough are 'a truly dreadful prospect' says former council head of planning

Plans to redevelop Scarborough's former Argos site in one of the largest-ever developments in Old Town has been labelled a "gross overdevelopment" by a former council head of planning. Wrenbridge and Buccleuch Property’s plans to demolish and replace the Argos building on Newborough with 200 flats for students and NHS workers have already run into concerns over the "extreme demands" it will place on already limited parking spaces, its size, and whether it is value for money.

thescarboroughnews.co.uk ,  1 month ago 1
Plans for ex-Argos site in Scarborough are 'a truly dreadful prospect' says former council head of planning

Scarborough Council 'forced' to pay 'substantial premium' for Pavilion House as purchase plans approved

Scarborough Council has revealed it will pay a "substantial premium" in purchasing Pavilion House to ensure that a major redevelopment scheme can go ahead. The council’s cabinet on Tuesday approved the purchase of what is widely regarded to be Scarborough’s ugliest building, and also the former Comet site on Westwood, as part of the railway station "gateway" development plans which were revealed in The Scarborough News last week.

thescarboroughnews.co.uk ,  1 month ago 3
Scarborough Council 'forced' to pay 'substantial premium' for Pavilion House as purchase plans approved

'This is not what the residents want' - Scarborough's Old Town push back against Argos development

Residents of Scarborough’s Old Town have voiced concerns over the proposed development of the former Argos building on Newborough. Around 110 residents attended a public meeting at Scarborough Library on Tuesday night, with others having to be turned away due to Covid restrictions limiting the number of people allowed in the room.

thescarboroughnews.co.uk ,  1 month ago 3
'This is not what the residents want' - Scarborough's Old Town push back against Argos development

Scarborough Council grants funding extension for eastern European community integration

A project dedicated to supporting eastern European residents in Scarborough borough is set to continue until the end of 2023 after an extension of funding was approved. ‘Pomoc’ was set up as a pilot in July 2020 to ensure the migrant community had free access to public and voluntary sector services they are entitled to.

thescarboroughnews.co.uk ,  1 month ago 2
Scarborough Council grants funding extension for eastern European community integration

Scarborough Council shortlisted for national award for its approach to tackling housing challenges

Scarborough Council's approach to tackling the borough's housing challenges has been acknowledged at a national level. The authority has been shortlisted as ‘council of the year’ in the prestigious UK housing awards which are run by the Chartered Institute of Housing. Providing good quality housing for everyone is a key priority of the council’s corporate plan.

whitbygazette.co.uk ,  1 month ago 3
Scarborough Council shortlisted for national award for its approach to tackling housing challenges