Borough of Scarborough
Scarborough shown within North Yorkshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Ceremonial county||North Yorkshire|
|Administrative HQ||Scarborough (Town Hall)|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district|
|• Body||Scarborough Borough Council|
|• Leadership||Leader and Cabinet|
|• Executive||Conservative / Independent|
|• Leader||Steve Siddons |
|• Mayor||Hazel Lynskey|
|• Chief Executive||Michael Greene|
|• Total||816.5 km2 (315.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||133/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|• Ethnicity||99.0% White|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
YO (11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 22)
|NUTS 3 code||UKE22|
The Borough of Scarborough (//) is a non-metropolitan district and borough of North Yorkshire, England. In addition to the town of Scarborough, it covers a large stretch of the coast of Yorkshire, including Whitby and Filey. It borders Redcar and Cleveland to the north, the Ryedale and Hambleton districts to the west and the East Riding of Yorkshire to the south.
The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972. It was a merger of the urban district of Filey and part of the Bridlington Rural District, from the historic East Riding of Yorkshire, along with the municipal borough of Scarborough, Scalby and Whitby urban districts, and Scarborough Rural District and Whitby Rural District, from the historic North Riding.
In 2007, the borough was threatened with extinction. In March of that year, North Yorkshire County Council was shortlisted by the Department for Communities and Local Government to become a unitary authority. If the bid had been successful then the Borough of Scarborough would have—along with all other districts and boroughs in the present county of North Yorkshire—been abolished. The bid, however, was unsuccessful and the districts remain as they were previously constituted.
The political composition of the council since the 2003 election is as follows:
|Year||Conservatives||Liberal Democrats||Labour||UK Independence Party||Green||Independents|
There are a total of 64 schools and colleges in the Scarborough area, as of 2012.
Villages in Scarborough
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In 2016, the borough ranked second in the overall holiday trips and holiday spend, missing out on the top spot only to London.
Since 1882 it has been served by The Scarborough News, which comes out every Thursday. The Scarborough Borough receives a daily news service from the radio station, Greatest Hits Radio Yorkshire Coast. It was previously known as Yorkshire Coast Radio and had studios in Scarborough and transmitters in Scarborough and Whitby.
Freedom of the Borough
The following people and military units have received the Freedom of the Borough of Scarborough.
- Mr. H.D.G. Leveson-Gower: 1950
- Mr. Max Jaffa : 1986.
- Sir Alan Ayckbourn : 1986.
- Mr. Charles McCarthy : 1996.
- Mr. Alan Booth : 1999.
- Mr. Max Payne : 1999.
- Mr. Thomas Pindar : 1999.
- Sir John Wilson : 1999.
- Alderman Bernard Bosomworth: 2005.
- Mrs. Elizabeth Mackenzie: 2005.
- Sir James Savile KCSG: 2005. (Revoked on 5 November 2012 by unanimous vote of Scarborough Borough Council due to a sexual abuse scandal).
- Mr Christopher Wilby: 2005.
- Mr. Ken Dale : 2009.
- Rt Hon Lord Derwent : 2009.
- Mr. Tony Peers: 2009.
- Mr. George Thomas Tuby: 2009.
- Mr. Paul Ingle: 24 February 2012.
- Mr. Andrew Boyes: 24 February 2012.
- Mr. Timothy Boyes: 24 February 2012.
- Mr. Donald Robinson: 24 February 2012.
- 64 Medical Squadron 5 Medical Regiment RAMC: 2007.
- 3 Medical Regiment RAMC: May 2015.
- The Yorkshire Regiment.
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- "Yorkshire Coast Radio Gets Biggest Ever Audience". Yorkshire Coast Radio. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
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- "Boxer Ingle and four others honoured by the town". The Scarborough News. Retrieved 8 September 2019.[permanent dead link]
- "Freedom of the borough given to honour soldiers". Chorley Guardian. Retrieved 8 September 2019.