Borough of Scarborough
|Borough and Non-metropolitan district|
Scarborough Town Hall
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 / Liberal Democrat|
|• Leader||Derek J Bastiman
|• Mayor||Sam Green|
|• Chief Executive||Jim Dillon|
|• Total||816.5 km2 (315.3 sq mi)|
|Population (mid-2014 est.)|
|• Density||132/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|• Ethnicity||99.0% White|
|Time zone||Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||British Summer Time (UTC+1)|
|Postcode area||YO (11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 22)|
|NUTS 3 code||UKE22|
The Borough of Scarborough (// or //) 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 be 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.
- "Definition of Scarborough". Collins English Dictionary. Retrieved 2012-03-08.
- "Definition for Scarborough - Oxford Dictionaries Online (World English)". Oxforddictionaries.com. Retrieved 2012-03-08.