Borough of Scarborough
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Borough of Scarborough

Coordinates: 54°16?48?N 0°24?07?W / 54.280°N 0.402°W / 54.280; -0.402

Scarborough Town Hall
Scarborough Town Hall
Scarborough shown within North Yorkshire
Scarborough shown within North Yorkshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Ceremonial countyNorth Yorkshire
Administrative HQScarborough (Town Hall)
 o TypeNon-metropolitan district
 o BodyScarborough Borough Council
 o LeadershipLeader and Cabinet
 o ExecutiveConservative / Independent
 o LeaderSteve Siddons
 o MayorHazel Lynskey
 o Chief ExecutiveMichael Greene
 o Total816.5 km2 (315.3 sq mi)
Area rank45th
(mid-2019 est.)
 o Total108,757
 o Rank220th
 o Density133/km2 (340/sq mi)
 o Ethnicity
99.0% White
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode area
YO (11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 22)
GSS codeE07000168
NUTS 3 codeUKE22
ONS code36UG

The Borough of Scarborough [1][2] 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.[3] 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
2003 27 2 8 0 0 13
2007 26 6 4 0 2 14
2011 25 3 6 2 2 14
2015 26 0 14 5 2 3
2019 16 0 13 1 2 14


There are a total of 64 schools and colleges in the Scarborough area, as of 2012.

Villages in Scarborough

The Borough of Scarborough includes the villages of Allerston, Crossgates, East Ayton, Eastfield, Ebberston, Glaisdale, Hutton Buscel, Irton, Ravenscar, Seamer, West Ayton and Wilton.

In 2016, the borough ranked second in the overall holiday trips and holiday spend, missing out on the top spot only to London.[4]


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 local radio station, Yorkshire Coast Radio which has studios in Scarborough and transmitters in Scarborough and Whitby.[5]

Freedom of the Borough

The following people and military units have received the Freedom of the Borough of Scarborough.


  • 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).[6]
  • 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.


Military Units

See also


  1. ^ "Definition of Scarborough". Collins English Dictionary. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Definition for Scarborough - Oxford Dictionaries Online (World English)". Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Scarborough | England, United Kingdom". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Scarborough borough named one of England's most visited destinations". York Press. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Yorkshire Coast Radio Gets Biggest Ever Audience". Yorkshire Coast Radio. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Jimmy Savile to be stripped of Scarborough honour | UK news". The Guardian. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Boxer Ingle and four others honoured by the town". The Scarborough News. Retrieved 2019.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Freedom of the borough given to honour soldiers". Chorley Guardian. Retrieved 2019.

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