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Ideas for Aires in Scarborough.

The 2 park and rides both already have toilet facilities and obviously transport into Scarborough town. The car parks are rarely full and some bays could be allocated. Sea life Centre was very popular yet the council have now banned overnight parking. Dean Rd carpark in the centre of town could also make spaces available.

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Ampervans

Aire type overnight parking for campervans .would stop popular streets being blocked and generate income

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Improve the South Bay

The South Bay is a destination and attraction in its own right, they’re should be no traffic except for access purposes. Removing traffic from Foreshore Rd & Sandside would dramatically raise the tourist appeal! You wouldn’t have a road through Disneyland would you ?

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Key Long Term Initiatives

There are two fundamental initiatives that need to be addressed comprehensively for the long term economic future of Scarborough. The ongoing pollution issue in the South Bay that is decades overdue which continues to position the town negatively in national terms. The conservation and protection of the town’s invaluable and often unique architectural heritage backed […]

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Make it GREEN

Scarborough Borough Council passed a motion declaring a Climate Emergency in 2019, therefore I believe all new strategies and plans going forward should take this into account specifically working towards making the Borough carbon neutral by 2030. I suggest the following: 1. Promoting more sustainable tourism by improving public transport and zero emission travel such […]

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Children

More free play areas for children. If they come as children & enjoy it, they will come back as adults. Encourage them to pick up litter, explain the damage it does & leave bin bags near bins for them to use. With funding we can find enough people to help.

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Sustainability benchmark

All other suggestions should be assessed against sustainability criteria. This needs to be a cross-cutting theme because everything we do is linked and affects the health and well-being of ourselves, our town and our world, now and in the future. If we are thinking of tourism, we should encourage hotels to be more sparing in […]

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Vision for the Future

Many venues in Scarborough are suitable for holding cinematic programs, the Market Hall, Stephen Joseph Theatre, the Spa, Woodend Museum & the Library. Is there any need for a multi-plex cinema? The YMCA & Casino on St Thomas Street also hold event nights, as do many other town centric establishments. The old ‘Argos’ block building […]

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Futurist site suggestion

Lacking currently is indoor (weatherproof) amusement for small children, and for disabled. I suggest a virtual reality business, there is a fantastic one in York; both able bodied and disabled are able to enter virtual worlds, either that of fantasy (swimming with cartoon, whales) or reality (a ferris wheel ride). The owners there said that […]

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South Bay Spa Area

The derelict buildings and old concrete beach chalets near the Holbeck hill area knocked down or revitalised. When you walk down holbeck hill there is a lovely small beach area which is great for kids as well as rock pools. Then you are faced with an eyesore of a chalet building. Why not knock it […]

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Something new

Something for the kids to do as there isn’t much in Scarborough and what about a primark I know a lot of people come to Scarborough and ask about primark as I get stopped alot not to meantion there isn’t many shops for children as lots have shut down I don’t think we need more […]

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Just a kids playground

There’s an abject lack of children’s playgrounds in any area of Scarborough. Something even close to that in Pannett Park in Whitby is vital. Areas of the South Cliff regeneration area linked to the gardens would be ideal. Given that that area has historically been the children’s area of the South Bay.

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Mental and Physical Wellbeing

I would like to put forward three ideas. Firstly, an indoor winter sports facility – ice rink, snow slope etc to give more options for the community to stay fit. Also with a creche as childcare can be a barrier to going to classes. Secondly a centre wihh studios for developing skills in the arts […]

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Wave pool

A Wave pool similar to the one in Bristol, ideally indoors which would make it a year round attraction and the only place in the UK to surf in trunks all year. There is no doubt a warm surf pool would be full all the time. A lot of surfers are now middle aged with […]

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Revise Town Centre Layout

The current town centre is one homegenous & uninspiring area with no real distinctive character. I think the team should look at changing the layout to create distinctive areas each with their own identity. This will make the town more interesting to visit – if you look at a place like Brighton with the lanes […]

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A few points

Some points from a newbie to the beautiful town. 1, It would be amazing if the grand could be taken from Britannia and restored to the glory it deserves. 2, empty shops rented cheaply to local entrepreneurs and small businesses, 3, it seems strange for there to be no nightlife for a growing student population […]

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Transport Hub – residents and tourists

With the gorgeous train station at its heart Scarborough would benefit from an integrated transport hub helping to bring the public into the centre of Scarborough whilst allowing them to easily reach the tourist options around the borough through public transport. By purchasing the old COMET building on the corner of Westwood and the A165 […]

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Instagramable

People want to go places and get great pictures for social media! Make some iconic photo opportunities. Have a giant photo frame with Scarborough written above it that people can get snapped in with a view behind them. Have a Hollywood style Scarborough sign on the cliff side. Get artists involved with unusual installations, maybe […]

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Harbours

East pier could have seasonal lage beach huts placed along the back edge with cheap easy in/out weekly rents for local businesses cafes,snack bars, small stage for local bands/ open mic events making it somewhere you could sit and enjoy in the summer evenings beautiful views on either side of the wall and somewhere nice […]

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Invest in Theatre

The building of a new purpose built Theatre with sufficient facilities suitable for the future such as a fly tower, comfortable auditorium and easy load in space to house large Scale touring Musicals, Plays and Dance. Scarborough now misses out on these types of shows due to the demolition of the Futurist Theatre. Continue to […]

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Compress The Highstreet

Use this nightmare #COVID19 as an opportunity to reconfigure and compress the high street down to start below Aberdeen Walk. Reconfigure the one way system to take into account this new layout. Link the revamped Market Hall to the Town Centre and open up the Vista to our best asset the Beach and Sea views. […]

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A town for children and young people …

‘Children are a kind of indicator species. If we can build a successful city for children, we will have a successful city for all people,’ says Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of Bogotá, credited with transforming his city. Children and young people, particularly those on the margins of communities are some of the least heard voices, […]

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Build a process

Discrete government projects like this pop up from time to time (park & ride) & I’m not sure this decision process is good enough to trust (what will happen to these ideas?). So I’d like to use some of the money to develop a way to hear people’s voices .. not just the loud, the […]

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Big Ideas By The Sea

Homepage This festival aims to address many of the ideas already being discussed. To raise the profile of Scarborough and Whitby as a place of Big Ideas. The festival was postponed this year, however we are now planning for May 2021 to explore Big Ideas related to the environment, art and culture. So keen to […]

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A People’s Town Centre

This is a simple idea: Make the town centre a focus for all the great stuff that happens within the wider town. Performance spaces to bring life to the town centre, poster sites for events so we can find out what is going on, empty shops given to charities and community organisations to show off […]

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The environment, young people …

The environment, the story of the town and young people are 3 key components. A programme for empty units could be done by a local by-law giving the local authority powers to occupy the unit – waiving business rates. Empty premises not participating will need penalising somehow. The BIG Ideas could include: Encourage the local […]

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A few points

There’s a few key points that the town could focus on just to improve quality of life around here. First, a big push for small businesses, reduced business rates and entrepreneurial grants for use of the empty units in town. A focus on nightlife due to a growing student population, there’s many empty small bars […]

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Uploaded for Paul

Retain the architecture, parks walks and gardens so that Scarborough remains an attractive place for visitors: it has some of the features of a spa town, like Harrogate, but we have the sea. Provide support and assistance to incoming needy families so that quality of town is maintained. Otherwise coastal towns tend to deteriorate. Put […]

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Let’s show off

Some friends visited Scarborough recently with the intention of exploring the town. When I asked them what they had found they replied that it was hard to know where they should look – there was no tourist information centre with knowledgeable staff, the signposts were years out of date with closed destinations painted over and […]

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Make more of our green space

For some lucky streets, there are trees and grass verges. For lots of the townsfolk, there are treeless concrete and really quite shabby hubs like Falsgrave and South Cliffe shops. I’d love to see native trees, planting & seating to encourage communities to linger and gather in community spaces. Coffee huts in parks at busy […]

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There is no single answer

Scarborough Town Centre – Bringing a town centre back to life. After the Coronavirus outbreak we need to grasp the opportunity that for a while the country will be a different place – councils will be ‘encouraged’ to think differently by their communities – providing the community grasp the opportunity. The relevance of ‘place’ management […]

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Link coast and country with culture

Scarborough had some assets that it does not make enough of: 1. It’s surrounded by farming but there’s no farmers market 2. It has an artistic community that it largely hidden and not particularly connected with each other 3. It has some splendid buildings in town and on the foreshore which are worse than crumbling […]

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Where to begin?

It’s a challenge with so many differing socio-economic groups vying for attention and residents possibly the bottom of the heap. Drop 1950’s ideas of ‘tourism’ (as evidenced on the foreshore) and focus on the 21st century. That means connectivity (including transport), eliminating shabbiness by redeveloping the centre rather than building satellite estates, investing in leisure […]

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Grow from strong roots

Any gardener will tell you that good growth starts from strong roots. Education, skills, aspiration; and personal development & capital are key; from nursery through to higher and adult education. Our young people need not just resources (which they need desperately after years of cuts), but also the personal and cultural confidence and skills to […]

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A Peoples Town

Scarborough has its’ history entrenched in people. People visiting, people holidaying and people socialising. We need to make Scarbrough a people’s town, outside heated seating, cafe bars and restaurants. Traditional products made available in traditional shops. Street art, street music, street activities and you’ll find lots of people enjoying being back on the streets, in […]

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Digital Connectibivty

I think there should be further investment into making sure Scarborough and the surrounding areas have access to high-speed fibre internet speeds. I believe this is possible in the town centre but not further out. I know of a friend who can’t upgrade his connection and he isn’t able to offer some digital business services […]

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Regenerating the town as a whole

Scarborough looks shabby, this needs to change quickly. Shopping habits have drastically changed in the last 5 years and we need to catch up. Shoppers want an experience, to be amazed with flash mob dances, watching live entertainment, big screens in shopping areas, getting autographs from famous people, mixed use venues like indoor golf with […]

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A modern Scarborough Fair

To showcase Scarborough to businesses, tourists and the younger generation by bringing back a very modernised version of Scarborough Fair which would be exhibited in the town centre each month with a different theme and quality musicians playing the folk song in different ways. Like an ongoing updated Great Exhibition. The fair would be a […]

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Improve Transport and Digital Tech

I’ve lived in Scarborough for most of my life. I love the location and the town itself however, like many seaside towns, the transport system is inadequate. Three ‘A’ road in and out of the town that get snarled up so easily due to lack of dual carriageways; poor train services; and reduced bus services […]

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COMMUNITY PRIDE

WE LIVE IN A WONDERFUL TOWN IF YOU TAKE TIME TO STOP AND LOOK, YET PEOPLE STILL MOAN. RATHER THAN BUILD SOMETHING NEW, WHY NOT CELEBRATE WHAT IS HERE, DISCOVER WHAT LOCAL PEOPLE VALUE – THE SPECIAL PLACES, THE GOOD TIMES THEY’VE HAD, THE SURPRISING SCARBOROUGH PLACES AND SHARE THIS WITH THE WORLD. SOME PLACES […]

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Celebrate what we have

Visitors are always amazed at what Scarborough has and why it doesn’t big itself up more. We need something that celebrates the wonderful places and spaces in the town so they can be found and thus generates pride amongst residents. Some of the routes and gateways to these special places could perhaps be smartened up […]

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Heritage is our future

Places that are booming have an economy based around heritage and tourism, they are pleasant interesting places to visit where people are happy to spend money having a nice time. It is vital we safeguard the wonderful assets we have as a town and start to make something of them. We need to give new […]

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Undiscovered Scarborough

The reason many people choose to live here is the quality of life. You don’t need to be earning much to enjoy wonderful gardens & wild areas, the beach, galleries & museums, an exciting live music scene… But so much of this is hidden. Solve this problem & you will suddenly find a much more […]

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LOCAL ideas

I attended the session led by Wayne Hemmingway last night. It was appalling. He had clearly done no research into the local area or its economy and shouted down locals ideas trying to push his own middle class recycling agenda. His big idea was that the town should throw out the local food traders and […]

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Theatre

A theatre like the futurist where big touring shows can Come back. If no one has noticed we haven’t had any big musicals since the futurist shut down because the spa and SJT can’t handle them

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Finally Athletics Facilities

For decades, Scarborough has produced hundreds of athletes across a wide range of sports, namely in athletics. Investment into an athletics track and facilities, like the rugby club and football club have benefited from, will not only benefit the athletes and give generations facilities to train, but will also enable Scarborough to host many events […]

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Environmental Initiatives

A comprehensive network of cycle paths separated from the busy roads by greenery so that people can stop using cars and feel safe while cycling. This would reduce reliance on motor vehicles for residents and tourists, encourage healthier options for residents and visitors and reduce emissions into the environment.

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Bring Back a Youth Culture

We need a venue that YOUNG PEOPLE CAN BE ENGAGED WITH. Not a single-minded venue, but one that can host manier different interests. MINDFULLNESS, MUSIC, ARTS. Fashion shows, modelling, exhibitions for work that dont have to be education related, a space to put on gigs, a space to learn and provide meditation classes and yoga, […]

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Harbour Upgrade

Make an additional marina and deep water berth for larger vessels and cruise ships. A large marina would attract more money to the area and a deep water berth could potentially put Scarborough on the ever increasing UK cruise sector, with access to York, Whitby and other local attractions. Having worked for a number of […]

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Family attractions

We need to update Scarborough so that we are an attractive option for families to visit on holiday. This includes investing in affordable, indoor family attractions so that visitors have things to do in bad wether. The town centre could use better known shops to attract shoppers and there are plenty of areas that could […]

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Town centre

A town centre ban on drinking in the streets from westborugh down to eastborugh. Also the anti social behaviour in this town is becoming a joke large groups of youths walking round and nothing gets done about them. How about fund some money into get police back on the beat to combat this. Rather than […]

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Citizens Advice

The local citizens advice is a much needed member of the community and has helped many people in the area massively, I was in there the other week and even they were saying how much they struggled with premise space and no car park for people to use. They could also do with some money […]

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Family activities

Invest in more family places that we have lost such as mr marvels and kinderland, Atlantis etc. We need more activities for the kids and families to do! Scarborough isn’t what it used to be. No wonder the kids are turning to drugs etc. Also revamp the town centre and bring in better shops

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Rebuild tourism

Finally finish the cinema complex next to the sands that was supposed to be complete in 2018 but hasn’t even started building. Build something where the futurist used to be, perhaps the rollercoaster that was promised or some other form of beach attraction. Put money into the upkeep of buildings, a lot are falling into […]

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Re-model Seamer Station

Create extra parking at Seamer station, to provide much needed capacity, relief to local residents and a proper P&R option into the town centre. Link the station by footbridge to the business park, encouraging more sustainable linkages and attracting new businesses to the area.

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Make more of the attractions

1. Take the Grand off Britannia hotels and make it the world class hotel it should be, Scarborough needs an hotel on the same style as the Savoy. But it’s currently run by a notoriously poor chain. 2. Complete the upgrade at the South end of the spa buildings including the out of use buildings […]

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Activities

Would love to bring some new activities to Scarborough which will take place in cover but also some free outside areas. The new pool and sports village are great components and I think we need some more things like this. Such as a new cinema, trampoline zone, revamping football courts with new markings bench’s and […]

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Cinema

Scarborough needs a proper cinema and the monopoly of the run down preexisting cinema needs to be looked into. There are literally no proper bars/clubs etc. Only decent facility is the casino. There should be new houses built there. Majority of the population is on benefits there and fake illnesses etc to get benefits. The […]

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Shopping/food facilities

I’ve traveled across the United Kingdom and have experienced many shopping/leisure experiences. Unfortunately, Scarborough has had the least variety of shopping facilities compared to places like fort kinnaird in Edinburgh a Primark,Nando’s,Franky & Bennies is just a few examples of things Scarborough would benefit from. The flamingo land Scarborough project would bring great future investments […]

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Improvements on the A64

Create a better link to York and the motorways, Scarborough is really time consuming to get to, which is reflected by higher fuel prices and poor courier delivery times. Not only would it help local business this way, but tourists would get here easier and residents would be able to leave quicker when needing to […]

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Nightlife

As the uni has been built there is many students coming from all over the UK, saying this there is no proper nightlife in Scarborough, with 0 actual nightclubs not bar hybrids. If this was put into place there would a significant amount of the 18-25’s in Scarborough would make this a focal point of […]

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Changes that MUST be made

I suggest we bring back more family fun activities. There is nothing for the children to do in summer hoildays. We need places like kinder land back, we need indoor play areas and we need these to accessible. They should be reasonably priced so single mums or dads can use it. Scarborough is meant to […]

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Encouraging people into the town

Our two bays quite unique and provide an excellent opportunity to encourage fitness and well being for visitors and residents, how the charges to the seafront for those who may not be disabled but can’t manage the full route would be made so much easier if the drive removed the parking meters, all year. The […]

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Put back what you took

Aquarium, pier, skating rink, cinema, kinder land, Mr marvels, cable cars, outdoor pool, drop the business rates so shops flourish, have you seen eastborough lately? Make it a place people want to visit, shopping is dire, market none existent nearly, no bingos for elderly visitors, nothing for teens. You can’t survive and have businesses survive […]

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Increase the beauty

I’m new to Scarborough and was pleasantly surprised by the area around the castle and towards East Ayton. However the town centre and the route towards the beach is completely run down and unpleasant. Scarborough should work on making a pleasant walkable, cycle and public transport route between the train station, the town, both beaches […]

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Morning bus service

My daughter wants to attend college in Scarborough… But the local 128 service does not run a service from kirkbymoorside that reaches scarborough before 9pm. This is really hard for young people who want to study or work in Scarborough from the region around the town. Perhaps the money cd help pay for this bus […]

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Invest in

Scarborough has lost many great attractions. Mr Marvels, Kinderland, put money into revitalising these sites and reinstating family fun activities including more all weather options. Scarborough has also lost so many of its historic buildings, work should be done to support important heritage such as The Grand Hotel before they fall into complete disrepair. The […]

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a beautiful tree line pedestrian area from the Brunswick to the top of Blands Cliff

A beautiful tree-line pedestrian route meandering from The Brunswick to the top of Blands Cliff. This would create an avenue of zoned village green areas. A large area outside Poundland with a bandstand, sociable seating (NOT in rows) a play area for young children. TREES, BUSHES etc The next area would be at the end […]

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look after our architecture

Scarborough should try for more Heritage recognition. What we have is unique – a medieval fishing port, and an almost intact Edwardian seaside resort which still has many original buildings. Scarborough has lost far too many of these gems and others are still horrifically neglected (eg the old hospital on the Foreshore). What remains is […]

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REMOVE THE BID

Suggest that the Yorkshire Coast BID is cancelled. Those people wanting to donate should be able to but not by bankrupting businesses that are already close to closing.

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Inclusive Sports Facilities

Recent investment in the town has provided two fantastic 3G (football only) Astroturf pitches, Flamingo Land Stadium (New) and the resurface of Pindar Leisure Centre (from a multi sports surface to football only). Whist investment in sport is a great thing for the area, is it inclusive to other areas of the sports community. Other […]

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Unified Vision

Before any other investment in the town, Scarborough needs a unified vision of what it wants to look like in the short, medium and long-term future. Applications for development are constantly turned down, with the reasoning of “they don’t fit into the plan for the area” (Restaurant at Royal Albert Park, lodges at the old […]

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Better gateway from seafront

There needs to be a better (more enticing) route through from the seafront to the town centre. More independent retail, alternative food outlets and a ‘reason’ to walk away from the sea front. Indoor destinations such as the Market Hall are great. Entertainment, community initiatives and residential are needed in the town centre if the […]

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Street trees

Westborough used to have street trees. Please put them back! Trees provide so many benefits and make the town centre a pleasant place.

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Bring in cruise ships

Even the largest cruise ships can anchor in the bay and run tender boats ashore. The Yorkshire coast has dozens of attractions a short bus ride away, even as far as York is normal for ships’ tours. The extra tourist numbers will boost the sand side economy as well as the wider region. Many cruise […]

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Various thoughts

Scarborough needs to provide cleaner streets, beaches and roads into Scarborough town centre to make it look appealing. Improve the road structures into the town, Filey Road and Seamer Road, look at the congestion reasons e.g. road layout. Provide a larger variety of activities for families of all family ages and provide better advertising of […]

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Restore the beauty of Scarborough

Scarborough looks run down and neglected as do other towns in East Yorkshire, including Bridlington and Driffield. We need to restore the charm of these places as that would significantly bring in tourism pounds. Restore the architectural heritage and the natural heritage of the coastline. No more places like Alpamare, they do not fit the […]

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No cars on foreshore

Having no car access on the foreshore works when we have events. It’s less stress watching for cars and less pollution – why not try it? I have been to many seaside resorts in the UK and Europe most have car free seafronts with cafes utilising the space with resudents and visitors relaxing car free.

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Ms J Golden

Good morning, Having had a brief Chat with our local MP, Robert Goodwill, I felt it important to raise my suggestion in a bid to help our local community and Scarborough. I’ve only been resident here for over three years, but have noticed a significant downturn in local businesses moving out of shops. This leaves […]

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Town centre

More seats more flowers a statue of what Scarborough is about message boards telling people what’s on and were new shops

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Provide for the youth

Scarborough has loads to do for young families who like being outdoors…especially on sunny summer days. But come rain and bad weather and for our local young people, there’s nowhere to go and not much to do, unless you want to spend a lot of money or travel at least an hour to a city. […]

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Generate SME growth

Better office space and connectivity is crucial if we’re to stabilise current SMEs in the town and encourage others to start. The towns offering for emerging sectors (digital being our example) isn’t good enough. We need to attract people with the skills into our area, we’re competing against large, cosmopolitan cities for these people and […]

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Rediscovered Scarborough

Town centres are failing. Ours is doing ok but is drab and quickly losing the uniqueness that could make it a real tourism draw. so… 1. Restore all buildings to original period frontages enhancing the heritage feel of the town. Make grants available to landlords to enable this to happen. Where buildings have been replaced […]

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