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Scarborough Borough Asked What It Wants

Scarborough Borough Asked What It Wants

Published by Jon Burke at 12:55pm 20th January 2020. (Updated at 12:56pm 20th January 2020)

Scarborough Borough Council has today kicked off a comprehensive, widespread public consultation about its Corporate Plan for Building a Better Borough.

The ‘Your Borough, Your Say’ consultation aims to reach out to people in all local communities so they can have their say in how Building a Better Borough can be achieved and let the council know about the things that matter the most to them. Feedback from the public and key stakeholders will help to identify key priorities for the borough, which will set and guide the work of the council and its partners to shape a better future for the borough’s communities.

This consultation includes a survey to 6000 local residents, which will be landing on doorsteps this week, followed in February by a postcard to all households in the borough to promote the consultation and encourage people to get involved.

Anyone in the household can complete the survey, even if they have not lived in the area for very long. The council also welcomes the views of other members of the household and other residents throughout the borough that want to have their say. The survey, which will run for eight weeks from 20 January to 15 March, can be completed online via the council’s new Building a Better Borough website - Paper copies of the survey will be available to pick up from the following locations:

•           Customer First Centre, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG

•           Falsgrave Community Resource Centre, Seamer Road, Scarborough, YO12 4DJ

•           The Street, 12 Lower Clark Street, Scarborough, YO12 7PW

•           Scarborough Library, Vernon Road, Scarborough, YO11 2NN

•           Filey Town Council, 52 Queen Street, Filey, YO14 9HE

•           Evron Centre, 58 John Street, Filey, YO14 9DQ

•           Filey Library, Station Avenue, Filey, YO14 9AE

•           Whitby Library, Windsor Terrace, Whitby, YO21 1ET

•           Whitby Town Council, Pannett Park, Whitby, YO21 1RE

•           Whitby Tourist Information Centre, Langborne Road, Whitby, YO21 1DN

Anyone that doesn’t receive a survey by post can request one to be sent to them by calling Customer First on 01723 232323 and providing their full name and address details. Alternative formats of the survey, such as large print, are available on request. The survey is also being issued to the council’s existing residents’ panel, business panel, staff, councillors, parish councillors, key partners and stakeholders.

As part of the consultation, a series of face to face conversations with communities will be held during February and March and the council will be announcing full details of these in due course.

Leader of Scarborough Borough Council, Cllr Steve Siddons, said:

“We’re committed to Building a Better Borough for everyone and that means taking our communities with us through the consultation and development process so that everyone can have their say in what they think our borough should look like in the future and how we can all work together to develop and achieve that vision.”

About the Building a Better Borough programme 

'Building a Better Borough' is Scarborough Borough Council’s exciting and ambitious new programme, which will help to shape the future of the council and the communities we serve together.

'Building a Better Borough' will be delivered through a new council vision that will shape and direct the organisation and drive the aspirations at the heart of the Borough of Scarborough. The five key elements that will achieve these aims are: 

•           An inspirational vision for the council

•           A new Corporate Plan 

•           Pride in our People, the council’s new workforce development programme

•           A new relationship with the borough community building on its strong assets, skills and passions

•           A new set of behaviours for all those involved in the work of the council


There are 2 comments on this page.

zara, on 20th January 2020 4:31pm
how much is this fiasco going to cost us? I would not mind but this council just like the previous one will take no notice of whatever is said anyway. Do they really believe that anyone thinks they will?
JohnfromScarborough, on 22nd January 2020 10:40am
I wonder what will happen if many thousands of residents were to say that the Futurist site should be used to build a new theatre?

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