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South Bay Traders Close After Crowds Visit Scarborough

South Bay Traders Close After Crowds Visit Scarborough

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 1:42pm 22nd March 2020. (Updated at 3:44pm 22nd March 2020)

Businesses in Scarborough's South Bay have today been asked to close after thousands visited the town on Saturday, leading to concerns over the spreading of the Coronavirus. 

Chairman of South Bay Traders Association John Senior, has asked members to close as soon as possible to help support the fight against Covid-19.

The social media post from John, posted this afternoon reads:

"A Plea from the South Bay Traders Association Scarborough
"Please stay safe and at Home!"

I have just been called by Mike Greene, CEO of Scarborough Borough Council, Mike has asked that all non essential businesses close with immediate effect. As Chairman of the SBTA Scarborough I am asking our members to close as soon as is possible in order to remove the temptation for unnecessary gatherings and help support the fight against Covid 19.

Don't forget that once this damned thing is beaten our beautiful North Yorkshire Coast will still be here for you to enjoy and we all look forward to welcoming you back as soon as is safe, in the meantime please stay safely at home!

From all of us here in the South Bay, we wish you well and God Speed to happier times.

South Bay Scarborough has been much quieter today with many businesses not opening or deciding to close and many people choosing not to visit seaside resorts after a backlash last night.

John Senior has spoken to Paddy this lunchtime explaining the decision to ask South Bay Traders to close:


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TERESA PATTERSON, on 22nd March 2020 8:53pm
Hi I agree that all the sea front be closed we want this crisis to end as quick as we can

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