Borough of Scarborough
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The Borough of Scarborough (/ˈskɑːrbərə/) is a non-metropolitan district with borough status in 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.
|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|
|• Leader||Steve Siddons |
|• Mayor||Hazel Lynskey|
|• Chief Executive||Michael Greene|
|• Total||816.5 km2 (315.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||133/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|• Ethnicity||99.0% White|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
YO (11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 22)
|NUTS 3 code||UKE22|
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 become a unitary authority. If the bid had been successful then the Borough of Scarborough would — along with all other districts and boroughs in the present county of North Yorkshire — have been abolished then. The bid, however, was unsuccessful and the districts remained as they were previously constituted.
However, in July 2021 the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government announced that in April 2023, the non-metropolitan county will be reorganised into a unitary authority. Scarborough Borough Council will be abolished and its functions transferred to a new single authority for the non-metropolitan county of North Yorkshire.