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Borough of Scarborough

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The Borough of Scarborough (/ˈskɑːrbərə/)[1][2] 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.[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.

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Scarborough Town Hall
Scarborough shown within North Yorkshire
Scarborough shown within North Yorkshire
Sovereign stateFlag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Constituent countryFlag_of_England.svg England
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Ceremonial countyNorth Yorkshire
Administrative HQScarborough (Town Hall)
  TypeNon-metropolitan district
  BodyScarborough Borough Council
  LeadershipLeader and Cabinet
  ExecutiveConservative / Independent
  LeaderSteve Siddons
  MayorHazel Lynskey
  Chief ExecutiveMichael Greene
  Total816.5 km2 (315.3 sq mi)
  Density133/km2 (340/sq mi)
99.0% White
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode area
YO (11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 22)
GSS codeE07000168
NUTS 3 codeUKE22
ONS code36UG
The logo, as seen on Whitby Bridge.

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.[4][5]