Attractions and venues on the Yorkshire coast and North York Moors are set to get a promotional boost next month at a special event to highlight the very best of what’s on and what to do in the area this year.

On Tuesday 20th March Scarborough Borough Council’s tourism team, Discover Yorkshire Coast, will join forces with Scarborough Hospitality Association and Scarborough Chamber of Trade and Commerce to host their second joint Literature Exchange.

The event will give accommodation providers a special opportunity to meet those behind local attractions and tourism services to get information on their plans for visitors throughout 2018. Those attending the event can collect literature, which they can share with their guests to help cross promote the area and the exciting attractions and events on offer.

The workshop will take place against a backdrop of a magnificent working collection of vintage cars, steam engines, vintage fairground rides and mechanical organs at Scarborough Fair Collection in the grounds of Flower of May Holiday Park, situated off the A165 between Scarborough and Filey.

Those wanting to exhibit at the event should email for a booking form.

Anyone wanting to attend the event to learn more about what the Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors have to offer can reserve a free ticket at by searching under Literature Exchange Workshop, Scarborough.

Shirley Smith, President of the Scarborough Hospitality Association said:

“There’s a lot to see and do locally and many hidden gems, none the least, the Scarborough Fair Collection where we are holding the event. This leaflet exchange is intended to be more convenient for both local attractions and accommodation providers. They can come along pick up promotional literature, swap ideas and meet with people they might not otherwise get a chance to know.”

Tony Stevens, Vice Chairman, Scarborough Chamber of Trade & Commerce, added:

“As part of a commitment to support local businesses, Scarborough Chamber of Trade & Commerce is delighted to be working with the Discover Yorkshire Coast team and Scarborough Hospitality Association on this exciting event. It is an ideal opportunity for local attractions and businesses to showcase their products to those who are directly associated with local tourism.”

For Booking enquiries contact:
Ged Wilcock, Secretary Scarborough Hospitality Association
Tel 07833 330056 or email

News from North Yorkshire County Council

Improvements to begin on several Scarborough streets

Improvement works by North Yorkshire County Council to various streets in Scarborough town centre are scheduled to start on Monday, 22 January.

On Newborough, paving works and footpath widening will take place and the taxi ranks will be repositioned into St Thomas Street. This will enhance the appearance and improve facilities for pedestrians in the area. A temporary road closure will be in place during the works from Queen Street to St Nicholas Street and there will be a signed diversion.

Aberdeen Walk will see a continuation of the precinct works that took place last year with new paving and a coloured tarmac centre section. In Bar Street, the County Council will replace the block paving and in Huntriss Row sections of the block paving will be relaid.

The work is scheduled to be complete by 29 March. Signs will be erected in the area giving more details.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said: “These essential improvements are a continuation of the Scarborough Precinct work that took place last year and have been made possible by funding made available through the Government’s National Productivity Investment Fund.”

County Councillor Janet Jefferson, Member for Castle division and president of the chamber of trade and commerce, said: “It has been a long-term intention to create a much stronger pedestrian link between the town centre and the seafront and this is a step towards achieving that. We hope it will increase pedestrian flow to the lower part of the town.

“I hope residents and visitors will support the local businesses during the works and we would like to apologise in advance for any disruption these works might cause.”

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