Scarborough Chamber of Trade who were instrumental in forming Scarborough’s anti-theft group is very concerned that the county council intends to cut its funding for CCTV cameras in Scarborough borough by more than 70 per cent from 2019.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire says she has set up a review into CCTV cameras across the county.
The county council says it can find a cheaper provider for traffic management – which is what it uses them for.
Residents and businesses in the borough say they are concerned about the dangers of losing the cameras.
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The 2018 Scarborough Mini Guide 2018 is now available from over 500 locations.
Launched in 2004 by the Scarborough Chamber of Trade, this high quality publication is now regarded as a premier tourism publication, which specifically promotes local businesses, attractions, eating places and events throughout the summer season.
This year Scarborough & District Chamber of Trade and Scarborough Hospitality Association have joined forces and commissioned CPL Media to produce the Scarborough Mini Guide for 2018.
CPL Media have, for several years, produced a map of Scarborough for the Hospitality Association, which will be replaced by the Scarborough Mini Guide 2018 incorporating useful maps of the town and the surrounding area.
80,000 copies of this 36-page, full colour, glossy brochure have been produced.
The location of supporters of this project (i.e. local businesses) are highlighted on a map of the town.
A comprehensive list of events taking place throughout the summer and beyond are included.
Distribution will be by a specialist company, to Hotels, Guesthouses, Campsites and Holiday Parks within 20 miles of Scarborough as well as specific targeted locations within 50 miles.
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.”