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Borough of Scarborough

Borough of Scarborough
Borough
Scarborough Town Hall
Shown within North Yorkshire and England
Shown within North Yorkshire and England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Administrative county North Yorkshire
Admin. HQ Scarborough
Government
 • Type Scarborough Borough Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive: Liberal Democrat (council NOC)
 • MPs: Robert Goodwill,
Kevin Hollinrake
Area
 • Total 16.14 sq mi (41.81 km2)
Area rank 285th
Population (mid-2014 est.)
 • Total 63,176
 • Rank Ranked 309th
 • Density 3,900/sq mi (1,500/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 36UG (ONS)
E07000168 (GSS)
Ethnicity 99.0% White
Website scarborough.gov.uk

The Borough of Scarborough ( or )[1][2] is a non-metropolitan district and borough of 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.

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 be a unitary authority. If the bid had been successful then the Borough of Scarborough would have—along with all other districts and boroughs in the present county of North Yorkshire—been abolished. The bid, however, was unsuccessful and the districts remain as they were previously constituted.

The political composition of the council since the 2003 election is as follows:

Year Conservatives Liberal Democrats Labour UK Independence Party Green Independents
2003 27 2 8 0 0 13
2007 26 6 4 0 2 14
2011 25 3 6 2 2 14
2015 26 0 14 5 2 3

Education

There are a total of 64 schools and colleges, in the Scarborough area, as of 2012.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Definition of Scarborough". Collins English Dictionary. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  2. ^ "Definition for Scarborough - Oxford Dictionaries Online (World English)". Oxforddictionaries.com. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
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