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The Scarborough News story about the Bathing Belle February 2017
Society receives a regional award from YHACS for the 2016 programme of activies.
The Scarborough News story about
the Sarony Blue Plaque planned for
Civic Day on the 17th of June 2017
Another disgraceful demolition announced

 The Scarborough News
 article about Blue Plaques
 The Scarborough News coverage of the Queen Victoria Statue Appeal November 5th 2015
 The Scarborough News coverage of the launch 15 October 2015

The Scarborough News 14 May 2015
Hopefully we will finally get shelter 3 back to its former glory. Well done to the Dale Electric team!
Scarborough Borough Council started to webcast their meetings and at the first meeting to be broadcast using this new system the society asked a question about cinema provision in Scarborough.
Click on this link to view the meeting:

February 17 2015


You can now watch live and recorded council meetings on the council webcasting site,



The Scarborough News published this story

February 12th 2015
Scarborough Civic Society has been presented with a regional honour - the Peter Spawforth Award for Achievement.
Pictured is Adrian Perry of Scarborough Civic Society receiving the award from Peter Cooper, president of the regional society.

Richard Blades a local artist was commissioned to paint a panorama of the South Bay featuring the wonderful Sun Court at the Spa as a part of the Civic Society's 50th year celebrations.The Civic Society committee wished ensure that the painting would be on public view and are pleased that Sheffield International Venues, who operate the Spa Complex in cooperation with Scarborough Council, kindly agreed to hang the painting in Farrer's Bar.
The painting "Belief" was handed over to Steve Brailly, Chief Executive of Sheffield International Venues at the Gala Concert at the Spa on Thursday the 11th of September


The Scarborough News published this story

August 7 2014


Scarborough and District Civic Society has funded repairs to the historic water trough in Sandside as part of its 50th anniversary cel­ebrations. The trough, which dates back to 1908, was to provide drinking water for horses - but apparently also to keep draymen, cabdrivers and trippers out of the public houses.

Pictured left are Alan Hargreaves, Rich­ard Flowitt, Stephen Parnaby, Chris Perry and Adrian Perry

On Tuesday the 6th of May we held a launch event for the Town Hall Visitors Guide which was given to the Borough of Scarborough by Scarborough & District Civic Society in their 50th anniversary year.
The Mayor and Mayoress made us very welcome and everyone really enjoyed the tour and refreshments.


September 2013        WONDERFUL NEWS

Peter Cooper as President of Yorkshire & Humber Association of Civic Societies made an application to have the Spa Cliff Lift listed and below is an extract from a letter Peter recently received from English Heritage: 

Scarborough South Cliff Railway, - Awarded Listed Building Status

Following your application to add the above building to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, we have now considered all the representations made and completed our assessment of the building. I am delighted to inform you that having considered our recommendation, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has decided to add Scarborough South Cliff Railway to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The building is now listed at Grade II. 



Click here to "listen again" Radio York 18 March on the proposed Sea Defences 


Click here for information about  The YHACS Peter Spawforth Awards



Click here to read about what the Yorkshire Post said about the trouble in Paradise


Click here to read about NYCC vandalism of our street lights in Paradise


Click here to view the South Cliff Gardens the restoration video presented to Councillors May 31st 2012




Click here to read the Civic Society Scarborough News comment re: Town Hall


23 May 2012 click here for Radio York report on Scarborough Town Hall


20 February 2012 click here to read about our Paint the Town project


6 January 2012 click here to read about our comment re: Wind Turbines on the Crown Spa Hotel



Scarborough & District Civic Society’s project “Paint the Town” wins Heritage Lottery Fund support.  Read the Scarborough Evening News report by clicking here

Click here for Radio York report on Spa Cliff Lift June 2011


Click here for Shuttleworth Shelter report 










Click here to hear Radio York report on Dean Road site


Dean Road Development 2011






Civic Society Week 2010



Scarborough Hosts the Regional launch of Civic Societies Week




Civic Society wins award

Click here for the story in Scarborough Evening News

Shelter Exhibition Story           The Event

Harry W Smith Exhibition

Sitwell Exhibition                 Replacement Blue Plaque