Scarborough WiFi Attractions
Councillors welcome plans to transform Scarborough into the countryâ€™s best performing coastal town centre by 2025.
19:46 10 March 2019
Scarborough council is to bid for a share of the £675million recently announced by the Government as part of its Future High Street Funds. The council aims to transform Scarborough into the country’s best performing coastal town centre by 2025. It plans to create a smart town with WiFi and 4G coverage and stage year-round cultural events to attract more people. It also aims to become a true university town and make use of empty units for pop-up shops.
Cllr Tony Randerson (Lab) said: “This is perhaps the most important piece of work that has been carried out during my time on the council.
“It is vital that we get it right. I will say that some of the properties above shops on the precinct are in a terrible state of disrepair and that is something we can start looking at in the short-term.”
Proposals to create a “town centre team” that will lead on delivering the action plan were also brought forward. A task group of councillors was also created to oversee the drafting of the action plan.