Last chance to stand

WOULD-BE borough and parish councillors who wish to stand for election next month have until noon on Monday to return their completed nomination papers.

All borough and parish council seats are up for election, and existing councillors will also need to complete a pack to be able to stand for election again.

Nomination packs can be obtained by going online to and following the ‘Elections – Electoral Nominations’ link to download a pack; emailing, or visiting a Customer First centre, where there will be a limited number available.

Completed nomination papers must be returned to The Returning Officer, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough YO11 2HG, and cannot be handed in at Filey.

The poll will take place on Thursday, May 5. Electors will also have the chance to vote on whether the UK should adopt the alternative voting system for UK Parliamentary elections in a national referendum.