Council hits back over claim

SCARBOROUGH Council leader Tom Fox has responded to claims made by the chairman of the company contracted to run the Open Air Theatre.

Cllr Tom Fox said that the council had “fundamental issues” with comments made by Paul Gregg of Apollo earlier in the week.

Speaking at yesterday’s meeting of the full council he said: “The allegation that Apollo is owed money is disputed.” He added that the agreement with Apollo did not prevent the council from staging its own shows.

Cllr David Jeffels said: “We hope that Apollo get their act together. We were told there would be an announcement in mid-March and it is now almost the end of March.”