Scarborough News office opens its doors to neighbours

The Scarborough News hosted a “Meet the Neighbours” event to invite fellow businesses to meet staff and take a tour of the new offices.

Following our relocation from Aberdeen Walk to the modern premises at Newchase Court, off Hopper Hill Road, not far from Morrisons, invitations were sent out to our new neighbours on the business park.

Scarborough News visit. Andy Potts of Practical Networks talking to the girls . Pic Richard Ponter 144218a

Scarborough News visit. Andy Potts of Practical Networks talking to the girls . Pic Richard Ponter 144218a

Representatives came along from many businesses, including Tyro Training, Handelsbanken, York Potash, Castle Group and Yorkshire Coast Radio. Other organisations, such as North Yorkshire Police, were also represented.

Susan Rowley, a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) in Eastfield, Cayton and Osgodby, said: “It’s been really interesting and the offices are very modern.

“It’s good to see how the paper works and everyone has been so friendly and welcoming. It’s very accessible and there’s plenty of parking.”

Andy Potts, of Practical Networks, said he was interested to hear about the Scarborough News’ suite of meeting rooms, which can be used by members of the community.

He added: “It’s a nice working environment and a good space for businesses to come in and use.”

This was echoed by Mel Raven, of Tyro Training, who said the meeting rooms were excellent. Colleague Carey Bitton said: “It’s nice to see so many local people employed here. I think some people have got the impression that the paper was produced elsewhere, but it’s not the case.”

Anyone wishing to call in is welcome to do so from 9am to 5pm at Newchase Court, Hopper Hill Road, Eastfield.

If you are in the town centre, the Scarborough News also has a correspondence box at Ashkar News in Aberdeen Walk and runs reporter drop-in sessions at The Carousel in Falconers Road.

Days and times are announced each week in the newspaper.