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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 15th March 2016



Plans for a new retail park are in the pipeline for Guisborough.

A scheme to redevelop the former ESCO foundry site on Rectory Lane into four retail units, two restaurant units and 10 industrial warehouses, including two restaurants and a Marks and Spencer food store has been put forward.

If given the go-ahead, the scheme - which has been proposed by Ryedale Estates - could see up to 140 new jobs created, and bring up to £10m worth of investment to the Guisborough area.

The retail park would be situated on the front of the former ESCO site and would comprise of four units along with two smaller units at the front of the site aimed at use by cafe or restaurant businesses.

The planning committee of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council's will discuss the proposals and decide whether to give the go ahead at a future date.


An extraordinary meeting of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council will be held today to honour Jackie Taylor MBE with the Freedom of the Borough.

The ceremony will be held in the council chambers at Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart at 11 o'clock this morning, and will feature a performance by children from Wheatlands Primary School Choir.

Jackie Taylor, the Saltburn 500 Club founder and driving force behind initiatives like Saltburn in Bloom, will be in attendance to accept and sign the Oath of Freeman witnessed by the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Cllr Brenda Forster and Chief Executive of the Council, Amanda Skelton.

Jackie Taylor was also recognised in 2003 when she was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace.


Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and Middlesbrough Council have joined forces to support the Public Health England 'One You' campaign to help you get back to a healthy you.

By the time we reach our 40s and 50s many of us will have dramatically increased our chances of becoming ill later in life.

Whether we are eating the wrong things, drinking more alcohol than we should, continuing to smoke, or just not being active enough, all of these things add up.

These habits could make it harder to keep up with the kids in the park or mean that your favourite pair of jeans are a bit tighter. More seriously, they increase the risk of you developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Our busy lives often mean that our own health is at the bottom of our list of priorities. One You is here to remind you that your health matters.

A good way to start the fight to healthy is to take the free One You health quiz, 'How Are You'.

This innovative quiz provides personalised recommendations based on your results and directs you to tools and offers to help you take action where it's most needed.

If you'd like more information, or would like to take the online health quiz, visit: www.nhs.uk/oneyou

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