Zetland FM Local News - 19th Mar 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 19th March 2016
The work done to support apprentices in roles as diverse as Social Work and engineering has seen the council scoop a prestigious award.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is the first local authority in the country to be given the ‘Investor in Apprenticeships’ award for the support given to almost 400 council apprentices since the internal apprenticeship scheme was started in 2009.
This is in addition to the 850 young people in Redcar and Cleveland helped into apprenticeships with businesses across the borough thanks to the Routes to Employment team.
That support has seen 175 council apprentices go on to further education or full-time employment thanks to the invaluable experience gained during their apprenticeships. The 65 apprentices currently at the council will no doubt be looking to follow a similar path in the near future.
To find out more about apprenticeships at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, go to: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/apprenticeships
Residents in Redcar & Cleveland are being urged to 'Check it before you chuck it' as part of a campaign aimed at increasing the amount and quality of recycling in the borough.
The initiative encourages the public to think about what they recycle to ensure they are recycling as much as possible and that it is going in the right recycling bin.
Each additional tonne of recycled paper is equivalent to the energy saved to heat a home for six months and recycling an aluminium can saves enough energy to power your television for three hours.
In Redcar & Cleveland we currently recycle 47% of our waste which is the highest rate in Teesside and slightly above the national average. Despite these encouraging figures we still need to recycle more.
This campaign will help to highlight the issue and hopefully encourage people to recycle more as well as reduce the amount of contaminated material being sent to the processing site."
Trainee police officers have run 161 miles to raise money for the White Ribbon Campaign.
The off-duty officers took part in the sponsored run at Redcar boating lake yesterday.
The officers ran seven miles each on the morning and took part in a ceremony yesterday evening, having completed a training programme lasting almost six months.
The White Ribbon Campaign is a charity which raises awareness and lobbies against violence and domestic abuse.
161 miles was equivalent to 701 laps of the lake, and represents the number of people convicted for domestic abuse offences in Cleveland in 2013/14.