A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 6th April:

A community event will take place at Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart a week on Friday, to help raise awareness of safety initiatives for people over the age of 50.

Organised by Redcar and Cleveland’s Older People’s Partnership, the event will see various service providers offering helpful support and information.

Cleveland Police will be there with tips on personal and community safety. Cleveland Fire Brigade will be advising on safety in the home and specialised equipment that people can access. Barclays Bank will be looking at digital safety and National Trading Standards will be offering advice on loan sharking and doorstep scamming.

A number of other community and national agencies and bodies are set to have stalls at the event too.

Councillor Helen McLuckie, the Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council said: “This will be a fantastic event which will provide support to our residents on how to keep safe against doorstep scams, in the home, online and more. 

The event runs from 12pm to 2pm at the Leisure and Community Heart in Redcar on Friday 15th April.


An award winning filmmaker, originally from Skelton, has returned to Teesside University to be presented with a trophy for her animated short film.

Domareen Fox received the Student Animation Award at the recent Royal Television Society’s Regional Awards but was unable to attend the ceremony because she's working for a German animation studio.

Taking advantage of a break in her busy schedule working in Stuttgart as an Art Director for Studio Soi, famous for the Gruffalo series, Domareen flew back to pick up the award from Dr Simon Stobart, Dean of the School of Computing.

She received it for 'Dresslocked', a three minute 2D animation that was produced as part of her BA (Hons) in Computer Character Animation at the University, where she graduated last year.


The Wilton Centre has significantly improved its green credentials following the introduction of new recycling and waste management systems.

Revamped guidance and procedures for the disposal of waste in labs, by maintenance staff and in catering areas has resulted in over half of all the Centre’s waste being recycled and the total amount of waste being sent to landfill decreasing by almost 25 percent last year.

This compares with a 30% recycling rate and 69% of waste being sent to landfill in 2014.

Keith Thompson from the Wilton Centres Facilities Management team says the impressive figures for 2015 are the result of a sustained programme of activity by the Centre following advice from a local specialist waste management company, TRS, based in Darlington.

He added that in 2016, the Centre will be targeting office waste to reduce further the amount that goes to landfill.


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