A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 7th April:

Real Ale drinkers will be flocking to Guisborough this Friday and Saturday, as the popular charity Beer Festival, now into it's 5th year, gets underway in the town.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Guisborough and Great Ayton, Guisborough and District Round Table and the Cleveland Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, the Festival offers nearly 40 traditional ales and flavoured beers, including ones made with blueberry, cherry and even Christmas pud! There's also cider made in Yorkshire and fruit wines made in Skinningrove.

Hot and cold food will be on offer from St Nicholas Parish Church volunteers and there'll be Steak and Ale pies provided by Enfields Butchers in the town.

Guisborough Beer Festival takes place at the Parish Hall on Bow Street on Friday and Saturday from 11am to 4pm and 6pm to 11pm. For more details, head to their Facebook page and you can buy tickets right now from Guisborough Bookshop. This year the Festival will be raising money for Teesside Hospice and Northern Children’s Cancer Research.


Now, we all hate driving over potholes and our vehicles can take a bit of a bettering, so there is welcome news that the Government has allocated funding to local Authorities, including Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council to help remedy the problem and fill them in!

The Department of Transport say that Redcar and Clevelands allocation of £121,000 is enough to fill nearly 2,300 potholes in local roads.

In reply, Councillor Helen McLuckie, the cabinet member for Neighbourhoods, said the funding will be used alongside money from the council’s budget already allocated to the Highways service for general maintenance and improvements.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the new money would tackle the “blight” of potholes for motorists and cyclists, with over £6 billion being spent nationally to improve the highways network.


Foodies can look forward to a host of good local fayre at Saltburn Farmers’ Market on Saturday.

Established since 2008 and now one of the most popular Markets in the country, it's organised by Food First, a social enterprise of over 20 locally based food producers and retailers. 

Based by the railway station, Saltburn Farmers Market has a bustling mix of over 35 stalls, including a wide range of locally produced food and drink, along with arts and crafts. It runs from 9am to 2pm. For more information, visit www.saltburnfarmersmarket.com



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