A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 13th April:

A £6.5 million investment by a Wilton based plastics recycling company has been announced.

Biffa Polymers, which makes trays for the food industry and milk bottles, says it will double it's output at the Redcar plant to around 20,000 tons from early next year and build a new recycling line. The news is a positive step, considering that the recycling industry markets are unstable. To date, the polymers facility has reprocessed over 3 billion plastic bottles.

Established 25 years ago, it was the first company in the world to achieve food grade status for its recycled High Density Polyethylene and has picked up a string of awards, including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Innovation in 2009.


A crash on the A171 near Guisborough yesterday afternoon, closed the road for around two hours.

Emergency crews were scrambled to the road near Birk Brow after two cars collided just after 2pm and a woman casualty suffered neck injuries.

She was taken to James Cook Hospital for treatment by Ambulance, but her injuries weren't believed to be life threatening.

Police managed to get one lane open by 4pm, but traffic was said to be heavy in places through the Lingdale and Margrove Park area due to the diversion.


The latest SSI Task Force Jobs Fair has been announced and there's plenty of work on offer!

Around 20 employers will be promoting vacancies next Tuesday at Tuned In on Majuba Rd in Redcar between 10am and 3pm.

Companies attending include Nissan, the Hawk Group, Applebridge Construction and Normans of Billingham and the jobs available range from Logistics and Transport, Engineering and Machine Operators, through to Driving and Haulage, Chemical process, Construction and Electrical.

The event aims to help former SSI staff, supply chain workers and their families find new employment and retraining opportunities. 

Chair of the SSI Task Force, the Chief Executive of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Amanda Skelton said that over 250 people have already found work as a direct result of the last three Jobs Fairs and there has been good progress, but the Task Force knows there are still hundreds of highly skilled former SSI and supply chain workers yet to find employment.

If you're from the area, affected by redundancy and looking for work, you're welcome to attend. For SSI Task Force help and advice, click here.


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