A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 23rd April


Police have been clamping down on anti-social vehicle behaviour in the Majuba Car Park in Redcar.

Over the past week officers have been monitoring CCTV footage of the car park, and as a result one vehicle has been seized by officers from the Road Policing Unit.

Police have also made one arrest, and number of other people have attended local police stations for a discussion about their actions.

Police are warning motorists who use the car park that they will be exercising their powers under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002 to deal with those who wish to behave in an anti social manner in their motor vehicles.



A major local employer has been helping to introduce local primary school pupils to the thriving North-East businesses on their doorstep.

The logistics division of PD Ports, PD Portcentric Logistics, staged an ‘employability’ event in Redcar yesterday.

Nine and Ten-year-old students in Year 5 from our area learned about the careers in key sectors for employment growth where there are particular concerns about skills shortages in the Tees Valley over the next 10 years.

At yesterday's presentation the students were motivated by representatives from engineering, construction, logistics and digital technology industries including Harry Dent, a driver from PD Portcentric Logistics in Billingham, who arrived with a tractor unit and trailer.

He talked about the varied career opportunities at PD Ports, the UK’s fifth largest port by volume which employs more than 1,300 people.



Two RNLI volunteer helmsmen from opposite sides of the country are swapping their lifejackets for running vests to tackle a gruelling 110-mile run to raise funds for the charity.

Dave Scott, a volunteer helmsman and lifeboat mechanic at the Redcar RNLI lifeboat station, and Dave Barker, also a helmsman, from St Bees RNLI on the northwest coast, are taking part in the Hardmoors 110 ultra-marathon over the last weekend of April.

The epic race will start in Filey, North Yorkshire at 8am next Saturday and will follow the popular Cleveland Way through Scarborough and Whitby towards Saltburn. The route then turns inland towards Great Ayton and Osmotherley, and finishes in Helmsley on the evening of Sunday 1 May. There is a time limit of 36 hours for the race.

The two Daves are hoping to raise £2000 for the RNLI.

Anyone wishing to support the runners by donating to the RNLI can do so through their JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/lifeboat-daves

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