Zetland FM Local News - 17th May 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 17th May 2016.
A group of local residents have held a rally at a park in our area to show their opposition to plans to build 400 houses.
Around 60 protestors gathered at the weekend at Flatts Lane Country Park in Normanby to protest about the plans to build on land south of the Parkway leading up to Flatts Lane Country Park on Eston hills .
However the company behind the scheme, Theakston Land, says its £45m proposal for houses to be built on part of the green space would support significant improvements to the park.
Cleveland Police will join the local Dementia Action Alliance during Dementia Awareness Week this week.
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger will sign the Dementia Friendly Charter today, which is a commitment to help improve the level of engagement between Cleveland Police and those who live with dementia and the people around them.
The Charter also details Cleveland Police’s commitment to train all existing and new staff on dementia awareness, creating a support network of trained staff who will provide extra support and advice to colleagues when required, displaying the ‘Working to Become Dementia Friendly’ logo in police buildings and other appropriate locations and working with partner agencies to increase awareness and engagement regarding dementia within the community.
The Force will also adopt the ‘Herbert Protocol,’ which encourages carers, families, friends and neighbours of those with dementia to hold information about the person with dementia which could help the police find them if they go missing.
This protocol is a national scheme that will be adopted within Cleveland Police’s ‘missing from home’ policy and will also work in partnership with local care homes and medical establishments
Redcar & Cleveland Mind is marking Mental Health Awareness Week this week by unveiling an art installation in Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart.
Inspired by the work of a Brazilian artist, Rivane Neuenschwander, the installation will be available for viewing from today throughout the summer.
The project is called Hopes and Wishes, and will hold many ribbons displaying a wish. The aim is to capture the voices of the people of Redcar and Cleveland, including a number of former steelworkers, to be used as an outlet for people to express their emotions. Members of the public are encouraged to add their wishes to the installation. Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind, will be visiting Redcar to launch the project.
In the past year, Redcar & Cleveland Mind has seen an increase of over 90% in demand for its services, which can give people the opportunity to talk about their stresses, anxiety, depression, shock or anger.
Redcar & Cleveland Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem and campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.