Zetland FM Local News - 25th May 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 25th May 2016.
A man and woman had to be rescued at Saltburn after they were cut off by the incoming tide at the base of Huntcliff yesterday afternoon.
The couple dialled 999 at around 3.30pm when they found themselves trapped while walking from Skinningrove towards Saltburn.
UK Coastguard dispatched the two RNLI lifeboats from Redcar. On arrival, the station’s smaller inshore lifeboat was manoeuvred through difficult seas to reach the couple. The man, aged 61-years-old, was taken on board the lifeboat and landed near the Ship Inn, Saltburn, where he was assessed by paramedics before being taken to James Cook University Hospital for treatment for hypothermia.
The Redcar inshore lifeboat then returned to pick up the woman, aged 58-years-old. By this time sea conditions had worsened and the woman was unable to board the lifeboat and so a UK Coastguard helicopter was dispatched.
On arrival the helicopter crew winched the woman to safety and took her to Durham Tees Valley Airport where an ambulance was waiting to take her to James Cook University Hospital. There she was assessed before being reunited with her husband.
The coastguard helicopter refuelled and returned to Saltburn to winch the lifeboat crew clear of the cliffs and to return them to the lifeboats.
The lifeboats from Redcar were called into action again just after 11pm last night following reports of a person in the sea at Redcar.
Tough new rules on people who fail to pick up after their pet, which have received overwhelming public support, have been given the seal of approval by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Cabinet.
The new offences, which would be grouped alongside existing offences under a wide ranging Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), are: Failure to have the means to pick up after a dog and not allowing dogs in fenced-off children's playgrounds.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council has become one of the first authorities in the country to introduce the new powers, which carry fines of £100 for anyone caught flouting the orders beginning on Friday 1 July.
Changes to the Local Link bus service have been approved by Redcar and Cleveland's cabinet.
The report presented to Cabinet yesterday recommended the revision of routes where there is already a service in place.
Changes agreed include reducing the 707 and 708 service from four buses to two, with the remaining two concentrating on towns and villages that are currently without an evening service, and removing service 852 as an alternative already exists through Arriva.
These changes will come into effect on Thursday, September 1.