Zetland FM Local News - 2nd June 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 2nd June 2016.
MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has welcomed the news that the sale of Tata's Long Products Division to Greybull Capital has been completed, and has said the focus must now be on ensuring the long term future of the sites on Teesside.
The sale includes Teesside Beam Mill at Lackenby and the Skinningrove site, as well as sites in Scunthorpe, York and Workington, which will now operate under the British Steel brand.
Anna said: "After a very turbulent time for the steel industry, particularly on Teesside, the deal is welcome news and will be a relief for the workforce who will have spent many months worrying about the future of their jobs.
She went on to say: "This is a successful business with a highly skilled workforce producing high quality steel products and the priority must now be to ensure this a sustainable deal which will secure jobs on Teesside for the long term.
Anna said: "The workforce have demonstrated their dedication and hard work throughout the process, agreeing to a temporary wage cut to help the business. The Government must now play their part to help the industry weather the current storm in the global market."
Tough new rules on people who fail to pick up after their pet, which have received overwhelming public support, have been advertised to the public ahead of their enforcement from 1 July.
The Public Spaces Protection Order - or PSPO - will see new offences grouped alongside existing offences under the wide ranging order. The new offences 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.
The fines will be introduced from Friday 1 July, with notices being displayed around the borough from Wednesday 1 June giving rule breakers enough time to change their ways before being stung with a bigger fine.
For more information on the PSPO and to report dog fouling in your area, visit: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/dogfouling or call 01642 774774.
A lucky North East racegoer spent a VIP day at Redcar Racecourse’s Zetland Gold Cup Premier meeting on Bank Holiday Monday.
Elizabeth Garstang, from Hartlepool, was treated to a VIP day worth over £500 when she was randomly selected as the Golden Ticket winner after pre-booking her Zetland Gold Cup race day tickets.
The luxurious prize included having a race named in her honour, VIP admission badges for four people, and a three course meal in the Voltigeur Restaurant.
Elizabeth was given the opportunity to present the trophy to the winner of her race, which was named ‘The Congratulations Golden Ticket Winner Elizabeth Garstang Selling Stakes’.
Elizabeth’s son, Joe aged 10, said that presenting the prize to the winner of the race was very exciting.