Zetland FM Local News - 4th June 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 4th June 2016.
LEGO fans from across the region have been flocking in their thousands to the Brick Planet Exhibition at Kirkleatham Museum in Redcar.
Nearly four weeks after the launch of the exhibits, which include a model of Saltburn Pier that's been made by local LEGO enthusiast Mark Willis, along with larger locations like St Pancras Station, The Egyptian Pyramids and Great Wall Of China, figures just revealed show that over seven and a half thousand people have already been through the doors of the Museum.
Councillor Carl Quartermain, the cabinet member for Jobs, Skills and Leisure at Redcar and Cleveland Council, says getting the exhibition was a bit of a coup.
Brick Planet runs until July 11th.
With warmer weather approaching, the people responsible for maintaining the regions main routes, including the A174 Parkway and the A19, are asking motorists to watch where they put their litter.
Highways England and the local contractor A-One Plus have revealed that so far this year, they have removed over two thousand sacks of litter from trunk routes and motorways in our region.
New equipment to cut back brambles, overgrown bushes and grass to find the rubbish and improve the overall appearance of the road network are being used, however Highways England say that litter thrown onto the road can cause a safety hazard not only to other vehicles, but also put roadworkers at risk.
They've revealed it can cost around £40 to collect each sack of rubbish from a motorway – that's roughly the cost of fixing a pothole. They are asking drivers to take a small bag with them in the car to dispose of their rubbish.
With National Volunteers Week running until June the 12th, Special Constables from Cleveland Police are also doing their bit this weekend, getting involved in two special Operations to mark National Specials Weekend 2016.
Organised to promote the work of Special Constables in local communities, the Specials Weekend began yesterday and runs until tomorrow.
The Special Constabulary is a force of trained volunteers who have the same powers as a normal Police officer and come from all walks of life. Teachers, taxi drivers, accountants and secretaries, are just a handful of careers Specials have - and they all volunteer a minimum of four hours a week to their local police force.
Operation Impact, targeting antisocial behaviour across the Cleveland Force area, means Special Constables will lead on the arrest of offenders wanted in connection with offences such as breach of bail, recall to prison and they will undertake curfew checks.
You can follow the work of the Special Constabulary on social media, by liking the Cleveland Police Special Constabulary page on Facebook or on following @CPSpecials