Zetland FM Local News - 11th June 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 11th June 2016.
A handful of people from our area have been recognised in todays Queens birthday honours.
Eric Howden, the chairman of the Redcar Branch of the Royal British Legion is given the British Empire Medal for his voluntary work.
72-year-old Eric served in the army for nine years before spending 28 years in the police service.
He's been instrumental in the Royal British Legion locally since retiring from the force more than fifteen years ago.
The British Empire Medal is also awarded to Saltburn firefighter Thomas Paterson who is a retained fireman with Cleveland Fire Brigade.
There are many others across the region, those include an OBE for the Boro chairman Steve Gibson.
He's been recognised for his services to the economy, sport and the community.
The council is taking action against illegal parkers following a spate of incidents on Redcar seafront.
Now the warmer weather has arrived there has been a marked increase in people parking illegally at the weekend, congesting the pavement and denying disabled spaces from those who genuinely need them.
To combat this, a dedicated team of Civil Enforcement Officers will be patrolling the Esplanade regularly, issuing notices to cars not parked in accordance with the rules associated with a particular area of the seafront.
Since the first of May this year, officers have issued 49 penalty charge notices to drivers and will issue more of the £70 fines to anyone else caught flouting the rules.
Visitors are reminded that within a couple of minutes’ walk of the seafront are four council-owned car parks that offer free parking on a weekend.
A full list of pay-and-display car parks can be found at: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/parking.
Saltburn Farmers Market is taking place once again today.
Over 35 stalls will be setting up on Milton Street in the town, with a wide range of produce available, ranging from gourmet scotch eggs through to crumbles with a delicious ginger fudge topping.
All produce on sale at the farmers market must be grown, reared, caught, brewed, baked or processed by the stallholder, or locally produced from within a 50-mile radius.
Stalls are generally attended by the producer, or someone directly involved in the production process.
Previous events have attracted almost 10,000 people to Saltburn, and organisers are hoping there will be plenty of visitors today.