Zetland FM Local News - 13th July 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 13th July 2016.
Officers from the Community Drugs Enforcement Team were joined by neighbourhood officers as they launched a Day of Action in Middlesbrough’s Grove Hill yesterday. The campaign was in answer to concerns and information received from the community about drug dealing and other crime taking place on the estate. Three people were arrested following drugs warrants being executed at three separate addresses: A 21 year old man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence. He was issued with a fixed penalty notice. A 26 year old man was arrested on suspicion of Possession of a Class C drug with Intent to Supply and on suspicion of money laundering. He has been bailed pending further inquiries. A 23 year old woman was arrested on Possession with Intent to Supply a Class C drug and on suspicion of money laundering. She too has been bailed pending further inquiries. A small amount of what is believed to be Subutex (the Class C drug) was recovered, along with several thousand pounds cash. A police spokesman said the action sends a clear message that these crimes will not be tolerated and those who persist in breaking the law will be dealt with. Information on drug dealing or use can be passed to the Confidential Line on 0800 929 702.
Bulldozers have begun Work began to demolish South Bank Primary school. The school was built in 2006 by Mowlem, which was later bought by Carillion, as part of a four-site scheme worth £155m over 25 years. However serious structural problems with the building were discovered two years ago, and after a period of investigation Redcar and Cleveland Council ruled that a demolition and rebuild of the school was the only realistic option. The cost of the work has to demolish and rebuild the school has not been revealed, however the work will be funded by the contractor Carillion. 269 nursery and primary pupils from the school have been attending lessons at the nearby vacant former Teesville Infant School.
Saltburn Miniature Railway is celebrating the addition of a new locomotive after three years of painstaking restoration. The steam loco 'Blacklock R' has been named after the former Chairman of Saltburn Miniature Railway Association , Reg Blacklock, who passed away in 2012. Saltburn Miniature Railway was founded in 1947 and ran for many years but eventually fell into disrepair. It was rescued in 1985 by the founders of SMRA and has carried on successfully ever since. The attraction is based in one of Redcar and Cleveland’s country parks, Saltburn Valley Gardens. Bob Proctor, Chairman of the SMRA, told Zetland FM that the organisation have always wanted their own steam locomotive. He said that previously they have had visiting locomotives but we finally managed to buy a part built one which took three years to complete. He praised the work of the volunteers who help to operate the railway, which is one of the main visitor attractions in the Valley Gardens.