Zetland FM Local News - 22nd July 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 22nd July 2016.
A major jobs boost for Redcar and Cleveland is a step closer following government approval for a new potash mine, with shipping facilities to be built in our borough.
The mine, run by Sirius Minerals, will be based in Whitby and potash will be transported via conveyor through the borough to a processing facility at Teesport where it will be delivered around the world.
With consent already secured from Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and other authorities, the last major hurdle the mine’s owners had to overcome was the approval of a Development Consent Order from central Government.
The DCO covers the route from the mine to Teesport, a distance of 36 kilometres, and with work soon to begin local people are being invited to keep their eyes open for jobs constructing and running the mine.
Sirius Minerals aim to see at least 80% of the eventual workforce come from the local area, and would aim to increase this percentage in the future.
Demand for potash is high around the globe with countries like China using the mineral as a fertiliser, and Sirius hope reserves in the area will see the mine operational for at least 50 years.
Police are appealing to trace the owner of a purple Giant 225 bicycle which was found on Longbeck Lane in Marske.
The bike was found yesterday, Wednesday 20th July at 8:25pm.
Anyone who believes that they are the owners of the bike are asked to speak with PC Hugh Doherty on the non-emergency number 101.
Triathletes from across our area are being encouraged to sign up to this year's Redcar Triathlon
The event is taking place on Sunday 31 July, and the deadline to enter draws to a close this week.
Organised by Tri-Hard Events Ltd in partnership with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, the event will accept entries until Sunday 24 July.
The annual Triathlon, a fast growing, exciting multi-sport event consisting of swimming, cycling and running, is set to welcome up to 200 competitors.
It will be a "sprint" event, which is a 750m sea swim followed by a 20km cycle section along the Esplanade, finishing with a 5km run along the seafront towards Marske and back.
A wet suit and roadworthy cycle and helmet are mandatory to take part in the event.
If you would like to take part in this year's Redcar Triathlon, please visit: http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/redcartriathlon