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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 27th July 2016.

Police have discovered a suspected cannabis farm in Redcar.

Cleveland Police's Central Drugs Enforcement Team received a call on Monday morning about possible drugs activity at a house in Hardale Grove in Redcar.

Officers went to the address later that day and found what’s believed to be around 650 large cannabis plants which have an estimated street value of over £292,000.

The scene was preserved overnight and Scenes of Crime Officers attended yesterday to continue their investigations.

Officers are continuing to trace any occupants from the address. Anyone with information which could help police is asked to contact us on 101.

Police have reassured residents that they will always act on information they provide in relation to drug dealing in their communities. Our confidential drugs line is 0800 929 702.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is taking action against inconsiderate drivers parking illegally on Redcar’s seafront.

Due to the arrival of the warm weather, there has been a marked increase in visitors parking illegally which congests the pavement and takes away disabled spaces from people who genuinely need them.

To combat this, a dedicated team of civil enforcement officers are patrolling the Esplanade between 10.30am – 7.00pm, issuing £70 notices to cars parked not in accordance with the rules associated with a particular area of the seafront.

A full list of pay-and-display car parks can be found at: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/parking.



A community project has helped to provide an inviting and attractive social space for residents in Normanby.

Staff from Coast & Country Housing, alongside volunteers, spruced up the interior and exterior décor of the Oakley Walk Centre in Bankfields, in a DIY SOS style operation.

The work has benefitted the entire community, creating a centre local people will want to make use of.

The Redcar-based housing provider is also working alongside Galliford Try Partnerships North, which provided the much needed skills for the more advanced building work.

If you’re interested in taking part in activities or running a group at the newly renovated Oakley Walk Community centre visit coastandcountryhousing.org.uk/ community-centres or call 01642 73100.

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