Zetland FM Local News - 6th August 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 6th August 2016.
Police are appealing for information after a Ford Mondeo and an Audi A3 collided at the junctions of Redcar Lane and Lord Street in Redcar.
The incident occurred on Wednesday at around 9:35pm.
The 24-year-old male driver of the Ford Mondeo was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to stop.
He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
A 26-year-old man was taken to James Cook University Hospital with a fractured jaw and a 30-year-old man was taken to the same hospital with a fractured right collarbone. Both injured men had been travelling in the Audi A3.
Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact PC Ian Stapley from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 140114.
Yesterday marked the opening of South Bank Savings & Credit Union’s new premises on Middlesbrough Road in South Bank.
SBCU, which is the oldest Credit Union in the Tees Valley and one of the first ever registered in the North East, delivers low cost savings and loans to residents of Redcar and Cleveland.
Originally based at South Bank’s Neighbourhood Centre, SBCU has now moved to Middlesbrough Road where Yorkshire Bank used to be.
Long-standing volunteers were present at the cutting of the ribbon of the new Community Bank alongside the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Barry Hunt.
Cllr Barry Hunt, Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, said: “I was delighted to cut the ribbon for the new premises which will provide savings and loans to the people of our borough. I wish SBCU the best of luck in their new home.”
A major walking event is taking place in Redcar over this weekend.
'Redcar Blast' forms part of an historic UK race tradition, never previously held in the North East, and unlikely ever to be seen in the town again.
The community relay event has been organised by Crohn's & Colitis Teeside Group UK to raise awareness of the disease. The aim is for a dedicated team of fifty local residents to each walk a two mile lap and together reach the 100 Miles within 24 hours.
The course will start at the Beacon at midday today, and will follow a route along the seafront 250 metres past the stray, and back again - which is a distance of 2 miles x 50 laps, lit all the way. The race also incorporates 20 mile and 50 mile races.
Registration takes place in the Claxton Hotel from 10.00am today, and the races get underway at midday.