Zetland FM Local News - 2nd September 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 2nd September 2016
A Chinese takeaway in South Bank has been closed down after Environmental Health Officers from Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council discovered serious risks to public health.
The officers visited the Lucky Chop Suey House on Middlesbrough Road last Wednesday evening and closed down the premises for numerous food hygiene breaches.
On Friday, the council was granted a Hygiene Order by Teesside Magistrates’ Court to keep the premises shut until the Environmental Health Team are satisfied the business no longer presented a serious health risk. The reasons for the closure were due to very poor standards of cleanliness and poor maintenance to the structure and equipment within the premises, as well as food being at risk of contamination, inadequate disinfection procedures and poor standards of personal hygiene.
The owner of Lucky Chop Suey House will be able to apply for the Court Order to be lifted once the premises have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected and food can be prepared and stored safely. However, the takeaway will not be allowed to re-open until it has been inspected by Environmental Health Officers and they are satisfied that it can be operated hygienically.
A Foodbank, which has fed 15,000 people from our area in three years, has revealed it is running dangerously low on donations.
The Redcar Area Foodbank provides vital emergency support to people in our area when something unavoidable happens in their life, such as illness, redundancy, or even an unexpected large bill, hits.
The foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust Foodbank Network, and opened in January 2013. Since then it has become a valuable support for many families in need. However, bosses have now revealed that they are giving out twice the amount of food they are getting in and have issued an urgent appeal for more food donations.
They are also appealing for shops or businesses in our area who would be willing to host a food collection point. For more information about the project, search Facebook for Redcar Area Foodbank.
A centenarian from Loftus celebrated her landmark 100th birthday with a little help from staff at Coast & Country Housing’s Independent Living Service, HomeCall, who have supported her to continue to live independently in her own home.
Mary Webster, who was born 31st August 1916 in Nunthorpe, has lived in the area all her life. Originally from a farming background Mary worked in various hotels in the Whitby area, whilst her husband worked in the steelworks at Skinningrove for over 35 years.
Mary has three sons Eric, Alan and Keith and eight grandchildren. Her youngest son Keith, lives in Mexico and returned home to celebrate Mary’s 100th birthday with her.
The family organised a surprise 100th Birthday party for Mary with all of her friends and family present enjoying home-made afternoon tea.
HomeCall staff were honoured to be invited by Mrs Webster’s family to present her with flowers on her big day. Mary says her main hobby is listening to music, her personal favourite being the Irish crooner Val Doonican.