Zetland FM Local News - 7th September 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 7th September 2016
A busy road in our area was blocked for several hours yesterday due to a fallen tree.
Emergency services were called to the scene of the incident on Flatts Lane, in Normanby, just after 4pm yesterday afternoon where the tree had fallen across the road close to the bridge over the A174 Parkway.
A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said that no injuries had been reported and that the council had been called to the scene to remove the tree.
Drivers were advised to avoid the area until the tree was removed early yesterday evening.
Cleveland Fire Brigade is issuing fire safety reminders for employers in our area.
It comes in support of Business Safety Week which runs until this Sunday 11 September with recent research showing that one in 20 employees admit they would ignore a fire alarm at work and many others saying they have never been told about fire safety procedures.
The key safety messages are aimed at ensuring that all staff know what to do in an emergency, reducing the risk of fire, making it harder for arsonists and reducing the number of false alarms.
Businesses will be visited by Cleveland Fire Brigade to offer fire safety advice, help identify appropriate training courses or suggest a fire safety audit.
Residents across Redcar and Cleveland are being encouraged to hit the paths and trails as part of a Public Health England fitness campaign.
Throughout the month of September, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council are working with community groups and leisure provider Everyone Active to get people running across the borough.
To help residents get their running legs in gear, there will be a number of courses available to everyone from complete beginners to those wanting to run longer distances.
With everything from couch-to-parkrun courses, progression to 5 kilometre courses, and a ‘Mums on the Run’ course for mothers to build up their running abilities while pushing their pram or buggy, there is something for everyone.