Zetland FM Local News - 30th September 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 30th September 2016.
A long term solution to Boosbeck abattoir is looking hopeful after an agreement has been made between Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and a private developer.
The developer, Hesland Green, has entered into a contract to buy the abattoir with the hopes of developing the site for housing.
The council has agreed to sell some of its own land nearby in exchange for the developer demolishing the site.
Other conditions of the agreement will prevent an abattoir being rebuilt on the land in the future.
The developer’s plans are currently at an early stage. However, he will soon be seeking the views of local residents.
Police are appealing to trace the owner of suspected stolen vinyl records, including the soundtrack to Oklahoma.
The records were recovered yesterday from Macbean Street in North Ormesby.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and is currently in custody.
The owner or anyone with information regarding the alleged theft is asked to contact DC Matthew Hewitt on 101 or Crimestoppers on 08500 555 111.
A special service to mark the completion of the restoration of Saltburn War Memorial will take place on Sunday at 12:30.
The service will be led by Saltburn Churches Together while the Mayor, Councillor Barry Hunt, will unveil a plaque recording the project.
Funds for the conservation work were raised by the local community, totalling almost £20,000.
The project was led by Tees Heritage Trust in partnership with the Friends of Saltburn War Memorial and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.
The weathered and decayed sculpture has been restored as close as possible to its original appearance.
The council has also updated the memorial’s setting by installing new wooden benches, a flagpole and a wreath rail.