Zetland FM Local News - 7th October 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 7th October 2016.
Grangetown’s councillor has been shortlisted for a County Councillor of the Year award.
Councillor Lynn Pallister is up for the award due to her commitment to developing Grangetown's education, training and employment opportunities over the past fifteen years.
The Awards are the only national ceremony to honour the hard work of councillors from across the country.
The County Councillor of the Year must have brought about positive change to their community and be committed to their constituents.
The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in November in London.
An event promoting World Mental Health day is taking place today in Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart between 10am and 2pm.
The event is organised by Turning the Tide, a group dedicated to mental health awareness and support.
The day will host guest speakers and stalls as well as physical activities such as “laughter yoga” and “touch tennis”.
It aims to provide information on improving mental wellbeing and mental health first aid.
There will also be an opportunity to talk to local organisations who can offer support.
Saltburn Farmer's Market is teaming up with Redcar Area Foodbank tomorrow to raise much needed funds for the next three months.
Shoppers at the Market have a chance to win one of three market hampers up for grabs in a prize raffle on the day.
All the proceeds are going directly to the Foodbank to help meet a growing demand for help.
Generous Teessiders have helped feed over 15,000 local people throughout Redcar and East Cleveland since the foodbank opened its doors in 2013.
But the demand shows no sign of letting up, with over 5,000 people being referred to the Foodbank over the last year.
Besides sampling Saltburn’s local food, visitors can help make sure no one will have to face going hungry this autumn.
The market takes place near Saltburn Railway Station between 9am and 2pm.
A meteor shower is passing over the skies of Redcar & Cleveland this weekend.
The Draconids meteor shower should be visible over our skies tonight and tomorrow evening.
The peak time for the shower is between 7 and 9pm.
For those eager to see it, Saltburn is said to have some of the highest chances of visibility.
There will also be good views available at the top of Carlton Bank.
The shower is a result of the earth passing through the tail of debris left behind by a comet.