Zetland FM Local News - 12th October 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 12th October 2016.
Redcar's community leader is continuing the fight to evolve the town after development funds were rejected.
Redcar Development Trust leader Frankie Wales has made a pledge to develop Coatham Memorial Hall.
Plans for the Memorial Hall would see a theatre, coffee shop and micropub being built inside the old school building.
£500,000 is needed for the scheme to go ahead.
However, the application for Coastal Communities Funding in order to pay for the development has been rejected.
This is just one of eight Redcar bids to be declined at the first stage.
However, Mr Wales is determined to press ahead with the plan for a new theatre.
Voluntary Special Constables are joining Cleveland Police to help assist in local policing.
The Special Constables range from taxi drivers to accountants to electricians in their everyday lives.
There is even a retired superintendent who previously worked for Cleveland Police for 30 years.
But now they will be giving up their spare time to become police officers for four hours each week.
The Special Constables will play a key role in local policing and have the same powers in law as regular police officers, including the power of arrest.
Training for the role begins today to prepare the rookie officers for life on duty on the streets of Redcar & Cleveland.
A deep clean has been planned for Redcar High Street after a public meeting to discuss its future.
Scores of people attended the Coatham Memorial Hall meeting, called by MP Anna Turley.
The aim was to discuss ways of getting the town "back on its feet".
Now a new website has been launched to act as a sounding board for people with ideas.
One of the first definite results will be a "Love Your High Street" day held next week.
The day will see the pavements of the high street pressure washed to remove chewing gum and overgrowth.
The action plan was prompted by people thinking the state of the high street is "grubby and looks old".
To get your thoughts and ideas heard head to inspiringredcar.co.uk