Zetland FM Local News - 18th October 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 18th October 2016.
A major road in our area was closed for more than three hours yesterday evening following a two vehicle collision.
Emergency services were called to the A171 westbound close to the Cross Keys pub at twenty past four yesterday afternoon.
One of the vehicles came to rest on it's roof.
Fire crews from Coulby Newham and Middlesbrough removed a female casualty from one of the vehicles and she was transported to hospital.
The road reopened at around 7.30pm.
Redcar & Cleveland residents are being urged not to miss out on free central heating.
The council is encouraging households that could be eligible for free central heating to apply before the deadline on Monday 31 October.
As part of the Central Heating Fund, privately owned or rented households could have a central heating system installed free of charge if they don't already have one.
People may be eligible if they are on a low income or are receiving income-related benefits.
Householders who heat their homes with electric storage heaters, single gas fires or a solid fuel-fire system could also benefit from the scheme.
Around 700 homes in the North East region have already benefitted from the scheme, including over 100 in Redcar & Cleveland.
Anyone wanting more information on the scheme should contact Warm Up North by visiting their website or by calling 0800 294 8073.
Local volunteers are teaming up with the council's streetscene team this Sunday to carry out a deep clean of Redcar High Street.
The deep clean of the non-pedestrianised section of Redcar High Street is due to start at 6 am.
It will involve a hot jet wash of the pavements and doorways, repair and maintenance of street furniture and the removal of weeds and chewing gum.
Although much of the cleaning will be carried out by the streetscene team volunteers will be preparing for the day.
They will be weeding and tidying up planters and green spaces before the deep clean takes place.
To ensure the whole area sparkles the council are appealing to local shopkeepers and motorists to find alternative parking.