Zetland FM Local News - 28th October 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 28th October 2016.
106 knives have been handed in to Cleveland Police due to a knife amnesty which took place over the last week.
These include swords, machetes, hunting knives, scissors, meat cleavers and even a BB gun.
The national amnesty, named Operation Sceptre, was launched by the Metropolitan Police in 2015.
The 106 items were handed in by members of the public to police stations across Cleveland.
Anyone with information about knife crime is asked to contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Wilton’s chemical firm has given three employee brothers the opportunity to donate £1000 to the Down’s Syndrome Association as thanks for supporting their brother.
The company sets aside cash from the sale of scrap metal from the plants, with staff choosing which local charities to support.
And the latest choice was made by brothers James, Matty and Danny Ruse, who all work at the plant in Wilton.
They arranged for the £1,000 to be donated in recognition of the charity’s lifelong support for their brother Chris who has Down's Syndrome.
The Association helps people with Down's Syndrome to live full and rewarding lives.
The donation was part of a £10,000 charity boost by staff working at the plants from the firm’s scrap metal fund.
Residents are being asked to help prevent deliberate fires during the bonfire period after incidents last year cost the local community nearly half a million pounds.
Fire Chiefs at Cleveland Fire Brigade launched the campaign on Monday, which aims to promote bonfire and firework safety.
However, it also aims to reduce the number of arson incidents which tend to occur this time of year.
Prevention tips include ensuring your wheelie bin is not left lying around and is in a secure place and calling the council to arrange a collection for old furniture.
If you are using a skip for an extended period of time ask the hire company for a skip with a lockable lid and position it at least six metres from your home.
Unofficial bonfires can be reported to Redcar & Cleveland Council and anyone with information on suspected arsonists is asked to contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Redcar MP Anna Turley has signed a pledge to make the education system better for children and young people with autism.
Anna signed the pledge at the launch of national charity Ambitious about Autism’s new report titled “When Will we Learn?”
The report looks at the impact of the education system when it fails children and young people with autism.
Many families are struggling to get the right support for their children and young people, who, as a result, are not receiving the education they are entitled to.
The charity’s four point pledge aims to ensure educational needs are assessed as quickly as possible after diagnosis and ensuring these needs are met by having the right mix of services and support.
It will also ensure that everyone working in schools receives training to support children with autism and the rights of the children are respected.