Zetland FM Local News - 1st November 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 1st November 2016.
Redcar MP Anna Turley is urging local employers to sign up to a campaign for a real living wage.
She joined in a campaign yesterday for employers to pay their staff wages which are at least high enough to meet the cost of living.
This follows an announcement of a new Living Wage rate of £8.45 per hour for workers outside of London.
This is £1.25 an hour more than the Government’s ‘national living wage’ of £7.20.
Anna Turley spoke to Zetland FM about the wage.
Plans have gone in to build 550 homes at Kirkleatham, close to a proposed new £3 million business park.
The Government’s Homes and Communities Agency has put the plans to Redcar and Cleveland Council planners for land it owns off Kirkleatham Lane.
The homes would consist of two, three and four bedroomed houses, either in terraced, semi-detached or detached layouts.
The huge site would need two new road access points coming off the busy Kirkleatham Lane.
The agency has begun a public consultation into the site and held an exhibition of its plans in September.
The consultation ends on December 2nd.
Former pupils from a historic local school who died in the First and Second World Wars are to be honoured in a memorial service that dates back to 1922.
The service, which was was held each year in Sir William Turner’s School in Redcar, has now become part of the traditions of Redcar & Cleveland College, involving both current students and Old Boys of the School. This year it will take place on Friday 11th November at 1:30pm at the college’s Higher Education Centre – and members of the public are invited to attend.
Some 350 Old Boys from Sir William Turner’s School fought in World War One, with 48 of whom died on active service. During World War Two, there were 650 Old Boys who fought, and 55 of them lost their lives. They are commemorated on two war memorials at the college.
In 2014 two leather-bound memorial books dedicated to those who lost their lives were presented for public display. Each of the fallen has a page dedicated to them, giving details of their home life before they left for war, their military record and how and when they died.
The books were the result of three years’ of ongoing research carried out by the college’s public services students alongside local historian Peter Chester and Brigadier His Honour Philip Norris, who are both Old Boys of Sir William Turner’s School.