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A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Thursday 8th December 2016.


Police are appealing for information after an 84-year-old woman sadly died following a fail-to-stop collision in Coulby Newham yesterday.

The driver of the vehicle did not stop at the scene, leaving the woman injured in the car park area of the Parkway Shopping Centre, opposite KFC.

The woman received treatment from paramedics, however, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information regarding the vehicle or the driver, to contact them. The vehicle is believed to be a dark coloured saloon car and it may have made off in the direction of the Lingfield Farm Pub on Coulby Farm Way.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have further information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Police are warning those people that make inappropriate calls to the 999 emergency number not to misuse the system.

Amongst the many inappropriate calls made to Cleveland Police on the emergency 999 number this year was a call about a strawberry falling on the floor.

Other inappropriate calls include a call made about itchy stretch marks, a man in need of dental treatment and a call about leaking water.

Those who make hoax calls are being warned that they could face prosecution should they deliberately misuse valuable resources.


Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has launched its budget consultation exercise, following a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

As part of setting its financial plans for the next three to five years, the council would like to gather the views of the borough’s residents on various capital investment proposals, plus their thoughts on council tax levels, adult social care precept and changes to its council tax support discount scheme. 

Residents can get involved by downloading the questionnaire or by completing it online on the council’s consultation webpage at www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/haveyoursay

The council will also be hosting four face to face consultation events in Guisborough, Eston and Redcar. 

Residents interested in attending the consultation events can register their interest on the council’s webpage.

The council will also be consulting with partners and seeking the views of local businesses.

The consultation will end on Wednesday 11 January, and the results will be fed in to the cabinet meeting on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

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