Zetland FM Local News - 14th December 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 14th December 2016.
Police are renewing their appeals for information after a man was stabbed in Grangetown.
They were called to reports of a disturbance on Sunday involving a number of people in a fight in the street.
The group fled when the police arrived but officers found a man with stab wounds in his abdomen.
A spokesperson for Cleveland Police confirmed yesterday that the man is now in a ‘stable’ condition at James Cook Hospital.
The incident is currently being investigated.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police on non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Redcar and Cleveland Council wants to gather residents’ thoughts on new financial plans - including a 2% rise in council tax.
The plans for the £25.6 million budget cut were approved by the council's Cabinet last week.
Now they're seeking the views of local businesses and residents on the plan.
People can get involved by filling in a questionnaire on the council's website or at four events taking place in the new year.
These consultation events are scheduled for January at Guisborough, Eston and Redcar.
Residents who want to go to them can register their interest on the council's website.
The results will be fed into the cabinet meeting at the end of January.
Arriva are trialling a contactless payment system in Redcar & Cleveland with the hope of rolling it out next year.
This is available now on some buses on the 5 and 5A routes from Easington or Brotton to Middlesbrough.
Simply tell the driver you want to pay using a contactless and then scan your card on the big yellow circle near the ticket machine.
It’s the same system already used with Oyster Cards in London.
Arriva are planning to have contactless on all Teesside buses by early February.
This will then be rolled out across the whole North East.