Zetland FM Local News - 6th January 2017
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Friday 6th January 2017.
Redcar and Cleveland Council are turning their attention to Guisborough for their next deep clean.
The clean is part of the council's “Love It” campaign which focuses on improving the environment.
Between the 16th and 20th of January the council's Neighbourhood Team will carry out a thorough clean of the town.
They are asking residents to relocate vehicles to off-road parking areas between those dates.
And vehicles with a 'residents’ or 'visitors’ parking permit will be able to park free in Reid Terrace Car Park, Patten Lane Car Park, Church Street Car Park and Walkers Row Car Park.
For more information on where the deep cleans are being carried out call 01642 774774.
A man has been given a jail sentence for driving twice the speed limit in Marske in a car he had just bought while under the influence of drugs.
Michael Smith reached speeds of 60 miles per hour in built-up 30 miles per hour areas in his car in August last year.
The Renault Scenic had just been bought and Smith was driving without insurance or a licence.
His driving caused other traffic to swerve before he abandoned the car at a roundabout.
He then ran away leaving the handbrake off and it rolled forward.
Officers found him sitting on a wall where he failed a drug-driving test while cannabis was found in his pocket.
Smith pleaded guilty and was given a suspended nine months jail sentence and a three years driving disqualification until he passes an extended driving test.
A new freelance working session in Redcar is giving self-employed people the chance to work alongside and with other local entrepreneurs.
The idea behind “Freelance Friday” is that working for yourself doesn't have to be lonely work.
It gives people the opportunity to work from a business environment for free rather than from home.
The Palace Hub on Redcar seafront is available on the first Friday of every month for any freelancers wanting to work alongside like-minded people.
The first session this year is tomorrow from 10am to 3pm and people are asked to bring in their own laptops.
Anyone who wishes to attend can book by calling Barbara Webster on 07733 110168.