Zetland FM Local News - 11th January 2017
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Wednesday 11th January 2017.
Police are warning people to be wary of scams after responding to a report of bogus builders in Guisborough earlier this week.
Three people from out of the area were found nearby and were arrested for this.
However, residents are still being asked to stay vigilant if unexpected and unknown people knock on the door.
Bogus callers are distraction burglars who mislead people and trick their way into homes or getting work.
They often use uniforms and false IDs to trick people and are very persistent.
Police are advising that if someone you don't know unexpectedly comes to your house don’t let them in until you are absolutely sure they are genuine.
If you have any doubts keep them out and call Cleveland Police on 101.
Redcar and Cleveland Council are encouraging residents to sign up to consultation events to discuss financial plans.
The final two events take place later today in Loftus and Redcar.
They are gathering the views of local people on investments, council tax and adult social care.
There will be a meeting at 12 o’clock today at Loftus Town Hall - and another at half past five at Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart.
To book a place residents should call 01642 444676.
Old Christmas trees are being used to spruce up the sand dunes at Redcar.
The Friends of Redcar have joined forces with Redcar and Cleveland Council to start the Coatham Dunes Restoration Project.
The scheme will help to conserve and protect the dunes, which have suffered from erosion and litter.
The Christmas trees will act as sand trap in high winds to naturally bulk up the size of the sand banks.
More than 200 of the Christmas trees were donated to the Friends of Redcar.
So far only 100 have been planted, with the rest soon to follow.
And local bird owners are advised that the new bird flu measures put in place last month have been extended until the end of February.
The new rules were introduced on the sixth of December to prevent to spread of bird flu.
And now they've been extended until the 28th of February by the government.
Owners of poultry in Redcar & Cleveland have to continue to keep them indoors or take special measures to keep them away from wild birds.
The rules have been put in place because of increasing reports of bird flu in mainland Europe.
Anyone who is caught not following them could face police prosecution.