Zetland FM Local News - 16th January 2017
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Monday 16th January 2017.
Saltburn pier has been damaged by Friday's tidal surge.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough council have been carrying out an assessment but the pier remained closed at the weekend.
They also carried out clean ups of Redcar and Saltburn to clear debris caused by the high tides.
The tidal surge caused flooding in Redcar and Saltburn.
Saltburn Bank was closed to stop traffic trying to negotiate the flooded seafront road.
And despite the Environment Agency warning residents to keep away from the seafront not everyone listened.
In Redcar, people gathered to watch as waves battered the town’s flood defences.
Redcar RNLI have voiced concerned that people could become trapped after the sand dunes at Redcar were left unstable by the recent tidal surges.
The organisation says said the dunes at Coatham have "taken a battering" and rescuing people in sinking sand could be "very, very difficult".
The warning comes following incidents which have occurred further up the coast at Bamburgh and Druridge Bay.
Dave Cocks, the Lifeboat operations manager at Redcar RNLI said the storm surge had left the dunes at Coatham "very unstable".
He said that "once people have become trapped in sand it is a very, very difficult situation to be rescued from."
Another local group, the Friends of Redcar, have in the past highlighted the danger posed by shifting sands.
Redcar councillor Carl Quartermain said Coatham dunes had now partly disappeared, revealing bricks and masonry.
Redcar and Cleveland Council have warned that high tides could continue to bring in debris along the coast following the tidal surge.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council are carrying out a deep clean of Guisborough from today.
The clean will focus on residential streets around Gisborough Priory.
Residents are asked to relocate vehicles to off-road parking areas from today until Friday.
Vehicles with a ‘residents’ or ‘visitors’ parking permit will be able to park for free in car parks at Reid Terrace, Patten Lane, Church Street and Walkers Row.
Work throughout this week will include road and pavement sweeping, litter picking, weeding and cleaning out blocked drains.
The clean is part of the council’s “Love It” campaign with focuses on improving the environment.
For more information about where the deep cleans are being carried out call 01642 774774.