Zetland FM Local News - 17th January 2017
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 17th January 2017.
Cleveland Police have responded following social media reports at the weekend that a dog was strangled by a gang on Eston Hills.
At the weekend more than 3,000 people shared a Facebook post which claimed that two youths had had guns pointed at their heads by a gang of men in a Land Rover, who then snatched and killed the one-year-old lurcher.
It was also claimed that one of the youths had a chunk of his ear bitten off in the unconfirmed incident.
Commenting on the reports, Cleveland Police confirmed that an incident was reported to them, however it’s understood that initially there was no mention of a dog being killed.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said that police received two reports of common assault on Eston Hills and that police inquiries are ongoing.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council has launched a consultation exercise for its proposed changes to the library service in our area.
It wants to find out what library users think about proposals to change some of the libraries' opening hours, to modernise certain branches with self-service machines, to relocate two of the libraries, and to stop the mobile service.
The proposals would see none of the council's 13 libraries close and more of them would have customer information and access to services in the future.
Residents can get involved by completing the survey online on the council's consultation webpage at www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/haveyoursay.
The council will also be hosting drop-in sessions at a number of libraries around our area in the coming weeks.
The consultation will end on Monday 10 April.
The hugely popular Festival of Thrift has announced that it is returning to Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds near Redcar later this year.
Over 35,000 people attended last year's event and enjoyed a weekend jam-packed with activities designed for everyone.
Festival of Thrift director Stella Hall said that the Festival team are delighted to have been invited back to Kirkleatham by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.
She told Zetland FM that they are planning a programme to delight and inspire visitors again at Kirkleatham on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017.
Stella said it will be another amazing event and urged everyone to get the date in their diary.