Zetland FM Local News - 21st January 2017
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 21st January 2017.
Redcar MP Anna Turley was on the High St in the town yesterday, throwing her support behind the Redcar branch of the Royal British Legion to inform the public about bogus charities claiming to be supporting the armed services community.
Concerns have been raised that certain groups are operating on Teesside who purport to be supporting service personnel when, in reality they do very little. Some dress up as service men and women to appear authentic and some use names similar to ‘Help For Heroes’ in order to use the leverage of that brand to solicit donations.
Anna and the Redcar Chair of the British Legion, Eric Howden BEM, were campaigning to get the message out to the public about checking before they make a donation, that the money is going to a legitimate cause.
An online survey has been launched to capture views and opinions regarding the legislation changes around using a mobile phone whilst driving.
The National Roads Policing Intelligence Forum want to gauge awareness of the law change and the data collected from the survey help plan future campaigns.
The government is changing the Fixed Penalty Notice and penalty points for the use of a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving. The new legislation will come into effect on the 1st of March and under the new Government rules, drivers will receive six points on their licence and face a £200 fine.
The survey is anonymous, all answers are in confidence and it'll take approximately two minutes. You can find the link on the Zetland FM Facebook page.
If you're heading to the football today as the Boro take on West Ham, watch out for local graduates from the National Citizen’s Service, who'll be enjoying the VIP treatment as they join the players on the pitch to launch NCS Match Day, a special event organised by MFC Foundation.
A handful of lucky Boro fans who are NCS graduates will be going to the game as special guests of the Club to mingle with star players including George Friend and Marten de Roon.
Boro players will be wearing NCS branded t-shirts in the warm-up before they face the Hammers, with the NCS banner also paraded around the stadium and on the pitch as the squad walk out of the tunnel at 3pm.
The event, which is the brainchild of the English Football League Trust and delivered by English league clubs right across the country, is being supported by Middlesbrough Football Club and the MFC Foundation.
Finally, there's good news for those missing a stroll along Saltburn Pier.
Following last weekends tidal surge, an inspection of the storm hit 19th century structure has revealed only a few minor repairs are needed and it's hoped to have these under way early next week, says Redcar and Cleveland Councillor Alec Brown.