Zetland FM Local News - 14th February 2017
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Tuesday 14th February 2017.
Redcar and Cleveland Council have installed gates on Redcar alleyways targeted by anti-social behaviour.
The gates have been put up to block access to alleyways on Charles Street, Charlotte Street and Lord Street.
Residents claim that the alleys are commonly used for people to drink, take drugs and generally cause a nuisance.
But there have also been problems with arson, vandalism and fly-tipping.
The gates are kept locked and keys are given to people who need to use the alleyways such as residents, businesses, utility companies, and council officers.
Work is now underway to build East Cleveland's very first McDonald's - and the restaurant's set to bring 65 new jobs to the area.
The development in Skelton will be part of a new retail park near Asda on Pheasant Fields Lane.
A Marston's pub, B&M store and other retail units are also planned for the area - and an Aldi is being proposed for the land opposite.
The scheme is set to produce over 100 new jobs so far.
And a McDonald's spokesperson has now confirmed that work has begun on the drive-through restaurant.
It would be the first McDonald's to open in East Cleveland with the closest currently being in Redcar.
And the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland is recording a single to help raise money for charity.
Councillor Barry Hunt is recording 'Hurry Home', a 1980s hit written by Stockton-based songwriter Steve Thompson.
The money raised will go to the Mayor's chosen charities - Redcar's Coatham House which provides shelter for young people in need, and Earthbeat, a theatre group for adults with learning disabilities.
The CD will be available at businesses around the area from the 20th of February or is available now from pre-order on Steve Thompson's website.
Steve told us a little bit about a performance to promote the single.