Zetland FM Local News - 18th February 2017
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for Saturday 18th February 2017.
The newly refurbished Bears Clubhouse at Redcar Speedways has been burgled.
Culprits have taken anything of value, including the TV, new equipment and even the contents of the bar.
Kevin Keay who promotes the racing team discovered the burglary yesterday morning.
Kevin says that this is a major blow to the club, but assures us that repairs will be carried out quickly using money allocated for other projects, meaning the season will carry on as planned.
The burglary comes just a day before new alarm systems were due to be installed.
The offenders have been spotted on CCTV footage and police have been informed.
Residents are opposing the plans to replace Boosbeck slaughterhouse with new housing.
Plans to build 69 new homes are being recommended for approval by the council.
It comes after years of residents campaigning to get the abattoir closed down which proved to be successful in the end.
And Redcar and Cleveland Council made an agreement last year to sell the land for housing development.
But now 143 residents have signed a petition opposing the plans.
A council committee will meet on Wednesday to have final say about the 69 new homes.
And a Redcar man is raising money to buy portable defibrillators for Locke Park and Coatham Primary School in memory of his dad.
Oliver Rodgers set up a Just Giving page after his dad Colin died while playing football.
The page was set up on Tuesday and has already raised more than double its goal of 1000 pounds.
The 1000 pounds will be used to buy portable defibrillators for Coatham Primary School and Redcar Parkrun at Locke Park.
And Oliver told us the extra money will be going towards purchasing even more of the equipment for other local groups.
The machines have been praised after one of them saved the life of a Parkrunner in Nottinghamshire last month.