Zetland FM Local News - 3rd March 2017
A Redcar Councillor is trying to raise funds to build a dog park in memory of Baby and Scamp, two dogs victim to animal cruelty;
A new marker stone to remember an Eston church has been unveiled;
...and the former Co-Op in Normanby has finally reopened as a Family Shopper store.
A Redcar Councillor is trying to raise funds to build a dog park in memory of Baby and Scamp, two dogs victim to animal cruelty.
Coatham Ward Councillor Carl Quartermain is aiming to raise 50 thousand pounds for the dog play area.
It comes after two recent cases of animal abuse that made national headlines - Baby who was filmed being kicked, punched and thrown downstairs by Andrew and Daniel Frankish.
And more recently Scamp who was found buried alive in Kirkleatham woods last October.
Both dogs had to be put down to end their suffering.
In light of the abuse, Carl says he is trying to create a place where people can go to play with, remember and celebrate our canine friends.
He is proposing the park be build near Redcar seafront along with a dog friendly café and exercise equipment.
A new marker stone to remember an Eston church has been unveiled.
The stone is at the site of the old St Helen's Church in Eston Cemetery and is the second of its kind after the last one was targeted by vandals.
The plaque is a history of the church and its importance to the wider Eston community.
It also contains information on its new life at Beamish Museum.
The majority of the church was destroyed by vandals in the 90s but was then bought by Beamish and re-opened two years ago.
And now thanks to Eston community and Teesville Ward councillors, the history of the church can be displayed once again.
The former Co-Op in Normanby has finally reopened as a Family Shopper store.
It welcomed its first shoppers to the new High Street shop yesterday morning.
The Co-Op closed in January last year and has remained empty until now.
The empty unit was taken up in a couple of months ago and was converted into the Family Shopper store.
It's open for business now from 7am until 11pm seven days a week.