Zetland FM Local News - 6th April 2017
Almost a third of motorists given parking fines in Redcar and Cleveland have successfully had their tickets overturned;
Volunteers from across Redcar and Cleveland have come together to support The Big Tees Tidy Up;
...and dancers, singers and performers from our area are being invited to apply for a grant to give the Redcar Sprint Triathlon added atmosphere.
Almost a third of motorists given parking fines in Redcar and Cleveland have successfully had their tickets overturned.
Between January and December last year 513 drivers challenged penalties issued to themby council wardens.
169 people who challenged the tickets escaped having to pay a fine.
Councillor Alec Brown said most cases involved people not displaying resident or disability permits properly.
It comes after the council launched a crackdown on illegal parking in Redcar last year.
They launched a dedicated team to patrol the Esplanade to issue £70 notices to cars breaking parking rules.
Volunteers from across Redcar and Cleveland have come together to support The Big Tees Tidy Up.
30 volunteers gave up their Sunday morning to clear almost a tonne of fly-tipped rubbish from the dunes and beaches at the South Gare.
The rubbish which included plastic bottles and cans was safely disposed of at Warrenby.
The event was part of the council's 'Love It’ campaign which aims to improve and protect the environment.
As part of the campaign the council supports community and voluntary groups across the borough.
Dancers, singers and performers from our area are being invited to apply for a grant to give the Redcar Sprint Triathlon added atmosphere.
Local sport and community groups can bid for up to £1,000 from a £10,000 pot managed by the Tees Valley Community Foundation and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council to help showcase their talents to the hundreds of triathletes and spectators who will be lining the course.
It is hoped that ten projects will be supported through the grants to add atmosphere at and around the triathlon on Sunday 30 July.
The deadline for applications is Monday 24 April, with groups receiving a decision by Tuesday 2 May.
More information on the fund, and how to apply, can be found by visiting www.teesvalleyfoundation.org.