Zetland FM Local News - 30th May 2017
More than 30 drivers have been caught using their mobile phones in Teesside after the law changed;
Boosbeck slaughterhouse has finally been demolished;
...and paving work will be carried out in Skelton High Street from tomorrow to try and improve the area.
More than 30 drivers have been caught using their mobile phones in Teesside after the law changed.
Figures show that almost six thousand motorists were penalised for the offence across Britain in March.
33 of these offences were recorded by Cleveland Police while the total in North Yorkshire was 52.
The new change came into effect in March and now anyone caught using their phone while driving could face six points on their licence and a two hundred pound fine.
The penalty is up from a maximum of three points and a fine of one hundred pounds.
Boosbeck slaughterhouse has finally been demolished.
Planning permission was granted in February by Redcar and Cleveland Council to demolish the former halal meat abattoir.
This comes after years of residents campaigning to get the abattoir closed down.
Last year their protests proved to be successful when the council made an agreement to sell the land.
Now the building has been torn down and 69 homes are due to replace it.
Paving work will be carried out in Skelton High Street from tomorrow to try and improve the area.
The Skelton Townscape Heritage Project is trying to restore the historic nature of the area.
Work on re-laying pavements begins on Wednesday and is expected to last for ten weeks.
No temporary signals are being used and pedestrian crossings will stay in place throughout.
Residents are asked to be careful where they park due to construction.
And the Kick Off the Summer event in Redcar has been hailed a success despite several days of poor weather.
A range of impressive sand sculptures are now in position in front of TunedIn! and all have a 'movies by the ocean' theme, including Titanic, Jack Sparrow and Life Of Pi.
There is also a poignant tribute to the victims of last weeks terrorist attack, with a sand sculpture in the shape of a heart which features the union flag and the single word 'Manchester'.
Sand artist Nicola Wood said: "It's been fantastic.
"We're next to the lovely boating lake, the kids have had a great time, we've had live music, Punch and Judy, face painting.
"There's been all sorts going on so it's been really really fun to be here."