Zetland FM Local News - 17th July 2017
Police have taken action following reports of anti-social behaviour which was causing distress to residents of a care home at Hemlington;
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Middlesbrough Council have agreed to join their public health services into one;
...and nominations are once again being sought for the council's PRIDE awards, which recognise the achievements of staff, apprentices, volunteers and partners since January last year.
Police have taken action following reports of anti-social behaviour which was causing distress to residents of a care home at Hemlington.
In recent weeks there have been a number of reports of youths gaining access to the grounds of the Stainton Lodge Care Home and distressing residents and Nursing staff alike.
It comes just weeks after similar reports of antisocial behaviour at Hemlington Hall Care Home.
Police Community Support Officers from Coulby Newham Neighbourhood Policing team worked closely with staff and residents in order to successfully identify all the youths responsible and have made home visits to speak to the offenders with their parents present.
Their details will be recorded via Antisocial Behaviour forms, and restorative justice will be utilised, which will see the young people write letters of apology to all those affected by their behaviour.
It is hoped that this will bring an end to the recent spate of antisocial behaviour around care homes in the Hemlington Ward, restoring peace to the residents’ everyday lives.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Middlesbrough Council have agreed to join their public health services into one.
The decision was been passed by both councils’ cabinet and executive last week in a bid to improve the health and wellbeing of residents, reduce health inequalities for the local population, and make the service more cost-effective.
The Joint Public Health service will deliver the same functions and duties to its residents.
Although there are examples of joint public health services nationally, this will be the first joint public health service in the North East.
Following engagement and consultation between staff and stakeholders, the new arrangement is expected to be implemented on the 1st of April next year.
Nominations are once again being sought for the council's PRIDE awards, which recognise the achievements of staff, apprentices, volunteers and partners since January last year.
Covering a range of categories, the awards highlight the excellent work being carried out to make a positive and lasting difference to those who live, learn and work in our local communities.
This is your chance to acknowledge these efforts and see deserving people rewarded for their commitment and dedication at Septembers presentation ceremony.
The categories open to the public to make nominations are:
The making a difference award - for an individual or a team within the council in recognition of their outstanding work in making a difference to people's lives.
The Geoff Waterfield memorial trophy - for an outstanding apprentice who is passionate to learn and achieve. This award is open to all apprentices who either live or work in the borough.
Entries can be made online at below or via the nomination forms that can be collected and submitted at any council building.
The closing date for nominations is Friday 21 July.