Zetland FM Local News - 28th October 2017
A crackdown on off-road bikers who cause misery in communities has been rolled out across Cleveland;
Today's Orange Pip Market, which is set to be held in Middlesbrough centre, has been cancelled over safety concerns due to expected high winds;
...and residents in our area are invited to a Halloween-themed 'Love it' event tomorrow, with a number of activities suitable for all the family.
A crackdown on off-road bikers who cause misery in communities has been rolled out across Cleveland.
Operation Endurance sees a multi-agency approach to tackle the issue with partners from Cleveland Fire Brigade, the four local authorities across Cleveland and local housing providers.
Also involved are officers from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit Motorcycle Section and neighbourhood teams.
Police and partners will share best practice from the operation so far, which has already been running across the Durham policing area since August.
Officers will look to seize vehicles as well as issuing warnings and prosecuting where possible.
Working together with local authorities and local housing providers means that offenders could risk losing their tenancies.
Anyone with information about off-road bikers can contact the non-emergency number 101, contact their local neighbourhood team or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Today's Orange Pip Market, which is set to be held in Middlesbrough centre, has been cancelled over safety concerns due to expected high winds.
Middlesbrough Council has accepted the recommendations that it would be unsafe to go ahead with the monthly event.
The structures the market requires, including stalls and the stage, cannot be put up in the windy conditions which are expected later today.
The Orange Pip Market has been cancelled once before due to similar weather conditions on Christmas Eve last year.
The market will return as usual next month on Saturday, November 25 and then again for its Christmas special on Christmas Eve.
It will then take a winter break for three months and return in April 2018.
Residents in our area are invited to a Halloween-themed 'Love it' event tomorrow, with a number of activities suitable for all the family.
The Fun Day is taking place at Locke Park in Redcar from 12 noon until 3pm, after the Junior Park Run and New Marske Harriers 10 mile run.
Members of the public will be able to take part in activities such as pumpkin carving and crafts at Locke Park Boathouse.
Other activities include Halloween fancy dress, a spooky walk, and litter-picking opportunities for any volunteers wishing to take part.
The event has been organised by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council to mark the 'Love It' campaign and is encouraging local communities to come together and demonstrate all the different ways to take care of your local area.
As part of 'Love it', local community groups and council staff will be there to promote recycling, and Cleveland Police will be attending to offer free property marking.
Cleveland Fire Brigade will also be bringing a fire engine to the event.