Zetland FM Local News - 16th December 2017
Police are appealing for information after a man’s wheelchair was stolen from outside a house in Carisbrooke Avenue in Thorntree;
Homes and businesses in part of our area were affected by a power cut yesterday;
...and new parking charges for blue badge holders at James Cook University Hospital have been delayed until the New Year.
Police are appealing for information after a man’s wheelchair was stolen from outside a house in Carisbrooke Avenue in Thorntree.
The man had returned home from shopping at around 9.30am on Thursday and left his wheelchair unattended for a short period of time.
The owner relies on the wheelchair, which is self-propelling with large rear wheels, to get around.
Not having it means his day to day activities have been affected and he is angry and upset at this.
If anyone saw this theft or has information on the whereabouts of the wheelchair, they are asked to contact PC Heather Coates at Cleveland Police via the non-emergency 101 number, or by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Homes and businesses in part of our area were affected by a power cut yesterday.
The power cut, which occurred in the Park Lane area of Guisborough, affected around a hundred properties and was caused by a problem with the electricity cable serving the area.
Power was restored by early afternoon.
New parking charges for blue badge holders at James Cook University Hospital have been delayed until the New Year.
The new charges are among a shake-up of parking provision at the hospital, with parent and child places also being planned.
Blue badge parking will be a pay and display ticket costing £3 for 24 hours.
The new charges were due to be brought in this month - but that’s now been put back a few weeks.
Last month, the cost of parking for patients and staff rose for the first time since May 2014.
A two hour stay now costs £3, a three hour stay £4, and a four hour stay £6.
The price of a 24-hour ticket rose from £5.70 to £7.