Zetland FM Local News - 7th February 2018
A new building to house Pathways School is to be built in Redcar;
A vacant building in Kirkleatham is to be turned into a small residential care and short overnight break facility for children and young people with complex special educational needs and disabilities;
...and port operator PD Ports is celebrating after Teesport was awarded the prestigious Terminal Operator of the Year award.
A new building to house Pathways School is to be built in Redcar.
The current Pathways building needs further improvement and the new building will provide an opportunity to create something really special for young people with social, emotional and mental health needs.
Currently 64 pupils can be taught at Pathways but the new school building, which will be built on the site of the former Redcar Education Development Centre on Corporation Road in Redcar, will have the capacity to teach up to 100 pupils.
Now that plans have been approved, the next stage is for an application to be submitted to a regulatory committee for approval before the estimated construction date in July.
A vacant building in Kirkleatham is to be turned into a small residential care and short overnight break facility for children and young people with complex special educational needs and disabilities.
The residential and short breaks facility, based at Church View in Kirkleatham, will be able to support up to seven children and young people.
The Church View building has been vacant since 2014 and was previously used by the NHS as a care home for adults with severe mental health issues.
Kirkleatham village residents and the wider community have been consulted on this proposal and have responded overwhelmingly in support of developing the property into a facility for children and young people.
This development will have close links to the neighbouring Kirkleatham Hall Special School and it will enhance the support that the school already provides for children and young people.
Port operator PD Ports is celebrating after Teesport was awarded the prestigious Terminal Operator of the Year award.
Awarded by Finnish shipping and logistics company Containerships, it is only the third time the group has recognised a terminal following wins for St Petersburg in 2016 and Lithuania’s Klaipeda port last year.
The prize recognises the 40 year relationship between PD Ports and Containerships, with the award highlighting PD Port’s commitment to service levels and productivity at Teesport.
Cllr Sue Jeffrey, Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said that Teesport is a crucial part of the borough’s economy, employing hundreds of local residents and through supporting businesses that rely on the port to get their products imported and exported.
Sue passed on her personal congratulations, and from the council as a whole, to everyone who works at PD Ports for their continued hard work and their much deserved Terminal Operator of the Year award.