Zetland FM Local News - 9th February 2018
Cleveland Fire Brigade say the building of a former school in our area which was destroyed by a fire last week is still too dangerous to enter;
A top union boss has warned that Teesside’s steel industry will only recover through strong Government and industrial collaboration;
...and volunteers are being sought to show off the iconic Tees Transporter Bridge to visitors from across the world.
Cleveland Fire Brigade say the building of a former school in our area which was destroyed by a fire last week is still too dangerous to enter.
Fire crews tackled the blaze at the former Eston Park Academy, on Burns Road in Eston last Wednesday evening.
The cause of the fire has still not been determined, as possible structural damage makes it too dangerous to enter.
Emergency services are working together to make sure the structure is safe before investigations can begin.
Cleveland Fire Brigade say that because of the structural damage it’s still too dangerous for fire crews to investigate.
The brigade is working with Cleveland Police however the is currently no criminal investigation.
A top union boss has warned that Teesside’s steel industry will only recover through strong Government and industrial collaboration.
Speaking in Redcar yesterday, Roy Rickhuss, the general secretary of the Community Union, called on ministers, unions and companies to unite and preserve the region’s steel heritage.
Addressing audience members at Redcar and Cleveland College yesterday, Mr Rickhuss said a new national strategy will be crucial in sustaining the industry and restoring pride to our area following the collapse of SSI UK three years ago, which left thousands unemployed.
The conference also heard from Middlesbrough-born Business Secretary Greg Clark, who said he was determined to see the former SSI UK works transformed to provide good quality jobs and careers for people in the area.
Volunteers are being sought to show off the iconic Tees Transporter Bridge to visitors from across the world.
The volunteer roles at the Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience will support the recently upgraded attraction, with duties including assisting in the Visitor Centre shop, providing guided tours of the site and helping visitors access the new lift.
Volunteers will also have the unique opportunity to lead visitors on tours to the top of the Bridge 160ft above the River Tees.
The landmark Transporter Bridge was recently extensively refurbished as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project which included the installation of a new gondola and glass viewing lift alongside state-of-the-art visitor facilities and the construction of a Winding House Viewing Area.
More information is available by calling 01642 727264.