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Three men have been charged following the death of an elderly gentleman in Eston, last year;

Visitors to Flatts Lane Country Park who have limited mobility will be able to explore further than ever before thanks to a new rugged mobility scooter which is based at the visitor centre;

...and Redcar and Cleveland is reassuring residents who haven't had their bins emptied this week due to the bad weather.

 

Three men have been charged following the death of an elderly gentleman in Eston, last year.

On the afternoon of 2nd April last year, 85 year old John Truscott was crossing the road in Eston when he was in collision with a motorcycle.

Sadly he passed away 10 days after the incident, while police inquiries continued.

Now two men aged 34 and 20, and a 15 year old boy have been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, driving with no licence, and driving with no insurance.

All three are from the Eston area and are to appear in court in due course.

 

Visitors to Flatts Lane Country Park who have limited mobility will be able to explore further than ever before thanks to a new rugged mobility scooter which is based at the visitor centre.

The idea for the scooter came from the Friends of Flatts Lane Country Park who became aware of issues for visitors who had mobility difficulties and couldn’t enjoy the full experience of the woodlands and the park.

After discussing their concerns with the council staff at Flatts Lane, the Normanby ward councillors funded a mobility scooter which will be free to use by members of the public.

Costing £1200, the scooter is robust and sturdy enough for use on the countryside trails which criss-cross the area.

Visitors who wish to use it will have a short safety session – and quickly shown how to drive the scooter – and then they’ll be free to explore.

 

Redcar and Cleveland is reassuring residents who haven't had their bins emptied this week due to the bad weather.

The council are operating catch-up services today and tomorrow, and even into Monday as needed.

Currently collections are still to be made from residents in Loftus, Carlin How, Skinningrove, Easington, Liverton Mine and parts of Skelton.

The message from the council is that if your bin hasn't yet been collected, keep putting it out until the refuse teams can get to it.


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