Zetland FM Local News - 31st March 2018
Four people had to be rescued from heavy seas at Redcar yesterday;
A statue celebrating Skelton’s mining history has been given the go-ahead - despite a council officer’s recommendation to reject the plans;
...and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are inviting nominations for the Inspiring Women awards.
Four people had to be rescued from heavy seas at Redcar yesterday.
A man fell from the slipway at Dundas Street in Redcar just after 4pm, causing him to be battered by large waves, close to the slipway and the sea wall.
A man he was with attempted to rescue him, but was unable to stand in the breaking surf and got into difficulties himself.
Two passers-by, a man and a woman, then attempted to rescue the pair and also ended up in the sea before more members of the public were able to get them to safety.
Both Redcar RNLI’s lifeboats were called to assist. However the lifeboats did not launch and the volunteer crew brought all four people back to the lifeboat station and began casualty care until ambulance crews arrived.
A fleet of three ambulances was required to take all four people to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for treatment of injuries and the effects of cold water immersion.
The North East Air Ambulance and the North East Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Response team were also tasked to the incident but were stood down.
A statue celebrating Skelton’s mining history has been given the go-ahead - despite a council officer’s recommendation to reject the plans.
Plans for a statue of three miners to be erected outside the village’s Grade II listed old school house have been approved by Redcar and Cleveland Council’s Regulatory Committee.
The plans came before the committee on Thursday along with a recommendation for refusal by Tim Brown, the council’s conservation adviser on the grounds that it would not fit in with the character of the old school conservation area.
However Joyce White, a member of Friends of Skelton Community Orchard and one of those trying to get the statue approved, said the finished art work would, if anything, “maintain the character of the conservation area”.
The statue was approved with a vote of eight for and two against.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are inviting nominations for the Inspiring Women awards.
The council is inviting members of the public to tell them about the inspiring women in our borough.
If you know an inspiring woman who deserves to be recognised for the great work that she does you can nominate her on the Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council website.
The Inspiring Women Awards Ceremony will be taking place later this year.