Zetland FM Local News - 16th April 2018
A week-long crackdown on speeding drivers will take place across our area from today;
Cleveland Police have welcomed twelve would-be police community support officers over the last week who are currently on a pilot four week pre-employment programme;
...and structural surveys are contiuning at the Regent Cinema after it's closure last week.
A week-long crackdown on speeding drivers will take place across our area from today.
The speed enforcement campaign will see police forces target irresponsible and dangerous drivers committing excess speed offences.
Officers will raise awareness by highlighting the risks of speeding to drivers and encourage them to obey speed limits and drive at speeds safe for the road environment in order to help prevent fatalities and serious injuries on the roads.
Between 1st April 2017 and 31st March this year, almost 21,000 speeding offences were detected across Cleveland and Durham.
In a speeding campaign in April 2017, a total of 557 drivers were found to be breaking the law across Cleveland and Durham in just seven days.
Cleveland Police have welcomed twelve would-be police community support officers over the last week who are currently on a pilot four week pre-employment programme.
Deputy Chief Constable Simon Nickless opened the four week course last week, welcoming those who been successful in their application through their Job Centre Plus.
The innovative scheme means participants learn how PCSOs work within the Force, while also covering topics such as ethics and communication skills.
The programme has already covered areas such as “A day in the life of a PCSO”, problem solving and ethics and subjects including communication skills and customer service to follow, meaning participants have a busy couple of weeks ahead.
Everyone who is successful in completing the course will then be eligible to apply for PCSO positions at Cleveland Police – or elsewhere.
Structural surveys are contiuning at the Regent Cinema after it's closure last week.
The cinema, on Redcar Seafront, was forced to shut last Tuesday after "structural issues" were discovered.
Redcar MP Anna Turley has sought assurances the closure will be temporary.
Fears have been expressed by people in Redcar that a proposed new multiplex cinema nearby could mean the Regent's closure.
The council said a planning application for the new cinema had not yet been received.