Zetland FM Local News - 17th July 2018
Parts of our area were affected by heavy rain and flooding overnight;
A successful recruitment campaign has led to a significant increase in the number of foster carers in the borough, a new report has revealed;
...and Cleveland Police has been looking to ensure that it remembers its history in advance of an upcoming building move.
Parts of our area were affected by heavy rain and flooding overnight.
The recent heatwave and dry spell came to an end as thunder, lightning and very heavy rain affected Redcar and Cleveland and large parts of Teesside until around 2am this morning.
Roads affected by surface flooding included Windsor Rd in Saltburn at the railway bridge, the Esplanade & Newcomen Terrace near Majuba Rd in Redcar, and Church Lane in Guisborough near to Laurence Jackson School.
Drivers are being advised to take extra care this morning as a number of minor routes remain affected by flooding.
A successful recruitment campaign has led to a significant increase in the number of foster carers in the borough, a new report has revealed.
The success means more council resources can be focused on providing wider support for the children and their carers.
It also means that more of the children can be supported within their home borough.
A report into the council's Fostering Service to be presented to Cabinet today will reveal that in April 2016, 55% of the borough's fostered children were found homes through non-council Independent Fostering Agencies, who often operate across the entire Tees Valley and cost more money than in-house care.
However after the successful recruitment campaign there was a dramatic improvement and now 61% of all the borough's fostered children are cared for by the council's own trained foster carers and within Redcar and Cleveland.
The Annual Fostering Report to be presented by Councillor Craig Hannaway showed that the number of foster carers rose by 13 from April 2017 to March 2018. There are now 84 fostering households in Redcar and Cleveland with a further seven being assessed.
Anyone interested in providing a home for a foster child should call 01642 444087.
Cleveland Police has been looking to ensure that it remembers its history in advance of an upcoming building move.
Later this month the Force is moving to the new Community Safety Hub in Hemlington from its old site at Ladgate Lane.
During the decommissioning process many historic items have been unearthed, including ceremonial swords, lances and log books dating back more than 100 years.
Also uncovered are old uniforms, photographs and other items of historical and community interest.
As part of the move Barry Coppinger, Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has been working with officers to safeguard these historic items and make them available to the public to enjoy.