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A strike by bus drivers in our area is set to cause disruption for passengers in the lead up to Christmas;

Property developers are being sought to work with the Council to help regenerate Eston town centre - after a previous agency changed its plans;

...and drivers in our area are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys this weekend after Highways England issued a severe weather alert for the north of England.

 

A strike by bus drivers in our area is set to cause disruption for passengers in the lead up to Christmas.

About 650 Arriva drivers from depots on Teesside and surrounding areas are due to walk out for a week from tomorrow.

Drivers from Redcar, Stockton, Whitby, Darlington and Durham depots voted for the industrial action over a dispute with the company over pay.

Eleventh hour negotiations between Arriva bosses and union officials were held during the week, however a deal could not be reached.

Services are expected to be disrupted from first thing tomorrow.

 

Property developers are being sought to work with the Council to help regenerate Eston town centre - after a previous agency changed its plans.

The Council has already refurbished the cenotaph and town square, including road improvements and around £780,000 is still available for further development.

A High Street Support Scheme for existing town centre businesses is also available.

There had been hopes for an extensive redevelopment of the precinct by a property developer who had purchased an empty former supermarket - but the developer has informed the council that is now unlikely to happen.

The Authority is now looking for new partners to come forward.

For further information call the Council on 01642 444494 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Drivers in our area are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys this weekend after Highways England issued a severe weather alert for the north of England.

With freezing rain forecast an alert has been issued from 10am today until 6am tomorrow.

Gritting teams will be working around the clock to treat roads.

Advice from the agency is to keep your distance and reduce your speed, as black ice is difficult to see. Even when conditions seem normal, it can be very slippery leading to very dangerous driving conditions.

They are also advising drivers to plan their journeys, monitor weather reports and pack a winter kit of blankets, food, water and a shovel.


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