Zetland FM Local News - 15th February 2020
A local football is having to fence in its pitches after a spate of trespassing incidents;
A woman has collapsed and died in Stokesley;
...and the Transporter Bridge will remain closed until at least September.
A local football is having to fence in its pitches after a spate of trespassing incidents.
Redcar Town FC, who play at the Mo Mowlam Memorial Park at Dormanstown, say they’ve been left with no option after a number of recent incidents.
These include drivers who park unlawfully, damage by off-road bikers, dumped rubbish, persistent dog fouling, and people using metal detectors digging up their pitches.
The fences will be funded by a £23,400 grant from the Premier League, the FA and the Government’s Football Foundation. Club officials say that with all the problems - especially the health implications caused by dog fouling - enough is enough.
About 370 players use the club, which plays in the North Riding County Premier League.
A woman has collapsed and died in Stokesley.
Emergency services descended on the High Street yesterday morning to reports of a medical incident.
North Yorkshire Police cordoned off an area near The Co-operative Food, Barclays Bank and Cancer Research UK stores at around ten to seven yesterday morning.
The Yorkshire Ambulance Service are also said to have attended the incident.
The force has confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the woman's death.
The Transporter Bridge will remain closed until at least September - despite initial estimates it would reopen at the start of this year.
The bridge was closed in July amid concerns about stretched cables and structural defects.
Engineering experts are due to undertake a full survey of the iconic structure over the coming months.
Initial investigation work undertaken last summer revealed issues with the bridge's struts, and subsequently the need for a detailed review of the Transporter's overall structural integrity, foundations and gondola operation.
The Bridge, which celebrated its 100th birthday in 2011, is now expected to be closed until at least September.