Zetland FM Local News - 17th February 2020
Residents in our area have now been without online public services for nearly a week, folowing a cyber-attack on Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council;
A local football club is having to fence in its pitches after a spate of tresspassing incidents;
...and long delays on one of Teesside's busiest roads could be in place for up to four months.
Residents in our area have now been without online public services for nearly a week, folowing a cyber-attack on Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.
The council's website and all computers at the authority were attacked last Saturday. The council has yet to confirm the nature of the hack. Online appointment bookings, planning documents, social care advice and council housing complaints systems are just some of the services knocked offline.
The National Crime Agency says that it is supporting the council.
A local football club is having to fence in its pitches after a spate of tresspassing 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."
Long delays on one of Teesside's busiest roads could be in place for up to four months.
Traffic lights will be placed at the junction of Flatts Lane as it comes through the Eston Hills to meet the A171 Guisborough bypass, and could see nearly four months of delays.
Fed-up motorists will have to contend with lane closures on the bypass, with work set to begin on Monday March 2.
And Flatts Lane will be closed to traffic in phases while roadworks are completed.
Currently, vehicles must wait for a break in traffic to either turn left towards Guisborough, or cross a dual carriageway and wait to turn right.
Redcar and Cleveland Council are carrying out the works with funding from the Department for Transport.
The work will see the junction widened and traffic lights put in place.