Zetland FM Local News - 16th May 2020
The total number of reported Coronavirus cases in our area has once again shown a slight increase in the past 24 hours, according to official figures;
Cleveland neighbourhood policing is being strengthened by a boost in officer numbers as part of a renewed plan to focus on Bobbies on the beat;
...and firefighters were called to tackle a large blaze on Eston Hills yesterday afternoon.
The total number of reported Coronavirus cases in our area has once again shown a slight increase in the past 24 hours, according to official figures.
According to the latest figures published yesterday by Public Health England, there have now been 381 confirmed Coronavirus cases in Redcar and Cleveland, out of a local population of just under 137,000 people.
That compares to 377 cases yesterday.
There are currently 632 cases confirmed in Middlesbrough, that's another small increase, up from 631 cases yesterday.
Cleveland neighbourhood policing is being strengthened by a boost in officer numbers as part of a renewed plan to focus on Bobbies on the beat.
This will see 28 police officers join neighbourhood policing teams from next week in a phased approach that will see a 240-strong unit including Police Community Support Officers by summer 2020, delivering focused community policing in our area, and also across Middlesbrough, Stockton and Hartlepool.
Cleveland Police Chief Constable Richard Lewis has made a commitment to neighbourhood policing, and increase dedicated resources to gather intelligence, prevent crime, and problem solve.
Officers joining the neighbourhood team are being given additional bespoke training to ensure that they are delivering the best service they can in towns and villages.
Last year, Cleveland Police embarked on a public survey under the banner of Our Conversation to understand the views of people living in the local area. The responses will be used to help develop neighbourhood policing going forward.
Firefighters were called to tackle a large blaze on Eston Hills yesterday afternoon.
Three fire engines from Middlesbrough and Grangetown stations and an off-road fire appliance were called to the scene at around 1.35pm yesterday after reports that a large area of grassland and gorse was alight.
Firefighters were called to the scene at 1.35pm on Friday from Middlesbrough and Grangetown stations.
Smoke could reportedly be seen from as far away as Stockton.
It is currently unknown how the fire started.