Zetland FM Local News - 21st May 2020
The total number of reported Coronavirus cases in our area has shown a slight increase since yesterday, according to official figures;
Police are appealing for information after a bag was stolen from a van delivering vital food supplies to a store in Thorntree;
...and Redcar and Cleveland residents are to have their garden bins emptied in the next two weekends.
The total number of reported Coronavirus cases in our area has shown a slight increase since yesterday, according to official figures.
According to the latest figures published yesterday by Public Health England, there have now been 391 confirmed Coronavirus cases in Redcar and Cleveland, out of a local population of just under 137,000 people.
That figure has increased from 389 confirmed cases since yesterday.
There are have been 645 cases confirmed in Middlesbrough, that figure has also risen from 638 yesterday.
Police are appealing for information after a bag was stolen from a van delivering vital food supplies to a store in Thorntree.
The incident happened at around ten past six in the morning on Tuesday at the One Stop Shop on Cargo Fleet Lane.
The driver of a delivery van which was parked at the side of the store was in the store for a matter of seconds when a jacket and a bag was taken from the passenger seat of the vehicle.
The bag was fortunately empty at the time of the incident.
The suspect is described as a male dressed in an all blue tracksuit with a white logo on the side and black trainers which were possibly Nike.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Redcar and Cleveland residents are to have their garden bins emptied in the next two weekends.
Garden waste collections in Redcar and Cleveland were paused as the Council is working with a much-reduced workforce due to staff members self-isolating from Covid-19.
These staff members include those who are trained to drive bin wagons.
The reduced workforce has meant the Council has prioritised general waste and recycling collections.
Now, thanks to the Council’s refuse workers who have agreed to work extra shifts, each household in the borough will receive a collection on a specified date during next two weekends, starting on Saturday.
After the two weekends, the council will be in the process of working out the timetable with their refuse workers for the regular collection.