Zetland FM Local News - 15th June 2020
A hate crime investigation has been launched after racist comments were made on a missing man social media appeal;
A plan to extend a former pub into a parade of shops and takeaways has been withdrawn by the applicant;
...and a pot of funding is being made available to local businesses affected by Covid-19.
A hate crime investigation has been launched after racist comments were made on a missing man social media appeal.
A police appeal was posted in the early hours of Friday morning and officers are pleased to say that the man has now been located safe and well.
But as a result of this appeal police say they were made aware of a number of posts made by individuals of a racist nature.
Officers from the Hate Crime Investigation Unit these are now being investigated.
A plan to extend a former pub into a parade of shops and takeaways has been withdrawn by the applicant.
Proposals for the Normanby hotel could have seen it transformed with nine new retail units, as well as flats.
But people in Normanby weren't happy - with locals worried the village centre would become over-run with takeaways and litter.
Now, an updated document uploaded to Redcar and Cleveland Council's planning website says that the application has been withdrawn after more than 750 objections to the application were received.
A pot of funding is being made available to local businesses affected by Covid-19.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has been allocated around £1.35m under the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund.
It is a new fund to benefit small businesses and charities with high fixed property-related costs, who can demonstrate a significant fall in income during the Covid-19 outbreak.
So far, 114 applications have been received.
Applications will close at midnight on June 19 and businesses, charities and self-employed people are encouraged to visit the councils website in order to apply.