Zetland FM Local News - 1st August 2020
A multi-million pound bid aimed at transforming Loftus has been submitted to the Government;
Police have recovered suspected amphetamine after a drugs warrant was executed in Middlesbrough yesterday;
...and workers who kept services going during the lockdown in Redcar and Cleveland have won official praise.
A multi-million pound bid aimed at transforming Loftus has been submitted to the Government.
Loftus is one of 100 towns to progress to the second phase of the Government’s Future High Streets Fund, which is aimed at transforming high streets across the country.
This week, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council submitted the bid for a total of £8.49 million from the fund, and if successful, this would give more than £12 million of investment for the town including £3 million from Tees Valley Combined Authority and £650,000 from the council.
You can take a look at the proposals on the council's website.
Police have recovered suspected amphetamine after a drugs warrant was executed in Middlesbrough yesterday.
Officers attended an address on Essex Street in the Newport area of the town yesterday morning.
A large amount of suspected amphetamine was located in the property and was seized.
A 52-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs and she remains in police custody at this time.
Anyone who may have information regarding drugs activity in our local area is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
Workers who kept services going during the lockdown in Redcar and Cleveland have won official praise.
A motion giving thanks to all frontline workers in the borough was agreed by all councillors from right across the political divide at a recent meeting.
The motion said that the council gives thanks and praise to all council employees, social care workers, front line staff in the NHS and key workers from retail, logistics and all other sectors, including our armed forces, army of volunteer groups, organisations and individuals who worked throughout this historic and unprecedented time of pandemic and that it is recognised that these workers risked their lives every day, just by going to work to ensure the safety and health of the public and to keep vital services moving during the current Covid-19 outbreak.”
The motion was agreed by all councillors at the Borough Council meeting for all councillors earlier this month.