Zetland FM Local News - 24th March 2021
Residents in Redcar are being consulted over a move to ban so-called "car cruising" in the Majuba area of the town;
Police have caught a number of drivers who were committing motoring offences in North Ormesby;
... and the government has announced it will be providing funding for improvements to local high streets in our area to help them safely and successfully open after lockdown.
Residents in Redcar are being consulted over a move to ban so-called "car cruising" in the Majuba area of the town.
Redcar and Cleveland Council is proposing making a public spaces protection order in a bid to clamp down on a long-standing problem involving boy racers who frequently meet to show and race souped-up cars, sometimes taking part in dangerous stunts.
The order would focus on the town’s Majuba Road car park and immediate surrounding area and mean that anyone in the designated zone engaged in such activity would immediately be committing an offence and required to pay a fixed penalty notice of £100 as an alternative to a potential conviction.
Figures show there has been a big increase in reported incidents in the Majuba area over the past three years, particularly since last summer.
Police have caught a number of drivers who were committing motoring offences in North Ormesby.
On Monday afternoon officers from Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Team and roads policing officers from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit carried out an operation to target road related offences.
A number of vehicles were stopped and six were seized for having no insurance and/or driving without a licence.
A driver was also reported for summons for driving whilst disqualified.
The government has announced it will be providing funding for improvements to local high streets in our area to help them safely and successfully open after lockdown.
The new Welcome Back Fund will see Redcar and Cleveland receive £221,000 and Middlesbrough, £123,000 to help councils boost tourism, improve green spaces and provide more outdoor seating areas, markets and food stall pop-ups – giving people more, safer options to reunite with friends and relatives this Summer.
The money will be spent to help attract people back to the high streets post-lockdown.
Councils can use the funding to hold street markets and festivals, boost the look and feel of their high streets, with more seating areas and street planting or less graffiti, and install new signage to help keep people safe as restrictions are lifted.