Zetland FM Local News - 17th July 2021
The volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboats have been called into action in our area;
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are asking people not to use block dropped kerbs when parking on streets;
...and proposals to charge motorists to park at Flatts Lane Country Park are set to be shelved.
The volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboats have been called into action in our area.
Just after 6.20 on Thurday evening, both Redcar lifeboats were tasked following reports of two children in difficulties in the sea at Saltburn.
As the lifeboats were preparing to launch, reports were received that the children had been rescued by other people in the local area.
The lifeboat crews were stood down before launching.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are asking people not to use block dropped kerbs when parking on streets.
The council say that this has recently become a problem, particularly during busy periods in towns popular with high visitor numbers such as Saltburn.
With a sunny weekend ahead and the start of the school holidays looming, drivers are reminded not to leave their vehicles parked across dropped kerbs.
Doing so can cause difficulties for people using wheelchairs, pushchairs or with other mobility issues when they attempt to cross the road.
For this reason, the council says that a Penalty Charge Notice will be issued in instances where cars are found to be parked across dropped kerbs.
Proposals to charge motorists to park at Flatts Lane Country Park are set to be shelved.
The plans were included in a three-year car parking strategy agreed by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council in March.
However they were opposed by a number of councillors, and objections were also received from members of the public.
A cabinet report outlining the position of the council’s capital and revenue budgets has now said that no option has yet been agreed to introduce car parking charges at Flatts Lane Country Park and therefore cabinet are asked to approve that no permit option or charge will be levied at this time.
The council does, however, plan to introduce a parking permit charge at the nearby Guisborough Forest and Walkway - subject to cabinet approval.