Zetland FM Local News - 23rd October 2021
Planning permission for the new Teesworks Skills Academy building has been submitted;
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Steve Turner, is funding a north east charity which aims to give racism the boot;
...and the Redcar Garden of Remembrance will have its official opening for the public after renovation today at 2pm.
Planning permission for the new Teesworks Skills Academy building has been submitted.
The facility will help local people take advantage of job opportunities being made available at the Teesworks site.
The two-floor, 5,400sq ft academy will include three classrooms, plus office space and meeting and interview rooms, and will be used to house the Teesworks Skills Academy team as well as a base for hotdesking for companies looking to come on site, internal training events, information sessions, networking and more.
The majority of the construction will take place in January ahead of its opening in March 2022.
It will be based in the Dorman Point area of Teesworks, with access to the building via the Eston Road roundabout currently being built close by.
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Steve Turner, is funding a north east charity which aims to give racism the boot.
Mr Turner has agreed to give Show Racism the Red Card twenty thousand pounds worth of funding to deliver anti-racism workshops across Cleveland over the next year.
And to show their support, staff in the PCC’s office wore red on Show Racism the Red Card’s annual Wear Red Day yesterday.
Show Racism the Red Card delivers anti-racism awareness workshops using a sports-based model involving current and ex professional footballers.
This year’s funding will allow the charity to work with hundreds of children in schools and youth-focused organisations from now until next August.
The Redcar Garden of Remembrance will have its official opening for the public after renovation today at 2pm.
The Garden of Remembrance is currently used by the Redcar British Legion and military veterans for remembrance ceremonies.
Amongst the improvements made, the garden now features a wall mural depicting the armed forces which was painted by local artist Drew Allan, a sculpture by local artist Graham Anderton, a fence painted by the students from the Princes Trust, R&C College, a paved area for ceremonies and a Remembrance Wall where people can purchase an engraved plaque/brick slip with a message to commemorate a loved one.
The event will commence with the parade of the Standard Bearers, followed by the welcome speech of the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Carole Morgan, and a short history of the garden presented by the Chairman of Redcar British Legion, Eric Howden BEM.
Attendants can also look forward to the ‘Local Vocal’ Choir and the unveiling of the Sculpture and Remembrance Wall Plaques by the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mrs Jo Ropner.