Zetland FM Local News - 15th January 2022
A police probe has been launched after a 'petrol bomb' was thrown at house in Saltburn;
A new bus service has been launched to ensure local people working at companies based at Teesport can get to and from their jobs;
...and it's been announced that the streets in Redcar and Cleveland will be kept clean by a brand-new fleet of Street Sweepers.
A police probe has been launched after a 'petrol bomb' was thrown at house in Saltburn.
The incident happened at a property on Queensway in Saltburn at around 5.20am on Thursday.
A group of around four to five males then made off from the scene in a dark coloured vehicle.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
Cleveland Police say that they believe the incident could be linked to an incident in Redcar which occurred just 10 minutes earlier.
Police received a report of around four to five men who who forcibly entered a property on Broadway West at 5.10am.
The gang made off from the scene in a vehicle.
No further descriptions are available.
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.
A new bus service has been launched to ensure local people working at companies based at Teesport can get to and from their jobs.
Recently concerns have been raised over the lack of bus routes servicing Teesport, with employees at sites such as the Tesco Distribution Warehouse finding it difficult to get to work if they didn't have a car, with many on 24-hour shift patterns.
The situation also reduced opportunities for unemployed people without a car that could have otherwise attended interviews, training or apprenticeships on the site.
Now bus operator Stagecoach has been appointed to deliver a new bus service. The new route is being backed with £58,000 in funding, with the goal of it eventually becoming fully commercially viable.
The service, numbered 101, runs between Middlesbrough Bus Station and Teesport three times a day via Thorntree Job Centre, Eston and South Bank, leaving the town at 5am, 1pm and 9pm to line up with workers' shifts.
It's been announced that the streets in Redcar and Cleveland will be kept clean by a brand-new fleet of Street Sweepers.
The 3.5 tonne Hako Citymaster 1600 Street Sweepers, purchased as part of the Council’s Fleet Replacement Programme, have already been deployed across the borough, replacing the old fleet of small sweepers which have reached the end of their life.
These machines are well known for being able to run not only on diesel, but also on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, which reduces CO2 emissions by more than 90%, being at a similar price to diesel.
The new sweepers will support the Council’s Climate Change Strategy in its target to become net carbon neutral by 2030.