Zetland FM Local News - 13th May 2022
Cleveland Police has announced it is taking part in a national two-week firearms surrender;
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council have apologised after refuse wasn't collected in parts of our area this week;
...and once again, beaches in our area have been ranked amongst some of the best anywhere in the UK.
Cleveland Police has announced it is taking part in a national two-week firearms surrender.
The amnesty, which began yesterday and runs until on Sunday 29th May, is codenamed Operation Aztec, and firearms and ammunition can be surrendered at Kirkleatham police station.
This helps stop them from getting into the wrong hands and helps ensure that they are disposed of safely.
At the point of surrender, people will not face prosecution for the illegal possession of firearms and they can remain anonymous.
Police say that they will continue to investigate any criminal offences linked to firearms that have been surrendered.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council have apologised after refuse wasn't collected in parts of our area this week.
Due to mechanical issues, only one out of the council's three smaller refuse vehicles that have access to farms and difficult to reach properties has been available to use since Wednesday.
Because of this the councils' Waste and Recycle team hasn't managed to collect in areas including Lawns Gill, Back Lane and The Hills in Skelton and Four Lane Ends at Upleatham.
Parts of Guisborough have also been affected, including Hutton Village, Pease Court, Sandown Park, Newton Under Roseberry, Pinchinthorpe, and the town Area of Guisborough.
The council say they will be trying to get into some of these areas with a larger vehicle and will also be trying with the remaining small vehicle tomorrow.
A crew driving the smaller vehicle will be visiting these areas on Saturday to catch up on all the properties where the waste hasn't been collected.
The council has apologised for any inconvenience caused.
Once again, beaches in our area have been ranked amongst some of the best anywhere in the UK.
Saltburn was yesterday again named as a Blue Flag award winner, which is Keep Britain Tidy's highest award.
It is the fourth year in a row that Saltburn beach has won the Blue Flag, just one of seven in the North East and 80 in England to receive the award.
Redcar Beach also received an award as the beach was named as a UK Seaside Award beach, meaning it has the highest environmental standards.