Zetland FM Local News - 22nd September 2022
It's being reported that large swathes of dead sea creatures including starfish, crabs, fish and razor clam shells have started to wash up again on our area's beaches;
A new family hub for children and young people aged from 0 to 19 has officially opened in Skelton;
...and a team of local recruits has been appointed to work at The Regent Cinema in Redcar as it prepares to open in October.
It's being reported that large swathes of dead sea creatures including starfish, crabs, fish and razor clam shells have started to wash up again on our area's beaches.
In the past few days a long line of dead and dying creatures and shellfish has been noticed along the stretch of sands between Marske and Saltburn.
It has been a period of recent high tides along the Teesside coast as autumn arrives but people living in the area have once again raised concerns about the wash ups, which have come almost a year after mass crustacean deaths were noted along the same stretch of beach.
Pictures from the area show a long line of seaweed on the beach intermingled with what locals have described as sea creatures of all kinds.
Many are dead, say people living in the area, who have reported the findings to the Environment Agency.
A new family hub for children and young people aged from 0 to 19 has officially opened in Skelton.
The Skelton Family Hub at the former De Brus site on Marske Lane will replace the old, smaller family hub at Skelton Primary and boasts new facilities including a larger creche, clinic room, consultation room, several multifunctional rooms and larger outdoor play area.
It is the first of a new wave of family hubs in the borough which will be adapted and created during the next three years.
Previously family hubs formerly Sure Start Children's Centres were for 0 to 5 year olds and their families.
The new Government Family Hub Framework will see the borough's family hubs extend to also cater for older children and teenagers.
The Council is supporting this vision and during the next three years will be working to implement it.
A team of local recruits has been appointed to work at The Regent Cinema in Redcar as it prepares to open in October.
The recruitment process was a team effort between officers from Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and the operator, Merlin Cinemas. With a significant number of applications received, the Council’s Employment Hub was on hand to help Merlin to shortlist quickly.
After carefully selecting 100 CVs, applicants were invited to an innovative recruitment day, where they met with the newly appointed General Manager Chris Collier and Assistant Manager Neil Bates.
Neil will be returning to The Regent having operated the original cinema before it closed in 2018.
It was confirmed at a recent Borough Council meeting that The Regent would open next month though the final date is yet to be announced.