Zetland FM Local News - 1st October 2022
It's been announced that a lower speed is to be introduced in Loftus following a public consultation;
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue team were called into action yesterday;
...and a landmark steelmaking building in our area is set to be demolished today.
It's been announced that a lower speed is to be introduced in Loftus following a public consultation.
The speed limit for motorists in the town is to be reduced to 20mph after more than 98% of people who responded to the consultation agreed with the idea.
There will also be a significant reduction in the number of speed cushions that were proposed, along with more signage and a review of digital speed warning signs.
More chargers and parking bays for electric vehicles are also planned.
The public consultation on traffic management took place in August with 48 people responding.
It is expected the speed limit will be reduced from 30mph to 20mph in the new year.
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue team were called into action yesterday.
Just after 4pm yesterday, the team were contacted by North Yorkshire Police regarding two walkers who had reported themselves to be lost in woodland, somewhere in the Clay Bank and Great Broughton area. (pron "brow-ton")
They were apparently cold and wet and, given the weather conditions, there were concerns for their welfare.
Team members began a search of the area, however within an hour, reports were received that two passing walkers had come across the lost walkers who were suffering from the effects of the cold.
They were well enough to be ‘walked off’ the hill and transported by Team vehicles to a waiting ambulance at Clay Bank carpark for a further check-up, and did not require hospital treatment.
A landmark steelmaking building in our area is set to be demolished today.
The huge Basic Oxygen Steelmaking Plant at Teesworks will be entirely brought down by explosive demolition later this morning.
The activity is considered to be one of the largest single explosive demolition operation in the UK in the past 75 years, with around 1.6 tonnes of explosives being used to level the 65-metre building.
Three blasts over a seven second period will bring the 60,000-tonne structure down.
Tees Dock Road will be closed for a short time prior to and following the activity and, as with all demolitions on-site, dust suppression measures will be in place.