Zetland FM Local News - 21st December 2022
Councillors in our area have put in motion plans to increase the local tax bill by 3.99%;
Emergency services have attended the scene following a multi-vehicle crash in Middlesbrough yesterday;
...and Officers are reminding people to stay vigilant after a number of recent reports of cold callers, particularly in the Marton and Nunthorpe areas of Middlesbrough.
Councillors in our area have put in motion plans to increase the local tax bill by 3.99%.
Members of the council’s cabinet agreed to go out to public consultation with budget proposals for the 2023/24 financial year, which will include a 1.99% increase to council tax and a 2% rise in the adult social care precept.
There will also be an “extensive” programme of planned savings, weighing in at £10.7m over the next five years, proposed to cater for the significant impact of soaring inflation and the increasing demand on the budgets of almost all council services.
This will include a review of library services, school crossing patrols and youth and community centre provision, reducing the number of buildings used for family hub services, along with other elements such as reducing the council’s involvement in some public health initiatives.
Some vacancies across children's, public health, economic growth, environment and education services will be removed, staff will be offered three days voluntary unpaid leave, there will be a reduction in the council’s events budget, and the proposed introduction of a means test for discretionary adult services currently provided free of charge.
Emergency services have attended the scene following a multi-vehicle crash in Middlesbrough yesterday.
Crews were called to Marton crossroads following eye-witness reports of a two vehicle crash at Marton Crossroads yesterday morning.
Witnesses say police, the fire brigade and paramedics were all in attendance.
Cleveland Fire Brigade confirmed three fire engines from Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough and Thornaby attended the crash.
They said that no one was trapped in the incident, and that they made the road safe and left the scene at 10.55.
Officers are reminding people to stay vigilant after a number of recent reports of cold callers, particularly in the Marton and Nunthorpe areas of Middlesbrough.
Police would ask people to make any elderly relatives or neighbours aware and ask them to be vigilant should anyone call at their address and not allow cold callers into their homes without first verifying their identity with a legitimate organisation.
During the winter months police generally see an increase in reports of these types of incidents, with people offering to carry out work including roofing work and cutting down trees or bushes.
Anyone who requires such work is advised to speak to family or friends for recommendations and always try to obtain at least three quotes from reputable traders.