Zetland FM Local News - 19th April 2023
Police are investigating after reports of a serious incident in Redcar;
Low rates of recycling in our area are unlikely to improve any time soon, according to a report for councillors;
...and residents of our area are being reminded that local elections are taking place in a couple of weeks.
Police are investigating after reports of a serious incident in Redcar.
Emergency services were called to Newcomen Terrace yesterday evening.
Officers closed the road from Queen Street to Arthur Street and traffic was diverted at the scene.
It is understood the incident happened at around 5.30pm.
A shattered window could be seen at one of the nearby properties, however it's not known whether this was linked to the incident.
Police have not yet revealed any further details of the incident.
Low rates of recycling in our area are unlikely to improve any time soon, according to a report for councillors.
The report by Redcar and Cleveland Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods and housing, Barry Hunt, suggested rates would remain “relatively static” until the implementation of Government proposals which will provide for the separate collection of food waste.
Under current timescales this could be another three years away - in 2026.
Councillor Hunt’s report, which provided an update on his portfolio, conceded that there had been a “clear downward trend” in the rate of household waste being recycled in the borough.
Residents of our area are being reminded that local elections are taking place in a couple of weeks.
Elections are happening across England on Thursday 4 May.
If you are voting at a polling station, then you will need to bring photo ID with you, such as a driving licence or passport.
If you don’t have photo ID, you can apply for one for free on the Electorial Commision website, at electoralcommission.org.uk