Zetland FM Local News - 8th November 2023
It's been revealed that the Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council had to urgently repair defective concrete in a seafront slipway used by lifeboat charity the RNLI;
Overnight road closures are taking place in Loftus for the rest of this week;
...and plans have been unveiled for residents in our area to donate their unwanted electrical items, which will be tested for safety and distributed to families in need.
It's been revealed that the Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council had to urgently repair defective concrete in a seafront slipway used by lifeboat charity the RNLI.
Redcar and Cleveland Council feared that the slipway, off the Esplanade at Redcar, could become unusable, cutting off access to the beach.
The council set aside £14,000 for the works to be carried out by a private contractor.
The aim, as detailed in council papers signing off the spending, was to “ensure safe access for all including the RNLI lifeboat which deploys in emergencies at sea”.
The defective concrete has now been removed and replaced with specialist ‘aquatic mortar accelerated’ concrete said to be suitable for use within the marine environment.
Overnight road closures are taking place in Loftus for the rest of this week.
As part of the planned improvement works to Loftus Market Place, new surfacing of the road and parking bays between the Golden Lion Hotel and The White Horse Inn will be carried out.
This means there will be an overnight road closure tonight, tomorrow and potentially on Friday, between 9pm and 5am.
Easbound traffic will be diverted along the B1366 Livteron Road, the A171 Moor Road, and then onto the B1266 to rejoin the A174.
Westbound traffic will be diverted to B1266, then onto the A171 Moor Road, and then onto B1366 Livteron Road to rejoin the A174.
We have agreed that buses and emergency vehicles can be escorted through the works, and the late evening and early morning bus services will remain in use.
Plans have been unveiled for residents in our area to donate their unwanted electrical items, which will be tested for safety and distributed to families in need.
The 'Electrical Recycling Project' launched yesterday in the hope that residents in our local community will get behind the drive to recycle their electricals.
The project will encourage residents to bring unwanted working, small domestic electrical items, including toasters, kettles, sandwich makers, hairdryers, irons and other items to Dunsdale Waste and Recycling Centre where they will be redistributed to people in need across Redcar and Cleveland by local community groups.
The project is one of over 40 in the UK funded by Material Focus, the not for profit company who have provided more than nineteen thousand pounds in funding for Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council to work with the community groups to test and redistribute the electrical items.