Zetland FM Local News - 15th Jan 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 15th January 2016.
Strong winds, snow and heavy rain caused a number of issues across Redcar and Cleveland yesterday.
A number of roads were closed for safety, drivers were urged to take care and a Guisborough secondary school was forced to close when the bad weather cut off its power.
Wintery conditions and an accident partially blocked Birkbrow near Guisborough early yesterday morning, but the road was quickly fully reopened.
Longbeck Road in Marske was closed due to flooding between the A174 and the railway crossing, and Dam Street in Loftus at the High Street End was also closed at around lunchtime due to flooding.
Parents of youngsters at Laurence Jackson Secondary School in Guisborough were called to collect children as the school closed its doors shortly after midday. An electricity power failure meant that there was no heating in the school.
Routes around Boosbeck and Lingdale were also reported to be treacherous early yesterday evening.
Further bad weather is forecast for our area today, with the Met Office issuing a yellow warning for further snow in the North-east.
Police are repeating their warning that someone could be killed following further reports of youths throwing objects at vehicles in Grangetown.
Several reports were made of objects such as bricks and stones being thrown at vehicles on Church Lane near the Trunk Road flyover in Grangetown between 5.45pm and 6.20pm on Wednesday.
It is believed that a group of five youths are responsible for these incidents, and as a result an orange Ford Focus ST was left with a damaged roof and a silver BMW Sport Coupe was left with a smashed passenger window. Thankfully, no one was injured.
Sergeant Steve Pattison from the Incident and Crime Management Team told Zetland FM that people need to take responsibility for their actions before someone is seriously injured or even killed. He added that it’s also important that parents know where their children are and what they are up to.
Sergeant Pattison said lives are being put at risk and it is not acceptable and won’t be tolerated. Anyone caught carrying out such acts will face the full force of the law.
Anyone who has witnessed the incidents is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency 101 number, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is encouraging the public to give their opinions on plans for a new seafront shelter in Saltburn.
The council has had five varying designs produced to help residents and visitors think about what style of shelter they would prefer.
This comes as part of the Boroughwide Public Realm Programme, which was approved by Cabinet in 2014, aiming to improve and maintain public spaces across the borough.
The project is to replace the seafront shelter previously located on Saltburn Lower Promenade, which was damaged beyond repair in the storms of December 2013 and was subsequently removed.
The five designs will be displayed in Saltburn Library until Saturday, February 6th 2016. Consultation sheets will be available for the public to give their opinions and thoughts to help shape the final design of the new shelter.
Alternatively, you can access the plans and fill in an online survey by following: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/SaltburnShelter
It is hoped the new shelter will be in place for this coming summer.