Zetland FM Local News - 27th Feb 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 27th February 2016
The air ambulance was in action in our area yesterday after it was called to the scene of an accident on the A171 Middlesbrough Road just outside Guisborough.
A 35-year-old man was trapped in his car after it left the road and hit a tree just before 11am yesterday close to the Windlebridge Roundabout near the Cross Keys pub.
Police, fire crews and the air ambulance attended the scene following the accident, which closed the eastbound carriageway of the A171 Middlesbrough Road for around five hours. The road closure led to long queues of traffic back to Nunthorpe whilst at Guisborough police redirected traffic around the incident.
The driver of the car was taken to James Cook University Hospital where his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
Cleveland Police are once again looking for Community Support Officers.
Recruitment begins on Monday 7th March, and the Force will end applications after 200 are received, or Sunday 20th March, whichever comes first.
PCSOs were last recruited in June 2015 and the sixteen successful candidates are now undertaking a ten-week initial training programme.
Successful applicants will be invited to attend an assessment centre and interview, and will be asked to complete written tasks, take part in interactive role play exercises and have their basic numeracy and literacy skills assessed.
Once in the role, officers could be deployed anywhere in the force area according to demand. They will work alongside regular police officers and their day to day work means they are a visible point of contact for residents. Other tasks range from taking part in high visibility reassurance patrols, to working with children and young people, conducting door to door enquiries in major crimes, and attending community meetings.
Applications will open at 11.30am on Monday 7th March on the Cleveland Police website, www.cleveland.police.uk
Individuals and groups which make a difference in their local communities are set to be recognised in the Mayor’s Community Achievement Awards.
Taking place on Monday, at Tuned In! the Mayor – Cllr Brenda Forster – will be presenting 14 individuals or groups with awards recognising the hard work and dedication they have shown.
Everyone receiving an award was nominated by their ward councillors who have seen the great work done first-hand.
As well as recognising talent nominated by ward members, the award ceremony will also be showcasing musical talent as 10-year-old singing sensation Samantha Lee, a pupil at Wheatlands Primary School, will perform a number of songs for the audience.
The Mayor, Cllr Brenda Forster, told Zetland FM that she is very much looking forward to celebrating the achievements of very dedicated members of the community. She said all 14 individuals or groups nominated are shining examples of the community spirit shared by many across Redcar and Cleveland and the borough wouldn’t be the same without them.