Zetland FM Local News - 15th October 2018
High winds caused problems in our area over the weekend, with several trees being blown down;
Police have announced a clampdown on drivers who cause problems at Majuba car park in Redcar;
...and neighbourhood officers in Redcar are reminding cyclists of the important of being seen whilst using the roads.
High winds caused problems in our area over the weekend, with several trees being blown down.
Shortly after 5pm on Friday a tree came down on Guisborough Road in Nunthorpe, blocking both lanes.
Traffic had to be diverted as a result while residents and a man with a chainsaw cleared the road.
Middlesbrough Council workers arrived shortly after to help finish the job.
Earlier in the day, a large tree branch blocked a residential street in Guisborough after being brought down by strong winds.
Residents on Sinnington Close, were affected after the Willow tree was damaged by Storm Callum.
Police have announced a clampdown on drivers who cause problems at Majuba car park in Redcar.
Neighbourhood officers will be working alongside the local authority to tackle the ongoing problems in the car park in relation to anti-social driving and littering after a number of reports from residents.
Police have increased their patrols in the area and on Saturday night this resulted in a car being seized using Police Powers after being sighted driving erratically.
The driver was also reported for driving offences and issued with a Section 59 warning.
If you witness a car in the area being driven in a careless and inconsiderate manner please report it to Police on 101.
Neighbourhood officers in Redcar are reminding cyclists of the important of being seen whilst using the roads.
Now that the dark nights are upon us officers have issued a simple reminder that when cycling at night you must use lights, reflectors and high visibility attire.
This is not only for the safety of those riding cycles, but also for other road users and cyclists could be faced with a fine if they fail to do so.
More advice is available on the Cycling UK website, at cyclinguk.org