Zetland FM Local News - 16th April 2020
The number of Coronavirus cases in our area has again shown an increase in the past 24 hours;
The volunteers from the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action yesterday;
...and flytippers have dumped tyres and household rubbish at a local beauty spot.
The number of Coronavirus cases in our area has again shown an increase in the past 24 hours.
According to the latest figures published yesterday by Public Health England, there are currently 184 confirmed cases in Redcar and Cleveland, out of a local population of just under 137,000 people.
That's up from 173 cases yesterday.
There are currently 302 cases confirmed in Middlesbrough, a figure which has also risen, up from 291 yesterday.
The volunteers from the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action yesterday.
The team were contacted by Cleveland Police at approximately 3 o'clock yesterday morning to assist in searching for a man who had gone missing in the Middlesbrough area.
Technology was used remotely to help plan the search but it was necessary to call people out from their homes whilst ensuring they could work safely.
Volunteer Team members, operating under the Team’s COVID-19 procedures, were deployed to search a limited area near to North Ormesby.
After covering the areas requested by the Police the Team was stood-down pending any requests to cover other search areas.
Flytippers have dumped tyres and household rubbish at a local beauty spot.
Dozens of tyres, along with all sort of other waste items, have been dumped by the road to South Gare, just past Warrenby.
And it has prompted condemnation from Redcar and Cleveland Council - plus an appeal for people to keep hold of their waste until they can dispose of it properly.
The tyres have been dumped close to the power substation on the right, heading towards the gare, in an ara whic is hidden from view - something the tipper was presumably taking advantage of.
Councillor Barry Hunt, Cabinet member for neighbourhoods and environment at Redcar and Cleveland Council, said: “There is no excuse for fly-tipping.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council say that they are still enforcing against this type of behaviour and, if caught, fly-tippers can face a fine and prosecution.
If taken to court, the perpetrators can face up to five years in prison and be liable to pay an unlimited fine.