Zetland FM Local News - 14th August 2020
Residents in our area are being warned to be on their guard against rogue or bogus traders following an incident in Brotton;
It's been announced that visitors will be able to tour the Redcar steelworks for the last time before the site is cleared;
...and a ceremony will be taking place in our area tomorrow to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.
Residents in our area are being warned to be on their guard against rogue or bogus traders following an incident in Brotton.
Detectives are investigating after an elderly lady was charged a large amount for unnecessary and minimal work, which may not have been completed.
The cold callers visited the lady's address on Child Street in Brotton on Monday and offered to clean the guttering for a small amount of money.
However they then told the lady that she needed roof work doing and charged her around £1500, which is significantly more than the suggested work should have cost.
Detectives are investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone that may have seen a work van in the area between 1pm and 4pm that day or anyone who has private CCTV in the area to check their cameras.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
It's been announced that visitors will be able to tour the Redcar steelworks for the last time before the site is cleared.
Tours will run this October at the coking plant, which was once one of the region's powerhouses and a major local employer.
The tours are taking place so that people with connections to and interest in the industrial heritage can view the sites iconic structures before they disappear.
The guided bus tours will operate in accordance with social distancing regulations and will last for 90 minutes, departing from the Redcar gatehouse.
The first 250 places made available were booked immediately but 16 new dates have now been released.
A demolition programme costing £150million will commence later this year to prepare the site for the Teesworks redevelopment.
A ceremony will be taking place in our area tomorrow to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.
Organised by the Redcar Branch of the Royal British Legion, the event at Redcar Cenotaph will involve Standard Bearers from the ex-service associations, plus Royal British Legion members, the Mayor plus ex service personnel.
Wreaths will be laid at the Cenotaph and crosses at the Garden, and a short service will be conducted by local vicar Rev Rebecca Haughty.
At 11am there will be the last post and two minutes silence. This will be followed by the reading of a poem entitled "Cry for Peace Around the World " read by the branch chairman Eric Howden BEM.
It is hoped that churches throughout the country will ring out their bells 75 times to mark the end of the war 75 years ago and also read out the poem.