Zetland FM Local News - 8th July 2021
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been called into action in our area;
Residents with a low income are set to benefit from a scheme aimed at tackling fuel poverty and cutting carbon emissions in Redcar & Cleveland;
...and it's been revealed that 90% of street lighting in Redcar and Cleveland has now been replaced with LED lights.
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been called into action in our area.
Just after 10pm on Tuesday the team were contacted by Cleveland Police with a request to assist a man who was reportedly lost and potentially disorientated on Eston Hills.
Initially the team responded by sending two double-crewed Land Rovers to assess the situation whilst other Team members were put on standby.
Shortly after arriving in the area the call-out officer made telephone contact with the man which enabled the Team members on scene to quickly locate him and to then assist him off the hills, and into the care of the Police.
Residents with a low income are set to benefit from a scheme aimed at tackling fuel poverty and cutting carbon emissions in Redcar & Cleveland.
Redcar & Cleveland Council has successfully bid for nearly £900,000 from the Government's Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme, which offers homeowners up to £10,000 to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
From July, households with a gross annual income below £30,000 who also have a low energy-efficient property – with a rating of D, E, F or G – will be able to apply for the full cost of having a range of energy-efficient and low carbon measures installed at home by the council's delivery partner E.ON.
It's been revealed that 90% of street lighting in Redcar and Cleveland has now been replaced with LED lights.
Bouygues Energies & Services, who are a global leader in street lighting and energy services, has completed a partnership with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council to replace 90% of the street lighting in the borough with LED lights - delivering a significant reduction in carbon emissions and cost savings for taxpayers.
In addition to the more efficient use of energy by the LED lights, Bouygues E&S has also implemented a dimming regime which involves dimming lights overnight on the main roads by 30% and on estate roads by 50%, ensuring even greater savings.