Zetland FM Local News - 13th September 2021
Police are appealing for information following a reported firearms incident in Middlesbrough on Friday;
The Dorman Long Tower at Teesworks will be demolished after an independent study revealed "ongoing and irreversible" damage to the structure and highlighted costs running into the millions would only extend its life by a few years;
...and more than 150 ambassadors will help showcase Redcar and Cleveland as a fantastic place in which to live, enjoy and do business next week.
Police are appealing for information following a reported firearms incident in Middlesbrough on Friday.
Officers were called at 5.22pm to Downside Road, to a report of males attending an address and discharging a firearm causing damage. No one was injured. The men were then thought to have made off in vehicles.
Detectives believe this incident may be related to an incident in Acklam Road at 5.48pm, when they received reports of a motorbike and vehicles in collision.
Police have arrested a man in connection with their investigation and enquiries continue.
If you have any information, including CCTV or dashcam footage please call police on the non-emergency number 101.
The Dorman Long Tower at Teesworks will be demolished after an independent study revealed "ongoing and irreversible" damage to the structure and highlighted costs running into the millions would only extend its life by a few years.
On Friday, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council gave the go-ahead to blow down the structure, which was built in 1955 but has not been operational since the 1970s.
An independent report by engineers Atkins had found that during its time of non-operation, concrete carbonation has caused the embedded steel reinforcements to corrode, which has resulted in significant cracking and weakening of the concrete, with general age-related wear-and-tear also taking its toll on the tower.
The report also stated it could cost between £7million and £9million to secure the structure and keep it maintained, and even then it would still have to be demolished in the next two decades.
Demolition costs would double or triple – not accounting for inflation – if it was retained, due to the significant new developments and structures that would be built surrounding the tower as part of future investments on the site.
More than 150 ambassadors will help showcase Redcar and Cleveland as a fantastic place in which to live, enjoy and do business next week.
The newly-opened Kirkleatham Walled Garden will host the Redcar and Cleveland Ambassador Showcase, which will highlight the huge positivity in the area through local businesses and organisations exhibiting their work, and panel presentations featuring senior figures from business, tourism, housing, education and the public sector.
The event is open to all Redcar and Cleveland Ambassadors; and new members are welcome to join the scheme.
The event, which is taking place on Thursday 16 September from 9am - 1pm, will be opened by the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Cllr Carole Morgan, and all attendees will have the opportunity to network with people from across sectors and gain free access to the Walled Garden.