Zetland FM Local News - 26th May 2023
A labour administration has been elected to run Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council;
A childrens play park in our area has had to be closed after being vandalised;
Man has appeared in court charged with attempted robbery at a shop in Grangetown store;
...and the volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat have been called into action in our area.
A labour administration has been elected to run Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.
The group was voted into power at the Council’s Annual General Meeting yesterday morning.
Cllr Alec Brown was elected as Leader of the Council and Cllr Carrie Richardson will become Deputy Leader.
Members of the Cabinet were also appointed:
The Mayor for the coming year is Cllr Malcolm Head and Cllr Neil Bendelow will be the Deputy Mayor.
A childrens play park in our area has had to be closed after being vandalised.
The vandalism occurred at the play park at Eston Rec, with the flooring ripped up causing significant damage and leaving debris throughout the park.
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council say that due to the damage caused the swings and loose flooring will now have to be removed.
This means that the play area will be closed to public until further notice due to the vandalism.
This will include this weekend and into next week.
Man has appeared in court charged with attempted robbery at a shop in Grangetown store.
The 22-year-old man appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court yesterday having been charged in connection with an attempted robbery at the Premier Store on Birchington Avenue in Grangetown on Tuesday evening.
He was arrested shortly after police received the report of a male armed with a knife and entering the shop and demanding cash.
The man was interviewed then charged with attempted robbery, possession of an offensive weapon and with possession of a Class A drug.
The volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat have been called into action in our area.
Just after 4.30 yesterday afternoon, the Redcar Atlantic lifeboat was launched to assist a paddle boarder reported to be in trouble south of Saltburn.
By the time the lifeboat arrived at the scene, the paddle boarder had made it back to shore.
The lifeboat was then able to return to the lifeboat station.
Member of the public are reminded that if you think someone is in trouble in the water you should call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.