Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has been forced to close a set of public toilets in Redcar following a deliberate fire;

Two people have been arrested after armed police were called to an estate in Middlesbrough;

...and wildlife is being encouraged to thrive in open spaces across our area in the coming weeks.

 

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has been forced to close a set of public toilets in Redcar following a deliberate fire.

The council says that the toilets at Beach Base, which was formerly known as the Coastal Activity Hub, on Redcar’s seafront are currently closed due to an arson attack which took place on Wednesday night.

One toilet was targeted, but unfortunately the waterpipe was damaged, meaning that all toilets at the attraction will be unavailable for the foreseeable future.

The council says it will update with more information when further details are known.

 

Two people have been arrested after armed police were called to an estate in Middlesbrough.

Officers were called to Fulbeck Road at Netherfields on Wednesday evening after reports of a man with a suspected rifle.

Police were deployed to the area - with pictures showing armed officers entering a property on Burwell Road alongside several police vehicles and a dog unit.

Cleveland Police said armed officers located two men and detained them on Penny Avenue.

However, following a search of the men and a property, no firearm was located.

Instead, police found gardening equipment, which is believed to have been stolen, including a sledgehammer which was thought to have been mistaken for a firearm.

 

Wildlife is being encouraged to thrive in open spaces across our area in the coming weeks.

In May, residents of Redcar and Cleveland will notice longer grass in selected areas in some of the open and green spaces in the borough.

Areas such as the Stray in Marske and King George V playing field in Guisborough have been selected to take part in No Mow May, a national campaign to encourage more wildlife, bees and butterflies.

Once May has finished, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council will be pulling together a short survey so that residents will have the opportunity to let the Council know if this has worked well in their local community.


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