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Free Online at www.coastalviewandmoornews.co.uk The Community Newspaper for the Towns and Villages of East Cleveland, Redcar & North York Moors, telling the real news and views of the people of our region Issue 83 October 2017

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Brenda completes Great North Run in style Brenda is aiming to raise money to equip our physiotherapy room at the home in the hope it will further her personal development, whilst helping countless other people at the home regain some independence. The Many Steps of Brenda and the other ‘runners’ will help our residents take the ‘next steps’ in their lives. Whether it is regaining some independence, getting fitter or even returning to live in the family home, the Physiotherapy equipment will give our disabled residents the very best opportunities. The team look likely to smash the £5000 target, particularly with the help of the Imagine You Can NCS youngsters raising over £1000 with their version of the Many Steps for Next Steps campaign. There is still time to sponsor this amazing woman, just go to Just Giving, Many steps for next steps – GNR.

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By Ruth Hebden

couple of issues ago we shared the news that Dr Brenda Whittle was aiming to complete the GNR with her team of supporters. I was fortunate enough to go up with the team to help as part of the Leonard Cheshire Charity Team. Over 60 runners ran for Leonard Cheshire, with 13 running for Marske Hall with Brenda. Brenda had an amazing day, starting with a live appearance on BBC Breakfast and finishing

walking across the line to huge amounts of cheers from the crowds and fellow runners. The staff and volunteers at the GNR were truly amazing and facilitated getting Brenda’s walking frame to the finish line so she could complete her challenge. Brenda told Coastal View: "I feel marvellous. The crowds cheering me to walk was very uplifting and it empowered me to dig deep and carry on. Apparently I did 60 steps to the finish, but it didn’t feel like that. "A different challenge next year…. Hold the press!”


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Welcome to Coastal View & Moor News Issue 83

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few days after this newspaper starts to be distributed it will be time for the Coastal View & Moor News Community Awards held at Freebrough Academy in Brotton. This will be our sixth year when we take the opportunity to thank the people and organisations in our area who continue to do great work, asking for nothing in return. Our unsung heroes. This year as always we have some very worthy winners and we look forward to be able to acknowledge them for what they do. It's also an opportunity for us to get so many people under one roof and thank them for the contribution they make not only to the area but to Coastal View too. Represented on the night will be some of our advertisers, contributors, distributors, readers as well as the award winners; in all there will be more than 160 people attend on the night. This is always a great occasion and we look forward to revealing to you all the winners in the next issue of the newspaper. So now we have passed the Autumn Equinox, when days are nights are the same length, so now we go into the time when days get shorter and nights, longer. This does not dampen the spirits of the many people who make the most of their time to make

our area special and to put on great events in our communities. This paper is full of great events which have either happened already or due to happen over the next month or so. We have six pages full of things to do in and around the area so don't forget to support them. As we write the Festival of Thrift is happening in Redcar for the second year running and the Redcar Half Marathon takes place in a week. No doubt you will be able to read about both of them in the next issue. Talking of great events, we were fortunate enough to visit the amazing Marske Fun Day recently when the weather was kind and the people came out to support in their hundreds. This day was designed to raise money for the Mike Findley MND Fund and local organisations and it really did that. You can read more about this on page 49. Local sport features as always in this issue and this month we have almost six pages featuring local football, cricket, bowls and speedway reports all written by our contributors who never let us down and supply their articles for us to publish every month. In the centre of this issue you will find a four page section on the great work done by the Imagine You Can National Citizens Service. This section features the social

action projects the students took part in over the summer, doing worthwhile work all over our area, raising the profile, improving facilities as well as raising money for worthy causes. These pages also feature photographs from their recent Graduation Ceremony. Now we have to mention the 'C' word - yes we of course mean Christmas. After this issue of the newspaper we only have two more to come before Christmas is upon us, so we are apologising now for the ones of you who hate to think it's so close but in next month's paper you will find the coupon which appears about our Christmas Greetings section. This is an economical way for you to wish your family and friends seasons best wishes. Before we go we must mention a special group of people who have helped over the last month. You may be aware that we have a delivery problem in Loftus and that the Friends of Loftus Library, in particular Denise Nesbitt has helped us to get the paper to as many people there as possible. Thanks guys for all your ongoing help and support. We hope you enjoy reading this issue.

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Getting to the bottom of things at Lockwood Beck

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By Councillor Steve Kay

uestions abound in my Lockwood ward about the intentions of Sirius Minerals PLC at their site off the Whitby Moor Road (A171), opposite Lockwood Beck reservoir. Undoubtedly, Sirius have all the permissions they require and are keen to engage the public, but queries about the project constantly surface because, from an engineering standpoint, the plans are constantly evolving, guided by the demands of practicality and efficiency. A well-attended public meeting, hosted by Loftus Young Farmers, was held in Moorsholm Memorial Hall on 11th September, where Sirius’s Local Liaison Officer, Heather King, gave an illustrated presentation and fielded questions about the company’s plans, focusing on the Lockwood Beck element. Heather explained that Sirius’s Woodsmith mine, near Whitby, will give the company access to the world’s largest deposit of the superfertiliser, polyhalite, to be sold in granulated form under the trademark POLY4. The raw material will be conveyed via a 37 kilometre tunnel to Wilton for processing, before being shipped abroad from Teesport. There was, undoubtedly, a strong overseas demand for POLY4 because it contains four of the macro-nutrients necessary

for plant growth, namely calcium, potassium, magnesium and sulphur. Production would, eventually, reach 20m tonnes per annum. There would be 2,000 construction jobs, and 2,500 direct and indirect jobs involved in production. At full production, the annual contribution to GDP was estimated at £2.3b. The meeting was largely supportive of the project. There was, however, some concern and curiosity about the company’s plans at Lockwood Beck and their impact on the nearby communities of Moorsholm and Stanghow. Question: Will the intermediary shaft at Lockwood Beck still be sunk? Answer: The shaft at Lockwood Beck will almost certainly go ahead. Question: Why is this necessary? Answer: For constructing the tunnel, ventilation and maintenance. Question: What will the shaft site look like after completion? Answer: It will be covered with an agricultural-style building and there will be a small area of hard standing. The rest of the affected area will be landscaped and returned to agriculture. Question: What about the other proposed intermediary shafts at Lady Cross and Tocketts? Answer: They will probably not now go ahead. Question: Will the spreading of spoil, from the

Pigeongrove!

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By John Roberts

his year's bonfire and fireworks display in Skinningrove is set for Saturday 4 November. There's always a local or topical theme and this time it's Pigeon Fancying. Let's hope the show illuminates the hillsides housing the pigeon lofts that are a big part of village life. As well as bonfire night itself there are free events in October to celebrate the role of pigeons in the area both past and present. Events include: • Presentations at Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, starting at 2.00pm on Saturday 14 and Saturday 28 October. Each session will feature archive film, readings and discussion. Booking is essential: phone 01287 642877 to reserve places. There is stairlift access to the venue. Donations to the museum to support its work are welcomed. • Tours of pigeon lofts in Skinningrove on Wednesday 18 and Tuesday 24 October. Meet outside Riverside Building, New Company Row at 1.45pm for visits to lofts where owners will explain what's involved in keeping and racing pigeons. No booking needed; some short climbs to lofts. • Display at Loftus Library from Monday 16 October. Phone 01287 640582 for the library's open hours.

● The Pigeon Man wood sculpture on Beach Road, Skinningrove (photo by John Roberts)

● John Hall winner of The Up North Combine 1952,1953,1960,1961. Image courtesy of the Stan Binks estate (photo by W Eglon Shaw)

● Cllr Steve Kay at the site of the planned Lockwood Beck shaft shaft and tunnel, around the Lockwood Beck site be as extensive as first envisaged? Answer: Sirius has permission to spread the spoil as originally planned, but this could change, partly because of a reduction in the diameter of the proposed tunnel. Question: Hasn’t Swindale Lane (Moorsholm – Lockwood Beck) been closed longer than necessary? Answer: Swindale Lane should be re-opened by the end of September. Since the meeting, I have had a conversation with Sirius and it is proposed that another meeting be held for residents of Lockwood ward, in November, to provide an update on developments. Editors' comments: "Although Moorsholm residents, we were extremely disappointed that we did not get invited to the meeting and have

since found out we weren't the only residents who didn't know this meeting was going on. "We have in the past asked many questions about the inconvenience caused to locals by the work that Sirius is carrying out, we would have had many questions to ask had we been aware of this meeting. "Only time will tell about the road closure, which is now almost two months late according to the signs currently displayed at the end of Guisborough Road. At the time of writing Swindale Lane is due to be reopened, according to Sirius' representative in nine days time - let's just see but we are not holding our breath, but believe me, we will certainly find out about the proposed November meeting, which for sure we will be at, so long as someone tells us next time."


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Guisborough Forest Festival enjoyed by all

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By Brian Gleeson

he public were invited to come and see for themselves country skills and practices as well as being entertained at the 14th Guisborough Forest Festival, on Sunday 10 September, organised by the Friends of Guisborough Forest and Walkway with support from Redcar and Cleveland Council and the Forestry Commission. Over the years, it has become a premier showcase for rustic skills such as horse logging, coracle making, rope turning and others, along with firm favourites like birds of prey displays, climbing wall, archery, circus skills and local produce. This time there were free segway rides, local band The Beer Pigs and a new super cool chill out zone featuring tai chi, yoga and meditation. Other attractions included donkey rides, woodturning, basket making, pottery, woodcolliers, blacksmiths, potters, basket makers, flower making, entertainment with the Cleveland Ukulele band, and stalls with all kinds

of goods, plus refreshment stalls. There were also stalls displaying the work of local volunteer groups, including Cleveland Mountain Rescue, Guisborough Priory Project, Guisborough Town Pride, Guisborough Bridge, and Guisborough and Great Ayton Rotary. The public responded in their hundreds and were rewarded with fine weather throughout the day despite the gloomy weather forecast for the weekend. There was something for everybody and children were especially catered for with lots of entertainment and space to run and be children. Countryside Ranger Neil Thirkell was overseeing all the activities and said: “We held the Forest Festival with all the usual attractions and some new ones this year. "The purpose of the Festival is to promote the countryside and this site as well and to have that lovely environmental massage about it as well with all the traditional woodland crafts in the arena some of which are dying arts such as the coracle making and woodturning, not something that you see very often nowadays with pure entertainment as well.”

● Pictures: By Brian Gleeson

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Boosbeck Open Day and Scarecrow Festival

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By Deborah Healey

hat a fantastic week in Boosbeck! As many of you will now be aware, the community centre in Boosbeck has recently formed a new committee and been renamed 'The Boosbeck Village Hall'. To celebrate this we organised and held a family fun day and official opening day on Sun 27th August. Cllr Karen King the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland played an important role in this special day and officially declared the Village Hall open. There was a selection of fair rides, a photo booth, a caricaturist artist and Tom Rolfe circus skills school all of which were free to everyone who attended the event. We were entertained on the day by One Voice choir, Paul Garbut and Kerry Ann Covell. Also name the teddy, guess the sweets in a jar, henna art, candyfloss and other refreshments were available on the day. We would like to express our thanks to Councillor Anne Watts who also attended the event and special

Grizzly bears not teddies

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By Mike Morrissey

embers of Saltburn and District Retired Men's Forum who might be thinking of visiting the grizzly bears of west Canada have been warned by a member that they are "not teddy bears." Arthur Corbett, of Redcar, a long-standing member of the group, said during a 15-minute presentation on his holiday in the British Colombia bear country that grizzlies accepted humans within 50 yards, but they didn't like threats to their offspring. Arthur gave a fascinating pictoral account of his visit to the Knight Inlet bear area, north of Vancouver. One sequence showed a female

teasing a male by playing "hard to get." His talk followed the annual meeting when speaker-finder Ron Elliott was elected chairman. Peter Martin, of Saltburn, stepped down after a year in office and said he had enjoyed the work. The annual subscription of ÂŁ2 and weekly charge of ÂŁ1.50 is to remain. The committee is to look into the possiblity of setting up a website. The club meets at 10am on Mondays at the Milton Street Methodist hall, Saltburn. New members welcome. The next meeting will feature Judith Varley speaking on mobility aids. More information from Mr Elliott 01287-676520 or Ken Bladen 01287-205153.

thanks to Gwen Skidmore, Kath Jackson and Brian Rodgers, all members of the previous committee who came along to show their support. We also celebrated our first time of being involved in the village scarecrow event; we held two build a scarecrow days in the village hall and had 39 scarecrows on display around the village. On Saturday 2nd September we had a coffee morning event to celebrate the festival. Denise Nesbitt, the founder of the Scarecrow Festival was on hand to be our judge and walked the length and breadth of Boosbeck before enjoying a cup of tea and a cream scone in the village hall. Certificates were won by, 1st place Mary Berry, 2nd place Elvis, 3rd place Mr and Mrs Miner and 4th place, the mechanic. Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to everyone who has shown their support over this fantastic week.


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Twenty-eight pilgrims gather together in Walsingham

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rom Monday 11th September 2017 until Thursday 14th September 2017, a group of pilgrims from the parishes of Loftus, Skelton and Boosbeck were joined by members of Saint Michael's Priory in Willen, Milton Keynes, for a joint pilgrimage to the Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in North Norfolk. In total a group of twenty-eight diverse pilgrims made up the pilgrimage group. Among the twenty-eight pilgrims were five priests, one nun, a priest of the Society of the Sacred Mission, a lay brother of the Society of the Sacred Mission, two novices of the Society of the Sacred Mission - all the way from Lesotho - and two pastoral assistants exploring their future vocation. Alongside members of the East Cleveland Walsingham Cell, old friendships were renewed and wonderful new friendships made. Commenting on the pilgrimage, Father Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus and Pilgrimage Leader said: "Our group of twenty-eight pilgrims have really enjoyed an uplifting and highly spiritual pilgrimage to the Anglican

Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. "Although we were such a diverse group, we came together as a group of fellow pilgrims on the way and have shared four wonderful days of worship, prayer and Christian fellowship growing together in discipleship. I wish to thank everyone for the part that they played in this year's holy pilgrimage, and I hope we can arrange another wonderful pilgrimage together for next year. All will be welcome to join us!" Loftus Parish shares an increasingly close link with the Society of the Sacred Mission and more information about the work of the Society can be found here: http:// societyofthesacredmission.org Further information about the East Cleveland Walsingham Cell in the Deanery of Guisborough, in the Diocese of York, can be found here: http://loftusparish.co.uk/ walsingham-cell/

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Cleveland Cadet is UK Champion

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uge congratulations to Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major Harvey Duffield (17), of Cleveland Army Cadet Force, now the United Kingdom’s Champion Cadet. A hard fought competition, against other cadets representing the 57 Counties of the Army Cadet Force (ACF) and its 41,000 cadets, took place at the National Cadet Training Centre at Frimley Park, near

Camberley in Surrey, between 29th August and 1st September 2017, culminating in the award of the Claire Shore Trophy to our very own Harvey Duffield. The competition required all the competing cadets to demonstrate their knowledge of military and civilian skills (from shooting on ranges to navigation both during night and day) as well as their leadership and problem solving abilities (delivering lectures to large groups and solving challenging ‘command tasks’). Throughout the competition assessors looked for signs of leadership, teamwork, self-discipline and unselfishness. The winner of the competition is the cadet deemed by the selection committee to be the year’s most inspiring example of an ACF Cadet. Harvey is 17 years old and has been a cadet with Cleveland Army Cadet Force since 2012, in the Royal Engineers detachment at Norton Army Reserve Centre. In addition to being Champion Cadet, Harvey is the current Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM), the senior cadet with responsibility for the other 600 cadets in the county, as well as being Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for County Durham, involving ceremonial duties when VIPs and members of the Royal Family visit the region. Harvey, currently at Queen Elizabeth College in Darlington studying Computer Science, Maths and Physics, said of his time with the cadet force: “I joined the cadets because I wanted a challenge and

to push myself further. When I first joined I had a few concerns about whether I would fit in or not, but everybody at my detachment is really friendly and it is a fantastic youth organisation. "One of the best things about being in the cadets is going on something called annual camp, it’s very much like a summer holiday, but you take all of your mates with you

Guisborough Town Pride

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By Lorna Buckle

ver the years your readers will have noticed the planters, tubs and flowering areas within Guisborough which have been planted out, weeded, watered and maintained by members of our charity. May we as the local environmental charity make a heartfelt plea for volunteers amongst the community to give half an hour to an hour once a week to weed, dead head and be responsible for just one planter or tub. You do not have to be a member of

Guisborough Town Pride. We would give you one, just one planter to look after We supply the plants from our continuous fundraising. We would be so appreciative if you were to contact us - either at the office in Sunnyfield House or ring 01287 634383 Also readers will be pleased to hear that our community magazine ‘Guisborough Life’ is now in the outlets in the town. This is becoming a sell out magazine with our supporters perpetually asking when the next issue is to be printed.

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Family owned crematoria company celebrates after winning prestigious national award

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irkleatham Memorial Park owner, Memoria are celebrating after picking up the award for ‘Best Crematorium in the UK’ at the Good Funeral Awards; it was a great day for Memoria who also won an award in the ‘Best Low Cost Funeral Provider’ category. The Awards which are organised by The Good Funeral Guide are widely renowned as ‘The Oscars of the Funeral Industry’ with this year’s

awards taking place in a glittering ceremony at Porchester Hall in London and attracting the most talented individuals and companies in the industry. All of those present had been nominated for their outstanding services to bereaved families. Memoria’s reputation as the leading provider of excellence in both facilities and service was underlined after being shortlisted in this year’s awards 11 times and across four separate categories, more than double that of any other company nominated. Memoria CEO Howard Hodgson said: “We are absolutely delighted to win the award for “Best Crematorium in the UK” along with a second award in the “Best Low Cost Funeral

Provider” category. It is our mission to provide excellent facilities to bereaved families and with 282 crematoria in the UK, it is fantastically rewarding to see our Crematoria recognised as the very best by not just taking top spot but also dominating the category with 7 of the 13 shortlisted finalists coming from our sites”. The award in the “Low Cost Funeral Provider” category came as a very topical one just a week after the release of the annual Royal London Funeral Cost Index Report revealed that after a “False Dawn” drop in the average funeral cost in 2016, prices have now risen sharply again.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Paul Reed - Managing Executive of Memoria’s Low Cost Funeral Ltd said: “The findings in the Royal London Report of an over the rate of inflation (3%) increase in the average cost of funerals will come as a bitter pill to swallow for families who are struggling to meet the already significant financial requirements of a funeral. Memoria have shown here today that the very best standards of service and facility can be achieved without busting the bank and there is a real alternative for those families who want a 5-star service at a very affordable price”.


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Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation's Golden Giveaway Winners

20,000 has been shared between 15 amazing Teesside charities – with Blue Light Babies announced as the £5,000 big winners in an X-Factor-style countdown in an event hosted by our patrons, Middlesbrough FC. Tees-based Blue Light Babies is a team of knitters, crocheters and sewers who come together to make and donate items for all sorts of worthy causes – including baby ambulance packs. Initially set up by Jo Owen to provide North East ambulances packs containing baby hats and blankets for babies born before they get to hospital, the group has expanded its work to such areas as providing twiddle muffs for dementia patients, trauma teds for North East police forces and clothes for babies in local neonatal units. In a public poll on our website, Blue Light Babies and another amazing local charity, Remembering Rebecca, shared 50% of all the votes cast. Both received more than 800 votes with Blue Light Babies winning by just 14 to take the top prize – presented at the Riverside Stadium by Ken Devereux of our patrons, Devereux Transport. Remembering Rebecca received £2,500 towards their “sibling of the month” awards, celebrating amazing young people who help to look after a sibling who is ill, disabled or has a life threatening condition. Emma Simkins of our patrons Henderson Insurance Brokers presented their cheque. Personal patron Bill Scott presented a cheque for £2,000 to third-placed Teesside Samaritans towards a bus publicity campaign to recruit much-needed volunteers to help deal with more than 16,500 calls per month and many other activities to support local people. Other presentations included: Sue Theobald of Barclays UK Middlesbrough branch presented £1,500 to South Tees NHS Therapeutic Care for T-shirts for volunteers who help provide therapeutic care and interaction to patients in James Cook University Hospital. Yvonne Ferguson of Middlesbrough FC presented £1,500 to My Sister’s Place towards the running of a six-week course for women who have suffered or are suffering from domestic abuse, helping them understand their rights and how to make positive changes in their lives. Nige Willis of Redcar firm First Choice Labels presented £1,000 to FRED (Friends of Redcar) towards the purchase of litter picking

cabinets for Redcar sea front that will allow litter pickers and community walkers to carry out their own litter picks. Personal patron Jayne Stephenson presented £1,000 to Age UK Teesside towards providing free ‘Winter Warmer’ packs to those in need in the Redcar and Cleveland area – including a fleece blanket, flask and hot water bottle. Ged Flanagan of Endeavour Partnership presented £1,000 to Jessica’s Smile, helping to give children newly diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia an opportunity for a fun break to a theme park, zoo, theatre trip, or a gifts such as computer games, ride-along cars, books and toys Dave Nicholson of The Nicholson Group presented £750 to #Liverton Village Hall towards the upkeep and renovation of the very active and award-winning village hall in East Cleveland. Personal patron Ian Stark presented £750 to Labyrinth Café in Stockton, supporting a domestic abuse support and signposting project including food contributions. Ruth Conner of Active Chartered Financial Planners presented £750 to The Trinity Holistic Centre towards expanding their service across Teesside to all families affected by cancer and long term conditions with the opportunity to access emotional, practical and wellbeing support to help with their diagnosis and treatment. Dave Nicholson of The Nicholson Group presented £750 for the Music in the Garden Project by the Billingham Environmental Link Programme for the development of a youth outreach project within the Clarences giving young people up to the age of 17 the opportunity to learn to play the guitar, drums, keyboard or learn to sing. Ian Stark presented £500 to Cleveland Women’s Network, supporting a partnership of leading voluntary and community organisations who help women and girls who are survivors of domestic or sexual abuse. Ruth Conner of Active Chartered Financial Planners presented £500 to 1 Hart 1 Mind 1 Future towards after-school and holiday programmes for families and carers of children and young adults with additional needs and disabilities. Bill Scott presented £500 to Hartlepool Carers, a group who work with carers who provide support to people with learning and physical disabilities, mental health, drug and alcohol misuse. It will go towards activities and outings for young carers.

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Successful launch of Friends of Guisborough Library

he Launch Of Friends of Guisborough Library was held on Wednesday 16 August and to everyone’s delight was a great success; it was well attended by all age groups and raised some funds to start the group off whilst also enrolling a dozen or so new members. There was a raffle and tombola, with over 40 prizes generously donated by shops and businesses in Guisborough, for which we would like to say a big thank you to them all. These prizes were collected by Guisborough Library’s apprentice, Omar and two work experience pupils from Laurence Jackson School, Kellen and Jack. The event raised some much needed funds to enable the group to start more activities. The library currently has several children's activities, a Knit and Natter Group on alternate Wednesdays, a Reading Group on the third Thursday of every month with a second Book Group starting which will meet on the first Monday afternoon of each month, commencing on 2 October at 2.30pm. If you are interested in joining the group please come along and have your input in to what books you would like to read and discuss. Whatever your reading preference, the idea is to share reading experiences and enhance your reading choices.

While the children tucked into squash and biscuits and made paper flowers out of old books as demonstrated by the Friends Group Treasurer, Jennifer – one way to use unwanted paper and a novel way to make Christmas decorations, their parents had a go on the tombola and raffle and chatted to Friends about future events. Friends Group Secretary Gail was also on hand to demonstrate some of the jewellery that it may be possible to make when a Jewellery Making workshop is set up. Quite a few visitors decided to join the Friends Group – the more visitors and events going on in the Library, the more likely it is to stay open A list of each month's forthcoming events to be held in the Library will be displayed in the foyer and be regularly updated. The main future event at the moment is the speaker on the last Friday of each month between 2-3pm. The first one is on 29 September and is from the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. This is one of the few events we make a small charge for of £2 pp, including refreshments. Please come and join us. If you would like to join the Friends Group or find out more, please pop into the Library or just come along to one of the activities – everyone welcome.

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Huntcliff's GCSE success

untcliff School in Saltburn celebrates continuing success in the English Baccalaureate, achieving the highest outcome for this measure within Redcar and Cleveland; 29% of Huntcliff’s students achieved, and this credible outcome is a reflection of the school’s academic curriculum and success with Humanities and MFL subjects particularly. This year’s GCSE results saw the first cohort receiving a combination of number and letter grades as part of a numerical grading system being phased in nationally, starting with

English language or literature and maths. These new qualifications are in their first year, with more challenging content and different assessment systems. 58% of students attained Grade 4 and above in both English and Maths, which is the standard for a Level 2 qualification and supports progression to post-16 study. The government’s main performance measurement, Progress 8, which compares a student’s result to the achievement of others across the country with the same Key Stage 2 result, will be published in due course in October.

“We are really pleased with the success of our hard working students”, commented Head of School, Catherine Juckes. “We are particularly pleased with the number of students achieving the highest grades, with 40% of entries at Grades 5+/A*- B. Special mention goes to Sam Crow, who achieved straight grades A/A* and 8/9. We are delighted that there were students achieving the highest and most challenging Grade 9 in English language, literature and maths, and we are thrilled that our students now have choices open to them to pursue education and training.”


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The mystery of the Guisborough helmet

By Dr David Sim F.S.A.

The Guisbrough Helmet

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he Guisborough Helmet is a second century Roman cavalryman's helmet; it was found in 1864, by workmen who were digging a relief road at Barnaby Grange farm, which is situated 3 km west of Guisbrough. During the digging of this road two separate deposits were found. One was an assemblage of animal bones the other was what turned out to be the Guisborough helmet. However, the two finds have no connection. The bones were the result of human activity, they had been butchered and some had been split. They were found at a deeper level than the helmet. At the time of the helmet’s discovery it was described as, “folded and double metal plate,

embossed and engraved”. A further part of the description says, “curiously and elaborately engraved and embossed, with the raised effigies of two snakes with their heads in close juxtaposition.” Over the next fourteen years it passed through several hands before the then owner, Fredrick B. Greenwood presented it to the British Museum in September 1878. It was only when the conservator Mr Robert Cooper Ready, examined it in detail that he recognized it as a helmet. The restoration of the helmet by Robert Cooper Ready, is a masterpiece of the restorers art. It was he who brought the helmet to the condition it is in today. Sadly there are no records of how he accomplished this incredible feat of restoration. The helmet itself is made from a single sheet of bronze. The outer surface has been gilded but the inside is plain. This is the usual practice seen on Roman military equipment. The Romans did not wast time and money decorating parts that would not be seen. The gilding is still in remarkably good condition with no abrasions or tarnishing. It covers almost all of the outside of the helmet. The bowel is decorated with both engraving, punched work, and embossing. The metal is very thin; at the crown of the helmet bowel it is only 1.00 mm thick. Bronze of this thickness is quite easy to work and lends itself to the sort of decoration seen on the helmet. The figures depicted are a central male figure, flanked by two smaller female marshal figures, these are in turn flanked by winged victories, who are in turn flanked by two serpents. The helmet as it stands offered no protection to the wearer. The current writer conducted a set of tests on reproductions of the helmet and it showed it could be penetrated easily with very little force. This led to the conclusion the helmet originally fitted over an iron core. It is possible that it was

Three Loftus singers become Archbishop's Choristers

●● The above are line drawings of the figures that are engraved on the brow of the helmet. worn as decoration for parades but was removed when the owner went into combat. The helmet is made from sheet bronze that is only 1.00 mm thick. In order to determine if the helmet has any defensive combat ability; the author made copies of some sections and tested them with copies of javelins. The quality of the helmet decoration is variable. Some parts show a high degree of skill others less so. Indicating that the decoration was done at different craftsmen. It is possible that all the decoration was not done at the same time. Possibly it had several owners who added the decoration at different times to suit their own taste. When viewed closely the difference in individual decoration are clear. However, when the helmet was being worn the onlookers would be severe meters away from the rider wearing the helmet. Viewed from a distance the wearer of gold helmet with its decoration would strike an imposing and intimidating figure. The mystery As to the reason why the helmet ended up where it did, we have very few clues. We know it was buried about one foot deep in the ground. It was burred with no other artifacts and as far as we know, the area of the burial has no religious significance. Finds of this type are often described as votive offerings but it is difficult to see why this should be

such an offering. As far as is known there are no buildings of the religious type in the area. Nor are there any streams all rivers nearby that may have been used to deposit votive offerings. We do not know at what date it was buried. The only evidence we have as to the circumstances of the discovery are at best second or even third hand. It seems likely that it was buried during the Roman occupation of Britain but this cannot be proved. There are many ideas about why it was buried as it was. One theory is that it was a family heirloom and was on display in a villa in the area of Guisborough. It was stolen because the thief thought that it was gold, and such an item made of gold would be very valuable. When melted down it could be sold and no one would be able to trace the origin. The thief flattened it, then folded it to make it easier to conceal. He made off with it and then burred with the expectation of recovering it at a later date, possibly when the heat had died down. For whatever reason, the thief never returned and it remained very and forgot until its rediscovery in the 19th century. There are many other theories, however, in the end why the Guisbrough helmet ended up where it did, is, and possible will always be, a mystery. You can read more about the Guisborough helmet in the journal: Arms and Armour. published on line 12th April 2017

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t the Parish Mass on Sunday 17th September 2017 three members of Saint Leonard's Parish Church Choir were promoted to the rank of Archbishop's Choristers in the Diocese of York. After successfully passing their examinations Reuban, Samuel and Thomas were promoted to the rank of Archbishop's Chorister by Father Adam Gaunt, the Rector of Loftus-inCleveland. The three choristers will go on to receive their special certificates at the Royal School of Church Music Diocesan Choir's Festival to be held in Bridlington Priory Church on Saturday 30th September 2017. Also at Mass on Sunday 17th September 2017, Brandon was promoted to become our new "Chorister of the Term". Toby, our outgoing "Chorister of the Term", passed on the special

medal to Brandon who will now wear the special medal for the forthcoming term. Father Adam Gaunt said, “Today’s presentations to Reuban, Samuel, Thomas and Brandon marks another milestone in the establishment of a first class new church choir for Loftus Parish. I am grateful to Richard Bendelow for his hard work in preparing these singers for their examinations and wish to congratulate all our singers for all their efforts and achievements.” Anyone over seven years of age who may be interested in joining our church choir should attend one of our regular Sunday services and make yourself known to the Rector or Director of Music. Further information about the choir can also be found on our parish website www. loftusparish.co.uk

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Flower Power! Borough celebrates successful year at 2017 Northumbria in Bloom awards

●● Budding Gardeners: St. Peter's CofE Primary School Flowerpots Gardening Club members Alex Greenwood, 10, Rhys Fletcher-Borrell, 8, Nathan Taylor, and Poppy Smith, 8.

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udding gardeners in Redcar and Cleveland’s primary schools were among the big winners at this year’s Northumbria in Bloom awards. Children from St Peter’s CE Primary School in Brotton were overall winners of the Growing Together for Schools category and Westgarth Primary in Marske won a Gold Award in the same category. Also celebrating were horticulturalists at Stanghow, East Cleveland, who were overall winners in the Best Small Village category and will now go forward to represent Northumbria in the Britain in Bloom Awards and in Moorsholm, overall winners in the Best Village category. Borough Councillor for Lockwood, Steve Kay said: "Moorsholm and Stanghow are to be congratulated on their latest magnificent achievements in the Northumbria in Bloom competition. On behalf of local people and the wider borough, I thank the 'in Bloom' teams for keeping the two villages in pristine condition, and for promoting our small part of the world. Both Stanghow and Moorsholm also took part in the National Open Gardens scheme, raising thousands for charity. "I am confident that Stanghow will go on to achieve an outstanding result in the national Britain in Bloom competition when the results of that competition are announced shortly." Other victors at the award ceremony at the Lancastrian Suite Conferencing Centre in Gateshead included the teams at Marske who won the Silver Gilt Award in the Best Town competition and Grangetown who

received Bronze for the Best Small Town. Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Karen King, attended the award ceremony. She said: “I was not expecting it to be such a successful day for our borough and I was extremely proud. It shows the sheer passion and pride people have in our area. I am sure everyone in the entire borough will join me in congratulating our winners and everyone involved.” Cllr King added her voice to tributes paid at the ceremony to community stalwart and founder of the Saltburn in Bloom group, Jackie Taylor MBE, who sadly died earlier this year. She said: “I didn’t know Jackie personally, but she did so much for Saltburn and the wider area for so many years and it was a very emotional moment when she was rightly remembered at the awards.”

Young members of St Peter’s CE School’s after-school gardening group, The Flowerpot Club, and the Eco Team received the trophy at the awards in Gateshead. Headteacher Richard Unthank said: “We are delighted to have been nominated for this award for the first time. It acknowledges the great effort of staff, children, parents and governors on creating such a wonderful outside learning environment for our pupils.” Headteacher of Westgarth Primary, Jackie Woodhead, said: “We are delighted to have received a prestigious award, recognising the enthusiasm and hard work of children and staff across school in developing and maintaining a fantastic outdoor environment, of which we are very proud.” Special Award winners included: Best

Religious Establishment: St Mary’s Parish Church, Moorsholm, Gold and St Germains Churchyard, Marske, Silver Gilt. Best Care/Residential/ Convalescent Homes: St Germains Grange, Marske, Silver Gilt. Pubs and Hotels: Jolly Sailors, Moorsholm, Silver. Residential Communities: Ward Street Moorsholm, Silver Gilt. Private Gardens: Austin and Barbara

Cartwright, Moorsholm, Gold Award. Allotments: Moorsholm, Gold Award Individual Award winners included: Outstanding Voluntary Contribution: Carol Richardson, Moorsholm, Arthur Murray, Stanghow and Graham Moore, Grangetown. Outstanding Salaried Contribution: Tim Greaves (Clean and Green Team For Grangetown in Bloom).

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oftus and District Flower Club held a Summer Luncheon at Grinkle Park on 21st August. Eighty guests and members enjoyed a demonstration by June Borrowdale, entitled " The Spirit Of Sherwood" which was followed by lunch. Ann Gullon Chairperson of Loftus Club, made this lovely welcoming arrangement, which along with the arrangements that June had made, guest won in the raffle.


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Another golden year for Moorsholm Village

More blooming glory for Stanghow

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oorsholm residents are celebrating after receiving another crop of gold awards at the Northumbria in Bloom presentations on 13th September. Moorsholm village received a gold medal and also won the trophy for the best village overall while St Mary's church won a gold and was voted the Best Religious Establishment. Further gold awards went to Moorsholm allotments and to Barbara Cartwright in the Private Gardens competition. Ward Street residents received a silver gilt in the Residential Communities section and the Jolly Sailor pub won a silver in the Pubs and Hotels category. The final award was made to Carol Richardson for her Outstanding Voluntary Contribution to the In Bloom effort.

Chris Buckley, vice chair of Moorsholm in Bloom told us: "This has been another wonderful year for Moorsholm with another eight awards, four of them being gold, and two best entries overall. "Our present team was formed in 2009 with 2010 being our first competition. Since then we have won 53 awards with 24 of them being gold. "These trophies have been achieved through the hard work of the team and the tremendous support of villagers which has helped to transform the village". Chris added : "The judge's report concluded by stating that 'Moorsholm is a delight to the eye' and we are delighted with this tribute which makes all the hard work worthwhile".

●● Arthur receiving the award from Rae Beckwith, who is a Senior RHS in Bloom Judge.

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By June Murray

tanghow once again won Gold and Best Small Village at the Northumbria in Bloom awards ceremony in the Lancaster Suite at Dunston, Gateshead, recently. Arthur Murray also won an Outstanding Voluntary Contribution Award for "his many years of service to "In Bloom" in Stanghow." We are all delighted to have sustained such excellent results over the last 10 years and again were awarded a medal level of gold in every category on the marking sheet.

Judges said Stanghow had the "wow" factor when they visited in Spring. They enjoyed seeing the Stanghow daffodil in full flower and its use as the village logo. They said there is continual development of high standard of horticultural achievement and the impact of this is evident throughout the village. They especially liked the way perennials and annuals are used together in a lot the flowerbeds. The community are now looking forward to the national awards ceremony at Llandudno on 27th October.

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Tour de Yorkshire to grow from three to four days in 2018

orkshire has received a huge boost today with the news that the Tour de Yorkshire will grow from three to four days in 2018. Organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and A.S.O had been seeking to extend the race after its phenomenal success over the last three years, and cycling’s world governing body the UCI confirmed the decision on Thursday with the four-day Tour de Yorkshire being included on their 2018 Europe Tour calendar between Thursday 3rd and Sunday 6th May. And if that wasn’t enough, the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire will also double in size next year, increasing from one to two days on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th May. The news will bring far-reaching benefits to the county and further enhance Yorkshire’s reputation as a world-class cycling destination. The Tour de Yorkshire was launched in 2015 following the hugely successful Tour de France Grand Départ 12 months previously, and it has since grown to become one of the sport’s best-supported and most exciting races. This year’s event was broadcast live in 180 countries and a record 2.2 million fans lined the route. The race also generated £64 million for the Yorkshire economy and the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire remains one of the most lucrative events in the sport. Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity said: “This is absolutely tremendous news and something we have long been working to achieve. We are grateful to British Cycling for supporting our application, and to the UCI for granting us this extension. “Seeing the Tour de Yorkshire grow into what it is today is one of my team’s very proudest achievements and none of this would have been possible if the people of Yorkshire - and Great Britain hadn’t taken the race to their hearts. “This decision will help us attract even bigger names in the future and allow us to design a more varied and spectacular route. “Our race is growing in stature all the time and the next two editions will hold even greater prestige given that Yorkshire is also hosting the UCI Road World Championships in 2019. “Cycling is booming across the county and today marks an exciting new chapter for our race.” Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme said: “The Tour de Yorkshire is a true success story and the way the race has grown over

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By Adrian Beadnell

write as a recreational cyclist who needs to draw your attention to some motorists' inconsiderate and, in some cases, dangerous attitudes towards cyclists. I always ride safely, and try to keep to cycle paths, but occasionally need to use or cross public roads. I use a ‘high viz’ bomber jacket and bright yellow helmet and, in failing light, front and rear lamps. Yet some drivers chose to ignore me. Over the last few months I’ve been forced off the road by a ‘white van man’, pulled out in front of by a mother more occupied with controlling her kids and, just this week, nearly clobbered by a middle

aged bloke turning, without indicators in a housing estate and today, the reason for this email, nearly ploughed into by a middle aged bloke driving a blue BMW estate whilst trying to cross a pedestrian crossing whilst pushing my bike. In all of the above cases the expression on the faces of these drivers was a ‘smug smirk’. The irony of this is I actually teach ‘professional’ drivers, undertaking their periodical Drivers Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training. I also teach First Aid. I drive both LGV and PCV vehicles and I’m a longterm Member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists. The term ‘Vulnerable Road User’ means anyone using our roads without a vehicle around them offering protection, e.g. pedestrians, horse riders and cyclists. This subject is now referred to in every aspect of Drivers CPC training and, in my experience, works as I’ve never had any issues with large goods or passenger vehicles. I don’t want to stop cycling, frightened off the road by a minority of motorists, but I am going to invest in a camera and intend to present the police with evidence of the next event, as there’s bound to be another.

the last four years has been incredible. “The size and passion of the crowds has not just impressed me, but the cyclists too. They are always blown away by the reception they receive and are already looking forward to coming back in 2018. “Extending the race to four days will allow us to visit more parts of the county and put on an even greater show.” British Cycling Chief Executive

Julie Harrington said: "We welcome the decision by the UCI to endorse the increase in duration of both the men's and women's races at the Tour de Yorkshire as a sign of the fantastic work done by Welcome to Yorkshire in collaboration with British Cycling in building an event which inspires people across Britain to get active by getting on their bikes. “We look forward to working with

the Tour de Yorkshire team to finalise arrangements." The decision to grow the Tour de Yorkshire from three to four days means there will be eight start and finish destinations for the 2018 race, and these were announced on Thursday 28 September. The full route will then be unveiled at a high-profile press conference on Tuesday 5 December.


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Moor Road bus stop improvements

New principal cornet for Marske Brass Band

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By Councillor Steve Kay

edcar & Cleveland Council has enhanced facilities for passengers at the Freebrough Hill bus stops, on the Whitby Moor Road (A171), near Moorsholm. The stops are on the routes of the Council’s 758 service (GuisboroughMoorsholm) and Arriva’s X93 express Middlesbrough-Scarborough run. In the spring, I was reminded that improvements were needed by Community Achievement Award winner Jean Bainbridge of Moorsholm, who, very early each morning, litter-picks Freebrough Road and Freebrough corner, near the bus stops. Jean pointed out that there was a problem with excessive litter, especially on the north side of the A171 with its expansive grassy sward. She also said that a female passenger had reported herself stumbling because of the uneven surface of the verge. I asked council officials to assess the two bus stops, with the result that a litter bin has been provided at the stop on the north side of the Moor Road, along with paved alighting points on both sides. At the same time, workers straightened the badly leaning bus stop post on the southern verge. Following the works, a modest Jean, who did not wish to be photographed, told me: “I am still litter-picking every morning between 6.30 and 7.00 and, although things are not perfect, there has been less littering on the grass near the bus stop.”

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By Philip Chisholm

arske Brass Band have appointed a new Principal cornet in Peter Woodrow under the baton of James Chisholm. Peter is a Music graduate of Huddersfield University; Huddersfield university being appointed one of the UK’s finest for Brass and Choral degrees thanks to the Mills that established its prowess for their workers in the 1800’s. Peter has just returned from working in Poland for a year and upon his return conducted Marske Brass Band over the August holidays where he showed a remarkable understanding and awareness of moment within the compositions. The band are proud of Peter's return who played with Marske band in his teens where he joins his brother Robert on Solo Cornet aligned to the musical humour of Adrian Beadnell, a man and

boy member of the band. Marske Brass Band, part of the new Marske Sports & Community Partnership welcomes children to join the Junior/youth band on Sundays at 6:00pm. Who knows? Just like Peter they could use their music to travel the world. We are looking for some of the 37 youth members which were part of the band in the last 20 - 30 years to rejoin and indeed in turn bring their children into our rich heritage of this, Britain's brass band family. We note with gratitude the amazing work of Saltburn Parish Council in providing the security of tenure for the Marske park area which underpins the MSRP’s future of Football, Bowls, Tennis and Brass on the grass performances. Get involved, its your town, your community only through fellowship can provide the foundation for our children success.

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It's time to invest in our schools By Councillor Craig Hannaway

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he Tees Valley Combined Authority has an important and far reaching investment plan for the area, with a fund of £464 million pounds, and potentially another £120 million in borrowing for

investment. The plan includes investment in business growth, energy, culture, transport and many other areas. As part of this Investment Plan, the Combined Authority will be spending £112 million on Education, Employment

and Skills, in collaboration with our own Borough’s Foundation for Jobs Partnership. This is a significant intervention in our area, and the investment programme covers school improvement, removing barriers to work and improving 16+ education.

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I’m sure I don’t need to explain to readers how much our children and grandchildren need this investment in their schools right now, in order to get the best possible start in life. Every child matters, and though our primary schools are in the main extremely successful, there remains a huge amount of work to do in many of the secondary academies. The new Tees Valley Mayor will be closely involved in these decisions, and I’m sure that he will want to get this investment made as quickly as possible. I can see no reason, for example, why the Tees Valley school improvement strategy can’t be agreed and set in motion this school term. After all, we can’t have a skilled workforce with lots of life opportunities without good education. The Plan also includes seeking additional funding from Central Government. In the Council, we are currently in the dark about the Government’s school spending plans. Before the General Election, the Government planned to introduce a new schools funding formula, which would have seen most of our schools and academies lose funding, not only in direct payments, but in combination with higher National Insurance costs and higher maintenance bills. The Government also planned to bring back grammar schools and end free school lunches for primary school children, which Simon Clarke MP supports, describing the free school

meals as a subsidy for middle-class parents. Though I am Cabinet Member for Education on the Council, and a member of the Tees Valley Combined Authority’s Education, Employment and Skills Partnership Board, I have genuinely no information at all from Government about whether this new funding formula is going ahead, though I’m confident that the plans for grammar schools and taking away school lunches have been shelved, as they didn’t make it into the Queen’s Speech at the opening of Parliament. In my view there really isn’t time for dithering or delays either at a Government or Mayoral level. Though we believe in the importance of lifelong learning, it is often the case that children either get the learning bug at school or they don’t, and it’s sometimes more difficult to get it later. The children of Redcar and Cleveland need this investment now to help them have successful lives in an increasingly difficult economic environment.


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Saltburn has the chance to Try 1 Thing online

● Saltburn resident Andrew Leitch looks at a new sign which says a development site on Marine Parade is "under offer." A cafe and restaurant might be built there, overlooking the beach near the fenced picnic area.

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ext month will see Get Online Week help our local residents learn that getting the most out of the internet can be easy and fun. National Get Online Week 2017 runs from October 2 - October 8, and this year, it’s asking you to Try 1 Thing - use the internet to do just one thing you’d normally do in a shop or bank, in a doctor’s or chemist, or even over the phone. Whether you’re brand-new to the internet, or you want a bit of help making more out of being online, local events with free and friendly support will help you take your next step. Our very own Sue here at Destinations sums things up nicely: “Almost everyone has heard about some of the ways the internet can help you save money, save time, and make life easier and more fun. But if you’re not confident using a computer, tablet or smartphone, or you’ve heard about some of the dangers of being online, it can be difficult to take that next step. "But getting the most out of the internet doesn’t have to be scary. We think that doing just one thing online is all you need to do to get started, and we’re running events to help people do just that!

“Will be holding our Get Online Week events here at Destinations throughout the week and there’ll be lots of friendly support for anyone who wants to start doing a bit more online - and it’s absolutely free. “People can call 01287 626432 to find out more, or just pop in and see what’s happening. The more the merrier and everyone’s welcome!” One person who’s already benefited from trying 1 thing is Jean, 76, who’s already been getting help to get online at Destinations. Jean says: “I never dreamed I’d be able to learn about computers at my age but I really wanted to be able keep in touch with my family abroad and friends across the country and people kept telling me to use the internet. "Well, with a bit of help from Sue here at Destinations, I was soon Skyping with my sister; I couldn’t believe we could chat face to face! I keep on learning new things and now I’m emailing and even looking for cheaper flights tickets to go and visit. Getting online has brought me such joy!” For more information about Get Online Week events where you can Try 1 Thing, contact us here at Destinations 01287 626432, or just pop in for a chat.

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n unnamed business is in the later stage of negotiations with Redcar & Cleveland Council about leasing a site on Saltburn's Marine Parade for a cafe and restaurant. The concrete building, which adjoins the fenced in picnic area, has been unused for many years. According to Councillor Stuart Smith's monthly newsletter the planning application is for the former bricked-up shelter and viewing point.

In addition a council contractor is rebuilding a Victorian-designed shelter on the bottom promenade, near the pier, to replace one knocked down during a storm in 2013. Victorian-designed lamp-posts are also being put up all along the prom to Hazelgrove. In the town, a planning application has been lodged to change the use of a former car showroom on Marske Road, near the railway bridge, to a veterinary practice. A cafe and micro pub is planned for the Milton Street tanning shop.


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Residents with learning disabilities supported into employment

New Liaison Group established to discuss major development plans at the historic Kirkleatham Estate

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new council and community liaison group has been formed to discuss an on-going, major project to regenerate one of the region’s most historic estates. Residents and members of the council formed the Kirkleatham Walled Garden Liaison Group (KWGLG) to consider the £4.4 million plans for Kirkleatham Estate, near Redcar.

The Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council-led scheme includes creating a walled garden, events pavilion, catering academy and restaurant. Planning permission was granted in July but Councillor Bob Norton, Cabinet member for Economic Growth, stressed that Kirkleatham residents, business and community leaders will continue to be regularly informed and kept up-to-date

with developments. He explained that new options to deal with traffic problems that may be exacerbated by future developments were being considered by the authority. News that traffic flow solutions were being actively examined by the council had been welcomed by the liaison group. He said: “This is an exciting project that has huge potential for the entire borough. However, further to previous consultations, we are anxious that the people who live in Kirkleatham benefit and continue to be heard. We hope to engage and work with them for a long period to come and the new liaison group is an excellent way forward.” Money to develop the estate has already been received from the Coastal Communities Fund, and Heritage Lottery Fund. Substantial funding from the Tees Valley Combined Authority and further Heritage Lottery Funds are anticipated to be awarded in the near future. The KWGLG, made up of villagers, residents of the estate’s almshouses, the Sir William Turner Hospital Trust, land and business owners and other interested parties, met for the first time at Kirkleatham Museum yesterday. Kirkleatham has 24 listed structures, including the museum, stables, walled garden, church and many others and attracts more than 100,000 visitors every year.

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edcar and Cleveland residents with Learning disabilities or Autism have been assisted into work thanks to the support of the Employment Development team. The team has been working with individuals to find out more about their skills and abilities in order to match them up with the ideal job through skills matching and job carving (Job carving is where the Employer looks at a job and carves off part of the role for someone with a Learning disability, such as photocopying, filing, food preparation). Any part of a job can be carved off to free up specialist staff time to concentrate on specialist skilled tasks thus creating a job for someone with a learning disability who may not be able to fulfil all the tasks in an advertised post So many employers have signed up to take on staff with learning disabilities and autism because of the support the Employment Development team offer and a number of people have been employed by: McDonalds, Cats Whiskers in Guisborough, Morrisons, Tesco and Wetherspoons, as well as Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and schools across the area. The Employment team will provide initial job coaching for the employer and easy-to-read step-by-step instructions for tasks and will offer ongoing support whilst the individual is in employment All that work has seen people helped by the team get jobs for a number of years, boosting their self-esteem and increasing their sense of worth and achievement. Businesses also benefit by increasing the number of staff working for them, as well as having a more diverse work force. Cllr Craig Hannaway, Cabinet Member for Children, said: “The work being done by the Employment Development team to help people with learning disabilities or autism find work is excellent. Without their support and advice, for employers and potential employees, many people wouldn’t be able to find work and have that self-esteem boost. “I would encourage more businesses to take part in the scheme and support residents with learning disabilities across the borough.” Employers looking for more information should contact the Employment Development Team on 01642 304503.

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Saltburn Beachwatch “Green Industry” Products 2

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By Roy Smith

he first item of litter on the Marine Conservation Society’s [MCS] survey form which Saltburn Beachwatch uses is the plastic four or six pack rings/yokes used for drinks containers. Worldwide as many as one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die each year by getting trapped in these discarded rings. Cutting the rings does not guarantee the animals’ safety, because turtles and other sea creatures often die through eating the plastic debris as it floats through the ocean. Whilst alternatives to traditional ring packaging exists [100% recycled plastic can carriers and cardboard holders] they do not reduce the risk of entanglement or being ingested. A micro-brewery in Florida has designed an edible [fish love it!] 100% biodegradable beer can ring made from wheat and barley waste—natural by -products of the beer making process. This is a pragmatic solution, re-using waste from the brewing process, and at the same time the company hopes they can help combat the problem of ocean plastic pollution. If this packaging does get into the ocean it starts to disintegrate within two hours, it can be eaten by all sea creatures and if it ends up on the beach will fully degrade after three months. However caution is still needed as there is very little research into the long term effects of marine life swallowing wheat and barley products. A spokesman for the company said he “believed consumers were willing to pay more for these edible beer can rings instead of the dangerous predecessor

but if craft brewers and large beer companies implement this technology, manufacturing costs will drop and make it more competitive”. In the UK environmental activists are lobbying major supermarkets to urge them to only offer food packaged in biodegradable materials. People are realising that plastic is not disposable and is harming the planet. There now exist alternatives to plastic food packaging including hot and cold drinks containers/cups and general food packaging. Products made from Bagasse, which is re-cycled from sugarcane, contains less embodied carbon than polystyrene. Using Bagasse, international companies like Vegware who operate globally are providing products for the food and catering industry including street food wraps, cups and take away containers. These eco-catering disposables are now used in 50% of British Universities, corporate restaurants and artisan cafes all over the UK. Using this fully compostable packaging Cambridge University catering service saves per month 1.5 tonnes of carbon, 710 kilos of virgin materials and they compost 1.5 tonnes of used packaging. At the present time many eco products are more expensive than plastic ones. However under a policy of “the polluter pays” maybe the government should do something to help companies who make “greener” packaging by imposing a tax on packaging which is not biodegradable? Manufacturers should be made accountable for the financial clean up costs to governments [ie currently paid by you the taxpayer] for the clean-up and disposal of plastic waste.

Water company team shows its love for Saltburn beach

●● Members of the Northumbrian Water team carrying out the beach clean in Saltburn.

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ore than 50 people took time out from their day jobs at Northumbrian Water to help keep the North East coastline looking beautiful. The group, from the company’s Wastewater and Maintenance teams in South Durham, Darlington and Teesside, visited Saltburn beach to pick litter and clean up the area. The 50 colleagues carried out the beach clean over two dates in support of Redcar & Cleveland Council’s ‘Love It’ initiative, which encourages people to take pride in the area where they live and work, and follows major investment in bathing water standards. Iain Wilson, Treatment Works Manager at Bran Sands, said: “Northumbrian Water has invested £1 billion over the last 20 years in improving bathing waters across the North East, including millions in the Saltburn area,

which has seen the beach go from ‘good’ to ‘excellent’ in the European standards last year. “Our role in ensuring the North East has great bathing waters is really important to us, but when people enjoy the coast, the cleanliness of the beach itself also plays a big part in making a trip to the seaside enjoyable. “It took no persuading to get more than 50 people to spend some time down at the beach to help keep it a beautiful place for people to visit.” Northumbrian Water’s Just An Hour programme encourages people who are employed by the water company to volunteer for good causes during work hours. Each year, more than 50% of people at Northumbrian Water take part in the employee volunteering initiative, supporting the communities the company serves.

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Safe in Tees Valley NCS Group

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An instrument fit for a cathedral

he Parish Church of St Nicholas, Guisborough recently unveiled a new organ. The organ, a Magnus four manual Hauptwerk instrument will replace the current pipe organ, subject to approval, following a six month trial that began on the 16th September. The instrument is fit for a cathedral and is particularly bold move due to the fact that it is a digital instrument. The benefits include much more sustainable long term costs, it takes up a much smaller amount of space, it can record, download updates including becoming an organ of many cathedrals around the world. At St Nicholas it has been set up to

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By Ian Enderwick

fter volunteering for a month of their summer, the Tees Valley NCS group; Georgia, Launa, Demi, Katrina, Dom, Emmy, Jamie, Harry B, Harry S, Anthony, Brandon, Dostier, Raheem, Zeshan + and staff Emily Fewster, Aaron Metcalfe and Beshanka Sidou set out to help Redcar Town Football club. The group raised just over £200 to help with the improvements of the club. The group worked hard across five long days, sanding down goal posts and containers, re digging an over grown garden area, litter picking, re painting a bricked area and containers and painting poles around the main pitch.

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The group enjoyed doing this project and were very happy and proud that they could help the football club! Redcar Town spokesman Ian Enderwick said it was a pleasure to meet these young people who gave up their valuable time to make a difference in the local community, not only did they put in the hard graft at the football club they also did fundraising to pay for the materials. Redcar Town would also like to Thank Sam Dyball from Drive Vauxhall Trunk Road Redcar for making a donation towards the materials and a massive thank you to Andrew and Emma from our local Redcar Council and Councillor Alec Brown for donating tins of paint to spruce up the exterior of the ground.

Putting volunteering at the heart of preparing for work

new partnership is hoping to increase volunteering opportunities for people wanting to overcome their barriers to work and training. Step Forward Tees Valley, which is run by the Northern Inclusion Consortium (NIC) and jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund, has joined forces with Citizen’s Advice Darlington to make it easier for people who are out of work to volunteer. Step Forward Tees Valley brings different organisations together to offer practical support to help people resolve issues, such as selfconfidence, addiction, a conviction or ill health, so they can move their lives forward. By working with Citizen’s Advice Darlington, it is hoped more people will be able to take advantage of a wide range of volunteering opportunities which will boost their confidence, teach them new skills and ultimately could lead to work or training placements. Citizen’s Advice Darlington will work with organisations to promote volunteering opportunities and make sure anyone who wants to volunteer gets the support and help they need. Helen Collins, Step Forward programme manager, said: “For some people who face challenges in their life the thought of working or training can be intimidating. Volunteering is a great way to build self-confidence and learn

new skills. Darlington CAB will help make sure organisations who want volunteers can be put in touch with people who will really benefit from the opportunity.” Participants on the programme have already been involved in volunteering with the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Norton Sports Charity, Darlington Cares and other projects. One participant said: “I got a chance to meet new people and feel useful doing something worthwhile. I was helping others and helping myself at the same time. I am looking forward now instead of back.” Neeraj Sharmo, CEO of Citizen’s Advice Darlington, said: “This exciting programme has been designed to help individuals and organisations with the development of volunteer participation. Voluntary sector organisations will be able to access free training and support, enabling them to develop, embed and grow volunteer opportunities within their organisation. Individuals will benefit from this expansion by taking up volunteer opportunities which will support them to build career skills for work, contribute to the local community and make new friends.” To find out about Step Forward Tees Valley visit www.sfteesvalley.co.uk or call 01325 529210. You can also find the project on Twitter @SFTeesValley or Facebook / stepforwardteesvalley.

reproduce the sounds of Hereford Cathedral. It is thought to be the largest and most comprehensive one in a Parish Church in the entire country with a purpose made sound system for the job. A spokesman said: "It is such a big thing for the area and unusual as it's going to a Parish Church that is growing in both numbers, but also in its capacity to implement change. "The church is about to undergo a period of reordering where the building will be developed to make it much better for the future. Unusual in our area and shows the significance of the church to the people of Guisborough."


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Teddy Bear parachute jump and picnic

Twenty Candidates are Confirmed at Saint Leonard's Church in Loftus

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n its fourteenth year and still popular with all ages St Peter’s Church Redcar held its annual Teddy Bear parachute jump and picnic. The young, the not so young, and the oldies came with their beloved teddies and watched with trepidation as their teds jumped from the tower with

some help from two kind gentlemen. Some very brave bears then went on to fly down the zipwire. It was an ideal day for intrepid teddies to enjoy themselves . They came and they conquered. Their owners also had great fun on a treasure hunt, teddy hunt and playing in the sunshine as they enjoyed a picnic bag of goodies.

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Town Hall. Father Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus-inCleveland said: "Today's Confirmation Mass was a wonderful experience for everyone involved. It was great to see such a mix of boys and girls, and to have candidates from different generations. "Today's confirmation was also a real family affair, with our candidates including, not one, but two set of twins! And a grandfather being confirmed alongside his grandson! I wish Adam, Alan, Brandon, Colin, Colin, Daisy-Leigh, Eve, Hannah, Harry, Jake, John, Jonah, Orson, Philip, Reuben, Samuel, Simon, Thomas, Toby, and Zechariah well and I look forward to walking with them as fellow disciples of Jesus Christ.� Anyone interested in being baptised or confirmed should feel free to contact their local parish priest. More information about the life of the Anglican benefice of Loftus, Carlin How and Skinningrove can be found on our excellent website www.loftusparish.co.uk

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Hedgehog lives - Everyday life of a hedgehog

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By Anne Watts

enry was my first ‘inmate’ and when he returned to the wild, I left the rabbit run by my back door. I put peanuts and fresh water in every night and found it was a popular ‘night spot’ for my hedgehog friends – except when I cleaned it out. Hedgehogs have a characteristic odour and appear to object to pristine meadow straw bedding. Not only was it a food source but it was also

a meeting point and the bedroom area was often used for short naps but there was no hedgehog there in the morning. Hedgehogs who stayed overnight would usually stay a couple of nights and then not be seen for another couple of nights. I have seen this pattern in many of the hedgehogs who feed on my patio, some visiting every second night, although some come every night. Active hedgehogs can roam from one to over two miles in a night,

Are you interested in trees?

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By Ken Bibby

id you know that we have an official Tree Forum in our Redcar and Cleveland Borough ? Our objective is to preserve the trees we already have and to encourage and sponsor the planting of new ones where possible. Trees have been proven to have a beneficial effect on both mental and physical health. The forum is chaired by a senior

council official and is attended by the council`s arborist, council rangers and several lay members with various interests in trees. We meet about four times a year, usually for two hours or less at The Guisborough Forest & Walkway, Pinchinthorpe. If you would like to apply to join, ring Sophie on 01642 496442 or e-mail her at :Sophie.Lyth@redcar-cleveland. gov.uk

males travelling further than females, and in our increasing urban areas, this brings hedgehogs into contact with many dangers. Most of us see more squashed hedgehogs on the roads than live ones elsewhere. We should all be careful when driving at night and, if safe, stop to assist hedgehogs to get across the road quickly but, unfortunately, if this is part of the hedgehog’s nightly route, it will have to face the traffic on a regular basis. Mating between hedgehogs requires care, patience and stamina. The female also has to be receptive or the male will move on to another female. The male will nudge and circle the female for hours as she feeds and moves along her usual route. This very noisy performance will go on for hours and I have often seen the same couple performing the same circular dance on the following night or, more often, the male circling another female on the following evening. Males take no part in the care of the pregnant female or in bringing up the hoglets. Hedgehogs do not pair bond. Hedgehogs live longer when kept in enclosed gardens where they are well catered for and the longest living hedgehog, which lived in a protected environment, was fourteen years old when he died. Hedgehogs are wild animals though and should be left to live wild where possible. Litters of young, called hoglets, are born from May to as late as September and average about two to six in number. At about four weeks of age they venture out of the nest with their mother and between six to eight weeks, the hoglets leave the nest and wander off on their own – they weight around 250gms (8ozs) at this stage. The second litter of the year tend to be more vulnerable as the mother needs to feed up for hibernation. They themselves can end up totally unprepared for a sudden onset of winter. In 2016, weather conditions resulted in the mothers having up to four litters and this increased the vulnerability of the hoglets, resulting in many early deaths.

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Garden rubbish frequently provides a home for hedgehogs and so should be carefully checked before removing as compost or burning. The larger heaps that accumulate for November 5th festivities should be moved to the final position for burning on the day and any hedgehogs found should be rehomed. Hedgehogs can swim but many drown because they cannot get out over the high sides of a pond. A sloping edge, half submerged rocks or wire that can be used for scrambling up will help, as will keeping the pond fully topped up. Dogs and badgers can also cause problems for hedgehogs but a significant problem has been the increase in the use of slug pellets and pesticides which can kill hedgehogs and certainly damages the food chain of slugs, snails, beetles, worms, caterpillars and suchlike. Leave it to the hedgehog and he will keep your garden clear of pests. The use of strimmers has also led to the painful death of many hedgehogs as has netting of all kinds – that used for covering plants and fruits, as well as tennis and fishing nets as hedgehogs easily become entangled in these. They should be regularly checked. Hedgehogs’ inquisitiveness can also get them into trouble if their heads get stuck in various kinds of containers – empty food cans, yoghurt pots, plastic cups and the plastic rings that hold together packs of drink cans. Keep drains covered so that hedgehogs do not become stuck down there and keep sheds, garages and greenhouses closed at night so that hedgehogs are not tempted to make a nest in a corner and then perhaps become trapped when the door permanently closes. Also store chemicals safely and remember, hedgehogs are very good climbers. Is it any wonder hedgehogs are in decline? Remember hedgehogs are a Protected species and knowingly harming them is an offence. A help for hedgehogs has been the introduction of Hedgehog Street – City of Wildlife. Started in the Midlands; this is now a National promotion which consists of making a small (5 x 5ins) gap under fences and walls to allow hedgehogs to travel around the neighbourhood, particularly in urban areas. If you have made a hole in your garden boundary, please visit www.hedgehogstreet.orgto put it on the National map. The most important way to help hedgehogs is to put stable bowls of water around the garden for twelve months of the year. I use plant pot bases which come in a variety of sizes. You will soon find that the hedgehogs make a regular visit to the watering hole.

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oung people given a kick-start in learning new life skills are graduating with nationally recognised volunteering qualifications. They are the first to successfully complete a summer programme of courses with Cleveland Fire Brigade after the organisation linked-up with the National Citizen Service (NCS). The 25 young people, aged 16 and 17, from the Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council area, received their certificates at a special graduation ceremony. The two courses to date have seen them take part in residential outdoor activities at Ford Castle in Northumberland and a week at Redcar racecourse with presentations from a variety of organisations. These included Cleveland Fire Brigade’s Learn and Live programme, the homelessness charity Centrepoint and the British Red Cross , Mind in Redcar and Cleveland as well as developing team working skills through firefighter training. Recent participants helped Leonard Cheshire Homes celebrate their 100th birthday by staging a sponsored hose reel run at Marske Hall and raising money to provide residents with an afternoon tea and games. They also provided afternoon tea at Briarwood Nursing and Residential Home in Eston. In addition they worked with the MIND mental health charity shop in Redcar to design marketing leaflets, clear-up the flood damaged basement, stock taking and developing resources for parents, toddlers and young children to use. The programme has been organised by Cleveland Brigade’s Youth Engagement Team and led by Commissioned Services Manager

Sue Knott. They were awarded with nationally recognised volunteering qualifications as well as being presented with a National Citizen Service completion certificate signed by the Prime Minister Theresa May. Sue Knott said: “It has been hugely rewarding to see these young people tackle a wide variety of issues, grow in confidence and learn new skills which will benefit them in the future. They have really enjoyed working in the community and some have already pledged to continue volunteering in their communities. “They have all shown tremendous enthusiasm, commitment, dedication and a willingness to learn, which will benefit themselves and the local community. They all richly deserve to graduate and we wish them every success.” Across the whole of the Tees Valley almost 1,000 teenagers completed NCS this summer, organising around 60 youth-led community projects. The next NCS programme will be taking place during the autumn half-term and is open to 16 and 17 year olds in year 12, 13 or equivalent provision. Participants will get a chance to experience adventure in the Lake District, meeting new friends and gaining skills, before returning home to deliver a community project that has a lasting impact on the local area. Government backing means the programme never costs more than £50, with bursaries also available. Cleveland Fire Brigade will be running an NCS programme for local teenagers that departs on Monday October 23. To express an interest call 0191 247 4020 or visit www.NCSYES.co.uk.

Saltburn painting looks at our world

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ore than 60 paintings, photographs and craft items were on display at an open exhibition at Saltburn's community hall over the Bank Holiday weekend in August. A steady stream of visitors called in, though some were upset at the usual table top sale not being held on the Saturday. A private viewing evening was held on Friday 25th August with many exhibitors being present. Among the paintings which caught my eye was a large black board with a tiny circle showing the world in the middle. A few stars twinkled above. The work was entitled "You are here." Also a painting of a typical Victorian grate by Trev Wardle, entitled "Home." Neither of these was for sale. A £100 water colour by Rob Young of a young John Cleese foxed a friend during a look round. But you could see Basil Fawlty there. Scenes of Staithes, Commondale moor and a Whitby sunset gave a local flavour. Among the crafts on display were wooden joinery work by Christina Simpson. An intriguing one was a large board with "fruits

● Amateur artist Dorothy Paterson, left, of Saltburn, shows her Still Life painting to Wendy Turner at the SCAA exhibition. of South Gare," which included seashells and a fork. This followed the artist taking a stroll down the track to the southern point of the Tees. The exhibition deserved a larger crowd of visitors. Good luck to the organisers next year.


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Sirius Minerals offers STEM curriculum boost

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he company behind Woodsmith Mine has launched a programme to raise awareness of its new STEM career opportunities available for young people. Sirius Minerals has created a series of learning resources to support careers advice in schools and enrichment of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum. The ongoing programme is open to schools and colleges across the North Yorkshire coast as well as in Redcar and Cleveland. Teaching staff will have

the opportunity to ‘cherry pick’ themes, based on the topics students are studying in the syllabus, and can work with the Sirius Minerals outreach team to develop long or shortterm programmes to help inspire and engage young people. This could include careers talks and bespoke STEM-related activities, such as practical ‘hands on’ demonstrations, educational talks, presentations and interactive workshops. Sirius Minerals’ £3bn polyhalite project, which will involve the construction of the mine near Whitby with a 37km mineral transport

Seymour Civil Engineering completes work on Skelton Townscape Project

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n initiative being undertaken by Seymour Civil Engineering in collaboration with Skelton Villages Civic Pride, Redcar & Cleveland Council and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund has been completed in Skelton. The project hopes to restore the town’s historical heritage and looks to improve already developed areas such as public roads and pathways, as well as public spaces in order to attract more visitors to the village. The first visible works by Seymour began on the 30th May and included new landscaping at either end of the High Street and the area known as ‘The Hills’ as well as a mosaic to commemorate Skelton’s history being developed by local artists and school students. Part of the project will also involve the investigation of the site of a medieval settlement on the edge of Skelton. Karl Brennan, Bid Coordinator at Seymour Civil Engineering, said: “As a local civil engineering contractor, we are delighted to be part of this scheme. “Works were carried out to a timescale and within budget. We have engaged with local stakeholders to ensure that disruption is minimal and we will leave a legacy behind that will positively impact the local community.

“We always take a keen interest in promoting public work within towns and cities. By creating functional, aesthetic public spaces we provide a benefit to the local business and visitor economies which also contributes to the wider Tees Valley Powerhouse plan.” Councillor Bob Norton, Cabinet member for Economic Growth at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “This is a really exciting project and I would like to pay tribute to the work that Skelton Villages Civic Pride, Seymour Civil Engineering, Skelton Parish Council, the Skelton and Gilling Estate, and the Heritage Lottery Fund have undertaken. “Thanks also go to local councillors and our team at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council have done an excellent job to make this vision a reality. “Their hard work has paid off and I hope this have a positive impact on the economy of Skelton for years to come.” The next phase of the project is due to begin in early 2018. Consultations for works to buildings began in December 2016 with the tender process beginning in the autumn. The works include shop front replacements to 32 retail properties in the town and one residential property with window replacements being undertaken for all.

tunnel to a processing plant and port at Teesside, is set to create over 2,000 direct and indirect jobs, including at least 50 apprenticeship positions and 15 undergraduates. “The Company’s workforce will grow significantly in the coming months and years,” said Matt Parsons, external affairs general manager for Sirius. “As many of these roles will require a good background in STEM subjects, and there is a national shortage of young people with these specialisms, it is our priority to generate an awareness of the rewarding careers related to these subjects that we can offer, and help boost the skills and aspirations of young people in the area.” The Company has already built strong relationships with local schools over the last four years, having engaged thousands of students from

over 50 institutions, and been the headline sponsor of Scarborough Engineering Week since 2013. “Ensuring that local people benefit from this project is hugely important to the company, not least through the provision of good quality jobs,” says Heather King, Sirius’ community liaison officer, who was brought up in the area and has been leading the work with schools. “Helping local young people to become aware of their options in world of work and supporting them to achieve their potential from an early age is an investment in the workforce of the future, and an important positive contribution to the local community.” If you work for an educational institution and are interested in working with Sirius Minerals, please contact Heather on info@siriusminerals.com.

Simon Clarke MP presses Tees Valley Mayor for rural broadband investment

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imon Clarke MP has described patchy broadband coverage in East Cleveland as “an embarrassment and an obstacle to growth” and called on the Mayor of the Tees Valley, Ben Houchen, to tackle the problem head on. Simon met the Mayor this week at the Tees Valley Combined Authority for talks about how to resolve the problem, which sees significant parts of his constituency struggle to achieve the minimum standard mandated by the Universal Service Obligation which the Government will bring into effect. Simon said, “Good broadband access is a key utility for homes and businesses and yet in parts of East Cleveland you still struggle to get online. I’ve had residents coming to my surgeries in despair about

the quality of service they receive and it’s increasingly an embarrassment and an obstacle to growth. “Delivering high speed broadband to more rural areas is a challenge but one we have to embrace if we’re to allow East Cleveland to fulfil its potential. It was great to sit down with Ben to talk him through some of the worst affected areas and I really hope this is something he will tackle.” Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said, “Achieving maximum connectivity is a priority for the Combined Authority and as Mayor I’m determined to use the powers and funding available to me to help as many local people as I can. I’m grateful to Simon for highlighting just how bad the situation is in areas of his constituency and will instruct my officials to get on the case.”


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Making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families

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ell maybe not much; it certainly feels like Autumn is upon us already. For some young people September is a new start, college, a new year at school, University, the world of work. For some young people they have achieved their results after so much hard work and are engaging in the next chapter of their lives. They have so much potential. It’s not the same for all young people. One young person sent me an email it started like this... “ To be honest I’ve never really been interested in my future and I’ve never really cared all that much about it...” Can you imagine for some young people not thinking about or caring about their own future. For some young people their lives to date have been tough; they have faced a set of circumstances which can leave them in this position, not interested and not caring about their future. Can you imagine being a young carer? Taking on a level of responsibility way above your years, worrying about the people you care for, missing out on a childhood, school, learning? Can you imagine if your family doesn’t have somebody in it who is working, too ill to work? Can you imagine being 16 and not being interested or caring about your own future? Sounds awful doesn’t it. A recent report from the University of Glasgow) (Sept 2017) titled “No future: young carers are sacrificing ambitions to look after loved ones” “According to a 2014 NHS survey of 11,000 pupils across the city , one in eight secondary school-age pupils in Glasgow is providing care for someone at home. Not only do these pupils care for someone with a disability, long-term illness, mental health or substance issue, they also have poorer outcomes for their own health and future expectations.” It goes onto say that “when asked what they thought they would do once they had left school, young carers were almost 50% less likely to say that they thought they would go on to university or college when compared with pupils who had no caring duties.”

For young carers you can begin to understand how they may not be interested in their future or even care... The report goes on to identify further: “But low attainment isn’t just about poverty – it’s also about young people not having the confidence, opportunities or the freedom to choose and shape their future. Young carers can be bound geographically, physically and in terms of their time, all of which have an impact on what they think they can do when they leave school. "Previous research has found that not only do young carers tend to have poorer educational achievements, but employment and education decisions are made within the context and constraints of their caring role, often limiting their options and stunting their ambitions.” Read the full report here: http://theconversation.com/no-future-young-carers-are-sacrificingambitions-to-look-after-loved-ones-83947

But we can make a difference; it’s not always easy, it takes time, effort and commitment but is so rewarding. The young person’s email then continued... “....But The Junction have helped me realise that I could have a really positive future with my past and I can’t thank you all enough for that.” The Junction approach is based on building positive relationships, listening, being non-judgemental, being accessible and welcoming, actually caring. If we do this and do it well then we can begin to make a difference. The Junctions Youth Employment Service has had a bit of a purple patch (hence the colour) several young people, some who have been employed for some time, have lacked confidence, have even been homeless, impacted on by low mood and depression have now moved onto work, college and university. Some of these young people’s achievements are incredible especially when you understand their individual journeys. It makes us so proud to be part of transforming young lives and unlocking potential. Young people are interested and do care for their future. Back to the summer our Young Carers team, supported by the many kind donations of people in our community have been able to take young carers away to a whole host of fantastic places. Places that for many of us with children we will recognise. The chocolate factory in York, The centre for Life, Preston Park; two residential, where young carers learn so much.. For some young carers these places are new, they have never had the opportunity to go before. It’s not all about a day out by any stretch it’s about making friends, having a childhood, having some precious time away from their caring responsibilities. The Junction supported 193 young carers to have a break, have some fun over the summer holidays. This can only be achieved with the support of our local community. Together we can all make a difference, making life better for young carers. And finally This summer we were so fortunate to work with a fantastic group of young people (Go “Team 2”) from the National Citizenship Service run by ImagineyoucanTV. These young people were fantastic and took on the task of transforming a building we affectionately call “The Hut” in Redcar. The Hut is a portacabin and it’s safe to say was a little dull and neglected. The NCS group took the bull by the horns and completely transformed the building inside and out making it bright, welcoming and totally young person friendly. every day I went to see them I can truly say they just made me smile.

So we can see that young people from all different backgrounds, different experiences have bucketfuls of potential, given the chance, the opportunity, they can and do achieve fantastic things. It’s our job to support and empower them to unlock their potential. www.thejunctionfoundation.com


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Doctors committed to improving out of hours service

Trust builds on research success for earlier detection of osteoporosis

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linicians at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust continue to build on their successful record for patient-centred research, development and innovation by leading a pioneering trial which could, ultimately, be used as a first line to detect osteoporosis. In their latest partnership with IBEX Innovations Limited (IBEX), €1.6million has been secured from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to investigate the effectiveness of their equipment, which can pick up bone density information alongside conventional X-ray images. The Sedgefield Company worked in collaboration with Professor Amar Rangan, an orthopaedic surgeon at The James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Hospital, to turn their draft protocol into the two-year funded clinical trial. It is expected the study, which also involves Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University, will begin later this year. In the UK alone, osteoporosis affects over three million people with more than 500,000 patients receiving hospital treatment for fragility fractures every year as a result of this disease. The cost to the UK health economy is an estimated £2.3billion with the potential to increase to more than £6 billion by 2036. Currently, X-rays are used to initially diagnose a fracture but provide no information about a patient’s bone density. Consequently only patients considered to be more ‘at risk’ of having osteoporosis- typically adults over the aged of 60 - will be referred onto a specialist clinical where a ‘DEXA’ scan is taken. Under the new study, the IBEX X-ray detector technology will ‘upgrade’ standard hospital X-ray equipment so that it also measures bone mineral density at the same time, potentially providing a quicker, more accurate diagnosis of osteoporosis of patients

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● Prof Amar Rangan presenting with a fracture. Professor Rangan, who is the trial’s Chief Investigator, said: “Essentially, if we can demonstrate this new technology is safe, reliable and effective, the benefit to patients and the NHS could be huge both in terms of patient outcomes and cost effectiveness. “The study will involve our orthopaedic team and mainly concentrate on patients with hip and wrist fractures where we will test this new technology alongside the current way we diagnose fractures and plan treatment.” If successful, data from the trial will be used to certify the IBEX technology as a medical device, allowing widespread adoption in healthcare markets. Dr Neil Loxley, CEO of IBEX, said: “We are thrilled and delighted to have secured funding from the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. This is a highly competitive programme, and for IBEX to be counted within the 6% of successful applicants is a fantastic validation of the IBEX technology and the capabilities of our amazing team of people. “We are really looking forward to working with our partners in the project to bring our important and innovative solution to market.” In 2016/2017, the South Tees Hospitals

● Prof Andrew Owens NHS Foundation Trust had its highest ever recruiting year for clinical trials, with 3,406 patients recruited to take part in research approved by a research ethics committee, compared to 2,538 in 2015/2016, placing South Tees in the top 5% of NHS organisations in the country for the number of ‘recruiting’ National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) portfolio studies. Professor Andrew Owens, Director of Education, Research and Innovation at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust added: “Our ambition is to grow our reputation as a leading regional and national provider of safe, innovative, high quality care which is underpinned by research-led clinical evidence, so we’re delighted to be working with the team at IBEX and our other respective partners on this exciting healthcare project which will potentially help to deliver solutions at the front-line.” Louise Robson, Acting Chief Executive of Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are pleased to be working in this regional partnership on such an important research project. Osteoporosis affects so many people so we hope this important work will benefit those who take part in the study and in the years to come.”

octors have pledged their commitment to continuing to improve local out of hours GP services after regulators placed the South Tees Access Response (STAR) service into special measures. STAR was set up by local GPs to improve access to GP services outside of normal working hours for patients needing urgent care or advice. Four extended hours GP centres were launched in April 2017 to provide access to GPs from 6pm to 9.30pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 9.30pm on weekends and Bank Holidays. The service, which has GP centres in Middlesbrough, Redcar, North Ormesby and Brotton, has helped reduce regional A&E attendances and waiting times, and has received excellent feedback from patients for its caring and accessible service - in a recent survey of 200 patients 99.5% said they would recommend STAR. Elm Alliance, the local GP federation which runs the STAR service, has been working closely with NHS South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group since its launch to develop more robust governance and management processes. This was accelerated further in July when an unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) highlighted some governance and management processes which required immediate improvements. The final report, expected to be published today at www.cqc.org.uk, includes positive feedback in relation to patient care – rating the service as “good” for caring - but rates the service as “inadequate” overall. Following the inspection STAR immediately developed a thorough improvement plan and all actions requiring immediate attention have been addressed. This includes improvements to medicines management, better equipping vehicles used for home visits and having an improved system in place for recording, reporting and learning from significant events. Teik Goh, who was appointed ELM Alliance Chief Executive in August 2017, said: “ELM Alliance is absolutely committed to ensuring our patients receive safe, high quality care and a good experience when using the STAR service. “The organisation accepts the findings of the report and has made immediate improvements and we are now working with both the CQC and our Clinical Commissioning Group to continue to develop the service.” Patients can request extended hours appointments via their own GP surgery or by calling NHS 111 out of hours. For more information on the STAR service visit www.southteesaccessresponse.nhs.uk

Major improvements in public health outlined in council report

ajor successes in improving people’s health and welfare in Redcar and Cleveland despite financial cut backs have been highlighted in an annual report. Councillor Lynn Pallister, Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Welfare, outlined the improvements in her Annual Report to a meeting of all councillors at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. Cllr Pallister, who was Councillor of the Year for 2016, explained that some dramatic improvements had been made due to targeting some of the most vulnerable individuals in the borough and there had been clear progress in reducing smoking and improving children’s health. She also said that structural changes, including the decision to amalgamate the authority’s Public Health Team with Middlesbrough Council’s service, will help deliver improvements at a

time when health inequalities between the north and the south continue to grow and when it is expected Government grant money for public health will be cut by £84 million across the country. Key achievements include: The ongoing development of the Transformation Team to help some of the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people in the borough. The team’s 13 key workers have worked with 160 clients so far. A cost benefit analysis shows working with the individuals, many of whom had serious problems, has led to a drop to the cost to the tax-payer of 76%. Previously the individuals concerned cost the state about £808,000 a year in NHS, police, court, social services and other payments. That has been reduced to £189,000. Furthermore, the number of those clients now eating two meals every day has risen from 46% to 89%.

There has been progress in reducing tobacco use through various initiatives, including pilot schemes to ban all smoking at some children’s sports clubs. The borough had the poorest performance in the North East for smoking in 2011/12 (26.9%) but now outperforms the regional average with just 17.3% of people using tobacco in the area in 2015/16. There was a 25% improvement in children’s oral health in the borough since a national survey in 2012 when 36% of five-year-olds had tooth decay. That figure is now down to 27%, just two percent higher than the national average. The council commissions two oral hygiene programmes in selected nursery and primary schools and also provides health visitors with oral hygiene packs for schoolchildren. Access to cervical screening has improved. Six more salons have joined the council’s Salons for Screening campaign and now more than 40

women’s retail outlets are involved. The Out of Hours GP service is to offer cervical screening in Brotton, Redcar, Linthorpe and North Ormesby. Cllr Pallister said there were also plans to improve housing for private tenants. The council plans to set up a cross party working group to work with landlords and improve standards in the private rented sector. She said: “We have consistently delivered both significant national savings following reductions to the public health budget by 16% while, at the same time, continuing to deliver measurable improvements in wellbeing. That is a tribute to the hard work of our staff as well as our strategy of working ever more closely with partner agencies.” The Annual Report was noted at a full meeting of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council in Redcar and Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart.


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In and around the Loftus area By Mary Lanigan

Mayor unveils first Big Local community noticeboard

Where have Loftus' fair maidens gone? Gone to a dragon, every one

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llr Karen King Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council supported by Cllr Mary Lanigan Chair of East Cleveland Villages Big Local and Mike Jefferson Vice Chair unveiled the first Big Local community noticeboard which has been installed outside Lingdale Village Hall. Designed by Mike in keeping with the mining heritage of the village the notice board which is the first of many has been made by a local firm. Each of the eleven villages included in the East Cleveland Villages Big Local programme will be provided with their own noticeboard based on original designs. As well as giving the opportunity for local residents to use the boards to provide information on local community groups and events these boards will be a key features linking the eleven villages in the Big Local programme.

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wonderful day was enjoyed by hundreds of people at Easington Village hall recently. Entertainment was enjoyed from the stunning performance by the Easington tappers and Staithes' Fishermen Choir. Stalls enjoyed robust business earning hundreds of pounds for village funds.

The village was strewn with bunting along with a spectacular display of scarecrows among the best I have ever seen. A very big thank you to everyone who attended or participated. A special thank you to Simon Clarke MP who joined us along with his family, we very much appreciated his support.

Say goodbye to Loftus Bus Depot

t long last and following months of complaints the bus depot is finally being demolished. This building has been causing substantial problems for the town as it was left in a dilapidate state allowing access to youngsters to be used as a playground. These abandoned buildings that litter most of our towns are an eyesore left and abandoned by owners. This is not acceptable and I have had numerous conversations and discussions with Redcar and Cleveland Council as to how we deal with these owners but it would seem that we can only issue court proceedings and in this casewhich were issued some weeks ago. This has proved time consuming and involved a great deal of work. It is time that local authorities had more legislation at their disposal to deal with these issues more quickly. I have spoken to the contractors on site this morning and they are expecting that this building to be down and completely demolished within two weeks.

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have recently contacted the Chief Executive and Financial director to inform them that I am submitting a request for a massive investment of cash to be allocated when the budget is set this year. It has become obvious looking at the town and work that needs to be done that the ÂŁ1,000,000 allocated from Redcar and Cleveland Council will barely touch the town's major problems. I had a meeting with senior officers at Loftus and the Cabinet Member for Regeneration where projects for the town were discussed.

This was the third meeting where costings and estimates were brought. There was no doubt by looking at this that this million pounds would do very little to alter or make an impact. I am well aware that the Council say they have had to make cuts but this part of the Borough has had no investment from them. In order to turn around this town this investment needs to be made in order to generate wealth. Money has to be spent to achieve this.

This area suffered with the closure of Redcar Steel Works we had families that this impacted on and yet Redcar received the extra five million and even though I pressed the Council for some of that funding we received none. Redcar also benefited from a further million pounds allocated by the Council this is not acceptable the people of this area are citizens of this Borough The people of East Cleveland are a tenth of the population of this Borough but they do not or have ever received a tenth of the funding.

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ragons are among the most popular and enduring of the world's mythological creatures. Dragon tales are known in many cultures, from the Americas to Europe to India to China. Though they populate our books, films and television shows, they have a long and rich history in many forms. It was no coincidence that early maps described unknown land as infested with monsters - "here be dragons". It's not clear when or where stories of dragons first emerged, but the huge, flying serpents were described by the ancient Greeks and Sumerians. For much of history, dragons were thought of as being like any other exotic animal: sometimes useful and protective, other times harmful and dangerous. That changed when Christianity spread. Across the world; dragons took on a decidedly sinister interpretation and came to represent Satan. In medieval times, most people who heard anything about dragons knew them from the Bible, and it's likely that most Christians at the time believed in the literal existence of dragons, even though they had never, ever seen one, Scholars believe that the fire-breathing element of dragons came from medieval depictions and pulpit descriptions of the mouth of hell. The entrance to hell was often depicted as a monster's literal mouth, with the flames and smoke characteristic of Hades belching out. I guess that If one believes not only in the literal existence of hell, but also the literal existence of dragons as Satanic, the association is quite logical. But what this doesn’t explain is the enduring imagery of dragons in non-Christian areas of the world, and where the west had little contact - China and Japan, for example. So what of Dragons on our patch? Well there must have been something that worried our early Norse ancestors after a party of settlers walked uphill after parking up their longboat on the slightly raised riverbank under what would later be the Transporter Bridge. What type of Dragon it was that spooked them in the upland woods is unknown, but they named the area Ormesby - after Orm, the generic Norse name for a giant serpent or a flying worm. More documented is the dragon that had to be faced if travellers from Yorkshire wanted to cross into County Durham across the Tees at Sockburn (South East of Darlington). This beast was described as a wyvern, which could both breathe fire and fly. Like all dragons, this could only be vanquished by a member of the nobility and on hand was a certain Sir John Conyers. According to his burial stone "Sr Jo Conyers of Storkburn Knt who slew ye monstrous venoms and poysons wiverms Ask or worme which overthrew and Devourd many people in fight, for the scent


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Hollie Bush Writes of poyson was soo strong that no person was able to abide it," It was supposed that this feat gave permanent honour and wealth to the Conyers family. Fat chance. In 1809 the 9th Baronet, and the last of the direct chain, Sir Thomas Conyers, was found living in a workhouse in Chester-le-Street. But I'll leave you with our own local East Cleveland dragon. I have been asked if I can throw some light on a fearsome creature known as the Handale Serpent. Doing some digging, I came across this vignette from the late Nicholas Rhea, the local writer who inspired the Heartbeat TV series and who sadly passed away this last April “Handale is a little-known locality between East Loftus and Scaling Reservoir and offers a pleasant walk through the local woodland. The valley of Handale was the site of a priory of Benedictine nuns during the 12th century. Founded in 1133 by Richard de Percy, it was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Although a remote outpost of the Cistercian order, the priory continued to thrive until the Reformation when it had eight nuns, but when Henry VIII closed the monasteries, this small priory passed into the hands of a local landowner, Ambrose Beckwith and his family, including his stunner of a daughter, Emma.(more on her in a minute). Today no ruins are visible and a farm stands on the site. There is no village of Handale, but the name lives on in the legend of the Handale Serpent or Handale Worm. One old account refers to this serpent as a ‘loathly worm and it was one of several that were said to roam the moors. Among their nasty habits, these creatures were said to breathe fire and eat fair damsels. Like its counterparts across the country, the Handale Worm exercised an awesome power over fair and comely maidens, of which there seemed to be a near inexhaustible supply in the Loftus area. It was able to lure them to its lair where it imprisoned them for several days before feasting upon them. It was claimed that dozens of lovely young maidens from Loftus, then called Lofthouse, were lured away from home by the serpent and never seen again. From time to time, the creature was said to leave its lair at Handale to travel into Loftus in search of prey and the story is that it had the power to hypnotise young women with its huge and powerful eyes. No maiden could resist the power of those eyes and the fearsome reputation of the Worm was such that no local man dare venture into Handale in an attempt to slay the beast. But as was inevitable a hero did arrive at Loftus and as an alpha male, he was concerned about the distinct lack of beautiful maidens. He was quickly told about the Worm and its dastardly deeds and decided to do something about it. His name was Scaw and he equipped himself with the finest suit of armour and the keenest sword ever to be manufactured, then set off to slay the monster. There is insufficient space here to recount the full drama of the battle but it was no easy task for the brave and fit Scaw. The dragon breathed fire and smoke which heated Scaw’s armour to the point of being unbearable and then the tired Scaw tripped over a branch. As the dragon reared above him with its jaws open to deliver death to Scaw, the brave hero saw his chance – he lunged at the open throat with his sword and severed a blood vessel in the dragon’s neck. It fell dead beside him and he was rightly hailed as a champion. Of course, all heroes get a reward, and his came in the form of the aforementioned Emma Beckwith, who having escaped the attentions of the dragon, became the bride of her rescuer. It is said that his grave still exists somewhere in the Handale Abbey area, and a dense copse of woodland nearby is still, to this day, called “Scaw’s Wood”. However, like all good stories, this story is..... well just

A whimsical look at our area

a story. I decided to look up the Beckwith family tree. It is a big one, spread out like a majestic oak, but alas, no mention whatever of an "Emma". Oh well. But there was one nugget of interest. When the religious houses of the Kingdom were forcibly closed by Henry's Commissioners, (he went for a "Hard Reformation" to use today's phrase) they made sure it went to those loyal to the King and his new found Protestantism. Ambrose must have passed that test. But did he keep his family's real views hidden? For a few decades on, his grandson Edmund, still living at Handale married an Anne Thwing of York. Now, Anne came from an old Catholic family. Her and her family's observance was not limited to attending underground services. Her brother, Father Thomas Thwing, was martyred in York in 1678 whilst her elderly great-uncle, Father Edward Thwing, was martyred in Lancaster in 1600. Edmund Beckwith predeceased her, and now as a widow she fled abroad to become a nun, following in the steps of her two sisters, Helen and Catherine . The records show that she was sent back from Munich in Germany to assist in the foundation at a nunnery at Dolebank, near Harrogate in 1677 along with her sisters who became nuns at that institution Mysteries on mysteries. Handale Abbey is no more, and all that exists are a set of large stone walls enclosing a garden on a nearby farm which was built from the Abbey’s masonry. And that’s where we would normally finish. But we cannot. For now, some Hollywood film mogul has alighted on the tale and is to look into commissioning a film based on the Abbey and its scaly lodger. At the same time, an independent set of filmmakers here in the UK are looking at a TV miniseries This all comes about through a series of books (and which I have to confess that up to writing this piece, I had never heard of) starring a 12th century adventuress and nun called Hildegard. Hildegard is the heroine of a series of novels by Staithes resident, Cassandra Clark, one of which is set at Handale (and which was reviewed in Coastal View a year or so back by reader, John Roberts). But let Cassandra introduce the backdrop in her own words: “Welcome to the world of Hildegard of Meaux sleuth, spy, Cistercian nun and future abbess. Hildegard was one of many strong, independent women in the fourteenth century who lived a life of power and influence. "The Order she chose was one of the wealthiest in England due to its involvement in the European wool trade. Its abbots and prioresses were the advisors of kings and princes." It is this world Hildegard inhabits after the death of her husband, a knight in the service of the young King Richard II. In Chaucer's England the threat of the Black Death was ever present. The Hundred Years War still raged and plot and counter-plots to remove Richard from the throne kept England on the edge of civil war. Above all, terror at the approaching Apocalypse stalked the land. Welcome, then, to Hildegard's world, a world of adventure for the Monastic Miss Marple. The bold nun was a traveller. She journeys to Rome and makes the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the shrine of St James, as well as heading to the French city of Avignon to parlez on behalf of English interests with the then schismatic pope. It is in the fifth book of the series “The Dragon of Handale” that the action comes to our patch. In this volume Hildegard returns from pilgrimage to Compostela only to be sent by her Prioress to the remote and sinister Handale Priory. Used as a house of correction for sinning nuns, it lies in the middle of a vast wood and is run by the ambiguous Abbess Basilda and her close group of hard-faced acolytes. Hildegard discovers the corpse of a young man in the morgue and is told that the dragon of Handale has killed

him. But Hildegard does not believe in dragons. Warned against walking in the woods she refuses to be penned in like a prisoner and discovers a secret tower, locked and barred, with armed men on guard. What is so valuable that it needs a guard? Has it anything to do with the mystery of the young man's death? And why have assassins been pursuing the King's courier across the savage moorland only to murder him at a lonely wayside tavern? As Cassandra puts it: “Hildegard risks all dangers to seek out the truth.” All this to be hopefully seen at a multiplex near you, or in a box set at

some time in the future. So if you want to know more about this book, its author and its companion volumes go to Cassandra’s blog on http://www.cassandraclark.co.uk/index. htm Hollie Bush Hollie Bush can be contacted directly if readers want to comment on articles, or to suggest topics (the odder, the better) that help to define the East Cleveland we all live in. Email: holliebush@gmx.com

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News from the Local WI’s Hutton Lowcross WI

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By Pat Bolton

lthough we have had a break from our monthly meeting in August , we have been extremely busy! We held a fund raising Coffee Morning in the Methodist Church Hall in Guisborough on 29th July which was really well attended and profitable. We also hosted the De Brus Group Summer Lunch at Hunley Hall on 17th August attended by 75 ladies from Loftus , Moorsholm, Redcar and Saltburn as well as our own Guisborough members. In addition to a delicious lunch we also enjoyed a true story from Margaret Rodger, entitled "It's better than winning the Lottery" and music from The Seasonal Singers. A group from Middlesbrough who sing together for pleasure but also raise money for local charities. We also had a bumper raffle supported by many businesses in Guisborough.

Our own summer outing was lunch at The Wheatsheaf at Egton followed by a production of "Larkin for Women" at the Esk Valley theatre, always an enjoyable experience. Our speaker in September was Jim Finegan and his assistant Chris, an ex police officer and one of the many volunteers from the Blood Run Charity. They receive no funding from the NHS but perform a vital out of hours service by transporting blood samples for testing and important documentation between the various hospitals and outreach centres throughout Teesside and in Durham as well, also liaising with services from Northumbria . They have been our local charity in 2017 and we concluded the evening by giving them a donation of £255 raised by members from collections and sales from our recycling table. Our next meeting on 12th. October, will be our Annual Meeting followed by Harvest Supper to which new members are always welcome.

Church Services Marske Methodist Church Hummershill Lane October Services 1st 10-30am Mr J Harrison Harvest Festival 6-00pm Rev A Harbottle Harvest Festival 8th 10-30am Mr T Hume 6-00pm At Zetland Park 15th 10-30am Mrs R Taylor 6-00pm At Newcomen 22nd 10-30am Rev A Harbottle Holy Communion Pastoral Visitors Rededication. 6-15pm At Guisborough 29th 10-30am Mrs K Harrison 6-00pm Rev A Harbottle Marske Methodist Church Quiz 30th September at 7-00pm Harvest Festival Quiz for all ages. With light refreshments £3-00 Adult £1-00 Child

Services at St Mark’s Church Marske-by-the-Sea

Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion (said) 9.30am Holy Communion (sung) Monday 7.00pm Holy Communion (said) Wednesday 10.00am Holy Communion (sung) All are welcome to attend our Services. Coffee is served after the 9.30 Service on Sundays and on Wednesdays. Sunday Club for 4 yr olds to 10yr olds is held in church at 9.30am every Sunday during term time. Messy Church This is held on the second Saturday of every month from 3.30 to 5.30pm. Families are welcome to come along to hear a story, try activities (some messy) and enjoy something to eat. Visit our web site www.stmarks-marske.co.uk

What’s on in Saltburn Spiritualist Church Toc H, Coach House, Albion Terrace, Saltburn TS12 1JW (further information from booking secretary Jean 07776331333) September Saturday Divine services: all begin at 7pm with a free will collection at the end of each service 30th Richard Cuthbert OSNU October Saltburn spiritualist church are holding a mediumship workshop on 7.10.17 with the lovely Susan Robinson Smalley. Saturday 10am 4pm. Tickets £25 per person. A packed lunch is required

on the day, refreshments will be provided. For tickets or further details please contact Jean on the above details or pop into church on a Monday or Saturday doors open at 6pm. Specials Saltburn spiritualist church are proud to host an evening of mediumship with demonstrator’s William and Shirley Hunter. Monday 2nd. £3 on the door. 7pm (please note there’s no development group after this service due to a committee meeting)

Monday services: 6.30pm Healing: (free) 7pm Open Circle: (collection) 9pm Development group: (please ask) Saturday Divine services: all start at 7pm with a free will collection at the close of each service 7th Susanne Munley csnu 14th Michelle Mosley 21st Rodney Hewitt csnu All are welcome to all our services. We welcome applications for membership please ask for details.

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By Diane Falla

fter our August break, our September meeting was very lively in more ways than one! There was a buzz of conversation as everyone caught up with friends before the meeting began. After the business part of the meeting when we welcomed three new members, we were entertained by Border Morris an energetic group of Morris dancers who after dancing, for us to enjoy were then brave enough to invite members to join in. The six volunteers were taught a complete dance. The evening was finished with soup and a bun much appreciated and enjoyed by all.

We are already in full swing of our round of monthly activities, having already had our craft and masterclass sessions, a group of us are off to see the seated man on the Moors above Castleton tomorrow. Still to come later in the month are flowers, book club and supper club. Plus a day out shopping at the end of the month. Details of all our activities can be found on our website www.saltburnwi.org.uk or you can follow us on Facebook. Our next meeting is on Thursday 12th October at 7.15 pm in the upstairs room of the Methodist church Hall on Milton Street. If you like to join us, do come along, you can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome.

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By Mary Heathcote

he September meeting is being written by the usual writer but rather ' by way of proxy' as I was unable to be at the actual meeting. I am reliably informed that the talk given by the speaker was a stimulating reminder of how as children, the long summer days and carefree way of life was so enjoyable and brought back many memories of that time in particular, collecting rose hips and nature tables at schools. Our WI is still busy collecting together 70 acts of kindness (shown in either photo's or written) which will go into a scrapbook and then there is the mosaic that will be made up to celebrate the 70 years of Moorsholm Women's Institute. We still have the evening in November when

The Seatones come to entertain us plus the many events coming up in the next weeks ahead and dare I say, Christmas party night and the annual dinner evening but before those our Vice President and treasurer will have put on their craft day when we can learn so many new skills. The competition was the letter D and won by Sue with Rita and Margaret coming 2nd and 3rd respectively. Apologies for a short and not quite informative report but will endeavour to do better next month and be at the meeting. Once again, anyone wishing to join our group don't hesitate to contact our two ladies, Mrs Enid McCabe and Mrs Sheena Smith, phone numbers-01287-660808/660839.


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Rural Crime Update RURAL EWE

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ello and welcome to Septembers Rural Policing Page put together by me Paul Payne your Rural Crime Reduction Officer for Cleveland Police. One of the main events we have taken part in this month has been Operation Checkpoint our rural multi–force initiative tackling cross border criminals which is mentioned below. I’ve also put together some useful rural crime prevention advice that should be useful and easily put in to practice.

Operation Checkpoint

Six Forces joined together for the 15th time on the 13th September in a bid to tackle criminals operating and travelling between counties in the north of England Thirty officers and volunteers from Cleveland, along with other officers from North Yorkshire, Durham, Northumbria, Lancashire and Cumbria took part in Operation Checkpoint and carried out early visits to farms and remote areas. The operation occurred overnight from Wednesday 13th September until the early hours of the morning and the aim was to gather intelligence between Forces to prevent and disrupt cross border criminal activity to provide reassurance to those living in rural communities. The operation involved visiting over 20 farms, 13 vehicles were stopped which resulted in four being searched which led to one arrest. A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drug related offences and has been released under investigation. Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger said: “Operation Checkpoint demonstrates our absolute commitment to ensuring people living in our rural communities feel safe and supported, and that we continue to make them feel safe. “I would like to thank each and every officer and volunteer who took part in the operation and it was great to see so many special constables taking part, especially as some have only been with us for a few months. I hope they gained valuable experience and enjoyed taking part in this as for many it was their first operation.” Superintendent Beverley Gill from Cleveland Police added: “Last night was another successful night for Operation Checkpoint and is yet another great example of the teamwork involved from all Forces to tackle the serious issues around rural crime. The operation sends out a clear message to those tempted to travel to or through Cleveland for criminal purposes that we will not tolerate it and you will be dealt with accordingly. “I would also like to highlight our Rural Watch scheme which we’d encourage members of the public to join via our successful Cleveland Connected initiative. You just have to visit the force website at www.cleveland.police.uk and click on Get Involved to sign up.” Paul Payne the Rural Crime Reduction Officer added: "This was another successful night and is yet another example of Cleveland Police and the other northern forces tackling the serious issues around rural crime. Although this operation has been made public to promote our work, rest assured that other

operations are taking place regularly to keep our rural communities safe."

Tees Rural Crime Forum

As most of you will be aware now, we hold a quarterly Tees Rural Crime Forum chaired by the PCC Barry Coppinger which is intended to let people know what we have been up to around rural crime issues, and it also gives you the chance to meet us in person and ask any questions, or raise any issues you may want us to look at. These are going from strength to strength and we usually have a guest speaker come along if something has been raised at the previous forum. On this occasion it will be Superintendent Jackson our control room supervisor talking about some of the problems around the use of the 101 number particularly on the borders. The details of the next forum are below and will also put be advertised closer the date on Cleveland Connected www. clevelandconnected.co.uk Monday 16th October 2017, 10 till 12, Boosbeck community centre, Oldham Road, Boosbeck, Saltburnby-the-Sea,TS12 3AL

Crime Prevention Advice

Crime is relatively rare and particularly so for people living in rural areas, however it makes sense to take steps which will protect your family and property and give you peace of mind. I have put together some advice below that helps cover most people who live in rural communities

Protect your home

Those in the countryside and rural areas can be pleased that the average crime rates are lower in these areas. This might explain why these households are less likely to have basic security than their urban counterparts. These simple steps are just some of the things you might consider when dealing with security: • Lock all doors and windows when you leave the house, including when you’re out in the garden. • Keep house and car keys out of sight as thieves can use devices to hook nearby keys through letterboxes. • Install a burglar alarm which includes a box on the outside wall in a prominent position. • Ensure the outside of your home is well lit and install security lighting. • Keep fences in good condition. • Keep ladders and tools stored away; don't leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home. • Mark your property with postcode and house name/number. • Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood / Rural Watch scheme. • Store any high value items in a properly secured safe or bank vault. • Doors can be reinforced by fitting a bar for extra strength • Consider replacing glass panels on doors with laminated glass, which is stronger. Alternatively, you can also buy clear film which is stuck over the glass making it harder to break. • Get to know your neighbours – if you have trusted relationships you are more likely to agree to keep an eye on each other’s properties.

Protect your farm

Farms can offer an attractive target for thieves on the look-out for expensive machinery and equipment as well as the sort of valuables found in any home. Some ideas to secure your farm include: • Restrict access to your land and property with locked gates, using British Standard locks and high security closed-shackle padlocks. • Keep gates to farm yards closed whenever possible – criminals see unrestricted access as an invitation to enter. • A combination of good outside security lighting, CCTV and intruder alarms will deter most thieves but make sure they are regularly checked to ensure they will work when you need them. • Lock your windows and doors, and remove keys from the locks keeping them out of sight. • Mark all valuable equipment, tools and other property with the name of your farm and the postcode – our new Dotpeen property marking machine can easily do this for you and we are more than happy to come out and assist • Consider joining your local Rural Watch scheme via www. clevelandconnected.co.uk • Where possible install fuel tanks within secure buildings or cage, keeping them locked and alarmed. Consider installing anti-siphon devices. • Keep computers in well-secured buildings and change passwords on a monthly basis. • Lay gravel rather than hard standing around farm buildings. • Park larger vehicles in front of access doors to prevent easy access. • Ensure you have adequate insurance cover.

Protect your tack room

Horse owners will know that the equipment and accessories they require can be expensive to replace. To keep your tack safe you should: • Ensure the room is within a substantial brick or concrete block building. Wood constructed rooms and doors can be reinforced with steel plate or mesh. • Use good quality mortise locks if possible, alternatively doors should be secured with heavy duty padlocks and pad bars. • Fit windows with grilles or bars to prevent entry. • Properly secure horse tack such as saddles and bridles to their racks and don’t leave them loose. • Security mark your property – this acts as a deterrent to thieves and, if they are stolen, could also aid their recovery in future. Again we are more than happy to come out to you and mark your property with our DOTPEEN marking device • Keep a photographic record of your possessions along with a list of all equipment including any identifying features or serial numbers.

Protect your vehicles

Cars, 4x4s, quad bikes, horse boxes and tractors are all targets for thieves operating in rural locations, so wherever possible you should:

• Keep vehicles in a lockable garage or building. • Consider installing security lighting. • Investigate options for anti-theft devices, including alarms, immobilisers, and vehicle trackers. • Have the Vehicle Identification Number etched on windows. • Record machinery serial numbers and photographs for reference – a picture of the stolen vehicle will increase publicity prospects and recovery. • Lock vehicles and keep the keys in a secure location and out of view, not hidden on the vehicle and out of view. • Physically secure your ATV using suitable locking devices and to a fixed point on the ground using heavy duty security chain and padlocks. • When selling your vehicle, check any buyer is genuine before giving your address details.

Protect your livestock

Steps to take which will make it harder for thieves targeting livestock include: • Mark your animals using ear tags, hornbands, freeze branding, hot branding or tattooing, and keep a photographic record. • Take a regular count of your livestock. • Install CCTV in barns or yards and keep gates locked. • Use landscaping such as ditches, mounds and hedges to make vulnerable fields less easily accessible for vehicles. Installing bollards and removable cattle grids can also be effective. • Installing remote gate alarms and hidden cameras can alert owners

instantly if someone unauthorised is driving vehicles across their land.

Protect your hay and straw

• Secure area around the buildings where stores are kept and consider using intruder sensors, CCTV cameras and security lighting. • Remove hay and straw from open fields. • Cut the string of small-bale hay or straw to make it harder to walk off with. • If possible wrap and mark bales of haylage, bedding and feed. • Use lockable, metal feed bins to store bags of feed. • Review insurance agreements to ensure you have the cover you need in place.

The top 10 items that were stolen in 2016 are:

• Tools • ATV/Quad • Garden equipment • 4x4’s • Machinery

• Livestock • Trailers and Horseboxes • Oil/Diesel • Equine • Tractors

I hope you found this crime prevention advice useful, and will keep on reminding people at regular intervals as prevention is always better than reaction. If you need any further advice on any of the above then please feel free to contact me on the rural crime email: ruralcrime. webmail@cleveland.pnn.police.uk Regards Paul Payne Rural Crime Reduction Officer

Be bright, and leave on a light! The nights are drawing in, it’s slowly getting darker each evening, and burglars will use the opportunity of darkness to increase their activity. We tend to see an increase in burglary, particularly when the clocks go back, so this month I’m going to look at the use of ‘light’, in the fight against crime! It will also give you a bit of time to prepare your home before its dark at teatime. Light has been used to ward off unwelcome visitors since the Stone Age, lighting fires to deter predators. Modern day security lighting can deter modern day predators, such as burglars and thieves! How many and what type of lighting? Burglars prefer to burgle homes which look unoccupied; they like to work in darkness, concealing their activity and identity, however, just a couple of lights, and a couple of plug in timers can make a huge difference to your safety and security. Your home need not look like the Blackpool Illuminations! We recommend dusk ‘til dawn lighting, which is the type that stays on through the hours of darkness, switching off before the sun comes up. Dusk ‘til dawn lighting, reduces fear of crime, you instantly know if it has failed, and when you look out of your window at night, you can instantly see that everything in the garden is indeed rosy. Dusk ‘til dawn lighting works best when the area being illuminated is overlooked. This type of lighting should be energy efficient, using low energy lamps or LED’s. Lighting inside your home There are several devices for switching on lights in your home, including timer switches and light sensitive lamps. Timer switches are very useful and fairly cheap. They can be plugged in and used to switch a lamp, and perhaps a radio on in a ground floor room. Some models allow for multiple on/off periods and are ideal for an upstairs room - where a light going on and off over a period of time will give the impression that your home is occupied. In this modern ‘connected’ age you can also buy products that allow you to switch on lights in your home before you get home from work or from the other side of the world! Remember! Don’t just set a light on a timer in the hall or landing area. You wouldn’t spend the evenings here - would you? So, lighten up round your home, because being dim can encourage burglars in! Gerry McBride Crime Prevention Officer


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Simon Clarke MP condemns Brexit-blocking Labour MPs from Teesside

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n a speech given to the House of Commons yesterday evening, Simon Clarke – MP for Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland – spoke out against Labour MPs on Teesside for attempting to block crucial Brexit legislation. Parliament has been debating the EU Withdrawal Bill – a key piece of legislation in the process of leaving the EU. The Bill repeals the legislation that took us into the EU, ending the supremacy of EU law. It also attempts to minimise disruption as we leave the EU by transposing EU law into UK law; creating legal continuity on exit day. Last night, the Labour Party attempted to block this Bill after the first round of debate. In his speech in the Commons, Simon said: “I think the people of Teesside – every single constituency of which voted to leave the EU – will be astonished that I am the only MP from that region who is going to be voting for what they asked for tonight. “Without this Bill, we will wake on the morning of exit day to find that thousands of our laws have changed or been rendered inoperable. The fallout from that scenario would make “cliff-edge” sound euphemistic. With this in mind, voting

against this Bill tonight will be interpreted by many as a vote to punish the British people for having had the audacity to vote for Brexit, for that is precisely what it will do.” As expected, most of the Labour Party, including those MPs from Teesside (except Anna Turley who couldn’t vote as she was in hospital), voted against passing the EU Withdrawal Bill on its Second Reading. Reflecting on the vote this morning, Simon said: “I think the people of Teesside will be disappointed and frustrated that their elected representatives chose to go against their expressed will last night. Indeed, they may also wonder why many of their MPs didn’t even speak in the debate on one of the most significant pieces of legislation for decades. “We can nevertheless be thankful that the majority of MPs – including some Labour MPs – decided to support the Government in passing this Bill, and put country before political game-playing. “The honourable exception is Anna Turley who couldn’t attend the debate or vote as she is in hospital. I wish her a speedy recovery.”

Jean Oxley, Saltburn buff, `best mum' and homemaker

●● MP for Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland – spoke out against Labour MPs on Teesside for attempting to block crucial Brexit legislation.

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Ann Charlton Lodge celebrates 25th Anniversary

he Ann Charlton Lodge Nursing Care Home at Edenhall Grove, Redcar, which was officially opened by the late Paul Daniels on 8th August 1992, is now 25 years old and the occasion was celebrated at the Lodge on Saturday 12th August by over 100 invited guests. The guests included former members of staff, former Trustees, former Friends of the Lodge and the families of former residents. Other guests included those people who have had a strong connection with the home, going back to the fund-raising days that started five years before the home was built and without which the Lodge would not have been built. A significant factor in the decision to build the Lodge, was the gifting of the site for one pound by the then Langbaurgh Borough Council and it was fitting that the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Councillor Karen King was present at the celebration. She told the guests that she was very impressed with the facility and the homely atmosphere within the Lodge During the early part of the afternoon, musical entertainment was provided by The Teesside School of Music. The occasion was marked by a number of individual events, including the unveiling of a new garden feature, which incorporated a raised boardwalk and seating area, officially opened by Kevin Coulton, one of the residents. The funding for the new feature came from part of a very generous donation of £12,000, from the Members of Saltburn Golf Club and the Lady Captain from 2016, Anne Gollogley, was a guest at the celebrations. A commemorative plaque will be displayed

The late Ann Charlton’s two daughters, Mandy and Michele planted an apple tree in memory of their mother and former Manager Maureen Ireland planted a rose to mark the 25th Anniversary. Chairman of the Trustees, Peter Wilson, welcomed everyone and said that the occasion was not just a celebration of the 25th Anniversary, but was also an opportunity to say thank you to all the people and organisations that had helped and financially supported the Lodge during those 25 years, with legacies, fund raising and donations that had reached the formidable total of £1.2 million. He further said that Ann Charlton was the most inspirational person that he had ever met and that by the building of the nursing care home with 23 residential and two respite beds, for people with MS and other conditions of the central nervous system, she had achieved everything that she had set out to achieve in full measure. She would have been so proud of where the Lodge is today and the legacy that lives on in her memory. The last three years have been very challenging from a management perspective and the Chairman thanked the staff and the Trustees for their loyalty and support during that difficult period. With the recent appointment of Sue Mccormick as Manager and Amanda Cutler as Clinical Lead, he was confident that a period of stability will follow and gave a toast to the memory of Ann Charlton and to the continued success of the Ann Charlton Lodge for the next 25 years. Anyone interested in becoming a Trustee and is willing to set aside 2/3 hours of their time once a month, please contact the Lodge on 01642 480660.

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By Mike Morrissey

straight-talking Yorkshirewoman Jean Oxley has died aged 86 and will be remembered, in her later years, for having a host of "guardian angels" round her and her scooter. One of her three sons Robert Oxley told the congregation at the Milton Street Methodist church on 31st August he was really happy that she had spent most of her life in Saltburn (Garnet Street), "a special place with special people. " I would hear stories when visiting her in Saltburn that she’d been pushed home by neighbours after running out of power on her scooter, once on Saltburn Bank! Pushing that scooter is no mean feat – do you know how heavy those things are? "The girls at the bank, Faye and Louise, would, with endless patience, explain to her that she had already taken cash out that day up to the day’s limit and she would need to come back the next day if she needed more. "I know Joan Macdonald had stepped in on more than one occasion to smooth things over when mum was in some dispute or other. Keith and Heather Muir were always there in the background and Keith really stepped up and helped mum secure the title deeds to her house. "When the old back gate came off its hinges Trevor Pendry quickly came round and built a new back gate and threw in some extra trellis (not literally, of course!). She’d wonder where

the new gate had come from!" Mr Oxley said he didn't know the half of all the help the Guardian Angels of Saltburn had given his mother. "So I thank Saltburn folk, especially her nearest neighbours, for taking care of her." Jean Oxley was born at Sheffield in 1931 the height of the Great Depression. Her father took part in an "apprentices' strike" in 1921. He was blacklisted by employers so could not become a tradesman. "What a waste of talent" he said. He became a labourer and the family of five daughters was "quite poor." Jean went to a secondary modern school and worked aged 14 at a nursery, picking up a strong work ethic. The family moved to Marske and then Garnet Streeet, Saltburn (in 1964) for work reasons. Among her jobs in married life was as a taxi driver at Marske, earning 2s 6d (12.5p) an hour. When they moved to Saltburn she worked as a chambermaid at the former Zetland Hotel, collecting autographs of stars like the Scottish home international

football team - "I still have the autographs." She also worked at Lorraine's, greengrocers, drove for Meals on Wheels, sold Tupperware and made children's soft toys called Gonks for charity. She attended night school in Saltburn, training as a hairdresser, and worked at the Home Bakery. She became one of the founder members of Saltburn Youth Club, when she teamed up with the two Robinsons Ray and Norman, in the 1960’s. "She thought it would be a good idea to teach the girls practical things – like dressmaking and how to apply makeup. I think it took a little while for her to realise that the girls just wanted to listen to music and chase boys!" said Mr Oxley. She lived for the three sons (John, David and Robert), never pushing them, but saying: "You can do it if you put your mind to it." Mr Oxley remembered various "casualties" of local family or friendship disputes finding safe haven with Jean in the family dining room and a cup of tea. She told her sons not to take sides in a dispute. Jean Oxley suffered two bouts of cancer, starting in 1975 and later Alzheimer's disease. The sons told her every day they visited how much she was loved - "the best mum in the world". My own memory of Jean Oxley was merely to receive a "good morning" and smile when our paths crossed in central Saltburn. A lovely lady. Nice to know she was a fellow "Yorkie"!


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Wayfarer’s Travels Gozo – Malta

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alta`s little sister, Gozo is a great place to explore if you`ve exhausted Malta itself. The island is greener than Malta and more rural with some lovely baroque churches and lots of old stone farm houses. Gozo features in Greek Mythology and is also known as Calypso Isle where in Homer`s Odyssey the nymph Calypso took a fancy to Odysseus and held him captive in a cave there for several years. The island was first inhabited over 7.000 years ago and there are many interesting ancient sites to visit such as the prehistoric temple at Ggantija. One of its main attractions was the beautiful Azure Window forming a natural arch into the sea but sadly it collapsed earlier this year. It`s still worth a visit to that area though as there is an unusual “inland sea” nearby.

On one side of this “sea” there is a small beach with several fishermen's huts on one side and an abundance of little fishing boats on the water. For a small fee you can get one of the fishermen to take you through tunnels to the open sea. Here the water appears to be a lovely clear purple colour, due, we were told, to the unusual minerals in the water. The famous diver, Jacques Cousteau said that this was one of his most favourite diving sites and apparently it's even better for diving now as a result of the Azure Window`s collapse. There`s also plenty of nice beaches around the island, the most popular being Marsalforn & Xlendi. Food is good and reasonable priced with rabbit and also sheep`s milk cheese (gbejniet) being Gozo`s speciality. As for drinks, there are some excellent Gozitan wines

and many craft beers, particularly from the Lord Chambray brewery. For something different try the Flinders Rose, infused with local caper flowers. Wayfarer

For any further information on this or any other destination, e-mail :- Wayfarer@ntlworld.com In our next issue, Wayfarer visits the Meknes in Morocco.

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he next monthly meeting of SARA will be held on Wednesday 4th October, at 7.30pm in the TocH premises, Albion Terrace, Saltburn. New members are very welcome. Saturday 7th October Autumn Bargain Sale Plenty of bargains to have. Come along and see what is on offer. 10 1pm at Foxrush Farm Saturday 14th October – Members of SARA will be holding a Coffee Morning in the Marske Leisure Centre, from

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10am to 12 noon. There will be a variety of stalls, including tombola, bric-a- brac, books. There will also be homemade cakes on sale. Sunday 15th October The members of SARA will be holding their Twilight Stroll, from 4 to 5pm. This takes place from Foxrush Centre to the top of the track and back. A gentle stroll to remember all those volunteers, friends and animals who are no longer with us. At the end we lay flowers and light candles in the memory garden. All funds raised will go to the

Terry is a lovely cat who came into us as a stray. He is a very affectionate and vocal little fella who lets you know if you ignore him. Terry is looking for a home with an experienced cat owner where he is an only pet. Terry has to be a house cat as he is Felv/FIP positive.

Foxrush Farm, Sanctuary and Re-homing Fund. Members of SARA would like to thank everyone who attended their recent Open Day at Foxrush Farm, Redcar. The day was a fantastic success with fine weather. The total amount raised was £2,261.60 with some funds still to come in. The great amount of support we receive at our events makes it possible for us to help the ever increasing numbers of animals that so desperately need our help. For this we are most grateful.

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Rollo is a four year old Staffie who came into our care after his owner's circumstances changed and he was being left for long periods of time on this own. He is a lovely little dog who enjoys running around playing with his toys. Rollo is looking for a home as an only dog as he can be quite dominant with other dogs at times.

These are just some of the lovely animals looking for new homes at SARA. For more information call Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm 01642 488108 The Foxrush centre is open to the public from Tues to Sun closed Monday 1pm to 3pm. Foxrush Farm, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar TS10 5NJ. Check out the website at http://s-a-r-a.org.uk

Chicory and lime Jam/Chutney The leaves are like my hair, falling to the ground. Yes it's Autumn We used to make this Jam/Chutney as an accompaniment to a goats cheese salad, but will also work really well with a side to Cheese on toast or roast meat leftovers. Once prepared store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to a week. Ingredients 2oz Butter 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced 2 small red onions finely diced 4 heads chicory thinly sliced 2 lime's zest and juice only 5 oz brown sugar 6 fl oz white or rose wine 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper corns Take medium sauce pan and melt butter add onions and fry until translucent Add garlic stir in and cover for two mins Add rest of ingredients and bring to simmer stirring occasionally Cover and simmer for 30 -40 mins on low heat stirring occasionally When finished scoop into sealable container and when cool refrigerate Chef ecret The S Enjoy


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he new Government must recognise the big role of small business in the future of our economy, according to a local small business accountancy specialist. Mike Turnbull who runs TaxAssist Accountants in Stockton, Darlington, Yarm and Redcar said: "Whatever the make-up of the new Government, it must recognise the vital role played by local small business owners, who are part of a national legion of more than five million entrepreneurs who make a major contribution to the country’s economy. “Time and again, particularly during periods of change and uncertainty, they prove their adaptability and value. Local business owners will be looking to the new Government to support their enterprise and commitment and help them to grow. “As new policy priorities emerge in a fast-changing post-Election climate, we’re urging the Chancellor to give

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hat a great day we all had and the sun came out to shine too, what a bonus. Thank you very much to everyone who came out to support us… It was by far busier than expected and the feedback amazing, thank you all. Our traditional marquee housed some amazing craft stalls with other local traders supporting outside, thanks must go to all these for making the day such an attraction and displaying what great talent with have in our community. Children were entertained by Punch and Judy, craft workshops and magic shows before our highlight the Robbie tribute act. To get the day to run as smoothly as it did takes a lot of work and a small army of volunteers, so we also need to say a huge thank you to all those who worked so hard in the run-up and manned all the stalls on the day. You did a great job. As well as positives I must apologise for a mix up with our photography competition presentation. Lessons have been learnt and will be implemented for our next year‘s event. My apologies to those affected. 165 entries for the competition with some of the younger winners pictured, well done to you all and thank you if you took part. Finally a huge thank you to our Borough ward Councillors for St Germans and Longbeck wards, Saltburn, Marske and New Marske Parish Council, Mayor Karen King and Parish Council Chair Olywen Twentyman. All contributed and supported this event massively allowing us to try different attractions, activities and other community groups and charities to raise their own funds on the day. Looking forward to 2018 now and seeing you all again than. Regards Peter, Judith and the team.

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Bumper Jumble Sale & Auction By Maureen Gendle on behalf

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e are the First Nunthorpe Scout Group (registered Charity No:503397) Our Annual Jumble Sale & Auction is to be held this year on Saturday 7th October 2017, from 1pm, at St Mary's Church Hall, Morton Carr Lane, Nunthorpe,

Middlesebrough TS7 0JU. Refreshments, Cakes & Tombola will be available on the day. This is our major fund-raiser each year, helping to send young people on interesting & challenging expeditions. This year five of our Explorer Scouts are in Tanzania helping to build a school there as well as seeing the local area and meeting the Tanzanian Scouts.

Charity Concert in aid of Myeloma

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By Kerry Bavin

have organised a charity event for the 14th October 2017 at 7.30pm at Coatham Memorial Hall, Redcar in aid of Myeloma in the memory of my mum who passed away from this disease in February 2016. Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, is a cancer arising from plasma cells, a type of white blood cell which is made in the bone marrow. Bone marrow is the ‘spongy’ material found in the centre of the larger bones in the body. The bone marrow is where all blood cells are made. The critically acclaimed band Letz Zep are booked for the event. I have support from OGradys as they are offering accommodation at a reduced rate if guest quote "I'm seeing Letz Zep" The tickets are £12.00 in advance or £15.00 on the door on the night, they are available in the following :OGradys, 18-20 Queen Street, Redcar, TS10 1AE

The Gypsy Rover, 60 Station Road, Redcar, TS10 1DU Coatham Memorial Hall, 7 Coatham Road, Redcar, TS10 1RH The tickets can also be purchased online with the ticket shop. http://www.romancart.com/cart. asp?storeid=56648&itemcode=Myeloma This is my second event as I organised one last year raising over £600 but this year I want it to be an even bigger success. To find out more about myeloma and the event check out the following links. https://www.myeloma.org.uk/ information/what-is-myeloma/ https://www.facebook.com events/320319858402271/ https://www.facebook.com/ events/1354957031208774/ http://letzzep.com/

Parkinson’s UK Redcar & District Support Group Do you suffer or care for someone with Parkinson’s disease?

Come and join us at our monthly meetings. Where you will be welcomed into our friendly atmosphere Our aim is to offer friendship, support and advice. We have speakers at our meetings, we also organise social outings. Support Group Meetings and Exercise classes held in 25K Community Centre, Ayton Drive, Redcar TS10 4LR Support Group Meeting: 12th October 2017,

2 – 4pm our speaker is from Carers Together. Entrance - £2 Chair Based Exercises for Parkinson’s sufferers – Tuesdays 1 – 2pm 3rd, 10th , 17th, 24th & 31st October 2017 £2 per session Carers are welcome they can enjoy a coffee/ tea and a chat in the lounge area. For further details contact Doreen on 01642 471667 or 07900 348518 We're the Parkinson's charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Charity No. 258197

Halloween Holiday Fun in Gisborough Priory Woodland Gardens

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he woodland gardens of Gisborough Priory will be full of fun and spooky activities on Sunday 29 October 2017, between 1pm and 3.30pm. Come along to explore the witch’s den and follow the potion trail before enjoying some tasty treats. Spend the afternoon enjoying the atmospheric, autumnal woodland gardens where Broomhilda the witch has set up her den. If you dare, explore the den and find out what’s lurking there. Follow the witch’s potion trail around the woods to discover what goes into the witch’s cauldron. Whisper your very own spell, and see what happens. Alternatively, make a scary creepy crawly to

take home or to add to the many creepy crawlies in the wood. Throughout the afternoon, stories will be told by the resident Halloween storyteller, so why not settle down for some scary, spooky stories with spells and magic galore. For adults and children alike there will be tasty treats available to buy, with a range of homemade cakes and warming drinks on offer. All funds raised will go towards the continuing restoration work in the woodland gardens. Visitors should enter through the Gisborough Priory entrance, next to St Nicholas’s Church, between 1pm to 3.30pm. Then head for the woodland gardens. Entrance is FREE.


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Grand Charity Night in Loftus oftus WI are hosting a Grand Charity Evening on Wednesday Oct 18th in Loftus Town Hall at 7.30 pm. This will feature the Billingham Choral Society who are very well known throughout the area and have performed in Loftus several times in the past. This event is to raise funds for Cancer Care in the Chemotherapy Unit at James Cook Hospital. Several of our members have benefitted from care in this unit in the past, as of course have many other local people. Most of us know someone who has been affected by cancer at some stage. It is a most worthy cause and we hope to make this an evening to remember. Local businesses have offered generous support with raffle prizes and the WI ladies will provide delicious refreshments. This is a marvellous opportunity for us to show appreciation for the wonderful help available for all cancer patients in our area, and to enjoy a light hearted evening together. Tickets are £6 including supper and are available from Loftus Town Hall and Wold Pottery in Loftus Market Place, as well as from all WI members. Phone 01287 640287 for further details.

Light up Loftus committee are pleased to announce that fundraising is going well and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for their financial support. Loftus residents and businesses, Loftus WI, Rosecroft Action Group followers for their fundraising towards the tree, Tees Valley Community Fund (supported by the Les Bell Family Fund), ICL (Formerly Cleveland Potash), Big Local, Mary Lanigan and Wayne Davies. In addition we would like to thank Loftus Town Council and Loftus Community Forum for their advice and support in moving the project forward. A further fundraiser is planned for Friday 13th October at the Station Hotel in Loftus. The evening will start at 7.30pm for a quiz, followed by a live band and the Light up Loftus committee will be selling raffle tickets at the event, many prizes to be won! Lastly, another date for your diary – Friday the 24th November at 5pm, to see Santa “Light up Loftus in the market place. This will be followed by festive refreshments in the Town Hall. Further details to be released nearer the time!

In October we are planning a gardening session and two wild food walks. Wednesday 18th of October at Lingdale Allotments. 1pm till 3pm, Gardening session –Autumn growing techniques. Monday 23rd of October at Loftus. 1pm till 3pm, a wild food walk around Loftus woods, meet at the Old Co-op building on the high street. Tuesday 24th of October at Dormanstown. 1pm till 3pm, a wild food walk around the Foxrush Farm woodland, meet at Westfield Farm, Dormanstown. Please note that the wild food walks you must book on, to do that email or phone our office on 01642 815663.

Redcar's Visual Presentation

Returning for our 61st Season The Opening Meeting of the Redcar Lecture Society will take place on Tuesday 10th October - slightly later than usual. Our venue is unchanged and meetings continue to be held in the Redcar East Community Centre on Durham Road, Redcar, starting at 2.15 p.m. For our opening Meeting, we are delighted to welcome Graeme Aldous who will Visually Present 'Sir Tony Robinson Talks like Me'. A fortnight later on Tuesday 24th October, David Rodway will take us to 'The Isle of Mull'. Membership for the complete Season is unchanged at £20 - a saving of a third. Visitors are very welcome at any Presentation for £2.50

Skelton History Group Heritage Walks 2017

A small charge of £2 per person will be made on each walk to offset the costs of Insurance. Please wear appropriate footwear and have clothing suitable for the likely weather conditions on that day. On walks of over two hour’s duration, it is suggested that you bring food and drink as we usually stop around halfway for a lunch break. Further details can be had from: skeltonhistorygroup@gmail.com or by contacting Peter Appleton (Tel: 01287 281752) Thursday: October 12th – Sandsend and Kettleness alum works – Duration 4½-5 hours Meet at 10:30am in the car park at the foot of Lythe bank, in Sandsend (NZ 860 128). This is a pay-and-display car park. The route is an out-and-back one. It includes a short, sharp ascent from the car park up onto the old railway line, and another from the railway line up onto the coastal footpath. Those apart, this route is mostly level or gently undulating. At each end of the walk there are the remains of the alum works. In between there are glimpses of the long disused MiddlesbroughWhitby coastal rail line. Throughout there are stunning views in both directions along the coast. Wednesday: November 8th – Ayton Bank alum works – Duration 3-3½ hours Meet in Gribdale Gate car park (NZ 592 110) at 10:30am. The route for this walk has not yet been finalised. It is hoped to combine a walk up to Captain Cook’s monument with an exploration of the alum works on Cockshaw Hill. This is another walk that offers the potential for splendid views: across the Tees plain and along the escarpment of the Cleveland Hills.

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n Saturday, October 21st at 7 30 pm the Dalesmen Singers MVC from Danby are holding their annual, glittering Gala night at Danby Methodist Chapel with special guests, Michelle Rothery, Soprano and Frank James, Pianist. It promises to be a highly entertaining musical evening, with an eclectic mix of songs that will have something to suit everyone, whatever their taste in music. Tickets are £8 and include an excellent supper at Danby village Hall afterwards and are available from Phil Hunton 01287 660105, Peter Etwell 01287 632852, or any choir member. Local charities to benefit from all proceeds.


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Autumn concert series announced at Redcar, Saltburn And Stokesley

●● Azusa Tanner (piano) and Mark Reid (guitar) who open the concert series in October.

●● Julia Robinson & Claire Leonard from Saltburn Allotment Association. Photo by Stuart Boulton.

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ocal food fans have more than 40 good reasons to visit Saltburn Farmers’ Market on Saturday 14 October, with a tasty mix of more than 40 stalls brimming with good locally produced food, drink and art. And it’s perhaps the most local food of all that will be taking centre stage at the ever-popular Market, with Saltburn Allotment Association always proving a big hit with shoppers. Julia Robinson of Saltburn Allotment Association said: “It’s great that so much good local food is right here in the heart of town every month, and we love being part of the Saturday morning buzz around the Farmers’ Market. “Growing our own food at the allotments is a real passion and a labour of love for us all, and it’s great to share that with so many people on market day.” Saltburn Farmers’ Market Manager Lorna

Jackson said: “The Allotment Association have been with us pretty much right from the start of the Market nine years ago, and we love having them around the place. “All their profits go towards the upkeep of the allotments and their work in the community to help people grow their own food. “They have a wonderful mix of jams & preserves, plants, fresh fruit & veg and a whole lot more - some of it picked fresh on the morning of the market itself. “The allotments are literally just a few hundred yards up the road from the Market, so it really doesn’t get any fresher or any more local than that. It’s no wonder that people love them so much.” • Saltburn Farmers’ Market: Saturday 14 October. Based near Saltburn Railway Station. 9am-2pm. For further info, visit www. saltburnfarmersmarket.com

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lassical Cleveland is one of the smallest groups in the region yet manages to run one of the busiest concert schedules. Managed by a two man committee, Classical Cleveland has just announced its autumn schedule of nine concerts between now and Christmas. "We have found a niche in the musical market place," said Peter Sotheran, now in his 18th year as concert organiser. "Our lunchtime recitals at Redcar and Stokesley have built regular and loyal audiences." The husband and wife duo of Sue and Peter Sotheran present regular lunch time recitals at Stokesley Methodist Church on the first Thursday of the month and at Redcar's Tuned In centre on the second Wednesday. They also provide the musicians for Saltburn Community & Arts Association at their theatre in Saltburn town centre. The autumn season begins with pianist Azusa Tanner at Stokesley Methodist Church on Thursday 5th October and classical guitarist Mark Reid at Tuned In, Redcar the following week on Wednesday 11th. The Saltburn season opens on Thursday 12th

October with a full length evening concert featuring acclaimed international pianist Viv McLean with a programme of Gershwin's classics interspersed with a little light jazz. Later in the month, sees the start of an innovative series of Sunday afternoon recitals at the Saltburn Community Theatre. "We will fill the musical void left when Saltburn's outdoor brass band concerts hibernate for the winter," explained Sotheran. The hour long concerts feature the rising stars of the new generation of musicians. Details of the concerts from Saltburn Community Theatre. A change of music genre in November brings French jazz and folk singer Flossie Malavialle to Redcar's Tuned In centre for a full length evening concert on Wednesday 29th November. "This is a little pre-Christmas treat for Mlle Malavialle's huge following across the Northeast," added Peter Sotheran. Full details of all the autumn concerts are on the Classical-Cleveland web site www.sotherans. wix.com/classical-cleveland Seasonal leaflets are available at the three venues and at libraries across Saltburn, Marske, Redcar and Stokesley.

Landscape History Workshops for East Cleveland

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he places we live and the nature around us have been shaped by geology, ice and the activities of successive generations since the last ice ages. East Cleveland has a rich history that has left its mark on the landscape from: the roads we use, the location of our villages, features found in the landscape, and the wildlife we see today. To reveal the history of the land the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust and Tees Archaeology will be running a unique series of interactive workshops to explore how the East Cleveland landscape has evolved through time. These informal and friendly workshops, funded by National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, will use practical hands on sessions to explore the shaping of the land and its landscape history. The sessions will include: geology; landscape history through maps, aerial photos and archaeological records; case studies based on local archaeological sites; examination of the effects of successive industries, changing farming practices and; consideration of the effects of landscape change on wildlife. Each workshop will focus on different areas of East Cleveland and use materials and artefacts from specific sites to reveal insights into the landscape at different periods in history from the Jurassic to modern day. They are aimed at anyone who would like to know more about their local history and landscape. These workshops are likely to be popular. To book a place please email info@teeswildlife.org or call 01287 636382. Tea and coffee will be provided. Bring a packed lunch. All workshops begin at 10:00am and end at 4:00 pm. The dates and venues are as follows: Workshop 1 Wednesday 25th October Skelton Green Methodist Hall Workshop 2 Wednesday 8th November Loftus Town Hall Workshop 3 Wednesday 22nd November Margrove Heritage Centre. A gold coin donation to support the work of the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust would be welcomed.


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Saltburn Bandstand Concerts 2017

Sunday Concerts 2.30pm – 4pm 1st October South Bank Band

Christmas Tree Exhibition

Saltburn WI are hosting a Christmas Tree Exhibition in Emmanuel Church between 2nd16th December 2017. Decorate your own tree with a theme of your own choice. If your group, organisation or business would like to take part contact us at saltburnwi@outlook.com to for more details and confirm your interest.

Rockulele - ukulele group

Modern music for the uke - Wednesday evenings, beginners 6.10pm, all abilities 7pm at the White House, Marske. £2 per session, all ages and abilities welcome, spare ukes available if you just want to give it a try. New members welcome! Redcar Road Rockulele on Facebook or email redcarroadrockulele@gmail.com.

Tea Dance with George and Marie

Every Wednesday afternoon, 2pm - 4pm at Skelton Civic Hall, Coniston Road, Skelton. Everyone welcome. Suitable for beginners you don’t even have to dance, just come and listen to the music. Refreshments served! £2.00

Brotton Bowls Club

St. Margaret’s Way Brotton Ladies and Gents are you no longer fit enough for high impact sports? Why not come along and try Bowling? It will give you gentle exercise Make some new Friends. Gets you out of the House Come and have a go you may like it Give us a ring at Brotton Bowls Club 677295 Or ring Dorothy 676994, Josie 676632, Judy 679001 or Pat 651440

What’s on at the Gleneagles Centre, New Marske Mondays 10:30-12:30 Carpet Bowls Mondays 3-4 Tai Chi Tuesday 9:3011:30 Quilting Tuesday (fortnightly) Friendship Group Tuesday 7-8:30 Mens Self Defence Wednesday 9:30 Healthy Living Wednesday (fortnightly) German Wednesday 6:30-7:30 Pilates Thursday 10:30-12:30 Carpet Bowls Thursday (first Thursday) 7pm Yorkshire Countrywomen Thursday (second thursday) 7pm History Group Friday 10-12 Bridge Friday 2-4 Carpet Bowls Sunday 10:30-12 American Tribal Dance Sunday 12:30-2 Dog Obedience Training If you are interested in any of these groups please turn up and ask

Saltburn Table Top Sale

Saltburn table top sales will be held every Sunday until 29th October 2017 at the Station Portico Saltburn from 8 am until 2 pm The money raised from the Table Top sales is split between the Folk Festival and the Friends of Saltburn . The money raised for the Folk Festival is to pay for organisation and events and the money raised for the Friends of Saltburn goes towards the erection of Christmas lights in Saltburn.

Volunteers Wanted Volunteers wanted to encourage and motivate people with learning difficulties in various activities. Could you make a difference? We will look forward to meeting you. Please contact Julie Hatch Tel 07760343394 or email circlesoflifecic@gmail.com

Come to the monthly meeting of the Official Redcar Arthritis Care Group

The Cadet Hut, Armitage Rd, Redcar TS10 5PZ First Friday in the month @ 2pm Free entry The Redcar Arthritis Care Group provides support to people living with arthritis in the area. We will share our experiences and tips for living with the condition. By the way, we don’t play Bingo or games We fight Arthritis. Refreshments available For more information about the Group, please email redcararthritiscaregroup@outlook.com or call us on 0207 380 6522

Skelton Villages Civic Pride

Our Community Environmental Group is seeking new members to help us to improve our villages. If you have some spare time and would like to make new friends and help us with our floral displays or help at our weekly Coffee mornings and other fundraising activities, you can either call our Secretary Pam Batts on 01287653077 or call in the Skelton Heritage Office and leave your details where we can contact you.

Loftus And District Flower Club Usually meet on the third Monday of each month, upstairs in Loftus Town Hall, 7.15pm. We have National, and Area Demonstrators from all over the country to come and demonstrate at the club. Members and guests can sit, and enjoy the results of what can be created with flowers and foliage. At the end of the demonstration, while having light refreshments, there is a raffle, with an opportunity to win one of the arrangements. Membership for the Flower Club is £23. Visitors are welcome, entrance, £3. For more information, contact: Ann Gullon 01947 825916 and Barbara Welford 01287 652197.

KTS plus Community Café Every Friday morning school term time only 10.00am- 11.30am You are invited by KTS+ Staff and students to join us at our community café to enjoy fresh made food and to play prize bingo in a clean, hygienic and friendly environment.

Craft Exhibition

An exhibition of crafts will be held at Skelton Methodist Church Hall, Castle Grange, Skelton Green on Saturday November 4th from 12 noon to 4:00pm.

Liverton Village News

Saturday October 21st - Liverton Village will be holding a National Apple Day Celebration in Liverton Village Hall with lots of activities, local crafts and good food (yes corned beef pie will be available!) 10am - 1pm 7pm onwards we are holding our Annual Cider and Beer Festival. I do know there is also a cocktail bar where rumour has it a particularly cheeky rhubarb gin will be available!

Marske Methodist Church Quiz

30 September at 7-00pm Harvest Festival Quiz for all ages. With light refreshments £3-00 Adult £1-00 Child

Redcar & District Older Women's Lobby incorporating Women Against State Pension Injustice

Are you a 1950's lady who won't receive her State Pension aged 60? This cross-political group solely female orientated. Meeting Wednesday, 08 November 6-7pm at (Anchor Housing) Coatham Lodge, Coatham Road, Redcar TS10 1SS (free car parking) a warm welcome is assured. Please contact Jane on 07980 154 321.

Art Exhibition

The members of the Lingdale Community Art, who meet weekly at the Lingdale Village Hall have been invited to display some of their art work in an exhibitionof art and craft at Kirkleatham Museum from 30th September to 7thJanuary 2018. Go along and have a look and if you would like to join us we meet weekly 2 pm-4pm, Lingdale Village Hall, subscription £2.50, each attendance. Contacts-Jim Marvell 01287 650485 or Anne Lake 01287 560671

American Tribal Style Bellydance

A colourful mixture of Middle Eastern folk styles and flamenco. Tribal Marsquers dance group meet to practice 10.15am, Sundays at Gleneagles Centre, New Marske and 4.00pm on Fridays at Earthbeat Centre in Saltburn. It's such fun, so come and join us. Message Val on 07908 005850 or on Tribal Marsquers Facebook Page.

Charltons community centre is available to hire for private parties, functions, meeting etc. Low cost rates -Large hall is £10 per hour, Small hall £8 per hour, Full hall £15 an hour including kitchen. Discount available for residents. We also have our own bouncy castle, disco equipment and film projector all can be hired at low cost prices. Please contact Kath Nolan on 01287 638125 Bingo nights every second Sunday of the month, doors open at 6pm eyes down 6:30pm. Ballroom dancing every week on a Tuesday and Thursday. Spiritual night first Friday of the month. Visit our Facebook page for up to date information.

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8th Saltburn Beer Festival

Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November Saltburn Community Arts Association Albion Terrace, Saltburn, TS12 1JW For the first time this festival is a joint venture with SCAA with all the proceeds going to them for the upkeep of the Community Centre. Opening times will be Friday 11am – 5pm and 6:30 – 11pm and Saturday 11:05am – 5pm and 6:30 – 10pm. Tickets from the SCAA box office (opening hours Wednesday 2-4pm, Thursday and Friday 11-1pm and 2-4pm) or ring 01287 624997. For more information please go to www.saltburnarts. co.uk. Tickets also available from Whistle Stop, Station Square, Saltburn.

Town Hall Project - Public Meeting

Members of the public with an interest in the future plans for the Guisborough’s old Town Hall building are invited to an open meeting when they will be updated by the project team and their advisors as to the progress of their plans. In addition to briefings by group members and some of the specialists involved in the scheme, people will have the opportunity to take part in a question and answer forum, and also register their interest in joining a ‘Friends of Guisborough Town Hall Gateway’ group. The open meeting will be held at Sunnyfield House on Thursday 5th October, at 7pm.

Calling all Artists & Craft People in the Marske Area.

27th & 28th October Marske Art Group are holding an Open Arts & Crafts Exhibition at Marske Methodist Church. Official opening by Artist Philp Boville on Friday 27th October at 6-30pm. Friday open 6-00pm – 8-00pm for viewing Refreshments & Stalls Saturday 10-00am – 4-00pm for viewing Refreshments, Cakes and Art & Crafts Stalls All Proceeds to Leonard Cheshire Disability and Church Funds.

Fashion Show

Circle of Life Fashion Show of quality donated goods at bargain prices, to be held in the United Reformed Church Station Road, Redcar on Saturday 14th October at 1pm. Tickets on the door £2.50 or from Circle of Life, 21 Queen Street, Redcar including refreshments, gateaux and raffle (keep your ticket!) Circle of Life is a learning disability service and are raising funds for a community petting farm and animal therapy centre. Our people learn retail, life and many other skills. Helping people and animals connect which benefit people with learning difficulties, mental health problems, children who are ill and the elderly Please support us - donations of clothing etc are always welcome and gratefully received.

Winkies Castle Folk Museum

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The world of theatre

By Kate Bramley

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s the autumn takes hold, its prime touring season for theatre makers up and down the country and our wider region accommodates tours from across the country throughout the month of October. York Theatre Royal play host to a Nottingham Playhouse collaboration of a new adaptation of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ that aims to offer new comic insight into the classic novel. “Elizabeth Bennet is witty and clever, has terrible manners and muddy shoes. But with no independence, is her ending actually happy? Or have we been distracted by Colin Firth and frilly shirts? If you’ve always heard people saying “Austen is so funny” and you never got it – you will now!” In a brand new comic adaptation by stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe with an original score from Emmy the Great and directed by Susannah Tresilian (Posh, Nottingham Playhouse) prepare yourself for a playful and truthful take on this brilliant novel. At the other end of the spectrum from 10-14 October Sunderland Empire host the West-End touring ‘Spamalot’ written by Eric Idle. Anyone who ‘s a fan of Monty Python humour will love this one, that I was

lucky enough to catch in London when the King was performed by Peter Davidson! “Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen. Join King Arthur as he travels with his hapless Knights of the Round Table on a divine mission to locate the illusive Holy Grail – with uproarious consequences…” And don’t forget if you’d like a small but perfectly formed night out right on your doorstep you can catch my latest show ‘Salsa Verde’ – lots of comedy, songs and a bit of a dance- at Fylingdales Village Hall on 24th October. It’s a really fun show, I’ve had a blast working on it! www.badappletheatre.com for tickets. Badapple Theatre Company Badapple Theatre are renowned for their innovative and superb new comedy dramas, at the smallest of venues through their ‘Theatre On Your Doorstep’ programme. For information on booking a performance go to: www. theatreonyourdoorstep.com Badapple Theatre are a not for profit company registered in... badappletheatre.co.uk

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What’s on at the Cutty Wren Every Tuesday at The Redcar Borough Park Bowling Club

●● Colum Sands. ●● Harbottle and Jonas

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i, all! We’ve five Tuesdays this month and I reckon they’re going to be great ones at the Cutty Wren. We begin on October 3rd with Colum Sands. From Northern Ireland’s well-known musical family, he’s one of the country’s most loved singers-song writer/performers. He has a wonderfully warm and genuine stage presence, with an ability to craft witty and singable songs. Combine that with a sharp eye for human foibles, and a compassionate love of people, and you have someone you won’t forget. The Club has already had enquiries about tickets – well, there aren’t any as such, so just get along promptly. This will be a busy night. October 10th will be a “Singers’ and Musicians’ Night”. We sometimes loosely call these “Singarounds”, since that’s mostly what our regulars do, but we have some fine performers of traditional music as well. You hear almost every kind of live “folk” music on these nights, and with a great atmosphere and plenty of laughs you can hardly fail to have a great time. We’ve a Theme Night on October 17th. These are like Singarounds, but our organiser John picks a suitable idea for us to find songs to fit. It’s a good test of our repertoires and gets us to think outside the box a bit. There is a loose connection rule as well! This time it will be “Songs of the Miners”, and there are many great songs to choose from, traditional as well as modern. It’s back to Singers and Musicians on the 24th, and then on the 31st we welcome Harbottle and Jonas as our guests. We have here a young duo from Devon, singing traditional and modern songs with guitar and concertina. It’s great that there is a new generation coming along to move the tradition forward, and I’m really looking forward to hearing them. Looking ahead, our popular annual commemoration of the tragedy of war will be

on Nov. 7th, the long-standing popular duo Gary and Vera Aspey are to guest on the 14th, and another annual event – our Charity Night in aid of the fight against Prostate Cancer will be on Saturday 18th Nov. from 7 p.m. Looking back, August has been very largely a month of Singarounds as people tend to be on holiday or perhaps at a Whitby Folk Week, so we don’t book a guest. These evenings have been very good, though. We had some good singing from “Patchwork”, a duo from Castleton, and it’s always great to see so many “old” friends at Pre-Festival Night. (I must mention Jeff Verrill, now living in New Zealand.) But we did have a “Hot Spot”, when a regular gets longer than the usual two songs. This time it was Ted Hardwick, who being both modest and of an inventive mind, said he’d have a Cold Spot instead. Now I was away, but I’m told I missed a treat – LOTS of great little poems and recitations with suitable images projected by Trevor Taylor. Sounds like a great time was had! Right – the practical bit: we meet every Tuesday at the Redcar Borough Park Bowling Club, Thwaites Lane, off Redcar Lane, Redcar TS10 2FD. Turn off Redcar Lane at the big red Racecourse sign and we’re down at the bottom to the left – there’s plenty of parking space. Doors open about 7-30 p.m., singing starts about 8 p.m., and we usually end about 11 p.m. There’s a fine bar, usually bravely manned by Gemma, and we’re very grateful to her and the Bowling Club for their kind hospitality. Thanks, too, as ever, to our tireless organiser John Taylor, and the many regulars who make the Club what it is. You can ring John on 01287 622623 for more information, and we have a website at www.cuttywrenfolkclub.com Right – if you like great folk and roots music as much as I do. I’ll see you soon! George F

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any people love the music from the popular opera, Carmen; but how many people have seen a live performance of the opera? And how far would you have to go for that pleasure – Leeds, Newcastle or London? The answer is just down the road to St Nicholas Church, Guisborough. Thanks to the support of Guisborough Town Council, Opera Nova will be performing their new, semi-staged performance of Carmen on Saturday 21 October 2017. They will bring Carmen thrillingly to life using only a minimum of props and simple costumes – a format that enables the group to perform almost anywhere in our region. Councillor Andy Murray, a long standing friend and fan of Opera Nova, worked hard to bring the company to Guisborough back in October 2016 when the company’s innovative production, Angels and Demons, delighted the local audience. Councillor Murray was bowled over by the quality of Angels and Demons, saying that: “The company achieved a standard of performance as if the venue had been made for them. It was excellent, high calibre, polished.” Guisborough Town Council is delighted that proceeds from this event will support local charities. Love, jealousy, innocence, intrigue and murder in the sultry heat of 19th Century Spain – what more could you want? Carmen combines a great story with numerous familiar tunes for soloists and chorus alike – Carmen’s seductive Habanera,

Don Jose’s beautifully romantic Flower Song and Escamillo’s rousing Toreador’s Song to name but three. Sung in English, this is the perfect choice for those who may never have been to an opera before but who like a good tune, while opera lovers will relish the opportunity to revisit Bizet’s masterpiece. The role of Carmen will be played by Paulina Rossi, with Alan Phelps as Don Jose, Bill Lewis as Escamillo and Mary Coffield as Michaela; all of whom featured in Opera Nova’s very successful performance of Angels and Demons last year. The versatile Opera Nova Chorus will take on the roles of soldiers, peasants, cigarette girls, gypsies and smugglers with their usual aplomb. The performance is produced and conducted by Richard Bloodworth and accompanied by Alison Gill. “We enjoyed performing in St Nicholas Church so much last year that we are delighted to be invited back,” said Sue Grogan from Opera Nova. “We very much hope that people will come along to support this event and enjoy an evening of splendid musical entertainment.” Tickets for this performance, which starts at 7:30pm, cost just £12 for adults and £10 for over 60s, with students and under 16swelcome for only £1. Tickets can be bought in advance from The Guisborough Book Shop (tel: 01287 610179) and Greensleeves Music (01287 636028) or direct from Opera Nova (01642 807033 or 07872 339167).

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imon Clarke – MP for Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland – recently held talks with the Minster for Defence Procurement, Harriett Baldwin MP, on the use of UK steel in new British warships. The talks came just hours after the Government announced the publication of its much anticipated ‘National Shipbuilding Strategy’. The strategy sets out the Government’s plans to build a new generation of warships; including eight Type 26 and at least five Type 31e frigates. After the meeting, Simon – who is Vice Chairman of the of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Steel – stated: “The Government’s announcement is welcome news and will provide great opportunities for UK steel ● Simon Clarke MP and the Minister manufacturing and shipbuilding. for Defence Procurement, Harriett My meeting with the Minister was Baldwin MP. aimed at understanding how UK steel manufacturers can maximise their plan for the capacity they need to competitiveness in the bidding processes bid more effectively for Government contracts. for these new warships. “I also asked the Secretary of State for “The Minister provided welcome Defence, Sir Michael Fallon, whether a assurances that the Government will relevant offi cial would come and provide carry out early market engagement and continue to forecast steel requirements our APPG with more information as for shipbuilding through the UK to how steel manufacturers in the UK Government Steel Pipeline. This will could increase their competitiveness in allow UK steel manufacturers to better the tendering process, and he agreed.”

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Around The Towns & Villages Redcar

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East Redcar Residents` Association. Our next meetings will be on Thursday 5th October in the upstairs meeting room of St. Peter`s Church, Redcar Lane, Redcar. The meeting will start at 7pm and finish by 8.30pm. Everyone welcome to come along.

Skinningrove Village Hall Weekly Events Mon – OAP Bingo 6pm-7pm Tue - Free for hire Wed - Breakfast Club. Doors open 9am. Served 9am-12pm Thur – Kid’s Craft Night 5pm-6.30pm Fri - Breakfasts 10am-12, Bingo 5pm-6pm Sat - Free to hire Sun - Free to hire

Hillside Patients Participation Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2.00pm at Hillside Surgery. This is an informal, open meeting where patients have the opportunity to discuss any issues or ideas they may have regarding the Practice and it’s development. Everyone assured of a warm welcome.

Guisborough & District Friends of Cancer Research UK. Wed 18 Oct. Soup & Dessert Lunch - Guisborough Football Club, 12.30pm start. Wednesday Nov 15th Quiz at Guisborough Football Club. 7.45pm. Tickets £6 (inc. supper) Raffle. For more details of times etc contact: Wendy 01287 634571 or Viv 01642 472134.

Coffee morning in Skelton Civic Hall every Mon 9.30am until 11.00. Come along and enjoy tea or coffee and some real home baking. All proceeds go to Skelton Villages Civic Pride towards environmental improvements and floral displays.

Guisborough Floral Art Club begins a new year at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 13th September in St Nicholas's Parish Hall, Guisborough. It is our AGM followed by a demonstration by Nicola Davis. For up to date information visit our Facebook page. Search "Guisborough Flower Club.

Footprints Community Cafe held every Wednesday at East Cleveland Baptist Church, Park Avenue, Redcar. Excellent food at good prices. All profits from the cafe are fed back into Footprints projects including Redcar Area Foodbank. Men’s Shed ... every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 9am - 1pm at 17 Queen Street Redcar. Parkinsons Friendship Group Social/Drop In. We meet on first Thursday of the month in the lounge of the Coatham Lodge, Redcar 2 - 4 pm. On the second Thursday of the month we meet up for lunch (usually in a pub) For both carers and the cared for. It’s a chance to relax with a cup of coffee/tea, piece of cake and to talk to people in the same position. Long term friendships can and do happen. For more information please contact Ann on 01642 482066 Redcar Area Foodbank. Donations can be made at Tesco Redcar and South Bank (they top up by 30%). Any Redcar & Cleveland Library. Co-op at Marske. Halifax Bank on Redcar High Street. Circles on Life, Queen Street, Redcar. Any Foodbank Centres i.e. St Hilda’s Church Redcar; Park Avenue Baptist Church, Redcar; South Bank Baptist Church; Old Co-op Building in Loftus.St Peter’s Church, Redcar. St Georges Church, Normanby All Saints Church, Dormanstown. Sainsbury’s Ennis Square Dormanstown and The Ings Redcar. St Augustine’s church, Warwick Rd (mornings except Mon and Sat which are evenings), Sacred Heart, Lobster Rd (mornings except Sat 6pm-7pm ) Redcar & District Older Women's Lobby incorporating Women Against State Pension Injustice Group.Full information from Jane 07980 154321 or e-mail redcarwaspi@gmail. com all 1950’s + women welcome.

Riverside Building New Company Row Skinningrove hosts the following each week. Keep Fit Club – Tue 12.00pm – 1.00pm. Gardening Club – Wed 10.00am - 12.00pm. Choir – Wed 7.00pm – 9.00pm. Over 60’s Luncheon Club – Fri 12.00pm. All newcomers welcome. Monthly Film Club featuring a Big Screen, Surround Sound HD Experience. Check notice board for details. Open Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.00pm and provide access to computers with internet and office applications free of charge. We also provide full colour Photocopying. Garden Café – Garden café hot drinks and light snacks. See us on Trip Advisor. To find out more or book a room (£5 to £15 per hour) call in at the Riverside Building or call 01287 642508, e-mail at slu@btconnect.com or check us out on Facebook at Skinningrove Riverside.

Lingdale Lingdale Community Art - We are a group of people from East Cleveland who meet weekly to paint for pleasure. Approximately once a month we have a “ master class” with a variety of art teachers. We meet each Thurs at 2pm until 4pm at Lingdale Village Hall. If you are interested in joining us please contact Jim Marvell on 01287650485 or Anne Lake on 01287 650671

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Friday Friends is an inclusive friendship group open to all over 18, we welcome people with different abilities. We have activities inc bowling, drumming, keep fit, singing, bingo, quizzes and arts and crafts. We meet Fridays 10-4, at Emmanuel Church Hall, Macnay Street, Saltburn. 1st session is free (Carers always free). Then £2.50 1 session/£4 all day. Ran by volunteers. 07833895501 Thefridayfriends@outlook.com All welcome!

St Aidan’s Church Boosbeck have resumed the Coffee/open church morning on Thursdays 10am – 12

Loftus Loftus Flower Club meet the third Monday of month, upstairs in the Town Hall, starting at 19:15. If you like flowers come along and watch them made into beautiful arrangements. British Legion outreach sessions held 3rd Tuesday of each month in Old Co-op Building. Sessions are run on a drop-in basis between 10am-12 and are open to any veteran and their family. The British Legion can also be contacted using our free helpline number 0808 802 8080 every day between 8am - 8pm or on our easy to use website at: www.britishlegion.org.uk. Loftus Town Hall is host to a Tea Dance on the first Tuesday of every month. Doors open at 1.30 for an informal practice session with dancing from 2.00-4.00. Entry is only £1 and this includes a raffle and light refreshments. Loftus WI - Ladies, why not come along and make new friends. Meetings every second Tuesday of the month at 7pm in Loftus Town Hall. New members welcome. For details telephone 01287 644661

Moorsholm Moorsholm Memorial Hall Moorsholm WI, every 2nd Mon, 7.15pm. Guest speakers, crafts, outings, fun and friendship. All welcome. For more info call Enid McCabe on 01287 660808 Church Hall activities Don’t sit alone at home come and join us at our Social afternoon for bingo, dominoes a good natter and some tea and biscuits. Alternate Thursdays. Craft Class - Weaving, knitting, rag rugging, dye and crafts every Wednesday 7pm-9pm.

Easington All Saints Coffee Morning. Village Hall – 2nd Saturday in every month. 10am – 12pm. All welcome Easington Village Hall - organised by All Saints PCC, an annual programme of events and activities on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30 p.m., quizzes, games, suppers, and much more - all welcome.

Stanghow Stanghow Community Centre Coffee morning 10am – 12noon First Saturday in each month Bingo Fortnightly Wednesday evening 7:15 start. For further details of any of the above please phone 01287 650098

Skelton Library ‘Sharpen your mind’ cake and cuppa session every 4th Friday 10.30am - 12am with a short quiz, reminiscence information and a sing-song to finish. Come along, make new friends, have fun and exercise your brain. Everyone is welcome. ‘Knit & Natter’‘Crafts & Chatter’ every Monday 2pm-4pm.‘Come & Play’ Toddler Play time Monday 9.30am 12.00am. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Do you fancy getting out of the house on a Friday afternoon? Come along to the library and play our board games. We have Dominoes, Scrabble, Chess & more. All for fun! Adult colouring sheets are available if you prefer. Hope to see you soon! For more information: Tel: 01287 650487 Email: skelton_library@redcarcleveland.gov.uk Skelton Methodist Community Church, on Castle Grange at Skelton Green, holds a coffee morning on the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 11.30am. An Open Church Charity Coffee Morning is held on the 1st Friday every month from 10.00 am - 11.30 am at All Saints’ Church, Skelton. Pop in and enjoy homemade cakes, scones, etc. Skelton History Group meets on the second Friday of each month at 1:30 pm in Skelton Library. Anyone with an interest in the history of the Skelton villages, or in family history, will be warmly welcomed.

Guisborough Museum is open every Thursday and Saturday, 10-4, till the end of October. Packed with fascinating objects and photos of Guisborough's past - new displays, extended Railway Model. Free entry, disabled access, and children very welcome with adults. Find us behind Sunnyfield House on Westgate, Guisborough. Afternoon Tea Dance St Nicholas Church Hall Bow Street Guisborough each Thursday 1pm to 3.30pm with interval for tea/coffee & biscuits. Sequence dancing with music provided by Kevin & Val with tuition when necessary. £4 per person. Friendly atmosphere with newcomers welcome. Enquiries: Rita & Tony Morris 01287 281737 Hutton Lowcross WI meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7pm in Sunnyfield House, Guisborough. We have a monthly guest speaker, crafts, computing, outings, and much more. Come along and see what we do. Visit our web-site huttonlowcross-wi.co.uk

Liverton Mines St Hilda’s - Cake & Chat last Wed of month 3pm-4pm Coffee Morning on 1st Tues of month 10am -11am. All are welcome.

Brotton Brotton Library ‘Knit & Natter’ every Thurs 2pm-4pm. All welcome to come and have a cuppa and a friendly natter.For more info:Tel: 01287 676342 or e-mail: Brotton_library@ redcar-cleveland.gov.uk Coffee morning Brotton Methodist Church every Tues & Sat 9.30 - 11.30 Thurs 10-12

Skelton Weight Management Group - meet the first Thursday of the month, at 10am, in Skelton Library for a cuppa, and an informal chat. A weigh in is available if required. New Members welcome!

Coffee Morning every Wed 10.00am - 11.30am in St. Margaret’s Church, High Street, Brotton. Prize Bingo in aid of Church funds held at KTS+ site, St. Margaret’s Way, Brotton every Tues at 7pm.

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Brotton Village Hall. Every Thursday Prize Bingo 1.15pm Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month Tea Dance 2pm - 4pm

Friendship Group Are you lonely and want to make new friends? Come along to our Friendship Group which is held every other Tuesday at the Gleneagles Centre, New Marske at 2pm. We usually have a speaker, chat, cup of tea, raffle and spend the afternoon in a friendly and caring environment. All welcome

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King George V Bowls Club Guisborough

Skelton Bowls Club News Letter September 2017

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n Sunday 13 August 17, we hosted the Cleveland League 3 wood triples competition. This time the weather was fine for us. After a good afternoon of competitive bowls, the final was 4 all after the requisite 6 ends. After an extra end the winners by 5 points to 4, were the Castleton team of Will and Margaret Fawcett and Ted Sanderson, the runners up were the Guisborough Priory team of Jean, Jim and Eric Smith. Congratulations to both finals team and everyone else who came and participated. Our club competition finals were held over the weekend of 19/20 August, and apart from one sharp shower, the weather held for us. The honours went as follows: Men's 4 wood singles winner George Pawlett, runner up Richard Flanary. Mens 2 wood singles winner George Pawlett, runner up Richard Flanary. Ladies' 4 wood singles winner Anne Bowcock, runner up Barbara Bonas, Ladies' 2 wood singles winner Barbara Bonas, runner up Anne Bowcock. Men's pairs winners Robert Drew and Ray Yeomans, runners up Les Oakley and Alan Wood. Ladies' Pairs winners Barbara Bonas and Anne Bowcock, runners up Brenda Pawlett and Maureen Swallow. Mixed pairs winners Maxine and Richard Flanary, runners up Brenda and George Pawlett. Mixed triples winners Heather and Robert Drew and Les Oakley, runners up Maureen Swallow, John Cooper and George Pawlett. Well done to all finalists and the members who took part in the knockout stages throughout the season. Sunday 27 August we were joined by a touring team from South Leicestershire. The weather was a beautiful sunny afternoon and the games were played in the right spirit – hard fought but with some fun as well. Unfortunately South Leicestershire won most rinks but everyone had a good afternoon. Saturday 2 September Club Captain Alan Wood and Ladies Captain Enid Brown hosted our Captains Day. There were a few silly games plus a round robin triples competition, followed by a playoff where the winners were Marion Webster, Maxine Flanary and Alan Wood, runners up Kath Smith, Brenda and George Pawlett. This was followed by pie and pies plus scrummy desserts and the presentations of cups to the winners of our competitions. Sunday 3 September, we went to play a friendly match at Sleights, who play in different leagues to us, so it was nice to make new friends. Another hard fought but fun afternoon, except Sleights won more rinks. This was followed by a lovely tea provided by the Sleights members. Thank you for a lovely afternoon. The outdoor season has now finished until mid-April next year, but if you would like more information about the club and our activities please contact Club Secretary Les Oakley on 07731 695207 or Ladies Secretary Anne Bowcock on 01287 638921.

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By Danny Jones - League Sec

he Guisborough & District Domino League got under way for our new season. In the a league, newcomers 3fiddles made an explosive start, trouncing T.A. Club 8- 1. Other newcomer to the a league, Abbey b didn't fare so well going down 6 - 3 to the Wharton Arms. Last year's a league winners Ship, Brotton won 5-4 at the expense of Ship, Guisborough. In the b league G.T.F.C. lead the way, winning 7 - 2 against Abbey a and relegated Marske CC, are still finding it hard to get back to winning ways, going down 6- 3 to the Bowls Club. Guis CC beat fellow relegated club The Boosbeck 5 - 4.

●● Terry Richardson /Eric Whorlton receive the John Green Memorial Trophy from Skelton Bowls Club President Jim Clay supported by North Yorks Bowls League President Robert Walker

●● Paul /Nathan (Front) receiving the trophy from Jim Clay (Right) President of Skelton Bowls Club with Robert Walker North Yorkshire Bowls League President 2017

Skelton 3 Wood Open Competition (Sponsored By Green & Son of Lingdale) This year's competition was blessed with warn sunny weather and one of the strongest entries in the area with teams from as far away as Sunderland, Seaham, Stockton. Hartlepool; the competition was also supported by teams from Skelton, Brotton, Borough Park, Hutton Rudby. Of the competitors 12 people had qualified for the national championships at Leamington and Skegness representing Yorkshire, Cleveland and Durham in both EBA and EBF formats. The day consisted of 24 teams of two players playing a round robin format with each team playing four games and the highest scoring teams contested the Semi Finals and then the Final. The semifinals were between T Richardson, E Whorlton (Hutton Rudby) v B Richardson, B Richardson (Seaham) E Whitwell, M Pluves (Brotton) v J Tyreman, C Tyreman (Brotton) Both Semi finals were closely contested with Terry Richardson's team coming back on the last end to force a playoff before winning the extra end to qualify for the final. The Final was between T Richardson, E Whorlton (Hutton Rudby ) v E Whitwell, M Pluves (Brotton) and after a close final the lads from Hutton Rudby Bowls club won the John Green Memorial Trophy. Skelton Bowls Club would like to thank all those who attended the day and the Skelton Ladies for providing all the food and drinks during the day with thanks also to Green & Son, Lingdale for their continued financial support for the competition. The Cleveland League Evening 2 Ball Triples Skelton Bowls Club continued to make good progress towards retaining the league championship and the team are eagerly waiting for the final league table to be published. The team had a very busy end to the season and had to rely on the full support of the team members due to holidays and sickness but Fred Hindson and Jackie Tetzlaff –Murrell kept the team together. The final results of the season are Great Ayton v Skelton Won 4-6 Skelton v Palister Park Won 9-1 Smith Dock v Skelton Won 0-10 Skelton v Castleton Won 10-0 Carling How v Skelton Won 2-8 Loftus v Skelton Won 3-7 Skelton v Borough Park Won 9-1 The Skelton 3 Wood Pairs This year’s competition was well contested with some very strong pairing across the board. The final was contested by

father and son pairing Paul & Nathan Bostock against Sam Oliver & Cliff Wright with Paul and Nathan winning the trophy 8 - 6 . Yorkshire North Bowls League EBA Team The Skelton EBA team have now completed their fixtures and have finished 8th in the league with 151 points .The team have had good season with some very good results against some of the top teams. July/August was a challenging time for the team with holidays and long term injuries to three key players resulting in the balance of the team being disrupted. The final game of the season was against local rivals Brotton who needed 3.5 points to secure the league title and on the 20th end of the last game they were still behind on points but with a brilliant last end Brotton scored the points they required leaving Skelton bowlers very disappointed not to win the game. The victory for Brotton confirmed them as The North Yorkshire Bowls League Champions 2017. This shows the integrity of the league as Skelton fought all the way to stop their local rivals from winning and would have completed a hat trick of victories against the top three clubs if they had won the game. Skelton Members would like to congratulate them on winning the league. This Month Results Skelton v Borough Park Won 8-0 Marske v Skelton Won 3-5 Skelton v Guisbrough Priory Won 7-1 Skelton v Cochrans Won 7-1 Nunthorpe v Skelton lost 2-6 Skelton v Brotton Lost 7-1 Robert Walker EBA President 2017 captained the team through the season and all the team members would like to thank him for all the hard work in keeping the team together during the long season The Cleveland League 3 Bowl Afternoon Triples Team The team have made good progress throughout the season with the introduction of Mick Hodgson and Stuart Payne taking on the demanding role of Skip this has been a major success in their bowls development. Maurice Hart and Mick Hodgson carried out the role of Captain/ Vice Captain and all the players would like to thank them for their efforts. The team gained 97 points in the season and are looking forward to next season under the captaincy of Mick Hodgson supported by Stuart Payne and the team are always looking for new bowlers for the Monday/Wednesday afternoon teams 1pm to 5 pm anybody interested ring Graham on 07730166979 The results for the last 15 games were Wins against Loftus. Nunthorpe, Borough Park, Stokesley, Lock Park (Twice) Losses against Stokesley , Pallister Park, Loftus Lions, Saltburn , Brotton ,Great Ayton Marske Blues and Brotton Badgers


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Marske Cricket Club

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t home to Stokesley only 4 overs were bowled before steady intermittent showers left the players frustrated, once the rain stopped the Umpires decided the conditions were not good enough to continue. Away to Norton who were well adrift at the bottom of the table and struggling to field a side we let them bat first. Ben van Rensburg with 5 wickets for 6 runs off 7 overs and Lewis Harper 4 for 12 helped reduce them to 28 all out, the lowest total recorded against Marske in the NY & SD Premier League. Our usual batting order was reversed and the whole game was over in 20 overs inside 70 minutes. Marton were the surprise team of the season and still in with a chance of winning the league, Ben van Rensburg with 4 early wickets shook the visitors and an early finish seemed possible as they were reduced 60 67 for 7. Batsman of the Year Jonathan Spillane treated the spectators to a brilliant innings of 160 off 125 balls, the highest score by an amateur against Marske. The innings lifted the spirits of the visitors who recorded 219 all out. At 95 for 5 we were on the back foot, Saeed Bin Nasir looked set for a big score but was given out LBW when on 64, half way to the pavilion he was recalled by the square leg Umpire! Given the reprieve Bin Nasir made the most of his good fortune and found Chris Veazey enjoying himself against his old team mates, the pair putting on a match winning stand of 127 for the 6th wicket. Bin Nasir 144 not out off 136 balls helped take his total League & Cup runs past the 1000 mark for the season. Relegation threatened Guisborough had to take the gamble and bat first on their own ground, given a sound start their hopes were raised but once we made the break through Sam Berry with 5 for 25 showed the brittleness of their batting as

the collapsed to 104 all out. With tea not ready we were straight out to bat, Jozef Wing was unlucky when a returned drive was turned onto the stumps to run him out and he was quickly followed by skipper Lee Hodgson to leave us 51 for 2 at tea. After tea Bin Nasir and Lewis Harper has a look at a couple of overs each then struck out to finish the game in quick time. Hartlepool arrived with the intention of playing for a draw to gain the seven points they required to be sure they escape relegation. Within an hour news game through that Guisborough were in trouble in their game and the pressure was off Hartlepool, the news failed to change our visitors game plan. Saeed Bin Nasir with 109 was well supported with 50’s from Lee Hodgson and Tom Urwin as our innings closed 0n 252 for 4. Hartlepool showed no interest in a run chase, with attacking fields the runs came but we lacked a match winning performance from any of our bowlers. In the final overs Hartlepool professional on 97 turned down singles to keep the strike and help achieve the original aim of the draw. Richmond started the day 4 points clear at the top of the league and had high hopes of winning the League. Showers delayed the start then had the players seeking shelter a further twice, only 30 overs had been bowled before the ground became sodden and made further play impossible. Mobile phones were busy with news from Marton where Great Ayton had to win, shortly after our game had been called off we heard Great Ayton had been lucky and had no interruptions for rain and bowled out their hosts to steal the title. With rain expected the 2nd XI gambled at Wolviston, Gary Lynch 109 not out allowed us to declare early, it gave us the chance to take 6 wickets before rain stopped play for the draw. Home to Norton Gary Lynch 112 not out

Norman Fishpool Tournament 2017

●● The victorious Thornaby team along with their coach and manager, Terry Denning.

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his cricket tournament was held for the 24th consecutive year on Redcar’s Coatham Road ground and was kindly sponsored for the fifth year running by the Lobster Hotel (opposite the ground). It is a competition for under 13 year old children and consists of 6 players per side. 9 teams entered and group matches were played over Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd August. The semi-finals were played on Wednesday 23rd and in the first match Saltburn “A” beat

Saltburn “B”, whilst Thornaby defeated Stockton in the second game. The heavens then opened and play was abandoned for the day. Thornaby and Saltburn returned on Thursday for the final and Thornaby were ultimately victorious. So, Thornaby regained the trophy that they had previously won in 2012 and 2013. The tournament was a complete success and thoroughly enjoyed by all the children and the many spectators who turned up on every day.

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●● Johnathan Pickard and Sam Berry Marske spin twins shared 77 wickets between them. 

●● Final day in the scorebox at Richmond  and Craig Gratton 102 not out brought about another declaration, knowing their 1st XI had been bowled out for 28 16 year old Harry Peirson added to their woes with 5 overs 3 maidens and taking 7 wicket for 6 runs in their total of 30 all out. 160 all out in a possible promotion clash at Marton was a disappointment but the bowlers did us proud by bowling them out for 106. Home to Northallerton resulted in a 174 runs win and gave us an advantage in the league table. A 5 wicket defeat at Thornaby was a major blow to us but results elsewhere guaranteed us promotion. A 10 wicket win at Home to Yarm ended a difficult but successful season. Four defeats for the 3rd XI at home to Rockliffe

Park, Redcar and Darlington and Billingham Synthonia. The season had started with high hopes for the Club but for some reason the 1st XI failed to find any consistency during the season, too many dropped catches and the failure to take the last couple of wickets in an innings the main difference between finishing mid table and a possible Championship winning season. The Richmond game marked my final game in the scorebox and became rather over whelming with so many players and supporters passing by and wishing me all the best. Will now spend the Winter looking for a new role that enables me to have a different view of the ga


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Speedway Redcar Bears Meetings round up By John Gallon Redcar Bears Round Up By John Gallon 2nd Sept. Patched up Redcar SG Petch Bears put up a brave fight at Ipswich on Saturday losing 51-39. The Bears, without Ellis Perks and Tobias Busch, started the meeting off well. Guest Tero Aarnio and Charles Wright combined for a 5-1 in heat three to give the Bears a 2 point advantage. This lead remained until heat 6, where a good spell of heats for Ipswich gave them a six point lead. The Bears continued to battle hard but unfortunately had no answer to the Witches heat leaders in heats 13 and 15 which gave the home side the victory. 3rd Sept. Redcar SG Petch Bears narrowly lost out to neighbours Newcastle 4644 on Sunday night, giving them a league point in their battle for the top 4. The Bears started the meeting well and took a 5-1 in Heat 2 with Danny Ayres and guest Nathan Greaves. The Bears held a narrow lead up until heat 6, with Ludvig Lindgren and Stuart Robson getting a 4-2 over Jason Garrity and NathanGreaves to tie up the scores. The scores

remained tied until heat 10, where the excellent Steve Worrall and Stuart Robson combined for a 5-1 to give the Diamonds a 4 point lead. The Bears then turned the meeting around with two consecutive 5-1s to give themselves hope of a victory. Charles Wright and Nathan Greaves got the maximum points in heat 12 and then Ben Barker and Jason Garrity combined for a vital win against Steve Worrall and Stuart Robson. A Diamonds 4-2 in Heat 14 meant a last heat decider with the Bears 2 points ahead. The excellent Steve Worrall and Ludvig Lindgren came up against Jason Garrity and Ben Barker. The Diamonds pair made the gate and, whilst Jason Garrity chased hard for a couple of laps, the Diamonds held on to snatch the win. It was another solid effort by the whole team, with Jason Garrity scoring 10+1 and Ben Barker 8+2. 8th Sept Redcar SG Petch Bears ended Sheffield Tigers 13 match winning run wit ha 48-42 win at the Media Prima Arena on Friday, but it did come at a cost! On an eventful evening Sheffield started the brighter of the two sides and after heat 8 had taken a 6 point

lead. Heat 9 then saw drama, as Jason Garrity fell and then seemed to be hit by Kyle Howarths bike who was right behind him. Jason took a blow to his shoulder, after treatment from the medics, was forced to withdraw from the meeting and take a trip to hospital. In the first running of heat 13 Kyle Howarth was excluded for knocking off Ben Barker. Ben picked himself up to finish 2nd behind Charles Wright for a Bears 5-1 in the re-run. Ben then spent some time with the medics and it has emerged since the meeting he has a potential wrist injury. A superb night's racing and a superb comeback from the injury hit Bears to beat arguably the best team in the league. 14th Sept. On a wet night at the Media Prima Arena, home favourite Charles Wright took a well deserved victory as he won the Teesside Silver Helmet on Thursday night. Some drizzle throughout the first 8 heats contributed to a tricky surface for the start of the meeting. Terry the Track and his staff did a superb job to get the meeting on and full credit to every single rider who got on with the meeting with no complaints to put on a good show for the crowd. Despite the tricky conditions there was still some excellent action on track, with Paul Starke, Charles Wright and Ty Proctor impressing early on. Bears asset, and popular Dane Jacob Bukhave was perhaps the surprise of the night riding superbly

for his 9 points and only missing out on the semi final on race wins. He surely put himself in the shop window for next season. Ellis Perks also finished on 9 and also just missed out on the semi final but it was another good night for the young British rider. After the completion of the qualifying heats, Richard Lawson and Charles Wright qualified directly to the final which left Aaron Summers, Ty Proctor, Paul Starke and Ryan Douglas in the semi final. Summers was clear in front, with Proctor and Douglas having a great battle for second spot. The Scunthorpe man Ryan Douglas made a great pass up the inside of Ty Proctor, and as Ty attempted to re-pay the favour he clipped his fellow Aussie causing him to fall. Paul Starke was following close behind and did well to miss the stricken Ryan Douglas, but the incident caused ex-Bear Proctor to be excluded with Summer and Douglas moving to the final. The line up for the final, Charles Wright, Aaron Summers, Richard Lawson and Ryan Douglas. Charles gated superbly and whilst Aaron Summers and Richard Lawson chased him hard there was no catching the Bears man who took a deserved win. 16th Sept. Redcar Bears suffered big defeat away at the home of the Glasgow Tigers 56-36. The Bears managed nothing better than a draw until heat 11 saw a 5-3 win due to Ben Barker coming second on a tactical ride and

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the next in heat 15 with the Bears gaining a 4 - 2. Top scorers were for the Bears were Ben Barker 15+1, Charles Wright 9. Glasgow Richie Wossall 14, Aaron Summers 11+1.

A newcomers thoughts on speedway. Anthony Teasdale from Gbiz computers in Marske kindly donated his time to help with the design of the new Bears flag and as a thank you Redcar Bears Speedway invited him and his wife to the Silver Helmet meeting. Neither had ever been to a speedway meeting before, these are their thoughts on the nights racing; "For a night out it was a lot of fun, Everyone was very friendly and we had a little nosy around the pits early on. Not knowing anyone we saw some people running up to others for signatures which was strange as we could not tell people apart! The racing was action packed watching the riders try different lines on a wet track. Though despite the conditions everyone appeared to be well behaved with little in incidents happening. "We plan to come again, its amazing that something like this happens but we never really knew it was here, accessible on our doorstep. "I also asked my wife for some thoughts too: "The races were a great show throughout. Unlike with larger racing tracks, you get a great view of the action all round regardless where you are in the stands.The covered stand especially got a brilliant roar every time the bikes went past. "It wasn't all serious and there were some comedy antics from the riders that mixed up the experience. "Despite the wet weather the atmosphere was amazing. Everyone was exited and enjoying the racing action. "Once the racing got going the evening seemed to fly by."

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By Andrew Snaith

n exciting first month of the new North Riding Football League, which feeds the Northern League, sees the Redcar sides setting the pace: Check all results and upcoming fixtures www.nrfl. co.uk Sunday 10th September The Redcar clubs continue to lead the way at the top of the North Riding Football League Premier Division after both Town and leaders Newmarket picked up comfortable victories. Redcar Newmarket hit seven on their travels, at BEADS, led by the league’s top scorer Michael Dowse, who netted five. Andy Tullock and Leon Bellerby completed the rout ensuring Dennis Alderson’s brace and Nathan Summersgill’s strike were second half consolations. Redcar Town actually fell behind at home to struggling Staithes, when Ben Crooks converted Jake Thompson’s cross, only to level before the break through Ryan Bennions. Crooks then twice came close before the hosts’ match-winning spell arrived with three goals in four minutes, midway through the second half, Ben Sandy and Jamie Lee nodded home, before Chris Jackson fired a fourth. Seven minutes from time, Tom Mullen headed a fifth and Stuart Poulter clipped home a late sixth. Third-placed Fishburn Park remain the only 100% side in the top tier, however, after a hard-fought victory at in-form Billingham Town Reserves. Jacob Rigden netted on four minutes and a determined rearguard action ensured that was enough to keep the Whitby side on the coat tails of the Redcar duo. St Marys 1947 won the ‘El Yarmico’ derby over newcomers Yarm and Eaglescliffe. Andrew Miller scored for the hosts, but Chris Peacock kept up his good scoring run with a brace and Chris Norlund added a third to take all three points for the away side and keep Saints in contention. Stockton West End are also enjoying a solid start, they defeated Nunthorpe Athletic, who are finding it tough

going at the back. Carl Williams notched twice while Ben Turner, Alex Jamieson, Josh Haley, Ben Hamilton and Sean O’Brien completed the scoring for West End. Nunthorpe notched through Tom Atkinson’s double. Boro Rangers are looking back to their best form after a slow start to the new season. Last season’s Teesside League Champions netted through braces from Matt McQueeney and Coy Blake, with Michael Wilson and an own goal replying for hosts Grangetown. Unfortunately, the Thornaby Dubliners v Guisborough United game was postponed due to a traffic collision involving United players on their way to the game. We wish all involved a full recovery. In the First Division, there were just three games as Redcar Athletic Reserves defeated Teesside University, 4-2. Arron Dale’s hat-trick and Markus Wood’s goal were enough for Athletic’s second string in a close contest, with Kieron Watson netting a brace for the students. Bedale again netted six, this time at home to New Marske Lakes United. Mikey Stevens put Bedale ahead, inside four minutes and when Dan Baxter made it 2-0, on 14 minutes, it looked like it might be comfortable for the hosts. However Robbie Farrier reduced the arrears, within seconds of the restart and Danny Rowe then put Lakes level, on the half hour. That’s how it stayed until half-time, but a second half show where Callum Fletcher’s goal and Stevens’ second was followed by a late brace from Baxter to ensure his hat-trick, saw Beadle win 6-2. Elsewhere, Great Ayton United Royals also remain 100% after a superb first half finish from Jamie Atkinson and Mark Shimwell converting a neat move, late on, against a battling Middlesbrough & Teesside SA side. Guisborough continued their high scoring in the Under 19 league, this time, hitting double figures against Hartlepool FC, at the King George V Ground. The Priorymen struck through hat-tricks from Jack Lambert and Louis Goldsack, an Owen Armstrong brace and further strikes from James Dunn and Luke Smithyman. Kader emulated their rivals at the top end with a 10-0

win of their own, at Middleton Rangers. Both Ellis Hoyland and Rob Clark hit hat-tricks, while Connor Harris, Lucas Brown, Elliot Robinson and Michael Hoyland also found the net for the dominant visitors. Boro Rangers continued their winning start at Richmond Town. Tom Bourne, James Field and Isaac Walker put Rangers three up, before Joe Shields replied for Richmond, just before the break. However, Boro picked up where they left off, in the second half, as Adam Rymer and Field’s second put the result beyond doubt. Game of the day took place at Billingham Synthonia, where visitors Coulby Newham won by the odd goal in nine. Synthonia were quick out of the blocks, scoring in the first five minutes, only for Coulby to hit straight back with two quick goals from Aaron Smith. Synners struck again to level only for Smith to score his third, for 3-2, just before half-time. The second half got off with electric pace as Synners drew the game level after only 47 seconds. With both teams keeping it tight, it took

great play between the Coulby midfield to release Smith again to score his fourth. Josh Millington made it five for the visitors with a low, angled shot, but Synners were having none of it and with ten minutes left, they pulled the scoreline back to only one with the best goal of the match, a quality 30-yard volley dipping over the keeper and just under the crossbar, but Coulby held on to take the win and three points. Synners’ scorers were Callum Daniels (2), Joe McCluskey and Matthew Ashworth. Redcar Newmarket continued their good form with an 8-0 victory at Hartlepool Youth. Josh Donovan blasted a hat-trick, with Stuart Thompson, Leon Bellerby, Lewis Mitchell, Chris Payne and an own goal also finding the net for Newmarket. Thornaby also hit eight, surging past Northallerton Town, 8-1. Zach Trattles, Dominic Tiffany, Kieran Mulroy, Thomas Dodds, Joe Pickett, Sam Candlin, Dylan Barker and Ben Mulroy all found the net, Northallerton’s consolation coming through Saul Bamber Lister.


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Mixed start to season for Priorymen as another battle for Division One survival looms already By Bill Perfitt

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uisborough Town have made a mixed start to the new Northern League season and early indications are that they will have another battle on their hands to preserve their Division One status. After nine league games the Priorymen lie in 17th place, just one point above the relegation zone and already so far they have been knocked out two of the major cup competitions – the FA Cup qualifiers and the FA Vase. They have managed two good wins in the league against Stockton Town and Bishop Auckland but along the way they have suffered two humiliating defeats – 9-0 at West Auckland Town in the league and 7-1 at Ryhope CW in the Vase. Yet again, however, Guisborough have been severely hampered by a crop of injuries to key players, with Manager Gary Forster often having half a team of first-choice players unavailable. Thankfully the injury list is shortening and for the league match against Tyneside team North Shields at the

KGV on 16 September Forster had the luxury of selecting from an almost full squad. But two first half goals were enough to earn North Shields a clear if somewhat uncomfortable 0-2 victory over Guisborough. The opening half hour's play was very even with some exciting end-to-end play during which the Priorymen more than matched their Tyneside visitors. Guisborough came closest to taking what would have been a deserved lead when livewire Lewis Mahoney, spotting Shields 'keeper Kyle Hayes off his line, launched an audacious dipping shot from fully 40 yards out but the back-peddling Hayes just managed to tip the ball over his crossbar for a corner. But then two goals on the counter attack in the 32nd and 43rd minute gave North Shields a 2-0 half time lead they barely deserved. First Gareth Bainbridge broke down the left and passed inside for teammate Lee Mason to slide home just inside the post. And two minutes before half-time

Bainbridge's blistering pace saw him out-sprint the Guisborough defence and slot the ball past goalkeeper Jordan Nixon to give the Robins a flattering two-goal cushion at the interval. In the second half Guisborough rallied spiritedly as they attempted to claw back a goal and three notable chances all went begging. Winger Steve Roberts surged through the Robins' defence but his low crossshot went diagonally across goal and narrowly wide of the far post. It was the kind of chance that the flying wingman would normally put away nine times out of 10. Then substitute Mason McNeill hit a superb angled shot from 12 yards out on the right but Shields keeper Hayes tipped over brilliantly. The Shields defence also had a narrow escape when from a Guisborough corner the ball ricocheted around like a pinball and the final deflection of a Shields head frustratingly for the Priorymen went straight into the grateful arms of Hayes. The Robins also had good chances of their own and hit the post and had a goal

●● Guisborough full back Bradley Mills goes on a great run against North Shields which almost produced a goal. Picture by Dan Clark ruled out for off-side but they contained Guisborough to preserve their two-goal lead through to the final whistle. The defeat was tough on Guisborough in some respects but Shields took two

of their chances whereas Guisborough converted none and the Robins showed just that telling extra 'nouse' to protect their two-goal cushion and take home all three points.

SSE Women's FA Cup first round qualifying By Ian Enderwick Workington Reds 1 - 2 Redcar Town Ladies

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n Sunday the 3rd of September our Ladies team travelled to Workington Reds AFC to compete in the Women's FA Cup First Round Preliminary. Setting off from our ground the weather was fine but on arriving at our destination after a 2 hour 30 minute mini bus drive we were greeted by heavy rain. Not to be put off our head coach Karen donned her beanie hat and set about organising the ladies. We had a squad of 13 due to work commitments, holidays and injuries and every single one of them ran their socks off and gave their all for their club and team mates. We started the game on top but had a scare in the 23rd minute when our keeper Lydia had to be alert to tip over a 20 yard pile driver. Then in the 34th minute a ball over the top by Gemma saw Gabs outpace two defenders and slide the ball past the onrushing keeper into the bottom corner to give us the lead. We then doubled our lead in the 39th minute

when Emily played the ball to Kirsty who turned the defender and fired into the top corner. But in the 43rd minute we were pegged back by a superb free -kick that just beat Lydia to find the top corner of the net to take us into half time leading by a single goal. We started the second half piling the pressure on the Workington defence trying to get the third goal to kill the game off but a mixture of close offside decisions, good defending and bad luck kept us out. After ten minutes we brought on Michelle to replace the shattered Georgie who had ran herself into the ground; we thought we had scored our third when Gabs beat two defenders and the goalie only to see her shot headed of the line by a flying defender. We had a scare when Lydia made a superb block from ten yards out and luckily Heather was alert to boot the ball clear before their striker could pounce on the loose ball. In the 80th minute we brought on Emma to lead the line for Tyler who had put in a great performance out on the wing. In the last ten minutes we started to tire but the lasses defended heroically to keep the lead and lead us into the next round of the Cup.

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Villagers start with a bang By Andrew Snaith

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Snainton 0 Sleights 4

he Beckett League's new boys began with a bang as four second half goals saw off Snainton, on Saturday. The visitors dominated the game but struggled to finish a number of chances before the interval. Co-manager Ed Turner introduced new signing Elliot Clark to immediate effect as Joe Hugill moved to a wide position and quickly opening the scoring with an emphatic finish. Moments later, Clark himself got in on the act sliding in to find the net. Late on, Hugill notched a second and substitute utility player Harry Purves made it four for Sleights right at the end. Full-back Chris Warrior picked up Sleights' man of the match award. Sleights FC: D Humble, C Hurworth, Warrior, Entwistle, Bouvet, Smith (c), R Hurworth, Hugill, Jackson, T Humble, S Leadley. Subs: Hart, Purves, Clark. Not Used: Turner. Sam Leadley and Ed Turner's men joined Beckett League Division Two over the summer, transferring across from the Scarborough Saturday

Football League. They have a new captain, with Charlie Smith taking the reins. Charlie is the son of former Whitby Town midfielder Taddy Smith. The Villagers have signed a number of new faces, while retaining the rest of the squad who finished eighth in Scarborough Division One, last term. Theo Clarke is an exciting young prospect who can play up front or out wide. Elliot Clark scored on his debut from the bench at Snainton on day one, he also plays up front. Ben Wilson rejoined Sleights, after playing under former manager Jim Howard, he is a leftsided defender. Chris Hurworth is a versatile midfielder and brother of team-mate Robbie. He played rightback against Snainton, after taking man of the match in the friendly at Lealholm. Corey Hart is a central defender who impressed in pre-season against Whitby Fishermens. Leadley and Turner's side host Aislaby United, formerly Pickering Knights, in the Scarborough Junior Cup, at Caedmon College, on Saturday 30th September, with a 2pm kick-off. You can keep up to date with their progress on sleightsfc.co.uk and on Twitter


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Excellent start from the Seasiders By Mark Hathaway

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ince the last edition of Coastal View, Marske have made an excellent start to the league season earning 19 points from a possible 24 with six wins, one draw and one defeat; more on the league matches later in the article. However, starting with the disappointing news which saw the Seasiders exit the FA Cup at the Preliminary Round stage. A Craig Gott penalty saw Marske hold Scarborough Athletic to a 1-1 draw at Scarborough’s new Flamingo Land stadium and the replay at the GER Stadium the following Tuesday where a bumper crowd of 416 saw Marske take the lead through centre half Leon Carling. It stayed that way until just minutes from the end when Scarborough were awarded a controversial penalty when the referee spotted a handball in the area and Michael Coulson converted the penalty. It got worse for Marske just before full time when Ashley Coffey was red carded for a poor challenge on half way and playing with 10 men in extra time proved just beyond Marske as Scarborough made it 2-1 with just 2 minutes of extra time remaining. With the FA Cup exit, attention turned back to the League and Marske

showed no hangover, comfortably beating Newcastle Benfield away, with goals from Danny Earl and Liam O’Sullivan. Two days later Marske played on the August Bank Holiday Monday for the first time in a number of years against Newton Aycliffe and came away with a 2-1 victory thanks to first half goals from Earl and Gott. The following Saturday saw Bishop Auckland visit the GER Stadium as Marske secured their 5th win from their opening five league games. Prior to the game, manager Carl Jarrett secured the first of two marquee signings in September, with winger James Fairley joining from Bishop Auckland. Inevitably, against his former club, Fairley would put in a man of the match performance as Marske put in their best performance of the season thrashing Bishops 6-1 with goals from Fairley (2), Adam Wheatley, Earl, England Schoolboy international Connor Short, with his first goal for the club and Reece Kelly. The winning run ended the following Tuesday against Ashington when Marske twice had to come from behind to secure a 2-2, equalising for the second time through Peter Bulmer with virtually the last kick of the game, the other goal coming from Fairley, his third in two games. Attention then switched to the Buildbase FA Vase and

●● Glen Butterworth in action in the recent league game vs Bishop Auckland, which Marske won 6-1. the chance to play at Wembley next May for any team lucky enough to get through nine rounds. Up first for Marske were Ebac Northern League 2nd division team Ryton & Crawcrook Albion, who battled hard but in the end were no match for Marske who ran out 2-0 winners thanks to first half goals from O’Sullivan and a Gott penalty. Marske suffered their first league defeat the following Tuesday when they were beaten 3-1 by West Auckland in a game

played in torrential rain. Danny Earl scored Marske’s goal on a day where the visitors were much more clinical and took their chances while Marske missed a host of great chances. Prior to the home league game against Penrith, Marske secured their second excellent signing with ex-Guisborough player Mikey Roberts agreeing to join from Whitby Town. Roberts made his debut the following day against Penrith and helped the team get back on track in the league with a 2-0 win with two

goals from Danny Earl. In fixtures news, due to Marske’s win in the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Vase, the Guisborough game, scheduled for Saturday 23rd September will now be played in the traditional Boxing Day slot. The club are still looking for player and match sponsors. Games that are still available to sponsor and more details about what the day entails can be found on the Marske United website – www.marskeunitedfc.com

Whitby Town Round Up

Blues suffer indifferent start By Andrew Snaith

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hris Hardy's Whitby Town have made a mixed start to their new Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division campaign. The Blues finished sixth, just one place and two points outside the play-off places, last season. However, Hardy's boys have found it hard going this time around. August began with a 1-0 defeat at Leicestershire outfit Barwell, in a drab outing. Town then shot back in midweek with a 4-1 drubbing of Stalybridge after a fine second half display that yielded two goals for former Blackburn Rovers midfielder Davey Carson. However, the same old problems resurfaced when Stourbridge defended deep and repeatedly hit the Blues on the break, with Jordan Archer netting twice in a 3-1 win, (despite Luke Bythway's ferocious free-kick) at the Turnbull Ground, for the visitors. Whitby then went to ex-Conference National side Altrincham, where they were thoroughly outplayed, but escaped with a 1-0 defeat- they were unlucky not to have at least one penalty after fouls in each half, on Carson and Matty Tymon. The Seasiders returned to action with a Bank Holiday double, losing 2-0 at Grantham Town's infamous South Kesteven Sports Stadium,

●● Kieran Weledji in action against Workington. Picture: by Brian Murfield athletics track and all. They did redress the balance somewhat with a 1-1 draw, 48 hours later, at home, to Workington- powerful strikerdefender Kieran Weledji scoring. However, there was a bigger problem looming as the Blues' awful recent FA Cup record returned to haunt them. Offered a kind trip to Northern Counties East Premier Penistone Church, who play two levels below the Blues, Town remain having only reached the competition's second qualifying round twice since 2011. Bythway put Town ahead early and when Church went

down to ten men after a two-footed lunge, it looked to be Whitby's day- but not a chance as the hosts roared back, even after Callum Martin's driven cross deflected in off a defender. Penistone levelled at 2-2 on the stroke of half time thanks to towering Brett Lovell (ex-Grantham and Stocksbridge Park Steels) and won it with Andy Ring (also ex Steels) forcing home point blank deep into three minutes injury time. Big improvements were needed and Hardy oversaw these with a dramatic 3-2 win of Town's own, the following Tuesday, at the Turnbull Ground. Blues battled back, after going a goal down inside three minutes, as Weledji fired in and Matty Tymon headed home, only for the visitors to make it 2-2 with a vicious deflected drive, late in the day. But Whitby again rallied and when Carson was pulled down in the box, in added time, the same player dusted himself off to win the game from the penalty spot, on 94 minutes! More dramatic late action was to follow on the next Saturday, at Matlock Town. Mikey Roberts, ex Guisborough Town striker and top scorer 2015-16 was placed on the transfer list after struggling to break into the starting lineup. Again he found himself on the bench as Weledji bundled Whitby ahead, only for Luis Rose to level in the second half. Roberts was introduced and proved his worth with a calm finish, on the break, with two minutes left, that proved the winner. In the Doodson Sport League Cup, Blues fans will see a Yorkshire Coast derby, at the Turnbull Ground, on Tuesday 17th October. Neighbours Scarborough Athletic, of the Evo-Stik First

Division North, are the opponents in a match that must be settled on the night. Coming fixtures: Sat 30 Sep V Barwell H 3.00Pm Tues 3 Oct V Stalybridge Celtic A 7.45Pm Sat 7 Oct V Warrington Town A 3.00Pm Tues 10 Oct V Altrincham H 7.45Pm Sat 14 Oct V Sutton Coldfield A 3.00Pm Tues 17 Oct V Scarborough Athletic H League Cup R1 7.45Pm Sat 21 Oct V Hednesford Town H 3.00Pm Sat 28 Oct V Marine H Fa Trophy R1 3.00Pm Tues 31 Oct V Mickleover Sports A 3.00Pm As Always, More Can Be Found On Www. whitby-Town.com @Whitbytownfc And On The Club Facebook Page


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North Riding FA's Vice Chairman unveils Staithes-of-the-art changing pavilion!

● Members of Staithes AFC and Staithes Sports Association were delighted to see the new changing pavilion officially unveiled by Paul Conway, Vice Chairman of the North Riding FA (centre).

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aul Conway, Vice Chairman of the North Riding FA, had the honour of unveiling Staithes AFC’s upgraded changing pavilion recently (Saturday 16 August), made possible by a grant from the Premier League, delivered by the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) – the largest funders of non-league football in the country. The funding has enabled Staithes AFC, in partnership with Staithes Athletic and Social Club, to refurbish and improve its existing changing provision. Previously, the club had to share washing facilities with teams that came to the ground for fixtures, and there were no changing rooms for officials. Thanks to the reconfiguration project, the pavilion now comprises: separate home and away changing facilities; two officials’ changing rooms; a versatile open area and two store rooms. The club, which plays in the North Riding Football League, is very pleased with its stateof-the-art new facility. Thanks to a grant of £25,725 from the Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, Staithes’ changing pavilion now meets the guidelines set out by the FSIF, and the Step 7 requirements of the FA National Ground Grading Criteria. The project, which cost £37,725 in total, also received £6,000 raised by members of the Staithes Sport Association and £3,000 from the Normanby Charitable Trust. Other funding was provided by the Staithes Athletic and Social Club, NW Trading Limited and the Staithes Arts and Heritage Festival. Funded with £6.5m each year from the Premier League, the FSIF – the sister organisation of the Football Foundation – is the country’s largest

provider of grants towards projects that help improve the comfort and safety of lower league football grounds in both the professional and amateur game. These improvements range from new football stands and turnstiles to floodlighting and improved provision for disabled supporters. Richard Ward, Manager of Staithes Athletic, said: “Staithes Athletic is very grateful to the Football Stadia Improvement Fund for their funding of this development. Staithes is the only club in the local area operating a team competing at this level and it is important to the area that this continues. “This project would not have been possible without the hard work of members of the Sports Association, who raised around £6,000 towards this project. We would also like to thank the Normanby Charitable Trust, NW Trading, Staithes Athletic and Social Club and other local organisations who contributed. Finally we would like to thank all the contractors who delivered the project on budget, Derek Forrest Building Ltd and Dave Wilkinson and Chris Condell for their work too.” Peter McCormick OBE, Chairman of the Football Stadia improvement Fund, said: “Staithes Athletic FC’s upgraded changing pavilion will be a real asset to the club. They can now offer much more comfortable facilities for their players. Additionally, those they have fixtures against will also benefit from the project, helping to inspire love of the game. “The club worked hard to secure a grant from the Premier League, which is delivered through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, towards their project. This is a great example of the Premier League’s commitment to improving lower-league stadia.”

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