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Issue 84 November 2017

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ocal Film-maker and environmentalist Craig Hornby along with his border collie Meg have completed an 180-mile sponsored 'Coast To Coast' walk raising a whopping £5,000 plus for Zoe's Place kids hospice at Normanby. Setting off from St. Bees in Cumbria, the pair walked for 15 days home to Saltburn. They followed the famous Wainwright route across the Lake District, Pennines and Yorkshire Dales before picking up the Cleveland Way near Swainby. Craig said: "Rather than finishing at Robin Hood's Bay, I wanted to give it a unique Cleveland ending and go via Eston Nab as a salute to the hospice below." They were helped on that last leg of their journey by the Zoe's Place bear who met them at the foot of Roseberry Topping with a bag of flapjacks and dog treats. Elaine Dunning, fundraising co-

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ordinator at Zoe's Place said: "For one person to raise over £5,000 is amazing especially in this current climate. A big thank you to Craig and everyone who supported him. This money will go a long way to supporting our babies and children at Zoe's Place." Craig added: "I turned 50 this year and wanted to do something physically challenging before I was too long in the tooth! But it was doing it for charity that gave it real meaning. "It was hard going especially in the Lakes. The weather was horrendous and I was lugging an 18kg pack as I camped it all the way. It was exhausting but a stroll in the park compared to what the kids at Zoe's Place have to contend with. "I'd like to thank everyone who donated and inspired me to keep going to the end. It was great to dip our feet in the sea and raise a jar at The Ship."


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Welcome to Coastal View & Moor News Issue 84


egular readers of Coastal View will have seen in earlier issues we held our annual Coastal View Community Awards Event at the beginning of October. This event gives us the chance to recognise the unsung heroes in our communities and acknowledge the great work they do asking for nothing in return. In the centre of this month's newspaper you will find a four page pullout section detailing all this year's recipients along with names of the sponsors who helped us raise an amazing amount of money for The Junction Foundation, Young Carers. Before the first paper was ever produced we set out our objectives for it. We wanted it to be a voice of the local people telling their own stories and in their own words. It’s not up to us to judge or decide what’s right and what’s wrong and most articles are the opinions of the people who wrote them We wanted to be a campaigning paper and take up the fights on behalf of our communities. We wanted to help our young people get into work or training. We wanted to provide a platform for

local businesses to advertise and we wanted to get as many copies out as possible. Hopefully we have done all these things and never strayed from the paths set out way back in 2010, but in creating a monster (our pet name for the paper) the workload has taken its toll and neither of us are getting any younger. So after our June issue of 2018 we are going into semi retirement. That's the bad news but the good news is Coastal View will carry on under new ownership and with younger blood and we are happy to pass on our 'monster' to someone we know will take good care of it and we hope that you support them in the many ways you have supported us.. So from July 2018 our great friend Wayne Davies will take over the newspaper and here is a message from him to you all: "I’m really looking forward to taking over Coastal View and Moor News during 2018 and continuing the fantastic work that Lynne and Steve created over seven years ago. "This is going to be a whole new ball game for me, because nothing that I have done in the past even comes close to the

challenges, that without doubt, lay in front of me. I’m relishing the opportunity to grow this fantastic community asset for the long term, ensuring our local communities, towns and villages, receive the coverage and support that Coastal View is renowned for, well into the future. "This paper has always been a voice for local communities and a platform for local businesses, a legacy that I’ll be proud to continue. Coastal View is ultimately made by the community, for the community and I therefore hope you will continue supporting it for years to come. "Thankfully, Lynne and Steve will be staying with Coastal View for a long time yet, they don’t get away that easily. I’m certain they agreed to a five year notice period!" We hope you enjoy reading this issue.

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Ambitious masterplan to create 20,000 jobs on steel site


he South Tees Development Corporation, the body tasked with regenerating the former SSI steelworks after the devastating closure in 2015, have launched a masterplan to bring back jobs to the area. The group, which includes business and council leaders and is chaired by the Tees Valley Mayor, have announced a 25 year vision to create a world class industrial park on the land. The plans propose to create up to 20,000 jobs. The South Tees development area includes the former steelworks, as well as assets like Teesport, Redcar Bulk Terminal, British Steel’s Teesside Beam Mill, and the under construction MGT Biomass power plant. There have been more than 60 investors worldwide who have declared an interest in the site, including industries such as metals recycling; bulk materials processing/manufacture; offshore energy manufacturing; energy storage; major power generation; submarine cable manufacture; rail related industries and waste management. Ground investigations are continuing to take place and a five-year programme of demolition is set to start next year. The plans show it will take until 2024 before the site is fully assessed and cleared of buildings, with the first business zone completed by 2026. Other proposals in the masterplan include new road, rail and port improvements; a coastal community zone at the South Gare; and a steel heritage trail with assets like the blast furnace structure, the Dorman Long tower, and coke batteries preserved as visitor attractions. The development corporation have admitted that there is currently only limited funding in place from the government, primarily to cover the initial assessment phase. Future funding to deliver the ambitious plans will have to be agreed. Commenting on the plans, Redcar MP Anna Turley said: “I was pleased to see a very ambitious vision for regenerating the site with a focus on bringing much needed industrial and manufacturing jobs to Teesside. A commitment to 20,000 jobs over 20-25 years is a big aspiration and if successful could genuinely transform the local area. The number one priority I take from today is making sure it is local people on Teesside who get to benefit from this aspiration. “A patchwork of land ownership, including the liquidated SSI, is going to be one of the biggest hurdles to overcome. Some serious negotiation and diplomacy is going to be needed to solve it. There are still big questions over funding too. This isn’t a project with a small price tag and I want to see some firm commitment from government on how they intend to pay for it. The Mayor should be doing his upmost

to lobby for that funding too. We can’t afford for the momentum behind regeneration to be lost and for plans to wither on the vine due to lack of money. “Significant progress has been promised within the next year and that is something I intend to hold the Mayor and the Government to account on. Projects at this scale do take time but we are already two years down the line, and the timescale set out today will effectively take a generation. As it stands this project is more likely to benefit current and future children of ex SSI workers than it is the men and women who lost their jobs at the works. We have to pull out all of the stops to get this moving and get jobs created. I’m ready to do my bit and it will take everyone working together to deliver this. I hope local people have their say through this consultation.” Speaking to political and business leaders at the launch event, Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen described the site as the “single greatest development opportunity in the UK right now”. He said: “The vision of the development corporation will see the area completely transformed into a hotbed of new industry with sustained economic growth and prosperity for the region. Covering more than 4,500 acres and home to the deepest port on the east coast, it has already attracted significant interest from investors across the globe. The opportunity alone stands to create 20,000 new jobs in skilled sectors with good salaries and is heavily focused on the area’s key priorities

in manufacturing and advanced technologies.” Labour Leader of Redcar and Cleveland Council and Vice Chair of the STDC said: “The overnight closure of SSI in October 2015 was devastating for our local communities. We must now look forward and ensure the site is developed to its full potential so that well paid skilled jobs are available for local people. I urge residents and businesses to engage with the consultation exercise and let us know what you think to our plans. This is a huge opportunity for us all. The plans are now out to consultation so the public and local businesses can have their say. You can view it online at www. or visit one of the drop in sessions: 1. Redcar & Cleveland Civic & Learning Centre, October 20 (Unfortunately this took place before this issue was out on the streets) 2. Guisborough Library, November 1 3. Middlesbrough Central Library, November 8 4. National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool, November 15 5. Dolphin Centre, Darlington, November 22 6. Stockton Central Library, Stockton, November 29 All sessions are 11am to 6pm


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Mayor welcomes green-fingered volunteers and dedicated athletes

●● Athletes from the Special Olympics team with the Mayor Karen King and Keith Wilcox, the head of the team


he Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Cllr Karen King, welcomed volunteers who assisted their communities scoop top prizes in the Northumbria in Bloom competition as well as athletes who represented the region at the Special Olympics. Cllr King welcomed athletes from the North who competed at the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games in Sheffield over August and came away with a big selection of medals in a variety of disciplines. Athletes from regions of the North, including those

from the Skelton/Cleveland team, scooped more than 80 medals in categories including 7-a-side football, basketball, bowls, cycling and athletics as they competed against almost 2400 athletes from 16 regions of the UK. As well as winning 13 medals themselves, the games provided a great confidence boost for everyone participating in the Skelton/Cleveland team – many of whom had never competed at a National Games before. 62 athletes attended from the borough, with family members cheering them on during the week of

activities in world-class facilities across Sheffield. Also welcomed to the Mayor’s Parlour were a host of community-minded volunteers from across Redcar and Cleveland who helped their areas achieve great success in the Northumbria in Bloom competition. Teachers and pupils from St Peter’s Primary School in Brotton and Westgarth Primary School in Marske were in attendance to receive their Gold Awards in the Growing Together for Schools category along with representatives from other communities, including: Stanghow, Moorsholm, Marske and

Grangetown who also won prizes in a variety of categories for their eye-catching floral displays. Cllr Karen King said: “It was great to be able to personally thank volunteers who worked so hard to make their local areas look fabulous throughout the year for the Northumbria in Bloom competition. “I was also honoured to congratulate our fantastic athletes who superbly represented Redcar and Cleveland in the Special Olympics Great Britain National Games in August. The young people from the Skelton/Cleveland team are an inspiration to everyone in the borough.”

●● Volunteers from communities across the borough along with school pupils from St Peter’s and Westgarth primary schools alongside the Mayor (second left on front-row) and Leader of the Council Sue Jeffrey (third from end on right-side front-row)


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New road proposed for Kirkleatham as part of £4.4 million development


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proposal for a new access road to Kirkleatham Estate is being developed as part of major plans for Kirkleatham Estate which includes the creation of a multi-million walled garden, catering and horticultural academy and events pavilion. The overall £4.4 million plan was approved by the authority’s Regulatory Committee in July, but concerns were raised about potential traffic problems caused by the development at Kirkleatham, near Redcar. Now the council is making a bid for extra funding to the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) for an new access road and has submitted a planning application. The newly formed Kirkleatham Walled Garden Liaison Group has already been informed about the proposal to plan the road link from the A174, off the ‘Fishponds’ roundabout. If the new road is approved and built it is expected to cost hundreds of thousands of pounds and will create a new gateway in to the Kirkleatham estate so that visitors to the new walled garden and other attractions will not have to drive through the Kirkleatham village. Councillor Bob Norton, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, stressed that it was always the ambition of the council to create a new road as part of the wider estate plans, but funding had to be found. He said: “The Kirkleatham Walled Garden Project has enormous potential to attract visitors from across the north and will benefit the whole borough. However, success brings its own problems and traffic must be considered. We will continue to inform and work with village residents and business owners, including the school, on these important issues.” It’s hoped a £2.7 million bid to the Tees Valley Combined Authority will soon be granted for the wider project to create the garden, catering academy and events pavilion. A £1.1 million grant from the Coastal Communities Fund has already been accepted. It is anticipated that 40 direct jobs, 40 indirect jobs and more than 100 apprenticeships will be created at the Catering and Horticultural Academy. The estate contains the Kirkleatham Museum and it’s expected that the new centre will bring at least 30,000 extra visitors a year to Kirkleatham and attract an additional £300,000 to the area.

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New voyage of discovery for HM Bark Endeavour, full-scale replica of Captain Cook’s ship

he replica of one of the most famous ships in the history of maritime exploration is being prepared for a new voyage along the North York Moors coast to Whitby. In August a partnership led by Whitby businessman Andrew Fiddler purchased HM Bark Endeavour, one of only two full-scale replicas in the world of the ship commanded by explorer Captain James Cook for his voyage to Australia and New Zealand. The partnership’s auction bid of £155,000 safeguarded the replica’s future as a North East visitor attraction, having beaten competing bids that could have seen the ship moved to Portsmouth, London or Dubai. Mr Fiddler now plans to spend nearly £750,000 refurbishing and repairing the 33-metre long Teesside-built ship and then relocating it next year from its current berth at Stockton-on-Tees to Whitby, where the original Endeavour was built in 1764. The ship will remain in Stockton over winter to undergo extensive refurbishment and much-needed repairs. This will involve the huge logistical operation of moving the vessel from its current position on the river Tees and into a dry dock to enable the refurbishment programme to be carried out. Mr Fiddler intends re-opening HM Bark Endeavour as an historic tourist attraction and centre of learning for schools

and colleges, with the aid of product development and business support from the Coastal Communities Fund project being delivered by the North York Moors National Park Authority. The arrival of the legendary tall ship in Whitby in 2018 will coincide with the 250th anniversary when Captain Cook first set sail from Portsmouth onboard Endeavour to observe the transit of Venus at Tahiti, circumnavigate and chart New Zealand and chart the East coast of Australia. Mr Fiddler comments: “To have secured one of the most distinctive and historic maritime attractions is fantastic particularly as I’ve had a lifelong passion for the sea. Not only did I serve in the Royal Navy but I also participated in Endeavour ’90, a six-month circumnavigation of the globe which included visiting Dutch Harbour in the Aleutian Islands where Cook landed. “Now we have to carefully work out a complex programme for sensitively refurbishing the ship so that once again HM Bark Endeavour can tell the story of life at sea in the 18th century.” Catriona McLees, Head of Promotion and Tourism for the North York Moors National Park Authority adds: “We’re delighted to help support a project that has such a strong resonance with the National Park particularly with Cook’s early years being spent near Roseberry Topping and Great Ayton before he moved to Staithes and then onto Whitby

●● Andrew Fiddler. Picture: Ceri Oakes where his maritime career began. hhhhhh“The ship will be a great draw for visitors and encourage them to make their own discoveries of the wonders along our coast.” Cllr Derek Bastiman, Leader of Scarborough Borough Council said: “The council is absolutely delighted that this impressive full-size replica of HM Bark Endeavour has been bought locally and will make Whitby its new base in the near future. As one of only two such vessels in the world, not only will it be a proud moment for the local community, it will be a fantastic visitor attraction and a valuable contributor to the Yorkshire coast economy. “We look forward to working with the new owner on their exciting plans, which will include promoting Whitby as its new home and ensuring it can be properly accommodated within the harbour area, without compromising existing operations.”

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Pets and Bonfire night advice from local vet


t's getting close to the time of Bonfire night and it is always very stressful for your pets Below you will find some helpful advice to keep your pets stress free and safe Dogs, cats and fireworks •Always keep dogs and cats inside when fireworks are being let off •Make sure your dog is walked earlier in the day before the fireworks start •Close all windows and doors, and block off catflaps to stop pets escaping and to keep noise to a minimum. Draw the curtains, and if the animals are used to the sounds of TV or radio, switch them on (but not too loudly) in order to block out some of the noise of the fireworks. •Prepare a ‘den’ for your pet where it can feel safe and comfortable – perhaps under a bed with some of your old clothes. They may like to hide there when the fireworks start. •Let your pet pace around, whine, miaow and hide in a corner if they want to. Do not try to coax them out – it’s just trying to find safety, and should not be disturbed. •Stay calm, act normally and give lots of praise for calm behaviour. It’s OK to cuddle and stroke your pet if it helps them relax, but if they prefer to hide under your bed, then let them do this instead. •Avoid leaving your pet alone during such potentially upsetting events. If you do have to leave the house, don’t get angry with your pet if you find they have been destructive or toileted after being left on its own. Shouting at a frightened pet will only make them more stressed. •Don’t tie your dog up outside while fireworks are being let off, ie outside a shop while you pop

inside, or leave them in the garden or in your car. •Never take your dog to a fireworks display. Even if they don’t bark or whimper at the noise, it doesn’t mean they are happy. Excessive panting and yawning can indicate that your dog is stressed. Call Marske Vets for further advice, and should the vet think it is suitable you could also have calming medications prescribed for your pet.




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Local MPs demand immediate action on drugs scourge after discarded needles found in our area

imon Clarke MP has expressed “deep anger” and demanded urgent action from the Police and local Council after a little boy was pricked by used drug needles in a Loftus playground recently. Riley Ashton, 4, was playing in the play area on Tees Street in East Loftus with his friend Callum, 6, when he found four discarded needles. As he ran up with them to his mum Paige, she saw he had cut his thumb on one of the needles. He was rushed to James Cook Hospital, and now faces a three month ordeal to wait to find out if he has contracted Hepatitis B. When Paige searched the park, she found a discarded handbag filled with dozens of used needles hanging on a tree where children play house. This has now been handed to police. Simon recently met the family to hear their story and see the play area himself. Immediately afterwards he called the Chief Executive of Redcar and Cleveland Council, Amanda Skelton, and wrote to Chief Constable Iain Spittal to demand action. Simon said: “Paige is rightly beside herself about what has happened to Riley. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare and I share her deep anger. Straight after our meeting I called the Chief Executive of the Council to demand this play area is inspected by staff on a very regular basis to remove any needles, which she agreed to. They’ll also cut out the shrubbery where the worst of the abuse takes place. “I’ve also spoken to the Chief Constable to say there should be an increase in the police presence in the town – and where possible, action taken against those who are putting the public at risk with their disgusting habit. These people need to know they can’t act with impunity any more. "They have committed that their directed patrols under Operation Impact (Anti Social Behaviour) will now encompass the park, so that there is more high visibility deterrence. They will study lighting in the park to see whether it can be made harder to use drugs there after dark. The Police also urge anyone with information about who is supplying drugs in the town to give them the intelligence so they can act. "Furthermore, I will be going out in Loftus with Chief Inspector Harrison in the near future to discuss how the area is policed in detail. If there are specific issues you think she and I should be aware of ahead of this, please contact my office. Whatever you tell me will be treated in strict confidence. “Riley’s story crystallises how serious the issue has become. At a town hall meeting held by the Rosecroft Action Group in August used

●● A pile of discarded needles were found on Redcar seafront recently, inside one of the public shelters needles were a major concern expressed to me by residents and in a couple of weeks I’ve got a multi-agency meeting with representatives from the police, council, needle exchanges and residents’ groups to discuss how we tackle this problem for the long term.” Paige, who is making the story public to try to force change, said: “Riley ran over to me saying, ‘Mummy, look at these stabby needles’ and I screamed when I saw him bleeding. We went straight to James Cook and now Riley needs monthly injections as we know a local addict has Hepatitis. We won’t find out whether he’s got it or not for three months. “I don’t feel Riley’s safe at the park, even with me there, and I know other mums feels the same. If there’d been speed or whatever left on that needle it would have killed Riley, there’s no way his body could have handled that. I’m really grateful Simon responded so quickly and has taken this to the head of the police and the council as I never, ever want this to happen to anyone again.” And it's not only in Loftus where there seems to be problems with discarded needles as Redcar MP Anna Turley, has written to Cleveland Police & Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger about the growing number of hypodermic needles found at public locations in Redcar & Cleveland. A pile of discarded needles were found on Redcar seafront recently, inside one of the public shelters. They were found and cleaned up by the council’s street cleaning team but it is unclear

whether any members of the public came into contact with them. The incident follows the case in Loftus earlier this month when drug needles were found discarded in bushes at a play park. A young boy was taken to hospital after coming into contact with them. A recent report by the BBC revealed the extent of heroin use in our region, which has one of the highest death rates in the country. The findings reveal a worrying trend about drug misuse in

the North East. Anna has written to Mr Coppinger to ask what is being done to crack down on the problem and to keep public spaces safe. Anna said: “It is unacceptable that needles are being left lying around where anyone could find them, especially children. People should be able to enjoy public spaces without exposing themselves to this risk. Drug use doesn’t just harm individuals, it destroys communities, and more must be done to stamp it out.”


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Lockwood Parish Council Community Defibrillator Project

£20,000 boost for veterans in the North of England


●● Parish Councillors Kath Nolan, Mike Jefferson, Sandra Young and Anne Clayton next to the newly installed Defibrillator outside Stanghow Community Centre


ockwood Parish Council has recently completed a project to install five public access defibrillators in villages across the Parish. The defibrillators, which are stored in secure cabinets, are located on external walls at Stanghow Community Centre, Boosbeck Village Hall, Margrove Park Village Hall, Charltons Community Centre and Lingdale Pharmacy on Lingdale High Street and are ready for use 24 hours a day within the communities in which they have been installed. The project, which has cost over £10,000, has been made possible thanks to a grant of £4,000 from The East Cleveland Villages Big Local, £750 from the Redcar

& Cleveland Borough Council Westworth Ward Elected Member Fund, £500 from the Lockwood Ward Elected Member Fund and contributions of between £50 and £250 from each of the Village Halls and Community Centres involved in the project. Lockwood Parish Council has contributed over £4,000 to ensure that the project, which was originally proposed by Stanghow Councillor Sandra Young, was successfully delivered to offer vital life saving support to our rural villages. When someone has a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces the chances of survival by 10% so having a defibrillator in your local community could be the

difference between life and death as it will enable potential life saving treatment to be administered before the Ambulance Service arrive. Although the defibrillators are designed to be used by laypeople, without the need for training, Lockwood Parish Council will be hosting two Defibrillator Awareness sessions on Wednesday 29th November run by the North East Ambulance Service. The sessions will take place at Lingdale Village Hall from 2pm until 4pm and at Margrove Park Village Hall from 6pm until 8pm. If you would like to book a place on either session please contact Martin Stone on 01287 659908 or e-mail

x-military personnel in Hartlepool, Lancaster, Scarborough and Redcar will now have more support, thanks to £20,000 awarded to a leading veterans charity by the Ministry of Defence’s Covenant Fund. Every year they distribute £10 million to support the armed forces community. Since 2012, FirstLight Trust has founded two community hubs in Redcar and Scarborough. The appointment of a new Northern Regional Coordinator will help them to open even more branches in Hartlepool and Lancaster. “We started our charity to help disadvantaged, mentally ill or injured veterans locally, in their own community,” explains FirstLight Trust’s Dorinda Wolfe Murray. “Many find returning to civilian life a real challenge with some even ending up on the streets. We provide practical support, activities and a place to come for a chat. 76% of veterans who benefit from our projects are from the Army, with 18% from the RAF and 6% from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.” The Regional Coordinator is based in Redcar and will coordinate and introduce new support and trading services to help improve the lives of veterans. They will also identify veteran ‘hot spots’, in particular those in the more remote areas of North Yorkshire, Redcar and Cleveland. FirstLight Trust’s ethos is to work with existing services such as Local Authority Adult Services, probation and charities to deliver on the ground services. A major part of the job will therefore be to strengthen links and research opportunities. “Our charity cafés in Redcar and Scarborough have been a real success with the public and veterans alike. They help raise funds and give veterans somewhere to go for a chat and a cuppa,” adds Dorinda. “We are extremely grateful to the Covenant Fund for their support. They have enabled us to recruit a real ‘go-getter’ to help set up new Sharpe café hubs, named after the soldier famously played by Sean Bean. The fact that she can also bake wonderful cakes to sell is a definite plus!”


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A quiet community champion

Local home care provider rated “Outstanding” in recent CQC inspection

●● Hob Hill resident Pat Gibson is pictured with the steel barrier which was put up on a dangerous bend following Neil and Joyce Jones going door-to-door collecting signatures for a petition. Their persistence paid off in reducing the risk of car crashes.

●● Richard Taylor (carer_driver) Charles Folkes (managing director) and Michelle Jackson (care manager)


local home care company which provides care to families in Redcar and Cleveland has been given a rating of outstanding – the highest possible rating given by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Charles Folkes, owner of Caremark Redcar and Cleveland, was delighted with the results. Inspectors rated Caremark Outstanding in two key areas – responsiveness and leadership – and rated Good in safety, effectiveness and caring. Their report said: “The service was exceptionally well-led. People consistently told us they were extremely happy with the service they received. The vision and values of the service made sure people were always at its heart and the care people received frequently went beyond the agreed care plan to ensure their needs were met. There was excellent leadership of the service and a passion to deliver excellent care and continually striving to improve.” Caremark specialises in quality domiciliary care for their clients, putting emphasis on high

quality training for carers and staff. The Inspector also noted that: “People were well cared for and complimented the staff and the support they provided. People were treated with respect and their independence, privacy and dignity were promoted. Staff interacted with people in a way which was particularly knowledgeable, kind, compassionate and caring. Staff took time to speak with and to engage positively with people.” Charles Folkes and his team recently launched a new initiative – the first of its kind in the Guisborough area – to support socially excluded and vulnerable people in Redcar and Cleveland. This specialist service, which launched on the 1st October, enables clients to get out and about with a registered carer, in a specially adapted multi-space vehicle. This is one of many initiatives administered by Caremark Redcar and Cleveland, taking them from a Good rating previously to an Outstanding result.

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altburn-born Neil Jones, a quiet "community champion," secretary of the town's community and arts association, in the 1990s, has died in Surrey. He was buried at Saltburn cemetery on Tuesday 17th October. Mr Jones, a retired manager of a large department store in London, retired to Hob Hill Crescent, Saltburn, in the 1980s and did a lot of work with the community association. This included it gaining major grants to repair and refurbish the roof. He also was the main officer who gained the association charity status, which runs the

community hall next to the library and theatre, in 1996. He and his wife Joyce also campaigned to improve road safety at a bad bend in Guisborough Road, opposite their house, before going up to Black Bridge. They trekked door-to-door with a petition calling on the council to start major improvements following a series of cars crashing through their garden wall. The result was the building of a steel barrier at the junction with Hob Hill Crescent and widening of the road at the bend. Accidents dramatically fell as a result. In addition Mr and Mrs Jones ran several "mile-of-pennies" collections in the town centre for a charity of their choice.


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Friends of Redcar Cemetery

f you have passed the cemetery on Redcar Lane and wondered what the bunting and knitted work is this is the explanation. The Friends of Redcar Cemetery would like to thank the Yarn Bombers who through their work have drawn attention to the Faith, Hope and Love wood sculpture project. The project is staged as it is a large undertaking Stage one has been completed which is the path up to the proposed ‘Faith’ sculpture. Stage two the path up to the ‘Hope’ sculpture is under consideration Stage three we are nearly there with the renewing of the path up to the ‘Love’ sculpture. This has been possible with the help of the ‘Friends’ fundraising and Redcar people giving so generously of goods and donations. The final effort will be to find funding for the chain saw wood sculptures. The total cost of the work is £42,000 The three wood sculptures which will represent faith, hope and love will be in a garden setting with a seating area for quiet reflection only a step away from a busy road. This work will provide a focal point where families and passing walkers can find comfort and peace. We are grateful for all the help we have been given so far with donations and items for sale and prizes for the tombolas that we run on our fundraising stalls. We will be putting in for the wish tokens for the Gazette which will be starting soon, the money from this initiative will go towards this project. We are working on a calendar with local scenes again this year and will be available in October, it is the same price as last year £3.50 we sold 200 last year. If you can help with this work or any work in the cemetery, please contact the ‘Friends’ 01642 478349

●● Old and new faith path

●● Artist impression of the hope sculpture

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Loftus Church Choristers sing in Canterbury Cathedral!


n Saturday 14th October 2017 a group of Loftus Parish Choristers, our Organist & Director of Music Mr Richard Bendelow, and a number of supporters and friends from across Teesside, joined with other church choirs from across the nation to sing in Canterbury Cathedral! This special service was in honour of the Royal School of Church Music's Annual Celebration Day, during which a number of great pieces of church music were sung, as well as achievements acknowledged and awards made. This year our own Organist and Director

of Music MrRichard Bendelow formally became an associate of the Royal School of Church Music! Father Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus said: "I am so pleased that a number of our choristers and people were able to attend this amazing event in Canterbury Cathedral! The experience for our choristers of singing in no less a venue that Canterbury Cathedral will be one that they will never forget! I am so pleased that Loftus Parish was represented on this national liturgical stage and that we were able to fly the flag for East Cleveland! Well done and congratulations

to Richard Bendelow on his award from the Royal School of Church Music." Places are still available in Saint Leonard's Parish Church Choir in Loftus for any children aged seven years or above. Anyone who may be interested in joining the Loftus Church Choir should contact Father Adam Gaunt or Mr Richard Bendelow, or you can simply attend one of our Sunday morning services, which begin at 10:30am and introduce yourself to a member of our parish family. Further information can also be found on our website www.

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Young bikers ride their way to great prizes

●● Six-year-olds Ollie and Eddie Dolphin won the 5-7yrs category with their trip to Saltburn

●● Overall winner Myron Sabrah riding through the woods in Guisborough


oung cyclists across Redcar and Cleveland have scooped some great prizes after pictures of their summer holiday adventures were chosen as winners. The Health Improvement Team at the council encouraged 5 to 19-yearold bikers ranging from future Tour De France competitors to people setting off on their first ride to send in photos of their adventures over the six-week school holiday. Winning entries featured off-road excursions through the forest and some of the borough’s best known views as children and young people got active over the summer and explored the great outdoors. Winning a £30 bike equipment voucher in the 5-7 year old category

were brothers Ollie and Eddie Dolphin who rode down to Saltburn Pier to see the yarn-bombing after school. In the 8-11 year old category nineyear-old Danny Lawrence has won a £30 High Street shopping voucher after his snap of a family ride to see the penguins on Redcar seafront caught the eyes of the judges. Scott Matthews also won a £30 High Street shopping voucher in the 12-16 year old category for his action photo while doing tricks on his bike in Hamsterley Forest. The final winner, in the overall category, and winning a £150 voucher for Halfords – donated by Middlesbrough Environment City - is 11-year-old Myron Sabrah. Myron

was photographed on the mountain bike he bought with his Christmas money while out on a ten mile ride past Roseberry Topping and in to Guisborough Forest before going to the visitor centre in the Forest. Cllr Lynn Pallister, Cabinet Member for Health, Housing & Welfare, said: “I’d like to congratulate all our competition winners, the four winning entries are great examples of rides residents of any age can do and enjoy the sights of Redcar and Cleveland. As well as enjoying the great outdoors, cycling is a great way to stay fit and healthy. “Hopefully Ollie, Eddie, Danny, Scott and Myron will make the most of their prizes and continue exploring the borough on their bikes.”

●● Danny Lawrence and his family went on a first family bike ride to see the penguins in Redcar

●● 14-year-old Scott doing tricks on his bike in Hamsterley Forest.

`Folkie' dies at 85 - with a joke on his lips


By Mike Morrissey

ony Cook. a regular singer at Saltburn's annual folk festival, has died aged 85. A fuel engineer with British Steel on Teesside, he was always a joker and wrote his own light-hearted obituary, which was published to notify friends of his funeral details. "Fell off the edge on 20th September," he wrote. And later: "He leaves a wife, several children and step children, numerous grand children and assorted great grand children. "He thinks he will sadly missed by many." A good attendance at the Holy Name of Mary Church, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, was the fruit of his words. Both family (wife Carol, seven children and two step children plus many other relatives) attended the service. Donations went to Oxfam, at Tony's request. Saltburn folk festival, which places the names of deceased folkies on a bench at Marine Parade, near Saltburn bank, has been informed of Tony Cook's death. Tony was an active member of the steelworkers' union Community (formerly ISTC) and was a member of its national executive committee.

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Apprentices are Pride of Redcar and Cleveland

●● Outstanding Youth: John Baker, former SSI Communications Manager, who awarded the Geoff Waterfield Memorial Trophy with special commendation recipient Callum Dale, winner Connor Darby, Geoff Waterfield’s son Wills, fellow winner Lottie Barnes and Geoff’s partner Sheryl Petite.


wo apprentices are the pride of the borough after winning Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Pride Awards. Such was the level of talent at this year’s awards that joint winners were announced, Lottie Barnes of infrastructure solutions firm PX Group and Connor Darby of automotive parts manufacturers ElringKlinger. The two outstanding apprentices won the Geoff Waterfield Memorial Trophy and were nominated by their employers. Connor, 23 of Guisborough, who is on a five-year apprenticeship at automotive parts manufacturer ElringKlinger in Redcar, was praised by colleagues for going “above and beyond” to assist the company. His citation said: “He has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the company, the industry and the local community.” Connor is a North East Young Ambassador responsible for helping to promote apprenticeships across the Tees Valley. He often visits schools and colleges in his own time. Connor said: “It’s an honour to have received the Geoff Waterfield Memorial Trophy at the Pride Awards. As a North East Young Apprentice Ambassador, I’m passionate about educating other young people about apprenticeships as an alternative to the traditional university route. I’m proud to have my hard work as an ElringKlinger (GB) apprentice and passion for engineering recognised.”

Judges heard that Lottie, 21, the PX Group’s first Finance Apprentice, was put forward by her colleagues for her “outstanding commitment” to learning at the Tees Valley company. Her citation for the award ceremony at Tuned In! on Redcar seafront, said: “Her hard work and enthusiasm for finance has meant she has continually increased the breadth and complexity of her job role responsibilities.” Among her achievements, Lottie has helped develop and test a new corporate finance system and contributed to training new team members. Councillor Sue Jeffrey, Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “It was great to see our young apprentices doing so well. Lottie and Connor really are outstanding. I’d like to thank all the nominees. I know this was an extremely hard category for the judges because the standard was just so high.” A special commendation was given to Callum Dale, an apprentice at Redcar & Cleveland Mind, who was nominated for the high level of maturity he shows in carrying out a wide variety of tasks. The Geoff Waterfield Memorial Trophy was established as a tribute to Geoff Waterfield who was chairman of the multi-unions at Teesside Cast Products in 2012 and who spearheaded the fight to restore steelmaking to the area. Former SSI Communications Manager, John Baker, presented the awards with Geoff’s partner, Sheryl Petite and son, Wills.

●● Outstanding: Connor Darby and Lottie Barnes who jointly received Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Geoff Waterfield Memorial Trophy for outstanding apprentices. Picture by Stuart Boulton.


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Thousands take to Redcar’s roads

●● Fun runners – Two young fun runners running onto the finish straight


unners of all ages, including Olympians, took to the streets of Redcar as the 2017 Half Marathon took place on Sunday 1 October. More than 1600 entries were received for the event, and the rain didn’t stop a decent sized crowd from coming out and supporting the winners along the Trunk Road and down the Coast Road to Marske. Starting off the morning of fun-running activities was the 2K Ineos Go Run for Fun where runners ranging from four to 51 hit the road and got the competitive spirit flowing before the Beacon 5K race got underway not long after. The 5K race, which saw more than 200 runners go down the seafront before turning back to the start at Tuned In! compared to just 55 last year, was won by Marc Fenwick of the Tyne Bridge Harriers, crossing the line in a swift 15m49s. All the races this year saw greatly increased entries compared to 2016, with a more entertaining atmosphere at the events village – with activities for all the family – encouraging more people to enter. In between the racing action, the spectators at Tuned In! were treated to music, crepes and entertainment from jugglers & superheroes on stilts as the events village provided something different for the spectators who came out to watch the action. The entertainment village is set to become a permanent feature of future Half Marathons, an event which plays a key role in the council’s tourism strategy of stimulating the visitor economy in addition to promoting healthy living and wellbeing. Before the main event got started, there was also the Wheelchair race to settle and Bret Crossley won by more than four minutes as he set a 51m08s to put himself at the front of a small field which included New Marske’s Paralympic star Jade Jones. In the Half Marathon itself, runners racing for charity lined up alongside Team GB athletes to tackle the 13.1

mile course and were thankfully not getting any wetter after the clouds parted just as the race got underway. Winning the race, in a time of 1h11m06s was 21-yearold Dean Newton of the New Marske Harriers. Competing in his first half marathon, he finished just 12 seconds ahead of nearest rival Michael Joyeux. First place in the women’s race was Sunderland’s Aly Dixon – who finished 18th in the Marathon at this summer’s IAAF World Champions in London and represented Great Britain at the Rio Olympics last year – who set a 1h17m27s. Aly said: “I wasn’t after a really fast time today because I’ve only just come back after the end of season break – I ran that on muscle memory really. I had a target of 78 minutes and I dipped under that so I’m quite happy. “It was quite tough going to the turn as I was fighting the wind but I was with one of the guys from Middlesbrough and I helped him along and he got a big personal best so it was great to help him out.” Cllr Carl Quartermain is Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Communications at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and ran the Beacon 5K. He said: “The Redcar Half Marathon is always a great event and this year was no different with great entries in all the races. "It was also good to see a lot of people enjoying the entertainment village at Tuned In!. The village has assisted in increasing the popularity of an event which is a key part of the council’s tourism strategy." “I would also like to thank all the volunteers who gave up their time to make the race happen, without their effort and support we wouldn’t be able to host such great events like these.” Peter Smith, contract manager for Everyone Active said: “We are delighted that Aly Dixon, who is an athlete on our Sporting Champions Scheme, competed in this year’s half marathon, and achieved such a fantastic time. Well done to all the runners who took part, and we look forward to delivering an even more successful event next year.”

●● Piggyback – One runner gets a piggyback across the line

●● Dean Newton - Winner of the Men’s category in the Half Marathon Dean Newton crosses the line

●● Aly Dixon – Winner of the Women’s category in the Half Marathon Alyson Dixon crosses the line


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New Marske fundraisers do it again Not enough smaller landlords aware of

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●● Paul King with his daughter Kelly and granddaughter Layla Coombs handing over the cheque.


By Karen King Cllr

even New Marske lads once again donned their Lycra shorts this year in aid of a worthy cause before taking on the Coast to Coast cycling route. A few years ago, spurred on by the bravery of local girl Georgina Anderson, they raised about £3000 in her memory which they donated to The Teenage Cancer Trust. Last year the funds raised went to prostate cancer and this year all sponsorship went to The Cleveland Unit which is a Child Development Centre for children aged from birth to five years who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. They provide assessment, teaching and therapy for children who have

significant additional needs and need help with their development whilst also offering support and advice for families. Paul King whose granddaughter Layla was a pupil at the Cleveland unit said: “I would like to thank everyone who rode with me and raised funds for such a worthy cause, namely Jason Lowe, Barry Willis, Josh Tranter, Rob Watts, Stephen Moore and Ray Kennedy and all those who sponsored us this year. The charity chosen is one very close to my heart and I was delighted to be able to hand over a cheque for £1650 earlier this month. "Although my granddaughter no longer attends we appreciate everything they did during her time there and hope the money raised will help many other children in the future.”


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●● Joanne Grey, a Solicitor in the Property Department at Cygnet Law their property’s energy efficiency now, not only are they avoiding the rush to comply, which is likely to come in 2018, but they are also working to secure their investment and retain tenants in the long-term. “Although the penalties for non-compliance have not yet been finalised, fines for failing to properly prepare will be based on the rentable value of the property, and so could run into the thousands. “A portion of the rental property in Tees Valley is owned by small-scale landlords that have invested in property as a retirement plan, meaning a fine like that could potentially be very damaging.”


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Cleveland Railway Modellers’ donation to Victoria’s Wish C

Brian Spencer

leveland Model Railway Club’s Chairman, Ray Stewart presented a cheque for £320 to Ian Lawrence of Victoria’s Wish charity, at the club’s annual Autumn Open Day on Sat 23rd Sept in the clubhouse at Skelton. This money was raised at the club’s successful, annual Model Rail Show in Redcar & Cleveland College on 5/6th August. Visitors to the clubhouse were able to see many model railways operating, completed or under construction, displays and demonstrations to show just how it is all done. We hope that talking to members and enjoying the hospitality and refreshments available has inspired others in the hobby and to join our club. The Club would like to express thanks to all the members and helpers for making the day such a success. Visitors and new members can always find a welcome at our clubhouse at Unit 2, The B-Hive, Skelton Industrial Estate, Skelton, Cleveland, TS12 2LQ, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6 to 9pm.

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Magical night for Crawford & hospice


By Mike Morrissey

rom London to Lockwood - and Saltburn - was the spread of talent who staged a "gala evening of brass and voice" at a packed Saltburn community theatre. They put on a show, which was described as "magical," to honour Saltburn brass virtuoso Crawford Hall, who was probably best known locally as the trumpet player for the town's annual outdoor Remembrance Sunday service. He was also a former trombone player with the Welsh Guards in London and taught music at Teesside schools. Performers were a mix of local talent and London-based friends of Crawford's neice Rowan Pierce. Mark Sidwell, leader of Lockwood Brass, a 20-strong brass band from the Lockwood area, off the Guisborough-Whitby road, said Crawford had been "an amazing player." Julie Hall, his wife who performed with her sister Sue Pierce, recalled help given to her 63-year-old husband and family over last Christmas when he was looked after by

Teesside Hospice staff. He had been free from pain before dying in January. She thanked all who had contributed to the success of the 13th October concert, and said more than £3,000 had been raised for the Middlesbrough-based Hospice. In the front row were family members from Australia and Canada, who had all travelled specially for the event. "We have remembered Crawford as he would have wished - with music, laughter and friendship," wrote Mrs Hall in the programme. She called him a " special guy." The evening included classical songs sung by London-based singers led by Rowan Pierce, who performed at an Albert Hall Prom in the summer. There was also a Gershwin medley by the Saltburn-based Renaissance singers, and the Hippopotamus Song (Flanders and Swann) by Bill Greenwood and the audience. The evening ended with a laughter-filled rendition by half the 150-strong audience singing It's a Long Way to Tipperary and the other half singing Pack Up Your Troubles in an Old Kit Bag. Magical and memorable.

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 84 November 2017

Pink Ladies Fundraising Update


fter the success of the fourth Pinkfields Outdoor festival, Golf events, Transporter Bridge Abseil, Fashion/Hair Show, The Pink Ladies are coming close to their last event of 2017 – the fifth Pink Ball which is held at Gisborough Hall Hotel. The Pink Ladies started fundraising for Cancer Research UK in 2013 after one of their founding members, Jacqui Hampton, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly in September 2015 Jacqui lost her battle after being diagnosed with cancer for a second time, but the team of friends and family have continued raising money for the charity in her memory and are ready to take on their next fundraising event. Memories of the much-loved mum, Jacqui Hampton, who was one of the leading "Pink Ladies", are inspiring her loved ones to once again get in the pink. This year the ball is set to be magnificent and being a sell out from the first week of ticket sales. The Amazing Last Anthem will be playing and rocking the night away, Auctions, Table Raffles, Lucky Dips, Blind Cards all happening on the night The Pink Ladies team keeps growing with another new recruit, Emily Brown are determined to try and help raise the essential funds that is necessary for the researchers with their fight to finding kinder therapies and life-saving medicine, so hopefully people eventually do not have to go through the loss we have.

So far the Pink Ladies have raised 2013 £ 5167 2014 £5450 2015 £11,884.64 2016 £7476.38 2017 £11,152.00 Just Giving - £7036 Match Funding - £3000 TOTAL (Drum roll !!!!)- £51,166.02 We'd love for any local companies to donate prizes for the Auction / Table Raffle so if any of you awesome people of East Cleveland can help please get in touch. Pink Ladies fundraising efforts go towards the life-saving research for Breast Cancer, Testicular Cancer, and most recently for 2017 is Childhood Cancer in the North East All we ask is…… The hotel will be lit up Pink by Craig Chisman, from CoolBlu from Thursday 16th November 2017. We ask people to have a drive by, look at the Amazing hotel in PINK and remember those loved ones who are surviving, battling and those who unfortunately have lost their battle against Cancer. Events next year already planned are Pinkfields Festival (May 2018), Golf – Hunley Hotel, Pink Ball in November The Pink Ladies are Claire Starsmore, Sharon Hampton, Kirsty Abbott, Carly Featherston, Michelle Dewsbury, Debbie Passman, Sam Housam, Joanne Everington, Emily Brown and our Pink Lad Harry Starsmore.

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New Musical Director of Marske Brass Band J

By Philip Chisholm

ames Chisholm has been confirmed as Musical Director of Marske Brass Band upon the retirement of Alun Prest. James was Assistant Principal for both Hepworth and Ever Ready Brass Band though his first Principal seat was indeed with Marske Silver Band, as it was known then at the tender age of 14. James went on to join the Principal Cornet Bench at the National Youth Brass Band of GB in1996 before University after attending several Summer and Easter courses. James energises his excitement for playing in brass bands and remembers in earnest playing 2nd Man at BHK Horden (UK) Ltd when they won the 1st section Nationals, Pontins championship. He also played Repriano cornet at Pennine Brass also winning Pontins under Ian Porthouse. While at University he guested on front row for Brighouse on numerous occasions, and a back row cameo for Dyke aged only 18. James also played 2nd man to Kirsty Roberts when Carlton Main Frickley won Butlins Mineworkers under Brian Grant. Before going to South Korea as a Commercial Lawyer for Hanwah. James throughout his university years worked as a photo journalist for the British Bandsman newspaper and upon graduating in law, James went into journalism full time ending up as commercial manager for the Newcastle Chronicle before being invited to work in Seoul in commercial law because he spoke French. Though James says his greatest honour came when working with the Swedish Dragoon Band; here he played a Solo with the Dragoons in Stockholm in front of the King and was awarded the King's medal for services to his country. One of his more adoring stories emanates from Korea where walking through Seoul he came upon a small exceptionally well stocked Music shop with a sparkling golden brass band cornet in the window. It was the latest Yamaha Maestro, his old one which he had played since he was 12 had travelled many a mile. James always carried his mouthpiece with him to buzz practice upon. Walking into the shop a small well dressed Korean gentleman met him, they exchanged business cards, whereupon James in his Yorkshire Korean slack tongue asked to try the Yamaha’s latest edition of his cornet.

He was duly taken to a quiet back corner of the shop, the instrument was carefully oiled and polished, he was then offered a range of mouth pieces to choose from. James produced his own. "Arrrr. Mr James you play good, yes?" After several minutes warming up and tuning the instrument, with the shop keeper looking on with the greatest of interest to James attention to detail. Then the moment came, the cornet was raised into the elbows up solo position, he spread his legs twenty degrees out. James closed his eyes and launched into a rendition of the Flying Scott, followed by the Hyden, then Antonin Dvorak - Rusalka - Song To The Moon before finishing with a slow melody 'My love is like a Red Red Rose.' When he opened his eyes the shop was full of onlookers, the applause was resounding. The owner in even greater excitement was bowing to him. “Mr James, Mr James you Black Dyke Band, you so, so very good. Look you fill my shop”. This shop and James went on to become great pals. James sees an immense energy for the British Style of Brass Band Music in Korea and at a discipline for practice . The 1,000 hours to perfection rule, something James went through under the stewardship of Jack Kitching, Alun Prest, James Shepard and Roger Webster, his tutors. Not to mention the many Summer school courses he attended under the baton of Geoffrey Brand at Sedbergh School. Other national courses he attended were conducted by Major Peter Parks, Captain Alan Lewis, Bramwell Tovey, Richard Evans, David King, Elgar Howarth, James Watson and Roy Newsome. James wants the children of Saltburn and Marske by the Sea to know, that playing in a Brass Band will give you the opportunity to travel the world as he has, performing with Brass Bands in America, France, Italy, Monaco, Sweden and Korea. Thus playing at such a level can be the opening to many career paths and job opportunities. Marske has a Junior teaching Band Sunday’s at 6:00pm James a former pupil of Glen How Saltburn and Yarm School now lives in Redcar overlooking the sea near Zetland Park with his wife Hannah an Optician and their two daughters Clara and Heléne. Marske would also like to energise thanks for the support of the Band from Tim Oldroyd of Geneva Instruments.

Nice food if you can get it: ECB spends £450,000 a month on catering


et more extravagant waste of taxpayers money by an EU institution has been highlighted by local MEP Jonathan Arnott. The European Central Bank (ECB) has opened a flash new visitor centre - just the latest in a long line of spending on itself. Jonathan Arnott, UKIP’s North East Euro-MP who speaks for the party on Budget matters, attacked the spending, saying, “The ECB runs the Euro, but seems to love spending them on itself. “This year alone it put out a tender for catering amounting to €25 million over four years, which is £464,000 per month at today’s exchange rates. What on earth are they feeding the bankers, the lifeblood of Mediterranean workers? “Other excess spending includes €1.2 million on “VIP limousines” and €800,000 just to curate its art collection. “This is utterly out of order, the banking Eurocracy are behaving as if they were pre-revolutionary aristocrats at Versailles, rather than the people who have overseen the destruction of southern European economies and millions of lives over the past few years. I can’t imagine what they might have spent if they had a successful currency? “Back to the gleaming new visitor centre. Don’t think it’s easy to visit or that it’s particularly transparent. If you want to visit it you need to give them four weeks’ notice and they will vet you. If you come from the wrong country you might not even get in,” said Mr Arnott.

Getting going at the Marske Brass Band Room


By Philip Chisholm

re you ready for a new performance challenge and learning curve? We are looking for new members as we get ready to split the old hut from the new. Saying goodbye to the old hut is difficult, so many memories, so many faces set within the shadows of time, five decades where the echo of their music, their performance lingers. For those of us still parping while they are harping, their music can still be heard within our lasting memories. Contact Philip 07802 936 414 to join.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 84 November 2017

Council invests in health and well-being in East Cleveland


y working together Redcar and Cleveland Council, national organisations and local people have seen East Cleveland benefit from a raft of sports led positive improvements recently. The success of the Klondike has led to £10k being invested into cycling projects across East Cleveland to align with next year’s event and Sports England has invested £65k into a new pavilion at the Carlin How Bowls club. With the launch of an open water swimming programme, a £30k partnership investment into Saltburn Football club as well as substantial time and money invested into Redcar Boxing club to deliver satellite work at various locations across East Cleveland (including Loftus, Skinningrove, Brotton and Carlin How) the area is really leading the way on offering sporting activities across all age groups and fitness levels.

This work has been further developed with the Sportivate programme with over 20 different clubs and associations funded by the council to deliver activities to 11-25 year olds, including swimming, rock climbing, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, football, cricket, tennis and triathlon. Councillor Carl Quartermain, Cabinet member for Tourism, Culture and Communication said: "It is really important for everyone to engage in sport and exercise on some level, along with eating a balanced diet, in order to sharpen mind and body, live a happier and healthy lifestyle and improve their quality to life. Investing in sport and well-being programmes, as well as supporting local active events, is extremely important to the borough as it has such a positive influence which can also include improved mental health, concentration, relationships, aspirations and prosperity. "Aside from our commitment to increasing the sporting offer we are fully committed to improving the street scene and services in East Cleveland too. The area has seen a significant injection of £2.5m capital funding from the council and partners to deliver improvements on Skelton High Street, Loftus Town Centre and Skelton Industrial Estate. This together with £2m invested in Guisborough and Saltburn has seen visible and long lasting investment in the area. "There is more to be done and the development, in partnership with Coast and Country Housing, of a new supported bungalow housing development for vulnerable and disabled people just up the road from the East Cleveland Hospital in Brotton will improve the lives of a number of residents in coming years."


Helping you to stay safe and warm this winter

leveland Fire Brigade is once again providing a helping hand to anyone struggling to keep warm this winter. Nearly 2000 people across Cleveland have received support during the past three Stay Safe and Warm campaigns with more than 1700 heaters handed out as well as hundreds of thermal and electrical blankets and mattress covers. Those helped have ranged from 16-year-olds to a woman aged 101-years-old and Cleveland Fire Brigade is appealing for anyone who knows family members or friends in difficulties to come forward and get the help they need. Stay Safe Warm runs annually from October 1 to March 31 Phil Lancaster, Director of Community Protection at Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: “Anyone who knows anyone who could be struggling to keep warm this winter should get in touch immediately. Little or no heating can be a matter of life and death and no one should be in that position. We are here to help. “It is not just older people who are vulnerable and at risk of cold weather during the winter months. Every year we are alerted to a number of families who simply cannot afford to put their heating on and often their young children have to go to bed in their clothes to stay warm. “We are ready to give any support that may be needed to ensure everyone stays safe and warm this winter.” Electric heaters, thermal blankets, flasks and fleecy mattress covers are available through Stay Safe and Warm campaign and there is also advice on managing fuel bills and referrals for free boiler repairs or replacements where funding is available. The Stay Safe and Warm campaign is led by Cleveland Fire Brigade and sees many agencies working together to provide advice and support. It runs from October until the end of March. Organisations involved include Age UK

EQUIPMENT ISSUED Hartlepool Middlesbrough Redcar/Cleveland) Stockton Total

BLANKETS 187 122 82 146 537

Teesside, Hartlepool, Stockton, Redcar & Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils, M i d d l e s b r o u g h E n v i r o n m e n t C i t y, Middlesbrough and Stockton MIND and Warm Homes Healthy People, Stockton. The campaign comes as fire brigades across the country together with NHS England, Public Health England, Age UK and the Local Government Association have pledged to tackle health and social problems together to try and reduce the number of winter hospital admissions and winter deaths and improve the health and wellbeing of our residents. Support ranges from organising safe and temporary heating to helping people get specialist guidance on managing their fuel bills. Where appropriate there are also onward referrals for possible free boiler repairs or replacements. Since October 2013 the Stay Safe and Warm campaign has helped 1887 residents. – Stockton (609); Middlesbrough (523), Redcar and Cleveland (395) and Hartlepool (360).

HEATERS 318 474 394 562 1,748

MATTRESS TOPPER 16 48 8 41 113

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• Who is eligible? Anyone who is at risk from the effects of cold, either long or short term • What does it cost? It’s a free service to anyone living in Cleveland. Not means tested • What do we offer? 24 hour, seven day a week support and a response within an hour of being contacted • What do we provide? Portable heaters, electric blankets, thermal blankets, flasks, wind-up lanterns • Partners: We can put people in touch with other agencies who can provide other support • What age group do we cover? The youngest person we have helped is 16. The oldest 94. There is no restriction. • Last year’s campaign helped more than 700 people and included lending out 395 electric heaters, 121 thermal blankets and 12 electric blankets. • Ring 01429 874063 or go to


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 84 November 2017

Deputy Leader vows to focus on growth and services despite budget cuts


leading councillor has told of his determination to protect the most vulnerable people in the borough despite dealing with a further £25.6 million of Government cuts. Councillor Christopher Massey, Cabinet Member for Resources, made his comments after giving an overview of the financial position of the council in his Annual Report to the Borough Council. He explained that the authority is also determined to continue with a strategy to grow the economy despite the need to make a £25.6 million of budget reductions by 2020. Cllr Massey told the Borough Council that the authority had already made £62.9 million of cuts to its budget since 2011 due to a reduction in Government grant and unfunded service pressures. Speaking after the meeting in Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart, Cllr Massey, who is also Deputy Leader, said: “It’s no secret that we have had to deal with very serious budget reductions due to Government cuts at the same time as some costs, including looking after our most vulnerable children, have risen. As a responsible council we have had to deal with these reductions whilst delivering a balanced budget position. Throughout this our staff have continued to worked extremely hard to make sure all services are maintained at the highest standard. “Despite the cuts we are still very ambitious for our area. That is why last November we announced an additional £8 million of investment in our towns, industrial estates and communities. Exciting plans are being developed, in consultation with ward councillors and the public, to spend this money. “We are also absolutely determined to ensure that frontline services are maintained and our most vulnerable people protected. To help us achieve that we are working closely with partner agencies and we have also tailored our services to support those groups who would be particularly vulnerable to any service reduction. “It is not an easy task - but we are delivering the budget reductions while focusing on both growth and maintaining service offer and quality.” It is expected that Cabinet will formally discuss plans for the 2018/19 budget in December

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●● By Hellen Edwards

The Clocks going forward

By Ged Hickey


on’t be confused it’s the Clock Gallery Redcar moving forward, your clocks are still going back at the end of the month. Yes the Clock Gallery Redcar is excited to announce it is enlarging its display area by opening up to the public the rear space to mount Exhibitions from the 1st November onwards. Redcar’s High Street Gallery has fast become Redcar’s favourite place to shop say its visitors. Now playing host to over thirty local artists, photographers and crafts people they pride themselves in the quality and variety of work they have on display and all at affordable prices.

The Gallery, now well into its third year since it was taken over by a collective of local artists, had previously been known as Redcar’s Tourist Information Centre. Now managed and run by Janet Dack - Jeweller, Walter Behrens - Artist and Ged Hickey Landscape Photographer. It also relies on a few of the other artists to help man the gallery and still give it that collective approach. To mark this major event we have decided to hold a mixed exhibition for the months of November and December and have seven artists taking part. They include Amanda Smith (Mandascat) - Illustrator, Walter Behrens - Artist, Cass Castagnoli - Landscape Photographer, Dawn Froom - Pebble & Wood Crafts, Hellen Edwards - Textile Artist, new local Guest Artist and myself Ged Hickey

- International award winning Landscape Photographer. Hopefully there will be something for everyone to see and with Christmas just around the corner there is no better place to shop. In the process you will be supporting local artists, friends, family and colleagues as well as the local economy. We all look forward to welcoming you with a good Northern welcome from the friendliest gallery in the North East. Hope you can join us. We are open Monday – Saturday 10am - 4pm (Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm). If you are an artist or crafts person who would also like to join us or are looking for exhibition space then why not drop in for a chat or email me some images to ged.

●● By Amanda Smith

●● By Cass Castagnoli

●● By Dawn Froom

●● By Ged Hickey


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 84 November 2017

News from Ringrose Community Orchard, Skelton

Volunteer reading helpers bring joy of reading to children in East Cleveland


olunteer reading helpers have been making a big impact on children in the local area through sharing their love of reading. Helen has been a Beanstalk reading helper at a primary school in East Cleveland for over two years and is passionate about inspiring a new generation of readers. She spends 30 minutes one-to-one with three children twice a week at a local primary school, reading books together and playing games to develop their confidence and inspire a love of reading. The volunteering experience has been life-changing for Helen, as she explains: “I had no confidence and had


provide one-to-one support for children that struggle with reading and who need that extra support. We specifically need more reading helpers in the East Cleveland area to come forward to ensure that we are able to help more school children achieve the skills, confidence and imagination to reach their true potential,� explains Emma Rose, Team Leader for Beanstalk in the North East. Beanstalk needs more compassionate and caring members of the local community that would like to volunteer as reading helpers in East Cleveland. For more information or to apply, please visit the website at www. or call Beanstalk on 0845 450 0307.

e are now well into autumn but there are still splashes of colour dotted around the Orchard—sedums and fuschias in the perennial beds, bright yellow, blue and red in the wildflower meadow—which has been splendid throughout the summer. Thanks to Skelton photographer Dorothy Pell the meadow features in the current edition of ‘Countryfile Magazine’. One of the photos submitted to the magazine by Dorothy was selected for their reader images page under the title ‘Wild Delight’ At the end of July we welcomed Stephen Richardson who joined us through the Step Forward Tees Valley scheme, which helps people who are facing challenges in their life. Stephen is a keen carp fisherman and Liverpool fan, consequently there’s lots of banter with the Boro’ and Hull City fans in the group; he works hard---and could talk for England!! On 3rd September we entered fruit growing in the Orchard—including a fig— in the ‘Fruit Tray’ section of the Wharton Arms Produce Show, managing to secure 3rd place. More importantly we would like to thank publically the organisers of the produce Show for their donation of ÂŁ250, which will be used to provide picnic seating at the top of the Orchard through the willow tunnel. Our thanks also go to Geoff Evans who has donated a splendid sun dial. Originally a 50th birthday present, Geoff would now like to share this with the community.

On the 16th October the Orchard’s mosaic was set in place by artists Helen and Derek Gaunt. This mosaic details the past and present uses of the land and is part of the ‘Mosaic Trail’ that will run through Skelton from All Saints Church to Boroughgate, the site of medieval Skelton. In due course a Trail guide will be available. Our plan for the Orchard heading towards 2018 is to develop a prairie planting scheme within the large central area. Prairie planting involves the use of tall grasses and large clusters of the same plants. There will be a mixture of wild and cultivated plants. A grass path will divide the plot into different sections which will include a ‘hot’ bed of vibrant reds, yellows and oranges and a softer bed of pinks, pale blues and peaches. Also, there will be aromatic plants and herbs for the benefit of our visually impaired visitors. If you would like to become involved in the maintenance and development of the Community Orchard in Skelton, please come along on either a Monday or Thursday to meet our team of ladies and gents, join us for a tea or coffee and find out what we are doing—there’s more to do than dig up weeds!!







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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 84 November 2017

Young volunteers celebrate award success A

project in the North York Moors that aims to inspire families to love the great outdoors and protect special habitats has received a special award from the Campaign for National Parks. The Explorer Club, which works with families with children aged 4-14 was highly commended and received a £500 grant as part of the prestigious Park Protector Award. The award was presented at a reception in parliament on 11 October. Tammy Andrews, Family and Youth Volunteers Co-ordinator says: “It is a privilege working alongside such enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers. Being shortlisted for the award was fantastic but to be presented with this special honour is the icing on the cake. The grant will enable us to purchase some more childsized tools in order to increase the number of practical conservation tasks the families can get involved with." Explorer Club families meet once-a-month for six months to undertake tasks to help look after the National Park and do fun activities to understand more about the special habitats and wildlife that are found there. Examples of activities include stream-dipping and species identification, along with litter-picking, drain-clearage

and path-clearing. The hope is that this early connection with the North York Moors will lead to a life-long passion for exploration and the natural world. Once families have completed Explorer Club, there are lots of other ways they can continue their involvement with the National Park; including ‘adopting’ a section of the Cleveland Way, or for older children, volunteering as ‘Young Rangers’. Caroline Quentin, president of Campaign for National Parks said: “National Parks are important, inspirational national assets that require dedication and support at this time of great national uncertainty to make sure they flourish in the future. The Park Protector Award celebrates those projects that are committed to securing a bright future for their National Parks.” The top prize was taken by the Community Science project in the Peak District, which trains volunteers to monitor environmental changes and record the effects of climate change. The North York Moors National Park Authority offers a wide range of opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved in looking after this special place. More information can be found at uk/about-us.

●● Explorer Club volunteers at Runswick Bay

National Campaign Day ●● National trail in safe hands. Scouts help clear drainage culverts

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 84 November 2017


Simon Clarke MP welcomes Ministerial confirmation that Teesside makes “very powerful case” for Carbon Capture & Storage roll-out


he prospect of Carbon Capture and Storage bringing thousands of jobs to Teesside moved a step closer recently as the Government published its Clean Growth Strategy. Speaking in Parliament, the Minister for Climate Change, Claire Perry MP, told Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Simon Clarke that “Teesside makes a very powerful case” for Government investment in CCS. The comment came during the Government’s announcement of its Clean Growth Strategy. This sets out a commitment by the Government to invest up to £20 million in a Carbon Capture

and Utilisation demonstration programme as part of an initial £100 million investment in the technology. It states:: “We will work with the ongoing initiatives in Teesside, Merseyside, South Wales and Grangemouth to test the potential for development of Carbon Capture and Utilisation Storage industrial decarbonisation clusters.” In the Commons Chamber, Simon Clarke told the Minister: “Teesside is the natural starting point for CCS in the UK owing to its concentrated and diverse industry, proximity to North Sea storage sites and optionality for future low carbon technologies such as hydrogen.” Carbon Capture and Storage

(CCS) can capture, transport and permanently store up to 100% of the CO₂ emissions produced by industrial facilities, preventing them from entering the atmosphere. It is a pioneering technology for tackling climate change in an affordable way. Efforts to promote Carbon Capture technology in the region are led by Teesside Collective, a cluster of energy-intensive industries with the shared vision of establishing Teesside as the go-to location for future clean industrial development, by creating a CCS equipped industrial zone. Simon also stated: “Having campaigned so hard for CCS on Teesside, today’s welcome news demonstrates that the Government

is listening and is prepared to act. “Earlier this year, I met with Energy Minister, Richard Harrington MP, to discuss how local industry can work in partnership with the Government to deliver CCS on Teesside. I’ve also managed to secure a Parliament debate specially on Carbon Capture and Storage. "I look forward to working with my colleagues in Parliament, the Teesside Collective, and Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen to keep building momentum for CCS on Teesside. We have the opportunity before us, not just to lower emissions, but to turn Teesside into a magnet for investment and create thousands of jobs.”

Teesside MPs unite in call for carbon capture pilot


edcar MP Anna Turley joined Teesside’s Labour and Conservative MPs to call on the Government to back Teesside’s bid to for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) pilot. In the recently announced Clean Growth Strategy, the Government committed up to £100 million to advancing CCS technology and a demonstration pilot. Industrial CCS involves capturing carbon dioxide from polluting industries and pumping it into a storage facility such as

under the North Sea in depleted oil fields. The technology has the potential to help Britain meet climate targets whilst protecting and creating industrial jobs. Tees Collective, a cluster of leading energy and carbon intensive industries on Teesside, want to create Europe’s first CCS equipped industrial zone. Speaking in the Westminster Hall debate, Anna said:“The density of our industry makes us a heavy emitter of carbon dioxide – three times the national average and accounting

for more than a fifth of all UK industrial emissions. This makes us especially vulnerable to uncompetitive energy prices and carbon price pressures relative to other countries. “Teesside would be one of the most efficient and cost effective locations for a CCS test case. The technology would help us to maintain and even enhance the comparative advantage we already have in chemicals and process industries.” CCS would safeguard thousands of jobs and create thousands more, especially at the former steelworks site: “At 2000 acres we have a once in a generation opportunity to attract global investment and to become a new hub for new industries and technologies. We could genuinely create a world renowned site for clean industry with CCS at its heart.” Anna cautioned that time is ticking and urged the

government to get on with this before other countries steal a lead: “There is also an urgency to stay competitive with our continental partners, which is especially important post-Brexit. “The Dutch Government have committed to CCS handling 20m tonnes by 2030 from industrial sites. Rotterdam is one of biggest industrial zone competitors so it is vital Teesside can get ahead on this.”

● Simon Clarke is pictured in Guisborough with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark MP.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 84 November 2017

Saltburn Beachwatch Bacteria


By Roy Smith

itter containing plastic averages over 70% of the total amount of rubbish found at each Saltburn Beachwatch litter pick and survey and a third of all plastics produced per year end up as litter in the ocean. Over the last two issues I have reported on new products coming onto the market which provide a 100% biodegradable alternative to plastics in the food and drinks packaging industry and also about the products trying to prevent micro fibres getting into the ocean and polluting our beaches. It now seems that Mother Nature has come to help in the fight against plastic pollution by evolving a bacteria which can eat plastic - the first known to science. In a report published in the journal Science Japanese researchers have found a species of bacteria [ I Sakaiensis ] that can break the molecular bonds of one of the world’s most used plastics Polythene Terephtalate [ PET ]. Although PET is 100% recyclable only a small proportion is collected for re-use. A test with PET film showed that the bacteria was capable of degrading low quality plastics much quicker than other related bacteria and fungi which have recently been found to help degrade plastic. However the bacteria took a lot longer to break down crystallized PET which is used to make things like plastic bottles. In the future

with further refinement this bacteria and fungi could be used in industrial applications for the environmentally-friendly treatment of synthetic polymers. Other potential applications of this discovery could be to spray the bacteria onto the vast islands of floating rubbish in the ocean, although as PET does not float it’s use would possibly be limited to the cleanup of beaches throughout the world, although some marine scientists think that other bacteria may have already evolved to degrade plastics but we just haven’t found them yet.

Micro-biologists have shown that molecules are extremely adaptive and if there is only one food source they will adapt to consume it. Initial genetic examination of I Sakaiensis has revealed that the bacteria may have evolved enzymes which are capable of breaking down PET in response to the amount of plastic waste in the environment. At a glance this seems like good news. A growing number of plastic-consuming microbes will help reduce the disgraceful amounts of plastic that are dumped in the ocean, some of which are consumed by

animals that die or survive long enough to be eaten by us. However this does not mean we can continue dumping plastic in the ocean without consequences. With 90% of all plastics being made from petro-chemicals, part of the long term solution is to use bio plastics that are 100% biodegradable from renewable resources especially in the food and drinks packaging industry This approach provides hope for the future but does not address the plastics that are already present in the ocean so an organism that has the potential to degrade a widely used plastic would be useful.

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Coastal View & Moor News Community Awards 2017


he sixth Coastal View Community Awards’ event took place at the beginning of October in Freebrough Academy, Brotton, with around 140 people attending. All the recipients of the Awards are chosen by Steve and myself except for the Community Champion Awards and the Young People’s Enterprise Awards and are given to people and organisations who contribute so much of their time and really do make a difference in our communities, asking for nothing in return and just wanting to help make our area great. Without these unsung heroes there would be no Coastal View & Moor News and the night was all about them and about raising money for our chosen charity, The Junction Foundation Young Carers. Each award was sponsored and together with the profits from the bar and raffles and all the proceeds going to the charity. The Community Champion Award is given to someone who readers of the newspaper, website and social media can nominate their community champion, a person who you feel deserves to be acknowledged and thanked for the work they do. This year, because of the high standard of nominations we presented two Community Champion awards. The first award was given to Tony Crow and the second went to Gilly & David Dunn. We would like to thank the wonderful staff at Freebrough Academy for allowing us to again use their great venue and for their help and guidance throughout. A massive thanks to Russell & Sarah Clark from the Cleveland Bay in Redcar

who donated the lovely refreshments which were served in the interval We thank Ailsa and Laura who helped on the door, Liz Sutcliffe & Liz Hill for running the raffle together with Kelsey and Kyle Sutcliffe, Gilly and Natalie from Skelton Mill who ran their own raffle, Ruth Dyke for running the bar, Dave King who loaned and set up sound equipment as well as setting up the presentation for the night and Wayne Davies for his help fetching and carrying earlier in the day. Thank you also to Julie Craig from AFE Solutions in Skelton for the sweetie bags which we know went down well with our guests. We would also like to thank Kelsey Sutcliffe who despite technical problems entertained us with her lovely version of the Amy Winehouse classic ‘Valerie’. More thanks to James McGill who always does an expert job, taking all the photographs, Joe Parker of Cleveland Containers Ltd for the fantastic hamper and Junction cake and everyone else who donated raffle prizes and bought tickets; people have been so generous. On the night, together with the sponsorship money and donations we all helped to raise the amazing total of £2884, which will pay for a real Christmas treat for young carers and their families. The Coastal View ‘family’ is growing daily and without you all, none of this would be possible. We thank our advertisers, distributors, outlets, contributors and the great people who live in our area for providing us with the brilliant stories you find in the newspaper every issue and thank you to everyone who supports us, you know who you are!



Coastal View & Moor News Issue 84 November 2017

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 84 November 2017



Coastal View & Moor News Issue 84 November 2017

Coastal View & Moor News Community Awards 2017

Jim and Hilary Taylor of Guisborough Trophy Centre supplied and sponsored one of our Community Champion Awards presented to Tony Crow. Tony has directed 50 years of successful music making in the Redcar area and has had an enormous influence on young talented children and adults in encouraging them to make music over the years.

Ian Swales sponsored and presented a very special award On 20 November, 1947, when Vincent Paul Garbutt was born, they really did break the mould; so a great sadness was felt when we heard the news of his untimely death in June this year Many people from all over the world feel such a great sense of loss, not just because Vin was and always will be a true Teesside legend, but because there is now an empty place in their lives without Vin so we cannot begin to imagine how his family are feeling. However, he has left us with some great memories and wonderful music which will stay in our hearts and minds forever. We are proud and honoured that we were joined by Vin's wife Pat, his son Tim and daughter Katie to accept the posthumous award.

Russ & Sarah Clark of the Cleveland Bay in Redcar sponsored an award for Judith McArdle the founder of Redcar East’s Young At Heart Club which helps in bringing part of the community together who could easily be isolated and forgotten about.

Coastal View & Moor News sponsored the Community Champion Award presented to David & Gilly Dunn for their contribution to local charities and how they bend over backwards to help. They are successful business people, creating many local jobs but have hearts of gold and will do anything for anybody who is raising money for charity.

Inspirational Young Person Award This year The Junction inspirational young person award went to a young woman called Hannah Kay. Hannah has given so much time to supporting other young people and The Junction, taking part in interview panels, helping to design services, being a real voice for young people. All of this is remarkable but it is also how Hannah has used her own experiences to help others. Her words and poetry are truly moving showing real talent and courage. Her support for other young people who share their stories with her has been impeccable. Hannah so very much deserves this award. (It was nice to see her lost for words too!) Steve Nicholls presenting on behalf of his brother and sister in law Chris & Anne Nicholls a donation of £500 to Lawrence McAnnelly for the Junction Foundation, Young Carers.

Chris and Anne Nicholls, who couldn’t make it to this year’s awards but who very generously sponsor our annual Young People’s Enterprise award, which was introduced two years ago. Chris and Anne also asked Steve to present a donation to Lawrence McAnelly, CEO of The Junction Foundation for the Young Carers.

Kelsey Sutcliffe who despite technical problems entertained us with her lovely version of the Amy Winehouse classic ‘Valerie’.

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 84 November 2017

Care coming - but at a cost? T

By Councillor David Walsh

he NHS is one of the most loved set of initials in the language - and after some months as a patient - I know why. But another set of initials are casting a shadow over our health service and I wrote about them here some months ago. These three letters are STP - Health Minister, Jeremy Hunt's drive to yet again re-organise the NHS - the Sustainability and Transformation Plan In this region, the big debate has been the STP’s assumption that the major trauma centre would be the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, and given that, either North Tees or Darlington Memorial will be downgraded to a “District Hospital” and, as a consequence, lose its major Accident and Emergency function. As I write that emotive issue has yet to be resolved. However, another dark cloud from the STP agenda is now looming over this part of the North East and this concerns the future shape and direction of social care, a crucial service for many of our elderly and disabled and for local people coping with mental illness or learning disability. Social care, unlike NHS care, is not automatically ‘free at the point of access' and the majority of care - be it domiciliary care in a users own house, or in a residential home setting - can be chargeable depending on the recipient's net capital. Most social care is delivered by private companies or NHS and local council arms length agencies, with local councils having the commissioning role Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, has now made it clear that he expects social care in all of the 44 NHS STP regions in England to undergo complete reorganisation with the aim of each region being run as an “accountable care organisation”(ACO) The roots of this concept lies a few thousand miles to our West. An Accountable Care


Organisation is a variant of a type of U.S. system called a “Health Maintenance Organisation” (HMO) in which all services are provided via a network of hospitals and clinics all run by the HMO company. These provide in turn access to a network of contracting care homes, or home care agencies. Crucially, unlike the UK where, at least nominally, the NHS is linked to NI and state financial underpinning, HMO’s are financed by local residents paying into prescribed private insurance schemes. In many HMO’s these insurance companies are part of the HMO itself, with company representatives sitting on regional HMO Boards, In this region, all of us in social care - local Council Adult Services Directors, Council Cabinet Members for Social Care, the Trade Unions representing care workers and care deliverers - recently got an unexpected present when the team of senior NHS executives managing the STP process presented us with a document on how they saw the setting up of a North East Accountable Care Organisation.

This was not just a set of some initial interim ideas - it was a carefully drawn up document covering the type of services, the geographical spread of an ACO and how they linked to existing NHS primary health models of delivery. Worse still, we found that although local councils were ‘invited to join the discussion’ on this structure, the document had already been delivered to NHS England as an “Expression of Interest” I won’t go into detail on this document (like the parent STP prospectus, it written in mind numbing managerial jargon) but suffice to say that if the ACO was to be set up along the documents lines, the ACO would cover the whole of the North East and Cumbria. If the ACO was to assume the role of overall commissioner and buyer of direct care services we could end up with a monolithic model stretching from Berwick to Barrow in Furness, making the concept of care being tailored to local needs and local requirements pretty near impossible to deliver. It was unclear as to what role your elected local councils would play in this structure although we were assured we would be ‘partners’, albeit in a model not of our devising. At the back of my mind is the nagging fear that the ACO’s, if they come to pass, will be simply lambs fattened up for slaughter. Every week that goes by sees new sections of the NHS and local authority care being seen as potential candidates for privatisation or externalization. In this region, much routine non-urgent patient transport is via private ambulances, whilst only a fortnight ago it was announced that ‘NHS Professionals” the in house NHS body that operated the nurse bank and the recruitment of other short term NHS front line workers in areas of staffing strain, could be sold off. If Hunt is unleashed to push his own agenda, it is eminently reasonable to expect the powerful

US HMO companies such as Kaiser Permanente and United Health to be bidding for the huge contracts to run the new bite sized ACOs if they go out to international tender (something far easier to do post Brexit) . Hunt referenced California based Kaiser Permanente as a model for the future budgetary arrangements in the NHS at the Commons health select committee in May 2016. It is clear that the direction of travel of Jeremy Hunt and Theresa May’s cabinet is towards a US-style insurance system for social care, run by private companies. The private providers’ share of the NHS market was 2.8% in 2006-7 and rose steadily to 7.6% in 2015/16. There are no comparable figures about the externalisation of local authority care or public health services in the same period, but it is likely to be similar. So the moral If you are working in social care - a home care visitor, a council social worker or a health promotion worker be very worried If you are working in NHS community or rehabilitation services as an occupational therapist, a mental health outreach worker, a physiotherapist or a community nurse, be very concerned. And if you or a member of your family is receiving social care, whether at home and getting domiciliary care, in a residential home, or in a group home setting, take care to see who may in future be commissioning that service and how the quality of that care is maintained by that commissioner, And if you think I am scaremongering, just listen to someone far cleverer than I, and is also a long term user of NHS care services, says: “The question is whether democracy can prevail and the public can make its demands for proper funding and public provision undeniable by any government.” That came from Professor Stephen Hawking. Councillor Walsh is the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

Patients support hospital trust as it planned for a perfect week!

o one wants to be delayed when it’s time to leave hospital, but often patients end up spending longer than necessary on a ward because of circumstances beyond the nursing staff’s control. Whether it’s waiting for medication, transport or care home beds there are so many factors that can inevitably lead to delays. But recently staff at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are gearing up for what they hope will be the perfect week in an ambitious drive to eliminate delays. The trust, which runs The James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Hospital as well as a range of community services, recently launched its No Delays in 7 Days initiative. The week-long campaign, which has already proven successful in other NHS trusts, aims to empower staff to try out new ways of working in a move that is hoped will have a positive impact on patient care. Departments have pledged to trial new ideas throughout the week such as: • Having an extra consultant on wards rounds to get them

completed earlier • Ensuring patients who are well enough do not spend all day in their pyjamas to encourage them to keep mobile which will, in turn, speed up their recovery • Having volunteers on wards to help minimise risk of falls • Preparing drugs to take home the day before a patient is due to be discharged • Increasing discharge lounge facilities at community hospitals No Delays in 7 Days ran from 11 to 17 October and the whole health system has been asked to contribute including social care, mental health services and ambulance transport. Additional support will be available to wards including corporate staff acting as liaison officers to collect data to help identify potential delays. Senior decision makers will also be instantly accessible with more senior staff on wards and a command and control centre to escalate any issues to so they can be quickly resolved. Project Lead Berenice Groves said: “Our staff work extremely hard to minimise delays and often have great ideas about how to

reduce delays and improve patient experience. “There is daily evidence that our patients have to remain longer in hospital because they are waiting for things to happen, some of which we appreciate is out of the ward staff’s control. “This week is about empowering these staff to challenge current processes, test new ideas and ways

of working and make a difference to our patients.” It is hoped the week will provide the evidence clinical staff need in order to support them in removing some delays in the long term. Berenice added: “We are urging all staff to help us ease pressures during the week by avoiding nonessential meetings, emails and medical admin time.

“But patients and visitors can also help us by letting departments know if they cannot make an appointment, picking up relatives as soon as they are ready for discharge and using the hand gel provided when entering and leaving our wards.” Follow the action throughout the week on Twitter – just search #NoDelaysIn7Days


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or his 35 years of service in the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA), Mr. Wharton of Skelton Castle recently received their Long Service Award. On 12th September 2017, to commemorate this achievement, Chairman & Community Support Officer of the Boosbeck & District Royal British Legion, Dave Miller, handed Mr. Wharton the Green Howards Poppy Badge also thanking him for his commitment and active involvement in the British Legion.

Loftus Neighbourhood Action Partnership


The NAP met on 28th September at Liverton Village Hall.

hair welcomed everyone to the meeting and gave a short update including new shops opening up in Loftus, and work taking place on the old bus station. There is to be another multi agency meeting in relation to needle use. The Klondike bike race is planned for the end of April 2018. Chair gave apologies and left the meeting. Vice Chair took over the meeting. FUNDING UPDATE There have been two direct requests from Councillors since the last meeting. POLICE Very few ASB reports are being received. Issues around the Youth Club have been resolved. Reports are currently around the job centre and access to wifi before being switched off. There was a discussion on child behaviour and the police reported that referrals are put to the appropriate departments then services come in to support families. Issues with vehicles were discussed. QUESTIONS AND UPDATES • Alec Johnson, Community Liaison Officer asked for the need for home fire safety visits to be highlighted. Contact 01429 874063 to book a visit. • Flashing speed signs were queried for Liverton. • There is an issue of parking on North Road yellow lines. Residents were advised to report issues to the council for double yellow lines and the Police for pavement or junction obstruction. Please report location, time, vehicle make and registration. • Easington verge had been arranged to be cut and raked. • There was a discussion on the possible ownership of Liverton penfold. • Fly tipping reported at various locations. • Request for dog bin at Water Lane by the bridge. • Scarecrow festival – money raised in a village goes back to that village to support community activity. • Cider festival taking place at Liverton Village Hall on Saturday 21st October for National apple day. • Tees Valley Wildlife Trust is holding a reminiscence event on 6th October 12-4pm at Liverton Village Hall. • Art and craft show at Loftus on Thursday 26th October. Up to 6 exhibits per person welcome. • Problems of drainage/sewerage reported at Easington. • There was a query over the cost of the Festival of Thrift and concern raised over the number of local businesses used. Car parking was a problem. Next meeting: Thursday 23rd November 2017, 10am at Old Coop Building, Loftus Cllr. Mary Lanigan (Chair): Cllr. Wayne Davies: Cllr. Eric Jackson:


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Hollie Bush Writes


The tale of a true war survivor Arthur’s story

try with every October Coastal View to make comment on local people or local communities touched by the impact of war, and who we think of on November 11th and on the nearest Sunday to that date. This time, I feature one man, someone who lived through the three greatest battles of World War One and who came through unscathed. A man, who, when war came again in 1939, found himself in the brunt of the battle at sea as a merchant mariner - and where his luck finally run out at the age of 50. Arthur Felgate’s story is told by his Great Granddaughter, Julie Felgate of Skelton and you can read it below, with some supporting comments afterwards from me. Julie introduced her story by saying; “I have been doing family history research for quite a few years and have done a bit of work on my great grandfather Arthur Felgate. He survived the Western Front but was killed in WW2. What amazed me was finding a photograph of him out of just a handful of photos. I was thinking that there aren't many stories about people who survived WW1. I have also been to visit the Green Howards Museum and they are doing an exhibition next year about the soldiers who came back and how they got on with their lives. I was hoping that they may include Arthur!” Julie’s story When I first embarked on my family history journey, I knew very little about the Felgate family that had given me my name. I was shocked to discover that my great grandfather, Arthur Felgate had served in the First World War with the Yorkshire Regiment during the Battle of the Somme and at the Battle of Passchendaele and had survived the war but who was then sadly killed during the second world war. I couldn't believe that no-one in my family had ever talked about this. I was astonished though, that having found out the battalion that he had served with, I spotted him on a rare platoon photograph on the Yorkshire Regiment World War One Remembrance web pages. I had never seen any photographs of Arthur prior to starting my research but I first found a photograph of him attached to his merchant navy record. Finding out that he had served with the 8th battalion, I found the remembrance pages and began studying the handful of pictures of the battalion. One photograph was of an unidentified platoon taken in Folkestone in 1915 just before they left for France and there, after scanning the faces I saw my great grandfather Arthur Felgate on the back row of the photograph. I contacted the photographs owner, John Sheen, a renowned writer of historical world war one books and after comparing the two photographs, he was happy to have Arthur identified as such. Arthur was born in 1893 in Derby Street, Stockton. His father Thomas had moved to the area from Suffolk where he met and married Sarah Blagdon. Arthur was the youngest of six siblings. Having been a ship's cook in the merchant navy, he joined the war on 3rd September 1914, signing up in Middlesbrough. After a period of training in Surrey, the battalion left for France arriving on 26th August 1915. There the battalion fought in the Battle of Loos, the Somme and Passchendaele before ending the war in Italy. From the 65,000 Yorkshire Regiment fighting in the war, 7,500 were killed with 24,000 being wounded and there were few homes in the Teesside and North Yorkshire area that weren't touched by the tragedy of the war but not many stories of those who returned from the war seem to be told. Arthur married Florence Thompson in 1918 in Middlesbrough and they went onto have four sons, one of

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whom was later killed in action during World War Two. Arthur resumed his previous job in the merchant navy working on a number of ships owned by the Dalgliesh Steam Ship Company, working his way up to Chief Steward. The last ship that he worked on was the SS Fort La Montee.. The ship being used to carry ammunition to support the allied forces. While preparing to sail from Algiers to the invasion beaches in 1943, a fire broke out on board. Fearing that the fire would spread to the other ships in the harbour, the ship was towed out into the open sea. Efforts by the crew to put out the fire were futile and the ship exploded, killing all those left on board including Arthur. Arthur had been 21 when he first signed up in Middlesbrough, sailing for France when he was 22. It is hard to imagine what he faced in his three ● Green Howards en route to France. Arthur Felgate 4th from right, back row years on the Western Front and what the effect must have been on him. How had it impacted on him? Had he managed to get on with his life? Then what must have Arthur’s last signing on ship was built Fort Stikine, exploded in the same part seemed like only a few years later, war broke out again and in the yards of the North Vancouver Ship of the ship, and during identical loading he wasn't coming home this time. I wonder whether war Repairs Ltd. North Vancouver for the operations. was all he ever really knew. British Government.. She was completed Nonetheless Arthur did receive a Florence died when I was two and I wonder whether I in October, 1942 and quickly pressed into memorial for his sacrifice - on a plaque on ever met her? service. She was assigned to be crewed Tower Hill, in the City of London under the Julie Felgate and operated by J. & C. Harrison Ltd. shadow of Tower Bridge, and where both Arthur Felgate was, had he known, a statistical miracle. of London on behalf of the Ministry of the Merchant Navy and the Merchant Navy He was a serving soldier who had been through the three War Transport. She was designated as an Association honour their own. worst Great War battles endured by the men of the British ammunition transport and dispatched into Hollie Bush Army - Loos, The Somme and Passchendaele - and he came the Mediterranean. The allies had carried out vertical rather than horizontal. I don’t know what the out a successful Invasion of Sicily and Hollie Bush can be contacted odds are on that, but they must have been long indeed. needed constant resupplying. directly if readers want to comment The one battle of this trio that might be mysterious to Julie’s history showed what happened and on articles, or to suggest topics readers was the first, Loos. This has been called “the the tragic result. (the odder, the better) that help to forgotten battle” In the lamentable roll call of first World A simple accident, inevitable under defi ne the East Cleveland we all live War battlefields, the name of the old French mining town wartime conditions? Probably. But we of Loos does not chill the blood as do the others. Yet, in its in. Email: have to note that an identical ship, the SS time, it was uniquely terrible. This was to be the “biggest battle in the history of the world”, according to Gen Richard Haking. Importantly, up to that time it was the biggest single battle to that date in British history and showed to everyone who experienced it, what future battles would be like. The first day of the Battle of Loos was the bloodiest day of the war for the British army aside from the first day of the Battle of the Somme. 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Ambitious new plan for Redcar and Cleveland

edcar & Cleveland Borough Council have agreed an ambitious new plan for the borough. ‘Our Flourishing Future’ sets out the priority areas that the council will concentrate on over the next three years. Leader of the Council Cllr Sue Jeffrey said: “This plan is about setting out a vision for the future to benefit all our residents. It is absolutely right that we should have something to aim for and raise our sights. This plan is about being bold and ambitious and I am really proud of it. “We have a lot to offer as a borough and it is essential that we continue to put in place the building blocks of good health, excellent education and quality jobs to ensure that we can make the most of what we have. This plan is clearly focused on people. It’s not about us, it’s about our communities.” The document sets out nine priority themes that have been agreed as the areas the council will concentrate on for the coming three years. These are: • Stronger and confident communities • Prosperity for all

• A bright future for our children • Longer and healthier lives • Attractive and vibrant places • Good connections • A clean and safe environment • Enriching lives through culture and sport •Improving the way we work The plan also list four values that the council aims to keep at the heart of everything that it does. These are: • Keeping communities at our heart • Bold and ambitious • Caring and respectful • Delivering our best Councillor Jeffrey continued: “The council is central to support provided to communities, central to bringing investment into the borough guaranteeing our people have jobs and central to ensuring everyone knows what a great place this can be to live, work and visit. With this document we can actually tell our citizens what we want to come. It is crucial that all our staff and elected members live the values we have set ourselves and deliver the best we can.”

Revitalize Redcar and Cleveland


By Karen King (Cllr)

n March 2015 I was invited to attend a new business networking group called Revitalize Redcar set up by local small business owners Paul Kitchener of Peak Image Photographer and Ja Reed of Enter IT. I was also thrown in at the deep end and with just an hour's notice had to throw something together about my own business as a Humanist Celebrant when the planned speaker pulled out at the last minute. Initially set up to provide networking opportunities for small businesses in Redcar it was a great forum where people could introduce what they do and look for connections in the hope of keeping business local. Eventually my constant nagging to the organisers that it should be open to all local businesses saw a name change to Revitalize Redcar and Cleveland and when family commitments meant Paul and Ja could no longer attend as regularly I came on board to help out, eventually taking over in the Autumn of last year helped along by Amy Crust of Geoff Crust Furniture and Nick Murray from Redcar and Cleveland Mind. The events are quite an informal affair, we have one or two guest speakers every month. These range from community groups and charities to small business and large corporations. There is also an opportunity for everyone who attends to tell us a little about what they do and any events or promotions they have coming up. Many connections have been made which have been useful to all parties and the recent addition of free

bacon butties courtesy of Cafe Zim to add to the coffee and biscuits and use of a central venue by Redcar and Cleveland Council make it an ideal event for anyone who want to see our area thrive. The regular members have a great deal of knowledge to share on funding opportunities, grants and where to go if you need any help and advice. Often council officers attend and can give advice to anyone thinking of starting a business if you don’t know where to begin. Although located in central Redcar we would love to see new members from across the whole Borough, and everyone will be made to feel very welcome. We meet at 7:30 am on the second floor of the Community Heart, there is free parking n the underground car park if you log your registration number when you sign in and this is and will always be a free event for anyone who wants to attend. In December we try, rather than hold the normal early morning meeting, to have a social night. This year as a thank you to Cafe Zim for providing sandwiches at every meeting we will be holding a Tapas Night at their restaurant in the Beacon on the 30th December at 7pm with all you can eat for £10. This event is open to anyone who would like to attend and a raffle will take place to raise money for the Mayor’s charities – The Junction Foundation and Still Parents – Teesside. For tickets and any other information please visit Revitalize Redcar and Cleveland’s facebook page and we look forward to seeing our regulars and any new businesses at our next meeting on 1st November.

Dogs in Distress Maisie is an energetic, playful and affectionate, year old Staffy cross, who would be best suited to an active home. She is neutered, vaccinated and micro chipped. She is quick to learn but would benefit from more training. If you think you can offer Maisie the home she deserves or for more information contact Carol on 07952 181396 or email

George McGee Fund Raising

●● L to R. Mr M Mecci Consultant in Spinal Cord Injuries, Jane Atha Social Worker, Cyndi Dixon Discharge Sister, George McGee, Glynis Peat Spinal Services Lead Acting C.D, Emma Drummond Clinical Psychologist, Dr. W. Aung Consultant in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation


By John Watson

uisborough`s George McGee suffered a spinal injury following a fall just over year ago and was treated at James Cook Hospital at Middlesbrough. George, a great driving force in the youth side of motorcycle trials in the East Yorks Centre and still as enthusiastic about the sport as ever, receives great support from close family and is now back to organise youth events for Guisborough DMC. George says: “The team who looked after me

and helped me back on my feet were fantastic. If not for them, I would not be walking about now.” But the team (pictured) also pay tribute to the effort, hard work and fighting spirit George showed, which also helped tremendously in his rehabilitation. Over this last season of trials, with generous donations from Guisborough DMC to start the ball rolling, George organised a raffle to raise money for the Spinal Injuries Unit at James Cook, a way of thanking the team for their time, patience and expertise on getting him back on his feet. The amount raised was £1.150.


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Fight to protect police numbers


olice jobs will not be lost in Cleveland due to the Government’s unfunded pay award for officers, thanks to the efforts of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). Cleveland PCC Barry Coppinger has criticised the Government for effectively cutting the police budget


to fund a one off bonus for officers and has vowed to help Cleveland Police meet its new commitments without the need for job cuts. Mr Coppinger believes police officers and staff should have been awarded a centrally funded pay rise that better reflected the job they do and has written to

Prime Minister Theresa May urging her to reconsider what is in effect a cut to police budgets. Mr Coppinger said: “It appears the Government is not providing the funding for this one-off bonus, which in Cleveland is likely to mean a half million pound cut to our available budget over the next

PCC makes commitment to restorative justice inCleveland

leveland Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, has welcomed a report highlighting the high proportion of funding allocated to restorative justice in Cleveland. The Valuing Victims report by Why Me? assesses how much PCCs invest in restorative justice service delivery from 2013 to the present day. The investigation found there was only one other PCC in the country who spent a larger proportion of the victims fund on restorative justice than Cleveland (19.38%). Restorative Justice gives victims the chance to meet or communicate with their offenders to explain the real impact of the crime. It empowers victims by giving them a voice and holds offenders to account for what they have done, helping them to take responsibility and make amends. PCC Barry Coppinger said: “Expanding and developing restorative justice across Cleveland has been an on-going commitment since I was first elected in 2012. My office now has a specialist restorative justice team, who are responsible for the facilitation and monitoring of cases across Cleveland. “They have reported many success stories and I’m confident restorative justice is a useful tool

to help victims move forward with their lives and to allow offenders to better understand the impact their crimes have on their communities. “I’m pleased to see the percentage of victim funding we’re spending on restorative justice recognised in this national report. As part of my pledge, I will shortly be commissioning a service to deliver restorative justice across the entire force area, helping to ensure all victims of crime in Cleveland can be part of the process.” Chief Superintendent Alastair Simpson said: “Restorative justice approaches are a key part of the force’s commitment to prevention and problem solving. “These approaches can be much more impactive on preventing further offending than traditional sanctions such as police cautions or prosecution for minor offences, as they require the offender to face up to the real consequences of their actions. “Cleveland Police work closely with victims of offences in determining whether restorative justice is appropriate and this has been shown to be a positive experience for victims of crime. We are pleased that the OPCC is continuing its commitment to restorative justice and look forward to developing this in the future.”


year. Instead of robbing Peter to pay Paul, the Government should recognise the incredible job that police officers and police staff do and fund a realistic pay rise." Mindful of the impact of the unfunded pay award, the PCC has agreed with Chief Constable Iain Spittal that this unfunded payment will not result in job losses. It has been agreed that either savings within the budgets under the control of the PCC and/ or the use of the PCC’s reserves

will be used to meet the cost. Cleveland Chief Constable Iain Spittal said: “When the PCC and I met with the Policing and Fire Minister earlier in the year, we both stressed the point that police officers and staff have experienced real term reductions in their salaries over the past seven years and that we wanted to be able to pay them more for the very important role that they undertake. “Police officers do a very difficult role and provide a huge contribution

within local communities. However, we also made sure that we stressed that any increase beyond the budgeted one per cent needed to come with additional money. Although we both welcome any move to properly reflect the work of officers and staff through fair pay, we were both equally disappointed when no additional money was made available. I would like to thank the PCC for working to ensure that the money to fund the increase is found without the need for job losses.”

Chief Constable to retire from policing after 31 years of service

fter serving the communities of North Yorkshire and Cleveland for more than 30 years, Cleveland Police Chief Constable Iain Spittal is retiring. Having started his life as a constable with North Yorkshire Police in 1986, Iain will retire as Chief Constable of Cleveland Police at the end of 2017 having progressed the Force significantly over recent years and paving the way for his successor. “When I joined Cleveland Police I came with a clear vision focused on improving the ability of the Force to deliver policing, protect our communities from harm and strengthen those same communities,” said Iain. “Throughout my time here I have been determined in my commitment to move the Force forward through what have been some particularly challenging times. “Her Majesty’s Inspectorate has highlighted enormous improvements in the Force, particularly over the last two years. We have gone from ‘requires improvement’ to being

a Force performing as ‘good’ and continuing to improve on a journey towards ‘outstanding’. “Having built these strong foundations for the future I am firmly of the view that the time is right for another individual, an individual who will be able to remain with the organisation through delivery, to take the Force forward on this journey. “It is on this basis, knowing that I am not able to commit to being Chief Constable on this journey for the number of years it will require to achieve ‘outstanding’ that I have decided that it is right that I step down and retire as Chief Constable at the end of the year. “I am immensely proud and humbled on a daily basis as a result of the determination, commitment and professionalism of those women and men who are Cleveland Police. It is they who have enabled such positive steps forward over recent years and it is they who should be proud of what they achieve every day. “Whilst I am sad to retire, I leave secure in the knowledge that now is the right time and the legacy I leave hopefully creates the best possible platform for further improvements over the years to come.” Iain was appointed in July 2016 by Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Barry Coppinger, who has paid tribute to the Chief Constable for his work and for setting the foundations for future success. The PCC said: “Iain Spittal arrived at Cleveland Police at a time when the organisation faced enormous challenges both financially and professionally. He has tackled these challenges with integrity, dedication and calm professionalism. “The progress made has

been recognised by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate, with our grading now ‘good’ and improving. To achieve that at a time when more than 400 police posts have been lost and £32m cut from the budget is testament to the leadership Iain has shown. “Key to this progress has been the work Iain has overseen in the reform of professional standards within the force and the introduction of the Everyone Matters programme. “Becoming a national leading force for standards and ethics is a key commitment in my Police and Crime Plan. Everyone Matters is the organisational development programme under which the Force embeds equality, diversity and human rights in serving its communities and supporting its people. “Both of these transformation programmes are now firmly embedded within Cleveland Police and they will continue under Iain’s successor to ensure officers and staff are treated with respect and helped to deliver the best possible service to the diverse communities we serve. “It is safe to say that Iain leaves Cleveland Police in far better shape than it was when he joined. He is widely respected both regionally and nationally within police circles and also by local authorities and many other partner organisations. “Iain has served with great distinction as both Deputy Chief Constable and Chief Constable here in Cleveland. In all he has given over 31 years of dedicated service to the communities of North Yorkshire and Cleveland. “In the coming weeks I will launch the recruitment for the next exceptional Chief Constable for Cleveland. In the meantime I wish Iain Spittal all the best in his retirement.” Arrangements will now be put in place, led by the PCC, to recruit Iain’s successor. Commenting on the announcement, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary Mike Cunningham said: “Cleveland Police has come a long way in the last two years under the leadership of Chief Constable Iain Spittal. I have seen the consistent progress made by the force in course of HMICFRS’ inspections, for which Iain should be justly proud. “I would like to congratulate Iain on all that he has achieved and wish him all the best for the future.”


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Rural Crime Update Hello and welcome to Octobers Rural Policing page.


Star Wards

’d like to start this month’s page by congratulating Sgt Fay Cole and her team from East Cleveland for winning the forces Star Ward for the Team Impact of the year due to their work in relation to rural crime. This award recognises the forces appreciation for the commitment they show to policing the rural communities where you all live, and is on top of their general policing duties. The award was presented to them by the Chief Constable, and a citation was read out by AAC Adrian Roberts highlighting the work they do, such as joint work with North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Task Force, positive arrests around rural crime, vehicles seizes, preventative



t’s been another busy month as usual, with a focus on attending various events, including the Festival of Thrift held at Kirkleatham Hall. This was a huge success, with one of the organiser’s Alex Nicholson kindly inviting us to have a stall, and I believe between 30,000 and 40,000 people attended with a good majority of them having a chat with us around general


work and Operation Checkpoint to name a few of the things they have done and are doing. Sgt Fay Cole also got a special mention for her commitment to tackling rural crime, and her continued support in the rural forum along with her partnership work on Eston Hills. North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Task Force officer PC Arfan Rahouf who we work closely with attended on behalf of NYP to continue the close work we all do with our crossborder partners, and I can assure you that this will continue. Sgt Cole asked that I thank everyone on her behalf, and that she hopes that this shows the hard work and commitment her team put in to policing all your communities, and that it reasures everyone that they are in your areas tackling crime and that they truly care about you all and the issues you face


’ve also been working with Janice McColm from Tees Valley Rural Community Council promoting the rural proactive work we are doing together in various village halls throughout Cleveland and offering crime prevention advice and generally getting to know people, and we will be doing a lot more together in the future so look out for any future events.

Tees Rural Crime Forum

A I’d personnaly like to add that due to working with this team closely on all the above I have witnessed the extra mile they go, often changing their shifts and coing out on days off to carryout rural operations, and stopping back till the early hours of the morning having arrested people and wanting to finish the job. Well done to you all, and I’m looking forward to doing more in future.

crime prevention as well as rural issues, and I’d like to thank all the organisers and visitors for there support Ryan Davey (Crime Prevention Officer) and I spent the two days there, with help from our Cyber Team colleagues, and can honestly say we never stopped from its opening till closing, but was a very enjoyable experience and one of our best events for engagement we as a crime prevention team have ever attended and are hoping to be invited back again next yearfor a bigger and better stall.

s 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. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances the forum was due to be held on the 16th October had to be postponed, but a new date has been arranged which is the 6th November at the below address. These forums 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, along with a input on how the unit is ran on a daily basis. The details of the next forum are below and will also put be advertised closer the date on Cleveland Connected Monday 6th November 2017 10 till 12 Boosbeck community centre, Oldham Road, Boosbeck, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS12 3AL

Larchfield Community

have also been along to the Larchfield Community near to Hemlington which offers adults with learning difficulties a chance to use their skills and develop whether on the farm or in the café kitchens. I spent the afternoon marking their equipment with the Dotpeen property marking machine. Our PCC Barry Coppinger came along to lend his support and I have to say it was a great day for everyone. We have done a ‘Pop Up’ shop in the past in the café, and would recommend to anyone wanting some homemade cake, pie or home grown fresh produce to get themselves along and meet these wonderful people who run and work there.


DOTPEEN Property Marking


e are still continuing to roll out the Dotpeen Property marking device at various events throughout your area This is a free service provided by Cleveland Police where you can bring your Bikes, Mobile Phones (NOT IPhones), Laptops, Fishing Rods, Golf



Clubs and anything else that is not fragile to be marked with your postcode and house number. If you would like an event in your area and can get a group of people along who want their property marking, then I’ll gladly contact your local policing teams to help out.

Rural Crime Regional Meeting

gt Fay Cole and I also attended a regional meeting with other rural officers in Thirsk at the end of September, with officers from North Yorkshire, Durham, Cumbria, Northumbria and Humberside present in addition to the Environment Agency to update each other on what we have all been up to and talk about new ideas, projects that may benefit each other, and exchange intelligence, as the criminals don’t stop at eh borders and neither do we.

These meetings are proving very beneficial and several interesting opportunities will hopefully come from them as well as a lot of names being exchanged and acted upon. That’s it for this month, and as usual if you need to contact me for any reason then I can be reached at the email address: Kind Regards Paul Payne – Rural Crime Reduction Officer.

Burglaris Disembowelis

ecurity of your home starts at the perimeter, and a prickly hedge can be your first line of defence. Most burglars are lazy and will take the easiest path to burgle a property, therefore, if you can put obstacles in the way, you can put them off completely. We use the term ‘Defensive Planting’ to describe the way you can use certain prickly plants, bushes and shrubs to deter burglars. Think about using defensive planting around vulnerable areas such as windows, fences, boundary walls and drainpipes. This green leafed security measure, which can add colour and texture to any garden, can also provide shelter and food to a variety of wildlife. Defensive planting isn’t meant to replace, but to complement other security measures, such as lighting, locks and alarms. There are many varieties to consider, I’ve listed just a few of these below. Pyracantha – which looks attractive, berries come in a range of colours and it can be trained along walls and fences. Berberis – which come in a number of varieties, generally easy to cultivate, tough, and many of the species produce good autumn colour. Holly – Slow growing, it has the ability to adapt to a wide variety of different conditions. Rose bushes – This traditional shrub brings beauty to any garden, they will generally thrive in the sun or in partial shade. Whilst these plants will take some time to grow, the end result will pay dividends in the long run. They should deter even the most determined burglar! If you have any contenders for our prickly plant gallery please get in touch You can plant these now! Ask for further advice at your local garden centres. I like to use the term Burglaris Disembowelis plants, which is my Latin name for this prickly range of shrubs Gerry McBride Crime Prevention Officer Cleveland Police


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Making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families CREATE Be the Best Version of you!


The Junction, building on young people’s Talents and Unlocking potential

e believe at The Junction in the potential of all young people, no matter what their background, situation or circumstances. There are potentially exciting times for our area and our communities and we are determined to play a part in ensuring the young people from our community are a big part of the future. The Junction has been successful in gaining funding from the Department of Cultures, Media and Science and the Big Lottery Fund for a new service here across Redcar and Cleveland. The Youth Investment Fund - made up of government and National Lottery players money from the from the Big Lottery Fund - will be shared by 86 youth organisations in “we are determined to play a East London, Liverpool City Region, West Midlands, Tees Valley and Sunderland, Bristol part in ensuring The young & Somerset and Eastern Counties over the next three years. people from our community Minister for Civil Society Tracey Crouch, are a big part of the future” said: “This investment from the government and National Lottery players will have a transformational effect on the lives of some of our most disadvantaged young people. It will help thousands who might otherwise have gone under the radar flourish. Local voluntary and community youth organisations already do so much fantastic work and this £40 million will enrich the lives of many more young people throughout England.” Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive, Big Lottery Fund said: “The Youth Investment Fund is a welcome boost for the many great community organisations that work with young people locally. Money raised by National Lottery players creates opportunities for young people to build on their talents and strengths and the Youth Investment Fund is an important part of the jigsaw for the youth sector.” The funding from DCMA and the Big Lottery Fund will support The Junction to: • Deliver and expand and create new high quality youth services which will lead to positive outcomes for young people. • Support The Junction to become increasingly sustainable and to further develop and deliver services for children, young people and families The Junction CREATE Youth Services designed and shaped by young people themselves will provide a programme of accessible, open access, community based youth services for young people here in Redcar and Cleveland. The Service will be focused on those young people in our community who may feel they are isolated, sometimes lacking in confidence and potentially facing barriers to particpation in activities and opportunities. The CREATE Youth Service will be: • Delivered over 13 weeks for groups of 12 to15 young people. . • Accessible at time and venues–early evening, weekends, school holidays. CREATE, Saturday Club and Social media platform. • Focused on building on the strengths talents and experiences of young people, Increasing young people’s confidence, reducing isolation and loneliness and being positive about the future.

• Co-produced with young people at the heart-design, delivery and development CREATEing employment opportunities for young people –The service has young people at its heart and is part of the service committment we will seek to give employment opportunties to local people as Peer Mentors, coupled with a programme of training. These new jobs will be advertised shortly. The Service has started already, with the first staff members in a place, an excellent young person lead steering group, working in partnership with several local schools and currently running several groups per week, working with over 60 young people already.

CREATE-Delivered over 13 weeks for a small groups of 12-15 young people. Week 1-2

Basecamp-bringing young people together, build relationships in safe spaces. Basecamp will be the place we return to at various points to re-group, explore, evaluate, reflect and learn.

Week 3-4

Team building, challenge, increasing confidence.Residential, team working, developing leadership skills, identifying talents, strengths, skills and abilities.

Week 5-6

Wellbeing and good health-building resilience and rising above life’s challenges-Youth Mental Health First Aid and Friends Emotional Well being programme, Guest workers from Public health, specialist agenciesSubstances, parenting, healthy lifestyles.

Building on skills and talents Weeks 7 to New Experience-boost confidence, build on talents 12 fun, engaging and challenging Physical challenge, get invovled in activties out of the comfort zone Create Challenge-creative activties-drama, dance, music, art, media etc. Enterprise Challenge-Enterprising solutions-the Tenner Challenge.-developing a range of skills to build confidence and prepare for the future. Give Back Challenge-Community and social action Week 13

Celebration- Reflect identify and share success.KEEP, BIN, CHANGE


Next steps-Peer Mentors/Young Leaders progression into NCS Social Action projects, volunteering, education, training and/or employment.-Ongoing support and maintenance.

Saturday Delivering engaging activties, a safe place, to meet, Club-weekly engage in activties, build and maintain friendships, access information and support. Providing opportunities for volunteering, utilising peer mentoring skills, and making best use of our community assets If you or someone you know who are aged between 13 and 18 and are interested in finding out more about CREATE then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with The Junction. Email us on or find The Junction Foundation on facebook and send us a message. Look forward to hearing from you.


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Wayfarer’s Travels

Meknes – Morocco


eknes is an enchanting old city in northern central Morocco; founded in the 11th century, it`s noted for its beautiful entrance gates – particularly the main one. We stayed there for a week and never ran out of fascinating things to see. Go through the lovely Bab Mansour gate into the Real el Mansour rug area where you can rely on some genuine fantastic hand-made rug bargains. Then there`s the vast medina where you can buy almost anything, but carefully to remember your route in as it`s easy to get lost here. Next there`s El Hedim square, a great place to go at night. The square is busy and noisy with lots going on from bands to magicians to snake charmers . If you`re in the vicinity, the old stables and granary might be

of interest. The covered granary is huge with many domed rooms; some with wells in the centre. Grain was stored here to provide food in times of famine, war or sieges. Outside are the ruins of the stables, which are also huge and cavernous and are said to have held 12,000 horses!! Many guide books state that the Mausoleum of Mouley Ismail is not to be missed. The mosaics are superb but at the time of writing there`s extensive renovation taking place so you won't see it in all its glory. Once you`ve fully explored Meknes itself there`s lots of nearby places to visit. The old Roman and Berber city of Volubilis is less than half an hour`s drive to the north of Meknes. It`s well preserved and covers 100 acres, surrounded

● El Hedim square with about two miles of city walls. Also worth a visit is Ifrane, situated up in the Atlas mountains and about 40 miles south east of Meknes. At 5,500 ft altitude the town escapes the scorching summer heat of Morocco and so it`s where the wealthy choose to live. There`s some magnificent houses but the residents have one big

problem – storks! Despite many ingenious devices to deter them, nearly all chimneys have a huge stork`s nest on them. Last but not least is Fez. A visit to this amazing city is a must. Make sure you visit the tannery with its vast area of dye baths. Here you`ll see men trampling the leathers into the dye. Not surprisingly they have coloured legs – some blue,

some red, some yellow and some green. The donkeys that carry the dyed hides away are also coloured but this time in multi coloured stripes where the excess dye has dribbled down their sides.

And of course, as the name Fez implies, you`ll see most of the locals wearing “Tommy Cooper “ hats! I wonder if this is where he got the idea from. Wayfarer

For any further information on this or any other destination, e-mail :- In our next issue, Wayfarer returns to New York.



By John Fuller

he next monthly meeting of SARA will be held on Wednesday 2nd November, at 7.30pm in the TocH premises, Albion Terrace, Saltburn. New members are very welcome. As SARA is no longer in Saltburn we are changing our name slightly. We will now be known as SARA Saving and Rehoming Animal, The Ann Prosser Foundation. Saturday 18th November


– Members of SARA will be holding a street collection in Guisborough. If you can help please ring the centre on 01642 488108. Members of SARA would like to thank everyone who attended their recent Autumn Sale at Foxrush Farm, Redcar. The day was a fantastic success with fine weather. We are looking for new VOLUNTEERS and/ or new MEMBERS, If you would like to volunteer or become a member please ring 01642

Alfie is a 10 year old terrier cross who came into our care after his owner had to move and couldn’t take him. This poor old dog is partially blind therefore he is looking for a nice quiet home with no other dog or young children. He is a lovely dog who is very affectionate.

488108 or turn up to our monthly meeting at the TOCH premises on the above date. 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. We are currently collecting wish tokens from the Evening Gazette could you please save them for us and either drop them off at the farm or our shop, thank you.


Steven came into us after his owner became homeless and left him behind. He is a seven year old male tabby who can be a bit shy to start with but once he know that you're not going to hurt him he becomes very friendly and playful. He is looking for a home with children over 10 years old and he could possibly live with a female cat.

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

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Business start-ups must now provide staff pensions, warns local tax specialist N

ew businesses which launch from 1st October must include staff pension schemes in their start-up costs, even if they are only employing one person, a local tax specialist has warned. Mike Turnbull who runs TaxAssist Accountants in Stockton, Darlington, Redcar and Yarm said: “From this October, any business start-up which employs one or more people, must auto-enrol them on a company pension scheme and contribute to their pension pot. “There is no breathing space for new businesses under the new pension rules, despite the host of other cost considerations they face as they launch their new enterprise. They must set up a company pension scheme and contribute a minimum of 1% of each qualifying employee’s salary, matched by the employee’s 1%. Those percentages will increase year on year until they reach 3% employer contribution and 5% employee in 2019. “Between now and February next year, there are also some 700,000 small businesses across the UK who are reaching their staging date for workplace pension schemes and we’re advising many local business owners, who have now received notices from the Pensions Regulator.

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 84 November 2017

Saltburn `champion' dies at 95

... your well-being in our hands Interesting Results

I By Mike Morrissey


en Lightfoot, a well-known figure round Saltburn town centre, has died aged 95 at Northamption where he moved to a year ago for family reasons. Ken was a retired Grangetown newsagent who made Saltburn his "adopted" home. He was a keen member of the district's Retired Men's Forum. At one point in the 1990s he was chairman, secretary and speaker-finder plus, probably, treasurer. But members rallied to help and he only had to chair meetings - in his late 70s at the time. He was also a leading member of the Evangelical Church. Leven Street, and many church members were among the 80 people present at his 90th birthday party held at Brockley Hall, now an hotel but then a Christian holiday centre. He thoroughly enjoyed the day surrounded by grandchildren,

relatives and friends. Ken was always smiling. In later years he got around with the help of a walker from his terraced house in Diamond Street. During the 1939-45 war he was a member of Air-Sea Rescue and was proud of its work in picking up airmen who had been shot down in the sea. He enjoyed visiting RAF Leeming in 2012 when the retired men held an outing there. He swapped stories with airmen and was sporting enough to agree to be photographed wearing his RAF beret (see photo). A few years later he was nominated as a "community champion" for the annual Evening Gazette event and was formally presented with a citation at a dinner in Middlesbrough. His working life was filled by his work as a newsagent in Grangetown where he had to get up at dawn to handle the morning newspaper deliveries. He took an active part in the newsagents' federation.

The Reader Meltdown By Ben Elton


his is the intriguing story of city trader Jimmy Corby, his incredible rise in fortune and his subsequent demise; fortunate to meet his wife-to-be, Monica, he had everything the heart could desire. They and their wealthy circle of friends lived a fantastic life, bringing up their lovely children in beautiful homes with armies of domestic servants and every possible luxury that money could buy. Little did he know how fate could be so fickle and what lay around the corner. This novel is quite topical and is based on the typical life style of city high fliers. It`s a real eye opener and could well be a warning of things to come in the current financial climate Ben Elton is a great writer and once started, it`s difficult to put this book down. The Reader


have had a couple of interesting comments from clients in the last few weeks, following Bowen treatments; it frequently amazes me the reactions people can have to treatments, often not expected, and nothing to do with what they came for! I have a client who has been coming to see me every month for several years; she has a chronic condition that isn’t going to go away, but regular Bowen keeps her generally pain-free and she is able to take the very minimum of medication. If she has a flare-up, it doesn’t last long, and she (we!) put this down to a combination of the treatments and being careful with her diet. Last month I decided to try a new move on her, as her feet were pronated – when she was lying down, one foot flopped out to the side much more than the other. I noticed a slight change, and when she got up she could feel a difference, but couldn’t describe what it was. When I saw her next, she told me: “My knees have been great since you did that thing to my foot!” Apparently she has been able to walk about three miles every other day, and had no pain in her knees at all -

she has had painful knees for years! Her feet were still level a month later when I checked her on the couch – no more pronation. Just goes to show there is always something new to try and it’s worth going on training workshops! A gentleman came to see me several weeks ago with severe back and sciatic pain; he had just had to cancel a holiday as he couldn’t contemplate a plane journey. A friend had recommended Bowen to him, and he decided to try it whilst waiting to see his consultant about surgery. He had previously had back surgery five years ago, and felt the problem had returned. His pain was worst when getting in and out of the car – pain level 6/6; he couldn’t imagine it being any worse. The rest of the time was constant pain at a level of 3/6. He felt a slight improvement the night of the treatment, and when he returned

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 84 November 2017

News from the Local WI’s Moorsholm WI


By Mary Heathcote

he October meeting started with a good turn out of members and a rousing rendition of Jerusalem. The speaker for the evening was Barry Wilson who gave us a tour of Italy's truly gastronomic fare showing how Parmesan cheese is made, which is quite a lengthy process and explained why it is expensive, we also saw his wife put through her paces making pasta. The remainder of the evening apart from the outings coming up in the next few weeks was then taken over with planning for our 70th Anniversary in November and which will have, as previously mentioned, the Seatones group singing 40's 50's and 60's music. We will also have stalls with handbags, scarves and bottles together with a raffle and of course it

goes without mentioning, a wonderful supper. Our secretary Sheena won not only the raffle but 1st prize for her competition entry. The luncheon outing now named The Munch Bunch was duly organised by Rose so that's another date for the diary. As the writer of this piece each month I was invited to the Coastal View Community awards evening held at the Freeborough Academy organised by Steve and Lynne Nicholls, with my guest Mrs Enid McCabe, our WI President, we had a most enjoyable evening and saw some truly inspirational people who do so much for the community. We still collect for the Guisborough food bank and with the winter weather around the corner this is as vital as ever to be kept going. So until next month, anyone wishing to join us you can be assured of a warm welcome.

Church Services Marske Methodist Church Hummershill Lane

October Services 29th 10-30am Mrs K Harrison 6-00pm Rev A Harbottle November Services 5th 10-30am Mr B Rogers 6-00pm at Zetland Park 12th 9-30am Rev T Haigh Remembrance 6-00pm Mrs E Chadwick 19th 10-30am Rev A Harbottle Holy Communion 6-00pm At Zetland Park 26th 10-30am T Hobday 6-00pm Rev A Harbottle

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

What’s on in Saltburn Spiritualist Church Toc H, Coach House, Albion Terrace, Saltburn TS12 1JW

What’s on in Saltburn spiritualist church Toc H, Coach House, Albion Terrace, Saltburn TS12 1JW (further information from booking secretary Jean 07776331333) October Monday services: 6.30 Healing: (free) 7pm Open Circle: (collection) 9pm Development Group: (Please ask) Saturday Divine Services: All begin at 7pm with a free will collection at the end of each service.

28th Andrew Walker November Specials Saltburn spiritualist church are proud to host an evening of mediumship with demonstrator Daniel Smith on Monday 20th £3 on the door 7pm (please note that this service replaces the normal Monday services. There’s no development 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 begin at 7pm with a free will collection at the end of each service 4th Les Henderson csnu 11th Linda Finch csnu & Friends 18th Hannah Awde & Ian Anderson 25th Ray Hutchinson & Gillian Palister All are welcome to all our services. We welcome applications for membership please ask for details.

Saltburn WI


By Lynn Mitchell

e were definitely in for a treat at our October meeting. Three members' homemade soda bread and scones complimented our speakers' talk, "From bums to tums". Rosalind, of Rosalind's Larder, told us of her career as a radiographer before retiring, and then her passion gave way to producing preserves with a twist. There were lots to sample and tasted delicious on our bread and scones. As always, food plays a big part in WI with a monthly supper club and our own

"Masterclass" cookery class - the chocolate chip cookies were amazing! And we also have a one off sweetie workshop this month too. The countdown to Christmas has started and we are planning a Christmas Tree Exhibition in Emmanuel Church. Please contact us if you'd like to take part, saltburnwi@outlook. com. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7pm in the Methodist Church Hall; come along and see what we're up to, you'll get a warm welcome.

Loftus WI


By Linda Wilson

ur October meeting held on the 10th of the month was a rather special meeting as it was a party enjoyed by members old and new to celebrate our 94th birthday. The evening began with us singing Jerusalem, after which we enjoyed a delicious ham salad followed by a variety of desserts all served by committee to members. Our President provided a delicious and beautifully iced fruit cake which was served to everyone along with a glass of sherry, Our entertainment for the evening , a mother and daughter duo, the Curly Wurlys had us all singing along to some popular tunes and attempting to play some strange looking

musical instruments. Our competition, a pretty scarf was very popular with some very beautiful entries, but, however very worthy 1st, 2nd and 3rd places were chosen. As Christmas approaches we have a very full calendar with events being held around the town and further afield, including a Christmas meal, the Christmas tree festival, numerous carol services and the switching on of the Christmas lights in Loftus, all of which promise to be very exciting. Even though the year is drawing to a close new members are always welcome; we meet in Loftus Town Hall on the second Tuesday of the month between 7pm -9pm , should you wish to come along you can be assured of a warm welcome.


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St. Joseph’s Primary Catholic Voluntary Academy


Let's get cooking

his half term, the children have been enjoying taking part in a cooking club after school led by Miss Wright. The children enjoyed using the Ntabs in order to research food they would like to make during the cooking club ranging from a healthy chicken salad with crispy bacon, lighter chicken tacos to ratatouille. They also found out about the different food groups and the importance of eating a healthy balanced diet. We started our first week by making chicken wraps based on a tasty Mexican dish with chicken, salsa and guacamole. The children enjoyed marinating the chicken in herbs and spices they hadn't tried before and enjoyed making guacamole from scratch. The children developed their skills of chopping tomatoes, peppers and onions. The children enjoyed the wraps so much, unfortunately there wasn't any left to go home as the children had eaten them all in our club. We then went on to making Ratatouille, a classic French vegetarian dish. The children enjoyed chopping the aubergines, courgettes, peppers, tomatoes and onion and working together to take turns to help to fry the vegetables on the hob. This dish certainly went down well with Issac Collinson who managed to eat 4 bowls full and then persuaded

All articles by Wendy Ellwood

Y his Mum to buy the ingredients to make it at home too. We will be continuing our club in order to make healthy pizzas, a super vegetable pasta dish and a healthy salad. The children have also learnt lots of new skills such as washing the pots we have used and tidying up our work surfaces, which I hope they are remembering to do at home too!

Term1 Science Activities

Key stage 1 ear 2 children have completed their very first investigation this week to answer one of the following questions 'Does your head/ feet get bigger as you get older? The children were able to suggest their own ways to solve this problem and were very keen to go around school measuring children's' feet and and heads across all areas of school, including the teachers. Brooke was very concerned that Mr Scarlet's feet would be longer than a ruler and thought that he must be a giant, lucky enough for Brooke Mr Scarlet's feet


My Money Morning

just measured 30cm the same length as a ruler, so she was reassured that we don't have giant teachers in our school! Key Stage 2 This half-term Year 5 have the Science topic 'materials'. Our first experiment was to attempt to change the state of chocolate and back again. We were given three pieces of chocolate, some tin foil and a lolly stick. Our challenge was to melt the chocolate and to mold it in to a lolly. We had to create our own source of heat, so came up with some interesting approaches. Once finished, we discussed how we could improve the experiment in the future and discussed other materials that can change state and back again. The chocolate has been left in the fridge overnight and we will present our results tomorrow.' The second experiment we did was to explore the density of everyday liquids by pouring 50 ml of honey, washing up liquid, cooking oil and water. The liquids separated in to four layers according to their density. We then dropped grapes in to the mixture predicting that it would sit on top of the honey and washing up liquid, which it did! Finally, we mixed the liquids and left them over night, predicting that the layers would return. The layers did return but were not as obvious as before.

ear 1- For My Money Morning, Year 1 solved money problems involving addition and learnt how to form the £ symbol. year 2 - we started off our 'My money' session by completing a PSHE session, thinking about the difference between things we need and things we want. The children had to imagine that they were on an uninhabited island and decide what things they would need to survive for one week. The children made a list of items on their board of things they though they needed in their groups, most groups had remembered that they would need clean water, fresh air, food and shelter from their science work the previous week . The children then shared their ideas and as a class we decided if the things on their list was essential in order to survive. The children then completed a sorting activity, where they had to look carefully at the pictures and decide whether they needed the item in order to survive or just wanted the item. The children then followed this concept into their Maths work, as they were given just a £1 to spend with two choices of things they could buy. The children had to decide which item the person needed and then they had to work out the change they would be given from a £1 coin. The children had to count on in tens to find the change. The children showed super problem solving skills throughout the morning and developed their reasoning skills.

year 3- Year Three have been learning how to budget. We thought about how much our families spend when they take us on holiday. We talked about accommodation, travel and food costs. Not to mention activities we do once we are there! One of our children thought carefully about this and went home and made wooden spinners with her Grandad. She used them to work out the cost of various holidays and told us how, with a few changes, you can have a holiday on any budget. year 4 - We did work about living within a budget - could they afford to keep a dog for a year, factoring in the cost of insurance, which type of food to buy etc. Also we did some work about where our money goes eg essentials like food and clothes and then what we choose to spend our money on and the choices people, especially parents have to make. year 5 -'During My Money Week, Year 5 have been looking balancing monthly budgets. We looked at our incoming's, such as pocket money and savings attempting to match income to spending/expenditure such as going to the cinema and ice skating. It was a lot more difficult that we imagined!' Year 6 - spent a lovely morning investigating where money comes from! They calculated real life salaries and discussed the qualifications and skills they would need in the real world to be either in the Police or a Nurse.

Year 2 out and about in their local environment

My Story


e have had a fantastic start to our new topic 'My Story' in KS1. The children were asked to bring in a photograph of themselves when they were a baby. All of KS1 went into the hall and the year 2 photographs were handed out to the Year 1

A children who had to match the correct baby picture to the correct child. Only four children were correctly matched. The activity was repeated and five children from Year 1 correctly identified five children in Year 2. This led onto a discussion about why we found the activity tricky back in

our classrooms. The children were then able to come up with ideas on how they have changed since they were a baby. We will be moving onto thinking about how their school life has changed, toys they play with, their homes and how they move around.

s part of our History topic, we have been thinking about changes within living memory. We started off thinking about how our school life has changed since starting school in FS1 compared to what our school life is like now. We then started thinking about the changes to our school grounds since they started, all of the children were

very keen to tell me about our new gym equipment that was introduced in the summer term, as they love exercising on it during playtime and lunchtimes. The children wondered if our school grounds has always looked the same, so we looked on Google maps to see. The children were very shocked to find out that there wasn't a fence

around our school grounds and that the trim trail, tyres, willow and outdoor teaching classroom wasn't on the map. The children were very pleased that Mrs Toward had introduced these to the playground as they like playing on them and have made our playground a more exciting place to play. The children were shocked to find things on the map that aren't there now (Rosecroft Secondary school) and things that are new (the houses that have been built). The children were very keen to have a walk around our local environment to find out where these things once stood and where the new house are. The children certainly have some exciting ideas of what could be built on the field where Rosecroft school once stood from shops, houses, a farm to exciting play areas such as a trampoline park and a leisure centre.

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T-T-TeesCider; cider from Teesside orchards


proves popular at Saltburn Farmers’ Market

t may be a little-known fact, but Teesside can lay claim to be part of the traditional apple growing belt of the country! That’s according to Redcar-based solicitor Julian Gaskin, who brews his own brand of Tees Cider and sells exclusively at both Saltburn Farmers’ Market and Saltburn Food Festival. “We’re at the very northern tip of the TeesExe line,” said Julian. “It’s a geological line running Northeast-Southwest between the mouth of the Tees in Redcar down to the River Exe in Devon, and it basically divides the country into lowland and upland regions. “And, believe it or not, right here on Teesside, we’re part of the traditional apple growing belt of the country.” It’s that sense of history that has led to Julian producing his own popular brand of Tees Cider, all made using apples from the orchards of Teesside. Julian, a solicitor specialising in criminal and family law for 20 years, is a director of Teesside Law based in Redcar. He makes his cider at home in Redcar, began selling at Saltburn Farmers’ market in 2014, and always looks forward to being part of the Saturday morning buzz around

●● Julian Gaskin of Tees Cider, looking forward to Saltburn Farmers’ Market on Saturday 11 November. (Photo by Stuart Boulton) the town on Market day. “Saltburn is a fantastic market and literally just a couple of miles up the road for us,” said Julian. “I obviously work full-time as a lawyer, so selling our cider exclusively at Saltburn fits perfectly with our worklife balance. “It also means we can brew in relatively

small quantities and keep the quality high, with our cider maturing for at least six months before being bottled for the Market. “It’s a real labour of love, and means we can make a cider that is truly local and unique for people to enjoy. “We use apples from Apple Orchard in Skelton, brew the cider in Redcar, and sell at Saltburn. It doesn’t really get any more local than that.” “Our dry cider has an almost Prosecco dryness,” said Julian. “It’s fantastic chilled with tapas, or making cocktails with sloe gin. “We also do Spiced and Ginger ciders, both of which are great chilled with Indian and Indonesian food, and our sweet cider is perfect with Roast Pork.” Julian is now perfecting his latest batch of Tees Cider for Saltburn Farmers’ Market on Saturday 11 November. “The Market is an absolute must for local food-lovers. If you’re interested in good local food it’s got absolutely everything you need. It’s just an amazing day, and I’m thrilled to be part of it.” • Saltburn Farmers’ Market: Saturday 11 November. More than 40 stalls, brimming with good local food, drink & art, right in the heart of town. 9am-2pm.

d-FORMED Ground-breaking photography exhibition puts Disability firmly in the Spotlight

●● Kev Howard. Photo by Stuart Boulton

He began the year with an exhibition that helped attract almost 30,000 people to Middlesbrough’s Dorman Museum. The response was so good that Saltburnbased photographer Kev Howard’s groundbreaking d-FORMED exhibition is set to end the year with a hugely welcome Middlesbrough run at Teesside University’s Constantine Gallery. And, with an exciting nod to the exhibition’s University setting, visitors and members of the public are being invited to join a focus group to help aid PhD student Louise Logan’s research into the perceptions and understanding of disability. A familiar face at gigs and events across Teesside and beyond, Kev’s social documentary and observational

photography has reached global audiences for more than a decade. He’s photographed hundreds of bands, poets, artists and demonstrations in that time – with a photo of Benjamin Zephaniah appearing in The Independent, and his photo of Saltburn-based writer Carmen Marcus gracing the cover of her critically acclaimed debut novel How Saints Die earlier this summer. Also a much-loved musician, he’s travelled the world as a didgeridoo player, appearing in an Australian Rock Opera plus festivals in Holland, Germany, Belgium and America. It’s a string of achievements made even more remarkable given the fact that Kev lives with Arthrogryposis Multiplex

Congenita (AMC) – a term used to describe over 300 conditions that cause multiple curved joints in areas of the body at birth. In Kev’s case, it’s meant a series of major operations throughout his lifetime, undergoing his first surgery aged just six months old! Fifty five major operations followed over the next 24 years, including full amputations, bone grafts and shortened limbs. With each new operation shifting his centre of balance, it’s meant that Kev has had to learn to walk 22 times! An incredibly hard-hitting yet sensitive photographic record of the physical and emotional challenges and the constant surgical procedures he’s faced over the years, it’s safe to say this this startling autobiographical exhibition is Kev’s most personal work to date. • d-FORMED: An exhibition by Kev Howard. Constantine Gallery, ground floor of Middlesbrough Tower at Teesside University, Middlesbrough. Wednesday 15th November until Friday 8th December. 8am - 6.00pm. Free admission. Exhibition supported by Arts Council England, and part of a PhD project by Louise Logan. Photographer’s Assistant, Clare Hansford. • To join the exhibition focus group, please email before 6 November. • For more info on Kev’s work, visit www. • For more info on AMC, visit www.


The Friends of Redcar Cemetery Are having a bric a brac stall at the RNLI Christmas Fair on November the 18th 10 am- 2 pm Coatham Memorial Hall, Redcar. We will be selling vinyl, DVDs, CDs, local pictures, antiques, Lego, games, knitted items, and presents for Christmas. The Friends calendar featuring images of old Redcar at £3.50 each will be on sale, they can be sent through the post for a second class stamp, many people buy them to send to loved ones who have moved away or for stocking fillers for Christmas. If you miss the sale you can buy them from Halifax PLC High Street, Roseberry Funeral Care, Coatham Road, Hair By Sharon, Park Avenue, The Victorian Tea Rooms, West Terrace Redcar. thanks to the prisoners of Holme House for the printing of them. All the money raised will go towards the Faith, Hope and Love wood sculptures and safe pathways project. All contributions to the stall gratefully received. Please support the RNLI and the on-going work of the cemetery if you can.

Friends of Saltburn Library News


By Barbara Chaffer

he Friends are pleased to announce on Wednesday, 8th November from 1.45 – 2.45 p.m they will be holding a social afternoon serving tea/coffee with cake and scone at 50p per head. There will also be a “bric-a-brac” stall featuring costume jewellery and paper weights, among many other odds and ends, all at bargain, give-away prices. I will be interested to listen to suggest-ions of yours for future talks and events for our monthly meetings in 2018. On Saturday the 18th November from 10.30 – 11.30 a.m. Catherine Lynas will be giving a children's workshop making Christmas tree trimmings. These trimmings will decorate the “Friends” tree which we are presenting at the W.I exhibition in Emmanuel Church during December. There are a limited number of places for this activity so, if you are interested, please call in at the Library to put your name down. All you keen young “crafters” have the honour of representing your own Library. In answer to several enquiries I have had, Yes! “Rhyme Time” is still being held on Monday and Wednesday , each week, at approx. 10.50 a.m.


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“LIGHT UP LOFTUS” GRAND CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON EVENT! Friday 24th November 5pm! In the Market Place Plus refreshments in the Town Hall and further activities to be announced soon!

Redcar's Visual Presentation

By Tony Crow On Tuesday 14th November at 2.15 p.m. in the Redcar East Community Centre at Durham Road, Redcar we welcome back Ian Goodman who this time will be telling us about his personal experiences of 'Life in the Fire Brigade'. Then, a fortnight later, on 28th November, Mary and Robin Bielby of Loftus will be presenting a Historical 'Tour of East Cleveland' to our Group. As we started our Season of Presentations a fortnight later than usual, there will be just one more Presentation before Christmas, on Tuesday 12th December, when Bryan Clare of Guisborough will be transporting us across the English Channel for 'Springtime in Paris'. There will now be seven Presentations in the New Year. Admission at the door for visitors is £2.50 per Presentation.

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.

All Saints Church Skelton All Saints' Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 18th November, from 11a.m. to 2p.m. in the Civic Hall, Skelton will again be visited by Father Christmas. There is a 50p admission charge for adults and the entry tickets, will go in to a free draw for a festive hamper containing, among other goodies, a £25 meat voucher, a bottle of wine, a bottle of sherry, and Christmas cake. Accompanied children are admitted free. In addition to the tombola and raffle there are a variety of craft and food stalls. Tea and coffee are available throughout and lunches are available from 11.45a.m. All Saints patronal festival will be celebrated at 7pm on all souls day 1st November joined by the East Cleveland Walsingham Cell The monthly charity coffee morning in church will be in aid of the British Legion and is on Friday 3rd November On Sunday 5th November there will be a memorial service to celebrate the lives of those who have died during the past 12 months On Rememberance Sunday 12th November there will be a service in church at 10am followed by an Act of Rememberance at the Skelton Cenotaph The church's Christingle Service will take place on Sunday 10th December at 10.30am Bell ringing practice takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm. Visiting ringers are always welcome to join us and we are still in need of those over 12yrs of age who might like to learn the art.

Christmas Fair Fundraiser By Heather Gittins A Christmas Fair will be taking place on Saturday 25th November between 10am and 3pm, at Redcar’s Literary Institute (behind Iceland - Lord Street, Redcar, TS10 3ER). This promises to be a great event with stalls offering Christmas crafts, cakes (including Christmas cake), tombola, bric-abrac , Teddy Bears and a raffle to name a few! Refreshments will also be available, so please come along and join us! All money raised at this event will go towards the Redcar Parish Building Project, who are fundraising to build a community/ meeting room at the Sacred Heart RC Church in Redcar. This project hopes to create a hall for meetings and social gatherings to accommodate between 80-100 people, built between the existing church and presbytery building. This would also create a new entrance area to the church, new sacristy, proper toilets and good kitchen facilities. The creation of these new rooms and meeting spaces will ensure that the church building is in much greater use throughout the week and able to contribute more fully to the local community in which it is set. As well as the Christmas Fair, there are many other events taking place including a Body Shop Party on Wednesday 15th November (7:30-9pm) at the Redcar Guide Hall on West Dyke Road. Try out some new products, stock up on your old favourites or find those perfect Christmas presents. Refreshments, a raffle and catalogues will also be available. If you’d like more information about the project, the Christmas fair and our other events, please visit us online at or find us on Twitter @RedcarParish. We look forward to seeing you!

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: or by contacting Peter Appleton (Tel: 01287 281752) 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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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.

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 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

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! £2.50

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

Guisborough Methodist Church Christmas Fayre

Christmas Fayre: Tuesday 5th December from 5pm in Guisborough Methodist Church. Refreshments including mince pies will be served and there will be book and craft stalls, home-made cakes, charity stalls, bric-a-brac and a bran tub. All are welcome.

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

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 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.

Boxing Day Dip

The Rotary Club of Redcar is pleased to announce that Dippers can now register for this year’s Boxing Day Dip. We invite all people who want to support their chosen charity without deductions being made from their contribution to join this fun event in the sea at Redcar.

Loftus and District Flower Club

Are holding a " Christmas Open" meeting, which is to be held in Skelton Civic Centre, on Monday 13th November. National Demonstrator, Andrew Grieswood's title for the evening is "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year " Entrance is £8. There will be, mince pies, tombola, seasonal punch, and raffle, with an opportunity to win one of the arrangements. To begin at 19:15, everyone welcome. For more information contact Mrs, A,Gullon, 01947 825916 or Mrs, B, Welford 01287 652197.

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 until to 7th January 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

What’s On - Music & Events 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. Tickets also available from Whistle Stop, Station Square, Saltburn.

Charltons Community Centre 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.

Winkies Castle Folk Museum 162 High Street, Marske by the Sea, TS11 7NB 01642 775086

A MAGICAL EXPERIeNCE Thursday 14th December 4.30pm – 6.00pm (No need to book)

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.


Come and join us for a truly Magical Experience. Keep warm by the real coal fire whilst the children meet Santa in our parlour decorated in true traditional style with greenery and lit by candlelight. Exit via our garden which will be transformed into a Fairy garden. £1 per child (includes gift)

SCOTTY DUNCAN Solo Vocalist Available for all occasions Tel: 07519 973024

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The world of theatre

By Kate Bramley


rc, Stockton have a fun kids show this coming weekend 27-28 October if you have kids aged 3-10 who would benefit from a little theatre storytelling! “The Emperor loves clothes more than anything. But there is a problem. Despite a wardrobe the size of Paris he has run out of outfits - and his birthday is tomorrow! He hasn't got a stitch to wear! When two designers come to town with a promise to create him an outfit that has never been seen before, the eccentric Emperor doesn't quite realise the amazing spectacle he is about to make..... Filled with puppets, music and song, this inventive and energetic production is told in true Stuff and Nonsense style; with unending energy and great storytelling.” Meanwhile Sunderland

Empire will be hosting the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! “Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA. Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget. This irresistibly funny show has been thrilling audiences all around the world and now the party continues at the Sunderland Empire, so there’s never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical. Whatever age you are, you can’t help but have the time of your life at MAMMA MIA!”It runs from 17th Oct- 11th Nov 2017. And Frantic Assembly return to York Theatre Royal with Andrew Bovell’s ‘Things I know to be true’. “Following a

hugely successful 2016 Australian and UK tour, Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia’s critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True returns to delight audiences this Autumn. As beautifully touching as it is funny and bold, Things I Know To Be True tells the story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations. Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and with their four children grown and ready to fly the nest it might be time to relax and enjoy the roses. But the changing seasons bring home some shattering truths.” There is an advisory that it contains language some might find offensive. But if you want to see world class physical theatre then don’t miss it!

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 Visit from Santa  Craft Stall  Redcar Beacons ( Support) From 4pm onwards A True Community Event For Redcar East


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Every Tuesday at The Redcar Borough Park Bowling Club



e’ve had some great evening at the Club these last few weeks, and we’ve some great acts lined up. First guests are the young West Country duo Harbottle and Jonas on October 31st. They combine traditional and modern material using guitar and concertina. It will be good to hear what the new generation can do with this great music, and I’m really looking forward to the night. November 7th sees our annual tribute to the fallen with a Theme of “We Will Remember Them”. This is a night when our songs reflect the sacrifice so many made, but also the humour and enduring spirit that kept them going. Trevor Taylor will be our host for the night, and will sing some items from his own repertoire of those days– and from his own pen, too. Trevor dresses smartly in khaki, and anyone who has suitable period costume is invited to wear it. The duo Gary and Vera Aspey will be our guests on Nov 14th. I’ve known these great Lancashire folks since the ‘70’s and they are as warm, energetic, moving and funny as ever. This will be a night to simply relax and enjoy songs with good tunes, good words, the odd tear, and a few belly laughs. We’ve a special extra evening on Saturday Nov 18th. This is our annual Charity Night in aid of the fight against prostate cancer, and will be hosted by our own Ian Tyzack, who knows why it’s important. Basically a Singers’ and Musicians’ evening, we also have a Big Raffle, so donations of prizes are very welcome. We’ll still be at the bowls

●● Gary & Vera Aspey

Club for this and we always have a great atmosphere for the event. Nov 21st. brings a “normal” Singers’ and Musicians’ evening when Club regulars get up and perform a couple of songs or tunes each. But any occasional visitors or passing strangers are more than welcome to sing or play, too. Such nights always bring plenty of variety, and if you’ve not been, remember that “folk” covers a very wide field. Those who simply want to listen are very welcome, too – they keep us performers on our toes! A finally, we have another duo on Nov 28th – Club regulars Tony and Tommy with a Hot Spot – an evening when a local singer has a half hour or so “on stage”. These two lads do up tempo, energetic traditional and modern songs you want to sing as well, so I reckon this should be a lively night. Looking ahead, Dec. 5th will be a special night to remember Vin Garbutt in words and song, the 12th brings the powerful trio “J.I.B.” – that’s Jim Mageean with Ingrid and Barry Temple, and the 19th our Christmas Party. More on all that next time. Looking back, the Theme of “My September Song” was pretty effective, even of not all the months mentioned were September! As anticipated, Les Barker brought a full house on 12th Sept, along with vast amounts of laughter as well. “My jaw was still aching from laughing the next morning!” someone said. In these days, that can’t be bad. We had a good turnout for a Hot Spot from one of our favourite locals, Graham

Yeates, on the 19th. Some tender songs, but also a good few we could sing along to lustily. Great stuff! It was a bit quieter the next week, but those who wished had two spots on stage and we had some lovely singing, rounding off with a rousing “Come by the Hills” from Paul and Alan. And lastly, Column Sands on Oct. 3rd. A full house again, with everyone loving his quirky, singable songs and droll observations on life, combined with a very deep love of people. There are no doubt performers on the scene who are as good at being entertainers, but very few better. Right, come and have a night at the Cutty Wren if you’ve not been before. We meet every Tuesday at the Redcar Borough Park Bowling Club, Thwaites Lane, off Redcar Lane, Redcar, TS10 2FD. Turn off Redcar Lane where you see the big red Racecourse sign and we’re down at the bottom to the left. There’s plenty of parking space. Doors open 7-30 p.m., singing starts about 8 p.m., and we finish about 11 p.m. There’s a fine bar, ably staffed by our favourite lady, Gemma. We’re always grateful to her and our hosts at the Bowls Club for their kind hospitality. Thanks, as ever, to our never-failing organiser John Taylor and all the regulars who make the Club such a special venue. You can ring John on 01287 622623 for more information, and we have a website at So – see you soon! George F

A night to remember Vin Normanby Hotel on Tuesday, 19th December Jez Lowe and Pete Davies, will be performing in what promises to be a night to remember Vin and keep alive his memory. There are only 140 tickets going on sale at a cost of £10 each and NO tickets will be available on the night. For more information call Tom on 01287 200204


Guisborough Scottish Country Dancing Club

What’s on at the Cutty Wren

●● Harbottle and Jonas

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o you get fed up with the TV these days? Do you feel a bit guilty about slobbing out on the sofa every night? Apart from eating out, the pub and bingo, which can be expensive, there isn't a lot. Or is there? I bet you haven't thought about Scottish Country Dancing. What? Guisborough Scottish Country Dancing Club is made up of ordinary folk like you. We aren't made up of superfit ballet-trained athletes. All we have is a sense of rhythm, and fun. Before you say it's only for married people, we have lots of singles. And if you say you couldn't get the old man to come, never fear, he won't have to dress up in a skirt. Perhaps you think you're getting past it. Our oldest member thought so recently, but she was 94, and she's still well. As a special concession, free life membership is automatic for the over-80's.

It's a potential financial worry for our treasurer. In fact it's good cardiovascular exercise, which has life-preserving value. In fact, after a heart attack 18 years ago, brought on by driving 40,000 miles a year and lots of Little Chef meals, I asked the surgeon who treated me if it would be OK to resume my dancing. He said he wished everyone would ask questions like that (mind you, he was a Scot). So, why not give it a try? We are a friendly bunch, who meet every week at Nunthorpe Methodist Church on Thursday evenings. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to be guided ( or pushed) occasionally and we'll help you with the basic steps. And it's a great excuse for colliding with members of the opposite sex. Initially, you can make contact with me, Ron Wake, on 01287 636599, or by email at ron.wake@

One day exhibition of wildlife and countryside art


here will be a one day exhibition of wildlife and countryside art by Andrew Hutchinson held at Sunnyfield House, Westgate, Guisborough TS14 6BA on Saturday 11th November (10.00am 4.00pm) - admission is free. In addition to original paintings a wide range of limited edition prints and cards will be available. Enquiries: (01751) 430637 and further details:

Railway Arms Brotton Sat 04 Nov - Big Sigh and the Yawns Fri 10 Nov - Rhubard Red Sat 11 Nov - Andrew Sokell Elvis Tribute Fri 17 Nov - Steelyard Blues Sat18 Nov - No Regrets

Fri 24 Nov - Buffalo Four Sat 25 Nov - Striking Back Sat 02 Dec - T.B.C Sat 09 Dec -Jailhouse Jets Sat 16 Dec - Tony Liddle Band Sun 24 Dec - Keith Hammersley


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Skelton Neighbourhood Action Partnership (NAP) if necessary. • The previous plan to build on this site did not materialise because the developer withdrew. • The encroachment of the Japanese knotweed will be followed up. • The old scout hut site was suggested for car parking. It is estimated that the current cost to remove the telegraph pole which restricts access would be £80,000. Skelton Fish Pond A new Group is developing to look after this area. A couple have been working on it and have cleaned litter from the pond and woods. The wildlife is doing well. A site meeting saw 6 new interested people with others expressing an interest. Once the Group is formalised, The Council will allow the Group to take on the site within established rules. Skelton Community Association. This Group has been developed because of ‘BIG LOCAL’ which is making £1million available for the 11 villages in East Cleveland. Skelton will be looked at as a whole. Ideas are being put forward. It was suggested that one idea could the car park in Skelton. The next meeting will be on 5th October 6.30p.m. Friends of Old Skelton Church This Group reported: • A spectacular difference to the churchyard. • The Skelton Primary School Ecoteam will be planting bulbs. • The funerary hatchment paintings were displayed at the church during the holidays and a further two are to be restored. • A meeting is arranged with the Churches Conservation Trust to consider where they could be placed. The Council owns them and while they can be borrowed Insurance is a problem. This will be followed up with the Council. REPORT FROM THE FIRE SERVICE COMMUNITY LIAISON OFFICER – ALEC

JOHNSON. The Fire Brigade are currently concerned about the number of accidental dwelling fires. They encourage everyone to have a home fire safety visit. There has been a reduction month on month in the number of rubbish fires. The Brigade has done a lot of work on this and to reduce antisocial behaviour. The good news is, it is not a significant problem in East Cleveland. Residents are encouraged to store wheelie bins securely to prevent them being stolen and used for fires. Alec confirmed that the ‘First Response’ arrangement carried out by the Fire Brigade ended Monday 18th September 2017 as part of a National Agreement. However, it has been confirmed that Skelton Station, which has a different scheme, will continue with the co-respond system. GENERAL QUESTIONS Skelton Villages Civic Pride stated that this year had been the poorest quality in verge cutting in many years. The particular areas were Barnes Farm to Skelton and the bank side near the Royal George. Other complaints made by residents about the flailing at The Hills and Stanghow Lane are all being followed up. There was concern about the quality of the white lining through Skelton Ellers and between Skelton and North Skelton. A request to repaint these will be followed up along with the Green Road location. THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE AT 10A.M. 20TH SEPTEMBER 2017 IN SKELTON GREEN METHODIST HALL. Cllr. Cliff Foggo (Chair) Cllr. Helen McLuckie – Cllr. David Walsh – dave.walsh@redcar-cleveland. Eileen Goodenough, Vice Chair.


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Dear Resident THE ACTION TAKEN BY SKELTON NAP ON MATTERS RAISED PREVIOUSLY. • Traffic Lights and flashing speed signs, North Skelton as requested by Action North Skelton (ANS). A raised plinth is to be installed at the crossing. Speed surveys will be carried out before and after this work and the results assessed. To pursue this matter further ANS’s representative will meet the MP. • A resident’s concern about a vehicle containing reference to terrorism. The police have not yet made any contact with the resident. • White Lining The timing of white lining on Green Road has been moved several times. White lining is carried out by external contractors but they do not always comply with the Council’s requests and priorities. A new contract has now been let giving the Council more control over priorities. APPLICATIONS TO SKELTON NAP FOR FUNDING. There have been no current applications for funding. • Friends of Skelton Old Church have completed part one of their project and thanked Skelton and Brotton Parish Council and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council for their contributions. • Skelton History Group reported completion of the Stephen Emmerson headstone project and a letter of thanks is to follow. POLICE REPORT The Neighbourhood Police did not attend the meeting; there will be a follow up to seek an explanation. Responding to the question as to why the police did not attend community group meetings, it was reiterated what was confirmed by the Police and Crime

Commissioner, that any request for the police to attend a community meeting should be through a direct request from the Community Group to the police. The concerns about the number of police officers and resources allocated to the area were discussed and questions asked about whether the Council could put pressure on the police service to increase the number of officers and resources. It was pointed out that the Government set police budgets which the police have to work within and the police, determined the allocation of officers and resources. COMMUNITY PROJECTS Skelton Townscape Heritage – update The public realm works are now complete. • The historic themed mural is nearing completion and will soon be installed along with the mosaic train. An interim mosaic train leaflet has been created. • October will see the planting in the raised bed in front of the mural wall on the boundary of Skelton and Gilling Estate land. • Shop owners are currently in conversation regarding shop frontages. Work should begin in February 2018. • An archaeological report on Boroughgate Lane can be seen at the Project Office, High Street. This Scheme was praised but there was discussion relating to the ‘temporary car park area; the following points being raised. • The location of the bollards restricts access and egress. In reply it was pointed out vehicles were parking on the new paving prior to the bollards being installed. The bollards protect the investment in the new paving. There was a reminder that this is private land and usage could be withdrawn at any time, although the Estate does recognise that this site is useful to the village. • It was questioned whether this site could become an official car park. In reply it was pointed out that if this became possible, the whole site would be assessed and reconfigured





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Around The Towns & Villages Redcar




East Redcar Residents` Association. Our next meetings will be on Thursday 2nd November 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. 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.

Craft Bazaar The Annual Christmas Bazaar will be held at Redcar United Reformed Church on Station Road on Saturday, 18th November from 11am until 2pm. Our usual refreshments, Raffle, Tombola and Craft stalls will be available. Please come and support us, we look forward to seeing you! Redcar & District Older Women's Lobby incorporating Women Against State Pensions Inequality our next meeting will be 6-7pm Wednesday, 08 November 2017 at Coatham Lodge Redcar TS10 1SS. All 1950's+ women welcome. Contact Jane on 07980 154321 or e-mail 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 )

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 or check us out on Facebook at Skinningrove Riverside.

Saltburn 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 All welcome!


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.

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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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: 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

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

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

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. 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 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. 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!

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.

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Guisborough Priory Art Society hold their autumn exhibition at Sunnyfield House Guisborough on Saturday 18th November from 10am till 4 pm. The group with approximately 75 artists will have framed and unframed pictures in various media for sale at reasonable prices. Admission is free 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

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

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@ Coffee morning Brotton Methodist Church every Tues & Sat 9.30 - 11.30 Thurs 10-12 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. Brotton Village Hall. Every Thursday Prize Bingo 1.15pm Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month Tea Dance 2pm - 4pm

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 84 November 2017

Anna Turley MP welcomes animal cruelty announcement

ews that the government intend to amend the sentencing for animal cruelty from a maximum of six months to five years was welcomed recently by Labour and Co-Operative MP for Redcar Anna Turley. Anna began campaigning for a change in the law after the horrendous case in her Redcar constituency of Baby the bulldog, who suffered vile abuse at the hands of brothers Andrew and Daniel Frankish. The brothers filmed themselves laughing as they kicked, punched and jumped on Baby and threw her down the stairs. Baby was put down shortly after. The brothers were convicted but received just suspended sentences, an electronic tag and a £300 fine. A few months later another horrendous case emerged in

Redcar where a dog, Scamp, was found buried alive after having a nail hammered into his head. The perpetrators were jailed for just four months. Working with animal welfare charities such as the RSPCA, Battersea Cats and Dogs home and the Dogs Trust, Anna ran a national campaign which saw hundreds of thousands of people sign a petition to increase the maximum sentence and ignited a national debate. In February Anna took through her Private Members Bill the Animal Cruelty (Sentencing) Bill which sought to raise the maximum sentence from six months to five years but it was axed by the Conservative Whips. Reacting to the news Anna said: “I am really pleased to see the Government finally recognise that

the sentencing for animal cruelty is outdated and must be changed. After over a year of campaigning - petitions, debates, meetings with ministers and my private members bill, it’s great to see the pressure has paid off. The case for reform is overwhelming. “Only one in ten perpetrators of animal cruelty receives a custodial sentence, and the laws haven’t changed since 1911. We are lagging way behind other countries when it comes to the sentences for animal cruelty and if we are truly to consider ourselves a nation of animal lovers then the sentences must be proportionate. There is currently no deterrent and perpetrators are getting away with the most vile and despicable cruelty. What’s more, offenders often go on to abuse

Winter Fuel Payment warning for older people in North Yorkshire


ational poverty charity Turn2us is warning older people in North Yorkshire who have deferred their State Pension to apply for the Winter Fuel Payment. Every Winter it is contacted by older people who are eligible for, but not receiving, between £100 and £300 to help with their heating bills. Turn2us says that while those born on or before 5 August 1953 are entitled to the Winter Fuel Payment, those who have deferred their State Pension won’t get it paid automatically and will need to make a claim. The warning comes as figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions reveal that 148,430 people in North Yorkshire received the Winter Fuel Payment last Winter.


People usually get a Winter Fuel Payment automatically if they are eligible and get the State Pension or another social security benefit (not Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Child Benefit or Universal Credit). How much people get depends on their circumstances. Most payments are made automatically between November and December and any money people get is tax-free and won’t affect their other benefits. Urging older people who have deferred their State Pension to apply for the Winter Fuel Payment, Simon Hopkins, Chief Executive of Turn2us, said: “We see a rise in people seeking our help every Winter as they struggle under the pressure of increased energy costs. Too many are forced to make the difficult choice between heating and eating. “It is therefore vital that people receive the help with their Winter energy costs that they are entitled to, particularly older people whose health is especially vulnerable to living in a cold home.” People need to telephone the Winter Fuel Payment Centre to claim on 03459 15 15 15 (Textphone 0345 606 0285), which is open 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. They should have their National Insurance number and bank or building society details when they call.

Simon Clarke MP welcomes Energy Price Cap

imon Clarke MP has welcomed the news that the Government will bring forward a Bill that will cap the price of energy, after he called for it in a letter to the Prime Minister. The announcement was made by Theresa May in her speech at Conservative Party Conference. Currently about 60 per cent of people are on rates called Standard Variable Tariffs (SVTs). These are the default tariffs that they end up on if they do not actively choose to switch, either to another company or to another rate at the same supplier. These tariffs are generally much higher than the rate you would pay if you switched to a fixed term deal. For a typical household’s gas and electricity bill the difference between the average SVT for the Big Six companies (Centrica, E.ON, EDF, SSE, Scottish Power and Npower) and their cheapest bill is currently over £270. The Government is now proposing to cap SVTs. Simon was one of 76 Conservative MPs who joined 116 from other parties to sign a letter urging the Government to introduce an energy price cap

to protect 17 million families on SVTs. He said: “I am proud to have been one of the MPs who wrote to the Prime Minister on behalf of my constituents and of consumers calling for this change. “A price cap will be the best way to protect families facing unfair prices on standard tariffs. The Prime Minister has made a bold but sensible decision, and proved that she will stand-up for consumers where the market does not perform as it ought. “The most disadvantaged people often end up on the worst SVT tariffs. As a result those customers who can least afford it, and those who have been with the company for the longest period of time, are those that are paying the most. When energy prices fall, SVTs often stay high for these people, while others who switch benefit from the reductions. This isn’t right and I’m delighted the Conservatives are tackling this injustice, without following Labour’s lead and going for the blunt tool of state ownership.”

●● Anna leading her animal cruelty debate in Westminster Hall

humans - domestic violence and animal abuse often go hand in hand. “We will never know the full extent of the cruelty that goes on behind closed doors or the full scale of the suffering that these silent and

defenseless animals endure. But by taking on this change in sentencing, we can show that this kind of cruelty has no place in our society and try to ensure that no animals have to suffer the way Baby and Scamp did.”

Be Safe, Not Sorry only attend an organised display


leveland Fire Brigade is appealing for everyone to stay safe and only attend an organised display during bonfire celebrations. Misuse of fireworks at home is the most common cause of injuries and unofficial bonfires not only cause a nuisance to local people and greatly impact on the community as a whole, they tie up fire engines that should be undertaking vital life-saving prevention work or attending real emergencies. Dave Turton, Head of Community Safety for Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: “Our message this year is simple: Be Safe Not Sorry. It is much safer to leave the handling of fireworks to the experts on secure cordoned off sites for organised displays where you will be well away from danger. Many have music, food and other entertainment and can be great fun in a safe environment. “Every year, children and adults are injured due to the misuse of fireworks and unofficial bonfires. The most common injuries are to the hand, wrists and eyes and a lot of these are caused by sparklers which is not surprising as they burn at over 2000oC. “Parents may not realise how dangerous sparklers are and we strongly advise not to give them to children. “We want everyone to enjoy this time of year so please heed our advice and remember the safest way to enjoy Bonfire Night is to attend an organised display.” There are organised displays taking place on: Wednesday November 1 • New Marske. Marske Sports Club.7.30pm. Entry is £3 each or family of 4, £10 Friday November 3

• Redcar Rugby Union Football Club, Mackinlay Park, Green Lane, Redcar. 6.30pm. No onsite parking. Tickets are available from the club. Adults, £4 (concessions £2), Family Tickets £10. • Marton Cricket Club, Stokesley Road, Marton, Middlesbrough. Firework display 7.15pm. Adults £4 U16s £3. Advance early bird family ticket £10 (2 Adults 2 U16s) Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult Saturday November 4 • Skinningrove. Skinningrove beach and seafront. 6.30pm. Free. • Thornaby Cricket Club, Mandale Bottoms, Acklam Road, Thornaby. Firework display 7.15pm. Tickets are now on sale from the Cricket Club. Monday-Friday 7.30pm, Sat-Sun 12.30 pm. Adults £3, u16s £1.50, Family ticket £7 (2 Adults 2 u16s) Sunday November 5 • Stockton Riverside. Fireworks Spectacular. Roadshow from 6.30pm, Firework display 7.30pm. Free. Detailshttps://events.stockton. • Seaton Carew Front, Hartlepool. Fireworks Spectacular. Fun fair from 4pm, entertainment and music from 5pm. Display 6.30pm Free. More details • Corus Sports and Social Centre, South Avenue, Dormanstown, Redcar. Sunday 5 November. 7pm (gates open 6pm). Entry £1. • Acklam Rugby Club, Talbot Park, Saltersgill Avenue, Middlesbrough. Bonfire lit 6pm, firework display 7pm. Tickets priced £5 adults, £3 children, £10 family ticket (2 adults 2 children) available from the club.

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Guisborough Rugby Rising

uisborough rugby under 16s have begun their rugby season in fine form with some truly outstanding and breath-taking rugby being played at away games in Stockton and Middlesbrough. The Stockton away fixture was a mixed bag of rugby, with Guisborough lending Stockton some players to buoy up their mixed ability squad, enabling Stockton to execute some great passages of play, to the delight of parents and spectators from both sides. Despite Stockton scoring some good points, with one try scored by a cheeky but legal line out move from Stockton player ‘Big Steve’ which caught the Guisborough forwards asleep, scurrying to defend against a cannonball run, which he deserved to get over the try line with! It was mainly a Guisborough game with all players getting on the pitch to blow the summer cobwebs off. Guisborough started to dominate and finished the well controlled game, despite the win, it didn’t reflect how well the game was conducted, with great camaraderie and spectators exchanging best wishes at the end of a game played in the best traditions of the game. Guisborough Pride Guisborough pride themselves on discipline and sportsmanship, something that the team Captain Scott Armstrong embodies, with Vice Capt today Adam Armstrong, relaying instruction and leading by example. The ‘on the pitch Generals’ George Lillystone and Ewen Cameron drive the team to positions by mutual respect – no easy task with some of the Guisborough forward pack! Guisborough coach Jeff Lillystone said ‘I’m so pleased we have been able to encourage Stockton to keep going and help their squad, they should be able to go into the season confident and looking forward, we should be getting paid by the RFU ! ’ Stockton coach Jim Collins said ‘ It is always a pleasure to play Guisborough, I always appreciate the help you and your team give, they are a great bunch of lads, very respectful and well mannered, and I look forward to our next game’ Guisborough Magic The away fixture at Middlesbrough was a whole different game, with Guisborough on the back foot, and the well resourced Boro squad exerting control over the first few minutes, the tries and points were plenty, despite Guisborough having 2 fantastically worked tries disallowed – to the surprise of some of the spectators. One try of note was a ‘Dynamo Style magic trick’ from Tristan Hillary, stealing a line out ball and somehow scoring a superb try, even the ref was taken by surprise, only to be informed by his linesman it was scored and legal ! ( CCTV footage is still

being checked, but it can only be put down to some kind of magic being performed! ) On a serious note though, this try enflamed some discipline issues under their posts, and the M’boro home team seemed to be fighting amongst themselves in their try area, literally, and the ref had to step in to the fray, with spectators left bemused to the goings on…suffice to say, no Guisborough players were involved as they enjoyed a cold drink at the half way spot as they waited for the play to restart Team Captain Scott Armstrong led his team like a calm general, whilst covering his full back position and running every ball back at the opposition, with Nicky Taggart as his Vice Capt wrestled the ball at every maul, his winning attitude is inspiring, little wonder he is repeatedly voted by his own team as ‘players player of the year’. Adam Robinson helped by Tristan Hillary executed some line out magic, and as hooker led the scrum against a well rehearsed opposition, assisted by prop forward Finley Sullivan, who excelled in this game, his work rate was dogged, and when he made an impact at tackles he felled Boro players driving them back at every opportunity. Zac Lawton went ‘route one’ with ball in hand and needed 2 or 3 players to halt him, his sheer bravery and determination was power play at its best. Jem Stephenson and Mike Horn stepped into the pack, with scrum skills and covering the rucks as their fitness levels rise. Quillam Crowhurst and Luke Armstrong consolidated their positions, with some great running breaks and carrying at any opportunity, and assisting with defence when required. Ewen Cameron at scrum half, fed every scrum to perfection, and helped to get fast ball passes to the waiting safe hands of George Lillystone at fly half, ready with his cool decision making to pass or run the ball to his pack, feeding his support players like Sam Pajak and Jacob Best either agility stepping or sprinting into space to gain valuable ground. Connor Robinson kept the back line in shape and stepped in to cover backs position as a multi functioning player. Joe Hunter and Isaac Fisher covered different positions but excelled at every tackle – with perfect technique they prevented many opposition attacks single handed. Middlesbrough just edged the game at the end emptying their reserve bench, and claimed the win, but Guisborough claimed a moral victory as some passages of play had become increasingly niggly with spectators getting involved at one point and venturing onto the pitch. Guisborough left the pitch in jubilant spirit despite the narrow loss, with heads high and spirits lifted. Guisborough

Guisborough Domino League By D. Jones League Secretary Week 2 In the A League The Fiddles are flying after beating last year's Champions The Ship Brotton, 6-3, The Wharton also started well, another 6-3 win against The Ship Guis. of the bottom two T.A. Club gained the upper hand winning 6 -3 against The Abbey B. In the B League Guis CC won 7-2 at The Abbey A and Marske turned their game around winning 6-3 at The Boosbeck. Week 3 T. A. Club suffered another heavy defeat in the A League at the hands of Ship Brotton losing 7–2, Abbey B gained their first victory beating Ship Guis 5– 4. All results In the B League finished 5–4 Guis CC beat Marske, Boosbeck beat G.T.F.C. and Abbey A beat Bowls Club. In the 1st Round of the Tommy Swinburn Trophy, New Associate Members to the League, North Skelton Club entertained the

T.A. Club, but went down 6-3, Ship Brotton had their heaviest defeat in a long time losing 8-1 to Guis CC. Marske CC are getting into stride, beating The 3fiddles 6-3, Ship Guis won their 1st Match 5-4 against G.T.F.C. and also going into the next round are The Wharton Arms beating Abbey A 5- 4. Week 4 In the A League Wharton Arms lost their 1st match going down 6–3 to The T. A. Club, Ship Guis also won 6–3 against The 3fiddles and Ship Brotton lost 5–4 to The Abbey B. although The 3fiddles and The Wharton have a game in hand things are tight in the A League. In the B League Bowls Club beat League Leaders Guis CC 6 -3, Boosbeck are picking up points winning 7 – 2 at The Abbey A. Marske CC also won 6- 3 at the expense of G.T.F.C. Things are even tighter in the B League, One point separating three teams, with The Bowls Club and G.T.F.C. a game in hand it could get even tighter.

●● George Lillystone fly half, from G'boro sidestepping Stocktons number 9, with G'Boro capt Scott Armstrong as his support player coach Jeff said ‘We are bonding together a group of special young men; we are the envy of many clubs with our ability and attitude, the results we get off the pitch matter more than the results we get on it, this is the essence of high performing individuals, rugby scores are secondary in my view, its their development and behaviour I’m most proud of, they are literally out standing in their field! Excuse the intentional pun! ‘ Guisborough welcome New players in all age groups are very welcome, and details are on the club website; www.pitcheroguisboroughrugby – our teams

comprise of players from of all abilities and ALL local schools including Saltburn, Redcar, Eston, Grangetown, Marske, Normanby, Redcar, Stokesley, Boosbeck, Brotton, Skelton, Nunthorpe, Staithes and everywhere in between! New starters will be given full training before any involvement in games as part of our development programme, we have a strict code of conduct, and our coaches will bring out the potential in any young player, regardless of skill level or rugby knowledge. Under 16s / parents (lads born in years 2001 or 2002) contact call or text Jeff on 07505 878059.


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 84 November 2017

Marske Cricket Club


ery little playing time was lost to rain during the season but it was not an easy season for our groundsman. Plenty of rain during the week hampered preparations and many games were played on damp outfields which proved to be a lot slower than expected at Windy Hill Lane. As soon as the season finished Marske Groundsman John Magor lost no time in starting his end of season work. With the reduction in games now played due to the NY &SD League restructuring it has been decided to dispense with the services of Professional Saeed Bin Nasir after three years at Marske C.C. Saeed proved to be a very popular member of our Club playing 85 games and scoring 4141 runs from 4608 balls faced at an average 71.3 with a highest score of 144 not out. His record of sixteen centuries scored by him means he will be a hard act to follow but work is now going on behind the scenes for his replacement.

Skelton Bowls Newsletter October We are the Champions 2017

●● 2 wood singles winner Colin Walker who beat Robert Walker

●● Malcolm Poulter Plate winner Cliff Wright who beat Mick Hodgson

●● Club Championship winner Fred Hindson who beat Mick Hodgson


he Cleveland League Evening 2 Ball Triples Skelton Bowls Club have been declared Champions of the league this is the second year running the team have won the championship and all the members would like to thank Fred Hindson and Jackie Tatzlaff -Murrell for captaining the team This is a great achievement for a small club the whole club play for the team Next Season the team will be captained By Fred Hindson and Dennis Galvin and will be going for a hat rick of titles to go along with the previous titles in 1995 1996 The Cleveland League Evening 2 Ball Triples This season has seen a big improvement on previous seasons and a credit to all the team members. Maurice Hart has decided to give up the captaincy after a lot of years in charge and all the club members would like to thank him for his efforts thought the years. Next season Mick Hodgson will step up from vice-captain to captain and will be well supported by Stuart Payne Skelton Bowls Club Finals Day 2017 The club completed the 2017 season with the

finals day for the individual knockout competitions and each of the finals where keenly contested and the eventual winners thoroughly deserved their trophy’s The Trophy’s where presented by Jim Clay Skelton Bowls Club President (Right) and Robert Walker North Yorkshire Bowls League President 2017(Left) , Jim has decided to stand down from the role of President and handover the role to Alan Richardson . Jim has put in a lot of work over the years and all the club members would like to thank him for his efforts thought the years especially the hard work in obtaining the grant from Sports England and agreeing the lease with Redcar and Cleveland Council for the management of the green. To show the members appreciation Jim and his wife Sylvia where give Life Membership of Skelton Bowls Club New Members We are always interested in anybody wanting to play Bowls at Skelton so if you want to give it a go or to join the club please contact Graham on 07730166979


Redcar Town FC

By Ian Enderwick

TJFA U11 Division 6 edcar Town U11 whites had another superb team performance against a new opponent, Billingham Synthonia running out 5-0 winners. Keeper Zak hardly had a touch of the ball protected by a strong well organised defence. We had a great mix of goals, long range, individual and team goals. Two goals scored by Charlie Smith and a hat trick from Joe Exley with lots more chances created with the synners keeper and woodwork keeping the score down. Also in the extra development game we play we ran out 3-0 winners with a hat trick this time from Charlie Smith. Some great goals, wonderful passing moves and passionate players has won us our 3rd league game out of four. Man of the match was Joe Exley and our trophy to keep for the week went to Charlie Smith. North Riding Womens Football League Cleveland Juniors Ladies 0-5 Redcar Town Ladies With new manager Lee Round in charge of his first game the ladies were keen to impress and carry on their 100% league record. Town nearly took the lead in the first minute when Tyler set up Jess to force a great save out of the Clevo keeper. Then in the 3rd minute Ellie's free kick brought out a superb save from the keeper,then on 9 minutes we finally took the lead when Tyler's cross found Jess who beat a couple of defenders and fired into the bottom corner. On 18 minutes Yasmin played the ball over the top for Jess to run onto and lob the outcoming keeper to double our lead. On 26 minutes Emily played a great ball through for Jess to shoot early and beat the keeper to complete her hat trick. Amy produced a trick on 38 minutes to beat her marker and send in a superb cross for Jess to flick the ball against the bar. The start of the second half we gave Dimi a rest and brought on Laura and with her first touch she volleyed home Jess's cross and twisted her ankle in the process and had to be replaced by Emma on 48 minutes. Then on 73 minutes we made it 5 nil when Emily played the ball down the wing for Tyler to run onto and her cross cum shot flew into the bottom corner. It was also great to see Georgia back for the last ten minutes after a serious injury kept her out for a season and a half. Squad;- Paula Lowe, Yasmin Cook, Ellie Turner, Heather Power, Rachel Darby, Amy McGovern, Michelle Coleman, Emily Fewster, Tyler Sharp, Jess Round, Rachel Dimmick, Emma Bolton, Laura Taylor and Georgia Elliott. TJFA U14 Division 4 We welcomed Newton Aycliffe Youth Eagles to the Mo Mowlam memorial park for our fourth league match of the season and despite the Eagles only have 10 players the match had numerous incidents which created an enthralling spectacle. Prior to the kick off


By David Beach


we stressed to the lads that although we were top of the league, visiting teams would be giving their all to try to knock us off the top spot and that we needed to be at our best for all our matches. It didn't take long before our words came back to haunt us when after only 15 minutes from kick off the Eagles had raced into a two goal lead leaving the Town lads stunned. Once again we had started slowly and allowed our opponents to secure a lead over us and despite only having ten players, it was the Eagles who looked more likely to score the next goal. The Town lads managed to weather the storm and realised they needed to make use of the extra man advantage and following some good attacking play Nathan Moore was brought down in the Eagles box when in on goal and the referee pointed to the spot for a penalty to Redcar which our captain Niall Fitzgerald scored with a fierce shot. The Town lads were now back in the game and went in search of an equaliser which came from Nathan Moore, despite being pegged back from a two goal lead the Eagles continued to battle well and following a disputed free kick managed to secure a 3-2 lead which they took to the half time interval. The second half kicked off and Redcar once again brought the scores level and then for the first time in the match managed to take the lead with goals from Dominik Carter & Jack Williams. We now had a lead to protect and could see the lack of Subs for the Eagles team was begining to take its toll on their ten players, the Redcar lads started to enjoy more freedom on the pitch which resulted in additional goals for Dominik Carter, Jack Williams, Nathan Moore & Kieran Breeze. The Redcar lads had shown great spirit to come back from two goals down and had now built up an 8-3 lead which they knew would secure another three valuable points. With only 5 minutes left to play the Eagles were dealt a final blow when one of their team mates fell awkwardly following a challenge and had to leave the field of play holding his arm which following a visit to hospital showed breaks to two fingers, all the players & management team at Redcar Town U14 wish the player a speedy recovery. North Riding Tees Valley Girls League U12 DG Trophies Division Redcar Athletic 1 - 3 Redcar Town For the second week running we had a local derby against Redcar Athletic and produced another assured display to take the 3 points.home. It took us until the 23 rd minute to take the lead after Daisy Cook went on a mazy run,beat 2 players and passed the ball into the bottom corner. Three minutes into the second half Daisy beat two more players fired home to double our score and on 51 minutes Daisy took the corner that bounced in front of Mahlliah Joel who hooked the ball over the keeper to make it 3 nil. Athletic pulled a goal back on 55 minutes when Ebony Alderson volleyed a powerful shot that Katie Lou Wilson got her hands to but couldn't keep out.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 84 November 2017 Sport North Riding Women's North Riding Football League Football League By Andrew Snaith Steven Combellack and Alex Johnson after putting Pools Youth to the sword,

●● Jess Round scoring a penalty By Ian Enderwick Redcar Town Ladies 5- 1 Catterick Garrison Ladies oth teams 100 per cent record was at stake when the league leaders visited Mo Mowlem Park; the pitch and weather were ideal for both teams who like to play football. Redcar had a great start when they opened the scoring on two minutes Rachel Darby played a perfect pass through for Jess Round to run on to outpace the last defender


and volley over the head of the keeper. On six minutes Catterick equalised when their striker managed to hook the ball past our on rushing keeper whilst on the floor. Town re took the lead on 33 minutes when a poor clearance fell to Jess just outside the box who then with a delicate chip floated the ball over their stranded keeper. Four minutes into the second half we were awarded a penalty for hand ball and up stepped Jess to smash the ball into the top corner to complete her hat-trick. Then on 69 minutes a clearance fell to Heather who ran onto the loose ball and volleyed over the keeper into the top corner to make it 4-1 and then on 79 minutes Jess won the ball off the defender went on a run beat two defenders and squared the ball for Rachel " Dimmi " Dimmick to slot home from six yards to score the goal her hard working performance deserved.

North Riding Tees Valley U12 Girls League

●● Daisy in blue scoring By Ian Enderwick Redcar Town 3 - 0 Redcar Athletic n a cold Saturday morning the two teams met at Mo Mowlem Memorial Park in the first local derby of the season. Must mention the Sportsmanship shown by the visiting team matching our eight players instead of playing the nine and even when losing they didn't bring the extra player on. Town got off to a great start on nine minutes ,we thought we had scored when Paige Boylen put the ball in the net after the keeper parried Daisy's shot, but the referee Ryan Skelton blew for offside. But from the resulting restart the keeper kicked


the ball out and it fell kindly to Daisy who volleyed the ball over the keeper and into the roof of the net.1 nil to the Town. Then on 22 minutes Daisy beat 2 defenders and fired into the roof of the net 2-0 to the Town. At the Start of the the second half Athletic were awarded a penalty for handball but our keeper Katie Lou Wilson who has been on top form recently comfortably saved the spot kick and earn her team the first clean sheet of the season, In the 52nd minute Daisy went on a run in their penalty area beat two players and slotted the ball past the keeper to earn herself the match ball and girl of the match award, well deserved it was too. In the last minute we had a scare when Athletic hit the post. Must mention it was a superb all round team performance with every player working their sweaty socks off to earn us our first points of the season. Team - Katie Lou Wilson, Daisy Cook, Lilly Maddison, Tara Hill, Tori Batt, Mahlliah Joel, Paige Boylen, Ellie Mae Hill.


provided the goals. ishburn Park lost the final In the North Riding County Cup, unbeaten record in the North Redcar Town staged a fine comeback Riding Football League Premier to defeat fellow Premier outfit Division as Stockton West End Guisborough United, 4-2. Liam produced another superb defensive Cooper and Lewis Reeve powered display in a 3-0 victory. Park, who United into a 2-0 lead, inside half an would have gone top with a win, hour. However, Town fought back stay third after Karl Williams with Ryan Bennions quickly making notched twice and Jake Large once it 2-1, before the break. The second for West End. The only other top tier clash saw half saw Jordan McDonald level Redcar Newmarket end a barren run matters, just before the hour, with to go within three points of leaders Stu Poulter putting the title chasers Boro Rangers, in fourth. A five goal ahead, with 14 minutes remaining. thriller saw Dean Jones and Darren Bennions' second ensured the visitors' Roulston net for hosts Grangetown progress. The other clash with North Riding Boys Club, but Michael Dowse's Football League interest was another brace and Andy Tullock's goal made all-Premier tie as Carl Flatters put it 3-2 Newmarket. Staithes Athletic ahead ten minutes In the First Division, Great Ayton United Royals won the battle of the before half-time. However, Jordan chasing pack to stay within four Morgan levelled two minutes from points of leaders Redcar Athletic the end, for visitors BEADS, to force Reserves, with two games in hand. penalties. The Middlesbrough side Jamie Edwards opened the scoring kept their nerve to win 4-2 from the for Royals inside five minutes and resulting shoot-out. Unfortunately, the scheduled FA when Ashley Woodier doubled their Inter League clash between the North advantage on fifteen, it was looking Riding League Representative side comfortable. However, Bedale rallied and pulled one back through David and the Cumberland County League Cooke, though it wasn't enough in a was postponed due to a waterlogged match where Dale could and maybe pitch at Workington's Borough Park. In the Under 19s division, on should have secured a point, after Sunday, both the top two enjoyed ending the game strongly. Redcar kept their lead at the top four-goal victories and remain level intact after a 4-0 victory at Loftus on points. Leaders Guisborough United Athletic. Alex Anderson, McCorie Carmichael, James Ascoughs and defeated Kader 6-2. The visitors Marcus Wood did the damage in netted through Rob Clark and Adam another impressive display from the Campbell, but strikes from Kyle Tranter, with two, a further brace early pacesetters. New Marske Lakes United came from Louis Benoit and additional from behind to defeat Whitby goals from Joseph Morley and Owen Fishermens, at Lythe, after Jord Purvis Armstrong saw the Priorymen home. Second-placed Boro Rangers also had fired home for Mark Storr's men. Kieran Stares and Robbie Farrier both have seven wins in seven following netted in the second half to turn the their 4-0 success at Northallerton match on its head for the visitors, Town. In-form Isaac Walker notched who go fourth. Elsewhere, Lingdale a hat-trick, with Ollie Henderson also Village kept up their good recent on target, ensuring Rangers trail only ●● Picture: by Brian byMurfield goal difference. form with a 3-0 success at Stokesley Thornaby stay third, meanwhile, Armstrong Richardson. Rob Bennet,

Sleights climb high in league


By Andrew Snaith

leights continue their 100% form in the Beckett Football League Second Division; they are tight on the tail of league leaders Snainton, who they defeated 4-0 in their opening game of the season. Saturday 23rd September Beckett League Second Division Sleights 6, Heslerton Reserves 0 Another dominant display from Sam Leadley and Ed Turner's men kept up their 100% Beckett League record and saw goalkeeper Dylan Humble keep another clean sheet, on Saturday, at Caedmon. Adam Entwistle shrugged off his ankle injury to start, while Ben Wilson came in at left-back, Will-Cork Dove out wide and Charlie Patterson up front, with Chris Warrior, the suspended Taylor Humble and skipper Charlie Smith all unavailable. Patterson showed his quality with a

hat-trick as the Villagers eased into a 4-0 half-time lead. The second half saw the Villagers add to their advantage with Jack Henshaw again on target, alongside Luke Jackson and the recalled CorkDove. Sleights are now third with games in hand. Saturday 30th September Scarborough Junior Cup First Round Sleights 14, Aislaby United 1 Sleights continued their strong start to the season with a demolition of fellow Beckett League Division Two outfit Aislaby United. Co-player-boss Ed Turner and new signing Elliot Clark made their first starts of the campaign with skipper Charlie Smith returning to the side, as Turner and Sam Leadley made three changes from the side that hit Heslerton 6-0, seven days earlier. The hosts raced into a six-goal halftime lead, at Caedmon College. Jack

●● Charlie Patterson holds off Heslerton opposition (opponents in blue) as Sleights ease to victory. Henshaw was the star of the show with five strikes, Smith hit four of his own, with Will Cork-Dove notching twice. Leadley was also on target, with

substitutes Chris Warrior and Taylor Humble adding second-half strikes. Aislaby added a consolation after the break, but Sleights were already

7-0. Joe Pickett scored twice and Sam Candlin added a third, but it was a second half show that really opened up Pools. Substitutes Dylan Barker and Tyler Hersi managed a further two strikes each to put an emphatic slant on the final score. Billingham Synthonia were the big scorers of the weekend, climbing three places after a 12-3 victory over struggling Middleton Rangers. Matty Ashworth fired four, while Ryan Nicholson also netted a hat-trick. Callum Daniels and Jordan Birdsall blasted braces, while Reece Whelpton also notched for Synners. Zac Taylor netted all three Rangers goals. Coulby Newham enjoyed a 7-3 win over Redcar Newmarket, but went one down after only four minutes. It took 20 minutes for Alex Clark to level the scores, then just before the break, Clark struck again to turn the match on its head at 2-1 Coulby, at half-time. However Newmarket levelled within a minute of the restart. This spurred Coulby on and with Clark bagging another three for a fivegoal tally and further strikes from Joseph Searby and Dylon Marshall with Redcar adding another it ended up a convincing 3-7 win for Coulby Newham. Redcar's scorers were Will Moore, Leon Bellerby and Morgan Corner. Richmond were also comfortable victors, as they hit Hartlepool FC for eight. Tom Fox netted twice, despite coming off the bench, with fellow substitute Joe Ramsay also hitting the target. The remaining six goals for the hosts were spread between midfield and attack, with Joe Shields, Gary Walker, Nathan Simpson, Simeon Cromarty and Ben Ruddock all scoring. Adam Scott's brace provided some consolation for the visitors. Saturday 4th November Cumberland County League v North Riding Football League Kick-off 2.30pm At Whitehaven FC

cruising by that point. Saturday 7th October Sleights 5 Thornton Dale 1 Beckett League Second Division Ed Turner and Sam Leadley's men continue their 100% start to life in the Beckett Football League, moving up to second after a third straight win. Saturday 14th October Sleights 5, Duncombe Park 0 Beckett League Second Division Sleights' fourth league win out of four keeps them breathing down the necks of leaders Snainton, in Beckett League Division Two. Second-placed Sleights are now just three points behind the league leaders with two games in hand. Coming fixtures: Saturday 28th October Scarborough Junior Cup Scalby Reserves v Sleights Saturday 4th November Hospital Cup Sleights v Sinnington Match Sponsor: Steve Mothersdale, Painter & Decorator Latest information:


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Bumper crowd for Guisborough’s annual Junior Open Day But Priorymen lose AGAIN 4-3 to Sunderland RCA


By Bill Perfitt

uisborough Town staged their eagerly-anticipated Junior Section Open Day at their recent match against Sunderland RCA at the KGV Stadium – and once again it proved a huge success, producing a bumper crowd of 345. Guisborough’s thriving Junior Section caters for young players in several age groups ranging from Under7s through to Under-19. And they turned out in force for the Sunderland game, with mums and dads delighted to see their children doing pre-match training out on the pitch with the senior Guisborough players. Guisborough Town Club Chairman Don Cowan was delighted with turnout both from young players and their parents and families for the Open Day event. “It made for a carnival type atmosphere and we were very pleased with how it all went,” said a delighted Don. “Our Junior Section is vital to the future of this club and it is great to see all the young players and it makes you wonder how many of them will grace the KGV at some stage in the future – by the look of it there could be quite a few! “So a big thank-you to all the parents for coming along with their children and making it such a big success and my grateful thanks too to all our junior coaches and helpers who do such a lot of unsung hard work with the youngsters,” Don added. As for the game itself, sadly defensive fragilities were cruelly exposed once again at the KGV on Saturday as the Priorymen twice let slip first half leads to undo what at times had been a scintillating display of attacking football. Defensive weaknesses have characterised Guisborough’s season so far and with 13 league games played

by mid-October, the Priorymen had already conceded 40 goals – an average of around three per game which is clearly not good enough. At the other end of the field scoring has not been an issue with Guisborough averaging around two goals per league game, but time and again defensive lapses have let them down and turned winnable games into defeats. As of 14 October, this had left Guisborough in 19th position in the Northern League Division One table – just one place and two points above the relegation zone so another long rear-guard campaign similar to last season looks on the cards. The game against Sunderland RCA absolutely typified Guisborough’s season so far, with Town starting brightly and twice holding the lead in a first half of scintillating attacking football but, alas, they couldn’t hold on to their advantage. Guisborough actually found themselves a goal down against RCA after 13 minutes completely against the run of play when Guisborough goalkeeper Jordan Nixon’s attempted punched clearance unluckily hit the back of Lee Bythway’s head and fell kindly to Nathan O’Neill who swept the ball home from 12 yards out. But Town came roaring back on 29 minutes when a superb run to the by-line and cut back by Bradley Mills earned the Priorymen a penalty when Mason McNeill was upended from behind and referee Lindsey Robinson rightly pointed to the spot. Guisborough midfield dynamo Lewis Maloney hammered home the spot kick with ease to make it 1-1. Then just two minutes later Guisborough grabbed a deserved 2-1 lead when Steve Roberts and Maloney played a neat one-two and the latter played a defence-splitting pass through to striker Mason McNeill who burst through the RCA defence and drew the

●● Youngsters from Guisborough Junior Section players at the club’s recent highly successful ‘Junior Open Day.’ Picture by Dan Clark ●● Combative midfielder Gary Wood gets a taste of his own medicine against some hard-tackling Guisborough juniors. Picture by Dan Clark ‘keeper before superbly tucking the ball home through Sunderland keeper Neil Bussey’s legs. The lead, however, only lasted only three minutes as poor defensive covering once again let Guisborough down and allowed the unmarked Colin Larkin to blast the ball home at the near post to square things up at 2-2. But in the 41st minute as the game continued to see-saw in exciting fashion, Guisborough regained the lead when winger Steve Roberts jinked to make room for himself just outside the penalty area and scored with a stunning 20 yard drive which rocketed into the net to put the Priorymen back in the driving seat at 3-2. Frustratingly, though, Guisborough surrendered their lead yet again two minutes into time added on before the interval when Nathan O’Neill grabbed his second with a half-volley from 12 years into the far corner – another soft goal from Guisborough’s point of view. It was so frustrating for the Priorymen

●● Some of Guisborough female junior players show the senior footballers how it should be done! Picture by Dan Clark to go in at half-time only on level terms at 3-3 rather than taking a lead through to the interval. And just two minutes after the restart they were made to pay dearly for their inability to hold on to a lead when RCA broke from a long dead ball kick and Colin Larkin chipped the ball over Town keeper Jordan Nixon’s head and it dipped under the crossbar into the far corner of the net to edge his side 4-3 into the lead. Thereafter, Guisborough came close on three or four occasions but in truth they huffed and puffed but couldn’t reproduce the same devastating penetration up front that they had achieved in the first half. And it was Guisborough keeper Nixon at the other end who pulled off a fine save following an RCA free kick in the dying stages to keep the Priorymen in with a glimmer of a chance which sadly didn’t materialise. It was such a disappointing outcome to a day which had begun so brightly

with a bumper crowd and joyful scenes of Guisborough’s thriving young Junior Section players warming up on the pitch with the senior players before the game then shouting their encouragement out to their heroes during the play. Afterwards Guisborough Senior Team Coach Mark Casey commented: “Obviously it was very disappointing to score three goals at home but still come off the losing side. “I thought when we went 2-1 up we looked very comfortable but unfortunately we keep making the same mistakes week in week out. “Obviously we the coaches and the players need to address this on the training field and try to rectify it. We need to stick together as a team but unfortunately we keep making silly errors which are costing us dearly,” added Mark. “We have got some very good footballers in our squad and I’m sure at some point we are really going to spank someone when it all comes together.

Whitby Town Round Up By Andrew Snaith

Blues then hosted another top-three side, Altrincham, who took an early lead, but fter coming off a run of three Whitby roared back after the interval, Carson successive wins, culminating in a netted from the penalty spot after a kick to more convincing than it suggests, 3-2 the head of skipper Steven Snaith, as Whitby win over Marine (Davey Carson and were good value for a point. Anthony Hume, with two, on target) and Hardy's boys then made the long trip to culminating in a hard-fought Sutton Coldfield. Coldfield, who were then 1-0 victory over Barwell on 30th the division's bottom club, took the lead September, courtesy of Carson's penalty, through Gurjit Singh on their 3G surface. Whitby have found October tough going. However, the Royals were pegged back late Chris Hardy's men are still winless in on by substitute James Risborough's header Evo-Stik NPL Premier action, this month, off the woodwork, with Kieran Weledji going into Hednesford Town's visit to the denied a late winner as Whitby pushed the Turnbull Ground on October 21st. accelerator right at the end. The Blues travelled to bottom side Whitby have been beset by injuries of Stalybridge Celtic, on Tuesday 3rd October, late, with ex-Hartlepool United midfielder but found the Bower Fold outfit in fine form, ●● Steven Snaith takes a boot to the head against Andy Monkhouse, strikers Matty Tymon, falling to a 3-1 defeat, despite Anthony Altrincham, but Davey Carson converted the resulting John Campbell and even new striker Connor Hume's late strike. penalty. Picture: courtesy of Brian Murfield (c) Dunlavey affected. The Seasiders then went to title-chasing he went to catch a looping free-kick with McCarten Two clubs from the Blues' division have Warrington Town, where a goal-less first half was followed by a controversial James firing in the loose ball for the opener. Matty Tymon made the first round proper draw for the FA Cup. came off the bench to net an injury time consolation Shaw Lane defeated Conference side Barrow to set McCarten opener and an Anthony Hine goal. Goalkeeper Shane Bland appeared to be pushed as in a 2-1 defeat. Warrington went top with that win. up a home tie with Mansfield Town, while Nantwich


will visit another fourth-tier outfit in Stevenage Boro, should they defeat Kettering in a midweek replay.

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a second half equaliser from the Mechanics, it was sub Fairley who won the game for Marske with a superb chest and volley from the edge of the box. The following Tuesday saw Marske travel up the A19 to visit Jarrow Roofing Boldon CA and the travelling fans, who made up over 50% of the crowd, saw an excellent Marske win by 4-0, thanks to goals from Gott, Butterworth and two from Earl. There have been a number of fixture changes in the coming weeks with the games against Consett, North Shields and Whitley Bay all switched so that Marske are the home side. Marske vs Consett is on Saturday 4th November, Marske vs Whitley Bay is on Saturday 18th November and Marske vs North Shields is Saturday 2nd December. Admission for each game is £6 for adults, £3 for senior citizens and 16-18 year old and £2 for under 16’s. On the player front, Wilf Dinsdale, Reece Kelly

and Connor Short have all left the club in recent weeks. Wilf and Reece have joined neighbours Billingham Synthonia while Connor has joined Team Northumbria, where he is a student. We wish all three of them well at their new clubs. Off the pitch, Marske United FC were delighted to see club Treasurer Malcolm Carver rewarded for 50 years of dedication to the local, non-league football scene at the recent Coastal View & Moor News Community Awards 2017. Finally, please note that the club’s website address has changed to http://www. and the club’s e-mail address is now All future fixtures can be viewed on the website and there is also a link to the remaining games that are available to be sponsored where individuals, groups, or any company, large or small, will be welcomed by the club’s dedicated volunteers into the Jimmy Smith Suite.

To Book (01287) 652222

● Craig Gott Picture: Jaime Grace Photography


By Mark Hathaway

arske’s tremendous start to the season has continued over the last month with seven games played resulting in six wins and one narrow defeat away to league leaders Morpeth Town. A short trip to newly promoted Stockton Town was first up and the home side included no less than five ex-Seasiders in the form of Jamie Owens, Nathan Mulligan, Fred Woodhouse, Jamie Poole and Paul Roddam. In front of a bumper crowd of 415, Marske put in a superb performance with recent signing Mikey Roberts grabbing two goals in a man of the match showing, with the other goal coming from Glen Butterworth. Next up was a home FA Vase game versus fellow Northern League Division 1 team Seaham Red Star. In what was a far from vintage team performance, extra time was needed to squeeze past a determined Seaham team, thanks to goals from Leon Carling and Ashley Coffey. The reward for the victory was a place in the 1st round and a trip to Darwen of the North-West Counties league. The return to league action on September 30th saw the Seasiders beat the students of Team Northumbria 3-1 in a game where Marske went 1-0 down before a red card for Team Northumbria’s David Webster change the game and Marske scored three unanswered second half goals through Carling, Craig Gott and Danny Earl. With no midweek game, next up was an away game at Shildon, where Marske have had a poor record in recent seasons. However, the players, and James Fairley in particular, hadn’t read the

script. Despite going a goal down through Billy Greulich-Smith, Marske were the better team and dominated possession but missed a number of excellent chances until the 83rd minutes when Fairley levelled direct from a corner. Better was to come in the final minute of injury time when Fairley was fouled, 45 yards from goal, but the winger jumped straight up and hit an arrow of a shot that flew over stranded keeper Nick Liversedge and into the net sparking unbelievable scenes on the pitch, in the dugout and in the stands among the Marske supporters. The goal soon became a social media hit and has since been viewed over 31,000 times. The tough games kept on coming and up next was a trip to title favourites Morpeth Town in a midweek game where Marske were missing key players due to illness, injury and work commitments. Despite taking the lead from a trademark Adam Wheatley header, Morpeth lead 2-1 going into the last 10 minutes, when Craig Gott (pictured, versus Bishop Auckland earlier in the season), scored another goal of the season contender with a swerving 40 yard shot which hit the back of the net before the goalkeeper moved. However, on this occasion, it was Marske who were on the end of a wonder goal when Joe Walton somehow managed to control the ball, turn and hit a volley from 25 yards that flew past Marske keeper Robert Dean. The following Saturday saw Washington visit the GER Stadium in what was memorable mainly for the 300th Marske appearance of skipper Adam Wheatley, who has been a mainstay of the side over the last six seasons. Fittingly, it was Wheatley who gave Marske the lead in the first half and despite

Day Trips in 2017 Sat 21st Oct

Dalton Park & Metro Centre


Sat 28th Oct

Bury Market


Sat 4th Nov

York & McArthur Glen


Sat 11th Nov

Newcastle Eldon Square


Sat 18th Nov



Fri 24th Nov

Harrogate Knitting & Stitching (Coach Only )


Sat 25th Nov

Edinburgh Xmas Market


Sat 2nd Dec

Durham Xmas Market


Sat 9th Dec

York St Nicholas Fayre


Sun 10th Dec

Skipton Yuletide Festival


Sat 16th Dec

Leeds German Market


Sun 17th Dec

Manchester Trafford Centre


Sat 23rd Dec

Newcastle Eldon Square Xmas Shopper


Short Breaks 25th Nov

Manchester German Xmas Market

£100 B&B

14th Dec

Thursford Xmas Spectacular

£235 DB&B

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