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Anger at community meeting as rise in crime and anti-social behaviour frustrates residents time and she was true to her word, bringing the problem up the following day in PMQs. She also was given a petition together with a letter from approximately 80 residents who were too afraid to come out after dark. Anna told Coastal View: “The meeting at the Cleveland Bay, organised by landlord Russ and attended by Cleveland’s PCC Barry Coppinger, was a very good discussion about the crime and anti-social behaviour issues blighting our community at the moment. “Local residents are proud of their community and determined not to let the behaviour of a few spoil the area for the many. There were a lot of passionate views and concern over rising crime and fewer police officers on the street. “I have been lobbying the government for more resources but it is also important everyone

reports every issue, however small, by calling 101 for non-emergencies so that the resources the police do have are targeted where they are needed. I will continue to liaise with Cleveland Police on their response.” Russ said: “I have no political interest at all because my personal thoughts are they all look after themselves and the little man pays for it. Love her or hate her Anna was here and she took it to parliament and I would like to thank her for that.” A representative from the PCC’s Office and who attended on the night said: “I was with the Commissioner at the meeting you organised to discuss crime and ASB issues in the Redcar East area. Well done for arranging the meeting, it was a really good turn out and great to see the Continued on page 6 ►►►

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ecause of local concern regarding the recent rise in crime and anti-social behaviour around Redcar East, landlord of the Cleveland Bay, Redcar, Russ Clark, invited the community to meet and air their frustrations. He started with a letter inviting several members of authority, councillors and the local MP. In the letter he stated the purpose of the meeting was to find out what the community could do within the law to assist the police. Russ said: “I thought it would be a good idea to let the officials see how people are feeling and get a glimpse of the frustration in the area first hand.” Redcar East has a community of young families to elderly pensioners who all feel let down by the local authorities. Police Commissioner Barry Coppinger, chief inspector Emily Harrison, antisocial behaviour officer Sarah, crime prevention officer Peter Ridley and MP Anna Turley were all present and sat in the firing line. Russ started the ball rolling with the agenda and handed over to the panel. The room quickly escalated and the area started to broaden. The frustration and passion of the people in the room

was quite visible and there was also a lot of anger about police response. Russ told Coastal View: “We know there is a problem with manpower and money but these things are at a higher level, we need the officials to sit up and listen not just look at statistics. “The main answer that seemed to come from the panel was we need to phone everything in, report every little incident so that the powers that be can see we have a problem. That’s fine while you read statistics but it means our residents will stay in their houses frightened to answer the door or pop to the shops. “The people who work hard will just work harder to replace their stolen or damaged property and the young families will cope with the stress of thinking are my children safe and are they going to be attacked or bullied for their bikes and phones.” Russ added: “As a community we can get through hard times, we can look after our neighbour help each other and together as one we can be a deafening voice.” Anna Turley MP for Redcar and also a resident of Redcar East promised she would talk about the situation on Prime Minister’s Question

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Welcome to Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87


he main topic of anyone’s conversation over what seems like an eternity is the weather. Bad weather has swept across our area with snow and wind causing havoc. In our village, when it snows we tend to get it really bad but over the last few days the whole of the North East has suffered. Villages have been cut off caused by drifting snow blocking roads. Much praise must be given to the various Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s team who have been out in all hours and in dangerous conditions delivering services to the public. And we must also thank local farmers and volunteers for coming out and clearing roads, making it possible for residents to get out of their villages. A council official told us that the Rapid Response service, which supports vulnerable people in their own homes, have still been helping people all over the borough and even worked with Cleveland Mountain Rescue to gain access to a 95 year old woman’s home and provide her with more suitable short term accommodation. Yes it’s been bad in our area but on the whole people have coped very well and looked out for each other which is what East Cleveland is all about, with neighbours helping neighbours - each one of them are heroes!

So, let’s take a look at what’s inside this bumper 80 page issue. The very popular Freebrough Flyer supplement can be found in the centre of the paper, telling all the news from the Academy and the local primary schools. On page 36 you will find a great reader competition where you can win a Voucher Book entitling you to discounts and two for one offers in many places throughout the whole area and beyond. This year marks 100 years since the end of World War One with many events planned to commemorate this. See more details on page 12. The amazing Klondike Bike Race is returning to East Cleveland for the second year running. This year’s event at the end of April brings many visitors to the area and much needed help for our local economy. The event is made possible by funding from the Big Local as well as other organisations. See our special two page spread on pages 28/29 to find out all the details. We love to help local businesses by telling of their achievements and in this issue we have two stories to tell. Body Zone Gym based on Skelton Industrial Estate have been in business for 22 years. See their advertisement on page 30. The many new businesses that are springing

up on the Skelton Industrial estate is brilliant news for the area and one of these businesses, VIP KIds is a new venture by local character, Steve Richardson aka Silly Steve. Steve and his team are providing a brilliant party venue for your kids which you can read about on page 24. Easter is fast approaching and in this issue you will find eight pages of events that will take place around the area as well as six pages full of local sports’ news. Easter will see the return of Tocketts Car Boot sale. A much loved local event, the team are looking forward to kicking off a new season. See their details on page 53. The start of the meteorological spring is March 1st, but you wouldn’t think so, looking out of our window at the moment with the snow still falling. But, looking forward to the end of all this bad weather don’t forget that on 25th March we need to put our clocks forward one hour. This will mean more hours of daylight in the evening which leads to us looking forward to those lovely, light summer’s nights. Stay safe and warm and don’t forget to keep your eye on your neighbours. We hope you enjoy reading this issue.


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Leader celebrates 100 years of votes for women ●● Councillor Sue Jeffrey

●● VOTES FOR WOMEN: Emmeline Pankhurst and followers at Redcar Station in 1909 when the Suffragette rallied crowds on the beach and at Central Hall. Image courtesy of the London School of Economics Library.

Skelton Pharmacy has moved! A fter two years of trying and with the current lease for the premises on Byland Road expiring, Skelton Pharmacy has relocated to its new High Street premises. The NHS owners of the Byland Road premises, refused permission to extend the lease, leaving owner, Zulf Rafiq no choice but to either close or relocate. Zulf told Coastal View: “It has taken us two years to get permission from the NHS to relocate to the high street; this is because after initially agreeing to let us relocate they subsequently changed their minds a year later. “We had to instruct the London based

pharmacy litigation solicitor to argue our case in front of a panel of experts in order to secure the relocation. It was a case of either relocate or close. We chose to relocate as our regular patients and customers have been very supportive of our move and we owed it to them. “Also, moving to the high street is exciting as we are amongst other independent businesses. “We will continue to offer NHS services which include free collection of prescriptions from the GPs and a delivery service. Furthermore we offer free advice and other pharmacy services which will benefit patients.”


he Leader of the Council, Cllr Sue Jeffrey, celebrated the achievements of women on the 100th anniversary of female suffrage at a Cabinet meeting. She made her statement to Cabinet at Redcar and Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart. She said: “It is 100 years to the day since true heroines of our nation finally won the right for women to vote. “There were no celebrations then as the First World War raged, but women from our borough fought for that victory – Emmeline Pankhurst herself rallied people on Redcar beach in 1909 - and we should take a moment to celebrate it now. “Much has been achieved since the Representation of the People Act was passed in 1918: men and women now have entirely equal voting rights (which was not the case in 1918), we have had two women Prime Ministers and more women MPs, maternity leave rights, equal pay legislation, stronger domestic violence laws and we have very many more successful women in our society. But there is much more to be done. You only have to look at the controversy around equal pay raging currently to see that. “Here in Redcar and Cleveland we have a hugely important women from the past including our Saxon Princess and Gertrude Bell. We have woman in our key public positions – our Mayor Karen King, our Chief Executive Amanda Skelton, our MP Anna Turley

and myself at Leader. And of course, we had one of the most high profile women politicians in the modern era in Mo Mowlam who took that hugely brave step to go into the Maze Prison, so paving the way for the Good Friday Agreement. Also Vera Baird, now Police and Crime Commissioner in Northumberland who has done so much to highlight the issues around how we respond to domestic and sexual violence against women. “I meet impressive, successful women from our borough and the Tees Valley all the time, not least at our Inspiring Women Awards which celebrates women’s contribution to Redcar and Cleveland. You just have to look at the list of those who have been recognised to see the difference they make. “And yet progress has been slow. We have much more to do to raise the aspirations of our young women, to secure access to good quality employment, childcare, and in later life – after all it is women who live the longest – and we need to raise women out of poverty at all stages of their lives. We know that austerity has hit women hardest and that the services they rely on have been broken by cuts. That’s why I am a member of this council and why despite the challenges we must continue the work led by those early campaigners - the suffragettes and the suffragists - to change attitudes, shape policy and deliver services that will give our women the opportunities to which they are entitled.”


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Official opening of exciting new training and employment hub

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n Wednesday 21st February 2018 the new Training and Employment Hub at the Riverside Building Skinningrove was officially opened by Cllr Mary Lanigan Chair of East Cleveland Villages Big Local, Cllr Karen King – Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Michael Hodgson - Mayor of Loftus Town Council and Gareth Edmends – Sirius Mines, also 50 other people from the project partners, Local Council, the Local Community and Job service. The Hub has received an award of £52,000 grant from the Lottery backed East Cleveland Villages Big Local Board. It has received support from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Sirius Minerals and Job Centre amongst other partners. The new centre will help local people from East Cleveland receive support and training to give them the best chance of securing new jobs. Cllr Mary Lanigan, Chair East Cleveland Villages Big Local said: “This project is for the people of East Cleveland and is a major landmark in bringing important new

employment opportunities and access to local training services to the local people. Currently such services may be available and other access but this Hub will provide these important services within our local area.” Cllr Sue Jeffrey, Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “I want to thank all the volunteers and staff from the East Cleveland Villages Big Local, the council, the Department for Work and Pensions, and everyone else who has been involved in launching the East Cleveland Training Hub. “The Hub in Grangetown has been a huge success and having heard some of the feedback from residents who found work through that centre, I am confident that residents in East Cleveland will also benefit from the support and expertise which will be offered in Skinningrove. “We pride ourselves on being a welcoming area for businesses and everyone at the council is looking forward to working with new companies – like Sirius Minerals - for many more years to come.” Mike Hodgson , Mayor of Loftus Town

Council said: “It’s absolutely brilliant for our area, the amount of opportunities for local residents through this partnership will be an important step in the right direction and forms part of ambitious plans to encourage major employers to the area as a whole, similar to York Potash.” Redcar & Cleveland’s Employment and Growth Manager, Margie Oliver said: “We are working together to support local people into employment and up skilling the local workforce, while also supporting businesses in training and employment.” Graham Hubbard of Routes to Employment added: “Many partners have fully supported this project and now it’s open, we are keen to roll up our sleeves and get on with the job, there are lots of employment opportunities arriving on our doorstep and we need to make

sure people are trained and ready to apply.” The East Cleveland Training and Employment Hub is now open initially open 10.00am to 2.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. As the scheme grows from April it is planned to extend the opening hours to 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday – Friday at the existing Skinningrove Link Up, Riverside Building on New Company Row, Skinningrove TS13 4AU, telephone 01287 642508. Later on in the year it is planned to bring the services to the villages of East Cleveland by holding drop in sessions in the village hall/ community centres within the villages. To make an appointment please call 01642 444366 and keep an eye on the Facebook Page ‘east Cleveland training and employment hub’


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Anger at community meeting as rise in crime and anti-social behaviour frustrates residents

Anna Turley demands apology from PM on police cuts and rising crime Redcar MP slammed the Prime Minister for cuts to Cleveland Police leading to the loss of officers and a crime spree. Anna also called on Theresa May to restore government funding for neighbourhood policing to make our streets safe.

A community coming together to do something positive about the ongoing issues. I know a lot of work is ongoing between the various agencies following the meeting, however one area Barry has asked me to pick up with you, which he mentioned at the meeting, was the opportunity for local residents to receive a free Fraud Awareness workshop. “Barry has funded an organisation called Home Instead to raise awareness around the issues of fraud and how people, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, can better prevent themselves from becoming victims. These workshops are different to the generic crime prevention session that some of the local residents have already

received – they focus specifically on fraud, and all those attending get a Fraud Awareness toolkit booklet with some handy hints and tips of things to look out for, actions people can take themselves to hopefully prevent themselves becoming victims and how to seek help in the unfortunate event of you falling foul of a scam/fraud.” So what the outcome of the meeting will be, nobody knows, but there is still a lot of anger and frustration and nothing seems to have changed. We can only hope it was a step in the right direction and maybe more communities need to get together. Heads of state rise and fall but a community that sticks together will rise above and flourish.

t Prime Minister’s Questions on 21st February 2018 Labour MP for Redcar Anna Turley confronted Theresa May on policing cuts which have seen crime on Teesside skyrocket. The Cleveland area has seen a £40 million cut to its budget in real terms since 2010/11, the year when Theresa May first entered government as Home Secretary. The cuts have led to the loss of over 500 officers on Teesside’s streets. Over that same period, reported crime across the Cleveland Police area has seen an 18.3% increase. For Redcar and Cleveland Borough, reported crime has increased by 9.9% and violent crime is up by a massive 46.4% since March 2011. There have been several public meetings called by residents and

local business owners in the borough who are scared and angry about the crime blighting local communities, including one on Tuesday night at the Cleveland Bay in East Redcar. At that meeting local MP Anna pledged to take residents’ voices down to Parliament the next day. Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions today, Anna asked Theresa May: *Check against delivery* “Last night I attended a meeting of hundreds of Redcar residents who are deeply concerned about rising levels of crime and anti-social behaviour. “Crime in Redcar has increased 18% since 2011, we have lost over 500 officers, and suffered £40 million worth of cuts to our local policing budgets. “Will the Prime Minister commit straightaway to giving back the money

for neighbourhood policing and will she apologise to the constituents of Redcar and Cleveland who have had to put their hands back in their pockets through the precept to compensate for her massive cuts?” In response, the Prime Minister stated extra funding was being provided for police forces and that it was up to police and crime commissioners to decide how that money is spent. In reality, Cleveland Police is receiving the same cash allocation in 2018/19 as it received in 2017/18. Speaking afterwards, Anna said: “The Prime Minister is out of touch with the real situation on our streets. On her watch, first as Home Secretary and now as Prime Minister, police budgets have been slashed and crime has shot through the roof. “The hard work of our dedicated police officers is undermined by the force being spread too thinly. Residents are being asked to reach into their own pockets through the local precept and pay more for less as we will still have fewer officers than before. Government cuts are having real consequences to peoples’ lives. “The stories I heard at the public meeting worried me deeply. If the cuts don’t stop and investment in neighbourhood policing doesn’t start, I fear people who are desperate to protect their families and communities will take matters into their own hands.”


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Cabinet agrees budget plan and council tax but final decision put on hold A

balanced budget for the next financial year has been proposed by Cabinet but the final decision that is made by the Borough Councillors has been put on hold. Due to the adverse weather conditions and concerns that some councillors would not be able to physically get to the meeting to vote, the meeting was postponed until Friday, March 9th. So when most of you are reading this, the decision will have been made but this is what the Cabinet agreed recently. The council is continuing to deal with longterm, large-scale Government cuts as well as big increases in demand for its services, especially for vulnerable children and adults. Despite the Government this year announcing even deeper than expected reductions to its grants to the council, the authority’s proposed Council Tax rise for 2018/19 will remain at 1.99% and not the maximum 2.99% allowed. The Cabinet has also recommended an increase in the Adult Social Care Precept by 2%, which is earmarked for social care, rather than a permitted 3%. The authority has a three-year plan to deliver what is now in excess of £25.6 million of budget cuts by 2020 after previously making £75.6 million of reductions from 2010 to 2017. Despite these cuts, which have bitten deeply into services for the borough’s residents, the council will continue its £8 million Growth Strategy to boost the economy. The authority is also facing an increase of £3 million service pressures since it set its budget in February 2017 to protect vulnerable children. If approved, Band A category council tax payers will pay a little over £19 extra a year or 37 pence per week, prior to any eligible discounts and exemptions being applied. Now the proposed budget will be put before all councillors at the full Borough Council on Thursday 1 March. Councillor Sue Jeffrey, Leader of the Council, stressed that the authority will protect frontline services and continue to support the most vulnerable people in the


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

The Ethical Housing Company launches to tackle housing need in Teesside B

ridges Evergreen benefit local communities and Holdings (“Evergreen”) housing markets.” is delighted to announce The Ethical Property the launch of The Ethical Company was launched Housing Company (“EHC”), officially in Redcar this week, an ambitious new property with Tees Valley Mayor Ben venture with a mission to Houchen also endorsing the create a portfolio of wellinitiative as a catalyst for maintained, affordable change in the local area. homes for rent in Teesside. Ben Houchen, Mayor of Tees The Ethical Housing Valley, said: “The Ethical Housing Company (ethicalhousing. Company will invest millions will acquire suitable into the Tees Valley housing 1-3-bedroom properties in market, to provide decent rented the region, focusing initially housing. It’s excellent that this on Redcar, Cleveland and innovative company is starting in the neighbouring boroughs. ●● Carla Keegans the Tees Valley and I look forward Through its partner The Ethical to working with them over the Lettings Agency (“TELA”), it coming years.” will then rent the properties out to people in Evergreen is a permanent capital vehicle housing need, including those on benefits, over managed by specialist impact investor Bridges the long term. Fund Management (“Bridges”). Unlike A lack of other suitable housing means standard private equity funds, Evergreen has no vulnerable people often need to rely on the requirement to exit in a finite period – allowing private rental sector for their accommodation. it to provide financial, operational and impact All too often, they face substandard living management support to the Ethical Housing conditions, with landlords and agencies ill- Company over the long-term. It has earmarked equipped to support their needs -which leads to an initial £5m to support the launch, with an unstable tenancies and a risk of homelessness. ambition to scale beyond this over time into There are now an estimated 4.5m people living other areas of the UK. in poverty in private rented accommodation in Bridges has extensive experience in property the UK, a total that has increased by c. 80% and housing. It has raised over £500m across since 2007. In Redcar and Cleveland alone, four property investment funds, two of which there are an estimated 1,568 households have made substantial investments in lowerassessed as needing affordable housing, cost housing in Greater London. It has also 1,529 of which are currently in private rented now funded six social outcomes contracts accommodation*, with an estimated 48% of commissioned by central and local Government current private rented households in receipt of with the aim of preventing or reducing Local Housing Allowance/Universal Credit to homelessness. Bridges’ Scott Greenhalgh will help pay rental costs **. join both the EHC and TELA boards as a NonSocial entrepreneur Carla Keegans established Executive Director. TELA two years ago as a community interest Scott Greenhalgh, Chairman of Bridges company in her home town of Redcar. Carla, Evergreen Holdings, said: “We hope the who has previously held senior roles in the cooperation between The Ethical Housing local authority housing sector, continues to lead Company and The Ethical Lettings Agency TELA, and will serve as the Director of EHC. will demonstrate a model that can be used Carla Keegans, Director of The Ethical and replicated to address one of the most Housing Company, said: “I’ve seen from my pressing challenges facing the UK: the lack work with The Ethical Lettings Agency that of decent, affordable homes for rent. If we get there’s a real shortage of decent homes to rent for this right, we have an opportunity to deliver people on low incomes in Teesside. Evergreen’s significant long-term impact in Teesside and, long-term approach and impact focus makes over time, beyond.” them the ideal partner to build a property *Redcar & Cleveland Strategic Housing company that will increase the supply of well- Market Assessment, 2016 maintained, affordable homes available to those **TELA’s ‘Support to Rent’ evaluation in need, while maintaining our commitment to report, 2017

Finding the lane at Quarry Lane

●● Cllr Steve Kay at Quarry Lane roundabout, near Marske


By Councillor Steve Kay

t has been alleged that many drivers negotiating a roundabout, near Marske, are using the wrong lane, but there are ways and means to solve the problem. Because of its huge size and elongated ‘lozenge’ shape, Quarry Lane roundabout, on the A174, is confusing drivers who, habitually, drive in the wrong lane, prior to exiting, thereby creating a dangerous situation. In addition, its very size means the roundabout has become a bit of a race track. According to official advice, there should be no problem because drivers are supposed to apply the same rules of the road, when negotiating large and unusually-shaped roundabouts, as they would at normal ones. But, the reality is that we all make mistakes, especially in unusual situations. In my opinion, in the interests of road safety, drivers should be assisted by highway authorities to conform to The Highway Code. As far as navigating unusual roundabouts is concerned,

destination names should be marked on the road surface, in every lane, provided it conforms to Department of Transport rules. The best thing Redcar & Cleveland Council ever did was to reconfigure the Kirkleatham roundabout, also on the A174, three miles west of Quarry Lane. By increasing the number of lanes and introducing traffic lights, the council successfully relieved congestion from all directions and improved road safety to boot. Further, to put the safety icing on the cake, the council wrote ‘M’bro’, ‘Redcar’ and ‘Wilton International’ on the road surface, in the appropriate lanes. So, if you know where you’re going and you can read, you should never end up in the wrong lane. In the interests of road safety, the number of lanes at Quarry Lane roundabout should be increased and traffic lights introduced. The lanes could then be appropriately marked ‘M’bro/ Redcar’, ‘Marske’, ‘Saltburn’ and ‘Skelton’. Then the traffic would be properly controlled and there could not possibly be any confusion about which lane to use.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

What is happening to Guisborough Town Hall? I

By Ken Horner

t is just over two years since Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council bought the Old Town Hall building in the centre of Guisborough for the benefit of the people of Guisborough and East Cleveland, and almost a year since the imposing “OUR TOWN HALL LIVES AGAIN” banner was unveiled down the front of the building. Anyone looking at the building today would think that little had been done to bring this beautiful but derelict building back to life. Nothing could be further from the truth! Following a public meeting called to develop ideas for the future use of the Town Hall, a volunteer group of local residents formed The Guisborough Town Hall Gateway Project, with the aim of restoring and developing the building to provide a sustainable facility which will spearhead the future prosperity of the area by providing commercial outlets, offices for start up businesses, and facilitating the growth of tourism by providing a tourist information centre, including an accommodation bureau, and a heritage interpretation centre designed to showcase the history of Guisborough, East Cleveland, and The North York Moors. A project of this size demands extensive planning and resources, and the project group, assisted by officers from the Borough Council, have been busy preparing the ground for this major regeneration of a grade two listed building in the centre of our town. Raising well in excess of £1.5 million funding has been at the forefront of the group’s activities. An initial grant from the Heritage Lottery fund, has enabled the project team to survey the building, and develop outline plans for how the finished building might look. This includes opening up the original shambles (the three ground floor arches facing the market cross). In addition the group have embarked on a training project to enable the team to better manage the build and subsequent facility management. A further bid to the Heritage Lottery fund has been made, the outcome of which should be known in the next month or so. Other fundraising activities and bids have been made or are planned.

Plans are also being made to give people a more comprehensive view of what the Town Hall will look like and what opportunities and job prospects the building will provide when it is refurbished. We are designing a series of display boards which will be placed in various public venues in the town and surrounding areas, and students from Laurence Jackson College are helping with the design of large scale information boards showing the probable lay out of the three floors of the Town Hall. These will be fixed within the three arches of the ground floor of the building giving people the opportunity to spend time getting a view of what is planned. The word ‘Gateway’ as part of the name of the project team is important to the group’s vision for the Town Hall. Guisborough, ‘The Ancient Capital of Cleveland’ has always been a gateway. Historically De Brus and the Priory made it a gateway for pilgrims, Ironstone Mining, early rail transport and now the road network has made the town the gateway to East Cleveland and beyond, and the proximity to the North York Moors and the coastal resorts has created a gateway to tourists. The project group intends to build on this history and develop the building into one which will not only reflect and promote the rich heritage of the area, raise the profile of the town and surrounding landscape, but also be self funding by providing a gateway for start up businesses and commercial outlets, increasing opportunities for the next generation of business men and women.

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

100th Anniversary of end of World War One By Eric Howden


his year 2018 is a very important and memorable year not just for the Royal British Legion but for the whole nation. It is the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War One [The Great War] and this will be marked throughout the country and beyond. This will make the Poppy Appeal this year very important, Remembrance Sunday this year actually falls on the 11th November, the 100th anniversary to the day. Here in Redcar we will be marking the occasion with many things before and on the day but these are still in the planning stages, so will be announced in due course. One of things we need to promote the occasion are poppies made from wool, we have a couple of groups of ladies who are busy knitting and crocheting but we really need red wool and black buttons or something similar. We ask the public to search their drawers and cupboards for balls of wool or local suppliers to pass on to us stocks they no longer require. This can be dropped off at Coatham Road Social Club, our home in Redcar or ring us on 01642 290177 [answerphone] and we will make arrangement to collect. This year is also the 90th anniversary of the British Legions Great Pilgrimage. In1928, ten years after the end of the Great War, the British Legion took veterans and relatives of those killed in action during the war back to France and Belgium to visit the battlefields and war graves. They also marched through the Menin Gate at Ypres, the region of many battles to hold a service there. In August this year The Royal British Legion are wishing to repeat this by taking 2,000 standard bearers and 2,000 wreath layers from branches throughout the country and abroad. They will visit the sites of battles and the war graves in the area, then on the 8th August will march into Ypres through the Menin

The Royal British Legion – 2018

Gate where a service of remembrance will be held, following this the wreaths will all be laid at an area to the side of the Gate. The public can attend with parallel tours organised or at their own planning. This event is named appropriately GP90. This means that two members from each branch attending will have the honour of taking these roles. Its is doubtful that the target of 2,000 of each will be reached but what a sight 1,000 of each will make as they march to Ypres. The march alone is some three quarters of a mile and it will take most of that morning for everyone to get into place ready to march, so a busy day for those taking part. Each wreath will be similar to the standard Poppy Wreath but will include a band across it bearing the Branch name, it will also have a hand written card with any message upon it. We at Redcar would like a local person to complete this card. Our thoughts are that it would be nice if a child from one of our schools locally had this honour. We thought maybe some sort of competition between the school children to decide who writes the card and what message should be most appropriate. We also thought that with it being the 90th anniversary we could take 90 small wooden crosses with us and place them at locations we visit whilst there. Our idea is that people from this area could come to us and collect a cross, write upon it any thing they wish, it could be varnished or nail polished over to preserve the message and return it to the branch office. Obviously we would like a donation for each cross, we cant dictate a cost as it’s a donation, but £5 each would generate £450 for the towns annual Poppy Appeal. This would have to be on a first come first served basis. Other branches may have similar ideas, this is purely Redcar Branch idea. To date in addition to Redcar Branch registered to attend, we have Boosebeck, Guisborough

FRED’s events and looking for your ideas


RED are currently putting together a plan to support events around the centenary for the end of WW1. We hope to bring sand sculptures back again themed on the local stories of the time in and around Redcar. Many people in the area have a keen interest in Redcar and Cleveland and its history and may have stories to share that we could incorporate into sand art and info boards. This is about our take on WW1. Ideas around Families, Community, Business, Forgotten Heroes, Loss, Coast, Surviving, Armed Forces etc. What do we have archived? What is forgotten? If successful we will also hold street parties/ markets in the town and would like to support and compliment the Armed Forces Day celebration.

Are there any plans beyond the town centre parade? We wouldn’t want to clash with anything already being organised but do want to ensure we don’t all miss out on this unique opportunity to do something special together to mark this occasion. Again if you have any thoughts and ideas that may support our scoping do let me know. The key dates we are looking at are May 26th to 28th (Kick Off The Summer) and June 30th (AF Day). If we are successful with our bid we aim to create a fund to repair the war memorial on Coatham Road and will call on local business and industry to support us. Cllr Carl Quartermain (Coatham Ward) Cabinet member for Tourism, Culture and Communication

and Middlesbrough sub branch, so a nice number from this immediate area. Raising funds for the annual Poppy Appeal is always our goal and each branch has its own ideas, we have many planned and notice will be given later. At this very time though our Branch President, Alan Frankland [85] who last year swam the equivalent of the English

Channel [22 miles], this year, the 100th anniversary is swimming at Redcar Pool half a mile a day, five days a week to complete a sponsored 100 mile swim for the appeal, donations can be made to the branch office.

Concert of commemoration


arske Brass band are looking to organise a concert within our community to commemorate those that gave their lives from East Cleveland, in this 100th year since the end of the war. Any organisation. interested could you contact Secretary Philip Chisholm thechisholm@ Tel: 01642 510223


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Liverton Logs project S

By Denise Nesbitt

ome months ago, at a Community Enhancement Forum meeting, a seed of an idea was hatched to save felled trees from going to landfill. Liverton Village Hall, was one of the lucky groups shortlisted in the Teesside Philanthropic’s Golden Giveaway Awards. Thanks to the many supporters who voted for us, our plan to refurbish the hall thus enhancing its potential as an exhibition/gallery space, was awarded £750. We were presented with a cheque at the Riverside Stadium where one of the patrons, Nigel Willis, introduced himself and spoke about his passion to promote East Cleveland and the various opportunities and schemes he had been involved with. We spoke about our future plans for the village including our log project. We wrote to thank the Society for the award and Nigel contacted us regarding the wood scheme we had discussed, and the benefits for our village.

Nigel kindly offered some felled trees as a donation from the Willis Family to Liverton Village Hall. Over the next couple of months, with help and guidance from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, the felled wood found its way to Liverton. Lockwood View, a group that had worked with us before, jumped at the chance to come over in the height of winter to stack the wood ready for drying and chopping, oh and the offer of corned beef pie! The following weeks saw the wood chopped, sliced and bagged, ensuring warm fires throughout our neighbourhood. A kind gesture from a family whose generosity saw East Cleveland working together and having great fun. The photographs say it all. The refurbishment of the hall is currently taking place – if you would like to hold an exhibition at the hall please contact the secretary of Liverton Village Hall on 01287 644932 for more information.

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Teesside Charity Hunts for Volunteers

●● Safe Families for Children’s Chief Executive, Keith Danby


very year 1000’s of children across the UK are taken in to local authority care. Now an innovative charity that launched right here in the North East is working with the community to reduce this number across the Tees Valley. Children’s charity Safe Families for Children is looking to recruit local volunteers to support vulnerable families in Teesside as part of their mission to improve the outcomes for families facing a crisis. The charity has three different roles available: 1) Host Families look after a child for a couple of days to a couple of weeks, 2: Family Friends befriend and mentor parents through difficult times and 3) Resource Friends supply a wide range of goods and services the family needs. Redcar Host Family volunteers Robert and Christina Dring said: “We enjoyed being involved with Safe Families back in Lincolnshire and when we moved to Teesside to be near our grandchildren we wanted to get involved in the local community. Volunteering allows us to connect to the community. “We have a home here that we have adapted to make it grandchildren-friendly with space for them to play and therefore it is nice to be able to offer an invitation to other

●●Robert and Christina Dring youngsters to make use of what we have here.” Struggling families are referred to the charity by the local authority when facing challenges such as: isolation, mental or physical health difficulties, difficulty coping, or other issues. Families are then matched with volunteers from the local community. Goals are set with the families, whether that’s to make friends in the community, or to DIY their house to make it a safe place for the children. Volunteers work with the families to achieve these goals, whether that is for a day or to up to 6 months. 185 families have been supported by the charity in Teesside so far, benefitting 472 children. Safe Families for Children’s Chief Executive, Keith Danby, said: “When families don’t have support, it becomes incredibly hard for them to cope and things can spiral out of control. Having a support network around you can make all the difference. Safe Families for Children is a community-based solution to a community-based problem.” To find out more about the roles on offer and how you can get involved visit the ‘volunteer’ section atwww., or call 0191 707 0033.

Cabinet member commits to ‘supported housing’ for elderly and disabled


he council’s commitment to supported housing has been highlighted in a new report. Councillor Dave Walsh, Cabinet Member for Adults, also told the Borough Council meeting on Thursday 1 March of his own personal experiences of the Health and Social Care system after a spinal collapse left him wheelchair bound. He went on to pay tribute to social care services staff but emphasised the need for more support to help them deal with the high workload they are facing as part of his Annual Review of Adult Social Care Services presentation. The councillor also stressed the need for more integration with partner social care agencies. Cllr Walsh made his comments at the meeting in Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart and highlighted the importance of the supported housing programme. Last year the 64-apartment development The Dunes, which has been constructed in partnership with the Coast & Country housing association, opened in Redcar and another supported housing scheme, The Cliffs at Brotton, is expected to open this summer. Cllr Walsh explained the council would continue to invest in housing for ageing people and people with

mental health issues and learning disabilities. He said: “With the cloud over possible adverse changes to benefit levels for tenants in supported housing now lifted, this is an area where we will continue to look at new opportunities for development.” He went on to explain that he had recently had first-hand and protracted experience of the health care system after suffering a spinal collapse. He said: “I have to apologise to members for not being present at our last meeting but at that time I was embarking on a journey through the Health and Social Care system that only weeks before I would never have envisioned. In a sense, it has helped as I have had a unique close up view over an extended period of the strengths and weaknesses of the system and the need for transformation so as to bring about a more seamless service from all partners.” Cllr Walsh went on to highlight the high workloads staff face with 170 social care staff actively dealing with nearly 1,800 cases of older people and people with other support needs. He said: “I believe, and I hope all members concur, that we are truly fortunate to have a dedicated and highly skilled workforce that is hardworking, professional, diligent and committed to achieving positive outcomes.” He said more integration with agencies was a way to make best use of resources but stressed partnership needed to be more than simply combining council and NHS services. He said: “The Government views partnership as a target to be met between the NHS and local councils. But to others, including me, it means more. Partnership must be with the service users, families and carers and other ‘third sector’ bodies, like carers support groups and advocacy groups.”


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Brotton badger progress By Trevor Welburn Chairman, Brotton Improvement Group


rotton Improvement Group (BIG) have commissioned Steve Iredale to carve the badger statues and have them placed around Brotton. We have received financial help from Skelton & Brotton Parish Council and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, as well as funding some of the work ourselves.

We commissioned Kate Ryder to work with the Brotton schools and make bunting to be displayed when the badgers are set in place. It was felt that this would help to include the younger generation in village activities and, also, it is planned to involve people from the various scouting groups. It is hoped that all badgers will be in situ before the 2018 Klondike passes through the village. However, we find that we are still at the mercy of the typical British weather!!

● Duke of Edinburgh students and one of two DofE Coordinators at Huntcliff (Miss Tompkins - far left) on an expedition, passing along ‘The Man on the Moors’ statue within the North York Moors National Park.


● The Badgers getting ready for their trip


Friends of Loftus Library

riends of Loftus Library have been busy planning and organising a series of craft sessions over the holiday period. Miss Sue Thompson retired Head Teacher of Hummersea Primary School shared some Christmas crafts in December working alongside many ex-pupils and their children assisted by ex-colleagues and friends - it was a fun morning bringing many laughs and fun for all concerned. The introduction of our Drop in Session on a Friday has proved a huge success - all are welcome from 10am onwards. We are grateful to Bell’s Butchers who continue

with their support for the Friends of Loftus Library, by providing us with a breakfast prize for our weekly raffle. The East Cleveland Scarecrow Festival held their first meeting in the Library and great excitement was in the air as this annual event takes shape. A busy time in the Library - watch this space and check out our Friends of Loftus Library Facebook page for details of up and coming events. A great programme of fun activities is planned for the Easter holidays including a fantastic Easter bonnet/hat workshop and lots more fun games as we lead up to the Klondike Cycle Event.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards at Huntcliff School - Saltburn

n the evening of Thursday 1st February over 40 Huntcliff School students were invited to receive their Duke of Edinburgh Award certificate as part of a formal presentation held at Freeborough Academy. Students proudly accepted their certificates to commemorate their hard work during the programme, to an audience of friends, family, special guests and other Redcar & Cleveland DofE centres. The certificates were presented by Rebecca Durrell, a British professional racing cyclist and coincidentally a former student at Huntcliff, which is based on Saltburn Learning Campus. Duke of Edinburgh in Huntcliff School undertook

a massive shift last year moving away from using an external Approved Activity Provider - employed to provide a full package of training, supervision and assessment for the expedition section of the award - to being completely self-sufficient; with a team of internal instructors training and supervising students with additional support from members of Huntcliff staff, parents/carers and the Redcar and Cleveland Duke of Edinburgh network. The school not only had its biggest cohort of Duke of Edinburgh students to date during the academic year, but also had its first ever Silver team. In total 60 students were taken out as part of their expedition section last year, covering over 100km over 6 weekends.

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Big thanks to local community M

By Philip Chisholm

arske Brass Band thanked East Cleveland community for their financial support at the opening of the new band room. This magic moment in the band’s history was an exceptional event and very well attended; we now have 38 players registered with the1875 established band. The committee are now looking to expand the rehearsal room by a further eight feet such has been the bands success over this last year. The Junior Band on the day were presented with three new instruments by Geneva Instruments in support of the learners section of 24 members, these being a Bb Bass, a Euphonium, and a Baritone. A raffle of donated meat, chocolates and fruit made £108. Redcar & Cleveland’s Mayor Cllr Karen King dedicated and named the new building. ‘The Aun Prest Band Room’. Fruit was donated by Mrs Karen Byrne of the Fruit Shop The Wyne Marske The two meat trays were provided by Chris Woods of Country Valley Foods Ltd

East Cleveland Scarecrow Festival


he first planning session took place on Friday, February 9th in Loftus Library. The festival will be launched at the end of

July in Liverton Village and is on course for exciting events and workshops throughout August and into September across East Cleveland and beyond.



Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Must make more progress!

●● Cllr Steve Kay outside top performing Bydales Outwood Academy, Marske


By Councillor Steve Kay

e hear a lot about the north-south divide in education, but I am sorry to report that, in the educationallydisadvantaged north, the north east is bottom of the class. What is more, when it comes to overall value-added, in Redcar & Cleveland’s secondary schools, our borough is in the relegation zone. The Department for Education no longer ranks schools just according to ‘raw’ examination results at 16+ but also measures pupils’ progress between Key Stage Two (at age 11) and GCSE. A negative score for a secondary school indicates that insufficient progress has been made and, sadly, in the north east, when the results are averaged, not one authority achieves a positive score. Locally, Middlesbrough and Stockton are ‘best’ equal with -0.09, Darlington and Hartlepool come third and fourth with -0.23 and -0.28, respectively, whilst

my own authority, Redcar & Cleveland, unfortunately, comes fifth with -0.31 (and in the bottom three regionally). To date, I have not supported the academy system but, generally, in our borough, academies have out-performed those schools still in the maintained sector. Bydales Outwood Academy has a positive progress score of 0.68, placing it in the ‘well above average’ top 12% of schools, nationally, on a value-added basis. Redcar (0.23) and Freebrough (-0.13) academies score ‘average’, whilst Nunthorpe (-0.27), Rye Hills (-0.28) St Peter’s (-0.32) and Sacred Heart (-0.37) academies come in at ‘below average’. Huntcliff (-0.58) and Laurence Jackson (-0.62) schools, together with Hillsview Academy (-0.84) are classed as ‘well below average’ (i.e. in the bottom 12% of schools, nationally, when it comes to progress). Of course, it should be noted that schools with poor progress scores can still achieve good attainment results, since the progress of each school is measured from a variable Key Stage Two baseline. In addition, there is an extremely strong correlation between attainment, progress and social deprivation. Despite isolated success stories, on progress we have fallen behind, not only the south, but the rest of the north. Northern Powerhouse Partnership vicechairman Lord Jim O’Neill says schools need “sorting out”. But, I hope he realises that he must, simultaneously, address the embedded social problems of poverty, squalor, unemployment, low wages and inadequate housing. Without significant improvements in all these areas, most schools across Redcar & Cleveland, and the rest of the North East, will continue to struggle.

New Education Secretary visits Guisborough for talks with local school leaders


iddlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Simon Clarke says he is determined to help every local child achieve their potential after bringing the new Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, to visit Guisborough. Simon invited every head from his constituency to Prior Pursglove College for a detailed discussion with the cabinet minister last night about the local situation. The wide-ranging Q&A covered topics including how to attract good teachers to the North East, teacher workload, special educational needs, mental health, early years education and school funding.

Simon has arranged to meet local heads on a regular basis to share ideas and take issues back to ministers. He held his first roundtable in Brotton in January. All but two primaries in East Cleveland are rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted – however, local secondaries struggle to match this performance. Simon will hold a similar roundtable with heads in Middlesbrough in a few weeks. Simon said, “Nothing matters more than giving our children a great education. Nationally, it’s really good news that 1.9 million more pupils are being taught in Good or Outstanding schools compared to 2010. In East

Cleveland, we need to carry our strong performance at primary onto secondary level. I was really pleased to bring Damian to Prior Pursglove for one of his first visits after his appointment last month to meet our dedicated local heads and hear about the situation on Teesside.” Linda Halbert, the CEO of the Teesside Learning Trust, said, “We’re passionate about making sure every child on Teesside gets the best possible start in life. It was great to have the new Education Secretary in the room to discuss how we raise attainment and we’re delighted Simon asked him to come to Guisborough.”

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ygnet Law in Redcar is offering advice to separating couples over pet custody, following the recent high profile divorce proceedings of Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong. Many Teessiders who are ending their marriages are concerned about who will keep the beloved pet following the break up. This can be a particular issue with couples who do not have children. Ant McPartlin’s divorce, and the suspected custody battle he may face over his Labrador, has highlighted the concerns of many couples regarding pet custody in the event of a divorce. Pet custody cases are nothing new in the celebrity world, with film stars Jonny Depp and Amber Herd fighting over their two Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, following their split in 2016, and singer Cheryl winning custody of Chihuahuas, Buster and Coco after her divorce from Ashley Cole in 2010. In January this year, Alaska

became the first state in the USA to essentially treat pets the same way they do children, and give judges the power to give couples joint custody of pets, if it will be in the animal’s best interest. John Robinson, a divorce specialist Solicitor and Director at Cygnet Law, said: “As far as the law in the UK is concerned, animals are treated in much the same way as inanimate objects,

such as computers, cars, or jewellery. However, owners feel more of a personal attachment with a pet than they would with other belongings, and this can make the custody decision more difficult. “Courts will usually be reluctant to grant custody of a pet, however in the cases where they do, they will usually look at who bought it, who has the funds to pay for its upkeep, and who has primarily cared for it in the home. There is no hard and fast rule for how the decisions of the court will be made, and it will be treated in the same way as any other household object, rather than the same way a child custody hearing would work.” John added: “We have helped some couples to draw up a pet pre-nuptial agreement, to give them some reassurance over what will happen if they get divorced down the line. Whatever happens, we aim to help people to resolve the issue as amicably as possible at what is an understandably difficult time.”


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Four new singers join Loftus Church Choir!

People’s Postcode Lottery grant success


olunteers from Gisborough Priory Project are delighted to announce that the Postcode Local Trust has awarded the group a grant of £11,064 for essential work on the historic lime trees in the Monks’ Walk. The 62 lime trees that make up the 250 year old Monks’ Walk in Gisborough Priory Woodland Gardens are an impressive sight but are suffering from years of neglect. Now that Gisborough Priory Project volunteers have cleared the ground it is important to make sure that the public can visit as safely as possible by getting dead and diseased wood, and over-extended branches removed by specialist tree surgeons who can get up to the top of these magnificent 25 metre tall trees. This will help preserve these ancient

trees for years to come for all to enjoy. Volunteers regularly have to clear falls of dead wood, and, once, even a whole tree, from the ground. At times, volunteers and visitors have not been allowed to access to the Monks’ Walk because of safety concerns. Therefore the proposed tree work, funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, will increase the safety of visitors to the woodland gardens and to volunteers working there. It will also help to prolong the life of the Monks’ Walk lime trees which are estimated to be over 200 years old. Judith Arber, treasurer of Gisborough Priory Project, said, “We are very grateful for this grant from Postcode Local Trust. The work on the lime trees that it will pay for means that everyone who visits the priory and gardens will be able to do so more safely. It will also open up the canopy so that we will be able to plant more woodland flowers for everyone to enjoy in the future.” P o s t c o d e L o c a l Tr u s t ( w w w. is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. For more information, please visit ( The tree work will be done by qualified workers from Oakdale (NE) Ltd. The funding will cover labour costs and the hire costs of a platform (to work at height of up to 25m on the lime trees). The platform will allow the Oakdale workers to remove dead wood as well as to reduce the many overhanging tree limbs which are putting stress on the trees. The work is scheduled to take place early in March 2018.


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n Sunday 4th February 2018 Loftus Parish welcomed four new singers to our excellent Saint Leonard’s Church Choir. The new starters are photographed here alongside their choir colleagues, with the Rector of Loftus, Father Adam Gaunt, and the Director of Music Richard Bendelow. If there are any young people aged between 7 and 13 who are thinking about joining our excellent church choir, please ask your

parents or guardians to contact Richard Bendelow on 01287 634429 or to speak with Father Adam on 01287 644047. New singers are always encouraged and are most welcome to join our friendly choir and parish family! Further information about church life in Loftus, Carlin How and Skinningrove can also be found on our excellent websitewww. and on the Loftus Parish Facebook page


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Brigade supports “Dying to Work” campaign

●● Signing the Charter (l to r) Dave Howe, Fire Brigades Union; Councillor Jan Brunton Dobson, Chair, Cleveland Fire Authority; Beth Farhat, Regional Secretary, Northern Region TUC, Eddie Jeffries, Unison and Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton


leveland Fire Brigade has pledged to support, protect and guide any staff diagnosed with a terminal illness. By signing-up to the TUC “Dying to Work” charter the Brigade continues to recognise that additional support and understanding is needed. Ian Hayton, Chief Fire Officer Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: “It was an easy decision to sign-up and make a formal commitment to the work we already do. Sometimes people have to work through very difficult circumstances and it is our job to make sure they get the help and support they need and are treated with the utmost dignity.” Chair of Cleveland Fire Authority Councillor

Jan Brunton-Dobson added: “Cleveland Fire Brigade is a caring organisation that cares for the public, local communities and staff and we are delighted to pledge our support for such a hugely important campaign.” The Dying to Work charter outlines: • Recognising terminal illness requires support and understanding • Terminally ill employees are secure in the knowledge that they will be supported • They have security of work, peace of mind and the right to choose the best course of actions for themselves and families • All employees battling terminal illness have adequate employment protection

Award for winter campaign C

leveland Fire Brigade’s annual winter Stay Safe and Warm campaign has received a national accolade and a £10,000 cash boost. The campaign, now in its tenth year, has been given an Energy Impact Award from National Energy Action and British Gas, recognising and rewarding innovation and best practice. The award, which comes with a £10,000 prize, will fund more heaters and blankets and other new equipment as well as help set-up up a “fuel bank” to provide an emergency fuel top-up for those in greatest need Phil Lancaster, Director of Community Protection at Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: “Little or no heating can be a matter of life and death and no one should be in that position. But we are here to help and this award is testament to the dedication and hard work of all those involved. This extra funding will go alongside the funding we already receive from our four local authorities, which allows us to provide this vital life-saving service. “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 in in winter.” Electric heaters, thermal blankets, flasks and fleecy mattress covers are available through the 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 campaign, which runs annually from October 1 to March 31, is led by Cleveland Fire Brigade and sees many agencies working together to provide advice and support. Organisations involved include Age UK Teesside, Hartlepool, Stockton, Redcar & Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils, Middlesbrough Environment City, 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. Stay Safe and Warm campaign • 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. • Ring 01429 874063 or go to


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

New campaign answers ‘Call of Nature’


esidents and businesses with off-mains sewage treatment systems are urged to support the ‘Call of Nature Yorkshire’ campaign to help improve water quality in rivers and seas. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the environmental hazard caused by poorly maintained septic tanks, cesspits and package treatment plants and what people can do to help protect their environment. In 2018 the campaign is focusing on the River Esk and surrounding coastal streams catchment, which includes many northern areas of the North York Moors National Park. These waterways are home to some of our rarest species, including the endangered freshwater pearl mussel, water voles, otters and Atlantic salmon. However, water quality in some areas is not as good as it should be, putting these fragile ecosystems at risk. K a t e B a i l e y, C a t c h m e n t Partnership Officer says: “Although we are fortunate our river habitats support such an array of wildlife, we know that some of our watercourses are affected by elevated levels of the nutrient phosphate, which can enter watercourses from non-mains sewage treatment systems in rural communities.” “Common sources of phosphate include dishwasher and laundry

●● Migratory Sea Trout And Salmon On The River Esk In North Yorkshire: Courtesy of Whitby Photography detergents, human sewage, animal manures and ‘wash-off’ from agricultural fields and farmyards. These elevated levels can trigger excessive plant growth which can have a detrimental effect on the river habitat by depleting oxygen levels in the water and blocking sunlight.” The project is being funded by the Environment Agency, working

in partnership with the North York Moors National Park Authority and the Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust. The team are working closely to promote best practice amongst residents, local businesses and visitors to ensure they are not inadvertently causing water pollution. Dr Katie Aspray, Environment Agency Project Manager (Environment Programme,

●● Water vole: Courtesy of Yorkshire Area) continues: “Households and businesses with septic tanks and package treatment plants are responsible for meeting legal requirements, termed ‘general binding rules’, which ensure systems are maintained properly and do not cause pollution. We want everyone to know that they can play a part in protecting the North York Moors, its rivers,

seas and wildlife by ensuring they comply with these regulations and being mindful about what goes down their drains and toilets.” Further information can be found on the website www. or by contacting Kate Baileyk.bailey@ or the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506

Blinds 2000 on Skelton Industrial Estate


ollowing last month’s full page feature, it would appear that there was some confusion concerning Blinds 2000 and Marske Furnishings. Owner of both businesses, Chris Bulmer told Coastal View: “Some people think we have closed the Blinds 2000 Skelton premises and moved to Marske. “I just want to put the record straight and explain that Blinds 2000 will still operate in Skelton and that Marske Furnishings is an addition to the current business. “I’m very happy to have purchased Marske Furnishings as an addition to Blinds 2000 and we look forward to welcoming all existing and new customers to visit us at both premises.”

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‘Sir William Turner’s Hospital – Kirkleatham – A place in time’ A fter 342 years, Sir William Turner’s Hospital continues to provide a unique style of sheltered housing in Kirkleatham village. Sir William Turner, former Lord Mayor of London, originally established the Hospital, ‘Almshouses’, in 1676. Although the name ‘Hospital’ was adopted it was never a hospital as we know today, the term was used in its archaic sense meaning a place offering hospitality. It was built to shelter the poor and disadvantaged as the term ‘Almshouses’ suggest. Sir William’s great nephew, Cholmley Turner, remodelled the Hospital in 1742-1745 and built the Baroque Chapel which is still a predominant feature today. The famous architect, James Gibb is believed to have been responsible for much of the design. Cholmley went on to set up a school for twenty orphaned children, and statues of the School Master, School Mistress, School Boy and School Girl still adorn the buildings today. The last of the school children left in the early 1940’s, and the buildings then stood empty until they were once again remodelled in the 1960’s. A new Charity was formed in the year 2000, under the name of Sir William Turner’s Hospital, governed by 10 voluntary Trustees. Taking their lead from the Almshouse Association, the buildings were remodelled again in 2001 to provide 25 self-contained cottages and flats. In 2013, the current Board of Trustees started a programme of further improvements to update the properties and provide comfortable retirement homes for independent people over the age of 60 years.

‘Sheltered housing in a period setting’

Today, the Almshouses host a community who very much feel that they are privileged

to live in such a unique and historic setting. The accommodation provides residents with communal facilities such as a laundry, common room, guest lodge, summerhouse and beautifully maintained gardens. All of the 25 individual properties include a 24 hour warden call service linked to Coast & Country’s Homecall Service, and a part time Manager, Warden and Gardener look after the site from Monday to Friday. The Chapel still holds regular services on Wednesdays and special events such as an annual ‘Founder’s Day’ and ‘Christmas Carol Service’. Relatives of the residents are also allowed to marry in the Chapel. Unlike many other sheltered housing sites in the area, Sir William Turner’s is a unique place to live. Served by an hourly bus service, the Almshouses are situated in the Kirkleatham conservation area, and there is easy access to the surrounding towns of Redcar, Saltburn and Guisborough. The Almshouses themselves provide a safe, quiet and private environment for those looking for a peaceful retirement.

‘The future’

The Borough Council are now looking to regenerate the Kirkleatham estate with plans to re-establish the walled garden and bring back into use some of the neglected buildings. There are also plans for new infrastructure which will keep traffic away from the village, and landscaping projects to enhance the area. A Kirkleatham Liaison Group has been set up to keep abreast of the developments. As for Sir William Turner’s Hospital, the Board of Trustees remain committed to providing reasonably priced, quality accommodation for independent living for many years to come. For more information: Contact Sir William Turner’s Hospital on 01642 482828

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Crossroads for Moorsholm in Bloom Open Letter from the Chair of Moorsholm in Bloom


very so often in life you come to a crossroads when the route ahead is uncertain and involves choices - often with an element of risk involved. Even in day to day life there are chances to take, to do ordinary things in a new way - as someone once said: “Life is an adventure, it’s not a package tour.” It happened to us on the formation of ‘Moorsholm in Bloom’. The following eight years proved an adventure which brought constant challenges - managing ‘from scratch’ a huge area of public roadsides and open spaces and working to a plan which was in harmony with what the community approved of. At the same time taking the village year after year into the Regional In Bloom competition and twice the National Britain in Bloom finals, with considerable success you know all that. In that eight year period, Moorsholm was repeatedly acknowledged by the RHS Judges as the finest example of a ‘Gold Standard’ village. But it came at a heavy price in commitment and voluntary hours. Two years ago we came to a ‘crossroads’ when we were grouped amongst the top five high scoring contestants in the region and put into the 2016 Champion of Champion contest. First past the post was Durham City - we know that Moorsholm was the closest runner up beaten by a very narrow margin. After last year’s seventh successive win of the ‘First in Village Class’ Moorsholm was invited to represent the region for the third time, in the National Britain in Bloom contest 2018. So we reached the ‘final crossroads’. After long and careful consideration the Management Team elected to decline the invitation and at the same time to step down this year from the Regional competition as well. (It had already been decided not to reenter the National Open Garden’s scheme for 2018.) The decision was not taken lightly. This letter is to inform you of these decisions, some of the reasoning and how it will impact on the village. First - The ‘Moorsholm in Bloom Team’ is not disbanding and has no plans to do so. Work will continue every Tuesday around

the year, much as normal - looking after the environment as well as can be on behalf of the community at large. There will be no Judges’ visits - no competitions until further notice. Second - There will be a visible change across the village. The number of planted tubs and barrels will have to be reduced along with other floral features which involve very high maintenance. It is impossible for the team to continue sustaining the high floral standard of previous years - we do not have the resources to do that year after year - it involves a massive amount of voluntary hours particularly in the spring and summer, irrigating and tending the plants to a high standard. Many of the barrels will be removed and stored for possible future use. Third - The MIB group will still need public support. Work will continue but the present workload has to be drastically reduced. It is simply impossible to maintain past levels/ standards without an increase in volunteers to carry the load. Anyone wishing to join the groundwork team will be more than welcome, however much or little time they can give. Social activity will continue and fund raising will be as important as ever - looking after the whole of the village environment is expensive and will not reduce just because competitions are on hold. So, broadly speaking it’s “business as usual”. We are grateful to all who have given us support in the past - we hope you understand that the time is right to wind down a few gears and that you will continue to back our campaign to keep an attractive environment, clean streets and a safe place to live. With Best Wishes from All Members of the MIB Team for 2018. Ken Gillance - Chair ‘Moorsholm in Bloom’ Editors Note As Moorsholm residents ourselves and we hope to be speaking for all residents of our beautiful village we would like to express our sincere thanks for the work the In Bloom team have done over the years. The village gets more beautiful every year and it is this team of dedicated people who have made this happen. THANK YOU



Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

VIP Kids - a cool party venue in Skelton A

n amazing kids party venue has opened in Skelton offering many different types of parties all in an awesome venue with great funky party hosts. VIP Kids take care of the food, juice, invites and sweet cones, so all parents have to do is just turn up to the party with a cake knowing all is taken care of for them. There is also a coffee bar for parents to sit and relax knowing their children are being well looked after and entertained by the party hosts. VIP Kids is the brain storm of Steve Richardson aka Silly Steve, who is retiring from his role as Silly Steve later this year so he can focus on the party venues and he is looking to open another two locations, in Middlesbrough and Stockton. Steve told Coastal View: “We

opened here in Skelton as we felt there wasn’t anywhere in our area that offered a party venue for children other than soft play and that can provide the all exclusive experience for the parents and children. “There was also a need for a party venue for Teen Parties as we were finding it difficult along with our clients to find a venue to hold a party for them.” VIP Kids also supply entertainers, face painters and fantastic Teddy Tastic parties which can be held at your own venue too. Steve added: “All our entertainers are handpicked and have an amazing background coming from being entertainers at holiday parks and being Redcoats and Bluecoats, so we know we are employing the best.”


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

`Tom’ defibrillators for Saltburn L

By Mike Morrissey

ife-saving defibrillators are being put up in public places in Saltburn following the tragic death of Tom Sievert, aged 35, in July last year. The first spot for the device will be outside Gosnay’s Spar shop in Milton Street, but other placements are planned. “In July of last year our eldest son, Thomas, died unexpectedly having suffered a heart attack,” said Mrs Julia Sievert, whose husband is Bob. “The family were utterly devastated. In order to make something positive come out

of this terrible situation ‘Be like Tom’ was formed and the family decided to fund-raise for defibrillators to be placed in the Redcar and Cleveland locality and beyond. “Initially we want to fund 35 defibrillators, one for each year of Tom’s life. Each defibrillator, with a secure box and the necessary electrics to keep the box at an ambient temperature costs about £2,000. “To date we have placed three defibrillators in New Marske, and within the next month should have two placed in Marske and one in Saltburn. We have also provided an external box for a scout hut in Perth, Scotland, where Tom’s sister lives and Tom

Children’s residential care facility approved for Kirkleatham


edcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s cabinet has recently approved the use of a vacant building in Kirkleatham to be turned into a small residential care and short overnight break facility for children and young people with complex special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The residential and short breaks facility, based at Church View in Kirkleatham, will be able to support up to seven children and young people. The Church View building has been vacant since 2014 and was previously used by the NHS as a care home for adults with severe mental health issues. Kirkleatham village residents and the wider community have been consulted on this proposal and have responded overwhelmingly in support of developing the property into a facility for children and young people. This development will have close links to the neighbouring Kirkleatham Hall Special School and it will enhance the support that the school already provides for children and young people with SEND.

NHS England and South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are also in full support of the development. The facility will deliver a holistic package of education, health and social care support to the children and young people residing at the facility. Councillor Craig Hannaway, Cabinet Member for Children at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “This facility means that our children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities will get the services and support they need within their community. “Currently, some of our young people have had to be removed from the borough for residential care, so I’m pleased this decision has been approved so they can stay within Redcar and Cleveland and closer to their families. “With support from Kirkleatham residents, NHS England, the CCG, and Kirkleatham Hall Special School, we can make some real positive changes to their lives.” The council will now take steps to formally register the care facility with OFSTED.

Rotary Club’s fundraising success By Dennis Claridge – Guisborough


and Great Ayton Rotary Club

uisborough and Great Ayton Rotary Club has had great success in its recent fundraising efforts. Back in November 2017 the Club held a Movember moustache-growing competition and a St Andrew’s Day Scottish Evening to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. The final total is now in and this comes to an amazing £4,574! This is way beyond what had been expected. On 3rd February a Mediterranean-themed Food

and Wine Evening at Guisborough Cricket Club raised £656 for Shelterbox, the UK-based charity that provides emergency tents and life-saving supplies for families affected by major disasters. Those present enjoyed a superb four-course meal prepared by Elaine Swift of Saltburn and five excellent wines, carefully chosen to match the food. Guisborough and Great Ayton Rotary Club is always keen to accept new members. For more information go to the Club’s website www. and look us up on Facebook.

Volunteers wanted for Re-Loved


By James Lonsdale - Coatham House

n light of our new website www., we are launching a volunteer call for help in our charity shop Re-Loved (the home of Trev’s Scones). If you can’t volunteer but would still like to help, we are always grateful for donations of clothing and furniture. Furthermore, there is a drive for fundraisers to help support our cause; we are a charity for homeless young people aged 16-25 years. You can donate through the website and every

bit of your donation goes toward helping a homeless young person in Redcar’s ever growing homelessness problem. Not all homeless people are sleeping on the street - they could be sofa surfing and putting themselves in very vulnerable positions - not out of choice, but because they think there’s no alternative. There is though - we are here. Call us and self refer or there is a downloadable pdf form on the home page on the website. We can be contacted on 01642 486844 if you have any concerns about a young person’s housing situation or if you are aged 16-25 and homeless.

himself loved to visit. “Ideally we would like to place three more defibrillators in Saltburn. We have asked for one to be placed near the main road and would love to see one near the station portico and another on the promenade or by the cliff-lift. “Permissions must be given by the building

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Jazz `send-off’ for Rex Scales, 88


●● Rex Sales in relaxed mood. He enjoyed concerts at the bandstand, blues sessions and a keepfit class.


By Mike Morrissey

opular Saltburn retiree Rex Scales, a former “Dixon of Dock Green-type” policeman, has died at 88. He lived in Upleatham Street and died round the corner at the Greta Cottage care home at the end of January after a fortnight there. Rex’s family held a jazz party at the Spa Hotel on 17th February where family and friends recalled a man who was a staunch West Yorkshireman with a good sense of humour. He was a former chairman of Saltburn and District Retired Men’s Forum and enjoyed listening to Sunday afternoon music at the bandstand (always sitting in the same area to the left of the bandstand), going to Harry Simpson’s blues concerts

and keeping fit at Harry’s weekly chairborne exercises sessions at Emmanuel’s hall. Rex was born at Mexborough and joined the Army in 1947. He spent a month sailing to Malaya - after failing to secure a posting to the UK with an unofficial 10s “backhander” to a clerk. He enjoyed telling this story to friends. In the Army he learned to drive many vehicles from jeeps to large vehicles in Malaya. Rosemary Nicholls recalled in a Profile article published in Talk of the Town in April 2014: “He taught himself to drive all the varied vehicles, which has stood him in good stead. He taught both sons and his wife Anne to drive and they all passed first time.” On demobilisation, he joined the West Riding Constabulary working at Keighley and Wakefield. He

spent the last six years of his 30 years service as the village constable of Grassington. For retirement the Scales bought a house at Skipton and Rex spent 13 years as a rent collector and bailiff with Skipton’s Craven Council. He retired at 65. Rex and Anne moved to Saltburn to be near family. They had two sons Andrew and Martin. Andrew works in computers and his wife Caroline is a music teacher and organist at Emmanuel church. Anne, who was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes parish, died of breast cancer in 2011. Martin, of High Wycombe, works in the Foreign Office’s service. Rex did not want any “fuss” when he died and left his body for medical research. The jazz wake recalled many memories from family and friends.

Young people receive Duke of Edinburgh Awards

he Mayor of Redcar & Cleveland, Cllr Karen King, was on hand to help celebrate the Duke of Edinburgh Award successes of the borough’s young people. The Youth & Community DofE Presentation was held at Freebrough Academy, the awards evening honoured over 300 young people, who were awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold Certificates.

All of the young people completed volunteering activities, physical and skills sections plus overnight expeditions. At Gold level, a residential was completed as well. The evening saw the Mayor joined by up-and-coming Saltburn cyclist Rebecca Durrell - who won the final round of last year’s British Tour Series - to hand out the awards to 334 people who gained important life skills and developed new talents.

As well as the awards being handed out, there were a number of musical breaks from talented musicians including brass instrument player Robert Woodrow, saxophonist Rebecca Aspin, pianist Kevin Cen and Singer Aura Mitchell who showcased their own skills to the audience. Cllr King said: “It was great to be able to honour all the young people who gave up their own free time to improve themselves and help the

wider community. I also want to pass on my thanks to all the Unit Leaders and volunteers who work tirelessly to help everyone taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards to achieve their goals. Without them giving up their own time, a lot of this success wouldn’t have been possible.” Anyone wanting any information regarding the Duke of Edinburgh’s award please contactelaine.buckby@

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum open for the Season


e are pleased to announce that we are now open for the season and will stay open until we close for work to commence on our exciting new development. The current work on the North Drift will now be complete at the end of March due to a setback following the bad weather. Our new opening times are weekdays from 11am and Saturdays from 1pm; last tour leaves at 3:30pm. Our tours cost £6 for Adults and £3.00 for Children under 5s go free with concessions for over 60’s and families. We also offer discounts for pre-booked groups and schools. We will be hosting a number of events throughout Easter which will include Feast of Fun on Wednesday 4th and Tuesday 10th April and family events on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 11th April for more details check our or visit our facebook page and to book contact Jean at or call 01287 642877.

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018



Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018


urrent and former council apprentices were spreading the benefits of doing an apprenticeship as National Apprenticeship Week got underway on Monday 5 March. Throughout the week, apprentices took part in a number of events including the Tees Valley Challenge – which saw apprentices from all five local authorities come together to battle in a series of ‘It’s a Knockout’ style events. Apprenticeships are a great alternative to further studying, and the experience picked up in the work place can benefit people in the future. One person who has got full-time work at the council after starting as an apprentice is Kieran Stirzaker. Kieran, who works as a Business Support Officer in the Workforce Development Team, started as a Business Admin Apprentice in the Families Information Service in 2016. He said: “The wide range of tasks and opportunities to develop within the Workforce Development Team provided me with an excellent skill set and a huge confidence boost to set me up for permanent employment. “All of these factors prepared me more for employment than I even realised myself! I surprised myself during the interview and application process as I didn’t quite realise how much my time in my apprenticeship had developed me as an Individual.” As well as working in the office, Kieran – like all the council apprentices – spent time at college studying for related qualifications. Kieran studied for Level 2 and 3 NVQs in Business Administration. Kieran added: “It has provided me with excellent background knowledge on business and administration duties to easily transfer into my role. It also gave me an opportunity to meet friends and colleagues who are also apprentices and make a name for myself within the authority.” His advice for anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship? “I would strongly recommend taking the opportunity even if you figure out it’s not quite for you. The experience, confidence

boost and a recognised qualification at the end of the programme provide a solid foundation for employment even if you change your mind further down the line.” A current apprentice who echoes that view is 17-year-old Hannah Mothersill. Hannah works in Business Support at the Redcar Coast Children’s Centre, and also does NVQs in IT and Business Admin. She said: “I decided to do an apprenticeship because I wanted to go into a job after I left school and I went to college for a week but didn’t like it. I knew college wasn’t for me straight away and I had been applying for apprenticeships for a few months after finishing school. I saw this job at the council and it really appealed to me. “I would encourage anyone thinking of applying to become an apprentice to go for it! Sometimes people think it is scary to go straight into a job after leaving school, but it’s the best thing I’ve done – I love it. It gives me a real independence and it’s helped me with things like learning to drive.” Cllr Craig Hannaway, Cabinet Member for Children and Skills, said: “Apprenticeships are a great way for young people to learn on the job and gain skills they might not otherwise have achieved. Hearing about Hannah and Kieran’s experiences of their apprenticeships is proof that this is a good path for young people to go down. “I would encourage anyone who is unsure of what they might want to do in the future to seriously consider an apprenticeship – there are apprenticeships in almost every department in the council, from IT to highways and in Children’s Centres.” To find out more about apprenticeships at the council, go to www.redcar-cleveland. Keep track of National Apprenticeship Week activities on social media by following the hashtag #NAW2018.

Nat West Bank, Guisborough


Coast & Country opens its doors to new apprentices

Apprentices at the ready as National Apprenticeship Week got underway

would like to thank all those people – nearly 600 - who signed the petition to keep the Nat West Bank open in Guisborough. I sent the petition, which was not only signed by Guisborough residents but by those from the villages and towns in outlying areas, to the head office of RBS in Edinburgh. Although they appreciate that “a number of other customers in the area feel equally strongly about this matter” they are not revisiting the decision to close the branch and the closure will go ahead as planned! They made their decision “after careful consideration of a wide range of factors including changes in customer usage of the branch over a long period of time; how often customers are using the branch and the types of transactions they undertake”. While the branch may appear busy at times they have seen bank counter transactions decline since 2012, with nearly 80% of customers already banking in other ways locally. I certainly have not changed my way of banking and nor have a lot of other people. Once again I thank all those people who signed the petition which showed how strongly our community feel about the closure. At least we tried! Mrs Alma Thrower, Guisborough


●● Left to right: Lewis Peacock, Cory Kernan, Emma Tooth, Sadie Wheeler and Liberty Cottle


oast & Country is supporting its future workforce with the introduction of four new apprentices to its team. Lewis Peacock, 24, is joining the housing provider as a Business Administration Apprentice, Cory Kernan, 18, and Sadie Wheeler, 26, are Housing Apprentices and Liberty Cottle, 16, is starting a Finance apprenticeship. Lewis, Cory and Sadie all received support from Coast & Country’s New Directions Team, which is part of the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI), funded by the European Social Fund. The scheme works with businesses and young people aged 15 to 29, who are not in education, employment or training, to source jobs, traineeships, apprenticeships and work



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placements. New Directions also offers guidance and advice, which is tailored to each individual, giving them the confidence to improve their skills and help them meet the needs of local employers. Emma Tooth, Apprenticeship Co-ordinator at Coast & Country, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Lewis, Sadie, Cory and Liberty to the Coast & Country team, it’s a double success for us that three of the young people came through our own New Directions programme. “Taking on apprentices is a direct investment in the future development of our workforce and it’s a fantastic way to support local, talented individuals who are keen to start their careers. I wish them well in their first few weeks of work!”


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Cleveland Fire Brigade launches strategy in drive for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

●● Signing up to new strategy (l to r): Beth Farhat, Regional Secretary, Northern Region TUC; Dave Howe, Fire Brigade’s Union; Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton, Councillor Jan Brunton Dobson, Chair, Cleveland Fire Authority and Edwin Jeffries and Duncan Rothwell from Unison


l e v e l a n d F i re Brigade has formally launched a new drive for equality, diversity and inclusion in a bid to help build stronger communities and an inclusive workforce

Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton said: “Our world is changing, our communities are diverse and dynamic and we need to adapt and respond accordingly if we are to continue to keep people safe and build a brighter

future for all. “We want to create a work environment of equal opportunities that is free from discrimination and where people thrive and where everyone recognises the positive contribution and value of diversity.

“This commitment will help us build on the work we have already been doing and also learning from our experiences.” The new Equality, Diversion and Inclusion Strategy for the next four years commits to having

accessible services that are responsive to the needs of diverse communities, a diverse workforce and a working environment that celebrates and supports equality, diversity and inclusion. Chair of Cleveland Fire Authority, Councillor Jan Brunton Dobson, said: “As a fire and rescue authority, we firmly believe we can make a real positive difference to the safety and quality of lives of people in our communities and this strategy will help move that forward.” Other key areas in the strategy include having political and professional leaders who promote e q u a l i t y, d i v e r s i t y and inclusion and procurement to advance equality of opportunity and secure efficiencies To find out more about the strategy and the work we are doing please log onto: http://www. about/equality-diversityinclusion/

Lib Dems welcome Mickledales into Redcar ward


iberal Democrats in Redcar & Cleveland are pleased that their request for the Mickledales estate to be part of a Redcar council ward seem to have been listened to. The Local Government Boundary Commission yesterday published draft recommendations for all Redcar & Cleveland Borough wards which will come into effect in 2019. They are proposing a new ward called “Mickledales” which would include the Redcar estates of Mickledales, Wheatlands Park and The Ings. Elsewhere, the Commission is proposing to split Skelton into two wards (East and West), reduce South Bank to two councillors instead of three, unite Whale Hill in Eston Ward and move Kirkleatham Village into Kirkleatham Ward. Lib Dem Council Group Leader Josh Mason said: “I am pleased that the sensible proposals from the Liberal Democrats have been listened to and, in many cases, adopted. “Mickledales is fundamentally part of Redcar. It is currently in a ward with New Marske and part of Marske, but this is largely because of historic parish land boundaries that are not relevant now.”

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018



Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Marske residents turn out in force over traffic lights issues


By Peter Finlinson

n 9th February the No Traffic Lights on Marske High Street campaign group held a public meeting in the White House Marske. What then happened was that the hall, the corridors and other rooms quickly filled because Marske Residents had become so engaged with this campaign that they could have filled the venue three times over and probably more. The meeting had to be abandoned because of public safety which should have been a crushing blow to the campaign. But what was realised by Councillors who had been invited to attend was that public opinion in Marske was very much against the traffic light scheme. Our surveys indicated that nine out of ten residents were against the scheme as it was socially damaging. Discussions were quickly opened up between the campaign group and the Borough Council and after some very responsible debate a joint statement was agreed: ● “The proposed traffic light scheme was not the Council’s preferred option but does form part of the planning permission which was approved on appeal by the Secretary of State. ● In view of the strength of public opinion against this scheme it is clear there is a case for examining other workable solutions. ● The Council commits to providing full support to any future Lobbying of Landowners, Developers or Builders by Residents to secure agreement to any revised scheme before works are to be implemented”. This statement is a major step forward as the Borough Council now acknowledge that Public opinion has a very important role to play. Workable alternatives with approximate costs are listed below so that any revised

schemes can be considered: 1. Remove and replace the bridge with a wider structure which would allow pedestrian access under the bridge. Guesstimate £10 million at least mainly due to disruption charges from Network Rail. Not to mention traffic problems during demolition and construction. 2. Pedestrian tunnel linking both sides of the bridge. Certainly possible as there is an existing tunnel in place. Cost around £6 million mainly due to Network Rail charges because of compensation for journey disruption. 3. Build new railway footbridge close to the road bridge. This would replace the existing footbridge and would comply with all disabled access legislation, which the existing bridge does not.Network Rail have already produced a feasibility study on this. There would be no disruption to rail traffic. And it could be built without disturbance to any existing properties. Cost £1.2 million 4 years ago so probably around £1.5 million. Possibility of costs being absorbed by Network Rail but would have to be discussed. 4. Proposed traffic light scheme which would restrict traffic to one way flow because of the extension of the existing footpath North and South of the rail bridge. Social impact on Marske and Marske Residents would be damaging. Businesses would suffer because of traffic congestion. Never been costed by the Council but probably between £300k to £500k. 5. Pedestrian controlled access under the bridge running North to South.Traffic would be stopped at both entrances to allow access. Obviously some traffic congestion and disturbance. There would have to be speed bumps or other control measures at both sides of the bridge. Cost is not known but likely to be similar to option 4. Some social impact

but could be managed. 6.Diagonal pelican crossing running from existing footpath Southeast of the bridge to existing footpath on Northwest side of bridge. Pedestrian controlled. Costs similar to options 4 and 5. Impact minimal. 7.Do nothing. There seems no good reason for footpath under the bridge as it is according to our research infrequently used. But it has to be acknowledged that there is a safety issue, which is socially important. Cost zero. These issues are going to be discussed and debated at the largest venue in Marske at 6.30 pm 19 March at Outwood Academy Bydales where Council Members and Council Officers will attend to listen and take part.

● Councillor Smith stood at proposed site of advertisement sign.


Blot on the landscape cries Saltburn Councillor

a l t b u r n ’s I n d e p e n d e n t Councillor Stuart Smith has objected to a recent planning application received by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Planning Department for a business advertisement board to be placed in a tree just off the Marske Road close to its junction with Woodrow Avenue. The rectangle shaped advertisement board, blue in colour, will indicate the direction and presence of a new business which has just opened

within the area. Councillor Smith stated that he objected on the grounds that placing the sign in such a manner will totally degrade the street scene and will be out of character with the area. He also felt the sign would be a distraction to motorists at a busy junction and with a pedestrian crossing so close by also granting such an application will set a precedence for other applications from other businesses wishing to advertise their business which would have a negative impact on the town.

THE PARISH OF SALTBURN, MARSKE AND NEW MARSKE ANNUAL PARISH ASSEMBLY WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY 17TH APRIL 2018 AT 6.45PM VENUE: THE CONFERENCE CENTRE SALTBURN LEARNING CAMPUS MARSKE MILL LANE SALTBURN TS12 1HJ Members of the Public are invited to attend and may submit any other items for discussion, in writing, to the Clerk to the Council, to be received by Wednesday 16th March 2018. Clerk to the Council Saltburn, Marske and New Marske Parish Council The Conference Centre, Saltburn Learning Campus, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn by the Sea, TS12 1HJ /


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Saltburn Beachwatch Circular Economy A

By Roy Smith

s the amount of litter and rubbish continues to increase on British beaches, new ways of combating this menace include a new approach to the systems we use to run the economy. Today’s linear economy [take, make and dispose] relies on large quantities of cheap easily accessible materials and energy, and is a model that is reaching its physical limits. If waste products were more valued they would be less likely to end up on our beaches. In contrast, living systems have been around for billions of years; in the living world there is no landfill or waste, instead materials flow, one species’ waste is another’s food, energy is provided by the sun, things grow, die and nutrients return to the soil safely and it works. Unfortunately we humans have taken the linear approach – a new product comes out [ phone, car etc] so we ditch the old one and buy another. Each time we do this we are eating into a finite supply of resources and often producing toxic waste. Today 90% of plastics are made with virgin fossil fuels with 6% of global oil production used to make them set to

rise to 20% by 2050. This approach is simply not sustainable. If we accept the living world’s cyclical model we should strive to emulate it by introducing a circular economy. With biological waste we need to think how we can increase its value [ capital ] and not reduce it.

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By re-thinking and re-designing products and packaging we can produce safe and compostable materials that help grow more stuff – so no resources are lost. When it comes to electrical goods we know they do not bio-degrade. Here we need to recycle valuable metals, polymers and alloys to maintain their quality so they continue to be useful beyond the shelf life of individual products. What if goods of today can become the resources of tomorrow? This makes commercial sense. Instead of the throw- away culture that prevails now we need to adopt a return and renew one where products and components are designed to be disassembled and regenerated. We could re-think the way we view ownership. What if we didn’t own our technologies but simply leased them from the manufacturers? Or if we designed products to go back to their

makers and the materials were re-used with any biological parts increasing agricultural value. If we made and transported these products using renewable energy we would create a model that could build prosperity in the long term. The good news is that there are already companies who are beginning to adopt this way of working. The circular economy is not about one manufacturer changing one product but it is all about the interconnecting companies that form our infrastructure and economy coming together. It’s about energy; it’s about re-designing the operating system itself. We have a fantastic opportunity to open new perspectives and horizons instead of being trapped in the frustrations of the present and with creativity and innovation we really can rethink and re-design our future.

Approval given for Pathways School relocation


edcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved plans for a new building to house Pathways School to be built in Redcar. The current Pathways building needs further improvement and the new building will provide an opportunity to create something really special for young people with social, emotional and mental health needs. Currently 64 pupils can be taught at Pathways but the new school building, which will be built on the site of the former Redcar Education Development Centre on Corporation Road in Redcar, will have the capacity to teach up to 100 pupils. The increase in capacity will allow some children who currently have to be educated outside the borough to join with the other pupils currently attending Pathways. Approval from Cabinet comes after a period of consultation which saw the community, students, parents and teachers from other Redcar and Cleveland schools give the plans their support. One parent said

they were ‘ecstatic’ with the plans, believing that the new site will be hugely beneficial for pupils. The majority of the funding for the new building will come from the government’s Priority School Building Programme which was established to provide funding to rebuild and refurbish school buildings across the country. Now Cabinet has given its support to the plans, the next stage is for an application to be submitted to regulatory committee for approval before the estimated construction date in July. Cllr Craig Hannaway, Cabinet Member for Children, said: “We believe that every child deserves the best education possible and we want all our children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities to be educated in a school that is fit for purpose. “Getting a good quality education is the best foundation for a successful future and a new school building for Pathways will help pupils become an integral part of a welcoming local community.”


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Over 1,500 people have their say on future of Friarage Hospital

OUTH Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has today released a report which shows more than 1,500 people shared their views on the future of the Friarage Hospital. During an 11-week period, around 500 people attended public events, more than 900 completed surveys and feedback cards, over 70 staff joined in discussions and feedback was collected from social media posts, MP letters and more than 40 stakeholder meetings. The Building a Sustainable Future for the Friarage engagement programme explained some of the key challenges facing the Friarage Hospital to hospital staff, the public and stakeholders. The challenges described include recruitment difficulties and changes to medical training which are impacting on some key service areas such as critical care, overnight anaesthetic cover and accident and emergency. It also reassured people that the Northallerton hospital would not be closing and invited them to help develop what a sustainable future could look like, developing a vision for next 10 to 15 years. It was clear from the responses received that people are passionate about the Friarage and about maintaining local services. People said they wanted as many services as possible to be as close to home as possible, but the majority agreed that quality of care and safety was a top priority. The main issues highlighted were: • Travelling and distance - including parking issues, taxi costs and the practical challenges of having to get to hospital for an early morning appointment • Ambulance provision - including response times and the impact on the service if patients had to travel further afield • More communications needed - to dispel myths about the Friarage and promote services • Value of local services - including providing services as close to home as possible and concerns about more services being lost • Quality of care and importance of receiving the right care in an emergency - a significant number of people ranked this as their top priority and many agreed that while expert care cannot always be provided locally, rehabilitation and planned followup should be accessible

• Impact of potential changes to emergency care services at the Friarage - including fears that this could have a knock-on effect on other services at the hospital • Impact of population growth - due to increasing numbers at Catterick Garrison and new housing developments • Meeting the needs of specific communities including difficulties with language barriers and improving experiences for children with special needs All views, suggestions and concerns have been officially documented and will be considered by the Trust as it now looks to develop its long term vision for the Friarage. Adrian Clements, Medical Director for the Friarage Hospital said: “We would like to thank everyone who took the time to contribute to this engagement programme. Your views and comments have been collated in our engagement report which is now available for anyone to view on our website. “We are continuing to work closely with our clinicians to thoroughly review all our clinical options, as well as looking at the independent reports we have received from the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Royal College of Emergency Medicine. “The Friarage Hospital is, and will remain, an integral part of our organisation. People are now more aware of the challenges that we must address and the valuable feedback gathered throughout this process will help us start to shape a plan for the future which meets the needs of the population we serve.” All of the data and information gathered will inform a draft business case, setting out proposals to ensure safe and sustainable services. This will be shared with NHS England, and North Yorkshire County Council Scrutiny of Health Committee. Pending the outcome of these discussions a formal 12-week consultation period could begin during summer 2018. To view the full engagement report go to southtees.nhs. uk/friarage

Mayor to take to the skies for charity


ouncillor Karen King, the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, will be taking part in a skydive to raise money for her two mayoral charities. Taking place on Thursday 5 April, the money raised from the jump will go to The Junction in Redcar, a charity which supports vulnerable young people aged five to 25, and Still Parents – a baby bereavement support group for families. The idea to take part in the skydive came from the Mayor’s sister-in-law Lorraine King, who will be helping Karen with fundraising and will also be jumping alongside her. Cllr King said: “This is going to be an adrenaline-filled experience and it is something I’ve never done before. However, I’m really looking forward to it and delighted to be continuing to raise money for two very worthwhile charities which do excellent work both in the local area and nationwide. “It would be great if as many people as possible could donate money to the Mayor’s charities - The Junction and Still Parents.” Donations to the Mayor’s skydive by either sending cash or a cheque – made payable to “The Mayor’s Charity Fund” – by posting it to: Jane Holmes, Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart, Ridley Street, Redcar, TS10 1TD or donate online by going to:

Local NHS invests in children

● Redcar children’s service are delighted to receive an Investing in Children Membership Award


team providing specialist mental health services for children, young people and their families has been recognised for investing in their service users. Following a visit by a specialist assessor, the Redcar child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS), based at Milbank Terrace in Redcar, and part of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, received an Investing in Children Membership Award. Service user involvement was highlighted as a key strength including involving young people in making changes and decisions about the service and the physical environment, appointing new members of staff and sharing their views on the design of a new facility. Former service users continued involvement was also mentioned as a particular area of good practice. The assessor commented on the various

opportunities children and young people are given to provide feedback and the transparency to which suggestions were acted upon, mentioning a “you said, we did” information board and traffic light rating system for one-toone appointments available in the waiting room. The team were described within the report as giving young people the chance to improve things, put their point of view across and be listened to. Paula Smith, team manager said: “This award is especially important to us, as it is comments made by the young people we work with that enabled the assessor to make their recommendation. The fact that they made such glowing comments about us and recognised how we place them at the centre of everything we do is a fabulous endorsement for the team. “We’d like to thank them for their involvement and for helping us get this fabulous award.”


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Thin end of the wedge By Adrian Beadnell


t looks like the thin end of the wedge has just got thicker for Saltburn, as predicted. One really must ask if our Local Authority won’t be happy until East Cleveland just becomes one huge housing estate with no differentiation between once distinct towns and villages.

Saltburn has ‘bucked the trend’ by increasing visitor numbers dramatically over the last two decades whilst other coastal towns are dying on their feet. Perhaps Saltburn has been a victim of its own success as it’s now being attacked on both sides by uncoordinated green field housing development to the West and proposals for a ‘Holiday Park’ to the East. A local Councillor has been quoted in saying: “Ultimately the

main aim of any project is to support a thriving local economy in Saltburn by encouraging more visitors to come and enjoy the Victorian resort and the rest of our beautiful borough.” What the hell’s beautiful, or Victorian for that matter, about row after row of uncoordinated new build housing and line after line of static caravans. The words ‘plot’ and ‘lost’ spring to mind.

Simon Clarke MP elected to Treasury Select Committee


imon Clarke MP has been elected by fellow Members of Parliament to serve on Parliament’s influential Treasury Select Committee. The Treasury Committee, made up of 11 MPs, is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of HM Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs, and associated public bodies, including the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority. A vacancy arose after Kit Malthouse was recently appointed as a Minister at the Department for Work and Pensions. Following his election, Simon Clarke said: “I am delighted to have been elected to serve on this crucial committee and I am looking forward to the hard work ahead. At a time when our financial institutions are under unprecedented scrutiny, I look forward to working with the Committee to ensure our economy works for ordinary people. I also look forward to being a strong voice for the North East on the Committee and to ensuring that Government policy delivers for our area.”

Loftus And District Flower club


t Loftus And District Flower club February meeting, members entered into the spirit of the title for the competition “Spring Awakening “ Judy Foster from Easington won the Advance class, and Ann Gullon won the Novice class, which were judged by Audrey Foster of Lealholm who is one of the clubs NAFAS demonstrators.



Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

‘Love it’ campaign gives park new lease of life

he Redcar and Cleveland ‘Love it’ campaign will allow visitors to enjoy Zetland Park more than ever before as major redevelopment works see new benches installed and footpaths completely relayed. Taking place as part of the ‘Love it’ campaign – which encourages residents to love where they live – the park got a major redevelopment so it can enjoyed by many more residents and visitors over what will hopefully be a warm summer. After replacing the rotten wooden fencing with smart metal fencing late last year, the next stage of works was to completely replace footpaths in the park by digging them all the way down to their base and rebuilding them. It is hoped that by completely rebuilding and repaving the paths, there will be less issues of paths becoming completely flooded in bad weather. As well as the new paths, there was almost half-a-dozen additional benches installed. The new benches were originally

taken from the park last year and thoroughly restored to a brand new condition with new wooden slats and a fresh coat of paint. The aim of the improvement works is to give Redcar a boost, both for community groups who do a lot of voluntary work under the ‘Love it’ banner in the park, as well as giving visitors – and residents – green space to enjoy. Cllr Alec Brown, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “All of the redevelopment works being done in Zetland Park will make it a great place to visit when the weather starts getting warmer. We are doing everything we can to really improve the look of the park and solve issues like flooding which would inconvenience park users in the past. “I think what has been done so far is brilliant, and I’m looking forward to seeing it after everything has been finished.” To find out more about the ‘Love it’ campaign – and how you can pledge to do one small thing to make a big difference to your local area – go to

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his area’s Downton Abbey days seem to be over. Looking through papers from the 1920’s and 1930’s as I do for all kind of odd reasons, I am always struck by how the local “Families” the Zetlands, the Chaloners, the Whartons and, more distantly, the Downes and the Normanbys seemed to be part of every local event - gymkhanas, the yearly shows, cricket matches, open days in the gardens of the big house, and dispensing judgement on the ne’er do wells from the local bench. But despite their art of being able to mix with the locals, albeit always at a bit of a distance, they still led lives remote from the rest of us. They would disappear down to the London houses they owned for the season, where they could enjoy things like Henley, the Eton v Harrow Cricket match at Lords, take part in Royal Garden Parties and - if there were daughters involved - put them up for the oh so posh and oh so discreet upper class meat market that were the round of debutante balls. They sometimes went into politics and often did quite well at this And in this they were wildly eclectic. One member of one local family was so far to the right that in the 1930’s he became a fan of a man with a funny tache and joined something called the Anglo-German Friendship club - from which he hurriedly resigned from just before the tanks went over the Polish border. Another famously became the only hereditary peer to sit on the Labour benches, and became known as the “Red Marquess”. Today, they are reduced to much more mundane lives, and their links with the area are far less firm, although still there In most cases. The old landowning part of their world is entrusted to commercial land agents, who prop up the family coffers by judicious sales of bits of an estate for the sprawling “McMansions” of the volume house builders, or for out of town supermarkets and caravan parks and after the abolition of hereditary peers, none grace the red benches of the Lords Now, to my knowledge, the present family situation is thus; (and I hope I don’t get letters on headed paper taking me to task) The Downes, as well as bequeathing a record number of Pub Names, live quietly at the family seat, managing their estates and concentrating on game shooting. The Wharton’s, in the shape of the present-day Anthony Wharton, still live at Skelton Castle for part of the year and Anthony has been generous in his support of local initiatives which have meant that Skelton has not suffered some of the problems besetting other East Cleveland settlements. Lord Gisborough was the last local peer to attend and speak in the Upper Chamber until the purge of hereditary titles in 1999. He still lives adjacent to the old hall, and he still keeps the licence for Guisborough market that was originally given by Henry the Second to one of the De Brus’ (and which barred all other markers within four and a half miles (this being the distance a donkey could carry a heavy load in the days before roads). The various arms of the Zetland family are still alive and flourishing, and Mark Zetland still has the ultimate ownership of Redcar Racecourse. But all this is now somewhat humdrum - the antiseptic world of the accountant, the estate manager and the lawyer, grey suits rather than tweeds, Primark dresses rather than parasols. Perhaps the last brilliant gaslight from the old days was extinguished a few weeks ago with the death of a 97 year old lady who had married into one of the local families, but was someone who was not just a simpering bride and companion, but someone who had a varied and hectic life herself, before settling in this area and making her own mark here. Grania, Dowager Marchioness of Normanby, came from distinguished antecedents herself - the Guinnesses, a family whose wealth was built on the black stuff and the insatiable thirsts of generations of Irishmen (and people across the world too). Her obituaries appeared as was proper in such places as the Times and the Yorkshire Post, and I now apologise to the anonymous obituary writers for using a lot of their text. The Hon Grania Maeve Rosaura Guinness was born in 1920, the daughter of Walter Guinness, later Lord Moyne, and Lady Evelyn Erskine. Her childhood was privileged and unusual. She hardly went to school and was proud to declare that she had never taken an exam. What she did do, unceasingly, was practise ballet — she would work at her barre for five hours a day. Her teacher, the great Russian choreographer Nikolai Legat, had high expectations for her until she


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Hollie Bush Writes grew too tall in her teens. Having to give up ballet might have seemed a blow at the time, but a worse one was to come before she turned 20: her mother died of cancer. Soon after that a bomb fell uncomfortably too near to her Grosvenor Place home, which was close to Buckingham Palace, and blew her bedroom shutters across the room. Sensibly, her father decided it might be better to offer up his grand house to Polish officers, and the family decamped to their country estate on the Sussex coast near Newhaven. There Lord Moyne gave his daughter lessons in pistolshooting, in case the enemy landed on the beach. Grania did not excel at this and her father joked that unless an overweight and out of breath Goering was first off the landing craft, the enemy had little to fear. Soon after, Lord Moyne was appointed as secretary of state for the colonies and then, in 1942, he was sent to Cairo to become a minister of state in the Middle East. Keen to be involved in the war effort as well, Grania Guinness joined the women’s auxiliary air force. Her job was to analyse photographs taken by reconnaissance planes of German military installations and war materials. She enjoyed the camaraderie of the WAAF, but another personal disaster was around the corner. On November 6th, 1944, her father was assassinated by Zionist extremists, who were fighting for the creation of a Jewish State in what was then still Palestine. Members of what was called the “Stern Gang” who had been waiting for him to arrive back at his residence in his staff car shot him three times. The assassins then tried to escape on bicycles but were arrested and later sentenced to death. The incident made headlines around the world. Devastated by the news of her father’s violent death, Grania Guinness distracted herself with work. She had always wanted to live as a countrywoman, however, so when she inherited the Bailiffscourt estate from her father she threw herself into that, acquiring a herd of Ayrshire cows, which became a lifelong enthusiasm. She also found love. Grania Guinness had known John Phipps, the 4th Marquess of Normanby slightly before the war, and had even stayed at his family seat, Mulgrave Castle near Whitby. Alas, he was one of the thousands of British soldiers captured on the retreat to Dunkirk. When he returned from a PoW camp they became reacquainted and in short order, they were married. The Marchioness of Normanby, as she now was, adored the rugged moors, woodlands and coastline of the Mulgrave estate at Lythe, on the hills above Whitby and bordering the coast road between Loftus and Whitby.. As well as having the castle redecorated, she repaired and expanded the farms, collected pictures that had been lost, filled the gaps in the library and made a garden inside the castle’s old vegetable plot. An unsentimental man, her husband, a choleric individual at the best of times, had a loathing of busybodies in general and local government planners in particular. “If you need to dynamite a country house,” he once advised a friend, “do it early on Monday morning.”He was the “Red Marquess” I mentioned earlier and was a private secretary to two Labour Ministers in the Attlee government. When he died in 1994, Grania as the now chatelaine of Mulgrave Castle devoted herself to her large brood. Unlike some aristocrats, she had not been a distant figure to her children when they were growing up. “Even when she was working at the partners’ desk, which she shared with our father,” her eldest son Constantine, now the present 5th Marquess, recalled, “we could always run in and see them. My mother got us up every day, spent lots of time with us in the nursery, ate all our meals with us, bathed us, put us to bed, sang us songs. She had always been proud of her connection with the family brewing firm. “Not everyone enjoys that particular smell which breweries invariably emit,” her son added, but my mother used to fill her lungs and say, ‘Ah, the breath of life to me!” She only drank Guinness when she was nursing a baby,

A whimsical look at our area

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●●Grania Guinness ●●Inside Captain Cooks house and museum, Whitby however, feeling bound to give it “a proper start in life”. In her “normal circumstances”, she was staunchly a champagne person, something not open to many of us in our own “normal circumstances”, I guess, Although she didn’t have a full-time career, she was active in a dozen ways locally As Malcolm Tucker would have put it “she had a to-do list longer than a dreary Leonard Cohen song”. She was a JP, for example at a time when Whitby still had a court (Alas, now long gone to Scarborough, as seemingly, everything else has in Whitby) and, I was told, was one of the softest touches on the bench, bringing relief to local drunks and brawlers when they filed in to see her presiding below the Lion and Unicorn shield. Living in a country house overlooking the always rolling, never ceasing grey North Sea and watching the endless procession of ships passing to and from the Tees, she became fascinated by Captain Cook, Whitby’s most famous son, and bought the Grape Lane house where he had lived as an apprentice to create a museum about him there. Then she set about collecting exhibits for it, chose all the materials herself and designed the layout. “Grania was supremely elegant,” her son recalled, “and always wore a skirt or a dress when she came to dinner with us. Then one evening, when she was in her nineties, she arrived wearing black silk trousers and a beautiful matching smoking jacket. As she got up to leave, she said, ‘Nobody mentioned that I’m wearing a trouser suit. I thought that when I came in, you’d all jump to your feet and say, “Sensational!” Now things are more mundane. Constantine still lives for part of the year at Mulgrave Castle A separate company, Mulgrave Estates still manages the land around the castle and local people are still allowed to roam the woodlands. He lives for the main part in London’s Chelsea and is a novel writer and property businessman, whilst the new Marchioness is his wife Nicola, a writer herself. His local interests are managed through the Normanby Charitable Trust, which is a grant-giving body for the restoration or conservation of historic buildings (in particular churches and chapels) in this area of the North East. He also supports local sports, and, I am told by Mike Amos, the doyen of the Northern Echo, that he played a key role in the birth and development of the Mulgrave area sports facilities. which have grown apace beside the main road on Lythe High Street.

But the biggest change? The news in 2003, that the first generation Aussie supermodel Elie Macpherson had taken out a lease on part of the Mulgrave estate, including the right to live in the Phipps family’s ancestral home, Mulgrave Castle, during the four-month shooting season. Whether that still holds, I don’t know. There are masses about her on the web, mainly about boyfriends and husbands, which seems to be a revolving door, tips on makeup and lingerie, but nowt on Mulgrave Castle. As the words go “Change and decay in

all around I see.”. Grania, Dowager Marchioness of Normanby, was born on April 14, 1920. She died on January 15, 2018, aged 97 Hollie Bush Hollie Bush can be contacted directly if readers want to comment on articles, or to suggest topics (the odder, the better) that help to define the East Cleveland we all live in. Email:


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


Creating opportunities, unlocking potential getting young people into work

s our community galvanises once more in light of the recent bad news about job losses at the Boulby mine again we are most definitely reminded about the importance of being in work; work is so important to our lives, income, identity, and a sense of belonging. For young unemployed people it’s the same, work is important for so many reasons. In our experience we find that nearly all young people do very, very much want to work, or get into training or further education. Often they have just got stuck, their confidence has gone, they have little and diminishing self belief and have little or few networks with the world of work. The Junction is proud to work with young people to begin to unlock their potential, build their self belief and self worth and to be by their side as they build the confidence to apply for jobs (and to keep working with them when they got knockbacks). So far we have supported over 75 young people across Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland, to get a job, we see this as our contribution this helping to transform lives. Our Youth Employment ervice in a recent evaluation report was described as “A really, really good project...” We are so pleased that in the same report it was identified that we have over performed on our targets by 71%. It’s all about transforming lives and we are so pleased with the work of the YES team and our partners. We had a lovely email from the mother of a young man asking if we could provide a character reference. The fantastic news was that her son, who had completed his apprenticeship, had been offered a full time role. He had had a few doubts at the beginning but grasped the opportunity with both hands; of course we are absolutely delighted to give a reference!

Creating opportunities, creating apprenticeships Very much in the vein of practice what you preach, The Junction has recently recruited four new apprenticeships to our team. These young people are very much about our future. There are three apprentice youth workers and one apprentice Business Administrator. As part of their apprenticeship they will be involved daily, doing the work so to speak and will have a day release to college to complete their qualifications.

Talented Young People

The interviews for our apprenticeship posts were the best set of interviews I have ever been involved with, we could have employed all seven young people, they all did so well. It just goes to prove, in my mind, that we should all be working to create opportunities, giving young people real work opportunities to show just what they are capable of. They are the future, no doubt about it. Take a few moments to read Hannah’s story below.

Real life stories

I’ve been involved with the Junction since I was young, I was a young carer and I cared for my

“... knowing where I came from to where I am now motivates me to be the best version of me that I can be” Mum who was physically disabled and also suffered with her own mental health. As I got older my responsibilities changed and I progressed onto staying within the youth sector as I wanted to help support young people similarly to how I was supported when I was younger. Starting to volunteer with The Junction helped me to build my confidence and myself belief and allowed me to be more comfortable when looking for a job. I never really knew what I wanted to do in my life, school was often a struggle for me but I knew I didn’t want to give up. I began volunteering at a local youth club which allowed me to be myself and made me realise that I enjoyed working with young people, seeing all the different barriers that young people face and allowing me to help them overcome these barriers. Although I had figured out what I enjoyed doing I didn’t think there would ever be an opportunity for me, I just didn’t know what to do. I managed to gain a job in retail and I did enjoy it but I knew it wasn’t what I truly wanted to do. Working with The Junction has allowed me to think more about my future and when I heard about the opportunity to become a youth work apprentice within the CREATE programme I knew I needed to apply. I was given support when applying which helped me to overcome the initial anxiety of

applying for a new job. Although I was anxious about being interviewed I was also pretty confident in my ability and knowledge of The Junction so this helped me overcome that barrier. Within the next week or so I then found out I was successful in gaining the apprenticeship which was a big step for me and in making me who I am today. This made me extremely proud of myself and knowing where I came from to where I am now motivates me to be the best version of me that I can be. I would like to see myself in the future continuing to work for The Junction as it is something that I am genuinely passionate about, hopefully this will be the case and I would just like to thank everyone at The Junction for supporting me to become who I am today and allowing me to give support and guidance and using my experience to help other young people.

Making a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families It’s marvellous to know that at The Junction we can and do make a difference, we are in a privileged position, truly. It is the support of our community, our funders and commissioners and the dedication, commitment of our workers and volunteers that make this happen, Thank you. Lawrence McAnelly and Hannah Kay, The Junction


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Goathland Community Hub & Sports Pavilion C.I.O By Keith Thompson - Chair of Trustees



he Parish of Goathland is situated some ten miles from Whitby on the North York Moors in an isolated location with a resident population of 450 people. It comprises the hamlets of Darnholm, Beckhole, Green End, Dale End and the village centre. The village is surrounded by the largest expanse of upland heather in the UK much of it SSSI designated, whilst the local economy is primarily hill farming & tourist related. It is located on a tributary of the Murk Esk and its railway station is a major stopping off point for some of the 300,000 visitors using the North York Moors Steam Railway, known globally as “Aidensfield” from the T.V series “Heartbeat” there are an estimated 500,000 people annually who visit the village.

The Organisation

The catalyst for the creation of the CIO came with the removal of the mobile library facility in 2011, the parlous state of the existing cricket pavilion which is uninsurable, a need to protect & preserve the cultural heritage ephemera of the villages long sword dance tradition & the provision of a village playing field. The Goathland Cricket Club was formed in 1874 as the Vale of Goathland Cricket Club, first playing on land at Beckhole before moving to its current location in 1876, the current pavilion has very limited facilities, there is no electricity, disabled access or changing rooms for the young ladies who now regularly play for the club. The Goathland Plough Stots, the village Long Sword Dance Team currently based in the Reading Room, whose tradition is acknowledged as the

oldest surviving of this dance form in Britain which is also the traditional dance of North Yorkshire have over the years been bequeathed artefacts relating to many of the local teams & those of East Cleveland that now no longer exist. The development of this new facility will provide a much needed exhibition venue for all of this and provide the many visitors to the village a insight in to our cultural heritage. Evaluation of the costs associated with developing the Reading Room another building in the village was discounted because of its size, ownership & location within the conservation zone as was a development on the cricket ground because of the restrictive covenants on the land. The final solution was to buy land adjacent to the cricket ground, free from any such restrictions and develop a facility that would serve all of the needs known of & those suggested through the extensive consultation processes that took place over the two years prior to the CIO being formally recognised in September 2014 by the Charities Commission. Support for the project & its aims has also been

given by a number of organisations that include, Goathland Primary School, North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council, English Folk Song & Dance Society, North Yorkshire County Council Library Services, Goathland Parish Council & the Sword Dance Union. The CIO was established to raise the funds, develop, build & run a Community Hub, Sports Pavilion & Playing Field for the benefit of the 450 residents of the village & some of the 500,000 visitors who come here annually. Following extensive consultations with the village residents using a questionnaire, briefings & exhibitions to ascertain their support & ideas along with other organisations the following uses were identified & incorporated in to the final plans:1. Reinstatement of the Village Library, run by volunteers & supported by the County Library Service. 2. Provision of a Community Meeting Place for residents & visitors. 3. Provision of a Village Playing / Sports

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Field with a football pitch, the village school children have never had one, having to go to other schools at some distance to access such facilities. 4. Provision of a new Cricket Pavilion complete with separate changing facilities for the young ladies who now play for the club. 5. A Performing Arts Venue for all genres that will encourage & promote artists wishing to show case their work and talents. 6. Home to the Goathland Plough Stots, the village longsword team, regarded as having the oldest surviving tradition of this dance form in the UK. 7. Establishment of the first National Heritage & Cultural Exhibition Centre to Long Sword Dancing 8. Home to the Sword Dance Union the National Organisation set up to promote this dance form. 9. Installation of an all -weather Multi – Use Games Area (MUGA) 10. Provide a training facility, lecture & exhibition space for organisations such as the Goathland Village Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service. Once completed the building will not only provide a social meeting place for the residents but allow visitors to better understand the cultural heritage of the village as well as providing a place for children & adults to engage in sporting activities, something that currently is not available. It is also intended that the Twelve Oak Trees planted adjacent to the new development in memory of the men from the village who paid the ultimate price in the Great War of which few people new about until this project started will each be remembered within the Hub for the generations who follow.


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Goathland Community Hub & Sports Pavilion C.I.O Forward Plan / Progress


ignificant amounts of work has been provided on a pro bono basis ranging from legal services, planning & design, installation of new land drainage, car park, fencing & boundary hedging, loans of diggers, bulldozers & dumpers by organisation such as Interserve Ltd, The Woodlands Trust, Northern Power Grid & Wilf Noble Plant Ltd as well as work undertaken by the village volunteers which cumulatively is estimated to be worth £112,300.00. Additionally many companies, such as Grant UK Ltd, who supplied the heating boiler have given us extremely generous discounts in recognition of our efforts, Gent Alarms have supplied, installed & commissioned a complete Automatic Fire Alarm System. John Wright Electrical & Mechanical Engineers of York have designed, supplied all of the equipment, installed, tested & then commissioned the electrical installation which has a commercial value of some £35,000.00 which has helped our limited resources to go even further. Fund raising, sponsorship and appeals to various organisations including North Yorkshire County Council and various Charitable Trusts has raised more than £230,000.00 valuing the whole project in excess of £420,000.00. The work undertaken by Interserve to install the new land drains, car park base & remove the over burden has been a major contributing factor, what was a boggy field has now dried out whilst Northern Power Grids removal of the overhead

lines has created a safe playing environment for the children of the village. The insulated portal steel framed building has been completed, the electrical supply to the site connected, double glazing & an under floor heating system installed, all the rooms have been boarded, skimmed & decorated where appropriate, wet walling installed, energy saving control systems incorporated, the electrical & plumbing systems completed with the official opening taking place on 23rd September 2017. A number of musical concerts have been since the opening featuring a range of artistes & musical styles some of which have been sold out, vindicating the need for a Performing Arts Venue in the area. Installation of the display cabinets as part of the Cultural Heritage Centre has begun with the contract for their manufacture & installation having been placed thanks to a grant from the LEADER Fund with an expected conclusion in May 2018. A consultation process is underway to establish the type of books that residents want stocked in the library which it is hoped to have running by June 2018, the bookshelves having been kindly donated. The Goathland Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service are now using the facility for training & assessments The installation of a telephone line has enabled the establishment of a Wi-Fi network within the building with the internal “hard wired network” due for completion by the end of March. New boundary fences along with some 250 tree whips planted to create wild life corridors whilst

the new playing field which has allowed the local junior school to start an afterschool sports club as well as using it for sports during the school day. A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund recently received has enabled the work to proceed on the living War Memorial Twelve Oak Trees Project with the village school due to plant twelve new English oaks, arboreal work to the existing trees scheduled, information boards commissioned, twelve statues in corten steel to be installed next to the new oak trees commissioned & the naming ceremony of the existing walk to Centenary Walk by the Bishop of Whitby set for 7th July 2018. Thanks to Molson Coors the access road to the site was completely upgraded & resurfaced in September 2017, this and the installation of a new cattle grid means that people of all abilities, including wheel chair users can now access the facility with ease. To safe guard the playing fields for future generations the C.I.O has entered in to an agreement with Fields in Trust formerly the National Playing Fields Association to dedicate it as a public playing fields that are now known as Goathland Centenary Cricket Field & Goathland Centenary Playing Field in memory of The Great War. Responsibility for the overall project is vested with the trustees who now that it is completed intend to form a management committee from interested parties & user groups to take over the day to day running & administration against a set of agreed guidelines. Everything that has been done has followed

extensive consultations with the responsible regulatory officials to ensure that the building & its environs are full compliant with the relevant statutory requirements, these include NYMNP Planning Officers, NYMNP Enforcement Officers, NYMNP Compliance Officers, NY Building Control Partnership, N.Y Police Licencing Officer & Scarborough Council Licencing Officers. Funds / grants are now being applied for to allow the installation of the all - weather (MUGA) playing surface which will allow sport to be played all year round.

Background Statistics

Data supplied by the Office of National Statistics & the DWP compiled from the 2011 Census & expressed as a percentage;Those in the age range 60 to 85+ is above the local & national average Those with no educational qualifications at all is above the local & national average Those in receipt of benefits is also above the local & national average Those whose health is classed as bad or very bad is also above the local & national average.

Expected Outcomes

In short our success will be the village library opening, the children having somewhere to play, the cricket club thriving, our Heritage & Culture on display to a wider audience, the effects of loneliness mitigate, performing art thriving, social activities increasing & an opportunity for other sports to develop.

The Great War, Goathland & Twelve Oak Trees


t’s strange how one thing leads to another & the process of drawing up the plans for the new Community Hub, Pavilion & Playing Field has not let us down bringing to light one person’s lasting tribute to those men from the village who paid the ultimate sacrifice in this conflict. In 1922 Mrs Kate Smailes the first wife of Richard Smailes, a Whitby Ship Owner who at the time of their son’s death lived at Arundel House Whitby, subsequently coming to live at Fairhaven Goathland, decided that the death of her beloved son George, a Second Lieutenant of the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment who was killed on the 22nd of October 1916 at the Somme should be remembered in a living tribute to him & the other eleven men from the Parish who perished.

She decided to plant twelve English Oak saplings, one for each man, along her favourite walk which was along the old railway line adjacent to the Goathland Hotel through Gail Fields to St Marys Church and then back down the village to her home, something she did almost daily. Amongst those who perished was one Thomas Readman, a platelayer based in Goathland working for the North East Railway Company who was ordered on the 10th of March 1917 to go to France to relay the railway track that had been removed from the section of line between Pickering & Levisham and shipped to France to be used in the War effort. Sadly he contracted pneumonia & died on 2nd of April 1917 leaving a widow who never received a pension because the War Office & Railway Company couldn’t decide who was responsible for paying it. Her tribute was almost forgotten until 2014 when because of the development of the new Community Hub it jogged the memory of her Grandson John, an octogenarian, who casually asked if the trees were still standing that his Grandma had planted, something very few knew about. This became the catalyst for the formation of a partnership between Goathland Community Hub, Goathland School, St. Marys Church Goathland & the North York Moors National Parks Charitable Trust leading to a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to ensure that the sacrifices of the men & one mothers tribute is never lost. It is intended to give the existing

walk an appropriate name, Centenary Walk, a two mile stroll around the village through open fields & along a semi metalled road that will have story boards placed at two strategic locations in the village each one linking with the other, with a short leaflet being produced to augment the story boards. There will be one story board at the start of the walk adjacent to the Goathland Hotel the other at St Marys Church, where the walk exits (or starts dependent upon which way you go) & where at the rear of the inside of the Church there is a gold & red plaque, wall mounted, with each man’s name on as well as on the War Memorial in the centre of the village. The village school children are planting 12 new oak trees on 28th February, around the perimeter of the cricket pitch & playing field, one for each of the men who fell in the conflict, whilst work to the existing oak trees is to be undertaken once the appropriate licences are in place. At each newly planted oak tree there will be a suitably inscribed plaque fixed to the base that will carry one of the twelve commissioned steel statues of the Respectful Tommy, each 1.2 metres high, made from Corten Steel suitably mounted on a base. The official naming ceremony is scheduled for July 7th at St Marys by the Bishop of Whitby following which there will be a mass stroll around the walk with hopefully money being raised for SSAFA, the long term aim is to make it an annual charity walk raising money for charity especially the armed forces. The afternoon will end at the newly constructed Community Hub with

music & refreshments being served to everyone. Following this there is an evening concert with songs & music from World

War 1 with performances by Joe Solo & Harp & a Monkey details for which will be released shortly.


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Regional PCCs call for introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol


oncerns have again been raised relating to the damage that cheap alcohol is causing in the North East of England and the increasing pressure it puts on our policing services. The three North East PCCs have collaboratively penned a letter to the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, calling on the Government to follow Scotland’s innovative lead and introduce Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol in England. Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, reports that there were an estimated 239,000 alcohol related crimes in the region in 2015/16, costing the economy £331 million. Research by Sheffield University estimates that in its first five years, a MUP of 50p would prevent 182,000 crimes, producing a saving of £711 million. In the North East, it would prevent 11,000 crimes and save £66 million – and these are likely to be conservative estimates. Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner, Ron Hogg said: “Our

police officers are experiencing the brunt of this problem on a daily basis. A survey of North East frontline officers in 2013 revealed that over half believe that alcohol related crime takes up at least half their workload, while 86 per cent have been subjected to an alcohol related assault. It is time to take a new approach and start to tackle this issue. ” Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger said: “Whilst we recognise that MUP is not the magic fix all solution, we believe that by increasing the price of the cheapest alcohol products consumed by the heaviest drinkers we will be targeting those individuals who cause our forces the greatest problems.” MUP has growing cross sector support from leading international bodies such as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is also supported by national bodies such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the Royal Medical Colleges and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). The public are hugely supportive of this approach, with over half of people in support the measure. Independent pub landlords also back it by a ratio of 2 to 1.” Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC said: “We are urging the Government not to delay the introduction of MUP. The poorest and most vulnerable in society suffer disproportionately from the harms caused by cheap alcohol. MUP would contribute significantly social justice, with around 80% of the lives saved coming from routine and manual worker groups.”


Notice is given that Mr Richard David Willis has applied to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council for a premises licence under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the premises; The Pillar Box, 21 Milton Street, Saltburn, TS12 1DJ For the following licensable activities; - the sale by retail of alcohol - the provision of regulated entertainment A responsible authority or any other person wishing to make representation on this application must give notice in writing to the Licensing Team at the address below no later than the 29th March 2018. The Licensing Register and the details of the application may be viewed during normal office hours at the address below. It is an offence under Section 158 of the Licensing Act 2003, to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction for the offence is up to level 5 on the Standard Scale. Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Licensing & Parking, Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, Cleveland, TS10 1RT. Telephone: 01642 774774 Website: 01 March 2018


adgate Lane was a hive of criminal activity for one night only as more than 40 youngsters dealt with hostages, Hate Crime and a drugs incident. And although the uniforms and radios were real, the jobs were not, just exercises to put 14-17 year old Police Cadets through their paces. Former police officer Craig Green is Cleveland Volunteer Cadet Programme’s Coordinator. He said: “This is the fifth time we’ve held an ‘arrest night’. Cadets were split into teams and sent out on patrol to deal with whatever ‘Control Room’ could throw at them. This included a burglary, a domestic dispute and a very angry member of the public! They really enjoy it and were certainly put to the


HQ in crime spree

●● Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger also attended to support the event. test at times.” Cadets from Redcar and Middlesbrough’s units were at Ladgate Lane until midnight dealing with the role plays designed to test their knowledge and skills.

Craig added: “A big thanks to the staff, retired officers, volunteers and Safe in Tees Valley staff who assisted in various roles late into the night.” A similar event is being

planned for cadets in Hartlepool and Stockton and Craig said they were always looking for people to help run the cadets or contribute to events, especially serving officers who can be role models for the young people.

Emergency services pledge commitment to people with dementia

mergency services are pledging their dedication to improve services and care for people living with dementia by signing a ‘Strategic Commitment on Dementia’ with the charity Alzheimer’s Society. The agreement pledges that services will ensure that staff have the necessary awareness, skills and understanding to recognise and support people living with

dementia before, during and after an emergency incident as well as improving the general safety of people living with dementia, their families and carers and supporting Alzheimer’s Society in their quest to develop more dementia-friendly communities. Cleveland Police and partner agencies from Cleveland Fire Brigade, North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) and Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team signed the document called the ‘Emergency Services Strategic Commitment on Dementia’ on Wednesday 13th December at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough. In the estate of Assistant Chief Constable J a son Harwin, from John David Seaman deceased Cleveland Police, said: “The Emergency Services Strategic Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 27 of Commitment on Dementia is the Trustee Act, 1925, that any person having a a great way of pledging our claim against or an interest in the estate of John commitment to ensuring that we respond appropriately David Seaman deceased late of 26 Crestwood, to the needs of those with Redcar TS10 4NN who died on 19 November dementia and their families. 2017 is hereby required to send particulars in “Work is ongoing to highlight dementia awareness writing of his claim or interest to the undersigned across Cleveland and it is the Solicitors for the Executors before the 11 great that we can join together May 2018 after which date the Executors will with our emergency services distribute the estate among the persons entitled colleagues to understand better the needs of those with thereto having regard only to the claims and dementia and their families.” interest of which they have had notice and will Andrew Ball, Senior not as respects the property so distributed, be Dementia Friendly liable to any person of whose claim or interest Communities Officer at Alzheimers Society, said: they shall not then have notice. “The emergency services play a vital part in keeping Dated this 19 February 2018 people living with dementia safe in their own community, Newbys especially during these winter 64 Westgate months when temperatures Guisborough plummet. TS14 6AY “By signing this document they are showing their commitment to ensuring

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staff have the necessary knowledge and understanding to support people living with dementia and prevent emergency situations happening. “I have been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response from all emergency services and together we can help people with dementia remain an active part of the community.” Brian Robinson, Head of Safeguarding at Middlesbrough Football Club, said: “Middlesbrough Football Club is a dementia-friendly organisation and is committed in working in partnership with dementia-friendly communities. We fully support our police, fire, ambulance and mountain rescue colleagues with their pledge with the ‘Emergency Services Dementia Strategic Commitment’ and look forward to working together in the future to build our dementia communities.” There are currently more than 34,000 people across the North East living with dementia. Cleveland Police was one of the first Forces to adopt the Herbert Protocol, which encourages carers, families, friends and neighbours of those with dementia to hold information about the person with dementia which could help police find them if they go missing. The Force has also teamed up with local care homes to provide safe havens for missing people with dementia and have trained officers and staff across the Force to become ‘dementia friends’.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Rural Crime Update H

ello to everyone and welcome to this month’s edition of the Rural Policing Page. It’s been a very productive month with lots of visits carried out and various plans put in place for the first part of the coming year. The main issue this month has been the issues around Eston Hills: We received a report of criminal damage to a fence line protecting a small paddock on farmland in the Eston area on Wednesday 21st February and I visited the victim to offer crime prevention advice and support with a further visit planned for the very near future to follow things up. The owner was supportive of on-going work by police and partners (including Redcar & Cleveland Council, Cleveland Fire Brigade, Friends of Eston Hills, countryside rangers and fellow local farmers and landowners). These works is on-going and under constant review to ensure resources are being appropriately and effectively placed, and the general feedback from local people is positive and we welcome their support and involvement, particularly from landowners and farmers who are taking positive steps to protect their land. Running alongside this is Operation Endurance which focuses on tackling nuisance vehicles on the Eston Hills – this includes patrols on the hills by our Off-road Motorcycle Officers and it has resulted in partnership with all the other efforts a reduction of around 70% in reported instances of off road vehicle use. Cleveland Police also takes part in Operation Checkpoint an operation which addresses criminals travelling into Cleveland to commit rural crime and Eston Hills are part of the area covered. Finally we intend to run additional regular patrols involving Special Constables and Rural Volunteers, and I will be visiting local schools to educate children and young people about what constitutes crime and antisocial behaviour, to support all our work Issues in the area have been present for a long time now and the issue cannot realistically be solved overnight, however the will and determination is there and we and our partners will continue to work together, with future operations, campaigns and initiatives planned for the near future and for the long term. Just off the back of this we are going to appeal to the local communities around the Eston Hills area for information as to who is responsible for these mindless acts of Criminal Damage, ASB and intimidation. All we ask is that you contact us via 101, Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 or if it’s not a crime in progress and for information only ruralcrime.webmail@ Together with your help we can and will tackle these people and start to prosecute people and crush their ILLEGAL off road vehicles I can assure you all that we are taking

these issues very seriously with a lot of work completed, and-going and planned and some excellent partnership being undertaken Our PCC Barry Coppinger is pushing us hard and rightly so, but the enthusiasm is there from all of us to help the communities of Redcar and Cleveland take on these fools who think they can do what they want when they want… so again please help us to help you On the subject Of Barry Coppinger we had the opportunity to be filmed by the BBC in connection with the Eston Hills and the work carried out so far, with all our partners taking part and some excellent interviews carried out.

Tees Rural Crime Forum

We held our latest Tees Rural Crime Forum on the 5th February at Boosbeck Community Centre where we discussed moving the forum around to other locations in the area so that people can come along to lend their support or raise their own particular issues that affect them. We also discussed our on-going efforts to sign people up to Rural Watch which now has over a thousand members, but we are always looking for more so if you want to join then simply visit www. and it only takes 5 minutes to join. We also gave an update on Operation Checkpoint our dedicated Rural Operation which is going from strength to strength with more and more officers and volunteers wanting to help out in not only operational time but also in their own time due to the continued commitment they show to helping the rural communities An update was given on our partnership work with North Yorkshires Rural Task force and our close links with all the other Northern forces swapping intelligence and ideas. I recently visited their ‘Mobile Rural Watch’ meeting in Northallerton which had over 100 attendees with talks from the task force, crime prevention companies and interested partners. Everyone there took something away from it, but on a lighter note, one of the conditions of coming along was you had to bring a cake for judging (and eating of course) my daughter made a great cake shown below and came 2nd overall with her excellent effort I was also out and about on the borders when we had the recent snow, which although important work I have to say that the views were spectacular and an added bonus to the work I do on your behalf. As you can see I’m not a ‘Selfie’ person! Just top show that I do follow up things, I was recently contacted by a rural watch member from Moorsholm making me aware that several items of clothing was discovered and there was a fear that they may have belonged to a missing person. Fortunately on this occasion it was just clothing left behind possibly by poachers, but I got back in touch with the member and he welcomed the feedback and the work carried out to make sure everyone was safe.


I have recently been given permission to try out a Rural Twitter account to see if it helps with keeping people up to date. I have to admit I’ve never used Twitter so it may be a learning curve for some of us, but please keep an eye out for it and I hope you’ll support me.


I’m looking to use this as the various events that I’m attending and planning which will be including something I’m really excited about. We are going to run a 10 day Rural Crime program starting in early May which will include Rural Crime Prevention stalls, property marking events (Dotpeen), meet and greet talks to name but a few and which I will update you on more next month. But I will be at the Klondike Bike Race (Loftus) 29th April which we have donated scrap bikes to, Loftus Wool Fayre, Festival of Thrift and the Cleveland Show. As usual if you need to contact me, then please do so on 101 or ruralcrime.webmail@cleveland.pnn. Kind Regards Paul Payne


reak-ins to sheds and garages are on the increase across the force area, so for my March blog I’d like to offer you some useful tips and advice to help keep your outbuildings safe and secure. It’s surprising what we keep in these outbuildings, alcohol, foodstuffs in freezers, power tools, mowers, garden tools, bicycles and golf equipment are just some examples of expensive items that are left in sheds or garages. Some of the items stored here, could also be used to break into your home! Whilst many of us take steps to protect our homes, and the property contained within them, we don’t always do all that we can to protect valuables, in these often flimsy outbuildings. Sheds and garages generally present thieves with easy pickings because the locks on these outbuildings are generally inferior to those on your home Remember! Most burglars want to be in and out as quickly as possible, so we need to frustrate them by making it as hard as possible. Here are my top 10 tips to help to prevent you from becoming a victim of crime 1.Keep those sheds and garages locked at all times, even when you’re at home, and consider fitting an intruder alarm and additional good quality locking devices on external garage doors i.e. garage defender or similar. Look for the ‘Sold Secure’ logo on security products. Use bolts with nuts on the inside of the shed. Screws can easily be attacked or removed by thieves. Fit strong metal grilles to shed windows – securing them from the inside. 2.Don’t advertise to thieves the property that you keep in your shed and/or garage by limiting the amount of time the doors are open, and cover any

windows to prevent items being seen from outside. 3.Secure items such as ladders, strimmers, lawn mowers and cycles by way of secure chains/wire ropes, fitted with a suitable lock to a fixed anchor point, and mark these valuables, using an engraver or paint with your postcode and house number, and don’t forget the garden furniture too! Keep an eye on your local neighbourhood police team page on Facebook, as they regularly hold property marking events in locations near you. They use a device call a ‘Dot Peen’, to permanently mark your valuable items. 4.Use dusk to dawn lighting to illuminate your property, particularly if you are overlooked. 5.Photograph valuable items and make a note of any distinguishing features. 6.Protect your boundaries with trellis atop of fences, defensive planting (prickly plants), walls, strong fences and gates. 7.Consider CCTV cameras to help protect your property. Fit these out of reach but not too high that they just record the tops of heads. 8.Don’t leave any garden tools lying around outside, as these can be used to break in to your garage or shed, or even your house! Secure those wheelie bins too, so as they don’t give a thief a handy ‘leg up’ to windows, or over fences and walls. 9.Consider a strong lockable steel box for your tools, and anchor this to the fabric of the building. 10.Check that your insurance policy covers the items that you want it to. If you have any information about a crime, contact the police on 101 or you can call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

News from the Local WI’s Hutton Lowcross WI


By Pat Bolton

he speaker at our February meeting was Sheila Crossman who made us aware of a heated dispute which had taken place between the vicar of Saint Nicholas Church and the Minister of the Methodist Church in Guisborough around 1902 all centred around which of the two buildings was to be the tallest. None of us had known about these events and the importance of being “nearer to God “! In the next few months we have lots of interesting an exciting things to look forward to including our annual visit to the Eskdale Theatre for their production of Noel Coward’s “ Private Lives” with lunch before at The Wheatsheaf, Egton and an educational visit to Allerton Castle near Harrogate , which includes afternoon tea.

Many of our members are also joining in Federation outings to International Day (South Africa) , “Cilla” the musical in Newcastle and the Marmalade Festival in Penrith.. The darts team are also practising for the darts competition at Carlton WI Hall. In addition we also run our own groups for Computing, Crafts, Scrabble, Strolling, Supper Club and Theatre Outings, all of which are run by members . So if you are feeling lonely or want to meet new friends and learn new skills please see our website for details or speak to one of our members! I would also like to extend our thanks to Graphic Solutions in Redcar . After our advertising banner was badly damaged in the high winds while hanging outside Sunnyfield House where we meet, they replaced it free of charge. That’s service!

Church Services Marske Methodist Church Hummershill Lane

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

March Services 11th March 10-30am Rev A Harbottle Holy Sacrament 6-00pm At Zetland Park 18th March 10-30am Mr B Rogers 6-00pm Rev A Harbottle 25th March 10-00am Palm Sunday Mrs T Hobday 6-00pm Passion Tide Songs of Praise April Services 1st April 10-30am Easter Day Rev B Bell Holy Sacrament 6-00pm Mr A Coates 8th April 10-30am Rev A Harbottle 6-00pm At Zetland Park 15th April 10-30am Mr G Cottam 6-00pm At Guisborough 22nd April 10-30am Rev K Martin 6-00pm Rev A Harbottle Holy Sacrament 29th April 10-30am Rev B Middlemiss 6-00pm At Zetland Park

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

Loftus WI


ur January meeting , as always was a very busy one with members paying subs and catching up with one another after the Christmas break. Our President and Secretary had lots of information to pass on regarding forthcoming events, all of which sound very interesting, from a visit to a supermarket distribution centre to a splendid lunch in Wynyard Hall!. Our speakers for that evening gave a very informative talk on waste management and recycling , lots of questions were asked and some very interesting answers were given; we plan to visit a recycling centre in the future . Our competition , very appropriately for the time of year was a piece of Christmas cake had quite a few entries, but after great deliberation a worthy 1st 2nd and 3rd were decided upon .Our February meeting , despite the poor weather was very well attended, again lots to talk about not only W.I. business but other events being held in the town and our involvement with

demonstrator Mr Alan Skerritt. £3 on the door. Starts prompt at 7pm. (Please note that this service replaces the normal Monday services, and is followed by a committee meeting) 6.30pm Healing (free) 7pm Open Circle (collection) 8.45pm Development group (Please ask) Saturday Divine service: All begin at 7pm, a collection is taken at the close of the service. 10th Mr Alan Skerritt 17th Donna Bell 24th Saltburn development group

31st Closed (bank holiday) April 2nd Closed (bank holiday) 9th Closed due to AGM at 7pm Monday Services: 6.30pm Healing (free) 7pm Open Circle (collection) 8.45pm Development group (please ask) Saturday Divine service: all begin at 7pm, (a collection is taken) 7th Elaine Somerville All are welcome to all our services, a warm welcome awaits you all. We welcome applications for memberships.

them. We really have a busy 2018 to look forward to. Our speaker Catherine Hart has us enthralled with her talk on producing beautiful hats and the samples she had on display certainly proved what a talented milliner she is. Our competition four pretty buttons was very popular, but, as usual, our speaker did a brilliant job deciding upon first, second and third places Also in February a couple of our members attended International Day, this year South Africa; two very informative and entertaining speakers spoke of their time within the African Continent and how they experienced the climate, culture and daily way of life. A delicious lunch was served and the day was ended with entertainment from the Skinningrove Choir. We really are just into a new year and we have so much planned so why not come along to Loftus Town Hall, the second Tuesday of the month our meetings begin at 7pm and you will be assured of a warm and friendly welcome .

Moorsholm WI


By Mary Heathcote

date for your diaries is Saturday March 17th when the ladies of the above will be hosting a coffee morning in Moorsholm Memorial Hall as part of our 70th Anniversary, we look forward to welcoming all from 11am to 1pm. The entrance fee will be £4 per adult and £2 per child, this of course entitles you to a good selection of savoury and sweet foods plus tea and coffee. There will be a raffle too. Our last meeting had an interesting speaker on the vocational work of being a nurse and for anyone who has been in hospital will know how difficult at times their work can be. The meeting was strangely but comically interrupted by the entrance of two policeman

What’s on in Saltburn Spiritualist Church Toc H, Coach House, Albion Terrace, Saltburn TS12 1JW For further information contact Jean on 07776331333 March Proud to host a workshop with Mr Les Henderson CSNU on Mediumship. 10am-4pm on Saturday 17th. Tickets are £20 for members and £25 for none members. A £5 none refundable deposit is required to secure your place. Packed lunch is required, refreshments will be provided. A raffle tickets will be on sale. (contact Jean Rutter for tickets) Monday Services: 26th Special evening of mediumship with

By Linda Wilson

who just happened to be in the village and thought they would check, because the lights were on, that everything was alright. The outcome was that we will be booking them as speakers for our forthcoming programme. Once the evening got back on track the competition was judged with entries beginning with H and was won by Rose with a plaster cast of her hand. A good number of members enjoyed an afternoon at Holey Molies in Skeltonand two days later ladies attended The International Day which I am reliably informed is a very interesting and varied event. Finishing off where I started, we look forward to welcoming everyone to the coffee morning and who knows we may even find some potential new members. See you on the 17th March.

Saltburn WI


By Diane Falla

ebruary is the month when the WI has its Green Hearts, show the love campaign and the aim is to raise awareness of climate change “ Don’t lose what you love to climate change” At our meeting we were each given a green heart fridge magnet, which we decorated with flowers leaves and insects, some of the things that we could be in danger of losing. As we worked we discussed our own thoughts and observations on change. We have another busy month ahead of us with our masterclass cookery session, a coffee morning as well as flower class and book club. Of course we mustn’t forget supper club, we like our food! We are already

looking forward to a summer of activities and outings. In March we willing be visiting Bowes Museum, in April we are combining a visit to Mount Grace Priory with retail therepy, while our craft group will be following from sheep to shawl with visits to a local farm for lambing followed by visits to see scouring, spinning and dying. We are a friendly group and if you would like to join us we now have a new venue at the Huntcliff Learning Campus. Our next meetings are on Thursday 8th March and Thursday 12th April at 7 pm. Please come along you can be assured of a warm welcome. Details of all our activities both past and upcoming can be found on our website


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Wayfarer’s Travels Kerala – India


erala, a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It’s known for its beautiful palmlined beaches and backwaters; I flew from Manchester to Cochin via Dubai. After a day of acclimatization in Cochin (known locally as Kochi) we embarked on a three day and night trip on a small boat up into the heart of the rain forest jungles. What I`d expected to be a boring three days turned out to be fascinating with regular stop-offs at tiny native villages along the way. The main backwater shown above has many tributaries and its along the banks of these that the villages straddle the water. The villagers live a simple life and do their shopping from passing boatmen selling a variety everyday needs. I planned my tour for the tail-end


he next monthly meeting of SARA will be held on Wednesday 7th March at 7.30pm in the TocH premises, Albion Terrace, Saltburn. The Annual General Meeting will precede the meeting.

●The backwaters tea bushes. The government of Kerala is communist and it has to be said that they`ve improved the lot of the tea pickers considerably, doubling their paltry wages over the past few years and insisting that the plantation owners provide reasonable living quarters. At Munnar we were fortunate enough to get a look round the tea

Members of the public are cordially invited to attend. New members are welcome. Please come along to the meeting and find out more about SARA and the work we do to help the ever increasing numbers of animals that need our help. We look forward to meeting you.

Tickets are now on sale for a musical evening with a live band, Crimson Skies, (Steven out centre manager is part of the band) at £8. It will take place on 17th March 7:30 to 11:00 pm at the Saltburn Golf Club. Saturday March 31st – Easter Fayre at Marske Hall.

Food Donation

Pets at Home VIP Club have this week donated a pallet of cat food (approximately 3000 pouches). Their generosity will really help SARA and is much appreciated.


processing factory where the leaves were graded, cut, milled and the black tea oxidized. Finally it was the long but fascinating journey down to the Arabian Sea. The beautiful palm lined beaches were similar to the Bahamas but without any tourists – just the local fishermen casting their nets by hand from the shore. This tour had been a fantastic

experience and I would recommend it to anyone. For any further information on this or any other destination, e-mail In our next issue, Wayfarer visits Novigrad on the Istrian coast of Croatia.

Saving And Re-Homing Animals The Ann Prosser Foundation Registered Charity No. 1051037 /

S.A.R.A. By John Fuller

of the monsoon season as this is the best time to see the amazing variety of brightly coloured birds, trees and flowers and I wasn`t disappointed. For the first week the weather was fantastic until about 4pm when a loud boom of thunder announced the opening of the heavens! Fortunately this only lasted a couple of hours and got less as the week progressed. We eventually disembarked and made our way higher up into the hills where we stayed at the aptly named ‘Spice Village’. As far as the eye could see (or the legs could walk!) there were all manner spices everywhere and in great abundance, not to mention the incredible variety of strange fruit that I`d neither ever seen nor heard of. From the vast spice area we ventured even higher into the Western Ghats where everywhere you looked were

Minnie is a toy poodle, six/seven years old. She is a lovely little dog, very friendly, intelligent and affectionate. She has settled well in her foster home, but she would love to find a forever home with someone who enjoys walking, playing games and having cuddles. Minnie is good with dogs when out walking but would prefer a home as an only pet.


Kiki is a beautiful five years old Bengal cross who came to S.A.R.A. as she wasn’t getting along with the other cat in the house. Kiki is a very loving cat with a strong personalityand would be best homed with an experienced Bengal owner. Kiki is looking for a home as an only pet and as an indoor cat. Kiki enjoys playing with her toys and spending time curled up in her warm bed.

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

Carrot and pesto soup

Back by popular request a soup that works with just carrots as the base but you can substitute carrots with parsnip or butternut squash. It’s a puree soup but by adding a little flour I find the finished product has a bit more texture a little smoother than simple puree soups. If you don’t have a hand blender use a liquidizer (be careful if soup is hot when blending) Will keep well in fridge 3-4 days or freeze if required. Makes approx. 2 litres Ingredients 4 large carrots peeled and diced 1 large onion peeled and diced 2 cloves garlic peeled and crushed 4 tsp pesto 25 ml olive oil or veg oil 50 g plain flour approx. 1 litre hot water 2 veg stock cubes seasoning Method In a large pan heat oil add carrots and onions stir and sweat until light brown (this releases natural sugars and the brown on the carrots give a caramel taste) add garlic when browned and cook just for a couple more minutes Add flour and stir. On a low heat add water slowly whilst if making a roux add stock cube or veg boullion and simmer 10 mins stirring to avoid soup sticking to bottom. remove from heat and blend once blended season with salt and pepper if eating straight away add pesto now. if reheating I recommend adding pesto when reheated Chef ecret if too thick add hot water until required consistency. The S bon appe tito


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Jurassic bricks set to take Kirkleatham back in time

●● Thomas (8yo), William (4yo), Harry (5yo), and Ava (3yo) admire some of the Lego marvels which will be on display at Kirkleatham Museum


isitors to Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds will feel like they’ve stepped back to another age as dinosaurs get set to takeover. The ‘Brick Dinos’ exhibit got underway on Saturday 3 March with Bellamy Pavilion playing host to all manner of Lego creations ranging from a life-sized pterosaur hanging from the roof to a T Rex stalking the room and a whole host of other prehistoric marvels. Designed by well-known artist and ace Lego creator Warren Elsmore – who also built the popular Brick Planet exhibit which visited Kirkleatham in 2016 – Brick Dinos

promises fun for all the family. Kids can learn more about dinosaurs that roamed the earth millions of years ago with fossils, skeletons and scientifically-approved Lego dinosaurs. They can also compare their own feet to that of a dinosaur and get the opportunity to build their own dinosaurs to add to the exhibit. Running until Sunday 3 June, there is plenty of opportunity for visitors to come down and explore the land of dinosaurs, with dinosaur craft activities also taking place over the Easter school holidays. Cllr Carl Quartermain, Cabinet Member for Tourism, Culture and

Communications, said: “Brick Planet was a great exhibit with thousands of people exploring miniature worlds at the museum and Brick Dinos looks like it is going to be even bigger and better. Warren Elsmore is a brilliant designer and his Lego creations are absolutely superb, I can’t wait to see everything he has created and I would urge as many people as possible to come down and explore everything for themselves.” Tickets for the exhibit cost £3.50 for adults, £1.50 for children and a family ticket of two adults and up to three children is £8.50. For more information, go to

Local man raising money for cancer ward at James Cook


oast & Country employee Chris Jones has entered the Redcar Sprint Triathlon which will take place on Redcar seafront on Sunday July 29th, the triathlon consists of a 750m sea swim a 20km cycle race followed by a 5k run. Chris is raising money in aid of Ward 14 at James Cook University hospital, Ward 14 is a specialist cancer treatment ward which looks after patients and their families during their cancer treatment program. Chris said: “I am so proud to be raising money for such a worthwhile local charity; ward 14 care for so many patients and support their families whilst undergoing treatment for all types of cancers. “Everyone has a loved one, relative or friend who has been affected by cancer, most of which will have received so much love, support and care from the staff at ward 14. “ I am so pleased to have the chance to support them in the fantastic work they do on a daily basis.” To sponsor Chris and to support your local cancer treatment ward at James Cook Hospital you can visit his just giving page “Cllr Chris Jones Redcar

Sprint Triathlon” or just drop him an email atchris.jones@redcar-cleveland. Chris Jones 43 works as a Service Team Leader for local social housing landlord Coast & Country, Chris is also a Liberal Democrat councillor serving the West Dyke ward for Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

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Local scouts need your help

e are a group of seven Scouts (1st Marske & New Marske Scout Group) and Explorers (East Cleveland Scout District) who have been lucky enough to be selected as part of the UK contingent to attend the 24th World Scout Jamboree. This will be held from 22 July to 2 August 2019 at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, USA. A World Scout Jamboree is a gathering of Scouts and Explorers aged 14 to 18 years from all over the world. The aims are to promote global development, peace, cultural understanding, adventure, fun and friendship. This will be the first World Scout Jamboree which is jointly hosted by three National Scout Organisations – the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada and Asociación de Scouts de México – and will be the largest event ever delivered by Scouting worldwide with more than 50,000 young people and adult volunteers from over 150 countries expected to attend. The cost for each Scout to attend is £3,700. Therefore, we will be organising lots of fundraising events in the months to come such as Fun days, a Fashion Show, stalls at Fairs, bag packs and providing refreshments

at school events. As always, any help you are able to provide would be gratefully received: be it donating a prize for our tombola or to one of our stalls - Chocolate / Bottle / Toys & Games / Books / Pre-loved costume jewellery (sorry, no earrings); sparing an hour to help set up a stall or simply coming along to our events and helping us raise as much money as we can while having fun! Here are some events we have planned: March 10th Mothers day cream tea Scout hut, Marske 10am to 2pm £2.50pp. Booking required 07956961206.. March 24th Sat 10am. Easter Egg Trail from scout hut Marske. Sat May12th Fashion show and clothing sale. St Thomas Church hall New Marske. 2pm. £2 per person. Under 5s free. Sat 13th Oct Celidih, Marske Leisure Centre. We also have lots of bag packing dates in between! Part of Unit 29 Cleveland Scout County Our up to date plans will be on our Facebook page For more information on the 24th World Scout Jamboree please see

Daffodil Sunday at Skelton Castle

Car boot reprieved by popular demand



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y kind permission of Mr. Anthony Wharton the grounds of Skelton Castle will again be open for ‘Daffodil Sunday’ on 8th April 2018, gates opening at 11.00am, with the last entry at 3.00pm. Additionally there will be a raffle and plant sales. Tickets priced at £5.00pp (accompanied under 12’s free) will be available in advance from Skelton Library, Park Newsagency, Ha’Penny Tearoom and Hair Expressions. On the day they will be on sale at the main gates of the castle on Marske Lane. All proceeds will go towards funding further improvements to our village, for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. Such improvements, hopefully, will include a statue of three miners, representing the areas mining heritage, with a prospective location in front of the old school opposite Cross Green. News from Ringrose Orchard As and when weather has permitted our team of hardy volunteers has continued to develop the orchard ready for the spring and summer. Preparation of the site for the round picnic

table, funded by the Wharton Arms Produce Show, has proved ‘challenging’ given the volume of soil and sandstone that needed digging out to achieve a level surface. Also, it has been necessary to introduce a soakaway to deal with the water running down the bankside. We have now turned the corner and have started the initial construction work to ensure that the site is safe and attractive for our visitors. Alongside this task we have also started to lay a gravel path leading to the apple trees. This is the first year that the fruit can be harvested, so it is essential to have suitable access for everyone to pick themselves an apple or two. We have been pleased to welcome Geoff Clark to our team and also thank Mark Breeze, who has made a valuable contribution on the occasions he has been available. Finally, thanks go to the anonymous person(s) who, back in the late autumn, left a selection of feeders for our bird station. They have proved invaluable and have to be filled every time we are at the orchard.

ast year saw David and Chris the operators of Tocketts Bridge Car Boot Guisborough throw in the towel and close their popular Boot Sale which has operated on the farm there for 24yrs, this was due in part to the loss of a long time friend and dedicated worker Terry Lancaster (RIP). The last Car Boot of 2017 was held as a memorial and benefit event where the proceeds and staff wages were put to the family’s funeral costs. The turn out and monies earned exceeded all expectations, David would like to offer his sincerest thanks for all the condolence messages and those who contributed towards the funeral. The news of there being no more Car Boots at Tocketts brought a wave of sadness from so many people who have attended and supported this for so many years. “I had no idea how important our little Car Boot was to so many”, I realise this only leaves Redcar Race Course Car Boot Sale in the Redcar and Cleveland area. A Boot Sale which many of

the people who chose to come to Tocketts have chosen to buoy cot for so many reasons. There are some changes however this year Tocketts are cutting out there Saturday afternoon and Thursday evening Boot Sales, only holding their Sunday and their very popular Bank Holiday Monday afternoon events, other than this most things remain the same as previous years.... 1pm Sellers.... 2-30pm Public Cars £10 max..... Vans plus Cars with Trailers £15 (Consessions for Charity Stalls) Sadly there will be changes to our entry fee for buyers but children under 10yrs will be free. Tocketts are very proud of their reputation built up over the last half century or so... always a friendly relaxed atmosphere in idyllic surroundings... the ideal venue for the first time sellers and also to hold a Charity Stall, “our reputation is everything says David” check their Facebook site for further information, details, photos and comments.



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he Friends of Redcar cemetery are delighted to hold their Easter Fair at Laburnum Road Library on Friday 23rd March 10-3pm . We will be having an Easter egg tombola, raffle including an Easter cake, an Easter stall, bric a brac bargains and a cake stall with home baking including savoury items. Come along and support the group and breathe new life into the library again. All welcome. The Friends held a very successful AGM at

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the end of January and discussed forthcoming plans for 2018 One of the projects is to take part in the Unremembered project which is a community engagement programme commemorating the bravery and sacrifice of the Labour Corps throughout World War One. It is led by Big Ideas and publicly funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and local Government (MHCLG). With this project the craft group of FORCEM

are designing and making a wreath to honour the unremembered of the Labour Corp. If the wreath is chosen then it will be shown to the heads of the Commonwealth and laid at the cenotaph in November on Remembrance Day. The men and women from many lands across the Commonwealth made a vital contribution to the war effort as workers. They cooked and cleaned and cared for soldiers behind the lines. They supplied the army with food, they built roads and railways, dug trenches and buried the dead. Many of them never got home and died in this country and their vital role has nearly been forgotten. A British Labour Corps was also formed in 1917 they were men who were not fit enough to fight on the front line due to age or past illness. We have one of the men buried in Redcar cemetery Fred Holmes and we hope to explore his story. The group is also making a replica wreath which will be laid in their memory at the cenotaph in Redcar . We are able to carry out this work due to the skills of the Craft Group, the foresight of the council in allowing us to use the Laburnum Road Library for our work It is proudly supported by the Unremembered project.

Douglas fir and the work will be carried out by Steve Iredale, the chain saw sculptor. He will prepare the two trees and fix doves onto the branches. One of the trees is near to the peace path in the new section. The work now has become a reality and will be carried out this year. Thanks to all the Tesco customers who voted for our project. This is just part of the improvements to be carried out in the new section of the cemetery. Please support our work Dot Ahmed 01642 478349

The Doves

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme Tesco bagsofhelp initiative. We have been awarded £2,000 from the customers votes in local stores. This will really make a difference to the cemetery. We will be able to fund the ‘doves of peace’ now. The doves will be fashioned from


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North Riding IPMS North Riding is the newest branch of IPMS; it’s for people with an interest in miniature modelling. Aircraft, Ships, Tanks, Cars, S2F, Warhammer or LOTR. Anybody who makes models will be made very welcome. As a club we attend a number of shows, around and about the larger area,and you’ll be welcome to join us, should you wish. Just because the club is IPMS affiliated,

you DON’T have to be a member of the organisation. We meet on the first Saturday of each month at Guisborough Library on Westgate between 10:00 and 12:00. It’s behind the Wetherspoons Pub, the “Ironstone Miner” formally the Registry Office. Our next meeting is on Saturday 7 th of April. For further information, or a chat, phone the club Secretary Paul Brown on 01287 654054.

The Guisborough and District Friends of Cancer Research UK

Are holding the following events and all monies raised are sent to our dedicated team of Doctors, Scientists and Clinicians to help in their unceasing research work into prevention, treatment and cure of cancer. All money raised by our group is spent in the North East. Dates for your diary QUIZ WITH SUPPER At Guisborough Football Club on Wednesday 21st March at 7.45pm. Tickets £6 includes Supper. Raffle. BIG EASTER RAFFLE PRIZES include Flight by Flybe, £50 Cash Prize, £50 Voucher Kiwi, £50 Voucher Kiwi Kids, Afternoon Tea for 2 at Gisborough Hall, Contemporary Hairdressers, Afternoon Tea for 2 at the Spa Hotel in Saltburn plus 14 more wonderful prizes. Please ring 01287 634571 for tickets. Drawn on 2nd April. Thank you to all the shops who contributed to our raffle and we hope to raise £1000. BUFFET LUNCH On Wednesday 9th May at Saltburn Cricket Club. Start 12.30pm. Raffle. All food homemade. Main course and dessert. More details later. Speaker from Cancer Research UK. Tickets for Quiz and Buffet Lunch on sale at the Guisborough Bookshop.

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Redcar's Visual Presentation By Tony Crow

The 2017-18 Season of Visual Presentations is fast coming to a close. There are now just three Meetings left to take advantage of in the current programme. The first opportunity is on Tuesday 13th March at The Redcar East Community Centre on Durham Road at 2.15 p.m. when we are delighted to welcome back Chris Nettleton whose Presentation is ‘Flying Scotsman’ - The Locomotive. This should be of great interest to local Railway Buffs and we will be delighted to welcome them and others interested. A fortnight later on Tuesday 27th March at the same venue and time, Alan Betteney will be showing us ‘Shipbuilding in Stockton and Thornaby’ giving us a picture of things were in the past on the banks of the Tees. To complete our Season we welcome Nona Jenkins who will be bringing along and talking about her special collection of Quilts which secretly advised participants in the American Civil War a route to take to make their way to safety. On conclusion of this Meeting there will be a short A.G.M. Admission to each Meeting is £2.50 for Visitors and all will be very welcome.

Redcar & Cleveland Twinning Association Redcar & Cleveland Twinning Association’s AGM will take place at the Redcar Community Heart, Ridley Street, Redcar TS10 1TD on Thursday 15th March 2018 at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Light refreshments will be available. All members are invited to attend, along with anyone else interested to learn about the Twinning Association. Please come along and find out about what we do, as we plan for our next visit to Troisdorf in Germany, close to Cologne & Bonn, at the end of October during the school half-term holiday. New members are always welcome and there are also Committee vacancies for a new Chair and Vice-Chair this year to take the Association forward. Please join us to help maintain the strong links with our German friends that were established in 1990. See our website and Facebook page for more information. Full details about travel arrangements and costs for the October visit to Troisdorf will be on-line very soon. Please let us know if you might be interested in coming to Germany with us. For anyone without computer access you can contact our Secretary Emma on 07429 718223.

Parkinson’s UK Redcar & District Support Group

Do you suffer or care for someone with Parkinson’s disease? Come and join us at our monthly meetings Where you will be welcomed into our friendly atmosphere Our aim is to offer friendship, support and advice We have speakers at our meetings, we also organise social outings Support Group Meetings and Exercise classes held in 25K Community Centre, Ayton Drive, Redcar TS10 4LR Support Group Meeting: Thursday 8th March 2018 – Laughter Yoga (2 – 4pm) Thursday 12th April 2018 – Social Meeting (2.30pm – 4.30pm) 10th – 18th April 2018 Parkinson’s Awareness Week – 11th April 2018 World Parkinson’s Day Chair Based Exercises for Parkinson’s sufferers – Tuesdays 1 – 2pm 13th, 20th, 27th March, 3rd April 2018, no exercise class on 10th April 2018. These sessions are run by a qualified fitness instructor. £2 per session Carers are welcome they can enjoy a coffee/tea and a chat in the lounge area. For further details contact Doreen on 01642 471667 or 07900 348518 We’re the Parkinson’s charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Charity No. 258197

Street Eats Gardening sessions

Volunteers Needed Do you want to make a difference and support people in  your local community?

Dates and times for March to June are below, all will be gardening sessions: Monday 19th of March - Lingdale, Moorcock allotments from 10am till 12 noon Monday 19th of March - Loftus Youth and Community Centre from 1pm till 3pm Tuesday 20th of March - Westfield Farm, Dormanstown from 1pm till 3pm Monday 16th of April - Lingdale, Moorcock Allotments from 10am till 12 noon Monday 16th of April - Loftus youth and Community Centre from 1pm till 3pm Tuesday 17th of April - Westfield Farm, Dormanstown from 1pm till 3pm EXTRA SESSION - Wild food walk at Guisborough Branch Walkway on Saturday the 28th of April between 1pm and 3pm Wednesday 9th of May - Westfield Farm, Dormanstown from 1.30pm and 3.30pm Tuesday 15th of May - Lingdale, Moorcock Allotments from 1pm till 3pm Wednesday 16th of May - Loftus Youth and Community Centre from 1.30pm till 3.30pm Monday 11th of June - Lingdale, Moorcock allotments from 10am till 12 noon Monday 11th of June - Loftus Youth and Community Centre from 1pm till 3pm Tuesday 12th of June - Westfield Farm, Dormanstown from 1pm till 3pm Contact us to book Laura Ince-Henry (Project Officer) Tel: 01642 815663 email:

If you want to join our team contact Stella Barnard 01287 203325

Registered charity number 279057


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

Burden of Paradise

Winkies will re-open for the season on Easter Saturday 31st March 2018 New static Exhibition for this year Commemorating the end of WW1 featuring experiences of local people plus more of The Anderson Collection artefacts to see Activities for children The Museum is open every Thurs, Sat, Sun and Bank Holiday Mon until the end of Sept 11.00am to Last entry 3.45pm.

Featuring the legendary Snake Davies!

Performing in Loftus Town Hall 7pm Wednesday 2nd May 2018 Tickets £8 each are available from: Wold Pottery during normal opening hours, or online from Doors open 6pm, Bar selling bottled beers and wine. Raffle tickets on sale too Proceeds to Light up Loftus 2018!

Loftus Tradesmans Reform Club. Est 1861

Meetings held 3rd Tues each month at 7:30pm at Grinkle Park Hotel New members and guests welcome. Next meeting:- March 20th 2018 Steve Thompson “The last man to be gibbeted” For further information Les Franks (Hon Sec) 01287 640959 / 07814436470

Find us on Facebook Professional Function Band

Tickets from 01287 636925/07889267615


Saturday 26th May

The Killers

Plus sporting Acts

Live at Saltburn Golf Club

Playing song from great bands such as:



From 12:30pm until 11:30pm

The Rolling Stones

Saturday 17th of March 2018 7:30-11:00pm

The Beatles

Saving And Rehoming Animals The Ann Prosser Foundation Ticket price £8 per person all profit made will go to help the animals at S.A.R.A.

of East Cleveland


Adults (18+) £16 Child (12 - 17) £7 Under 12 Free

Tickets on Sale Now at or from your Pink Ladies Contact Claire 07986 560777 / Jo 07967 622651 or Sharon at The Arches 01287 677512

Tickets can be purchased from: Foxrush Farm, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar, TS10 5NJ Contact Number: 01642 488108


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An Easter Coffee Morning

to be held On Saturday 31st March at Redcar United Reformed Church, Station Road from 10am until 12 noon. Refreshments to include Tea or coffee and Hot Cross Bun. Cake stall, Tombola and Easter Egg Raffle. Look forward to seeing you!

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

Skelton Community Association

Skelton Community Association is a community group where people of all ages can come along and share ideas within the group. We are trying to promote and provide social, recreational and educational activities and facilities for the well-being of all local people and to seek improvement of the area itself and it is open to all local people We hold a meeting once a month either on a Tuesday or a Wednesday evening at 6.30pm. The date and venue of the next meeting are as follows. Wednesday 7th March and Tuesday 10th April at 6.30pm The meeting will be held at Unit 28B, Watness Avenue, Skelton Industrial Estate. Refreshments are available. It would be lovely to see more people coming along to our meetings

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 10:00-12:00 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 10:00-12:00 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 If you are interested in any of these groups please turn up and ask

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.

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

Marske Brass Band Est 1875 The Ironstone Miners Band To book the band for an event, bandstand performance, Civic occasion. Contact Band Secretary Philip Chisholm 01642 510223 or 07802 936 414 thechisholm@ or FaceBook Marske Brass Band

Saltburn. Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing

Join Jane and John on the 1st Tuesday of each month for an afternoon tea dance between 2pm and 4.30pm in the ballroom at The Spa Hotel in Saltburn. Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing. All welcome £3.00 per person. More information contact Jane on 01947 811783.

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.

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.

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Christians Together

Saturday 17th March 7.00-8.30pm. Refreshments form 6.30. At Skelton Civic Hall, TS12 2HP. A relaxed get-together to encourage Christians from across the area, of all churches or none. With worship, prayer and some practical Bible teaching. Further info 07432 654567; www.skeltonbrotton.

Loftus ACCORD Walking Group

Thursday 22nd March 2018 – Guided Walk There is a free guided 4.5 mile circular walk from Loftus to the area of Kilton Castle on Thursday 22nd March starting outside Loftus Town Hall at 10:30 am We shall follow woodland paths and the old bridleway from Liverton to the area of the former Castle and discuss some historic elements of the Thweng family history from the Crusades to presenting petitions to Pope Gregory IX in Rome and their link to Westminster Abbey. This walk may have a few muddy sections as we approach the bridge crossing near Castle Woods. Please bring refreshments and come suitably dressed for a woodland walk . There’s free parking at South View , off North Road TS13 4JL; Loftus is served by Arriva X4 and 5 buses. No booking needed; for more information phone 01287 641000 or e-mail

Friends of Saltburn Library

The Middleton Choir

(Formerly the Middleton Festival Choir) Golden Jubilee In 2018 it will be 50 years since the late Betty Middleton formed the Middleton Festival Choir. In celebration of this there is to be a Golden Jubilee Concert in Saltburn on Saturday 23 June, 2018. We would like to hear from former members of the choir and would welcome them to join us in this concert. For further information contact Christina at christinahubbard@ or 07955 951833. This special year we have another wish for 2018. We choir members, are eager to invite new members to join the ladies group as we wish to blossom like the flowers in Spring. We practice in The Methodist Church Hall, Saltburn -by-Sea on Wednesday evenings 7.30 pm to 9.30pm If you wish for any further information please ring 01642 648594. Please join us!.We look forward to meeting you.

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

By Barbara P. Chaffer

The Friends are delighted to have “Chocolinis” visiting on Wednesday 14th March to entertain you with a talk, demonstration and also goods on sale. There will be the usual welcome at 1.30 p.m. of tea and biscuits. Don’t miss this treat! Also, on March 7th, 8th and 9th we will be holding an exhibition to celebrate the Centenary of the first breakthrough of women being given the vote. “Suffragette Ladies” will be serving refreshments in the library. There will also be quite surprising events taking place by the “Suffragettes” and their sympathisers. Other Library News There will be two craft sessions during the Easter holidays for the children. As yet, there are no details available. However, nearer the time, the library staff will be able to give you all the information needed.

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.


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

Staithes Art and Craft Centre reopens for 2018

Staithes Art and Craft Centre is found in St Peter’s Church down in the picturesque fishing village. It is a co-operative of artists selling a wide range of unique hand-crafted goods to suit all tastes and budgets. Clocks, knitted fish, leather belts, jewellery, vegan soap and skincare, textiles, pottery, photos, paintings and so much more. It is a splendid higgledy piggledy Aladdin’s Cave of creativity which is run by the members who can talk to you about the items and their designers. It is set in a wonderful child and dog friendly flower and sculpture garden, which in summer is a suntrap and a great place to sit and contemplate the traditional English garden. Ste Iredale’s fabulous tree sized fish and mermaid sculptures look over the play and seating area. The centre is open every day from Easter till the end of October from 10.30 to 4.30. It will open for 2018 on Saturday March 24th – hope to see you there!

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


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

The world of theatre

By Kate Bramley


e are looking ahead to March already which means this year is flying by! You could do far worse this month than head to the Forum Theatre Billingham for the Selladoor Production’s Spamalot, 13th-17th March. The spinoff script from Eric Idle features all the trademark daftness of Monty Python and is well worth a giggle if you have the time. If it is children you need to entertain with some humour then head to Theatre Middlesbrough for Les Petit Theatre Company’s Captain Flin and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2, based on the award winning novel. It comes to Middlesbrough on 10th March at 2pm but does look like it is on tour so there may be other chances to catch it across the region. Meanwhile at Stephen Joseph Scarborough there is a chance to catch a season on new play scripts from local community writers as part of the First Draft presentations 19th-26th March. And at the other end of the writing spectrum, in terms of experience at least, is a chance to see John Godber’s brand new tour of The Scary Bikers. This tale follows a retired miner and an ex private school teacher who meet at a bereavement group and end up taking to a tandem for much hilarity and adventuring. Godber is one of the UK’s most prolific and performed playwrights and audiences are always

guaranteed a humorous night out. This new tour from The John Godber Company comes to Scarborough 3rd to 7th April And for me and my own company March sees the start of rehearsals for a brand new play of mine, Amy Johnson. It is about to embark on a 45 date tour of a show we first performed at the Edinburgh Festival nearly 20 years ago. It features an award winnng set from Andy Newell and John Bramley- a 2/3 size replica bi-plane no less- as we follow the life story and mysterious disappearance of pioneer aviatrix Amy Johnson. More next time on that and other shows in the region, but feel free to call in at to keep abreast of our theatre news. Editor’s note: if you haven’t yet experienced a Badapple Production, you can take our word they are not to be missed. Heads up for this production in our area at Saltburn Community Theatre, Thursday 26 April 7.30pm. Ticket details available from the Box Office. Call 01287 624997 Yarm Fellowship Hall Saturday 28th April. Details call 01642 888786 Fylingdales Village Hall Saturday 26th May Details call 01423 339168


Skelton History Group Heritage Walks 2018

his season’s programme includes repeats of walks from previous years, but with new heritage information, and retries of walks from previous years that were abandoned because of bad weather. The pace of the walks is leisurely, with regular stops to admire the view (especially when going uphill!) and to hear about the heritage around us. The values given for Distance, Ascent and Duration are estimates only. The distance and total ascent are taken from O.S. 1:25,000 maps in conjunction with Memory-Map software. The duration is based on two miles per hour walking speed, plus 1 minute for every 30 feet of ascent, plus 30 minutes for a lunch stop and an allowance for the heritage stops. A 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. It is suggested that you bring food and drink as we usually stop between midday and 1:00pm for a lunch break. Further details can be had from: or by contacting Peter Appleton (Tel: 01287 281752) Wednesday 21st March – (08) Coal, Quakers, Railways & Ironstone Distance: 3½ miles; Ascent 450ft; Duration: 3½-4 hours Meet at 10:30am outside Skelton Library, on Coniston Road, Skelton. The season opens with a circular walk that takes in Skelton, North Skelton and Hollybush. The heritage comes thick and fast: Frank Wild, Antarctic explorer; the lands of Robert de Brus; medieval trackways; Skelton’s coal mines; the Quaker burial ground; the last ironstone mine to close, at North Skelton; the railway station at North Skelton, and the Longacre ironstone mine. Tuesday 24th April – (09) Selby Hagg and Saltburn alum works Distance: 4 miles; Ascent 490ft; Duration 3-3½ hours Meet at 10:30am in Cat Nab car park (NZ 668 215). This is a pay-anddisplay car park, so have plenty of change with you. This out and back route will take us up Saltburn Gill to the site of Selby Hagg alum works. From there, as we retrace our steps through the Gill, we will be following the route taken by the alum liquor as it made its way to the alum house at Saltburn. Although mostly on level ground, there are two or three steep ascents/descents (inevitable given the narrow, wooded gorges in our area).

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ork continues apace at the Museum as we endeavour to get ready for the coming season and our re-opening on Good Friday 30th March. As I write the building is shrouded in scaffolding and the contractors have begun stripping off the old roofing tiles in preparation for the reroofing of the building. It is, of course, snowing which is just what you don’t want when you are re-roofing a building on the very exposed sea front of Redcar. Inside the museum chaos reigns as the joiners and decorators race to complete the work of refurbishing all the museum windows and doors. Many of the exhibits have been moved away from the work areas and will need cleaning and repositioning before we open. In the meantime, our cabinet maker is champing at the bit to get into the museum and install the new cabinets we have commissioned. We also have new signs and improvements of our own to facilitate before the opening date. We are assured that all will come together in time for the reopening. Rest assured that the volunteers intend to make sure we will re-open on time. In the meantime, many thanks to the contractors Warsett Ltd and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council for all their endeavours and kindness. We look forward to seeing you all during the coming season.

What’s On - Music & Events

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

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


i, all. We’ve had a good time since New Year, and we’ve some very interesting visitors on the way in the next few weeks – as well as our ever-inventive local regulars! March 13th will be a “Singers and Musicians” evening when those club members get up with a couple of songs each to entertain the rest of us. It’s very much the basis of what we do – encouraging people to find a voice and keep the folk traditions going. Some of our regulars are nifty song writers as well and I reckon their work keeps the traditions new. I’ve said “traditions” as our club enjoys folk influences from almost anywhere, so come along if you haven’t tried us – you’ll hear something you like, and you’ll be made welcome. We have a Hot Spot on March 20th. These nights are when a (usually) local singer or group is given a longer slot than usual to showcase their talent. It’s good practice for the newcomers and a refresher for those who’ve been around longer.

This time we welcome “Patchwork”, a powerful vocal quartet consisting of Beth, Barbara, Trish and Nicola, ladies who live in or around the Esk Valley. They sing with real passion, and I was impressed when I heard them last year, so I’m looking forward to this occasion. “Singers and Musicians” again on March 27th, followed by a Theme night on April 3rd. This is when John our organiser picks a Theme and challenges us to find a suitable song or tune. It’s a good way to check your repertoire – but we do have a “loose connection” clause. This time it’s “Songs for April”, which should get us thinking. (We had hoped to have local lad Gordon Mallory, but he’ll be on later in the season.) And we’re back to “Singers and Musicians” on April 10th. Looking ahead, Paul Walker and Michelle Pfieffer will be our guests on April 17th, while on the 24th we’ll have a Charity Night of

Beer Festival to delight local beer drinkers

By Dennis Claridge - Guisborough


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uisborough’s popular charity Beer Festival will again be providing a treat for local beer drinkers this year; most of the 30 beers on offer are coming from East Anglia. Amongst the other beers, some are coming from the beer hot-spots in West Yorkshire and from local breweries. For those not into beer, there are ciders and a perry available, together with an increasingly popular range of fruit wines. This will be Guisborough’s seventh Beer Festival and it will be held on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th April 2018. The venue is the Parish Hall, Bow Street, Guisborough from 11am to 4pm and 6pm to 11pm each day. Members of St Nicholas Parish Church will be on hand to provide hot and cold food. The festival has an excellent reputation for raising funds for local charities, with over £30,000 having been distributed from the first six events. The festival is organised by the Rotary Club of Guisborough & Great Ayton, jointly with the Cleveland Branch of CAMRA and

Guisborough 41 Club. Teesside MS Therapy Centre will again be running a tombola. Rotarian Paul Whitefoot, chairman of the organising committee, said, “Our beer festivals are great social occasions, involving many people in the local community and raising lots of money for local charities. Local firms and individuals provide very generous sponsorship. This year I am again delighted with the fantastic range of beers that we have been able to source for the festival.” Ticket prices are just £3.00 for all sessions. This includes a free commemorative tankard, a programme describing the beers and musical entertainment on Saturday evening. Cardcarrying CAMRA members receive a £1 discount, payable on entry. More information about the festival can be found on the Guisborough Beer Festival Facebook page, on Twitter @ GuisboroughBF and on the Cleveland CAMRA website. Tickets can be purchased from Guisborough Bookshop in Chaloner Street, Guisborough. Tickets for the evening sessions are best bought in advance since they have sold out in the past.

“Remembering Mike” (Gardener), whom we lost to leukaemia and we’ll continue the fight against the disease. Looking back, our Singers’ Nights have been as good as ever, with plenty of new songs as well as the old favourites. The Theme of “Drive the Cold Winter Away” admirably succeeded in its objective, while Tich Frier was on great form when he led our Burns’ Night Celebrations. He was funny, but very clever and witty as well, and his voice is still very powerful. The haggis and trimmings were pretty good also. Finally for this issue, John Drakes’ Hot Spot on Feb 13th gave us a singer, writer and performer at the top of his game with great original songs and a fine stage presence. And the evening was crowned by his successful proposal to his girlfriend! So – if you want to hear great, live folk and “roots” music of all kinds, come and join us. We meet every Tuesday at the Redcar Borough Park

Bowling Club, Thwaites Lane, off Redcar Lane, Redcar TS10 2FD. Drive up or down Redcar Lane, and turn in at the big red Racecourse sign. We’re at the bottom to the left with plenty of parking space. Doors open 7-30 p.m., singing starts about 8 p.m., and we finish about 11 p.m. We’ve a comfortable modern room with a fine bar, ably presided over by our capable Gemma. For more information you can ring our gallant organiser John Taylor on 01287 622623, and we have a website at www.cuttywrenfolkclub. com. Thanks to John and all the regulars who makes the club what it is, and to our kind hosts at the Bowling Club. We’re a folk family at the Cutty Wren, but it’s one that always wants to welcome more folks to join it, so I’ll sign off See you soon! George F

Gisborough Priory Project Easter Fun Day


hat better way to round off the Easter Weekend than an afternoon trip to the Woodland Gardens at Gisborough Priory. The Gisborough Priory Project Easter Fun Day will be held on Monday 2 April 2018 from 1pm to 3.30pm and is sure to have something for all the family. There will be handmade crafts for sale, including gifts made from wood from the woodland gardens. For the children there will be story telling, an Easter Trail and other activities. And of course, no Gisborough Priory

Project event would be complete without the refreshment stall – delicious homemade cakes and baked goods along with hot or cold drinks, all of which can be enjoyed at either the picnic tables or one of the many benches located around the gardens, while you take in the view of the emerging spring flowers. So why not come along to the Woodland Gardens in the beautiful Gisborough Priory site. Entry is FREE and all funds raised will go towards the continuing restoration work in the woodland gardens.

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arlin How’s Mad Hatters’ Tea Party will be held 7 April from 1 to 5 p.m. in Jubilee Hall and all are welcome. Part celebration of springtime, part serious (to raise funds for the Community Centre), part mad (wearing hats mandatory, the more outlandish the better!); part party ... events to include a parade of hats with prizes, an afternoon tea, music, storytelling, musical parcels, an egg hunt for the children, a promise auction, the wearing of Alice in Wonderland-style fancy dress and more! And there will be a hat-making class the week before the event on Saturday 31 March at the centre from 1-3pm. Also in April: For the second year the Klondike Bike Race Grand Prix riders will be hurtling through Carlin How and neighbouring villages on Sunday, 29 April. The event received strong community support last year and even more enthusiasm is expected for this year’s event. Before the bikers arrive there will be a bike craft workshop for parents and children held at the school on Thursday, 19 April from 1 to 3 p.m. The Carlin How and Skinningrove Rainbows, Brownie and Guides now meet in the Carlin How Community Centreevery Wednesday evening from 5 to 7:30 p.m. to participate in a great variety of activities.

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

Around The Towns & Villages Redcar




The East Redcar Residents Association are holding their next meeting on Thursday 5th April at 7pm Zetland rooms St Peter's Church Redcar. If you have an issue you would like to talk about please come to this meeting The Friends of Redcar cemetery will be giving a pictorial view of their work. All welcome

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 Floral Art Club. The March meeting will be at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 14th March in St Nicholas’s Parish Hall, Guisborough. Christine Hinchcliffe is the demonstrator and her title is “Colour My World”. For up to date information visit our Facebook page. Search “Guisborough Flower Club”.

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 Eston(South Bank) (they top up by 20% in cash) Any Redcar and Cleveland Library (except Laburnum Road Redcar branch). Halifax Bank on Redcar High Street. Coop at Marske. Circles of Life Queen Street Redcar. Any foodbank centre listed on www.redcararea. Sainsbury's Ennis Square Dormanstown. St Augustine's Church Warwick Road Redcar (mornings except Mon and Sat which are evenings). Sacred Heart Church Lobster Road Redcar (mornings except Sat 6-7pm). Please note Footprints in the Community Charity which Foodbank is part of has now moved to new Offices along with the Men's Shed and Next Step Shop at 10 Queen Street Redcar TS10 1DY Tel:01642484842 Men's Shed - every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am till 12:30pm and 1pm till 5pm. At 10 Queen Street Redcar TS10 1DY 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.

New Marske Friendship Group Are you lonely and want to make new friends? Come along to our Friendship Group which is held on the 1st Tuesday of the month 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

Loftus Loftus and District Flower Club’s next meeting is on Monday 19th March, in Loftus Town Hall. Anthea Firth will be giving a talk on her work with willow. It is also the club’s AGM. To begin at 19:15, everyone welcome, entrance £3. For more information contact Ann Gullon 01947 825916, or Barbara Welford 01287 652197. British Legion outreach sessions held 3rd Tuesday of each month in Old Co-op Building. Sessions are run on a drop-in basis between 10am-12 and are open to any veteran and their family. The British Legion can also be contacted using our free helpline number 0808 802 8080 every day between 8am - 8pm or on our easy to use website at: www. 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

Riverside Building New Company Row Skinningrove hosts the following each week. Keep Fit Club – Tue 12.00pm – 1.00pm. Choir – Wed 7.00pm – 9.00pm. 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!

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

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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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!

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

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

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.

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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Thoughts ahead of 2018

o the new speedway season is almost upon us and I will be entering my 9th straight year as Redcar Bears Team Manager. As always its been a winter of change with alterations to both league structure and rules as well as a new look to our 2018 Bears side. Our league, the SGB Championship, has grown with the addition of Essex based Lakeside and now comprises of 11 teams. We start our season in April with the League Cup which will be followed by our league campaign. There are some strong looking teams about in 2018 so competition will be tough. On paper, Glasgow, Sheffield, Ipswich and Scunthorpe stand out for me and they will be the teams to beat. However, injuries will play a big part as they do every year and they will need some luck along the way to be successful. Luck is something we have had very little of over the last few years and injuries definitely cost us the chance of reaching the Play Off’s in 2017. So what can we expect from the 2018 Redcar Bears? This year’s side has been built with the future in mind. We have very few ‘club assets’ at Redcar and that is something that we are looking to build upon. We finished bottom of the league in 2016 and I didn’t feel that we could take any risks last year as we aimed to restore some faith from our supporters. Last year we built a side made up predominantly riders on loan and we finished a respectable and much improved 5th place. With a good season under our belts, now is the time to look to the future. I acknowledge that we are not the strongest team in the league on paper, but we are packed full of potential and are bringing in 2 new highly rated riders who will become club assets; Jordan Stewart and Mikkel B Andersen. Australian Jordan Stewart comes highly recommended by ex-Bear Hugh Skidmore and Australian Team Manager Mark Lemon. He did very well in the recent Australian Championship’s, taking some big scalps along the way. He is ultra keen to come to Redcar and will have excellent machinery which is vital. Danish rider Mikkel B Andersen is the younger brother of current Bear Jonas B Andersen. Mikkel almost made his Bears debut in 2017 but an assessed average of 7.00 was a little too much to gamble on after our 2016 campaign. However, Mikkel has now been assessed at 5.20 and he is more than capable of achieving at least that in my opinion. Mikkel was named in Denmark’s World Cup squad in 2017 and he is another big capture for the Bears. He is rated by many to be better than his brother Jonas and he will benefit hugely from riding in the UK. There are 2 further changes to the side for 2018. Czech rider Matej Kus returns for another season and his arrival has certainly split opinions. Matej missed most of 2017 through injury and he is very keen to get back to winning ways. He is now fully fit and made it very clear to me last year that a change of promotion here had rekindled his love for Redcar and that he wanted to be part of the set up again. Last time he raced for us he won ‘rider of the year’ and I am confident that a content, happy and fit Matej Kus will be a very capable heat leader for us. He certainly has the talent and now the experience to push his career further. Dutchman

and Edinburgh based Theo Pijper is the final new face for 2018. He brings a lot of experience to the side and is on what I consider to be a ‘bargain’ average. He could be our trump card at reserve and having the option of giving him up to 7 rides every meeting is exciting for me as a team manager. He rides both big and small tracks well and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him add 2 points to his starting average. He is on brand new equipment in 2018 and I don’t expect him to stay at reserve for long. The first of 3 faces returning for 2018 is German Tobias Busch. Tobias is another rider that I feel can add a point or more to his starting average and he will form a formidable reserve partnership with Theo Pijper. Tobias had a torrid 2017 campaign after suffering a big injury to his ankle early on. He did return later in the season and put in some match winning displays even though he was visibly far from full fitness. We haven’t seen the best of Tobias yet and he could be an absolute star for us this year. Jonas B Andersen returns for his 4th year with Redcar and he is a rider that has improved steadily during his time with us. I believe that he is ready to step up as a heat leader and he has proved that he can beat any rider around our circuit on his day. He is a very determined and gutsy rider and he now needs to find the consistency he needs to move his career forward. I enjoy working with Jonas a lot and I’m very pleased that he has chosen to return this year. I hope that riding with his brother Mikkel will push him that little bit further and bring out the best in him. The final rider to return for 2018 is Ben Barker. Ben is probably the craziest person I have ever met in my life but he is one hell of a speedway rider. He became a huge crowd favourite on and off the track last year and did a superb job as captain. He is a natural leader and will captain the side again in 2018. Towards the end of 2017 he was probably the best rider in our league and there is no reason why he cannot increase his average further. We will certainly be counting on him to lead by example on the track this year but he is somebody who will relish in the responsibility he has been given. So finally, what are my expectations in 2018? It’s difficult to judge just how well we are likely to fare in the league and cup competitions as a lot will depend on how long it takes our newcomers to settle and adapt to racing in the UK. We do have a very strong number 1 and 2 very good reserves and that is important to any good side. I’m confident that once our side gets dialled in at home we will be strong around our own circuit and it is vital to be able to win at home every week in order to reach the play off’s. It is important to remember that this is not a side built for overnight success....sometimes you have to take a step back in order to move forwards and having 4 assets on board will build solid foundations for the future. One thing I am sure of is that we have an exciting side packed full of potential and I am looking forward to watching our younger riders develop as the season goes on. April can’t come soon enough for me as I can’t wait to get started. Jitendra Duffill Team Manager and Co-Promoter

Redcar Bears announce opening meeting


By John Gallon

edcar Speedway will open their season on Thursday 5th April with the Julie Lewis Memorial meeting . This will be an individual event which will feature all the Bears riders plus invited guests over a traditional 20 heat, 5 rides each, top scorer wins, format. The Bears can first be seen on track at the Media Prima Arena on Saturday 31st March (12 noon start) at the press and practice session, entry is free but there is a charity collection bucket on the gate. There is also a meet the riders evening in the Bears Bar on the Friday evening 30th. In other news the Redcar Bears mascot Smoggy was so popular last season that plans are in place for a Smoggy Cub Club. Our younger fans will have the opportunity to become a member of the Cub Club which will entitle them to a limited edition Mini Smoggy

Bear suitably dressed in club colours. They will be issued with a Cub Club Pass entitling them to access to the centre green to join in with the Smoggy Fun n Games at the interval. Other benefits will be Birthday Cards from their favourite rider ( or Smoggy!) as well as bonus prizes and competitions throughout the season with a member of the Cub Club being entered in the interval Fun Fair Game each week where they could win big prizes for their Family. Membership forms can be downloaded on the club web site or collected at the track. The enrolment cost is £15 and anyone joining before 30th March will have the opportunity to be included in a team photograph on press and practice day. In this issue we have Bears team manager and joint promoter Jitendra Duffill with his thoughts on the new season ahead,

Redcar Town u14 boys


By Ian Enderwick

n Sunday 4th Feb the weather was kinder to us and we were eventually able to play our 3rd round Challenge Cup match against Saltburn Athletic and it proved to be one of the best games I had the privilege to watch. Saltburn who are currently sitting in top spot of the TJFA 5th Division having won all of their 10 league games and who have players from the previous Division 1 team Skelton United, had beaten Redcar Town 6 - 1 in a pre-season friendly and had surely come to the match in the belief they were going to progress into the next round of the Cup. Redcar on the other hand had been dealt a blow with the news that 3 players (All defenders) would be unavailable due to injuries / sickness and we would be playing with only 10 men. Following a hasty change in formation, with some players having to play out of position, the match kicked off and the Redcar lads proved more than a match for their opponents. Following chances falling to both teams it was Redcar who secured the first goal of the game taken by our Striker Nathan Moore and the score remained at 1-0 at the half time break. The second half kicked off and Saltburn, having been shaken by the “Town” taking the lead, pushed forward to try to level the game but the ten men

of Redcar were determined they were not going down without a fight. Some sterling defending by Niall Fitzgerald, Jack Skelton, Lewis Coates & Joe Marshall ablely assisted by Joe Sacchelli in goal proved more than a match for Saltburn. With Jack Wiiliams, Kieran Breeze, Thomas Dewing & Dominik Carter taking the fight to Saltburn, the “Town” soon had a second goal to celebrate again scored by Nathan Moore. Even with only ten men the Redcar lads fought and chased every ball and never let the Saltburn team have any time on the ball which was begining to frustrate a team who were used to scoring plenty of goals in their previous games. Eventually the Redcar team managed to force their way once again into the Saltburn half and Nathan Moore collected the ball and sent it past the Saltburn keeper for his first hatrick of the season. Despite all the Saltburn team could throw at Redcar the lads held fast and at the full time whistle the match finished with a 3-0 win to Redcar. Each and everyone of the Redcar players gave 100% plus and came off the pitch worthy winners and progress into the fourth round of the cup. We now look forward to our home game this Sunday against Kader Athletic with the hope of a full squad and 3 more points in our attempt to win promotion from division 4.UTRT

Guisborough Domino League By Danny Jones - League Secretary


s the main Leagues came to an end, in the A League T.A. Club won their game in hand 7-2 against The 3fiddles, putting them top one point above Ship Brotton. In the final games Ship Brotton won 5-4 over Wharton,T.A. winning 6-3 over Ship Guis. T.A. Club win the A League with Ship Brotton being runners up. Abbey B beat 3fiddles 6-3 but both teams were relegated to the B League. In the B League, three teams were on 43 points going into the last match. Boosbeck won 6-3 over the Bowls Club making them B League Champions and quick return to the A League. Guis CC won 6-3 against G.T.F.C., leaving three teams on 46 points,G.T.F.C., Guis CC, and the Bowls Club

● The Abbey B team won the George May Trophy beating Boosbeck in the final for runners up. A three way play off, will decide who will be promoted with The Boosbeck. in the match between Abbey A and Marske CC. Abbey A won 7-2 leaving Marske CC as wooden spoonist.

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Guisborough Rugby stars fell Stockton


unday 11 February saw Guisborough host a strong Stockton squad at home at Belmangate. Due to the school holidays and training commitments, both teams fielded a mutually agreeable short team, with Guisborough having ten players available (whilst the rest of the team watched, injured or otherwise relaxing on their holidays in warmer climes) Many local games and training, county wide, has been halted due to unplayable pitches, but Guisborough invited their good friends Stockton over for a game played in great spirits and bright sun, mixed with molasses like mud. Mudfest ! Undaunted, and not too worried by the partially bog like conditions, both teams set to enjoy a freezing mud fest! Stockton won the toss and started the game with a kick resulting in a wet boggy scrum to Stockton and although it was fed out quickly, it became a G’boro ball fed to Nicky Taggart passed onto George Barraclough who steams forward only to be taken down, but he lays it out perfectly, but conditions meant it was knocked forward resulting in a scrum to Stockton. The ball was now almost the same colour as the pitch as it became a magnet for the brown treacle. Dazzling A scrum ensued, and both teams draw breath on a dizzying start in thick mud and dazzling sun, as the ball popped out and frenetic play started again, the ball went loose and was tidily swept up by Ewen Cameron who caught Stockton wrong footed and scored a well worked unconverted try. Stockton restarted and the ball was knocked on

by Guisborough who prepared for another Stockton scrum, despite this G’Boro somehow stole the ball, only to be knocked on yet again by G’Boro. Consoling themselves G’Boro cursed the mud and switched into overdrive after a Stockton scrum and a loose ball was hoofed forward into the Stockton half and repeatedly slugged by the feet of Scott Armstrong towards a try, it was like a wild west version of a sprint race in a heavy bog, Scott fighting off the ensuing chasers and finally diving on the ball for a try which looked like it was scored in slow motion. George Lillystone, G’Boro fly half had abandoned attempts at try conversions due to the conditions, and swiftly kicked a cheeky drop goal to score – not too shabby with a non bouncing ball! Pressure play Another restart which was caught by Luke Atkinson who was tackled, he laid the ball out in a ruck and George Barraclough dominated the space well, enabling the ball to be flipped out to Ewen then Adam Robinson, a space was seen by Billy Patton who zipped forward with the offloaded ball, he hands off 2 Stockton players, sending one reeling and keeps running, 2 more Stockton players double tackle him and he off loads to Nicky Taggart who is immediately pounced on by 2 more Stockton defenders, reinforcements pour forward and the ball is wrenched back and forth as eventually the ball flips to George B, then Ewen and once again to Billy P for a well handled and hard fought for try. Stockton kick a restart and after some handling it results in Guisborough retreating 10 yards for infringement, Isaac and joe Hunter work in tandem to secure good possession from Stockton by good tackling and deft handling they gain hard yards and make good ground, into a series of rucks, which

Marske Cricket Club


By David Beach

he last couple of months would appear to have been very quiet, behind the scenes we are hoping to announce a new Secretary and Treasurer will be in place for the start of the new season. Provisional plans for refurbishment of the Clubhouse have been shown to the committee and now plans are required on how to finance such a scheme which could become a major part of our 150 years celebrations next year. It is hoped to have plenty of players, supporters

and their dogs attempting this Years sponsored walk from Goathland to Egton Bridge before heading back to the Clubhouse for a hot meal and time to relax. The new season opens on 21st April with a home game to newly promoted Bishop Auckland who will be keen to have a good start to the season and establish themselves back in the Premier League. Yorkshire C.C.C. have again agreed to visit Windy Hill Lane this year in an ECB one day 2nd XI T20 match against Worcestershire on Monday 30th July.

Lingdale Village FC reach Semi-Final of Saturday Challenge Cup New Marske Lakes Utd 1 Lingdale Village FC 1 (Lingdale win 3-2 on penalties)


By Maurice Wright

n our firstt season in the new North Riding League, Lingdale have reached the semi-final of the Saturday Challenge Cup. After beating Rosedale 8-0 in the 1st Round, next up were The Royal Oak Malton, with Lingdale winning 6-2. In the 3rd Round the opponents were Layburn FC with a strong performance from Lingdale seeing them progress by 7-2. The quarter final opponents were Lakes Utd. After a bright start from the home side they were reduced to 10 men after just 16 minutes when Steve Barker was dismissed for serious foul play. In the 40th minute, Lakes were awarded a penalty which Blue Addison coolly slotted home to give Lakes a 1-0 lead at half time. At the start of the second half Lingdale’s Andy

Smith hit a great left footed shot that hit the bar then the post before Lakes cleared their lines. Only minutes later Lakes hit the Dale’s bar. Lingdale’s equaliser came on 70 minutes as seasoned campaigner Brian Combellack showed real class to score a great back headed goal which gave the Lakes keeper no chance. Peter Dixon and Rob Bennett marshalled the Dale defence in the last few minutes to keep out any comeback although Lakes never really troubled Scott Leather in the Dale goal. With only two minutes remaining Dale manager Shaun Ferguson saw penalties looming and made a great substitution with Rob Bennett, the Dale centre back who is considered the best keeper in the league, replacing Scott Leather in the Dale goal. It soon reaped dividends when he saved the first two Lakes penalties. Ant Cox scored the first for Dale and Alex Johnson scored an unstoppable second then, with the score balanced at 2-2, Bennett stepped up to score Dale’s 3rd penalty to send them through to the semi-finals.



●● Guisborough on the attack as Guis’ fly half George Lillystone offloads to Isaac Fisher, who pops it Ewen Cameron for a stylish try soon turns into a wrestle for possession, which results in another Guisborough try by Nick Taggart, who steals the ball and slams into the deep mud. Man of the match Stockton restart and kick deep into the Guisborough half, a high ball was taken in expert style by Billy Patton, who ran from deep, straight towards the Stockton defence, then zig zagging and outstepping their line, deftly evading a tackle, speeding through thick mud and heading towards the try line he was pounced on by Stocktons last defender, as he slowed he popped the ball into the waiting hands of Scott Armstrong who was running a tight supporting line, who quickly ran the try in for a well worked score – all spectators were in absolute cheers for a spectacular try – truly one of Guisborough finest. Billy Patton was Man of the Match for his running and offloading skills exhibited in marsh like conditions. Pride of the county Guisborough led the game, but Stockton are now showing improvement and with a strong squad will soon be giving good accounts of themselves.

The second half saw Guisborough and Stockton continue jousting for hard worked possession and some more great sport, local spectators had a real feast of athleticism to enjoy. The Final score was 49 for Guisborough and 0 for Stockton, but that in no way reflected what an outstanding effort was made by both teams, in such challenging conditions. Part of Guisborough working with Stockton has helped both teams develop and be true to the ethics of sportsmanship. Coaches from both sides agree on the need for games to be played fairly and regardless of results played for enjoyment. Guisborough coach Jeff Lillystone said ‘Our sincere thanks go to Stockton, their team and ours are real examples of true young men and their willingness to represent their district – from both sides of the county – both teams are truly the epitome of what rugby is about, our teams are going from strength to strength and newcomers from other clubs enjoy our unique style of encouragement, we know we are getting things right’ Any new players in all age groups are welcome, and its never too late to start or return.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018


North Riding Football League Round-Up By Andrew Snaith


unday 18th February saw the North Riding Football League Representative side book a semi final at the Amateur Combination League. They beat the Isle of Man League 5-2 on Sunday afternoon to earn a semi final tie away to the Amateur Football Combination, in the FA InterLeague Cup. The NRFL took the lead in the twelfth minute, at Stokesley SC, when Nathan Liddell leapt to meet a Nico Weatherald corner to put the home side in front. The Isle of Man tried to get back in the game and this pressure eventually told on 36 minutes when a ball down the right found Frank Jones to turn home the equaliser. Seven minutes into the second half, Weatherald played a free-kick into the penalty area and the ball fell to James Dillon who lashed home to put the home side back in front. On 74 minutes, the sides were level again as a long ball down the right found Lee Gale and his cross was flicked home at the near post by Michael Williams. A quick attack, four minutes later, saw Joel and Jack Guy combine down the right, before the ball was played into Matt McQueeney, who was upended in the 18-yard box. Weatherald stepped up to send the keeper the wrong way and to put the home side in front for a third time. Two minutes later the ball was played down the left and McQueeney danced past a couple of defenders before laying the ball into the path of Jack Guy, who gleefully lashed home a fourth goal for the hosts. The visitors began to push more people forward, but they were punished as McQueeney fed Weatherald on the right and he stood the ball up for Stuart Rose to seal victory as he headed home. Boro Rangers extended their advantage at the top of the North Riding Football League Premier Division after a narrow win at Yarm and Eaglescliffe, on Saturday 24th February. Ben Wheatley’s men struck through Paul Blake and skipper Nathan Liddell, Yarm reduced the arrears from the penalty spot, through Mike Mackin, but it wasn’t quite enough.

●● The North Riding Football League Representative Side, (c) Vannin Photos The other top tier tie saw Guisborough United enjoy a comfortable 4-1 victory at struggling Nunthorpe Athletic. Liam Fox, Morgan Corner, Lewis Minter and ex-Guisborough Town defender Paul Roddam struck for the visitors, with Tom Atkinson missing a penalty for Nunthorpe, though Scott Webb did net a consolation for the home side. There were only two games in the First Division too. Fourth placed New Marske Lakes United got their promotion challenge back on track with a 3-1 victory over leaders Great Ayton United Royals. They now only trail United by six points, with two games in hand. After an even, goal-less first half, Lakes struck first, early in the second, when captain Robbie Farrier fired in Den Goldthorpe’s flick on. The visitors levelled, within six minutes, when Caleb White nodded home a 28-yard freekick. After an offside call against them, New Marske regained the lead when Kieran Stares beat three men before finding the net. Then, with three minutes left, goalkeeper Dom Yeates’ long clearance was latched onto by Isam Benomran, who made no mistake, for 3-1. Loftus Athletic triumphed 2-1 over neighbours Lingdale Village. Loftus took the lead through a direct corner from Luke Woodall, after 10 minutes, in a scrappy but end-to-end game. Lingdale equalised five minutes later through Ryan Peebles

and it wasn’t until the 85th minute that 17-year-old man of the match Woodall sealed it, for the hosts, with a fine finish. There was a full round of MacMillan Bowl action, including a number of upsets. A real nine-goal thriller saw Division One Whitby Fishermens Society crack in two goals in eight minutes to stun Premier Division BEADS. Goals from Karl Liley and Ashley McCarthy gave the Middlesbrough side an early advantage, in the opening 15 minutes, at Broadwell Road. Matty Wyke struck a third before the break, but Karl Storr’s hat-trick got the Fishermens level at 3-3. Wyke’s second regained BEADS the lead, before Sam Dowey and Owen Britton shocked the hosts late on. First division Bedale also sprang an upset with a 4-1 thumping of top tier Staithes Athletic. Ross Hodgson struck yet another early goal for the home side, inside two minutes. Hodgson then doubled the promotion-chasers’ advantage, midway through the first half. He completed his hat-trick eleven minutes into the second period. Carl Flatters gave Athletic hope, just after the hour, but Callum Fletcher’s reply, seconds later, put the stamp on a terrific performance and 4-1 win. Redcar Athletic Reserves were the third secondtier side to progress. Robbie McCarthy’s men notched through James Ascoughs, McCorie Carmichael and Sam Webster. Michael Pickles replied for premier division visitors, Grangetown Boys Club. There were no shocks at Thornaby, however, where the Dubliners eased past Stokesley Reserves 5-0. Dubs raced into a 2-0 half-time lead, with Anton Buchan’s hat-trick and Harrison Davies’ brace ensured they went nap, after the interval. Stokesley’s awful run with injuries sadly continued with Phil Watson taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg. Stockton West End kept up their strong recent form as they saw off fellow Premier opponents Redcar Newmarket, 3-0. Michael McLaughlin, Jake Large and Ben Turner were on target for West End, at North Shore Academy.

Finally, on Saturday, third and second in the Premier Division met at Broomfield Park, Whitby. Hosts Fishburn Park held Redcar Town 0-0 before triumphing 4-2 on penalties. After joint player-boss Andrew Park scored the home side’s fourth spot kick, young goalkeeper Kieran Noble took centre stage by saving Redcar’s next, crucial penalty. Sunday saw Guisborough Town book their place in the North Riding Under 19 cup final, against Polton Under 18s. The Priorymen put Nunthorpe Athletic to the sword thanks to goals from Owen Armstrong (2) and John Howard. As a result, Boro Rangers leapfrogged Town at the top of the NRFL Under 19 Division, after edging a seven-goal thriller. An Isaac Walker hattrick and James Mahoney’s goal helped Rangers go a point ahead of their rivals, having played two games more. Hosts Redcar Newmarket struck through Leon Bellerby’s brace and Jack Spencer, but it wasn’t enough to avoid a 4-3 defeat. Kader edged out Richmond Town to take their fourth spot in a hard-fought encounter. After a determined defensive display, the Middlesbrough side won it late on through Rob Clark’s strike. Billingham Synthonia hit double figures at Northallerton Town. Luke Duffy netted five of the Synners’ ten, with Connor Wild and James Cartwright firing two apiece and Callum Daniels providing the other. Town’s consolation came from Sam Tosh. Coulby Newham and visitors Hartlepool Pools Youth shared nine goals as the hosts ran out 6-3 victors, in a three-times-postponed clash. Coulby were on top in the first half, but only went in 1-0 up, at the break, through a Lee Riley effort. Pools levelled early in the second half but Alex Clark struck two quick goals as Coulby took a 3-1 lead. A superb free kick made it 3-2, but Coulby went further ahead with goals from Jay Parkin and Josh Millington. Pools hit back again, but the game was secured when Riley fired in a penalty. Pools scorers were Elliott Campbell, Jack Gardner and Harrison Olive.

Free kit and equipment available to schools through Premier League Primary Stars


ree football kit and equipment is being made available to primary schools a c ro s s E n g l a n d and Wales, as the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme opened for applications on Monday 19 February. The Premier League Primary Stars programme is

a national curriculum-linked education initiative, designed to inspire children to learn, engage and be active. Using the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs, the programme provides ways for teachers to inspire girls and boys aged 5-11 in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field. The Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment scheme offers primary schools the opportunity to apply for free resources which can be used for active classroom sessions and PE lessons.

Sponsors thanks and race night


edcar Town Ladies would like to thank Claire and Kerry for sponsoring our away kit, it is much appreciated. Their company Eleventh Dimension paid for our away kit and also made a donation to our team funds after providing their bar services for free at our Race Night held at our Redcar Town Clubhouse. What a fantastic night it was, with everyone enjoying themselves , raising lots of money and even finding out we had a budding Amy Winehouse on the Karaoke and two tone deaf coaches.

Ladies team in new away kit

our ladies at the racenight

The scheme is run in partnership with Nike and delivered by the Football Foundation. Nick Perchard, Head of Community at the Premier League, said: “The Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment scheme gives us the opportunity to provide free resources to primary schools taking part in the programme. The kit and equipment includes footballs, floor spots and giant dice to help with active lessons. “We are offering primary schools the opportunity to apply for free kit and equipment. We hope this year’s process will be as successful as last year and

that it will encourage teachers who have not yet signed up to the programme to get involved with Premier League Primary Stars.” This year’s application window will run from Monday 19 February to Friday 6 April. Successful applicants will receive their kit/equipment from September 2018. Schools should visit kit-scheme for details of how to apply for the kit and equipment – and how to access the other exciting Premier League Primary Stars resources that are available to them.



Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018

North Riding Women’s Football League

Harrogate Development Ladies 0 vs 8 Redcar Town Ladies edcar Town: - Claire Campbell, Ellie Turner, Heather Power, Paula Lowe, Tyler Sharp, Jo Cunliffe, Jenny Dixon, Emily Fewster, Georgie Horn, Jess Round, Michelle Coleman, Yasmin Cook, Rachel Darby, Emma Bolton. First, must thank Ged and his people for their Fantastic Hospitality, they looked after us well and superb facilities even half-time cuppas for the coaches. We got off to a great start on 8 minutes when Georgie set up Jess to fire a long range shot over their keeper. It got even better on 17 minutes when Chelle crossed the ball into the 6yard box for Jess to run onto and hook it home. Jess returned the favour on 22 minutes by squaring to Chelle who coolly volleyed into the bottom corner


to make it 3-0. It got even better on 25 minutes when a short corner by Jess and Tyler resulted in Tyler smashing home into the bottom corner. Two minutes later Jess set up Georgie to fire home from 25 yards to increase our lead to 5 nil. The second half started like the first with us piling the pressure on and scoring again in the 54th minute when Ellie T crossed for Georgie to score at full stretch 6-0.Twenty-seven minutes later Chelle played a perfect pass for Jess to run onto and smash it home and we finished the scoring in the 88 minute when Heather played the ball down the wing for Jess to run onto and into the box and volley it past the keeper to make it 8-0.Everyone played on top of their game and a clean sheet for stand in keeper Crum with Jess Round just edging player of the match with her four goals and three assists.

●● Michelle Coleman in red and black scoring for us our 3rd goal

North Riding Tees Valley Girls League

●● Our team and coaches Emily Fewster and Paula Lowe in new sponsored away kit from Seabreeze fish and chips Redcar Town u12 Girls 4 vs 1 Cleveland Juniors u12 Girls ur girls on a cold but sunny day and resplendent in their new away strip generously Sponsored by Seabreeze Fish and Chips from Redcar produced some flowing football to take the 3 points. It took us until the 27th minute to find a break


through past a dogged Clevo defence when Daisy off her sick bed managed to find the energy to run onto a Leoni pass and fire home. Three minutes into the second half Daisy scored again with a shot from outside the box. On 38 minutes we had a penalty which Ella took and was unlucky to see her shot rebound off the post and Smiler blaze the rebound over the bar. We made it 3 nil on 41 minutes when Paige poked the ball home in a goalmouth scramble. Clevo pulled a goal back on 50 minutes with a fine finish from Gabby Peacock and Mahliah our girl of the match scored a worldie in the 53rd minute dribbling into the box and smashing the ball into the roof of the net. Must mention our keeper Katie Lou who produced some fantastic saves at key times in the game. Redcar Town Squad: Katie Lou Wilson, Elli-Mae Hill, Mahlliah Joel, Tori Batt, Leoni Crossman, Paige Boylen, Faye Loram, Daisy Cook, Ella Francis, Evie Savage, Lily Madison.

Redcar Town Female Section


By Ian Enderwick

or the second week in a row all three of our teams were victorious. Last week our Ladies entertained Skelton and ran out 7-1 winners with goals from Jess Round x4, Jenny Dixon x2 and Beth Enderwick with Michelle Coleman player of the match. They followed that up with a 10-1 victory this week, with Jess Round on fire again netting five with three assists and Heather Power netted a double taking her seasons tally to 7, Tyler Sharp scored one to take her tally to five and both Michelle Coleman and Georgie Horn broke their ducks with Michelle equalling Jess’ three assists in today’s game and Jenny Dixon covered every blade of grass to earn our Player of the match. Our u13 girls entertained South Park Rangers last week and in a close encounter took the 3 points with a 3-2 victory thanks to goals from Kellin with a brace and a solitary strike from Milly. This week our u13s entertained Scotton Scorchers in the 1st round of the City of York girls league cup and came away 6-0 winners. The girls started positively applying the pressure from the start and were

3-0 up by half time with two goals from our Captain Kellin Gurung one of those being a stunner from a short corner on the righthand side to get the ball on her left foot and shoot, leaving the keeper no chance of getting to it. The other goal coming from a great delivery from a Kellin corner leaving Jamie Lee Simmons to tap it home. Second half started with Scotton Scorchers applying some early pressure as Redcar Town took a while to get back into game but a 3rd goal for Kellin and her 21st goal for the season steadied the ship making it 4-0 and from then on Redcar Town controlled the game. Our girl of the match Sophie Dickinson caused nothing but problems on the right side of midfield with her constant runs and strength. A goal from Ebony from another Kellin corner made it 5-0 and Sadie made it 6-0 from the penalty spot with a calmly took penalty straight into bottom corner. The girls are now unbeaten in competitive games for over a year which is down to their hard work and dedication they put into their sport well done Warriors. Our u12s have had a great fortnight, last week they were at home vs Billingham Town

and put in a hard-working performance to run out 3 -1 victors. We took an early lead with KC Harbisher passing to Daisy Cook who ran past 3 players and fired home, we were pegged back just before halftime to take us into the interval all square. Five minutes into the second half we took the lead when Daisy fired in a shot which the keeper could only parry to Twin two Tara Hill to slot past the stranded keeper, it got even better ten minutes later when Daisy set up Paige Boylen to run in and fire past the keeper to earn a 3-1 victory. This week we travelled to Seaton Leopards to take them on in the quarter final of the League Cup and the girls were magnificent with stand in keeper Mahlliah superb between the sticks after our number 1 keeper Katie Lou injured her foot at school. We went 1-0 down after a couple of minutes but we then equalised with Daisy and further goals from Daisy and Paige took us into 3-1 lead. We were then pegged back to 3-3, with some good saves from stand in keeper Mahlliah keeping us in the game we then netted 2 more goals with KC getting them both and helping us run out 5-3 winners to progress into the semi-final.

Sleights FC Round Up


By Andrew Snaith

n eventful month now gives way to Sleights cramming half their Beckett League Second Division campaign into six weeks, going into March. The villagers starred on That’s North Yorkshire TV as their campaign to return to Sleights gathers pace. Remaining fixtures- home games played at Caedmon College (Scoresby Site): Saturday 27th January Sleights 2 Heslerton 4 Beckett League Hospital Cup Quarter Final Sleights were casualties to First Division opponents in the Hospital Cup on Saturday at Caedmon. Sam and Ed’s lads lost out to third-placed Heslerton in a well-contested and at times, controversial clash. The visitors went ahead to a disputed penalty early on, before Luke Jackson levelled with a spot-kick of his own before half-time. Both awards were close to the edge of the 18-yard box. Charlie Patterson then turned the match on its head by firing Sleights in front, but the visitors roared

back with another penalty, a free-kick thought as soft by the home bosses and a strike that many felt was offside, seeing the away side through. It was a fine effort to make the last eight from Sleights, who have another quarter final, in the North Riding Challenge Cup, at Bedale, of the North Riding League First Division, coming up next Saturday. Match Sponsor: Philip Burley & Co SFC Man of the Match: Charlie Smith Saturday 3rd February Bedale 5 Sleights 0 North Riding Challenge Cup Quarter Final North Riding Football League First Division leaders Bedale showed their class in the second half against plucky Beckett League second-tier Sleights. Ed Turner and Sam Leadley’s men battled hard as the hosts were made to wait until the 49th minute to add to Dan Baxter’s 17th minute opener. Ross Hodgson’s strike saw the floodgates open, with Baxter’s second and further goals from Jonny Morris and Joe Martin sealed a 5-0 win and progress to the semi finals of the North Riding Challenge Cup. This last eight tie was the furthest Sleights have

reached in the competition, since reforming in 2011. Saturday 17th February Sleights 11 Aislaby United 0 Beckett League Ed Turner and Sam Leadley’s men enjoyed a comfortable victory over bottom club Aislaby United, at Caedmon, on Saturday. Following up from their 14-1 win over the same opposition, earlier this season, Sleights hit double figures as their promotion challenge continues. Skipper Charlie Smith smashed in a hat-trick, with Will Cork-Dove and leading scorer Jack Henshaw firing a brace apiece. Sleights had four by half-time, with Chris Warrior, James Fawcett, Ben Wilson and Theo Clarke also finding the net. Sleights FC: Wassall, Warrior, Wilson, C Hurworth, Leadley, Fawcett, Smith (c), Clarke, Henshaw, Cork-Dove, Muscroft. Subs: Turner, R Hurworth. Sleights FC Men of the Match: Chris Hurworth & Will Cork Dove Before the victory over Aislaby United, Sleights were presented with a defibrillator, paid for by Milewood Healthcare, with additional contributions from Philip Burley & Co and Nicky Baxter Electrical. Milewood’s registered manager Graham Peirson

(second from left) is pictured with joint player managers Ed Turner (centre) and alongside-him Sam Leadley, flanked by two Milewood service users. Saturday 24th February Sleights 4 Slingsby 1 Beckett League Sleights gave their promotion hopes a shot in the arm with a revenge victory over second-placed Slingsby. Sitting third, the villagers romped to a 4-1 win, thanks to skipper Charlie Smith’s brace- he now has five in two games- plus additional strikes from Theo Clarke and James Fawcett. Sam Leadley and Ed Turner’s men are now nine points behind Slingsby with six games in hand and the same behind leaders Snainton Reserves with five in hand. Fourth-placed Thornton Le Dale Reserves went level on points with Sleights after beating Snainton, on Saturday, but they’ve played two games more. Sleights FC: Wassall, Warrior, Leadley, C Hurworth, Turner, Fawcett, Smith (c), R Hurworth, Wilson, Clarke, Cork-Dove. Subs: Jackson, Hugill.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 87 March - April 2018


Guisborough extend New Year unbeaten run and climb towards mid-table security following terrific revival G

By Bill Perfitt

uisborough Town have struck a rich vein of form after a shaky start to their 2017/18 Northern League Division One season. The Priorymen have mounted an impressive revival which - up to Coastal View going to press - had stretched to eight League matches without defeat since the start of the New Year. Guisborough Manager Gary Forster and his back-room staff have worked wonders with the team which has had to contend with much more than its fair share of injury problems since the start of the season back in August. But Guisborough now have a settled and fully fit squad and they have racked up an impressive run of results, the biggest highlight of which was a 3-2 win at the mighty, high-flying North Shields early in February. The unbeaten run has been all the more praiseworthy because many of the games have been away from home – in fact six consecutive games on the road in the early in January and February until the team finally returned to the KGV on 24 February. And it was a dramatic last-gasp goal from left back Joe Ferguson that earned Guisborough a vitally important victory over top of the form table Team Northumbria that day. The tremendous effort from ‘Fergie’ not only sent the KGF faithful in a 154

crowd deliriously happy it epitomised the essence of what the Northern League is all about. A delighted Guisborough Manager Gary Forster said after the game: “I asked Fergie how he felt after scoring such a great last-ditch winner and he said it was a better feeling that Serio Aquero probably had after that famous goal he scored for Manchester City a few years back to win them the Premier League!” The 89th minute goal – a peach of a rasping low shot from 16 yards into the far corner of the net – sparked euphoric scenes of jubilation among the Guisborough players who mobbed Ferguson in a ruck of writhing bodies that the England rugby union team would have been proud of. Team Northumbria arrived at the KGV with an impressive unbeaten run behind them which had propelled them to the top of the Northern League form table. But Guisborough themselves had been climbing the form table to seventh on the back of a superb unbeaten run of seven games which had lifted them comfortably but not completely away from the relegation zone. Team Northumbria – which comprises of many young University of Northumbria students – were a very fit side and that was evident in their play, particularly in the second half when they pegged the Priorymen back in their own half for long spells.

●● Guisborough goalkeeper Jordan Nixon pulls off one of his many brilliant saves against Team Northumbria as he gets a hand to a close-range shot from Northumbria left back Aidan Heywood But this young Guisborough side are also very fit and matched the Northumbria from start to finish in what was an absorbing end-to-end encounter with plenty of excellent play from both sides to savour. Guisborough Manager Gary Forster had predicted before the game that it would be a very tight affair between two in-form sides and he called that exactly right. “I was really pleased with the result in the end – I thought we just about edged it. We were dominant in the first half and should have been more than one goal up at half-time. ‘Catch them on the break’

●● Ecstatic Guisborough players mob match-winning hero Joe Ferguson after his late goal – but where is he? His number shirt is half visible as his team-mates pile in to create a scrum the England Rugby Union team would do well to emulate!!

“As the game wore on in the second half I thought Northumbria were the better side but we were still looking to catch them on the break but I was a little disappointed that we were not as good at this as we normally are. “But that is the only minor criticism I have after an excellent performance overall by the boys. That winning goal at the end was a brilliant finish by young Fergie. He said afterwards it was the best feeling ever – even better than probably Sergio Aguero felt after that goal that won the Premier League for Man City a few seasons ago!” “I think that reaction sums up both Fergie’s and the rest of

this superbly developing team’s feelings for this club. “I thought our goalkeeper Jordan Nixon made two top class saves to keep us on top but for me our young defender Matthew Crust was my man-of-the-match – I thought he was colossal,” added Gary. No-one – apart maybe from the Northumbria contingent at the game - could deny Guisborough just about deserved their thrilling narrow 2-1 victory. The win against and the welcome three points lifted the Priorymen to 15th in the table – 11 points above the nearest relegation spot.

Whitby Town Round Up at the end of July. Three local Championship sides are reportedly lined up and ticket information is imminent on Meanwhile the club’s Whitby Town Radio media team have been nominated for a community gong at the Scarborough Sports Council Awards. Headed by Andrew Snaith, Paul Connolly, ‘producer’ Lee West, Liam Ryder and Matty Berry, the team also provide online highlights, website, print and social media updates.

●● Matty Tymon leads celebrations after his opener, while Anthony Hume leads four Nantwich defenders a merry dance. Pictures: (c) Bri Murfield.


By Andrew Snaith

hitby Town saw their 11-week unbeaten away run end at Witton Albion, on Saturday 24th February. The Blues had previously lost at Redcar Athletic, in the North Riding Senior Cup on December 6th. Since then they’ve held Stourbridge, shut out Hednesford Town and title-chasing Shaw Lane, won at previously17-game-unbeaten Workington, come back from 2-0 down to hold Stafford Rangers with nine men and recovered from 3-0 down in the opening 20 minutes to grab a 3-3 draw at Rushall Olympic.

The Seasiders have also enjoyed back-toback home victories with Halesowen put to the sword 5-0, thanks to goals from Junior Mondal (2), skipper Steven Snaith (2) and James Fairley. A fortnight later, Nantwich were defeated 2-1, with Matty Tymon and substitute Anthony Hume on target. The battle of Stafford saw Snaith red carded after rival striker Kyle Perry went down following a coming together between the two. Andy Monkhouse received a second yellow card, but this only seem to irritate the Blues who quickly reduced the arrears through Mondal. Newcomer Callum Patton then scrambled in a second deep into injury

time, by now the hosts had suffered a red card too, in the aftermath of the Monkhouse dismissal. Whitby Town- March fixtures: March 2018 03 Sat - 15:00 Whitby Town vs Mickleover Sports 17 Sat - 15:00 Whitby Town vs Rushall Olympic 24 Sat - 15:00 Coalville Town vs Whitby Town 31 Sat - 15:00 Whitby Town vs Warrington Town Whitby are currently working on their lineup for the second Whitby Town Challenge Cup,


The Community Newspaper for the Towns and Villages of East Cleveland, Redcar & North York Moors, telling the real news and views of the people of our region Issue 87 March - April 2018

Marske United reach the FA Vase Semi-Finals

into the net from the edge of the box. Next up was the huge FA Vase quarter final away to Hellenic League side Bracknell Town. With somewhere in the region of 150 Marske fans descending on Berkshire by coach, train and car, and from a number of different areas of the country, they made for a tremendous atmosphere among a huge crowd of 1,142. Marske were quickest out of the blocks with both Craig Gott and Glen Butterworth testing home keeper Chris Grace in the opening five minutes. However, Bracknell soon found a way into the game, despite the loss of centre back Jesse Wilson due to injury, and largely dominated much of the remainder of the first half, without seriously testing Marske keeper Robert Dean. The key moment of the game arrived on the stroke of half time when Butterworth hit a sweet, low shot from 20 yards that simply flew past Grace to spark huge celebrations among the Marske fans in the crowd. The second half was a different story with Marske easily the better side, with Bracknell limited to only half chances. The game was won late in the second half with goals from Curtis Round on 70 minutes and Earl on 88 minutes. The final whistle sparked scenes

of delirium as players and fans celebrated together, as Marske made the FA Vase semi-finals for the first time in their history, with the games to be played on a home and away basis on Saturday 17th March and Saturday 24th March. The club would like to place on record its thanks to Skelton Coaches for transporting three coach loads of players, officials and fans to Bracknell. Off the field, and with 20 league games still to play, Marske strengthened their squad by re-signing winger Reece Kelly from Billingham Synthonia and goalkeeper Lewis McDonald from Darlington RA along with midfielder Paul Blake from North Riding League leaders Boro Rangers. However, the big signing saw ex-Spennymoor midfielder and 2 time FA Vase winner Andrew Stephenson signing for the club following his release from South Shields. Stephenson adds a huge amount of experience to an already experience midfield as Marske look for a big finish to the season. Due to the large amount of games still to be played, the fixture list is changing on a regular basis, so please check our website – www.marskeunitedfc. club – for any updates.

(01287) 652222 ● Chay Liddle vs Bracknell Town. Picture: by Jaime Grace Photography


By Mark Hathaway

nce again, the weather has played havoc with Marske United’s fixture list, with only four games played since the last Coastal View report, with two of those in the FA Vase as the club made history by making the semi-finals for the first time. Following the excellent victory versus Hinckley in the 4th Round of the FA Vase, it was back down to earth and league action away to Sunderland RCA the following Tuesday. In a game played in sub-zero conditions, with both teams struggling to adapt to a pitch that was starting to freeze as the game went on, it was Marske who just came out on top with a 1-0 win. Typical of the game itself, the winning goal was an own goal from RCA defender Adam McGuiness, who headed a Liam O’Sullivan long throw into his own net. The weather then intervened with the away game at West Auckland postponed due to a snowcovered pitch and this was followed by two home postponements with the Billingham Synthonia and Newcastle Benfield games called off due to a waterlogged pitch at the GER Stadium. Next up was the huge FA Vase 5th Round game at home to Wiltshire based Bradford Town. Despite the continued wet weather, the pitch was passed playable on the Friday evening which allowed Bradford to travel north. In front of a bumper crowd of 383, which included around 80 Bradford Town fans who

2018 Day Trips

● Marske celebration were a credit to their club all afternoon, Marske dominated the game, restricting the visitors to only a couple of shots on target all game. Marske took the lead on 27 minutes when striker Danny Earl deflected a Chay Liddle shot past Bradford playermanager Danny Greaves in the Bradford Town goal. Within the first 60 seconds of the second half it was 2-0 with Earl grabbing his second of the game with a fantastic hooked finish from 15 yards. Marske saw out the rest of the game with relative ease to reach the semi-finals of the FA Vase for the third time in their history. The away game at Bishop Auckland was postponed due to a frozen pitch and this was then followed by two further home games being called off, with the fixtures against Newcastle Benfield (again) and Stockton Town falling foul to a waterlogged pitch at the GER Stadium. With the weather now causing havoc with Marske’s fixture list with the club only half way through their league fixtures, the club asked the League for permission to play their home game against Shildon at Billingham Town. This was granted and the club were rewarded with a 1-0 victory in a game where Marske, missing four key players, never really got going and were probably fortunate to come away with all three points. Star man was keeper Robert Dean, who saved a Matty Robson penalty and also made a number of other key saves. The winning goal came in the opening moments of the second half when Earl had a shot saved but Peter Bulmer was on hand to curl the ball

Sat 10th Mar

Dalton Park and Metrocentre


Sat 17th Mar

Malton, Thornton-le-dale and Whitby


Sat 24th Mar

Hull City


Sat 31st Mar

Alnwick Castle and Gardens (coach only)


Wed 4th Apr

Ripon and Skipton


Sat 7th Apr

York City and McArther Glen


Wed 11th Apr

Haverthwaite Railway and Lakes Cruise

£30 adults, £20 child

Sat 14th Apr

Holy Island and Seahouses


Wed 18th Apr

Wynyard Hall includes a Garden Tour and Durham


Sat 21st Apr

Bury Market


Sat 28th Apr

Harrogate Spring Flower Show (coach only)


Other trips of interest! 26th May

North Yorks “Steam Train Experience” and Whitby

£25 adult, £15 child

3rd Jun

Emmerdale Village Tour


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