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Issue 88 April - May 2018

Helping Young Carers be children

● Roy’s wife Lorna, Gill, Mark (Green & Sons), Eileen and Roy

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e first featured Roy Ritchie a couple of years ago when he told us that he made different types of bird boxes and then gave them away to people who wanted them. In return many of these people gave donations which Roy has been passing on to a local charity ever since. Roy, also known as the ‘Bird Box’ man of Lingdale, recently presented a cheque of £500 for The Junction Foundation’s Young Carers. Roy told Coastal View: “I’m always amazed at the kindness and generosity of the people we meet while making the various bird boxes. “My wife and I recently had a stall at Tudor Croft Snowdrop Weekend in Guisborough. On Friday we set up the bird boxes in preparation for the weekend, and the next day when we arrived we were most surprised when a blue tit flew out of one of the boxes on the table – it had started to nest in the box. We were amazed. We had a very interesting weekend meeting people from far and wide. “One lady said she had seen owls in her garden, so I asked her if she was interested in an owl box and I could make it and deliver it for her. She said she didn’t think so as she lived in the Falkland Islands!! “One man said he had a bird box but sparrows were nesting in it. Any bird is always welcome in the garden, but he was hoping for a great tit or blue tit. The main reason this happens is when the entrance hole is too big. For any of the tit family the box needs to be deep with a 28 mm entrance hole for blue tits and 30 mm for great tits, as they prefer to squeeze into the nesting site where possible with approximately six inches from the entrance hole to the base. “I also now make hedgehog boxes as this is the time they are coming out of hibernation looking

for nesting sites. Hedgehogs quite often have two litters of hoglets a year and will come back and hibernate in the same nest site if kept dry and the best nesting material to use all year round is hay, and can be sourced at most pet shops. “Once again it was a pleasure to meet and present a cheque to the Junction Foundation’s two lovely ladies Eileen and Gill. “Finally I would like to thank everyone who has helped us to raise this money for our local charity The Junction Foundation in Redcar. Thanks also to Green & Son Builders Merchants in Lingdale, Guisborough U3A, Mike and Gel at Tudor Croft Open Gardens and the lady whose name I don’t know who didn’t want a bird box but just gave me £2. It is this kindness and generosity that keeps us going. “Many thanks to you all.” The Junction Foundation Young Carers’ Coordinator, Eileen Cowle said: “On behalf of all the young carers at The Junction I would like to say a great big thank you to Roy for his donation. This kind and valuable donation will be used towards providing summer activities for young carers. “Summer holidays can be a difficult time for young carers as due to their complex home situations, schools and some other regular support services closing, young carers are at great risk of becoming isolated and missing out on social opportunities and experiences. “This donation will help us in giving young carers from our area the chance to have some fun, take a break from their caring role and be children.” Roy is constantly needing donations of wood suitable to make boxes and if you can help please call him on 01287 659268.

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Welcome to Coastal View & Moor News Issue 88

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ello to our readers and we welcome you to another month’s issue of Coastal View. Since we last spoke there are a couple of changes we would like to tell you about. Firstly, we will not be going into semiretirement at the end of June as originally planned. The changeover will take place sometime in the future, but not just yet. Together with Wayne, we have agreed that more preparation work needs to take place so the proposed handover will happen later rather than sooner. So basically you are stuck with us for the foreseeable future. This is something that doesn’t upset us one bit and we look forward to continue to bring you your own local newspaper for many months to come! The other change is, we have decided to reinstate the letters page. Many readers expressed their disappointment when we stopped publishing your letters, but as from next month, it will be back and we invite you to send them in to us. We must point out that we will only publish readers’ letters if they have a relevance to the area and the editors’ decision is final. Well, what can we say about the recent weather? Changeable is definitely the word to describe it with snow at Easter, winds, lots of rain but we even managed some

sunny days. What is great is the fact we get that extra hour of daylight since the clocks went forward so, for sure we are looking forward to light, warm nights when we can get out and about into our gardens and parks. You may recall last month we had a competition where some lucky readers would win a copy of the 2 for 1 discount book which includes over £4000 worth of savings. The winners of this competition can be found on page 49. We have got some amazing events coming up in the next few weeks and inside you will find 10 pages of things to do and places to go in our lovely area. We have the Klondike Bike Race, taking place at the end of this month and full details can be found in the article on page 6. We are so looking forward to this! The fantastic Saltburn Folk Festival, the friendly festival, takes place as always in August with a stellar list of artists for your pleasure. Take a look on page 55 for this year’s full line up. This is an event that we never miss and this year will be no exception. We look forward to seeing you there. At this time of the year we tend to get a little sad as it nears the end to the football season. As you probably know we are Leeds Utd season ticket holders for our sins and

this season hasn’t exactly been kind to us. At the time of writing the Boro are in the play off positions and we wish them well on their endeavour to get back into the top flight of English football. Whilst going to the Leeds’ games we have made many friends and it’s getting near the time for us to say ‘goodbye’ until the start of next season when we hope to be able to meet up with them all again. Talking of saying ‘Goodbye’, over the last couple of weeks we have lost two great men in our area. The war veteran Eddie Straight passed away in Saltburn. Many readers will be aware of Eddie due to the amazing film made about his life, by our own local film maker, Craig Hornby. See page 9 for a touching tribute to Eddie. We also lost John Butterfield, a long time friend of Coastal View. John touched the lives of so many people in the area and he will be sadly missed. Read the tribute to John, who for many years wrote the Guisborough Town articles for Coastal View, on page 62. We hope you enjoy reading this issue.

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Plans to transform the borough unveiled

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xciting plans to bring tens of millions of pounds of new investment, 1,600 new jobs, more than 175 new businesses and nearly 2,300 new homes to the borough have been unveiled. The Area Growth Plans include projects to improve the borough’s tourism offer, refurbish High Streets and support businesses and community-projects. The council has committed £8 million and £5 million has been secured from the SSI Task Force for Redcar Town Centre along with a further £2.8 million SSI Task Force funding for industrial parks in the Greater Eston area. The plan is to secure tens of millions more in funding from the lottery, Government and private sector. Many of the projects are grant-funded and a key part of the strategy is to encourage local people and businessmen and women to take advantage of the new opportunities created by the plans. The Cabinet report outlines funded, partfunded and long-term aspirational projects with money already allocated for many High Street improvement schemes. The four-year Area Growth Plans, recently discussed by Cabinet , will: • create 1,642 jobs (with a further 2,878 construction jobs) • help develop 176 new businesses • support 386 existing businesses • build 2,248 new homes. Bigger schemes include: £4 million plans to improve Redcar Railway Station and £6.6 million plans to open a Family Adventure Centre in the town, a £13 million expansion of Skippers Lane Industrial Estate and improvements to Eston Town Square. Many other projects are borough-wide and involve supporting both businesses and the community. They include: • delivering High Street improvement grants for new and existing businesses • increasing accommodation for tourists and car parking facilities. • expanding industrial estates • building new homes and the conversion of empty properties • making public space improvements, including ‘Public Realm’ investments in smaller communities, e.g. for parks, footpaths and environmental improvements. The plans cover the whole of the borough: East Cleveland, Greater Eston and Redcar. East Cleveland projects include supporting a £2.3 million community-led plan from the Guisborough Town Hall Gateway Project to return Guisborough Town Hall to use, tackling a number

of empty buildings in Loftus town centre and investing in Saltburn’s tourism offer including preserving Victorian features. As well as the Skippers Lane industrial site proposal, Greater Eston has projects of more than £1 million to enhance Eston Town Centre and the precinct area for businesses and shoppers and improvements to Eston Recreation Ground Redcar has schemes that will expand the range of all-weather facilities on offer to visitors including £4 million plans to improve the Redcar Central Station as a key gateway site and business space. Those plans include retail space, café, ticket office, business units and it’s hoped ten new businesses and 50 jobs will be created. There is also a plan to create a £6.6 million Family Adventure Centre in Redcar for young children to teenagers which could include a climbing wall and bowling alley. Councillor Sue Jeffrey, Leader of the Council, said: “These are hugely exciting plans. For the first time today we are setting out the full set of projects that we are currently working on and show how together they create the momentum for further projects and more investment right across the borough. “This approach means that there is a continuous pipeline of projects at various stages of development all targeted at growing the economy and creating new jobs and opportunities for all. “Community-led projects are at the centre of these plans and I am convinced that our investment will be more sustainable if we take the

lead from our communities and work alongside them to deliver. Building a successful borough will benefit us all and the more of us that play a part in making that future a success, the better it will be. Councillor Bob Norton, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, said: “Many of our schemes are fully costed and others are visionary but they all have the potential to make a real, long-term effect for our people and our economy.” Many projects are community-led already but further community engagement will take place and there has already been a number of public consultations. Local Labour MP, Anna Turley, welcomes Redcar area growth plans and thanks residents who gave their views to help create this vision. The project began when Anna, working with local Redcar councillors, called a public meeting in 2016 to seek the views of residents on the future of the town.

The council have taken that feedback away and developed plans for Redcar, Greater Eston, and East Cleveland. Anna said: “We brought people together to help create this vision because everyone I spoke to had ideas and passion for making our town centre a better place to live, work and visit. “With public investment on the table, including £5 million we secured through the SSI Taskforce, it is also important that this money goes into facilities people actually want. “Some of the proposals are well developed and hopefully we will see them come to fruition soon. Others are aspirations and I will be doing all I can to help secure the extra funding needed to deliver them. “I hope the conversation about the future of our town will continue and people will have more opportunities to give their views.” Find out more at www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/ cabinet-business-papers


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Mayor recognises achievement of dedicated residents

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ommunity stalwarts, selfless volunteers and all-round dedicated residents received awards from the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland at a recent ceremony. Nominees came from wards across the borough and ranged from clearing overgrown shrubbery from a peaceful pond area, giving a much-loved community pub a new lease of life, and a group that has tirelessly raised money for cancer research for a number of years. All 21 individuals, couples and groups were recognised by the Mayor, Cllr Karen King, at the Mayor’s Community Achievement Awards held in the Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart, having been nominated by ward councillors. Cllr King said: “It was great to be able to recognise the achievements and the hard work of residents from across the borough who go the extra mile to help their local community and neighbours. Everyone who was nominated are shining examples of the community spirit so many people have in Redcar and Cleveland and the borough wouldn’t be the same without them.” The full list of award-winners is: • Graeme and Anthea Aldous from Moorsholm – Decades of working in, and supporting residents of, Moorsholm and the wider area • Peter Appleton from Skelton – Secretary of the Skelton History Group, leading in opening up All Saints Church as a tourist attraction and delivering local history walks • Jayne and Mark Breeze from Skelton – Cleared overgrown shrubbery and picked up all the rubbish around a pond between Nidderdale and the De Brus playing fields. • Karen Byrne from Marske – Runs the local fruit shop and always goes above and beyond to help the community. • Nick Abraham and Nick Dalton from Marske

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– took over the Royal George Pub and turned it into a community hub • John Duffill from Dormanstown – One of the founding members of the ‘Friends of Westfield Farm’ • The East Cleveland Pink Ladies from Loftus – Organised events to raise money for cancer research • Eston District Green Howards and Yorkshire Regiment Associations – Supporting serving and former members of the Green Howards and the Yorkshire Regiment living in Eston • Grangetown Events Group – Helped organise events in the area and organise trips for local children • Barbara Helen from Saltburn – Formed the ‘Keeping it Clean at Saltburn’ group • Carla Keegans from Redcar – Founded the Ethical Lettings Agency which has helped vulnerable residents find safe accommodation • Debi Large from Marske – Volunteers for the Marske Community Partnership and at the Christmas Day Community Lunch • Loftus ACCORD Walking Group – Helped set up walking routes and promoting walks across East Cleveland • Newcomen Action Group – For their service to the community in the Newcomen Ward • Sharon Owens from Redcar – The mum of two runs the Harmony Food Revolution Community Interest Company • Saabat Community Art Gallery in South Bank – Supports local artists and community projects • Saltburn Centre for the British Red Cross – Dedicated residents have volunteered for the

Request for information Lingdale Primary School

he governors at Lingdale Primary School think that this year is the 40th anniversary of the opening of the new school and the closure of the old one. We have made enquiries but have been unable to confirm the date – possibly because the responsibility for education moved from North Yorkshire to Cleveland about this time and then to Redcar and Cleveland .

We would particularly like to hear from anyone who was at the school when the old school closed which would be around 1977/78. I can be contacted at governors@mossbank. plus.com Many thanks John Whitehead - Chair of Governors Lingdale Primary School

●● All the award winners with their certificates and the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Cllr Karen King red cross for decades, helping provide services to the local community • Ann and Mike Sidgwick from Marske – Volunteers at Winkies Castle Museum, spending hundreds of hours of their own time running the museum and promoting it • The Sievert Family from New Marske – Run the ‘Be Like Tom’ campaign to provide public

defibrillators after their son Tom sadly passed away from an unexpected heart attack • Roy Smith from Brotton – Co-ordinator of Saltburn Beachwatch which undertakes quarterly litter picks along the beach • Sue Sweeney from Carlin How – Works tirelessly in the community. Runs the local youth club and is at forefront of local projects.


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The Communities of East Cleveland we applaud you! The East Cleveland Klondike GP has taken an exciting step forward for 2018

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ast Cleveland Villages BIG Local has the immense pleasure to bring back with the East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix in partnership with Velo29 Events and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council; following the amazing success of the 2017 opening series race. Boasting views through media platforms of 5.2Million views; East Cleveland Villages Big Local can proudly say that the Towns and Villages of East Cleveland firmly placed their ambition of making Tourism a big priority. East Cleveland has such outstanding beauty for all to enjoy from the stunning heritage coastline, vast woodland and sitting on the edge of the National Park; what a way in which to promote the area, through a professional bike race and such passionate dedicated voluntary community groups dedicated to showcasing East Cleveland to the wider public as a place to come and enjoy and marvel on the natural beauty and assets East Cleveland has to share and offer. For 2018, through East Cleveland Villages Big Local funding and Tees Valley Community Fund, community groups throughout East Cleveland had been able to apply for funding in which to host activities and events for all to enjoy in celebration of the East

Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix. It is amazing to see the work, time, effort and positive engagement that the community and voluntary sector have put together in each and every Town and Village in East Cleveland, having worked together in which to allow everyone no matter what age to wave those flags, watch professional riders race around East Cleveland safely through keeping the race route clear (known as a ‘clearway’) whilst having fun and embracing the vision of the East Cleveland Village Big Local in which to promote achievement, community pride and spirit. Want to get on board! – The Klondike team ask for you to dress your village, work together, invite people to come and enjoy the day. The official colours of the Klondike GP are yellow and dark green, which were beautifully offset with the rural nature of East Cleveland and the beauty of the daffodils which flourished for the Klondike. EVERYONE can get involved in the Klondike; it doesn’t matter how old you are or what you do, everyone

from painting, tidying, baking, knitting, drawing, designing and most importantly talking positively to each other about the bike race canbe a part of something so special and unique to East Cleveland, paid for, designed and delivered by Local people and companies for Local people whilst inviting the wider community to come and enjoy. The East Cleveland Klondike: starts in Guisborough at 12:00 noon prompt, rolls out to: Cemetery Roundabout, Dunsdale, Sandy Lane, Grewgrass Lane to New Marske, onto the A174, at 4 Lane Ends the riders enter onto course through Apple Orchard on to Skelton, up to Skelton Green, Boosbeck, Lingdale, Kilton, Carlin How, past the entrance to Skinningrove, Loftus, Liverton Mines, Liverton Village, Grinkle, Easington, back through Loftus and Carlin How and over to Brotton, Saltburn and back to Skelton. The riders complete x3 laps of this large circuit. Then they complete one lap on a smaller circuit of, Skelton, Skelton Green, Boosbeck, Lingdale, Kilton, left to Brotton, Saltburn, Skelton, Skelton Green, Boosbeck, before

returning to Guisborough via Margrove Park, Charltons, Slapewath, Whitby Road for the finish no later than 4.00pm. The race route needs to be open and clear on the day of the race, known as a ‘clear way’ - and like ‘The Deep Cleans’ that are carried out in our villages, we are asking for you to park your car off the road (race route), this is for the Safety of Everyone and it means you get a clear view of the race coming, it will be fast! As we get nearer the race, we need responsible people to volunteer (Race Ambassadors) your time in which to attend one of the following briefing sessions in which Community Traffic Management and East Cleveland Village Big Local are going to be able to give you brief training session on the roles and responsibility of a race ambassador to ensure you have an opportunity to ask the professionals any questions you may have, feel confident with knowledge in which to make decisions to how and which you may like to proceed in your role as a volunteer marshal, or come and hear about the race and what the race is about so that you can speak positively about the race, what is going on and what the race means to the people of East Cleveland. The Dates for these briefing sessions: Loftus Town Hall, LOFTUS, Loftus Town Hall, High St, Loftus, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS13 4HG Monday 16th April, 6.00pm – 7.00pm Sunnyfield House, Guisborough GUISBOROUGH, Sunnyfield House 36 Westgate, Guisborough TS14 6BA

Thursday 12th April - 5.00pm - 6.00pm Friday 20th April - 5.00pm - 6.00pm If you would like to attend please can you confirm on the following email address: Jayney - jbarnard.ecbl@ teesvalleyrcc.org.uk East Cleveland Klondike GP team and East Cleveland Villages Big Local wish to THANK the community groups, voluntary groups, local partnerships, local authority, Cleveland Police and local businesses, who have through their commitment to the Klondike project through time, financial contribution, support and the positive vibes have allowed the East Cleveland Klondike the chance to thrive as a professional bike race and encompass the spirit and passion of East Cleveland, without this the Klondike would not have been or will be the success it is allowing for the race to be a safe and positive experience for all. For further information, projected timings, detailed information please visit www.eastclevelandklondikegp. co.uk to find out what is going on around you. Let’s make this safe and fun and the race can come back year after year. If you would like any further information: Jayney Barnard, Tourism Officer East Cleveland Villages Big Local Riverside Building Skinningrove East Cleveland Yorkshire, TS13 4AU Tel: 01287 644792


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‘Champion’ Jackie Taylor oak tree planted

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Pigeon Fancying in East Cleveland By John Roberts

T ●●A 12ft English oak tree is planted at Marske Road in memory of Saltburn stalwart Jackie Taylor MBE, who died last August. In front of family members are Heather Taylor, wife of Jackie’s brother John, and brother-in-law Tom O’Leary, of Redcar

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By Mike Morrissey

ore than 50 people gathered at the Marske entrance to Saltburn to see an English oak tree planted in memory of town stalwart Jackie Taylor MBE, who died last August. They recalled that over 25 years she galvanised townsfolk to spruce up Saltburn and help create a vibrant community. Among her achievements, which will be marked through a new committee just set up, were the bandstand, Saltburn in Bloom and Marine Parade picnic area. Members of Jackie’s family helped to plant the 12ft high tree, which was donated by Redcar & Cleveland Council’s countryside, environment, community and volunteering department. Its natural heritage manager is Kevin Wilson, of Marske, who is a member of the Jackie Taylor Memorial Committee. Family members present on 28th March included brother David Ransome and his wife Jean, of Marske, sister Margaret Barker, of

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he 2017 bonfire in Skinningrove highlighted the significance of pigeon fancying in the local area. Following its success, the bonfire committee has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project titled Pigeon Fancying in East Cleveland and its Social Significance. Skinningrove History Group will be assisting with the project which aims to: • produce a portable exhibition for showing in community venues • install an information board near the Cleveland Way in Skinningrove • conduct interviews with local pigeon fanciers • develop an interactive website

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“Light Up Loftus”

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ight up Loftus have been busy bees so far this year and we have already raised a fantastic amount of money towards further improvements for 2018. We would like to thank Brown Landscapes (supplier of the Kiddies Rides and Hook a Duck) for their kind donation following the switch on in 2017, Willow Cake shop for their continued support in sharing their tips with us, Cllr Cornes and Anne Middlemass for the fundraising at their coffee mornings and our Ward Councillors Eric Jackson and Wayne Davies for the donations from their ward councillors funds. Our committee had a baking frenzy for a cake sale in Loftus Market Place Co-op on Saturday

24th March, we completely sold out by 1pm! Raising a whopping £218.32! In the same week the Co-op ran a blind card for our funds and raised a further £100 with a hamper being donated by the Co-op as the prize. Many thanks to the Co-op Manager Chris and his team for their continued support. The tickets for Burden of Paradise - featuring renowned saxophonist Snake Davies , at Loftus Town Hall on Wednesday 2nd May are selling like hot cakes at £8 each! So do go online at www.ruralarts.co.uk or call into Wold Pottery during normal opening hours to purchase your ticket if you haven’t already. We will be hosting a raffle on the night and there is also a bar open from 6pm, band on stage from 7pm.

Handale School visit Saint Leonard’s Church Loftus

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n Tuesday 27th March 2018, Saint Leonard’s Parish Church Loftus hosted the Handale School Easter Service. Seasonal hymns and songs were sung and students read about the events of Holy Week and Easter from the Bible. As the students left they were all presented with a Palm Cross as a reminder of the Christian understanding of Palm Sunday,

Good Friday and Easter. Father Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus-in-Cleveland said: “The annual Easter Assembly is always one of the highlights of the school year and, once again, the students of Handale Primary school have done themselves and their school proud in their telling of the events of Holy week and Easter. “Well done to everyone who took part!”

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The V word Question Time is coming to Saltburn! Well, kind of

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Eddie Straight 1920 - 2018

altburn war veteran, Eddie Straight, who took part in the Allied Invasion, the Liberation of Belsen and the Burma campaign, has died at the age of 97. He passed away peacefully in the evening of March 20th at a retirement home in his hometown of Saltburn. Eddie joined the army in 1940 at the age of 20. What WW2 bestowed upon him left scars for a lifetime. He took part in the D-Day landings aka’ Operation Overlord’ as a member of the elite tank regiment, the 11th Armoured Division aka “The Black Bulls”. From the beaches of Normandy, he fought through France and Belgium before crossing into Nazi Germany. There he became an unsuspecting witness to the holocaust taking part in the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen death camp. The unimaginable scenes of horror and depravity that he was exposed haunted him for the rest of his life. After Victory in Europe, he returned home sick and exhausted before being posted to Nigeria. There he collected a platoon from the Royal West African Fighting Force and took them into the Burmese jungle to clean up at the end of the campaign against the Japanese. Despite being wounded by bayonet and bullets; and being struck down with malaria, Eddie survived the war and lived to tell the tale 70 years later. A documentary “Eddie Straight - To Hell &

Back” was made in 2015 by Saltburn film-maker Craig Hornby. It received critical acclaim when it was screened at Saltburn Theatre and as part of exhibition at Dorman Museum in Middlesbrough. Craig Hornby said: “He was a charming fella and will be missed. He had no children or immediate family but was well loved by his friends and all at the home. To meet a WW2 veteran is a rare thing these days so to meet one on my doorstep who had been through all he had was amazing and humbling to say the least. His story is on record forever and is most poignant as it is a rare eye-witness account of the Holocaust with a Teesside dimension. I must thank Eddie’s former neighbour John Connolly of Skelton who introduced me to Eddie and who did so much for him over the years.” John Connolly said: “My admiration and respect for Eddie Straight, based on his extraordinary story of courage under fire and of his service across Europe and in Burma together with his treatment as a hero by the West Africa Frontier Force in Nigeria, grew with every hour we spent together. Always a fighter, I saw that the toughest battle of Eddie’s life was against the cloak of loneliness which weighed him down after the death of his beloved wife Ina in 2010.” For more information www.pancrack.tv/ eddiestraight.html https://youtu.be/DkeYAIUGBpY

avid Dimbleby wasn’t available but, on the 11th of May from 7pm, the Earthbeat Centre will be staging a Question Time style debate. The theme of the debate will be ‘veganism’ and the panel, assisted by the audience, will discuss the ethics of eating animals. We will also be discussing the health and environmental consequences of consuming animals. The panel will consist of two meat eaters, two vegans and a neutral host. The audience will raise questions, from both sides of the debate, and the panel will discuss. The debate will be conducted in a calm, balanced manner but no doubt, strong views will be expressed from both sides. So why should we be discussing Veganism? Haven’t we been eating animals for - well, forever? Yes, it’s true. Our relationship with farm animals goes back almost 10,000 years but many people are now questioning whether or not this relationship is damaging, both to our health and the environment. In the last ten years Veganism has risen by almost 400% and our supermarkets are now stocked with a huge selection of Vegan and vegetarian products. High profile Vegans are everywhere and include Brad Pitt, Serena Williams, Lewis Hamilton, Woody Harrelson and Homer Simpson (Ok, I’m stretching it a bit there – but the actor who provides his voice is Vegan). Very few of us support fox hunting, bull fighting or people who shoot lions and elephants (remember the public outrage around the

shooting of Cecil the lion?). Yet most people are happy to eat animals despite the fact that many would say we don’t need to eat them. Some would even say they are bad for our health and that a plant based diet is much healthier. But what do you think? Are you a veggie, a die hard meat eater or somewhere in between? Do you have strong views on the topic or are you undecided? Why not come along to our debate and have your say - or maybe hear more from our expert panellists. Entrance will be free but this will be a ticketed event as we anticipate a strong turnout. If you’d like to be a member of the audience, send an email to earthbeat@hotmail.com or call the Earthbeat centre office (07969 623118) and collect your tickets. There will be a bar and free snacks. We look forward to hearing from you.


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Celebrations as Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council wins national award

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edcar & Cleveland Borough Council is celebrating winning a major, national award. The team won the highly prestigious Local Government Chronicle (LGC)’s Best Service Delivery Model Award for the Training and Employment Hub in Grangetown. The ‘Hub’ has helped nearly 2,000 people into employment or training. The authority beat off competition from eight other finalists to win the highly prestigious award and the event, hosted by Channel 4 presenter Jon Snow, was attended by more than 1,000 of the most senior figures in British local government. The innovative hub in Grangetown was set up in February last year with a number of organisations including MGT Teesside (which is building a renewable energy power station at Teesport), the Future Regeneration of Grangetown (FROG), Job Centre Plus and other members of the Working Together Group. More than 2,000 people have registered for help and over 4,000 CVs are being held on file for opportunities with local employers. So far, 560 residents have been supported into employment and an estimated 1,400 into training. At the award ceremony at Grosvenor House in London, LGC judges said: “The commitment and enthusiasm of this winning team shone through and their passionate and precise approach engaged local people. The project has a clear foundation that shows alignment of interest across both the business community and the wider community and has delivered

true local scale impact.” Councillor Lynn Pallister, Community Enterprise Manager of FROG, Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Welfare and Grangetown councillor, said: “It’s wonderful that all the hard work by everyone involved has been recognised. This project is very important for Grangetown and surrounding area and has helped a lot of people both find work and progress their careers. It has quickly become a vital way of ensuring the right people get the right help to find employment and training. I’m delighted that another training hub has now been set up in Skinningrove and is proving to be a success for the people of East Cleveland.” Councillor Bob Norton, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, said: “It is wonderful that the hard work and dedication of the team has been recognised in this way. They made this project a reality and that’s thanks to their creativity, energy and hard work. This project has helped to transform lives. It’s a fantastic achievement.” Anju Sanehi, Director of Policy and Regulation at MGT Teesside Limited, said: “Regionally there has been much interest in replicating the Grangetown Training and Employment Hub Service Delivery Model and it is great to see that model now being recognised nationally. This is a well-deserved award for both those that came up with the concept and those that run the scheme on a day-to-day basis.” The Recruitment and Training Hub in Grangetown is based at Grangetown

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ome 13 years of retirement after 41 years of teaching, I am still interested in knowing about our local schools. The first part of Steve Kay’s piece in the last issue of Coastal View came as a shock. I know a number of our local teachers, quite a few are my former pupils, or the offsprings of my colleagues. I know nearly all of our local primary schools are in Ofsted’s highest ratings. The children and staff can be proud of themselves.

As I read the two pieces on the same page, I realised the problems are with the secondary schools. Same area, same families, different results. Do the older children think secondary school doesn’t matter? Can’t they be bothered to work? Do they always want to be at the bottom of the ladder? It is up to them to make the effort, no-one can do it for them. Mary Bielby (Mrs)

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●●Margie Oliver of Redcar & Cleveland BC’s Business and Employment Growth team, Graham Hubbard, Routes to Employment, Anju Sanehi of MGT Teesside, Kim Jameson of FROG, Gill Sutherland, Department for Work and Pensions and Eleanor Kelly, Chief Executive of Southwark Council and LGC judge with Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow. Neighbourhood Centre, Bolckow Road, Grangetown, TS6 7BS Telephone 01642 467161. Opening Hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. The hub can also be found on Facebook as ‘Grangetown Neighbourhood Centre’.

A similar Employment and Training Hub opened in Skinningrove in February this year at the existing Skinningrove Link Up building on New Company Row. Find out more by calling 01287 642508.


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Mayor jumps to it for charity

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he Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland has skydived from 10,000ft for charity. Councillor Karen King raised nearly £2,000 for her two mayoral charities as a result of the dive at Peterlee Airfield yesterday, Thursday 5 April. The idea came from the Mayor’s sister-inlaw Lorraine King, who also took part in the parachute jump and helped with fundraising. Every penny of the money raised will go The Junction, which helps young people and families in the borough, and Still Parents, which supports families dealing with still birth. Cllr King said: “It was a fantastic experience. We weren’t nervous at all and it was just

adrenaline-fuelled. “What really got me, to the point of tears, was a call I had from an anonymous businessman last night. He asked how much we’d raised and I said £1,000. He just said, ‘double it.’ It was an amazing gesture. “We are so grateful to everyone who donated for these fantastic charities.” Donations to the Mayor’s skydive can be made 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: https://www.gofundme. com/mayors-fundraisers-for-charity.

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Conservatives win in Longbeck

●●(L-R) Coast & Country’s newly-recruited apprentices, Lewis Peacock, Cory Kernan, Sadie Wheeler and Liberty Cottle with Emma Tooth, Apprenticeship Co-ordinator at Coast & Country (centre)

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Coast & Country launches Apprentice Charter

oast & Country has launched an Apprentice Charter, demonstrating its commitment to the support and success of its apprentices; the launch coincided with National Apprenticeship Week 2018. During the week employers and apprentices from across England came together to celebrate the success of apprenticeships whilst encouraging even more people to choose apprenticeships as a pathway to a great career. The housing provider recently welcomed four new apprentices, adding to the 12 who were recruited in September 2017. The Charter clearly documents Coast & Country’s responsibilities to its apprentices: High quality training and clear individual development programmes are provided Apprentices are supported and valued Apprentices complement the workface, not

supplement it Apprentices have a safe and friendly environment to work in Apprentices have a contract of employment Success is celebrated Apprentices are kept informed Apprentices have access to staff benefits Apprentices receive planning support for their futures Emma Tooth, Apprenticeship Co-ordinator at Coast & Country, said: “Providing opportunities for young people is crucial to the future development of organisation and the region’s economy. “It is also important that apprentices are treated with respect and supported to make the most of all the opportunities that come their way. This is why we have produced an Apprentice Charter, which sets out our responsibilities to our apprentices.”

●●Vera Rider receiving a Coastal View Community award in 2016 on behalf of The New Marske Residents’ Group from Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger

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n the recent Longbeck byelection (Marske and New Marske) candidate Vera Rider gained the Conservatives another seat on Redcar and Cleveland Council. The vacancy had come about due to the resignation of Independent Mike Findley MBE who stepped down on health grounds. Simon Clarke, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland said: “Huge congratulations go to Vera Rider, who has served good causes in the area for years and will be a brilliant Borough Councillor. She replaces

the great Mike Findley, who gave incredible service to the ward. “This victory is welcome evidence of how the Conservatives’ positive vision for Teesside is helping to win us new support. “Looking ahead to 2019, every council seat in both Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland is up for election. This will be a huge chance to change local politics in our area for the better and I really encourage people from all walks of life who are interested in championing their communities to get in touch.” Longbeck is now represented on Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council by three Conservatives.


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Redcar’s ‘petrified’ forest: a personal perspective I

By Councillor Steve Kay

am ashamed to say that, although I’ve lived in this area all my life, I was unaware there are the remains of an ancient forest buried under the sands of Redcar beach. As a young child, I regularly visited the beach, and later, when I attended Coatham Grammar School, I took part in dangerous, lunchtime games, on and around, what is now the beachside Regent Cinema. Little did my pals and I know, at the time, that we were in close proximity to a geological feature of tremendous interest and debate. Better late than never, I decided to have a look for myself. What is certain is that the recent ferocious winter storm, dubbed by the press ‘The Beast from the East’, caused the North Sea to wash away thousands of tons of sand from part of the beach, uncovering tree stumps, roots and branches, of birch, oak and beech; part of a forest thousands of years old and still half buried in silt and mud. Amongst the ancient vegetation are parts of more recent wooden boats, in all likelihood sunk, through the centuries, on the nearby Scars. At low tide, the scene was more like a battlefield than a beach, stretching from the Redcar Beacon, for around 500 yards, in a westerly direction. When I visited, there were scores of adults and children, undeterred by the mud and debris, having a look at the virtually unique phenomenon. On returning home, I decided to do a bit of research on the subject but soon found that the so-called experts have not reached a consensus about what they refer to as a ‘fossilised’ or ‘petrified’ forest. There is general accord that the remains of trees, on Redcar beach, are part of a much larger forest, belonging to a low-lying area, known as Doggerland, which once connected our island with Europe; a land which flooded as the earth warmed and the glaciers melted, at the end of the last ice age. There is also agreement that the forest belongs to the Neolithic period, an epoch of human development, at the end of the Stone Age, which began in the Middle East

around 8,000 years ago. Neolithic times saw the beginnings of farming and the use of stone tools, together with the invention of weaving and pottery. There are, however, different opinions about just how long ago the forest disappeared beneath the waves, with estimates ranging from 4,000 BC to 6,000 BC. The evidence is also sketchy about just when the forest was exposed in the past. There is an account from 1871, in which it is recorded that the tusks of wild boar and deer antlers were discovered. And, I have found reference to another extensive exposure, loosely dated at “almost 50 years ago”. There was also, apparently, a less extensive appearance of the forest, as recently as 2013. I believe that through the years, as the sands have moved, parts of the forest have been revealed, from time to time, but that the recent disclosure is a major event, perhaps repeated once every century, or so. I am not a geologist but, in my opinion, fossils should be stony and hard. The received wisdom is that the forest is ‘petrified’ (turned into stone), as a result of the pores in the wood being filled with minerals from the sea. But, in reality, when touched, the wood does not have a stony texture; instead it is soft, just like a rotten tree in any normal forest. I’d hazard a guess that the forest has been preserved by the sea and the sand, just like Henry VIII’s warship, the Mary Rose, which is not regarded as ‘fossilised’, or ‘petrified’. Amazingly, there was one partlyburied branch, probably of birch, on which the bark looked and felt completely fresh. Further research is needed to solve the mystery of why these remnants of an ancient forest have survived the millennia. In my opinion, petrification is, at most, just part of the answer. One thing is certain. The ‘petrified’ forest has proved to be a far bigger tourist attraction than the nearby Redcar Beacon, which is forlorn, scruffy and underused, after just a few years. By the time you read this, the forest may have been covered again by the shifting sands. But, if it’s still visible, go and have a look. You may never get another chance!

●● Cllr Steve Kay examines a ‘petrified’ tree stump on Redcar beach

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Thank You Costa

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By Quita Owen

verything’s better for a good Spring clean - and that applies to our precious green spaces too! Led by Costa area manager, Alessio Soave, a group of managers from local Costa Coffee shops descended on the KGV Jubilee Nature Area in Guisborough recently, and carried out a thorough Litterpick. The project was the brainchild of Alex Fisher, one of the Costa managers who lives in Guisborough, and the team included managers, and other helpers, from across the whole Tees Valley area, from Hartlepool to Darlington. In three hours, they collected no less than 26 bags of assorted litter, plus some larger items. Luckily, it was a fine sunny day - a visit planned for earlier in March, as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s “Great British Clean-up” weekend had to be cancelled because of the snow! The Friends of the KGV are extremely grateful to the team for all their hard work. We particularly

appreciated that they’d given up a sunny Sunday afternoon to come and help us. Costa Coffee is of course a well-known name on most of our high streets, and the company has a strong policy of ongoing social action both nationally, and in its local communities. The team explained to us that every year, each Costa store is required to carry out voluntary work in their community, and very fortunately for us, on this occasion they chose Guisborough! We were delighted to meet them, and they did a fantastic job. Thanks are due too, to Claire Bognar and Andy Roberts, both from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, for helping to co-ordinate the Costa visit and for arranging to collect and dispose of the rubbish afterwards. We hope that this latest event will help to promote the ongoing work of the KGV Friends and the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust to restore our Nature Area as part of the Trust’s Wild Green Places Project, and maybe inspire more local volunteers to join us!

New literacy programme needs volunteers to help pre-schoolers become ready to read

eanstalk is looking for volunteers to become Story Starters in pre-schools and nurseries in East Cleveland for its new early years’ project Story Starters which will help children aged 3-5 become ready to read. Story Starters is a new collaborative project between children’s literacy charity Beanstalk, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and LuCid (University of Liverpool) which aims to give children the support they need to develop their language and reading skills. Research has shown that children who benefit from high-quality support in their early years start school on average three months ahead in their literacy and language skills, compared with children who don’t. Story Starter volunteers will visit an early years setting twice a week and support three children for 20 minutes each. The sessions are fun, interactive and hugely beneficial to the children receiving extra support. The child and volunteer will have access to a box full of books, as well as an additional book every month delivered directly to the trained reading helper and child. Janet Skeen, Area Manager for Beanstalk, said: “Beanstalk is excited to be working with early years settings across East Cleveland on our new programme Story Starters. We know how important it is for children in the early years of their education to receive support with their language development, as this enables them to start primary school ready to read and

able to thrive throughout their lives. It is really worrying to hear recent figures show that the proportion of toddlers being read to every day has dropped by a fifth over the last five years - a significant threat to child development. We are asking for people to come forward as volunteers now so they can be trained as Story Starters this term and start making a difference in the community.” Become a Story Starter volunteer: If you would to become a Story Starter, please • Visit www.storystarters.org.uk • Call Beanstalk on 0845 450 0301 or • Email storystarters@beanstalkcharity.org. uk. Volunteers also continue to be needed for Beanstalk’s 321 reading programme which already successfully runs in a number of primary schools across the North East and has been making a positive impact on children’s reading confidence and ability. This involves volunteers supporting three primary school aged children (aged 5-11), two times a week for 30 minutes in a local primary school for one academic year. One-to-one sessions enable the reading helper to tailor each session to the child’s specific needs and to pass on the magic of stories and books. If you would like to become a trained reading helper in a local primary school, please • Visit www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk • Call Beanstalk on 0845 450 0307 or • Email info@beanstalkcharity.org.uk


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Apprentices take a trip down memory lane during National Apprenticeship Week

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pprentices from Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council took part in numerous challenges, helped deal with the snowy weather, and recreated a photo from more than 30 years ago during the National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2018. The highlight of the week was 58 of the council’s current crop of apprentices lining up outside the Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart to recreate a photo of apprentices from 1982 starting at what was then Langbaurgh Council! All the apprentices were lined up outside the old town hall in Eston and while there are a lot more apprentices now than they were then, they put their best thumbs up to replicate the image. As well as showing how much fashion sense has changed over the years, the 2018 photo is a

visual reminder of how many more opportunities are available at the council for young people these days. In the modern picture, apprentices came from Children’s Centres, office-based roles, Highways, IT, Finance and Neighbourhoods teams amongst others. Apprentices from the Neighbourhoods team were at the front-line just before NAW began as 16-yearold Danny Hutchinson worked alongside fellow members of the Greater Eston team to clear the snow from gritting routes, shopping precincts and in front of doctors’ surgeries. As well as helping residents get about, he also played a big part in one couple’s big day as he helped grit the paths around an Eston church so a wedding could go ahead safely. Elsewhere during the week, a team from the council took part in the Tees Valley Apprenticeship

Loftus Beavers visit Loftus Church!

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n the evening of Tuesday 27th March 2018, Loftus Beavers visited Saint Leonard’s Church in Loftus in-order to qualify for their faith badge! The previous week Father Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus-in-Cleveland, had visited the Loftus Scout Hut and had worked with the Beavers enabling them to think about prayer, reflection and about the place of faith in modern British life. This session was then followed by a visit and tour of Saint Leonard’s Parish Church in Loftus. During the tour, the Beavers saw the font where baptisms take place, the altar where Holy Communion is celebrated and the golden Eagle Lectern from where the Bible is read. The Beavers also got to hear the fantastic Church Organ and the Church Bells! Father Adam Gaunt said: “It was great to

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Challenge at Middlesbrough Sport Village. The team of Sophie Edwards, Hannah Goult-Readman, Connor Fairchild, Levi Iredale, William Wood, Ellie Kerr and Saskia Russell took part in a series of mental and physical challenges against apprentices from Middlesbrough and Darlington. Finally, intrepid apprentices took to the airwaves to talk about their experiences of working at the council as they went on the Zetland FM breakfast show. Business Support Assistant Chloe Jackson and Business Administration Assistant Ben Dodsworth both talked about their experiences in the world of work and how members of the public can find out more about apprenticeships. The pair’s interviews can be heard by going to www.mixcloud.com/zetlandfm. Cllr Craig Hannaway, Cabinet Member for

Children and Skills, said: “It’s great to see apprentices from all departments of the council get out and take part in a number of events, and helping the community, during National Apprenticeship Week. “This kind of hands-on working is why apprenticeships are so popular – young people can leave school and go straight into the world of work, learning valuable on the job experience as well as gaining qualifications in the process. “It was also good to see Danny helping out during the bad snow and playing a key part in allowing a couple’s special day go ahead with minimal disruption.” To find out more about apprenticeships at the council, go to www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/ apprenticeships.


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Inspirational Prior Pursglove College teacher honoured by Oxford University S

ixth Form Teacher & Deputy Faculty Manager Kim Lambert has been recognised by the University of Oxford for being one of the UK’s most inspirational teachers, after being awarded with the University’s prestigious Inspirational Teachers Award 2018. Psychology teacher Kim is one of ten teachers in the UK to receive the award which recognises the crucial role teachers play in encouraging talented students in their schools or colleges. In October a selection of current first year Oxford under-graduates were asked to nominate a teacher who inspired them to apply to Oxford,

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fostered their passion for a particular subject or support them through the application process. Beth Carter, 19, from Middlesbrough, who is studying Experimental Psychology at New College, Oxford, and nominated Kim, said: “Kim’s love of education and passion for psychology specifically is felt by everyone that she teaches and even those that she doesn’t, regardless of your choice of career path she would always try and help in every way that she could. “This unwavering support from Kim was not only given in an academic sense, but she would also always care about the emotional wellbeing

Protect youth mental health services, says Redcar MP

abour MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has called on the government to protect mental health services for children and young people as staff at Redcar mental health charity face redundancy. Services at children’s mental health charity, The Link in Redcar, are in high demand with a waiting list of 140 children. Despite long waiting times, staff have had their hours cut and some may now be made redundant due to funding pressures. Speaking in the House of Commons during Health & Social Care Questions, Anna challenged ministers to commit to increasing funding for children and adolescent mental health services. Anna said: “An estimated one in ten children and young people in Redcar and Cleveland aged 5 - 16 years have a mental health disorder, higher then England and the rest of the North East. “Local services are becoming overwhelmed. Redcar charity The Link which provides mental health support for children saw an increase in demand last year of 40%. “Despite a waiting list of over 140 children and planned waits of 11 weeks the charity is facing making redundancies and staff have had their hours cut due to funding cuts. “Will she commit to increasing and ringfencing spending for child and adolescent mental health to truly put it on a par with physical health and will she ensure the role of third sector charities in delivery is protected?” In response, the minister for Mental Health and Inequalities, Jackie DoylePrice MP, said the government are increasing funding for mental health and that it is down to local CCGs how they commission services. She also stated NHS England would be closely scrutinising mental health service commissioning. Speaking afterwards, Anna said: “There is a mental health crisis among our children with more and more young people needing the support of mental health services. It must be a priority to make sure immediate support is available for those who are struggling in their formative years. “The Conservatives promised in their election manifesto to give mental

health parity of esteem with physical health and the minister repeated their commitment to increase funding for mental health today. But the pressures on the Link demonstrate the promised investment is not reaching services on the ground. I will be keeping up the pressure on ministers and speaking to the local CCG.” Tina Jackson, Managing Director of The Link, said: “We have already had to make cuts to staff costs of 15% across the board to ease the financial situation. Obviously this has an impact on the numbers of children and young people we can see. We are now facing the possibility of redundancies which will have a massive impact not only for the local skilled staff who work with us but also children and young people with mental health problems across Redcar & Cleveland.”

of her students. When exams were approaching many students were feeling the pressure and were struggling to cope, myself included. Kim would run ‘open sessions’ where you could visit her and ask questions, do work or just talk to her about anything that was on your mind which really helped as it showed us as students that we were cared about as individuals, not just as statistics. “Kim is a brilliant teacher and an amazing person who is a role model not just for students, but also for other teachers. She embodies everything that you can envision when you think of this award and deserves this recognition for her amazing work, someday I only hope that I can inspire others as she has inspired me and I can’t think of anyone who has positively influenced my life more than Kim has.” Kim Lambert said of the award: “It is such an honour to have been given this award, both on a professional and personal level. I love being a teacher and working with students of all abilities to help them achieve their best, but to have a student like Beth who shares your passion for

your subject is something really special. “Our students do not always see themselves as being worthy of applying to a university such as Oxford and it can be difficult to challenge the stereotypical views they sometimes hold. I found the whole process of supporting Beth with her application to be deeply satisfying, from providing stimulating extra reading material to organising mock interviews. “It was so rewarding to work with her and see her confidence and ambition flourishing. There were moments of self-doubt about whether she was worthy of a place and a moment of panic when all could have been lost, however, it was mostly about sharing her joy when she was successful every step of the way. It is so deeply touching to have a student who has moved on in their academic career take the time to write so eloquently about the effect you as a teacher have had on them, and I will never forget the moment when I opened that envelope and read what she had written about me.” Kim will receive her award at a formal awards ceremony and dinner in Oxford in May.

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Victory for the Skelton Miners’ Statue

Historic planter for Little Moorsholm

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●● RCBC councillor Steve Kay with parish councillors Alan Groves and Mike Jefferson about to plant-up the Little Moorsholm hay cart

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By Councillor Steve Kay

he entrance of Little Moorsholm estate, to the east of Lingdale, is on its way to becoming resplendent, thanks to a magnificent replica of a 19th century hay cart, designed to serve as a planter. Mike Jefferson, Chairman of Lingdale Lift-Off and Lockwood Parish Council explained: “There were four wooden barrels on the same spot, serving as planters, but recently, they started to fall to pieces and became unusable. The plan was to come up with something more robust, and also of heritage value. “We decided to turn to James Godbold of

The Forge, Egton, who has fabricated many other items in galvanised steel for the East Cleveland villages. We thought farming was a theme that, despite its continual importance to our area, has been somewhat overlooked; and, of course, a cart design is eminently suitable as a planter. “I should like to thank the East Cleveland Big Local and Lockwood Parish Council for their financial support, without which this project could not have gone ahead. “The galvanised steel looks rather bright at the moment, but it will weather down over the months ahead and show off a whole range of spring and summer flowers to their best.”

Newly co-opted parish councillor, Alan Groves, who lives in Little Moorsholm said: “The hay cart is a massive improvement over the broken barrels it has replaced. Now it is planted up, my wife and I shall take care of the watering and weeding.” For my part, as borough councillor for Lockwood ward, I’m greatly impressed with this latest heritage item, well placed for all to see and enjoy. Apart from reminding us of our past, once the flowers start blooming, it promises to be a picture to behold. It’s a pleasure to be associated with people who are dedicated to improving our local environment. Long may the good work continue!

ust as Coastal View was going to press we learned of a little victory by Skelton Residents in their bid to erect a memorial to the generations of miners and their families who lived in the village from the 1870’s through to the early 1960’s. The dream of the Friends of the Skelton Community Orchard group was to erect a symbolic statue of three miners on a plinth outside the Old Schoolhouse overlooking the Village Green. The group had to apply for Planning Permission from the Borough Council but were disappointed that the official recommendation to the Council’s Regulatory Committee was for refusal. The reasons for this were that: “The area around the Village Green was not identifiable as a mining community, that the buildings predated the mining boom of the Victorian years and that the statue be erected elsewhere in the village.” The group, backed by local councillors fought this at the Regulatory Committee on March 29th. Joyce White for the Group argued that the idea had wide backing from local societies and the Parish Council. Councillor David Walsh said: “Having studied the 1871 census I found 16 mineworkers and their families lived on the three sides of the village green and many more in nearby streets like Woodman’s Yard and Green Road. “The miners’ union met in the Duke William and the Annual Miner’s “Demonstration Parade” both began and ended at the village green after a picnic and speeches on Hollybush Fields in New Skelton.” Councillor Cliff Foggo stressed “that the statue would not be overbearing, that there was total support from the present owner of the old Schoolhouse and residents in the attached flats”. He pointed out that “the Schoolhouse itself would have been the village classroom for generations of miners’ sons and daughters. The idea that the statue, in some way, ‘did not fit’ was wrong.” The Councillors present showed agreement with the arguments put by the village representatives and overruled their officers recommendation by eight votes to one. The road is now clear for the Friends of the Orchard to carry on fundraising for the statue, confident that it can finally be erected.


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Centenary oaks planted to remember Goathland’s fallen

hildren from Goathland Primary School have planted 12 English Oak Trees to help tell the story of the men of the village who lost their lives in WWI. The trees, along with 12 memorial sculptures, will form the central feature of a new Centenary Walk through the village to be officially launched later this year. The project has been made possible thanks to the work of the Goathland Community Hub and Sports Pavilion CIO, which has been awarded a grant of £9,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project is also supported by the North York Moors National Park Trust, a new charity that aims to protect and improve the Moors while keeping its heritage and tradition alive. Keith Thompson, Chairman of the Goathland Community Hub & Sports Pavilion said: “Like almost every village in the country, Goathland lost a significant number of its local men in the First World War. Shortly after the war had ended, the mother of one of these young men, a lady called Kate Smailes, planted 12 English oak trees to commemorate the 12 men of Goathland village who had never returned. “Kate carefully chose a location for her trees along the old railway line, where she could see them every day on her favourite walk. Now, 100 years later, we plan to retell this poignant tale by planting 12 oak saplings and establishing a two-mile circular trail

that will take in both the remaining historic oaks and the 12 new trees.” It is hoped that the trees - planted by pupils of the same village school attended by many of the men - will enhance the natural landscape and help connect a new generation to its heritage. Positioned near each tree will be a memorial sculpture of a WWI solider, dedicated to one of the men. Andy Wilson, Chair of the North York Moors National Park Trust said: “The Trust is delighted to be supporting the creation of this living memorial. One of our aims is to help forge powerful connections between people and landscapes and across generations, and this project will achieve that in spades.” The search for family connections The 12 men of Goathland served in

some of the most notorious theatres of war between 1914 and 1918, including the Somme, Gallipoli and the English Channel. They are remembered at Goathland’s war memorial and in St Mary’s Church, which also houses a memorial to the fallen. Eleven of the servicemen died either in battle or later of their wounds. The twelfth man however, Thomas Readman, was a local railway worker who was ordered to France in March 1917 to help lay supply lines. Within a month he had been taken ill and died unexpectedly, leaving a widow, Hannah, who was denied a pension by both the railway company and the government , each of whom felt that the other should be responsible. Hannah was subsequently employed as a porter at Goathland station, but

Prize winners of the Dark Skies Festival photography competition announced

●● Winner: Dark Skies photography competition Brinton Darnell of Grosmont

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he prize winners of the Dark Skies Festival photography competition have been announced by the North York Moors National Park. A winner and runner-up have been chosen from more than 100 dark sky images entered into February’s social media festival competition from locations within the North York Moors National Park, Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and gateway towns including Pickering, Helmsley and Whitby. Grosmont resident and amateur photographer Brinton Darnell won the competition with his evocative shot of Whitby lighthouse as the beams of light shine across the sea under starry skies. Meanwhile Kirsty Johnson of Castleton took a photo of star trails above Castleton which scooped her the runners-up prize. Both entrants receive sports equipment and clothing courtesy of Columbia Sportswear.

●● Kirsty Johnson of Castleton runner up Dark Skies photography competition Judge Steve Bell, a Helmsley astro photographer comments: “I loved the cast of light from the lighthouse onto the water in Brinton’s photograph, plus what looks like the moon starting to appear in the horizon provided a great depth of field. “Kirsty’s image was her first attempt at taking a star trail photograph. For this reason alone, together with the fact that she captured the night sky against the ruggedness of the moors meant she deserved a runners-up place. It’s great to see someone attempting to master challenging photography techniques and using the beauty of the National Park surroundings as their canvas.” This year’s Dark Skies Festival, the third consecutive year it has been staged, saw over 4000 people attending events across the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks as well as both the Howardian Hills and Nidderdale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

was forced to give up her job when the war ended and other workers returned home. It is stories such as this, now almost forgotten, that the project team wish to uncover. Anyone who thinks they may have a link to the men is invited to get in touch, as it is hoped that as many family members as possible can attend the official launch of the Centenary Walk later this year. For more information, please contact enquiries@northyorkmoorstrust.uk. The 12 men are: Cockerill, Fred - Son of Mr and Mrs Albert Cockerill. Ivy Cottages, Green End, Goathland. Died 14 May 1917, aged 23. Brother Thomas Cockerill won the Military Medal in the same conflict. Harrison, Godfrey - Husband of Ada Ethel Harrison, son of Watson and Mary Harrison. Mallyan Lodge, Goathland. Died 29 September 1915, aged 38. Readman, Thomas -Lengthman, North-Eastern Temporary Special Construction Unit, Civilian Railway Companies. Died 2 April 1917, aged 40. Buried at Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, France. Smailes, George - Second Lieutenant, West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales’s Own). Died 22 October 1916, aged 22. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Amiens, France. Sleightholm, Robert – Apprentice on SS Dunrobin (cargo ship). Son of

Lavinia Sleightholm (nee Oxley) and James Sleightholm of Rose Cottage, Goathland. Died 24 November 1917, aged 18, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine. Remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial, London. Pybus, George - Son of George and Harriet Pybus of Hollin Garth Farm, Goathland (formerly of 117 Westgate Pickering). Died 29 September 1918, aged 18. Pennock, Edwin/Edward - Son of Neswell and Sarah Pennock, Lins Farm, Beck Hole. Died 29 September 1916, aged 32. Rymer, Arthur - Son of Mr and Mrs James Rymer, Church Cottages/ Prudom House, Goathland. Died 9 October 1917, aged 20. Ward, John - Son of Mary Ann Ward (widow) Hawthorn Hill, Goathland. Died 30 April 1916, aged 20. Whiteley, Sydney – Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William and Emily Whiteley of The Kennels, Goathland. Died at home, 11 November 1919, aged 22. Interred St Marys Church, Birdsall, Malton. Widdowson, Edwin - Husband of Georgina Widdowson (married at Presbyterian Church South Shields 15.4.1916), Hill Crest, Goathland. Died 25 January 1918, aged 39. Interred Leeds Cemetery. Yeoman Light, John - Husband of Edith Richardson of Waites House, Goathland. Formerly of Ugthorpe. Father to Dorothy Light (born 1915). Died 14 April 1918, aged 31.


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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.”


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Hospitals sign pledge to go smokefree!

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outh Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has signed a national pledge to go smokefree by March 2019.

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The 12-month countdown officially starts this Wednesday – National No Smoking Day - with the launch of a hard-hitting campaign to stop people smoking in the women and children’s entrance way at The James Cook University Hospital. While the Trust’s hospital sites are already designated as no smoking areas, this latest move will see the public health campaign notched up another step as South Tees commits to: • Routinely offer smoking cessation advice to patients in all clinical areas and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to all inpatients • Systematically record the smoking status of all patients, with an opt-out approach to referrals for specialist advice and support • Provide smoking cessation training for Trust staff • Provide improved stop smoking support for Trust staff • Ensure NRT is easily accessible via onsite or nearby pharmacies • Promote smokefree entrances and exits across all hospital sites

Consultant Kay Branch, who leads the Trust’s Smokefree Steering Group. “As healthcare providers we have unique opportunities to influence lots of people who come into contact with us every day. “Stopping smoking at any time has considerable benefits but for people using secondary care services there are additional advantages including shorter hospital stays, reduced prescribing requirements and fewer post-operative complications.” The smokefree campaign will be rolled out across all Trust services at James Cook, Friarage and community hospitals by 31 March 2019. Chairman Designate Alan Downey added: “Signing up to the NHS Smokefree Pledge demonstrates our commitment to helping smokers quit and to providing smokefree environments across all our sites. “Smoking is still the country’s biggest killer and I would like to urge all our staff, patients and visitors to support this bold initiative.” Need support to stop smoking? Call Quit Well to speak to a trained advisor on 01642 727590.

Hospital first in UK to implant new device for Cluster Headaches

he James Cook University Hospital has become the first in the UK to use a new implantable device for patients who suffer from cluster headaches. The AnkerStim® lead and neurostimulation system applies mild electrical stimulation to the nerves via wires implanted under the skin, near the occipital nerves at the base of the head. The wires are connected to a small battery, implanted under the collarbone, chest wall or in the buttock, which generates stimulation to interfere with pain signals. Occipital Nerve Stimulation has been proven to reduce the frequency, duration and intensity of headache attacks and reduction in medication use in some patients. The therapy itself is not new – it has been offered at the Middlesbrough hospital for more than 15 years to patients who have not responded well to more conventional treatments. But until now it often came with serious complications, such as the wire being prone to breaking or moving out of place, which then required another operation to correct. This new leading-edge device is designed to reduce these complications, enhancing patient comfort and reducing the number of operations patients have to undergo. Flexible electrodes on

the lead are designed to adjust to the shape of the skull, while tines on the lead help secure it in place without the use of additional anchors. Consultant in Pain Management, Dr Ashish Gulve implanted the UK’s first AnkerStim® neurostimulator in February with support from neurosurgeon, Mr Farooq Aziz. Dr Gulve says the advanced technology from Medtronic will make a great difference to around 15 to 20 patients a year at James Cook who suffer from intractable chronic cluster headaches. “It’s really nice to be the first in the UK to use this truly innovative product,” he said. “We are at the forefront for this kind of technology across the world, so when something new comes up we are often first to try innovative neuromodulation therapies. “At the moment we are only one of the two hospitals in the country implanting this device. It is also available in a select few centres in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Hungary.” The lead is implanted during a short surgical procedure after which the patient can usually go home the next day. The patient gets a controller to activate the stimulation device that is individually programmed for their needs. The controller allows patients to adjust the strength

New joint service available for our young people

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Maternity services are leading the way, working in partnership with local authorities and stop smoking services. Together they have already achieved smoking reduction by using the evidenced-based BabyClear model - offering Nicotine replacement on admission to hospital and rolling out stop smoking support to all clinical areas. Efforts have now turned to a launching a hard-hitting entrance way campaign. The eye-catching and emotive smokefree branding is impossible to miss. It highlights the dangers of passive smoking and smoking during pregnancy and urges people not to make children and babies breathe in their smoke. Figures show that the numbers of women smoking at delivery at South Tees reduced to 17.2% in the first half of the 2017/18 financial year, improving 36% since 2011/12 – the biggest drop in the region and double what has been achieved nationally! “It’s an ambitious drive to pledge to go smokefree but we know it’s possible because it has already been achieved by our colleagues at Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust,” said Midwife

wo North East mental health Trusts are to work in partnership to deliver a new service for young people. The North East and North Cumbria Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, which will be operational from April, is a joint partnership between Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV). Toni Gibson, Service Manager at NTW said: “We are delighted to have been successful with our partners at TEWV to deliver this newly commissioned mental health service for children and young people across the North East and North Cumbria area.” The new NHS England commissioned service aims to support the Governments vision for improved care for children and young people up to the age of 18 years who present with high risk (forensic) mental health behaviour. The service also supports children and young people leaving secure settings, for example young offender institutions, secure hospitals also secure children’s homes. The aim is

to support young people in being treated in the right place, at the right time and as near to their home as possible. The service is community based and will deliver forensic consultations, assessments and specialist intervention and treatment. Michael Taylor, Associate Nurse Consultant at TEWV added: “This is an exciting opportunity to bring together the expertise of two long-established forensic mental health providers, to help forge a specialist regional wide service which will meet the specific needs of high risk children and young people, as well as additionally supporting professionals working with these young people.” With the numbers of children and young people experiencing mental health problems growing, it is important to give them the best start in life and look after not just their physical health but their emotional wellbeing as well. Anxiety, low mood, self-harm, eating disorders and depression can all leave a youngster vulnerable and stop them achieving what they want in life.

of the sensation, which may cause a tingling feeling at the back of the head. Cluster headache is a severe headache condition, distinct from migraine and tension-type headaches, affecting about one in 1,000 individuals. Described by some as the “suicide headache”, it is characterised by extreme pain attacks on one side of the face, typically around the eye. These attacks last 15 to 180 minutes and occur one to eight times a day. Anyone who thinks they may be affected by

cluster headaches should contact their GP in the first instance. Dr Gulve, Pain Psychologists and Dr Adrienn Petreczky, Consultant Neurologist, assess referred patients jointly to confirm their diagnosis and make sure the patients have tried other conventional treatments as per NICE guidance. They optimise patients’ medication use and also treat psychosocial problems caused by the headaches before considering using the implants.


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New family-friendly smugglers trail for Robin Hood’s Bay

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isitors can now re-live the infamous smuggling heritage of a North York Moors coastal village with the launch of a new trail. Back in the 18th century Robin Hood’s Bay was one of the busiest smuggling villages on the east coast. It’s still easy to see why with the narrow alleyways, cascaded walkways and huddle of cottages hidden by steep cliffs that all made it easier for contraband such as gin and tea to be concealed and moved quickly from the sea and onto moorland routes towards

York. Now Yorkshire Trails, in partnership with the North York Moors National Park, has introduced a self-guided trail to enable visitors to embark on their own smuggling adventure and learn more about why this popular beauty spot was once ideal for fuelling such an illicit trade. Armed with a simple map and a booklet, visitors are invited to try and solve the mystery of the missing stash along the Smugglers Trail by matching photo clues at specific points as

they wander from the main car park following a meandering route past smuggling landmarks in the village towards the beach. Along the way families can learn more about the smuggling antics in Robin Hood’s Bay with map markers pointing out places such as the tunnel below the slipway and The Bolts where smugglers would be warned by women banging drums of the impending arrival of customs officers before diving into homes to dodge being caught. Other markers include the Lookout, a clifftop vantage point

that was used by smugglers to signal to each other under cover of darkness using lanterns or small fires. Youngsters will soon be impersonating smugglers with phrases such as: “Tilly-tally, I don’t have enough shiners for that.” An expression in the trail pack’s list of smuggling slang that means: “Nonsense, I don’t have enough money for that.” The pack also provides a series of riddles, tasks and puzzles – from a Smuggler Boat Name Generator through to the conundrum to solve the ship’s illicit cargo – designed to continue the day’s adventure while families are enjoying time on the beach or in one of the many cafés in the village. The new trail complements the existing visitor experiences at Robin Hood’s Bay which include smuggler guided walking tours and the museum housed in the old coroner’s room which has a treasure trove of smuggling artefacts. Jane Harvey of Yorkshire Trails explains: “The new trail is an ideal way of linking the legends and the many different visual references to smuggling in Robin Hood’s Bay as well as showing how routes across the moors from the coast were intrinsically linked to the illicit

trade. Catriona McLees, head of promotion and tourism at the North York Moors National Park adds: “Not only will the trail help visitors understand what they’re seeing and guide them around, but it will also help increase the length of time

that visitors spend in the village and encourage footfall into the shops, cafés and pubs.” The Smugglers Trail pack is available to buy from a number of outlets in the village and Whitby as well as online for £6.99 on www.yorkshiretrails. co.uk/


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Stanghow Residents Group delighted

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By John Whitehead, Treasurer

tanghow Residents Group are extremely grateful to the Sirius Minerals Foundation for the grant of over £1000 enabling them to purchase a heavy duty strimmer. There is a considerable amount of grass in Stanghow and whist a grass cutter can manage most of the area there are the edges along the walls that need strimming regularly. As the residents get older it has become increasingly difficult to use our heavy hand held machine. This machine is on wheels and self propelled which, hopefully, will make keeping the village at competition standard an easier task. We have assembled and tried the machine but now await better weather and the end of the daffodils before putting it through its paces.

Eleven choir promotions of Sunday the Eleventh!

St Patrick causes stir in Saltburn By Mike Morrissey

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altburn cafe culture character Bill Dobson caused a stir on 17 March the feast day of St Patrick’s when he turned up dressed in Irish colours. “I bought the outfit for a bit of fun on the internet. It cost £7 and was worth it to hear remarks by local people,” he said. Bill’s outfit consisted of a trilby hat, green braces and an outsize green bow tie. “I’ve no Irish blood in me but like to celebrate St Patrick’s Day,” he said. He appeared in the clothing at both the Methodist coffee morning in Milton Street, Saltburn, and at Destinations cafe, Station Street, Saltburn, a little later. At Destinations, Monsignor Ricardo Morgan, of Our Lady of Lourdes parish, jokingly wished him a “Happy St David’s Day,” referring to the Welsh patron saint. The parish held a St Patrick’s night meal at Saltburn golf club as their annual parish social dinner on 16th March. More than 50 diners sang Irish songs to a small band to raise funds for the church.

Saltburn Craft & Produce Show

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By Lynn Mitchell

he Committee for the Saltburn Craft and Produce Show have called it a day. We’d like to thank everyone who has helped, supported, entered and judged over the last 11 years. We’ve had some fun and learnt a lot but as we were unable to attract new committee members we, sadly, took the decision to close the Show.

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n Mothering Sunday, the 11th March 2018, eleven members of Saint Leonard’s Church Choir Loftus were formally promoted to dark-blue and light-blue membership of the choir! Having successfully completed their course of study and their practical work, three probationers became full members of the choir and were promoted to light-blue membership and an amazing eight members were promoted from light-blue to dark-blue membership; all having qualified to these promotions under the scheme provided by the Royal School of Church Music for Parish Church Choirs.

Dogs in Distress Maisie

Maisie is a sweet natured five year old Staffy cross, back in our care through no fault of her own, and is once again looking for her forever home. She is an energetic and playful dog, who would be best suited to an active home. She is neutered, vaccinated and micro chipped. If you think you can offer Maisie the home she deserves or for more information contact Carol on 07952181396 or E mail dogs.distress@talktalk.net.

Father Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus said: “I wish to congratulate all eleven choristers who were promoted within the choir today. I know everyone at Saint Leonard’s is very proud of your achievements. I wish to thank Richard Bendelow for leading our choristers through their training. “On this Mothering Sunday, it was also lovely to see so many families in Church for Mothering Sunday and to see so many proud Mum’s.” Saint Leonard’s Church Choir is open to any children aged seven or above, who are interested in singing. Those interested in joining the choir should contact our Director of Music, Mr Richard Bendelow on 01287 634429 or speak to the Rector.

●●STIR: Bill Dobson, of Easington, causes a stir at Saltburn Methodists’ regular coffee morning on Saturday 17th March with his “St Patrick’s Day” outfit. Chuckling with him are Maggie Camp and her husband Alan.

It was agreed to donate the Show’s closing funds to local groups at a presentation evening held in the Parish Council Office on Tuesday, 27th March. Representatives from the Parish Council, Emmanuel Church, Saltburn in Bloom, Friends of Saltburn Library, Saltburn Miniature Railway, Saltburn Scouts, Saltburn Guides and Saltburn Army Cadets were delighted to receive the donations. It was a lovely evening and a great way to end the Show.

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We offer: • Permanent and respite elderly care • Grade 2 Listed stately home • 27 individual luxury en-suite rooms • Stunning 6.5 acre grounds with lake and gardens • Private chapel and monthly services in the home • Full admission assessments with individual person-centred care plan • Fine dining and Marmadukes Tea Room • Well-stocked Library

Contacting Nunthorpe Hall is simple, whether it’s for an informal chat or you would like detailed information, please don’t hesitate to contact us using any of the below: By Phone: 01642 316611 or 01642 326900 Angela Dixon, Service Director 07748 487910 Email: info@nunthorpehall.com Nunthorpe Hall Eastside, Nunthorpe Village, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough TS7 0NP www.nunthorpehall.com


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Death of a Bandsman

Skelton and Brotton Parish Council support East Cleveland Cross Country!

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By Philip Chisholm

t my age, one gets used to attending funerals within an ever decreasing circle of friends. Recently I stood in silence reflecting upon the life of Ray Prouse, his coffin as large as he was in life, being, full of laughter and presence. Ray came from a family of Brass Bandsmen following in his father’s footsteps with his brother Ces and Alf to Marske Brass Band. Raymond’s preferred instrument was a trombone although he could play anything. As a young man back in 1955 he transported and helped build, with his family, the wooden Band Room that stood on the Mount Pleasant Avenue site adjacent to Marske football club for some 63 years. Here, within these timbered halls, Ray rehearsed, taught and conducted the Band over

a lifetime of devotion to Marske Brass Band. Ray loved making things; hand-carved walking sticks, wooden fruit bowls right up to his death. Though his passion for music and playing with the band brought out the best of his character, his wit and joviality coupled to his sensational memory. Want some music? Ray would tell you what the index number was in the Marske Music Library, who wrote it and when was the last time the band played it and where. He knew everyone within the brass band fraternity by name, to whom they had married and had tales and stories to tell about us all. Ray died aged 85 years and closes some 111 years history of the Prouse family and Marske Brass Band. A collection taken at his funeral raised £420 for the band. Thank you, everyone, and especially the Prouse family.

t was third time lucky for the East Cleveland Cluster Cross Country Event this year. The ‘Beast from the East’ decided to descend, not once but twice, causing the event to be cancelled. It finally went ahead on Friday 9 March 2018. Skelton and Brotton Parish Council once again provided ‘goody bags’ filled with health snacks and treats for the children who took part in the event. Ailsa Bell, School Sports Co-Ordinator and the Sports Leaders from Freebrough Academy helped give out the bags on the day.

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You are invited to the following evenings of demonstrations - all on Fridays. April 20th Donna Bell May 18th Alan Skerret June 15th Wendy Dixon at Luke Senior Hall, Rosedale Crescent, Loftus £3.00 admission all proceeds go to local charities. Doors open at 6.30 for 7.00 start. Everyone welcome, come and enjoy a lovely evening.


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Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council responds to government funding survey

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edcar & Cleveland Borough Council has responded to new nationwide government survey asking views over how local Government funding will be structured in the future. The Government’s ‘Fair Funding Review: A review of relative needs and resources’ aims to , in Whitehall language “set new baseline funding allocations for local authorities by delivering an up-todate assessment of their relative needs and resources.” Councillor Sue Jeffrey, leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, commented: “While we all welcome the opportunity to comment on this review and to hope our evidence and views influence future policy, it’s disappointing to note that no immediate increased funding is currently being considered to help in areas of strain like our children’s services and social care for the elderly.” “Also, it is clear there is no intention to make any changes to the flawed Council Tax system, so as to make it fairer to all councils and council tax payers, both locally and nationally.” Instead, the government is seeking a new system for the distribution of funds it has

already allocated to authorities. “After years of the most drastic budget cuts we have ever seen, this is particularly disappointing.” Key issues made by the council for consideration include: • The introduction of the locally retained Business Rate share in 2013 was based on historic data which effectively underfunded the council by approximately £2.4 million per year • Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is a small unitary local authority, yet geographically we serve a large and disparate rural population as well as heavily populated urban centres. The council essentially has to provide the same core services of a much larger local authority but without that additional funding base. • There is clear evidence that the gap between affluent and poorer authorities is widening, leaving councils with relatively high needs and low resources being left behind. Redcar & Cleveland is in the lowest 25% for deprivation in England yet has seen reductions in its core funding of 42% between 2010/11 and 2017/18. This is equivalent to £545 per head of population. • In addition, the council has had to cope with increased service demands costing a further £18.9 million over the same period - that’s equivalent to an additional £296 per head of population. Councillor Sue Jeffrey continued: “Local councillors and council staff work hard to deliver vital and much valued services to the public. We’re proud to serve our community and call on the government to just simply release the purse strings and provide the funding we need to support local people and our towns, villages and estates.”

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Our dancing success is ‘Magic’

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another one of our pupils Asia Knot aged 12 who won the u14 championship and Maddie was lucky enough to win and also won a holiday to Universal Studios in Florida. This continues the success of Dance Magic who had two dancers win the 2017 overalls Emma Meakin and Bethany Guy, who also won trips to Universal Studios in Florida.

Emma Meakin also won Eurodance 2017 winning VIP tickets to see Little Mix at Wembley in October 2017. In 2016 our Diva overall winner Asia Knot winning a trip New York and our disco kid winner Sienna Shanks and winning a trip to Eurodisney in Paris. For more information about our dance classes please contact Vicky in 07900958444


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Coast & Country celebrates its volunteers

●● Harry Slattery’s granddaughter Hayley Frank accepts the Outstanding Contribution award on behalf of her late grandfather

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oast & Country has held a celebration of the volunteers who carry out valuable work across the organisation. The Volunteer Awards recognised the people who give up their time and use their skills and expertise across many different areas of the business.

The award-winners were: Westfield Farm Volunteer of the Year (named the Harry Slattery award in remembrance of volunteer Harry who made a huge contribution to Westfield Farm before he passed away last year) Stephen Wright

Resident Involvement Volunteer of the Year Ann Sutherland Re:Furnish Volunteer of the Year Roger Rideout Moment of Pride Tenant Communications Panel Extra Mile John Doherty Outstanding Contribution Harry Slattery Volunteer of the Year Linda Beel Iain Sim, chief executive of Coast & Country, said: “At Coast & Country we are proud to offer a variety of volunteering opportunities to help people find the right one for them. “Volunteering provides people with the chance to try something new, gain experience, develop skills, improve their career prospects, build confidence and meet new people. “It makes a real difference to an individual and to the lives of other people and we were delighted to acknowledge every single one of our 60 volunteers at the awards, and highlight those who have done something extra special.” The event, held at Cleveland Golf Club, was organised by housing apprentice Faye Daniels, with the help of staff and apprentices from across Coast & Country.

The Great British Spring Clean comes to Guisborough

●●Members of Guisborough & Great Ayton Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs ready to go.

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n Saturday 16th March members of Guisborough & Great Ayton Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs joined forces for a litter picking session in Guisborough. This was part of the “Great British Spring Clean”, a nationwide litter-picking weekend. Originally planned for Friday 2nd March it had to be postponed in Guisborough because of snow. Armed with litter grabbers and plastic sacks kindly provided by Claire Bognar, Community Development Officer for Redcar & Cleveland Council, they collected an amazing twenty-one sacksful of litter. This was from the path from the Cricket Club up to the Rugby Club, the disused railway embankment, the lower part of Butt Lane and some disused land in Northgate.

Tees Society Forum Meeting: April

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any people take an impression of a specific area based on what they see in the media, if they do not have first-hand experience of the region. Recently, Tees Valley has been the focus of a number of negative television programmes, including Benefits Street and Victoria Derbyshire. The Tees Society Forum, chaired by Redcarbased Cygnet Law, provides community figures with a platform to examine and discuss key issues facing the region. This month, members were asked: “Is the media hindering the reputation of the region by portraying it as poverty stricken?” Stacey Phoenix, the Solicitor at Cygnet Law chairing this month’s Tees Society Forum, said: “Within the media, there is still a clear divide in wealth between the North and South. Whilst this may be accurate, it should be portrayed in a way that gives the area the opportunity to demonstrate the positives. Media presentations are not always an accurate reflection of the truth, and they must take a more active role in delivering positive stories about expanding growth of employment, infrastructure and community spirit. “We cannot escape the fact that we do have areas within the Tees Valley that are ‘poverty

stricken’, and this needs to be reported on to ensure that the voices are heard and issues at the heart of this are seen. However, the key to this is that the reports must be accurate and reflect the true demographic, and not exploiting those involved to grab headlines.” Carla Keegans, Director at The Ethical Lettings Agency CIC, said: “Tees Valley does, unfortunately, have higher than average levels of poverty. Therefore, to some extent, the media does need to portray this. However, an over-concentration of media articles focusing on the negatives of the area may influence people’s perceptions, which may put some off from relocating or visiting here. It may even make some locals feel disheartened, and could contribute to them leaving. “I think it’s vital that everyone who participates in media tries to ensure a balance is achieved. We shouldn’t ignore the realities of poverty here, nor simply complain about it. Instead we should try to address the issues, and in doing so help change both the perceptions and the realities.” Councillor David Walsh of Redcar & Cleveland Council, said: “We all grit our teeth when we see something like the recent Victoria Derbyshire programme, which projected our patch as a festering swamp of hapless ex-steelworkers and drunken chavs. “Of course, there is poverty, but there’s also hope and fervour. The answer is for our local media to nurture and develop their young reporting staff to appreciate their native patch. Then when they go down to the bright lights, as many will, they can reinforce journalists like East Middlesbrough’s Paul Farrelly and Steph McGovern in giving an honest and objective picture of Teesside to the rest of the world.” Iain Sim, Chief Executive of social housing provider Coast & Country Housing, said: “The focus on our region’s poverty by the media strikes a balance between hindering our reputation and bringing about positive outcomes by raising awareness. Whilst the ‘poverty stricken’ effect on our reputation could dilute positive economic news, we can’t deny the social issue that our region is historically one

of the most deprived in the UK, with some of the highest child poverty and unemployment rates. “In social housing, we witness first-hand how increasing poverty affects our customers. However, there are also projects to transform our region’s reputation back to its best as a worldclass manufacturing destination, including the introduction of the South Tees Development Corporation, which also gets coverage. For this reason, I believe the media plays an important role in highlighting the growing poverty levels to help bring about positive change for people.” Richinda Taylor, Chief Executive of EVA, which supports victims of domestic violence, said: “Nobody want to think of their home town being ‘poverty stricken’ but the reality is that many are. Whilst such publicity may be interpreted negatively and may suggest that facilities and services in the region are reduced making it less attractive, there are many that would wish to support the area and still want to enjoy the beautiful scenery and other attractions on offer. “Also, negative publicity may make locals want to ‘rally’ and prove the media wrong. I

think many people take pride in the area, and would challenge such a perception. Highlighting the more ‘poverty stricken’ areas of the UK can actually draw attention to under-funded regions with a view to promoting investment, support and funding.” Rev Rachel Harrison, Vicar at St Peter’s Church, Redcar, said: “The media can be a blessing or a hindrance, and I would say this is true with the issue of poverty within our area. The media, in all its forms, highlights the very real plight of many people living in poverty. It helps to raise awareness of the disgrace of the 21st century, where children are inappropriately fed and clothed, and some of our elderly folk sit in cold houses because of the cost of heating. “However, to continually focus on the North being “poverty stricken” can I am sure act as a deterrent for prospective businesses but even more than that will add to the way our children and young people see themselves. The lack of aspiration of our youngsters can be a real problem in education and to carry the reputation of ‘being poor’ can create even more negative feelings.”

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host fishing refers to lost or abandoned fishing nets, lines and trawls and is one of the biggest threats to animals in our oceans. Approximately 640,000 tonnes of “ghost gear” is left in our oceans each year which is more than one tonne every minute! Every year more than 100,000 marine creatures including whales, dolphins, seals, turtles and even polar bears get caught in abandoned or lost fishing gear and this figure does not include the countless birds and fish that get caught and often experience a slow and painful death. Literally hundreds of kilometres of nets get lost every year and due to the plastic materials used to produce these nets they can and will continue trapping fish for decades, possibly for several centuries not only catching the above but destroying hard and soft corals, causing large scale damage to marine ecosystems, littering beaches and reducing yields and income in fisheries throughout the world.

Here in Saltburn over the last few years our seasonal litterpicks and surveys have shown that fishing related debris accounts for on average about 8% of the total with plastic fishing net pieces outnumbering fishing line. At last year’s summer litterpick volunteers removed from the beach a 500 kilo mass of tangled net and rope which looked like it was part of a commercial fishing operation. However it is usually much smaller pieces that we find and record on our beach. Groups of divers like the Ghost Fishing Foundation do tremendous work locating and removing ghost nets and other discarded fishing gear and sharing their knowledge with other divers around the world, but they are fighting against the symptoms of the problem. What if we could solve it at the source? Over the last few years some promising work has been done to develop biodegradable fishing nets using different polymers. Tests have shown that although these nets had an inferior theoretical performance to regular nets they performed equally as well when actually fishing. These nets have been shown to start bio-degrading after two years and while this is not quick enough it is preferable to them lasting for centuries. In order to help stop aquatic animals getting trapped in lost fishing gear engineer Alejandro Plasencias has

Police cuts are damaging communities and pushing people towards private protection, Redcar MP warns

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edcar MP warns community anger is pushing vulnerable people towards private protection companies Anna Turley repeats call to the government to reinstate funding for neighbourhood policing Labour MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has warned the government that cuts to neighbourhood policing are pushing scared and angry residents towards private protection firms. The Cleveland area has seen an 18% increase in crime since 2010. Over the same period, the force has had its government grant cut by £40 million which has led to the loss of over 500 officers on our streets. Rising crime is driving some residents in Redcar & Cleveland, scared and angry about how unsafe they feel in their own neighbourhood, to companies offering private security patrols. Speaking in an opposition day debate on police funding Anna warned the government that residents were being pushed towards these services in desperation. Anna repeated the call she made to the Prime Minister last month to restore funding for neighbourhood policing to make Teesside streets safe again. In the debate, Anna said: “I am starting to see a very worrying trend regarding private protection, because

people are losing such confidence in the police’s ability to support them. Some of my constituents have been driven in desperation to pay for private protection companies to protect their homes and businesses. These companies offer protection packages for around £13 a house that involve offering security, responding to incidents and investigating crimes. “I am deeply worried about the legality of such companies and the fact that vulnerable people feel obliged to pay for protection because they have no faith in the law being upheld. It is a damning indictment of the Government’s austerity agenda, under which police funding has been cut back to the extent that my constituents are worried that their local force does not have the resources to keep them safe.” Anna also paid tribute to officers at Cleveland Police for their hard work against the onslaught of spending cuts and rising crime: “I do not for one moment fault the work of our police force, which has been fantastic. Our hardworking men and women are doing their utmost to protect our communities, but when there are fewer people to cover the same ground and deal with more crime, they are swimming against the tide, and the Government must take responsibility.”

created the “Ramora System” which includes a bio-degradable net, Radio Frequency Identification [RFID] tags and an RFID reader as an app. This system is designed to help fishermen find and repair damaged nets instead of abandoning them to become ghost nets and eventually breaking down into

micro plastics. Governments, Industry, marine scientists and non government organisations have got together and formed the Global Ghost Gear Initiative with a view to understanding and tackling this problem but when it comes to ghost nets I think the best long term

outcome for the marine environment and in particular our beach would probably be the creation of global regulations [and policing them] making compulsory the use of bio-degradable nets coupled with RFID tags to enable gear that is lost or discarded to be located, removed from the ocean and recycled.

Charity celebrates milestone benefitting 5000 children

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t is a red-letter day for children’s charity, Safe Families for Children, who celebrate seeing their volunteer support improve the lives of 5000 children across England. The charity, which aims to prevent children from needlessly having to go into the care system, has been working in the North East since mid 2013 and has benefitted 1875 children across the region. Children and their parents/ carers are supported by volunteers from the local community who have been recruited and trained by the charity. The young charity has seen skyrocketing growth nationally, from benefitting 233 children between April 2013-2014 when the charity was founded, to benefitting 1979 children between April 2016-2017 and a projected 2600 between April 20172018. The charity expects to benefit 3500 children in the coming financial year between April 2018-2019. Amongst other benefits, volunteer support was found to improve positive parenting. Good parenting is at the heart of children’s wellbeing and development. When a parent’s own wellbeing is poor then they can struggle to care for their children. When parents are unwell or unable to cope, children often suffer. Government statistics show that as of March 2017 over 25% of children in need were assessed as being in a family in acute stress or dysfunction. Nearly 40% of children in need were impacted by mental health, either the mental health of the child or of other adults in the family/household, and

almost 11% of children in need were effected by disability or illness within the family. The number of children who were the subject of a child protection plan has increased from 50,310 in 2016 to 51,080 in 2017, an increase of 1.5%. Correspondingly, the number of looked after children has continued to rise over the last nine years. At 31 March 2017 there were 72,670 looked after children, an increase of 3% on 2016. Keith Danby, Chief Executive of Safe Families for Children said: “The increase in children becoming ‘looked after’ is recognised as a growing crisis by many in the care sector. It’s generally agreed that some urgent action must be taken. We believe that volunteer support from the community can go a long way to stabilising family situations in times of acute stress or dysfunction. We’ve seen so many families benefit from having community support and respite when they are at their wits end.” Many mothers have felt that moment of panic when they look around and their toddler is nowhere to be seen, having escaped and fled in nappies to explore new places. North East mum of two, Sarah Owens felt that rising panic when her little Isabelle slipped unseen out of the gate one day. “There was no lock on the gate at the time,” explained Sarah. “Just string holding it shut and I must have forgotten to tie it.” Running in search of the toddler, Sarah found her nearby in the neighbourhood. A woman watching the scene unfold reported Sarah. Social services got involved and put Sarah in touch with

Safe Families for Children. After that traumatic day Sarah began to suffer depression and to have breakdowns. “It was my brain, it was so full I couldn’t get anything else in…like muddy water. I couldn’t think to even see how I felt. My head was overcrowded.” A volunteer Family Friend for the children was matched with the family so Sarah could have a bit of a break every fortnight and then Safe Families sourced a volunteer to support Sarah, to go have a cup of coffee and chat while the kids were doing soft play. The volunteer and Safe Families staff also encouraged Sarah to go to the doctor’s and get some counselling, which she did. “I’m completely different now,” says Sarah. “I feel like my old self’s back. I remember going into work not long ago and saying to this lad who is a good friend, ‘Eee, I feel like the old me’s back’. “It just gives you a break from the monotony of your routine, I suppose. It’s somebody to talk to. I haven’t met all the volunteers but I assume they’re the same. You’re not getting judged and they’re sitting there letting you waffle away. It gives you that bit of rest to fight another day.” Chief Executive of the charity, Keith Danby said: “The difference that can be made in the life of a child is always motivating. What we do is simple, just people helping people, but early intervention is key to helping families and preventing situations from escalating to such a point that a child has to be taken into care.”


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Whitecliffe Academy wins national award for performance

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hitecliffe Academy are proud to announce that they are in top 1% of schools in England for progress made by pupils between KS1 and KS2. The hard work and determination of staff and students has also been rewarded with national recognition from SSAT (the Schools, Students and Teachers network) for its excellent results in 2017 based on data from the Department of Education and Ofsted, analysed by SSAT. Whitecliffe Academy was found to be among the best performing primary schools in the country, and has enabled pupils to make progress in Reading, Writing and Mathematics which is significantly higher than the national average at Key Stage 2 and is among the top 10% across all schools nationally. The SSAT Educational Outcomes database compares all state-funded schools in England, with the highest performing for a range of key measures presented with SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards, sponsored by Lexonik. Whitecliffe Academy will be presented with their SSAT Educational Outcomes Award during the summer term at a ceremony attended by winners from across the region. Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said: “I am delighted that Whitecliffe Academy has won an Educational Outcomes Award for Children’s Progress - top 10%. This award recognises an important aspect of the school’s work, but, as we know, there is much more to recognise in a good school like Whitecliffe Academy. SSAT is pleased to recognise the quality of leadership and the hard work of all staff to ensure the success of every

child. A big thank you and well done to pupils, parents, staff and governors.” Whitecliffe Academy also received a letter from the Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, congratulating the Academy on their very high level of progress. In the letter Nick Gibb, continued to say: “We want to ensure that every child has the necessary fluency in reading, writing and mathematics to prepare them for a successful secondary education and beyond,

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hese flowers were part of the “Sponsored Lily Dedications“ at St Margaret’s Church at Brotton, for the Easter Flowers. The tall display was done by Father Johnson Rhodes of St Margaret’s. The other arrangement was one of many beautiful displays, that were around the Church, done by Mrs Susan Hall.

and your school has provided this. “Thank you for your hard work and professionalism in producing such high standards and congratulations again to you and your staff for all you have achieved.” Sara McCallum, Executive Headteacher of Whitecliffe Academy told us: “I was absolutely elated to receive the letters of recognition from SSAT and Nick Gibb for our very high levels of progress and advising us of our outcomes award. It was so rewarding to have others outside of our Academy congratulate everyone

on their hard work. “I am unbelievably proud of all pupils and staff at Whitecliffe Academy on a daily basis however, being in the top 1% of schools for progress at the end of KS2 is such a huge achievement and it has really set the bar high. We will be striving to achieve this accolade every year! “Here at Whitecliffe Academy, we have the highest expectations and aspirations for our children and our moto is ‘to be the best that we can be in all that we do’. We are fortunate to have a dream team of passionate

leaders, teachers and teaching assistants who support and challenge children to achieve this vision. We also have a school filled to the brim of hardworking, respectful children who want to aspire to greatness. “Obtaining high standards by the end of Year 6 is always a combined effort at Whitecliffe. This can only be achieved with commitment and dedication from every member of our Whitecliffe family, year on year, including pupils, staff, parents and governors - Well done Whitecliffe, you are all winners! And thank you for making me the proudest Headteacher of all time.” Whitecliffe Academy is part of the newly formed Teesside Learning Trust, a multi-academy trust which was established on 01 September 2016. Teesside Learning Trust is comprised of two primary academies, Badger Hill Academy and Whitecliffe Academy, and two secondary academies, Thornaby Academy in Stockton and Freebrough Academy in Redcar and Cleveland. Linda Halbert, Chief Executive Officer of the Teesside Learning Trust said: “We are absolutely delighted with the achievements of the children at Whitecliffe Academy. The Executive Headteacher, Sara McCallum and the Headteacher, Rob Cole, along with all of the staff have the highest expectations of the children and their mantra – ‘be the best you can be’ - pervades the whole ethos of the school. Staff work so hard to ensure that every child has the opportunity to achieve their best. These results are testament to the hard work and the commitment of everyone associated with Whitecliffe and the accolades they have received are so well deserved.”


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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results reveal a golden year for the goldfinch in North Yorkshire

he latest results from the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch have revealed a golden year for the goldfinch along with a number of other small birds after a surge in sightings in gardens across North Yorkshire. Now in its 39th year, the Birdwatch is a chance for people of all ages to count the number of birds that visit their garden, helping the RSPB build up a picture of how they are doing. This year, more than 450,000 people across the country, including over 9,200 in North Yorkshire took part. The event held over the last weekend in January revealed an increase in sightings of smaller birds, such as goldfinches, long-tailed tits and coal tits that can usually be seen visiting gardens and outside spaces in mixed flocks. Recorded sightings of the brightly coloured, sociable finch rose by 6% on 2017 figures and its bright red face was seen in more than a third of gardens in the county. Other small birds that are thought to have benefited from the mild January weather include long-tailed tits (+3%), coal tits (+6%), and blue tits (+4%). The influx of these species to our gardens is thought to be linked to the favourable conditions during their successful breeding season in 2017. This, combined with the kind autumn and early winter weather in the run up

to the Birdwatch in January, will have contributed to the rise in sightings. Daniel Hayhow, RSPB Conservation Scientist, said: “Our garden birds are a part of our everyday life, whether it’s the robin perched on the garden fence or the flock of starlings you see on your way to work. To have hundreds of thousands of people spend an hour watching the wildlife in their garden isn’t only great to see, but it also helps us build up a picture of how our garden

birds are doing, which is really helpful. “Last summer was a really good year for many breeding birds with warm weather creating great conditions for many smaller birds to raise their young to adulthood. The rise in sightings of goldfinches, long-tailed tits and coal tits, along with chaffinches and greenfinches nationally, goes to show that in the absence of cold weather they can survive the winter months in good numbers. Looking at the results

it is likely that across the UK this is what people are saw in their garden.” The survey also highlighted a dip in the number of recorded sightings of blackbirds (-14%), robins (-13%) and wrens (-9%) on last year’s figures for North Yorkshire. Dr Hayhow explained: “We all will have noticed that the weather earlier in the winter was slightly warmer than we’re used to, and our garden birds have felt this too. It’s usual for there to be more

food available in the wider countryside during a mild winter meaning birds are less reliant on the treats we put out on the garden feeders. However, unlike the finches and tits, robins and wrens did not have a good breeding season in 2017 and data from other surveys indicate that their numbers may be down overall this year.” The house sparrow remained at the top of the Big Garden Birdwatch rankings as the most commonly seen garden birds with an average of over four per garden recorded in North Yorkshire throughout the weekend. Blackbird held down the second spot once more, with the starling rounding off the top three. Throughout the first half of the spring term the nation’s school children took part in the RSPB’s Big Schools Birdwatch. The survey of birds in school grounds saw more than 870 school children in North Yorkshire spend an hour in nature counting the birds. Despite a drop in Big Garden Birdwatch sightings, the blackbird remained top of the Big Schools Birdwatch rankings with one being spotted in almost two-thirds of schools in the county. For a full round up of all the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results and to see which birds were visiting gardens where you live, visit www.rspb.org. uk/birdwatch

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

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’d like to introduce you to a young woman called Hannah. Hannah is one of The Junctions youth work apprentices she will be bringing a “Youth Voice” and a young persons’ perspective to The Junction and we are so glad to have her on board, starting what I’m sure will be a marvellous career! The Junction has recently partnered up with Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council to work together providing detached youth work in our communities. Every Friday evening detached youth workers begin to work with young people in our communities. Hannah tells us more from her perspective... Hello I’m Hannah and I now work at The Junction as one of its youth work apprentices. One of our roles is to work as detached youth workers “On the Streetz” Where to begin? What is a detached youth worker? What does detached youth work mean? Why do you do what you do? Being a detached youth worker these are the types of questions we hear a lot, but how do we answer them? So let’s start from the beginning.... what even is youth work? Youth work is defined as the process of creating an environment where young people engage in activities that are relaxed and casual. Youth work can also be defined as activities that intentionally seek to impact young people, make a difference, improve situations, change lives? So being a youth worker can be a hard job, and like a lot of jobs working closely with people and having to communicate effectively, you definitely have to enjoy and be passionate about what you do. However, detached youth work can be slightly different. Often detached youth work is mistaken for outreach youth work as they are seen as very similar but they are defined differently. Outreach youth work is ultimately encouraging young people to use existing provisions that they may or may not already be aware off. Whereas detached youth work is essentially bringing the provision to young people out on their own “turf” and where young people hang out; this basically means it is very street-based and involves a lot of walking! Now that we understand what youth work actually is I feel like moving onto the role of a detached youth worker could be a good way to follow… The role of a detached youth work can vary from day to day because within this title lays many possibilities and many barriers. Speaking from my own perspective and experience, there are so many barriers that young people can face in today’s society that detached

youth workers come across on a daily basis, these barriers could include bullying, drug and alcohol misuse, peer pressure and even vulnerability. We are now seeing a change in the press and media, I think, Too often, the press and media is full these days of young people being potentially exploited, being victims of crime. It’s not just about young people being a problem. The Streetz team is made up of three separate teams that cover different areas of Redcar and Cleveland. These areas are: West, East and Central Redcar. Within these areas there are a wider range of places that the teams cover. West team cover Grangetown, Eston, Southbank, Normanby, Bankfields areas. East team cover Saltburn, Brotton, Loftus, Carlin How, Boosbeck, Skelton areas. Lastly, Central cover Redcar, New Marske, Markse, Dormanstown areas. Teams are usually structured into groups of around four or five; this is mainly to ensure the safety of our staff as well as various other reasons. Streetz detached youth work project has its roots in 2008 in the West and East of the Borough, and after various funding changes and is now a partnership between the local authority and The Junction Foundation in Autumn 2017, funded through the Police and Crime Commissioner. The Junction now employs eight youth workers to broaden the Streetz team, opening up new opportunities for younger youth workers. Streetz now work 52 weeks a year for five hours every Friday to help reduce anti-social behaviour in our area. They can’t be everywhere but it is a start and we know that working directly with young people helps so much. Streetz began because there was a need for it, anti-social behaviour was in high alert around the Redcar and Borough area and introducing the Streetz teams helped to reduce this. Antisocial behaviour is defined as acting in a manner that has caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to people not of the same household and the person doing it. Anti social or just being young? Rightly or wrongly, young people are sometimes expected to be involved in antisocial behaviour, in fact police forces received around 3.2 million reports of anti-social behaviour in 2012 and this is believed to be only a fraction of the true number of incidents. In 2010 NatCen did research on young people and crime called ‘Responding to Youth Crime & Anti-social Behaviour’. In this research they found that young people reported feeling unfairly labelled by adults as engaging in crime or anti-social behaviour, when they were just acting as a ‘normal’ young person, such as

being on the streets with friends. The Streetz team is very varied with staff with a range of experiences, this is to ensure a situation is looked at from the perspectives. Being a younger member of the Streetz team I believe this is a very positive way of working as it allows the staff to learn from one another and develop their own strengths and supports and challenges weaknesses. The difference in age and gender within the teams also makes the staff relatable to the young people. Streetz have come across many different cases over the years, some of these include: not only speaking and listening to young people, but also keeping them safe; including drunk young people the team have ringing parents/ guardians for them to be picked up, teams have attended post code wars and split up fights, help to disperse young people causing antisocial behaviour, attended community events and help out with organisational and planning activities. We have also attended hotspot areas across the Borough in the youth space van, put out fires, engaged with young people who were intimidating people in the community, talked to young people about drugs and alcohol and offered advice and referred to relevant agencies

as needed which includes CREST. These are only a few examples over the last 10 years and Streetz work very closely with other agencies in order to reduce anti-social behaviour with great success. Since the team have been Borough wide we have engaged with over 4000 young people and over the lifetime of Streetz we have had 25 staff. Currently RCBC employ six staff with a co-ordinator and provided with nine staff from The Junction. We are expecting to reach over 10,000 young people engaged and helped within the next two years. So all in all Streetz is a fun and engaging environment and I have learned and am still learning so much from everyone who I work alongside. Building my confidence in working with young people and be able to recognise when young people may be vulnerable or may be having a hard time. This experience has allowed me to follow one of my biggest aspirations and it has also allowed me to get into the job I wanted, opened up opportunities and allowed me to do so while helping others and I am extremely grateful. Thank you. Hannah Kay www.thejunctionfoundation.com


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Hollie Bush Writes

Above the high wall - a tale of old Brotton I

t’s funny how many people use strictly “unofficial” names for their own town or village - or even a little bit of their own patch. Take our area for instance. Redcar and Coatham are utterly separate places for those that live there, even if someone driving down Coatham Road from Station Road would be hard placed to spot the boundary. Then there are the older folk from Guisborough who will say they’re from ‘Gadgie Town”. Then there is “Snarling Cow” a name which everyone recognises, but which is hated by all from Carlin How. In Boosbeck everyone, even the kids, will know where you mean if you ask for the “Pit Yard” despite the fact that the old Boosbeck Mine has been shut since the 1890’s! But it must be Brotton that is the home of allusions. To start with there were and still are “top enders” and “bottom enders”. And even there, there are sub-divisions. I remember old top enders talking when the new houses were first going up, of people coming “from the Broseley” (after the builders of the estate). And at the bottom you can be tagged by coming from either ”The Park” or “The Brickyard”. And it is the Brickyard that we are about this month. Some time back I came across one-time Brottoner Malcolm Jarvis, who is writing a history of this distinctive little patch of old Brotton. Malcolm introduces himself as thus: “I was born in Brotton, or, to be more correct, in the maternity hospital at Guisborough. I arrived at the outset of the National Health Service in 1948 and spent my childhood and adolescence living in Springfield Avenue, Brotton. I left for the sunlit uplands of Leeds School of Architecture when I was nineteen and have remained in Leeds ever since. Having retired in 2006 from local government practice (early) I took an interest in family history. But early during my research, the focus of attention shifted away from the ‘people’ and towards the ‘place’. The home of my grandparents had been the Brickyard in Brotton. Indeed, my grandmother was born in Railway Terrace and died in a house on Errington Street. So my research began. Needless to say, I wish I could go back to my childhood armed with a digital camera and tape recorder….but alas - but here’s a stat from the drearier days of 2018.” Prior to 1860, East Cleveland was a quiet rural district with a scattering of small townships, villages and farmsteads and at this time Middlesbrough (the Infant Hercules) was a modest “new town” situated between the river and the railway line from Darlington. Brotton and Skelton were small villages strung out along the highway and were essentially settlements of agricultural workers and supporting trades and some alum miners. There were not, as yet, the villages of Boosbeck, Lingdale, North Skelton nor Carlin How. However, the discovery of seams of quality iron-ore began to dramatically and rapidly transform the region into a busy, quasi industrial hinterland for Middlesbrough. A railway line was constructed to transport iron-ore from mines being opened in East Cleveland, to iron-works along the Tees, thus connecting places being newly developed, such as Boosbeck, Brotton and Carlin How. Iron-stone mining, this new ‘regional enterprise,’ also needed the provision of housing

for all those who had taken the decision to migrate to Cleveland in search of a future. Workers and their families, in addition to many single men, came from Cornwall, London, Norfolk and elsewhere to try their luck. The need for houses may have been viewed as a temporary requirement, given that the supply of iron ore was limited. Nonetheless workers found the regional attraction greater if there were reasonable homes to inhabit, giving them an opportunity to put down roots - if only for thirty or so years. A local entrepreneur named Christopher Jackson, a resident of Normanby, was clearly aware of these happenings and saw the potential for making money. He bought land at Boosbeck, and during December 1864 a sale of land at Brotton was completed between him and Ann Errington of Marske. This latter conveyance involved three large fields, known as Middle Close, Far Field and Cole Close, but excluded from this transaction was a strip of land forming a corridor for the new railway, which arrived in Brotton in 1865. Jackson probably had a joyful Christmas that year as this marked the start of his development of a large miners’ housing colony on Cole Close, which became known by locals as the ‘Brickyard’. Development also started on the other two fields to the west of the railway and eventually became known as the ‘Park’. However, that story is for another time. Cole Close was a sloping pasture lying to the west of old Brotton and just south of the Skelton to Brotton highway. Its southern boundary adjoined land owned by Richard Barrow and is today marked by the back lane of Broadbent Street and the track which runs down past Lumpsey View. The boundary to the east is formed by the current Child Street, or more correctly an earlier footpath which followed the same course. Indeed, that same footpath exists as a right of way and continues southwards, crossing the bypass and connecting with Cleveland Street. It is likely that Jackson would have engaged the services of a land agent and surveyor to assist in, what we would call today. the “project management” of the initial layout of the Brickyard, and the provision of a basic infrastructure of streets, footpaths, lighting and drainage. At Boosbeck, which was contemporary with his scheme at Brotton, his surveyor was Benjamin Broadbent of Skelton. It is reasonable to conclude that Broadbent was also employed in a similar capacity to work on the Brickyard. Sadly, there are no plans remaining for the Brickyard proposal. I have not yet uncovered any firm evidence which tells us where the title “Brickyard” originated. However, there are a few references in the press at the time of the “Brickfield” at Brotton (The Daily Gazette October 27, 1875). It is quite possible that both terms came to be used for what must have resembled a brick works for part of the year. The land at Brotton comprises deposits of glacial till and several borehole logs in my possession show clays at a shallow depth on the Cole Close site (near Railway Terrace). Where there was suitable clay, it was quite normal for bricks to be made locally, and indeed, there is considerable evidence that many of the bricks used in this development were hand-made. It was not unusual for builders to recruit itinerant brickmaking gangs who would set up

● Under High Wall BrottonMiners Parade 1890’s

● Child Street. Local children dressed as The Royal Family for the 1935 Royal Jubilee

temporary hutments, plant and a kiln on the site. The autumn and winter were used, in the main, for the extraction and preparation of the clay and the stockpiling of sand, coke and ash in readiness for spring. The brickmaking process lasted several weeks during which time parts of Cole Close would indeed have resembled a ‘Brickfield’ or ‘Brickyard’. In addition to their presence on the works, brickmakers would have made their presence felt elsewhere in the village as they had a fearsome reputation for excessive drinking and fisticuffs. In his “Last Chronicle of Barset”, Trollope describes brickmakers as a “lawless, drunken, terribly rough lot of humanity…....” Once a layout was prepared and preliminary works underway, adverts were placed in the press inviting interested builders. One such advert which appeared in the Middlesbrough and Stockton Gazette in 1869 was accompanied by a sketch indicating the new street layout. The text read, simply:- “Brotton – FREEHOLD BUILDING LAND FOR SALE at Brotton – for price and particulars apply to Mr C Jackson, Normanby.“ It was a requirement of legislation that houses be numbered, and streets be named. Interestingly, the relevant statute still applies today (Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847). The responsibility of assigning names and numbers sat with the local authority (pre-1872 this would have been the Guisborough Board of Guardians), although the naming of streets was usually done in consultation with the owner, or

developer. In this case, Christopher Jackson would have probably made his recommendations to suit his local connections: Errington Street: named after the vendor of the land, Ann Errington widow of High Street, Marske (at one time, the family were also the owners of Errington Wood, Marske) Jackson Street: possibly named after Christopher Jackson himself, or alternatively Elizabeth Mary Jackson (no relation), a local property owner and fellow shareholder in the Brotton Gas Light and Coke Company (see below). Abbey Street: named after Robert Abbey who was the owner of a significant portion of Railway Terrace, Child Street: named after the Child family, blacksmiths and farriers of Brotton. Broadbent Street: named after Benjamin Broadbent, land agent and surveyor who lived at High Street, Skelton. Broadbent, as was said above, was also engaged by Jackson for the development of Boosbeck. He was also involved with the development of Lingdale. Then we came to Day Street: named after Ralph Day, a local builder who may have built parts of the Brickyard. He was also a fellow shareholder in the Brotton Gas Company. Grange Terrace: possibly named after William Grange, Builder, living at Amber Street, Saltburn, Wilson Street: possibly named after Andrew Wilson, a Brotton joiner, and finally Railway Terrace: a selfexplanatory, name although it is interesting to note that the initial proposal in the advert was to name it Station View.


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A whimsical look at our area

●●Child Street, 2018

The pattern of land purchase and its physical development is complex and initially stretched over more than twenty-five years, until the Brickyard was more or less complete. Some whole terraces were developed as an entity, whereas some houses were built in small clusters of three or four. At the time it was usual for builders to buy the land and build houses using materials obtained on credit, with the intention of selling them as quickly as possible. For example, the western part of Railway Terrace, numbers 1 to 18, was constructed as a complete row, and subsequently purchased by Robert Abbey of Kilton. He then leased it to the mining company, Messrs Bell Brothers, who had opened their mine at Lumpsey. Numerous retailers also cashed in on the rapid development of the village, and public houses, shops and a variety of other outlets sprung up within the Brickyard itself. Along with the usual grocers, general dealers and butchers, Errington Street boasted its own professional photographer, Israel Huntrods, who had his premises at number 32. In addition to his studio work, Huntrods also took photographs around the village. Indeed, the photograph of the Miners’ Parade, adorning this article, is attributed to him. In 1890, at Number 7 Errington Street, we have a “Beerhouse” run by George Catron. In some sense, these outlets were the forerunners of our modern “microbrewery” insofar that beer was both brewed and sold on the same premises. The Beerhouse Act of 1830 permitted any ratepayer to start such an enterprise by buying a two-guinea licence. It was hoped that the proliferation of such houses would reduce the sale of spirits and thus lower the rates of drunkenness. It is highly unlikely that those who frequented the Good Templars’ Hall around the corner at Hutchinson Street would have supported the plan. To take advantage of the growing population of Brotton, Christopher Jackson embarked on a complementary venture by forming the Brotton Gas Light and Coke Co. Ltd. A parcel of his land at the southern corner of the Brickyard was allocated for the works, and ownership transferred to the gas company in 1870. Other shareholders in the enterprise included local worthies such as, Joseph William Day, Ralph Day, Elizabeth Mary Jackson and Mary Ann Morrison of Brotton Grange. On the northern edge of the site, a detached house was built for the works manager. Initially known simply as the “Gas House” this has subsequently been given the moniker “Lumpsey View”. Other buildings, now long gone, were arranged along the western boundary, as illustrated on the 1894 Ordnance Survey map. I have

not traced any records of these structures, but it seems likely that they were the retorts and furnace, and the coal storage shed. Attached to one of these buildings was a chimney, as identified on the OS map, and it is likely that this would have served the furnace. In 1877 an application was made to the Board of Trade to extend the size of the site by adding a further portion of land immediately to the east of the existing installation. There is no indication as to what the extended works would comprise, but it is possible that it was space for the second gasometer. Approval was granted to: - “……enable the Promoters to manufacture and supply gas within the said district, (Brotton) and to sell the residual products thereof, and carry on the business usually carried on by a Gas Company……” (from the London Gazette) At this time, the gas supply would mainly be for street lighting and probably for public buildings, such as chapels, public houses, the Good Templars’ Hall and for Morrison’s Pit. It is also conceivable that supplies were provided for Lumpsey Pit, which was sunk around 1881. The air quality in the neighbourhood of the gas works must have been highly polluted and combined with smoke from scores of coal fires there must have been a pall of fumes hanging over the Brickyard for much of the time. Along with air pollution, contamination of water courses would also have been likely. Part of the drainage from the Brickyard passed both across and alongside the Gas Works and it is certain that outlets within the works would have been directly connected. Eventually, this drainage was discharged to a beck to the west of the village and then to the sea via Saltburn Gill. The pollution of Saltburn Beck became quite an issue around the turn of the nineteenth century (and again in the twenty-first!). Typically, houses in the Brickyard are ‘through terrace’ with a ‘two up and two down’ arrangement of rooms and a single storey lean-to pantry. All have rear yards which contained a privy and a coal store and had access from a back street. All the houses were built up to the back of the footpath there being no front walled enclosures (unlike in the Park, to the West). Given that many of these houses have a modest footprint, they might be better referred to as ‘cottages’. Warning! Some technical content follows: All houses were constructed from brick, having a 215mm thick wall to front and rear. The brick bond which was generally used is known as Scotch (Scottish) bond, i.e. five courses of stretcher bricks between courses of headers. The thickness of party walls is not known and may vary between a single skin of common brick, or a 215mm thick wall. Ground floors were generally of solid construction and may well have always exhibited signs of dampness. Roofs were covered with Welsh blue slates, one pitch draining to a gully in the rear yard and the other directly to the street gutter. Not all the houses were built using locally made bricks. Part of Errington Street, lower Jackson Street and Grange Terrace were built using the pale cream “Pease” brick (at least on the front elevation of the building). This brick was also used for the construction of Saltburn Station and Zetland Hotel. The use of the brick in those buildings was a stipulation made by Henry Pease, owner the Pease West Brickworks at Billy Row, near Crook in Co Durham. They were transported to Saltburn by rail. Being a fireclay brick, the Pease brick is highly durable with a relatively high resistance to frost and low water absorption characteristics. This may well explain why houses in the Brickyard with Pease walling have not required rendering in modern times. The overall layout of housing which Jackson employed was redolent of that used in much urban “Byelaw housing”, i.e. terraced houses with yards, carriage streets and back streets, laid out on a grid pattern. At the time that the Brickyard was commenced, there were no byelaws in force in Brotton, which would have influenced the layout. Indeed, the first set of bye-laws were introduced in 1879 following the formation of Brotton’s

own Local Board (local authority) and this was later than the commencement of the Brickyard development. However, Jackson was also developing another site at Boosbeck, which lay in the jurisdiction of the Skelton Board, which did have bye-laws, made in 1866. It is possible that Jackson, and his surveyor Benjamin Broadbent, found it expedient to simply transfer the type of layout to Brotton. It is interesting to note, however, that the Brickyard, whilst similar in character to bye-law housing, would not have fully complied! But all was not well in in the new Brickyard. At a social event in Brotton in 1872, Joseph Shepherd, the Cleveland Miners Leader, and profiled in this column a couple of years past, was reported to have described Brotton (the home of many of his members and their families, and indeed his power base amongst the members in general) as “a little pestilential place” and “the mother of disease in Cleveland”. His chief concern was the poor sanitary condition of the new housing, a worry shared by the Inspector of Nuisances, Cyrus Smith, who issued abatement notices to Jackson and others. Little was achieved. Parts of the Brickyard were dogged by these conditions for some years and it was not until the formation of the Brotton Board of Health in 1878 that any robust solution was sought. In 1881 a contract was let to a local builder, Medd Gladstone for the surfacing of all the carriage streets and back streets in the Brickyard, including new sections of drainage and main sewers. This at least dealt more effectively with the removal of wastewater and surface water. Human waste was still a matter of collection by ‘night soil men’, and indeed, was the case

well into the twentieth century. Most of the Brickyard still exists, although nowadays many of the houses have modern extensions in the rear yards to give much needed additional modern accommodation. Many of the houses built from handmade bricks have been rendered, no doubt to arrest further erosion, and the rows now have an odd patchwork appearance. However, the future fate of the Brickyard is not part of this little historical sketch. I will leave that to the Brickyarders and their political representatives.” So what future for the Brickyard ?, Oddly enough, probably brighter than in the comparatively recent past. In the 1990’s, when large scale redevelopment was all the rage, there were. suggestions that the whole of the ara could be demolished with new housing arising from the foundations of the old. In the end that was not to be. One feature of much of the Brickyard was that many of the houses had always been privately rented, and that trend has increased as older people have moved out and a small group of “buy to let” landlords moved in. This has meant some substantial repairs and renovations to many of the streets, and thus giving an extended life far beyond the “thirty years” that many of the original builders and dwellers Hollie Bush can be contacted directly if readers want to comment on articles, or to suggest topics (the odder, the better) that help to define the East Cleveland we all live in. Email: holliebush@gmx.com

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The Ethical Housing Company buys first properties in Redcar

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he Ethical Housing Company (EHC) was launched in Redcar in February, and it has already bought its first properties. Its purpose is to buy properties and rent them out at affordable rates for people on lower incomes. This includes people and families in receipt of benefits and those affected by homelessness. Almost 20% of the population (just under 12,000 households) in Redcar and Cleveland rent privately for their home, and almost half of these households rely on housing benefit/universal credit to pay their rent. This benefit rate is significantly higher than the national average of under a third, and it demonstrates the high level of need for affordable rented housing in the borough. The innovative company is set up with an ear-marked £5m social investment monies secured from Bridges Evergreen Holdings Ltd; one of the UK’s largest impact investors. All properties owned by EHC will be let and managed by The Ethical Lettings Agency (TELA); the social enterprise letting agency based in Redcar. EHC is largely looking to buy 1-3 bedroom properties located across Redcar and Cleveland under £80k. Properties will also be bought across the wider Teesside area, and assuming the first 3 years go well, then further expansion is envisaged. The private rent sector is markedly different to ten years ago. It now comprises of households of all types; including families with children, single people, and people of all ages including retired people. Many are in work but low wages/insecure employment means many have to rely on housing benefit to help pay their rent. The sector is set to continue to grow. Unfortunately, standards of property vary wildly in the private rent sector and the less income you have, the

worse the standards often are. This is combined with the presence of rogue landlords and letting agents who can put people’s lives at risk for example by faulty boilers, or by violence. Exploitation of vulnerable people happens too in the private rent sector but it is often hidden. In addition, it is unfortunately the over-supply of poorly managed private rented property in low value areas that causes housing markets to fail. This can have devastating impacts on local economies and communities as it is characterised by house prices dropping, property sales dropping, property conditions deteriorating, anti-social behaviour increasing, and economic investment hard to find. It is then that you see absent or rogue landlords come in to buy cheap properties, and problems then become rooted and take many years to resolve. EHC aims to provide decent and affordable rented homes to people across Redcar and Cleveland, and in doing so, help protect communities from such housing market failure. It aims to provide a positive choice for private renters who too often don’t have many or any good choices open to them. By working in partnership with TELA, the properties will be well-maintained and tenants supported where needed by the range of organisations TELA works with. If you have property to sell in Redcar and Cleveland that you think will fit the criteria as above, please get in touch: 01642 484845 or carla@ethicalhousingcompany. co.uk or call into TELA offices at 14 Queen St, Redcar, TS10 1AE. Property viewings will be from mid-May. You can see details of EHC’s property-buying process online at: www.ethicalhousing.co.uk (process being kept under review to make on-going improvements).

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Commissioner calls for fairer funding for Cleveland Police to help protect communities and tackle rising violent crime

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arry Coppinger, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, has called on Home Secretary Amber Rudd to reverse the repeated cuts to police funding to allow more officers to be deployed on neighbourhood beats. Mr Coppinger has corrected the Home Secretary on her reported suggestion that police cuts have not coincided with rising crime. He said police officers and staff have responded magnificently to the increasing strain they work under but violent crime resulting in injury has risen by one third in Cleveland in recent years and public safety demanded the situation could not continue. In the past seven years Cleveland Police has seen its funding from central Government fall by 36% - that’s £39m in real terms and has resulted in the loss of 500 police posts.

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Just last month it was necessary to increase the local precept in order to meet the latest real-term funding cut by central Government and so avoid further cuts to police numbers. In addition to the cuts, there has been top slicing of the budget to fund national initiatives. This is important work but again reduces the number of officers available to the Chief Constable to deploy in neighbourhood teams. Police workload has also increased due to the strain caused by cutbacks in other public sector budgets. Mr Coppinger said: “Officers and staff at all levels have responded magnificently to meet the extra burden this has resulted in and their performance has been recognised in recent inspections by the police watchdog HMICFRS where our neighbourhood police work

has been flagged up as an example of best practice “That said, there can be no doubt that the fall in police numbers has coincided with a rise in violent crime in Cleveland. Three years ago there were 4150 crimes involving violence against a person resulting in injury, in the last year that figure has risen to 5557. It is simply wrong of the Home Secretary to suggest otherwise.” Mr Coppinger added that the impact of the deep cuts is not just in the number of victims of crime. “The presence of officers on the beat not only deters crime, it reassures people and reduces the fear of crime. Neighbourhood officers are trusted by the community and because of this they will frequently be the first to hear of vital information that can help combat

more serious crimes including drugs and organised crime. “Policing cuts have significantly reduced the ability of Cleveland Police to provide proactive visible patrol activity across all communities so the Chief Constable must constantly review areas of focus based on threat, harm and risk. “I have attended hundreds of public meetings across the force area. The clear feedback I receive is that the public recognise the excellent job our neighbourhood police officers do, they support them and wish there were more of them and I entirely agree. “Any rise in violent crime is concerning as there is a victim and their family at the heart of every incident and the force also acknowledges that public space violence is an issue of public concern and that

police presence provides reassurance to the public. Cleveland Police looks to work with communities, local authorities and health services to address the underlying causes of violence.” In meetings with local politicians Mr Coppinger will continue to urge them to join his campaign for fairer funding. “It is a matter of public record that last year I called on all politicians and anyone else in a position of influence to join myself and the Chief Constable in calling for fairer funding for Cleveland Police. This campaign is gathering momentum and it is important that pressure is maintained. I am in regular contact with local MPs and councillors of all political parties and none and I shall continue to urge them to use whatever influence they can to increase police numbers.”

Force to take on additional Police Community Support Officers

ecruitment begins for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) on Wednesday 9th May. The applications process will close after three weeks. PCSOs were last recruited in June 2017, and the successful candidates are now out supporting communities across Cleveland. PCSOs work alongside regular police officers and act as a visible point of contact for local residents across the Force area. Amongst their duties they are expected to take part in high visibility

reassurance patrols, engage with children and young people, conduct door to door enquiries in major crimes, and attend community meetings. Those candidates who are successful in the initial stages of application will be invited to an assessment centre where they will be asked to complete written tasks and take part in interactive role play exercises. Events are being held for prospective candidates to find out more information. These will be held at Teesside University’s Clarendon Building (room CL1.08) on

the dates below: Tuesday 24th April – PCSO Recruitment Event between 6.15pm-8.15pm. Wednesday 25th April – PCSO Recruitment Event (Positive Action) between 6.15pm-8.15pm. Those interested in attending are asked to register for the relevant event at the below links as there are limited places: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/clevelandpolice-pcso-recruitment-positive-actionevent-tickets-34071086537 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ cleveland-police-pcso-recruitment-event-

Legal Notices Name of Applicant Address of the Premises:

Beer Sniffers Limited 23-25 Wandhill Avenue Skelton Industrial Estate, Saltburn,TS12 2LQ

Licensable activities applied for: Sale of Alcoholic beverages from the premises for consumption off the premises daily by online sales Address where Redcar and Cleveland Borough application may Council, Licensing & Parking be viewed: Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar TS10 1RT Web:www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk Any interested party or responsible authority, may make representations regarding this application no later than the 1st May 2018. Please note that such representation(s) have to be in writing. It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine on conviction of such an offence is £5,000.00 Goodswens Solicitors, Redcar, TS10 3DH

tickets-34233441144 The successful applicants will commence their training in early December 2018. Assistant Chief Constable Jason Harwin said: “The role of PCSO is very important within policing and in serving our communities. Anyone who would like to work within their local community and be part of a public service is encouraged to apply. Candidates need to be committed to serving the community and making a difference.”

Notice of Application for the Variation of a Premises Licence I, Nicola Sylvester, do hereby give notice that I have applied to the Licensing Authority at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council for the Variation of a Premises Licence at 149b High Street, Redcar, TS10 3DQ and known as Taco Bob’s. The application proposes to sell alcohol for collection or delivery every night of the week between 16:00 – 00:00 including Mondays. To serve hot food for collection or delivery between 16:00 – 02:00 every night of the week and to play recorded background music during service between 16:00 – 02:00 every night of the week. Any other person or responsible authorities may make representations to the application in writing to the Licensing Authority at the address below by 2nd May 2018. The Licensing Register and a copy of the application may be viewed during normal office hours at the address below. It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine payable on summary conviction of such offences is level 5 on the standard scale: Redcar & Cleveland Licensing Service Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1RT Web: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

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Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, said: “PCSOs make a valuable contribution in helping make our communities safe and engaging with residents. This is an extremely desirable role for someone who wants to make a difference and have a challenging but rewarding career.” Applications will open at 11.30am on Wednesday 9th May on the Careers section of the Cleveland Police website: www.cleveland.police.uk.

Don’t risk your life wear a seatbelt

ore than 120 motorists were found to be risking their lives by not wearing their seatbelts during a recent week-long campaign. Roads policing officers from across Cleveland and Durham carried out enforcement action throughout March 12-18 as part of a national campaign to target those breaking the law by not wearing seatbelts and to educate them on the dangers of not doing so. Of the 128 motorists found not wearing their seatbelt, 109 of those were men, 17 were women and two were children. The main offenders were drivers compared to passengers and people aged over 25. Inspector Ed Turner, from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, said: “It is inconceivable that drivers would risk their own lives, let alone the lives of their passengers, especially children, travelling with them. Clearly the results of the campaign demonstrate the continued need for our officers to be out there on the roads, keeping people as safe as possible. “Wearing a seatbelt is something that takes just seconds to do and whilst the majority of people do listen to our warnings, there is a hard core of individuals that continue to ignore them and those people will now feel the force of the law. “As roads policing officers we see the devastating aftermath that the death of a loved one has on families, and this is all the more tragic if the death could have been easily prevented by something as simple as putting on a seatbelt.” Legislation states that drivers are responsible for ensuring that suitable safety restraints are worn by all passengers under 14 years old. Failure to wear a seatbelt carries a fine of up to £500.


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ello and welcome to April’s edition of the Rural Policing Page. Well as you know it’s been a rough month with the various types of weather we have all experienced, and let’s be honest we’ve had everything thrown at us, but hopefully we’ve turned the corner and with Lambing season signalling the start of the warmer weather coming we can all come out of hibernation. At the end of March I spent five days with Lancashire Police and their Rural / Wildlife Officers on a training program to learn more about the necessary laws, procedures, useful tips etc, which included not only catching criminals but also being able answer the questions you ask. I now plan to use and pass on this knowledge to all our officers in your rural communities and also our new rural special constabulary and rural volunteers. I have to say the weather was freezing and I even had several PowerPoint presentations in a barn at the top of a hill with rain, sleet and wind blowing in… the things I do for this job!

Help Take the Strain

I recently attended an NFU Conference that addressed farmer’s health concerns, and the impact it can have on those in the more isolated rural communities regarding stress, depression and mental health wellbeing The NFU in the North East has joined forces with Yorkshire Agricultural Society, the Yorkshire Rural Support Network and Barclays to urge everyone in the agricultural supply chain to pull together to help combat the impact of anxiety, depression and other mental health issues on an increasing number of the region’s farmers. Awareness is growing that as an industry we all have a responsibility to help each other deal with farming’s hidden struggle, yet despite concerted efforts over the last few years to promote the importance of health and safety on farms, the industry continues to have a poor safety record and it is our belief that increasing stress is a key factor in the number of accidents – which annually result in an average of 32 fatalities across the UK. Mental health problems are very difficult to talk about and the unique nature of farming and rural life can exacerbate the situation, with farmers often working in isolation, working very long hours and facing unique problems beyond their control – for example falling farm gate prices, weather impacts and late payments of farm support. Given this challenge and the fact that all too often farmers do not prioritise their health and are often reluctant to ask for help, we want to encourage everyone involved in the farming and rural industry – from group secretaries, to farm advisers, vets, feed reps, grain buyers and the like - to do everything possible to help farmers struggling to cope with the increasing pressures they are under. I have included a few useful numbers should anyone need them

Tel: 0808 281 9490

Tel: 03000 111 999

Tel: 01423 541000

Fly Tipping – Operation Eyeball

Another issue I’m currently looking at with North Yorkshire Police and the various councils in all areas is the problem of Fly Tipping particular in the more rural areas where there are not as many eyes and ears to spot illegal dumping of waste. To this end we have held our 1st meeting a few weeks ago and we had some excellent responses from the councils involved, and we hope we can now take this a stage further with planned pro-action work and operations to combat this problem. It was decided by those involved to run it under the name of Operation Eyeball so please look out for future progress on this and anything else under this operational name in the press and your local communities. Planned Operations I am currently setting up operations with the Environment Agency and the Angling Trusts Volunteer Bailiffs Service to tackle illegal fishing, Anti-Social Behaviour and Criminal Damage etc in the various rivers, waterways and reservoirs in our areas. These will be carried out throughout the summer months so please make sure that you have the necessary permits and licenses as people who are caught will be fined or prosecuted. Dotpeen – Property Marking As I have mentioned in the past, we now have a property marking device that can mark any material except glass and other fragile items. It’s a free service carried out by our Neighbourhood teams FREE of charge. So if you have any events or can arrange a village hall, community centre etc where a group of people can come along we can arrange to be there to mark your property and offer crime prevention advice.

Planned Operations – Rural Watch As previously mentioned, we now have rural special constabulary officers and volunteers so in partnership with your local neighbourhood teams we will be running rural operations throughout the year to tackle the various rural crime issues that we all face on a daily basis. Some will be covert and some will be overt, but we would like to ask the rural communities themselves to help us, as without your eyes and ears to support us we may not be aware of any suspicious activity in your area, which in turn might mean we are not in your particular area. So on this we would welcome anyone with intelligence on activities to contact us either via 101 or the rural crime email address: ruralcrime.webmail@cleveland.pnn.police.uk (please be aware this is not for on-going incidents and is not monitored 24/7) This can include registration numbers, make, model, colour of vehicle, suspicious individuals, and request for crime prevention advice, and anything else you may need help with. I would also love for people to join the Rural Watch Scheme which is aimed at the rural communities, whether you are a resident, farmer, landowner or someone just interested in our beautiful countryside and want to know what we are doing and what to lookout for. To join please go to ‘RURAL WATCH’ please go to: www.clevelandconnected.co.uk click on the green join button enter a few details and tick the rural watch box. It only takes 5 minutes and helps us to help you and make a difference. National Rural Survey The national rural survey should be out in this April, so I’m hoping that we can all get a better pictures of what the main priorities are and help us focus on what you all deem to be your main issues. This will also hopefully help me to allocate resources more effectively and in tandem with the Rural Watch Scheme should prove very helpful, but I’ll discuss that more in the next issue. Rural Crime Week ‘I NEED YOUR HELP’ Just to make you aware I’m currently planning our 1st force wide Rural Crime Week which will be taking place from Sunday May 27th to Sunday June 3rd and will include stalls, property marking, crime prevention advice and introducing ourselves so that you have a contact should you need us in the future. At the moment I’m looking for various farmers markets / shops, events and anything rural based to come along to, so you would like us to pop along then please get in touch with me at: ruralcrime. webmail@cleveland.pnn.police.uk Thank you once again for all your continued support and I hope to see you out and about in the very near future. Kind Regards Paul Payne

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or my April Crime Prevention Blog I’m covering cycle security. Spring is in the air and more of us will likely be considering blowing the dust and cobwebs off our bikes at the back of the garage or shed, to take advantage of the improving weather, explore the great outdoors, and to potentially lose a couple of pounds in order to get our beach bodies ready for summer! Until a couple of years back, I was a regular cycle commuter, during which time, I took the security of my bike very seriously, always carrying a good quality ‘D’ lock and a heavy duty cable in my rucksack, wherever I went. Fortunately for me I’ve never had a bike stolen; however, I do know a lot of people who have. Thieves love cycles, so don’t ever leave your bike, not even for a minute, without them being secured. As a general rule, if you’re not sat on it, secure it! Follow these tips to help prevent you becoming a victim of bike crime. • Get a good bike lock, better still two. Ensure that the locks you buy meet the ‘Sold Secure’ Gold standard (not something from the local pound shop). You’ll find these quality locks in your local bike shops or on all of the regular bike retailers’ websites. Have a read of the various reviews. Click www.soldsecure.com for more information on good quality locks. • Lock up removable parts (e.g. wheels, saddle) and take light fittings/cycle

computers with you. • Have your bike’s frame securitymarked or engraved. We regularly offer bike marking events across the force area using our Dot Peen marking equipment. It marks the frame with your postcode and house number. Keep an eye on your local neighbourhood policing page on Facebook for these events. • Take a photograph of your bike and record its description, including any unique marks or features. Register the frame number (normally found underneath the bike between the pedals or where the back wheel slots in) on www.bikeregister.com and www.immobilise.com • When you leave your bike, leave it where the thief can be seen. In your garden or in the shed, it should be locked to something substantial, or in the case of the shed, a ladder or steps, the lawnmower etc. If there is nothing to lock it to, make sure you put your locks through the frame and a wheel to disable it. Make the locks and bike hard to manoeuvre. And finally! Don’t buy a stolen second-hand bike. Insist on proof of ownership and check the bike frame number on the Bike Checker at www.bikeregister.com If your bike has been stolen, contact the police. Give them your frame number, BikeRegister number, photo and any other details and register your bike as stolen on BikeRegister.


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News from the O Local WI’s Loftus WI

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ur March meeting was very well attended despite the cold wet weather. The meeting began, as usual with us singing Jerusalem followed by any business delivered by our President and Secretary. We have lots of outings planned; a visit to Penrith Marmalade Festival, a tour around Fowler Welch Distribution Centre and later in the year a delicious lunch in Wynyard Hall to name but a few. Our President appealed for contributions towards the refreshments we are providing in the Town Hall when the Klondike Cycle Race goes though the Town on April 29th. Business out of the way we then enjoyed a delightful talk from our speaker, Stephanie Beech, who enthralled us with her memories of teaching in local schools in two different parts of India, supported by many colourful slides; we really felt we had actually been there with her. Our competition, an item made from silk, saw lots of interesting entries for Stephanie to choose from, and well deserved winners were chosen. To round off the meeting we had our Loftus Community Police Officer pop in to chat with members and to answer any questions anyone may have had. As usual the two hours flew by and tea and biscuits were quickly served and enjoyed. We had a visit from a prospective new member and hope to be seeing her again.

Three Bishops visit Loftus!

n the Monday of Holy Week, 26th March, 2018, Saint Leonard’s Parish Church in Loftus hosted one of the two annual Chrism Masses held in the Diocese of York! After months of planning and preparations, a congregation of over one hundred people witnessed this special Holy Week service, when pure olive oil is blest and consecrated for use by the clergy in the parishes of the Diocese of York. The service was led by the Bishop of Beverley, who was assisted by the Bishop of Whitby, and the sermon was preached by the Lord Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu. The music was coordinated by Mr Richard Bendelow, and Saint Leonard’s Church Choir ably led the hymns, the sung responses as well as singing two excellent anthems during the course of the service. After the Chrism Mass

in Saint Leonard’s Parish Church, a sumptuous buffet lunch was served in Loftus Town Hall and a time of fellowship was enjoyed with clergy and people from across the Diocese of York and beyond, with some clergy and people coming from as far away as Hull, Scarborough and even Bishop Auckland in County Durham! Father Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus-in-Cleveland, said: “It was a great honour for us to host this special Holy Week service in Loftus and I am delighted that all our visitors had such a positive experience of Loftus on this wonderful occasion. “This was also an historic occasion, as no one can remember there being three bishops at Saint Leonard’s Church Loftus at the same time! “I wish to thank the Mayor of Loftus for attending the service to represent the wider town and community of Loftus, the children

Church Services St. Nicholas Church, Guisborough Coming Events SATURDAY APRIL 21st 2018 ST NICHOLAS CHURCH, GUISBOROUGH MUSIC DAY A day of music, free of charge, each session will start on the hour and last about 40 minutes. This is offered by the St, Nicholas choir, orchestra, young musicians, members of Topline performing arts and friends. Programme 9.00am Instrumental music performed by our youngest musicians. 10.00am Messy church and all parish youngsters –singing, action games, musical games, and a chance to try an instrument including drums. 11.00am At the musicals – come, sit and listen . enjoy our students performing West End hits. 12 noon Organ recitals- “Magnus” our new digital organ, played by our organists, for your pleasure 1.00pm Songs of praise- a chance to hear and sing favourite hymns with our choir, organists and orchestra 2.00pm Solo instrumentalists- members as they play some classical pieces. help us appreciate the range of sounds / instruments in our orchestra 3.00pm Orchestral hour - some new arrangements of classical favourites. 4.00pm Organ recital- a second chance to enjoy the beautiful sound of “Magnus” 7.00pm A concert of choral and instrumental music- performed by the St, Nicholas choir and orchestra and friends. Tickets £5, from Sue Leather (01287 635059 )

What’s on in Saltburn Spiritualist Church Toc H, Coach House, Albion Terrace, Saltburn TS12 1JW For further information contact Jean on 07776331333 April We are proud to host an experimental evening of mediumship Monday 30th 7pm with demonstrator Richard Cuthbert OSNU. £3 on the door Please note this service replaces normal Monday services. A committee meeting follows this service. Monday services: 6.30pm Spiritual healing (free) 7pm Open Circle (collection) 8.45pm Development Class (please ask) Saturday Divine services: all begin at 7pm: Collection.

14th Sharon Hall & Lisa Ellis 21st Lisa Halligan 28th Minister William Hunter & Mrs Shirley Hunter May We are proud to be hosting an Angel workshop with Richard Cuthbert OSNU Saturday 12th 10.30-4pm. Full members £20 none members £25. Limited spaces tickets can be purchased in church, or contact Jean above. A £5 none refundable deposit is required, with balance due two weeks prior to the event. We are proud to host an experimental evening of mediumship Monday 21st 7pm

with demonstrator Rachel Cope £3 on the door. Please note this service replaces the normal Monday services. Monday Services 7th closed bank holiday 6.30pm Spiritual healing (free) 7pm Open Circle (collection) 8.45pm Development class (please ask) Divine Services: all begin at 7pm: collection. 5th closed bank holiday 12th Barbara Bradley PAS All are welcome to all our services, a warm welcome awaits all who attend. We welcome applications for membership.

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

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

Marske Methodist Church Hummershill Lane

April 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 May 6th May 10-30am Rev I Stuart Holy Sacrament 6-00pm Rev R Gee Circuit Service Easter offering 13th May 10-30am Mr J Griffiths 6-00pm At Zetland Park 20th May 10-30am Rev A Harbottle 3-00pm Danby Beacon 27th May 10-30am Mr J Patterson 6-00pm Rev A Harbottle

of our excellent church choir who did themselves proud, and to the people of Saint Leonard’s who pulled together to prepare S a i n t L e o n a r d ’s Church for the service and the food for our

excellent lunch.” Further information about the life of the Church of England in the Loftus area can be found on the Loftus Parish website and Facebook Page www. loftusparish.co.uk

Do you have a few hours to spare to help in your community?

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ave you considered volunteering but don’t know where to start? RCVDA Volunteer Centre will be at Skinningrove Link Up on Monday 16th April from 10 am – 12 noon. We currently advertise over 270 volunteering opportunities on behalf of voluntary groups and organisations across Redcar & Cleveland and Middlesbrough. Why not call in and see if we can match you with a role that will suit your interests and availability? You can speak 1-1 to an advisor to find out more about volunteering and the benefits you can gain through giving your time to help. For more information about volunteering contact trish@rcvda.org.uk or call 01642 440571

Guisborough Town Pride

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he new issue of Guisborough Life magazine is now in all the outlets in Guisborough for residents and visitors to purchase for 50p per copy. Volunteers with Guisborough Town Pride run this magazine with help from local people to supply us with articles which we hope are of interest. We are always on the ‘look out’ for interesting pieces to publish, so please keep them coming. With continued support from our readers we are able to fund the planting throughout the town. Guisborough Town Pride the charity of 22 years wishes ‘PRIDE IN GUISBOROUGH’ to continue so please support us. Volunteers are valuable as with all other voluntary groups we welcome new help albeit for an hour a week, all much appreciated. Please contact 01287 634383


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Wayfarer’s Travels Burma (Myanmar) – Two years on

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aving just returned from Burma (Myanmar) I look forward to reviewing this wonderful country; but first I`ve been asked to comment on the general situation as I found it there. Enough has been publicised already about the troubles in Rohingya and whilst talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar are ongoing, I think it’s best not to comment further and concentrate on the domestic scene. Following Aung San Suu Kyi`s

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success in demanding democratic elections after her 15 years of imprisonment, and then her National Liberation for Democracy (NLD) party winning the November 2015 elections with an overwhelming majority, Burma has been transformed from a cruel military dictatorship to a free democratic society. However, because she married a foreigner (an Englishman) the constitution denied her the presidency. The constitution was then duly amended and a new

post was created for her – The State Councillor. Suu Kyi has demanded an enquiry into the Rohingya crisis and declared that any breach of Human Rights or unlawful violence will not be tolerated. She has also initiated talks with Bangladesh in an attempt to come to some joint solution. On the domestic side I can only report what I saw. I spoke to hundreds of Burmese from many different states and every single one

idolized Suu Kyi and supported her views and actions. Many village huts are adorned with large pictures of her (see above). She, and her NLD government have introduced dramatic changes to the benefit of the masses. The military have been largely tamed, overpaid bureaucrats have been removed from office and their government buildings converted into schools. Now every child over the age of five has a right to education. She has also placed

preservation orders on all trees unique to, or of value to, Burma. Most of the rural population now have a clean water supply and many rural communities have been provided with a petrol powered plough to share in rotation amongst them. She readily admits that her government has only achieved 60% of its manifesto, but even that has resulted in a fantastic improvement for most of the population. Nevertheless the Rohingya problem still exists. It is hoped that the powers that be can come to a humane and permanent solution. In the meantime those affected need help. If you would like to help there are several charities such as :https://donate.redcross.org.uk/ appeal/myanmar-appeal . For any further information on this or any other destination, e-mail :Wayfarer@ntlworld.com In our next issue, Wayfarer will describe the wonderful variety of this amazing country.

Saving And Re-Homing Animals The Ann Prosser Foundation Registered Charity No. 1051037 / ww.s-a-r-a.org.uk By John Fuller

UPCOMING EVENTS Sunday 29th April SARA will be holding a volunteers day where you can come and talk to other volunteers to find out what is involved. The areas we need volunteers for are working with the animals, DIY, gardening, street collections, our charity shop and general fundraising.

Spicy sweet potato and roast pepper soup I made this the other night; the main reason was that whilst trawling through the frozen veg section at Morrison’s for inspiration I spotted frozen diced sweet potato next to sliced sweet peppers, which made the preparation time next to nothing.

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Marley

Marley is a gorgeous, four year old Shar Pei who came to S.A.R.A. following a change in his owners circumstances. Marley enjoys playing in our doggy sensory garden and will come over for cuddles when he’s finished exploring. Marley enjoys his walks and will walk nicely alongside our females. That said, we feel Marley would be better homed as an only pet. Ideally, Marley would be looking for a home with an experienced Shar Pei owner or an owner who knows the breed. For more information on Marley or any of our animals, give us a ring on 01642 488108 and ask to speak with a staff member

Misty

Misty is a very beautiful, four year old, semi long hair cat who came to S.A.R.A. when her owner sadly passed away. Misty enjoys having cuddles in her cattery pen but will let you know when she has had enough. Misty also likes to spend time snoozing next to her radiator. Misty is looking for a home as an only pet and with an experienced cat owner. Misty could live with older children who have spent time with cats in the past.

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

1 lb diced sweet potato 1/2 lb sliced sweet peppers 2 finely diced onions 2 tsp curry powder 50g butter or 50 ml olive oil 2 crushed garlic cloves 1 litre veg stock (Use veg cubes or bouillon ) 1 tblsp plain flour In a large saucepan heat oil add onion and saute add potato and peppers and sweat off add garlic and curry powder and stir add flour stir until coated, mix add stock stirring until absorbed bring to simmer stir occasionally and simmer for 15 mins blend with a hand blender and adjust seasoning. as a treat when serving add a spoon of crème fraise into each bowl. bon appetito

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 88 April - May 2018

Kirkleatham Guided Walks & Talks

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Kirkleatham Museum Talks season of talks on a broad range of topics will be held at Kirkleatham Museum throughout the Spring and Summer. All talks commence at 2pm and last around 50 minutes, followed by Q&A with the speaker. Admission is £3.00 including light refreshments. They will take place on: Tuesday 1 May ‘Letters from the Front – the loves, lives and losses from the trenches of WW1’ by Peter Appleton Tuesday 5 Jun ‘The End of Steam – the decline and fall of the steam locomotive… almost!’ by Steve Frost. Tuesday 3 Jul ‘The Loss of the SS Rohilla – the tragic wreck off Whitby’ by Philip Boville Tuesday 4 Sep ‘The Kirkleatham Estate – its historic buildings past and present’ by Phil Philo Tuesday 2 Oct ‘Redcar in Old Photographs – a fresh selection to stir the memories’ by Ernie Crust. Tuesday 6 Nov ‘How to spend £250,000! – restoring the historic features of Wm Turner Almshouses’ by Peter Sotheran. Tuesday 4 Dec ‘Madagascar – the rain forest, the pandas and the poverty’ by Roy Lucas. Cost: £3 including light refreshments. Walks & Talks Venue:Kirkleatham Museum, Kirkleatham, Redcar, TS10 5NW Tel: 01642 479500 Website: http://www.redcar-cleveland. gov.uk/kirkleathammuseum

Milling Sessions Will Take Place On: Sunday May 13th (Designated National Mills Day) 11am – 4pm Spring Bank Holiday Sunday & Monday (May 27th &28th) 2pm – 4pm

Easter Fun Day Where:

Gisborough Priory Woodland Gardens

When:

Monday 17 April 2017

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Demonstration of milling at Tocketts

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Guided Walks around Kirkleatham Village in 2018 programme of six leisurely guided walks around historic Kirkleatham is to be held throughout the spring and summer. Each walk, led by a different expert, will consider different aspects of this intriguing village including its archaeology, history, architecture and heritage and will include access to buildings not usually open to the public. Commencing at the entrance to Kirkleatham Museum at 1pm they will last for a duration of approximately 90 minutes. Sunday 6 May Kirkleatham in Two World Wars Leader: Stuart Macmillan Sunday 3 June Concluding visit to an Archaeological Excavation in the Village Leader: Dr Stephen Sherlock Sunday 1 July Kirkleatham Hall: It’s Walled Garden and Park Leader: Stewart Ramsdale Sunday 5 Aug Kirkleatham in Two World Wars Leader: Stuart Macmillan Sunday 2 Sept Kirkleatham: Church, Mausoleum and Village Leader: Stewart Ramsdale Cost:£1 per person

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Children’s Activities Refreshments Story Telling

FREE ENTRY THROUGH GISBOROUGH PRIORY

Gisborough Priory Project, registered charity 1109285, company 4684000 (England)

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his is a full milling demonstration by which the very distinctive wholemeal Tocketts flour is produced from wheat grown in a neighbouring village using traditional millstones - a technique which has produced this most basic food material for over 8 hundred years. Visitors can see how the 18ft diameter waterwheel turns vast cast iron gears to eventually rotate 1 ton millstones at 120 rpm - an awesome sight! This fully restored Victorian mill has 4 floors all with their original machinery intact so that the ingenuity of the design can be

appreciated. In addition there are replica querns, which children just love to use for a little DIY flour production, and this season we have introduced a model mill which can be used to show how the medieval millers coped! There is plenty to interest young & old alike – all aided by enthusiastic guides. Tocketts Watermill (TS14 6QA) Is Off The A173 Skelton road 1 mile outside Guisborough We need to make a small entry charge (to help offset our Public Liability Insurance) of:Adults - £1.50; 0.A.P. - £1; Children 25p. (Children need to be accompanied by an adult)


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Free Guided Tours of Gisborough Priory and Gardens

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’m pleased to be able to share with you our Fund Raising Events for 2018. This is our 13th year of fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease (MND), raising awareness and funds for research and to help local people suffering with the disease. The support from our local community has been amazing and long may it continue. Please put these dates in your diary your support really would be appreciated. Also we are looking for volunteers who would like to do a small amount of baking either cakes or savouries for our Bake It for MND. Plus after last year’s successful Community Family Fun Day we are doing it again this year, and we are pleased that the 60s Group The Delmont’s will

be performing. There will be something for all age groups to enjoy. We would like to appeal to anyone who would like to donate a decent prize for our tombola and raffle. This is an event where all the community can come together and have a really enjoyable time. Finally if anyone would like to be part of our MND Team for the Redcar Half Marathon, then you would be more than welcome, we will pay your registration fee if you can guarantee £50 sponsor money. For more information regarding our fundraising events, please contact Mike on (01642) 830220 – Judith on (07794) 612857.– Peter (07736) 973181

Saturday 16th June Bake It for MND – Coffee Morning Marske Leisure Centre 10 – 12. Entrance 50p Saturday, 4th August Community Family Fun Day for MND. Cheshire Home, Marske by the sea 10.30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Entrance FREE Saturday, 8 September Charity Night. Share the Darkness.(Irish/rock) The Pavilion Marske United FC Mount Pleasant Avenue, Marske by the sea Tickets £5. Sunday 30th, September Redcar Half Marathon (MND 18 Team) Friday 26th October An Evening with Marske Fishermen’s Choir. Marske Cricket Club. 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Entrance £3

olunteers from Gisborough Priory project will be leading regular guided tours of Gisborough Priory and Woodland Gardens throughout 2018. The tours will take place at 2pm on the first Sunday of each month (6 May, 3 June, 1 July, 5 August, 2 September and 7 October) and also on the third Thursday of each month at 11am (19 April, 17 May, 21 June, 19 July, 16 August, 20 September and 18 October). There is no need to book in advance – just turn up on the day. The tours will start from the visitor centre in Gisborough Priory. This is just next to the priory visitor entrance on Church Street in Guisborough. Each tour will last approximately one hour. Tours will be free of charge but visitor donations will be welcome. The volunteer leading each tour will bring the ancient stones of the medieval priory to life by telling the story of the priory, the people who lived there and the great families associated with it. The tour will include a visit

to the woodland gardens to find out about the development of magnificent gardens for the Chaloner family. Gisborough Priory Project volunteer tour guide, Steve Jones, said: “Last year’s tours proved popular and I am looking forward to sharing the secrets of the past with even more visitors this year, helping them to learn more about this fascinating and beautiful place.” Because of the uneven

ground of this ancient monument there may be some areas that disabled visitors may find difficult to access. The tour leader will try to accommodate everyone’s needs as far as practicable. Please note that tours may vary or be cancelled because of the weather or site conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Children aged 16 or under should be accompanied by an adult known to them.


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First AGM of Friends of Guisborough Library

he first Annual General Meeting of the Friends Group will be held on Tuesday, 16 April commencing at 2pm and to entice you along this will be followed by afternoon tea; it will be interesting to meet everyone and discuss ideas for the future. The new Writing Group held their first meeting in the library of Thursday, 22 February, which offered a relaxed space where aspiring writers can meet to share and develop their ideas. The group is open to everyone, from complete beginners to people who have already been published. Members are encouraged to write in whatever genre appeals to them, from travel to journalism, short stories to plays, letters to essays – there is no expectation that anyone should publish their work and the group is purely for enjoyment. More experienced writers in the group are happy to offer advice or suggest writing exercises. One member found the character development exercise challenging but exactly what was needed to pull them out of their comfort zone, which is technical writing. By the end of the first session they had committed to working on

a radio play! Go along and see what you can achieve! Check in the library for when the next meeting is. The Reading Group, which meets at 2.30pm on the first Monday of each month (the next meeting is on 14 May – as the first Monday is a bank holiday) is a friendly group which discusses a lot more than books ! As everyone has different tastes in reading matter, they have a list which they are working through, ensuring that everyone reads books which would not be a first choice. So far they have ranged from a story about Stalin’s Russia, a female’s life in Afghanistan to a spinster’s adventures in 1930s London. And last but not least of our next planned events is at 2pm on Friday, 27 April, when Christine Clark will be speaking about Guisborough Priory; there is an entrance fee of £2 for speaker events, which includes refreshments. Everyone is welcome to all our events so do come along and find out more about what we are doing. There is a notice in the library of what is happening each month, or ask the library staff.

Charity Concert A Celebration of Male Voices raises £1310 for Youth Music

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he concert was part of Youth Music’s ‘Give a Gig Week’ involving 100 gigs taking place nationwide to raise funds for helping disadvantaged young people engage with music. The 24 March concert was hosted by The Stockton Synthonia Male Voice Choir and the venue was generously provided by the Synthonia Club. Stockton Synthonia Male Voice Choir, Teesside Apollo Male Voice Choir, Northern Acchord – Barbershop Harmony Chorus, Singing Sue’s “Boyz” Choir, Soloist Ben Noble, young people from Billingham’s

BCT Aspire Group and young people from musinc, Teesside’s own Youth Music funded programme all gave brilliant performances of varied genres making the evening indeed a celebration for this most worthy cause. Stockton Synthonia Male Voice Choir is a registered charity aiming to encourage the appreciation of music. We gladly support school choirs and aspiring singers in the area. To stay in touch with us see our webpage: stocktonsynthoniamalevoicechoir.org.uk/ or follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/StocktonSynthoniaMVC/

EMMERDALE The Village Tour Sunday, 3rd June Coach and Ticket - £42

Sauntering past the familiar haunts of Bob’s Café, The Woolpack, the village Church and rows of stone cottages known as home for over 43 years to your favourite Emmerdale characters, guides will share secrets, stories and reveal fascinating facts behind the making of the, multi award winning, ITV soap. Emmerdale village as it is today, was purpose built in the grounds of Harewood House over 17 years ago after the programme’s former location of Esholt became so popular with visitors, filming scenes became impossible. Until now, its secluded and somewhat secret new home has been steeped in security to stop general public access. Immerse in the poignant world of the small, extraordinary rural village of Emmerdale, where the only real drama will be if you miss out… For more details call Coatham Coaches on 01287 652222

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Friends of Redcar Cemetery

Volunteers Wanted he Friends of Redcar cemetery a voluntary group of residents who have been looking after the cemetery on Redcar Lane for 12 years are looking for extra help. If you can help our volunteer who takes the notes at the monthly meeting, which is scheduled on the last Wednesday of the month this would be appreciated. The meetings are held in the afternoons in the winter and on the evening in the summer. We need more volunteers for our gardening group. We work in the cemetery on a Tuesday 10-12. All levels of skills are required from sweeping paths, tidying areas, litter picking, planting, weeding and deciding on planting plans. If you want to make new friends and be a part of a friendly group, enjoy fresh air and above all, help others then this is for you. You can work with a partner, or a small group No experience required tools and clothing supplied. We have many roses that need caring for to make a lovely show for visitors. Summer Strolls through Redcar’s History New summer walks through Redcar’s history told through the lives of Redcar people. Join us and learn about the ending of WW1 and the effect it had on Redcar and its inhabitants. There is no need to book, meet us at the arch in the old part of the cemetery on the second Thursday of the month at 6pm, walks last an hour. There are 5 sessions

starting on May 10th,The walk is then repeated on these dates June 14th, July 12th, August 9th, September 13th. Good to pop in your diary now, don’t miss out. There is parking at the entrance near the buildings; however there are no toilet facilities available. Footwear suitable for uneven ground is advised. If you want to know about the dangers the fishermen faced, changes in fashion, food shortages and the hidden mysteries of flying kites and

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keeping pigeons, this is for you. If you would like to organise a walk for a small group at a different time please let us know. Please contact Dot 01642 478349 for any of the above. Zetland Park Methodist Church are holding a coffee and cake morning on Saturday 14th April 10-11.30 The Friends of Redcar cemetery are having a table top sale with many bargains. Cake stall with home baking Hope you can support the church and the cemetery.

The winners of the recent Voucher Book Competition that correctly said £4000 are: Rachel Hobson Jane Glasper Ian Oakley Paul Reason Sue Prouse Winners have been notified separately TOCKETTS BRIDGE GUISBOROUGH Tel: 01287 637307

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Festival of Thrift announces expansion of event for 2018

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he award-winning Festival of Thrift is expanding its hugely popular programme in 2018. Following the success of the 2017 event, which attracted over 45,000 visitors, this year’s will be preceded in August by Viewpoints, a Tees Valley-wide display of specially commissioned artworks, and a launch parade and party on the Friday that will kick off the Festival itself. The artworks will be located in the Tees Valley landscape and will reflect the theme of environmental sustainability, a key focus of the Festival, which is recognised as being the UK’s leading celebration of sustainable living. Artists are currently being recruited with support from Tees Valley Combined Authority, Redcar’s Palace Arts and MIMA, with a deadline of March 19th. The launch parade and party, which will be a celebration of the culmination of months of community workshops, projects and activity in the run up to the Festival, will take the Festival right to the heart of Redcar town centre on the evening of Friday 21 September, ahead of the event itself, which runs from 10am – 5pm on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September.

Starting at Kirkleatham and taking waves of revellers into Redcar town centre and seafront, the parade aims to provide a thrifty, fun extravaganza as a warm up to the Festival’s big weekend of sustainable living, encouraging visitors to book in advance and stay the weekend. Led by Middlesbrough-based Stellar Projects, the parade will feature community and professional performers and musicians. Supporting the 2018’s Festival theme of sustainable travel, it will include all kinds of cycling and pedal powered activity, and will see a return visit by Russian company Cardboardia, whose quirky creations were a hugely popular feature with festival-goers at the 2017 event. The parade will also showcase the Festival’s work with PROCESSIONS, a nationwide art project celebrating the centenary of the women’s vote, led by Artichoke who created Lumiere Durham and Lumiere London. Festival of Thrift director, Stella Hall, is excited about building on the ongoing success of the event which is now in its sixth year. “Announcing the expansion of this unique and amazing event is fantastic news and our

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visitors will be as thrilled about it as we all are in the Festival team. “The Festival is now well-established as a cultural must and is a staple of the North East calendar, attracting visitors and investment from across the UK and shining a positive spotlight on Redcar and the Tees Valley. These new additions to our programme will certainly add to that. “We will be announcing further details of the full programme over the next few months, with plenty of opportunities to get involved, so watch this space.” The Festival organisers are currently also discussing opportunities for partnerships with the event with a range of organisations. Stella added: “Now is the time to drop us a line if you’d like to become a Festival partner. We work with all kinds of sustainablyminded businesses to help them connect with our huge community of people committed to environmental sustainability. “We will need additional support to help us grow and are really looking forward to working with some like-minded, forward thinking businesses and highlighting all the wonderful things that the Tees Valley region has to offer.” The Kirkleatham-based National Festival of Thrift offers a packed arts programme of things to make, do, see and share alongside a mix of stallholders selling artisan goods and locallysourced food and drink and attracts visitors of all ages. In 2017 the event generated an overall economic impact of over £840k which translates to a contribution to the Redcar economy of over £1/4M, supporting 14 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs. Further details: www.festivalofthrit.co.uk

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Friends of Saltburn Library

here must be hundreds of Saltburn children, some now in their twenties, who benefited from contact with “Storysacks” at an early stage of their education. However, there must also be a large proportion of Saltburn residents who have never heard of them and have no idea how they are made and used. The Friends are delighted to welcome Jen Leaver as our guest speaker on Wednesday 11th April to tell us about “The Story of Saltburn Storysacks” As Nursery teacher at the Upleatham Street base, Jen was the driving force behind the project. She will bring some examples to show, explain and demonstrate “Storysacks”. They will give you an inkling of what a simple but brilliant idea they are. Jen will give plenty of tips about what they might contain and how they can be used to help build those vital foundation skills in an imaginative, fun way. Everyone is welcome, as always, and we are particularly hoping that parents, carers, grans and grandads will come along. Hot drinks and biscuits will be available upon arrival and the talk begins at 1.45.p.m.Editors note: We received this article too late for the March issue and understand that when most of you get this issue the event will have taken place.

News from the Library

Not long now until the “Klondike” racing bikes come zooming through the town! Just as last year, the library will be open on the day, Sunday 29th April from noon until 4.00 p.m., as a drop-in centre for visitors and townsfolk. Light refreshments will be on sale and there will also be activities for the children to enjoy.

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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.

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 office@smnmpc.co.uk / www.smnmpc.co.uk

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 12th April 2018 – Social Meeting (2.30pm – 4.30pm) Thursday 10th May 2018 – Sing-a-long with Malcolm 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 No exercise class on 10th April 2018. Class 17th, 24th April, 1st, 8th & 15th May 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

Further details can be had from: skeltonhistorygroup@gmail.com or by contacting Peter Appleton (Tel: 01287 281752) Monday 21st May – (25) Saltwick alum works Distance: 4 miles; Ascent 690ft; Duration 4-4½ hours Meet at the top of the 199 steps (NZ 902 112) in Whitby for a 10:30am depart. The nearest car park is the Abbey Plain car park, which is “pay-and-display”. The route takes us south

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.

along the Cleveland Way as far as the caravan park, from where we descend into Saltwick Bay. The rest of the time will be spent down on the foreshore taking a good look at the wealth of heritage, mostly associated with the alum works, but including evidence of shipwrecks, and of items whose uses have still to be satisfactorily explained. We return to Whitby the way we came – up the long flight of steps from the beach to the caravan park and back along the coastal path.

Skelton and Brotton Parish Council

Senior Citizen’s Afternoon Tea Skelton Civic Hall Tuesday 19th June 2018 (1.00 – 3.00)

Admission by Ticket Only Tickets are Free, with a limited number available so collect early to avoid disappointment Eligibility: Tickets available to those 60 and over, living within Skelton and Brotton Parish Tickets available 14thth May - 8th June from Skelton Civic Hall, Coniston Road, Skelton, TS12 2HP. Telephone (01287) 348008

Street Eats Gardening sessions Dates and times for April to June are below, all will be gardening sessions: 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: laura.ince-henry@groundwork.org.uk

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

Burden of Paradise 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 www.ruralarts.org

Doors open 6pm, Bar selling bottled beers and wine. Raffle tickets on sale too. Proceeds to Light up Loftus 2018!

PINK FIELDS

Saturday 26th May

From 12:30pm until 11:30pm

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Adults (18+) Child (12 - 17) Under 12

£16 £7 Free

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


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Cleveland Model Railway Club Open Day Sunday 29th April 2018 Unit 2, The B-Hive, Skelton Industrial Estate, Skelton, Cleveland, TS12 2LQ 10am to 4pm. Day membership: adults £1, children 50p. Be a member for the day, see our clubroom and talk to members. On show are 8+ layouts working and under construction from 2mm to 7mm scales, with displays, demonstrations, club sales and tombola stalls. Our club hours are 6.00-9.00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Refreshments, disabled access, on-site parking. For more info contact Exhibition Manager Tel: 07864880242 E-mail: enquiries@cleveland-mrc.org.uk Website: http://www.cmrc.club

Loftus Tradesmans Reform Club. Est 1861 Meetings held 3rd Tues each month at 7:30pm at Grinkle Park Hotel New members and guests welcome. For further information contact:Ltrc.honsec@gmail.com Les Franks (Hon Sec) 01287 640959 / 07814436470

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@ mac.com 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 21st April 7.00-8.30pm, starting with light refreshments. A relaxed get-together to encourage Christians from across the area, of all churches or none. Held in a local home - for details contact Geoff on 07432 654567 or see www.skeltonbrotton.wixsite.com/christians

The Guisborough and District Friends of Cancer Research UK

Are holding the following event 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. 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.

Carlin HowApril Events

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.

Rockulele - ukulele group

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

Charltons Community Centre

Our centre is available to hire for all occasions. Low costs rates Large Hall £10 an hour, small hall £8 per hour , full centre including kitchen £15 an hour. Discount available for residents and block bookings. We also have a bouncy castle, projector and other equipment that can be hired out. Please contact Claire Trenholme on 07958119112 with all enquiries and bookings. Regular events include:- fortnightly bingo on a Sunday evening doors open at 6pm eyes down 6:30pm. Spiritual night first Friday of the month 7-9pm. Fitness classes on Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-7:30. Yoga Monday 10:30-11:30 and Thursday 6:30-7:30. Ballroom dancing also available. Please see our Facebook page for up to date information.

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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@ btopenworld.com 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 circlesoflifecic@gmail.com

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

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

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!

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The world of theatre

Amy Johnson flies again!

By Kate Bramley

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orthern Broadsides is a regionally based theatre company who have had a difficult few months. First they lost their Arts Council National Portfolio funding and then their Artistic Director Barry Rutter resigned from the company in protest at their treatment after 25 years service. Rutter himself was appointed OBE in 2015. One of his biggest hits was a production of Othello, starring Lenny Henry in his Shakespearean debut, that went from West Yorkshire Playhouse to the West End. However the future is looking far from gloomy. Director Conrad Nelson has been appointed from within the company as Rutter’s successor and they are now heading out on tour with a new adaptation of ‘Hard Times’. As their own publicity suggests: “Imagine a world where imagination is forbidden. Coketown is such a place. Thomas Gradgrind will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school or his home. But what effect will this policy have on his own children, Tom and Louisa? How can he protect them from corrupting influences –

especially when the circus comes to town? Dark satanic mills, interrupted by the colour and vibrancy of Sleary’s Circus, set the stage for a sweeping tale of suppressed love, seduction and social mores, peopled with the sharply observed exaggerated characters that Dickens is celebrated for.” This new adaptation from Deborah Andrew comes to Stephen Joseph Scarborough 17 April - 21 April 2018 and tickets are on sale now. If you miss it locally and are prepared to travel they then transfer to Lawrence Batley, Huddersfield 2-5 May. I have a busy month ahead myself setting up for 45 performances nationally of our ‘Amy Johnson’ show that comes to Saltburn Arts Theatre on 26th April as well as Fylingdales Village Hall on 26th May. We had a marvellous trip up to the North York Moors to do some filming for the play at the Yorkshire Gliding Museum, where Amy Johnson herself was a member between the wars. Our replica plane ‘Jason’ pictured forms part of the touring set, but looked right at home at the airfield! More info www.badappletheatre.com of course.

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adapple Theatre Company is celebrating twenty years on the road and to mark the milestone, it is re-presenting the first show the Company ever toured with. ‘Amy Johnson’ will tour nationally in April to June, starting in Yorkshire, travelling down through the Midlands, Surrey, Gloucestershire and finally Somerset. Artistic Director Kate Bramley’s show follows the inspirational life of Hull aviatrix Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from the UK to Australia. During World War II she had a vital role as one of a team of female pilots working as auxiliary personnel and the play, which features a 2/3 replica bi-plane, explores Amy’s final mysterious wartime journey whilst celebrating her pioneering career. “I started out as a professional director and ‘Amy Johnson’ was the first full length script I wrote,” notes Bramley. “Seventeen plays later, I feel like I have developed my own distinct voice as a writer and am excited to go back and re-visit this old story with the benefit of all those years of experience with a brand new adaptation. The plane is the same though!” The 2/3 replica Gipsy Moth bi-plane built for the original show won the Glenn Willoughby design award and still has a central role in the drama. It was designed by set designer and air enthusiast Andy Newell, built by John Bramley and was donated to Sewerby Hall, Bridlington in the year 2000. It now resides permanently at the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum which is loaning it back to the company for this anniversary tour. Expect a good dose of Badapple humour, as well as a poignant tribute to Hull’s ‘First Lady of the Air’. Badapple Theatre Company is one of the most prolific and original rural touring companies in the UK. For the last twenty years, its mission has been to take productions to the smallest of rural venues, and in doing so find the best of new theatre in the most unexpected of places. Starring Sarah Raine and Frances Tither with original songs and music by Jez Lowe (SONY award-winning singer songwriter and recent BBC Radio 2 collaboration with Michael Morpurgo ‘Alone on a Wide Wide Sea’). ‘Bramley crafts an elegiac drama that is both witty and wistful, humorous and haunting, assisted by Jez Lowe’s typically adroit songwriting.’ YORK PRESS (Salsa Verde 2017) ‘Hilarious.’ THE STAGE ‘Hidden theatrical gems.’ NORTHERN ECHO Tickets available from 01423 339 168 or www. badappletheatre.com. Prices vary depending on venue.

‘Amy Johnson’ Tour schedule in our area

April 26 Saltburn Theatre TS12 1JW 01287 624 997 7.30pm £10/£8/£6 u16’s 27 Reeth Memorial Hall DL11 6QT 01748 884 759 7.30pm £12 /£10 adv. / half price u16’s 28 Yarm Fellowship Hall TS15 9BT 01642 888 786 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16’s 29 Sutton upon Derwent Village Hall YO41 4BN 01904 608 524 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16’s May 26 Fylingdales Village Hall YO22 4RA 01423 339 168 7.30pm £12/£10 Concs./£6 u16’s


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

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i, all! We’ve some lively guests coming up this time and I’ll start with April 17th when we have Paul Walker and Karen Pfieffer. This Anglo German duo is well-respected in both their countries and there’s now three CD’s to their credit. They’ve a wide repertoire, and Karen’s voice has been especially praised. Their vocals are backed by guitar, whistles and recorders together with a clever use of percussion, and I reckon this should be an interesting night. We have one of our Charity Nights on April 24th, in aid of the fight against leukaemia, and the Theme is “Remembering Mike”. We lost Mike (Gardiner) to this disease and we still miss him. This is a chance to reflect and have a great night’s sing, as he would have wished. May 1st will be “Singers and Musicians”. This is a night when local folkies get a couple of songs each from their repertoires. We’ve a good number of very capable performers in the Club. Some are keeping the old British folk songs alive, some have a taste for good Bluegrass and modern American folk, while some sing the great modern songs written in the old style (and more than a few of ours write their own, too). Others just like to make us laugh – and they usually succeed! These nights are great value for money, so come and try them if you’ve not been before. We’re a Club – but one anyone can join. I believe we’re in for a rollicking time on May 8th, when our guests will be the group “Bandersnatch”. Their line up is Rebecca Raw, Dennis Dodds, Ed McGurk, Norman Raw and Ian Kell. Rebecca is on violin, viola and vocals; the rest sing and/ or variously play piano and more types of strings than I’ve room to list. They do old favourites, new songs (their own included) and Americana. What with serious harmonies, warmth and humour, I’m really looking forward to this! Back to “Singers and Musicians” on May 15th. These nights are also loosely called “Singarounds” but these days we have lots of performers of great folk instrumentals as well, so we include them in the title. Why not come along and be inspired to try yourself? After all, you can start with a tin whistle and they’re cheap enough! Looking ahead, we’ve a Hot Spot with our own Gordon Mallory on May 22nd, and the young, unique Sunjay on the 29th. More on them next time. Looking back, we had a fine turn out for the Theme of “Songs of Graeme Miles” on Feb 20th. It was especially good to have Graeme’s wife Annie with us, as well as two major interpreters of Graeme’s songs, Alex angel and Robin Dale. We did try to have a meeting the next week, but had to give the blizzard best – that’s not usual! The Scottish trio “North Sea Gas” gave us a superb evening of great songs we could join in,

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●● Bandersnatch blistering tunes, and the whole delivered with energy and passion. Great stuff! And back to our “usual” Singers’ Night on March 13th. We’d a fine range of songs and tunes – and even a condensed version of “Snow White”! (We have some inventive people at our Club....) So – come and join us! We’re a friendly lot, and we’re as happy to have new folks in the audience as playing. We meet every Tuesday at the Redcar Borough Park Bowling Club, Thwaites Lane, off Redcar Lane, Redcar TS10 2FD. Go up or down Redcar Lane, and turn in at the big red racecourse sign. You’ll find us down at the bottom to the left, with plenty of parking space. Doors open about 7-30 p.m., singing starts around 8 p.m., and we finish about 11 p.m. The room is modern, comfortable and Gemma presides over a fine bar. You can get more information from our organiser John Taylor, who’s on 01287 622623. We also have a website: www.cuttywrenfolkclub.com. Thanks as ever to John, our hosts at the Bowling Cub, and all the regulars who do so much to keep great music alive. See you soon! George F

Railway Arms Brotton Fri 13 Apr - Mark Howells Sat 14 Apr - Cousin Mathew Sat 21 Apr - The Casual Intruders Sat 28 Apr - Steel Yard Blues Sat 05 May - Midnight Blue

Sun 06 May - Carl Briggs as Robbie Williams Sat 12 May - Roadstunner Sat 19 May - Persuaders Fri 25 May - The O’l Shebang Sat 26 May - No Regrets

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Choral gems through the ages

uisborough Choral Society closed it 50th anniversary year last December with an amazingly successful performance of a single great masterpiece - Handel’s Messiah. Now the popular local choir rings the changes for its spring concert on Saturday April 28th. From the 17th century to the 21st, from the Renaissance to right now, the evening will feature a wonderful variety of shorter choral works from across the centuries. So a great English composer of the Tudor and Stuart age - William Byrd will rub shoulders with the most celebrated ●●Guisborough Choral Society topped its choral composer of the internet generation 50th anniversary year with a triumphant – Eric Whitacre. performance of Handel’s Messiah in The audience will be taken through the Guisborough Methodist Church in December, ages with 18th century works by Haydn with full orchestra and professional soloists. and Mozart, 19th century classics from Photo: B.Gleeson Mascagni (the Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana), Fauré and Bruckner (including Sleep had nearly two and a quarter million views Locus iste), and the 20th century represented on the video-sharing website! The fascinating by Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Rachmaninoff (selections from the Vespers). Norwegian Ola programme will be rounded out with solo numbers Gjeilo (with Northern Lights) and American Eric from guest singer Ben Noble, and pieces by violin Whitacre are two of the finest 21st century choral duet Clare Gale and Dan Hands. The time and place for Guisborough Choral composers, and the latter’s phenomenal Sleep will Society’s unmissable spring concert are: Saturday be the evening’s final highlight. Composed in 2000 as a conventional work for a April 28th, 7.30 pm in the Methodist Church, 16 person choir in Austin, Texas, this stunningly Westgate, Guisborough. Tickets are £10 adults, beautiful piece has been at the centre of the £8 concessions, £1 under-19s, available from amazing ‘virtual choir’ movement, where the Guisborough Bookshop, Chaloner Street, home-recorded videos of thousands of individual Guisborough, www.wegottickets.com, or on the singers from as many as 70 countries are brought door. Further info? See our Facebook page, our together in a single video performance uploaded website www.guisboroughchoralsociety.org.uk, to YouTube. At last check the latest version of or contact the Publicity Officer on 07905522918


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Skelton Neighbourhood Action Partnership (SNAP) and they are hoping to organise events around the Duke William car park and view the race from Cross Green. Their plans are to work with premises for a ‘best dressed shop’ competition. Fire Authority Report. • Over the last two weeks there has been a spate of wheely bin fires taking place around 1am in the vicinity of Dixon Street. All properties have been leafleted and asked to secure their bins to help reduce the risk. General Questions • Proposed new housing development near ASDA. This is part of a nine year plan and no builder has as yet been tied into it. • Development by Taylor Wimpey on Windermere Drive is expected to take place when the Saltburn development is completed. • The caravan site development opportunity on the Skelton Ward boundary – to date little interest has been shown. • Potholes. Potholes around the drain covers on the Guisborough Road are now an issue following the works which took place through to Skelton Ellers. Other locations where there are potholes were discussed and will be taken up with the Council’s Engineers. There was an acknowledgement of the quick response to the filling in of the potholes on Green Road. • Flooding, North Skelton. A meeting was held to discuss this problem but there were concerns that key areas were not being addressed. In reply it was pointed out that some works have been carried out by the Council but there was a need to pressure the Environment Agency to get the work done. They provide the funding. • New Ward Boundaries. There was discussion regarding the changes in relation to the local elections which will take place in 2019.

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The Action Taken By Skelton Nap On Issues Raised • Parking restrictions on HGVs – Bolckow Street. The Council’s Engineers point out that the single yellow line operates Monday to Saturday 8am. – 6pm. and that there should be signage on the site stating this. If these signs are on site, they can be enforced. However, this does not prevent HGVs. One of the reasons for the single yellow line was due to the workshops at the bottom of the road to aid their access. • The scheduled meeting to decide funerary hatchments for Skelton Old Church did not take place due to the weather conditions and staff illness. • Police response regarding vehicle containing reference to terrorism. This has been looked into, the resident contacted and matter is now closed. • White lining, Green Road, Skelton Green. The road is on the schedule for resurfacing and Engineers have been asked to look at skid resistant surface to help during icy conditions. Applications To Skelton Nap For Funding. There were 2 applications for funding and these were agreed. • Friends of Skelton Wildlife Pond • East Cleveland Children’s Council via Skelton Primary School. Police Report • There were 13 reports of Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) in February. These were mostly neighbour disputes. • The issues around McDonalds – this has now been dealt with. Staff training has taken

discussions can take place with Townscape Heritage. • Mosaic Trail. The draft designs prepared by students at Freebrough Academy as well as details gathered about properties are now being worked up by artists. • Oral Memories Project. The Data Protection Regulations have to be taken into account in relation to the information given by interviewees. This means that the storage and security of this information has to be dealt with. There are two options being explored. These are with Teesside University and Teesside Archives and the eventual decision regarding storage will then be included on the form interviewees are asked to sign. • Boroughgate Dig. Excavations start on Monday 25th June and will last for two weeks. There will be an Open Day on Sunday 1st July. Because of the lack of parking facilities arrangements are being made for a shuttle bus service. • Car Park (Former Institute site). Several locations throughout the Borough are being considered in a scheme which could potentially be funded through the Combined Authority, one of which is this site. • Skelton High Street. A planning application has been lodged for a Tapas bar/Bistro in the property now known as Stitches. The plan is for reasonable hours and to close around 10.30p.m. There have been some objections on the basis of delivery vehicles and access. The loose paving at Stitches and at the butchers has been reported. Contractors have visited the site and repairs will be carried out soon. Skelton Community Association. This Group are discussing plans for the Klondike Bike Race

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Around The Towns & Villages Redcar

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The East Redcar Residents Association are holding their next meeting on Thursday 3rd May 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 May meeting will be at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 9th May in St Nicholas’s Parish Hall, Guisborough. The demonstrator is Elaine Bedford and her title is “Walking the Dogs”. For up to date information visit our Facebook page. Search “Guisborough Flower Club”. 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

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. foodbank.org.uk 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 16th April, in Loftus Town Hall. Anthea Firth is giving a talk on her work with Willow. To begin at 19:15, everyone welcome, entrance £3. Can Members please be reminded that club fees are due this month. 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. britishlegion.org.uk. Loftus Town Hall is host to a Tea Dance on the first Tuesday of every month. Doors open at 1.30 for an informal practice session with dancing from 2.00-4.00. Entry is only £1 and this includes a raffle and light refreshments. Loftus WI - Ladies, why not come along and make new friends. Meetings every second Tuesday of the month at 7pm in Loftus Town Hall. New members welcome. For details telephone 01287 644661

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 slu@btconnect.com 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 Thefridayfriends@outlook.com 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.

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

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_library@redcarcleveland.gov.uk Skelton Methodist Community Church, on Castle Grange at Skelton Green, holds a coffee morning on the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 11.30am. An Open Church Charity Coffee Morning is held on the 1st Friday every month from 10.00 am - 11.30 am at All Saints’ Church, Skelton. Pop in and enjoy homemade cakes, scones, etc. Skelton History Group meets on the second Friday of each month at 1:30 pm in Skelton Library. Anyone with an interest in the history of the Skelton villages, or in family history, will be warmly welcomed. 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! Skelton Library Local History Fayre Skelton Library is holding its successful Local History Fayre Wednesday 23rd May 2018 10am-2pm.There will be representatives from several community local history groups alongside council representatives from various related projects

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.

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Keith Moss Photography 65 High Street Brotton TS12 2PP (next to Burrows estate agent) Tel: 01287 679655 / Mob: 07454 286443 Email: info@keithmoss.co.uk

Hutton Lowcross WI meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7pm in Sunnyfield House, Guisborough. We have a monthly guest speaker, crafts, computing, outings, and much more. Come along and see what we do. Visit our web-site huttonlowcross-wi.co.uk Come and join us at the TA Club, Rectory Lane, Guisborough every Tuesday evening 7.30pm - 10.30pm. Sequence dancing to organist & drummer. Bingo and raffle. Entrance fee £3 Guisborough Museum is open every Thursday and Saturday 10 to 4 until the end of October. New displays include Roman weaponry and unique photos of the priceless Guisborough Helmet from expert Dr David Sim. Extended railway model. Free entry, children most welcome with adults, disabled access. Find us behind Sunnyfield House on Westgate, Guisborough. We look forward to welcoming you! Art Exhibition Guisborough Priory Art Society hold their Spring Exhibition at Sunnyfield House on Saturday 21st April from 10 till 4.30 pm. Lots of artwork both framed and un-framed for sale at sensible prices, admission is free

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

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

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Redcar Bears Keith McGhie An announcers-eye view of what’s on offer

Redcar Ecco Finishing Bears have won an award!

“Racing is noisy, fast and furious, colourful and occasionally calamitous but the emphasis is very much on fun.”

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he Bears have been informed by the Speedway Control Board (SCB) that they have won the ChampionshipTrack of the Year for 2017 an award voted for throughout the season based on referees’ match reports. Promoter Jitendra Duffill said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be awarded track of the year. Credit and thanks have to go to Terry Chrabaszcz and to all of our volunteers who have worked so hard in 2017. They gave us a race circuit to be proud of and their achievements deserve to be acknowledged.” The club owe a huge debt of gratitude to Terry Chrabaszcz and his volunteers Jonathan Swales, Steve Willis-Feasby, Mick Campbell and Phil Hainsworth who have all contributed to this award. An official presentation will take at the Media Prima Arena during the club’s first official fixture. 25th March. The Redcar management thanked the volunteers that gave up their time and helped out at the track over the weekend, 24th/25th. Co-Promoter Kevin Keay said: “We were very behind with our (work) schedule but thanks to the hard work put in by the volunteers over the weekend we have made up for lost time and literally should be back on track for Press day on Saturday 31st. I’d like to give my personal thanks to those that

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did some marvellous work over both days.” 31st March Fans saw the new Redcar Ecco Finishing Bears team at a meet the riders night, Friday 30th but the hoped for track time for the team on Saturday 31st did not take place due to the persistent rain making the track unridable despite the track being worked on for two days before. On the brighter side the Bears saw a ward full of smiling faces as they delivered Easter Eggs and toys on their annual visit to the children’s ward at James Cook Hospital on Saturday morning.

egular presenter Keith McGhie takes an announcers-eye view of what’s on offer at Redcar Speedway from now until the autumn. Two wheels, no brakes, a fixed gear and a high revving engine churning out some 80 bhp - enough to power a small family saloon - which accelerates the machine at the same rate of a Formula One car. The speedway season is upon us and almost every Thursday throughout the summer the Media Prima Arena section of South Tees Motorsports Park, on the eastern outskirts of Middlesbrough, will reverberate to the sound of purpose built bikes ridden by fiercely focussed competitors. Licensed lunacy on a loose surface shale oval measuring just 271-metres around the inside kerb? Maybe, but the sport which celebrates its 90th anniversary in the UK this year, still appeals to folk from three to 93 and both sexes in not too far off equal measures. The Redcar Ecco Finishing Bears and their junior cousins the Erimus Cubs will take to the track in 2018 hoping to further enhance a reputation that the club has built over the past 18 months, since retired -motorcycle policeman Kevin Keay took over as promoter. Racing is noisy, fast and furious, colourful and occasionally calamitous but the emphasis is very much on fun.

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opefully Summer is nearly here; our new outdoor season starts the middle of April 2018. For people of all ages wishing to try bowls we hold social bowls sessions on Sunday evenings 6-8pm and also on Tuesday mornings, 10amnoon, everyone is welcome. Shoes and bowls are available to borrow so come and give it a try.

Experienced bowlers are also welcome as we enter teams in ladies, men’s and mixed leagues throughout the summer. To view our facilities and contact details see: www.guisboroughkgvbowls.co.uk or contact our Secretary, Les Oakley, on 07731 695207 or Anne Bowcock, Ladies Secretary on 01287 638921

The evening’s entertainment is laced with serious racing and silly but endearing sideshows Keay has introduced, like interval challenges straight from the script of the very worst television game-shows and centre-stage dancing for the smaller children (and big kids!), orchestrated by Smoggy - the Bears fun-filled and furry mascot. Learn a language! The Redcar riders are always approachable off track and come from across the globe: Germany, Denmark, The Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Australia and Cornwall! It’s a different World but a nice one to lose yourself in for a couple of hours a week. As announcer I’m lucky to get an elevated view from the start-line announcers box but the stadium, built in 2006 and constantly evolving, offers a variety of different vantage points and if you’ve never been before, address any questions to the lad or lass sitting or standing next to you. Warning! Speedway followers tend to be very friendly but passionate, so expect the answer might take a while! There’s also a guy on the centre green - Ranting Roy Clarke - talking you through the action with knowledgeable yet, by his own admission, often off-beat banter. Fixtures and further details: www.redcarbears.co/

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t is with deep sadness, that regretfully our co founder and honorary president Mr George May, sadly passed away on the morning of Tuesday 3rd April.

On behalf of the Guisborough and District Domino League our deepest sympathies and our thoughts are with his family at this time. D. Jones - League Secretary

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North Riding County FA Ladies Cup Final York City Ladies First 2 - 3 Redcar Town Ladies

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By Ian Enderwick

hat a day, what a game, a superb advert for Ladies football. York City were the massive favourites for this game already seven times winners and looking to make it three in a row. No one give us a chance apart from our club and supporters and by goodness didn’t our team prove the doubters wrong. Our junior u12 girls team and the players children supported us again as they did in the semi final by walking out with our Ladies showing yet again what a great family club we are. Lee our head coach ably assisted by Stephen got his tactics spot on and instilled a belief into the team that they could win this game. Our Ladies started nervously with a few misplaced passes which was to be expected but on 16 minutes our nerves vanished when a short corner on the right saw interplay with Jess and Tyler resulting in Jess finding the extra yard to fire in an unstoppable shot over the keeper into the top corner to give us the lead. Crum our keeper pulled off a few good saves but was beaten on 21 minutes when our clearance fell to one of their players on the edge of the area and she volleyed it into the bottom corner 1-1. But our heads didn’t drop and on 25 minutes

a perfect pass from Jess saw Beth running through on goal and place her shot into the bottom corner getting injured in the process but after treatment carried on. We kept our lead after a superb goal saving block by Crum two minutes later and thought we could hold on till half time, but in the dying seconds York equalised with a shot past our stranded keeper. The second half started with both teams having chances but on 55 minutes Jess got the ball 30 yards out and fired a Worldy of a shot that dipped over the keeper and into the back of the net to see the Redcar dugout and supporters go wild.3-2. Jess then took a kick to the hand and after some treatment then carried on in pain; what a warrior, no way was she coming off. Tyler who had a great game came off in the 61st minute and our youngest player Yasmin came on and straight away got stuck in with her crunching tackles. In the 76th minute Michelle came on for Nana Jo who had ran herself into the ground and after only three minutes on the pitch Chelle had a clash of heads but after treatment carried on; another warrior in our team. We were unlucky not to go further ahead when Jess’ free kick hit the top of the bar in the 33rd minute and in the 85th minute Emma came on for Ellie T another player

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By David Beach

he Club had a surprise ‘routine’ inspection at 8 p.m. on a Thursday evening in March by the environmental health team. The bar and cellar areas passed with flying colours, after inspection of the kitchen and food storage areas the Club food rating went up from 4 to 5 star. The hard work done by Club steward Nigel and Karen Gardner over the last 18 months is well rewarded. With the season due to start in three weeks time our groundsman is concerned that all his pre season preparations are behind schedule. A few fine days raises his hopes only for the

rain or snow to return and leave the ground waterlogged yet again. Hopefully once the grass gets cut and a few plants are put into the borders the appearance on entering the ground will be greatly improved.

who had ran herself into the ground. We had a few scares but the defence and especially safe hands Crum held firm to deservedly pull off the best victory in our history. Everyone from the management down to every player and especially our fans pulled together to pull of this fantastic victory. Would also like to thank the four officials who did a great job and our friends at Boro TV and the Women’s Football Teesside Facebook page who do a lot promoting of our local

teams. Also to our cheerleading team of Laura and Dimmi the biggest Gob’s in football. Redcar Town Squad:Claire “ Crum “Campbell, Tyler Sharp, Paula Lowe, Heather Power, Ellie Turner, Georgie Horn, Jenny Dixon, Emily Fewster, Jo “ Nana” Cunliffe, Beth Enderwick, Jess Round, Michelle Coleman, Emma Bolton, Yasmin Cook, Rachel Darby and Louise Arden. Management - Lee Round, Ian Enderwick and Stephen Hawkin.


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North Riding Football League Round-Up

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By Andrew Snaith

he North Riding Football League Representative Side’s FA Inter League Cup adventure is over after they lost a clash they led twice at the Amateur Football Combination, in Uxbridge. Matt McQueeney put Ben Wheatley’s side ahead, only for the London outfit to level just before half-time. McQueeney’s Boro Rangers strike partner Stuart Rose, who twice hit the woodwork, put the NRFL back in front, only for the hosts to turn the game on its head at 3-2. Nathan Liddell wasn’t done however and he promptly forced extra-time at 3-3. Sadly, the South East outfit booked a final against the York League with a fourth late on. Boro Rangers, who won the North Riding FA County Cup with a 3-1 victory over Old Malton St Marys, continue to lead the North Riding Football League Premier Division. Fishburn Park returned to second spot after defeating Yarm and Eaglescliffe in a closely-fought clash. Fishburn boss Andy Park was pleased with his side’s victory, which he felt was deserved. Nathan Storr notched the crucial winner. Park trail Rangers by four points having played two games more. Redcar Town were leapfrogged by the Whitby side, as they were thwarted by Park’s local rivals Staithes Athletic, who forced a 0-0 draw. Redcar struck the crossbar, amid heavy conditions, through Jordan McDonald, late in the game. In-form striker Mark Ward made the difference for Grangetown Boys Club in their battle to stay up. Boys Club ended Stockton West End’s winning run with a 1-0 win. Bedale won the battle of the promotion hopefuls to stay top of the

●● Boro Rangers First Division and throw a spanner in the works of New Marske Lakes’ own hopes. Dan Baxter fired Dale in front after 33 minutes but it was two goals in as many minutes, after the break, that won it for the leaders. Six minutes into the second half, Baxter completed his brace, with Ross Hodgson adding a third, within seconds. Joe Cranwell reduced the arrears, six minutes from time. Great Ayton United Royals progressed in the D & G Trophy with a 5-0 victory over Lingdale Village. Joe Marsay broke the deadlock, against the run of play, inside ten minutes and it wasn’t until the introduction of Ash Woodier that United looked comfortable. The influential forward slammed in a second half hat-trick, with Jamie Edwards’ impressive free kick

adding some late gloss. Redcar Athletic Reserves are also into the last four after a 2-1 win against Stokesley Reserves. Marcus Wood and James Lance struck for Robbie McCarthy’s men, with Charlie Brady pulling one back, twelve minutes from time. Sunday saw 100% Guisborough Town return to the top of the NRFL Under 19 Division after a fivegoal thriller with Richmond Town. Joe Ramsey and Alfie Thompson found the net for Richmond, but strikes from Luke Smithyman, Jack Lambert and Owen Armstrong sealed a 3-2 triumph. The Priorymen lead Boro Rangers, who were unable to raise a side for their scheduled trip to Thornaby, by two points, with a game in hand. Kader up to third after a 4-2 win

Out fought and out thought

Battles at both ends to be settled in May

Lingdale Village V Bedale AFC By Maurice Wright - Secretary

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now, sunshine, blizzards hailstone and biting winds - welcome to Lingdale, Bedale’s fixture pile up was eased when Lingdale Village knocked them out of the North Riding Cup when the champions elect came to Lingdale for the delayed semi-final in perfect conditions, not prepared for an upset after beating Lingdale 5-1 in a league game, They came as clear favourites, but Shaun Ferguson had a plan.to frustrate them. Bedale started brightly keeping possession and having a great shot saved by Rob Bennett, pushing onto the corner post for a corner. It was from this corner that Lingdale had their first chance; Anthony Cox picking up the ball in midfield and picking out Connar Gizzard who brushed one defender aside and was tripped before he could shoot, Lingdale were awarded a penalty and Lingdale captain, Chris Bulmer stepped forward and missed with the ball going over the top and was last seen going towards the Guisbrough Road, I think he must have had snow in his eyes. On 30 minutes Lingdale scored a great goal, a one/ two with Connor Gazzard saw the veteran midfielder Brian Combellack hit a shot across the advancing keeper. Lingdale’s defence snuffed out all Bedale’s chances leading to half time.

Half Time 1-0. The unpredictable weather started to have an impact on Bedale who did not seem up for it and on 60 minutes, Lingdale extended their lead when Connor Gazzard hit a great shot from 20 yards, sailing over the keeper’s head. Charlie Ferguson nearly increased Lingdale’s lead with a great shot from 25 yards; the keeper making a great save. The Lingdale defence marshalled by Richie McLean, showed great commitment ,spirit and fight. Bedale were awarded a penalty deep into added time . Rob Bennett getting a touch but Bedale made it 2-1 . Full Time 2-1 The final is due to be played at Stokesley on the day this issue of Coastal View starts to be delivered, 11th April. Lingdale Village Team R.Bennett, C.Ferguson. B.Dobson.M Dundon. M.Dass. A. Cox. C. Bulmer. B Combellack. R McClean.C Gazzard. S Combellack. Thanks to all our sponsors who made all this possible. East Cleveland Village Big Local, John and Kath Stonehouse, (Lingdale Tavern) The Football Foundation, Community Union, Lockwood Parish Council, M&J Properties Sevices and DJ Engineering.

at Billingham Synthonia. Synners struck through Callum Daniels and Anthony Carter but goals from Connor Harris, Rob Clark and Michael Hoyland’s brace saw the

Middlesbrough side home. Coulby Newham are fourth following their 5-2 victory over Redcar Newmarket. Coulby came out of the traps quickly scoring within the first five minutes through Alex Clark. Newmarket defended well surviving two scares before they equalised with a lovely floated free kick which was met firmly, at the far post, by Leon Bellerby, for 1-1. They took the lead shortly after an identical set piece was converted by Sean O’Connell to go in ahead at the break. After a dressing room telling off, Coulby dominated the second period, with Clark claiming his hat-trick. Connor May and Joe Searby then ensured a comfortable victory. Finally, another tough outing for bottom side Middleton Rangers, who lost 11-3 at home to Hartlepool Pools Youth. Liam Hall netted twice with Kai Carty also on the scoresheet for the strugglers. Pools’ Kerrod Pounder fired four goals, with Aaron Flounders also notching a hat-trick. Harrison Olive blasted a brace , with Luke Thompson and Jack Gardner also getting in on the act.

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By Andrew Snaith

he North Riding Football League have released the schedule until the end of the season in league and cup. Middlesbrough side Boro Rangers look odds on favourites for the Premier Division title after closest rivals Redcar Town were held to three successive draws going into the Easter break. Whitby outfit Fishburn Park and next, in third, but still sit four points behind having played two games more than the leaders. Park take on local rivals Whitby Fishermens Society, of NRFL Division One, in the D & G Trophy on Saturday 14th April. It’s the firstever competitive meeting between the neighbours. At the foot of the Premier, both basement side Nunthorpe Athletic and particularly second-bottom Thornaby Dubliners, who made the North Riding County Cup Semi Finals, have games in hand on Grangetown Boys Club, Yarm and Eaglescliffe and Staithes Athletic

immediately above them, with at least one side relegated. In the second tier, Bedale continue to lead the way, with just one league defeat all season. The better battle looks to be for second spot with Great Ayton United Royals, Redcar Athletic Reserves and New Marske Lakes United all duking it out. The top two, currently separated by a single point, but with Bedale having playing three games less than rivals Great Ayton United Royals, meet on Wednesday 11th April. The NRFL Under 19 Division has been a two horse race all season with Guisborough Town still 100% and looking formidable at the top. Secondplaced Boro Rangers have played a game more, but trail by just two points. Kader and Richmond Town meet in the semi finals of the RT Raine Trophy, on Sunday 22nd April, with the winners awaiting Guisborough or the victors of the Hartlepool FC/Pools Youth derby inw the final.


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Guisborough’s glorious eight-match unbeaten run comes to abrupt end with shock home defeat

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●●Heavy snow, hail and strong winds. Redcar Town Under 13 girls v Scarborough By Ian Enderwick

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Semi-Final Scarborough Ladies u14 2-3 Redcar Town Warriors u13

edcar Town U13 Warriors beat Scarborough Ladies U14 3-2 in the semi final of the U14 county cup recently. The girls played in extreme conditions with heavy snow, hail and strong winds. Scarborough took the lead in first twenty minutes due to a sloppy bit of defending but in last ten minutes of the first half our Captain Kellin took a shot from outside the box which looped over the keeper making it 1-1 at half time. Second half started with the weather not giving up and both teams battled hard in bad conditions until Jamie managed to get her foot onto a corner and make it 2-1 then within a few minutes of the restart our girl of the match Jamie went on a blistering run down the right and cracked a long range shot which was too powerful for keeper to stop and landed in back of net making it 3-1. Scarborough got a consolation goal in the final minute making it 3-2 at the final whistle. Credit to both teams for enduring the Beast from the East 2.0 and playing their hearts out.

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leights remain well-placed for promotion in their first season in the Beckett Football League. Here’s the state of play in the tableNewitts.com Beckett League Division Two Saturday 17th March Scarborough & District Harbour Cup Semi

By Bill Perfitt

uisborough Town’s terrific eight-match unbeaten start to their 2018 league campaign was brought to an abrupt halt when they suffered a shock 0-3 defeat at home to lowly Washington. The result was totally unexpected with Washington languishing second from bottom of the league, but the Priorymen suffered one of those days when chances galore went begging. Before Washington rattled in three quick goals in the 10 minutes before half-time, it is no exaggeration to say that Guisborough could have been three or four goals in the lead. For Guisborough Manager Gary Forster it was a highly frustrating and disappointing result because he had expected so much more from his team - who were playing their first game in a month due to the recent ‘Beast from the East’ severe weather. He commented: “Although it was an unexpected and to a degree an embarrassing result, whilst I don’t like saying this I believe it was just one of those days. “We created enough chances to win not just one but three games! But having said that we were awful in both boxes at times and a crazy 10 minutes before half time when Washington scored all three of their goals really cost us. “During that time we became far too expansive in our approach and got duly punished. But we are still a relatively young side and still a little naïve at times. I also think we fell into the trap of thinking the game was there to be won with the amount of possession we and good chances that we created. “But all of that means nothing if you don’t turn those opportunities into goals,” added Gary. That result was not the only source of frustration for the Priorymen because the wet and wintry weather since the start of February and March has resulted in a host of matches being postponed due to the poor conditions affecting the KGV pitch. And alas the latest Guisborough game to fall victim to the very wet weather was the eagerly-

anticipated East Cleveland derby between the Priorymen and arch rivals Marske United scheduled for the KGV on Easter Monday. So with five games to go as Coastal View and Moors News was set to go to press, Guisborough stood in 17th place in the league – eight points

clear of Jarrow Roofing who were occupying the third relegation spot. Guisborough should have enough ‘slack’ to take in to retain their place in the Northern League Division One but, as often is said, football is a funny old game…

Warm tribute to John Butterfield

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inally, this Guisborough Town round-up would not be complete without mention of the sad and untimely passing of its former Press Officer, John Butterfield. Over the years John held a number of key positions within the Guisborough Town management structure and became very well-known in nonleague football circles - not just on Teesside but throughout the North East and beyond. John died early on Easter Monday at the age of 59 following a brave fight against a brain tumour. He leaves behind a wife, Joanne, and three children – sons Luke and Adam and daughter Leanne. He will be very sorely missed but remembered for his outstanding work over many seasons for Guisborough Town and for always being a true gentleman with never a bad word to say about anything or anyone. Guisborough Town and its officials, players and supporters send their heartfelt sympathy and condolences to John’s family.

Sleights FC Round Up Final Sleights missed out on a Harbour Cup final against Filey Town or Edgehill after losing 4-0 to West Pier at a wintry Sherburn, on Saturday. Both sides braved the blizzards that battered the coast on Saturday to get their semi-final clash played, with Pier and Sleights both missing several players for the clash. Ed Turner and Sam Leadley’s men were without Leadley himself, both recognised goalkeepers, midfielder James Fawcett and top scorer Jack Henshaw amongst others. The Scarborough League champions led the only game of the day to go ahead after just five minutes, Jamie Bradshaw’s long-range effort sneaked past forward Elliot Clark, who was the visitors’ stand-in keeper for the afternoon. After a deft lob was tipped onto the crossbar by Clark, then the rebound bravely blocked, Martin Cooper made it 2-0 around the half hour with a determined solo effort. Sleights didn’t give the game up and could have dented Pier’s lead when they created a couple of chances before the break, firing just wide when well placed from the best of them, but they couldn’t find the back of stand-in skipper Scott Wardman’s net. Pier were stronger in the second half though and they made it 3-0 after 66 minutes, Cooper again the goalscorer after beating the offside trap and and firing in. The scoring, and Cooper’s hat-trick were both wrapped up with 10 minutes left on the clock

when Cooper capitalised on an error at the back to book Pier’s place in the final. Turner said: “Credit to the scratch team who battled the elements and the opposition for 90 minutes. They can all go home proud men. West Pier were just a stronger opposition.” Saturday 24th March Beckett League Second Division Norton United 0 Sleights 0 A bizarre game saw Sleights frustrated by a bizarre refereeing call as they were held at struggling Norton. James Fawcett thought his first half header had put the visitors ahead, only for the man in the middle to rule it out for Fawcett putting his head in a dangerous position. The Malton side then held out. Saturday 24th March Beckett League Second Division Sleights 4 Norton United 0 To their credit Sleights agreed to reduce their fixture congestion by going straight back out after drawing 0-0 and played Norton for a second time, forfeiting home advantage. Their reward was a 4-0 victory thanks to goals from the recalled Joe Hugill, James Fawcett’s penalty, substitute Billy Graham’s strike and top scorer Jack Henshaw netted after a long-busting run from Chris Warrior. Ed Turner and Sam Leadley’s men are now five points behind leaders Snainton Reserves, with three

games in hand. Saturday 31st March Scarborough Junior Cup Semi Finals Lealholm 3 Sleights 2 In a clash switched to Caedmon College, Whitby, these Esk Valley rivals served up a rollercoaster fivegoal thriller as Lealholm reached the Scarborough Junior Cup Final. Sleights had the local bragging rights, this season, since a penalty victory over their village opponents in the North Riding Challenge Cup. Ed Turner and Sam Leadley’s men fell behind, early on, however, when the ball ricocheted off a post and struck defender Chris Hurworth on its way past his goalkeeper Jamie Wassall. The battle of the Beckett Leaguers was turned on its head, before the interval, though, as another own goal, in the other net and skipper Charlie Smith’s strike put second division ahead of first by half-time. The second half saw a turnaround as Lealholm grabbed revenge and a final place against fellow first division Wombleton or another local side, Whitby Fishermens as ex-Sleights midfielder Mark McCarthy netted twice. Sleights remaining fixtures (subject to change): Sat 14 Apr v Heslerton Res A 2pm- Beckett League 2 Wed 18 Apr v Thornton Dale Res A 2pm- Beckett League 2


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FA Vase Heartbreak for Marske United

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By Mark Hathaway

arske suffered heartbreak in the FA Vase losing 3-2 on aggregate over two legs against Northern League rivals who now get a dream trip to Wembley to face Hellenic League side Thatcham Town on Sunday 20th May. Before the two-legged semi final there was, yet again, a prolonged spell of matches being postponed due to more poor weather. Games against Guisborough Town, Billingham Synthonia and Morpeth Town were postponed due to the spell of inclement weather with the game away to Dunston UTS off due to the home clubs continued involvement in the Durham Challenge Cup. After nearly two weeks without a game, next up was the long midweek trip to Penrith when, after a poor first half showing, Marske stepped it up a gear in the second half winning 2-0 thanks to a goal of the season effort from stand in left back Curtis Round and a Craig Gott penalty, awarded after a foul on substitute Reece Kelly. On the Monday before the FA Vase semifinal 1st leg, Marske made the journey up to Newcastle to face Team Northumbria. With the FA Vase game in mind, manager Carl Jarrett made a number of changes with Liam O’Sullivan and Chay Liddle missing due to work commitments, Leon Carling, Danny Earl, Robert Dean and Craig Gott were al left on the bench and it looked as if the gamble wouldn’t pay off as the home side led 1-0 at half time thanks to a goal direct from a corner. However, in a manner similar to the previous game at Penrith, Marske dominated the 2nd half scoring four unanswered goals thanks to Gary Wood, with his first for the club, Kelly, Glen Butterworth and Earl. With the 1st leg of the FA Vase looming, and Marske’s Mount Pleasant ground

●● Andrew Stephenson in action in the 1st Leg of our FA Vase semi final. Picture: by Colin Hurworth. still suffering from the appalling winter weather, the club took steps to move the match to a neutral venue. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of the club, who tried 5 different grounds, none were available and with just under half of their league season left to play, the club took the decision to play both legs at Stockton’s 4g pitch to ensure that the game went ahead. The club put on seven free coaches to ensure that all fans could make it to the game. Once again, the club would like to place on record their thanks to our travel partners Skelton Coaches for providing this transport and to Car Care of Marske and Bede Financial Group for sponsoring the travel. Marske were boosted by the return of James Fairley, who had moved to Whitby Town in December, though he had to be satisfied with a place on the bench. The game got off to the worst possible start

for Marske as a right wing free kick was glanced past Marske keeper Robert Dean by Josh Rowbotham. Despite Marske dominating possession, Stockton defended superbly limiting Marske to only longrange efforts and when Marske got closer to the Stockton goal they invariably saw their shot blocked by a Stockton player. With half time approaching Marske were left with a mountain to climb when ex-Seasider Fred Woodhouse turned home a cross from the influential Kevin Hayes. Despite continuing to dominate possession in the second half, the game finished 2-0 to Stockton, leaving Marske with it all to do to reach Wembley. With a week to recover due to no midweek game, Marske made the journey to Stockton again with nothing to lose. Manager Jarrett made just one change, with Fairley replacing Stephenson, who was on holiday, as the favoured 4-3-3

formation was retained. The game nearly got off to the worst possible start when a mistake from Leon Carling allowed Woodhouse clear on goal, but Marske keeper Dean saved superbly. It got better for Marske on 8 minutes when a Gott free kick from the halfway line was headed on by skipper Adam Wheatley into the path of Liam O’Sullivan, who controlled the ball and slid it past Town keeper Michael Arthur. Game on and with confidence running through their veins, Marske poured on the pressure though as in the first leg, Stockton were standing strong in defence. With half time approaching, the first of three key decisions in the match went against Marske. Hayes went down under a challenge from Round and with the referee unmoved, his assistant flagged for a foul and a penalty was awarded, despite the initial contact appearing to be outside the box. Another ex-Marske player, Nathan Mulligan, stepped up to take and his penalty had to much pace and accuracy for Dean, who dived the right way, and Stockton were level on the day and 3-1 up on aggregate. Marske started the second half on the front foot and reduced the aggregate score to 3-2 in the early stages of the second half with a superb solo goal from Fairley, who beat 4 men before slotting past Arthur. The next key decision came at the near half way point of the second half when Fairley went on another mazy run that was ended when he was unceremoniously hacked down but referee Tom Bramall somehow waved play on. Marske continued to dominate but that meant leaving gaps at the back and Jamie Owens nearly ended Marske’s hopes with a lob that wide. At the other end, Arthur made an outstanding save from a Round header and with just one minute left Rowbotham smashed the ball home only

to see it disallowed by the referee for a foul by Carling. After four minutes of injury time, the referee’s whistle blew and, to a man, the Marske players fell to the floor as Stockton players and fans celebrated their superb achievement reaching Wembley in only their second season as a Northern League team. With their Wembley dream over, Marske were left to concentrate on the League and trying to claw back the lead of Morpeth Town who, as Marske travelled to Consett on the Tuesday after the FA Vase defeat, were 22 points clear with Marske having 11 games in hand. At Consett, Marske displayed great character and shrugged off their Vase heartbreak, securing a 0-0 draw in a highly entertaining game, which was a credit to the Northern League. Next up was the visit of Morpeth to Mount Pleasant in a key game in the title run-in. Marske showed that there was definitely no FA Vase hangover running out 4-1 winners with goals from Earl, Round a Gott penalty and another goal of the season contender, this time from Wood, with a 25 yard effort with the outside of his boot that flew over Morpeth keeper Karl Dryden. Marske’s excellent run continued two days later when Ashington were dispatched 3-0 with goals from a Gott penalty, Round and Fairley as the Colliers ended the game with nine men, with two players sent off in the first half. With just five weeks of the season left, the games continue thick and fast with Marske playing three times a week for the remainder of the season. This includes seven home games, so check our website – www.marskeunitedfc.club – for all the updated fixtures. Entry is £6 for adults, £3 for senior citizens and £2 for under 16s and the players would appreciate your support as they search for a second league title in four seasons.

Whitby Town Round Up

Blues safe after improved 2018

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By Andrew Snaith

hitby Town are officially safe from relegation after a steady improvement since the turn of the year that has yielded five wins and just two defeats. The Blues have been frustrated by a string of postponements, which saw just two games played in March, both victories, over Coalville Town and three days later, Mickleover Sports. After a narrow 1-0 defeat at Witton Albion on February 24th, Town had a four-week hiatus until the Coalville game. The Seasiders battled hard and deserved their victory, especially having fought for all but three minutes of the second half with ten men. Callum Patton was red-carded for a strong sliding challenge on halfway, but crucially, Chris Hardy’s men refused to sit back and got their reward, four minutes from time, when ex-Middlesbrough striker Junior Mondal skipped across the edge of the penalty area and picked his spot in the bottom-right corner. Mondal carried on from where he left off in the Blues’ next outing, against Mickleover, at the Turnbull Ground. Just 32 seconds were on the clock when his drive from similar

distance found the net. Town had numerous chances, early on, to extend their lead, but found themselves pegged back, early in the second. Andy Dales struck on the break with a lung-busting run and finish across Jack Norton in the Blues goal. Against the run of play, Whitby replied when Patton experly steered into the roof of the net from 20 yards, when one on one with the Sports keeper, Lewis King. Mondal was then bundled over by King and Lewis Maloney put the Blues 3-1 up from the penalty spot. Ex-Rushall midfielder Dales then put Sports back in, going into the final ten minutes, with a tremendous 25-yard drive which gave Norton no chance. The postponements included three unsuccessful goes at Whitby Town v Grantham Town, which was put back for a fourth time to accommodate Town’s called off Easter Monday clash at Farsley Celtic. Here are the Blues’ remaining fixtures: Sat 14 April v Matlock Town (H) 3pm Thu 19 April v Grantham Town (H) 7.45pm Sat 21 April v Marine (A) 3pm Tues 24 April v Rushall Olympic (H) 7.45pm Thu 26 April v Warrington Town (H) 7.45pm Sat 28 April v Buxton (H) 3pm Evo-Stik NPL Premier- correct at 2 April.

Whitby Town Challenge Cup

By Paul Connolly

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eanwhile, the Blues have announced details of their 2018/19 preseason Whitby Town Challenge Cup, which takes place at the end of July, at the Turnbull Ground. Middlesbrough, Hull City, Sheffield United and Whitby Town are all set to battle it out over the last week of July for the coveted trophy, which is currently held by Newcastle United, with all four games being played at the Turnbull Ground. Last year’s tournament saw a young Newcastle United side comprehensively beat AZ Alkmaar in the final, with Celtic finishing in third place after beating Whitby Town in the third-place play-off. The tournament will kick off with Middlesbrough facing Sheffield United on Wednesday, July 25 (19:30), before the Seasiders take their bow on Thursday, July 26,

against Hull City (19:30) The third-place play-off will then take place on Saturday, July 28, at 13:30, before the semi-final winners face off at 17:00 for the trophy. Tickets for each game will cost £10 adults, £6 concessions and £3 under-18s, though supporters can access a special early bird ticket which covers all four games, costing just £20 adults, £12 concessions and £6 under-18s. Under-18s accompanied by a paying adult will be allowed free entry.

Once again, anyone who buys a Whitby Town 2018/19 season ticket ahead of the tournament will gain free entry to all four games. Tickets will be on sale from the Turnbull Ground and Spa Pavilion in the coming weeks, as well as through the club’s website www. whitby-town.com. The tournament has full FA approval and comes with the highly professional team at Playmaker Promotions presenting a weekend of top-flight football by the seaside.


Sport

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 88 April - May 2018

Try sailing at Scaling H

By Jon Pearse

ave you ever driven past Scaling Dam on the A171 on the way to Whitby and thought I would like to have a go at sailing; well now is your chance. As part of a national scheme to promote sailing there is an open day at Scaling Dam Sailing Club on Sunday 13th May and anyone who wants to have a go will be able to. No need to book, just turn up! Experienced sailors will be taking people out for a sail from 11am to 4pm. All you need to bring is a change of clothing and a towel in case you get wet. Safety equipment will

be provided by the club. Visitors will also be able to look round the club facilities where food and drinks will be available. Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet club members to find out what a great pastime sailing can be. As with most sports one can be as competitive as one likes and can also spend as much money as you wish on equipment. Sailing can be started very cheaply as it is easy to buy or rent a starter boat which enables you to get going and build up experience and confidence. As a sport, sailing appeals to all ages and all abilities. Sailing

boats vary a lot in performance and there are boats that suit all ages and abilities. Members of the club will be available to give advice and answer any questions you may have. At Scaling Dam Sailing Club you can do a lot more than sail. You can also windsurf, kayak, canoe, stand up paddleboard and open water swim. There will be demonstrations of all these activities on the day (weather permitting). Details of the open day and information about the club can be found on the club website www.scalingdam.org or you can speak to Jon Pearse on 07977 008513 or email to enquiries@scalingdam. org. Alternatively you can find us at Scaling Dam Sailing Club on Facebook www.coathamcoaches.co.uk

(01287) 652222 Day Trips May 2018 Sat 5th May

York/McArthur Glen

£15.00

Sat 12th May

Beverly

£15.00

Sat 19th May

Richmond-Leyburn-Hawes

£15.00

Sat 26th May

NY-Moors Railway & Whitby

£25.00

Sun 27th May

Skirlington Mkt & Bridlington

£15.00

Wed 30thMay

Skipton & Canal Cruise

£25.00

June 2018 Sat 2nd June

Helmsley-Malton Mkt & Whitby

£15.00

Sat 3rd June

Emmerdale Village Tour

£42.00

Sat 9th June

York/McArthur Glen

£15.00

Sat 16th June

Dalton Park & Durham

£15.00

Sat 23rd June

Teviot Smokery & Jedburgh

£20.00

Events coming Up July

Tall Ships Event

£tbc

July

Sunderland Air Show

£tbc

July

Great Yorkshire Show

£tbc

July

Southport Flower Show

£tbc

July

Crook Hall & Gardens

£tbc

Going on holiday anytime soon? For car or people carrier transfers to any airport/port/railway station give us a call on 01287 630333.

Coastal View Issue 88  

Coastal View Community News The Independent Community Newspaper for the Towns and Villages of East Cleveland, Redcar & North York Moors, tel...

Coastal View Issue 88  

Coastal View Community News The Independent Community Newspaper for the Towns and Villages of East Cleveland, Redcar & North York Moors, tel...

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