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Issue 90 June - July 2018

Coastal View’s 8th Birthday Issue •• This month 26,300 copies ••

From a tiny acorn, a mighty oak tree grows

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rom a tiny acorn, a mighty oak tree grows and in the case of Brotton Improvement Group (BIG) that oak tree provided the village with beautiful badgers. I have to stress, at this point that no oak tree was hurt in the production of the badgers – they were made from oak, which was provided by Squire Anthony Wharton of Skelton Castle, which had come to the end of its life. On Thursday, 24th May we had the official unveiling of the badger carvings which are now placed around the village. The event was attended by people representing the various bodies who

were involved with the introduction of the badgers. It was also attended by Simon Clarke, the local MP and it was the first event for Cllr Dennis Teasdale who is the new Mayor of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. Simon Clarke MP said: “From start to finish this has been a fantastic project and I hope these beautiful badgers quickly become an iconic part of the villages identity. “All the team from the Brotton Improvement Group deserve special thanks for their fundraising to make this possible, and thanks must also go to Father Jonathan from St Margaret’s Church in

Brotton for hosting everyone. “I’ve had a great morning meeting so many of the people involved including children from St Peters, Badger Hill and KTS academy, not to mention being able to support the Boroughs New Mayor on his first official engagement.” So, how did the Brotton Improvement Group come about? In 2012, a small group of people decided that

not enough was being done for Brotton and they created the Brotton Improvement Group, forming a constitution for guidance of the group. The objective of the group was, and still is, to improve the environment for people living and working in the area of benefit. The main aim of the group is “to take the lead in identifying, promoting and planning activities for the benefit of all residents to bring about positive change for Brotton”. In 2013, a member of BIG, Brian Hogg, suggested we should have badgers around the village. I believe that this idea stemmed from the fact that many people believe the translation of Brotton to mean Badger Hill. BIG met with the three local councillors on Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and urged them to work with BIG to help this idea come to fruition. It’s fair to say that the tenacious effort of this group of people resulted in the project receiving funding from the Public Realm through Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. Further funding was donated by Skelton & Brotton Parish Council and, also, monies were raised by BIG holding various fund-raising events. With the financial backing in place, BIG commissioned Steve Iredale to carve badgers for each approach road into Brotton. They also commissioned Steve’s partner, Kate Rider to work with the Brotton schools to create bunting to adorn the badgers. It was felt that, by including the schools, there was an opportunity to involve all ages in the exercise and, also, promote a stronger community spirit within the village. Pupils from Freebrough created the printing blocks to be used on the bunting. The blocks were then used by pupils at Badger Hill Academy, St Peter’s C of E school and attendees at KTS Plus to produce the pictures on the individual flags. Continued on page 6 ►►►

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Welcome to Coastal View & Moor News Issue 90

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elcome to our EIGHTH Birthday issue! Where did that time go? It really doesn’t seem that long since we started on our Coastal View journey; one that has taken us down all sorts of roads! But without the support of our loyal advertisers, the hard work of our distributors, the businesses who act as outlets, the people who contribute on a regular basis by sending us articles, and you, the readers we would not have survived for so long. For this we thank you all. This issue was supposed to be ‘the end’ for us as we headed off down the road of semi retirement. Well, no such luck, you’re stuck with us for the foreseeable future, but we will keep you well up to date if there are going to be any changes. We urgently need distributors in a number of areas. Turn to page 17 for more details. So what can you find in our birthday issue? Firstly there is the wonderful 12 page Freebrough Flyer, full of the amazing things that have been happening there as well as in our local primary schools. Later this year, we will be holding our SEVENTH annual Community Awards at Freebrough Academy and again this year we will be making a special award to a true community champion, nominated by our

readers. Look out for the details in the next issue of the newspaper when you will be able to nominate anyone who you believe does great work in the area you live and is worthy of this award. There are many great things happening in our communities and in our 72 page newspaper packed full of local news from our area you will find eight pages of events, so plenty to keep you all occupied over the coming months, as well as six pages full of local sporting stories. So, what have we been up to since last time we spoke? With some beautiful weather recently (and some not so beautiful admittedly), we managed to get out into the garden for some well deserved coffee breaks and watching the lovely birds that honour us with their presence. We even managed to have a BBQ on one of our fine, sunny days and hopefully will be having many more before the summer is over. Since our last issue both Steve and I have celebrated our birthdays so we are now officially one year older, just like Coastal View! in fact as we write, it’s Lynne’s birthday today. We celebrated Steve’s birthday with a get together at Skelton Mill and our friends Gilly & Dave put on some lovely food for the people who came along and made everyone

so very welcome. Thank you! It’s World Cup year so football is very important to lots of us at this time with England about to play their first game tonight. We are sure you will join us in wishing them good luck for the campaign and even if they don’t bring the Cup back to England let’s hope they make us all proud of each and every one of them. We have also treated ourselves, when we again renewed our Leeds Utd season tickets. Yes, we hear you saying as probably most of you support the Boro’ but forgive me (Lynne) for being a lifelong Leeds fan, as I am from that area. Steve is a lifelong Chelsea fan so it shows how much he loves me to agree to go watch my team but London is just too far away. Unfortunately for the Boro’ and their fans they have remained in the Championship so we will be playing them again this season and we look forward to both the home and away fixtures. One last thing - under the new Data Protection laws we wish to advise that our privacy policy can be viewed on our website coastalviewandmoornews.co.uk We hope you enjoy reading this issue.

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Back on track! Carriages are returned to Saltburn Tramway Carriages have been returned to Saltburn Tramway as restoration work continues. The tramway has been closed for repairs and renovation work to ensure it can be enjoyed by holiday-makers for generations to come. The re-opening has been delayed due to severe weather earlier in the year and so further engineering works designed to ensure future disruption is kept to a minimum could take place. Refurbishment work, costing more than £500,000, is being completed in a sympathetic way that remains true to its heritage. Councillor Carl Quartermain, Cabinet ●● Photos supplied by Alan Firbank

Member for Culture, Tourism and Communications, said: “The tramway is one of our most popular attractions and it is great to see the carriages returned. A lot of people have worked extremely hard to make sure this gets done right so it can be enjoyed for years to come.” No reopening date has yet been set for the tramway while work continues but testing is expected to take place in the coming weeks. Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s contractors, Rapid Consulting Engineers, have used local specialist companies wherever possible.

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Exploring the lost Medieval town of Skelton

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s part of the heritage Lottery funded Skelton Townscape heritage project, Tees Archaeology will be working with local people and volunteers to explore the lost medieval town of Skelton between June 25th and July 6th 2018. Skelton was developed as a major medieval centre by the Brus family, and a junior branch of the family is better known for producing Robert the Bruce. The Brus’ built a great castle at Skelton and this was served by a village which has developed into the modern town of Skelton. However the medieval town was in a completely different location. It was opposite the entrance to the castle in an area now known as Boroughgate (town street). Tees Archaeology has been working with volunteers to record and investigate this lost town and we have surveyed the earthworks and carried out a Geophysical Survey and we are now going to carry out archaeological excavations.

The excavations will explore some of the buildings of the town and try to establish when they were abandoned. We know that in 1301 there was a merchant, fuller, weaver, potter, tanner, baker, smith, butcher, carpenter & 3 carriers and later records mention an innkeeper and goldbeater and we will be looking for evidence of these activities There will be an Open Day for people to visit the excavation on Sunday 1st July between 10 am and 3.30pm and there will be an opportunity to view finds form the excavations and to handle a variety of archaeological finds. You can also have you finds identified by the Finds Liaison Officer from the Portable Antiquities Scheme https:// finds.org.uk/ . For further information please contact John Haw Skelton Townscape Heritage Project Manager, Tel: 01287 659150, Mobile: 07774 281508 www.skeltontownscapeheritage.org.uk

Skelton Medieval Boroughgate Excavation

Open Day Sunday 1st July 10 am to 3.30pm

The excavations are at Boroughgate and you will be able to get to them using the public footpath next to Back Lane Farm (postcode TS12 2BX ). There are few places to park a car and it is recommended that you use one of the car parks in Skelton. A minibus will be providing a shuttle service between 10am and 4pm calling at the lay-by next to Skelton Castle and car parks at the de Brus, Youth & Community Centre (TS12 2HA), the Civic Centre (TS12 2HP) and next to the Co-Operative Shop (TS12 2EB), see map below.


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New wildflower havens for bees and butterflies

ees and butterflies will be in for a treat as stunning new wildflower havens are created in Redcar and Cleveland. The central reservation of the A1085 and six roundabouts and sections of the verge along the A174 from Greystone, Eston, to Quarry Lane, Saltburn, have been treated to remove grass and seeded with a variety of wildflowers. Poppies are included as a direct homage to the upcoming 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Councillor Alec Brown, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “We know some people have commented that the roundabouts look a

These were then converted to the bunting around the church, mainly, by Brotton Craft Club. The art club at St Peter’s also created lovely collages which were hung in the church at the time of the unveiling of the badgers. The route through those five years has not been plain sailing but, finally, the result of all of that effort can be seen in the village. The interest shown, especially on social media, has been amazing and has publicised Brotton nationwide – or even worldwide!! There is to be a wood-carving demonstration, given by Steve Iredale, held when Steve has acquired a suitable piece of oak for the completion of the final badger. The timing of this event will be announced as soon as possible. It is hoped that the demonstration will, again, bring the village together and possibly allow some to have a go at wood carving. After the event a representative from B.I.G said:

“We’re not finished yet. We will be planting bulbs around the badgers and, then, moving on to our next projects - refurbishing the war memorial, replacing one of the benches with a Victorianstyle bench and doing a tidy-up of one area of the village.” Thanks were offered to: Father Jonathon for allowing the use of St Margaret’s Church (for the unveiling/blessing meeting), The members of Brotton Improvement Group, past and present, Brotton Ward Councillors, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Skelton & Brotton Parish Council, Squire Anthony Wharton of Skelton Castle, Mr & Mrs Harvey for supplying land at New Brotton, Steve Iredale & Kate Rider, Freebrough Specialist Engineering College, KTS Plus, Badger Hill Academy, St Peter’s C of E School, Brotton Craft Club and last but not least the bakers and caterers for supplying the refreshments.

little sorry for themselves at the moment. I can assure them it’s just temporary. As soon as the seeds sprout and grow around June, the roundabouts will be bursting with colour. “As well as being stunning to look at, the wildflowers will provide the perfect environment for bees, butterflies and other insects to thrive.” Part of the Love It campaign to improve the local environment, the new wildflower areas will also reduce disruption to motorists as they require minimal maintenance. To find out more about Love It, visit: http:// www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/loveit


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Drivers in Redcar warned: Don’t set yourself up for a £70 fine D rivers in Redcar are being reminded about the potential penalties for illegal parking on the seafront. Ignorant parking on the seafront Esplanade often increases as the weather gets warmer. Such parking limits pedestrian access and can be a serious safety concern. Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is now reminding drivers there are plenty of nearby parking spaces and Civil Enforcement Officers will not hesitate in issuing fixed penalty notices of £70 to those who park on the Esplanade. Councillor Alec Brown, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “Redcar is a fun and welcoming seaside town. We want to see people visiting in huge numbers and enjoying what we have to offer. “But it’s important everyone parks in the right place and to not cause obstructions. “Our enforcement officers will

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always issue fixed penalty notices when needed. Contrary to what some people may think, this isn’t a cash grab. It’s about ensuring people’s safety and ease of passage throughout the town. To us, success is not having to issue a single notice because all our visitors are parking correctly. “I would say too all drivers in Redcar: Don’t set yourself up for a £70 fine. “ There is free weekend parking in the following council-owned car parks: • Seafield House Car Park – Kirkleatham Street • Kirkleatham Street Car Park – Kirkleatham Street • Redcar and Cleveland Leisure & Community Heart Car Park – Kirkleatham Street • Fisherman’s Square Car Park – Lord Street A full list of pay-and-display car parks can be found at: www.redcarcleveland.gov.uk/parking

On the buses! Council leaders support public transport campaign

eading members of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council are supporting ‘Catch the Bus Week.’ The special week, from Monday 2 July to Sunday 8 July, is part of a national campaign to encourage more people to use public transport. It’s hoped it will encourage more people to use buses which would have a positive effect on the environment and ease traffic congestion. For the last seven years, the council has been running the four-route Local Link bus service to ensure people in Guisborough, Loftus and rural areas have access to transport. Councillor Alec Brown, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “We’re committed to public transport.

Of course we know that cars are often essential to modern living but anything which encourages people to leave the car behind, even just occasionally, is worth considering and this a great campaign.” There was good news for the borough last month when one route which goes through the area, the Arriva X93 service from Middlesbrough to Scarborough, was voted as being one of the country’s top ten most scenic bus journeys in a survey by Bus Users UK. Find out more about Catch the Bus Week campaign, including how to get involved, at www.catchthebusweek. co.uk The Catch the Bus Week campaign is spearheaded by Greener Journeys.

Do something fantastic with plastic

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ree re-usable aluminium water bottles will soon be on offer at two local visitors’ centres. Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park and Guisborough Forest Walkway Visitor Centres have 500 aluminium water bottles to give out, free of charge throughout July, in exchange for just six empty singleuse plastic water bottles. Councillor Alec Brown, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for

Neighbourhoods, said: “Single use plastic is a scourge on the environment. “While we have very good recycling facilities in the borough, it’s better to not buy bottled water at all when possible. “The quality of our drinking water is very good – there’s no need to buy expensive water. “We know walkers need to keep hydrated, which is why it makes sense to provide this terrific offer

at the Flatts Lane and Guisborough Forest Walkway visitor centres.” To pick up a free aluminium water bottle, just bring six empty single-use plastic water bottles to either Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park and Guisborough Forest Walkway Visitor Centres in July. One exchange per person. The aluminium bottles have been provided by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and The Friends of Guisborough Forest Walkway.

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Cleveland Ironstone Museum

Hill Climb pioneer dies

needs your help!

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By Kate Hamilton

ecently due to the adverse weather, part of our museum suffered major structural damage due to the upcast falling in (this was featured on ITV Tyne Tees). Although we have recently secured a Heritage Lottery Fund and Coastal Community Fund of a staggering £1.6m to rebuild the museum (due to start work later this year), this part of the museum was not covered in this grant and unfortunately as our insurance company feel it was an ‘act of god’ we are not insured for the rebuild of this. Therefore we are looking to launch a public appeal to help raise funds. This year it will be 60 years that the mine closed its doors and 35 years since the museum was first opened. The museum welcomes people of all ages from all over the world. We have a specialised education department who organise visits from almost every local school at all levels and abilities. The museum is a registered charity and is predominately run by volunteers, it also offers fantastic back to work opportunities for local people in East Cleveland who are currently trying to get back to work. Although only a small museum at the moment our personal guided tours from dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable guides are what sets us apart from other museums.

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By Mike Morrissey

irkleatham crematorium was packed for the funeral of Ernie Crust, pioneer of the annual Hill Climb held in Saltburn each September. Many attended the refreshment buffet held afterwards in the Spa Hotel, overlooking the road where the event takes place. Redcar-born Ernie, who was 85, was a keen member of Saltburn and District Retired Mens’ Forum, which meets in the town every Monday morning. He also was a regular at Sunday bandstand

concerts and monthly sessions of jazz music at the Saltburn community hall. The funeral was, appropriately, held on 6th June, anniversary of the D Day landings in France. as Ernie was a keen WW2 mememborilia collector. Son in law Kevin Robson outlined the life of local historian, harmonica-player and retired ICI worker Ernie. Perhaps he is best remembered locally for campaigning ot save the hill climb. This involved political lobbying in the House of Commons. He succeeded in getting MPs to change the law so roads could be closed temporally for timed events like the hill climb.

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South Gare - The horrifying environment we create in the search for peace and tranquility by the sea By Cllr Carl Quartermain (Coatham Ward) Cabinet member for Tourism, Culture and Communication

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n hour in the sun turned into four hours emptying this area of dog waste, rubbish and a beach litter pick. Fifty bags later and 50 conversations later and you soon realise just how busy this area is and how dangerous to health it is becoming. Young children encouraged to take their shoes and socks off near to this filthy area prior to hitting the sand with plenty of broken glass and dog faeces around shocked me. When I arrived the smell was sickening and that was at the top of the steps. I wore a Hi Viz jacket but I think the flies and bluebottles thought I was a flower. I must have been a funny sight running around flapping my arms as I was attacked by a couple hundred of these disease carriers in the first 15mins. I have requested through the boundary review that all this area, the dunes and the marshes become part of Coatham so that we can claim it as being within our area of responsibility. Currently it is not. The review should be complete by the end of the month. We shall see.

The issue with this land is it belongs to PD Ports and they won’t put bins in because it’s a private and dangerous area in many parts and they don’t want to be seen as encouraging visitors or risk being liable. The council won’t put in bins or clean up because it’s private land and they too would be trespassing. Insurance is a factor, if a worker is injured there they are not covered. Besides when they are working on here, that’s our public money being used where it shouldn’t be and we need these guys clearing our streets and bins. I have been part of a partnership group looking at how to improve the access, safety, permissions and future usage of South Gare. This includes looking to create a visitor centre along with environmental groups and community groups, the CEO of PD Ports and the CEO of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council. It’s a lengthy ongoing issue that we all want to resolve. Please share this information and encourage everyone going to South Gare who walk dogs and those who enjoy food and drink to take their waste with them. South Gare is beautiful but we are turning the most used access point into a dumping ground with the expectation that someone else will clean it up. They won’t.

Council stands up for local shoppers and shopworkers over ASDA / Siansbury’s merger

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edcar and Cleveland Council at the recent full council passed a Labour sponsored resolution following alarm at the possible merger of Sainsbury’s and ASDA. It was passed by the votes of all parties with the exception of the Council’s Tories who were whipped to vote against it. The mover of the resolution, Skelton Councillor David Walsh, said: “We drafted this resolution over concerns voiced by many that such a tie up would lead to less proper choice for shoppers, more pressure on local suppliers and dairy farmers and possibly worse pay and pension conditions for affected staff.” This resolution came as a result of a an early morning phone call to Councillor Walsh from two girls working in one of the three ASDA and Sainsbury’s stores in Skelton and Saltburn mentioned in the resolution. Cllr Walsh said: “They had heard the merger news that morning, and all I could say was that whilst the council would not be able to stop one of the biggest corporate linkages in Western Europe, we would see what representations we could make. “The resolution called for the Council to make Councillors views clear to the Competition and Markets Authority who will be overseeing any merger. “Together, the two businesses currently employ around 330,000 staff across a total of 2,800 stores. “The reality is that despite the corporate gloss, it will be local shoppers that suffer from rising prices and local shopworkers that may be fearing for their jobs if this goes ahead without adequate oversight and investigation “It is the work of these, mainly female workers, who have built these companies: and unlike speculators they have a long-term interest in the well-being of the companies. They should not be traded in mergers and takeover bazaars without any say. We got rid of hiring fairs two centuries ago.”

Saltburn Councillor Craig Hannaway, who seconded the resolution, said: “Here in East Cleveland we have three stores owned by these two companies trading in a few miles of each other - Sainsbury’s in Saltburn Square, ASDA on the Skelton By-pass and a Sainsbury’s “Local” in New Skelton. The closeness of all three must mean they are under the takeover microscope. We also have overlaps elsewhere - such as with ASDA in South Bank, and Sainsbury’s in Central Middlesbrough - and where the same might apply. “At the end of the day, like the Sainsbury’s Executive caught singing “We’re in the money” live on TV, a few people may do very well out of this. Many others - ordinary men and women from Teesside’s towns, estates and villages probably will not. “That’s why we want the Competition and Markets Authority to examine this merger and to put in safeguards to protect both local shoppers and local shopworkers.”

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National Garden Scheme comes to Stanghow

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Reopening of Stanghow Community Centre

fter an extended closure for a £20,000 refurbishment Stanghow Community centre will reopen its doors again with regular Bingo sessions resuming on Wednesday 20th June at 7.15pm and fortnightly thereafter. With the aid of small grants from both Lockwood Parish Council and Sirius Minerals, the Committee of Stanghow Community Centre used funds raised over a number of years to install new toilet and washing facilities as well as a range of fitted kitchen units complete with glass hob and a new cooker. A serving hatch has also been fitted to ease congestion in the kitchen at busy times. Modern water heating systems have been installed as well as new

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or many years Arthur and June Murray were involved in keeping the small village of Stanghow at the top of the league of prize winners in various Britain-in-Bloom competitions. This year they are opening their own garden to the public to raise money for Nursing Charities via the National Garden Scheme. Heather Holm, Stanghow is the only Yellow Book garden to open in the Redcar & Cleveland area this year. Their ¼ acre site is split into various “rooms” each with a different aspect of gardening. The formal garden has a variety of established topiary which provides shape, form and year-round interest, looking good even when snow-covered in the worst of winters.

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There are lawns bordered with several dozen varieties of hostas as well as both Oriental and Asiatic lilies which give summer colour and fragrance. The pond provides a haven for wildlife and the sounds of the fountain offer peace and tranquillity to be enjoyed from the summer house or any of the several seating areas where one can sit quietly and admire the views. A number of colourful trees add height and shade and, along with the various hedges, provide a haven for nesting birds. The garden at Heather Holm will be open on Sunday 5th August from 12noon to 4pm. Entry fee is £4 per adult, accompanied children free. Tea/Coffee and homemade cakes will be on sale and there will be a tombola stall.

Stanghow Scarecrow Display

his year the Stanghow Residents’ Group are having a year off from the Northumbria in Bloom competition. They are however, busy making scarecrows for display in the village over the weekend of

11th and 12th August joining other villages in the East Cleveland area. As well as scarecrows throughout the village, on the two allocated days, light refreshments will be available in the village hall.

flooring to all wet areas. To comply with up to date regulations internal doorways needed to be widened to allow disabled access and several new doors were installed. The whole interior has been redecorated and new blinds completed the makeover. The building is over 100 years old and was ready for the final stage of modernisation. Treasurer Jean Scott saidL “Stanghow is only a small community and it has taken a lot of years for the committee to raise the funds to complete our updating of the Community Centre. I am absolutely delighted with the results.” The premises are once again available for hire.

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Proactive clampdown policy on fly-tipping leads to improvements - report overgrown vegetation and other related environmental problems; • increased visitor numbers at Flatts Lane Park (23,900) and Guisborough Forest and Walkway (300,000); • reducing the annual budget by £1.5 million since 2015; • working with partner organisations on a range of issues, including providing the Countryside Apprenticeship Programme; • increasing the number of volunteers at visitor centres, woodlands and other countryside sites by 119; • working with community organisations and volunteers to help maintain the library service.

Fly-tipping is out of hand!

●● STREET SCENE: Clearing up fly tipping, from left, Street Scene Action Team members Andy Lance and Tony Healey. Picture: Stuart Boulton.

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●● Councillor Alec Brown

proactive approach to dealing with fly-tipping has led to “a significant reduction in the number of reports of fly-tipped waste,” a council report has revealed. Councillor Alec Brown, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, will present the published report to Borough Council which also highlighted how frontline teams had dealt with severe weather conditions. The report explained that ‘Streetscene Action Teams’ had dealt with 5,563 incidents of fly-tipping in the past year. However, only 2,816 incidents were in response to reports from the public (a reduction of nearly 25% on the previous year), the rest being dealt with by the teams before any complaint was made.

The number of Streetscene Action Teams has increased from three to four with a team seconded from Coast & Country Housing Association and the authority has also held a number of ‘bring out your dross’ days, enabling members of the public to have waste removed for free. Alleygating schemes, community ‘Big Spring Clean’ volunteer litter pick events and ‘days of action’ have all helped in the fight against fly-tipping. Cllr Brown also highlighted other successes for the authority’s Neighbourhood teams in 2017/18, including: • continuing to have the highest recycling rate in the Tees Valley at 42.6%; • dealing with 4,111 requests from the public to remove graffiti, fly-tipping,

Cllr Brown said: “I would like to pay tribute to the staff across the Neighbourhoods portfolio area. They are the highly visible face of this council, working hard to deliver quality services and representing this organisation in often challenging circumstances. This year has been very busy. There is always an awful lot to do and the work is never done. However, issues such as the Beast from the East and Storm Aileen added a layer of complexity to the work undertaken throughout the year.” Read the report in full on the council’s website at www.redcarcleveland.gov.uk

●● Lockwood Parish Councillors Sandra Young and Mike Jefferson with RCBC Councillor Steve Kay at Ridge Road, Stanghow

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ccording to a Redcar & Cleveland councillor, flytipping is “endemic” along a quiet, scenic country lane in his East Cleveland ward. Within a period of three weeks there have been numerous “mountains” of assorted rubbish dumped along the verges and carriageway of Ridge Road, linking the small village of Stanghow with the Whitby Moor Road (A171) at Birk Brow. Councillor Steve Kay, who represents Lockwood ward said: “Because of its seclusion and proximity to the A171, Ridge Road has long been a target for fly-tippers but, of late, it’s getting out of hand, in terms of the amount of rubbish and the number of instances. The practice is now endemic and must be eliminated, once and for all.” A serious incident at the beginning of this month saw a tremendous pile of rubbish, consisting of building materials, furniture and household waste, strewn along the verge and partially blocking the road. Stanghow resident, Lockwood Parish Councillor Sandra Young, was astounded that the fly-tipping had suddenly appeared in broad daylight: “I drove out of the village in the morning and Ridge Road was clear of rubbish, so I was shocked to find mountains of rubbish when I returned in the early afternoon. What a nerve! We need some prosecutions

to send out a message that this sort of behaviour is intolerable.” Fellow Parish Councillor, Mike Jefferson, said: “With all that rubbish, there must be some evidence pointing to the perpetrators. We reported the incident to Redcar & Cleveland who, I understand, later searched the rubbish for clues. We also believe there is an eye-witness to what happened. This time there is a fair chance the fly-tipper will pay the price for their anti-social, selfish behaviour.” “The Lockwood community has had enough of these law-breakers, who not only despoil the countryside but create a hazard for road users. I am sure more people are now willing to come forward as witnesses to flytipping incidents. We shall stand together against the fly-tippers. Enough is enough!” added Councillor Kay.” If you witness fly-tipping, phone Redcar & Cleveland Council on 01642 774774 and the Enforcement Team will investigate. This story however has a happy ending as Cllr Kay told Coastal View: “Thankfully, we can report that the council traced the individual responsible for dumping the waste in the picture and they have been issued with a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice for fly-tipping. Congratulations to the council’s officials for an excellent bit of detective work!”


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Friends of Redcar Cemetery

Well done, Guisborough Pool! By Quita Owen

“Just amazing!” “Fantastic news!” “They certainly deserve it!”

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ust some of the comments from delighted customers of Guisborough Swimming Pool when we heard that our much-loved pool had won no less than Top Place among community pools in the whole country! This was in a recent Sport England survey of customer satisfaction, carried out nationwide. It’s only a few years ago that Guisborough was judged by Sport England to be the best pool in our local area, and placed in the top 8 per cent of pools nationally. This award betters even that achievement, and is a real “feather in the cap” for all concerned, including Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council who own the pool, and Everyone Active, who run it. Guisborough Pool has long been praised for its friendly, caring and very hardworking staff. Regular customers are greeted by name here, and even the most casual enquiry will be met with a friendly smile. “They’re like your own family, nothing is too much trouble for the staff here, the customer always comes first” was the verdict of

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hen you are reading this we will have two new paths laid down in the new section of the cemetery which was opened in 1956. When the group started in 2005 we were going to provide the added touches to make the cemetery a more pleasant place to visit. However in 2018 things have changed and we could not ignore the safety of our visitors and anyone coming to the cemetery so we set about doing something about it. We want to thank our supporters who have given donations and goods to sell and the ‘Friends’ fundraising group who have tirelessly raised the money. We would also like to thank the Sirius Mining Company who gave us £5,000 to enable us to go ahead. Also to organisations who have allowed us to have a table to sell our junk and for all who have bought it back. Well done to all we have achieved what we thought was a daunting task. Now we have the paths laid down we will be able to start the Faith, Hope and Love wood sculptures which the paths will lead up to, thanks to Impetus. This month we also have seen doves (wood sculptures) flying into the cemetery. The doves are fixed into two trees one in the old and one in the middle section. This initiative came about as quite a few trees being condemned and instead of them being chopped down and ugly roots left we decided this would be a good option. These extra items to the cemetery are a distraction for visitors hopefully to make them smile and help make the cemetery a less scary place to visit for children. We would like to thank Tescobagsofhelp and all their customers who voted for our project. We have funded a very important headstone restoration to Allan Robinson who died on the Lusitania, this has been funded by the sales of the ‘Aces High’ books £7.99 each (the Redcar Air Station which opened in 1915 and the ‘Aces’ who flew from there), each book that we sell we match fund from the money made from our stalls. This restoration cost £1,000. The books are available from the Guisborough Book Shop and the Book Corner at Saltburn. We always have them on the stalls that we run. We will be at the Armed Forces Day on the High Street on Saturday June 30th with a stall full of bargains bric a brac, books of military and historical interest, jigsaw puzzles, vinyl records and lots more. Please support us if you can. We would like the money from this stall to go towards the next restoration of a headstone to a young man Fred Thompson who was 18

one very happy customer. The Pool still attracts people from all over the Redcar and Cleveland area, and even further afield. The Guisborough staff themselves say (modestly!) that they’re “very pleased”. Asked the secret of their success, Duty Manager Kevin Bowers said “Teamwork. We all pull together all the time to do the best we can for our customers, it’s just teamwork all the way”. Kevin went on to say that he’d also like to thank their loyal customers for all their support and encouragement over many years. This is actually the fiftieth anniversary of the original Guisborough Pool (opened 1968) so it’s a very fitting year for such an achievement to be celebrated. Bob Huxford, Chairman of the Friends of Guisborough Pool, said he was “absolutely delighted” and sent warmest congratulations on behalf of all the Friends on a “richly deserved” triumph. The Friends have supported the Pool for many years, and are now hoping to see even more improvements to the Fitness Centre which would give us more space to exercise and socialise, and allow the Pool become even more of a real community hub. There’s nothing like building on success!

Come and enjoy our Field Day!

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By Quita Owen

he Friends of the KGV Playing Field in Guisborough are Having a Field Day on Sunday 8 July, and everyone’s invited to come along and enjoy it. Admission is free, and the event will run from 10.30am till 1.00pm, on the KGV Playing Field at Howlbeck Road Guisborough (TS14 6LJ). All our KGV sports clubs - Bowls, Tennis, Guisborough Town FC (Northern League Division 1), Guisborough Lifesaving Club, and the Swim and Fitness Centre - will be offering “taster sessions” so if you’ve ever fancied trying your hand at any of these activities, this is your opportunity to have a go. All our clubs offer a friendly welcome whether you’re a novice, or have years of experience, and our aim is to have something for everyone. We’re delighted to welcome some newcomers this year: Guisborough Ladies FC are hoping to present a “Festival of Girls’ Football” for all ages. This is a dynamic young local club going rapidly from strength to strength, so do come along and meet the teams, and join when he died at the Battle of Jutland, a much needed restoration. The restoration of the WW1 headstones that we have restored to date will be available to see at the stall. We have been given a gift of jewellery thanks to the very generous person who donated this. This will be on sale at The Dunes, Low Farm Drive on the 30th June 2-4 pm Our Summer Strolls continue and the people who have taken part have enjoyed this very much. The next date is Thursday 6pm 12th July Please meet under the arch at the old cemetery, strong shoes advised as the ground is uneven. The walk features Redcar at the end of the war told through the stores of the residents buried in the cemetery. If you can help with our work please contact this number 01642 478349 We are needing gardeners, people who can tidy the cemetery, sweeping up, weeding and general maintenance jobs. We also need volunteers who will serve on stalls in a variety of venues throughout the year. If you have any vinyl records, jigsaw puzzles, watches needing batteries, wooden coat hangers to cover small items for sale please get in touch.

in! For more peaceful recreation, we’re also very happy to announce that two experienced local practitioners have generously offered free sessions in mindfulness and meditation, and in armchair exercises. Julie Phillips runs her own clinical hypnotherapy practice in Guisborough and offers mindfulness sessions and workshops; Trish Booth holds very popular armchair exercise classes in Guisborough and around the villages of North Yorkshire. Our Field Day this year is based around the current topical theme of “healthy living” with the motto “Stay Strong, Stay Safe”. We hope to have more “healthy living” experts on hand with helpful advice for all. On staying safe, our local PCSO Lorraine Hudson will be joining us, and bringing along Cleveland Police’s propertymarking machine. We’re also very grateful to the Cleveland Police Cadets who will be helping us with children’s games and sports, and with assisting families who want to try out the Nature Trails in the Jubilee Nature Area. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us, and we look forward to seeing as many folk as possible on the day!


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Museum exhibition will show long term job benefits of new mine project

major mining project that will bring thousands of jobs to the region is being outlined at a new exhibition at Kirkleatham Museum. Sirius Minerals’ multi-million pound project involves the construction of two deep mineshafts south of Whitby to access a deposit of a mineral called polyhalite, a key ingredient in fertiliser. The mine shafts connect to a 23mile tunnel to transport the mineral via conveyor belt to Teesside, where it will be processed and shipped around the world. Construction of the mine began last year and is due to enter production in 2021, creating up to 2,500 jobs, £2.5bn of exports and a fertiliser product which will help farmers around the world increase crop yields to feed a growing global population. The exhibition, entitled ‘From Woodsmith to the World: The Story of Sirius Minerals’ Polyhalite Project’, opens on Saturday (10 June) at Kirkleatham Museum and will explore

the design, construction and operation of a new mine and processing plant. The exhibition will close on Wednesday 11 July. Councillor Carl Quartermain, Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Communications at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council said: “We know there is a huge local interest in the Sirius Minerals’ project due to the jobs and investment the project will create. “Just this week a Sirius Minerals’ recruitment event in Skinningrove exceeded all expectations when more than 400 people attended, all eager to find out about job opportunities with this global company. “The exhibition will be a chance to see first-hand how this major project will create a long lasting and positive impact on our region for generations to come.” Matt Parsons, External Affairs General Manager for Sirius, said: “There has been a significant amount

of interest generated in the area by our project. “We want to give people the opportunity to find out about how we are developing the mine, the benefits that it will bring to the local community and the impact that our unique polyhalite deposit can ultimately have on global food security.” Recently a Sirius Minerals’ recruitment event was held at the East Cleveland Training Employment Hub at Skinningrove for local people to find out about job opportunities during the construction phase of the polyhalite project. Expected to attract around 150 people, the event organisers were thrilled when 435 people arrived, prompting Sirius’ Matt Parsons to deliver his presentation outside to the waiting crowd. To find out more about the job roles on offer with Sirius and its contractors during the construction phase of its project, visit: www.siriusminerals. com/constructionjobs

● Matt Parsons of Sirius at the exhibition

Hiatus at Lingdale Clinic

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● RCBC Councillor Steve Kay and Lockwood chair Mike Jefferson outside the closed Lingdale Clinic

By Councillor Steve Kay

ingdale Clinic, in the village High Street, has been closed for almost 5 months and, at time of writing, shows no sign of re-opening. On 2nd February, a notice was fixed to the door stating that the Skelton-based Hillside Medical Practice was unable to operate the clinic because “the heating and hot water system is not working” but that a new system would be installed “within 4 to 6 weeks.” This seemed an acceptable reason for temporarily closing the clinic, but the weeks of waiting for the re-opening have now turned into months. Meanwhile, patients from Lingdale and around have had to travel to Skelton, three miles away, for medical care, at additional cost and inconvenience. As a result of their complaints, I have spoken to management at Hillside, on four occasions, and they say they would like to re-open the clinic as soon as possible. But, it appears that the practice is being frustrated both by bureaucracy and financial considerations. The building is owned by NHS Property Services, NOT by Hillside Medical Practice.

When the troublesome boiler finally failed, Property Services informed the practice that the clinic would have to close whilst they installed a new heating and hot water system; the job would take a maximum of six weeks. In February, patients had every right to assume that, after six weeks, the building would be back in use. But, it’s now well into June and the works have not even begun! I am informed that, before they can start, Property Services have to get the goahead from the NHS South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group, which holds the purse strings. But, the question remains: why were patients told at the beginning of February that the work would take “4 to 6 weeks” when it is now apparent that, at the time, Property Services had not got the budget to do the job? I am assured by Hillside that they are “pushing for a resolution” but, unless there is some movement soon, my colleague, Councillor Mike Jefferson, and I shall be escalating this problem to a higher level. Rumours abound that the clinic will never reopen. Lingdale has few facilities. We just cannot afford to lose this formerly well-used, convenient clinic!

● Councillor Carl Quartermain at the Sirius Exhibition

● Sirius Minerals recruitment event - Matt Parsons address the crowd of job hunters

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MP wears purple with New Marske Primary for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Day

News from Ringrose Orchard Skelton

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ecently schools across the country were wearing purple to raise awareness for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Redcar MP, Anna Turley, joined pupils at New Marske Primary who were celebrating the day in support of their classmate 8 year old Hollie. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - or JIA for short - is an autoimmune inflammatory joint disease which causes inflammation in the joints of children. There are an estimated 12,000 children under the age of 16 in the UK that have JIA - around 1 in a 1000. Anna joined Hollie and her classmates at New Marske Primary this morning to celebrate the day and help raise awareness of the condition. Hollie and her family, including mum Andrea, have been raising money for JIA at the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS). They even have plans to do a skydive! They will also be visiting Parliament later this month to attend the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Reception.

Anna said: “I was delighted to join the pupils at New Marske Primary to recognise this important day. Hollie has done a great job getting her school involved to raise awareness of this disease which she and thousands of other children suffer from each day. I am looking forward to welcoming her to Parliament later this month too, where she will help take the campaign to MPs from across the country. “Sadly the DWP tried to strip Hollie and her family of support for her condition, which causes her pain and restricts her mobility. Thankfully we were able to challenge the DWP decision and have the support reinstated.”

By Stuart White

egardless of the long, wet, snowy winter, our hardy, and hard-working, team of volunteers managed to dodge the weather and continue to progress work at the orchard in readiness for the summer. A team comprising Roger Pell, John Chapman and Derek Hedges has been continuing preparation of the site for our picnic table. This has involved the building of a semi-circular wall at the back of the site, improving the drainage and strengthening/re-aligning the steps leading from the willow arch to the developing picnic area. In parallel with this work Joyce White has been applying a preservative, kindly, and voluntarily, donated by Crown Decorating Services, Skippers Lane, to the table. To lay the ground surface we employed Liam and colleagues, all skilled, hard workers—and much younger and fitter than ourselves! A second group, made up of Stuart White, Geoff Clark and Stephen Richardson, has laid a gravel path around the apple trees, this in readiness for visitors to pick the fruit in the autumn. This is the first year this will have been possible. Additionally, they have prepared the wildflower meadow and sown the seed ready for this year’s display. In conjunction with Joyce Basham the new perennial borders have been designed and planted. This second group, plus our team of ladies—Joyce White, Joyce Basham, Maureen Clark--has, when possible, kept on top of maintenance tasks eg cutting back, pruning and latterly planting and seed sowing. We had a good display of bluebells and daffodils and now look forward to the emergence of the wildflowers and summer perennials. If you have any spare time, or feel at a loose end, then why not come along and join our happy band on a Monday and/or Thursday morning.


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Redcar man soars to success with support from Coast & Country’s New Directions programme

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History and Mystery of the Old Town Hall

ith the first phase of detailed work to bring Guisborough’s Old Town Hall back into service due to commence shortly, Andy Murray, the project chairman is keen to hear from people who have recollections or memories of the buildings’ past. Andy said: “A number of people have shared their memories of life in the Old Town Hall with me, and it would be wonderful if we could record these memories and anecdotes

●● Peter Venus YEI Advisor from C&C, Charlie Whitfield and Gavin Smith Employment Funding Coach at R&C Council

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harlie Whitfield, 23, approached New Directions, which is part of the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) and funded by the European Social Fund, while he was already partway through the recruitment process to become an air traffic controller. After passing aptitude and psychometric testing, the results of Charlie’s routine medical examination meant two further tests were required, at a cost of £720 including doctor’s fees. Although the total cost exceeded the maximum budget it could provide, New Directions funded the cost of the doctor’s fees and brokered a funding arrangement with partner agency, Routes to Employment, to fund one of the additional tests. Charlie was able to pay for the remaining test through savings and family support. As his medical tests have been successful, Charlie will soon fly to Spain for six months of training before completing the remainder of the college course in the UK. He will then be positioned at a British airport or area control centre. The New Directions team works with businesses and young people aged 15 – 29 who are not in work, training or education. Services include advice and guidance, mentoring, apprenticeships, further education and work placements to help individuals meet the needs of local employers. Charlie said: “The process to become an air traffic controller is complex. The role has a lot of responsibility and because of that, a controller must be in extremely good health and alert at all times, which is why the medical examinations are so important.

“I applied for the air traffic controller position on a whim, but I am so glad I did. I am very excited to start my career as an air traffic controller and am extremely grateful for the help I have received along the way from both New Directions and Routes to Employment.” Peter Venis, YEI Advisor at Coast & Country, added: “Charlie is a great example of someone who can benefit from the services New Directions has to offer. Although we help people find work placements, job opportunities and training, we can also provide funding for qualifications, clothes for interviews, work travel expenses or medical tests, as in Charlie’s case. “There is an issue with low aspiration for young people in the area, meaning many would not have had the confidence to even apply for a position like this in the first place. Charlie is proof that if you apply yourself, you can make things happen. “I hate to see people missing out on opportunities because they don’t believe in themselves or they are not as financially fortunate as others. It’s great that we could help Charlie with the funding and give him an equal chance. I hope Charlie’s story will inspire others and we wish him all the best in his new career.” Councillor Craig Hannaway, Cabinet Member for Children, said: “Charlie is an inspiration for young people across our borough. He has shown that with the right support and determination our young people and all our residents can take advantage of opportunities and achieve their goals. I would like to wish Charlie all the best in the future and I hope his career really takes off.”

Redcar Adult Learning Service maintains ‘Good’ at Ofsted

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edcar Adult Learning Service has maintained its ‘Good’ grade at a recent Ofsted inspection The inspectors met with a range of staff, had discussions with appropriate partners and support agencies, as well as observing lessons and reviews. The inspectors reported that: “The Service delivers a broad curriculum which meets the needs and interests of the local community well and includes family learning, community learning and accredited courses. Learners engage in programmes that develop their skills and knowledge well, which helps them to progress to courses on which they can achieve relevant qualifications.”

Councillor Craig Hannaway, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, said: “Our Adult Learning Service delivers a thorough curriculum, from great courses people can do for fun and self-enrichment to those with a firm focus on employment-related subjects like literacy, maths and computer skills. “Improving skills improves job prospects and our team works really hard to make sure that all learners are as equipped as possible to enter the job market. “But learning is its own reward so I’m very pleased that Ofsted has also recognised the value of our other courses like baking and family history. “I’d like to say congratulations and well done to all the staff in achieving the Ofsted ‘Good’ rating.” To find out about courses the Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Adult Learning Service offers, visit: www.redcar-cleveland.gov. uk/adultlearning, call 01642 771134 or follow: www.facebook.com/adultlearningredcar for future generations.” In particular, one

mystery which remains unsolved is that there may be a cellar under the building. One report suggests that there is a fully tiled cellar under the building, which was used to store fish en route from Whitby to Middlesbrough. A limited survey of the building failed to confirm this story one way or the other. “It would be very exciting to find a cellar and who knows what we may find in there,” said Andy. Anyone with memories of life in the Old Town Hall, and in particular if they can solve the mystery of the cellar is asked to write to Andy at Sunnyfield House, 36 Westgate, Guisborough, TS14 6BA.


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Two million pounds to breathe new life into our High Streets

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new £2 million scheme has been launched by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council to breathe life into town centres. The High Street Support Scheme will provide grant funding for existing businesses and support new businesses to set up in our town centres and create jobs. Town centre businesses in Redcar, Eston, Loftus, Guisborough and Saltburn can lodge an expression of interest for funding, which they are expected to match, for improvement works including: • shop frontage works such as

replacement windows or signage • fittings for existing businesses such as service counters and waiting areas etc • improve security with alarms, CCTV or shutters etc • enhance to upper floors on our high streets to bring them back into business use • provide financial support for new businesses to bring vacant units back into use. One company bidding for funding is Redcar-based The Junction Foundation, which works with young people to improve employment

prospects and independence, enhance emotional wellbeing and support young people who care for family members. A Junction Foundation spokesperson said: “The Junction is proud of our beginnings in Station Road and committed to contributing to being an active and visible part of the local community. “Last year we were able to show our long term commitment to the area by purchasing our building on Station Road, through a Social Investment Loan. Now we can really focus on

the future, creating opportunities for young people and the support of a High Street Support Scheme grant will really help us to realise our ambitions for young people, The Junction and Redcar and Cleveland.” Councillor Sue Jeffrey, Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, commented: “We know high streets need support all over the country so we’re committed to supporting ours to thrive. “The High Street Support Scheme will provide vital help for our businesses throughout the Borough

by providing match-funded grants to carry out physical improvements to business premises in our town centres. “Any local shop or business looking to improve security, fittings or make the outside look more appealing should get in touch and see how we can help.” Businesses interested in lodging an expression of interest should call Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Economic Growth Service on 01642 444494 or email: placeinvestment@ redcar-cleveland.gov.uk. The High Street Support Scheme is supported by the SSI Task Force.

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Student nurse scoops Nightingale honours

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aye Louise Crawford has become the first student nurse to be crowned as the overall winner of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Nightingale Awards. Faye received the prestigious title for showing exceptional determination and professionalism after she continued with her studies despite experiencing a family tragedy. The student nurse bravely returned to her role just days after suddenly losing her mother, Kerry Crawford, for whom she said this award would have been “a dream come true”. Patients at The James Cook University Hospital also praised the 23-year-old for providing a high level of care and for her positive and friendly attitude. Faye, who lives in Redcar and starts her third year at Teesside University in September, said: “It is such an honour and privilege to win the Nightingale Awards 2018. I am beyond amazed and would just like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my nursing qualification. “My nursing journey has definitely not been what I expected it to be. It’s been very challenging, undoubtedly rewarding, but also the most incredible experience in my life. I

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know my beautiful mam will be proud of me every day, she always said I was her little Florence Nightingale. “I’m just appreciative of everyone, especially my mentor Sue Mortimer who nominated me, as she was brilliant and amazing through such a difficult time in my life. Everybody has been so great to me. “I’m hoping, fingers crossed, to be back at South Tees for my third year and to then get a job here as well.” Wendy Anderson the Trust’s Macmillan Nurse Consultant for Chemotherapy said: “These awards recognise those nurses and nursing teams who go above and beyond the call of duty, striving to provide the highest standard of patient care across our Trust. This year we had more than 200 nominations. “Congratulations and well done to all the nominees. I was especially delighted and proud to be able to present Faye, with the overall Nightingale Award; she’s an exceptional student nurse.” Maureen Rutter, Non-Executive Director added: “This is the first time a student has won the Nightingale Award. I have loved every minute of being a nurse and I’m really proud to say that my profession is safe in Faye’s hands!”

Friends of Guisborough Library join Scarecrow Festival

he first AGM of the Friends of Guisborough Library was held on 17 April and whilst only about a quarter of the number of Friends attended, they were certainly enthusiastic, especially over-eating on the afternoon tea provided. Everyone agreed that the Group is growing in the right direction and that the main event of the speaker on the last Friday of each month is very successful and should be continued. The next couple of talks are about the Care Quality Commission on 26 June and Scarecrows on 27 July – you cannot get more diverse than that! All talks commence at 2 pm in the Library with an entrance fee of £2, including refreshments. There will be another coffee morning, together with a tombola stall, in the Library on Friday 6 July between 10 – 12 noon. This is an ideal opportunity for members to come along and meet each other and catch up in a very informal atmosphere. Although not a Friends activity, the Rhyme Time for pre-school children, run by library staff on Wednesday mornings starting at 9.30 am, is thriving, having started a couple of years ago with just a handful of children, it has now grown and has up to 20 at each session. They sing and recite nursery rhymes and generally enjoy themselves. If you have a toddler, do go along – the adults appear to enjoy it as much as the tots. Inevitably the children move on to nursery school so it is essential to attract new youngsters. Also, the Knit and Natter group, held on alternate Wednesday mornings has an average of 8 – 10 members and have recently been knitting poppies for a local church. As long as you can knit, just go along and Hazel will make you very welcome.

To go back to scarecrows, the talk in July on the scarecrows placed around the town and neighbouring villages, is particularly relevant as the Friends Group is going to join in and make a scarecrow to put in the Library for the event (4-12 August), but we will have to wait and see if it is a character from a book or just a normal scarecrow reading a book – keep your eyes open! All events are advertised in the Library so go along and see for yourself what is happening or ask the library staff.

● Student Nurse Faye Louise Crawford receives the Nightingale Award from Nurse Consultant Wendy Anderson.

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Meet the new Redcar and Cleveland Mayor

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edcar and Cleveland’s newly elected Mayor, Councillor Dennis Teasdale wore the borough’s red robes for the first time on Tuesday 22 May 2018 at his official Mayoral Investiture Ceremony. The Mayor, who was elected into office at the recent Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s AGM, has chosen Guisborough and District Friends of Cancer Research UK and Guisborough and East Cleveland Sea Cadets as the two charities he will be supporting throughout his year in office. The 71 year old Conservative Councillor for the Guisborough Ward, said: “I have chosen Guisborough and District Friends of Cancer Research UK mainly due to my own experience of recovering from cancer, and Guisborough and East Cleveland Sea Cadets due to their excellent work with the young people of the area.” Cllr Teasdale, whose working life has been spent in local government, was elected onto Guisborough Town Council in 2011 and has twice been Town Mayor. He became a Redcar & Cleveland Borough Councillor at the last election in 2015. He said: “I’m looking forward to this honour of being Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland and getting out and about to meet as many people from the local community as possible.”

The Mayor, who has two children and five grandchildren, will be supported by Honor Teasdale as Mayoress, his wife of 49 years. The Deputy Mayor is Lockwood Ward Councillor Steve Kay, who will be assisted by Mrs Christine Kingham as the Deputy Mayoress. Simon Clarke Conservative MP for Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland, said: “I have known Dennis personally for a number of years so this announcement is doubly pleasing. Not only does the Borough get an honest and hardworking individual as its Mayor but I get to congratulate a personal friend on his achievement of being elected to such a high honour. Dennis will fulfil his role admirably and I have no doubt he will continue to build on the fantastic charity work that Karen King, and Barry Hunt before her, have done with so much passion.” He went on to say “The local political picture is changing and in East Cleveland we will be well served by both Dennis, who is the first Conservative Mayor for over ten years, and Lockwood Independent Steve Kay who has been a stalwart of this authority for quite some time. I believe local people are sitting up to take notice of what their elected officials do and it’s not enough anymore for any one Party or individual to take traditional, historic votes, for granted.”

●● Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland Councillor Dennis Teasdale (left) with Deputy Mayor Councillor Steve Kay (right)


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Dog Section recruits two furry friends P

ut your paws up for our two new recruits, Maggie and Skye who are the newest and youngest additions to the Force. At just 12 weeks old, the two English Springer Spaniels will soon begin their training to become Specialist Search Dogs. Dog Trainer Constable Darren Gobie and Police Constable Chris Lambert are the lucky handlers of the pups. PC Lambert teamed up with a year 4 class at Myton Park School in Ingleby Barwick and allowed them to choose Skye’s name. Chris and Skye will regularly visit the school over the next 18 months to allow them to follow her training process. Speaking of the collaboration with the school, PC Lambert said: “I thought it would be a great idea to tie in with a school in the local community. Recruiting new dogs is a huge deal and it’s an exciting and educational opportunity for the pupils to meet a police dog, choose her name collectively as a team and to better understand the training process for police dogs, and police roles in general. The children were delighted to participate in this and I am sure they will all build a lovely bond with Skye over the coming months.” PC Lambert, along with partner agencies will also be using the visits to the school to deliver lessons on internet safety and safety around animals. The officers and the dogs will need to work very closely as team throughout the training process to build a special bond together. Training is both mentally and physically challenging for both the dogs and handlers, as every programme must be passed to qualify. Specialist dogs are used to detect a range of things with their highly developed sense of smell such as money, explosives, drugs and firearms. They are also trained to work in public places including licenses premises to search for people in possession of narcotics.

National Flower Arranging Day

This beautiful arrangement was created by Susan Hall of Loftus Flower Club, which was displayed in Brotton Hospital for the National Flower Arranging Day.

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Redcar and Cleveland becomes ‘dementia friendly’ borough

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edcar and Cleveland is to become one of just a handful of official ‘dementia friendly’ areas in the country. The Dementia Friendly Redcar and Cleveland project to make life a better place for people living with dementia and their carers was launched last week as part of Dementia Action Week. The council is working with partners, including the Ageing Well Action Alliance, Clevearc and Alzheimer’s Society, to improve knowledge and awareness of dementia, for example in shops, cafes, opticians, hairdressers, pharmacies and dentists. Latest figures from 2015/16 identified that there were nearly 1,300 people living in the borough with diagnosed dementia but it is estimated that the true figure is about 2,000. The project aims to ensure that people living with the condition can remain active and included within their communities. Vital to its success is the involvement of businesses, and community organisations which are being encouraged to sign up to Dementia Friends training and to take a number of easy, low cost steps to make their services more inclusive for customers living with dementia. The project is being led by the council’s Health Improvement team but involves support from a wide range of partners through the

Ageing Well Action Alliance and Alzheimer’s Society. In keeping with its commitment, all council staff will undertake the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends Awareness programme. Councillor Lynn Pallister, Cabinet Member for Health and Housing, said: “This is an excellent project which will really make a difference. To someone with dementia, something as simple as walking into an unfamiliar shop or café can be a daunting experience. Staff having an awareness of dementia and making a few simple changes to improve the environment, like having clear signage and making sure steps are clearly marked can really help.” Jay Jackson, Volunteer and Engagement Officer at Carers Together, said: “Carers Together are happy to support Redcar & Cleveland council with creating a more friendly place for people with dementia and their carers.” Membership of the Dementia Friendly Redcar and Cleveland project is open to any organisation from the public, private or voluntary sector that operates in the borough of Redcar and Cleveland. Organisations who wish to commit to making their own organisation more Dementia Friendly to improve the experiences of their customers are asked to contact: browcroft@ clevearc.com orvanessa.newlands@

●● SING SONG: Musician Maggie Camp leads a sing-along for people living with memory loss and for their families and carers at The Dunes supported housing in Redcar. Photograph by Stuart Boulton. redcar-cleveland.gov.uk The Dementia Advice Service at Carers Together provides information and support face-to-face or by phone or email for people who have concerns about their memory, have a diagnosis of dementia or are caring for someone with memory problems.

Saltburn, Marske & New Marske Parish Council

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t the Annual Council meeting in May, Councillor Vera Rider (Longbeck Ward) was appointed Chairman taking over from Councillor Twentyman. Councillor Smith (Saltburn Ward) was appointed as Vice Chairman. (pictured) On 29th April Saltburn and New Marske welcomed the Klondike Bike Race. The Parish Council offices opened to serve light

refreshments and raised £36 from donations, which was given to the Be Like Tom campaign towards accessible defibrillators. Thanks are extended to Anne Cowie from Saltburn WI and Councillors Vera Rider and Olwyn Twentyman who baked cakes for the event, Saltburn Ukulele Band who performed as the riders went down Marske Mill Lane and the staff who worked before, during and after the event to make sure the town was decked in green and yellow bunting. It was reported that the Cliff Lift would reopen for the late spring bank holiday weekend. Once again the Borough Council were offering a yearly pass for all residents (either individuals or a family ticket) Residents may have noticed that some roundabouts appear to have had the grass removed and the earth turned over. The Borough Council are preparing these for wildflower beds which should give a beautiful display in future years. Members were delighted to note that Marske United Football Club were this season’s EBAC Northern League Division 1 Champions and had gained promotion to the next league. Future dates for the diary (for more details on each event visit our website) Thursday 26th July - The annual Joe Abraham allotments competition Friday 10th - Sunday 12th August - Saltburn Folk Festival Sunday 9th September - Saltburn Hill Climb Tracy Meadows (Clerk and RFO to the Parish Council) 01287 623477 office@smnmpc.co.uk www.smnmpc.co.uk

Please call 01642 488977, pop in to the office at 23 Queen Street Redcar TS10 1AB Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or email on carerstogether@ btconnect.com For general advice and information on dementia please refer to: www. alzheimers.org.uk


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Esk Valley Camphill Community New Camphill Community launches £1m Appeal

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ome 200 people gathered in Danby Village Hall to celebrate the launch of a new, 80-strong Camphill community. The Esk Valley Camphill Community (www.eskvalleycamphill.org) is working in partnership with The Avalon Group which is the approved Shared Lives provider for North Yorkshire County Council. The Esk Valley Camphill Community (EVCC) already rents 19 properties at Botton and in the nearby villages of Ainthorpe and Castleton. More good news followed quickly with confirmation the community has already raised the £8,000 required to equip a micro-bakery – the Bread & Brotherhood Bakery - at the Futurehealth Store in Whitby. When open, there will be a team of four people – including those with learning disabilities – baking bread two days a week to be sold at the store and supplied to EVCC households. The new partnership of EVCC and Avalon has emerged, following a period of transition, from the Camphill Village Trust (CVT) charity. Most of EVCC’s households are within Botton Village where CVT continues to provide support and accommodation

to people with learning disabilities. Whilst many EVCC members work in CVT’s workshops, the new community has launched a £1 million appeal aimed at creating further employment opportunities by acquiring land and developing its own workshops. Already EVCC co-workers have raised more than £100,000 towards this target. Thirteen EVCC households have registered under Avalon’s Shared Lives scheme whereby adults who need support and accommodation live in family households with approved Shared Lives carers. Nationally, there are some 12,000 people involved in these schemes with all the carers undergoing rigorous training and compatibility matching. The schemes are regulated under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and The Avalon Group has been an approved Shared Lives Provider for over 20 years across Yorkshire and Teesside. Larry Hollando, Avalon’s CEO, said: “Avalon is delighted to add to their support services in North Yorkshire with the inclusion of a number of Shared Lives households at Botton and neighbouring villages. To our knowledge this is the first initiative that brings Shared Lives into a Camphill Community and we look forward to working in close partnership with EVCC and Camphill Village Trust to ensure this approach is successful. We will also support EVCC in their efforts to add to the current community facilities and

●● Some members of the new community (left to right) Michael Mitchell (Long term Botton resident and now part of EVCC), Patrick Zimmermann (EVCC Co-worker & Shared Lives Carer), Jonathan Reid (EVCC Co-worker & Shared Lives Carer), Becky Orrah (Avalon Service Manager - behind), Felicity Barron (Long term Botton resident and now part of EVCC), Jemima Gwynn with Penelope (EVCC Co-worker & Shared Lives Carer) employment opportunities.” An EVCC Co-worker and Shared Lives carer, Jonathan Reid, said: “Our ethos is firmly rooted in the ideals of Karl König, the founder of the Camphill movement. Camphill communities have always striven to establish a way of life in which the members, whether learning disabled or not, relate to each other primarily as fellow human beings - whether this is in the workplace, the home, at cultural events or in Christian celebration. The provision of care

must be robust and properly regulated but should not define the fundamental relationship between community members. Everyone is a part of, and makes a contribution to, the running of the community.” EVCC has recently been accepted as a full member of the Association of Camphill Communities (UK & Ireland). Dave Mitchell, chairperson of the Association of Camphill Communities, said: “I am delighted to have had the opportunity to see how this group of

extremely dedicated people have been able to create a new Camphill Community initiative in the midst of Botton Village and in the surrounding area. Although the impetus to start Esk Valley has come from a group of very committed Camphillers they are not simply clinging on to the old forms but are positively embracing new forms of community. The partnership arrangement with Avalon and Shared Lives is an exciting development for everyone involved in the Camphill Movement and we wish them well.” EVCC has also begun recruiting short-stay volunteers who are interested in the Camphill ethos to come and spend time in the community. They undergo an assessment and receive training from Avalon to become approved Support Carers. Currently there are six such volunteers from across Europe living in the households. One of the first projects that EVCC is undertaking is the development of a communal garden to create a long-term, sustainable source of biodynamic produce, initially to provide both food and work for its members, but with the hope of developing it into a resource for the wider local community. Other initiatives include further developing sales at the Danby Health Shop which stocks organic vegetables and local produce, speciality teas & coffees, herbs and spices, nutritional supplements, essential oils and natural toiletries.


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New Prison Welcome Centre opens its door to visitors

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n Friday 18 May 2018 a new Welcome Centre opened its doors for the first time at HMP Kirklevington Grange prison near Yarm. HMP Kirklevington Grange is a Category D men’s and young offenders open prison, located in the village of Kirklevington(near Yarm) which is primarily for those intending to settle on release in the North East of England. The Welcome Centre is a successful partnership project with the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint, HMP Kirklevington Grange and Nepacs collaborating to create a unique facility to make family and friends feel safe and comfortable as they visit their loved ones. It will also provide a warm, dry, shelter from the elements for families who may travel many miles to visit a relative at the prison, and will provide lots of advice and information on a range of topics. The project got off the ground with thanks to funding received by Centrepoint from HMP Kirklevington Grange and the Tees and Wear Prisons Group. The aim of the Welcome Centre project, as well as providing a welcome space for visitors, is to give men due for release an opportunity to put into practice training they had received around roles in the hospitality and service sectors – including reception and general customer service skills. They will also be trained to support family members around housing and homelessness issues. The Welcome Centre will run according to an operations manual, co-written with prison staff and prisoners, with every aspect of the daily routine set out to support the development of important employability skills. Centrepoint’s Director of People, Skills and Employability, Sally Orlopp, believes that the project will have a lasting legacy: “It has been really good working alongside experienced providers in a new sector for Centrepoint. With almost 50 years’ experience in helping young people to find safe and secure accommodation

as they progress towards a successful independent life we were excited to see how we could add value. We have had fantastic support from Angie and her team at the prison and we know that the Welcome Centre is going to be a fantastic asset for the men and the Nepacs volunteers working there.” Nepacs volunteers will work alongside the men due for release and provide part of the welcome for families, and will be able to promote some of the opportunities which HMP Kirklevington Grange provides to strengthen family ties, such as family days, family learning and the ‘Heading Home’ programme to support release planning. Helen Attewell, Chief Executive of Nepacs added: “I am delighted that Centrepoint and HMPPS have been able to create a new facility for families of prisoners visiting HMP Kirklevington Grange. Although all these family members will probably have had experience of prison visits elsewhere, they still have support needs and Nepacs’ volunteers are looking forward to working in partnership to make sure that their visit is as pleasant ●● Sally Orlopp (Centrepoint’s Director of People, Skills and Employability), Angie Petit (Governor and stress free as possible.” Angie Petit, Governor of HMP of HMP Kirklevington Grange), Helen Attewell (CEO of Nepacs) and Michael Glenn (Head of Skills K i r k l e v i n g t o n G r a n g e s a i d : Development at Centrepoint) “Strengthening family ties and offenders turn their lives around, and I am forge such ties. Schemes like this can not only community support is one of my grateful to the staff for their efforts in opening transform prisoners’ lives but also prevent priorities at HMP Kirklevington Grange, as the centre. the men that we release tell us this helps them future victims. “We know that prisoners with strong family rehabilitate successfully into communities and “We are very keen to study and learn from links are less likely to reoffend, and this centre to live law abiding lives. I am really pleased will allow the increased contact that helps to this example.” with the partnerships that we are developing in the prison and throughout the North East, as this can and does positively change lives.” Prisons Minister Rory Stewart said: “The partnership between HMP Kirklevington Grange, Centrepoint and Nepacs will help

Redcar – Green Lane improvements

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onservationist, Richard Green, has been working hard to improve the lovely bridleway at Green Lane, despite a major set back when the east side hedge was spoilt by a savage cut back. He and his volunteers, are now tackling a nearby bank side, tidying it up and

encouraging wild flowers. With the help of Andrew Pearson and Ken Bibby (who managed to get the lane closed to vehicles several years ago) he is now planning further improvements to the bridleway to improve access and to encourage a more diverse range of wild plants and flowers.


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

Carers Week 2018

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arers Week 2018 ran from Monday 11th June to Friday 15th June. To raise awareness of young carers during this week a group of local young carers created an exhibition of photo’s depicting thoughts and feelings from young carers on how accessing support as a young carer has made a difference to their lives. The exhibition was displayed in various locations throughout Carers Week including Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar Library and Tuned-In. We would like to thank the venues for hosting the exhibition and a special thanks to Lee Thirkellson Photography for volunteering his time and support to the young carers to make it happen.

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ADVERTISEMENT SECTION 153 OF THE PLANNING ACT 2008 REGULATION 6 OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (CHANGES TO, AND REVOCATION OF, DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDERS) REGULATIONS 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO MAKE A NON-MATERIAL CHANGE TO THE FOLLOWING DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER: THE DOGGER BANK TEESSIDE A AND B OFFSHORE WIND FARM ORDER 2015 (SI 2015/1592) 1. An application has been made by Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to make a non-material change to the above mentioned Development Consent Order (DCO). The contact details of the Applicant are: Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited, Windmill Hill Business Park, Whitehill Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, SN5 6PB. Tel: 0330 122 9670. Email: comms_sofia@innogy.com. 2. The DCO granted development consent to Dogger Bank Project 3 Bizco Limited for ‘Project B’ - an offshore wind turbine generating station with a gross electrical output of 1.2 gigawatts comprising up to 200 wind turbine generators (WTGs) and associated development. Dogger Bank Project 3 Bizco Limited has been renamed at Companies House as Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited. The Applicant therefore has the benefit of development consent for Project B. The Applicant has renamed Project B to Sofia Offshore Wind Farm (Sofia). 3. The application seeks to make a non-material change to the authorised project in Schedule 1, Part 1 of the DCO to allow each Sofia WTG to have a maximum rotor diameter of “up to 288 metres” rather than “up to 215 metres”; to enable single pile Sofia WTGs to employ a maximum hammer energy of up to 5500kj during installation; to add an option for the Sofia offshore platforms to be fixed to the seabed using monopole foundations as well as multi-leg or gravity base type foundations; to enable Sofia offshore platforms using monopole foundations to employ a hammer energy of up to 5500kj during installation and to have a pile diameter of up to 12 metres; and to restrict the number of monopole foundations used to install Sofia WTGs and offshore to a total of 200. 4. The application documents are available for inspection on the National Infrastructure Planning Portal (Dogger Bank Teesside A and B Offshore Wind Farm page) here: https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/yorkshire-and-the-humber/dogger-bank-teessideab/?ipcsection=overview Click on the Documents tab and then click on Decided in the documents navigation area. 5. The application documents can also be inspected at: Information available at:

Opening hours:

Grangetown Library 171 Birchington Avenue, Middlesbrough, TS6 7LP

Mon: 9am - 5pm, Wed & Fri: 10am - 5pm, Thurs: 10am - 4pm, Sat: 9:30am - 12:30pm. Closed: Tues & Sun

Guisborough Library 90 Westgate, Guisborough, TS14 6AP

Mon - Thurs: 9am - 6pm, Fri: 9am - 5.00pm, Sat: 9:30am - 12:30pm. Closed: Sun

Kirkleatham Museum Kirkleatham, Redcar, TS10 5NW

Tues - Sun: 10am - 5pm. Museum is staffed 7 days a week, 9:00am - 5:30pm for telephone and email enquiries. Closed: Mon except bank holidays,

Laburnum Road Library 338 Laburnum Road, Redcar, TS10 3QR Loftus Library Hall Grounds, Loftus, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS13 4HJ

Tues & Wed: 9:30am - 12:15pm / 12:45am - 5:00pm. Closed: Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun

Marske Library Windy Hill Lane, Marske-by-the-Sea, Redcar, TS11 7BL

Mon: 9am - 5pm, Tues: 10am - 4pm, Wed & Fri: 10am - 5pm, Sat: 9.30am - 12.30pm. Closed: Thurs & Sun

Mobile Library c/o Roseberry Library

For locations and times contact Roseberry Library on 01642 513688

Redcar Central Library Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1RT

Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri: 9am - 6pm, Thurs: 9am - 5pm, Sat: 9:30am - 12:30pm. Closed: Sun

Roseberry Library 25K Centre, Ayton Road, Redcar, TS10 4EW

Mon & Tues: 11am - 1pm / 1:30pm - 5:00pm, Wed: 10am - 1pm / 1:30pm - 3:30pm, Thurs: 9am - 1pm / 1:30pm - 4:00pm, Fri: 10am - 1pm / 1:30pm - 4:00pm. Closed: Sat & Sun

Saltburn Library Windsor Road, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS12 1AT

Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri: 10am - 5pm, Sat: 9:30am - 12:30pm. Closed: Tues & Sun

Mon: 9am - 5pm, Wed: 10am - 4pm, Thurs & Fri: 10am - 5pm, Sat: 9:30 am - 12:30pm. Closed: Tues & Sun

The latest date that these documents will be available for inspection is 26 July 2018. 6. A free digital copy of the application can be obtained from the Applicant using the contact details provided above. Alternatively, a paper copy can be obtained from the Applicant for a charge of £10. 7. Please send any representations about the application by email to the Planning Inspectorate at DBTeessideAB@pins.gsi.gov.uk or in writing to: Major Applications & Plans, The Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN. Please quote reference EN010051 on any correspondence. Please note that any representations received by the Planning Inspectorate in response to the consultation will be handled in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and published on the Planning Inspectorate’s Infrastructure Planning Portal (https://infrastructure. planninginspectorate.gov.uk) with all personal information removed. 8. The deadline for receipt of representations is 26 July 2018. Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited


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Air Ambulance awards of excellence: nominations now open

●● Ellie Jones, Steve Allan (Work Charge Hand), Graham Jackson (Painter), Jay Keating and Paris Highfield

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he Association of Air Ambulances is today calling on the air ambulance community to nominate an individual or team, for this year’s Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence. Nominations are welcome throughout the air ambulance community and are not limited to just those who provide the services, but all who are involved in providing the prehospital emergency care services you see across the UK. Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Chair of the independent judging panel, said: “Year on year, we see many outstanding entries from all areas of the air ambulance community. We would like to take this opportunity to encourage all organisations included within the air ambulance sector to nominate their peers and recognise colleagues for the incredible work undertaken throughout the year.” “We have deliberately made the Awards both straightforward and free to enter in order to encourage all organisations to nominate their star individuals or teams.” The Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence are in their sixth year, and have become a prestigious event for the pre-hospital care sector. Last year saw over 350 people watch Sophie Long of BBC News and Helicopter Heroes presenter Rav Wilding hand 12 Awards to some outstanding individuals and teams. Nominations are now open to recognise and support the most inspirational people providing them with the recognition they deserve. The Awards are judged by an independent panel of experts and presented at a gala dinner which will take place at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London, on 12 November. Last year’s winners included pilots, paramedics, doctors, fundraisers, aircraft dispatch staff and volunteers. Chair of the Association of Air Ambulances, Paula Martin, said: “The Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence gives everyone associated with the air ambulance community the opportunity to recognise and celebrate those who go well beyond their remit to the benefit of the patient on a day to day basis. Air ambulances would not exist without the incredible dedication of these individuals and teams, with the Awards providing the perfect opportunity to exemplify their successes.“ Nominations are now sought for the following categories and can be found on the AAA website: Outstanding Young Person Award Charity Staff Member of the Year Air Ambulance Paramedic of the Year Air Ambulance Doctor of the Year Air Ambulance Pilot of the Year Air Ambulance Campaign of the Year Charity Volunteer of the Year Special Incident Award Lifetime Achievement Award Innovation Award Air Ambulance Dispatcher of the Year The closing date for nominations is 1 September 2018. The winners will be announced at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence gala dinner to be held on 12 November. Further details of award categories, together with a nomination form can be found at: https://associationofairambulances.co.uk/ awards/about-the-awards/.

Coast & Country supports Female Trade Apprentices

oast & Country has welcomed three female painters to undertake work experience with its Painting team. The young women, who are all on painting courses at Middlesbrough College, are Paris Highfield, age 17 (Level 3 painting and decorating); Ellie-May Jones, age 17 (Level 1 painting and decorating) and Jay Keating, age 18 (Level 1 painting and decorating). They joined Coast & Country’s own employees for one week to gain real-life experience in the world of work and learn first-hand some of the tricks of the trade from the experienced professionals. Coast & Country is committed to contributing to the prosperity and sustainability of communities in the Tees Valley and planning for its future workforce through apprenticeships. It recruits a number of apprentices each year, with this summer’s upcoming vacancies including painting, plumbing and electrical apprenticeships. Traditionally male-dominated roles, Coast & Country hopes by offering work experience placements to females, more will be encouraged to sign up. Steve Healey, Head of Operations at Coast &

Country, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the three young female painters for work experience with our team. We believe addressing the skills gap at an early stage will help close the gender pay gap. “We want more women to realise this kind of apprenticeship sets you up with a trade for life, which underpins and secures the future of youngsters in our area.” Emma Tooth, Apprenticeship Co-ordinator at Coast & Country, said: “It’s vital that we put our money where our mouth is and actively encourage more women to take up our trade apprenticeship schemes. “Although we currently have a number of female apprentices in office-based roles, Coast & Country is actively focused on recruiting more female apprentices into trade positions and we would like to encourage more young women to sign up for our September intake.” Coast & Country is currently advertising apprenticeship vacancies for a number of opportunities. Please visit coastandcountryhousing. org.uk, apply through gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship, or email Emma_Tooth@cchousing.org.uk to find out more.

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Hollie Bush Writes

A whimsical look

Pubs, pits and pauperism - an East Cleveland Diarist speaks T

he diary of an old Cleveland miner, Mr William Rowbotttom of Boosbeck, who died in 1927, has come to light and we publish it below in the hope that it will be of interest to readers, particularly the older generations familiar with tales of life in East Cleveland in the days of the beginnings of the last century. The diary was transcribed on to the “Communigate” website by local historian John Knaggs who has by co-incidence just been in touch with old HB on related matters, Mr. Rowbottom’s diary is a neatly kept document with the dates in red and the various items all neatly ruled off. It must have been a labour of love to this old Cleveland miner whose economy of words in recording incidents is noteworthy. A great deal of the diary, records the deaths of friends, workmates and local worthies (especially for some reason, local publicans whose departure to the great bar room in the sky were always chronicled). There are no really exciting things and the big events of the day left him by, but then, the life of a miner in a tiny community before the days of buses, cinema and radio. was not likely to contain such things. I found it amazing, for instance, that the biggest cataclysm the world up to then had known, the First World War, did not feature at all, save for one small note some four years after the guns fell silent. We have to remember that in what were then highly insular communities, the doings of your neighbours

were part of your everyday life and that you met the same small number of people every day in and out - at work, child minding, in the chapel or down at the pub for the men. Remember too, that in a typical village like Boosbeck, three generations of a family, plus in some homes, a lodger, could live their lives encompassed by the brick walls of a two up, two down. Small wonder then, that many spent much of their waking life in the street (just look at all those pictures of men and women clustered on a street corner). Taken together it records the real stuff of life, births, marriages and deaths, which after all are the most important things as time’s winged arrow hurries along. The diary started in 1873, at a time when Boosbeck was but a few years old, and it records the arrival of new people and new experiences in a boom village. The entries at this time were sparse and I suspect that at the time he was too busy supporting a new family to do much recording, but by the 1890’s, the peak of Victorian Britain, the entries were thick and fast, I will leave the later years, the years of technical change, but also the years that herald the beginnings of a long decline for the next issue of Coastal View. I reproduce them as they are entered, and occasionally give some background (in italics). I am sure there are memories here - certainly amongst the oldest of us - of stories handed down by parents and grandparents. After all the span of overlapping lives is immense - I remember as a child

● Boosbeck Station - the end of the line 1964 Picture: by Alan Brown

of 14 being put on an adult general mixed ward when it came to my tonsils coming out, and finding the red faced little old man in the next bed had fought in the war - the Boer War ! 1873 March 4th - Station Hotel was opened out at Boosbeck. (the pub’s, the “Bottom House” is still there and along with the Boosbeck Hotel, still the centre of social life in the village) 1875 Oct 11th - Lingdale Hotel was opened out. (ditto, and when we thought it might have gone for good with John Wood, found it had miraculously re-opened) 1878 Nov 1st - Boosbeck Station was opened for passengers. (So the Station Pub was there before the Station! It shut to passengers in 1960) Nov 9th - Guisboro’ Fair put off through snowstorm. 1880 Jan 1st - Wm. Armstrong came to South Skelton mines. May 25th - First demonstration held at Boosbeck, speakers were Mr. A. McDonald, M.P., F. Burt, M.P., Charles Bradlaugh, M.P. (Our diarist recorded these demonstration days avidly. Alexander McDonald was the President of the National Miners Association and an MP for Stafford. Burt was the Secretary of the Northumberland miners and MP for Morpeth. Bradluagh was a controversial “freethinker” who was nearly expelled from the Commons when, after being elected for Leicester, refused to swear the Oath of Allegiance on a bible). 1883 June 16th - Disaster at Sunderland when 186 children perished in the staircase. (This was in the Victoria Hall, Sunderland, where a children’s variety concert was underway, when a panic ensued after smoke was detected.) 1884 Oct 14th - Skelton Church was opened out by Dr. Gardener. 1886 - Stevensons pit stopped working for good. (Stevenson’s pit anyone?) May 4th - Luke Senior, of Boosbeck died. 1887 March - Stevensons pit stopped. Run all the stone up day after Good Friday. 1888 Dec 14th - Billy Tate fell off his horse at Stanghow, died Dec 16th aged 36. 1889 March 27th - John Bright died. (This John Bright was not a local Boosbeck lad, but a veteran non-conformist politician who led the campaign against the Corn Laws) Sept 28th - George Gardener came to South Skelton mines, Engine man left on May 23rd 1922. 1890 Feb 13th - A. Gray, manager, came to South Skelton Mines. 1892 April 6th - Charlton Wharton, of Skelton Castle died aged 74. 1893 July 5th - John Horsewood of Lingdale died aged 34. 1894 Oct 5th - Miss Wharton born. July 24th - Second demonstration at Boosbeck, speakers were Mr Sam Wood, M.P., Mr Tom Mann, Rev. J.F.Cox. (Wood and Cox are unknown. Tom Mann was one of the most militant Trade Union activists of the time. A Lancashire engineer, he led

● Site of explosion Warrenby Stee Picture : East Cleveland Image arc

strikes in the Docks, railways and in the workshops. A “syndicalist” he believed in workers control of industry and society nd in the 1920’s became a leading Communist) 1895 June 14th - Warrenby boiler explosion at Messrs. Walker, Maynard & Co’s Works, Warrenby on Friday at 9.30 p.m. Four people killed and many injured. (The Gazette headline read ”North Eastern Daily Gazette: Saturday 15th June 1895. AWFUL EXPLOSION NEAR REDCAR . THIRTEEN BOILERS BLOWN TO PIECES. FRIGHTFUL WRECKAGE. TEN MEN KILLED AND MANY INJURED. MIRACULOUS ESCAPES. LARGE IRONWORKS DESTROYED . 200 MEN THROWN IDLE.” ) 1899 July 17th - Sim Tuck took over his father’s shop at Boosbeck. 1900 Feb 12th - Mrs. Jackson, wife of David Jackson of Boosbeck, died. Feb 14th - Snowstorm in Cleveland when Mr. Proctor of Guisborough broke his leg and a girl was killed at Brotton Station. March 1st - John Thomas Wharton of Skelton Castle died aged 90. June 29th - Matthew Marley of Rockly House, Boosbeck, died aged 81. 1901 April 16th - Noah House of Skelton, died aged 68. July 3rd - Third demonstration at Boosbeck, speakers were Mr. H. Broadhurst, M.P., Mr. H. Wilson, ex M.P., and Rev. A.T. Guttery. (Henry Broadhurst was a stonemason, was a leader of the operative stonemasons and later General Secretary of the TUC. Havelock Wilson was a colorful man who led the Seamen’s Union and was a long serving Middlesbrough MP. On one occasion, unable to stop a ship leaving port with “blackleg” crew members, he smuggled on board a cook, who set to taking the crew down with e coli poisoning. Rv Guttery is unknown) Nov 19th - Harriet Kitching, died aged 81. she was the first person to be buried at Boosbeck. Boosbeck Church was opened out. 1902 Feb 2nd - First wedding at Boosbeck Church. April 5th - Wm. Jones died at Boosbeck, aged 72. June 21st - Annie Tate of Skelton died aged 43. July 10th - Wm. Knights of Margrove Park died aged 38. Dec 24th - Tragedy at Guisborough, Elizabeth Mary Lynas was murdered. (This was a particularly grisly murder, made worse by falling on the eve of Christmas and after Elizabeth had returned from Church. Hollie Bush will be running a story on this nearer the end of year) 1904 Jan 7th - John H. Walker, of Charltons Terrace, was killed by a fall off roof at Spawood Mines. Sept 11th - James Husband of Boosbeck Road, died age 68. Sept 12th - Hannah Hogben died aged 68. March 31st - Wm. Benson of Boosbeck, died aged 69.


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at our area

Our Borough’s hidden army of care

Interested in looking for a career in social care? Skelton Councillor David Walsh gives some handy facts.

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1905 March 8th - George Oliver’s horse fell in a pit fall in Charlton’s Wood going to Spawood Cottages about 10 p.m. on Sunday night. 1906 Sept 3rd - Old Charles Taylor died at Margrove Park. Nov 19th - James Alders of Boosbeck died aged 70. Dec 8th - Wm. West of North Skelton died. Dec 25th - Wife of Old Charles Taylor died. 1907 March 6th - Harry Elliot died at Station Hotel, Boosbeck. (I assume the first recorded death of a licensee. I guess if you ran a local pub and felt a bit poorly, you might not fancy having Mr Rowbottom coming in as a customer and sizing you up) April 11th - Wm. Kitching died aged 76. May 20th - Mary Ann Richardson died at School House aged 70. July 8th - John Peary died. Sept 27th - John MacKenzie was injured at South Skelton Mines. Dec 29th - Wm. MacKenzie died. 1909 Feb 17th - Tiny Ditchburn was killed. March 6th - John Haggie, of Charltons Terrace was buried. March 10th - W.H.Crooks of Guisborough was found dead in Spawood Mines. March 13th - Mr Fisher died at Raiby Cottages, Slapewath. March 26th - Jonathan Heseltine died. May 29th - John Howarth left Spawood Mines. Sept 29th - Dan Chilvers of Skelton was found dead at Skelton Ellers. Dec 24th - Paddy White was injured at South Skelton Mines. 1910 April 27th - William Cook of Lingdale, shopkeeper died. 1911 June 2nd - Stephen Redwell died at 26, Wilkinson Street, Lingdale. June 5th - Mrs. Adison of Danby, buried. July 1st - Boosbeck Empire built by W.S.Anderson. First sod cut by Mr. A. Gray manager of South Skelton mines. (This was a variety theatre, later a cinema, I seem to recall. Am I right?) Sept 18th - A.Hayes of Hobdale Terrace was killed at Spawood Mines in the tip shed. Billy Barr was killed in Park-road, South Skelton Mines. 1912 Jan 12th - Charles Milligan and party were burnt by powder. May 11th - John Waller left Margrove Park for Canada. 1913 May 11th - Robert Jeffels of Lingdale died. May 29th - Sal. Burton was drowned at Stanghow. June 17th - I. Dawe fell in the air course and injured his side, never worked again. July 1st - Wm. Wright shoemaker of Boosbeck died. Sept 21st - Joseph Marlborough, farmer of Boosbeck died. Nov 5th - Mrs. Armstrong of Boosbeck died. Dec 26th - James Fawn of Guisborough died, landlord of the Red Lion Hotel. (this would have been the Red Lion, Guisborough, where the Yorkshire Bank now stands) 1914 March 21st - Mr Armstrong of Boosbeck finished work. March 21st - Wm. Mead left South Skelton mines to go to Eston. May 3rd - Thomas Sanderson was drowned at Stanghow. May 25th - Charles Best, horsekeeper of Sadler Hill died. Aug 2nd - John Barker of Boosbeck died. (Boxers son) Oct 24th - Mrs Gray died at South Skelton. With the world heading into the cataclysm of World War One and the subsequent decay in local society, time to leave. More in the next edition, with, hopefully some readers input Hollie Bush Hollie Bush can be contacted directly if readers want to comment on articles, or to suggest topics (the odder, the better) that help to define the East Cleveland we all live in. Email: holliebush@gmx.com

ne of the largest occupational groups in our borough are our local care staff. But they are mainly invisible as they either shuttle from home to home - if they are domiciliary workers - or do their shift unobtrusively and quietly behind four walls if they work in a residential setting. They are employed by a large number of care agencies and companies working as care home owners or as home care providers. Almost all these companies are significant recipients of care cash from Redcar and Cleveland Council as the care commissioning agency. While many people working in care find it rewarding, there is widespread agreement that some feel undervalued as they see limited opportunities for career progression, particularly compared with similar roles in health. There are around 1.34 million jobs in the adult social care sector in England, across more than 20,300 organisations. The turnover rate of care staff has been increasing since 2012-13 and in 2016-17 reached 27.8%. The vacancy rate in 201617 for jobs across social care was 6.6%, which was well above the national average of 2.5%-2.7%. Population trends show that demand for care will continue to increase and people’s care needs will continue to become more complex. To meet these challenges, the Government’s statistics service estimates that the workforce will need to grow by 2.6% every year until 2035. So that’s why on the ground, we are walking the walk in trying to recruit more care workers and to stress that whilst its a tough job, it is a uniquely rewarding job too. In response to the locally identified skills shortage in the care sector, in particular

News from Conservative Group

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ouncillor Philip Thomson, representing Saltburn Ward on Redcar & Cleveland Council, was re-elected leader of the Conservative Group. Councillor Thomson stated that he was privileged to be elected to this position and would ensure that every support was given to those in genuine need in the Borough. He also stated that he would continue to lobby the Conservative Government to allocate Central Government funding on a fair basis reflecting true need in local communities. At the Annual General Meeting of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Councillor Thomson proposed Councillor Dennis Teasdale as the new Mayor, highlighting his long service in the community and service to the Borough Council, both as a former employee and latterly as an elected member for Guisborough Ward. Councillor Teasdale was duly elected, with the Conservative Group wishing him a very successful year in office.

care at home, your Council in partnership with Redcar and Cleveland College, Job Centre Plus, Coast and Country Housing, Skills for Care and commissioned service providers have developed the ‘Redcar and Cleveland Care Academy’. The first academy was run as a four week pilot at Redcar and Cleveland College commencing this past. January. 17 individuals enrolled on the programme; they all completed the ‘Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care’ module and achieved an accredited qualification. The pilot was endorsed by four care at home providers which guaranteed an interview upon completion of the programme. 11 individuals were successful at interview and offered employment. This shows the programme worked and was successful for both learners and employers. This experience has been used to shape future courses, with the length now being increased to 6 weeks, with all

candidates going through a structured 1.5 hour information session prior to the course. So now to the now. These courses are restarting in a week or so from reading this article in the middle of June. They will include The Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, Employability and Personal Development includes interview skills and preparation for work, Food Hygiene, First Aid and. Equality & Diversity And this all comes with a FREE DBS CHECK - something you will need to be able to work, but which could set you back some sixty pounds if you had to apply for it yourself. Or you want to know more ring 01642 865 561 or email employability@stockton.ac.uk or Councillor David Walsh Adult Services Cabinet Member, Redcar and Cleveland Council.

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Update from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland

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hen I was first elected in 2012, I created an initiative called Your Force Your Voice – a personal pledge to attend community meetings in all 79 Cleveland wards on an annual basis. This allows me to connect with local communities, discuss their safety concerns and ensure their policing priorities are heard by Cleveland Police. This month I visited Skelton Neighbourhood Action Partnership and Eston Neighbourhood Partnership. In Skelton, residents raised concerns about antisocial behaviour from youths gathered around the town’s new McDonalds restaurants. I am pleased to report that engagement by PCSO Laura Collins has had a positive impact on the situation and was highlighted by McDonalds staff as some of the best police engagement they have had in the North East. It’s always fantastic to hear about how neighbourhood teams work with young people in the community to address problems affecting residents. I receive a monthly update from Redcar and Cleveland’s Neighbourhood Policing Team and I am encouraged by the wide range of policing action taking place across the area. Officers are regularly engaging with the community via youth clubs and community meetings and have had success in tackling antisocial behaviour, motoring offences and following community reports, the discovery of a cannabis farm. I want you to know

as much as possible about what the police are doing to keep you safe, so I plan to meet with officers to arrange for details of their work to be included in this publication. One of the most common concerns raised in community meetings is the lack of police officers visible on our streets. Since 2010, Cleveland Police has lost over 500 police officers and 50 PCSOs, as a result of £39m real time cuts by central government, the equivalent of 35% of the budget. These cuts have had a particularly debilitating impact on the Force due to the changing nature of crime – with more reports of violence within the home, increased reports of historical sexual abuse and the rise of cyber and digital crime. I’ve been campaigning for fairer funding for policing in Cleveland for some time and I recently invited new Home Secretary Sajid Javid to the area to see the impact of the cuts first-hand. You can read my letter to him on my website. His recent comments in the media suggest that he may push for more funding for policing – and I hope a fairer share for Cleveland You may have read in Paul Payne’s update that some important action has been taken to protect

Legal Notices Notice of Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence I, Christopher Andrew James, do hereby give notice that I have applied to the Licensing Authority at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council for the Grant of a Premises Licence at 1 Dundas Street East, Saltburn and known as Taste Tea & Coffee House. The application proposes to permit sales of alcohol, live music and recorded music, on a Monday to Sunday, between the hours of 09.00hrs and 00.00hrs. A responsible authority or any other person may make representations to the application in writing to the Licensing Authority at the address below by 9th July 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: max £5,000. Licensing Unit, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar TS10 1RT. Website: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Eston Hills from deliberate fires and crime. As Chair of the Eston Hills action group, I was invited to visit the Hills along with Anna Turley MP, Cleveland Police, Friends of Eston Hills and Cleveland Fire Brigade to look at some of the measures put in place. It was an exciting visit, as we had the opportunity to navigate the terrain on the Hills in the Fire Brigade’s Unimog vehicle – a multisurface vehicle used to attend fires on the Hills and other hard to reach areas usually inaccessible to standard fire engines. The visit gave me a greater understanding of the challenges faced by the Fire Brigade in accessing fires on the Hills, on difficult terrain and where there is no additional water. I would encourage all residents in Cleveland to get behind our campaign to make the Hills a pleasant place to visit and support the agencies involved in helping to make that happen. I believe we should all press for Eston Hills to be designated a National Park and the Action Group will be discussing this when we next meet. As the World Cup approaches, I have joined a campaign by Road Safety North East GB to highlight the dangers of drink driving. I was joined by representatives from Middlesbrough

Football Club, Hartlepool Football Club, Cleveland Fire Brigade and Road Safety GB in calling for people to make the right decisions around the tournament. Figures show that during the Euro 2016 football competition, there was an increase in drink and drug driving injuries, both on the day of, and the day after England’s matches. On these days, drink/drug drive injuries increased from 6% to 8% of all injuries, and those resulting in death or serious injury rose from 8% to 19%. I of course want people to have a good time with their family and friends, but they cannot allow alcohol to affect their ability to make the right choice. Getting behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated not only puts your own life at risk, but risks the lives of other innocent road users and pedestrians. I also want people to think twice about getting behind the wheel of a vehicle the day after consuming alcohol – you may still be over the limit. The message is clear – please book a taxi or arrange a lift and keep our roads safe. Don’t forget – you can contact my office on 01642 301623/301653 or email us on pcc@ cleveland.pnn.police.uk.

Join the police cadets urges Chief Constable

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leveland police’s new Chief Constable is urging youngsters across Teesside to join the Force’s cadet scheme. Chief Constable Mike Veale began his career in policing after leaving school at 16 and joining the police cadets in Avon and Somerset. Mike explained: “Being a cadet gave me a valuable insight into law enforcement and provided me with some great opportunities that helped me learn many important lessons, including improving the way I communicate with people, learning how to break down barriers and to forge connections. I would recommend anyone to give it a try as who knows where you’ll end up. Maybe even as a Chief Constable one day!” Cleveland Police Cadets is a uniformed voluntary youth programme open to young people aged between 12-17-years-old and they are now recruiting. The programme focuses on fun, friendship and adventure and encourages youths from diverse backgrounds to develop social responsibility for their communities. Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger funds the programme which is run on behalf of police by Safe in Tees Valley. Barry said: “The aim of the cadet programme is to encourage good citizenship and adventure and to provide the youths

with a practical understanding of policing. We have 4 cadet groups, one in each borough, getting involved in a range of useful and productive activity in our local communities. “Becoming a cadet is fantastic opportunity for youths, it gives them chance to be heard, allows them to support local policing priorities and gives them an opportunity to make a huge impact in our communities. I guarantee that being a cadet will provide you with unique and life changing experiences!” Volunteers, including police officers, deliver a structured weekly programme of community safety, physical fitness, outdoor adventure and social responsibility for the

cadets. Programme Coordinator, Craig Green from Safe in Tees Valley said: “Being a cadet provides youths with many exciting adventures and it is a great way to give back to the community. It is extremely rewarding being a cadet and a good opportunity to make new friends and be part of a team. We would love for new cadets to join us for their own experience and to benefit our local communities.” Any budding cadets who would like to apply for the programme should call 01642 664440 or email cadets@safeinteesvalley. org for an application pack.


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Rural Ewe Crime Update APPEAL:

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ello and welcome to this month’s rural policing page: Eston Hills: I’d like to start this month by giving an update on our efforts around Eston Hills and the continuing work being carried out by the many partners who have come together to tackle the various issues that affect us all, and which is caused by a very small minority of individuals who think they have a right to use the hills in an Anti-Social manner with little regard for the public’s enjoyment of the area. As you’ll know by now a group of people come together at regular intervals to set new targets and to make sure that they and the old ones are met. This is chaired by our PCC Barry Coppinger and includes: Police, Fire Brigade, Local Authority, Friends of Eston Hills and the Fire & Ice Archaeology project with everyone doing their best to improve the situation, and I can honestly say a great has been accomplished with more planned. Other partners who we work with include: Local landowners, Businesses, Tees Valley Rural Community Council, Tees Rural Crime Forum, the NHS, Teesside University and of course the most important of them all … YOU in the community who live, work and enjoy what’s on your doorstep. Public Meeting: On the 18th May we held a public meeting in Eston chaired by the MP Anna Turley and supported by the Police, Council, Fire Brigade and Barry Coppinger. We gave an update on our progress and will be doing it again sometime in the future UNIMOG: We also had the opportunity on the 7th June to spend a few hours with the local Fire Brigade who took people up to the Eston Nab from Occupation Road. Anna Turley, Barry Coppinger, members of The Friends of Eston Hills, Local officers and other interested parties experienced the terrain and isolation of the area in their UNIMOG vehicle and the problems in access for emergency services. Having done this people now have a better understanding of the issue, and off the back of this thought it would be a good idea to also look at making a video from the vehicles cab and put it out on social media etc for everyone to experience the hard to reach areas, so watch this space for any updates Operations To date we have been able to run rural operations in the area which will continue, and include Operation Checkpoint & Operation Endurance which have been supported by drone usage Signage: This has been supported by signage being erected at key locations including Section 59 signs in partnership with the local authority and installed at over 20 locations warning riders that if they cross this point then their vehicles will be seized under Section 59 of the Police and Reform Act 2002 We are also looking to purchase ‘Rural Watch’ signage informing people that Police, Fire Brigade, Rural Police Volunteers and the Special Constabulary are in the area carrying out increased patrols both High Visibility and Covert Rural Team: We are also looking at putting together a rural unit which will include the Special Constabulary, our newly appointed Rural Volunteers and the Fire Brigade all in partnership with your local Neighbourhood teams; this will hopefully reassure those who want to enjoy the hills that we are giving it attention it deserves with the policing resources we have available. Crime Prevention Target Hardening: Installing Barriers, Gates, and Natural Target Hardening Defences at various locations throughout the Eston Hills area has helped greatly, and this continues to be monitored with improvements always been looked at and plans already being considered to achieve this. Education: Another very important part of all this is education, and we have and continue to go in to the local schools and Youth Clubs educating the young people on the dangers and effects of Off Road Vehicles and Fire Setting on the hills, and the impact this causes to everyone involved Like I have mentioned this is an on-going project and we also plan to launch an Eston Hills competition in the new school year supported by the various partners so that everyone can become part on the hills as everyone says that they are ‘Our Hills’ and we will take them back. This of course can only be achieved by everyone working in partnership with the same goals, and I have full confidence in us all making a difference… #OurHills As you can see we have done a great deal of work in the past 18 months and this will continue, supporting you and our communities to tackle these issues.

All we ask is that if you have information of who is responsible, whether this is a neighbour, a member of your community or possible locations of where these vehicles are being stored then please contact us on so we can take them off the hills and your streets. This can be done confidentially, with no need to provide your name or address, as if we are given the intelligence then we’ll act upon your behalf Cleveland Police - 101 CrimeStoppers - 0800 555 111 ruralcrime.webmail@cleveland.pnn.police.uk Rural Operations: We are still working with the North Yorkshire Rural Task Force on our borders, with more joint operations planned. This is enhanced by our Special Constabulary carrying out regular operations in Redcar & Cleveland giving us even better coverage and the opportunity to be more pro-active in your areas. Tees Rural Crime Forum: We had another successful Tees Rural Crime Forum at Loftus Town Hall on the 29th May with an excellent turnout from partners and the community. As usual the feedback was positive, although as always difficult questions were asked, which we encourage and keeps us on our toes, as we are here to be challenged and held to account. Twitter: We’ve now got over 130 followers on Twitter which is excellent news and shows we’re going in the right direction. So please take a look at our feeds which give you an almost daily update of what we are up to, along with other important information from other forces around rural crime. You’ll find us at: @ClevelandRural Scaling Dam: On the 13th May I spent the day at Scaling Dam’s “Try Sailing in May Day” with our Dotpeen property marking device marking Laptops, Mobiles and Boats!! We’ll be going back again soon to do some more property marking and as usual if you would like us to attend an event or an estate to mark your items then please contact your Neighbourhood Policing Team via 101 to make arrangements. I’d just like to finish by thanking you all for reading the page, and hope that you’ll do it again next month, and if you have any stories, projects etc that you would like me to be involved with the please contact me at: ruralcrime.webmail@cleveland.pnn.police.uk Kind Regards, Paul Payne, Rural Officer

Gerry’s Blog: on’t spare a thought for me, whilst many of you are gearing up with your holiday preparations, for the second year running I’m going to be enjoying my summer ‘staycation’, sat in the garden (weather permitting) soaking up the sun (if there is any ☺). For my June blog, I’d like you to consider crime prevention as part of your holiday planning. Your home can be vulnerable to attack whilst you are away on holiday so you should think about what steps you can take to minimise the risk of becoming a victim of crime whilst you are away. My top ten tips. • Cancel deliveries! Royal Mail offer a service called ‘Keepsafe’, for up to 66 days, for a small charge, they will hold onto your mail while you are away (18 days maximum for recorded or special delivery service) • Ask a friend or trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your home - perhaps collect mail, draw the curtains etc. Would they mind parking their car on your driveway overnight? • Ask a family member to stay at your home for a few nights while you are away. • Remember to use ‘light against crime’. Set light timers to come on in the evening and consider a light sensitive light ‘bulb’, which will self-activate at night in an upstairs room.

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• Think about removing valuables from their usual place and hiding them in your home, perhaps placing your jewellery, car keys and ID documents in a safe (they’re not as expensive as you might think) or hiding them in the loft. • Before you go, make sure all doors, gates and windows are shut, locked and secure, and set your alarm! • Check there are no tools left out in the garden that might assist an intruder breaking into your home. • Register your valuables online at www. immobilise.com • Don’t advertise on social media that you’re off on your holidays. Be careful who you tell about your holiday plans. • Consider getting together with some of your neighbours and starting a Neighbourhood Watch scheme. Check to see whether a scheme is operating in your area via www.ourwatch. org.uk and enter your postcode. You may also want consider joining Cleveland Connected, to receive advice and information about crime in your area. www. clevelandconnected.co.uk. Anyone with information about crime, can contact Cleveland Police on 101 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111. Above all – enjoy your holiday! Send me a postcard if you can!☺ Gerry McBride Crime Prevention Officer Cleveland Police


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t seems from talking to people at Mind, Body & Spirit shows, and people who come to my clinic, that a very common problem is Frozen Shoulder. It is a condition that can be quite difficult to treat, and takes quite lengthy timescales, often involving cortisone injections. Bowen Technique has become quite renowned as being pretty good at helping the problem with many people, and several years ago a study was done by the Research Director Helen Kinnear and Julian Baker, former Director of the European College of Bowen Studies. They wanted to investigate the effect of the Bowen Technique on patients with long term shoulder pain and stiffness. They used qualified Bowen therapists and set up a clinical trial to monitor the effect of treatment over a six-week period. They also wanted to gather evidence that would clearly address the frequently expressed that complementary medicine works purely as “a placebo”. This was the first UK Bowen study to be completed, and took place in late 1997. Bowen is a complementary soft tissue therapy and although it has been in use for some time, there was then a shortage of data to quantify its effect. The Bowen Technique is a remedial and holistic form of ‘hands-on’ bodywork, gentle and effective. The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers on precise points of the body to perform Bowen’s unique sets of rolling-type moves which stimulate the muscles, soft tissue and

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the same aftercare advice. Patients were initially assessed for overall joint function and specific range of motion for six shoulder movements. The therapists noted the extent and quality of the movement and the patients conducted a self-assessment of their pain level throughout the movements. These assessments were repeated before each session. The results provided a good indication of the effect of Bowen on non-specific chronic shoulder pain and its associated restricted range of motion. They showed that Bowen significantly improves shoulder function through increasing range of motion and reducing pain, and that those patients who had Bowen treatment improved significantly more than patients who received the placebo. Shoulder flexion (lifting your arm straight out in front of you) and shoulder abduction (lifting your arm out sideways) showed the

most improvement; not only did they see an improvement in actual range of motion and function but a reduction in pain as well. These results were seen to be particularly important as restriction in these movements is a particular problem with this condition. In shoulder flexion the average range of motion improvement was 23° for the treatment patients and only 8° for the placebo group; the range of motion of shoulder abduction improved in 78% of patients compared to just 22% of the placebo patients. Locally, Bowen can be tried at Smart Therapies in Moorsholm, with home and workplace visits available. If you would like to see if your shoulder problem can be improved in just three sessions, get in touch with us on 01287 660745 or 660462 to discuss your problem to see if we can help. Judith Watson

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his is the heart warming true story of little Iris who lived a life of poverty and hardship In the slums of Dagenham until her life changed when, with the onset of the blitz, she was evacuated. In her new home in Wales she finds a caring fostermother and enjoys a different life to the one she`s been used to. Her story takes us into her teens and then to yet another new and completely different life when she marries an American soldier and emigrates to America. The Reader

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n Thursday 24th May the Link CT held a fundraiser at Rosie O’Grady’s in Redcar. The turn-out exceeded what was expected and over £600 was raised on the evening. This was then matched by James Booth from NE Stoves, husband of one of the Link staff, in an amazing act of altruism. Ryan Dube and Liv’n’G performed in front of the crowd and had the children and adults dancing along after they too had performed as

part of the ‘Planet Funk’ singing group. Prizes for a raffle and tombola were donated by the very generous business’ in the East Cleveland area. A raffle for some more ‘exclusive’ experiences including accomodation at the ‘Baby Moon’ retreat, Surf lessons and a family photo shoot worth over £100 is still ongoing at £5 a ticket. Can we thank TSB on Redcar High street and Jackson’s Solicitors for their support and also ‘Oakhouse Grills’ for donating the food on the night?


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By Diane Falla

Saltburn WI

he ladies of Saltburn WI have been very busy since our last meeting. We celebrated the royal wedding with a cheese and wine garden party an event enjoyed by everyone who attended. We have walked around Saltburn each Friday morning in sunshine and in rain, met up for coffee and been out to supper. The book club had their monthly meeting and craft sessions were well attended. We also hosted the De Brus group rally where we were entertained by Meredith Towne who talked to

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nother month has sped by and it was time for Loftus W.I.to meet up again on Tuesday 8th May. The meeting began with the singing of Jerusalem and was followed by the minutes being read and duly signed .Previously planned events and visits were then discussed and pick up times confirmed to any members taking part. One of the popular annual events was the summer lunch to Wynyard Hall; all who attended thoroughly enjoyed the lunch and speaker, who gave a very interesting talk on her life as a Diplomat from the mid seventies until her retirement from the Diplomatic Service. She is now an author and we were given the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of one or more of the three novels she has in print. Another major event on the W. I. calendar was the Annual Meeting, this year being held in Cardiff, Loftus had two members attend, one as Delegate the other as an Observer, the Resolution or Topic for this year

Fantastic support from Pets at Home for SARA

us about “Romance in the Raj”. A very entertaining evening. In the meantime the new committee met to plan activities for the forth coming year. Along with many other things we are looking forward to visiting Liverpool to see the Terracotta army exhibition. Our next meeting is on Thursday 12th July at the Huntcliff Learning complex. New members are always welcome so please come along , you will be made very welcome. To find out more visit our website www. saltburnbytheseawi.wordpress.com You can also follow us on facebook.

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was “Mental Health Matters”. Once the votes were counted 98% of Delegates had voted yes , which will enable the W.I. to proceed on this matter. Another well attended and popular annual event was the Group Rally, this year being held in Saltburn, where we were entertained with the story of a very courageous Lady who travelled to India in the early 1900,s to find a husband. This she did and went on to have a very happy family life in both India and England. Saltburn W.I. then provided us with a delicious supper which we all enjoyed. The months are quickly passing by and the next trip planned is to Sunderland to see the ‘Tall Ships’, quickly followed by a visit to Breezy Knees in York for lunch. As you can see we have a wide variety of events planned and really something for everyone. our meeting is always held on the second Tuesday of the month (excluding August) in Loftus Town Hall 7-9pm, feel free to pop in and see for yourself just what the W.I. could offer you, you won’t be disappointed and a warm welcome is assured.

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

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n Wednesday 30th May the team from Support Adoption for Pets gave SARA an amazing boost by awarding a grant for £120,000 to pay for the refurbishment of the original eight kennels. The team were accompanied by a film crew to record the event. We were also supported by Sainsbury’s who provided the food. In addition the mayor and mayoress attended as did staff from three of the local Pets At Home stores. This fantastic contribution helps us to provide a higher level of care and to use our funds to help more animals. The Support Adoption for Pets Charity raises funds with events throughout the year and uses these funds to support animal charities nationwide.

n 7th May 2018 The Stray Cafe was the focal point for two reasons. Supporters of S.A.R.A. – Saving And Re-homing Animals gathered with their dogs to start the annual Bank Holiday Spring Stroll along to Marske and return, whilst passersby and the public congregated to catch a glimpse of the filming of “Vera”, a current detective T.V. series. Little 3½ year old Jack Russell Bruce represented the charity on the walk, completely oblivious to the film crew and cameras, rather he was more interested in the fresh chicken supplied by his walker. A glorious day under glorious sunshine was had by all. A total of 30 people and 19 dogs attended and £50 was raised in generous donations along the way. We would like to thank everyone who played a part in this relaxed P.R. event and look forward to the next one in 2019

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t our May meeting we were given a fascinating insight into the worls of “ganseys” by Deb Gillanders from Whitby; these are the traditional woollen jumpers worn by fishermen. She quickly dispelled the myth that the patterns associated with different towns and villages were used so that if fishermen were pulled from the sea it was easy to identify where they came from. Deb’s knowledge was remarkable and she illustrated her talk with lots of actual examples of ganseys. The craft is still very much alive and well and she revealed that many of the best knitters are men. Many of our members attended the Group Rally hosted by Saltburn , which proved a most enjoyable evening. Some also went to the Teesside Federation

Annual Lunch at Wynyard Hall which was a great success with an excellent speaker, Jean Harrod , a former diplomat turned author who now lives at Hutton le Hole. The speaker at our June meeting will be Robin Asquith from Botton Hall who will explain the role which agriculture plays in social care. Our members are busily making for our annual coffee morning on 21st July in the Methodist Church Hall in Guisborough and making a scarecrow for the Guisborough Scarecrow Festival from 4th to 11th August. July will also see our 66th birthday , which we will celebrate with a party and entertainment . As we continue to grow and thrive we look forward to our summer break in August , and are always delighted to welcome new members. Please see our website for details.

Jimmy

Jimmy is a gorgeous eight month old Saluki cross who came to S.A.R.A. following a change in his owners circumstances. Jimmy is a very active young man. He loves to race around in the pen and enjoys his walks with our other dogs. Jimmy knows basic commands and will play fetch with our staff and volunteers. We feel Jimmy would be best homed with another dog as he loves to play. Jimmy could possibly live with older children and would need a home with no small animals.

Storm

Storm is a one year old male domestic short haired cat. Black and white. Can be rehomed with other cats.

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

Church Services What’s on in Saltburn Spiritualist Church Toc H, Coach House, Albion Terrace, Saltburn TS12 1JW For further information contact Jean on 07776331333 June Monday Services 6.30pm Spiritual healing (free) 7pm Open Circle (collection) 8.45pm Development group (Please ask for details) Saturday Divine Services: All start prompt at 7pm (collection 23rd Dawn Stevenson 30th Andrea Dunn DSNU July

Monday We are proud to host an evening of mediumship with demonstrators William & Shirley Hunter on Monday 2nd at 7pm £3 on the door. All are welcome. (please note that this service replaces our usual Monday services) All other Monday services 6.30pm Spiritual healing (free) 7pm Open Circle (collection) 8.45pm Development group

(please ask for details) Saturday Divine Service: All start prompt at 7pm (Collection) 7th Penny Barber CSNU 14th Nigel Chambers 21st Paul Maull All are welcome to all our services. A raffle is available at open circles and Divine services at 50p a strip. Raffle at special Monday service is £1 a strip. Tea or coffee and a biscuit at 30p Homemade cakes at 50p each

Marske Methodist Church Hummers Hill Lane June Services 24th June 10-30am Rev A Harbottle Sacrament of Holy Communion 6-00pm Bible Month 4 (Cafe’) July Services 1st July 10-30am Mrs T Hobday 3-00pm Guisborough 8th July 10-30am Mrs S Dixon

6-00pm At Zetland Park 15th July 10-30am Mrs P Stenson 6-00pm Mrs E Chadwick Readers Service 22nd July 10-30am Mr J Patterson 6-00pm Mr B Stephenson \ R Taylor 29th 10-30am Rev B Middlemiss 6-00pm At Zetland Park

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


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Wayfarer’s Travels Mandalay Area – Burma

art 1 - Rangoon & the south, covered in the last issue, was an experience very hard to beat. But we couldn`t leave that neck of the woods (pardon the pun) without seeking out the Kayan people whose females have incredibly long necks, stretched over many years by wearing brass rings around them. These are gradually added to so that the stretching is gradually. Then it`s another internal flight up to Bagan. Myanmar is adorned with tens of thousands of pagodas but the most prolific are in the Bagan area. Wherever you look in any direction are pagodas of every shape, size and colour. Next it’s yet another internal flight and a scenic journey to the hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin, where we stayed for a couple of days before embarking on an incredible rail journey through the Shan Mountains and crossing the famous but scary Gokteik Viaduct which spans half a mile and hovers well above the rain forest canopy. We also hired a boatman and his little craft and satisfied another of my life`s ambitions – to sail up the Irrawaddy. Then at last we reach Mandalay. Although Suu Kyi`s NLD government has righted many wrongs of previous regimes and implemented so many improvements, it will take several more years to achieve her objectives. Many years ago the military junta forcibly recruited young girls from the impoverished Shan region of Burma. They were promised food and sanctuary but

were given Hobson`s choice – the army or the monastery. Suu Kyi has put an end to this enforced recruitment but there are still thousands of girls, ranging from 15 to 25 years old, institutionalised into that way of life. Although they still have the rigid routine of monastery life to conform to, at least they now have leisure periods and the freedom to go out with friends, go shopping and visit other areas. I was very privileged that my Burmese contact got me in to witness the novice nuns ceremony. Myanmar is an amazing country – I think the most fascinating of all 68 I`ve toured to date. Even splitting my review into two parts, I`ve had to miss so much out. I should also mention that the food is excellent and Myanmar beer very good and cheap at about £2 a pint. But I have to finish with my favourite part – getting out into, and exploring, the countryside villages and mixing and talking to the lovely local people. The photo I took of village life is probably one of the best I`ve taken. It shows the local villagers bringing in the harvest of sugar cane at he end of the day. As the sun starts to set in Burma, it casts a lovely warm glow over everything and the light is perfect not only for photography but also for the soul. In the next issue Wayfarer visits Novigrad in Croatia.

● Kayan lady

● Novice nuns

For any further information on this or any other destination, e-mail :Wayfarer@ntlworld.com

Teriyaki BBQ Chicken Kebabs I prefer long single strips but if you prefer diced do 1 inch dice 4-5 per skewer. The trick to a good barby is to marinade the meat for at least 24 hours. This dish works equally will with pork fillet

● Bagan Pagodas

● Village life

Serves 4 (12skewers) 3 large chicken breast Marinade 1tsp veg stock seasoning 1inch grated fresh ginger 2 crushed garlic cloves 50 ml teriyaki sauce Cut breasts length way into 4 pieces. Place chicken in a sealable container Add marinade stir and cover Marinade for 24 hours in fridge. If using wooden skewers soak an hour prior to use Skewer chicken length ways Cook on barbecue turning regularly Should take 4-5 mins. Cut the thickest piece to check when cooked Brush with any leftover marinade towards end of cooking. Bon apetito

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Perspectives of the North York Moors

We want to hear Your Points of View - Send your letters to us or email to: editor@coastalviewandmoornews.co.uk

Your Points Of View NOTE FROM THE EDITOR

The Editor wishes to point out that this page only contains the views of readers and are not necessarily the views of Coastal View.

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May we remind readers that in order for their letters to be considered we must have names and contact details even if they want to remain anonymous. A first name and the town/village in which they live is not sufficient. Thank You

Dear Editor Another referendum, no thanks! There should be no second referendum on Brexit. The referendum principles were clearly set down in 2016, when David Cameron pledged that there would be no second referendum, even if the result were close. During the campaign, Remainers told us a Leave victory would herald economic disaster. Instead the economy has gone from strength to strength. Why should we believe the same people who now predict a post Brexit apocalypse? If we stayed in the EU, we would again be subject to ‘ever closer union’. We would lose our national identity, our freedom to rule ourselves and our right to trade freely. The EU is a busted flush (look at Greece and Italy!) and continued membership would mean we’d have to go on subsidising the vast majority of other member-states. The public just wants the government to do the deal so we can move forward as a nation. There is no appetite amongst ordinary folk for another referendum and the inevitable low turnout would produce a result acceptable to none. Unlike the rest of the EU, in the UK there is no iniquitous tradition of governments going back to the people, time after time, until the establishment gets the result it wants. Brexit means Exit! Steve Kay, East Cleveland Independent Councillor

Dear Editor, Re: David Walsh’s article ‘Local Shopping Shocker?’ in the May/June edition of Coastal View:“I don’t intend to be the dark angel of death” says Cllr Walsh after he has casually referred to “the threat of Brexit” as if Brexit is our doom instead of our nation’s salvation. So far, so unconvincing and typical kneejerk Remoanerism. However, I am in total agreement with his strong objections to the proposed merger of Sainsbury’s and ASDA. It was bad enough when what used to be Associated Dairies was gobbled up by an American company, Walmart, as happens to so many British firms without the government lifting a finger to prevent it (think of Cadbury’s). Now Sainsbury’s wants to gobble ASDA up, but this is not a desirable reversal. I have boycotted Sainsbury’s for many years after resolving never to contribute to the enrichment of Lord (David) Sainsbury of Turville, a prominent member of that family. This privileged person enriched the Labour party by £18.5m during his political career and was elevated to the Lords by a grateful Tony Blair in October 1997. Lord Sainsbury of Turville served under Blair as a government minister for nearly 10 years, but in 2006 he was the first to be questioned in the Cash for Peerages inquiry and resigned a few months later. Lord Turville is a Remainer who donated £4.275m to the Labour and Liberal Democrats’ Remain campaigns prior to the Referendum. Luckily, he is on Leave of Absence from the Lords, otherwise he would no doubt be joining their current efforts to derail Brexit. Despite his claiming to have no further interest in politics, I still cannot bring myself to patronise a company of which he was once Chairman. He supported the appalling Blair government which caused untold damage to this country, and was impressed by Gordon Brown’s leadership, an opinion that reveals the poverty of his judgement. Every time one large company swallows another, ordinary people’s choices become more limited. What used to be the Monopolies Commission should certainly prevent it, but under the present unfit-for-purpose government, no one should count on the right thing happening. Yours sincerely, Pamela Preedy (Member of the For Britain Party)

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ew exhibitions showcase how artists from near and far capture the beauty of the landscape How do two artists living in sunny Somerset perceive the dramatic and moody landscape of the North York Moors? That’s the question answered by new exhibition ‘Northern Territories’, which opens this month at the Inspired By… Gallery at The Moors National Park Centre. Also on display is ‘Hidden Landscapes’, an exhibition of paintings, prints, textile work and sculptures by a group of artists and friends that each have strong local connections. Artists Sara Dudman and Jenny Graham met by chance a few years ago. They both live and work in Somerset, but they also share an enthusiasm for travelling to new places to gather inspiration and source materials. The exhibition Northern Territories showcases a whole new body of work; the result of several joint research trips to the North East, specifically the North York Moors National Park and Bempton Cliffs RSPB Reserve. Sara Dudman, a Royal West of England Academician, said: “Finding remote places that are far from pressures of daily life has become increasingly important for me as an artist. I am always fascinated to discover how different regions each have their own individual character and features, whilst sharing remarkably similar encounters with wildness and terrain.” Long established painter and printmaker, Jenny Graham, has completely revised her painting style, moving towards a far more atmospheric and abstract way of painting. She said: “It’s amazing how much going away with Sara to these wild places has affected me and how important it felt to capture the feeling of the places we visited. My former more descriptive style just didn’t seem to work anymore. “I have come to love this part of the world which is so different from the cosiness of Somerset and the South. It feels wilder and

appeals to my romantic spirit. I have tried to capture some of this in my paintings.” Following their first residential research trip to Staithes in May 2016, they knew they needed to return to Yorkshire for further visits. Having become connected to this part of the country, it felt wholly appropriate for them to bring their painted and drawn responses to their experiences back to the place of their origin. Also on display is Hidden Landscapes, an exhibition by Yorkshire artists and friends Sandra Storey, Jane Carlisle Bellerby, Frances Payne and Fiona Mazza. Jane, Frances and Sandra met during an M.A in Creative Practice at Harrogate College, and then made connections with Fiona through shared studio settings. The group found common themes in their responses to landscape and significant objects. Mythological and literary aspects of landscape have also brought inspiration. The current collaboration highlights the fragile interplay between humans and the natural world and the positive links between time spent in natural, wild places to emotional well-being. The two exhibitions run simultaneously from Thursday 21 June until Monday 16 July. The artists behind Hidden Landscapes will be available to meet visitors to the gallery on Saturday 23 June, from 2pm – 4pm. Jenny Graham and Sara Dudman are also hosting a ‘Coffee with the Artists’ session on Friday 13 July, from 10.30 – 11.30am. Tickets to this latter event cost £3, and booking is essential. For anyone keen to have a go at silk painting, Jane Carlisle Bellerby is running two workshops on Saturday 30 June and Saturday 7 July, from 10.30am – 4.30pm. The cost is £55. Jenny and Sara’s workshops run on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July respectively (Jenny’s in mixed media and Sara’s in acrylic painting). Both are 10am - 4pm and cost £55. For more information on any of these exhibitions or events, please visitwww. northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby.


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Coast & Country apprentices swap houses for harnesses in team training day

oast & Country apprentices learned the importance of teamwork and communication skills during a team building day at Carlton Lodge. Nine of Redcar-based Coast & Country’s staff and 15 of its apprentices, attended the team building day at the Carlton Lodge Activity Centre in Thirsk. The team spent the day completing various indoor and outdoor activities, including a challenge course, archery, raft building and problem solving with the aim of strengthening team work, communication skills and confidence among the apprentices. Staff members who attended the training day also act as mentors to

the apprentices. The training day gave them the opportunity to work with the apprentices away from the office environment, and encourage them through activities, while building on their own skills as a mentor. Coast & Country aims to provide an apprenticeship programme that develops and nurtures all the skills required for its workforce, not just qualifications. Regular training and activity days away from the workplace allow apprentices to recognise these skills and build self-confidence and self-esteem. Emma Tooth, Apprenticeship Coordinator at Coast & Country said: “Our apprentices and staff have been able to spend time getting to know

North York Moors communities challenged to create decorated holidaying sheep for summer tourism campaign

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orth York Moors businesses, visitor attractions, schools and community groups are being invited to get involved with a new tourism campaign to make visitors smile and explore more of the National Park’s moorland, dales and coast. The Sea the Sheep initiative, which kicks off on 1 July, will encourage visitors to see more and stay longer in the National Park during the summer holidays while they hunt for figures of sheep decorated in seaside holiday-mode. The initiative is the brainchild of the North York Moors Tourism Network which organised the very successful Lost Sheep in Pink Jerseys promotion in 2013. It’s hoped that over 50 seaside-themed sheep will be created by local businesses and community groups and positioned in the National Park for two months from 1 July to the 31 August. Visitors will be encouraged to spot them and share their location using the #SeatheSheep hashtag. Many of the sheep will be located close to walking trails and cycle paths. Susan Briggs director of the Tourism Network explains: “Sheep have always been a very familiar sight throughout the National Park. Centuries ago many of the trails that are still popular with visitors today would once have been used to herd flocks as well as transporting goods, whether legal or smuggled, from ships on the coast and across the moorland to towns further inland. “The Sea the Sheep campaign aims to pick up on this heritage and introduce a level of intrigue for visitors of all ages that helps lead them from the moorland to the coast. We already know from the previous sheep-themed campaign just how creative the local businesses can get. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a small knitted figurine of a sheep in a bikini or a life-size statue with a suitcase, hat and sunglasses as long as they bring a smile to visitors’ faces and encourage them to discover more.” The initiative is being organised on behalf of the National Park as part of its destination activity funded by the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF). Those businesses and community groups keen to participate can find out more onwww.northyorkmoorstourism.com/sheep including how they notify the Tourism Network of their sheep’s location for inclusion in promotional activity.

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●● The apprentices prepare to set off for Carlton Lodge each other in a different environment, which establishes trust, strengthens relationships and can contribute to a co-operative work environment. “Team building exercises are extremely useful for the development and progression of our apprentices. They test the strength of valuable life skills, including communication and problem solving abilities, but can also

improve self-esteem and confidence, which is important when taking on more responsibilities in the next steps of a career.” Mathew Yates, ICT Apprentice at Coast & Country said: “The team building day at Carlton Lodge was a great idea and I feel that everyone who attended was able to benefit from it. It pushed people out of their

comfort zones and, as we were all supporting one another through the different exercises, it proved to be a success. “It was good to see some Coast & Country colleagues outside of the workplace, and although there were obvious reasons behind the teambuilding exercises, we were able to have a lot of fun as well.”

Zumba fever takes over at The Dunes

esidents at The Dunes are getting active in armchairs thanks to a grant from the Travis Perkins Community Legacy fund. The £500 grant will provide a year’s supply of fortnightly Armchair Zumba sessions for residents. The classes include light ‘Zumbainspired’ exercises using the arms, torso and legs which can be done while remaining seated for the duration of the session. Charis Gracie, Supported Living Co-ordinator at The Dunes, organised some of the exercise classes last year and received a lot of positive feedback from residents. She contacted British builders’ merchant, Travis Perkins, which encourages businesses and colleagues to support local community activities in the areas they live and work, which was happy to provide further funding through its community fund. Redcar-based The Dunes is an extra care scheme, owned by Coast & Country, which provides independent living

●● Karen Winspear, gold seated chair instructor, with some of The Dunes’ residents for older people with a wide range of needs and abilities. The Dunes is home to 64 apartments and ages of its residents range from 57 to 98 years old. Charis said: “Being able to continue our Armchair Zumba classes is fantastic.

The sessions have brilliant benefits for residents with physical disabilities and dementia, as the exercises can help to improve mobility and have a really positive effect on mood. “Providing a varied range of activities gives people the

opportunity to try new things, meet people and strike up new friendships, which can lead to further social interaction outside of the sessions. We had some great feedback from the last round of classes, so I am thrilled that we are able to continue with them.”

National Park Authority launch ‘frequent user’ permit for popular Roseberry Topping car park

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he North York Moors National Park Authority has launched a ‘frequent user’ permit for its Newtonunder-Roseberry car park for a trial period of one year. It is hoped the permit, which costs £22.50 and last for 12 months, will help ease the pressures caused by roadside parking in and around the village. Debbie Trafford, Head of Recreation and Ranger Services at the North York Moors National Park Authority said: “It’s fantastic that so many people from across

Teesside and further afield want to get out in the National Park and enjoy one of our most iconic landmarks. “We are acutely aware, however, that increasing numbers of visitors are choosing to park on the roadside, and this is causing severe disruption for residents and other motorists. We also understand that many of our regular visitors are only parking for a short while, and might be reluctant to pay the £2.50 for a two hour stay in the car park. “We would like to encourage anyone

who regularly visits the area to please apply for a permit. All the fees raised from our car parks are used to maintain the facilities to a high standard, and indeed help look after the rest of the National Park as well.” The scheme is one of a number of mitigation measures recently agreed with the residents of Newton-under-Roseberry. To purchase a frequent user permit, please phone Julia Jewitt at the North York Moors National Park Authority, on 01439 772700.


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Thursday Evening Twilight Car Boot Sales

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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. 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, 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

Teddy Bear’s Picnic in Gisborough Priory Woodland Gardens

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f you go down to Gisborough Priory Woodland Gardens on Sunday 15 July 2018, between 1pm and 3.30pm, you are sure of a big surprise. That’s because it’s the day that teddy bears, and their owners, will be having a special picnic. Young and old alike are invited to bring their teddies and their own picnic, or to sample the scrumptious refreshments on offer. Homemade cakes, tea, coffee and squash will be available throughout the afternoon. The woodland picnic area offers a pleasant place to relax. There is a small play area nearby to explore. Adventurous teddy bears will be able to whizz along on a specially constructed zip wire, giving them a bird’s eye view of the gardens, before landing safely back in the arms of their owners. Gisborough Priory Project volunteer, Bruce Robinson, said: “The teddy bear zip wire is being made ready so that teddies can enjoy a ride in it.” There will also be a teddy bear trail – try and find the pictures of some of the bears coming to the picnic hidden in the woods. On a more relaxing note, teddy bear themed stories will be told throughout the afternoon in the woodland storytelling area. Alternatively, why not create a picture of your teddy using the free art materials on offer or colour in one of the teddy bear picnic pictures.

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ocketts Bridge Farm recommenced their Thursday evening season of Twilight Boot Sales June the 7th 2018. Created a few years ago to enable those who want to sell a few unwanted items and buyers who have other commitments on Sunday afternoon, known as ‘Tocketts quickie Boot Sale’. Sellers have just an hour to set up their tables from 5 to 6pm. 6pm being the time the gate opens for those wishing to find that gem or booty bargain , of which there are many. The proceedings are normally over with come 8pm, many sellers who attend enjoy the chilled laid back evening in lovely friendly surroundings all scattered with fun, games and laughter. Tocketts Booty always has loads of variety. The fact they operate a ‘No New Goods’ policy ensures everything is there to be sold at all but give away prices ‘ mixed stalls of new and old or craft based stalls are also welcome’. A great many of there Thursday evening sellers are first timers and are there to clear their homes and gardens of all they no longer require but are to good to take to charity shops or bin. Many of the local charities use Tocketts Bridge Boot Sales to bolster their coffers,

some by many thousands of pounds over the season,concessions are always given to the cost of the pitch every penny counts. Tocketts Bridge Farms set up is professional, friendly and well established, engineered to make it a stress free enjoyable hopefully profitable afternoon/evening. First timers need not be nervous as they are always made very welcome and nothing is too much trouble to the hard working staff and management, you are always guaranteed a welcoming hello and genuine smile. Rails, tables, ground sheets, covers are all available at no cost on a first come first served basis. The facilities at Tocketts are all 5* food van, WC and grounds are always immaculately clean. Tocketts welcomes dogs and well behaved children and is a safe environment to visit and sell for all. Sunday and Thursday Car Boots are very popular and well worth a visit. See their advert below for all times, costs and contact details, or check out their popular Facebook site/page ‘Tocketts Bridge Car Boot or Tocketts Bridge Carboot’. Special offer for Sellers - Get 20% off with this advert for the month of June

Sunday 15 July 2018 1pm to 3.30pm Gisborough Priory Woodland Gardens FREE entry through Gisborough Priory Registered charity 1109285, company 4684000 (England)

To get to the teddy bears’ picnic come through the Gisborough Priory entrance, next to St Nicholas’ Church, between 1pm to 3.30pm and head for the woodland gardens. Entrance is FREE.

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 seeActivities 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.

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 90 June - July 2018

Saltburn Food Festival brings continental flavour to area

he team behind the Saltburn Food Festival have unveiled their plans for the sixth annual celebration of the very best things to eat and drink from both here on our own doorstep and around the world. This year’s event – on Sunday July 29 from 10am to 6pm – sees an increase from 125 to a record-breaking 150 stalls and is once again expected to attract around 20,000 hungry foodlovers as the popular seaside town is transformed into a bustling festival village for a day. Organiser Lorna Jackson, who coowns Saltburn’s Real Meals Deli and Bistro and also runs the monthly Saltburn Farmers’ Market, had the brainwave of holding a festival during a holiday in France. And she says the event’s stunning success proves you no longer have to travel abroad to experience the good life. “We were visiting one of the many festivals held throughout the summer over there when I realised there was nothing they were doing that we couldn’t do just as well here,” she says. “People had often come into Real Meals after their own holidays and talked about their wonderful experiences of being outdoors, with all the villagers coming out and the local vineyard bringing their wine. “We sometimes feel unable to make that leap once we’re back home and see that we don’t have to be on holiday, we can live a more relaxed

●● Picture: Stuart Boulton life while we’re at home as well – it needn’t be work, work, work or play, play, play. We can find a better balance by introducing more festivals like this into the country.” The festival began in Milton Street but now sees much of the town centre filled with stalls offering an evergrowing range of tempting delights, as well as exhibitors, entertainment and world-class demonstrations from award-winning chefs in the live cookery theatre. “We worked closely with the council last year and they encouraged us to double the festival footprint, so the crowds could spread out and make the day even more enjoyable, with an arts area, live music, exhibition corner and chill-out areas,” says Lorna. “We were a little bit worried we’d

have empty streets but that didn’t happen, the response was amazing and the buzz just got bigger! We’ve got some excellent exhibitors and traders and more and more establishments in Saltburn want to join in, so we’ve developed a ‘fringe’ and it’s getting better every year. “Last year we brought in more street food in the world cafe areas but people told us they also wanted to take food and drink home to enjoy, so we’ve increased the shopping area too. “There’s an even greater variety of food and drink on sale and we work hard to make sure the traders coming in are bringing things you won’t be able to find anywhere else.” Although the emphasis is firmly on local produce and ingredients, the cuisine on offer has a distinctly

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international flavour, with sizzling street food from all corners of the globe, including Armenian, Chinese and Russian cooking. Hand-pulled cider and craft ales are on offer to help wash it all down, as well as chilled prosecco and a wide range of gins. Independent traders come from all over the North East, including the Redcar and Cleveland area, Durham, Tynemouth, Hambleton, Stockton and as far as York. “This is how most of them make their living, which is why it’s really important to support them,” says Lorna. “We have some really special traders that only come to Saltburn Food Festival and don’t sell their wares elsewhere, and others who are just starting out and hoping to make food their future. “One of our local traders, Julian Gaskin of Tees Cider, recently handed in his notice as a solicitor in Redcar and is making a business out of producing his own cider.” The festival attracts people of all ages and provides a safe space for families, with no cars around and a lost children point and first aid facilities on hand. “The earlier you give children a variety of different foods, the better,” says Lorna. “The festival provides a 360-degree sensation with the things you see, smell and taste. “It’s also great to see another way of living and learn that it’s okay to sit on the edge of a roundabout eating delicious Armenian flatbreads. My

two children always come along and it widens their horizons and gives them a whole new experience.” A traffic management plan will swing into operation to try to ensure the roads flow even better than on an average weekend in Saltburn, despite the far greater numbers of visitors. Milton Street, Dundas Street East and Station Street will all be closed to vehicles. “A park and ride system brings people in from outside town and we have good support from the rail and bus companies,” says Lorna. “The council clean the streets afterwards and there are lots of good comments about everywhere looking cleans and tidy.” For many foodies throughout the area and further afield the festival is a firm date in the annual calendar, but if you’re planning to come for the first time, Lorna says don’t be bewildered by the dazzling range of fayre on offer. “Try it all!” is her advice. “I encourage the hot food stalls to have an offer at around about a fiver so people can try several dishes at that price,” she says. “Come with twenty pounds in your pocket and buy four different things, including some you’ve maybe never tried before.” • Saltburn Food Festival takes place on Sunday July 29 from 10am to 6pm and admission is free. A park and ride system will be in operation from Guisborough, Brotton and Saltburn. For further information and updates visit saltburnfoodfestival.co.uk.

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Friends of Saltburn Library

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date for your diary is 28th June, the last Thursday of the month, when we will be celebrating the Suffragettes’ Centenary. We are holding an exhibition of memorabilia and serving refreshments, amongst other kinds of entertainment. If anyone has any memorabilia which they would be prepared to lend for our exhibition, please contact Pauline Davies on Saltburn 623295. Further information about the Suffragette celebration will be available on Facebook at the “Friends of Saltburn Library” page nearer the date. There could be some surprises! On July 11th, the second Wednesday of the month at 2.00 p.m., the Friends are pleased to welcome Barbara Whalley from the “Premature Baby Unit”. Her talk will cover the many aspects of this heartwarming branch of medicine, all the laughter and the tears these modern day Florence Nightingales have to deal with daily. There will be our usual offering of tea and biscuits. The Friends have recently purchased for the library a book which has caused quite a stir in the literary world. It is

entitled “Lost Words” by Robert McFarlane. Anyone who appreciates books that have good paper, good illustrations and good literature will delight in this future classic. In Scotland, the Education Authority gave every one of their schools a copy. So the Friends decided, if that was the case, Satlburn Library should also have a copy. This book is being kept as a Reference Book, not one to borrow. If interested, please enquire at the counter. Other News from the Library The “Summer Reading Challenge” will once again be starting at the end of July. If you are a newcomer to this scheme, I’m sure the library staff will be able to give you details. However, briefly, six books must be read during the summer holidays and a small encouraging reward given to enthusuastic members for their efforts after each book. Every child completing the course will be invited to a special event. To enrol, ask at the library counter. Also, starting on the 26th July and weekly during the school holidays at 2.00 pm on Thursdays, there will be craft sessions for the children run by the library staff.

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 July 2018 – Rosalyn Airey, Parkinson’s UK Local Advisor Chair Based Exercises for Parkinson’s sufferers – Tuesdays 1 – 2pm Class 26th June, 1st, 3rd, 10th, 31st July 2018. (no classes 17th 24th July) 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 Redcar Walk on 3rd June 2018 was a great success we raised £709+ for research into a cure for Parkinson’s. We’re the Parkinson’s charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life.

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Skelton & Brotton Parish Council Proudly Presents

Skelton & Brotton Parish Council

Produce Show 2018 Saturday 25 August S ​ kelton Civic Hall Coniston Road, Skelton, TS12 2HP P ​ rize money : £5, £3, £2 Prize money for Class 1 (Tray of Vegetables) ​£10, £7.50, £5

Eligibility:

FREE CHILDREN’S DRAMA WORKSHOPS

Children aged 6—11 years, must reside in Skelton & Brotton Parish area.

Civic Hall, Skelton: Thursday 23rd August, 10am until 3pm

St. Peter’s School, Brotton: Friday 24th August, 10am until 3pm

Entry fee 25p per item **​Limit of 2 Entries Per Class Per Exhibitor​** Trophy to exhibitor with most points Prizes for best overall exhibits (Classes 1-26 & 28-36) Cups and Trophies to be presented at 2.00 pm Prize Money to be Paid at 2.30 pm Auction to follow

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 1.00PM EXHIBITS TO BE ENTERED BETWEEN 8.30AM - 10.00AM

AUCTION REFRESHMENTS

Places are free, with 30 spaces per session available. Slots available from Monday 9th July 2018 from Skelton Civic Hall - (01287) 348008. Children will perform their short play at 2:45pm. In association with B.U.R.T Theatre

ORGANISED BY SKELTON AND BROTTON PARISH COUNCIL ENQUIRIES – Parish Office 01287 348008 or Barbara Stocker 01287 653880

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Skelton History Group Heritage Walks

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his season’s programme includes repeats of walks from previous years, but with new heritage information, and retries of walks from previous years that were abandoned because of bad weather. The pace of the walks is leisurely, with regular stops to admire the view (especially when going uphill!) and to hear about the heritage around us. The values given for Distance, Ascent and Duration are estimates only. The distance and total ascent are taken from O.S. 1:25,000 maps in conjunction with Memory-Map software. The duration is based on two miles per hour walking speed, plus 1 minute for every 30 feet of ascent, plus 30 minutes for a lunch stop and an allowance for the heritage stops. A charge of £2 per person will be made on each walk to offset the costs of Insurance. Please wear appropriate footwear and have clothing suitable for the likely weather conditions on that day. It is suggested that you bring food and drink as we usually stop between midday and 1:00pm for a lunch break. Further details can be had from: skeltonhistorygroup@gmail.com or by contacting Peter Appleton (Tel: 01287 281752) Saturday 30th June – (05) Medieval Skelton Distance: 2 miles; Ascent 255ft; Duration 3-3½ hours For this walk we meet at 10:30am outside Skelton Methodist Community Church, Castle Grange, Skelton Green, TS12 2DN. It has been scheduled to coincide with the archaeological investigation into the medieval borough of Skelton, and we will pass the site of the dig. We will also visit Old All Saints church before returning (mostly uphill, I’m afraid!) to our start point using some ancient tracks and pathways. Sunday 22nd July – (16) Smugglers & Seabirds Distance: 4½ miles; Ascent 1065ft; Duration 3½-4 hours Meet at 10:30am in Cat Nab car park (NZ 668 215) at Saltburn. This is a pay-and-display car park, so have plenty of change with you. Our route takes us past the Ship Inn (one time home of the mastermind behind the local smugglers) onto the cliff-top plateau. Here we complete a circular route using the Cleveland Way National Trail, together with field paths and farm tracks. Heritage along the way includes the Coastguard cottages, a Roman signal station, the Guibal fan house and metal sculptures.

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Come And Enjoy A Summer Concert Celebrating The 30Th Anniversary Of The White Rose Singers With Supporting Artistes Baritone - Bill Greenwood Harpist - Sarah Paterson 0n FRIDAY - 29 JUNE 2018 at 7.00pm St Mark’s Church, Redcar Road, Marske Tickets £6.00 to include buffet supper For more information and tickets contact: Maureen Baier Tel: 01642 282084 Skelton & Brotton Parish Council Proudly Presents

Eligibility: Any age, must reside in Skelton & Brotton Parish area.

Civic Hall, Skelton: Saturday 18th August, shows start at 1:30pm & 6:00pm

St. Peter’s School, Brotton:

The White Rose Singers celebrate 30 years

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he White Rose Singers are hosting a celebration concert at St Marks Church, Redcar Road, Marske on Friday29th June at 7p.m. All are welcome to enjoy a new programme of wonderful music and will be supported by baritone, Bill Greenwood and harpist Sarah Patterson. The White Rose Singers were formed in 1987 by Betty Ord with some members from the Yorkshire Country Women’s Association and Friends. To keep the ‘Yorkshire’ connection Betty decided to call the new choir ‘The White Rose Singers’ and the ladies wear a white rose to this day. Subsequent conductors were Maureen Tanner together with Enid Feetonby as

BROTTON CARNIVAL JOIN US ON SATURDAY 7th JULY FOR A FUN FILLED DAY AT ST. PETER’S C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL, MARSHALL DRIVE, BROTTON. BEGINNING WITH A ‘STAR WARS’ PARADE AT 10:30AM FROM BROTTON VILLAGE HALL

Wednesday 22nd August, shows start at 1:30pm & 6:00pm

Pianist and then Caroline Scales joined the choir in the late 1990’s as Musical Director and Geoff Foxall later joined as Pianist and the only gent in the choir! The ladies (and Geoff) practice every Monday Afternoon at Marske Leisure Centre and anyone interested in joining the choir should telephone the number below. The choir has gone from strength to strength with over 40 members and has performed at York Minster and The Sage at Gateshead and enjoyed many local concerts in Marske, Guisborough and Saltburn and the surrounding area . They have also performed at many weddings, funerals and birthday celebrations. Every year the choir raises funds to not

only support themselves but to donate to dedicated charities and local good causes that need help. The White Rose Singers have enjoyed wonderful support from the local community and would like to take this opportunity at their celebration concert to thank the members of the audience, some of whom have attended concerts across three decades. Tickets for the concert are £6 per person to include a buffet supper. Disabled toilets are available. Please contact Maureen Baier for tickets on 07745 490665 or Caroline Scales regarding bookings or enquiries on 07725 882828 or email cscalesmusic@gmail.com

FREE FITNESS IN THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS!

Eligibility: Residents of Skelton and Brotton Parish Council Area Children Aged between 5 and 11

Funded by: Skelton and Brotton Parish Council 12.50 pm – 3 pm Tuesday 24 & 31 July & 7 August 2018 @ Skelton Civic Hall 12.50 pm – 3 pm Thursday 26 July and 2 & 9 August 2018 @ St Peter’s School Hall, Brotton

Let It Glow!

A dance cardio fitness class to current chart hits and Disney hits (for the younger years) using battery operated glow stick

STREET DANCE & HIP HOP SESSION

THESE ARE SEN INCLUSIVE SESSIONS

NON SPORT BASED GROUP FITNESS FOR CHILDREN AGED 5 – 11 YEARS

Tickets are free, with a limited number available.

MAX 30 CHILDREN PER SESSION (BOOKING REQUIRED) Please book via https://bookwhen.com/skelton-brottonpc Bookings open Monday 4th June 2018 for the above sessions

Tickets available from Saturday 7th July 2018 from Skelton Civic Hall - (01287) 348008 or B.U.R.T Theatre - 07479252044. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance. Children must be accompanied by an adult In association with B.U.R.T Theatre

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Animal Fun Day at Marske Hall

Police Interceptors from Channel 5 •Kirkleatham Owls •Farmyard Flyer •Dog Shows & Dog Agility •Refreshments • Bouncy Castle •Animal Photographer Saturday 14th July Free Entry 10a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Yorkshire Day in Redcar

Skelton Villages Civic Pride

Volunteers Wanted

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.

Next meeting will be Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 6pm till 7pm at Coatham Lodge, Redcar TS10 1SS. Are you one of the 1950’s ladies who is being denied the right to draw her State Pension at age 60? Is this causing you financial hardship? Are you suffering ill-health &/or in turmoil at the chicane of obstacles being put in your way by the DWP? If so, please get in touch with our group at redcarowls@gmail. com or ring Jane on 07980 154321.

Tea Dance with George and Marie

Mount Pleasant Avenue Thought about giving the game of bowls a try? A Low Impact Sport, Friendly People, Free tuition with all equipment supplied. You will just need flat soled shoes or trainers. Please contact Club Chairman Peter Thomas. 01642 483487 Club Secretary Kevin Burks 07966864776 Tuesday morning is a social morning from 10 am If you are employed don’t be put off we play a lot of games in the evenings and at weekends

The North Riding Group of the Yorkshire Ridings Society and the Rotary Club of Redcar will be celebrating Yorkshire Day in Redcar on Wednesday August 1st. The Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity will be read at 11.43 am. (one thousand one hundred and forty three years since the earliest know written record to mention the Ridings). The event will be in Redcar High Street. 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

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 1.30 - 2.30 Tai Chi Tuesday 9:30 - 11:30 Craft group Tuesday 2pm Friendship Group first Tuesday of month 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 7pm Gleneagles Ladies: First meeting 7th June, speaker David Dance ‘ Forensic Archaeology’ Raffle, Competition is ‘Best 4 scones’ recipe of your own. Faith Supper. Cost £1 + something for the raffle 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

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.

2018 Scarecrow Festivals In Cleveland Villages and Towns

28th July for the weekend Liverton Village, with “Animals” as the theme 4th August Carlin How 4th to 12th August Guisborough, imagination runs riot! 11th August Stanghow with “Noah’s Ark” as the theme 12th to 19th August Loftus, “Going back in time” theme 25th August Easington, “Sci Fi” theme 25th August Marske, with a “Beside the Seaside” theme 1st September Boosbeck

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Redcar Older Women’s Lobby

Marske Bowling Club.

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

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.

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Army Freedom Parade planned for borough

A Freedom Parade by The Yorkshire Regiment will take place in Redcar on Thursday 28 June. The soldiers will march down Redcar High Street and the Esplanade on the seafront from 11am to 12pm to celebrate the Freedom of the Borough. There will be speeches and presentations at the Esplanade and thousands of people are expected to attend. The event will take place as part of the buildup to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June and is a chance to show your support for the men and women of all our armed forces and their families. For more information, visit www. armedforcesday.org.uk

The Middleton Choir

Summertime Afternoon Tea At The United Reformed Church Hall Station Road Redcar Saturday 28th July 2pm - 4pm Tickets £5 Available from Rita O1642 479038 choir members, or at the door entertainment by specially requested guests

Model Railway Show

Cleveland Model Railway Club will be holding their annual model railway show at Redcar and Cleveland College, Corporation Road, Redcar, TS12 2EZ on Saturday 4th August (10am-5pm) and Sunday 5th August (10am-4pm). The show will feature 14 model railways in a number of different scales, including Northallerton, Ravenscar Pier and Aisthorpe. The 60th anniversary of Hornby Pullman Trains will be celebrated by the Pullman Society with a special display. There will be full trade support, club and railway society stands and fund raising for Redcar based Victoria’s Wish. Amenities include hot and cold refreshments, free on-site parking and good disabled access. The college is 10 minutes’ walk from Redcar Station. Website: http://www.clevelandmrc.club

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.

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


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The World of Theatre

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here is an exciting new Shakespeare project coming to our region this summer when the Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre sets up a temporary home in York, close to Cliffords Tower in the city centre. In partnership with York Theatre Royal the temporary structure- a replica of the original Elizabethan Rose theatre that was synonymous with the prolific writings of Shakespeare- will be showing a summer season of plays from 25th June to 2nd September. The plays on offer span the tragedies of Macbeth and Richard III as well as Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It promises to be a fabulous experience as well as a theatrical event and tickets are on sale now via www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk Meanwhile the modern day Shakespearian troubadours Oddsocks are on their summer tour around the highways and byways of England www. oddsocks.co.uk. Their seriously silly, all inclusive, Mods V Rockers version of Romeo and Juliet is scheduled to head to Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar for an outdoor performance on 12th July. (01642479500) If you have never experienced a Shakespeare production and think you might not enjoy it then think again. These guys are expert storytellers and barrels of fun. Book now! More next time. Enjoy the summer of Shakespeare!

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on Saturday and Sunday, July 14th and 15th from 11:00 until 4:00pm. Entrance is free while donations will be gratefully accepted toward the restoration of Hatchments, paintings rescued from the little old church of St. Andrew at Upleatham. Once restored, the paintings will be stored in Skelton Old Church. Paintings will be displayed in Skelton

Mews and Chaloner Street have come together to organise what will hopefully become popular Sunday markets to be held in Chaloner Street. This is being done in an attempt to bring more local people and visitors in to enjoy the facilities in our lovely town of Guisborough, and to generate more footfall for the local business during this time of economic uncertainty and recession. Guisborough has a wide range of independent shops and businesses which work hard to provide an individual and unique shopping experience in the town and the Sunday market is being planned to develop and extend this experience for everyone. The first market will be held on Sunday 24th June from 10 am to 3pm in Chaloner Street, which will be closed to traffic for the day, and it is expected to have around 30 stalls and street entertainment to add to the summer outdoor experience.

REDCAR 1900s-1920s FANCY DRESS END OF WWI PARTY Commemorating the centenary end of the First World War

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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! I reckon that we’ll have some very lively evenings on the way this month or so; for example – our guests on June 26th will be “Broadband”. This inventive trio host the monthly club at the Pot and Glass in Egglescliffe and consists of Angie Archer, her brother Martin Bradburn and Phil Summers. They do traditional material very well, Angie having one of the sweetest voices on Teesside and beyond which suits those songs admirably. She’s also written some very good songs in the old style. Phil is a song writer, too, producing some quirky but telling pieces. They accompany themselves on banjo, guitar and tea-chest bass, and will make sure that you are thoroughly entertained. This is not a night to miss. We always make a point of celebrating American Independence Day, as many of our regulars have a leaning to American folk. We’re doing that on July 3rd, and we welcome local lad Ray Freeman as our guest. He’s a skilled guitarist, and knows more of the best modern US folk music than most. He’ll be ably seconded by our club members, so we’ll have a great night. Y’all come! On the 10th July we have a further celebration: an amazing 53 Years of the Cutty Wren! No doubt we’ll remember past good times and people now passed on, but we still have many fine performers and writers at the Club, so this will be about looking forward as well. I’m told we’re having pies, peas, Cumberland sausage and black pudding so don’t have too big a tea!

If you haven’t already, can you let Marj on the door know, or ring John on 01287 622623 a week or so in advance so we know how much to order? Thanks. Well respected local singer-song writer Bob Fortune Has a Hot Spot on July 17th. These nights are when a performer, usually local, has an extended time “on stage”. It’s good practice for the up-an-coming as well as a chance to hear more than a couple of songs from someone like Bob with plenty of experience and a wide repertoire. It’s also an incentive for some of us (I plead guilty here!) to practice more and hope to emulate them. Bob has written many great songs inspired by a wide experience of local life and landscape, of people and of the sea. Don’t miss this chance to hear him. On July 24th we have The Brothers Gillespie, a young Northumbrian duo with deep traditional roots in their area but do enjoy music from other parts of our islands. Using fiddle, guitar and mandolin, they serve it up with a very modern outlook. Sounds good to me! Looking ahead, we have a Singers and Musicians evening on July 31st, and a Theme Night of Celebrating Yorkshire Day on August 7th. There’ll be more on them – and the upcoming Saltburn Folk Festival - next time. Looking back, the April Charity Night in aid of the Leukaemia Charity was a fine evening and a great tribute to our much-missed Mike Gardiner who suffered from it. Songs for May Day brought a good turn out and many good, singable songs. The group Bandersnatch on

Folk Concert at St.Nicholas Church Guisborough. July12th 7.30pm

Sacred Spaces , Secular Sounds Tour The long established instrumental folk duo Stewart Hardy (English fiddle virtuoso) and Frank McLaughlin ( supreme Scottish guitarist) will perform material from their acclaimed debut album “Roots 2” plus pieces from their new CD ”The Gift”. This is a chance to hear a rare musical partnership of fiddle and guitar as they celebrate their shared heritage of traditional Scottish Borders and Northumberland folk music. Tickets £10.( Concessions £8 ) Available from Guisborough Bookshop, Julie Duffy (01287 634253 ). Online from www.stewarthardy.co.uk/shop.

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●● The Brothers Gillespie TS10 2FD. Just go up or down Redcar Lane, and turn in at the big red Racecourse sign. The Bowling Club is down at the bottom to the left. Doors open about 7-30 p.m., singing starts about 8 p.m. and we finish about 11 p.m. We’re a friendly lot and welcome anyone who likes folk and related music. And we’re grateful for audience as well as performers. We’ve a comfortable room, and our favourite lady Gemma runs a fine bar. More info is available from our affable organiser John Taylor on 01287 622623, and we have a website at www.cuttywrenfolkclub.com Thanks go as ever to John and our regulars, as to Gemma and our hosts at the bowling Club. See you soon! George F


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Saltburn Beachwatch Plastic Challenge

society has become to using plastics. Has it been worth it ? On one hand we had to make more of an effort to find certain items and to resist the convenience of plastic containers/ wrappings. On the other hand we got a feeling of satisfaction for reducing our plastic footprint and we will continue to look for ways in which

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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 5th July 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. 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

Guisborough Floral Art Club. The July meeting will be at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 11th July in St Nicholas’s Parish Hall, Guisborough. Kathleen Gibson is the demonstrator and her title is “Inspirational Moments”. For up to date information visit our Facebook Page. Search “Guisborough Flower Club”.

Parkinsons Friendship Group Social/Drop In. We meet on first Thursday of the month in the lounge of the Coatham Lodge, Redcar 2 - 4 pm. On the second Thursday of the month we meet up for lunch (usually in a pub) For both carers and the cared for. It’s a chance to relax with a cup of coffee/tea, piece of cake and to talk to people in the same position. Long term friendships can and do happen. For more information please contact Ann on 01642 482066 Redcar Area Foodbank -Donations can be made at Tesco Redcar and Eston(South Bank) (they top up by 20% in cash) Any Redcar and Cleveland Library (except Laburnum Road Redcar branch). Halifax Bank on Redcar High Street. Coop at Marske. Circles of Life Queen Street Redcar. Any foodbank centre listed on www.redcararea. 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, The July meeting is on Monday 16th, in Loftus Town Hall. “The Bird From Paradise” is the title of Elizabeth Bishop demonstration. To begin 19:15. Contact Ann 01947 825916 or Barbara 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

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!

Liverton Village Liverton Village Hall on the first Tuesday of the month for St Michael’s Church Funds. Next dominoes and raffle July 3 from 7.30pm. £2 entry with supper

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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Afternoon Tea Dance St Nicholas Church Hall Bow Street Guisborough each Thursday 1pm to 3.30pm with interval for tea/coffee & biscuits. Sequence dancing with music provided by Kevin & Val with tuition when necessary. £4 per person. Friendly atmosphere with newcomers welcome. Enquiries: Rita & Tony Morris 01287 281737 Hutton Lowcross WI meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7pm in Sunnyfield House, Guisborough. We have a monthly guest speaker, crafts, computing, outings, and much more. Come along and see what we do. Visit our web-site huttonlowcross-wi.co.uk 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!

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 Cleveland Police Community Band. Thurs 9th August, All Saints Church, 7.30pm. £5 entry, ticket only. Please see a member of Church or ring 642401 to buy tickets. Refreshments available. 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.

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GET INSPIRED SUNDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2018 COULD YOU HELP RAISE MONEY FOR A LOCAL CHARITY? With 20 weeks to go, we are looking for individuals, teams, groups and runners to join one of our teams for this year's Redcar Running Festival. As long as you have no underlying medical problems, anyone with grit and determination can succeed. This year we have THREE fantastic local charities to support plus a choice of THREE courses Never run before? Set yourself the challenge, couch to 5Km THE BEACON 5km has a potentially fast course given the right conditions. Starting just before the half marathon

TEAM MND MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE

Kills five people every day in the UK. Leaves people unable to walk, talk or feed themselves. Life expectancy is between two and five years THE MND ASSOCIATION Provides care and support for people with MND and their carers. Funds vital research into causes, treatments and a cure for MND. Relies on voluntary donations. Contact Mike Findley on mikefindley@ntlworld.com

using the same start line but heading passed the Beacon towards Marske and turning just before the Zebra crossing to finish on the promenade passed Tuned In.

Minimum age 14 years. Average runner? 10km might be for you! THE ZETLAND 10km follows same course as the Beacon 5km but carries further on

towards Marske turning at Outwood Academy Bydales to finish on the promenade passed Tuned In. Minimum age 16 years. Good level fitness? Half

TEAM MARSKE HALL Marske Hall is part of the Leonard Cheshire Charity. It is a friendly and safe home that provides support and nursing care for physically disabled adults. As well as exceptional care, the home offers a range of activities for residents including bingo, film clubs, gardening, arts and crafts and bowling. We also offer sensory activities including a ‘magic carpet and magic mirror’. In addition to the resident led activities in the home there are regular trips to the cimena, theatre and on holidays home and abroad. We work with disabled adults to improve the support we offer, supporting individuals to live, learn and work as independantly as they choose whatever their disability. Any runner, walker or wheelchair supporter that may choose to

participate for our wonderful home would get support and encouragement from the residents and staff alike. We pride ourselves on being an active and involved part of our local community. We are always well supported by the local residents and we hope that you may chose to put on your running shoes and raise funds for us at Marske Hall. All funds raised will go to support the activities we offer the residents within the home. Your efforts on the run will enhance the opportunities and facilities that we can offer the disabled residents of Marske Hall. If you are interested in finding out more or joining our team please contact Ruth Hebden on 01642 482672 or via email ruth.hebden@ leonardcheshire.org

Marathon! THE REDCAR HALF MARATHON has a potentially fast course given the right conditions. With a start that takes you along Majuba Road on to the Trunk Road and returning to head off towards Marske before returning to finish on the promenade passed Tuned In. This is for runners of all abilities but if you are unable to cover the first mile without walking then it is strongly advised that you enter the 10km or 5km event instead. Minimum age 17 years. THREE great local charities THREE routes THREE reasons - Health, Achievement, Good Causes

TEAM YOUNG CARERS AT THE JUNCTION FOUNDATION Making Life better for young carers, young adult carers and their families A young carer is a child or young person under the age of 18 carrying out significant caring tasks and assuming a level of responsibility for another person which would normally be taken by an adult. Young Adult Carers are young people whose caring role has started or developed up to the age of 25. The Junction in Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough works to support, young carers, young adult carers and their

families through: One to one support, Counselling, Group work and social activities to build skills, peer networks friendships, confidence and self belief, whole family support. The reasons for taking on caring responsibilities are varied but can include: Serious physical illness, Long term physical disability, Neurological conditions, Mental health problems, Dementia, Addiction, Learning difficulties Help us to support them by joining our team. Contact philippa.hambley@ thejunctionfoundation.com

For anyone wishing to be part of any of our Teams, we will pay the registration fee. All we ask is that each member of the team guarantees at least £50 sponsor money. We will provide sponsor forms and T-shirts/running vest as well as hospitality and use of the physio in the charity's marquee on the day. Our aim is to have 150 runners on the day Could you go that extra mile for our very worthwhile charities? To sign up today please contact any of the names above or Peter on 07736 973 181. Booking early is encouraged and we will keep you updated on our progress.

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Redcar Bears Speedway

Meetings round up by John Gallon 3rd May Redcar Bears fell to their second successive home defeat, losing to a strong Scunthorpe side 54-36 on Thursday night. On a tough night for the Bears, the away side got their noses in front after 3 heats and never looked back. The Bears only managed 4 heat wins, with German star Tobias Busch getting two of those on his way to a 9 point score. Ben Barker rode hard for his 8+3 score, with Matej Kus and Jonas B Andersen getting the other heat wins for the Bears. For Scunthorpe, guest Ricky Wells top scored with a excellent 13+1, whilst ex-Bear Jason Garrity had an interesting evening. He was involved in a clash with Barker after heat 6 had finished, whilst also being involved in the incident which somehow saw Jonas B Andersen excluded from heat 9. 4th May Redcar Bears had another night to forget, falling to a heavy 65-25 defeat away at Scunthorpe on Friday night. Hot on the heels of their defeat on Thursday night, the Bears found the going even more difficult against a strong Scunthorpe side. The home side set the tone for the meeting with three 5-1s in the opening 4 heats, and despite their best efforts the Bears could not get a foothold back into the meeting. Mikkel B Andersen was the Bears only heat winner on his way to 5+1, whilst for the second night running Tobias Busch top scored with 6. 10thMay Ex-Bear of the year Ty Proctor roared to an unbeaten 15 point maximum to claim the title in the Julie Lewis memorial meeting on Thursday night at the Media Prima Arena. The Aussie was in imperious form all night, and never looked like being beaten. Bears own Matej Kus finished second on 14 points, with arguably the star of the night Jordan Stewart finishing third with 13 points. The young Aussie, Jordan, had found the going tough at the start of the season, but with Gary Havelock helping him out he showed everyone what he is all about with passes on both Ben Barker and Thomas Jorgensen. Ben Barker was his again all action, and looked quick all night but again struggled slightly from the starts, and Kevin Doolan continued his fine start to the season. 17th May Young Aussie Jordan Stewart was the star of the show, as Redcar Bears defeated the Glasgow Tigers 48-42 on Thursday night at the Media Prima Arena. The young Aussie had by far his best night as a Bear, scoring 16+1 in a match winning performance. Included in that score was a superb heat 13 winner over Chris Harris, who threw absolutely everything he could at Jordan but there was just no way past. Jordan was well supported by the Andersen brothers in particular, with Mikkel scoring 9 and Jonas scoring 7+2. It was a topsy turvy meeting, with plenty of close, exciting racing. The Bears led by 6 early in the meeting, but two successive 5-1s gave Glasgow a narrow lead after 7 heats. The Bears then hit back with two successive 5-1’s of their own and never looked back, making sure of the win in heat 14 with Stewarts third win on the bounce. The impressive Claus Vissing top scored for Glasgow with 11+1, with Richie Worrall getting 10+2 and Lewis Kerr 10. 18th May Redcar Bears could not repeat the heroics of last night, falling to a 54-36 defeat away at Glasgow on Friday night. It was however a stunning return to form for Bears skipper Ben Barker, who scored an impressive 15+1.

He had solid backup from Mikkel B Andersen with 6, his brother Jonas with 5+1 and Theo Pijper with 5. The Bears started the meeting off fairly slowly, and after 7 heats found themselves 12 points down. Against a strong Glasgow top end, it was always going to be a tough ask to come back from that but the Bears stuck at their task, with Barker reeling off 3 heat wins in his last three rides. Claus Vissing was again the stand out rider for Glasgow, with 14 points supported well by Lewis Kerr with 11. 24th May Redcar Bears fell to a disappointing 5337 defeat to Lakeside at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. In what was very much a meeting of two halves, the Bears started off on fire with two 5-1s in the opening two heats. That was as good as it got for the Bears though, and despite keeping it close till heat 8 fell apart in the second half of the meeting against a strong Lakeside team. Indeed, Jordan Stewarts heat win in heat 8 was the last win for a Bears rider as the Hammers took control. The meeting was marred by a nasty crash in heat 5. Jonas B Andersen lifted on bend two, and had nowhere to go but into the side of Ben Morley. The ex-Bear then hit the fence hard and a lengthy delay ensued whilst the paramedics looked over the Essex lad. He went to hospital with suspected wrist damage and everyone at Redcar wishes Ben all the best in his recovery. For the Bears, Ben Barker top scored with 10+1, supported by sponsors rider of the night Jordan Stewart with 8+1. The impressive Adam Ellis top scored for Lakeside with 13, with Wajtknecht getting 11+2 and Lawson 11+1. 27th MayA depleted Redcar ECCO Finishing Supplies Bears side fell to a heavy defeat at Newcastle on Sunday night, losing 64-26. With Tobias Busch forced to miss the meeting through illness, things got even worse for the Bears with the problems at Stansted Airport due to the weather. Lightning strikes on Saturday night and Sunday morning caused issues with flights arriving and departing the airport, which unfortunately meant that the flight Jonas and Mikkel B Andersen were due to catch was delayed by a number of hours, resulting in them not getting back to the UK in time for the meeting. Due to league rules, they could only be replaced by National League guests. At such short notice, it was tough to get riders but the Bears would like to thank local lads Josh Embleton and Gavin Parr for stepping in to cover. This did make the Bears task much more difficult, and indeed promoter Kevin Keay took to the microphone to apologise to both sets of fans for the situation. Ben Barker continued his improved form, top scoring for the Bears with 13 points. Ludvig Lindgren top scored for the Diamonds with 13+1. 31st May Redcar Bears suffered a tough night at Sheffield on Thursday night, losing 44-28 with the meeting being abandoned after 12 heats due to the 10pm curfew being reached. A heat 12 crash involving Bears number 1 Ben Barker and guest Jack Parkinson-Blackburn, which involved both riders being treated on track by the ambulance, was the final action of the night. Ben Barker suffered a multi fractured collarbone and rib and Jack ParkinsonBlackburn dislocated his shoulder and damaged an ankle.

Guisborough & District Domino League By Danny Jones - league secretary Gordon Armstrong Trophy n the final cup competition which was played at the Boosbeck Hotel on Thursday 17th May The Boosbeck beat The Ship Brotton in the 1st semi-final and the TA. Club beat Marske CC in the second. In the final TA Club beat The Boosbeck. Thanks to everyone, for what has been a long but enjoyable season.

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Jordan Stewart and Mikkel B Andersen continued their fine form at reserve, with Stewart scoring 10+1 and Andersen 8+1. Ex-Bear Charles Wright top scored for the Tigers with 9 points. 1st June Despite a brave effort from a depleted Redcar Bears, they fell to a 50-40 defeat at home to Sheffield on Friday night, meaning their KO Cup dream is over for another season. Against a good Sheffield team, it was a battling performance from the Bears. Jordan Stewart continued his excellent form with 11+1, with guest Michael Palm Toft scoring 11 and Jonas B Andersen also scoring 11. Ex-Bear Charles Wright top scored for Sheffield with 14 points. 7th June The new look Redcar Bears got off to a winning start, defeating the Berwick Bandits 50-40 at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. It was a solid performance throughout, with Jonas B Andersen continuing his good recent form with a excellent 11+3. Jordan Stewart supported well with 10 points, and there were encouraging debuts for Dimitri Berge and Thomas Jorgensen who both scored 8 points. Aaron Summers had a good night for the visitors on his return to Redcar, scoring an impressive 15 points, with good support from David Howe and Theo Pijper who both scored 7. With not a lot to smile about on the track at the moment one member of the “team” sure to raise a smile from kids and adults alike is Smoggy Bear. Smoggy has taken time out to explain the fun of being the best loved bear;

Oh to be a Smoggy Bear

It’s a job I never thought I’d enjoy as much as I do let’s put it like that. I can floss without judgement and be super naughty... even when it comes to the riders! (I have photobombed numerous official photos of the team and I’m extremely pleased about it) Being a giant teddy bear is incredibly rewarding... the comments and support I’ve gained as a Speedway mascot is really overwhelming and i’m proud to be here alongside my family every week. At the end of it all, if it encourages the younger generation to take an interest

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in the sport then I feel it’s a job well done. We run Smoggy’s Cub Club which entitles members to a VIP Centre Green Disco during half time. For a small fee you receive a mini Smoggy Ted, birthday wishes and members only competitions via the Facebook Fan Page. We’ve had new race jackets, helmets & even bike designs which are displayed in the club house for everyone to see and enjoy throughout the season. The Cub Club encourages members to engage with the sport as well as enjoy different aspects of the arena and of course get to see the action from the Centre Green with a big brown bear! WHAT! The Centre Green is the place to be and I’m there in the thick of it all dabbing my way through 15 rounds of utter adrenaline. The dab can only happen at the immediate release of the start tapes never before. I may have a tantrum and lie on the grass if we lose but that’s more me than the bear. To be The Bear is to have fun. That’s everything it entails...I’m a giant Teddy Bear called Smoggy that dances like I’m at a children’s disco in the 90s to Black Lace & Whigfield; What’s not to love?.


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Redcar Town By Ian Enderwick Redcar Town U12s

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ur u12 boys were in a tournament at their home ground and were determined to do themselves and their new club proud. The first group game we secured a 1 nil victory over Riverside and followed this up with a match against HFC Whites we went behind and threw everything at them bar the kitchen sink, we hit the post on numerous occasions and their keeper played a blinder to earn them all 3 points. They then produced another brilliant display against 21st Allstars and were

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Everyone was nervous and I’d never seen the team so quiet. As if fate was against us, our opposition in the final was the only team that beat us all day. This game was a nervy affair as both teams knew what was at stake. Nil nil at half time saw the team really nervous. We continued our trend of making all the subs at half time. Everyone then plays their part. As we got near to the final whistle and the thoughts of penalties going through our minds we managed to scrape a scrappy goal.... this was it, not the bridesmaid but the bride at last. They held on and were ecstatic when the whistle finally went .... our first ever tournament win and first ever tournament at Redcar Town.

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ur u13 girls competed in the Junior World Cup playing against some of the best teams in the North East,in a well run competition ran by Anth Walker and his crew. The Girls won all of their 4 group games ,hitting form to go into the semi final

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unlucky to pick up just the single point. Our 4th game was against Prissick Rovers and a 3 nil victory which meant we had to win our final group game to progress to the semi finals, our opponents were Stokesley. The Lads were on fire and gained revenge from their defeat in the Tjfa League by putting 3 past them and topping the group. Through to the semi-final saw us pitted against Whinney

Bank Jnrs, this game was a tight game as it always is against them. My team was full of confidence though as we had played pressing football all day. With it been the semi the format changed to 10 minutes each way, thus allowed us to make all the subs at half time so everyone played in the semi. We continued our game and scored the first goal, Whinney Banks came back at us and showed why our games are always tight. But we managed to get a second goal. In the last moments of the game they managed to pull a goal back which set up a nervy ending. We managed to hold on and get through to the Final. Last season we made 3 tournament finals and came away runner up in every one.

against a strong Washington Lionesses team and our girls did the business with a 1 nil victory. The Final was a close game and our girls were unlucky to concede their only goal of the day in the last 30 seconds to go down to a 1 nil defeat. Well done Warriors.

Well done to our u10 whites

great night had at the T.J.F.A Awards for Redcar Whites u10s Wow!! What a team these boys are, they finished runners up with only 2 points in it between them and 1st place and were 11 points clear of 3rd place.

In a hugely competitive u10s division 1 league, they won 16 games and only lost 2, scored 51 goals and kept 6 clean sheets. So proud of all the lads, here’s to many more great games to come always a pleasure to watch these talented kids play.

Redcar Town female section are looking to recruit players for a new u14 girls team and a new Ladies team. Also need u8 and u10 players to make new teams. For more details contact Ian 07522477928

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n behalf of Redcar Town ladies I would like to thank everyone who has supported us, from Rosey, Roy, Toddy, Craig and Derek to the Girls section and all the ladies family and friends who have watched us all season, the Tunnell family, our friends at Women’s Football Teesside, Karen from Boro Fan TV, Zetland FM, the fabulous ladies in the cafe Sally and Lesley who have kept the ladies fed. The Coastal View and the Gazette for publishing our write ups. Our Team Sponsors Eleventh Dimension Mobile Bar Hire and Redcar Glazing. Myself personally would like to thank our players for giving me the best season and being a pleasure to work with, to Lee who has come in and turned this team into a team to be feared and the team spirit won’t be beaten anywhere, Chelle for her work behind the scenes and last but not least the new signings of the ex Stokesley ladies and Jenny and Jo, they joined in brought loads of experience especially Crum and Jo and notched the team spirit up that extra level. Oops nearly forgot our injured players who despite being unable to play have come along and been our loudest cheer leaders take a bow Hannah, Dimmi, Laura and Gemma.

Redcar promoted to the Northern League Div 2

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edcar Athletic recently received official confirmation that after winning the Wearside League title they have now been promoted to the Northern League Division 2. A fantastic achievement for a Football Club that has waited a long time for this moment bringing Northern League football to Redcar for the first time since 1922 , when the then Redcar FC finished bottom of the Northern League and disappeared from existence. It is the culmination of a lot of hard work, dedication and commitment from players, management team, committee and volunteers and a groundsman Paul Wilson who works nonstop to produce a quality playing surface and we would like to thank everybody for their fantastic support.

The last time Redcar had a team in the Northern League Redcar needed to win their final game of the season at the BM Bi Folding Doors Stadium against Gateshead Leam Rangers to guarantee the Wearside League Championship and promotion to Step 6 of the Football League’s Pyramid. A large crowd gathered at Green Lane and they were treated to a scintillating performance by the Champions elect as the side brushed aside any fears of nerves and demolished their opponents . The game ended 7-0 but in fairness Gateshead could not have complained if the score tally had risen to double figures goals from Andy Jennings 2 Adam Preston 2 Anthony Jones Jordan Rivis & Bry Stewart sent the Redcar faithful wild when the ref blew the final whistle and Redcar were crowned champions a title they have coveted for the past 4 or 5 years . With the title goes promotion and Redcar will now step up to Step 6 and into the Northern League Division 2 the ground at Green Lane has already passed the Step 6 Ground Grading requirement and with the addition of a seated spectator facility a new turnstile building and new fencing this summer the club is embarking on a very exciting future. Redcar will have a team in the Northern League for the 1st time in nearly 100 years what a boost to the town of Redcar as it embarks on a regeneration programme following the closure of the SSI Steelworks. Having a team in the Northern League can only help to raise the profile of the town which has suffered a lot over the last few years. Secretary Kev Fryett added ‘ we are still overwhelmed by it all it has taken a long time and we have suffered a lot of leg pulling but we have done it now and it feels amazing, we have a brilliant management team, a special group of players and a very hardworking group of committee and volunteers who all deserve this but I am a Redcar lad and this is as much for the town as it is for anybody. Its outrageous that a town the size of Redcar has not had a team in the Northern League

●● Redcar Athletic celebrate with the Wearside League Trophy for nearly 100 years and we aim to make Redcar proud and give them something to smile about, quite a few of the players and myself suffered the heartbreak of the closure of SSI & the steelworks it was devastating for Redcar but they are great things happening in the town and we can help promote them things and raise the profile’ We could not have achieved this without financial support and sponsors in football do not get the recognition they deserve but Redcar Athletic FC would like to let Budget Auto Centre, Cornerstone BS, Shutter Media & BM Bi Folding Doors know that without your financial support we would not have been successful in our League and gaining promotion to the Northern League and Redcar would still be waiting for its 1st Northern League team in nearly 100 years. From everybody at Redcar Athletic FC a massive thank you. We now turn to our next stage of development and producing a team that can not only compete in the Northern League but be up their challenging for honours. To do that we need the support of the community of Redcar and local business, playing at a higher level brings with it higher costs and we will be reaching out for your support. We are looking for Sponsors at all levels for our 1st season in the Northern League this is an opportunity

●● Redcar Athletic Captain Lance Skelton, Manager Steve Connolly & Vice Captain Mike Woodhouse with the Wearside League Trophy for businesses in the area to join us and sustain our development. For Redcar businesses in particular this is a great opportunity it is the 1st time in nearly 100 years Redcar has had a team in the Northern League and will lead to a lot of media exposure & coverage. If you want to help a progressive ambitious grass roots Football Club in Redcar please get in touch via e mail kevfryett@hotmail.com or call 07854935380 We have packages available at all levels and prices start from as low as £50 for the season Thank you to all those people who turned out to support us this season and we look forward to seeing you in the Northern League in August


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 90 June - July 2018

A night of celebration as Guisborough Town Awards night honours outstanding players

uisborough Town’s brilliant young winger Steve Roberts scored a well-deserved ‘double’ at the club’s annual awards night on Friday, scooping the Top Scorer and Supporters’ Player of the Year award. It was fitting recognition for the promising young starlet who had an outstanding season despite having to overcome several serious injuries. It was a night of celebration for players, officials and supporters alike as the club honoured not only its footballers but also many of its long-serving volunteers without whom, as Club Chairman Don Cowan emphasised, Guisborough Town just would not function and survive as an entity. Volunteer groups such as the Ladies Section, who do a fantastic job managing the club canteen and also refreshments and post-match food for players and officials, were particularly recognised along with a host of other helpers. But the main focus of the evening was to present the various player awards and, in addition to Steve Roberts’ double success, other main awards included: Managers’ Player of the Year: Brian Close. Players’ Player of the Year: Matthew Crust. CLS-sponsored Young First Team Player of the Year: Joe Morley. Under-19s Top Goalscorer: Owen Armstrong. Under-19s Managers’ Player of the Year: Sonui Fergus. Under19s Players’ Player of the Year: Owen Armstrong. In addition to the individual Under-19s players’ awards, the team had a fantastic season winning virtually all before them! A particularly poignant but muchappreciated part of the evening came when two very special cheque presentations were made in honour of former club stalwart, John Butterfield, who sadly passed away earlier this year after a brave battle against brain cancer. Club Chairman Don Cowan said

●● Club Chairman Don Cowan presents Steve Roberts with his top goalscorer and Supporters Player of the year awards John’s contribution to the club over the years, particularly when it came close to folding a few seasons ago, could not be underestimated. As a tribute to John, a charity fundraising concert was held in April when internationally-well known 60’s and 70’s rock band Dr Feelgood – close personal friends of John Butterfield – voluntarily gave a concert at the KGV Priory Suite which was very well supported and raised a significant sum of money. Before he passed away John had let it be known that any money raised from such events should go to Redcar-based The Junction charity which helps young people and also the Brain Tumour charity. During the presentation evening Don said a total of £2,000 had been raised from the Feelgood concert, which included a very generous contribution from the Butterfield family. And in a very fitting presentation ceremony one of John’s sons, Luke, presented the cheques to The Junction and the Brain Tumour Charity. Don said John would be sorely missed but his legacy would be the continued success of Guisborough

●● Matthew Crust (right) receiving his Players’ Player of the Year award Pictures kind courtesy of Dan Clark Town Football Club. In conclusion, Don said in recent weeks a number of people had been very complimentary towards the football club and he said while that was really great to hear it was really down to all the hard work by a willing band of volunteers whose efforts combined to make match day at the KGV a really great experience. These volunteers included the Press, Communications and Match Promotion team of Ian Rose, Bill Perfitt, Dan Clark and Chris Wood. Then there were the Turnstile, match programme and Golden Goal sellers group of John Newton, Becca Axford, Scott Axford and Alex McCallum. Don proudly said the grounds and pitch staff worked tirelessly to produce a superb pitch and changing room facilities and this was down to Andy Barker, Andy Willis, Don Robinson, Eric Jackson and…occasionally the Club Chairman himself! Magnificent work in the clubhouse was done by Don Robinson, Keith Smeltzer, Kevin Bilham and Gil Geary. Then there was the Tea Hut and refreshments team – the BEST in the

Sleights FC Round Up

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leights Football Club are preparing for what they hope will be a big return to their former Lowdale Lane home in

●● Andy Barker (left) presents on behalf of CLS their Young Players Award to Joe Morley

the village. With prestige exhibition games to celebrate their homecoming still in the pipeline, SFC concentrated on their Auction and Presentation Night on Friday 22nd June at the Plough pub, Coach Road, Sleights. Kind donations from Middlesbrough FC were lined up with more to follow. Awards handed out on the night included: Top Scorers, Most Improved, Managers Player of the Year, Players Player of the Year and the club service award. Currently pencilled in are away friendlies at Whitby neighbours Fishburn Park on Saturday 28th July, Park’s NRFL Premier rivals Redcar Newmarket on Saturday 4th August and Stokesley Reserves of NRFL One on Saturday 11th August. The big kick-off in the Beckett Football League’s top tier is Saturday 1st September. The stand-out fixtures will be against Esk Valley rivals Lealholm, the league’s defending champions.

league said Don – comprising Gill, Pauline, Julie, Ellie May, Jen and Sami. And last but not least the club bar with Wendy Smeltzer and Chris Annis. Don also paid tribute to the tremendous work done by the Club Secretary and Treasurer doing the long miles and often tedious work but critical to the running of the football club, so thanks to Dan Clark, Keith Smeltzer and Eric Jackson for their marvellous work. Don also thanked all the supporters who helped in any way with the running of the club or supporting the team home and away. He also highlighted the importance of the generous sponsorship of the club many people and organisations, particularly our main sponsors, quality house-builders Taylor Wimpey and CLS (Cleveland Land Services), saying he couldn’t emphasise enough the importance of their great support. First team manager Gary Forster and his coaching team of Lee Farrington and Chris Fairless plus kit man Wilf Forster who had done a great job, particularly in the second half of the season to steer the team to mid-table security. Don also paid tribute to the club’s

thriving Juniors’ section which comprised 15 teams and well over 150 young players. He thanked Junior Section Manager Julie Garbutt who he said had done a fantastic job but was now stepping back and Don welcomed the appointment of Chris Wood who is taking over the management of the Junior Section with First Team Manager Gary Forster taking a keen interest in their development. In conclusion, Don commented that the new FA Mandatory Promotion policy was seen by some as a problem…but NOT by Guisborough Town. He said: “We will embrace the challenge and we are absolutely committed to seeing out beloved club progress to continue playing as successfully as possible and to the highest sustainable standard as possible.” Warm tribute was paid to Don himself for the tremendous and tireless work he does for the club but always with sincerity and modesty. Finally, Don’s son Mark Cowan delivered one of his eagerly-awaited and absolutely inimitable round-ups of the football season overall - interspersed with hilarious impressions of famous sporting stars such as Alan Hansen and former England Manager Roy Hodgson. Mark’s considerable skills at taking off famous sporting personalities drew much laughter and warm applause at the end. Joking aside, Mark’s incisive observations of the season as a whole were very astute, typified by his final point that Guisborough Town’s form in the second half of the season was of titlechallenging standard. He pointed out that Guisborough played eventual league champions and arch local rivals Marske twice in the final fortnight of the season and only lost narrowly 1-0 at Marske when they could easily have won had they taken their chances. He added that the Priorymen then drew 0-0 with Marske at the KGV, demonstrating they were not far behind Marske in ability as the season drew to a close.

North Riding Womens Football League By Ian Enderwick

South Park Rangers 2 - 6 Redcar Town FC Ladies own Ladies clinched the North Riding Womens Football League with an emphatic 6-2 victory over their nearest rivals South Park Rangers who having won their two games in hand needed to win in order to take the title themselves but never looked likely to succeed against a dominant Redcar team who were looking to complete a League and Cup double. Heavy overnight rain was replaced by glorious sunshine as Town put the Rangers under pressure from the start and were rewarded with the opener on 21 minutes with Jess Round latching onto a through ball to slide it past the advancing keeper. Rangers forced a couple of corners which were easily cleared before Jess Round curled a superb effort over the keeper from the edge of the box for Towns second on 27 minutes. Jess almost grabbed her third when trying to lob the Rangers keeper who just got a finger tip to the ball and the chance was gone. Rangers pulled a goal back shortly before half time when a free kick from the right corner of the box was superbly struck with pace and although Town keepr Louise Arden got a hand to it could not stop it going into the corner. H-T 1-2. Town again started the half the brighter as they looked for the early goal to re establish their two goal margin and were rewarded when under pressure from Jess Round

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the unfortunate Rangers defended toe poked the ball past her own keeper on 52 minutes and four minutes later it was all over when Jenny Dixon scored Towns fourth goal hammering the ball home from six yards. Town now in total control of the game added further goals from Jess who completed her hat-trick and substitute Laura Taylor scoring from close range to make the score 6-1. Rangers pulled a goal back at the death but it was too little too late as Town ran out comfortable winner to take the North Riding Womens title for the second time in 5 years. The League trophy was handed over by George Harpham to Captain Paula Lowe to trigger ecstatic scenes amongst the team as they celebrated a fantastic season that saw them win the North Riding County Cup over York City Ladies and today completing the double.


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 90 June - July 2018

Busy time at Marske as manager secures deals for next season By Mark Hathaway

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he season may have ended but one person who has been busy at Marske United is manager Carl Jarrett who has secured deals with a large number of the squad who successfully chased down Morpeth to win the Northern League Division 1 last month. Robert Dean, Adam Wheatley, Leon Carling, Josh Rowbotham, Liam O’Sullivan, Chay Liddle, Craig Gott, Glen Butterworth, Curtis Round, Andy Ramsbottom and Mikey Roberts have all agreed to remain with the Seasiders as they tackle Step 4 football for the first time in their history. In addition, Jarrett has also secured the signing of centre back Andrew “Rio” May who has played for Guisborough Town and more recently Whitby Town, who also spent time at England and Leicester

City striker Jamie Vardy’s V9 academy. Both Danny Earl and James Fairley have left the club to remain in the Northern League with Earl moving to Shildon and Fairley joining newly promoted Hebburn Town. Both ensured their places in Marske United history as part of the championship winning side and we wish them the best of luck at their new clubs. The club enjoyed huge success at the end of season Northern League Dinner, held at Ramside Hall with Carl Jarrett winning Northern League Manager of the Year and midfielder Craig Gott winning Northern League Player of the Year. Even though the season only finished a month ago, the commencement of pre-season training is only 3 weeks away and the club are in the final stages of finalising their preseason programme which currently looks as follows:-

Thursday 12th July – Billingham Synthonia (A) Saturday 14th July – Shildon (A) Thursday 19th July – Newton Aycliffe (A) Saturday 21st July – Guisborough Town (A) John Butterfield Memorial Trophy Wednesday 25th July – Stockton Town (A) Thursday 26th July – Billingham Town (A) Saturday 28th July – Dunston UTS (H) Cleator Cup Tuesday 31st July – Scarborough Athletic (A) Saturday 4th August – Whitby Town (A) Saturday 11th August – Radcliffe (A)

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T ●● Carl Jarrett and Craig Gott Picture: The Northern League Our only home pre-season friendly is the Cleator Cup game which pitches together the League Champions against the League Cup winners, and it promises to be an excellent game. Their will also be a coach to the away friendly to Radcliffe, provided by our travel partners Skelton Coaches. Further details will be available in due course. There are some mouthwatering away friendlies to look forward to which include a trip to FA Vase runners-up Stockton Town, plus trip down the North Yorkshire coast to Scarborough and Whitby. Please note that pre-season games are subject to change at short notice. The best way to keep up to date with any possible changes is to follow the club on Twitter – www.twitter. com/MarskeUnitedFC

Competitive football commences on Saturday 18th August with the first game of the Evo-Stik Division 1 East season and that is followed on the 25th by the Preliminary round of the FA Cup. The league fixtures are released on Thursday 12th July with the FA Cup fixtures for the Extra Preliminary Round and Preliminary Round released on Friday 6th July. The club will be releasing season ticket details in the coming weeks – please visit www. marskeunitedfc.club for details of how to apply. With the club playing at their highest level ever, we would encourage supporters to purchase season tickets where possible to support the club in what should be an exciting season with a large number of new clubs visiting Mount Pleasant.

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uisborough Town’s Under 19 side completed a double in their first season after clinching the North Riding Football League Under 19 division and RT Raine Trophy. The Priorymen saw off Kader, 7-0, in last month’s Trophy final, with a destructive second half performance, at Thornaby FC. Guisborough led on 15 minutes through Owen Armstrong, but their Middlesbrough opponents almost hit straight back, but instead struck the crossbar. As Guisborough went through the gears, Kader keeper Harry Coghlan as forced into a string of top drawer saves. But he was eventually breached twice in quick succession early in the second period when the floodgates finally opened. Donny Holdsworth and Isaac Carlucci conjured braces, with Kyle Tranter and Louis Hodgson also firing late on. Guisborough took the Under 19 Division by eight points, smashing 139 goals in just 22 games. In the North Riding Football League’s senior ranks, Boro Rangers completed an incredible quadruple of honours. Boro Rangers 3, Thornaby Dubliners 0. Rangers earned a treble after seeing off North Riding Premier Division rivals Thornaby

By Mark Hathaway

he 2017/18 season was a huge success for the Under 13 Reds with the team reaching the Quarter Finals of the County Cup, finishing runners-up in Division 2 ensuring promotion to the top division of the TJFA and winning the TJFA Challenge Cup. The boys raced into the Challenge Cup final winning five games to reach the final, scoring a scarcely believable 45 goals in the process. The final took place at Hurworth, the training ground of Middlesbrough FC with Richmond Town the opposition. Despite going 1-0 down, the lads kept their heads to easily win 9-3 thanks to goals from Cobi Jones (5), Jamie Hill (2), Harry Calvert (1) and Jamie Skelton (1). Over the course of the season the team played 29 games, winning 22, drawing 4 and losing 3 scoring an unbelievable 162 goals and conceding 62. In the league, the team lost only twice, both times to league winners Golden Flatts and the end of the season saw the boys win 10 consecutive games including 8 in the League to pip Darlington All Stars to 2nd place in the Division. Probably the best statistic of all, however, is that all 16 lads in the squad scored at least once during the season, including keeper Frankie Nozedar who scored on the one occasion he played outfield during the season. The boys also had a trip to Skegness to play in the highly competitive ESF Festival of Football. A great weekend was had by players and parents though the boys just missed out on a semi-final spot, losing their last group game to finish 2nd in their group. At the Redcar Athletic Junior Presentation Evening awards were won by Frankie Nozedar and Cobi Jones with Cobi winning Players’ Player of the Year, Coaches Player of the Year and the club player of the season in the under 12 to under 18 category, thanks to 41 goals in 29 games.

North Riding Round up By Andrew Snaith

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With six minutes remaining, Stu Rose looked to have clinched it for the Middlesbrough men, only for Nathan Storr to claw Park back on terms, three minutes from time. This forced penalty kicks where Andrew Menzies was denied and this proved crucial as the rest were converted, so Rangers won 5-4 on spot kicks. Rangers took the Premier Division by 11 points, ●● Guisborough Town U19 Picture:by Paul Conway. from nearest rivals, Stockton West End. They missed out on promotion to the Northern League Dubliners, at Thornaby FC. on this occasion, but will no doubt look to go one Stu Rose opened the scoring, after a defensive better and secure it next time around. error, inside two minutes. However, in a hard- Friday 18th May D & G TROPHY FINAL fought encounter, it took ten minutes of the 7.30pm kick-off second half before Nathan Liddell doubled the Great Ayton United Royals 5 v 0 Bedale Middlesbrough side’s advantage. The Royals gained a measure of revenge for Matty McQueeney then sealed victory for Ben being pipped to the North Riding Football League Wheatley’s men, 12 minutes from time, with First Division title with a convincing cup final Rangers’ third. victory. MacMillan Bowl Final United’s Mark Shimwell completed a fine Boro Rangers 2, Fishburn Park 2 personal season with a hat-trick in a 5-0 success, (Rangers win 5-4 on pens) where every goal was scored in the first half. Boro Rangers completed a historic quadruple but Calab White and Tom Nicholls were also on only after a dramatic penalty-shoot out victory over target as Dale were denied the double and Ayton Whitby side Fishburn Park, at Redcar Town FC. lifted the D & G Trophy at Stokesley Sports Club. After a goal-less first half, Paul Blake’s penalty The North Riding Football League is open put Ben Wheatley’s charges in front, early in to new clubs. Applications should be made to the second period. However, ex-Whitby Town secretary Paul Campbell viapaul.campbell@ marksman Jake Faichney levelled. northridingfa.com


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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 90 May June - July 2018

North Riding Tees Valley Girls League Cup Final Day

complete the League and Cup Double and go all season unbeaten. Our last Final was the u12 League Cup Final contested between Boro Rangers the League Champions and the League Runners up Leven DFC and in another close encounter between 2 evenly matched teams Boro Rangers took the lead

through a superb free kick from Tiana Maloney, then Leven equalised through Hollie Williams only for Tiana to step up and hammer an unstoppable free kick into the top corner. So Boro Rangers matched Cleveland’s achievements completing the League and Cup double and remaining unbeaten in the League also.

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By Ian Enderwick

n behalf of the North Riding Tees Valley Girls League I would like to thank Redcar Town for hosting our Cup Final day. The pitch and facilities were excellent ,massive thank you to Craig and Roy for sorting the car parking out for us, Lesley,Sally and family for manning the cafe, Toddy for helping set up and Grounds man of the year Graham Rose for marking the pitches out very late Friday night and very early Saturday morning and The North Riding FA for providing the match balls. Also our workers Andy, Annette and Jonathan and my stand in photographer Danny and not forgetting the referees on the day Sophie, Bernie, Lauren and Paul. We started the day off with our u10 Plate Final with Redcar Athletic taking on Skelton United and in a close game Skelton just edged 1 nil it thanks to a fine finish from Lola Holmes. Our u12 Challenge Final was next with Boro Rangers u11s taking on Billingham and in an exciting game with goals galore Boro Rangers finished their season in style with a 6-1 victory thanks to scorers Milly Burns x2,and one each for Charlie

McMann,Paige Bennett, Rosie McCarthy and Melanie Steele and a solitary reply from Chloe Fitton for Billingham. We then had our u10 Challenge Final between Leven DFC Athletic and Billingham Juniors U10 Girls and Billingham were unlucky to taste defeat due to a deflected shot from Sophie Chapman that wrong footed the keeper. Redcar Athletic u12 girls were up next vs Middleton Rangers u12s in the u12 Plate Final and and in a high scoring game Middleton triumphed 6-2 the Redcar scorers were Holly Mathews and Issy Seymour and for Middleton Brooke Gibbon hit a hat trick, Lucy Ward netted a brace and a solitary strike from Lily Wilkinson. Our next Final Featured League Champions Cleveland Juniors vs League Runners up Leven DFC in the League Cup and what an end to end game with Leven taking a 2 goal lead through Sophie Dacombe and Maisy Thomas, only for Cleveland to peg it back with goals from Libbie Trainor and Tiana Hudson and take the game into penalties thanks to some inspired substitutions from coach Tom Readman. Cleveland held their nerve in the shootout to win 2 nil and deservedly

Sat 23rd June

Teviot Smokery and Jedburgh

£17.50

Sat 7th July

York and/or McArther Glen

£15

Tue 10th July

Great Yorkshire Show (Coach only)

£15

Sat 14th July

Lincoln City

£17.50

Wed 18th July

Crook Hall and Gardens & Durham

£22

Sat 21st July

Reghead and Keswick

£17.50

Sat 28th July

Sunderland Air Show

£12 Adults £8 Child

Wed 1st Aug

Northumbrian Coastal Tour

£15

Sat 4th Aug

York and/or McArther Glen

£15

Wed 8th Aug

Lotherton Hall and Harrogate

£15

Sat 11th Aug

Whitby Regatta

£12 Adults £8 Child

Wed 15th Aug

Ripon & Skipton

£15

Sat 18th Aug

Eden Camp

£22 Adults £15 Child

Wed 22nd Aug

Scarborough and Filey

£15

Sat 25th Aug

Hull City

£15

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