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Issue 91 July - August 2018

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Worrying news from local NHS that doesn't bode well for future?

By Councillor David Walsh RCBC Adult Services Cabinet Member


here’s been a degree of potentially worrying news from the local NHS this past fortnight: some of it like the news that the Government has stepped in to take over the running of the South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group dominated local TV on the day. Others - the sheer degree of cuts being demanded of local hospital services, the loss of another community service running out of Brotton Hospital, and the fact that A and E pressures at James Cook Hospital are again near breaking point have either been keep behind wraps or only mentioned within the four walls of a select NHS governors meeting. Let us start with the Clinical Commissioning

Group (CCG). This may not be a name at the tip of your tongue, but the CCG is important to us. It oversees Primary Care Services in our area such as GP surgeries and clinics, it runs community services like district nursing and home physio services,it works with our council in the efficient use of social care resources and above all, it holds the purse strings for the areas GP’s and hospitals. In a very minor role, I’ve sat alongside managers and clinicians working for the CCG and whilst there have been disagreements, I have never doubted their professionalism empathy and feel for the area and people they served. However, they have been for a time in the red financially. This was no secret, and whilst this was reported as a £10.8 million deficit at the end of the financial year, by last week they

had reduced that down by nearly £3 million no mean feat. However, this wasn’t enough for the men from the ministry, and last week it was announced that NHS England was to put the CCG into “Special Measures” with a duty imposed on the local managers to make cuts. The demand, it seems, is to bite into that deficit in this year, and to try to attain some £19 million is “efficiency savings” - cuts in plain English. The CCG stated that this was due to “The South Tees health and care system, like many other NHS systems, experiencing significant financial pressures.” The specific pressures identified were in the provision of “Continuing Health Care” - up from £18 million to £36 million in just 6 years, drugs prescribing, where 7 million separate items are prescribed every year and where expenditure is £4 million more per head of population than elsewhere in the North East and the sheer pressure for hospital-based services especially A and E (of which more later.) Now this is, to me just symptomatic of an area like ours where the longest ever recorded programme of financial austerity we have ever known is joining hands with a poor population suffering from the illnesses and diseases which accompany poverty, a growing cohort of frail elderly, growing frailer every passing year and a legacy of years of cutting back on local walk-in surgeries and community hospitals, all producing that perfect storm we all predicted. You cannot dismiss it, as one local MP was

quoted as doing, as just a problem of “poor book-keeping”. Instead, it goes to the heart of the NHS problems seen everywhere, problems now so deep-rooted that even a belated 70th birthday dowry will be little more than a sticking plaster. But don’t expect this from NHS England. They will be looking for cash cuts to eliminate the deficit, and what I see fills me with foreboding. I am sure they will demand that what they see as the low hanging fruit - cutting back on investment in GP surgeries, looking to see if possibly expensive planned operations above the average tariff price meet “value for money”, the axing of joint services run with local volunteers groups or patient involvement programmes - being early victims. There are two areas where I have especial fears - a possible intent to row back on “Continuing Health Care” where patients leaving hospital but with underlying serious medical issues like deep wounds, pressure ulcers or where treatment has exacerbated the onset of dementia to a point where someone may be a risk to themselves - and a suggestion that the patient be left to cope with non-clinical local authority social care. A warning to anyone who is refused, or where a member of one's family is refused Continuing Health Care. You can appeal against that refusal - although you are often not told this. The other area of concern is a specific budget allocated jointly to both NHS Clinical Continued on page 6 ►►►

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Welcome to Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91


fter all the recent excitement with the World Cup and the stunning weather we've been having we seem to have settled down and sort of got back to normal, whatever that means, Our lads did well over in Russia and although some maybe disappointed we didn't quite make it to the final, must admit that they did us proud. Now it's nearly time for our domestic football to start, with local supporters all eager with anticipation as to what their teams will achieve this season. We have Marske Utd winning their league and climbing up to a whole new level and Guisborough Town, with a host of new signings hoping to improve on last season. Read the latest news from both clubs on page 63. In total we have five full pages of sports' news which includes a reader competition, giving you the chance to win a family ticket for two adults and two children to go watch the Redcar Bears in action. Turn to page 61 to see details of this. Our back page pays tribute to a great local sporting hero, David Beach, who recently passed away. David was scorer at Marske Cricket Club, since 1959, before stepping down from this role last year. Regular Coastal View readers will recognise his

name as being a regular writer for the newspaper as for some time he supplied us with monthly updates and for this we will always be grateful. So much so that last year David received a Coastal View Award for his contributions. We would also like to thank Roy Smith, who for the last few years has written articles for Saltburn Beachwatch, a group which is very close to Roy's heart, being so passionate about our local environment. Roy's latest and unfortunately final contribution on page 56 will tell you his reasons for stepping down from his role and we would like to publically thank him for all he has done for us over the years. Roy has also been a recipient of a Coastal View Award. Talking of awards, it's now that time of year again when we ask you to tell us who your community heroes are. Our awards night this year will be held, again at the wonderful Freebrough Academy in November, when we will recognise some of the great people and organisations in our area. It's a great night when we have so many community heroes under one roof, but also a chance for us to raise money for The Junction Foundation, Young Carers. You can take part too and also have a chance to be there on the night. Turn to

page 47 for full details. As the kids have recently broken up for the school Summer holidays, let's hope the lovely weather continues. We have some great events coming up in the area and with seven pages of them, starting on page 49 you will find lots of things to do. There are two events in particular we would like to mention and they both take place on August 4th. Firstly there is the Marske Community Fun Day with so much going on even the children will not get bored. It was a lovely event last year with many hundreds of people attending and this year there will be so much more fun for all the family. Full details on page 50. The second event is a full scale medieval reenactment led by the Red Wyverns Medieval historical re-enactment Society. This first time event is to be held on the Hollybush field in Skelton and is a collaboration between Skelton's Townscape Heritage Project Team and other organisations. Full details on page 52. We will be going to both of these events, so hopefully we will see you there! We hope you enjoy reading this issue.


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Abandoned by our local Police force? This is how I feel after reporting a crime


By Russell Clark

feel, Redcar and Cleveland have been abandoned by the police force. On June 10th 2018 I reported an incident involving a male who was creeping around my premises, (The Cleveland Bay in Redcar) at 4am. He scaled a 6ft fence into a locked off private area, which in my eyes is burglary (very minimum trespass) and I have very clear images on CCTV and the male in question is easily identifiable. A PCSO officer attended and looked at the CCTV. One of his comments was: "He really hasn’t done anything." So from that comment, I can only surmise he didn’t think there had been a crime committed! So now I am left feeling let down, abandoned, paranoid and angry. My quality of life has suffered as I am up at all hours checking CCTV and awakened by every little noise. After I had heard nothing back from the police I rang again on 26th June 2018 to be told the case was closed and no crime had been committed it disgusts me that I didn’t even get a follow up phone call. I have now lodged a complaint (that will probably fall on deaf ears) and I would like to know why the police feel it is not worth following up. The male in question is known to the police for various crimes around Redcar and is still walking about freely without a care in the world. Why have we been abandoned by a police force that is supposed to protect us? Human rights came into the conversation but as a tax payer and family man do I not have any human rights? Do I not have the right to live without worrying that someone is creeping around and will they try and break in? After a meeting at the Cleveland Bay earlier this year where more than 100 residents attended and tried to air their views to Police & Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, Chief Inspector Emily Harrison and Redcar Labour MP Anna Turley on what was happening in the local area, the only feedback we got was a FREE ON LINE AWARENESS COURSE - wow they actually hadn’t listened to a word. Nobody in the room mentioned online fraud this shows how much Cleveland police care about the local area. Anna Turley took the situation to Prime Minister Question Time asking for more police funding. I believe the reply was: "The money is there and it’s up to the local commissioner

how it’s spent." Well Mr Coppinger how is the budget spent, as it certainly isn’t on man power. I wonder if someone was creeping around in your garden would it be a different scenario. Well Chief Inspector Harrison what has been done for the local residents? Absolutely nothing in my eyes. What we really need are a few more officers on the beat but what we do need is a police force with backbone. The criminals have no respect for the police and the laws and it is now getting to the stage where the law abiding citizens of Redcar have no respect for the police. It’s time to stand up and be counted Cleveland Police do the job you’re paid for. Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger said: “The public meeting at the Cleveland Bay earlier this year was a good opportunity for me to hear the concerns of residents in Redcar and the wider area affected by crime and antisocial behaviour. I believe residents understand the pressure Cleveland Police’s officers are under to deliver

an increasingly demanding service with fewer officers to assist. “Chief Constable Mike Veale has been in his role since March and is in the process of a review to understand how Cleveland Police can make the best use of their resources. I expect to see his proposals later this year and I can reassure the public that I will be looking for a plan that offers the public the best service possible. “I will continue to lobby local and national politicians of all parties, or none, to assist me in my campaign to call for fairer funding for policing in Cleveland. I recently wrote to Home Secretary Sajid Javid about the cuts the force has faced - £39m and 500 officers since 2010 – and he has responded, recognising problems with the current funding system. I will continue this work until further funding is secured. “A number of elderly residents approached me at this meeting to express their concern about doorstep crime and scams, which is why I suggested they take advantage of free scam awareness sessions delivered by Victim Care and Advice Service. These workshops have been attended by over

1000 people in Cleveland since April 2017 and I would encourage anyone who is interested to contact them on 0303 040 1099. “I have tremendous sympathy for anyone who becomes a victim of crime and I will continue to work closely with the force and local communities to deliver the commitments in my Police and Crime Plan of investing in police, getting a better deal for victims and reducing re-offending.” Redcar’s Chief Inspector Emily Harrison said: “After reviewing the reported incident, our Redcar Neighbourhood Inspector has spoken with Mr Clark and has explained the policies and procedures regarding the investigation and the constraints of the law we have to abide by in relation to arresting people. “Officers understand that reports of this nature can be frustrating and they do their upmost to look after the community and bring people to justice when they have been found guilty of committing an offence. “As a Force we have attended community meetings in Redcar where members of the public have voiced their concerns within the area and we are in the process of arranging another meeting to provide feedback on these matters. “Our officers and PCSOs go above and beyond to keep our communities safe with the resources we have available and we will continue to work with partner agencies and members of the community to to keep people safe and prevent them from harm.” If you have a crime to report please call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or


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Council and The Regent to consider plans for cinema’s future

Friends of Redcar Cemetery


eading members of the council and the management of The Regent are considering both temporary and long-term plans for cinema in the borough. The cinema has been closed for safety reasons since April after a routine survey revealed serious, structural damage to the building. However, Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Communications, Councillor Carl Quartermain, has again publicly committed the council to The Regent and cinema in the borough. He said: “We have been committed to The Regent for many years and it was a very difficult but necessary decision to close it. Public safety must always come first and we simply had no choice. “We have been working closely with Neil Bates, the manager of The Regent, and are actively considering a number of temporary cinema venues across Redcar and we hope to have some news soon. “In the longer term, we must wait for the final reports and costings for various options before making a decision on the best way forward and

we will keep the public fully informed.” “The structural problems in the building can’t be easily fixed – but I would like to again stress that we remain fully committed to ensuring there continues to be cinema. We are really grateful for the level of support and I am doing all I can to secure the long-term future of The Regent.” The building will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Work removing asbestos is expected to start in the coming weeks. A contractor will have the remit to remove all the asbestos as carefully as possible to prevent further damage to the building. The cinema is boarded up but with hoardings will be painted to be sympathetic to the surrounding seafront area. A routine condition survey in April led to concerns about the structure of the building, including the walls, roof and floor. Since then there has been a detailed building structural inspection by independent surveyors which revealed worse than expected damage. The building survey report can be found on the council’s website at www.redcar-cleveland.

By Dot Ahmed

he Friends of Redcar Cemetery Summer Strolls continue the next date is Thursday 9th August at 6pm lasting an hour. 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 stories of the residents buried in the cemetery. The Group continues to raise funds for special projects the paths in the new section are completed and the Faith, Hope and Love wood sculptures are well on the way. Thanks to our supporters we have been able to secure the money to restore the headstone of Fred Thompson who died at the Battle of Jutland. Any families who have photos of men who served on

HMS Invincible at that battle please contact us. Forthcoming events include a stall on Yorkshire day Wednesday 1st August and a stall on Friday the 3rd August Pirate Day both events in the High Street.. Also a stall in the grounds of Cheshire Home marking the Marske Village Celebrations. The money from this stall will go towards helping parents and grandparents installing a path named Peggy's Path in the Precious Garden Children's Area where 60 babies and children are buried. Please support us if you can. We are wanting tombola prizes and small items to sell especially jigsaws and games. We are always looking for new members to help with gardening, sweeping paths, litter picking, watering, fundraising and baking for coffee morning. please contact Dot 01642 478349


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Worrying news from local NHS that doesn't bode well for future?

Commissioning Groups and local councils. - the “Better Care Fund” Now the BCF programme is what it says on the packet. It is there to make sure that social care in this country - and especially social care at that crucial crossing point between hospital and home - is as good as it can possibly be. It was the BCF programe that for two years in a row meant we had no “winter crisis” at James Cook, and it is a component of the BCF that is financing your new “Intermediate Care Centre” in Eston which will see patients leaving James Cook go into a convalescent atmosphere where services like NHS physiotherapy or specialist treatment for sight or other sensory loss, go hand in hand with good social work, designed to ease one back to a proper home life. Put simply, this was designed by the

Government for a purpose and it has met - and is meeting - that purpose. It can’t and shouldn't be used to plug financial leaks elsewhere. Can I now mention the other fears I have? One is a sneaky little “stealth cut” that has already been made in the last fortnight at Brotton Hospital. For many years now, people admitted to A and E for falls or big tissue wounds, could later attend an A and E outpatients clinic at Brotton. This coped with simple things like a re-plastering or a fracture, an X Ray check up in the hospitals X ray room or a change of dressings. No more. Our Council was told by the Hospitals Trust - with about 4 days notice that this was closing. Seems the reason is that many people are “electing” to go to James Cook instead. The figures seemed to back this up - but

then I am always suspicious of abstract figures with no context. Given that for every elderly lady or man who falls and fractures, there could be three healthy adults who have had a sports or work accident or the like, where does that leave us ? How many people go to James Cook so they can fit it in a work day cycle. ? I worry that East Cleveland’s poorer, elderly and those with little family support will be the ones left high and dry. Our council has asked that the service be reinstated, but if it is not, then following on from the loss of the Boulby Ward and the minor accidents provision, we will now lose this - making rural East Cleveland’s only local hospital yet more of a medical Mary Celeste than it now is. And finally, we come back on our ward trolly tour almost full circle to where we started, with the pressures on James Cook Hospital and that sites Accident and Emergency Unit. That pressure is both financial and demanddriven. More patients every year are descending into the Marton Road complex with all the cost pressures that this gives. Yet the NHS, this time via the NHS Improvement Agency, are demanding that the regime of cash cuts be stepped up, with a demand, revealed to me at a recent joint meeting, of some £36 million in this year alone. We all guessed that the relaxation of last year's acute pressures might only be temporary relief, and it seems we might be right yet again. I pass on the observations of someone I value who was at the last meeting of the James Cook Hospital Governors' Meeting. According to my source, hospital managers, speaking in the kind of Gonzo language they use when they think there are no press around said: “A+E attendances are significantly up. The Trust said

they’d have been “stuffed” without the newly reconfigured ward 2. The CCG argued the increase may be heat related but the Trust says it wasn’t, because the increase began in April. "The Trust thinks it’s instead related to primary care access (i.e. GPs). The Trust said they had a particular increase in working-age people coming in so it sounded to them like GP access, They also noted more paediatric referrals and admissions with parents bringing in children who couldn't get seen quickly at their GP.....… patients bringing in their children if they can’t get quick access to GP?" The outcome I predict? More long waits in the admission room, and longer periods waiting in the cubicles for the front of house staff. All of this is far bigger and more complex than mere “book-keeping” and doesn't bode well for the future. Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland Conservative MP Simon Clarke told Coastal View: “Sadly whenever something negatively impacts our local NHS services there are always a small number of politically minded individuals who seek to point fingers and lay blame regardless of the facts. "These same individuals also take the opportunity to make doom and gloom predictions about future performance and services. Personally I want to look at the facts and the circumstances behind these problems and to that end have arranged to meet with senior members of the CCG to discuss their future plans and how best I can support them. "We have historically had one of the best ran health authorities in the country and I have no reason to believe that this current obstacle won’t be overcome so we can get back to that position once again.”


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‘Redcar Gateway Project could Council commits to Plastic Free Communities revive coastal economy’


abour MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has backed a bid by the Redcar Coastal Community Team for £2.5 million to support and regenerate a key part of Redcar town centre. The bid has been made to the Coastal Communities Fund, a government scheme managed by Big Lottery which supports projects leading to regeneration and economic growth in coastal towns. The Redcar Gateway Project seeks to invest in the Station Road area of Redcar, creating high quality business space, improving the street scene, and transforming the gateway into the centre of Redcar. New and improved spaces for community activities would be provided, such as the Primrose Bell street market, performances and other cultural activities. Other secured funding for the project includes the SSI Business Growth fund and Redcar & Cleveland Council. Bids are also being made to TVCA and the Arts Council. In a letter to Jake Berry MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Anna said: “Local small businesses, the community, and the council have already got to work to lift the profile of the area but we need the investment that our CCF bid would unlock to truly realise our aspirations. We want to create a high-quality environment for business, and a bustling, vibrant street scene which will attract visitors, create 10 businesses and at least 80 new jobs, and sustain existing employment.” She also said the money would support the regeneration of the two major landmarks in the town centre: “We want to rejuvenate the station building, bringing it back to life as a living station with retail and café space and business start-up accommodation. “At the other end of the street, our cinema would need extensive refurbishment and repair to fulfil

its potential contribution to the town’s visitor destination offer. It is an iconic seafront cinema that has been very popular with the local community, providing a traditional cinema experience for an affordable price. The recent closure has been hugely disappointing to residents.” Commenting on the project, Councillor Neil Baldwin, whose ward includes Redcar town centre, said: “This is a really exciting project that has the potential to make a real, tangible impact on the town centre and bring about some positive change in an area that has faced difficult years. “I was pleased to bring the Redcar Coastal Communities team together with officers at the council to develop the project together and I think we have a really strong offer to government for funding. It is important that the public and their elected representatives are supportive of the proposals and I am pleased Anna has given her support.” Councillor Carl Quartermain, Cabinet member for Culture, Tourism and Communication, who was instrumental in instigating the purchase of Redcar railway station from Network Rail through Redcar's Growth Plans, was also delighted by the support from Redcar's MP: "I am optimistic that the railway station will soon be under council ownership with development funding initially coming through the TVCA and SSI support scheme. The vision is to emulate a similar offer to Richmond Station which has been very successful. “Any financial support this borough receives to boost our economy from national government would be very welcome particularly as we have suffered heavy budget cuts over the past eight years. Anna's backing is very much welcomed. The Gateway Project which also includes Station Road and the Regent Cinema can only be helped with strong support and influence like this from our MP."

● A litter pick by Marske Litter Action and Westgarth School on Marske beach


edcar & Cleveland Borough Council has formally committed to ending its use of single-use plastics and for Redcar to join Saltburn and Marske in achieving Plastic Free Communities status. As well as committing to stopping its own use of singleuse plastics wherever possible, the council will encourage people, businesses and other organisations in the borough to do the same to assist in reducing the amount of plastic in the world’s oceans. A recent study by the World Wildlife Fund revealed the UK to be the highest user of both cotton buds and sanitary towels in the EU, and second for the crisp packets, wet wipes, plastic straws/cutlery/drink cups/food containers. The national Plastic Free Communities initiative was launched by registered charity Surfers Against Sewage in 2017. Currently, 326 communities have signed up with 28 gaining Plastic Free Communities approved status. The local Plastic Free Communities project is led by a partnership of the council, Marske Litter Action, Keeping It Clean Saltburn and the Friends of Redcar. The partnership led to Saltburn and Marske achieving Plastic Free Communities status in April 2018. Councillor Alec Brown, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “As a coastal borough, we’re on the front line against plastics. “Plastics in the ocean are causing a huge environmental impact and we all need to pull together and reverse the damage plastics cause. The seas are not ours to litter and our careless actions lead to the deaths of millions of fish, birds and other sea life which eat the plastics we disregard. “Recently we launched a scheme where people could receive a reusable water bottle in return for handing in six single-use plastic bottles. We were confident this would

prove popular but we didn’t expect to hand out more than 80 bottles on the first day alone! “Clearly the public are on board with the need to reduce plastics. We can all do something to help such as choosing to buy products which don’t use needless packaging, reusing and recycling properly and not dropping litter.” Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council will commit to: • Removing all single-use plastics from its own operations (once current stocks have been used) • Working with contract caterers to reduce single-use plastics • Working with local traders and business to offer advice on reducing their plastic waste • Encouraging passionate members of the community to act as Recycling Ambassadors • Increasing recycling bins in public areas and at key events • Working with partners to carry out regular beach litter picks Councillor Brown continued: “Everyone hates seeing litter on our beaches and groups like our partners in the Plastic Free Communities project work really hard in keeping them clean. While there is a problem with some locals not disposing of their waste properly, we’re also the victim of litter washing up on shores from all over the world. More than half our beach waste is estimated to be single-use plastics. “It may seem that we’re pushing against the tide but real change can and does happen on a local level. More and more countries and coastal communities are waking up to their responsibilities and local initiatives like Plastic Free Communities can have a global impact. The fact that we have two of the first 28 accredited Plastic Free Communities shows how willing our region is to reduce its use of plastics. “I hope the Redcar and Cleveland public and business community will join us in our work to tackle the blight of plastic waste.”

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New CCTV Car to clamp down on dangerous parking

● Left to right: Amy Mercer, Sue Mercer, Robin Winspear, Tom Marshall & Jacob Wall

Marske Brass Band ’The Royal Blues'


edcar & Cleveland Borough Council has approved plans to bring into use a special parking enforcement car equipped with CCTV cameras to clamp down on illegal and often unsafe parking throughout the borough, with schools and bus stops being a priority. The move follows three reports of children being involved in road traffic accidents outside of schools this year alone. Illegal parking outside of schools has been a growing concern, with many parents and carers routinely ignoring road markings and warning signs as they drop off and collect children during the school run. The new CCTV car will patrol the borough’s schools to record evidence of unsafe and illegal parking, with fixed penalty notices of £70 automatically being issued when rules are contravened. Councillor Bob Norton, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth & Highways, said: “We know that measures to tackle parking are often controversial and seen by some as a ‘cash grab’ but that is simply not the case. This is all about safety! “Three accidents involving school children in one year is three too many. We won’t allow this continuing risk to the safety of children in our schools. “The message is clear: Don’t want to get fined?

M Then don’t put people at risk when you park.” To avoid illegal parking, all schools in the borough have allocated non-restricted parking areas nearby and the council also advises walking, car sharing or public transport to reduce parking and congestion issues. The new CCTV car will soon be on patrol throughout the borough monitoring: • school yellow zigzag lines • yellow kerb marking outside schools • bus stops • bus lanes • the footpath on Redcar’s Esplanade. Councillor Norton continued: “Sadly illegal and inconsiderate parking occurs all over the borough. “It beggars belief that some people think it’s OK to park at bus stops or blocking the Esplanade pavement, so our CCTV car will also be ensuring people are safe while using busses and enjoying our famous seafront.”

By Philip Chisholm

arske Brass Band has been energised by the support of the town, the Parish Council and the local Ward members. The Junior Band also teaches adults to play and in particular any child who is showing signs of Asthma as playing improves breathing capacity. The three new instruments were a Flugel Horn, a Tenor Horn and a Baritone.

Marske Brass Band has two more major projects in hand, the raising of £3,500 to build a store, instrument repair and uniform room, and a far more ambitious project to extend the New Band Room to accommodate a burgeoning percussion section lead by Hannah Chisholm. If you would like to give cash to these project, or indeed organise a fundraising event for the Band contact Philip Chisholm 01642 510223.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Skelton Villages Civic Pride

Moorsholm Youth Club Celebration Day


By Pam Batts, Secretary -


Skelton Villages Civic Pride

ur voluntary community group has been working hard once again and have completed planting to provide the villages of Skelton with another lovely summer floral display to brighten up our communities. I would like to pay tribute to Linda and Dave Elliott who helpfully source all our plants and undertake the planting of our Round the Pole baskets and help us to organise the planting up of the barrels and containers. Thanks to our watering contractor Dave Kent they are kept in tip top condition especially during this hot spell of weather. I would also like to pay tribute to all our willing volunteers, Anthea, Geoff, Helena, Janice, Julia, Janet, Maureen, Shelagh, Stephanie, Marjorie and Wendy. I would especially like to say a big thank you to all the members of our community who have sponsored a barrel or basket and to the following local Companies and businesses:

Alison Hargreaves Opticians, Barry Cox DIY, Coop Funeral Care, E.M. Blair, Healing Hands, Hillside Practice, Hair Expressions, The Deli @ 85, K. Dennis & Son Plumbing and Heating, Martin Grove Solicitors, Oopsie Daisys, Park Newsagency, Potash ICL, Scottys, Shaw Family Butchers, Skelton Methodist Community Church, Skelton Mill, Skelton UFC, Tees Components, Top to Toe, North Skelton Allotment Association,Wharton Estates. All the plaques naming our sponsors are kindly supplied by Terry of SIGNZ free of charge. Our sponsors are valuable and help towards raising the costs of our displays. In addition Skelton Villages Civic Pride fundraise each Monday morning by holding a coffee morning in Skelton Civic Hall from 9am till 11am with fresh home baking. If you would like to sponsor one of our floral displays, please call in the Skelton Heritage Office on the High Street to collect a form, or call 01287/653077

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By Mary Heathcote

n a lovely dry sunny day in June the Moorsholm Youth club organised a fun celebration day for their members and the community, it was very well supported and rightly so as it was plain to see a lot of hard work had gone into the organisation. The youth club was started by Moorsholm resident Kate Hillyard who has worked tirelessly along with her supporters and it is so good to see how youngsters can enjoy the outdoors, be competitive and communicative. Two young ladies serving the tea outside were so helpful and organised and it was a pleasure to be served by them. On the day there were a variety of stalls selling all manner of lovely items from cushions to handmade mirrors, cards, books and some very pretty hanging baskets that were snapped up quickly. There was also a wonderful array of raffle prizes all generously donated by friends of the club and of course the all time favourite

Tombola stall which saw many coming back to try their luck. The day was officially opened by Denise Nesbitt who is from Liverton Village and supports Middlesborough & Teesside Philanthropic Society and the event was also supported by Youth Focus North East, Involve Tees Valley CIC and The Big Days Project who helped create a lovely garden with all new flowers at the back of the pavilion. Everyone formed an orderly queue for the superb buffet which was exceptionally tempting. Many games were being played around the field from Badminton, a giant Jenga game, the old favourites of egg and spoon race to the sack race, bringing back memories of many a childhood I am sure. Nothing was left to chance as there was a First Aid station, plenty of seating and who could not be tempted by the cake stall, all home made too. The day for all concerned was a huge success and enjoyed by everyone who attended. Already looking forward to the next one Kate.


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Old Saints Church, Skelton


kelton has a number of Community Groups all working for the benefit of the area in so many different ways. One of those Groups is ‘Friends of Skelton Old Church’. John Connolly is Chair of that Group which has now been working for several years to develop the old building as a community asset and with the local community plant and maintain the churchyard. There can be no under estimating the importance of this scheme to Skelton. By way of background; the church building was regarded as “redundant”. Old All Saints Church was replaced as parish church many decades past. So in the intervening period deterioration set in. This meant significant fund raising needed to take place and John and his Group have been working hard on this. Part of that has involved holding concerts and exhibitions in the building and justifiably, they have received accolades from local people but significantly from people right across the region. Visitor numbers have increased from an annual figure of 70 in 2011 to over 700 last year; clear evidence of the success of this project. Work is now underway to enhance the old church further. They have four Hatchments (a large tablet, typically diamond shaped, bearing the coat of arms of someone who has died, displayed in their honour) stored. They want these restored for display in the old church. John explains: “When in the 70s and 80s the tiny old church of St. Andrew in the nearby village of Upleatham – within the same parish – began to suffer

from the attention of vandals, the local authority removed numerous artefacts. "Among the items rescued were four Hatchments which eventually found their way into storage in a shed at the rear of Kirkleatham Old Hall Museum. Without environmental control the paintings deteriorated.” One Hatchment was for Thomas, son of Lawrence Dundas, who died on 14th June 1820. Another is for Sophia Jane, daughter of Sir Hedworth Williamson, who passed away on 21st May 1865. Middlesbrough College of Art has carried out some work on these. These two Hatchments have been assessed and treated by a professional conservator and have been displayed in the old church on a couple of occasions during Heritage Open weekends. The other two Hatchments have suffered severely and the cost of restoration could be around £11,600 which could cover the cost of restoration of both hatchments. One is of Thomas, 2nd Earl of Zetland – the husband of Sophia Jane Williamson – who died 6th May 1873. The fourth Hatchment is of John, son of Anthony Lowther and Margaret Penn, who died at Upleatham 4th August 1741. It is hoped to commission work on these two Hatchments to begin September/ October. While funding has been continuing, there remains a shortfall and the Group are doing their utmost to ensure that these historical pieces can be kept in the area and on display. Friends of Skelton Old Church contact

●● For Thomas, son of Lawrence Dundas, who married in 1794, Charlotte, daughter of William, 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam. Thomas died 14th June 1820

●● For John, a merchant of Danzig, the 5th son of Anthony Lowther and Margaret Penn, who married Jane Jeffries, daughter of Sir Jeffrey Jeffries, MP for Brecon. John Lowther died at Upleatham 4th August 1741

●● For Sophia Jane, daughter of Sir Hedworth Williamson Bt, who married in 1823 Thomas 2nd Earl of Zetland. Sophia Jane died 21st May 1865

●● Thomas, 2nd Earl of Zetland KG, son of Lawrence Dundas, who married in 1823 Sophia Jane Williamson. Thomas died, without heir, on 6th May 1873. This painting is in the studio of our conservator in Northumberland. We have accumulated the £5800 needed to pay for this work and restoration is anticipated to begin in September.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Mystery weed ends up in Moorsholm


Working together towards a better future

t has come to that time of year again when it's all change at school, children moving to new schools and moving up to the next stage. Here at The Cleveland Bay, Redcar we have been lucky to be part of this evolution. For the last three years we have had the leavers from Ings Farm school visit us for their tea before their leavers' disco and sleep over. This year we had fifty eight children chaperoned by a fantastic group of teachers. The children are always polite, full of thanks and appreciation. We provide a feast of chicken nuggets, sausages, pizza and fries and they soon devour their feast. This year we gave them a bit of a treat providing them with free ice cream cones and slushes.

We have always wanted to be a big part of the community and have worked with Karen Allinson and Ings Farm on several projects already and have more plans for the future. It’s great to see up and coming community members full of nervous hopes and aspirations. Here at The Cleveland Bay, we appreciate the need for a community that helps support each other and if we can all work together it makes a brighter future for generations to come. We would like to say to all the leavers this year good luck in the future, work hard and respect your neighbourhood and the community that live in it. Best Wishes from Russ, Sarah and all our staff

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●● Cllr Steve Kay at the remains of a cannabis farm dumped near Freebrough Hill, Moorsholm


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t the end of June, a strange consignment was fly-tipped on to the side of a lonely lane, near Moorsholm. It turned out to be a real surprise package! Local farmers told me that approximately 40 black plastic bags, containing soil, pebbles and fibre glass, had been dumped on the verge of Dimmingdale Lane, to the south of the village. None of us had any idea where the bags came from, or could guess the origin of their contents. (It reminded me of the 100 black plastic bags of a mystery chemical, dumped in the nearby Oven Close laybys, in 2014, and costing the council £10,000 to dispose of by high temperature incineration.) I immediately contacted the council to investigate and, to my astonishment, our Enforcement Team came back with the answer that this latest sizeable fly-tip consisted of the remains of a cannabis farm. Despite the clues in the bags, I could never have guessed the astonishing truth! I know little about ‘weed’

but am still puzzled why the bags gave off no particular odour. Perhaps that’s down to ‘pot’ luck! Unfortunately, despite a thorough search through the bags, our officials found no clues as to the identity of the perpetrator/s. We can only speculate that someone with an illegal cannabis farm, believing the heat was on, had decided to dispose of the evidence. Needless to say, the council’s overburdened staff have removed the bags which, irrespective of their contents, were a blot on an attractive lane, in the shadow of Moorsholm’s iconic Freebrough Hill. Dumpers beware! If you are caught, the council will hit you with a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice, as was imposed on a fly-tipper who struck on Ridge Road, Stanghow, reported in last month’s Coastal View & Moor News. If you witness fly-tipping, phone Redcar & Cleveland Council on 01642 774774 and the Enforcement Team will investigate. If you know the location of a cannabis farm, phone Cleveland Police on 101.

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Esk Valley Camphill Community

Caring 'Folk'

Esk Valley Camphill Community co-workers attend National Learning Disabilities and Autism awards

●● Bronwyn Coulson, Fred Brunskill, Martyn Johnson and Janette Picknett

●● Left to right – (Back row) Ned Forbes, Emilija Legzdina, Jonathan Reid, Christopher Oldfield. (Front row) - Clare Burge, Christine Reid.

●● Martyn and Miriam at the Museum


hen accomplished folk singer and volunteer Martyn Johnson decided to hold a concert to raise funds for the conservation of the Zetland lifeboat, he had the very contacts to guarantee it being a resounding success. International 'First Lady of Folk' Miriam Erasmus who is based in South Africa interrupted her current UK tour and with Martyn and their friends John Drakes, Maggie Gee and Peter Davis provided a full evening's entertainment playing to a full house. Two of the Museum's lady volunteers and long time fundraisers,

T Janette Picknett and Bronwyn Coulson ran raffle and tombola stalls throughout the evening. Martyn was happy to show Miriam around the museum and explained the need for raising conservation funding. Martyn said that Miriam had taken a keen interest in the Museum and was very enthusiastic about performing to help the charity. Martyn, Janette and Bronwyn were delighted to hand over £ 452.00 raised on the night to Fred Brunskill Chairman of the Museum towards the boats conservation programme. Keen supporters of the Museum, The Claxton Hotel provided the venue.

wo Esk Valley Camphill Community members and Avalon Shared Lives Carers were finalists at this year’s National Disabilities and Autism awards ceremony at the ICC, Birmingham. They were nominated by Avalon in the category ‘Positive Behaviour Support’ in recognition of their support of a long term resident of Botton Village who has lived with them for 26 years. Christine and Jonathan Reid share their home and their lives with Christopher who has autism and requires one to one support, as well as two other adults with learning disabilities. The National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards “celebrate excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities and aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisations who excel in providing quality care.”

Jonathan said: “Life-sharing with Chris in the context of a Camphill Community has been a rewarding and fulfilling experience for all of us. He has a secure home with people who have made a longterm commitment to him. He has seen our children grow up to become part of his small but faithful circle of friends. "The steady rhythm of life in our community, the value it places on celebration of the festivals, meaningful work and social interaction all contribute to Chris’ feeling himself embedded in a life where he is recognised for who he is and where he has a contribution to make. We are deeply grateful to the Avalon Group who have recognized the value in what we do.” The recently established Esk Valley Camphill Community was formed to preserve the unique model of social

care pioneered in Botton Village where vocational co-workers share their lives with adults with learning disabilities. After breaking away from the Camphill Village Trust due to irreconcilable differences in ethos, the fledging community formed a partnership with The Avalon Group whereby its members, including Jonathan, Christine and Christopher, could become Shared Lives carers and customers. Avalon CEO Larry was at the ceremony, and described why he nominated the Reids for the award: “We have many outstanding carers at Avalon but we felt Jonathan and Christine’s approach, their genuine affection and their commitment to ensure the adults they support enjoyed the best possible quality of life really needed to be recognised. They are a shining example to other carers joining the scheme.”

Loftus Flower Club

This beautiful arrangement was made by the Maureen Brown, President of Loftus Flower Club, which was displayed in Brotton Hospital to celebrate of 70 years of the NHS.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Busker Steve storms theatre

Why is creative writing good for you?


By Brian Morton

reative writing is good for you; it gives an avenue for expression of your inner thoughts, it allows catharsis of depressive thoughts and celebration of happy thoughts. Many an author will tell you how they have included people they know in their stories, giving an opportunity to deal out justice, even if it is in an imaginary world. There is great satisfaction in taking that character and either leading them to a sticky end or perhaps a triumph over adversity. Of course the real people involved are never really aware of their part in your fiction, we really do not “see ourselves as others see us”. Using real people as the basis of fictional characters helps to give the story an authenticity, as the author has knowledge of the person above and beyond the things used in the story. It is always better to write on things but holding back some of the information, while letting the reader know that there is more than you are telling, or should I say showing, which is generally better than telling? Creative writing also lets you release some of yourself and your dreams and aspirations to the world, without the danger of failure, you have the power to visit ideas and mentally explore worlds of your imagination. Writing can be mood changing if you wish. On a sad day, there is nothing so good as a revisit to a happier world which you have made and in which you have determined the rules of conduct. It’s a sign of a good piece of writing if it can stir the emotions of the author despite external influences. If you can make yourself laugh or cry through the words you choose then that writing is powerful. Perhaps, in poetry it is easier to influence emotion, as there is something about rhythm which appeals to us humans and the rhythm in poetry can be much closer to the surface even in non rhyming poetry. We all love to see verses in birthday and Christmas cards whether or not the poetry is of the highest calibre, it reaches us on two levels, the thoughts behind it and the technical presentation, which includes the choice of words and the way they are arranged. Writing can be a solitary occupation and it is nice to share with other authors when the opportunity arises, either through meetings at writers groups or one of the grand writing events which involve hundreds of authors all meeting in one venue for discussions, workshops and good chin wags. I would of course recommend anyone new to writing to join their local group not only for the advice they will get, but for the enjoyment of spending time in the company of other writers.

A lot of writers don’t get to meet apart from on the internet through various social media avenues such as Face Book, where you can find pages dedicated to writers and writing. This is a good way to get critiques of your work, but I feel it is not as good as personal contact, hopefully across a table carrying cups of your favourite beverage, (non alcoholic of course). Writers are as varied as their writing and simply meeting new people can give fresh zest to a writer who is feeling less than highly productive, groups often give incentives and suggestions for exercising those writing muscles and comparing ways of finding inspiration and techniques for getting yourself into gear, even when you don’t feel like it. A good author can sit down and write something any time. Writers block is a myth. The quality of the writing may suffer but later editing can correct that. There’s something magical about being published. The appearance of your work with your name on it in a physical book or magazine is really special and although subsequent publishings are a little less of an event, depending on where the work is published, there is still a thrill of being judged worthy for exposure to the general public. This of course is also the case with appearances on TV or radio. It would be wrong to say that there are great financial rewards for creative writing, in fact most authors need some other form of employment to make ends meet. The occasional prize from competitions or small payments from magazines and of course now those internet outlets, blogs or readings carrying adverts on You Tube or similar, can be welcome additions to the writers coffers, but certainly fortunes like J.K.Rowling’s are few and far between. Of course we have to have a plug, even in a short article like this one. This one is aimed at potential recruits to the Redcar Writing Group. A small, friendly group who write poetry, short stories and longer fiction, meeting on the second Wednesday of each month apart from July and August which is the summer break. We welcome beginners to accomplished authors (we can always learn a bit more) and will help with just about anything to do with writing. We ask a mere £1.50 per meeting and provide a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate to keep the throats lubricated. So the next meeting is September 12th at 7.00pm in the Coatham Memorial Hall Redcar. The prompt (idea to write on) is “wine”. Further information can be obtained from our Face Book page (Redcar Writers) or you can ring Brian on 07563504693 or e-mail brian.


By Mike Morrissey

altburn's popular busker Stevie D (Dowd) put on a lively show at the town's community theatre on Saturday 23rd June. The event clashed with a World Cup game so the audience was sparse, but he soon warmed us up, He was greatly helped by the 18-strong group of fans from The Voices choir, of Middlesbrough, which was the other main attraction of the night. The MC Maggie G (Gee) helped with the warming up and announced that since 2011

when the former window-cleaner started performing in public he had raised £30,000 for charities, including the holistic centre at James Cook hospital. Numbers sung included "Fools Rush In," and "I Can't help Falling in Love with You." Stevie plonked a bucket on the stage for the audience to contribute towards the choir's expenses and it was well filled. Choir leader Alison Trefa, who is blind, has helped Stevie to hone his act. Local audiences hope to see him back in action outside supermarkets this summer.


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018


Bright future for 18 new starters

ighteen young people from Redcar and Cleveland face a bright future after gaining employment at a major local construction project. The new employees will be working for Atlantic Projects Company (APC) on the construction of the new MGT Teesside renewable energy plant at Teesport. After struggling to recruit the right talent for the construction project, APC and training company Nordic Engineering Training, developed a bespoke, four-week training scheme, aimed at young people in the borough which MGT, Department of Work & Pensions and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council helped to co-fund. Recruitment took place at a special event held at the Grangetown Training & Employment Hub. Focusing on local, unemployed young people, the recruitment opportunity proved so enticing one young

man walked from Redcar to Grangetown as he lacked money for the bus fare. A special celebration event, held to mark the achievement and present certificates to the trainees following completion of the fourweek course and the start of employment, was attended by the successful workers, The Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Dennis Teasdale and senior representatives from the partners involved in developing the scheme. Mayor Councillor Dennis Teasdale said: “Tapping into local talent is essential and it’s brilliant to see young lads who were looking for a new start in life get that chance. “I hope this type of scheme can build upon to create even more opportunities for the community going forward.” Councillor Sue Jeffrey, Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “Unemployed young people are a waste of talent so we set up this training scheme to help

●● The successful young people, joined (L – R front row) by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Chief Executive Amanda Skelton CBE, The Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Dennis Teasdale, and Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Councillor Sue Jeffrey.

Goathland community celebrates launch of Centenary Walk

Footprints in the Community help families in need this summer



he Bishop of Whitby, The Right Reverend Paul Ferguson, has officially opened the Goathland Centenary Walk along with the relatives and wider community of the 12 men it has been established to remember. The two mile circular walk has been founded as the result of an extraordinary community project, which itself was the result of a chance conversation between local residents in the run-up to this World War One centenary year. Keith Thompson, Chairman of the Goathland Community Hub & Sports Pavilion, explains the background to the project: “Like almost every village in the country, Goathland lost a significant number of its local men in the First World War. Shortly after the war had ended, the mother of one of these young men, a lady called Kate Smailes, planted 12 English oak trees to commemorate the 12 men of Goathland village who had never returned. “Now, 100 years later, we are retelling this poignant tale. This spring, we planted 12 oak saplings, and this new trail will take in both the remaining historic oaks and the 12 new trees.” Attending the official opening were the descendants of Kate Smailes herself, along with relatives of several other of the 12 men who are remembered at Goathland’s war memorial. The opening celebration, which took place on Saturday 7 July, is the result of nearly three years work and research into the individual stories

behind these 12 names. Sheila Benzie, granddaughter of Kate Smailes, said: “It was in 1922 that my Grandmother planted the original trees, so that as she took her daily walk, she would see and remember her eldest son, George. Kate also planted another 11 trees in memory of the other men who did not return to the village in 1918. “Although my Grandmother died in 1927, and my mother left Goathland following her marriage, she never ceased to remind us about the trees and I have passed that knowledge on to my own children. “I had no idea if the story was common knowledge or not, but was so glad to hear that my cousin, John Smailes, shortly before he died, had shared his knowledge of the trees with Keith Thompson.” The 12 men of Goathland served in some of the most notorious theatres of war between 1914 and 1918, including the Somme, Gallipoli and the English Channel. In addition to the new trees, 12 commemorative sculptures, each dedicated to one of the men, are due to be installed in the grounds of the Community Hub. The project has been made possible thanks to a grant of £9,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which was awarded to the Goathland Community Hub and Sports Pavilion CIO to help them realise their ambitions for the Walk. It has also been supported by the North York Moors National Park Trust, a charity that aims to protect and improve the Moors while keeping its heritage and tradition alive.

them. It’s not been easy but we are committed to finding local people to fill local jobs.” APC’s Human Resources Manager Suzanne Kelly commented: “The lads who have already joined APC in Site have settled in well and we are very proud of their achievements.” “Providing a bespoke training course with Nordic, a professional local training provider, gave APC the opportunity to engage and upskill local people and provide employment opportunities.” Anju Sanehi, Director of Policy & Regulation for MGT Teesside, said: “The commitment to training local people is paramount. They will be a resource for the area and construction industry for many years to come.” Peter Robinson, Nordic Engineering Training’s Managing Director, said: “We got involved right from the beginning at interview stage, helping select the candidates and then supporting them through the four-week training scheme. “We created a bespoke training course to meet APC’s needs, ensuring the trainees would develop the right skills to work on such a major project. None of this could have happened without the partners pulling together and the young lads working so hard.”

ocal charity Footprints in the Community have recently launched two innovative new projects to help families in need in the Redcar area, during the upcoming school summer holiday. The charity’s First Steps Project is running a school uniform recycling scheme for the first time this year. They will redistribute donated items of pre-loved school uniform for Redcar primary schools to families in need, during an open day at East Cleveland Baptist Church, Redcar on 15 August 2018, 12-2pm. Donations of primary-school uniform, shoes and trainers are gratefully received and can be made at 10 Queen Street, Redcar. This project is just one of the ways that the charity is helping local families in need this summer. The Lunchbox Project will also be running again during August this year, across three centres in Redcar, South Bank and Grangetown. Primary-age children can come along with a parent/carer for an hour, three times a week, to take part in fun games, quizzes and crafting activities. (Limited spaces available and prebooking is essential). They then receive a

packed-lunch to take home with them. Footprints in the Community has recently celebrated its fifth anniversary of providing services to help address isolation and poverty in the Redcar area. Probably best known for running the eight Redcar Area Foodbank centres, the charity also runs a number of other projects, including Men’s Shed, Footprints Community Cafe, Next Step Shop and Redcar Beacons, with the help of a dedicated team of volunteers. Ruth Fox, CEO of the charity, said: “Footprints in the Community is dedicated to supporting people in the Redcar area and we are always looking for new ways to meet local needs. The long school summer holidays can be a stressful time for parents and we hope that our projects will help take away some of the stress and expense for families who may already be struggling to cope.” For more information on Footprints in the Community’s projects, please contact Ruth at or if you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please email


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Students inspired by serpents, black dogs and witch hares of the North York Moors A unique two-part exhibition celebrating the work of art departments at a leading Northern university opened on the North York Moors this month.


eesside University Inspired (19 July to 28 August) will feature the work of students in two departments at the Middlesbroughbased university – Fine Art, and Concept Art – inspired by the landscape and folklore of the North York Moors and Tees Valley, including stories of mythical serpents, magical witch hares and the gytrash, a legendary black dog said to haunt the Moors. The exhibition, which is also part of the Great Exhibition of the North’s ‘Inspired by’ programme, is split into two parts, with students from the fine art department exhibiting from Thursday 19 July to Wednesday 8 August, and from the concept art department showing their work from Friday 10 August to Tuesday 28 August. Lewis Robinson, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Teesside University, says: “A lot of the students who are taking part in the exhibition were already working with themes of landscape, nature and the environment, but with the knowledge that they have now of this particular environment they’re responding more directly. "They’re using such a wide variety of different media – there are sculptors, painters, printmakers, photographer, film-makers – which characterises the nature of fine art. It’s going to be really interesting and exciting to see that mix in one space.”

Nigel Kitching, Senior Lecturer in Concept Art, explains: “Concept art is about taking an idea and visualising it – the first step on the design of something like the recent film Blade Runner 2049, for instance, would be an artist creating images for the set designers and builders to work from. “The students showing at the Inspired by… gallery are all on what I believe is the only MA in concept art in the country, and certainly the longest-standing. We attract students from all over the world, including, recently, Bahrain, France, Croatia, China and Norway.” Inspired by… curator Sally Ann Smith says: “The North York Moors National Park is known worldwide for its glorious landscapes, but what’s perhaps less well known is its rich folklore and mythology. “Using these themes of landscape and folklore, the students are presenting a body of work that stretches their creative talent and creates a new representation of the North York Moors.” There will be a ‘meet the artists’ day, on Saturday 11 August, from 2pm-4pm. The Inspired by… gallery at the North York Moors National Park Centre, Danby, is open daily, from 10am to 5pm in July, and from 9.30am to 5.30pm in August. Teesside University Inspired is also part of

●● Teesside University arts students Picture:Tony Bartholomew

●● © Oliver Titley the Great Exhibition of the North’s ‘Inspired by’ programme, the UK’s biggest event this year, a free, summer-long celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit, packing a programme of amazing exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and unforgettable

●● © Charlotte Dobson experiences into 80 days. The Inspired by… gallery hosts temporary exhibitions of work by contemporary artists and craftworkers who draw their inspiration from the landscape, life, light and colour of the North York Moors.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Hinderwell and Port Mulgrave Scarecrow Festival

Council declares war on fly-tippers

By Carol Barker


very year for the past 15 years we have held a Scarecrow Festival - to raise money for local good causes including the local Air Ambulance. The residents of both villages spend weeks if not months making Scarecrows to display in their gardens and around the area. They come in all shapes and sizes and themes and are ●● Cllr Steve Kay examines fly-tipped rubbish beside Liverton Mill Bank By Councillor Steve Kay


edcar & Cleveland Council has stepped up its efforts to control the present fly-tipping pandemic and, in the seemingly endless battle, is promising to deliver a new strategy. At our Council Meeting, on 5th July, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Alec Brown, produced a report which provides some hope for the future. Councillor Brown said: “This year, saw the initiation of a joint working arrangement to tackle fly-tipping on open spaces. A team has been seconded from Coast & Country Housing to the Council and, in return, we take direct responsibility for the clearance of fly-tipped waste from all open spaces, regardless of which organisation’s land it appears on. “Fly-tipping continues to be a serious problem in our borough, as it is nationally. Our (Neighbourhood Management) team cleared fly-tipped waste on a total of 5,563 occasions over the year. Only 2,816 of these clearances were in response to service requests from the public, demonstrating how proactive we are as an organisation at tackling the problem. “The issue of fly-tipping not only blights our neighbourhoods but also diverts resources away from our general maintenance. This year, we have done much work to try and tackle this issue. For example: “We have increased the number of Streetscene Action teams from three to four, with the secondment of the team from Coast & Country Housing. These teams are targeting fly-tipping and are trained, not only to remove the waste on site, but to investigate and issue fixed penalty

notices at the same time. “We have held a number of successful “Bring out your dross” sessions, in key locations, at key times of the year. These have been extremely well received by residents and are leading to significant volumes of waste being removed, that may otherwise have given rise to increased incidents of fly-tipped waste. “Despite our best efforts, fly-tipping continues to be a problem and, over the next twelve months, I will be building on the work already carried out to drive a new strategy to deal with this problem.” I don’t know exactly what Councillor Brown has in mind but the lanes of East Cleveland are certainly suffering from this scourge more than ever before. Only this summer, in my Lockwood ward, we have seen places like Kilton Lane, Ridge Road and Liverton Mill Bank despoiled repeatedly. As far as I know, in my patch, just one fly-tipper has been identified and hit with a fixed penalty fine. One way I think fly-tipping can be reduced is for the Council to be more accommodating with those bringing rubbish and recyclables to the Dunsdale facility. Also, more robust, high level cameras, at fly-tipping locations, would both catch unwary dumpers and deter the rest. Whatever he comes up with, I wish Councillor Brown all the best in his war on the fly-tippers. P.S. I am now delighted to report that a person from Middlesbrough has been served with a £400 fixed penalty notice in relation to the latest fly-tipping incident on Liverton Mill Bank. Congratulations to the council's Enforcement Team. I hope this sends out a strong message to other culprits: If you're involved with fly-tipping, we'll track you down and fine you!

absolutely free to see. - All we ask is that you leave a donation in our collection buckets - or visit Scarecrow Cafe and buy some of our delicious home made sandwiches, scones or cakes. This year's event starts on Sunday 22nd July from 11am and Scarecrows will be out for eight days until 4 pm on Sunday 29th July. Above are photos of last years scarecrows The overall winner was Donald Trump and the Yorkshire Vet won best group..


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Big boost for barn owls W

ith their heart shaped faces, caramel back and wings, and pure white underparts, the barn owl is a distinctive and much loved countryside bird. This owl, which has proven so successful at living along side humans, has undergone a significant population decline since last century. Agricultural intensification, hunting habitat loss, susceptibility to traffic and loss of traditional nesting habitat in hedgerow trees and traditional barns have all affected the barn owls long term survival. The Tees Valley Wildlife Trust is about to begin a new project to support the barn owl population in East Cleveland. The Nest Box Network Project is supported by funding from Northumbrian Water’s Branch Out Scheme and National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund. A big advantage for barn owl conservation is that they readily and successfully take to artificial nest boxes. The project aims to work with land and property owners to establish a network of natural and artificial nest boxes across the area. The network will be based on existing nest sites and the erection of new barn owl boxes to help boost the barn owl population. All the nesting sites will be monitored annually by licensed volunteers to establish occupancy rates. Owlets will be ringed to support barn owl population studies. The information on the barn owl monitoring results will shared among participating land and property owners so they can see how their

●● Owl pictures by Kenny Crooks individual efforts are supporting the wider population success. “Our aim is to generate the most detailed picture of barn owls in the Tees Valley” said Kate Bartram of the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. “By working with licensed volunteers and landowners a landscape view of barn owl breeding and habitat use will emerge for the very first time. The creation of a nest box network and long term monitoring will enable us to help ensure barn owls survive and thrive for future generations”. Stuart Pudney, Conservation and Land Manager for Northumbrian Water said: “We are delighted

●● Man with owl by Sarah Barry to be able to support this Nest Box Network Project through our Branch Out Scheme. This is a fantastic and worthwhile project that will help to support the population of barn owls in the area, and it’s great to see there will be opportunities for the local community to get involved.“ In addition the project will collect information on barn owl diet and changes in relative abundance of different prey species: mice; voles and shrews, through the analysis of the contents of owl pellets. This analysis will also help our understanding of the regional distribution of the rarely seen harvest mouse.

Public engagement in the form of walks, talks and engagement with young people in the creation of a barn owl mosaic is another element to the project. If you are a land or property owner in East Cleveland and have barn owls nesting or a nest box on your property and would like to support this project, the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust we would love to hear from you. For more information on the project contact: Kate Bartram Tel: 01287 636382 or email

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

A Journey of Hope

by local author John Watson


story of fiction set at the turn of the century, follows the life of a young girl, Ruth Brennan, born into abject poverty in

York who, through cruelty and neglect flees to the coast in search of work. On her epic journey, she stumbles upon the small hamlet of Gallows Howe set in the very heart of the North York Moors where she finds friendship, religion and love. A story to touch the heart one minute, gladden the spirit the next, and finally... well, only the reader will discover. Book signings will be arranged in the near future and `A Journey of Hope` will be on sale at most local shops, book stores and other outlets for £7.99, or contact John Watson at or phone 01287 660577.

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Spirit of East Cleveland’

aising funds for anything is always difficult as there are so many good causes in the world which need our help. However, sometimes it is good to remember our past and the industry upon which the Ironstone Mining villages of East Cleveland were founded. Fundraising is taking place at the moment to do just that – remember and honour those who worked the pits of our area. Joyce White from Friends of Skelton Community Orchard (FOSCO) has been raising money to commission a statue of three miners which will stand at Cross Green at the west entrance to Skelton. The statue will be created by local artist Bill Harling, whose sculpture of Frank Wild graces Ringrose Orchard. Here you can see a maquette of what the finished statue will resemble. Gilly and David from Skelton Mill are holding a raffle for a night in one of their luxury lodges to raise funds in support of the statue. In addition to grants, Joyce has raised money through a tombola, afternoon teas and will be at the MinersFest in August with her tombola where you can help her with her quest.

●● A cheque is presented to GNAAS representatives Debs Gibb and Laura Simpson (far left), on Tuesday 17th July 2018 by Margaret Healey, Chair of the Fundraisers.


arske Methodist church Fund Raisers organise four or five events during the year, to raise funds for the church and also for a nominated charity. Our most popular events are Soup & Sweet Lunches, Musical Afternoons (especially ‘Sing-alongwith Ken’) and our Christmas Coffee Morning. From September 2017 to the end of June 2018 we organised four events, raising over £2,200; of which £1,000.71 was raised for the Great North Air Ambulance. A cheque is presented to GNAAS representatives Debs Gibb and Laura Simpson (far left), on Tuesday 17th July 2018 by Margaret Healey, Chair of the Fundraisers. From September 2018 our nominated charity is ‘beliketom’ a local charity providing defibrillators in public places in the local areas which may save the lives of people suffering heart attacks. Most of you will have noticed the ones already in our area and we want to support Tom’s family in their aim to raise enough money for thirty five defibrillators – one for each year of Tom’s life. Keep your eyes open for our advertising publicity!

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Funding boost for Moors Monuments


he North York Moors National Park Authority has been successful in securing a grant of more than £170,000 to help secure the future of its historic monuments and increase public understanding of their significance. The funds have been awarded by Historic England, who previously supported the National Park Monument Management Scheme from 2009 to 2018. The Scheme was a huge success and resulted in a massive reduction in the number of Scheduled Monuments (those protected by law) on Historic England’s ‘Heritage at Risk’ register. In total, 211 Scheduled Monuments had their ‘At Risk’ status reduced, and a further 156 benefited in other ways. The new ‘Monuments for the Future’ project, aims to take the National Park’s monument management work in a new and more proactive direction, with greater emphasis on public engagement and raising awareness of the special archaeological assets that can be found across the North York Moors. Mags Waughman, Head of Historic Environment at the National Park Authority, said: “Whether it’s burial mounds on the horizon, settlements and field systems spread across the landscape, or the remnants of the iron, jet and alum industries, these imprints of human activity are as much a part of the fabric of the National Park as the moorland, the woodlands and the coast. “Following the success of our previous project, we are now turning our attention to how we can ensure a legacy of well-managed monuments in

●● Lilla Cross_Picture: Mike Kipling a good, stable condition, which can be enjoyed for many generations to come.” Key to the project is providing training and support for increased numbers of volunteers, allowing them to carry out minor maintenance of monuments as well as routine monitoring. Landowners and farmers will be offered help in identifying and caring for the monuments on their land, and the scheme also wishes to encourage a sense of ownership for the monuments amongst local families and communities. “Volunteers are absolutely crucial to what we do,” continued Mags. “We currently have 40

National Park volunteers working with us, but we wish to open this opportunity up to more people from more diverse backgrounds and age groups.” The Historic England grant will support three part-time members of staff over the three years of the project. It will also fund work on some of the really difficult monuments on the Heritage at Risk register, such as the alum working sites under threat from coastal erosion and monuments located in farmers’ fields that are subject to ploughing. Jenny Lee, Heritage At Risk Project Officer for Historic England said: “We’re so pleased

to continue this partnership with the North York Moors because the team have such deep knowledge and enthusiasm that we know this investment will bring great rewards both for the volunteers involved now and for future generations.” Match funding of an additional £90,000, spread over three years, will be provided by the National Park Authority. This will enable Monuments for the Future to remove further monuments from the Heritage at Risk register, as well as starting to make improvements to prevent others from being added.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Redcar Lib Dems backing the NHS at 70 L

iberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council recently backed a motion praising the NHS on its 70 years of providing healthcare. The motion also called for an independent commission to look at future funding plans for the health service. Lib Dem Deputy Leader Cllr Mary Ovens said: "The seeds of the NHS were sown during World War 2 when the coalition government was in power. "The Liberal economist William Beveridge produced a report in 1942 called "Social Insurance & Allied Services. This became known as the Beveridge Report. The report contained the first ever public mention of a national health service." The Liberal Party manifesto in 1945 said: “People cannot be happy unless they are healthy.

Council celebrates 70 years of the NHS - and offers a blueprint for future T

he Council’s Labour Group used the coincidence of the full council meeting on the same day as the founding of the NHS in 1948, to table a resolution, congratulating every NHS worker past and present for their work for the nation - but also warned about Government plans, which Labour said, could mean more hiving off and privatisation of parts of the health and social care infrastructure that sustains local people and local communities. Councillor Ian Jeffrey, who moved the resolution said: "I was really proud to do this today, I and my family have been cared and treated by the NHS, and it was time for a big thank you. But I also raised the fact that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said he wants to further disrupt the service - this time by imposing the superregional Sustainability and Transformation Programme on local health services, further increasing the number of faceless managerial bureaucrats and weakening the cement that keeps the links between local GP’s, our own social services and local

hospitals.” Councillor David Walsh, the Cabinet Member for Adult care said: "The NHS must have had an interesting impact in my household. I was born in the first week of April 1949, nine months and two weeks after the NHS kicked into action. But what worries me is that poverty in our society means the diseases that haunted my parents generation, like TB and rickets, are starting to show again. That’s why Labour nust plan for a new HNS for the 21st century.” It is a testament too, to the unceasingly dedicated local NHS staff who are having to work in the increasingly cramped and under-resourced James Cook and Brotton Hospitals. They deserve a better NHS to work in, and that is Labour's mission 70 years on, an aspiration as bright now as it was then." The resolution was passed overwhelmingly. Labour, together with the Lib Dems and some independents voted for the motion. The Council’s Conservative Group with one exception decided to abstain.

The Liberal aim is a social policy which will help to conquer disease by prevention as well as cure, through good housing, improved nutrition, the lifting of strains and worries caused by fear of unemployment, and through intensified medical research.” Cllr Ovens said: "These words are as important now as they were then. "But we need to look to the future. People are living longer, and there are more and better treatments available. All good news, but it means higher costs. We need a grown-up, cross-party debate about how we fund healthcare in the country. We need to work out how we integrate health with social care. And we need to address recruitment and staffing problems with a long term plan, something successive governments have failed to do."


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Our first blanket is finished

Gene steps in for the big band

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News from Ringrose Orchard, Skelton


t last it’s finished!! After a long, challenging project our picnic table, purchased with a donation from the Wharton Arms, is in place, just in time for the school holidays. Thanks go to volunteers Rodger, John and Derek who have been the main workers on the project.

We know it will be appreciated by the children from Little Acorns Day Nursery, which opened in the village earlier in the summer. They have already taken the orchard to their hearts, using it as an open air classroom to learn shapes, colours and names of flowers. It is lovely to hear their excited chatter when they are visiting.

Also, Poet John has been moved to write another thought provoking poem:Ringrose Garden 2 In late May Hunting for spring nectar The Ringrose Garden called again, Takes my eye to the willow arch. And I came Spending time Gazing into the flower faces And feeding On the scent of the earth. An early bee

I enter And listen to the whispering leaves Enclosed by nature, Acknowledging My gratitude for this Place of peace


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emi-retired band leader Gene Jarred stepped in to help Guisborough Big Band for their performance at Saltburn's bandstand on Saturday 14th July following their conductor being injured. "Vaughan Dexter, who runs the band, broke both knees while climbing down steps at a Whitby fish shop and spent two weeks in hospital before returning home," said Mr Jarred. "The concert at Saltburn bandstand was going to be cancelled when they asked me to conduct. I'm happy to help and the concert went ahead to an appreciative audience," he said. About 50 people enjoyed a programme of swing mainly from the 1940s and 50s. Some 18 players took part despite a World Cup match and

Wimbledon tennis competing. Gene, 86, of Saltburn, who used to conduct bands in the Redcar area until a few years ago, has played the trumpet with Guisborough Big Band, but not for a few years. But he has not stopped writing musical arrangements. Mr Dexter, of Guisborough, started the band from among teaching staff at Prior Pursglove College, Guisborough, where he was a tutor. Saturday concerts at the Glenside bandstand restarted on 7th July and continue on several Saturdays in August. Details can be found in the library. There is no charge but donations are welcome to pay for expenses. Concerts are also held every Sunday from 2.30-4pm during the summer.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Saltholme bird hide refurbishment O

ne of the bird hides at RSPB Saltholme is going to be undergoing a very exciting refurbishment this summer, which will see the hide receive a makeover and the installation of a new viewing tower. The work began on Monday 16th July and will last 8 to 10 weeks, during this period the hide will be closed to the public but the rest of the reserve is still open and there will be access along the Dragonfly path to see the work in progress. Whilst the hide is closed there will be a guided walk every Thursday at 12.30pm to allow people to experience the reserve from the perspective of a Saltholme Guide. Aimee Lee, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Saltholme, said: “It is very exciting for the whole team at RSPB Saltholme to see one of our most loved hides undergoing a big refurbishment. The new viewing tower is going to allow visitors to get an even better view of our beautiful reserve from an elevated perspective that we have not been able to offer before.” The work is scheduled to take place over the summer holidays in order to comply with the reserves Special Protection Area status. This enables the RSPB to put nature first by protecting both breeding and wintering species, whilst still providing excellent facilities to visitors. This exciting work is part of a programme of works at RSPB Saltholme, funded by Teesside Environmental Trust, which started with the refurbishment of the Wildlife Watchpoint and Paddy’s Pool hides. Aimee added: “Working in partnership with Teesside Environmental Trust has enabled us to provide our visitors with a fantastic visitor experience, our recent Gold accreditation from Visit England confirmed this. The refurbishment of Saltholme Pools is just the cherry on the top of the cake.” The work is expected to be completed by the end of September and the reserve will be celebrating with an opening event in early October. RSPB Saltholme is open every day (except Christmas Day) and is open 9.30am-4pm. From 1 April, the reserve will be open until 5pm.


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Skelton & Brotton Parish Council

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Middlesbrough College

Teaching TeachingExcellence Excellence Officially the highest performing GFE college in the Tees Valley for school leavers Student satisfaction rates are the best in the Tees Valley The only GFE college to achieve the TEF Gold Award for teaching excellence and employment opportunities £100m campus with first class learning facilities and a purpose built STEM Centre Excellent support for all students We train more than 2,000 apprentices each year 96% of our school leavers progress on to university, apprenticeships or employment when they complete their college course We are the largest engineering training provider in the country according to City & Guilds Last year 900 of our students achieved a place at university We have the best student benefits package in the area

Middlesbrough MiddlesbroughCollege College tops topsgovernment governmenttables tables HARDWORKING staff and students at Middlesbrough College have proved themselves number one in the Tees Valley. The College is top across the majority of measures published by the Government, showing it is outperforming all general further education colleges in the area. Department for Education data shows Middlesbrough College A Level students made the best progress of their regional peers. And for Level 2 technical and vocational qualifications and Level 3 vocational (applied general) qualifications, the College scores higher than any of its neighbours. Zoe Lewis, principal and chief executive of Middlesbrough College, said: “These results are a fantastic endorsement of the hard work of our staff and students. “As always, our focus is realising the potential of our students and raising their ambitions for further study and employment. “We do this using high quality teaching, outstanding facilities, individual student support and close relationships with employers across the Tees Valley.” The annual Performance Measure Tables measure students on how well they have progressed against other students of similar previous achievement. And it’s not just in league tables that Middlesbrough College is excelling – teaching staff earned a gold award in the Government’s first Teaching Excellence Framework awards in 2017. The national awards recognise higher education provision and are assessed by an independent panel of experts including academics, students and employer representatives.

Middlesbrough College was rated across its higher education provision – based on its high quality teaching, stimulating learning environment and support for students to progress into a job or further study. Applied Science student Caitlin Hutchinson, said: “I chose to study at Middlesbrough College Sixth Form because of its relaxed and independent environment which is completely different to school. “I’m now going on to Newcastle University to study Animal Welfare and I feel like both the teachers and facilities have really helped to prepare me for this!” Zoe added: “The Open University partnership means we can provide courses that are better suited to the needs of students – that means more contact time with tutors, more flexible learning hours and better value for money. “Many students and their parents are put off university by high fees, and left wondering what they’re paying for when teaching hours are so few. “We’ll address that and offer high-quality, cost effective courses that enhance employability prospects.” In 2016/17 Middlesbrough College consistently performed in the top quartile of colleges, across Level 2, Applied General, Apprenticeships and A Levels qualifications. Students that want to find out more about Middlesbrough College’s performance can visit our website or go directly to the Department for Education website.

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NHS 70th birthday celebrations in East Cleveland!


s part of the National Health Service’s 70th birthday celebrations in July, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, visited East Cleveland Community Hospital, Brotton. Lauren Dingsdale, Labour’s recently selected prospective parliamentary candidate for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, invited him to visit, raising awareness of local issues. She said: "I’m particularly concerned about cuts to NHS funding locally. At Brotton, cuts have resulted in a mothballed ward and the threatened closure of its post-A&E outpatient clinic." Jonathan Ashworth said: “The NHS remains Labour’s greatest ever achievement, the most powerful engine for social justice we have ever seen and one of our most cherished institutions. Every minute of every day our NHS demonstrates sheer compassion in action. “On the 70 anniversary I want to thank all our NHS staff for their skills, professionalism and dedication every day, going the extra mile to care for others. They have the appreciation and gratitude of each and every one of us. So, today we remember the millions of lives bettered and lengthened by our NHS service.

Labour pledges to always stand up for our NHS and protect the service for generations to come.” Lauren Dingsdale, who will stand against Conservative MP Simon Clarke in the next election, said, “The NHS is an institution that has served us over the last 70 years, and we’re here to make sure that it serves us for the next 70 years.” Lauren and Labour Party members also hosted a 70th birthday party in Guisborough for local NHS staff, to thank them for all their hard work. Neighbouring Middlesbrough MP, Andy McDonald, Shadow Transport Minister, and local councillor, David Walsh, also popped by to show their thanks. This was followed by a celebration on Guisborough High Street, where members of the public enthusiastically signed a huge birthday card and shared birthday cake. Andy McDonald said, “We’re here to celebrate our National Health Service, our country’s greatest achievement. It’s the pride of the labour party and when we come into government, we’re going to resource the NHS properly. The Tories have had a disastrous record with our wonderful health service and we’ve got to make sure that we win the next election and put it right.”


Tees Valley sets out road to bus franchising

ees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, has recently committed to a “thorough investigation” into whether “Londonstyle” franchising is the best option for Tees Valley’s bus network. Following a positive response to proposals from the Tees Valley Combined Authority Transport Committee on 26 June), Mayor Houchen will now instruct officials at the authority to prepare an assessment of a proposed franchising scheme for the whole of Tees Valley. The Committee recommended that £150,000 should be allocated to carry out an initial feasibility study. Under bus franchising, the deregulated bus market is suspended and bus operators are only able to provide services under contract to the area’s local transport authority. This approach is used extensively across Europe, in London and elsewhere as it offers a range of significant advantages that are impossible under partnership – such as integrated ticketing, route planning, cross subsidy across bus services and consistent branding and accountability. Under the bus franchising system in London, Transport for London - accountable to the Mayor - specifies what bus services are to be provided. TfL then decides the routes, timetables and fares. The services themselves are operated under contract by private companies through a competitive tendering process. Mayor Houchen is keen to understand whether a similar system could be established in the Tees Valley, and if the costs and risks associated with franchising to potentially offer a better way of delivering a better bus network than is currently provided under the deregulated system. Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “People rightly demand that our bus network should be modern, accessible, affordable, and everyone should be able to use it. That’s why we need to look at all options on the table – including bus franchising.

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This is our Loftus

The Home of the Saxon Princess Love Loftus Loftus Opportunity Vision Enterprise


oveLoftus is a community group established to help change the decline of the town as well as being instrumental in upgrading some of the neglected old buildings that have been there for a number of years, by doing so the groups aim is to attract specialist business end use to assist in regeneration of our traditional market town. The group have ambitions to acquire properties and assist outside investors, to show them the full potential of investing in tourism related initiatives. During recent years Loftus has been a key location for many walking and cycling groups who enjoy exploring the vast amount of local stunning countryside, not to mention the breath-taking coastal paths and tracks. We as a group have identified the need to help to provide the various types of tourism infrastructure to make the town stand out for all the right reasons permanent employment for many, as well as bringing back

to life our wonderful, old historical buildings., including quality holiday accommodation in particular and establishing a heritage centre/museum covering our historic past, including mining, alum, wool and the Saxon Princess to name but a few. The town itself has an amazing historical past which needs exploiting and by doing so will help us regenerate, bringing life back into the once thriving high street and create permanent employment for many, as well as bringing back to life our wonderful, old historical buildings. Over the coming months the groups intentions are to focus on being a facilitator in working with or alongside other local partnerships and attracting potential specialist end use commercial businesses which will benefit the town and beyond. The group will eventually employ certain key skills with all profits being channelled back into LoveLoftus which will benefit everyone.


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he group formed through a Facebook conversation, complaining that not enough is being done within our town after somebody remarked stop complaining about it lets start doing something. In December 2017 we started our forum with 30 plus members from the start we have grown not just supporting each other we are helping rebuild our town. Our first task was to light up the lower town centre with Christmas lights funded by Loftus town council and fitted by some of our local fire brigade lads as we are not able to connect to the electricity supplied by the main grid, as all other towns are, so had to be supplied from the shops themselves.

We held our first event on the 29th April running alongside the Klondike Race we arranged old fashion games sponsored by local businesses (images on Loftus Accord face book page) and with donations from 2 local councillors. This event was the first of we hope many at a cost of 10p per game allowing all walks of life to join in the fun. Our next event is on the 12th August Scarecrows in the park (Coronation Park) starting at 12 O'clock till 4pm. Loads of old fashion game’s also build your own scarecrow to take home. With Loftus Fire Brigades water games and Loftus Cadets helping with the games. Our aim is to bring our communities together as well as re-build our town. The biggest project

we are hoping to achieve is to clean up our shop fronts and empty shops as we have not received the funding other towns have due to other towns have professional people giving their free time to help and give their professional experience (we do not have these experienced people living in our town) So we have asked our local trades men to offer a good price and local people to help with the manual work. We are hoping that the first shop will be completed soon, to show what can be done within a small town with a big heart. Our aim is to bring the town back to life, with our history, historic buildings and a strong community, we believe this goal will be met and we can achieve so much.

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Crowds turn out to show their pride and have fun in the sun for Armed Forces Day C

rowds came to Redcar once again on as the public took their chance to show support for our Armed Forces - and have fun at the same time. Members of the public came to the High Street for Armed Forces Day to attend a military parade and service of thanks. And there was also plenty of fun to be had at an array of activities on Redcar High Street with paintball, a climbing wall, motor cycle riders, a vintage singer and even a flyover by a classic Dakota RAF plane. The event followed a Freedom of the Borough parade by The Yorkshire Regiment on the previousThursday which also attracted crowds of people. Councillor Carl Quartermain, Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Communications and a member of the Armed Forces Day Planning Committee, said: “It was fantastic to see so many people in the town showing their pride and support for our armed services and having a great day at the same time.”

●● PRIDE: Big crowd turn out for Redcar’s Armed Forces Day. PHOTOGRAPHS: Dave Charnley

Crowds turn out to show support for Yorkshire Regiment


eople turned out in large numbers to show their support for The Yorkshire Regiment at a special parade recently. The Regiment’s Freedom of the Borough Parade was held in Redcar as part of Armed Forces Week. The march started at 11am and stopped at the Esplanade on the seafront for a presentation ceremony. Civic dignitaries, including Redcar and Cleveland Mayor, Councillor Dennis Teasdale and the ViceLord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Peter Scrope, received the salute. Crowds applauded at the parade then continued down Redcar High Street and back through the town returning for a reception hosted by the Mayor. Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Dennis Teasdale, delivered a speech to the soldiers and crowds. He said: “In difficult times, our Armed Services are always remarkably positive. It is a privilege and honour to welcome the Regiment.”



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Hollie Bush Writes

A whimsical look

Pubs, pits and pauperism - an East Cleveland Diarist speaks Part 2 A

s we wrote last month, the 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, 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. 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. Last month, we dwelt on the burst of a new raw, young community -Boosbeck and the people who flocked into that community. I asked if people had anything to add to the bare bones of the diary, and two readers, Colin Hart and the doyen and chronicler of Cleveland's mining history, Simon Chapman obliged. One unanswered query was what and where was "Stevenson Pit" Both Simon and Colin replied " A L Stevenson was a mine agent at several ironstone mines, Owners of Boosbeck mine 1880 were Jacques Stevenson and Co. Durham Mining Museum." So this was the "original" Boosbeck mine, the one that was sited where the new houses will be going at the rear of the Station Hotel, a piece of land still, to this day called "The Pit Yard" 130 odd years on. A bit more digging found that another entry in Mr Rowbottom's diary tallied with this pit - the death of one Luke Senior on 15th Nov 1886 Now Luke Senior was a well known name in East Cleveland, but that was of a Luke Senior from Loftus, a pioneer Labour Councillor from that town and whose name lived on in the title of an long established, but now closed elderly persons home in Guisborough, and a still thriving Coast and Country Community Centre in Loftus' Rosedale Crescent. Were they related as they had to be. Yes. Colin did some digging, and found that the original Luke had started off in the 1861 census as a former loom winder, of Windmill Lane, Morley, West Yorkshire. By 1871 he had emigrated to Cleveland and the census described him as a 38 year old ironstone miner living on North Terrace, Loftus. The following year a local newspaper article cited Luke Senior as the Carlin How Pit miners representative.. By the time of the 1881 census, Luke was a dad, with a Newsome Senior 19 living with parents Luke (ironstone miner) and Isabella at 39 Gernie (Gurney) St, Boosbeck. Five years later, Luke Senior the elder lost his life at Boosbeck Pit. This seemed to split the family, as by 1891, the census recorded a grandson - called Luke in honour of his Grandfather living with parents at 4 Zetland Road, Loftus. Ten years on, the 13 year old Luke was noted as

attending school, and by 1911 was aged 23 year old ironstone miner at Bell Brothers mine at Carlin How and boarding with the Sanderson family at 63 West Road Loftus. He was working in the same pit as his granddad, and his granddad's spirit had rubbed of on him, for by that time he, too, was taking part in pit politics and being active in the Independent Labour Party - his entry door into representing his workmates and their families at Loftus Town Hall and at County Hall Northallerton. Hazel Meynell from Boosbeck also came back on one entry. She said: "You mention Boosbeck Empire being built. Your recollection that it became a cinema, is correct as I recall that in the 1950's my Dad who had been a projectionist at Guisborough Empire, before working at ICI Wilton, used to be relief projectionist at Boosbeck when the regular one was on holiday." The diary started in 1873, at a time when Boosbeck was but a few years old, and we now come to the later years, the years of technical change, but also the years that heralded the beginnings of a long decline for the next issue of Coastal View. As again, if anything here jogs your memory let me know, as it all helps fill up our collective memory of our common past 1915 Jan 1st - Mrs. Knights of Lingdale was buried aged 80. Jan 26th - John Pooley of Boosbeck died. Feb 10th - Mr. Smith, manager of Boosbeck Empire left. March 13th - Wiseman, stage manager left Boosbeck. April 3rd - Skoggins left Boosbeck. (A lovely,Victorian name or nickname. Anyone know more ?) April 12th - Harold Pickering of Sadler Hill died. April 24th - Wm. Cullon of Charltons Terrace died. April 30th - Wm. Richardson died at School house, Boosbeck aged 72. May 16th - Kit Armstrong of Lingdale died. July 8th - Tommy Robinson died at South Skelton. Bricklayer. Aug 22nd - John Thompson of Hollywell Farm died. Oct 23rd - Absolam Walker died in South Skelton Mines aged 57. Oct 31st - Thomas Snowden was buried at Skelton from Lingdale Hotel. Nov 29th - John Wilson, horsekeeper of Margrove Park died aged 57. Nov 30th - George Weeks of Charltons, died aged 70. Dec 7th - George Thomas Gilbert of Margrove Park died aged 53. Dec 14th - Mrs A Pease died in London, buried at Marske Dec 17th. (The wife of Alfred Pease, late MP for Cleveland, of Hutton Hall) 1916 Jan 22nd - James Skidmore of Charltons Terrace was married. Jan 26th - Miles Harding of Moorsholm died aged 71. Jan 30th - Motor accident on Skelton Moor when two Newtons, father and son of Loftus were killed. (the first ever mention of a traffic accident involving a car) Feb 2nd - Wm. Sanderson of Lingdale died in the barbers shop at Loftus aged 71. (an odd place to depart)

● North Skelton Mine, Photo East Cleveland Image Archive courtesy George Pearson. Feb 24th - Mrs Wilson of Charltons Terrace was buried at Guisborough aged 86. March 2nd - Wm. Binns of Charltons Terrace died aged 72. March 21st - Wm. Armstrong finished at South Skelton Mines. March 25th - David Jackson was taken ill at South Skelton pit yard. Died. May 9th - Skroggins made a visit to Boosbeck. Much respected by all.(Skroggins mysteriously disappears but comes back - from where ?) May 12th - Alfred Buckle of Charltons buried aged 74. May 22nd - Mary Featherstone died at Charltons Terrace. Wife of George Featherstone. May 29th - Jabed Pierce of Boosbeck buried. June 2nd - Harry Ord of Guisborough bandmaster of Salvation Army, was injured in Spawood Mines. June 11th - Harry Wood of Margrove Park died aged 69. June 24th - James Atkinson of Lingdale, late of Charltons died. July 3rd - South Skelton Mines big chimney was pulled down. July 6th - Stevenson's big chimney was pulled down. Aug 8th - John Russell of Boosbeck died aged 85. Oct 4th - John Sunley was injured and died same day. Nov 14th - Henry Storey fell down cellar steps at the Green Inn, Skelton. (did he live ?) 1917 March 10th Henry Allison, farmer died aged 63. March 22nd - George Corney died aged 69. Oct 17th - First big trucks in South Skelton Mines. 1918 June 8th - Mrs Best of Boosbeck died. late of Sadler Hill. (Where is Sadler Hill ?) Nov 21st - Harry Marley was shot at Stanghow Mines. 1919 June 23rd - Mrs Southgate was knocked down by an engine at South Skelton Mines. (what was she doing on the premises ?) June 24th - Old George Sanderson was buried at Skelton aged 86. Dec 18th - Robert Husband was killed at South Skelton mines. 1920 March 12th - Wm. Newby died aged 84. May 2nd - George Albert Gartside of Charlton's died. Sept 28th - Wm. Smith, engine man of Hobdale Terrace died suddenly. Nov 13th - Tommy Small died going to his work about 8 a.m. Nov 11th - Mrs Lennard died.

1921 Feb 12th - North Side of South Skelton Pit finished because of coal strike. April 4th - South Side of Skelton Pit finished because of coal strike. April 7th - A. Gray manager of Skelton Mines finished. April 7th - R.W. Anderson took over managership of South Skelton Mines. April 7th - Jabey Curnow of Lingdale was buried at Boosbeck. July 2nd - Boosbeck Institute was burnt down. July 16th - Geo. Rought of Charltons Terrace was buried. July 18th - First Wedding at Boosbeck P.M. Chapel. July 28th - Tunney's daughter was killed at South Skelton Mines Yard, by some timber falling on her. (No age given. Was she playing where he shouldn't ?) Aug 5th - James Pooley of Lingdale died. Aug 17th - Walter Turnidge of Lingdale drowned himself.Sept 28th - Steve Nicholson died aged 54. Sept 30th - John Wilson of Charltons, died, farmer aged 94. Nov 13th - Richard Nelson died at Upleatham. 1922 Jan 18th - James Davies Junr, died at Boosbeck. Jan 29th - New oil tank came to Boosbeck. Feb 4th - Old Cud Taylor, aged 84, of Skelton Green was buried. Feb 4th - Geo. Gill of North Skelton was buried. Feb 7th - Little Willy Smith of Margrove Park was buried. June 26th - Daniel Crowe died. June 28th - Mrs George Snowden died of Lingdale Hotel. July 13th - Mrs. Fairbottom was killed on the line at Brotton West Cliff Cottages, Huntcliffe. Sept 27th - Old Tindle was taken to Guisborough Union. (The Workhouse - the "Union" - still had its fears) Oct 4th - General Booth was at Lingdale. (The founder of the Salvation Army - “Blood and Fire”) Oct 9th - Mrs Agar died at Middlesbrough. Oct 14th - Steven Gibson's daughter died. Oct 17th - W. Walker late manager at Stanghow Mines died at the Croft, Hinderwell. Nov 9th - Fredrick Tuck died suddenly. Nov 9th - George Trattles of Guisborough died aged 70. Nov 9th - Mr Marpham of Boosbeck died aged 86. Nov 14th - James Smith died at Guisboro, Nov 15th - Elizabeth Gibson of Lingdale died suddenly. Nov 15th - Election, Cleveland, Sir Park Goff, 13,369, Sir C. Starmer, 11,648, Harry Dack, 10,483. (Goff was a Tory Lawyer, well known locally


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at our area for his yellow Rolls-Royce. He was elected on the Lloyd George coalition “coupon”. Charles Starmer was a Liberal and proprietor of the Northern Echo. Harry Dack was the Labour man, and local miners agent and checkweighman, a colleague in the council chamber with Luke Senior the younger) A checkweighman was a position of trust) Dec 3rd - Mrs Marshall of High Street, Boosbeck died aged 76. Dec 3rd - Thomas Reschum of Redcar, late headmaster of Stanghow School, died aged 78. Dec 3rd - Harry Langburn of Guisborough died aged 81. Dec 13th - First batch went into South Skelton Mines after nearly two years stoppage. 1923 Jan 2nd - John Harker of Lingdale died, late watchman at South Skelton Mines. Jan 18th - John Hall died at Skelton. Feb 5th - Wm. Bendelow died at Brotton. Feb 8th - Thomas Scales died at Margrove Park aged 80. Feb 15th - Terrible drama at Guisborough, Wife and baby in pool of blood, Mrs Mitchell of 29, Bennison Street and 3 years old baby girl, woman cut baby's throat, then her own. March 1st - George Snowdon of Lingdale Hotel died, aged 43. (The Lingdale Hotel seemed to be shedding licensees pretty quickly!) March 14th Early on Wednesday morning a disastrous blaze at Saltburn. £3,000 damage done in early morning fire at "Bardenroft" the residence of Mrs I'Anson. March 15th Author Armstrong's sale of faring stock at Boosbeck March 26th - John Gatenby Bolton of Skelton died. March 29th - Mrs Norris died at Goldthorpe. April 1st - James Alderson of Charlton's Terrace died aged 70. April 4th - Mrs Barker was buried. April 16th - North Skelton started work again. April 19th - Mrs Hunt's sale of bankrupt stock at Boosbeck. April 20th - Maria Markham of Boosbeck died aged 69. April 28th - Mrs Prout of Boosbeck died aged 72. May 2nd - John Neasham of Guisborough was buried. May 8th - Addison Tate, painter of Skelton, died suddenly in High St. May 23rd - Wm. Bell of Trouthall Lane Skelton died in North Riding Infirmary. May 27th - Tommy Urry of Charltons died at 25, Stainton Street, North Ormesby on his 76th birthday. May 28th - Henry Hoggett of Loftus, solicitor died. June 2nd - Stephen Redwell of 26, Wilkinson Street, Lingdale died. June 12th - Abraham Gray, late manager at South Skelton Mines died at 9 Hobdale Terrace, 75 years.June 13th - Eliza Ann Linns of Charltons died. June 27th - Mrs. Harris , wife of Joe Harris of Boosbeck died at North Riding infirmary, aged 53. July 4th - Dick Kirkland left Boosbeck to go to Staffordshire. July 9th - Bob Watts went to Middlesbrough Infirmary. July 16th - James Vaughan went to Newcastle Infirmary. July 17th - Mr. Hunt and family left Boosbeck to live at Saltburn July 31st - James Skidmore of School House, Boosbeck died aged 64. Aug 10th - J. Bringlow at 56, Boosbeck Road died aged 76. Aug 25th - Ned Arnold late of Wilson Street, Lingdale died aged 70. Sept 7th - At Holliwell Farm, Boosbeck, Arthur son of Ernest and Mary Sanderson was drowned in water trough, 19 months old. (How was this allowed to happen ?) Sept 19th - Samuel Parker was killed at South Skelton Mines. Oct 26th - Pat Grainger was buried. Nov 2nd - Alf Wedgewood's sale. He went to Australia. Nov 28th - John Williams of 8 Oxford Street, Boosbeck died aged 70. Dec 7th - Wm. Brooks of Aysdale Gate died aged 70. Dec 7th - South Skelton Mines stopped to put new headgear up. Dec 7th - Cleveland Election result, Sir C. Starmer, 13,326, Sir Park Goff, 11,855, R. Dennison, 9,683 (Starmer’s day in the sun - the last ever Liberal MP for East Cleveland. Robert Dennison was a Durham Miners Agent) Dec 11th - Hobby horses came to Boosbeck. (Were these

pierrots or the like ?) Dec 14th - Mrs Humble, of Boosbeck was buried aged 61. Dec 24th - Tommy Robinson went into Harry Atkins shop at Boosbeck. 1924 Jan 3rd - Sim Tuck opened his shop again at 39 High Street, Boosbeck Jan 7th - Alice Mary Williams died at 18, Oxford Street, Boosbeck aged 42. Jan 8th - Harry Tansley of 44, Margrove Park died aged 82. Jan 19th - Jimmy Branson was taken to Guisborough Union, aged 74. Jan 21st - South Skelton Mines started working again after headgear put up. Jan 26th - John Thompson of Fenton Street and Wm. Markham of Albion Street, were injured in a motor smash at Acklam Lane End. They collided with a motor car driven by Mr. W. Ormiston of Stockton, and were taken to North Riding Infirmary. Jan 27th - Death of Mr. Joseph Toyn at Saltburn, aged 85. (Toyn was a near legendary Miners Agent for Cleveland. A Methodist preacher on local circuits, he founded the Skelton Co-operative Society store chain, which fed, dressed and furnished local people for many a year Jan 29th - Joseph Watson of the Black Swan was fined 10s. for selling lottery tickets. Feb 1st - Over 100 got their notices at South Skelton Mines and all men at North Skelton Mines. Feb 12th - Thomas Gill of High Street, Boosbeck died. Late headmaster of Boosbeck Council School. Feb 14th - George Tarbit died at 1 Exeter Street, Saltburn. aged 84. Feb 17th - Wm. Robert Blenkey of Lingdale Died. Feb 18th - William Smith was shot at Lingdale mines. aged 55. Feb 23rd - John Mayhew of 107 Main Road, Padfield died aged 75. Feb 24th - James Prout of 8 Fenton street, Boosbeck died aged 73. Feb 26th - Percy Carver died at 15 East Parade, Skelton. March 8th - Eliza Mary Carling died at Moorcock Row, Lingdale. March 17th - Wm Payne died at 72 Margrove Park aged 68. March 19th - Hobby Horses left Boosbeck for Guisborough. March 19th - Eliza Beaumont died at 45, Carney Street, Boosbeck aged 48. March 26th - Benny Beacham died at 47, Carney Street, Boosbeck, aged 73. March 28th - R.W. Anderson, manager of South Skelton Mines left for his new post as Manager March 28th - H Palmer, of North Skelton took over managership of South Skelton Mines April 1st - Wm. Dunning died at 4, Trout Hall Lane, Skelton aged 72. April 9th - Thomas Henry Marsay of "Ivy Lee" Boosbeck died at Grange over sands aged 46. April 10th - Eliza Payne died at 5, Carney Street, New Marske. April 19th - Fourth wedding at Boosbeck P.M.Chapel. April 19th - Tom Davison was married at Boosbeck Church. April 19th - Jimmy Branson came out of Guisborough Union to Boosbeck to live. (The “Union” was the dreaded workkhouse. Once in, it was difficult to escape. R Branson was one of the lucky ones) April 23rd - Jack Hill's cobbler's shop was on fire. April 30th - Mrs. Cowling died at Margrove Park aged 75. May 4th - Mrs Readman of 55, Boosbeck Road Skelton, cut her throat. May 8th - Mrs Milligan died at Boosbeck aged 73. May 11th - Raymond, the youngest son of Elizabeth and the late Jacob Russell died at 16, Carney Street, Boosbeck. May 26th - Sale of Mrs. Braithwaites furniture at Tom Coatsworth's salerooms, Lingdale. May 31st - Sale of Mrs Braithwaites furniture at Boosbeck. June 7th - Bob Robinson of North Skelton died. June 11th - Ness Readman died at 46 Northgate, Guisborough aged 64 June 14th - Jim Tindale left Boosbeck for Doncaster. June 16th - Mrs Fawcett left Boosbeck for Goldthorpe to live with her daughter. June 17th - Arther Pallister died at 81, Redcar Road, aged 58. July 5th - Mrs Goldsmith of Margrove Park died aged 85. July 10th - The Post Office at Boosbeck was removed from Wm. Moore's to next door. G. Linton's house. July 19th - George Basham died at Marske aged 83.

July 26th - Tommy Austin, of 42, High Street Boosbeck died aged 60. July 31st - Dick Couthard left Boosbeck for Canada. Aug 3rd - Geo. Martin Liddle, 16 years old of Linthorpe Road, Middlesbro was the victim of a motor accident on the Guisborough - Whitby road. Aug 20th - Mrs Fawcett died at Goldthorpe. Aug 26th - Old Jack Taylor died at North Skelton, aged 72. Aug 31st - Ernest Coulthard of 6, Hobdale Terrace, died aged 14 years. Sept 6th - H.S.Imeson's sale at Boosbeck. Sept 10th - G. Gardener and family went to Marske to live. Sept 17th - Wm. Fawcett late of Boosbeck died at Doncaster. Sept 29th - Miffy left Boosbeck for Goldthrope. Oct 2nd - John Peary went into Bell's shop at Boosbeck. Oct 3rd - Isaac Dawe of 32 High Street, Lingdale died aged 78. Oct 4th - A number of men finished work at Park Pit Skelton. Oct 18th - Barker Hauger and his daughter went to Doncaster. (all these moves to South Yorkshire was a sign of a decline in ironstone mining and a move to the collieries) Oct 28th - Mr Firbank left Tommy Hutton's shop and went into Harry Johnson's shop. Nov 3rd - Mrs Johnson went to Doncaster. Nov 5th - George Henry Grout, landlord of the Anchor Inn in Guisborough died. Nov 7th - Mrs. Wilkinson late of Charltons Terrace died at Eston. Dec 20th - Hogden of Lingdale was shot at Lingdale Mines. (“shot” did not mean gunned down. but injured or killed “shot firing” to crack open rock face in the pit) Dec 28th - Willie Carter of Lingdale died aged 70. 1925 Jan 24th - Wm. Simpson of Hobdale, got knocked down by an engine on the line at Priestcrafts under the bridge. Jan 25th - Mrs. Kemp of Golden Lion Hotel, Loftus died. Feb 27th - Elizabeth Saunders of

Wilkinson Street, Lingdale died Feb 28th - Rattler Brighton of Eston was buried. Feb 28th - Geo. Smith of Trout Hall Lane was taken to Guisborough Union. (Guisborough Workhouse was the older part of Guisborough Hospital, opposite the Globe pub) March 2nd - Joseph Barker of Lingdale was taken to the N.R. Infirmary. March 4th - New block was put in Institute, Boosbeck outside. March 2nd - At Foxdale farm, Guisborough, Ernest Webster shot himself with a gun and was buried. March 4th - Walter Simons was injured at South Skelton Mines. March 7th - Joseph Galverti finished at South Skelton and went to Doncaster. March 7th - Arther Waller of Boosbeck Road was taken to Guis. Hospital. March 23rd - At Manor House, Moorsholm, William Jackson hung himself in an outhouse. March 15th - At the residence of her daughter Mrs. G. Linton of Thurnscore, East, Mary Anne Tansley died. March 25th - New Workmen's Institute was opened by Squire Wharton and a clock was unveiled by Major Hamilton and dedicated by Rev. A. R. Lee. Lingdale Band sounded the "Last Post" and also played the "Death March" in memory of the 14 men who lost their lives in the war. (the one and only mention in the entire diaries of World War One, the greatest cataclysm in then known history) March 28th - At North Ormesby Hospital Hillary Rush of 16, Margrove Park died. FINIS So there we are, Thoughts? Memories? Suggestions? Family names and ancestors? Hollie Bush Hollie Bush can be contacted directly if readers want to comment on articles, or to suggest topics (the odder, the better) that help to define the East Cleveland we all live in. Email:


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Update from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland


ow the school holidays are upon us, I’m sure many of you are looking forward to making memories with your family and friends and making the most of the summer weather. Unfortunately, the summer break can also be the most challenging time for police and other emergency services. This time of year is particularly popular with those committing off-road crime, by driving bikes and quad bikes dangerously around our streets and local beauty spots. Residents will be pleased to know that Cleveland Police’s Operation Endurance – a crackdown on off-road crime – will be ramped up over the summer months, with increased action during the months of July and August. I know from regularly attending community meetings about the danger and nuisance of these vehicles and I want to send a clear message to those riding them that the police will be looking out for them this summer. Officers rely on community information to locate offenders, seize bikes and prevent offending; if you have any information that may be of use, please get in touch with Cleveland Police. Eston Hills can also be at increased risk at this time of year, which is why officers and staff have been engaging with young people ahead of the summer break to warn about the impact of deliberate fires and crime. Whale Hill Primary School have taken part in an Eston Hills art competition and I was invited

●● PCC Barry Coppinger judging an Eston Hills painting competition at Whale Hill Primary School to judge the brilliant paintings created by children in Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Well done to overall winner Ruby for her excellent work! You may have also spotted Special Constables carrying out increased patrols across Redcar and East Cleveland’s villages this month. Specials Constables are volunteer police officers who play a crucial role in keeping the streets of Cleveland safe – and we are on the hunt for more! Chief Constable Mike Veale has made a pledge, which I wholeheartedly support, to bring the number of specials up to 200 within the next 18 months. Becoming a Special Constable is a significant commitment and it can be difficult to juggle police duty with your other commitments, but the reward of protecting communities is worthwhile. If you are interested in applying, please visit Cleveland Police’s website for full details of eligibility and assessment details.

Legal Notices PUBLIC NOTICE LICENSING ACT 2003 To whom it may concern: LOFTUS FOOD LTD Do hereby give notice that IT has applied to the Licensing Authority at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Premises Licence at 1 CLIFF CRESENT LOFTUS TS13 4RY and known as LOFTUS FOOD The application is to sell alcohol Monday to Sunday 06.00 hours to 23.00 hours. Any person wishing to make representations to this application may do so by writing to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Licensing & Parking, Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1RT not later than 13th August 2018. Representations received after this date will not be considered. A copy of the application can be viewed at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Licensing & Parking, Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1RT during normal office hours. It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with this application, the maximum fine on summary conviction being £5,000. Signed: Arka Licensing Consultants, on behalf of the applicant Dated: 16/07/2018


I was honoured to recognise more of the region’s outstanding volunteers this month at the annual awards organised by Redcar and Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency. I sponsored the Community Champion Award and I was delighted to present the award to Ladies of Steel, who have been working and volunteering with children in the community for 10 years. The group have organised fundraisers, parties and dance classes for children in Dormanstown and the surrounding areas. A massive well done! The police and I are committed to doing all we can do assist the community in tackling crime and antisocial behaviour. Following complaints from residents about speeding, volunteers have taken part in Community Speedwatch in Guisborough, Dunsdale and Lingdale. I am aware of concerns highlighted by residents in Lingdale about levels of crime in the village, raised at a community meeting last month. I welcome news that the police are going

to work with residents to overcome neighbourhood issues and will receive updates on this work on a regular basis. I believe the public are beginning to understand the pressure on police forces to deliver an increasingly complex and demanding service, with fewer officers and staff to carry out this work. As Police and Crime Commissioner I am responsible for allocating the grant awarded to us by central government and the amount raised from the council tax of Cleveland residents. The amount awarded to us by government has been slashed since 2010 by £39m – the equivalent of 36% of our budget – resulting the loss of over 500 police officers and 50 PCSOs. Getting the best deal for you is my priority, which is why I have been lobbying local and national politicians to join my campaign to call for fairer funding for policing in Cleveland. I recently wrote to Home Secretary Sajid Javid, inviting him to the region to witness the impact of the cuts first-hand and to express my concern for the lack of funds from central government. I’m pleased to report that he has responded to this letter and while he declined the invitation to visit Cleveland, he recognised the issues with council tax funding. I’m getting involved in a number of summer events this year, where I hope residents will come and engage with me and my staff. I had a wonderful time at Loftus Wool Fair last month – a special thanks to everyone who came out. My office will have an information stall at the Cleveland Show on 28th July, Middlesbrough Mela and Grangetown Festival on 11th August. I look forward to seeing you there. I’m happy to attend other community events, together with members of my staff and Cleveland Police’s crime prevention officers. Please contact my office on or call 01642 301653. Barry Coppinger Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland

New dawn shines light on history of policing across Cleveland

s Cleveland Police begins a fresh chapter of its history at a new purpose designed building, it has been looking to ensure that it remembers its history. In July the Force is moving to the new Community Safety Hub in Hemlington from its old site at Ladgate Lane. During the decommissioning process many historic items have been unearthed, including ceremonial swords, lances and log books dating back more than 100 years. Also uncovered are old uniforms, photographs and other items of historical and community interest As part of the move Barry Coppinger, Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has been working with officers to safeguard these historic items and make them available to the public to enjoy. Barry said: “As we move into our new building, with all the excitement and expectation that brings, it’s important that we preserve our past for the benefit of the whole of the public of Cleveland, as well as for police officers, staff and volunteers. “Thanks to the efforts of numerous officers, particularly Sergeant Barry Plumpton, we have gathered a significant amount of material which both the Chief Constable and I wanted to ensure was not lost. “I am delighted that we have been able to secure agreement from the Teesside Archive

to provide a home for these significant memorials to our heritage at Exchange House in Middlesbrough where they will be available to the public. The job of gathering and cataloguing these items has been undertaken by Sergeant Barry Plumpton. Sergeant Plumpton said: “When I was given this task some 12 months ago, I don’t believe anyone had any idea just how much material we would uncover. “It very quickly dawned on me that we had accumulated a vast amount of history from

the very beginning of policing on Teesside to the present day, as well of some fascinating documentation from the very beginning of Middlesbrough itself. “The links with the public, their elected authorities and other notable dignitaries which I discovered clearly show how much a part of the whole history of Teesside we the police service were and indeed still are. It will surprise many, as it did me, to discover just how we got to where we are today and the men and women, many familiar names, who got us here.”


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Rural Ewe Crime Update H

ello and welcome to this month edition on the Rural Policing page brought to you by Paul Payne your Rural Crime Prevention Officer. I’d like to start by letting you all know that I had the opportunity to meet our new Chief Constable Mike Veale a few weeks ago after he asked to see me regarding rural crime and what the force has done, is doing and our plans for the future. I gave him a full report on what we have all achieved in the past 12 months, most of which has been mentioned on this page over that time and which I think you’ll all agree has been positive, although I’m the first to admit we have a long way to go but we are all heading in the right direction. The Chief Constable was very impressed with our efforts and has personally asked me to take this forward and make even more improvements and to make a difference to our rural communities on his behalf. So he’s now asking YOU to challenge ME!!! … Which I accept, and encourage Let me know your concerns around rural crime and how we can all work together to make a difference and tackle this important problem we all face whether it's due to where we live, work or play. We can’t change the world overnight but you all know by now that when it comes to rural crime, the officers and volunteers I work with will give it a go as it’s you we serve and want to help. Operation Endurance As you’ll probably know we’ve had a week of action for off road vehicles recently under the umbrella of Operation Endurance. The unit has been up on Eston Hills as well as many other parts of East Cleveland, and although I’m still waiting for the figures I know that they have been very busy and seized several vehicles. Eston Hills Fun Run I’ll be having a crime prevention stall at this year’s Eston Hill’s fun run event on Saturday the 18th August, where I’ll be joined by other stallholders offering all kinds of entertainment, foods and crafts. It’s going to be a real family event, and ran by the community and everyone is hoping for a good turnout, so please get yourselves along and lend your support. They’ll be posters and flyers going out closer the time so I’ll see you there. Loftus Wool Fayre I was at Loftus Town Hall on Saturday, 16th June with the crime prevention stall for the Loftus Wool Fayre. As with every year it was an incredible day with old style sheep shearing carried out by Miles the local expert showing off his skills for everyone who turned up. I’d like to say a special thank you to Alison and Mike for inviting both me and Barry Coppinger our PCC to the event as it's one of the highlights of the year in my events calendar. Rural Week of Action In the week commencing 10th September I will be launching our Rural Week of Action with lots of events going on throughout Cleveland, from crafts, crime prevention stalls, advice for farmers and those that live in isolated areas to name but a few. This however will all start with our Tees Rural Crime Forum chaired by our PCC Barry Coppinger, and which will be held at our brand new Community Safety Hub situated in Hemlington Grange in Middlesbrough, and will not only be an opportunity to update our communities on what we have been up to, and tackle any on-going issues from those who regularly attend and show their support, but will also include the launch of our recently approved Rural Strategy for the force along with an example of the new rural packs I am putting together for our frontline officers to assist both them and you in giving a better service. So please come along and share your views and be part of what we are trying to achieve on your behalf. If you have any questions that you would like to raise at the forum, but would like an answer ready then please forward them to the below email and I’ll do my best to have that answer ready at the forum for you. Rural Crime Prevention Visits As usual it’s been a busy month for carrying out rural crime prevention visits to all parts of Cleveland. Unfortunately this usually means that I’m visiting a victim of crime due to thefts or criminal damage, and as you can imagine is not always the best time for the victim. Because of this I would like to offer anyone in the rural communities the opportunity to have me visit your farm, business, home and carry out a full target hardening survey to see if I can prevent you becoming a victim of crime. None of us like to visit after the crime, so getting ahead of those who want to make your life a misery benefits us all and as I have said before, together we can make a real change in fighting rural crime Ice and Fire - Eston Hills Archaeology

The Eston Hills dominate today’s industrial landscape of the Tees estuary and the rugged coastline of north-east England. The community moors, wetlands and woodlands are a wildlife haven that also bear testament to human endeavour since the end of the last Ice Age – 12,000 years ago. Ice and Fire is a community project which aims to explore, record and celebrate the evidence for over ten thousand years of human life, death, ingenuity and persistence. The project is funded by Heritage Lottery North-East with support from many partner organizations including Cleveland Police’s Tees Rural Crime Forum. Why not get involved, as many of the local schools and community are freely volunteering to help out on this very exciting project. You can learn new skills including excavation, surveying, field walking, and finds analysis. There is no experience needed and you can join a friendly team working outdoors, discovering your heritage. To find out more please visit the Ice & Fire website at: The Cleveland Show I’ll be holding a crime prevention stall at the Cleveland Show on Saturday 28th July from 10am. We’re having the now famous Interceptors joining us on the day, and if it’s anything like last year then they’re in for a very busy time so come along and say hi to them, have your photo taken.

Tees Valley Rural Community Council I recently met up with Janice McColm from the Tees Valley Rural Community Council regarding putting several exciting projects together, but the one that we are really excited about is getting a group of 12 – 16 years olds and a group of over 50’s together for projects in the rural communities that will then encourage them to work together on an idea of their choice then roll it out to their communities, whether that be schools, the WI, charity organisations etc. This will be done in

Gerry’s Blog: Don’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 selfactivate at night in an upstairs room. • Think about removing valuables from their usual place and hiding them in your home, perhaps

conjunction with Youth Focus North East. At the moment we are looking at getting this group to go and work with local farms possibly putting together a talk on how the farming community works, and how produce gets from their fields to your table. I’m also aware that the TVRCC are looking for volunteer drivers to help transport people around our rural villages, so if you are interested please contact Janice McColm on: 01642 213852. West Yorkshire Partnerships Another partner we are looking to work with is West Yorkshire Police’s Crime Prevention team, and in particular Police Sergeant Chris Joyce who like us is always looking to find new ways of tackling rural crime. We’ve had a meeting and have swapped several ideas, but more importantly want to work in partnership to develop rural crime prevention. Rural Watch As always I’d encourage you all to look at joining our Rural Watch Scheme, so I can keep you up to date with what’s happening in you rural communities. To join simply go to www.clevelandconnected. and press the big green join button Rural Twitter Page We also now have our new Rural Twitter page, and would appreciate anyone wanting to follow us to do so at: @ ClevelandRural If you would like to contact me then please do so at: Tel: 101 CrimeStoppers: 0800 555111 Once again thank you for reading this month’s Rural Policing page, and I look forward to updating you all again next month via our great friends Lynne and Steve here at Coastal View. Kind Regards Paul Payne Rural Crime Officer

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. • 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 and enter your postcode. You may also want consider joining Cleveland Connected, to receive advice and information about crime in your area. www.clevelandconnected. 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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News from the Local WI’s

Scam prevention message reaches 1000 people across Cleveland

Saltburn WI


By Diane Falla

he ladies of Saltburn WI went back to the 1940’s for their July meeting. Many ladies wore 1940’s inspired clothes, everything from Land girls to typically the time WI ladies with their Hand knitted jumpers and cloche hats. Supper was a selection of food made from wartime recipes ( supplemented with strawberries and cream, well it was in the middle of Wimbledon fortnight!) Entertainment was provided by Claire Louise who sang a selection of songs from the 30’s and 40’s, while in the interval two members of the


By Linda Wilson

Redcar Home Guard re enactment group gave an interesting talk on the history of the Home Guard throughout the war. (It seems that Dad’s army was far more than a comedy programme) A very enjoyable and entertaining evening. We are taking our usual break in August but our first Autumn meeting will be on Thursday 13th September. New members are always welcome so please do come along 7 pm at the Saltburn Learning Campus. Further information can be found on our website www.saltburnbytheseawi. where can find reports of all our activities and a calendar of upcoming events. Or of course you can follow us on Facebook.

Loftus WI

ur July meeting held on the 10th of the month was our last until September, but that does not mean we are having a break from all things W.I., far from it. We have a number of trips organised including, Breezy Knees for lunch, a visit to Sunderland to see the magnificent Tall Ships, and our usual visit to the Eskdale Theatre. We are also working hard in preparation for a variety of events being held around Loftus Town. The first major event will be the Scarecrow Festival starting on the 13th until the 18th August and as usual the final day of the Scarecrows coincides with the Produce Show held in Loftus Town Hall. The W.I. are providing refreshments in the Town Hall between 10am and noon on the day of the show. The theme for the Scarecrows this year is "Loftus Goes Back In Time "and appropriately we are using Suffragettes as our contribution to this year's displays. We have held

workshops and have had lots of fun dressing our ladies for the event. Another important date for the calendar is Monday 15th October, when in Loftus Library we are holding a " Drop In Day " as our involvement in the Alleviate Loneliness Campaign. The day begins at 10am and will finish at 3pm and during the course of the day we will be providing tea/coffee, sandwiches and cake. We have the Police coming in the morning to give us information on ways to avoid being scammed, and on the afternoon the Red Cross will be giving advice on basic First Aid in the home. It should be a very interesting day, so please call in. Lots to look forward to during the summer, and it doesn't stop there as into autumn and winter we have lots planned. We meet the second Tuesday of the month (excluding August) 7pm9pm in Loftus Town Hall; so why not come along and meet us all, you will be made very welcome.

Hutton Lowcross WI


By Pat Bolton

uly saw us celebrating our 66th. Birthday with a cake and supper and some superb entertainment from Hinderwell WI ladies. As well as songs and spoken items, many of which were hilariously funny: they dressed up in a variety of outfits and even took many of their clothes off for a rendition of songs from Calendar Girls. The evening also included a free raffle and the naming of our scarecrow which some members had been working on for several weeks. The name chosen was “Suffra” , which could be a clue to the subject. She will be on display outside Sunnyfield House during the Scarecrow Festival from 4th to 12th August.

Final arrangements were also made for our Summer outing to the Esk Valley Theatre on 16th August to see “Private Lives” by Noel Coward with a pre theatre lunch at The Wheatsheaf in Egton and our Supper Club outing to the Jet Miner at Great Broughton on 18th July. We hosted a Coffee Morning on 21st July in the Methodist Church Hall in Guisborough when as well as coffee there were stalls including cakes, crafts , white elephant , book stall and bottle stall. We will then take a break for the summer and will resume our meetings on 13th. September in Sunnyfield House at 7pm where we are always delighted to receive visitors who would like to join in our many and varied activities.

●● (L-R) VCAS Volunteer Roger Hildersley, 1000th Friend Against Scams Jackie Reilly, PCC Barry Coppinger and VCAS Cleveland Manager Dave Mead.


cam prevention message reaches 1000 people across Cleveland A thousand people across Cleveland have had their knowledge about scams boosted thanks to free workshops delivered by Victim Care and Advice Service (VCAS). Friends Against Scams workshops were developed by National Trading Standards to help people spot the signs of scams and understand how to protect themselves against the most common types of scams. The sessions have been delivered to community groups across Cleveland by VCAS, the independent support service developed and funded by Police and Crime Commissioners Barry Coppinger and Ron Hogg. As part of Scams Awareness Month, mum Jackie Reilly became the 1000th person to complete the Friends Against Scams workshop and received a special certificate from PCC Barry Coppinger. She said: “I am so glad I decided to go along to one of the Friends Against Scams workshops and would encourage anyone who wants to learn more about the latest scams to book a session. “It’s only an hour or so of your time and the informative facilitators equip you with a lot of tips

and tricks to stay safe from scammers.” Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, said: “Residents contact me regularly about their fears of being ripped off or scammed, so it’s fantastic to know 1000 people have improved their knowledge about the danger of scams. “The best way to protect against scams and online crime is prevention. These free workshops give people like Jackie all the information they need to protect themselves and those around them from the most costly scams.” VCAS Service Manager, Dave Mead, said: “It’s been a pleasure to deliver the Friends Against Scams workshops to groups across Cleveland and it is important that we inform as many people as possible about how easy it is to protect yourself against scams. “Often people think our sessions are only for the vulnerable or the elderly, but the scary thing about scams is that anyone can become a victim. I would encourage people who want to know more about scams to sign up to one of our free sessions.” Any group interested in receiving FREE training about scams can book a session by contacting Victim Care and Advice Service on 0303 040 1099.

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 July Saturday 28th Hanna Awed Monday 30th 6.30pm Spiritual Healing (free) 7pm Open Circle (Collection) 8.45pm Development group (please ask) August Monday services: 6.30pm Spiritual healing (free) 7pm Open Circle (collection) 8.45pm Development Group (please ask)

We are proud to host an evening of mediumship with Rodney Hewitt csnu from Cleckheaton. Monday 6th at 7pm. £3 on the door. (please note that this service replaces the usual Monday services and is followed by a committee meeting) Saturday Divine Services: All start at 7pm (collection) 4th Barbara Bradley PAS 11th Dawn Stevenson 18th Kellie Bowden 25th & 27th Closed

Saturday 11th 11am – 2pm Coffee morning/Rummage sale, we have 10 minute readings for £5. Card readings £5. All are welcome to all our services. Raffles are on sale at all services. Homemade cakes are on sale at 50p at all services. We support our deployed troops by sending treats, toiletries etc. if you would like to donate an item or two please bring them into church.

Thank you. If you are interested in becoming a church member please ask for details. Are you interested in learning more or developing healing mediumship? Please see Linda Finch csnu in church. If you are interested in becoming an SNU Individual member details can be found in church, or on or contact Richard Cuthbert OSNU via facebook or 07977825402.

Marske Methodist Church Hummers Hill Lane July Services 29th 10-30am Rev B Middlemiss 6-00pm At Zetland Park August Services 5th 10-30am Rev A Harbottle Holy Communion 6-00pm At Newcomen 12th 10-30am Mrs L King

6-00pm Rev J Henry 19th 10-30am Mrs J Feather 6-00pm At Zetland Park 26th 10-30am Miss P Clarke 6-00pm Rev A Harbottle Songs of Praise

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


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Wayfarer’s Travels Novigrad – Croatia I

t was 10 years since we last stayed at Novigrad – it was a bargain eight days half board, fights & transfers included - £259 each (and from Teesside); what a shame that FlyGlobespan went bust ! Nevertheless we still loved the place and very little has changed. There`s not a lot of night life but plenty of nice walks on an evening around the old streets or along the vast promenade. And if you`ve never been to Croatia, this is a good place to start. Our hotel, The Maestral was still inexpensive and very good value for money. It was a pleasant short walk along the seafront to the town centre. As you would expect in Croatia, the food was good, particularly the freshly caught fish. There was a different type on offer at the hotel every night and often a choice of several varieties. The main two Croatian beers are Ozujsko and Karlovacko, both quite good and about £2 - £3 a pint. Best time of year to go is late May or early September as to gets quite hot (into the nineties) in summer. The Adriatic sea is great for swimming and it`s also nice and warm – reaching almost into the eighties.

● The town square


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S.A.R.A.’S Fun Dog Show This ever-popular annual event at Foxrush Farm – home of the animal charity – proved a blazing hit on Saturday 30 June 2018. Under cloudless blue skies, crowds gathered on the field to watch the parade arena where scores of dog owners entered their pets for any of the 22 classes available. Great fun was had by all and staff and volunteers were delighted to see so many contented and happy ex – S.A.R.A. dogs attending with their forever adopted families. When current S.A.R.A. dogs, needing a home, were walked out in the ring for viewing there was interest shown, so fingers crossed the follow up programme has happy endings for these dogs ready for adoption. Farm tours and the P.D.S.A. Advisory Team were well supported attractions. Funds raised were an amazing £1,875.72. We would like to thank all those who helped make the day a huge enjoyable success including sponsors, judges, stallholders, young cadets, stalls and volunteers. The next monthly meeting of SARA will be held in the TocH premises, Albion Terrace Saltburn, on 01 August


The famous marine biologist and diver, Jacques Cousteau, rated the sea here amongst the best in the world for clarity and variety of sea life. Novigrad also provides a great base for visiting other resorts on the west coast of the Istrian peninsular. To the north it’s a short local bus ride to the lovely resort of Umag and to the south you have Porec, a great place for families and then Rovinj a beautiful, picturesque resort often seen in ads for Croatia. Then a little further afield is the spectacular Plitvice national park where 16 terraced lakes, all at different heights, cascade down through the trees into each other. And last but not least, as if that wasn`t enough, you can book a day trip up to the beautiful Lake Bled in Slovenia. Wayfarer In our next issue Wayfarer visits the Greek island of Rhodes.

Fred is a gorgeous six year old who came to S.A.R.A. as a stray. Fred came to us with a few cuts and bruises after being out on the streets for quite some time. He has settled straight in with us and seems to be enjoying the comforts of the cattery and he has put street life behind him! Fred would need to be homed as an only cat and would need to be able to have access to the outdoors when he is ready.

at 7.30pm. New members are very welcome. Our next event will be:Saturday 04 August 2018 – S.A.R.A. will hold their 11th Birthday Celebration at Foxrush Farm, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar from 11:00hrs – 16:00hrs. There will be stalls, refreshments, tombola, raffles, farm tours and viewing of the S.A.R.A. dogs needing a home. Saturday 18 August 2018 – the Summer Bargain Sale at Foxrush Farm has been cancelled due to lack of goods for sale. However the Autumn Bargain Sale will be on Saturday 06 October 2018 10:00hrs – 13:00hrs Saturday 25 August 2018 – A street collection will be held in Redcar to raise funds for the animals between 10:00hrs and 16:00hrs. If you can help please ring 01642 488108 or email sara.foxrushfarm @btconnect .com Sponsorship forms are available from Foxrush Farm, or our charity shop in Guisborough. You can also download and print one from our website at http.//www.s-a-r-a. org,uk Joy and Mandy, Volunteers at SARA


Boris is an incredibly cute 12 year old staffy who came to S.A.R.A. as a stray. Boris loves his strolls, cuddles, naps and carrying his tennis ball around the garden. He is virtually blind and can seem to make out shapes when he is outside. Boris isn’t remotely fazed by this and he has quickly adapted to his surroundings. Boris walks well with other dogs at the centre. He would be looking for a quiet home with no children or other pets.

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

Peach/Nectarine comfit It's a hot Summer's evening and your guests have just finished the BBQ. Blow them away with this homemade grilled peach/ nectarine comfit with vanilla ice cream. Prepare the liquor ahead of time and leave in a saucepan. Have the peaches or nectarines a sealed container Have the liquor warming on the BBQ in the pan Twoscoops of a quality vanilla ice cream per person Liquor 1/2 pint sweet dessert wine 1/2 pint apple juice 4 oz cane sugar In a pan add wine and juice and reduce by 2/3 Add sugar, bring to boil and then take off heat. Grill fruit until nicely marked (use 2 halves of fruit per person) Place fruit in pan of warm liquor and leave for 5 mins Simply scoop ice cream into bowls Add fruit with a drizzle of liquor


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Crimewave in Lingdale

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

Proud of our young people Our young people get very bad press these days but when we read the contents of the 12 page Freebrough Flyer in the 8th birthday issue of the paper we feel so proud of just what our young people are involved with, The future is safe in the hands of such young people and on behalf of the Skelton & Brotton Parish Council we express our sincere thanks to all these young people who are doing and have done so well. Our thanks to the Head and Staff of Freebrough for all the work, care and extra effort which mould the lives of our future leaders of our community. Well done Freeborough Academy. Councillor James Carrolle. Conservative.Skelton/Brotton Parish Council.

Armed Forces Day I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you and say well done to everyone who took part in Redcar’s recent Armed Forces Day. What a wonderful turn out of ex service personal who took part in the parade, along with many Standard Bearers from ex service associations and cadet forces. We had an excellent turn out and great displays from a selection of army reserve units including a field kitchen which served up bangers and mash to the veterans. We had a lot of people young and old who joined the children’s choir and later a lady singer who entertained us with old time songs.we also had a brass band and a ukulele band, plus a fly past which was a little early so some missed it. I would also like to thank all those involved in the planning from the council, local charities and businesses which took a lot of time and effort from a lot of people, everyone did a great job to make the day a success. Also thanks to local businesses who provided water, food and time to ensure the day was a success also to the many local charities who took part manning the many stalls offering such a variety of things A big thank you goes to the public who turned out en mass to enjoy the day and spend money at the many stalls and who joined in with the singing and dancing. The cadet forces did their units proud with drill displays and competitions also to those young people who got everyone dancing no matter what age. The Deputy Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, the local MP and the Mayor commented on how well the event went. The weather was very kind to us also. It really was one of the best ever. These days were introduced by the government in 2006, we at Redcar legion were involved from the very start in-fact we were holding similar days prior to this to commemorate VE and VJ Days. We also had Standard Bearers and veterans on parade forming a guard of honour two days earlier when the Yorkshire Regiment marched through town honouring their Freedom of the Borough. It is sad though that on both these days the turn out of local councillors was rather poor, a very low percentage in attendance and no sign of the councils Armed Forces Champion and seating was provided for both events. I really think that everyone did this town and area proud and I’m proud to have been part of it. Thanks everyone!! Yours Eric Howden BEM Chairman Redcar Branch Royal British Legion and event organiser.


By Councillor Steve Kay

n 25th June, I chaired an extremely wellattended public meeting, in Lingdale Youth & Community Centre, about the recent crimewave in the village. The highly-charged meeting was addressed by Inspector Deluce, who is in charge of Neighbourhood Policing in Redcar & Cleveland, and by a representative of the locally based, private security firm, JWS. Inspector Deluce emphasised that the police were taking law and order issues in Lingdale extremely seriously and needed the continued help of the public to obtain sufficient evidence to support successful prosecutions. He advised residents that no matter how frustrated they became, they must never take the law into their own hands. Neil, from JWS, emphasised that the company was there to support the police and explained that, for £45 a year, householders could purchase extra private protection. I understand some residents have since signed up to the scheme. For two hours, villagers questioned the speakers and me about the roles of the police, JWS and the council. Above all, they rightly demanded that the horrendous crimewave should never be allowed to return. The background: Over a period of almost three weeks in June, reported crime quadrupled in Lingdale, and the village was terrorised by a small number of men, who committed at least 40 break-ins, with homes,

vehicles, sheds and garages all being targeted. It is believed that the purpose of the crimes was to feed drug addiction. Residents were deprived of their goods and belongings, suffering great expense, as well as being subjected to acute anxiety and fear for themselves and their families. Only when the police took things seriously, and came together with a united community against the perpetrators, did the seemingly unstoppable crimewave cease. One individual got 44 weeks at Teesside Magistrates’ Court but, at time of writing, no one else has been charged, for lack of incontrovertible evidence. Lingdale people know there are still criminals on the loose and worry there will be a recurrence of the crimewave, once the convicted individual is released. The police are now fully alerted and, with the community and the council, are examining ways of bringing Criminal Behaviour Orders, Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions, and Selective Licensing Schemes for landlords, into play. The village has set up a Neighbourhood Watch, whilst I have organised a Victims’ Focus Group, as well as reminding Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger, and Chief Constable Mike Veale, of their responsibility to keep Lingdale a safe and secure place for its residents Lingdale must never again be subjected to crime on this scale!

Loftus Tradesmen's Reform Club (est. 1861)

Thanks for support It's very sad to see the Newsagents going in Skelton High Street. Over the years since Brian Devaney has been there and ran the shop, if I ever needed support for charitable events, ie. the Holistic Cancer Care Centre at JCUH he has readily donated most generously. He will be well missed but I wish him and his family well for the future. I thank him on behalf of the Holistic Cancer Care Centre and also myself. Thank you and regards, George Forsyth, Moorsholm

Well done, Morrisons! The supermarket chain, Morrisons, is to be congratulated for its latest contribution to the ecological war on plastics. By switching to recyclable paper bags for fruit and veg, Morrisons will prevent 150 million difficult-to-recycle, single-use plastic bags going into our bins, or the environment, every year. On visiting the U.S.A. and Canada, I’ve noticed they invariably use paper bags, large and small, for grocery shopping. A custom we should adopt, in its entirety, from our American cousins! Steve Kay, East Cleveland Independent Councillor


hanks to all who supported our successful Charity Night on 13th July at Grinkle Park Hotel and especially to local businesses who donated vouchers to the value of nearly £300 and members and guests who gave prizes for the grand raffle. The Silverwood Band (leader Stuart Shields) and singer Charlotte Potter provided wonderful musical entertainment. The evening raised a grand total of £1000 for the President’s Charities (Disabled Servicemen) Local Business Sponsors Included:- Swine

Dining, Cuts Tyres, Grinkle Park Hotel, Mad Alice’s Bar, The Tiger Inn, Beach Road Chippie, Bells Butchers and Kaskane. Meetings held 3rd Tues each month at 7:30pm at Grinkle Park Hotel. New members and guests welcome. Next meeting:- Sept 18th 2018 - Tom Malton – “Land of Iron” A heritage project in the North York Moors For further information contact:-Ltrc.honsec@ Les Franks (Hon Sec) 01287 626258 07814436470


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

Are Apprenticeships worth it? By Hannah Kay

"Making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families" is something that The Junction continue to base their support around which has proved to be very successful.


ut can this also involve older service users, young people with great potential and who can help support this statement? The answer to this would be yes, in the form of an apprenticeship. The Junction have recently opened opportunities for four talented young people to develop their skills and knowledge on The Junction and give them the chance to give back. These new roles involve three youth work apprentices- this includes being an ambassador/ youth voice, organising and arranging the relevant social media and being session peer mentors to the service users within the CREATE programme. These youth work apprentices gain their funding from the Tees Valley Combined Authority and these positions are also recognised by Ben Houchen who is the Tees Valley Mayor. So what is an apprenticeship? An apprenticeship can mean different things to different people, it is essentially a job in which you combine practical work with studying. As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced staff, gain jobspecific skills, earn and wage and holiday pay and also be given time for study which is relating to your role, which usually is the equivalent to one day a week. Within an apprenticeship there are different levels, going from Level 2 up to Level 6 and 7 which are equivalent to a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Although most people are aware that apprenticeships exist, most aren’t aware of how common they are and how many young people could have the potential to be an apprentice. To put this into perspective, there are on average 23,000 apprenticeship opportunities that are listed on find an apprenticeship every month, that is around 5,750 a week and around 820 a day! In relation to apprenticeships, statistic wise, they are very successful within the UK and nearly 9/10 apprentices (89%) were satisfied with their apprenticeship and 97% of these apprentices said that their ability to do their job had improved due to their apprenticeship. Thinking in apprenticeship applications, there were 1,656,630 online apprenticeship application made in 2015 to 2016. Now that you know a bit more about the statistic around apprenticeships, let look at today’s apprenticeships, and by this I mean The Junction Foundation and their four new apprentices. Having the opportunity to write this article I am fortunate to be an apprentice myself and having some knowledge behind apprenticeships. In order to make this article as interesting as I could I thought it would be a good opportunity to run my own interviews on the other Junction apprentices. Four apprentice opportunities were open for applicants and as well as three youth work apprentices, advertisement for a business admin apprentice was also put out receiving multiple applications from eager candidates. These successful young people who are now

gaining more experience throughout the different services within The Junction.” What are your aspirations? “One of my main aspirations would be to make a difference to young people's lives proudly employed by The Junction have been asked a couple of questions to try and give people an insight into being an apprentice within The Junction. Firstly, youth work apprentice A: Where do you see yourself in one year? “Hopefully continuing to work for The Junction.” What does The Junction mean to you? “The Junction is a safe space to come where you can talk to someone if that’s what you need, you are free from judgement etc. You can also openly talk about things that are going on in your life...” Why did you choose youth work? “I feel like from being a service user myself I could be helping young people with similar things I was supported with when I was younger, I want to be able to give back and help support young people and give them the chance that they deserve.” Secondly, youth work apprentice B: Why did you choose to go down the apprenticeship route? “So that I got more of a practical experience rather than a theory-based look on work like I would have if I went to college full time.” What made you choose The Junction? “Through my experience working with children and young people with the Council, I thought The Junction could be a charity I could have an opportunity to work with as The Junction will provide me the chance to broaden my experience in youth work within a different sector.” What are your aspirations? “I have been involved in youth work for over two years and I have been in youth services myself for over ten years and I see myself continuing in the future working within the youth work sector as it is something I am very passionate about and I enjoy doing.” Thirdly, youth work apprentice C: Why did you choose The Junction? “I chose The Junction because The Junction have supported me from being young and gave me opportunities to develop as a person and now I wanted to be able to try providing these opportunities to other young people who may be struggling like I was.” Where do you see yourself in two years? “I see myself continuing to work for The Junction and

and being able to support young people through barriers and struggles that they may face.” Lastly, as well as interviewing the youth worker I also interviewed our admin apprentice to see how views may differ and how their views on the Junction may mimic others’. Why did you choose business admin? “I feel like it is a strength of mine, it and computers and I believe I have good organisation skills”. Where do you see yourself in five years? “Hopefully in a fulltime employment within the business admin sector”. What made you choose The Junction? “I like what the Junction does, and I think it is a good cause and good company for helping young people.” I hope this has given you a little bit more understanding on apprenticeships and a little insight into some of our apprentice’s thoughts and aspirations, also giving you the knowledge to be able to recommend an apprenticeship for someone you know. Apprenticeships are a perfect way of learning new skills, building upon old skills and paving your way to a better future. Young people are our future, let’s try to make it a positive one. Thank you.

Nominate your Community Champion


his year will see the seventh of our Coastal View Community Awards Events, when it is our chance to thank the people who do great things in their own communities and in turn provide us with some great stories. This year the event will take place at the beginning of November and we want you to nominate your community champion, a person who you feel deserves to be acknowledged and thanked for the work they do. Start nominating now and the person we

feel is the most deserving will win the award. All the readers who nominated the winner will be put in a hat and the lucky one whose name is pulled out will be invited, together with a guest along to the awards night. Send to: My Community Champion, Coastal View & Moor News, 67 Guisborough Road, Moorsholm. TS12 3JA Or email: The editors’ decision is final.

My name is: I live at: My phone number is: I would like to nominate: Because:

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ear Resident THE ACTION TAKEN BY SKELTON NAP ON ISSUES RAISED  POT HOLES. The Council’s Engineers have now carried out the works on the potholes around drain covers on Guisborough Road.  TOWNSCAPE HERITAGE SCHEME. Residents will have seen the changes on Skelton High Street as a result of this scheme. Unfortunately, the Lead Applicant for the scheme, Mr. Harding, died in April. Mr. Harding’s contribution to the scheme was acknowledged and applauded.  GREEN ROAD, SKELTON GREEN. The Council is planning resurfacing/high friction surfacing to Green Road in this financial year 2018/2019. When the work will be carried out is not known at this stage, as it will be preceded by work being carried out by the Electric Board.  BOUNDARY COMMISSION REVIEW. The Boundary Commission report confirms Skelton will become 2 Wards – East Skelton and West Skelton. The reason for the split is that Wards should have 3 Councillors. Skelton’s expansion now requires 4 Councillors, thus the split into two. However, it is being suggested that SKELTON NAP continue to cover both East and West Skelton.  PARKING AROUND SKELTON PRIMARY SCHOOL. The new road lining markings have been advertised in the Gazette indicating the time period for response to the proposals. The aim is to alleviate problems by inconsiderate parking at school times, but some residents will have parking restrictions. The new enforcement vehicle will be operational in September 2018. APPLICATIONS TO SKELTON NAP FOR FUNDING. There were 10 confirmed successful applications for funding amounting to a total of £4,672.08. Over the period 2015 to 2018, Skelton NAP has funded Community Projects throughout the area to a total of £15,885.00. POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER (PCC) – BARRY COPPINGER The Police and Crime Commissioner gave a wide ranging report which included the following:  National Rural Crime Survey. This important survey is now taking place. It will inform future police policy in this area so residents are encouraged to participate. To access the survey go to  Fighting doorstep crime. This crime can come about through cold callers, distraction burglaries and can particularly affect elderly and vulnerable. The police are keen to speak to groups of citizens about this. To arrange a meeting , or obtain an advice leaflet, contact pcc@cleveland.  Cleveland Connected now has 13000 residents involved. It is a useful way to give and get information.  Victim Care and Advice. This is a free independent service. It deals with all aspects of victims of crime giving emotional counselling and support, assisting witnesses, insurance claims. 3500 have been helped in the last year. For a list of all the support organisations go to  Recruitment of Special Constables. This began 6th June. It is planned to increase the

current 40 to 200.  Police volunteers. There are 70 volunteers. They are not front line but they support the service using skills such as administration, finance and technical expertise.  Cadet Scheme. This scheme is in each Borough and involves young people in valuable community work and opportunities for structure in their lives.  Ladgate Lane has been sold. The new premises aim to improve working conditions in police control room with space for partnership working.  Collaborative work with other forces and joint working. This work involves:o Tackling violence against women and girls, the anti slavery/trafficking network. o Joint dogs unit and major investigation team. o Currently looking at joint legal services. o North East regional serious and organised crime unit. o Tees Rural Crime Forum carrying out joint operations involving rural volunteers. The current project is around Eston Hills and is supported by the Fire Service and Friends of Eston Hills.  Tackling re-offending. In conjunction with Holme House Prison the aim is to manage people in terms of licensing conditions, support with education, training, employment, housing and emotional issues.  Community Engagement. The Commissioner and police attend meetings and events to inform and also receive feedback. There is a Community Safety Initiative Fund which supports projects which actively reduce crime and disorder and reduce the fear of crime. Question and answer session with the Police and Crime Commissioner.  Special Constables. Special Constables will work with and support local people who want to get involved. Special Constables have the same role as other Officers but without the ability to arrest. In respect of whether having Special Constables prevents having more paid Officers, the PCC pointed out, in relation to police funding, that Cleveland is treated by Government as a Shire County yet it has more in common with a Metropolitan Borough. Cleveland has 60% more crime than Surrey. Government funding is population based rather than issue based. Therefore the PCC has been pressing this matter with the Police Minister and the Home Secretary.  Mental Health related calls to police. Up to 40% of calls to police can be mental health related so each Officer has ‘Everyone Matters’ training.  Accreditation for Volunteers. While there is no formal accreditation, the experience of volunteers can be reported and used on CVs.  New approach to complaints. The complaints process is undergoing a review. There is a reorganised Standards and Ethics department and the new appointed head of it is non-police.  HGVs using Station Road. Despite a weight limit being in place and road signage, the use of this route by HGV drivers has increased since last year’s survey. PCC and local Officers will follow this up. As HGV SatNavs do not identify the route as having a weight limit there will be a request to SatNav service providers to look at

this issue nationally.  Cross boundary patterns of crime. The Serious and Organised Crime Team are aware of these patterns and investigate criminals across the country. 7 Areas work closely together – Cleveland, North, South and West Yorkshire, Northumbria, Durham and Humberside. POLICE REPORT The new Inspector for this area is Neil Deluce. Sgt. Chris Keightly is the new Guisborough and East Cleveland Team Member. In relation to Skelton there have been several property marking events. There were 51 reports of crime in Skelton in the last month (37 last year) but no patterns identified. There were 29 incidents of ASB (52 last year) with no repeat trends. They were mostly neighbour disputes, one was youth related; the youth was identified and home visits made. Regarding the problems experienced at McDonalds, the staff at McDonalds have said that the police liaison with management was the best in the area. There was discussion about how the court system affected prosecution levels; the difficulty encountered when witnesses do not come forward resulting in insufficient evidence and the Crown Prosecution Service not taking on cases where they are unlikely to get a result. The body worn camera is seen as a useful tool by police and they are trying to obtain funding to ensure all Officers have them. Skelton NAP gave their backing to any publicity to obtain this funding. FIRE OFFICERS REPORT  Skelton Ward does not have a major problem with fires.  The Service is keen to promote Home Fire Safety visits. These are available, free, to anyone but particularly the over 65s as they could be less likely to escape a fire. To arrange a visit at your convenience contact 01429 872311.  Following a spate of wheely bin fires, visits were made and letters delivered in the Dixon/ Yeoman Street areas.  There has been joint working with the Police, ASB officers and other Agencies on the Eston Hills Project. This is the biggest focal point in Teesside and when fires occur there, they are so visible, the level increases elsewhere.  There will be a visit to the rear of an empty property where pallets have been dumped.  Empty private rented properties can be a potential for arson and spreading fire. Anyone aware of fire hazards or unsecured buildings should contact the Fire Officer on the number above. COMMUNITY PROJECTS.  Building Façade Works Phase 1 – Hairdresser’s almost complete. Work on other properties is planned to end in November. 2nd phase being planned for implementation 2019.  Public Realm Works – completed. Issue at The Hills site is being addressed.  Boroughgate Dig. Excavations start on Monday 25th June and will last for 2 weeks with 50 volunteers involved. There will be an Open Day on Sunday 1st July and it is planned to run shuttle buses to the site. The importance of interpreting the finds was discussed and agreed there should be publicity to inform residents of what had been found, together with a display

in the library and article in Coastal View and Moor News.  Heritage Event planned for Saturday 4th August at Hollybush playing field with a programme of events and food stalls. Anyone interested in being a volunteer should call into the Project Office.  Mosaic Trail. The work done by the public and school should be installed by September/ October and a new leaflet available. The tremendous work done by Jo Mead on the mosaic project was acknowledged and recorded. Consideration is being given to the suggestion to feature the faces of people from the villages on the mosaics.  Barrels for floral displays are ready for replanting and baskets will again be placed on columns.  Friends of Skelton Old Church reported that they now own the 4 funeral hatchments and they will be on display in the Old Church soon. They have now raised a significant proportion of the funds needed for restoration of these important and significant paintings. (See the separate story on these historic funeral hatchments).  Friends of Skelton Community Orchard have secured permission to locate the Miners statue with raised paving and landscaping.  Money available in Public Realm will be passed for consideration to the Spaces Team. QUESTIONS AND UPDATES  Bolckow Street. Works carried out by Northern Powergrid took place without notice to residents. Teesside Components were affected. NP contractors damaged a drain and told to repair it. The positioning of the traffic lights during the works caused issues accessing Bolckow Street. A complaint has been made to Northern Powergrid.  Reablement Team. This team supports people with physical disabilities and hospital discharges. Consideration is being given to locating this team in office space above the Civic Hall.  Footpaths – Trouthall Lane – Council had considered resurfacing but the farmer objected to tarmacing. The views of residents would need to be considered as it would impact on an already difficult area to access and park. The location of problems at Airy Hill Lane to be passed to Cllr Foggo to follow up.  Overgrown vegetation on path between North and New Skelton to be referred to Skelton and Brotton Parish Council.  Management of weeds, Weeds were being left rather than being removed when dead, and sprayed when fully grown rather than earlier in season.  Litter. A request for a road sweeper to clear litter from beneath hedge at the old riding school opposite Stanghow Lane to be followed up.  Dementia. Redcar and Cleveland is working to become a dementia friendly borough. A speaker on this will be invited to a future meeting. THE NEXT MEETING: WEDNESDAY 26th September 2018 6p.m. Skelton Green Methodist Hall. Cllr David Walsh (Chair) – Cllr. Cliff Foggo cliff.foggo@redcar-cleveland. Cllr. Helen McLuckie – helen.mcluckie@ Eileen Goodenough, Vice Chair.

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Atonement director backs Festival’s thrifty re-shoot of Redcar beach scene

re-shoot o f the famous onetake seafront scene from Atonement is taking place ● Richard DeDomenici on Redcar Picture: by Oliver Ibbotson beach this summer as part of the build up to the 2018 Festival of Thrift. Festival organisers have commissioned artist and film-maker Richard DeDomenici to make a super-thrifty version starring local volunteers of the five minute Dunkirk scene from the 2007 Oscar winning film. The film’s director Joe Wright, who also directed last year’s Oscar-winning film ‘Darkest Hour’, has given the project his blessing and paid tribute to the town and the people who were involved with the 2007 film. He said: “Redcar and the community there were integral to the filming of ‘Atonement’ and a total inspiration. I have incredibly fond memories of the place and wish you all well with this exciting endeavour. He added: “Can’t wait to see the results. Go Redcar!” Richard DeDomenici pioneered ‘redux’ movies – re-creating movie scenes in the places where they were originally shot, but using local

people, cheap props and a hand-held camera – for festivals and events all around the world. The Festival of Thrift’s redux version of Atonement also offers plenty of opportunities for local people to get involved. The original Atonement Dunkirk scene shows a group of soldiers walking up the beach as military and civilian personnel prepare to evacuate from the beach, passing battered and wounded comrades and wrecked vehicles. Festival of Thrift Director Stella Hall acknowledges that there is a lot to pack in. “It is going to a huge amount of fun and, in keeping with Joe Wright’s superb original

film, we are looking for people who would like to get involved. “It’s open to everyone over the age of 16, male and female, and for ● Joe Wright every aspect Atonement director of the project from ‘acting’ to being part of the support crew. “We are aiming to make Redcar and Joe Wright proud!” Visit atonement_volunteer/ to register interest in being involved with the thrifty version of Atonement. The festival organisers are also looking for any army style clothing or kit-bags or helmets to wear or to be lent for the day, or even vintage type vehicles. The Festival of Thrift’s Atonement Redux will be premiered on Friday September 21 September as part of the launch party for this year’s Festival of Thrift. It will also be shown several times during the festival weekend from 22-23 September. After that it will be available to the world via YouTube.

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum Summer Events Feast of Fun FREE activities for young people aged 7-12, with lunch provided! Leave your children with our Education Team for six days during the summer holidays. Book to avoid disappointment as there are limited places, telephone:- 01287 642877 or email jean@ Hosted at Carlin How Jubilee Hall (TS13 4DL) and making use of the outdoor play and sport facility, between 11am and 3pm each day. Across the summer we will go around the world, visiting a different continent every week and discovering more about the food, culture, history and games from that area. Tuesday 31 July: North America Tuesday 7 August: South America Tuesday 14 August: Australasia Tuesday 21 August: Europe Tuesday 28 August: Asia Family Fun Days Join us for our Family Fun Days at the museum, through the summer holidays. Fun and activities for the whole family. These activities are free but the museum would be grateful for any donations. No need to book just pop in, however if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01287 642877. Friday 27 July: Family Fossil Hunt (10.0011.30am) and Dinosaur Day (1-3pm) Meet at the museum at 10am for a walk to Skinningrove Beach, and discover the amazing prehistoric life concealed on this coastline. Then in the afternoon families can pop in and join us for Dinosaur Day. Various crafts, make chalk dinosaurs on the patio, discover our fossil roadshow and play dinosaur board games. Thursday 9 August: Saxons (11am-3pm) A family day to explore Saxon life with a living history session including costumes. Learn Saxon battle strategies and form a shield wall. Design and make Saxon shields and swords or jewels using clay and beads.

Thursday 16 August: Minibeasts In the morning (11am-1pm) pop in and join us or minibeast crafts, games and artwork. Then in the afternoon (2.00-3.30pm) join us on our Family Minibeast Safari. Thursday 23 August: Iron Age Celts (11am3pm) A family day of storytelling, train to be a Celtic fighter, try artwork based on Celtic designs onto shields or jewellery. Wednesday 29 August: Sea Life In the morning (10.30-11.45am) pop in and join us for some sea life animal crafts. Then in

the afternoon meet at the museum at 12.15pm for a walk to the rock pools on Skinningrove Beach. Hunt for seaweed, crabs and other animals on this very low tide. Wellies strongly advised. News Following the reopening of the North Drift as part of the tour, new prices will be £5 per adult and £2.50 per child. Fancy volunteering? Join our team in your spare time, learn new skills and make new friends? Roles available are tour guiding, retail, education, artefacts and collections and maintenance/ground work. If you are interested and have a few hours or day (or more) to spare, please contact Wendy or Kate on 01287 642877, or email kate on kate@ to register your interest. Following our appeal for the rebuild of our upcast, if anyone would like to make a donation please visit our website page:- www.


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

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Skelton History Group Heritage Walks This 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@ or by contacting Peter Appleton (Tel: 01287 281752) Saturday 18th August – (07) Airy Hill and Cleveland Street Distance: 3 miles; Ascent 285ft; Duration 2-2½ hours Today’s starting point is outside Skelton Methodist Community Church, Castle Grange, Skelton Green, TS12 2DN. We meet at 10:30am for a prompt depart. There is a small car park at the rear of the building, otherwise at the roadside. The route takes us along Airy Hill Lane, with fine views across East Cleveland and the Margrove Valley. At the plantation, we leave the lane and take to field paths to drop down, through the woodland, emerging on the Cleveland Street path in the Margrove Valley. This we follow to Boosbeck Road before walking on the footpath back into Skelton Green. The heritage to be seen includes many different industrial sites, a disused railway, and the site of Heartbreak Hill.

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


Tickets are free, with a limited number available. Tickets available from Saturday 7th July 2018 from Skelton Civic Hall - (01287) 348008



MAX 30 CHILDREN PER SESSION (BOOKING REQUIRED) Please book via Bookings open Monday 4th June 2018 for the above sessions

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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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

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Loftus ACCORD Walking Group Saturday 11th August 4.5 mile Guided Walk


’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

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 9th August 2018 – Social Meeting Chair Based Exercises for Parkinson’s sufferers – Tuesdays 1 – 2pm These sessions are run by a qualified fitness instructor. £2 per session Exercise group: 31st July, 7th & 14th August 2018. No classes 21st & 28th August 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 Final total for Redcar Walk on 3rd June 2018 was a great success and raised £1470 for research into a cure for Parkinson’s. We're the Parkinson's charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Charity No. 258197

Winkies Castle Folk Museum, 162 High Street, Marske by the Sea, TS11 7NB New static Exhibition for this year Commemorating the end of WW1 featuring experiences of local people plus more of The Anderson Collection artefacts to see. Activities for children The Museum is open every Thurs, Sat, Sun and Bank Holiday Mon until the end of Sept 11.00am to Last entry 3.45pm.

here is a free guided walk from Loftus Town Hall to Hummersea Alum Quarries on Saturday 11th August starting at 10:30 am We shall visit the moonscape like terrain which provides the visible evidence of the Alum industry which spanned the period from 1650 to 1863. From deep within the Alum and Cement shales were extracted the fossilised remains of a Pterosaur , Rhomaleosaurus Zetlandicus, donated to York Museum in 1852 and

Plesiosaurus. Bring your magnifying lens to examine specimen fragments of fossilised reptiles which inhabited planet earth up until their extinction during the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago. We will walk along established paths into the quarry area . Walkers are requested to wear sturdy boots, bring light refreshments and have waterproof clothing if needed. Loftus Market Place is served by Arriva X4 and 5 buses. No booking needed. For more information phone 01287 641000 or e-mail office@

Stanghow Scarecrow Festival


By Robin Gilhespy, Chairman, Stanghow Residents

his year for the very first time Stanghow has joined other East Cleveland Villages in the Scarecraow Festival. Stanghow Scarecrows will be out in force during the weekend of 11th and 12th August.

The theme is "Village Life" with a few odd bods thrown in and a special visit of Noah's Ark at Lockwood View. Do come and look around and then join us in the Village Hall were there will be drinks and eats for sale as well as a raffle and tombola. we look forward to seeing you there.

The Wharton Arms Produce Show All welcome to enter Sunday 2nd September at the Wharton Arms Skelton.


e have classes for flowers, vegetables, photographs, home crafts (baking and jam, pickles, curds). We have a children's section so the kids can get involved. There is a hand crafts section (knitting, crocheting)

Exhibits should be in between 9-11am and it is 25p an item. Exhibits and prizes can be collected from 3pm onwards. The public can pop along from 1pm to view the items. There is an auction to raise money for charity from 7pm onwards. If you need programmes or any more information please pop into the pub.


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

The Red Wyverns Medieval Re-enactment Event, Holly Bush Fields

Bringing history to life Saturday, 4th August 2018


he Partnership of the Skelton Townscape Heritage Project team, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Skelton & Brotton Parish Council, Tees Valley Rural Community Council and Skelton Villages Civic Pride are organising a Heritage Event for the first time. The idea of an activity with the potential to bring out the whole village to come together in the fresh air of a warm early summer day is particularly enticing. When this is combined with a full-scale medieval re-enactment, involving combat, swordplay, archery and medieval artillery, all combined with camp followers and a Baggage train, we will have our

own “Game of Thrones”. We will be supporting this with local clubs, food & drink and displays of the Boroughgate Archaeological Dig, completed in the Previous month”. The Skelton Medieval Re-enactment Event will be open to the public from 10am until 5pm The Event will be built around a core Programme presented by the Red Wyverns Medieval Historical Re-enactment society. There will be three on-the ground components to the Medieval re-enactment: 1. A Medieval Camp, designed to illustrate medieval living and including living history craft demonstrations of cooking, needlework and armoury 2. A Combat Arena in which demonstrations of one-to-one medieval combat will be given.

3. An Arena in which there will be a demonstration end of Station Road. of medieval artillery and archery.The medieval Tickets to the event will be sold on the day. artillery will take the form of a “thrown” weapon, the There will first aid facilities and toilet provision Trebuchet. The medieval archery will be supported on the site. by demonstrations of modern archery. The Re-enactment Programme will be as follows: 10.00 Living History Starts 11.00 How a man shall be armed followed by combat demonstration 12.00 Practice with Arms & Armour 13.00 Knight School 14.00 ”Dinner is served” 15.00 Trebuchet Demonstration 16.00 Archery Practice 16.45 Re-enactment completes The Re-enactment core will be Re-enactment Society • supported by an Exhibition Marquee with displays from: local historical organisations, the work of the Skelton Townscape Heritage Project, the results of the Boroughgate excavation carried out earlier in the summer, Mosaics for Phase 2 of the mosaic trail which Programme starts at 10am, Entry from 9.45am visitors to the Event can work on. A range of catering facilities will be available on site on the day. Car Parking will be available on the old Hollybush Pub Site, the hard-standing area and car park at Skelton Primary School (access off Byland Road) and by the Bowls Club Extra Parking Available at Hollybush Hotel Site and of Station Lane for Disabled Parking. Skelton Primary School, Byland Road. Disabled Parking Available by Bowls Club. Car parking is also available at the rear of the shops on Byland Road and in adjacent Skelton Industrial Estate at the

Medieval Re-enactment Event featuring

Saturday 4th August Hollybush Field, Skelton

Adults £5 • Children Free

Archery • Armour • Combat • Trebuchet Exhibitions • Food and Drink

Salute to the 1940’s September 1st 2018 Marske Hall 10.30 – 4pm

Marske Hall is going back to the 1940’s. • • • • • • •

Singers and performers Afternoon cream tea Military Vehicles and Vintage Bus Military displays and historical talks A variety of 1940’s themed stalls and displays. Hog roast/ BBQ There will be a themed raffle and lots of family friendly entertainment.

Great Family Fun ~ Free Entry For more information or to book a stall please contact Ruth on 01642 482672 or visit www.facebook/ Raising Funds for Sensory Equipment for Marske Hall

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Reunion Christmas Concert

Skelton Villages Civic Pride

On Saturday December 29th in the United Reformed Church on Station Road, Redcar, there will be a Reunion Christmas Concert presented by ex-Members of The Clare Singers. It is 40 years since the Group held its first Christmas Concert there, in aid of Redcar Lifeboat and it is hoped that as many exmembers as possible will get in touch to meet to celebrate this special occasion. The programme will be full of Christmas Music and Songs which the Group have performed to appreciative audiences over the decades since 1978. Please contact Tony on 01642 481544 and he will be very happy to send you futher information of the day's celebrations.

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

Loftus 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 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 (Not August) 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 (Not August) Thursday 7pm Gleneagles Ladies: Thursday (second thursday) 7pm History Group Friday 10-12 Bridge. Beginners and improvers welcome (Not August) Friday 2-4 Carpet Bowls (Not August) Sunday 10:30-12 American Tribal Dance If you are interested in any of these groups please turn up and ask

Tea Dance with George and Marie

Every Wednesday afternoon, 2pm - 4pm at Skelton Civic Hall, Coniston Road, Skelton. Everyone welcome. Suitable for beginners - you don’t even have to dance, just come and listen to the music. Refreshments served! £2.50

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

Saltburn. Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing

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

American Tribal Style Bellydance

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

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

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

The Cleveland Retired Men's Association Meets every Wednesday morning at 25k Ayton Drive behind Asda Roseberry Rd Redcar. Guest speakers and films arranged. Meet from 0945 for tea/coffee. Speaker 10301130. All welcome. Plenty car parking space. .Give us a visit. Contact-Frank Everett 07758813965 Email

Marske Bowling Club.

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

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

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

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

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Yorkshire Day in Redcar August 1st is Yorkshire Day and celebrations are planned to take place on Redcar High Street, near the Town Clock. There will be stalls held by a variety of charities and "silk" white roses donated by the North Riding group of the Yorkshire Ridings Society will be sold to raise money for Redcar's Lifeboat station, the Zetland Lifeboat Museum and the British Legion. The North Riding group also hope to raise money to pay for free cricket coaching at the Yorkshire cricket ground, Headingley, for young people from our local schools. Redcar and Saltburn schools have already taken part in this scheme. Mayor Councillor Dennis Teasdale will be present when the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity is read by Dave Tabner of Redcar Rotary Club. Entertainment will be provided by members of "Tuned In" Redcar's Youth and Community Centre.

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:

Volunteers Wanted

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

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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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Chapterhouse Theatre Company

The World of Theatre

Open-air Garden Theatre Tour of UK and Ireland 2018 Magical theatre in magical surroundings

By Kate Bramley


s the school holidays approach this is usually the time when we are all looking forward to a bit of sunshine and some hot weather! As we’ve already had that and there’s no telling what the next month with hold for outdoor pursuits, I thought I’d have a little look at the summer offers in the theatre world. The recently refurbished Hippodrome at Darlington has seats on sale for “the feel good musical of the summer” Summer Holiday. Starring Ray Quinn (best known for Brookside), SUMMER HOLIDAY is a brand new stage musical based on the iconic 1960s film starring Cliff Richard and The Shadows. So if you’re in the mood for some toe-tapping 1960’s hits then get booking for 25th-29th September. www. Nearer to our area the Esk Valley Theatre are gearing up for their summer season of performances that run from 9th August to 1st September. Based at the Glaisdale Institute near Whitby they always create high quality performances and this summer’s Private Lives by Noel Coward is sure to be no exception. “Nöel Coward's comedy of manners is full of wit and razorsharp dialogue, as he exposes the private lives of the characters. Lives where passions run deep and the forces of attraction run riot! Let us take you back to 1930, where in public all appears to be glamour, elegance and sophistication, but in private...?” Coward’s comedy is timeless and this is sure to be a great night out, so book now at


hapterhouse Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that we will be appearing at Ormesby Hall with our production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on Thursday 9th August. Chapterhouse Theatre Company is delighted to be bringing a production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Ormesby Hall this August. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters. From the unforgettable White Rabbit and the madcap Mad Hatter to the terrifying Queen of Hearts, Alice’s journey couldn’t be filled with more adventure! Chapterhouse Theatre Company is now in its 19th year of touring open-air theatre to stunning country houses, castles and


heritage sites across the UK and Ireland. From the first year of performances at 30 venues with Romeo and Juliet in 2000, Chapterhouse now visits over 180 venues every year, and has become a greatly anticipated addition to thousands of theatre-goers’ calendars.

“What Chapterhouse does is theatre at the coalface, carried by the power of acting… and they do it with distinction” - The Stage “worth catching them whatever the show, wherever they go” - Northern Echo

Ormesby Hall

Ladgate Lane, Ormesby, Middlesbrough, TS3 0SR Thursday 9th August, 6.30pm Tickets and Information from Ormesby Hall 01642 324 188 See Tickets 0871 220 0260 or Adult £16 / Child £10 / Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £46 10% discount for parties of 10 or more Gates open at 5.30pm. Please bring your own rugs or low-backed seating. Children 3 years and under go free.

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Only 5 minutes book your away from Redcartable Race course and the beach

Function Room Available for Family Occasions (sorry no18th or 21st birthdays)

Serving Fresh Food Every Day Mon to Fri 12 – 8pm Saturday 12 – 6pm Sunday 12 – 3pm Sunday Lunches only.

Bookings required for tables of 5 people or more. Pre-orders welcome

Telephone us on 01642 475757



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

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Church Tower Open Day-Sunday 19th August



i, all! It’s a busy spell coming up for local folkies, with Saltburn Folk Festival and all, but we’ll start with the Cutty Wren on July 31st. This will be a “Singers and Musicians” evening, (aka “Singaround.) Basically local amateur folk musicians get together and sing or play. We get two songs each, and these can come from a very wide variety of folk, country, traditional music. You’ll hear great songs and music with power and emotion. (Sometimes that emotion can be laughter!) You may hear songs from centuries ago that still move you, and ones written that day with a satirical bite. And there’ll be plenty of good humour. It’s a good night to try if you’ve not been to a Folk Club before. All we ask is a couple of quid and that you listen to the performers. On August 7th we’re Celebrating Yorkshire Day – admittedly a bit late. It’ll be like the previous week, but with a Theme. You don’t have to sing about Yorkshire as plenty of common English folk songs have been sung in the county – and you might want to celebrate the day in your own special way. The following Thursday, the 9th, we begin Saltburn Folk Festival with The Famous PreFestival Singaround. There’s a change of venue, by the way: we expect to be upstairs in the Saltburn Conservative Club. It’s a lively spot and the beer’s good as well! It’s a very special occasion when we meet long-standing folk friends again and hear their songs. Come and share the atmosphere. (And don’t forget your Festival ticket!) We keep the next Tuesday, the 14th, as – jokingly – Festival Survivor’s night, when we unwind at the Cutty Wren and the best way is a Singaround! The 21st will be another Singers’ and Musicians’ evening while August 28th brings a Theme Night of “Singing Autumn In.” That should get us thinking of suitable songs –

but we do have a “loose connection” clause! Looking ahead, we hope to have a Hot Spot on the 4th September when a singer gets an extended time “on stage”, and a Singaround on the 11th. Looking back, we’ve had some great times lately. Tony Morris, the Whitby Bard, as he ought to be known, gave us a great set in midJune. He combines songs of legend, of history and of inspired surrealism which points a very sharp finger at people’s foibles. If you haven’t heard his “Road Rage”, you haven’t lived! Broadband were on top form a week later. With touching ballads, fine sing-along numbers and some laugh-out-loud humour, they gave us a thoroughly entertaining evening. And our “American Independence Celebrations” were a real treat as we had local lad Ray Freeman to give us the best of US songs. He was modest, but very good. Right, here’s the admin bit. We meet every Tuesday evening at the Redcar Borough Park Bowling Club, Thwaites Lane, off Redcar Lane, Redcar TS10 2FD. Turn off Redcar Lane at the big red racecourse sign and drive down to the bottom where you’ll see the Club car park ahead. Doors open at 7-30, singing starts at about 8 p.m. and we finish about 11 p.m. We welcome anyone who likes folk-related music, and those who just want to listen are as needed as much as performers. We’ve a comfortable room, and a fine bar ably run by Gemma. More information can be got from our organiser John Taylor on 01287 622623, and we have a website at www.cuttywrenfolkclub. com. (Our computer man Paul tells me the host has changed, but that link should still be OK.) Thanks to him, to John, to Gemma and all our Bowling Club hosts, and all who keep the Club such a great place to be. See you soon! George F

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t. Mark's Church Tower will be open to visitors on Sunday afternoon 19th August from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Visitors can climb to the roof of the tower and admire the views and photograph the roof tops of Marske. The view sweeps round from Huntcliffe, over Skelton, New Marske and Redcar and on a clear day you can see across the Tees to County Durham. On the way up the tower, visitors will see the bell-ringers' room, the church bells and the huge Victorian mechanism that drives the church clock. Access to the tower is by a short spiral stone staircase to the ringers' room. A vertical steel ladder leads to the belfry and two wooden staircases continue up to the clock chamber and the tower roof. Stewards will be on hand at every stage to explain things and to assist visitors. Afternoon teas will be served on the church lawn throughout the afternoon. Jeans and 'sensible' shoes (trainers are fine) are essential. Flip-flops and loose sandals will not be allowed above the ringers' room as they are not safe on the steel ladder. Children under 12 may visit the ringers' room but, for insurance reasons they may not climb up to the bells or the roof. ADMISSION IS FREE and donations are invited towards the belfry fund that pays for the routine maintenance of the bells.


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Saltburn Beachwatch

people who have volunteered to help at SBW litterpicks over the last five years especially my wife Pam for her support and excellent cookies, all the people who help at registration, Mike Gosnay for sponsoring refreshments, Saltburn 500 club for equipment and insurance, RCBC for permissions and equipment and the editor of this newspaper for letting me have my say.

reluctant to fit them due to perceived costs and lack of demand, mainly because people are unaware of the problem or how to fix it. Again this may ultimately be a job for legislators. In the future I intend to remain an active volunteer and continue to try to make a difference in marine conservation issues. Lastly I would like to thank all the


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plastic such as Lycra ,Nylon, Rayon etc thousands of microfibers are shed and because they cannot be filtered out by water treatment plants they go straight into the sea. These microfibers are being consumed by plankton and moving up the food chain eventually being eaten by us. A filter that would be an integral part of the washer has been invented but manufacturers are


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fter five years as Saltburn Beachwatch (SBW) organiser I have decided to step down and pass on the baton (if that’s the right metaphor) to someone local, younger and equally passionate about keeping our wonderful beach clean. Over the last five years that I have been SBW organiser there has been a growing awareness amongst people all over the world that we cannot continue to degrade the marine environment by using it as a dumping ground for our waste without there being some major consequences. These may include the collapse of parts of the marine eco system affecting industries such as Tourism and Fishing and also quite possibly human health. It is therefore heartening to see that over the last five years more and more people are willing to get involved to try and do something about it for example volunteering at a litterpick, recycling more, using fewer throwaway items especially plastic and lobbying parliament through non-government organisations and charities like the Marine Conservation Society and Surfers Against Sewage. Over this period not only have we seen an increase in volunteers at SBW but also the growth of local groups ; Keeping It Clean At Saltburn, Marske

Litter Action Network, Friends of Redcar and recently the Plastic Free Coastline initiative. When I took on this role it was a steep learning curve for me, I was unaware of the extent of the threat to the marine eco-system by plastic items in the sea and on our beaches. I had little understanding of how micro plastic pollution was affecting ocean going fish, mammals and birds and the dangers that they pose to human health. I was only dimly aware of plastic pellets (nurdles) but had no idea that they were escaping into the ocean in the numbers they are. Plastic manufacturers say that spillage of nurdles is less than 1% but this still equates to billions every year. Many sea creatures and birds think they are food as they look and sometimes smell like fish eggs. With plastic production worldwide set to double in the next 10- 15 years we need the British Plastics Federation to make sure that their members adhere to their own voluntary code of practise (Operation Clean Sweep) when handling nurdles and to encourage non members to reach the same standards. If this cannot be achieved voluntarily then I believe government should legislate. Plastic microfibers escaping into the ocean via our washing machines was and still is a growing problem . Every time we wash clothing that contains






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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Around The Towns & Villages Redcar


The East Redcar Residents Association are holding their next meeting on Thursday 2nd August 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. All welcome Parkinsons Friendship Group Social/Drop In. We meet on first Thursday of the month in the lounge of the Coatham Lodge, Redcar 2 - 4 pm. On the second Thursday of the month we meet up for lunch (usually in a pub) For both carers and the cared for. It’s a chance to relax with a cup of coffee/tea, piece of cake and to talk to people in the same position. Long term friendships can and do happen. For more information please contact Ann on 01642 482066 Redcar Area Foodbank -Donations can be made at Tesco Redcar and Eston(South Bank) (they top up by 20% in cash) Any Redcar and Cleveland Library (except Laburnum Road Redcar branch). Halifax Bank on Redcar High Street. Coop at Marske. Circles of Life Queen Street Redcar. Any foodbank centre listed on www.redcararea. Sainsbury's Ennis Square Dormanstown. St Augustine's Church Warwick Road Redcar (mornings except Mon and Sat which are evenings). Sacred Heart Church Lobster Road Redcar (mornings except Sat 6-7pm). Please note Footprints in the Community Charity which Foodbank is part of has now moved to new Offices along with the Men's Shed and Next Step Shop at 10 Queen Street Redcar TS10 1DY Tel:01642484842 Men's Shed - every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am till 12:30pm and 1pm till 5pm. At 10 Queen Street Redcar TS10 1DY

Skinningrove Village Hall Weekly Events Mon – OAP Bingo 6pm-7pm Thur – Kid’s Craft Night 5pm-6.30pm Bingo 5pm-6pm. Tue, Sat, Sun - Free to hire Riverside Building New Company Row Skinningrove hosts the following each week. Keep Fit Club – Tue 12.00pm – 1.00pm. Choir – Wed 7.00pm – 9.00pm. All newcomers welcome. Monthly Film Club featuring a Big Screen, Surround Sound HD Experience. Check notice board for details. Open Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.00pm and provide access to computers with internet and office applications free of charge. We also provide full colour Photocopying. Garden Café – Garden café hot drinks and light snacks. See us on Trip Advisor. To find out more or book a room (£5 to £15 per hour) call in at the Riverside Building or call 01287 642508, e-mail at or check us out on Facebook at Skinningrove Riverside.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 £2.00 1 session/£3 all day, (includes cuppa and biscuits per session). Ran by volunteers. 07833895501 Registered Charity 1177967 All welcome!


Brotton Brotton Library ‘Knit & Natter’ every Thurs 2pm-4pm. All welcome to come and have a cuppa and a friendly natter.For more info:Tel: 01287 676342 or e-mail: Brotton_library@ Coffee morning Brotton Methodist Church every Tues & Sat 9.30 - 11.30 Thurs 10-12 Coffee Morning every Wed 10.00am - 11.30am in St. Margaret’s Church, High Street, Brotton. Prize Bingo in aid of Church funds held at KTS+ site, St. Margaret’s Way, Brotton every Tues at 7pm. Brotton Village Hall. Every Thursday Prize Bingo 1.15pm Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month Tea Dance 2pm - 4pm

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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 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!

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

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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 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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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Be part of the biggest ever UK-wide beach litter pick! The Great British Beach Clean seeks thousands of volunteers for its 25th annual clean-up


he UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), is looking for thousands of volunteers to clean up the nation’s beaches as part of its 25th anniversary Great British Beach Clean event (14th-17thSeptember). Being by the sea makes us feel better, and the Great British Beach Clean isn’t just a good day out for people who love, or live near, the coast – it’s great for wildlife and the beach too! The Great British Beach Clean, now in its 25th year, not only spruces up hundreds of beaches around the coast, but volunteers also record the litter they find, and it’s this aspect that has really helped MCS change policy and

behaviours over the last quarter of a century. The 5p carrier bag charge, a ban on microbeads in wash-off products, consultations on a plastic tax and deposit return schemes, reduction in the use of plastic straws and the banning of lantern and balloon releases – all have come about following compelling evidence gathered over decades of MCS beach cleans. The 2017 Great British Beach Clean saw almost 7,000 volunteer beach cleaners pick up record amounts of litter from 339 UK beaches - a staggering 718 bits of rubbish from every 100 metres cleaned. That was a 10% rise in the amount of beach litter picked up during the 2016 event. Beach cleans take place from Cornwall to Cumbria, Denbighshire to County Down, Hampshire to the Highlands and all places in between. The event incorporates the Great Channel Islands Beach Clean and the Great Northern Irish Beach clean. For the second year running, the Great British Beach Clean in England is being sponsored by Waitrose who are supporting MCS’ year round beach and river clean programme. Beach litter has steadily risen over the 24 years since MCS began recording it. However, there was some good news last year because the number of single-use plastic bags found on UK beaches almost halved between 2015 and 2016. MCS says this was almost certainly

Local members of Royal British Legion to represent Redcar at WW1 commemorations in Belgium


embers of the Redcar branch of The Royal British Legion are to join thousands on a pilgrimage of Remembrance to World War One battlefield that culminates in a parade and ceremony in Ypres as part of the end of the First World War centenary commemorations this August. The Royal British Legion event, known as Great Pilgrimage 90 (GP90), takes place between the 5th and 9th of August and will be one of the largest in the charity’s history. GP90 will mark 90 years since the original Royal British Legion Pilgrimage in 1928, which saw 11,000 World War One veterans and war widows visit the battlefields of the Somme in France and Ypres in Belgium, a decade after the conflict ended. That Pilgrimage culminated in a march through Ypres to the Commonwealth War Grave Commission’s Menin Gate Memorial for a ceremony to commemorate the launch of The Hundred Days Offensive and in remembrance of those who never returned. Local Legion members, Eric Howden BEM and Alan Frankland will represent the Redcar Area Branch and the local community at the event, as Standard Bearer and wreath layer respectively. Eric and Alan will tour some of the same battlefields and cemeteries visited by those on the 1928 Pilgrimage, before marching along the original route through Ypres, to the Menin Gate on the 8th August, bearing their branch standard and a wreath. They will join more than 2,200 other Legion

representatives and dignitaries, including Civic and military guests from the UK, Commonwealth and Northern Europe who are taking part. Once at the Menin Gate, Alan will lay a wreath on behalf of the Redcar Area community. Eric Howden BEM, Chairman of the Redcar Branch of The Royal British Legion, comments: “Great Pilgrimage 90 is a unique opportunity for the Legion community to come together and bear our Standards along the same route in Ypres taken 90 years earlier by the veterans and widows of the First World War. The Redcar Branch looks forward to proudly representing Redcar Area at the event.” As local champions of Remembrance, the Redcar Branch of The Royal British Legion is looking to work in partnership with their community to bring their unique Remembrance message to the Menin Gate, on their wreath, where it will be displayed in a wreath installation for viewing by the general public until the end of August. The parade will start at midday and we encourage the public to make the trip across to Ypres for the 8th August and fill the Market Square to watch the parade, One Hundred Days ceremony and then enjoy an afternoon of musical entertainment including The Central Band of the Royal British Legion. if you want to find out more about gp90 or your local royal british legion branch, then please visit Redcar Branch website or contact the Branch office 01642 290177 (answerphone)

due to the charges at the checkout and shows the impact that behaviour change can have on beach litter. In 2017, 'on the go' items made up 20% of all litter found on the UK’s beaches and 63% of all litter that comes from the public. MCS categorises cardboard cups, plastic cutlery, foil wrappers, straws, sandwich packets, lolly sticks, plastic bottles, drinks cans, glass bottles, plastic cups, lids and stirrers as 'on the go'. The charity says the figures highlight the nation’s lazy habits when it comes to littering. The amount of litter suggests we're treating the outdoors as a big dustbin, happy to dump at will rather than keep hold of our litter until we find a bin. “Taking part in the Great British Beach Clean really can make a difference. In previous years when we’ve highlighted increases in dog poo bags and sewage related debris found on beaches, we’ve seen drops in numbers subsequently. Due to the massive increase in wet wipes we found between 2013 and 2015 we were able to launch our ‘Wet Wipes Turn Nasty’ campaign which has resulted in improvements in labelling, removal of plastic from 'flushable' wet wipes in retailers’ own brands, and shown retailers the need for their flushable wipes to pass water industry standards.” says Lizzie Prior, MCS Beach and River Clean Project Officer. Cleaning and surveying a beach only takes a couple of hours at most. Each beach has a coordinator, who explains how to fill in a simple data form, and then it’s just a case of

grabbing a litter picker and a bin bag and filling it up with rubbish! If you can’t find a beach clean near you, you can organise one, too. “Beach litter is a serious environmental problem,” says Lizzie Prior. “But the solution is in our hands. We want the 25th Great British Beach Clean weekend to be the biggest ever. The BBC’s Blue Planet II has given the UK public a real understanding of the pollution crisis facing our oceans and people really want to make a difference. The more volunteers we have, the better it’ll be for our seas.” Tor Harris, Head of Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability at Waitrose, said: “Our coast is important to all of us so the Great British Beach Clean is a key opportunity to reduce pollution, especially from plastics. We’re really happy to support such a fantastic event and this builds on our environmental commitment to ensure that all our packaging is widely recyclable, reusable or home compostable by 2025. We’d love for our customers and Partners (employees) to sign up and organise local beach cleans to improve them for wildlife and all of us.” Join the The Great British Beach Clean (part of the Waitrose Beach and River Clean-up) and be part of the biggest and most influential fight against marine litter in the UK. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery also support the Marine Conservation Society beach litter programme. Sign up to a clean near you at www.mcsuk. org/greatbritishbeachclean or call 01989 566017.


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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


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

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@

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@

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.

We ask you to please show your support for a local charity.

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Redcar Bears Speedway

Meetings round up by John Gallon 9th June Having gone down by 10 points at The Bears den on Thursday 7th June the Berwick Bandits got their revenge at home, Shielfield Park, on Saturday 9th June with a final score line of 51 - 38. Thomas Jorgensen top scored for the Bears with 10. 21st June Despite a battling performance, the Redcar Ecco Finishing Supplies Bears fell to a 48-42 defeat at home to Peterborough on Thursday night. Dimitri Berge was the star for the Bears, with the flying Frenchman notching 4 heat wins on his way to a 12 point total. There were also battling performances from the Bears two guests, with Aaron Summers scoring 10 and Josh Auty 7+2. The Panthers were led excellently by Michael Palm Toft, who roared to a 17 point score, only beaten by Berge in heat 15. He received excellent support from Bradley Wilson Dean and reserve Tom Bacon, who both scored 9+2. Ist July On a scorching hot day on Sunday afternoon Redcar Bears Speedway hosted a major national speedway event, The Championship Four Team Tournament (a four man team from every team in the Championship League) The Peterborough Panthers retained their title in fine style but it was a superb days racing all round, 1st Peterborough Panthers, 2nd Edinburgh Monarchs, 3rd Glasgow Tigers, 4th Lakeside Hammers. The volunteers and track staff worked hard all day to keep the track in good nick and ensure fans were fed and hydrated. Bears co-promoter Jitendra Duffill was delighted with how the day turned out: "Sunday saw us host the Championship 4 Team Tournament and I was really pleased with how the day went. I felt the event was a huge success and Kev Keay should be very proud of what he achieved.

A lot of time and planning went into the event to ensure that it ran as smoothly as possible and to cater for the extra supporters that we expected to arrive. We have had some very positive feedback and that was very pleasing to hear after so many were quick to criticise and judge our ability to succeed before giving us a chance to try. Thank you to everyone that attended and especially to all of our volunteers who worked hard in uncomfortable temperatures. I'd also like to thank Terry the Track and his staff for their superb work on the track. It was always going to be difficult to provide a perfect race surface in the extreme heat but I don't think anybody could have done any better on the day and we saw some amazing racing as a result." The Bears bowed out of the competition in the semi-final stage, although had started the meeting well with Thomas Jorgensen and Mikkel B Andersen winning their opening rides. The Bears afternoon changed with the exclusion of Ben Barker in his second ride, which Jitendra was disappointed with: "We started very strongly but things went wrong just after the half way stage when Ben Barker was excluded in his second ride. I was absolutely dumbfounded at the referee's decision to exclude Ben and I cannot for one second understand how he could be blamed for the crash. The ref told me that Ben should have shut off, but anybody with any sort of understanding of how a Speedway bike rides knows you cannot shut off when riding close to the fence as it straightens up. Ben was left with nowhere to go but into the fence. It was the wrong decision in my opinion and one that probably cost us a place in the final." 5th July Redcar Ecco Finishing Supplies Bears enjoyed a good night at home against Scunthorpe on Thursday

night, running out 52-38 winners at the Media Prima Arena. It was a solid all round effort from the Bears, but it was at reserve where the meeting was really won. Man of the meeting Mikkel B Andersen rode superbly for his 15 points, and was supported well by Jordan Stewart with 9+3. Every Bear, apart from the very unfortunate Tobias Busch who had to withdraw after an awkward looking fall, managed to win a heat though on a good night for the side. Ex-Bears number 1 Richard Lawson provided the main challenge to the Bears, with an excellent 14+1, with Josh Auty battling very hard indeed for his 9+1 points. 12th July Redcar Ecco Finishing Supplies Bears suffered a disappointing defeat on Thursday night, losing 57-33 to the Edinburgh Monarchs. The tone for the night was set in a blistering opening 5 heats from the Monarchs, recording two 5-1s and three 4-2s to lead 22-8. The Bears struggled to cope with the fast-starting Monarchs all evening, recording only 4 heat wins all night. Bears skipper Ben Barker provided the main resistance with a battling 13, but it was tough going for the Bears all night.

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Skelton Bowls Club August News Letter


Ricky Wells led Edinburgh superbly, recording a paid maximum with 14+1 from his rides. He was supported superbly by Erik Riss, Joel Andersson and Josh Pickering in particular but it was an excellent all round performance from the Scottish side. Bears promoter Kevin Keay cut a frustrated figure after the meeting: "I'm at my wits end. There just isn't any consistency throughout the team and I just don't know why or how to change it. We were out gated and out ridden and that doesn't please me at all but Edinburgh were awesome and the result shows that." Away from the track, Redcar Bears have a champion in their side. Dimitri Berge is European Grass track Champion after claiming the title on his home soil of France on Saturday 7th July! The Redcar Bears school roadshow (available by request anytime) made a visit to Priors Mill School in Billingham recently and the boys and girls were very excited and enthralled by team member Jordan Stewart and promoter Kevin Keay and the sport of Speedway. We look forward to seeing the youngsters, and their teachers, attending the Media Prima Arena very soon.

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for Redcar Bears

On Sunday 1st July 2018 a major national speedway event was hosted by the Redcar Bears Speedway Club. For a chance to win a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) for any remaining Bears home meeting this season all you have to do is answer the following question. The answer can be found on this page.

What was the event?

Email answers to Or send to Editor, Coastal View & Moor News, 67 Guisborough Road, Moorsholm. TS12 3JA Competition closes on August 15th Winner will be notified separately and published in August issue.

Dennis Bostock Memorial Trophy The trophy was played for the first time this year and 20 bowlers took part in the competition. The day was very special for the club members with the official opening of the Denis Bostock seating area with the memorial bench. The official opening was performed by the Bostock family who attended the day and stayed for Tea to talk to Dennis old friends a great day was had by all. The first winner of the Dennis Bostock Memorial Trophy was Denis Galvin.

Presidents Day

A field of 23 bowlers took part in this years competition and the weather was perfect with the sun on the bowlers backs and a very fast bowling surface this is thanks to the hard work put in by our 2 Green Keepers Sam Oliver and Fred Hindson who have had a lot of work to do to keep on top of the conditions. The format for the day was a 3 ball pairs round robin event with the top points scorers in each section playing the final . The final was contested between Lil and Maurice Hart against Alan Richardson and Stuart Treloar with. Alan and Stuart coming out winners . This was very special as this is the first years of Alans office as President so to win the trophy was a great way to start his term in office Congratulations.


● Denis Galvin receiving the trophy from club President Alan Richardson

● Members of the Bostock family Officially opening the new seating area and memorial bench in honour of Dennis Bostock

● Finalist Lil and Maurice Hart against Stuart Treloar and Alan Richardson

● The Winners receiving the trophy from Robert Walker EBA president 2117




Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Marske Badminton Club

arske Badminton is one of the largest sports club in Teesside, involving over 50 local badminton players every year in weekly training sessions, matches and social events. Our badminton club caters for all levels - from beginners to experienced players - and our membership includes members aged from 17 years old to 70+ years old who travel from as far as Whitby to Stockton to play at our club. At a competitive level, we have three men’s teams, two ladies teams and four mixed teams that represent the club in the Tees Active Badminton League. The home venue of the club is Loftus Cricket & Athletic Club in Loftus (we used to formerly play in Marske, thus the name of the club). We host very popular weekly social club sessions on Thursdays

North Riding Football League AGM saw a 16-team Premier Division voted league's strongest yet By Andrew Snaith


in a friendly atmosphere with post drinks at the bar for those interested after play! The club prides itself on its friendly atmosphere and provides an excellent opportunity to make friends and play badminton in an inclusive setting to various standards. We play every Thursday (Club Night), and (where matches allow) on Wednesdays and Sundays also: • Club Nights | Thursday 7pm start

(play continues until members get tired!). • Additional Sessions| Wednesday/ Sunday 7pm start (as above!) Please ensure you call one of the contact numbers below before attending. Please contact our club secretary Paul Hensby (07702 756669) or our club chairperson Melanie Smiles (07810 372172) if you would to have an informal chat about attendance.”

he Step 7 division has reinstated bottom club Nunthorpe Athletic, with Bedale and New Marske Lakes United promoted from Division One. Stokesley Sports Club have been transferred across from the Wearside League. Three new sides have joined that Second Tier With Middlesbrough Rovers, Who Will Play Out Of South Bank, Former Teesside League Side Thirsk Falcons And Loftus Fc All Joining Up. The Under 19 Division Voted In Tibs, From Ingleby Barwick, Nunthorpe Athletic, Redcar Athletic And Seaton Carew.

There Will Be An Additional Meeting To Meet With Other Interested Clubs. At A Lively Gathering, At The North Riding Fa Hq, Stokesley, The Nrfl Also Appointed The HighlyExperienced Ken Clark As Their New Secretary. The Premier Division Will Start On Saturday 11Th August, With Division One Beginning On Saturday 1St September And The Under 19 Division Kicking Off On Sunday 9th September.

North Riding Football League 2017/18 Stats

Leading Goalscorers North Riding Football League Premier Divisionleague goals only

Michael Dowse (Redcar Newmarket) 32 Stuart Rose (Boro Rangers) 30 Lewis Reeve (Guisborough United) 24 North Riding Football League First Division- league goals only Dan Baxter (Bedale) 17 Mark Shimwell (Great Ayton United Royals) 11 Alex Anderson (Redcar Athletic Reserves) 10 North Riding Football League Under 19 Division- league goals only Owen Armstrong (Guisborough Town) 42 Alex Clark (Coulby Newham) 41 Isaac Walker (Boro Rangers) 30

Whitby Town Round up


By Andrew Snaith

ith the new Evo-Stik Premier season fast approaching, and signings starting to come through for the Seasiders, the club would like supporters to be at the heart of what is an exciting time for the club. The Blues have been busy with midfielder Dale Hopson returning, the new fixtures announced, the return of the Gala Day coming up- featuring the Summer Draw- with a big tournament featuring Middlesbrough FC to follow. They've also set up a 1926 fund to raise funds for boss Chris Hardy's transfer targets. After forming their new Community and Fundraising team, Whitby Town are moving forward, but keeping a small club like ours financially afloat in this league takes a lot of hard work, but with your help we want to move to the next level. Here’s our idea. We’ve set up a separate money pot away from the bills and everyday running costs of the club. The Seasiders’ Treasure Chest. This money goes directly to the transfer/wages fund for the club. It doesn’t vanish in to the black hole that is non league football finances. It is set up in 4 stages: Stage 1 – 500 people donate £10 – Total £5000 Stage 2 – 100 people donate £100 – Total £10000

●● Midfielder Dale Hopson returning to the Seasiders Stage 3 – 20 people donate £250 – Total £5000 If we complete these 3 stages then the original 500 have the option to donate a further £10. This could raise the club up to £25,000 So for example. If we raise £5000 on stage 1, this money goes directly to the management team for player funding. £5000 doesn’t come off the wage bill already set aside for Chardy to work with, this goes on top of what he already has, or it could be put towards a transfer fee. We have a number of ways that people can pledge to the Seasiders’ Treasure Chest. You can pay direct into the separate bank account created, or by cheque payable to ‘Whitby Town FC 1926 Club’. More details on those options are available on the pledge form: http://www.whitby-town. com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/1926-ClubPledge-Form.docx You can also pay into the fund through PayPal on webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_ id=DB43UE8F3PXFG, giving supporters a number of options to help out with the 2018/19 playing budget. Whitby Town is delighted to announce that prolific goalscorer Dale Hopson has re-joined the club for an undisclosed fee. Hopson, 25, joined Blyth Spartans last summer, but couldn’t resist the chance to return to the Turnbull Ground when Chris Hardy called. And Hopson, who netted 32 goals in all competitions over the 2016/17 season with the club, believes that it was the natural choice for

him. “It’s positive in the fact that I’m back where I need to be playing,” Hopson said. “For me, if I can’t go full-time, then this is probably the best choice in terms of teams for me to play at. “It’s not just the staff and the players [that brought me back]. “David McTiernan had a big part to play, I trust Macca, but obviously the staff I get along with, the fans are really friendly and I’ve always seemed to be liked here and obviously that plays a big part in it. “[2016/17] was arguably the best season I’ve played in my career, in terms of goals scored and what I achieved. “It’s going to be hard to get back towards that but I’m going to try and give it a good go this season.” However, despite his history with the club and the fee paid, the midfielder doesn’t feel that there is pressure on him. “I wouldn’t say there’s pressure,” Hopson added. “I feel pretty confident to be honest. I’m coming back confident. “I’ve had a little knock on my knee, but I think I’ll be coming back stronger and fitter than I’ve ever been.” Whitby Town is delighted to announce its 2018 Gala Day music line-up, with ten hours of live music set to get the Turnbull Ground bouncing on the 29th of July, which will feature the club's Summer Draw with £250 cash up for grabs! From 12:30-6pm, live music will take place on the pitch, before moving inside to the clubhouse, where it will continue until 10:30pm. Also on the day, there will be plenty of fun for the whole family, with activities such as under-11s five-a-side football, walking football demonstrations, pool challenges and face painting happening, amongst many others. There will also be a number of craft stalls and Whitby Town Football Club merchandise stalls, as well as the chance to meet the Blues’ players and staff, who will also be joining in the fun. Entry for the day will cost just £5, with accompanied under-18s going completely free. With your entry, you are also entered into a prize draw to win a tablet, amongst other valuable prizes.

Full Music Line-Up: On the pitch, 12.30 to 6pm: Ten Foot Tom and the Leprosy Crocks, Kerry Murphy, The Vampire Prawns, Mick Murtugh (of Snatch), Raw 60’s and Panda Lasagne. In the clubhouse, 6 ‘to 10.30pm: Carl Robinson, Sam Leadley (of Sunbeam), Hot Rockets, James Wales and last but not least, The Breaking Suns. A big thank you goes to Martin Hart, who has kindly agreed to be our MC for the day, as well as to Lee and Stu at Esk Audio, who will be powering the whole day and ensuring we can have live music. Please support the businesses who support the Blues. Whitby Town is also on the lookout for teams for its Gala Day five-a-side competition. The club is running three age groups- under 7s (minimum age 5), under 9s and under 11s. All age groups as of the 2017/18 season. Under 7s will play in the morning, whilst the under 9 and under 11 groups will compete in an afternoon session. It’s free to enter a team, and there will be a World Cup theme, with each side being allocated a country. However, only two players registered with the Teesside Junior Football Alliance (TJFA) can play in any one team, with the emphasis being on local juniors having fun. All teams must provide a suitable adult with current FA CRB certificate to supervise the team whilst playing, and children must be accompanied by a responsible adult for supervision at all other times. All children will receive a medal for taking part, with a trophy for each player in the winning teams, which have been kindly sponsored by Abbey Wharf and The George Hotel. For more information and team entries, please email, along with the name of the person supervising the team holding a current FA CRB certificate. If you would like to enter a team, but are unable to find someone with a current certificate, please let the club know on the above address, as they have volunteers suitably qualified. Whitby Town FC are looking for boys and girls (Under 12) to compete in their half time penalty shoot outs during home matches for the coming season. Contact:


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 91 July - August 2018

Guisborough Town boss Gary Forster has busy pre-season strengthening his squad


By Bill Perfitt

hile most football fans have been completely focussed on the World Cup so far this summer, for Guisborough Town Manager Gary Forster it has been a very busy time strengthening his squad for the new season ahead. But before any new signings were made, Gary was delighted that last season’s top scorer Steve Roberts had put pen to paper to sign on for another season at the KGV. Star winger Steve was last season’s Player of the Year and Guisborough Town fans and officials alike are overjoyed that he has agreed to stay with the club. And the Priorymen are also delighted to welcome back to the club former striker and crowd favourite Anthony Hume, who has re-joined the club from Whitby Town. Also signed on for Town are Ashley Lavan from Billingham Town and former Guisborough Young Player of the Year Ben Jackson, who has returned to the KGV after a spell at Billingham Synthonia. G u i s b o r o u g h ’s p r e - s e a s o n programme was already well underway as Coastal View and Moors News went to press, with a very tough home game against Spennymoor Town who won 5-1 with Guisborough’s goal coming from Steve Roberts. Then Guisborough slipped to a surprise 1-0 defeat at Redcar Town but Guisborough boss Gary Forster is unperturbed as these kinds of


●● Welcome back to Anthony Hume top right and Ashley Lavan bottom right

score-lines are always expected in pre-season friendlies – it is the match practice which is obviously counts. Meanwhile Guisborough Town will kick off their new Ebac Northern League season on Saturday, 4 August at Consett Town (KO 3pm) and then entertain former champions Shildon town at the KGV the following Wednesday, 8 August (KO 7.45pm). This season’s cup competitions will

the FA Cup once again taking centre stage when Guisborough entertain Newton Aycliffe at the KGV on Saturday, 11 August (KO 3pm) in an FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round tie. If Guisborough beat Aycliffe, they will be away to either Penrith of Albion Sports on Saturday, 25 August (KO 3pm) in the next preliminary round.

It's coming, Sleights are coming home!


By Andrew Snaith

leights Football Club will be playing their home matches back at Lowdale Lane in the village, after more than 15 years on the road in Whitby. The Villagers will take on a Whitby Town All Stars XI, made of ex-Town players, on Thursday 6th September to officially re-open the site for football. Sleights Cricket Club are the current sole tenants of the ground. The All Stars XI will include exBlues Ben Escritt, Scott Nicholson, Davey Southern and former playermanager Darren Williams. Former Vase-winning skipper Neil Hodgson and current community manager (and ex player) Eddie McNamee will also be involved. Sleights FC chairman Andrew Snaith told Coastal View & Moor News: "This has been years in the making. Since myself and James Howard, our former manager, first spoke with Matt Hewison. "Matt's been a huge help, using his experience and contacts to help as much as he possibly could. The trustees were also really keen to assist and get football back in the village. "We also must thank our friends at the cricket club for participating fully in discussions and giving us a

Excitement mounting at Marske Utd

loom large again this season with

●● Guisborough Town’s star winger Steve Roberts signs on for another season at the KGV. Picture kind courtesy of Dan Clark

fair hearing. We hope we can work together for years to come." Hewison, Scarborough Borough Council's Sport Development Officer, added: "It has been a pleasure working with Sleights FC and the Sleights Sports Field Trustees on this project, as they have both done all they can to see the scheme come to fruition. "The scheme is a real positive for everyone really; the club get to play back in the village and develop further and the facility can also develop as a multi – sport facility and increase participation and health and wellbeing for local residents." Sleights FC co-player-manager Sam Leadley has been on That's North Yorkshire TV promoting the return

and worked alongside his chairman, Hewison and the trustees to help deliver the return to his home village. "It's a great feeling knowing we're finally going to be back playing in Sleights and can have our own pitch which we can call home. "It's a massive step for the club going forward and a great thing for the village too. Hopefully it will encourage more people from the village to play for us and also to come and watch us play." Sleights' upcoming friendlies include: Sat 28 Jul- v Fishburn Park; Sat 4 Aug- v Redcar Newmarket (A); Thurs 9 Aug- v Whitby Fishermens (N); Sat 11 Aug- v Stokesley SC (A); Mon 20th Aug- v Fishburn Park Reserves; Thurs 23 Aug- v Goldsborough (N); Thurs 6 Sep- v Whitby Town All Stars (H). The new Beckett League season begins on Saturday 1st September, with Sleights joined by last season's league champions and local rivals Lealholm, as well as Heslerton, Kirkbymoorside Reserves, Kirkdale United, Rosedale, Sinnington, Snainton Reserves and Thornton Dale.


By Mark Hathaway

he release of the 2018/19 EvoStik Division 1 East fixtures on Thursday 12th July saw excitement build for the upcoming season. Other than Northern League 2017/18 runners-up Morpeth Town and regular opponents in the North Riding Senior Cup Pickering Town, the Seasiders have a host of new grounds to visit next season. The new season fixtures, which are subject to change, are as follows:Sat Aug 18 Sheffield FC H Tue Aug 21 Frickley Athletic A Mon Aug 27 Pickering Town H Sat Sep 1 Spalding United A Tue Sep 11 Ossett United H Sat Sep 15 Wisbech Town A Sat Sep 22 Stamford H Tue Sep 25 Tadcaster Albion H Sat Sep 29 Belper Town A Wed Oct 3 Pontefract Collieries A Sat Oct 6 Cleethorpes Town H Sat Oct 20 Stocksbridge Park Steels H Sat Nov 3 Loughborough Dynamo A Sat Nov 10 Brighouse Town H Sat Nov 17 Lincoln United A Sat Nov 24 AFC Mansfield A Sat Dec 1 Gresley FC H Sat Dec 8 Carlton Town A Sat Dec 15 Frickley Athletic H Sat Dec 22 Sheffield FC A Wed Dec 26 Morpeth Town H Tue Jan 1 Pickering Town A Sat Jan 5 Loughborough Dynamo H Sat Jan 12 Stocksbridge Park Steels A Sat Jan 19 Lincoln United H Sat Jan 26 Brighouse Town A Sat Feb 2 Cleethorpes Town A Sat Feb 16 Pontefract Collieries H Sat Feb 23 Tadcaster Albion A Sat Mar 2 Belper Town H Sat Mar 16 AFC Mansfield H Sat Mar 23 Gresley FC A Sat Mar 30 Stamford A Sat Apr 6 Wisbech Town H Sat Apr 13 Ossett United A Sat Apr 20 Spalding United H Mon Apr 22 Morpeth Town A Sat Apr 27 Carlton Town H The FA Cup and FA Trophy draws were made the previous Friday and in the FA Cup, Marske got a bye in the

Extra Preliminary Round meaning that they enter the competition at the Preliminary Round stage on Saturday 25th August where they will be away to the winners of the Morpeth Town vs Goole tie. In our first foray into the FA Trophy, which involves clubs from Steps 1 to 4 of the Non-League System, Marske received a bye in the Extra Preliminary Round and in the Preliminary Round will be at home to the winners of the Atherton Collieries vs Runcorn Linnets game. The match will be played on Saturday 13th October. Pre-season has started with two defeats as manager Carl Jarrett looks to mould the team into a potential new formation for the new season. First up was a trip to West Auckland Town where a tight game was settled by a single goal by Amar Purewal in a match that saw Marske United debuts for Jamie Owens (again), Callum Martin and Andrew May. Next up was a trip to Shildon which ended 3-1 to the home team with Liam O’Sullivan notching the Marske goal. On the player front, there was a further exit from the club as striker Mikey Roberts decided that he couldn’t commit to the additional travel associated with promotion and he has signed for Stockton Town. The club would like to place on record its thanks to Mikey for his contribution to their record-breaking season and to wish him luck for the future. Season ticket applications for the new season are now available and any enquiries can be directed to Vice Chair Janet Pippen who can be contacted on 01642 474985. Admission prices for the new season will be £8 adults, £4 senior citizens and £2 children. Player sponsorship deals are available for the new season at £60 for the home or away shirt or £100 for both. Any queries can be made to admin@marskeunitedfc. club As always, to keep up to date with club news, make sure you follow the club on Twitter - MarskeunitedFC

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 91 July - August 2018

Farewell to ‘The Notcher’

● David Beach with his Coastal View community Award presented by John McVeigh of Bede Financial Services of Marske. David was regular contributor to Coastal View

Tribute to Marske CC’s David Beach (1947-2018)


ributes have flooded in for one of local cricket’s best-known characters ,and one of our regular columnists David Beach, who has died aged 70. David, who lived in Delamere Drive, Marske, passed away in James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough, on July 4 after a short illness. Cricket had always been an important part of David’s life. He began scoring at Marske CC in 1959, becoming the club’s first team scorer in 1965. Marske’s first match of last season, a North Yorkshire and South Durham Premier League fixture at Seaton Carew, marked his 1,000th senior league game. He estimated that if he included league representative side, cup and various age group matches he had scored at a total of almost 2,000 games. Last season was David’s last in the scorebox. Interviewed last year to mark his scoring milestone, David, nicknamed ‘The Notcher’ by his cricketing friends, told Coastal View & Moor News: "I've had a great time scoring for Marske but now it's time to let someone else have a go. I think it will be nice to watch the games from other parts of the ground instead of just from the scorer's box. "There's an increasing push for us all to score on computers as well. It's a marvellous system and it's the right thing to do, but it's not really for me." As well as being the Marske CC’s scorer, David, who worked for Dorman Long in Grangetown as a turner, was also the club’s historian and website administrator.

He also scored for the NYSD league side. Early into his scoring career he began to take an interest in different scoring methods and cricket statistics. He collected old Marske CC scorebooks and researched the club’s history. He soon accumulated a big collection of 1st XI scorebooks dating back to 1949 and was able to compile an impressive list of team and player records. Further internet research in the 1990s turned up more obscure information and enabled David to record match statistics from every 1st XI game from as far back as 1870. He has also recorded the details from all his scorebooks, right down to U11 matches. David was always grateful for the support of his wife of 47 years, Sue. He said: "I couldn't have spent so much time with the cricket club without Sue's support, and she's had to put up with a house full of cricket books and magazines all these years. "She was involved with the cricket club's ladies section for 30 years and has taken over looking after the flower beds at the club. I became her apprentice for a while but after pulling up a few plants thinking they were weeds I am now in charge of watering and tidying up." “Tributes to David came from many people in local cricketing circles Joe Wing a first team senior player at Marske CC, wrote on the club’s Facebook page: “It is with the heaviest of hearts we announce the passing of David Beach, an honorary life member, trustee and club statistician. “Known for his love of statistics it was ‘The Notcher’ himself who amassed the most impressive return scoring 90,564 overs, 18,196 maidens, 319,465 runs and 13,799 wickets in

1,021 premier league games. “Dave was also heavily involved with the NYSD League and was recently inducted into the NYSD Hall of Fame. “Last year he received the Yorkshire CCC award for Services to Officiating. “It is fair to say that everyone connected with the club is devastated by the news of his passing and we offer our sincere condolences to his wife Sue, son Mike, daughter Judith and the rest of the family. “Rest in Peace Notcher.” Rival club Saltburn CC posted this tribute on Marske CC Facebook page: “This week we heard the sad news regarding Dave Beach of Marske Cricket Club. “On behalf of Saltburn CC, we send our most sincere condolences to Michael Beach and family, and indeed to all at Marske CC and the NYSD family. “At times like this, it is a stark reminder that cricket isn’t just a game, it is a family, and Dave will be very much missed by us all. “RIP, The Notcher.” Chris West, president of the North Yorkshire & South Durham Cricket League, wrote a lengthy and

Sport detailed tribute on the league’s website. It included: “In all our lives there are watersheds, moments in time when you just know things will not be the same again… “When I heard the desperately sad news of Dave’s passing it was such a time. “I’ve known Dave for around 50 years, a man I greatly valued and admired as an integral part of the NYSD family which I am always so keen to promote. Not only did he give the most marvellous service to Marske Cricket Club, but he also gave glorious service to the NYSD League representative sides. “Scorers are a much undervalued breed - Dave was undoubtedly ‘best of breed’. He was the first name on the teamsheet when we were arranging our league games, and he was an integral part of countless national, regional and county successes. “The NYSD is simply the most successful league in the country in terms of inter-league honours, and Dave holds numerous medals commemorating the successes and the wonderful part he played in those triumphs." You can read more at

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

Coastal View Issue 91  

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