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Issue 99 May - June 2019

Partnership between the Independents and Liberal Democrats to take control of Council


partnership between the Independents and Liberal Democrats is set to take control of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. The two groups have agreed to work in equal partnership, and the new administration is expected to be ratified at the Council’s Annual General Meeting later this month. Cabinet positions will be divided equally between the two Groups, with Independents’ leader Cllr Mary Lanigan becoming Council Leader and Liberal Democrat Cllr Karen King taking the role as Deputy Council Leader. However, the two leaders will be working in equal partnership across all decision-making. Cllr King will also be responsible for the Council’s communications. There will be eight Cabinet positions – including the Leader and Deputy Leader – and the following portfolios will be held by the following councillors: • Corporate Resources – Cllr Glyn Nightingale • Children – Cllr Alison Barnes • Adult Social Care – Cllr Mary Ovens • Neighbourhoods and Environment – Cllr Barry Hunt • Economic Development – Cllr Wayne Davies

• Social Wellbeing – Cllr Steve Kay The groups have agreed a number of joint pledges and will commit to: 1 Ensuring the area is clean and tidy and offers an attractive quality of life for its citizens; 2 Giving value for money in all Council services; 3 Raising the standard of secondary education; 4 Bringing jobs, prosperity and business diversity to the Borough and supporting our current businesses; 5 Making the whole Borough carbon neutral by 2030; 6 Ensuring no one is left behind by lack of support and encouraging and supporting independent living and good health. Cllr Lanigan said: “The Independents have come together from across the Borough for the benefit of all the residents of Redcar and Cleveland. We will now be working in partnership with the Lib Dems to bring positive change.” Cllr King said: “The Independents and Lib Dems have listened to the people of Redcar and Cleveland. They have asked for change and that is what we are giving them. Our priorities will ensure this change will improve the lives of all our residents.”

See pages 29-32 for more detailed election information.

● Cllr Mary Lanigan


● Cllr Karen King

Indies and Lib Dems working in partnership for a brighter future

newly formed partnership of Members of the Independent Group and the Liberal Democrats has been agreed ahead of the AGM on the 23 May 2019. The results of the local elections showed that people wanted change from the majority administrations of the past. It showed they wanted community minded people to step up, listen to what was important to them and make decisions based on what was best for residents and businesses in the local area. If all goes to plan on the 23 May, Councillor Mary Lanigan will be Leader of the Council working in an equal partnership with Councillor

Karen King as Deputy Leader, bringing the Groups together for a brighter future. Councillor Lanigan was delighted with the results which saw independent representation go from eight to 18. She said: “We will be looking at going back to basics, getting services on the ground and supporting our hard working community groups to get things right." Councillor King said: “The results give us the clear message that people want change and working in partnership we will look at every aspect of life in our Borough to affect this. This is about people not politics and delivering the best possible services for local people

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99 May - June 2019

Welcome to Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99


s we write this, looking out of the window it's a beautiful sunny day. The weather has been so changeable lately but we got some of that much needed rain that the gardener's out there will be happy about. Let's hope Spring has sprung at last and we can look forward to getting out those BBQs and spending some time in the garden, on the beach or local parks. In its third year the East Cleveland Klondike Bike Race was again a resounding success with thousands of people lining the route and organising activities in their town/village. We stated in the last paper there would be a four page pullout section for the Klondike but unfortunately due to health issues this has not been possible. However we did receive some local stories and photographs so we have included them in this issue on pages 22/23 and we thank the people who took the time and trouble to provide them. The big news over the last few weeks has been the local elections which have seen a massive change in most areas. The independents romped home with the liberal democrats doing well and UKIP now have two representatives on the council. Our front page covers some of the story and we also have a four page pullout in the centre of the paper giving the state of all

the wards. So it's all change on Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, let's see what the next four years bring. In the last issue we ran a competition with the support of Guisborough Trophy Centre for some lucky local football team to win a set of 12 trophies. Turn to page 58 for details of the winners. So what's inside this issue? As usual you don't disappoint with so much happening in and around the area. This month we have NINE pages packed full of local events for you to enjoy. On pages 46 and 17 you can read all about a brilliant event to be held in Gisborough Priory, Proms in the Priory and details on page 7 about the Scarecrow festival held later in the year, as well as details of the Redcar Running Festival on page 21.. There is so much to read about and the events details start on page 43! Talking of future events - after we published the special 8 page supplement celebrating the 15th anniversary of Marske Cricket Club recently we will be partners in celebrating another anniversary in our August issue. This year, Saltburn by the Sea Golf Club will be commemorating 125 years in existence and to mark this we will be including an 8 page pullout section giving readers all the details including the history and progress

of the Club over the years. If you are a golf enthusiast or even if you're not, this is one to look out for. It's almost our 9th Birthday! Next month's issue will be our 100th, a milestone we never expected to achieve when we started Coastal View back in June, 2010! We couldn't have done this without you - our loyal readers who provide us with so much to write about. Keep sending us your stories and reports so that we may continue for many more years to come. This issue contains six pages full of local sports stories and sadly the football season has almost come to a close. It's time when we say goodbye to our friends at the Leeds United ground, Elland Road, George, Lee, Gerry, Martin and Ian to name a few but hopefully we will all be making a trip to Wembley at the end of the month, so will see them there! We would also like to thank the Teesside Whites and Coatham Coaches for getting us to and from the games all season and in particular Malcolm Smith and Brian Ansell and not forgetting Darrall. Thank you for all you do. We hope you enjoy reading this issue.


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Horrified to discover ancient bells stolen from Old All Saints Church Skelton

Good news for ambulance cover in East Cleveland and Redcar



hat was the unanimous verdict by local Labour leaders in Redcar and Cleveland to news that, after intensive lobbying, including a grilling by Redcar and Cleveland Council's Adult Services Scrutiny Committee and a face to face meeting involving the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS), Newcastle Ambulance bosses have confirmed that BOTH of two new Rapid Response Vehicles will be based at Redcar Ambulance Station and at the main Coulby Newham base. This follows fears that local services might be downgraded following a review of usage across the whole NEAS area. Redcar MP Anna Turley said: "NEAS have listened to us and have appreciated the fact that we didn't just shout slogans at them, but came up with a coherent plan which would involve mixing and matching older traditional ambulances and new Rapid Response Vehicles. Given the distance between Redcar and James Cook Hospital a rapid response speciality is a key need here, and I am happy to learn one of the new units will be focused on delivering

specialist support to cardiac arrest and trauma cases.” Lauren Dingsdale, Labour's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland said: "A big fear for local people in the East Cleveland villages is the speed of response - and this fear is heightened in wintery weather when ice and snow make the going difficult. I brokered the meeting with NEAS and the ambulance workers’ union, UNISON, and I am pleased NEAS have seen the logic of our position.” Councillor Sue Jeffrey, said: “Our Council's scrutiny committee quizzed NEAS on what their plans were. At that time, there was still a danger that we could lose vehicles overall in South Tees so the basing of two new Rapid Response Vehicles and crew here instead of them going to - say - Tyneside - will greatly reassure East Cleveland folk. NEAS say that the level of investment they are making has also considered local conditions rather than just simply meeting national performance standards - a refreshing approach.”

e are horrified to discover that one of a pair of ancient bells we have had on display in Skelton Old Church has been stolen. Police have of course been informed and alerts sent to national and local metal merchants. The bells were presented to St Andrew’s Church at Upleatham in the 17th Century by Dorothy Smallwood and are inscribed with that information. They were on loan to the Friends of Skelton Old Church from Kirkleatham Old Hall Museum and this stolen artefact is obviously irreplaceable.

We have put in many months of work into making the old church attractive to visitors and of value as a genuine community asset in a village which demonstrates great pride in its heritage. This theft, which appears to have taken place on Wednesday May 1st, is a truly heart- breaking event and if anyone hears a whisper of who might be involved in the bell’s removal then we would appreciate a communication with either myself or Cleveland Police. John Connolly, 01287 659252 - Mobile. 07738 215558 or email


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Cabinet report outlines pledge for 100% clean energy and air A

Simon Clarke MP responds to Laurence Jackson School Ofsted Report


imon Clarke MP has responded to Ofsted’s report on Laurence Jackson School by saying it must lead to “urgent and widespread improvement” at the Guisborough secondary school. Ofsted rated Laurence Jackson “inadequate” (the lowest rating) on every aspect of its inspection, which was conducted in February. Following the report’s publication, Simon has: • Arranged to meet the Head Teacher and Chairman of Governors on Friday 17 May • Arranged to meet the Head of Education Services at Redcar and Cleveland Council • Applied to hold a Parliamentary debate on secondary school standards in East Cleveland, following the equally damning report into Freebrough Academy in Brotton earlier this year. Because of its very poor Ofsted

report, Laurence Jackson will now be removed from the control of Redcar and Cleveland Council and become an Academy under the Education and Adoption Act 2016. The Regional Schools Commissioner for the North East will announce a sponsor shortly. Simon Clarke MP said:“Laurence Jackson is the second East Cleveland secondary school to be judged Inadequate by Ofsted this year, and this report must drive urgent and widespread improvement.

“It is really encouraging that Ofsted specifically note that since the appointment of Ms Juckes as Head Teacher in September, leaders now have an appropriate focus on the key priorities for improvement, and that will be the main focus of our meeting. I also want to talk about some specific concerns like how well the school uses pupil premium and SEND funding. “As someone who is married to a teacher, I know how hard teachers work to support their pupils. This is not about having a go at the staff of the school, but it is about being brave enough to make all

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the changes that are required to allow local children to succeed. “One of my top priorities as East Cleveland’s MP is to ensure all our young people fulfil their potential. There is nothing inevitable about these problems: Outwood Academy Bydales in Marske was rated Outstanding in all categories in 2018, and Nunthorpe Academy is likewise rated Good. “On the same note, we have some of the top performing primary schools in the country. Our focus needs to be on maintaining that progress at secondary level. “It’s for that reason that I brought the Education Secretary to Guisborough last February to meet local Head Teachers and why I welcomed the £24 million announced in October for ‘Opportunity North East’, a programme focused on raising standards in four of our local authorities including Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland.”

commitment to ensure the borough has 100% clean energy and clean air for generations to come is likely to be made by Cabinet next week. The Council is already a member of UK100, a network of community leaders committed to converting to 100% clean energy and reduced carbon emissions by 2050. Under the UK100 initiative, the Council is working with other Tees Valley councils and the Tees Valley Combined Authority to ensure renewable or low carbon energy is used as a source for heating, and for powering transport. In November it was announced that a consortium of six global energy companies are to build a gas energy power plant which will store carbon emissions in pipelines under the North Sea. The developments come after an independent report presented to the government last September said the Tees Valley should be the pilot area for the UK’s development for carbon capture and storage as Teesside has 60% of the entire UK’s energy-intensive industries. The authority is to establish a task group to monitor progress on the 2050 target. A report to the Council’s Cabinet identifies two direct actions the authority and partners are taking to improve air quality and the environment: attracting more businesses committed to carbon capture at the South Tees Development Corporation (STDC) site and committing to the RE100 scheme. Cabinet is expected to sign up to the RE100 scheme which will see the Council move to replace all street-lighting to LED which will contribute to improvements in reducing carbon emissions and to adopt a 100% renewable energy supply for the Council, in the coming year. The authority has been monitoring air pollution for decades, which shows air quality has improved significantly over the years and meets the government’s current objectives for clean air. However, the Council has pledged to publish a ‘South Tees Clean Air Strategy’ this year which will be setting out priorities to further improve our air quality. Cabinet will also be requested to formally commit the Council to the RE100 scheme, a voluntary initiative led by The Climate Group which is made up of some the world’s most influential companies committed to 100% clean energy supply by 2050. John Sampson, Director of Resources, said: “This report outlines our ambitions to take advantage of key developments and opportunities to provide clean energy and near zero air pollution for generations to come.”


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Local young soprano to sing with Lesley Garrett


ocal girl Charlotte Potter, an 18-year-old soprano from Guisborough, was absolutely ecstatic on being invited to perform with Lesley Garrett, CBE, at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield next month. The ex-Laurence Jackson student is currently in the 6th Form at the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester, where she studies voice with Helen Francis (alongside trumpet and piano), and has accepted a place to study Classical Voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, from September. Last summer Charlotte sang with the London Gala Orchestra, under the baton of Stephen Ellery at the Proms in the Priory in Guisborough, having flown back from a recital in Italy the day before. She has been invited back to perform an outside concert in Bagni di Lucca,

Italy, on July 22nd, and will be joined by the Italian tenor Claudio Sassetti. In October 2017 she was honoured to be asked to sing at Westminster’s Central Hall for 2000 guests as part of a national education celebration, flying the flag for LJS and Guisborough. Charlotte was delighted to receive a phone call on New Year’s Eve asking her if she would like to sing with Lesley Garrett. Forty years ago, while a student at the National Opera Studio, Lesley sang with the Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir and their conductor, Steven Roberts, thought it would be a nice touch, 40 years on, to include a student at the start of their musical career. Last year Charlotte heard Lesley sing at Huddersfield Town Hall and was lucky to be invited to the VIP Reception afterwards. Lesley spent over half-an-hour talking to Charlotte about her singing and offering advice on her career pathway. Charlotte said: “I am so excited about singing with Lesley in Chesterfield…I’m counting down the days! She’s been an ‘idol’ of mine because she’s kept true to her roots and is really down-to-earth. A few of my peers at Chetham’s struggle to understand some of the words I say due to my Teesside accent and I hope that I don’t lose my accent when I move to London. "I’ve read in an article that Lesley is ‘especially looking forward to singing with Charlotte Potter’ which is unreal! "The Winding Wheel seats 850 people and ticket sales are going really well – my 83-year-old grandparents are

travelling up from Gloucestershire for the concert which will be lovely! I’ve been asked to take a selection of gowns so I don’t clash with Lesley’s dresses and because she might want me to change dresses for the finale!” As a member of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the Samling Academy (developing the next generation of classical singers in the North East of England) Charlotte has been fortunate to sing in some amazing venues, including The Sage, the Royal Festival Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Durham Cathedral, Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. She has worked with principals from English National Opera, staff from the Royal Northern College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, and has participated in many vocal workshops and masterclasses in Teesside, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Charlotte has been invited as a guest soloist with several ensembles in the north of England, including the Durham Singers, Guisborough Choral Society, Honley MVC, Meltham Brass Band, Silverwood Band and Stockton Synthonia MVC, and has supported many charity and civic events helping to raise money for local causes, including the Mayors of Redcar & Cleveland and the High Sherriff’s of North Yorkshire. Charlotte hopes to pursue a career as a classical singer - you can hear her on her


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Scarecrow Business By Denise Nesbitt Co-ordinator The East Cleveland Scarecrow Festival


he dates are set for the launch of the East Cleveland Scarecrow Festival 2019 - Saturday 3rd August and following day Sunday 4th August. Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen is opening proceedings in Liverton Village at 10.30am Saturday

3rd - more guests to be confirmed. Whilst planning is well underway one aspect we cannot plan is the good old British weather. We are asking if anybody has a gazebo/marquee type of structure which we could use - as a backup measure. They would be erected on Friday 2nd and dismantled/ returned on Monday 5th August. We hope you will be able to visit the festival - Harry Potter theme and we have lots in store. I will keep you informed - the scarecrows are coming!

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By Sue Mount

asington Scarecrow Festival is planned for the August bank holiday weekend. On Saturday the 24th August the village hall will be open for refreshments and entertainment from 10 am-2 pm. There will be a scarecrow trail, fancy dress competition, entertainment from Marco the clown and Easington Tappers. Help to decorate the village and help on the day is needed and if you feel you can help, or if you will be able to create and display a scarecrow please contact Mike or Maureen on 01287 640702.

You can read it like a book The scarecrows are back in Marske


arske Community Partnership is holding its third Scarecrow Festival with a “Childrens’ Books” theme The festival runs from Saturday May 25th until Saturday June 1st As well as the shops and businesses that take part, we are once again asking local residents to join in; so that all the visitors to the area can see lots of front gardens adorned with their creations. The Marske Community Partnership volunteer team have been busy creating scarecrow ‘bodies’ and dressing them in full costume, on behalf of some of the shops. They would be only too happy to give help and advice to anyone that needs it. The process is fun – fun in the planning, fun in the making and, from the feedback over the last two years, you have told us that it is fun in the viewing. Once again there will be a family trail to follow to ‘find the scarecrow’ and answer very easy questions around the village area throughout the week. This will be easy and designed so that the whole family can get involved. All you have to do is remember your books and follow the plan. Forms will be available from 9.30am each day from Sainsburys in Marske. All completed forms should be handed

in to the box in Sainsburys by 5pm each day. On the final day, Saturday 1st June, the last entry will have to be handed in by 2pm. The lucky dip draw (from all the correct entries) will take place in Sainsburys Marske. Watch our notice boards for any further information. We are especially grateful for financial help from the shops and businesses that have got involved, the Marske community Partnership and Saltburn, Marske and New Marske Parish Council. It is a great day out for the whole family. Come along anytime throughout the week you will be surprised at the amount of independent shops, cafes and businesses you can visit in Marske. Give them a try and enjoy the festival.


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Jackie Taylor Memorial Shield

Allotment site transformation


altburn Marske & New Marske Parish Council recently took part in the Great British Spring Clean and organised a community litter pick at Marske Recreation Ground. Employees from Northumbrian Water assisted and over 25 bags of rubbish were collected in an hour, as well as carpet tubes and a metal bedstead. Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council disposed of the rubbish after the event. (Pictured employees from NWL, the Parish and Borough Council)


Pictured Councillor Vera Rider, Chairman of Saltburn, Marske & New Marske Parish Council presenting the Jackie Taylor Memorial Shield to Debi Large who was representing Marske Community Christmas Group, in recognition of the fantastic annual Christmas Day lunch they organised.

Spring Clean

omething of a transformation is going on at Woodford Close allotment site in Marske, which is owned by Saltburn, Marske & New Marske Parish Council. A group of tenants, led by Brian Jackson, have been working hard to improve the site. A new noticeboard, a seating area and recycling area have been installed as well as many bird boxes and a bug hotel. The Parish Council purchased some road planings to improve the paths and volunteers assisted the Parish Warden to lay them. Raised beds have been built to make

accessible plots and several new start plots have been made which are proving very popular. Brian and his team of volunteers are really enthusiastic and there is a real sense of pride and achievement on the site. Future projects include a wildflower and fruit bush area, a pond and there are plans to build a community greenhouse made out of recycled plastic bottles. Tracy Meadows, Clerk to the Parish Council said that the area has been totally transformed and thanked all the volunteers and the Parish Warden for their work.

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MP slams government treatment of Redcar sexual violence charity


abour and Co-operative MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has slammed the government’s treatment of EVA Women’s Aid who have had their grant withdrawn. She was speaking in a debate she secured in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 30th April. EVA have been supporting survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse in Redcar and Cleveland since 1987. Since 2014, they have received funding from the Rape Support Fund to provide sexual violence support services and the specialist counselling to children and young people of all genders, and to adult females. This includes support services for victims of child sexual abuse. However, EVA were informed in March that their bid to the fund for 2019-22 has been unsuccessful, meaning that from June these important services will cease in Redcar & Cleveland. This is set against a backdrop of cuts across the country to domestic violence services. As a consequence of cuts in central government funding, more than 75% of England’s local authorities have slashed their spending on domestic violence refuges – by nearly a quarter (24%) – between 2010 and 2017. Anna wrote to the Secretary of State for Justice but received a disappointing response. She secured a Westminster Hall debate to force Justice ministers to respond to her case in person. Speaking in Westminster Hall, Anna said: “It goes without saying that the support EVA provide is a lifeline to their clients, with whom they have worked hard and carefully to develop sensitive relationships and build up trust. It is because of this record that EVA are a very well respected organisation in the local community, led by Richinda and her fantastic team of staff. “Five of EVA’s twenty three staff could now be affected by this move. These are specially trained rape counsellors providing specialist support who could now be lost because of a short-sighted funding decision. “Ministers cannot simply pass the blame to local commissioners. This is funding that has been directly provided to EVA from central government

and it is central government that has taken the decision to withdraw it with very little notice.” In his reply, Justice Minister Edward Argar MP confirmed the result of the funding competition would not be reviewed. Commenting afterwards, Anna said: “The Minister’s response was disappointing and failed to acknowledge the funding pressures due to central government cuts. This will be more bad news for EVA who are desperately trying to find the funding needed to keep services going after June. It just shows austerity is far from over and yet again it’s the most vulnerable who are left to suffer.” Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland Conservative MP Simon Clarke said: "The Government has been clear that access to highquality services for more victims and survivors of sexual violence is a key priority. "It is, of course, regrettable that EVA Women’s Aid have been unsuccessful for the next round of funding from central Government, which accounts for 15% of EVA’s revenue. Although this is clearly a blow for EVA, it is simply not true to say, as Ms Turley does, that these important services will cease in Redcar & Cleveland. " On top of the good work that EVA are doing, Arch North East are being funded by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to provide support for sexual abuse victims across the entire Cleveland area. Arch North East also make home visits, so proximity to the actual centre is not a barrier to accessing the service. "Dedicated funding for victim support is also available through Police & Crime Commissioners (PCC). Indeed, the PCC for Cleveland has recently been allocated more than £600,000 by Central Government to provide support for victims. Interestingly, Ms Turley fails to mention that, in a recent competition, EVA Women’s Aid were denied funding from Cleveland’s Labour PCC. "It is also untrue to claim that EVA’s failed bid “is set against a backdrop of cuts across the country to domestic violence services”. Indeed, Ms Turley – in her recent Westminster Hall debate – actually welcomed the Government’s recent announcement that funding for victims of rape and sexual assault will receive an additional boost of 10% (translating to £24 million over the threeyear funding period). The MOJ now funds more support centres than ever before and in all areas. "It should also be noted that EVA Women’s Aid will receive a three-month extension of its current MOJ grant to help it to adjust during the funding transition period.”

By Martyn Johnson - Publicity Volunteer


edcar’s world-famous Zetland Lifeboat is the oldest surviving lifeboat in the world. She was built in 1802 and saved over 500 lives in a long and distinguished career and is the centrepiece of the Zetland Lifeboat Museum and Redcar Heritage Centre on the town’s seafront Esplanade. Alongside the Zetland Lifeboat, the Museum contains exhibitions relating to the history of Redcar, the local industries including a life-size fisherman’s cottage, a display relating to the local RNLI lifeboats, and a number of models of the boats and ships that served in the Redcar area. A popular exhibit is the jawbone of a young sperm whale that washed up on the town’s beach in 2011 and which, in spite of the town’s efforts, could not be saved. The Museum is open from April to October, and welcomes over 10,000 visitors each year. Last season’s visitors book showed guests from

all over the world; Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, South Africa and many other countries. The Zetland Lifeboat Museum is run entirely by volunteers. New members to the team are always welcomed and, currently, the Museum would like to recruit a number of new volunteers to act as tour guides, to make visitors feel welcome and to show them around the museum. No special knowledge is needed as all the exhibits are accompanied by information boards. Opening hours in the season are 11am to 4pm weekdays and 11am to 5pm weekends. Volunteers are asked to come in for half a shift, so three hours is all it takes to be a part of the Museum’s friendly team. No special skills or experience are needed – just a friendly personality and a smile. Readers who would like to find out more about volunteering at the Zetland Lifeboat Museum may ‘phone Janette Picknett on 07788 855910.


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Musician faces down own difficulties to take to the ivories in a three-hour charity fundraiser


espite advanced macular degeneration, Guisborough Salvation Army pianist Joan Welburn, 90, took part in a three-hour pianoathon for Cancer Research UK. Joan selected around 170 tunes to play throughout the three-hour period at The Salvation Army church (Westgate TS14 6AW) where she is the accompanist and where she regularly delights the congregation with after-service musical contributions. She divided her programme into various segments with something chosen for all, including a selection from the musical Oliver! She revealed the inspiration behind the fundraiser is her youngest daughter, April Claire McGilligan, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer aged 38 but has successfully battled to reach her 50th birthday. April Claire’s family credit the improvements in treatment to her longevity and wanted to do all they could to raise funds to ensure she, and others facing a similar diagnosis, continue to benefit from latest research and to spend precious more years with their loved ones. Joan said: “The hardest thing of all was holding April Claire’s hand and hearing her say she had cancer. I was thinking ‘She is my daughter and I don’t want her to die’. I didn’t realise then that she’d survive three lots of cancer and that is the amazing thing. April Claire’s very clever and keeps

going. I’m very proud of her. “As a family we don’t let ourselves despair – we do allow ourselves to cry. Life is a challenge but I have firm faith in God, even as we face April Claire’s illness.” Of her own accomplishments in supporting the family cause, Joan is humble. Few realise that she is registered severely sight-impaired/blind and faces challenges with her greatly reduced sight. She said: “My grandson always told people ‘granny plays out of her mind’ which was the title of the fundraiser!” Friends and family created and sold baked goods and refreshments so that people could enjoy a snack while they listened to Joan’s programme of music. With donations taken on the day, Joan has so far raised more than £700, with other fundraising events by the family to contribute to Cancer Research’s work. Joan’s eldest daughter, Cressida Tomlinson, said: “We’ve all been inspired by April Claire’s positivity since she first battled against breast cancer, and even after she lost her son unexpectedly last year. Despite Mum being registered blind and facing the challenges that come with greatly reduced sight, she was determined to be part of our family fundraiser – we’re so proud of her.” People can donate to the family’s fundraising efforts cressidaandjonathan-tomlinson

●● Joan with daughters Cressida - left - and April Claire


New Chorister of the Spring Term at Saint Leonard's Church Loftus!

ongratulation to all the members of our excellent church choir at the start of the new term, and especially to Toby who has been announced as our new chorister of the term! Toby received the chorister of the term's golden ribbon and was presented with the Greensward cup in recognition of his achievements and success in becoming "Chorister of the Term" for the Spring Term of 2019. The award was made during the main Sunday Service at Saint Leonard's Parish Church in Loftus on Sunday 28th April 2019. Father Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus said: "Everyone here at Loftus Parish is so very proud of the wonderful achievements made by our excellent church choir, and especially of Toby

who has been crowned 'Chorister of the Term'! Well done to you all!" Loftus Parish Church Choir is open to any children aged seven years of age or above who would like to giving singing in a choir a try. All budding singers in the East Cleveland area should ask their parents or guardians to telephone Mr Richard Bendelow, our Director of Music, on 01287 634429 Alternatively just come along and join us for one of our Sunday morning Services at 10:30am in Saint Leonard's Parish Church Loftus. We look forward to meeting you! Further information about the Church Choir can also be found here loftus-church-choir/


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99 May - June 2019


Tories must not betray pensioners on TV licences, says Redcar MP L abour & Cooperative MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has called on the government to protect free TV licences for pensioners. In their 2017 election manifesto, the Conservative Party pledged to protect free TV licences for over 75s but are about to renege on that promise. Following a decision to devolve the responsibility for TV licences to the BBC, proposals have now been brought forward to limit that provision.

On Wednesday 8th May, Labour secured an Opposition Day debate to force the government to honour their pledge. In Redcar & Cleveland, 6620 households are at risk of losing their TV licence with a total cost of almost £1 million. Across the Tees Valley, 42,000 households could be affected with more than £6 million taken from older people in our region. Age UK have warned that removing free TV licences would push around 50,000 more pensioners below the poverty line.

Remembrance – Saltburn’s unspoiled beauty and helpful locals praised by film maker


t's not every day that Redcar and Cleveland is chosen as a filming location, but filmmaker Mark Jepson did just that when he shot key scenes for his short film Remembrance on Saltburn beach. The writer and director of the short film, which includes flashback scenes shot on Saltburn beach featuring the pier and cliffs, explained why he chose the seaside town as the location. “I visited several beaches around the UK, but couldn't find the unspoiled beauty I was looking for until I got to Saltburn”, Mark commented. “When I stood on the cliffs and walked down to the beach I just knew it was the perfect location. “Huntcliff has a dramatic rugged look, but the traditional pier gives the beach a feeling of fun and childhood innocence I wanted to capture in the flashback sequences. “The only problem I had was bringing a film crew 250 miles from London and taking a risk with the weather. “Thankfully - despite the wind and rain - we managed to get the shots we needed!” Mark took the time to praise the locals: “Saltburn was a great place to stay and the locals were fantastic. “When we filmed the reunion of the mother

and daughter I needed to clear the beach which was full of dog walkers and the occasional surfer, which I found bizarre as it was freezing cold in late October! “I was expecting a few people to be a bit grumpy about this, but I couldn't have been more wrong. “They were really helpful letting us get our shots and were very friendly asking us all about the film.” Talking about the inspiration behind Remembrance, Mark said: “I've always wanted to have a go at making a sci-fi film, but didn't want to get bogged down messing around with CGI or expensive sets. “Once I came up with the idea of building my story around the re-experience of memory, then I knew I had an idea I could run with. “I'm fascinated by dreams and memories and how they can change the we feel about ourselves. Like everyone else, I've also indulged in the fantasy of re-living memories and wishing I could change certain aspects of my past, so I thought that would be a good premise to explore in Remembrance.” Remembrance is available to watch free of charge on YouTube. You can find out more about film at the Remembrance Facebook and Internet Movie Databasepages.

The UK is also facing a loneliness epidemic with half a million older people going at least five days a week without seeing or speaking to anyone at all. Speaking in the House of Commons, Anna highlighted the impact on Teesside pensioners like Elisabeth from Redcar: “My constituent Elisabeth Tombling, who is 95 years old, says her TV licence is one of the few bits of pleasure she has in her older age, particularly as she is housebound.” Anna added: “Free TV licences are a lifeline for thousands of elderly people, especially when they are stuck in their home. They are already feeling the rising cost of living but this cut could push many more into poverty. £1 million is a huge amount of money to take from pensioners in our area and it is downright cruel. “Instead of trying to disguise the cuts by passing the blame to the BBC, the government should honour their pledge and fund TV licences directly.” Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland Conservative MP Simon Clarke said: “At

present, the Government reimburses the BBC for the free TV licences, but funding of the free TV licence will transfer to the BBC from 2020. It then becomes the BBC’s decision whether to continue the over-75s concession in its current form. "The Government has made it crystal clear that it wants, and expects, the BBC to continue the concession. The BBC understood the level of commitment required when it agreed to the funding settlement and to take on responsibility for the concession in 2015. "In 2015, the BBC commissioned Frontier Economics to explore the long-term options for funding the over-75s concession. Following the publication of its report last year, the BBC consulted on possible options for the future. This was an important step in order to ensure the BBC is aware of the public’s views on the subject. "Given the public’s response, I think it is highly unlikely that the over-75’s concession will be withdrawn. The Labour Party, as with so many issues, are preferring to indulge in needless scaremongering rather than conveying the facts.”


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Cancer Research and Sea Cadets to benefit from Mayor’s Annual Charity Ball…

●● Mayor Dennis Teasdale; his wife, Honor, the Mayoress; and Andrew Fulton.


ore than £5,000 has been raised at the Redcar and Cleveland Mayor’s Annual Charity Ball held at Gisborough Hall. Councillor Dennis Teasdale invited many of East Cleveland leading figures to the event which was aimed at raising funds for his two favourite charities – Guisborough and District Friends of Cancer Research UK, mainly due to his own experiences of recovering from cancer, and Guisborough and East Cleveland Sea Cadets, due to their excellent work with the young people of the area. “It was a great night of entertainment with good food, plenty of music and lots of dancing,” said the Mayor. “It also provides some of these leading figures the chance to network or simply

have fun with family friends – whilst raising money for two very good causes of course.” Among the auction prizes on offer were a signed Boro shirt; an overnight stay package at Gisborough Hall; gym membership for a year at Everyone Active; and a trip underground for up to five people at ICL Boulby plus a visit to the underground dark matter laboratory. “It’s important to us to attend these events which reflect the incredible amount of positive work being done across all sections of the community in East Cleveland,” said Andrew Fulton, ICL Boulby vice-president. “We are always happy to take part and it is heartening to know so much money was raised which can only help the organisations involved,” he added.

'Iron, salt, ships, chemicals - and now birds' - a new arts project explores Teesside's industrial landscape


rtist and poet Thomas Pearson uncovers the industrial heritage of Teesside in a new project, Brine Field, opening at RSPB Saltholme on 25 May. Twelve white obelisks appear amid the reedbeds and wet grasslands of RSPB Saltholme as part of Thomas Pearson's explorations of the environment, history and industrial heritage of the site. These striking sculptural monuments are designed to commemorate the salt found deep below this remarkable landscape, echoing the brine derricks which were used to extract it. Saltholme is now a popular destination for birdwatchers, local families and visitors to Teesside, and is home to numerous birds species including common terns, lapwings, peregrines and water rails. The Billingham-born artist has also written a series of atmospheric poems that respond to the site and its 'submerged histories' - from migrating birds to the ICI chemical works where his great-grandfather worked 'with men in moleskin suits and masks'. A booklet of seven poems has been produced so visitors can read his words while exploring the nature reserve (also

available online at Visitors can also join a 'poetry tour' led by the artist on selected days. Thomas Pearson says: "I am delighted to present Brine Field in the unique landscape of RSPB Saltholme, so close to my home town of Billingham. It has been fascinating to use words and sculpture to explore the site's connections to iron, salt, ships, chemicals - and now birds. I've also really enjoyed weaving in some threads from my own family history, including tales from Cassel Works, Haverton Hill and Seal Sands." Brine Field has been commissioned as part of Edgelandia - a national arts project to explore hidden stories and forgotten landscape. It is part of a week-long programme of celebrations to mark the 10thanniversary of RSPB Saltholme, including family activities and a visit from the Urban Birder David Lindo. Brine Field is being delivered in partnership with the River Tees Rediscovered Landscape Partnership, thanks to money raised by National Lottery Players and awarded through The National Lottery Heritage Fund.


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Spring in Skelton - Three successive weekends of major activity

By Stuart and Joyce White


pring has been a busy time in the village with three successive weekends of major activity, each event helping to bolster Skelton as a community on the rise. We got off to a great start on the 31st March when 887 adults, plus children and dogs, descended on Skelton Castle for the third ‘Daffodil Sunday’. Clearly families took the opportunity, on a bright, sunny, day, to spend at least part of Mothering Sunday enjoying ‘a host of golden daffodils’ as well as the rest of the garden and woodland. A bonus this year was a leaflet, sponsored by Peter Appleton, giving some history of the Castle and showing the walking routes available. In total £5079 was raised from gate receipts, a tombola (arranged by Friends of Skelton Old Church (FOSOC) and the raffle of an ornamental horse, sculpted and donated by Bill Harling, Skelton’s resident artist. It was won by a delighted visitor from Bishop Auckland who immediately presented it to her equally delighted mother, who lives in North Skelton, as a Mothering Sunday gift. Additionally, an independent raffle, organised by Skelton Mill, raised a further £1216 Consequently three groups in the village, Friends of Skelton Old Church (FOSCOC), Friends of Skelton Community Orchard (FOSCO) and Skelton Villages Civic Pride (SVCP) benefitted by over £2000 each. Just a week later, on a fine and pleasant 6th April, North Skelton Band played harmoniously and Skelton Primary School Choir sang like angels, all to welcome the unveiling of the ‘Spirit of East Cleveland’ – a statue to mark our Ironstone Mining Heritage and honour those who worked down the pits. A crowd of 200 gathered, enjoyed the music, and explored the artifacts brought by the team from East Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum. In his address our guest, Craig Hornby, highlighted the hard toil in terrible conditions that the Ironstone miners had to work in – and he likened their spirit to that in East Cleveland today where community groups strive to improve their villages. Bill Harling, sculptor of the statue. kept a low profile as Craig, whose film ‘Century in Stone’ accurately depicts life then – unveiled the tribute. He was assisted by Shai and Lucy, Head pupils of Skelton Primary School and three great grandchildren of Joyce White, the main fundraiser. The morning culminated in Nick from the Duke William hosting refreshments provided by Julie from Café Creations. The information panel, which accompanies the statue, was designed and donated by Terry Dauncey from Signz and sponsors of the statue were :- Skelton Mill, Friends of Skelton Community Orchard, Skelton Villages Civic Pride, ICL Boulby, Skelton Co-op, Tees Valley Community Foundation, R&CBC, TaylorWimpey, Big Local, and Joyce White. Extremely cold weather did not deter the crowds from joining the fun on the High Street on 14th April. In between cheering on the riders as they came through the High Street in the Klondike Bike Race 2019, folk enjoyed a mixed bag of entertainment, Steelworks Steelband played in the morning, Markus showed children the art of circus skills in the afternoon, alongside Clive’s Tattva Dancers and Drummers. Skelton’s internationally

acclaimed Puma Dance enthralled everyone with their acrobatics. Over a hundred children undertook the Treasure Trail in Ringrose Orchard, winning prizes donated by the Co-op. High Street businesses joined in the fun whilst Oopsie Daisies sheltered our volunteers doing crafts

with the children. Star of the show was Skelton Community Fire Station Open Day where the tombola in support of PAD--a charity raising funds to install defibrillators in the area-- and the dipping pool were very popular. They raised £575 for the defibrillator fund which was increased when FOSCO

donated takings of £140 from their tombola. And to crown it all - the Ecowarriors from Skelton Primary School joined us in Ringrose Orchard on April 26th to sow the wildflower seeds which will make a wonderful display for us all to enjoy in midsummer.


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Update from Coop Member Pioneer

By Mark Laker - Coop Member Pioneer for Skelton and Brotton



Proms in the Priory 2019

he London Gala Orchestra are returning to Teesside after their successful 2018 curtain raiser and are thrilled after thousands flocked to see them last year. Tickets are now on sale for Proms in the Priory 2019 - a follow-up to last July’s trailblazing event which saw large crowds enjoy a feast of classical music in the grounds of Gisborough Priory and providing the orchestral pieces will be the London Gala Orchestra, whose members can’t wait to experience some North-east hospitality again. A spokesperson said: “Being based in London means that a trip to the Guisborough area is a real treat. “The glorious countryside and fresh air are at their very best in July, and performing in the unique setting of Gisborough Priory, with special lighting and fireworks, was a truly memorable experience. “Then, of course, there was Guisborough’s greatest asset – its warm and welcoming people. In London, life can be very hectic and sometimes personal interactions tend to be kept brief. As soon as you enter the North-east, the friendliness of everyone becomes very apparent. "Whether it’s the hotel or shop staff, people at the local pub, concert stewards or audience, they all make a special effort to ensure you have a memorable visit.” Since last summer, the London Gala Orchestra has continued with its busy schedule. most recently performing in the Royal Albert Hall at a concert marking 100 years since the liberation of Poland. Councillor Carl Quartermain, leader of the Labour Group on Redcar and Cleveland Council, said: “The Proms in the Priory in Guisborough last July was a fabulous inclusion to our busy events programme. “We witnessed a spectacular show unlike any other I have had the pleasure to attend in Redcar and Cleveland which, while being ‘highbrow’, was bohemian in delivery, with an audience picnicking and fully engaged with the experience.” The programme includes classic hits including Blue Danube, Stars and Stripes, Colonel Bogey Dam Busters, 633 Squadron, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory, Sailors Hornpipe and many more… all of which will create a magical evening of music which concludes with a stunning firework finale. Lee Philips, of organisers NEC Events, is expecting another sell-out. He said: “We have invested more money on our stage and audio visual systems this year and increased the number of bands. “We now have people travelling long distances for the whole weekend and it’s becoming a major event on the festival calendar. “It’s an amazing atmosphere from start to finish and people really get involved bringing picnics, chairs and gazebos.” A spectacular open air concert packed full of the music you know and love, the excitement will last from the opening notes right through to the rousing Proms finale. This year’s performances will be conducted by Stephen Ellery and features international soprano Natasha Day. This year also marks the 900th anniversary of the founding of Gisborough Priory and to celebrate the Gisborough Priory Project are working with local groups, schools, organisations and businesses to bring a programme of events for everyone in Guisborough to enjoy. One of the highlights of the year will be a medieval pageant to be held on Saturday 15th June in the Priory grounds and featuring, among other attractions, the Red Wyverns Re-enactment Group. See more details on page 46.

he month of April started with the unveiling of "The Spirit of East Cleveland" statue; lots of hardwork by Joyce and Friends of Skelton Community Orchard (FOSCO) led to this magnificent legacy to the miners being created and Skelton Coop Members and Customers were proud to be one of the sponsors of this project. April also brought us the fabulous Klondike bike ride, for this the Coop donated sweets for the Treasure Trail in Skelton, and for Brotton the Coop donated refreshments to help Brotton Improvement Group raise funds for the three churches in the village. The Industrial Estate in Skelton also had a Clean and myself together with colleagues from Coop Funeralcare and members of the public saw 32 bags of rubbish collected. The store also had a tombola in-store raising £101 for Senses Wellbeing Centre C.I.C. It's a great idea started by Karen and we are delighted to support her in this new venture which will be an amazing attribute to the community. On Easter Sunday I helped Shirley and other residents clear rubbish from the Avenue play area in Brotton and the alley at the bottom that leads to the high street. Finally ending the month by being part of the East Cleveland Community Events Team first meeting hoping to bring great projects to our area, starting with a Carnival! Twitter @MarkCoopMP Email

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The Festival of Thrift

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Festival’s food guru reads the way to ethical eating


hanging the way we eat can help to save the planet, but shopping and eating sustainably is not always easy, says the expert behind the Festival of Thrift’s mouth-watering food programme. Simon Preston, the resident food guru of the UK’s annual celebration of sustainability at Kirkleatham, near Redcar, has confessed that, until recently, even he was not a fullyfledged, eco-friendly foodie. “I’d probably always have scored myself a decent seven out of ten as an ethical food consumer. But if I’m honest, I haven’t always acted on the good advice of the hundreds of chefs, producers and food experts I’ve worked with over the years,” he confesses. Simon, who presents BBC Radio Scotland food programmes Street Feast and Kitchen Café and works in the fields of broadcasting, talks, festivals, writing and consultancy, is well-known throughout the UK food industry for his innovative food projects. These have included co-founding the trailblazing EAT! NewcastleGateshead Festival and memorable food-focused highlights at the Festival of Thrift, such as the muchloved ‘The Town is the Menu community meal with a menu inspired by a local town, last year’s ‘The Whole Hog’ challenge to festival-goers to eat every morsel of a specially-reared organic pig and ‘Jamallot’,

an on-site preserve factory using surplus fruit and vegetables donated by visitors. In an article published on the Festival of Thrift’s website he reveals that his conversion to green eating came about in a way that was a revelation to not only him. “Powerful films like Food, Inc. and Super Size Me? had a big impact on me, but nothing seismic and I just can’t stand food TV so watching Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s War on Waste or Jamie’s Big Fish Fight? did nothing for me. “Nope it was books that got me in the end. At this point, my friends are falling about laughing - they like to mock me for being a painfully slow reader, seriously we’re talking glacial. And actually it took me by surprise too. “Over the past couple of years, three books in particular fell into my hands and changed me. I didn’t buy any of them. Perhaps fate sent them my way.” The books that powered Simon’s literary journey to fully embracing ethical food habits were The Ethical Carnivore: My Year Killing to Eat by Louise Gray, Maryn McKenna’s Plucked! The Truth about Chicken and Vegetables, Soil & Hope by Guy SinghWatson. In his heartfelt article he explains the multiple reasons that “these three books have had a profound and lasting impact on me. I’ve cut my meat consumption by half, I’m now forensically curious about the origins of

my food, much wiser in the choices I make. “What unites those authors is that they spent years researching their subjects and still more time writing their books. It’s the passion and commitment they have shown to their subject, their drive to find answers, explore arguments, dig deeper and to tell the whole story. “They took me with them on their odyssey, spent weeks with me as I read, immersed me in their subject, helped me get my head around complex issues and finally, led me to make choices, lasting choices, about my future consumption.” Fired up with renewed zeal to help others to choose to consume more healthily and sustainably, Simon is now busy finalising the plans for the food offering for the seventh Festival of Thrift, which takes place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September at Kirkleatham, near Redcar on the north east coast. With a timely focus on clean air, it’s the ideal outdoor location to explore, through talks, performances, exhibitions and demonstrations, how to begin to follow in Simon’s footsteps. To read the full article by Simon and to find out more about the Festival of Thrift visit Anyone who is inspired to read the three titles that Simon champions can find their local bookseller here https://www.

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Zoë’s Place baby hospice launches care £29 campaign to help fund care for babies and children


oe’s Place Baby Hospice has launched a campaign urging everyone in the region to raise £29 each to fund one hour of care for a desperately ill child. Simply called Care £29 this exciting new initiative is calling on everyone to raise just £29 each, to provide one hour of specialist nursing care as well as aromatherapy massage, light and music therapy for a Zoë’s Place child suffering with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness. At the same time that one hour of respite care allows their families to take a muchneeded break, recharging their batteries, giving them time to sleep, rest, unwind and to devote time to their other children. Respite care is at the heart of Zoe’s Place and can make an unbelievable difference to the amazing mums and dads who come to the hospice each day. Mark Guidery, General Manager of the Middlesbrough facility, the region’s only dedicated baby hospice, made the call for fundraising support following an appeal earlier this month for donations to help Zoë’s Place ensure it remains open 24/7. He said: “Caring for a child with a lifelimiting or life-threatening illness is distressing and extremely demanding. It is relentless and can often take its toll on a family. “Here at Zoë’s Place our love and care is not just for the children. We look at the family as a unit, providing counselling sessions and sibling support, ensuring we are taking some of the weight off these families during what is a very stressful time.” He added: “With a sum as modest as £29

we can provide an hour of care for a child in need. We are also able to ensure that each of our children and their families are getting all the care they deserve.” Already the scheme has the backing of Teesside Park which is rallying the help of at least 29 stores within the complex to pull out all the stops for Zoë’s Place. Staff at the hospice are also urging more people to organise their own fundraising events, calling on neighbours, families, friends and their wider community for support. Mark said: “Whether a cake bake, sponsored walk or a coffee morning, £29 is in most cases a target we can try to reach. Every event that takes place in aid of Care £29 takes us closer to reaching our £1.5 million annual target to help our hospice stay open.” Zoe’s Place is a part of our community and it is crucial that our friends and supporters know that we are prudent and careful with every penny donated to the hospice. There are no extravagances here and we have always tried to get value for money in everything we do. We can only play our part in the care of these wonderful children with the generosity and kindness of our local community and we will never forget that. The first Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice opened in Liverpool in 1995, with Middlesbrough opening its doors at Crossbeck House, in High Street, in 2004 and a third facility in Coventry in 2011. For further information on Zoë’s Place log on to middlesbrough/default.aspx


Photo exhibition celebrate success of unique project


he achievements of people, who have taken part in a unique programme to help them overcome barriers to finding work, are being celebrated in a photography exhibition which will tour the Tees Valley. The exhibition, I Am Step Forward, features more than 30 images which highlight the benefits the programme has brought for its participants. The striking images were specially-commissioned to showcase what people taking part in Step Forward Tees Valley feel they had gained from being part of the programme. Step Forward Tees Valley gives bespoke one-to-one support to people to help them overcome issues that are stopping them finding work or training. Issues can include ill health; low self ●● Glen, one of the Middlesbrough participants confidence; depression; lack of skills; substance misuse and many more. The exhibitions will be held in public spaces and Since it began three years ago, Step Forward will be free to enter. Each photograph will be Tees Valley has helped hundreds of people accompanied by the story of the participant who overcome barriers, boost their self esteem, will explain how the programme has helped them. improve their skills and move forward with In our area the exhibition can be seen at Redcar their lives. Many have started work, training or – MIND café and Redcar library – August 3 – volunteering for the first time. August 16 Glen, from Middlesbrough, had to leave his Kevin Seed, Acting Programme Manager for retail job because of mobility problems and joined Step Forward Tees Valley, said: “We are delighted the Step Forward Tees Valley programme. Thanks to have curated this very special exhibition which to his hard work on the programme he now has a celebrates the Step Forward programme and the job and he is featuring in the exhibition. benefits people have experienced from taking He said: “It’s great how it’s all worked out. part. We hope the exhibition will not only mark I’d recommend the programme to other people!” the achievements of those who have achieved so I Am Step Forward will launch in Middlesbrough much, but will also encourage others to become at the Livewell Centre on Thursday May 17 involved in the programme.” The project is funded by the European Social before touring venues in Darlington, Stockton, Hartlepool, Redcar, Thornaby and Billingham. Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99 May - June 2019

Redcar Running Festival – Early bird entries available R

unners who like a bargain are being reminded that early bird discounts are now available for this year’s Redcar Running Festival. Sunday 29 September will see Redcar taken over by athletes for the legendary Half Marathon. The Half Marathon Wheelchair Race, Everyone Active 2km Fun Run, Beacon 5km and Zetland 10km races will also take place during the action packed day. To enter any of these races, visit: http://www. Lesley Strickland, Head of Culture & Tourism for Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “Elite athletes and fun runners all enjoy the Redcar Running Festival and the early bird discounts are a great way to secure your place and save a few pounds at the same time.” Places on all races are allocated on a ‘first come-first served basis. Runners are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.


Music to The Foundation’s ears

he Summer Sound Tribute Music Festival are proud to announce MFC Foundation as their charity partner for 2019. Summer Sound Tribute Music Festival will be making a minimum donation of £1000, further enabling MFC Foundation to enhance the lives of people across Teesside. In addition to the donation, MFC Foundation will have dedicated bucket collectors at the Summer Sound Tribute Music Festival allowing the paying public to make a donation to the local charity. They will also be providing information about the fantastic work they do in and around Teesside inspiring hope and confidence amongst our communities. A small donation from every ticket purchased will be made to MFC Foundation on behalf of the Summer Sound Tribute Music Festival. Jason Bushby, Director of North East Coast Events commented: “We’re proud to work alongside a local charity like MFC Foundation and by pledging a minimum donation of £1,000 I hope that it will help the Foundation empower even more people across Teesside.” He continued “Our ethos is to work with the local community giving something back so I had no hesitation in supporting the fantastic work the Foundation does here in my home town.” Ann-Marie Anderson, Business Development Manager at MFC Foundation replied: “We are very grateful to Summer Sound Tribute Music Festival for their support and look forward to the start of a healthy partnership. Together we believe we can inspire even more hope and confidence in people across Teesside from every walk of life.” It’s one of the events of the summer now into its seventh year, the Guisborough event always held on the last weekend of July - is popular with all ages with a range of music to suit all tastes. As with previous years, some of the UK’s best tribute artists will perform in the magnificent grounds of Gisborough Priory, with the ancient monument providing a stunning backdrop behind the big stage. It’s a big year for the priory, too, with 2019 marking the 900th anniversary of its founding. The opening night party on Friday, July 26 is a 70s and 80s Disco Party, headlined by Chic and Nile Rodgers tribute act ‘Le Freak’ and featuring tributes to Madonna, ABBA and Prince. It’s also a fancy dress extravaganza, with many in the crowd dressing up in their best retro clothing. Then on Saturday, July 27, rock and pop legends take centre stage, with a Queen Tribute band headlining the show. Other artists on the day are tributes to UB40, Bon Jovi, Take That, Bruno Mars, Jess Glynne and local favourites The Fallen. Tickets can be purchased online at

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Glory for Anna and Rory at East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix S

ome of the best cyclists in Europe pedalled their way through East Cleveland on Sunday, with Rory Townsend taking the crown in the men’s race and Anna Henderson winning the women’s race at the third East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix. The streets of East Cleveland were lined with cycling fans cheering on the riders as they took on the challenging circuit which saw them pedal through Guisborough’s Westgate, taking in Dunsdale, Marske, Skelton, Boosbesk, Lingdale, Carlin How, Loftus, Liverton Mines, Liverton Village, Easington, Brotton, Saltburn, Charltons and Margrove before returning to Guisborough for the finish. The men’s race saw the riders complete three circuits totalling more than 95 miles and the women’s race completing two laps totalling 65 miles. Rory Townsend, from Team Canyon

●● Men's winners - champagne celebration - East Cleveland Klondike GP 2019 Rory Townsend, from Team Canyon DHB p/b Bloor Homes, won the men’s race with Scott Thwaites and Conner Swift in second and third place.

DHB p/b Bloor Homes, won the men’s race with Scott Thwaites and Conner Swift in second and third place. Special guest, Middlesbrough Football Club goalkeeper and cycling fan, Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, presented the winners with their trophies. Anna Henderson, from Team Brother UK, won the inaugural women’s race with the second and third places claimed by Joscelin Lowden and Leah Dixon. Men’s race winner, Rory, said: “It’s such a relief. I came into this race feeling good so put a bit of pressure on myself. “It’s really, really hard. The start was tough and in the finale, when we kicked off again, I was just trying to hold on to Scott and Connor on the steep climbs. It could have been anyone’s, so I’m really happy.” Commenting on her success in the inaugural women’s race, Anna Henderson, said: “It’s an epic feeling to win, especially

at such a great event.” Race Director Richard Williamson commented: “Congratulations to Anna and Rory. “This has been the best Klondike race yet. The riders have been up for the challenge and have given the crowds a real treat today. “I’d like to thank all the organising team, the riders, the spectators and the people in the villages along the route who have been out with bunting and signs and not stopped cheering all day.” Cleveland Police outriders and race officials managed traffic throughout the event ensuring the safety of the riders during the ‘rolling road closures’ while minimising the impact on motorists. The East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix is organised by the East Cleveland Big Local, Velo 29 and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.

●● Women's race winner Anna Henderson crosses the line - Picture by: Simon Wilkinson

●● Cllr. J M'bro F the winn


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A village to be proud of By Linda White - Carlin How


Janice Skelton, Mayor of Guisborough, Dimi Konstantopoulos of FC and Mary Lanigan, Chair of ECV BL who presented the prizes to ning riders at the end of the races.

Big Local Delegate

ood preparation ensured Carlin How/ Skinningrove Klondike Celebration was the best yet. The community have worked hard for the past two months crafting wonderful decorations . Lots of new skills have been learned by old and young. Sewing, weaving and painting skills have been shared not to mention Klondike cake making, resulting in a spectacular day. Doctor Bike was kept busy getting village bikes road worthy for the summer and the kids loved the Bike Bling Station. The Guides were as ever a central part of the activities and together

with Gill they must of painted 100+ faces. Some of the families joined in our celebrations and were grateful for the warm East Cleveland welcome . We had many visitors including a lady from the USA and we were very pleased to see a group of cyclists who have shared our hospitality for the past three years. We even had a Klondike Cab supplied by Coronation Cars so Skinningrove residents could join in. Fresh Soup warmed us all up and the day ended with a lovely Afternoon Tea in Carlin How Club Karen Winspear kept us all moving and grooving throughout the day with the Glow Party ending a spectacular day.

Klondike day in Lingdale By Anne Clayton - Big Local Representative for Lingdale Village

O ●● The Coconut Shy at The Loftus Business Group's Sunday Funday Event in Coronation Park. Brilliantly organised by Maria O'Neill of Floralcraft who also provided the bouquets for presentation to the winning Klondike riders.



asington enthusiastically welcomed the Klondike bike race for the third year. The village was decorated with bunting and banners, there wasn’t a wall, fence or hedge on the route that wasn’t adorned. In the Village Hall there was food served throughout the day and buckets full of tea and coffee to keep everyone warm. Easington Brownies and Rainbows ran stalls, there was a big raffle with wonderful prizes donated by Grinkle Park Hotel, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, The Tiger Inn and Easington Farm Shop (and many more) together with a children’s drawing competition. Marko the clown, kept the children (and adults) enthralled in the morning whilst there was singing from fabulous Seatones during the afternoon. Harry Thompson brought his fairground organ to greet the riders and keep the spectators, who braved the cold, entertained whilst they waited for the riders to pass. Congratulations to all of the riders who took part in the race, we look forward to seeing you next year in Easington.

n a freezing and windy day brave spectators, were out waving flags and cheering the cyclists, as the race went through at such speed then rushed to the Village Hall between races to enjoy the family entertainment.. First stop for the adults were cups of tea or coffee to warm up and hot dogs and sandwiches. Meanwhile the children made a beeline for the many attractions including

face painting, bouncy castle, giant connect 4 and several target games. Other attractions included a rodeo bull, sumo wrestling and make your own smoothie using pedal power as well as a display of homemade cakes for sale. At 3pm the awards for the best decorated bike were awarded. The atmosphere in the hall was fantastic. One of the great benefits of this event is the way that it brings members of the community, of all ages together. St Chad’s church was providing very tasty bacon sandwiches from 9am as well as sale of homemade produce and other stands. The day finished off with a relaxing evening in the Tavern listening to the Marske Male Voice Choir.

Liverton Mines Village Hall


with St Hilda’s Youth & Family Project

o celebrate this years KLONDIKE at St Hilda’s Youth Club we had a three day holiday club for children aged 4yrs+ followed by a family fun day. Our three day holiday club had an average of 15 children attending each day, we provided lunch, crafts, different activities and an instructor from Middlesbrough Environment City. He helped the children with bike safety, bike maintenance and also road safety. The children also decorated bikes ready for KLONDIKE day. On Klondike Day we had a fun filled packed day for all ages and families. We had refreshments on sale all day, we had tombola stalls,bric a brac stall,raffle,name the easter bunny, pocket money stall, cake stall and bingo!


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99 May - June 2019

A First for Loftus!

Saltburn and District Royal British Legion By Emma-Kate Young

VIP Invitation Saltburn & District Royal British Legion formally invite you ,to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with them on Saturday 8th June 2019, 09:00 hrs at Loftus Cenotaph , then on to Loftus Town Hall for refreshments and entertainment at 10:00 am-12:00. We hope you can join the celebrations with us!


altburn and District Royal British Legion have added to their affiliations, adding yet another youth organisation- Royal Marine Cadets based at Guisborough! The chairperson (EmmaKate Young) said she was very proud to add to her youth affiliation groups: and now has five affiliates in total throughout her vast district. The event took place at Prior Pursglove College, Guisborough and was enjoyed by all.


altburn & District Royal British Legion have never done training for Standard Bearing or Parade Marshall. They usually have to go to London to experience this type of training. So the training came to them! Little old LoftusTown Hall was the venue and even The Green Howards’ Association

Plans to paint your town red


ave you ever thought of a unique way to commemorate your loved one, who fought for their country? Then look no further... Saltburn & District Royal British Legion are supporting the Poppy Appeal in this awesome idea! Just simply fill out one of their cards- where you can get off their Facebook page or from Town Council Offices, and pay a suggested donation of £5 to the Poppy Appeal. They will do it all for you, and they will then take care of the rest!! The details of your remembered one will then be transferred onto the large poppy and be erected on to a lamppost in your town for all to see. For more details for this fantastic idea, please call the Chairperson on 07926100390 or check out their Facebook page

Why not come along and see what a fantastic Branch we have become?


e are a very active Branch, providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants. We meet at Loftus Cricket Club on the first Saturday of the month, at 6pm. We attend branch training; visits, events, affiliation events, functions, lunches and much more. Did you know we are also proud to be affiliated with:

• Loftus Army Cadet Force • Carlin How and Skinningrove 1st Girl Guiding • Saltburn Army Cadet Force • Guisborough and East Cleveland Sea Cadets • Guisborough Royal Marines Cadets

was invited to train alongside them and their affiliations. Nineteen people showed up for the morning course (The picture shows the branch receiving their certificates with their Trainer and Standard.) Well done Saltburn & District! A first for our area.


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99 May - June 2019

Community heroes given special awards C

ommunity heroes have been celebrated at an awards ceremony. Some 16 special people and community organisations were given Community Achievement Awards at a ceremony on Monday. Each community hero was given a certificate and a citation was read out about their achievements. There was also music and food and the award certificates were presented by the Mayor in the Council Chamber in Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart in Redcar where more than 100 people attended The winners were: Dave Saunders, who has been running football teams since 1978 in Grangetown and has trained more than 4,000 players. He also runs an academy group for children aged three to six, holds community parties and established a ‘pre-loved’ toys Christmas Group which has 6,137 followers. He also started a ‘boots for the community’ project where he passes on football boots to disadvantaged young people. His citation read: “Dave is an amazing man who goes out of his way to help everybody.” Chloe and Jasmine Moody from Redcar, who established the Redcar Red Box Campaign to combat period poverty. Their citation read: “The Red Box campaign runs throughout the borough, with free sanitary products supplied in lots of public buildings and most schools.” John Bland from Lazenby, founder member of The Lazenby Environmental Group which was set up in 1990. His citation read: “The Lazenby Group is a flagship organisation promoted by the chemical industry around the world as to how communities can work in partnership with industry.” Carlin How and Proud, an organisation which supports the community. Their citation read: “Every Sunday morning the group litter pick through Carlin How, helping to make the area cleaner and brighter. They also hold events at the local community centre for groups of all ages.” Charles and Jennifer Jarvis from Marske who have been involved in community work for decades Their citation read: “Jennifer is a member of Marske in Bloom and Secretary of the Marske Community Partnership. Charles is an active supporter of Marske United Football Club, helps with the Christmas Parade by providing the float and allows the Marske Community Partnership free use of his office and facilities.” Moorsholm Cricket & Athletic Club which provides a community hub. The citation read: “Thanks to its committee and other volunteers in the village it has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Moorsholm now has a beautiful new pavilion which is a base not only for cricket

and football, but for enjoyable social events. With no watering hole, where could villagers meet on an informal basis? The club rose to the occasion, opening a licensed bar in the pavilion run by volunteers from the committee.” Andrew Fox from Marske, who gives his time the church playing the organ and training the choir. His citation read: “Andrew has always enjoyed music as a hobby, in particular singing and playing both viola and piano and has been a member of the choir at St Mark’s church for over 40 years. When the organist retired Andrew took on the challenge of playing the organ at the church and plays every week on Sundays and Wednesdays, as well as for weddings and funerals, which takes up a lot of his time. He also trains the choir, giving encouragement and support to everybody.” Beverley McLean from Nunthorpe, resident who keeps the area clean with regular litter picks. Her citation read: “Other residents have often commented about the excellent job she does out of pride for the area. Beverley is very unassuming and she will be reluctant to receive an award, but she thoroughly deserves recognition for her years of dedication to keeping the area tidy.” David Miller from Lingdale, Cahirmain of the Royal British Legion who uses his musical talents to raise money for charity.

His citation read: “A former Green Howard, Dave Miller has, over the years, used his musical talents to support military charities such as the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association and countless other good causes. His musical charity nights are legendary in East Cleveland and have given an undoubted fillip to Boosbeck and District British Legion. Since he’s been chairman of the branch, Dave has injected a new enthusiasm into the organisation, leading it from strength to strength.” Denise Nesbitt from Loftus who is involved in all aspects of community life. Her citation read: “A former primary school teacher, she has a hand in all aspects of the local community, such as friends of Loftus Library, the Co-Op Community Ambassador for Loftus, Liverton Village Hall, East Cleveland Arts Hub, and East Cleveland Scarecrow Festival, to name but a small few.” Newcomen Residents Association Ladies, a group of six women who run a lunch club, football teams and children’s activities in Newcomen, Redcar. Their citation read: “They are a positive asset to the local community and undertake any challenge with 100% commitment. They give up their time to volunteer to assist and to make things happen in the area.” The Saltburn in Bloom Gardening Team. Their citation read: “The group has taken

over responsibility from the Council for looking after eight gardens around Marine Parade and the town centre, meeting every Wednesday morning, weather permitting. There are 21 names on the gardening list with an age range of between 50 and 82. There is such a friendly, caring and welcoming atmosphere among the gardeners and they take great pride in their work, whether it be litter picking, removal of dog dirt, weeding, planting or putting up the 200 hanging baskets around the town.” Marske Community Christmas Group The citation read: “Over five years ago local businessman John McVeigh had an idea to provide a Christmas Day lunch for people who would otherwise be on their own. The event has gone from strength to strength thanks to a willing group of regular volunteers who fund raise, provide transport, entertainment, a three-course meal and presents delivered by Santa.” Sandra Shotton and the Ladies of Ennis Square Social Club in Redcar who hold free events for children and the elderly. Her citation read: “Three years ago Sandra started organising raffles in the club to raise funds for the children’s Christmas party. This has now grown and together with the other ladies events are arranged for all the children in the area for free at Christmas, Easter, summer and Halloween.” Peter Sotheran, MBE from Marske who has been a bell ringer at St Mark’s Church for 60 years. His citation said: “Peter has been instrumental in raising funds for and installing a new ring of eight bells and leads the ringers there. This has meant practising every week and ringing for the church Service every Sunday morning as well as ringing for weddings and national events. Peter is also responsible for training new bell ringers and supporting other towers in the area when help has been needed.” Sandy Smith, Saltburn, who set up a performing arts group in Saltburn Methodist Church. His citation said: “Sandy set up a performing arts group in 2006 in Saltburn, and has served the local community for over the last 14 years. She believes all talent should be seen and heard, the emphasis being on the development of the students’ self-esteem, emotional growth and moral development.”


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

Photographic Voice T

he Youth Employment Service at The Junction Foundation have teamed up with, local charity, Photographic Voice to run an eight Week Photography course for a group of eight people, aged between 16 and 25. The course will run from May to Mid June. Alongside this The Junction Foundation is being supported by the Moses Project in Stockton to provide food to help support young people with limited income. The course is designed to support young people to develop new skills of self expression and to help tackle the social issues they face each day. This helps to build self esteem, well being and self worth which are all necessary for progression. The course will be especially beneficial for The Junction Foundation’s Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) Participants, who can be the furthest away from the jobs market and have additional needs which can prevent them expressing themselves and are ultimately a barrier to employment, education and training.

The project allows the participants to communicate and visually document their barriers to work. The group promotes a safe environment enabling the young people to feel comfortable and to open up about their barriers to work, giving them a step in the direction of resolving issues and moving towards a positive outcome. Photographic Voice workshops will allow young people to gain confidence and improve social skills. Further to this, it allows them to be creative and problem-solve, all of which are key skills for gaining employment. The course will help to alleviate

social isolation and will have a positive effect on health, wellbeing, confidence and self esteem. This will be beneficial in gaining employment and building the resilience to sustain work in the future. Please take a moment to read this story of a young person who took part in a Photographic Voice group and chose to use this opportunity to express themselves through creativity. “I started my journey with Photographic Voice back in Summer, 2016. I chose to portray my journey of self-discovery and my issues around mental health, self-harm

and the breakdown of my parent’s relationship. Before I started my journey, I was shy and lacked in confidence and self-esteem. I spent the majority of my free time alone in my bedroom and Photographic Voice gave me an opportunity to build myself up, confront my past and I got to learn new skills! "Through all of this I came faceto-face with myself and my inner thoughts and I slowly began to heal, showing the world who I am through my photos, and my story. I got to learn how to use a DLSR camera and Photoshop. I chose to leave my photos unannotated so I had to step out of my comfort zone and explain the story my photos were telling. "I met new unique people like myself; everybody was diverse and the different stories that were being told reminded me that it is okay to not be okay, and no matter how much I may be feeling it, I am not alone.” Photographic Voice can not only inspire young people to express themselves and learn new skills, it can also allow young people to overcome barriers, meet new people

and engage in opportunities that they may otherwise have the chance to. The project will complement the Youth Employment Service’s oneto-one meetings with participants, which include support and knowledge building around applications, jobs market and interview skills. The participants will gain the soft skills desired by employers through Photographic Voice whilst improving employability skills and working towards an outcome of employment, training or education. Look out for regular updates on The Junction Foundation’s Facebook page! After the 8 weeks there will also be an exhibition in Redcar to showcase the photographs created by the participants, providing a platform to show their progression, hard work and creativity. If you would like to know more about Photographic Voice please do not hesitate to contact The Junction Foundation on 01642 756000, alternatively email us on Hannah Kay Assistant Project Worker


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Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Elections 2019 Independents' Day across East Cleveland

●● Councillors Graham Cutler, Barry Hunt and Martin Fletcher all elected for Brotton


lection results day was a day to remember for Independents standing in the local elections on 2nd may, with eighteen recently elected to serve their respective communities across Redcar and Cleveland, signalling a symbolic shift in the political landscape locally. Going into the local elections, Independents held just nine seats at the borough council, with half of those in East Cleveland alone. But they are now the largest grouping on the council following their election successes, with massive gains across the borough and Cllr Wayne Davies, Deputy Leader of the Independent Group, told Coastal View: “The voters have spoken and a change of direction in local government is now demanded. We will seek to play our part as independents over the next four years to restore common sense to the decision making processes

that affect our borough’s citizens.” Of course, Independent councillors have not been an unsurprising sight in our part of the world, having held seats in East Cleveland for almost three decades. This time, however, East Cleveland has specifically put its trust in local independent candidates and was of course, a major feat for those who put themselves forward for election. Lockwood Cllr Steve Kay, who is the longest serving independent councillor, told us: “After years of labour control, East Cleveland has had enough of neglect, poor services and lack of investment. “Local people have turned to independents because they know we’ll put their welfare first above narrow party interest.” Newly elected Brotton Councillor, Graham Cutler told Coastal View: “The people of the

●● Councillors Wayne Davies, Mary Lanigan and Tim Gray all elected for Loftus Brotton Ward had 10 candidates to choose from and the independents took over 3000 votes, now that’s amazing and to be given the chance to stand up for the Brotton ward alongside my two other independent councillors with that kind of support just shows that these voters have put their trust in us, shown their support for us and believe in us . "This is a great opportunity for us independents to make a difference and we will do our best to achieve that." With a new cohort of independents now representing the East Cleveland area, who now represent the majority group in the council chamber, could this mean the voice of East Cleveland will now be heard? The political makeup of the council will be ratified on Thursday 23rd May at the council’s AGM, where it appears the independent group are

seeking a minority partnership coalition with the Liberal Democrats, with support from Teesville Independents and Guisborough Independent councillor, Bill Clarke. No matter what happens there however, East Cleveland has clearly made a decisive decision to back local independents. Councillor Cutler, told us why he thinks that was: “We listen to local people, we have a track record of getting things done, especially in Brotton ward and it goes without saying that it is a common theme amongst independents across the whole of East Cleveland too.” Independents now represent the full wards of Belmont (2), Lockwood (1), Loftus (3), Brotton (3) and retain one seat in Guisborough and Saltburn. They also won seats in Coatham (1), Grangetown (1), South Bank (1), Teesville (3) and Newcomen (1) wards.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99 May - June 2019

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99 May - June 2019



Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99 May - June 2019

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Elections 2019

Sue Jeffrey steps down as Labour Leader

●● Councillor Sue Jeffrey


ouncillor Sue Jeffrey has stepped down as Leader of Redcar and Cleveland Labour Group in advance of the Annual General Meeting that was held recently, when a new Group Leader was elected. (See below for details) Sue who has been Leader of the Labour Group since 2015, announced her decision in an email to Members on Saturday morning. In it she praised the hard work of all the Labour candidates at the election and paid tribute to those, many long-serving, Councillors who lost their seats. Sue believes the impact of Tory austerity cuts in our poorest areas, particularly around youth services and policing, accompanied by the lack of progress on Brexit at national level, directly influenced the outcome of the election. In announcing her resignation Sue added: “I feel proud and privileged to have been Leader of the Labour Group and the Council for the past term, but now is the time for someone else to take over and lead the Group. I look forward to continuing to serve my community as the Councillor for South Bank, and to supporting Labour in the Council Chamber from the back benches. I also hope to be able to continue my involvement in the redevelopment of the South Tees

Development Corporation site.” Councillor Christopher Massey Deputy Leader of the Labour Group and the Council and who a;lso stepped down said: “I am really sad that Sue is stepping down. It's been a pleasure to work with her and I think we have an awful lot to be proud of. I believe the election result is entirely reflective of the national/regional position, and not of our work locally (both in the campaign and over the last four years).” Anna Turley, MP for Redcar added: “I am very sorry that Sue is standing down. She has been a great champion for Redcar and Cleveland and the wider Tees Valley. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with her and seeing her passion and commitment for the community she represents. She put into practice her strong values of fairness and equality with the most vulnerable always at the forefront of her mind. Sue has worked hard to defend people in this area from the ravages of Tory austerity and when the steelworks closed was instrumental in driving the local taskforce which helped our workers get training and support to get back on their feet. Sue has a record to be proud of and I would like to thank her for her service to Redcar and Cleveland and to our Party”. Over the last four years Sue has played a prominent role in the Tees Valley Combined Authority and as Chair in 2015/16 led the negotiations that resulted in the Tees Valley devolution deal that has delivered half a billion pounds of public investment to the Tees Valley and the creation of the position of Tees Valley Mayor. Paul Booth, Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership Chair who has worked closely with Sue for the last four years said: “I have worked alongside Sue on all the major projects that have impacted the Tees Valley over the last four years, from the

●● New leader Councillor Carl Quartermain negotiation of the devolution deal, to setting up the South Tees Development Corporation and on the LEP and in the Combined Authority. She has been a great contributor to that work, helping to shape and deliver some of our key policies.” After SSI closed she worked alongside Lord Heseltine to establish the Shadow South Tees Development Corporation and was appointed its Chair. She was part of the team negotiating with the Thai Banks to secure ownership of the SSI site and travelled to Bangkok last year as part of the delegation hoping to conclude a deal. Steve Gibson Chairman of Middlesbrough Football Club, Sue’s fellow Vice Chair on STDC said. “I only met Sue three years ago in the wake of the SSI crisis but was immediately impressed by her determination to create jobs and grow businesses for the benefit of people here in the Tees Valley. I hope that we are able to continue to work together to deliver the regeneration of the South Tees site.” Sue’s four year term at the head of Redcar and Cleveland Council makes her its longest serving woman Council Leader.

●● Deputy leader Councillor Alec Brown

Professor Jane Turner, Pro ViceChancellor at Teesside University who served alongside Sue on the South Tees Development Corporation Board said: “As the only female council Leader in the Tees Valley Sue has been a role-model for other women wanting to get involved in local politics. Over the last four years we have worked closely together at the South Tees Development Corporation and I know that the passion for the people and area that she brings to the work of that organisation.” Councillor Jeffrey remains Leader of the Council until the Council AGM on 23 May. At the Labour Group AGM, Councillors Carl Quartermain and Alec Brown were voted as Leader and Deputy Leader respectively. Coatham Councillor Carl Quartermain said: “I am extremely proud to have been selected as the new Leader of the Labour Group in Redcar & Cleveland. "I will do my best to pick up the pieces of the last election which I believe was largely a vote of dissatisfaction of national politics and not a rejection of the work we have achieved locally over the past four years.

"We will rebuild at grassroots and focus on our home. Our services matter, our environment matters, our economy matters and this will be our focus going forward.” Redcar Labour MP Anna Turley said: “I’d like to congratulate Carl on his election as the new leader of the Labour Group of Redcar & Cleveland. "Carl is a fantastic community campaigner who understands the importance of local grassroots activism. He will do a great job holding the new administration to account on behalf of local people and putting into practice our values of fairness and of caring for our borough and our people.” Dormanstown councillor and newly elected Deputy Leader Alec Brown said: “The last few days have been difficult for myself and colleagues in the Labour Group. "Some really talented individuals lost out in the local elections due to national issues beyond their control. Carl will be a great Leader and along with myself as the Deputy Leader, we have a very strong vibrant new team that will have nothing but the area we all love as it’s agenda. I’m so excited to be part of this exciting team with its fresh approach. All the new members will be fantastic! Of this I am sure!”

Long serving Loftus councillor retires from public office


ong serving councillor, Eric Jackson is not seeking re-election this year to both Loftus Town Council and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council. He has served continuously for 37 years on the former and 24 years on the latter. Eric spoke to Coastal View: "I would like to thank

the people of the Loftus Ward and Parish area for their support over the years. "It has been a privilege and honour to serve the people especially in my home town. I have some great memories from that time." He was first elected to the Town Council in 1982 but, he missed his first meeting because there had been a break-in at his place of work (United Depot). He was four-times Town Mayor. Eric was first elected to the old Langbaurgh Council in 1995 and with reorganisation of Local Government saw the transition to the new Unitary Authority of Redcar and Cleveland. Eric served as Mayor of the Borough 2002-3. Eric said: " During that period of office some highlights included getting a plaque for Stan Hollis VC placed at Loftus Cenotaph; doing the Boxing Day dip at Redcar; opening the new Morrisons supermarket at Redcar with Ken Morrison; and joining Vera Baird MP and Mo Mowlem to open Regent Walk. "I've found over the years that people appreciate the 'bread and butter' things like bins emptied on

time, and housing problems, they are (among other things) the important things to them." Eric finished by saying: "Can I take this opportunity to wish both Loftus Town Council and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council well in the future. They are important authorities and provide local services for local people.

Loftus Town Council Recently at the Loftus Annual Assembly a presentation was made to mark the retirement of our longest-standing Town Councillor, Eric Jackson. Eric was on the Town Council without a break for 37 years of the Council's 45 year existence, including being Mayor on four occasions. We wish him a long, happy and healthy retirement - and we may still call on him for information on the history of Loftus! Outgoing Town Mayor, Cllr Barry Hunt, presented Eric with a painting of Loftus by local artist Joe Ward.


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Wayfarer’s Travels

Fazana – Croatia

● The Sea Front


ažana is a beautiful little resort and municipality on the western coast of the Croatian peninsula of Istria and although the town has a population of only about 4,000 people, there are hundreds of hotels to choose from. Fazana is also an ideal base from which to catch the local bus for days out to places like Pula, Rovinj, Porec etc. There`s also a regular ferry over to the Brijuni islands where President Tito set up home. In 1945 after World War II the Brijuni islands became part of Yugoslavia and President Marshal Josip Broz Tito made the Brijuni Islands his personal State Summer Residence. Almost 100 foreign heads of state visited Tito on his islands, along with film stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, Carlo Ponti, and Gina Lollobrigida. Tito died in 1980, and by 1983 the islands were declared a National Park of Yugoslavia. In 1991 Croatia gained independence and made the Brijuni Islands a national park. Often when heads of state visited, rather than bear the usual sort of gifts, they gave Tito a pair of animals representative of their country. Animals such as Sony and Lanka, two Indian elephants donated by Indira Gandhi. Sony, who was donated to Tito in 1970 as a two-year-old calf, died in 2010. Apart from dangerous species, which were housed in enclosures, the rest were released and can still be seen wandering the island. A little “Noddy” train tours the island and can drop you off at Tito`s house. He had some fascinating collections and it's worth a visit to the island if only to see these. Fazana is easy to get to with regular flights from Newcastle or Leeds Bradford to Pula, from where it's just a short transfer up to Fanzana. As ever, Croatian food is always excellent – particularly the wide variety of fresh fish. I also rate Croatian wine as second to none and perhaps that`s why we rarely see it in U.K. stores – it's so good they drink most of it themselves! Croatia is also very good value for money. You can still get 8 kuna to the pound, which is what we were getting 12 years ago. Wayfarer In our next issue Wayfarer travels back to Africa where he explores Banjul, the capital of Gambia.

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A whimsical look at our area

"And in her arms you will drown”. N

● Children are still warned from playing on the banks of the river, especially on Sundays, by threats that Peg Powler will catch hold of them and carry them off.

The persistent legend of Peg Powler

ow the proper time to write of ghosts, ghoulies, warlocks and witches and the like is the drizzly nights of autumn, when nothing seems to be able to stop the seeming inexorable darkness that is enveloping the world we live in. But this column, ever the maverick, seeks to pick up on some local myths and legends and talk of them in the exact calendar opposite of late spring. I used to be a sceptic as regards apparitions, spectres and the paranormal. Why is it that, with - say - reincarnation, given all the various forms of life around us, do we always get reincarnated from past white, European nobility - a minute splinter of the human race - without spending a time as a rat, a ferret or a single cell bacteria somewhere? Same with ghosties. Spectres almost always inhabit coaching inns, Georgian rectories or stately homes - why not two up, two down terraces or suburban bungalows, I ask myself? Even when they do crop up in repute in local pubs, tourist attractions or villages recommended by tourist boards, I still end to suspicion. After all what is the memory of a goodish review on a fleeting trip advisor website when compared to a more stronger and longer lasting memory of a haunting by a medieval

witch or a wronged maiden? Locally we do have some interesting and seemingly strongly rooted stories of apparitions. The Station Pub in Brotton is one such more “ordinary” locations, with a back story strong enough to attract a semi-professional spook hunting outfit. There have been stories over the years of the sound of people talking loudly in upstairs rooms when the residential part of the pub is empty. One story has the interesting conjunction of a shadowy apparition in the bar - but one wearing a modern football top. A bit further down the road is the old Skinningrove Mine, where the entry shaft to the former drift has been re-opened as part of the overall “mining experience” at the adjacent East Cleveland Mining Museum.. Here, there have been long standing stories. We begin in the North Drift – it is said that a number of people on the daily tours have reported the sighting of a man that walks left to right across the tunnel near to the entrance. This apparition has appeared not only in daylight to the museum's visitors but also by other groups who have investigated the site. A number of animal sounds have been heard around the mine and a cat has been heard on numerous occasions in the drift.


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In the “Experience”, numerous sounds have been heard. For instance, footsteps walking on pavement stones have been heard above the furthest part of the Experience although for years it has been covered by about 12 foot of mud. Sounds from below the experience – in mines now cut off and blocked off for safety reasons – have also been heard, particularly the sound of something being dragged across gravel. In the sound-room next to the Experience audibles have been heard. Crying and moaning, a little boy saying hello and tapping sounds have all been recorded at times. In the Ambulance room a spirit is said to reside and numerous people have reported seeing the shadow of a man moving around within the Ambulance room and the blacksmiths that is attached to it. Upon investigation, no-one has been in the room. This room, it is said, also produces a loud rumbling sound that has been picked up on a camera microphone when the room had previously locked off – no source for the noise had ever been found. But all these are of recent origin. I don’t think there were any accounts from the miners of the last century recording other worldly goings-on around them. And to fly in the face of an earlier comment, I do know of one set of strange goings on in a 1980’s house in Redcar. There, the family have just invested in one of those new combined large screen TV’s / PC systems. Only problem is that four months on from Christmas, the household are nowhere near getting it to work properly. “You need a degree in quantum physics” was one comment from the head of the house. So how do we explain a set that seems to switch itself on from the wall plug, blasting the front room with YouTube clips of Peppa Pig at 4.00 am then? Well, one emerging theory or piece of speculation is that most seemingly metaphysical manifestations are occurring but not in our observed universe or the little bit of it we inhabit. Back to advanced physics. People point at recent work around quantum field theory - looking at things like atoms, subatomic particles and the general weirdness of the very small. The implications of this - objects behaving as if they were directly interrelated, but doing this at the other side of the lab (a universe away in sub atomic distance) These theories are theories in the proper scientific sense, i.e. they’re not just hypothetical, but they have real predictive power confirmed by long-term experimental observation. Is there a link here? It’s worth thinking about. But back to our observable universe here in Coastal View land. Some local legends do go back a long way, and certainly further back than Peppa pork sausage. One such North Yorkshire and South Durham piece of persistent folklore extends the length of the River Tees - the story of Peg Powler. The Tees, and its tributaries like the Skerne and the Leven have a rich cachet of legends of their own - for example upriver, the now attractive middle class village

of Neasham had a recorded beast prying on 18th century villagers. Like many such water spirits, it was said to lure unsuspecting travellers off the road into the treacherous waters of the Tees. However this particular being was reported to appear in a most unsettling shape, a disturbing and unlikely form that led to this local monster becoming known as Hob Headless. And for many years, the Headless Hobgoblin of Neasham was blamed for assorted disappearances, deaths and drownings on that stretch of the river. Things came to a head (sorry, I had to say that !) in 1772 when, on New Year's Eve 1772, a bricklayer from nearby Darlington, named Robert Luck was making his way home along the road by the river where Headless Hob hunted. Now from the date we might very well assume that Mr Luck may well have had a few drinks that night, and possibly that might be the key to his eventual fate. However whatever exactly happened that night, certainly young Robert ironically was short of luck, for he was never to return home. This led to a recorded instance of the villagers petitioning the local church authorities to hold an exorcism covering the whole area o the village and the riverbank, which happened and is recorded in church papers. Further up the river we had to famous story of the “Sockburn worm” where a dragon was impeding travel on the Croft Bridge. This as most locals know to this day, was ended when a member of the local landowning Conyers family slaughtered the dragon with a “Falchion”, a broad, sabre like sword, beloved of scrabble players and crossword setters as one of the very few words in English ending in “hion”. But the longest lasting Tees monster has to be someone whose name is still used in music, film making and prose until the present day - Peg Powler. According to legend, Peg, the scourge of the River Tees, originally came from the valley that is now the Cow Green reservoir, and haunted the Upper Tees around Mickleton and Middleton-in-Teesdale as the High Green Ghost. However further down the river's run around Darlington and onwards to Teesmouth the name of Peg Powler still resonates. Boasting trailing green hair, long arms, and sharp claws, Peg was very similar to another folkloric hag, Jenny Greenteeth. Indeed in their celebrated tome Faeries (1978), Alan Lee and Brian Froud portrayed these two aquatic monsters together on the same double page spread. She is mentioned in several early texts on folklore and legends. And hence in 1886 we have Mr William Brockie in his tome “Legends & Superstitions of the County of Durham” describing her thus - “The river Tees has its sprite, called Peg Powler, whose delight it is to lure too venturesome bathers into her subaqueous haunts, and then drag them to the bottom and drown them. Children are still warned from playing on the banks of the river, especially on Sundays, by threats


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that Peg Powler will catch hold of them and carry them off. Peg has long green tresses, hanging down over her shoulders, but what her costume is we are not told.” And aside from preying upon children and others unfortunate enough to stray too near the water's edge, Peg Powler had another distinct feature associated with her, as Mr Brockie continues to relate - “The foam or froth, which is often seen floating in huge masses, on the surface of deep eddying pools in the higher portion of the river, is called "Peg Powler's suds"; the finer less sponge-like froth is called "Peg Powler's cream." This association is also highlighted in an essay by the 19th century folklorist William Henderson (Folklore of the Northern Counties of England and the Borders 1879) where he describes Peg Powler as having green hair and "an insatiable desire for human life", and said to lure people into the river to drown or be devoured. Now this association with foam or froth upon the waters with the water hag Peg, immediately made blogger of the metaphysical, Jim Moon (, think of another childhood legends the “witches' washing puddles” where puddles in the street were contaminated by petrol or oil, and turning into water mottled with all the shades of the spectrum. Said Mr Moon: “I wondered if there might be a connection between that piece of recent childhood lore and this older legend." As it happens, Mr Brockie mentions a possible link - "A goblin or sprite of the same evil character is said to haunt the river Skerne." So, said Jim Moon, “ who was this other watery monster? Some further digging unearthed a footnote the Denham Tracts (1892), a compendium of legends and lore gathered by Michael Aislabie Denham, in the mid 1800s. Early on in this tome, there is a list of folkloric beings, and this includes "Peg Powlers". And what is more, there is a most illuminating footnote “This oulde ladye is the evil goddess of the Tees. I also meet with a Nanny Powler, at Darlington, who from the identity of their surnames, is, I judge, a sister, or it may be a daughter of Peg’s. Nanny Powler, aforesaid, haunts the Skerne, a tributary of the Tees. "Given the close connection of the two rivers in the town, it is perhaps not surprising that another hag called Powler had colonised the waterway that ran through Darlington itself. "Now up until the 1980s, the River Skerne was sadly very polluted, a legacy of the days

when Darlington was an industrial mill town." Indeed, Jim continues: "When I was growing up, locals used to joke that the Skerne was now so polluted that even traditional waterway wildlife such as abandoned shopping trolleys could no longer live in it. Thankfully now the river has recovered, but back in the 1970s foam, scum, and bright rainbows of chemical hues were not an uncommon sight on the Skerne.” Jim Moon concluded by wondering if this pollution was also identified as Peg Powler's suds and cream. “Given that folklorists see the likes of Peg and Nanny as warning tales to caution children to keep away from hazardous rivers and ponds, the talk of her cream and suds may well have an origin in a story to stop kids from playing in waters that were dirty or poisonous as well as dangerous. Therefore in the local area, it is not a huge leap to suppose that this lore may have led to the oily spectrums in puddles being dubbed witches' washing too. "Of course, this is pure speculation on my part. And on balance, we should note that the strange rainbows of oil on water quite naturally suggest a magical or eldritch origin in the minds of imaginative children. "Indeed when asking if anyone else had heard of witches' washing, several folks responded that they had been told it was created by fairies, while many more were delighted to learn of this bit of North-eastern lore as it chimed with their own childhood feelings that these weird rainbows in puddles were somehow magical and strange.” However on the other hand, while a great many places in the United Kingdom have some sort of monster, ghost or witch to ward off the unwary from dangerous waters, it is unusual that stories of Peg Powler incorporate floating foam and froth as part of the legend. Other well known aquatic predators such as Jenny Greenteeth, grindylows or kelpies don't share this feature. And given that foam and suds in the tales told of Powler and her brood centre around the industrial part of the lower Tees, possibly there is a connection to the idea of witches doing their washing in puddles. Certainly it would explain why this piece of rainy day folklore seems so confined to a small area of the North East - Teesside And we’ll finish on an ode to Peg penned by one Richard Fay Beware the river, children, For there Peg Powler resides, With tangled weeds in her hair, Putrid slime upon her lips, And feel hunger in her eyes. Beware the waters, children, For they echo the rumble Of Peg’s bottomless belly. Streamside reeds rustle and sway, Then clatter as she cackles. Beware the slick banks, children, For beyond the grassy verge Where green foam mingles with mud The ravenous hag awaits One clumsy move, one false step. Beware Peg’s home, my children, Or risk a watery death. Wander too close to the edge Taloned hands might drag you down And in Peg’s arms you will drown. 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:

Dalesmen Singers at Ormesby Methodist Church

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The Dalesmen Singers

he Dalesmen Singers Male Voice Choir from Danby were kindly invited to perform at Ormesby Methodist Church on Wednesday evening, April 24th for a final swan song at this fine church and its faithful followers. After more than sixty years of worship, it will reach the end of the road and the final service took place on April 28th. A sad and emotional day for everyone concerned. Methodists, well known for their enjoyment of a rousing good sing, with a marvellous response from

its loyal followers on the night, filling the church and showed great appreciation and enthusiasm for each and every song. Never more so than when Musical Director, Stephen Maltby, took to the beautiful organ for the ever popular `Morte Christe` and made the rafters ring. An emotional song at the best of times but in this case, rather more so, hardly a dry eye left in the house. A fantastic supper brought the evening to a close, a marvellous tribute to every one of the hard-working members who helped keep the doors open on this church, but also made this event not only a success but, also, quite special as well. Thank you one and all.

News from the Local WI’s


By Mary Heathcote

Moorsholm WI

he April meeting started with the usual business together with the competition before a very interesting talk and demonstration was given by Dawn Holliday who had brought along her Magical Music box which got every ones feet tapping and hands clapping; no one ventured to

get up and dance although I am sure they would have liked to. Dawn can usually be seen in and around the area particularly in Saltburn and Staithes playing her musical box. The remainder of the evening was taken up with ideas for refreshments and stalls for the forthcoming group rally that Moorsholm will host on May

15th in the Memorial Hall. It has been requested that a special thanks goes to those ladies of the WI who throughout the month of Lent not only prepared food but also served it to very welcome visitors who came along to support the lunch times and gave generously with raffle prizes. as the saying goes, many hands make light work.

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By Diane Falla

t our April meeting the ladies of Saltburn WI listened to an extremely interesting talk by Colin Hart from the Skinningrove mining museum, who told us about the social history and development of Skinningrove due to Ironstone mining and iron production. Illustrated by a series of photographs and census information he traced the

development of the village from a small hamlet to a thriving village community during the 19th century. As usual we have a full month of activities to look forward to. Later in April we will be visiting the Sunderland Winter gardens with a shopping trip to Dalton Park on the way. Our new Food tasting venture will see us sampling a variety of starters and swapping recipes on the last Monday of the month. We will continue our weekly strolls

and our monthly book club and supper club meetings, while at flowers our theme will be an Easter arrangement. We meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Saltburn Learning Campus. New members are always welcome so why not come along and give us a try. Full details of all our activities can be found on our website www. saltburnbytheseawi.wordpress. com or you can follow us on Facebook.

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he highlight of our March meeting was the talk given by Nona Jenkins , one of our own members about the “Quilts of North America “. Many of these were made while the women and girls were travelling out to the West in search of land on which to settle. Bearing in mind that most had their complete home packed into two covered wagons and spent most of their day walking for many

miles , the results were amazing. Nona was warmly thanked by Moira Holdsworth and we spent the remainder of the evening completing our WI business and socialising with friends over tea and biscuits. Our April meeting was Member's Night. Following our usual business we had a short talk by Beryl Jackson from St Nicholas Church about the event to be held this Christmas involving the making of wreaths of various kinds to show the work of the WI.

This gives members ample time to come up with ideas and also to make the wreaths. The remainder of the night was organised by one of our members Pat Jackson , who had organised a quiz and read some Pam Ayres poetry to us. Members then enjoyed tea and Hot Cross Buns and time to socialise. We offer a warm welcome to any lady who would be interested in joining us to take part in the wide variety of activities on offer. Please see our website for details.


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Archbishop of York visits Carlin How

Church Services 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

Marske Methodist Church Hummers Hill Lane May Services 19th 10-30am Mrs L King 6-00pm At Zetland Park 26th 10-30am Mr G Cottam 6-30pm At Danby June Services 2nd 10-30am

Rev A Harbottle 6-00pm At Newcomen 9th 10-30am Rev K Martin 6-00pm Mr B Stephenson And Mrs R Taylor 16th 10-30am Rev H Harbottle

Holy Communion 6-00pm At Zetland Park 23rd 10-30am Mr B Rogers 6-00pm Rev J Henry 30th 10-30am Mr G Cottam 6-00pm At Zetland Park

What’s on in Saltburn Spiritualist Church Toc H, Coach House, Albion Terrace, Saltburn TS12 1JW For further information, you can find us on face book, alternatively please contact Jean on 07776331333. May Monday services 6.30pm Spiritual healing (free) 7pm Open Circle (free) 8.45pm Development group (see Wendy) 27nd CLOSED Monday 20th we are hosting an evening of mediumship with Hanna Awde at 7pm, £3 on the door. Not a ticket event. Please note this special replaces normal Monday services for the 20th only. Saturday Divine services: all

start prompt at 7pm (free) 18th Sharon Hall 25th CLOSED June Monday services 6.30pm Spiritual Healing (free) 7pm Open Circle (free) 8.45pm Development Monday 17th we are hosting an evening of mediumship with Rodney Hewitt csnu from Cleckheaton, 7pm, £3 on the door. Not a ticket event Divine services: All start prompt at 7pm (free) 1st Linda Finch CSNU & Barbara Bradley PAS, A social buffet will take place after this

service tickets for the buffet only £3.50pp 8th Michelle Mosely PAS 15th Hanna Awde All are welcome to all our services. There are raffle tickets on sale 50p a strip, tea or coffee 30p, homemade cakes 50p each. PLEASE note the first Saturday of every month we hold an awareness class, if you are interested please speak with Wendy Dixon PAS in church. *Please note the church will be CLOSED on Saturday the 25th and Monday 27nd May due to bank holiday*


n Monday 15th April 2019 the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, visited Saint Helen’s Parish Church in Carlin How Village to preach at a very special Holy Week Service! A congregation of one-hundred gathered to hear the Archbishop preach a sermon during the annual Chrism Mass, the service when new Holy Oils are blest for use in the parishes of the Diocese of York. The Archbishop of York was assisted by the Bishop of Beverley and by the Bishop of Whitby, while Saint Leonard’s Church Choir led the music and congregational singing. At the end of the service, the Archbishop was willing to pose for this excellent photograph with members of the choir, before spending time with members of the congregation over lunch. Father Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus, Carlin How and

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Skinningrove, said: “It was really great to have the Archbishop of York at Saint Helen’s Parish Church in Carlin How for this special service, which we were delighted and privileged to host. "It is always good to showcase some of the excellent things taking place in the Church community here in East Cleveland and the service was a great experience for our young singers, who so ably lead the music and the singing in the presence of the Archbishop. "Thank you to everyone who assisted in making this occasion, and the Archbishop’s visit, such a great success.” More information about the life of the Church of England in Loftus, Carlin How and Skinningrove, can be found on our excellent website and on our Facebook Page


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Update from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Operational Updates from Inspector Neil Deluce


he East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix cycle event last month attracted top riders from across the country and was a great event for our area - showing off our villages, community spirit and coastline. It provided Cleveland Police with a fantastic opportunity to engage with the residents and communities of East Cleveland. The race was a real coming together of the community, with our motorcyclists helping to keep the competitors and other road users safe, whilst officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team were on foot patrol in many of the towns and villages along the route. The day also provided a great opportunity for police volunteers to assist in the stamping and marking of 20 bikes at a crime prevention stall in Loftus. We also had tremendous support from the Special Constabulary who provided patrols and dealt with matters arising along the route of the race. Events such as the Klondike are a great example of how volunteers and Special Constables can contribute to local policing. New Chief Constable takes up the reins I’m delighted to say that Chief Constable Richard Lewis has been in his new role at Cleveland Police for a fortnight and has spent much of that time visiting officers, staff and volunteers across the police estate. We’re delighted to have him in Cleveland, where he has committed to spending at least the next five years. I’m looking forward to working with him over this time period to implement the commitments in my Police and Crime Plan, which I expect to publish in the next few weeks. As Richard took up his post, it meant we had to say goodbye to Interim Chief Constable Lee Freeman who has been leading the Force for the last three months. I wrote to Humberside PCC Keith Hunter to personally thank him for allowing Lee to head up Cleveland Police on a temporary basis. Lee has demonstrated all of the qualities I expect of a top-class Chief Constable, putting service to the public first - for example, implementing significant improvements in call-taking within the Force Control Room. He has been a confident advocate for Cleveland Police and has championed the Force with partners and stakeholders at a local and national level. He has been very supportive of Richard Lewis as Cleveland’s next Chief Constable and has taken every

opportunity to provide him with a comprehensive handover, to ensure a seamless transition between leaders. I know Lee will continue to be a regional ally for Cleveland in the years to come and I wish him ever more success as he returns to his role at Humberside Top award for PCC team in transparency and openness I was delighted to receive the news that my small team has been recognised for their outstanding commitment to transparency for the fourth year running. My office received the OPCC Transparency Quality Mark from CoPaCC - an independent organisation established shortly after the first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections to monitor policing governance in England and Wales. OPCCs are required by law to publish a range of statutory information including: • Who they are and what they do • What they spend and how they spend it • What their priorities are and how they are doing • How they make decisions • What policies and procedures govern the operation of the office of the PCC • Lists and registers My team are among an elite group of twenty seven OPCCs across the country who have received the Quality Mark for 2018-19. I’m so proud that they have once again been recognised for their excellence in publishing information the public are entitled to know about how we work. They work extremely hard to ensure the information on my website is up-to-date and accessible. Communities in Cleveland can continue to have trust and confidence in my office and can be assured that we are an organisation that places openness and transparency at the very heart of what we do. Action on Eston Hills As you may have seen from Cleveland Police’s Rural Ewe update, there has been significant action to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour on Eston Hills in the last few weeks. From my perspective, the activity demonstrated the success of partnership working at its best – with so many agencies playing their part in a day of action to tackle criminals and clean up the Hills. I’d like to say thank you to Cleveland Police, Cleveland Fire Brigade, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, the Friends of Eston Hills, Cleveland Durham Specialist Operations Unit (CDSOU) and every volunteer who

●● PCC Barry Coppinger with all the agencies involved in the Eston Hills day of action

●● PCC Barry Coppinger with new Chief Constable Richard Lewis turned out to make the day a success. I will continue to chair the Eston Hills Action Group, which brings together all of the above agencies, plus local residents, archaeological researchers from Durham University and local MP Anna Turley to develop plans and strategies for protecting the Hills. We have achieved a lot with this small group over the last 18 months and as we move into the summer months, it is more important than ever that we spread


Gerry’s Blog:

he summer is almost upon us, which is why I’d like you to consider crime prevention as part of your holiday planning process. Your home can be vulnerable to attack whilst you are away, so you should consider what you can do to minimise the risk of becoming a victim of crime whilst you are off sunning yourself in some sunny clime. 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.

the message that the Hills are not to be used and abused, but cherished as an important local beauty spot. Coming together to tackle rural crime Earlier this month, the three North East PCCs met with Adam Bedford from the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) to discuss how the region’s police forces can work more effectively with rural and farming communities. Mr Bedford wanted to explore

• Remember to use ‘light against crime’. Set light timers, simulated TV’s to come on in the evening and consider a light sensitive light ‘bulb’, which will self-activate at night in an upstairs room. • Think about removing valuables from their usual place and hiding them in your home, perhaps placing your jewellery, car keys and ID documents in a safe (they’re not as expensive as you might think) or hiding them in the loft. • Before you go, make sure all doors, gates and windows are shut, locked and secure, and set your alarm! • Check there are no tools left out in the garden that might assist an intruder breaking into your home. • Register your valuables online at Register your pedal cycles at • Don’t advertise on social media that you’re off on your holidays. Post those burnt arm and ‘hot dog’ leg pics when you get back. Be careful who you tell about your holiday plans!

ways in which the police and farming communities could better help each other – the police by better understanding the needs of farmers and farmers by reporting intelligence and incidents to the police. The three PCCs discussed the importance of developing cross-region operations, as many farmers have land that cross over two county lines. There was also a recognition that methods need to be developed to locate farmers in remote areas in the case of an emergency. Mr Bedford identified that some farming communities are reluctant to report crime – I would like to stress that any resident of Cleveland who is a victim of crime should report to the police on 999 in an emergency and 101 in a non-emergency. Thanks to elected representatives Finally, congratulations to all those elected in the local council elections earlier this month, I look forward to working with you and the Force to help make the Cleveland area safer. For those retiring, or who lost their seats, can I also thank you for the many hours of work you have put in serving our local communities. Barry Coppinger Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland

• 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 uk and enter your postcode. And finally… When we are on holiday we like to relax, we consider the place that we’ve travelled to, to be safe and crime free. This is very unlikely! Enjoy your well-earned break, but don’t drop your guard, practice the same safety and security measures that you would take when at home, but above all enjoy your holiday! Send me a postcard if you can!  Consider joining Cleveland Connected, to receive advice and information about crime in your area. Anyone with information about crime, can contact Cleveland Police on 101 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111. Gerry McBride Crime Prevention Officer Cleveland Police

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Rural Ewe Crime Update H

ello and welcome to May’s edition of the Rural Policing page brought to you by me Paul Payne your Rural Crime Prevention Officer for Cleveland Police. Eston Hills Operation: Well as you may have seen in the press, social media and various other outlets we had some great results on Sunday the 28th April up in Eston Hills where we ran a rural operation due to the reported crime and Anti-Social Behaviour that occurs in the area. The community have attended several public meetings, pop in events and spoken to us directly telling us how it affects their lives and the beautiful landscape of the hills The community are now frightened to take their children, pets and horses up the hills due to the constant fear of being run over, verbally abused or as has happened on several occasions thrown from their horses causing injury luckily to date with no life threatening injuries, but this is probably only by good fortune so far. Cleveland Durham Specialist Operations Unit: Because of all this we have pulled valuable resources from the Cleveland Durham Specialist Operations Unit (CDSOU) by having use of their Off Road Bike Unit. Some of the officers even came out on their rest days or changed shift to assist us due to the importance of the request we put in. On the day they were patrolling the whole area which they know very well, and I have to say they had a busy day. But these weren’t the only resources we had on the day. The Friends of Eston Hills: As you may have read in the official press release we had the help of the Friends of Eston Hills who have been a driving force in trying to make the hills a safe place for families to visit for walks, bikes rides and picnics. This group of people really are looking out for you countryside and communities, the time and effort they put in to trying to change things on Eston Hills is to be commended. They all work in fulltime jobs but give up hours of their own time arranging events such as litter picks, charity events and going in to schools to give presentations to the young people that will inherit these woods for future generations. As you know they even raised a large amount of money to buy the plot of land at the NAB then gave it back to the surrounding communities to enjoy and make their own as somewhere they can take their families to enjoy and take in the stunning scenery and look down on their tightknit communities who have the advantage of having the hills on their doorsteps. If you want to see how much they do and see photos of places on the hills you may not be aware of then take a look at the Facebook page which I believe has over 5000 followers. You’ll find that people on there are likeminded people of the area like yourselves who want the best for the area instead of these mindless individuals tearing up the hills on motorbikes, quads and 4x4’s causing criminal damage and Anti-Social Behaviour that affects us all. We have even had reports of young children as young as 3 years old being seen on handlebars of quads with no safety equipment or a secure means of them being restrained so as not to fall off and possibly seriously injuring themselves. I think you’ll agree that the parents of these children must not care in the slightest about their own children’s safety to put them at such a risk that they may be hurt or worse. Anyone caught on the hills doing this will be referred to social services as a minimum by officers.

●● The Friends of Eston Hills: Local Neighbourhood Teams: On the day we also had the local PCSO’s assisting, again they know the hills and the local community they serve, and were very proactive in tackling and assisting throughout the day. Bike seized at Flatts Lane Grangetown Fire Brigade: Joining us on the day we also had the assistance of the Grangetown fire brigade and their Unimog all terrain vehicle. This as you will know has been used constantly in recent weeks due to the number of large scale fires that have taken place on the hills particularly in the Easter holidays, resulting in fire crews from all over the Cleveland areas having to leave their towns to help, spending up to 13 hours at a time trying to beat the fires out. We also had our dedicated rural volunteers who came out in their own time to help, as they do whenever they are needed throughout the Cleveland area. These individuals give up their time several times a week to patrol hotspot areas and report in any unusual or suspicious activity which can then be acted upon. Eston Hills Task Force: All the above was arranged through the Eston Hills Task Force, which our PCC Barry Coppinger chairs, and includes members from the Friends of Eston Hills, an archaeologist from Durham University, fire brigade, local authority, CDSOU, local neighbourhood Inspectors, representatives of the local MP and of course me (Paul Payne). This task force has been in place for around 18 months now and in that time we have put in several measures to stop / deter off road vehicles from gaining access to Eston Hills from certain points. This has been followed up by visits in to the local schools by the Friend of Eston Hills, Fire Brigade, Archaeologists and the rural officer to give presentation on the effects all this is having on their doorsteps and the stupidity of these persons responsible. Poster Competition Time: The fire brigade have even launched a poster competition for years 7 & 8 throughout the area to help both young and old appreciate the wonderful landscape they have and should be using. Some of the prizes include a ride on the UNIMOG up the hills, transport from their homes to school in a fire truck, a chance to meet with our Interceptors and several £25.00 gift vouchers. These posters will then be promoted everywhere, so you may see the next Mackenzie Thorpe being discovered. Drones: I’ve sort of saved the best to last in relation to Eston Hills, which I know all the above would agree with on this occasion. On Sunday the 28th April when running the operation, we had the use of a highly sophisticated drone that was used to excellent effect in monitoring the hills enabling us to communicate with our off road unit and allowing us to spot any vehicles driving illegally on the hills. Coordinating was made easier using this method and we could then guide our bike section to intercept those using

●● Drones: the hills in an illegal anti social manner, and believe me anyone on the hills are no match for our riders although I’m sure these idiots will say otherwise. The distance that we could cover with both the drone and its state of the art cameras (including thermal imaging) was mind-blowing and as an example we could zoom in from Eston Nab to Roseberry Topping and see clearly people walking up to the top. We could identify individuals or number plates on the hills, Flatts Lane NHS building and Flatts Lane visitors centre, this allowed us to take HD video footage as well as still photos. Some people may be thinking that this is a one off operation and that we’ll not return, but I can assure that I will be putting further operations together, not only on Eston Hills but throughout the Cleveland area and working in partnership with our colleagues from Durham and North Yorkshire police forces so we can as joint forces and with partner agencies as mentioned above help to tackle these pathetic individuals who think they have a right to ride wherever they choose putting their neighbours, children, grandchildren in danger and destroying local heritage that belongs to YOU. These people are small in number but cause distress for the majority, lets work together as one and take our hills back #OurHills Please follow us on Twitter for regular up dates on

all rural and wildlife issues at: @ClevelandRural And the various local Facebook pages Events: I’m currently putting together a calendar of events for the summer months which will include advice on crime prevention for your home, smallholding, farm or business. It will give both you and me a chance to meet, and discuss any rural issues that you are experiencing or any other advice I can help with. If you can’t make any of these then I’m always contactable at: Rural Watch: We now have over 1000 Rural Watch members and its my intention to try and make this more proactive in the coming months and years. As you know you are all our “Eyes and Ears” and being part of Rural watch helps me to contact you direct through Cleveland Connected our force messaging system allowing me to put out regular updates of what is happening in your rural areas, whether this be current hotspots for rural burglaries, suspicious vehicles number plates to be aware of, events we are holding and of course our very well attended Tees Rural Crime Forum which is chaired by both Barry Coppinger and me at quarterly intervals. You can join this and other watch schemes at: it take 5 minutes to sign up and provides a wealth of information of what’s going on throughout Cleveland. I’ll leave it there for this month, but I can assure you that we are all working extremely hard in the background on your behalf to tackle rural and wildlife crime in the wonderful areas you live, please keep supporting us and I’ll see you all out on my travels or here next month Kind Regards Paul Payne Rural Crime Prevention Officer, Rural Affairs

Multi Agency Success for Partners Tackling Antisocial Riders on Eston Hills


ff road and quad bike riders along with 4x4 drivers intent on riding illegally on the Eston Hills on Sunday 28th April were met by a large scale multi agency operation, which even involved the use of a drone for the first time! And Chair of the Eston Hills Action Group, Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger paid tribute to officers from Cleveland Police’s Rural Crime Team (which includes the rural officer and rural volunteers), neighbourhood teams from Eston and Guisborough, motorcycle section, who joined colleagues from Cleveland Fire Brigade and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council for a co-ordinated day of action on Eston Hills and surrounding areas. Operation Endurance, which comprises an on-going programme of education to local youngsters as well as enforcement to tackle antisocial and illegal off-road biking, saw three quad bike riders who had come from Darlington escorted off the hills, given £50 fixed penalty notices (FPNs) as well as Section 59 notices* and “very strong words of advice not to return” by police. One even had a 14 year old child riding pillion The three quads (which were all road registered and insured with the riders having driving licenses) had been spotted on the partners’ arrival, along with a fourth which immediately made off from police and left the area. And a man who was seen on a small pit bike with a three year old child on his lap had his bike seized and was also issued with a £50 FPN, and a section 59 notice. Another man who was spotted on the blue off-road bike (pictured below) on Flatts Lane failed to stop for

a police officer but he was soon caught by a waiting motorcycle section colleague further along the road. The bike was seized and inquiries into his driving licence and insurance are on-going. Yet another off road bike which had been tracked by PCOSs was seized later that day, on the approach to Guisborough woods. The rider was summonsed for driving with no insurance, with no licence and for having no valid MOT. Mr Coppinger said: “Yesterday’s operation brought together police, fire, and volunteers to tackle antisocial behaviour on Eston Hills. We have an on-going programme of education and enforcement, and will be using the police motorcycle unit, backed up by drones patrolling across the hills, to allow local residents of all ages to better enjoy this important landmark”. Cleveland Police’s Rural Crime Prevention Officer Paul Payne added: “Yesterday was another example of the partnership work we are carrying out to tackle the issues that are taking place on the Eston Hills and surrounding areas. “I’d like to thank everyone involved yesterday for some fantastic results and the enthusiasm that they have for tackling rural crime and the problems associated with it. “For the first time we had drone capacity to assist us in monitoring the hills, which proved invaluable and had the potential to identify both riders and number plates from a distance that should have those using the hills for illegal activity worried. The drone can and will be used again in the area so you have been warned that we are watching you.”


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99 May - June 2019

What’s On - Music & Events


Friends of Guisborough Library


e are very pleased to say that the Friends of Guisborough Library are growing stronger all the time; we now have 77 members and are branching out into new activities in conjunction with the Library. Our main event is a talk on the last Friday of each month between 2 – 3 pm (for which there is an entry fee of £2 including refreshments). The March talk by Christine Clarke on Wealth, Scandal and Intrigue at Gisborough Priory was extremely well attended with over 70 people – it was rather a squash but well worth it. She will be giving another in September on the Woodland Garden. Unfortunately the one in April on crewing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race was nowhere near as well attended but again was extremely interesting. We really try to have speakers on a great variety of subjects, so do come along. We are working out how we can improve seeing and hearing in the room and are investigating an audio system and changed layout. The next two are : 31 May – S.A.R.A – Saving and Re-homing Animals – Joy King-Lane will give us a brief history of the charity and the day to day running of our local animal sanctuary. 28 June – Chris Twigg on East Cleveland’s Industrial Heartland. This time his talk will cover the techniques currently being used to record our local ironstone mining heritage and the creation of new 3D models. There are no talks in July or August but they will recommence on Friday, 27 September. We held our AGM on 23 April which included

an afternoon tea and free raffle. There is no change to committee members and ideas for new activities are always welcome. On Thursday, 20 June, 7 – 9pm, there is a murder mystery session being held in the library as part of the Crossing the Tees Festival and the Friends are providing refreshments. It sounds interesting and will be a different type of venture by the Library, so keep a look out for more information. Another joint event is Amy Lord, a local author based in Middlesbrough, coming to give a talk on Wednesday, 24 July 2 – 4 pm. Her debut novel, The Disappeared, is due to be published in May. The book has won a Northern Writer’s Award and was long-listed in the Bath Novel Award. Her talk is aimed at reading groups so the U3A and library group will be also be attending but the event is open to everyone and obviously the more people who come the better it will be for Amy Lord. We hope to join in Guisborough scarecrow festival in August, have another coffee morning in the autumn and make a wreath for St Nicholas Church Christmas Wreath Festival, but that is in the future. The Reading Group meets on the first Monday of the month at 2.30pm and the Writing Group generally on the third Tuesday of each month at 2 pm. Both groups would welcome new members. Knit and Natter meet on alternate Wednesdays 10 am – 12 noon. If you need any information on our activities, have a look on the notice board in the Library for up to date details, ask a member of the Library staff or just come along.

Ssssh, less talking more walking……with our pets

Family Fun Day with Skelton United By Craig Medcalf (club chairman )


e will be holding a Family Fun Day at Debrus Playing Fields, Skelton on Saturday 29th June 11am -6pm. The club is celebrating its 10th anniversary and it's also our annual presentation which sees the 11 teams (six boys & five girls) receive their trophies. We would like to invite the people of Skelton and surrounding villages to come along and join in on our fun filled day and celebrations - admission is FREE! There will be stalls - cake, hook a duck, tombola,

beat the keeper and many more. There will also be a charity 11 a-side football match played with Managers v parents, which is in memory of the late John Hodgson who dedicated a lot of years to different roles at the club. Skelton United was founded in 2008 and has had a lot of successful teams come through the ranks and many trophies won!! The club is run by volunteers and there has been lots of them over the years who have given up many of the hours for the kids of Skelton and surrounding villages

Bank Holiday Boot Sale Bonanza



ontinuing the animal/environmental themed series of events, it’s been a very busy time in Saltburn Library again throughout the Easter holidays. There’s a been a visit from the PDSA, with a great interactive afternoon learning about our brave animal heroes. The children dressed in full veterinary attire and did surgery to remove balls and Christmas decorations which naughty Danny the Dog had eaten in the animal hospital! (A large fluffy dog and lots of slime). Another visiting canine, a large animatronic retriever named Lily, came along with Joy from SARA to learn about life in a rescue centre, meet some of the residents and how to care for our pets. The aim of these events, is teach children about animal welfare, looking after our pets and how we can all make a difference to our environment by recycling and keeping our beaches and countryside tidy. Over sixty adults and children, also took part in the Easter Trail, finding hidden eggs around Saltburn, making Easter cards and facepainting. Looking ahead, we cannot forget the 150 years celebration of the Pier, there are various events taking place throughout the town

with the main event on 11th May. However, throughout the whole of May the library will be holding an exhibition telling the story of the Pier throughout the decades. Please see below for more information on up and coming events: What’s on at Saltburn Library in May and June 150 Years Pier Celebration Exhibition throughout May Wednesday 29th May 1:00 -2:00 Teddy Bears Picnic bring along your favourite bear and your lunch and enjoy a story in the library garden Friday 31st May 1:00-2:00 Kids Arts and Crafts Session Monday 3rd June 11:00-12:00 Talk on the Cleveland Way by Paul Murphy Wednesday 5th June 11:00 -12:00 Love Life, Live Well Health Talk ’Improving your wellbeing’ Wednesday 12th June 14:00-15:00 Friends of Saltburn Library ‘Knitting Yarns’ Talk Wednesday 19th June 11:00-12:00 Love Life, Live Well Health Talk ‘Dementia Friends’ Thursday 27th June 11:30-1:00 Adult Art Therapy and Mindfulness Workshop by Nicola Rowling £9 per person booking essential with library staff.

ocketts Bridge Car Boot kicked off its 2019 season on Easter Sunday. This popular Boot Sale celebrates its 25th year and what a start to their anniversary, as all previous records for public attendance in its history were smashed. Easter Bank Holiday Monday also broke previous records. "We think it's because our season started late this year that we were so busy. Our reputation for excellence coupled with the fact we were blessed with glorious weather contributed to our successful weekend," states David who runs the Boot Sale. He went on to say: "My experienced staff who've had many years dealing with large volumes of vehicles arriving just prior to the 2-30pm opening time took it all in their stride" Tocketts Bridges popular Car Boot Facebook site & page was awash with praise & appreciation. "Been today couldn't wait best boot sale ever" J.A "We come on Monday, was packed the lads helped us park in the disabled field & we weren't kept standing about too long" C.L.C. "Fantastic 2 days as a buyer, love your Boot Sales you run them fantastically, your staff are always courteous, great booty thank you" S.E. "Best boot sale around excellent welcoming staff" A.J. "David Gray yours is the best boot sale by far" S.M. "Would like to say a massive thank you to Dave & Chris at Tocketts Bridge Car Boot for letting me hold my Marathon charity tombola at their Car Boot this weekend. I managed to raise over £218.00 over 2 days. I'm over the moon. Thank you everybody who helped." J.H. "There is still one more Bank Holiday weekend in May, which weather permitting will be just as busy," said David. Saturday Afternoon Boot Sales.

Once the May Bank Holiday Boot Sales are over Tocketts recommences it's Saturday afternoon Sales the 1st June. There is no other Boot Sale for many a mile that holds a regular Saturday Afternoon Boot Sale. All Tocketts Boot Sales held in fine weather are well attended, in bad weather they do postpone so as to preserve the well managed, idyllic green field site. SATURDAY BOOT SALES are identical to Sunday's... from 1pm for Sellers, 2-30pm for buyers, Cars are charged a maximum of £10 to sell, Vans & trailers are a bit extra, but no more than £15, Charities are discounted. Entrance is £1, kiddies under 10yrs are free, Dogs with responsible owners are very welcome David added: "The facilities at this Car Boot are first class, the WCs are immaculately clean and a real shock for those caught short who are using them for the first time, clean, fresh picked flowers, hand sanitizers etc. are the norm. The food is excellent quality and served from a clean 5 star rated professional catering van, the ice cream is divine. "Readers who have never visited our Boot Sale will be greeted with a smile and surprised by the professionalism and great atmosphere, myself and staff have worked hard to create over the last 25 years. Tocketts is the perfect place for those who've never sold at a Boot Sale before. "Join our Facebook Friends & Followers let them sing our praises, answer your queries & allay any fears you may have." It's an easy place to find just outside Guisborough on the B1269, Guisborough to Redcar Road, TS14 6RG. Telephone Dave or Chris on 01287 637307. "Give it a go you will love it." states David. "Tocketts is addictive."



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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99 May - June 2019

Your invitation to a film premiere

ndy Murray, the chair of the Guisborough Town Hall Gateway Project invites you to the premiere of the new documentary film which records the initial exploratory work of the architects and archaeologists, as they uncover the history of the building. The film was produced by Media Students of Teesside University, as part of their degree, and includes interviews and explanations of the interesting findings as the years of change to the building are revealed. Andy said of the film: "It is a superb piece of social history which graphically illustrates the transformation of this building from its origins as a Toll Booth to its

present semi derelict state. The old Town Hall was reluctant to give up its secrets, but this film shows the fantastic work done by our team of experts, and sheds new light on the role played by this old building, and the people who used it.” The film will get its public premiere during a public meeting to be held at Prior Pursglove College, at 7pm on Thursday 13 June. In addition to the film, there will be the chance to see the latest plans for the future of the Town Hall from the project team, the Project Manager and Architects and to ask questions about the history and construction of the building.

Light up Loftus


By Louise Allanson

id anyone notice and wonder why we had some of the Festive Lights switched on in the Market Place recently? This was on the evening of Friday 5th April when we hosted a fundraiser for Light up Loftus with the band Burden of Paradise featuring the legendery Snake Davies Saxophonist returning to a sell out audience for a second year running! They again received a very friendly welcome to our Town and loved performing here. Our audience this year came from as far afield as Scarborough, Sunderland, Northallerton, Thirsk, with those closer to home coming from Middlesbrough, Saltburn, Guisborough and Brotton and our wonderful home town of LOFTUS! Everyone had fun and enjoyed the night where we had a bar and a raffle and the evening in total raised an amazing £604! The band themselves love our venue, had a great evening performing for us all and we are already discussing the possibility of a return in 2020 – watch this space!

We would like to thank Councillor Mike Hodgson for his support with the event – and for being our compere for the evening! The Light Up Loftus committee would also like to say THANKYOU to Loftus Athletic, Browns Landscapes, Loftus Co-op, Willow Cake Shop and Loftus Town Crier for their recent donations to our group. Light up Loftus would like to wish Doreen and David Bramwell a huge congratulations on being Loftus' longest running business "Bramwells" - achieving a whopping 40 years of being established in our Town! Well done to you both and many thanks for your donation to our group - it is very much appreciated! We have a Tombola in the Co-op at Loftus Market Place on Saturday 6th July for further fundraising – if anyone would like to donate prizes we would be grateful and these can be taken to Wold Pottery during normal opening hours. A big thank you to everyone who supports our events throughout the year! Switch on 2019 is booked for Friday 22nd November! Save the date!

EVERYONE’S INVITED TO THIS FREE EVENT! HANDS ON AND WHAT’S ON Healthy Eating, Baking Ee by Drumming demo and classes Storytelling, Arts & Crafts WHERE & WHEN: Café Creations (follow café open signs) Unit 28c Watness Avenue, Skelton Industrial Estate SKELTON, TS12 2LQ Sunday 2nd June,12pm – 4pm


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More success for North Skelton Band


By Josie Coupland - band secretary

or the 3rd time in as many months North Skelton Band, conducted by the talented Lewis Wilkinson have triumphed again. This time at the Brass Band Festival in the concert hall in beautiful Buxton Pavilion. NSB also claimed the prize for the best cornet section. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reformation of the band, as well as the concert on June 22nd at Saltburn Community Theatre the band is also holding a Solo & Slow Melody contest on the 23rd in Christ Church at Great Ayton to be adjudicated by top cornet player Mr Alan Morrison. Tickets for the concert are now on sale at £8 from the Box Office

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Gisborough Priory’s Medieval Pageant


isborough Priory Project will be holding it’s biggest event of the year on Saturday 15th June 2019 from 10am to 4pm. The Medieval Pageant in the Priory is a FREE fun day out for all the family with activities, displays and demonstrations throughout the historic priory site and the adjacent woodland gardens. The centrepiece of day will be the Red Wyverns Medieval Re-Enactment Group who will be setting up their camp on site and bringing the past to life with scenes from the life and times of folk from the medieval period and the Wars of the Roses. Find out how a medieval soldier donned his armour, go to Knight School, watch a combat demonstration and find out what daily life was like for our ancestors from this period. Centre stage of the camp will be the cookery tent where soldiers and other camp followers have their main meal. The Falconry Days Birds of Prey will be joining us and there will be an opportunity to see these truly stunning birds in flight as well as on show throughout the event, with fully trained and knowledgeable falconers on hand to answer any questions. Don’t miss the Whitby Company of Archers who will be joined during the day by members of the Red Wyverns Group for a spot of target shooting. For the younger members of the family there will be crafts and a Fancy Dress Competition

will be taking place around 1pm and perhaps some of the adults would like to get in the spirit of things and try their hand at dressing up as well! In the woodland gardens there will be demonstrations of Coracle making and woodland crafts including pole lathe tuning and rope making. Look out for the wandering minstrel and jester who will be keeping us all entertained during the day. Staff from the English Heritage store at Helmsley will be bringing along Priory related artefacts and local groups including the Guisborough Museum, Prior Pursglove College Museum and our very own Gisborough Priory Project will have displays. Throughout the day there will be an opportunity to add some of the final tiles to the mosaic which community artists Helen Gaunt and Derek Mosey have been commissioned by Gisborough Priory Project to make. When complete the mosaic will be fitted into a stand to be made by local blacksmith James Godbold. The finished mosaic and stand will be located on the Priory site as a lasting commemoration of the 900th anniversary and your handywork would then be part of the history of the Priory. Visitors are welcome to bring along their own picnics or alternatively there will be several stalls supplying a range of refreshments from hog roast to ice cream and of course baked goods and preserves made by our volunteers.


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99 May - June 2019

An open air concert directed by Stephen Ellery Featuring Soprano Natasha Day Presented by the

Classical Favourites | Fireworks & Family Fun Prosecco & Strawberries | Bring your own picnic

Sunday 28th July 2019

Tickets on sale from local libraries and online at

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99 May - June 2019

Morning Bird Chorus Walks

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D-Day Parade and service to commemorate 75th anniversary By Eric Howden BEM Chairman

R ●● Nut Hatch by Margaret Holland


very morning, especially in spring, songbirds across the world welcome the dawning of a new day with their birdsong. The famous ‘dawn chorus’. Join Saltburn Valleys CIO, along with thousands of people around the world, to celebrate the joy of Spring bird song on Sunday May the 5th, International Dawn Chorus Day! This is the perfect opportunity for nature lovers to gather at dawn at Saltburn Valley Gardens to listen to the sounds of birds as they sing to greet the rising sun. Join us as we head out for an early morning walk to soak up the joyous Spring celebration.

●● Song Thrush by Margaret Holland

Led by Steve Ashton, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust’s bird expert, listen out for your favorite birds as well as some more unusual songsters. Watching the sun rise and listening to birdsong is well worth the early start. Early Morning Bird Song Walks Saltburn Gill Thursday 16th May 6.30am. Meet at Cat Nab Car Park Hazel Grove Wednesday 22nd May 6.30am. Meet at Junction of Marine Parade & Milton Street These walks are part of the Saltburn Valleys CIO’s Ancient Hazel Project which is supported by funding from

National Lottery players through the National Lottery Heritage Fund. A number of events and activities are being planned over the next ten months exploring the woodlands and the history of hazel. To keep up to date on events and activities, join Saltburn Valleys CIO by emailing or check our websiteat http://www.saltburnvalleys. Places are limited so you will need to book a place by calling 01287 636382 or emailing Wrap up warm and wear suitable footwear. The paths can be steep, wet and muddy.

Friends of Redcar Cemetery

●● Hope Path


edcar Royal British Legion will hold a short parade and service to commemorate the event at the Normandy Veterans Memorial Stone in the Garden of Remembrance at Redcar opposite the Cenotaph at 11am on 6th June. We invite everyone especially service and ex-service personnel, Standard Bearers and School children. It would be very special if any Normandy Veterans could attend. Also on Saturday 30th June Redcar will hold its annual Armed Forces Day event in the High Street Redcar. Cadets, veterans and standards will parade along the High Street at approximately 10.15 am to the memorial clock area, where a service of remembrance will be held plus official opening by the Deputy Lieutenant and local Mayor. Many stalls will be collecting for the various charities with many items for sale, plus. Military units., motor bikes, climbing wall etc. A full day of displays and competitions plus choir, singer, and other musicians, please come along and support your local service charities. A flypast of a spitfire from the memorial flight is also planned weather permitting.

Saltburn Christmas Lights Appeal After over 25 years of providing Christmas lights and decorations for the town major replacement and refurbishment is required to the cabling and power supply. The new work will ensure we are fully compliant with current regulations.

Approximate cost will be £10,000.

●● Market Stall By Dot Ahmed

he Friends of Redcar Cemetery are holding an open day with an unveiling ceremony of the Faith, Hope and Love sculptures in the new section of the cemetery on Redcar Lane. Saturday 18th May 1.30 pm After the unveiling there will be an opportunity to join a history walk or a tour to see the changes that the Friends have been working on. Tea and scones will be available. The work has been funded by Impetus and has been carried out by Steve Iredale chainsaw sculptor. Thanks to them The sculptures are set in new paths funded by the friends fundraising stalls and donations and the Sirius Mining Company. The history strolls around the old section of the cemetery continue this year with a new programme. If you want to know about a baker, printer, painter and cemetery maker this is the walk for you. Meeting in the old cemetery at the arch entrance the second Thursday evening of the month starting at 6 pm, walks last approximately an hour, strong foot wear is advised. The next date for the walk is Thursday 13th June. The walks are free however a donation would be appreciated to help with the continuing work of the Friends.

We have many dedicated volunteers working in the cemetery and on the fundraising stalls we are always looking for extra help to join our gardening group sweeping paths, tidying borders, planting flowers and weeding beds. We also in need of a handyman or woman to paint and preserve our notice boards. Please get ●● Love Finished in touch, you will be made most welcome. The Friends will have a fundraising stall on the market Redcar High Street on Friday May 24th We will be selling jigsaws, books, bric a brac jewellery, toys with many bargains. If you have any craft items wool, material, buttons, thread, jigsaws please ring Dot 01642 478349 Thanks to everyone who supports our work, without you we would not be able to continue and make the cemetery a special place to visit.

Help us to keep the lights shining, please donate today.

Organised by the


f anybody would like to support us, monies can be paid by cheque (pay The Friends of Saltburn) and left at Saltburn library or Jackie's Saverstore. Alternatively, donations can be made on the Saltburn Lights JustGiving page Sufficient funding to start the first part of the work (£500) has already been raised but this will only put right the lights on the front of The Queen's Hotel. This work is over and above the £5.5k we have to raise, each year, to have the lights/motifs/trees erected and dismantled.


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99 May - June 2019 Skelton and Brotton Parish Council

Senior Citizen’s Afternoon Tea Skelton Civic Hall Thursday 27th June 2019 (1.00 – 3.00)

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Tickets are Free With a limited number available so collect early to avoid disappointment Eligibility: Tickets available to those 60 and over, living within Skelton and Brotton Parish Tickets available 13th May to 19th June from Skelton Civic Hall, Coniston Road, Skelton, TS12 2HP. Telephone (01287) 348008


Want to be a bit more active this year?







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at United Reformed Church Sta�on Road, Redcar Friday 31st May 9.30 – 1.00 Stands include: EQUIPMENT – SERVICES – SUPPORT Refreshments Available Contact Irene Poynter 01642 470912

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Join us 1st JUNE, 2019

Guisborough Folk Dance Group is recruiting now! No partner or experience necessary No need to be super-fit All ages welcome


1-6pm for LIVE Accoustic Music for all ages and.... 7pm till late for LIVE Accoustic, Rock, Reggae and Dance music with the fantastic SOFA JUNKIES and many more already confirmed.

CONFIRMED SO FAR: Cleveland Bat Group / Tees Valley Wildlife Trust / Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary / Cleveland Naturalists Field Club / Cleveland Hedgehog Preservation Society / Creative Self Care (adult wildlife crafts) / Tribe Tattva (tribal belly-dancing) / Whippet Up music workshops / Yummy (vegan) food / Yoga sessions


Easy and slightly more challenging dances – we teach you how to do them! We dance English and American country and square dances - historical and new dances -to classical and modern tunes. We meet at 7.30 every Friday from September to the end of May at Sunnyfield House Guisborough

For more details, phone Carol on 01642489568, or just come along.


Check out www. or the Cleveland Bat Group Facebook page closer to the date for more information.

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Redcar Phoenix Community Juvenile Marching Band

Have now moved their training venue to Ennis Square Social Club Dormanstown twice a week Friday 4-6pm and Sunday 3.30-5.30pm. For more details contact Judith Mcardle 01642 965282 or check our Facebook page, come along and see what is happening

Dalesmen Singers If you are thinking of raising money for good causes then click on their website www. For anyone interested in singing- whether you have sung before or not - why not drop into rehearsals at Danby Methodist Chapel every Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm. You will be made very welcome and can either join in, meet some of the members, or just have a listen to see if it is for you. You may be pleasantly surprised.

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

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

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:

13th June – Singing trio Mesamis Chair Based Exercises for Parkinson’s sufferers – Tuesdays 1 – 2pm These sessions are run by a qualified fitness instructor. £2 per session Exercise group: Classes 21st & 28th May, 4th, 11th & 18th June 2019 Carers are welcome they can enjoy a coffee/tea and a chat in the lounge area. Sunday 2nd June 2019 is Parkinson's UK Redcar & District Sponsored Walk, starting from the Beacon at 11.00am. This is a walk from the Beacon to Marske and back or to the Stray Cafe and back. All monies raised to be donated to Research into Parkinson's. Donations can be made to: ParkinsonsUKRedcarandDistrict For further details contact Doreen on 01642 471667 or 07900 348518 We're the Parkinson's charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Charity No. 258197

The Compassionate Friends

A local bereavement support group for parents and families who have lost a child, whatever age and from whatever cause. The last Saturday of every month 1-3pm St.Mary’s Church Hall, Moorsholm TS12 3JH For more information please contact Tina on 07817 822753 Email tina.tcf@ National Helpline 0345 123 2304

Skelton History Group Heritage Walks 2019 Several of this year’s walks mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Cleveland Way National Trail by using or crossing stretches of that route. 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 duration is based on two miles per hour walking speed, adjusted to be slower when ascending, plus 30 minutes for a lunch stop on the longer walks, 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. On the longer walks, it is suggested that you bring food and drink as we usually stop between midday and 1:00pm for a lunch break. Further details can be had from: or by contacting Peter Appleton (Tel: 01287 281752) Friday 21st June – (21) Ravenscar Distance: 4 miles; Ascent 620ft; Duration: 4-4½ hours This walk starts at the National Trust information centre at Ravenscar, where we meet at 10:30am. Cars can be parked along the roadside in Ravenscar. This all-day walk takes us northwards along the old railway track, passing a brick-works and some quarries associated with two alum works (Peak and Stow Brow). We will have a stop for a picnic lunch near Stow Brow quarries. After lunch we walk down the road to the Cleveland Way footpath and follow that back to Ravenscar, calling at the remains of the alum house at Peak. Our final port of call will be the tea rooms at Ravenscar, for some well-earned refreshment. Saturday 27th July – (19) Boulby from above Distance: 4 miles; Ascent 720ft; Duration: 4-4½ hours We meet at 10:30am in Boulby lane (NZ 760187), where there is ample roadside space to park cars. We will head over to the Cleveland Way coastal footpath and then turn left and walk along it towards Loftus. After a couple of miles, we then leave it and take field paths across to the Street Houses road and follow this back to our cars. The walk will take about 3-3½ hours. Along the way will pass sites relating to the alum industry, ironstone mining and WW1 air-raid warnings. There are no facilities of any kind on this walk.

A Midsummer Soiree with the White Rose Singers

at Emmanuel Church, Windsor Road, Saltburn on 21st June at 7.30 p.m. A relaxed social evening of music to celebrate the summer solstice. Tables are available to enjoy the full programme and your own drinks. Nibbles are provided. Ticket price is £5.00 Please ring Maureen for tickets 01642 282084 or 07745490665

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 1030-1130. All welcome. Plenty car parking space. .Give us a visit. Contact-Frank Everett 07758813965 Email

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 £24. Visitors are welcome, entrance, £3. For more information, contact: Ann Gullon 01947 825916 and Barbara Welford 01287 652197.

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

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News from Saltburn U3A American Tribal Style dancers By Valerie Grainger

We are currently practicing a parasol dance for Earthbeat' s Centre, Saltburn Open day in July; it's quite a challenge handling a prop and dancing at the same time but we are getting there. The last few months have been very busy. We danced at two Senior Citizens Xmas parties at Dormanstown and Ingleby Greenhough, and at Loftus Council Coffee Morning on a cold and snowy February morning. We now look forward to dancing at an amazing twelve events between now and July. Requests just keep coming in for us to dance and we love it! In January we were thrilled to have a new member Bo, and gave her a big welcome. We practice at Earthbeat Centre every Monday at 2.30 pm. and you are welcome to come and try two free lessons to see if you like it. Please let us know you are coming by ringing or texting Val on 07908005850.

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 Helen Dunning 01287 349693 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 Tuesday 6:30-7:30. Ballroom dancing also available. Please see our Facebook page for up to date information.

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

Summer 2019 @ Saltburn Bandstand Saturday Concerts 2.30pm – 4pm June 1st ----Ukes & Toots 15th---Northallerton Silver Band 22nd--A Touch of Brass July 6th----Marske Junior Band 20th – Folk Club

27th---New Horizon August 3rd----Teesside Wind Band 10th---Folk Club 17th---u3A Ukelele Group 24th---Rockulele

Sunday Concerts 2.30pm – 4pm May 19th----Hurworth Concert Band 26th----Darlington Community Wind Band June 2nd----Cleveland Concert Band 9th-----South Bank Band 16th---The Silverwood Band 23rd---Cleveland Constabulary Band 30th----Lockwood Brass Band July 7th-----Northallerton Silver Band 14th----Hurworth Concert Band


21st----Billingham Silver Band 28th----Bearpark & Esh Colliery Band August 4th-----North Skelton Band 11th----Bearpark & Esh Colliery Band 18th----Cleveland Constabulary Band 25th----Teesside Wind Band September 1stCleveland Concert Band 8th------Bilsdale Silver Band 15th----The Silverwood Band 22nd----A Touch of Brass 29th-----Marske Brass Band

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99 May - June 2019

The World of Theatre


By Kate Bramley

he Stephen Joseph Scarborough are now advertising for their summer show ‘Stepping Out’ by Richard Harris which will occupy The Round from 20th June to 3rd August. There are some ticket deals available at the moment. Some of you may remember the hit film featuring Liza Minelli and Julie Walters and it has also had a successful West End run so it will be interesting to see the spin that Artistic Director Paul Robinson and the SJT team put on it! Described as ‘the ultimate feel-good comedy with live music and tap dancing’ it’s sure to put a smile on your face!

Meanwhile York Theatre Royal have ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ in the main house from 7th-29th June, so it’s obviously the season for presenting classic film adaptations! They describe it as, “witty and humorous, it is an iconic story of pride, friendship and a changing American society.” for more information. And to close this month with a call out for volunteers from my own Badapple Theatre Company. Thanks to a grant award from the Arts Council(distributing funds from the National Lottery) we are extending our new play tour ‘The Frozen Roman’ into the autumn and are currently seeking new village hall partners to work with us to bring the show to communities locally. www. has all the info about our scheme and please do get in touch if you have a village hall nearby that would like to get involved.

Traditional and Self-Penned Music for Fiddle and Guitar from Scotland and Northumberland


tewart Hardy & Frank McLaughlin will be returning to the Church of St. Nicholas in Guisborough for a concert on Sat 1st June at 7.30 pm. We are delighted to be welcoming them back following their very well received concert last July. With music rooted in the traditions of Northumberland and the

Scottish borders their engaging approach exemplifies the very best of musical partnerships between fiddle and guitar and Scottish small pipes. Tickets (£10 / £8) are available from The Guisborough Bookshop and Julie Duffy on 01287 634253.from early May.

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What’s on at the Cutty Wren


i, all! While we’ve some particularly good guests for you this time, we start with our basic night as a Club with “Singers and Musicians” (aka “Singaround”) on May 21st. These days probably most club members sing or play some sort of folk music, and these nights are when we do that in an informal way, everybody getting two songs, or tunes if you’re more of an instrumentalist. We have some very good performers with long experience of the genre, and we also have visitors from time to time. The Club also has a good number of very capable song writers, so while the format is comfortable and familiar, we’re never sure just what we’ll hear. But we will have some great songs and music and a warm atmosphere. So come along and try us if you’re new to the Club. We’re a welcoming crowd, and those who just want to listen are as welcome as performers. We’ve a treat on May 28th when Tony Baylis has a Hot Spot. This is a night when a performer gets an extended time – half an hour or so – to get up and do a set. It’s good practice for them, especially the newer singers, but, in what’s a mostly amateur scene, it lets the more experienced keep their hand in. Tony has spent a lot of time in Cleveland, but has East Anglian roots. His repertoire has always been very extensive, but he’s added to it with songs of his own, and very good they are. One – about Wainwright - has been recorded by Martyn Wyndham-Read and other professional singers are showing interest. He’s a powerful singer with a twelve-string guitar, but still a modest bloke, so don’t forget to ask him for his CD! We’ve another Hot Spot a week later on June 4th with well-loved local duo and Club stalwarts Colin and Fran Edwards. Having Humberside connections they’re fond of the songs of John Conolly and Bill Meek but do other people’s contemporary material as well as traditional. Somehow there’s a story involved in what they sing, or something that gets to you and you that you don’t forget. They’re a great stage act, too, so don’t miss this chance to see them. It’s Singers and Musicians again on June 11th, and then on the 18th we welcome the duo Harbottle and Jonas from Devon. They’re young and inventive, blending traditional and modern material with their own style and an impressive array of instruments like guitar, Dobro, harmonium, concertina and stomp box. They were at the Club a couple of years ago, and

Every Tuesday at The Redcar Borough Park Bowling Club ●● Tony Baylis

●● Colin and Fran were very impressive in their choice of material and the compelling way they put it over. This is another night not to miss. Looking ahead, the 25th will be Singers and Musicians, and on July 2nd a Theme Night of “Americana”. More next time, so don’t forget to pick up a copy of “Coastal view” to get the information! Looking back, Les Barker as ever reduced a full room to hysterical laughter with his unique brand of inspired surreal poetry – and also to near tears at “The Arch” - a serious one about hoping there’ll be no more war memorials. We also had a very impressive turn-out for Paul Lucas and Alan Young’s night as well. I was only able to be there for the second half, but thoroughly enjoyed it. The Club is also very grateful to them as they wouldn’t take a fee, preferring to support its ongoing task of keeping great folk and roots music alive in every sense. Most recently a Theme of “Oh to Be in England” brought many suitable and fine songs, but perhaps Vince’s little poem “Broken England” said something important as well. Now – you, too, can be part of the movement to keep this great music going. We meet every Tuesday at the Redcar Borough Park Bowling Club, Thwaites Lane, Redcar Lane, Redcar

Railway Arms Brotton Sat 18 May - No Regrets Sat 25 May - Billy Davies S u n 2 6 M a y - R o b b i e W i l l i a m s Tr i b u t e S a t 0 1 J u n e - Vince Hughes Rock N Roll Show Sat 08 June - Bernadette Wilde Duo Sat 15 June - Striking Back Sat 22 June - Gary Ryan i s N e i l D i a m o n d ( B i g To p I n t e r n a t i o n a l S t a r ) Sat 29 June - The Sugar 'B's Every Friday Night - All new Karaoke

●● Harbottle & Jonas TS10 2FD. Turn off Redcar Lane at the big red Racecourse sign and we’re down the bottom to the left. There’s plenty of parking space, a comfortable modern room and a fine bar ably run by the ever-kind Gemma. Doors open about 7-30 p.m., singing starts about 8 p.m., and we finish at 11 p.m. We’ve a website at www.cuttywrenfolkclub. com. We’ve a new contact email: info@ Our ever-resourceful Secretary John P. Connolly can be reached on 01287 659242, and myself, George Featherston (Chair) on 01642 471769. Thanks to John and the other committee members for their hard work, but especially to Gemma and all at the Bowling Club for their kind support. See you soon! George F


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SKELTON NEIGHBOURHOOD ACTION PARTNERSHIP (SNAP) 20th March 2019, 6p.m. in North Skelton Village Hall

disabled. It includes joinery and plumbing. There is a small cost. The service is based in Fairway House, Dormanstown and the contact number is 01642 771500. Some experiences have shown that this is a very helpful and considerate service. Grandparents Plus. This is a National Charity providing funding for kinship carers. It also organises supporting activities, mostly free and they are planning a big day out. While the Charity is London based, there is an office in Middlesbrough. There is a twoyear project and the contact for East Cleveland is Sue who can be contacted through www. North Skelton flooding. The contract for this work has now been let a work should start within a month. The work will be carried out by The Environment Agency but it is funded by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council. The next Skelton NAP meeting will be held after the elections in May, 2019. The Chair, Cllr Walsh, thanked everyone for their support, the support given to him by Cllr Foggo, and support from the Eileen, Vice Chair, and Jo Mead who is an excellent officer. THE NEXT MEETING: WEDNESDAY 5th June 2019 at 2p.m. in Skelton Library. Cllr David Walsh (Chair) – dave.walsh@ Cllr. Cliff Foggo Cllr. Helen McLuckie – helen.mcluckie@ Eileen Goodenough, Vice Chair.

 The former newsagent’s property is currently undergoing work and it is anticipated that there will be an impressive change.  There was an explanation of the conditions set for shop owners and agreements with SVCP after the project has been completed. Boroughgate Lane.  The archaeology report is due in spring.  There will be a public walk in June following by a talk in the evening.  Interpretation boards will be installed.  There has been work with volunteers to reopen a public right of way to give safe access to the boards. Mosaic Trail  A complete mosaic trail leaflet will be produced. Historical Booklet  Skelton History Group is in the process of producing this booklet. In relation to other important properties in the area, for example, the Wharton Arms, it was noted that it is possible for individuals to apply for funding to the National Heritage Lottery Fund. Friends of Skelton Old Church. Eco Warriors from Skelton Primary School will be visiting the churchyard to construct a bug hotel. QUESTIONS AND UPDATES Green Road, Fencing. The Council’s Engineers are dealing with this. Redcar and Cleveland’s HANDYPERSON SERVICE. This service carries out minor repairs and small jobs (owner occupier and tenants) 60 years or over, vulnerable or


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Chair read out a police report he received about the reassignment, for a period of time, of Neighbourhood Police Officers covering East Cleveland so that they would become part of the Response Teams. This generated discussion around the level of policing in the area. In response to the proposed changes to Neighbourhood Policing, and on behalf of residents, it was agreed that the following questions be put to the Police.  How long is the reassignment for?  How many officers are affected?  If a serious crime took place would there be the staff to cover?  What is the recruitment process for the coming year?  What are the measures to be taken to provide cover in East Cleveland and how will they be judged successfully? There was concern that the loss of Neighbourhood policing in the area could cause the situation to be exploited and crime could rise. It was noted that there was a problem across the country relating to officer numbers and reduced funding. It was also noted that the recent Cleveland Police performance assessment gave them an excellent rating. COMMUNITY PROJECTS AND EVENTS Skelton Townscape Heritage Project. The High Street.  The Project has been extended to June 2020 so that Phase 2 can be completed.  The tender package for 11 properties will be out in April 2019.





Dear Resident ACTIONS TAKEN ON ISSUES RAISED AND UPDATES  LOCATION OF MOBILE CAMERAS. Responding to a request to locate a mobile camera in the vicinity of the Church, Skelton High Street, and the loss of lead from the Church roof, it was reported that the mobile camera is located in hotspot areas where there is anti-social behaviour rather than to cover individual properties. However, the Rural Crime Officer, Paul Payne can be contacted and can give help and the advice needed.  CAMERAS LOCATED ON BYLAND ROAD. Checks have been carried out and there appears to be two cameras in this area, Whitby Road and Bylands. It has been confirmed that the Byland Road camera is operating. SKELTON NAP FUNDING OF LOCAL PROJECTS The following Groups all had successful funding applications: Friends of Skelton Community Orchard, Hollybush Activity Centre, 1st Skelton Scouts, North Skelton Village Hall, Skelton Villages Civic Pride, and Friends of Skelton Wildlife Pond. The new boundary changes divide Skelton into Skelton East and Skelton West. However, following the election, the Council will be asked to consider continuing with combining the Skelton Wards for the purposes of this Skelton Neighbourhood Action Partnership and the funding of local projects. POLICE REPORT Police Officers were unable to attend due to an incident taking place. However the









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Around The Towns & Villages Redcar




The East Redcar Residents Association are holding their next meeting on 6th June 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

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

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

The June meeting of Guisborough Floral Art Club will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday 12th June in St Nicholas's Parish Hall, Guisborough. Kathleen Gibson is the demonstrator. For up to date information visit our Facebook Page. Search "Guisborough Flower Club". Afternoon Tea Dance St Nicholas Church Hall Bow Street Guisborough each Thursday 1pm to 3.30pm with interval for tea/coffee & biscuits. Sequence dancing with music provided by Val Newton with tuition when necessary. £4 per person. Friendly atmosphere with newcomers welcome. Enquiries: Rita & Tony Morris 01287 281737

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

Zetland Park Methodist Church in Redcar are holding a coffee and hot cross bun event in the church hall on Saturday 13th April 10-11.30 am There will be a cake stall and refreshments. They have kindly invited the Friends of Redcar Cemetery to have a stall at the event selling bric a brac, jewellery, jigsaws and books. Please come and support two worthy causes.

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

Easington All Saints Coffee Morning. Village Hall – 2nd Saturday in every month. 10am – 12pm. All welcome Easington Village Hall - organised by All Saints PCC, an annual programme of events and activities on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30 p.m., quizzes, games, suppers, and much more - all welcome.

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. To find out more or book a room (£5 to £15 per hour) call in at the Riverside Building or call 01287 642508, e-mail at slu@ or check us out on Facebook at Skinningrove Riverside.

Saltburn Friday Friends is an inclusive friendship group open to all over 18, we welcome people with different abilities. We have activities inc bowling, drumming, keep fit, singing, bingo, quizzes and arts and crafts. We meet Fridays 10-4, at Emmanuel Church Hall, Macnay Street, Saltburn. 1st session is free (Carers always free). Then £2.00 1 session/£3 all day, (includes cuppa and biscuits per session). Ran by volunteers. 07833895501 Registered Charity 1177967 All welcome!

Lingdale Lingdale Community Art - We are a group of people from East Cleveland who meet weekly to paint for pleasure. Approximately once a month we have a “ master class” with a variety of art teachers. We meet each Thurs at 2pm until 4pm at Lingdale Village Hall. If you are interested in joining us please contact Jim Marvell on 01287 650485

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

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

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.

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 welcomes everybody to join in at any of the weekly/monthly groups that use the library. Weekly we have Mah-jong on Monday and Saturday 10-12pm. Knit (or any craft) and Natter Monday 2-4pm. Credit Union Monday 1112pm. Tiny Tunes Tuesday 10.15-11.15am. Family History Group Tuesday 2-4pm & Thursday 10-12pm. Adult board games, dominoes, cards etc. are available at all times if you & and your friends want to get out of the house. Monthly we have Citizens Advice 1st & 3rd Monday 1.303.30pm. Adult Reading Group 1st Friday 10.15am-12pm. Local History Group 2nd Friday 1.30pm. Sharpen Your Mind (crafts, music, cuppa & cake) Social group 4th Friday. 10.15am. Just call in or for more details contact us 01287 650487 skelton. Hope to see you soon. 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!

Marske Winkies Castle Folk Museum, 162 High Street, Marske by the Sea, TS11 7NB Tel: 01642 775086. Open from Easter Saturday 20th April. Every Thurs, Sat, Sun + Bank Holiday Monday 11.00am – last entry 3.45pm

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 If you have any regular or one off events happening where you live let us know by emailing

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 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 Priory Art Society. We are now open to new members joining us as and we meet on Monday evenings from 7.00 till 9.00 and Thursdays from 1.00 till 3.30 The Guisborough & District Friends of Cancer Research UK are holding the following event Sunday 2 June Fashion Show in conjunction with M&Co - 2pm-4pm in M&Co, Guisborough High Street, includes Tombola. Tickets £3.50 from M&Co or from Wendy Wilson 01287 634571. All monies raised are sent to our dedicated team of doctors, scientists and clinicians in Newcastle in their unceasing research work into prevention, treatment and cure of cancer. All money raised by our group is spent in the North East. Guisborough Museum is open every Thursday and Saturday from April to the end of October, 10am till 4pm. Explore and discover with our antique shops, and railway models. New displays, free entry, children most welcome with adults. Disabled access. Find us behind Sunnyfield House on Westgate High Street, Guisborough, and look for us online.

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

Liverton Mines St Hilda’s - Cake & Chat last Wed of month 3pm-4pm Coffee Morning on 1st Tues of month 10am -11am. All are welcome.

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Tees Valley to host top Rugby League Team for 2021 World Cup A world-class Rugby League team will call Tees Valley its home during the sport’s 2021 World Cup, it was revealed today. Rockliffe Hall and Darlington Mowden Park will play host to an international men’s team, with the players staying at the Darlington hotel and spa and training at the arena less than ten minutes away, for the sevenweek tournament. The news comes following the announcement that the region will also host a game during the major international competition, following a successful bid led by the Tees Valley Combined Authority. The event could give the region an economic boost of up to £8million, attracting tens of thousands of international rugby fans to the area. The team coming to the region is expected to be announced in December once the draw and results of the qualifying games are known. Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “We knew we had a fantastic bid, which was shown when we were chosen to host to part of this contest in February. Welcoming an international team to the region is the icing on the cake and is further recognition of our exceptional facilities and venues. “The players aren’t going to be locked away behind closed doors training for the entire duration of their stay.

The Rugby League’s been clear that there will be an active programme of engagement, with the team working to promote the game in our local schools and communities, helping us to grow the sport. “They’ll be here for up to seven weeks, spending time and money in the region and boosting our profile across the world. With thousands of fans expected to come from across the globe to follow the action, I’m looking forward to seeing them flood through our airport’s arrivals hall.” Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of Rugby League World Cup 2021, said: “RLWC2021 will see nations from all over the world travel to England to compete for the sport’s most prestigious prize. Today, we are really pleased to be able to announce which towns and cities will be used as hotel and training bases for the competing nations. Each chosen location submitted a compelling bid and our decisions represent our confidence in each of these towns and cities to provide a world-class host experience to the visiting nations in 2021. “These chosen hosts will play such an important role in welcoming all teams and nations, offering them a base and helping them prepare in the best possible environment so they can perform at their peak on the pitch.” Eamonn Elliott, Rockliffe Hall’s

● Yarm Wolves player Matty Lynn kicking a rugby ball over the Transporter Bridge. Chief Executive, said: “Our five star resort has everything required to host a team of this quality and we are experienced at hosting big sporting teams, including The All Blacks and Premier League football clubs. Our gym, spa and pool facilities are ideal for top athletes and we’re looking forward to becoming home to even more highprofile teams in the future. This is an exciting time for our region.” Lee Rust, Darlington Mowden Park’s Managing Director, said: “There has been an enormous amount of work going on behind the scenes over the past five years to position the Darlington Arena as a venue that can attract this

kind of occasion. “Following on from the success of hosting the New Zealand All Blacks during the 2015 Rugby World Cup this will represent another global competition that has chosen Darlington and the Tees Valley. Working with key partners we are again delighted to have the opportunity of bringing worldclass sporting activity to our region.” The bid was put together by a partnership of the Tees Valley Combined Authority, Middlesbrough Football Club, Darlington Mowden Park RFC, MFC Foundation, Middlesbrough Council and Darlington Borough Council.

● Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen with the Rugby League World Cup

North Yorkshire Cricket Contest given fertilizer boost…

● Craig Lalley (left) and Chairman Doug Raine.


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rimary schools from around the Whitby area of North Yorkshire have taken part in the area finals of the Schools Sports Partnership (SSP) Kwik Cricket competition. Despite the beautiful weather (on Tuesday 30th April) a number of schools were unable to take part leaving just seven to fight it out. It was competitive but friendly at the event hosted by the Mulgrave Community Sports Association at Lythe near Whitby. “One of the reasons we set this centre up was the lack of sports facilities for so many school in the Esk Valley,” said Doug Raine, chairman of the committee. “So to see it used like this is really heart-warming.” As well as the large area used on the day for Kwik Cricket, there are cricket practice nets, a full size football pitch and a bowling green - all of them in pristine condition. “That is largely

thanks to support from ICL Boulby,” added Doug. “They gave us twenty bags of fertilizer saving us a lot of money and enabling our groundsmen to provide these terrific playing surfaces.” On hand on the day was Craig Lalley, Technical Area Sales Manager for ICL Turf and Landscape covering Yorkshire and the north east: “This is really what it is all about for us,” he said. “Being part of the community, supporting events like this, and not being apart from it. It’s great to think that a mineral mined some few miles out under the North Sea ends up here enabling youngsters and adults alike to enjoy exercise in the outdoors – especially on a day like this,” he added. And when the final runs were struck and the final wicket fell it was Stakesby who came out on top and are heading for the finals at Pickering Cricket Club later this month.

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t has been an up and down month for the Redcar Agilia Bears in the Championship Shield. It started with a disappointing home defeat against a very strong Leicester Lions side on April 19th. The Bears got off to the worst possible start, with Tom Bacon taking a trip to hospital after a nasty fall in heat one. With the Bears down to six men, the Lions took full advantage and after 5 heats held a commanding

21-9 lead. It took Redcar till heat seven, and Charles Wright, before they recorded their first heat win. It was a tough night all round for the Bears, with only three heat winners all night. Leicester performed superbly, gated well and rode well when they did miss the gate. After the poor start, the Bears never got closer than 4 points behind. Despite some excellent racing from both sides, the Bears never looked like clawing back the deficit against a strong Lions side and

Redcar Newmarket U19s North Riding League Cup Finalists 2019


fter a successful season in both the cup and league Redcar oldest established club are moving their Under 19s into the North Riding Saturday senior league. The Newmarket senior team are already well-established in the Premier Division so this team will be the reserves with progression being the aim.

We can offer any new players first class facilities at Rye School along with training from our Boro FC UEFA B coach every Thursday night. Please contact Dave on 07969488880 Players from 18 to 75 welcome Dave Beeforth Manager

Guisborough & District Domino League Knockout Cup and League Play off By Danny Jones - League Secretary


great night was had at The Ship, Guisborough in the A League Play Off and Ship A beat The Station to be A League Champions. The Knockout Cup was played on the same night in the same venue and Guisborough CC beat the TA in their semi final and N Skelton

● N. Skelton Knockout Cup winners

beat Abbey A in theirs. In a very close game, N Skelton edged it 5 - 4 making it third time lucky for N Skelton who have lost out in two other finals. We raised £80 on the raffle which was made up to £100 by the Ship's landlady, Caroline which will go to James Cook Children's Unit. Thanks to everyone for a great night.

● Ship A team with landlady Caroline


Redcar Bears

Redcar Bears News By James Boothby


● Picture: Colin Pool went down 49-41. Charles Wright continued his excellent form at the start of the season to top score with 16 points. On the 26th, the Bears travelled to Lincolnshire to take on the Scunthorpe Scorpions needing a win to keep their Championship Shield hopes alive. With the weather closing in, the meeting was ran at a good pace and it was the home side who started well. Tom Bacon won his customary heat 1 to give the Bears a 4-2 advantage, but then four consecutive 4-2’s for the Scorpions gave them a 6 point lead. The momentum then turned and two consecutive 5-1’s from the Bears gave them a 2 point lead, with first Charles Wright and Jack Smith and then Jordan Stewart and Ben Barker getting maximum points. A succession of shared heats followed, before Scunthorpe tied the meeting up with a 4-2 in heat 11. It was heats 13 and 15 that swung the meeting the hosts way, with two superb heats of speedway giving Scunthorpe two 5-1’s to give them the 49-41 victory. The Bears ended their Championship Shield

campaign in style however, with a superb 52-38 win over Scunthorpe on 3rd May.On a bright, but cold evening, the fans were treated to some excellent racing. Heat 2 saw some superb team riding by Nathan Greaves and Jack Smith to grab a 5-1 and really kick start the night. The meeting too-ed and fro-ed in the early stages, with the Bears leading by two points after 5 heats. Heat Six saw a rejuvenated Michael Palm Toft take the win over Jake Allen to increase the Bears lead to four points before another couple of shared heats. Heat 9 saw a superb ride from Jordan Stewart, as he battled with Allen for all four laps before sneaking up the inside on the run to the line to take the victory. Heat 10 was another thriller, with MPT, Tom Bacon and Jason Garrity all fighting side by side for a couple of laps before Stefan Nielsen fell causing the race to be stopped. In the re-run, MPT again got the better of Garrity for another good win. Going into the crucial heat 13, the Bears led by 6. The ever-impressive Charles Wright and Michael Palm Toft delivered superbly, getting a maximum 5-1 to give the Bears a 10 point lead and confirm victory on the night. Heat 15 again saw Wright, MPT and Allen together joined by the impressive Danny Ayres. Despite the very best efforts of Jake Allen, the result was the same with MPT getting the win just ahead of Wright for another Bears 5-1. There are some big meetings coming up at the South Tees Motorsports park, with Somerset visiting in the KO Cup, the annual Julie Lewis Memorial meeting and the British Semi Final 24th - Julie Lewis Memorial (Home) 31st - British Semi Final


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99 May - June 2019

Redcar Town U14 Warriors

North Riding Football League Round up- By Andrew Snaith Top NRFL Premier Goalscorers (as of Sat 4th May) Michael Dowse (Redcar Newmarket) 39 Stu Rose (Boro Rangers) 38 Tom Atkinson (Thornaby Dubliners) 28 Carl Williams (Kader) 27 Sean Mackin (Yarm & Eaglescliffe) 23 Connor Hood (Staithes Athletic) 22 Gary Mitchell (Stockton West End) 22 Ross Hodgson (Bedale) 19 Jake Large (Stockton West End) 18 Jamie Bellamy (Boro Rangers) 17 Anthony Barnes (Grangetown BC) 16 Matty McQueeney (Boro Rangers) 16 Chris Peacock (Stockton West End) 16 Top NRFL Division One Goalscorers (as of Sat 27th Apr) Jordan Rowe (Loftus Athletic) 19 James Brodie-Myers (Stokesley Res) 18 Karl Storr (Whitby Fishermens) 16 James Armstrong (Whitby Fishermens) 15 Matthew Lazenby (Stokesley Res) 15 McCorie Carmichael (Redcar Ath Res) 14 Mark Shimwell (Great Ayton) 13 Jake Lance (Redcar Athletic Res) 12 Dan O’Brien (Middlesbrough Rovers) 12 Isam Benomran (Tees Valley Tigers) 11 Top NRFL Under 19 Division Goalscorers (as of Sun 5th May) Ben Martin (Grangetown) 19 McCorie Carmichael (Redcar Athletic) 15 Chris Willard (Nunthorpe) 9 Thomas Eglington (Redcar Athletic) 8 Curtis Holmes (Redcar Newmarket) 7 Joe McGlade (Redcar Athletic) 6 Aiden Middleton (TIBS) 6 Shawn Spozio (Nunthorpe) 6 Wednesday 1st May 2019 North Riding Football League Premier Division Bedale 9-1 Thornaby Dubliners Redcar Newmarket 2-0 Stokesley Sports Club Stockton West End 1-3 Boro Rangers D & G Trophy Final Great Ayton United Royals 0-2 Whitby Fishermens

Redcar Athletic Under 14s Reds win the Blackpool International Cup

●● The team receiving their trophy from Colin Hendry.


edcar Athletic Reds Under 14s won the Blackpool International Cup in spectacular fashion in a tournament played over the Easter weekend at Fleetwood Town’s prestigious Poolfoot Farm training complex. With seven teams to play in an eight team group, Athletic won all seven group games to progress to the final where they faced the team that finished 2nd in the group. First up, was a game versus Scottish side Erskine Youth FC. In a tough, physical game,

Society (at Redcar Athletic FC) North Riding Football League Under 19 Trophy T.I.B.S 0-3 Guisborough Town Thursday 2nd May 2019 North Riding Football League Under 19 Division Redcar Athletic 2-2 Nunthorpe Boro Rangers wrapped up their fourth successive NRFL Premier Division title after victory in their winner takes all clash with runners-up Stockton West End. Stu Rose netted in a 3-1 victory, with Paul Blake and Matty McQueeney also on target. Chris Peacock had netted as the sides were briefly locked at 1-1. Bedale were in tremendous goalscoring form as they thumped Thornaby Dubliners 9-1. Michael Gunnell and Mikey Stevens netted a brace apiece, as Dale, helped by a first-minute own goal, went in six up at the interval. Jack Stapley netted just before the interval, and Gunnell completed his hat-trick, moments into the second half. Joe Martin made it eight with George Fawcett completed the scoring, two minutes from the end. Redcar Newmarket inflicted a final defeat to complete a miserable campaign for Stokesley Sports Club. Leading goalscorer Michael Dowse fired both goals as Newmarket won 2-0. Great Ayton United Royals were unable to retain the D & G Trophy, as they went down 2-0 to Whitby Fishermens Society. Jake Faichney and Dan Brown scored for the Fishermen at Redcar Athletic’s Green Lane ground. In the NRFL Under 19 Trophy, in-form Guisborough won 3-0 at table-toppers TIBS. Luke Smithyman scored all three goals. Thursday night saw Redcar Athletic and Nunthorpe draw 2-2 in the NRFL Under 19 Division. Thomas Eglington and Sam Raine scored for Athletic. Saturday 4th May 2019 North Riding Football League Premier Division Boro Rangers 4-1 St Marys 1947 Fishburn Park 2-2 Thornaby Dubliners Grangetown Boys Club 3-1 Bedale New Marske 0-3 Redcar Newmarket Sunday 5th May 2019 North Riding Football League Under 19 Trophy

Grangetown 0-4 Redcar Athletic Guisborough Town 3-2 Seaton Carew Nunthorpe 1-3 Redcar Newmarket Boro Rangers showed why they’ve taken the North Riding League Premier Division title four years running, by putting four goals past St Marys 1947, on Saturday. Stu Rose signed off another prolific campaign with a brace, while Matty McQueeney and Jamie Lisle completed the Rangers scoring. Lewis Kaid struck for Saints. Grangetown Boys Club completed one of their best campaigns in recent times, they were narrowly edged out of third spot by Yarm & Eaglescliffe, but secured fourth with victory over Bedale. Dale themselves have had a fine campaign on their return to this level, but fell behind to a second-minute Kieran Stares free-kick and Boys Club doubled their advantage through Callum Hickman on 18 minutes. Anthony Jones’ penalty, just after the hour, wrapped things up before Scott McNichol pulled one back in injury time, with a spot kick of his own. Fifth-placed Thornaby Dubliners and mid-table Fishburn Park battled to a 2-2 draw in Whitby. Ben Libby and Adam Warrilow found the net for Fishburn, but Charlie Raby and Marcus Laing made sure Dubs got a share of the spoils. Redcar Newmarket end with back-to-back wins to leapfrog Park into eighth. Newmarket ensured a disappointing finish for relegated New Marske with a 3-0 victory. The division’s leading scorer Michael Dowse hit two, with Gavin Jackson grabbing the other. The NRFL Under 19 Trophy concluded with winners Redcar Athletic Reserves finishing with six wins out of six as Grangetown were beaten 4-0. Jake Lance scored two, with Ross Cole and leading marksman McCorie Carmichael completing the scoring. Nathan Walls’ hat-trick helped Guisborough Town’s Under 19s to a 3-2 victory over newcomers Seaton Carew. While Redcar Newmarket won 3-1 on their travels at Nunthorpe. Curtis Holmes struck twice with Sam Keogh firing the other.

the boys went 2-0 up thanks to a double from Cobi Jones, who would end up as the tournament’s top scorer and withstood a late fightback from Erskine to win 2-1. Next up was a game against local team Spirit of Youth Revolution, with the Reds running out comfortable 3-0 winners. Next up, was another Scottish side, in the shape of St Andrews’ Boys Club, and yet again a dominant display saw the team run out easy 5-0 winners, which included a hat-trick from Cobi. The win was even more remarkable given the team only took a squad of 12 players, and skipper Jack Marshall was injured and unable to play. The final game of day 1 saw the lads entertain yet another Scottish side, Kilsyth Juniors. Despite being bottom of the group, Kilsyth put up a real fight, and with the Redcar boys struggling with a small squad, on a boiling hot day, the game ended up 3-0 with another goal from Cobi and 2 from Sam Barnard. Day 2 was even hotter and with lads having a perfect 4 wins from 4, they knew that 4 points from their remaining 3 games would guarantee a place in the final. However, the boys were having none of that and went through the final day with 3 wins in the group phase to end with a perfect 7 wins from 7 in the group. First up was another local side, Foxhall Juniors. Yet again, Athletic put the opposition to the sword running out 5-0 winners, with another hat-trick from Cobi, plus a goal each from Sam and Stephen Sullivan. The penultimate group game saw the boys pitted against Morton Community, who still had a chance of reaching

the final. In a tight game, with Morton scoring an outstanding goal, it was Cobi who came to the rescue again, netting twice. The final game was against yet another Scottish side, Redhall Star, who by this time were bottom of the group. The lads from Scotland probably gave Redcar their toughest game – with the score at 1-1 and only a minute left on the clock, up stepped Sam to weave his way through 4 defenders and curl a sublime shot into the bottom corner to secure a 2-1 win and a perfect 100% win record, fully 8 points clear of the team who finished 2nd in the group, Spirit of Youth Revolution. With the confidence behind them from knowing they had already beaten them, Athletic pressed from the off and were 2-0 up by half time, thanks to another stunner from Sam and a calm finish from Stephen. As half time approached, keeper Charlie Meadows was called into action, making a superb point blank stop to keep the score at 2-0. The second half was much easier with further goals from Matty Bage and Cobi securing a 4-0 win and the trophy, which was presented to the boys by ex-Blackburn Rovers, Rangers and Scotland international Colin Hendry. In addition to winning the competition, the coaches and parents were delighted that the team were also awarded the Fair Play Award for their behaviour on the field, with a representative of the tournament organisers stating that Redcar Athletic were “by far and away the best behaved and respectful team” in our age group, a fitting testament to a great bunch of lads who did the club proud.



edcar Town U14 Warriors recently played in the County Cup Final against Cleveland Juniors and came away with a victory by 4 goals to 1. The game started with the Warriors applying pressure from the off and got an early goal from Olivia on 5 minutes. Warriors kept pushing and on 24 minutes doubled their lead with another goal from Olivia. Second half, credit to Cleveland Juniors they came out the better team and put some pressure on us and got their reward on 47 minutes to make it 2-1. Cleveland continued to apply pressure and we had to ride our luck for a bit, and Cleveland were unlucky not to make it all square after hitting the bar from a free kick. Credit to our Warriors they continued to battle and create chances on the counter attack and were rewarded in 62nd minute with another goal for our hat trick hero Olivia, 3-1 to our Warriors. We made the game safe when Sophie scored in the 64th minute to give us a 3-goal cushion. Full Time 4-1 Warriors credit to both teams they battled extremely hard and made a great game for the spectators to watch. Huge thank you to everyone who came and supported the girls. Squad - Sophie Dunbar, Halle Cole, Ebony ChrystalMurtha, Zoe Coates, Eve Hopson, Olivia Linacre, Jamie-Leigh Simons, Jade Danks, Charlotte Evans

Whitby Town Round up

●● Adam Gell Picture by B. Murfueld


By Andrew Snaith

he Blues finished mid-table after a disappointing end to the campaign. Successive defeats saw them defeated at Witton Albion and Lancaster City, with a loss at home to champions Farsley Celtic in-between. The club's awards night saw defender Alex White take the Geoff Swales Internet Player of the Year and Players' Player awards. Adam Gell took the Supporters' Player of the Year accolade while Dale Hopson was top scorer with ten goals, an award he's taken twice in the last three seasons, from midfield. The Seasiders have announced the following summer friendlies, with more to follow: Saturday 13th July: Billingham Synthonia (A) – 3pm Tuesday 17th July: Guisborough Town (A) – Mickey Skinner Trophy – 7:30pm Saturday 20th July: Stockton Town (A) – 3pm Tuesday 23rd July: Sunderland U23 (A) – 7:30pm Saturday 3rd August: Marske United (A) – 3pm



Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99 May - June 2019

Guisborough Town ‘Player of the Year’ Awards ‘Robbo’ wins Supporters vote to cap superb season


By Bill Perfitt

uisborough Town held their annual ‘Player of the Year’ Awards night at the Priory Suite on the final Saturday of the season with some well-deserved accolades going to players who have excelled throughout the season. On a special night which had a horse racing theme for the first time – in keeping with the Grand National held earlier in the day - Guisborough born-and-thoroughbred Mark ‘Robbo’ Robinson won what is widely regarded as the top honour of the night, the ‘Supporters Player of the Year Award. Robbo, as he is affectionately nicknamed, was absolutely delighted to be voted the supporters’ favourite. “It’s a great honour,” he said. “It means an awful lot to me for the fans to vote me their Number One.” The other worthy award winners were: Players’ Player of the Year: Mason McNeill. Managers’ Player of the Year: Brian Close. CLS SPORT Young Player of the Year: Charlie Marshall. Guisborough as a club has always prided itself on how important it sees its young development and reserve side players, and the following awards were made to the club’s younger players: Under-19 Top Goalscorer: Dom Harrison. Under-19 Players’ Player of the Year:

Jake Ward. Under-19 Managers’ Player of the Year: Theo Southall. Reserve Team Top Goalscorer: John Howard. Reserve Team Players’ Player of the Year: Josh Trindle. Reserve Team Player of the Year: Matts Bashir. Marc Yafano, Reserve Team Manager, commented: “Many of our young players have had an outstanding year and I am proud that we are creating a really good conveyor belt of talent to step up to the first team, which has been amply demonstrated by young players such as Charlie Marshall and John Howard.” A special award was presented by First Team player Lee Bythway to First Team Kit Man Wilf Forster, son of First Team Manager Gary Forster. Wilf is finally retiring after a lifetime of highly distinguished service across the Teesside football scene and Lee commented: “We wanted to show our appreciation to Wilf for all that he has done for us over the last few years. He has worked very hard for the club.” Wilf replied: “It has been a real pleasure to be associated with this wonderful club, and I will always keep coming down to support Guisborough Town in whatever way I can. It’s a fantastic club with great supporters,” added Wilf. Guisborough Town Chairman Don Cowan said: “I want to thank everyone

for coming here tonight. This club can’t function without its supporters and those wonderful volunteers without whom this club wouldn’t prosper as it does. “We already know that next season will be a real challenge with changes afoot in the new Step 4 level that will be coming into existence from 2020. But we have a fantastic set up here and we have great potential to grow this club further. “We have got some big ideas and plans which we hope to embed further into our set-up here at the KGV,” added Don, who also made special mention of the great support the club receives from CLS and some of its staff which has resulted in a KGV pitch which, despite a long season, still looks great and is simply “as good as it gets.” Don’s son Mark, also a fervent Guisborough Town supporter, football book author and highly talented impressionist, compered the evening in his usual inimitable style and gave a succinct summary of Guisborough’s season as a whole interspersed with some brilliant impersonations of famous sports personalities such as David Lloyd, Alan Hansen, Roy Hodgson and Sir Alex Ferguson - to name but a few! Meanwhile, Guisborough Town have announced that former prolific scorer and highly popular KGV stalwart Dave Onions has been appointed Assistant Manager of Guisborough Town for next season.

Competition Result


he winners of the competition in last month's issue are Saltburn Athletic Dolphins under 14's team. The winning team's entry came from a parent who said: "I think they deserve to win this prize for their sheer determination and fight to succeed over the last few years. "They started off in a lower division as all do and have moved their way up the divisions every year until they are now in division 2. The season is coming to an end and it looks very much like they may be coming 2nd place in division 2 which will promote them up to division 1 next season." The set of 12 football trophies was kindly

● Mark Robinson – Supporters’ Player of the Year

● Charlie Marshall – CLS Young Player of the Year

● Brian Close – Manager’s Player of the Year

● Mason McNeil – Players’ Player of the Year

Sleights FC Round Up - By Andrew Snaith

donated by Jim & Hilary Taylor of Guisborough Trophy Centre. Because of the work that is being done at Redcar Town FC, encouraging 5-11 year old girls into sport, Guisborough Trophy Centre also gave them a set of trophies which will be handed out to a 'player of the session' to help encourage and reward these youngsters. In the picture you can see Saltburn Athletic Dolphins under 14's Team Captain Kai Surtees receiving the trophies on his team's behalf. Guisborough Trophy Centre are at 231 Westgate, Guisborough. TS14 6NJ - Telephone 01287 630990


leights concluded their maiden Beckett League First Division campaign in second spot, after pipping rivals Kirkbymoorside Reserves. Kirkby took revenge by defeating Sleights on penalties in the Victory Cup for top four sides in the Beckett League. They will take on fourth-placed Kirkdale in the final. Sleights did enjoy some cup success, however, they bettered Lealholm in an Esk Valley derby at Whitby Town FC's Turnbull Ground, in front of 443 spectators. Charlie Paterson scored the winner, scrambling home just before half-time for the only goal of the game. Sleights will welcome a Whitby Town Select XI to their Board Inn Sports Ground on Lowdale Lane in the village on Sunday 4th August. The ex-Seasiders side will feature goalkeeper Shane Bland, defenders

Ibby Hassan, Phil Brumwell, Paul Roddam and Benn Sullivan, midfielders Tony Hackworth, Davey Southern and Charlie Raby, with strikers Ged Dalton, Jake Faichney and several others yet to confirm. Other friendlies confirmed include a trip to Stokesley Sports Club Reserves on Saturday 27th July and a clash with another North Riding League outfit, Staithes Athletic. For the latest details on Sleights FC, follow the club on Facebook, Twitter and via the official website The club's presentation night and end of season draw takes place on Friday 31st May at The Plough Inn, Sleights. Draw prizes include £100 cash, £50 and a number of other gifts including an official club scarf and numerous bottles of wine. Tickets are available from TNT Fitness of Guisborough and any club official.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 99 May - June 2019


Penalty heartbreak for Marske in North Riding Senior Cup final


By Mark Hathaway

arske’s season ended in heartbreak with a 3-2 defeat on penalties to Scarborough Athletic in the North Riding Senior Cup final, following a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes. Despite the defeat, it was a very proud occasion for the players, management, committee and fans seeing the team walk out at the Riverside Stadium. Marske were the better team in the opening exchanges, despite playing a team from a division higher, and had chance through Jack Blackford, Jamie Owens and Chay Liddle with Scarborough keeper Tommy Taylor, who would later be the hero for Scarborough, saving well from Blackford and Liddle. Marske took the lead on 26 minutes when a trademark long throw from Liam O’Sullivan causing chaos in the Scarborough box, with captain Adam Wheatley flicking the ball on and Owens swivelled and turned the ball home. As half time approached, Scarborough were awarded a penalty when Wheatley was adjudged to have fouled James Walshaw. It looked a harsh decision as

Walshaw appeared to make contact with the Marske skipper rather than the other way round but referee James Unwin was having none of it and pointed to the spot. Dean saved Walshaw’s penalty but the rebound landed straight at the feet of Walshaw who made no mistake. The second half was much more even with Scarborough taking the lead on 61 minutes when Dean saved an effort from Wayne Brooksby but Michael Coulson was on hand to slot home the rebound. However, Marske weren’t too be denied and showed great courage to draw level on 73 when Craig Gott cut in from the left and curled a delightful low shot into the far corner to spark scenes of jubilation on and off the pitch. With both teams going for it on a big pitch, Marske had chances through Curtis Round twice but Dean has the hero in injury time saving from point blank range as the game went to penalties. Sadly for Marske, Taylor saved from Glen Butterworth, keeper Robert Dean and Round with Dean saving a weak penalty from Bailey Gooda as Scarborough ran out 3-2 winners on penalties.

In the league, the season ended with the club finishing in 10th position, a creditable effort in Marske’s first season at Step 4. The last month of the season saw defeats to Brighouse 3-0, Ossett United 4-0, in probably the worst performance of the season and to champions Morpeth Town 3-1. There was a 1-1 draw at home to Spalding and wins against AFC Mansfield (3-1), Wisbech Town (2-1) and the last game of the season saw a superb 4-0 win at home to Carlton Town, with Jamie Owens grabbing 2 goals, his 99th and 100th for the club, ending the season with 20 league goals, a terrific achievement. Saturday 2nd May saw the club’s end of season Presentation Evening with captain Adam Wheatley sweeping the board, winning Supporters’ Player of the Season, Players’ Player of the Season and Managers’ Player of the Season. In the Supporters’ vote, Glen Butterworth came 2nd with Curtis Round 3rd. The season may just have finished but preparation for the new season has already started, on and off the field. The long awaited work on the drainage of the pitch starts shortly and final ground


he 2018/19 season has finished: the title above reflects the Marske United Supporters experiences; So near – the heartbreak of losing a Final on a penalty shoot out at The Riverside Stadium and So far – the exhaustive travelling we have had to do to follow the team in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division 1 East. Our last article was included in the March edition, so this is an opportunity to comment on how we brought the season to a close. The period started with a high when we defeated the favourites Middlesbrough's Under 23's 3-1 in the North Riding Cup Semi Final, like the gale winds of the evening we literally blew Boro away with 3 second half goals. Staying with this Cup we fast track to the Final held at the prestigious Riverside Stadium on 2nd May. At full time it was 2-2, we had generally outplayed Scarborough Athletic even though they sit one Division higher. Unfortunately we lost the penalty shoot out 2-3. Our supporters did their best all evening to lift the team and make it a great occasion. A very special thank you here for the Club President Charles Jarvis who funded the coach for the Supporters Club members to travel free, a gesture much appreciated by us all. So back to the League and at our Mount Pleasant home we re-found our form with wins against Cleethorpes Town (3-1), Wisbech Town (2-1), AFC Mansfield (3-1) and Carlton Town (4-0); we drew with Pontefract Collieries (1-1), Belper Town (2-2) and Spalding United (1-1);

improvements are being made, with a new turnstile, toilets in the ground and a new seated stand. On the pitch, 2 pre-season games have already been announced with Marske visiting Whitley Bay on Saturday 13th July and the Seasiders will make the short trip to Guisborough Town on Saturday 20th July to compete in the 2nd John Butterfield Memorial Trophy.

Season ticket prices will be out soon so keep an eye on the club’s social media accounts for details. The date of the AGM will also be announced in the coming weeks. The club are actively looking for new sponsors so any interested companies can contact the club on admin@ or speak to any member of the club’s committee.

Marske United Juniors Season 2018/19 Round Up

So near and yet so far! our only defeat being to Brighouse Town (0-3). Away from home our form was mixed at best but what was consistent was the extensive travelling we had to undertake to follow the team; Tadcaster Albion (lost 1-2), Gresley (won 1-0), Stamford (won 3-0), Ossett United (lost 0-4) and Morpeth Town the League Champions (lost 1-3). A big thanks here to Skelton Coaches in particular Dan and Paul Stainthorpe for making sure we travelled in style but most importantly safely. Overall we finished mid-table a very credible achievement for this small village in Yorkshire. As supporters what we did achieve was creating a friendly environment at Mount Pleasant for visitors and we always took good numbers wherever we travelled and the teams we visited acknowledged our good behaviour and friendliness. Perhaps this is best summed up at the last game of the season when we hosted a group of supporters from Carlton Town , who despite their team losing on the day thoroughly enjoyed our hospitality. I should mention the big commitment made by a number of our supporters to the extensive ground improvements undertaken at Mount Pleasant to ensure that the ground meets the demanding criteria required to perform at what is deemed Step 4 level (to understand this better Whitby Town play at Step 3; Darlington at Step 2 and Hartlepool at Step 1 otherwise known as the Conference League only 1 step from the Football League). The ground improvements will continue through the Summer and none of this would be possible without the hard work behind the scenes by the Football Club Chairman Mark Harkin and the Club Committee who all give up their time voluntarily. So the season has ended. It was our first as an independent Marske United Supporters Club, we have 136 members which includes 30 Juniors, which was far more than we expected. Don't hesitate next season to call in at Mount Pleasant you should get a warm welcome (not withstanding the weather!) and I confidently predict you will not be disappointed with the standard of football at a very affordable price. Now time for everyone to enjoy their Summer holidays and thanks for taking the time to read.

● Craig Gott from the North Riding Senior Cup final. Picture: Karen Newton


By Gary Pursley

fter becoming league champions winning the league last season 2017/18 our team was promoted and moved up four divisions to Division 4 in the TJFA. This season 2018/19 the Marske United boys continued where they left off with player development, focus and belief through a very tough season which kept us in the top flight of the division with only two defeats and one of those to eventual league champions Wynyard (39 Points). The boys have only conceded one loss at our home ground Fortress Errington (Errington Primary School) in the last two season which is nothing more than remarkable. Our head coach Harry Taylor has done wonders with the boys progression all relative strangers up until 18 months ago. Fighting for another promotion this season we challenged right up to our final league game home to 3rd placed highly rated Billingham Hornets with a superb 3-0 winning display in front of a capacity crowd securing 2ndspot, “Runners Up” gaining back to back league promotions, Fantastic achievement in such a short space of time and well deserved as the boys worked their socks off all season. Our final league positioning is 2nd Place. P16 W11 D3 L2 F72 A26 GD48 Points 36. Another huge goal tally of 72 majority scored by local lads Jake Brunskill 18, Rio Johnson 15, Harry Brookes 8, Matthew Austin 6, conceding only 26 goals with some outstanding

goalkeeping displays from our keeper Thomas Bean. Each and every one of our team played their part in another very successful season at Marske United Juniors. Bring on Division 3. I am very proud to play a small part in the teams achievements but more so to be associated with a fantastic community whom have supported Marske United Juniors in their rise to success. It would be remiss of me not to thank our team supporters and sponsors without their help none of this would have been possible. Mrs Sharon Robertson and Dion Gibbon from Team Errington whom have again played a pivotal role in our teams continued success with superb pitch preparation and giving up their time on a weekend for us to access the school field/kitchens/toilets every home game with only one game cancelled over the rough winter months. We are proud to have such wonderful local sponsors in “Car-Care” of Marske, “Coastal Carpets” of Marske “Saltburn Marske & New Marske Parish Council” with their unwavering support. We have also received some mind blowing donations over the season which of course helps with the costs associated with junior football. Our weekly match action and memories are captured by our brilliant team photographer “Leigh Austin Photography” who has provided the quality pictures. Huge thanks to our club Marske United for giving us the opportunity to be a part of a very successful family. Great Team, Great Parental Support, Great Club Support, Great Sponsors Support, Great Community Support. We Thank You All.


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Issue 99 May - June 2019

Opening time for the Notcher's Den


arske Cricket Club's new “Notcher's Den” scorebox, refurbished in honour of its former 1st X1 scorer David Beach, was officially opened on Saturday, April 20. The ceremony, held before the club's first match of the season, was conducted by the president of the North Yorkshire and South Durham Cricket League, Chris West. Chris was accompanied by David's wife Sue and members of her family. The NYSD League's new chief executive, former England opening batsman Geoff Cook, was also in attendance. Dave Beach, who was a regular contributor to the Coastal View & Moor News, died last July after a short illness. The new refurbished state-of-the-art scorebox

is a fitting legacy to Dave, who had scored for Marske CC for more than 50 years. Funds for the refurbishment were raised by the club members, Dave's friends and family and local businesses.

Her smile was well worth the expense

(01287) 652222 April –May2019 Sat 27th

Harrogate Flower Show


Sat 4th May

York/McArthur Glen


Sat 11th May



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Sat 25th May

Crook Hall & Gardens/Durham


Sun 26th May

Skirlington Mkt & Bridlington


Wed 29th May

Haverthwaite Railway & Lakes cruise




By Gordon Waring

ecently, my 16 year old daughter, Paige won two winter dressage series at Hills equestrian in Saltburn; Paige is from Brotton and her horse is called Paddy She won two classes in the series and also won the most points. As you can see she received lots of rosettes and three trophies.

The last round on the Sunday was very tense with three competitors all on the same points but my daughter came out top. Paige is sponsored by JMH physiotherapy based in Saltburn and is a member of the equestrian club also based in Saltburn. The smile on her face was well worth the expense of owning horses.

Sat 1st June

Bury Market


Sat 8th June



Sat 15th June

Hull City Of Culture


Sat 22nd June



July Sat 6th July

York/Mcarthur Glen


Thurs 11thJuly

Great Yorkshire Show


Sat 13th July

Bakewell & Chesterfield


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Sat 27th July

Skipton/Boundary Mill Colne


Special Events 10th Aug & 14th Sept—The Spectacular kynren


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