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Free Online at www.coastalviewandmoornews.co.uk The Community Newspaper for the Towns and Villages of East Cleveland, Redcar & North York Moors, telling the real news and views of the people of our region Coastal View & Moor News Issue 120 June 2021

Celebrating 11 years of Coastal View

Celebrations as Redcar awarded multi-million pound deal to “transform and regenerate” the town

●Artist impression shows a regenerated High Street

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edcar town will be transformed with major changes to the town centre after the Government agreed to award £25 million to make detailed proposals for the resort a reality. The plans were devised by Redcar Town Board who applied for £25 million which was the maximum allowed and has been awarded in full, it has been announced. The Board and others will now decide which exciting projects to develop and consider other sources of funding. "This is wonderful news,” said Darren Winter,

Chair of the Town Board. “It’s a chance to absolutely transform the town centre and seafront and will help regenerate the whole area.” Redcar was among 101 towns selected by Government to agree a deal from the Government’s £3.6 billion Towns Fund. The Town Board was established to come up with sustainable plans and representatives from across the community including businesses and the private sector got involved. There will now be discussions on how to proceed with developed proposals which have included:

• A new centre for adventure activities at Coatham to help attract more visitors to the town; • Family Activity Centre on the seafront with sea views; • A scheme to linking the seafront to the High Street with a new outdoor space where existing and pop-up businesses could trade outside; • An improved library and community support hub with meeting rooms. Local businesses will be key to Redcar’s success and have been heavily involved in developing the plan. A Town Centre Management function is expected to be established which will provide a dedicated resource to liaise with investors and administer business support, such as digital training to take advantage of the e-commerce boom. It would also help to coordinate events and drive further improvements to the visitor experience, ensuring that the town remains vibrant all year round. A new Clean Energy Education Hub at Redcar & Cleveland College is another key plan will provide a training and skills facility tailored to the local economy’s needs. Working with local investors and employers, the Centre would mean the borough’s residents could benefit from new jobs in the fast-growing energy sector. The board also aims to improve transport connections to Teesworks, which is set to become the UK’s biggest industrial zone, to ensure residents can access job opportunities. These plans would build on the major new leisure project in the Coatham area which was

announced last year. The Government had previously agreed to grant Redcar £750,000 for the project which includes a new hotel, adventure golf site and play area. Planned investment at Redcar Central Station and a new Regent Cinema will be boosted by proposed improvements to Station Road and the Northern Quarter. The proposals include upgrading the street scene to give the best first impression of Redcar, as well as supporting aspirational new housing and business units. Darren Winter, Chair of the Redcar Town Board, said: “I would like to thank the people and businesses of Redcar and our strategic partners and everyone involved. We now have to prioritise the projects to align with the funding before delivering these exciting projects for the people and businesses of Redcar.” Cllr Mary Lanigan, Leader of the Council, said: “This has the potential to be truly transformational. We may not have received all we asked for but this remains a huge opportunity we must grasp with both hands. It is inspiring to see so many people from right across the community coming together for this project which will not only benefit Redcar but the entire region and I’d like to thank everyone involved for their hard work so far.” Jacob Young, MP for Redcar and member of the Redcar Town Fund Board, said: "This is fantastic news for Redcar town. With this huge injection of funding, the Government has once again demonstrated its commitment to our Continued on page 6 ►►►

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Welcome to Coastal View & Moor News Issue 120

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ust before I started to write this we were listening to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announcing a delay in the easing of lockdown which was due to end on June 21st. A few weeks ago the PM announced that lockdown would be eased no earlier than June 21st but any easing would depend on the data and not the date and he said that certain tests must be met in order to open things up. He said it was dependent on the continual success of the vaccine rollout, hospitals should not become overwhelmed with coronavirus cases and the death rate would have to remain low. The last test would be that there should not be any new variants of concern. Unfortunately some of these tests have not been met and the data currently shows the Delta variant is spreading very quickly in most areas of the country which is resulting in more positive cases and hospitalisations. The good news is that due to the number of people who have had vaccines the death rate is very low. It was therefore announced that the current restrictions are to stay in place for up to one month more and hopefully coming to an end on July 19th. The PM stated the delay was to help administer first and second dose jabs in order to protect more people from coronavirus. He went on to say: “When we set out the roadmap it was to make progress in a cautious and irreversible

way.” He carried on by saying we will never totally eliminate the virus but that we must learn to live with it and that vaccines were the answer. Both the AstraZeneca and the Pfizer jabs are more than 90% effective against the Delta variant. It wasn’t all bad news as we were told that the situation would be monitored on a daily basis and if the position changed the date would be brought forward. There was also good news for anyone who has planned a wedding as after June 21st the limit of 30 people who can attend will be lifted so long as social distancing is observed. Concluding Boris Johnson told us: “By July 19th we will be in a much better position to lift restrictions and there will be no going backwards or any further restrictions imposed.” Now for some news closer to home - it is 11 years since the ‘birth’ of Coastal View and this month is our Birthday. Looking back over the years we can’t believe it’s been that long and although very enjoyable to produce,it isn’t always easy especially during these last16 months. None of this would have been possible had it not been for the support we have had and we always say that Coastal View is a team effort between ourselves and the amazing community we live in. This has shone through more than any time

in eleven years when we think of all the acts of kindness that have taken place during the current pandemic wnen businesses have helped businesses, residents have supported each other and many good deeds have taken place. This is the true meaning of community and we are both proud and happy to be a part of it. We never tire of saying thank you – to our advertisers, because they pay for the paper to be produced and delivered, our distributors who make the paper available to the readers, the contributors who send us their regular columns and their stories, and of course not forgetting the readers who make all the work worthwhile. In each issue we try to include all the great things happening in our area and this paper is no exception. In such uncertain times it’s great to be able to read the positive stories. Summer is here at long last with days getting longer so we can visit a pub or restaurant with our friends and family or visit places we haven’t been able to go for such a long time. Things aren’t so bad are they? If you are offered your vaccine, get it, in order to stay safe and protect others! We hope you enjoy reading this issue.

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Embankment Walkway snakes along By Councillors Peter Berry and Steve Kay

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f you fancy getting into rambling after lockdown, try the Embankment Walkway; a pleasant, easy route through the south side of Guisborough and on to Slapewath.

● Cllrs Peter Berry and Steve Kay with Covid the Cobra TheWalkway follows the track of the former line (a victim of the 1960s Beeching cuts) from the old railway station building (now a private house), at the junction of The Avenue and Hutton Lane,to the A171,at Slapewath. At first,the Walkway runs parallel to Hutton Lane on the left,with Highcliff Nab high upon the right.It then crosses Aldenham Road and continues past homes on the left,with parkland on the right, affording great views of Guisborough Forest. Crossing Enfield Chase, you are offered three choices. Left takes you to the shopping centre. Right takes you into the nearby housing estate. Straight ahead - our recommended route - takes you further along the elevated way, betwixt wooded borders. In no time at all, you’ll come upon ‘Covid the Cobra’, slithering along on the right.This malevolent serpent was, originally,the creation,

in June 2020,of five-year-old Phoebe, who decided people needed cheering up during the pandemic. She painted a cobra face on one large stone and then painted 10 other stones to form the body, before laying them out on the embankment. ‘Covid’ soon came to the attention of walkers and, inevitably, found its way on to Facebook, resulting inpassers-by donating their own decorated, stony contributions. By 26th June, there were 233 stones. Then disaster! Vandals threw away the head and some of the stones. But thankfully, community spirit kicked in and most of the original stones were retrieved and replaced. Then the vandals struck a second time. But again, in vain, for this second attack so outraged the people of Guisborough, and far beyond, that the snake grew in length faster than ever before. By 4th July, it had 479 stones and two heads! Covid’sfame was such that stones appeared from all over the UK and even from abroad, until his final length was over 100 metres, consisting of 5,500 stones. Covid the Cobra had made our local Walkway a national and international talking point. It was not long before Belmont ward councillor, Peter Berry, was asked to have Covid made a permanent feature on the Walkway, not only as testimony to the magnificent accomplishment of Phoebe and her friends, but also to inject some humour into the pandemic gloom. The fabulous result is now there for all to see. Progressing along the walkway, through a gap in the trees, you can look down on to Guisborough Rugby Club with the cricket field beyond. The same gap offers fine views of the town and you can just catch a glimpse of the ruins of the 12th century Gisborough Priory. The walkway then passes over a grade 2 listed bridge, built around 1850 across Belmangate, one of the original routes into Guisborough from the moors. Continuing, you’re treated to magnificent views of the forests and hills,beyond which the moors, most of which are contained within the North York Moors National Park, roll on to Whitby. Then, in contrast, the walkway passes between near-vertical embankments and under an old railway bridge, before emerging to present you with views of farmland and forest,to the right, withglimpses of Gisborough Priory and Gisborough Hall behind you to the left. Finally, leaving Guisborough behind, it’s over the massive viaduct at Spa Wood and on to Slapewath, the site of Cleveland’s first alum works, opened in 1603. A gentle interest-packed three-mile walk. Well worth the effort!

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New Leader for Liberal Democrats

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iberal Democrats in Redcar & Cleveland have unanimously elected Councillor Karen King as their new leader. She replaces Councillor Glyn Nightingale who has decided to stand down after two spells as group leader since 2011. The Lib Dem group has 13 members and runs the council in partnership with Independents. Karen, who represents St Germains Ward in Marske, runs her own business as a humanist celebrant, organising secular weddings, funerals, baby namings, etc., and has been a councillor since 2015. She was Mayor of Redcar & Cleveland in 2017-18 and has also served on the council’s Cabinet.

Speaking after her election, Cllr King said: “I’m extremely proud that the Lib Dem Group has put its trust in me. We will continue to work with our Independent partners to get the basics right, making our area a better place to live and work.” Karen went on to praise her predecessor, Cllr Glyn Nightingale, saying:“Glyn has done an excellent job over the past 10 years, both as Cabinet member, which he continues to be, and as group leader. Whether running the council or in opposition he always strives to get the best deal for local people.” Cllr Malcolm Head (West Dyke ward) remains the Lib Dem group Deputy Leader.


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Best Foot Forward – Saltburn school becomes the first in Redcar and Cleveland to be out on expedition following COVID lockdowns

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untcliff School has offered its students the opportunity to take part in the Duke of EdinburghAward Scheme as part of itsextracurricular activities for a number of years, and during this last challenging year it has been no different. Thirty-three students waited patiently to go out on their expeditionsprior to the first lockdown in March 2020, having already completed some preliminary checks. Hoping it would last only a matter of weeks, nobody realised over a year later they would be dusting off the equipment from store cupboard ready to go out on expedition! Finally, on Saturday 1st May 2021, six teams met their Duke of Edinburgh instructors near BoulbyMine to begin their last remaining section

of their award - the expedition. Students were nervous but excited to finally be getting out.The route took them initially through woodland and across farmland towards the village of Lythe, followed by Moorland to reach Scaling Dam on day 2; and further extensive stretches of Moorland for those completing their Silver award on Bank Holiday Monday. Miss Tompkins, Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator for Huntcliff School said: “It was fantastic to be back out in the countryside and to be supporting our students through this prestigious award. “Hearing them chatter away as they reached their checkpoints along their planned route and seeing them work together as a team and supporting one another was incredibly fulfilling for staff and students alike. “It was also a delight to hear upon our return to school that we are the first school in Redcar and Cleveland to be back out on expeditions. I can only thank my students, their parents/carers and the school leadership team for their ongoing

Guisborough Golden Jubilee Clock from 2020 has stopped ticking

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By Lorna Buckle

ou may or may not remember way back in 2020 you would read an article in this paper regarding the ‘Guisborough Jubilee Clock keeps ticking’. Well, we cannot say that now. Wm Hill were the last tenants of the property on the corner of Chaloner Street and Westgate and when they left in 2020, the building was empty and electricity turned off, hence the clock stopped. Despite the lockdown period, enquiries have been ongoing with Smith of Derby who provided the clock and service it annually. Now there

is a new tenant FRADE Charity and they are hopeful that as things are moving back to normal the clock may tick again. Guisborough Town Pride volunteers raise income to pay service charges. Wm Hill way back in 2013 agreed to pay the service charge for three years. This is a landmark in Guisborough, and the clock was replaced (which was on the old post office building) years ago. Our residents need their timepiece in our busy market town. The plaque under the clock which was created by a local man explains its creation for this special celebration.

support to get Duke of Edinburgh back into the school calendar after such a long wait.” To keep up to date with all things Huntcliff Duke of Edinburgh follow us at- www.facebook. com/HuntcliffDofE

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Celebrations as Redcar awarded multi-million pound deal to “transform and regenerate” the town

future. The Towns Deal settlement means our council is now able to realise a raft of projects that, together, represent a great opportunity for Redcar to get ahead in terms of much-needed infrastructure and the local economy, especially tourism. I am delighted with how well we as a board worked together and I want to thank the officers whose hard work resulted in such a strong bid and, ultimately, this end result. And now, having worked so well together to secure this funding, it is vital that we move forward in that same spirit to help other parts of the community. It’s important to look at how we can spread this prosperity to the wider borough, particularly in places like Eston and TS6, and continue our transformation of Teesside." Cllr Alison Barnes, Deputy Leader of the Council, said: “This is good news. Now we must all come together to grab this chance and really deliver. I’m sure the exciting outdoor sports centre and leisure centre will attract visitors from the whole region but it’s also about the basic work with our businesses to help get the conditions right to increase prosperity across the whole borough.” Carl Quartermain, Labour Group Leader and Coatham Ward councillor said: “This is fantastic news. I am absolutely delighted for the residents, businesses and visitors of Redcar that our bid has been completely successful and we have been awarded the full amount of Town Deal funding. Redcar had been stripped of funding to all services for over a decade so this burst of infrastructure funding is long overdue, much needed and extremely welcome. “This amount of funding will allow us to realise the ideas for the town that were initiated for our

● Darren Winter Chair of the Redcar Town Board

● A proposal to open up the space between the seafront and the High Street

bid, as well as relighting the plans we conceived in the 2018 Masterplan. I am hopeful this will also be the lever we need to match-fund the projects too. That would really help us meet our ambitions for the town. “I very much look forward to reading more about the conditions and what we need to do next and to offer my support to help with scoping and detailing and to see in the revival to our coastal economy in Redcar.” Welcoming the news, Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: "I’m delighted that Redcar and Hartlepool have secured £25million each from the government to support their ambitious plans to boost, redevelop and reinvigorate their town centres and support local jobs. “With funding announced over last few months, this news takes the total cash secured from the governments Towns Fund for Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool to £118m. “This cash will allow Redcar and Hartlepool to kickstart their plans to transform their town

centres so that they are even better place to live and do business. This cash will allow Redcar to boost its visitor economy, while Hartlepool will be able to improve Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, boost skills by expanding the Civil Engineering Academy and better connection the town centre with Church Street and the Marina. “As we lift lockdown restrictions and recover from the pandemic, it is more important than ever that we back our high streets and town centres and the independent businesses that make them such unique and vibrant places.” Redcar and Cleveland College Principal Jason Faulkner said: “At Redcar and Cleveland College we are thrilled to benefit from the Town Deal. The College will be working with partners and employers to ensure we can meet the need of the future economy. Working within the remit of the Town Deal we will ensure the people of Redcar and Cleveland and the wider Tees Valley have the skills to support future investors and our ambition to create a net zero economy.”

The news has been welcomed in the wider community. Amy Fair, General Manager at Redcar Racecourse, said: “We are so proud to be part of this community in Redcar and are overjoyed to hear that this investment for these sustainable plans is coming. It will help improve our visitor offer, but also help businesses large and small and our young people at the college prepare for the future world of work. I would like to congratulate everyone involved.” Small businesses were also celebrating. Victoria Smee, who owns Betty Leigh Boutique on West Terrace, said: “These plans have the potential to attract more people to our town and I love the idea of opening up the area between the seafront and the town centre. Hopefully more people will consider opening shops and other businesses in the town centre now that we know this investment is coming.” Steve Ellis owns a holiday let, The Beaches, on Queen Street, as well as a B&B in the town. He said: “We got support from the council to develop the holiday let and it made all the difference to us as we set up a business and helped improve our overnight tourism offer. It really shows on a smaller scale how the public sector and private enterprise working together can really have a strong, positive effect. This is great news for the town.” Over the coming months, there will be a further round of consultation with the people and businesses of Redcar prior to delivering the projects and we would like to hear views from the Redcar community, so please visit the Town Deal website for updates.


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Feast of Fun Activities held at Saint Helen’s Church Carlin How

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n Tuesday 1st June 2021 Saint Helen’s Parish Church hosted its first joint activity of 2021 with the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum as members of their staff, alongside volunteers from the museum and from the parish, hosted a day of activities for young pope funded by the charity Together Middlesbrough and Cleveland via their project Feast of Fun. The main attraction on the day was the

arrival of the Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation Bus on its first visit ever to Saint Helen’s Church. Father Adam Gaunt said: “It is wonderful to see Saint Helen’s Church being used by the community and to celebrate Half Term with Feast of Fun activities being held here for the first time. A big thank you to the staff of the Mining Museum, to all our volunteers, and to friends from the Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation for supporting this special occasion.”

Royal British Legion Redcar Branch

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s you may know the legion and the poppy appeal are in the main run by volunteers, without these good people things just would not happen. People help in many ways by helping the branch do its everyday business, help promote our aims, man stalls, attend parades and funerals, also deliver and collect poppy boxes, count the contents, so many behind the scene things. The branch and the Poppy Appeal have recently awarded the following people with awards for their work. they are as follows:Mr George Goldsborough,branch member for over 28 years service to the branch in many ways including being the Standard Bearer for that period of time. Our thanks go to him and award him a Certificate of Appreciation. He was also awarded by the Poppy Appeal the silver badge for 20 years service to the appeal. Mr Eric Howden BEM, branch chairman was awarded the gold badge from the Poppy Appeal for 25years service to the appeal. Mrs Pam Ditchburn, was awarded the “10 year Certificate of Appreciation” from the Poppy Appeal for those years of work for the appeal. Mr Steve Abbott, branch vice chairman, Mr Steve Appleyard, branch member, Mr Alan Frankland, branch President and Mrs June Howden, branch Poppy Appeal Organiser, were each awarded the 5 year Certificate of Appreciation for those years of work for the appeal. Also awarded certificates of appreciation for their work for the branch and the appeal are the following groups:The staff, children and their parents of Wheatlands Primary School, Redcar for raising for the 2020/21 Poppy Appeal in difficult circumstances such as COVID 19 this group of people raised the fantastic sum of over £871

for the appeal and are awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the branch and appeal. The staff, children and their parents of Newcomen Primary School who made a donation of £200 to the Poppy Appeal as they were unable to sell poppies due to rules relating to the pandemic. Awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the branch and appeal. Whale Hill Community Centre, for raising £500 for the poppy appeal and for their support to the exservice community throughout the whole area. They run a food bank to help those in need from that area but opened that food bank to members of the exservice community from anywhere in our area who were in need due to the effects of the pandemic. This was a great help to many who were either out of work or on reduced hours and low wages. Awarded a Certificate of Appreciation Ladies of Steel, Corus Club, Dormanstown, made a donation of £50 to the Poppy Appeal but also around the remembrance period of 2020 when the country was in lockdown this group ensured that the elderly including many exservice personnel from around the area were given poppies and wooden poppy crosses for them to wear or lay wherever they wished, so they could honour those gone before them. Awarded a Certificate of Appreciation. C.J. Carpets, Queen Street, Redcar, for their continued work collecting money from donations from the sale of carpets, other donations and the selling poppy pins for many years. They have raised many hundreds of pounds per year. Awarded a Certificate of Appreciation. Redcar Branch and the Poppy Appeal thank all those connected with the above for the work, effort and continued support, without these kind people we couldn’t continue our work. We really do appreciate the work put in by everyone.

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By Joy King-Lane

he local animal charity, S.A.R.A. (Saving and Rehoming Animals, The Ann Prosser Foundation) have worked hard through each lockdown to care for and rehome animals under the tight restrictions Covid19 brought. We have been very happy to have been able to continue rescuing and rehoming animals in this difficult time. During the lockdowns, the permanent staff did an excellent job in keeping the farm going and working long hours to ensure each cat, dog and rabbit received the best care possible to ensure their welfare was top of the range. However, as we all know the last 18months have put a strain on different aspects of our lives but hey-ho, things are picking up now and the mood has changed in a positive way. Following the closure of the Guisborough S.A.R.A. shop, every cloud has a silver lining and ours is that we have re sited the shop to The Arundel Centre – a building on site at Foxrush Farm where

events are usually held. There is a plethora of goods on sale, including clothes, bric-a-brac, books, electrical goods, toys, jewellery and soft furnishings. We have also opened a dog friendly café within the shop, selling light refreshments and snacks, should you wish to have a break from browsing or just pop in with a friend or family member for a relaxing chat. Our shop and coffee shop are open every Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 3pm. Presently the shop is our only source of income and funds are worryingly low. Please come along and see the many bargains on offer and return home happy in the knowledge that you have both bagged a bargain and helped animals in need. We rely entirely on donations to fund the work of the charity so a plea goes out to support our new venture. We thank you for your support and kindness. We truly could not do it without you. Should you wish to view any of the animals in our care, you can contact us to arrange an appointment on 01642 488108 or sara. foxrushfarm@gmail.com.


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Footprints in the Community celebrates after receiving over £430,000 from the National Lottery

ocal charity Footprints in the Community is celebrating after being awarded continuation funding of over £430,000 from the National Lottery to support its work for the next five years. The charity will use the money to cover core operating costs, meaning that thanks to National Lottery players it can continue to support local people struggling with isolation and poverty in Redcar and the surrounding areas. Footprints in the Community was founded in 2011 by CEO Ruth Fox and now runs a variety of essential and innovative projects from their offices based in Queen Street in Redcar. The charity now has more than 10 staff and almost 200 volunteers, when all of its projects are running. The new funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest community funder in the UK, will allow Footprints to focus on helping even more

people during 2021. This will be through its existing projects including Redcar Area Foodbank, Next Step Shop, First Steps, Men’s & Women’s Shed, Redcar Beacons and Footprints Community Café on Redcar High Street. The charity is also hoping to reopen projects which have been temporarily paused due to the pandemic, including Artspace, Reflections Dementia Support and Bridging the Gap. Footprints in the Community has already had some exciting developments so far in 2021. This Spring its second Next Step Shop opened in Grangetown, a development which will bring lowcost food closer to the communities who need it the most. The subsidised members’ shops are usually the ‘next step’ for foodbank clients, although anyone facing food poverty can apply to become a member. The charity has also recently developed a new website www.footprintsinthecommunity.co.uk with an online shop, to generate further essential income to support Footprints’ projects. The online shop sells a variety of donated new and pre-loved

● CEO, Ruth Fox with Tim Myer, Chair of Trustees items, as well as Footprints in the Community merchandise. With new products being added all of the time, the charity is excited to see how this will develop during the coming year. Ruth Fox, CEO says: “We’re delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund has recognised our work in this way. Now, thanks to National

Lottery players, we will be able to continue supporting local people struggling with isolation and poverty into 2021 and beyond. We’re excited to see what the future holds.” To find out more about Footprints in the Community and to browse the online shop, please visit www.footprintsinthecommunity.co.uk

College’s sensory garden will offer space for skills to grow

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tudents at Redcar and Cleveland College have been mucking in to help create a calming sensory space for future learners. And while the team might not reap the benefits themselves, it certainly paid off in terms of team building, work experience and creating the feelgood factor. First to start work on the outdoor project, the Prince’s Trust Achieve students helped tidy, cut back shrubbery, and sand and varnish garden benches. They certainly impressed their tutor, Sam Peacock, who said: “The students have blown me away with their hard work and commitment.” Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Philippa Hambley, explained: “The aim is to create a tranquil space, complete with raised flowerbeds, a gazebo, summer house and sensory garden.”

The project has been made possible with funding from the Sir William Turner Foundation. Plans have been drawn up by college’s Childcare and Special Educational Needs (SEN) teams. And, inspired by the idea, the Prince’s Trust group embraced the project carrying out research, and creating collages. The Achieve course at Redcar and Cleveland College offers a stepping stone for young people aged 14 to 16 and 16 to 19 who are looking to develop their future employability skills. Work experience is a core element of the programme, but their tutor Sam said: “This year Covid 19 and the resulting lockdowns meant our students were unable to go out on work placements.” The chance to pitch in to the college’s own sensory garden offered the ideal solution.

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Government confirm offer of £5.8 million to help transform Loftus High Street

5.8 million of funding, to help implement ambitious plans to transform Loftus High Street, have been approved as part of the Government’s flagship Future High Street Fund. The Council submitted a bid last year for a total of £8.49 million from the fund and has been successful in securing £5.8m which when added to the £3 million from the Tees Valley Combined Authority and £575,000 from the Council provides investment of £9.375 million for the town. Highlights of the revised plans include: • Relocating Loftus Library to create a new community hub linked to the High Street; • Rejuvenating Coronation Park with improved lighting and landscaping; • Creating a new Skills, Training and Employment Hub; • Creating more quality housing and improving key gateways; • Creating new visitor accommodation and commercial uses in empty buildings; • Creating a cultural hub in a disused building; • Improving key shop fronts in the heart of the town; • Improving the town's appearance with gateways, paths, landscaping, lighting and paving. Work on the wider Loftus masterplan is already under way with a new car park due for completion this month and other work due to start over the summer. The first scheme from the Future High Street Fund is due to start later this year with improvements to the roads in the town.

● Outside Loftus Town Hall: L to R Maria O’Neill, Secretary of the Temperance Square Business Forum. Cllr Wayne Davies, Cabinet Member for Economic Development. Cllr Mary Lanigan, Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. Cllr Mike Barnes, Mayor of Loftus. Marshall Best, Chair of Loftus Regeneration Group. Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Cllr Mary Lanigan, said: “Whilst we were disappointed that we didn’t receive the full amount of funding from Government we have not wasted any time and reviewed and revised our plans to ensure we can deliver as much for Loftus as possible to attract more people to visit and stay in the area, creating jobs for local people and helping our businesses thrive.

“The Council has been busy laying the foundations for the transformation and last year a consultation into the plans found that 87% of people who responded supported our ambition to rejuvenate the town. “This investment will help build upon the commitment the Council has already shown in the town with the purchase of the former Barclays Bank building and the former United

Reformed Church last year. “It is now time to turn our ambition into reality and transform Loftus into a modern market town providing facilities and attractions for residents and a memorable destination for our visitors.” Cllr Wayne Davies, Cabinet Member for Economic Development at the Council, said: “It is fantastic news that Loftus will receive this much-needed investment even if it isn’t for as much as we had hoped for. “This funding along with the funding from the Tees Valley Combined Authority and the Council means we have a pot of over £9.3 million to invest in the town. “I would like to take this opportunity to recognise the hard work of the Loftus Regeneration Group, which consists of local community leaders, businesses, residents and stakeholders,and the Chair,Marshall Best. “There is a lot of positivity in the town about the plans and we are committed to continue to work closely with the community as we bring these plans to reality.” Marshall Best, Chair of the Loftus Regeneration Group, said: “Having received confirmation on Government funding enabling this transformational step forward for Loftus, we are delighted that delivery of the approved scheme is now underway. “We express our sincere appreciation and thanks to community leaders and volunteers for their valued support and collective contribution to this successful result.” To view the proposals, please visit: www. redcar-cleveland.gov.uk


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Saltburn and Redcar beaches fly the flag for region

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altburn has again been named a Blue Flag award winner, Keep Britain Tidy’s highest award. And there were also celebrations in Redcar as the beach was named as a UK Seaside Award beach, meaning it has the highest environmental standards. It is the third year in a row that Saltburn beach has won the Blue Flag and it is just one of four in Yorkshire, six in the North East and 76 in England to receive the award. The Blue Flag is given for highquality seawater, clean beach and beachside amenities.

The Seaside Award recognises and rewards beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management and the required standards for water quality. Councillor Wayne Davies, Cabinet Member for Economic Development at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “Everyone involved can be very proud - these awards are not given lightly. “And it is wonderful for Saltburn and Redcar beaches to be awarded these awards at a time when more and more people are choosing to

● BLUE FLAG: Artist Helen Gaunt who worked with Derek Mosey to create a sand etching on Saltburn beach celebrating the beach receiving a Blue Flag award. holiday at home. It’s great to be able ensure our visitors that they will be enjoying the best our coastline. “Thousands of people in the borough and the wider region love those beaches and I know everyone will be grateful for the hard work that goes in to keeping them clean and looking spectacular. “Our officers work hard – but we don’t do it alone. There is an army of volunteers who litter pick and go the extra mile right through the year to help keep the beaches looking great. They are all heroes. “I’d also like to thank our dedicated partners, including Northumbrian

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aving read the RCBC report on this award, sadly all the groups that support Redcar beach were not recognised by the Cabinet member in his praise. Therefore, I would like to say a BIG thank you to all the volunteers who put in so much effort to keep Redcar beach clean. The sung and unsung heroes who go out and clear up litter and other waste left on the beach and along the sea wall steps. Thank you for going out so regularly and often. Many do this quietly and independently. Thanks you to the groups too; Friends of Redcar; Beaches Toclean; The Big World Clean up; Walk N Talk; Tees Valley Wildlife Trust and all others including the individual VOLUNTARY litter pickers. Thank you so much. This is your award as much as anyone else’s. Thank you also to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Northumbrian Water, The Environment Agency, Surfers Against Sewage, Marine Conservation-Society and Keep Britain Tidy. The Seaside Award is run by Keep Britain Tidy and recognises and rewards beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management and, in the case of bathing beaches, meet the required standards for water quality.

Water, the Environment Agency, Keeping it Clean At Saltburn and the RNLI, who do so much to make sure the highest standards are being met. “We urge anyone visiting our much-loved beaches to dispose of their litter appropriately and leave it clean and tidy so others can enjoy its beauty too." Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said: “This year, more than ever, we are going to be relying on our country’s beautiful beaches to escape for a much-needed break after all the stresses and strains of

the past year. “From environmental education for the community and ensuring responsible beach use, to cleaning regimes and an increasing number of recycling facilities, it is a fulltime commitment to create beaches worthy of these awards.” “As we all plan our 2021 holidays much closer to home, thanks to the Blue Flag and Seaside Award those choosing to holiday in the North-East and Yorkshire near one of its award-winning beach can be assured it will be clean and safe and meet the highest standards for water quality and management.”


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New Archbishop of York visits Loftus O n Whitsunday 23rd May 2021, the Feast of Pentecost, the new Archbishop of York, Archbishop Stephen Cotterell, joined the congregation at Saint Leonard’s Parish Church in Loftus for the Sunday Family Mass! Archbishop Stephen became Archbishop of York on 9th July 2020, consequently, most of his time as Archbishop has been during varying degrees of coronavirus lockdown. Therefore, his visit to Loftus was one of his first parish visits since lockdown restrictions eased on Monday 17th May 2021. In his sermon, Archbishop Stephen, reminded the congregation of their need to share their Christian Faith with other people through the power of God-the-Holy-Spirit who has been been breathed upon us all. The Archbishop also chose to demonstrate how his mitre represented the flame of the Holy Spirit by allowing children to wear his mitre!

Father Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus said, “It has been a great privilege and a genuine pleasure to have our new Archbishop with us for Pentecost Sunday! “ I first met Bishop Stephen in 2004 when, as the new Bishop of Reading in the Diocese of Oxford, he came to celebrate Mass at Saint Stephen’s House in the University of Oxford where I was a student training for ministry. Bishop Stephen had also been a student at Saint Stephen’s House, and in 2004 I had been elected Senior Student and was consequently asked to be his Master of Ceremonies at the service. “ I am pleased to say that everything went smoothly on that occasion just as it did here in Loftus on Pentecost Sunday! Archbishop Stephen’s appointment is good news for our diocese and I genuinely look forward to working alongside him in the years to come.”

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ollowing on from April’s golden daffodils, May brought a splendid field of English bluebells located in the area of the garden alongside the Cleveland Way. Originally donated by Longbeck Nurseries at Marske the bluebells have multiplied and matured to make a wonderful spread. Elsewhere tulips provided splashes of colour and more recently the red campions and ox-eye daises have come into bloom. During Mental Health Awareness Week, commencing 10th May, four of our group David Gibson, Stephen Richardson, Joyce White and myself, responded to an appeal from Karen Winspear at Senses WellBeing Centre on the industrial estate, for volunteers to establish a sensory garden

at the centre. Working alongside other volunteers we set up areas of plants for scent, touch, taste and bright colours in raised beds fitted by the Princes Trust. Within our own garden we have continued with planting new stock and general maintenance whilst Geoff Clark has repainted the woodwork around the picnic table. This month our thanks go to Geraldine Welsh for donating a good quality spade and fork, Craig Holmes for giving a monkey puzzle tree, Maureen Clark for a large bag of fat balls, which will keep our feathered friends well fed for several weeks, and Kevin Ward of Skelton Estates, for strimming the edges of the Cleveland Way steps where the vegetation was starting to block out the view.

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Meet the foster carers protecting our most vulnerable children

oster carers across Redcar and Cleveland have told their stories in the hope that others will consider offering a home to a vulnerable child. Three couples from very different backgrounds and at different stages of their fostering journey have agreed to be featured as part of Fostering Fortnight. Fostering fortnight is a campaign designed to spread the word about fostering and dispel a few myths. The council’s foster team held an online recruitment event recently. The borough’s recent ‘Foscar’ – foster care – award winners, this year were the very

experienced Coxe's, of Brotton who have dedicated themselves to foster care for three years while the Nortons are among the council’s newest carers. Meanwhile, the Porritts have been fostering for over a year and have fostered children with a range of different needs. Contrary to the perceptions of many that foster carers have lots of free time and empty homes, all three couples have children of their own living with them and have at least one member of the family working full time. Many others in the borough are single, work and still find time to provide care for a vulnerable teenager. “Our foster carers are truly wonderful people and I would like to thank each and every one of

Moorsholm and Lingdale celebrate Legion centenary ● Mike and Lian Cox them for what they do,” said Councillor Alison Barnes, Cabinet Member for Children. “We know that many people think you have to be retired or not be working to be a foster carer, but that’s simply not true. There are lots of different types of foster care, it doesn’t have to be long term. It could be for emergency weekend cover or respite care. Other carers specialise, for example, you could give respite for families with disabled children. We also have a supported lodgings scheme for young people, no longer of fostering age, who just need somewhere to stay. There is a financial aspect to it – you get paid

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● Cllr Steve Kay lays a wreath at Lingdale Cenotaph commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion

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n Saturday 15th May the Royal British Legion celebrated its 100th birthday with wreaths laid throughout the land to mark the event. And, as Vice-Chairman of the Boosbeck and District branch, I had the honour of laying commemorative wreaths at the two cenotaphs in my Lockwood ward:outside St Mary’s Church, Moorsholm and in the memorial garden at Lingdale crossroads. Of course, the Legion was born out of the tragic Great War of 1914-18, during which countless service personnel were killed, or wounded both in body and mind; with the unbearable hurt extending also to their families. Even before the fighting ceased, on 11th November 1918, organisations had sprung up to help ex-servicemen: The Comrades of the Great War; The National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers; and The British National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers. To these was added The Officers’ Association founded by Field Marshal Earl Douglas Haig, Commander-in-Chief of the British forces on the Western Front for most of the War. Unfortunately, the four organisations squabbled amongst themselves to the detriment of those they wanted to help. By 1920, it was apparent that ex-servicemen

and their dependants could be served far better by one united organisation. In Haig’s opinion “the ex-service organisations had no business to be quarrelling amongst themselves but must come together and work for the common cause.” In this opinion, he found an unlikely ally in Fred Lister, a former Lance-Bombardier, President of the Federation and main architect of the unifying project. Despite his sterling efforts, Lister had to wait till 1961 to receive his knighthood! A Unity Conference was held in London on 14th May 1921, where it was agreed that the four ex-service organisations should become one. The patron of the united organisation was the Prince of Wales (later, briefly, King Edward VIII), whilst Haig was made President and Lister Chairman. The next day, 15th May 1921, Haig and Lister joined delegates from the four organisations to signify their new-found unity by laying a wreath at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. The British Legion was born! P.S. The British Legion always enjoyed royal connections, but it wasn’t until its golden anniversary, in 1971, that the charity received its ‘Royal’ appellation. Until 1994, the black button in the centre of every poppy bore the inscription HAIG FUND, now changed to POPPY APPEAL. Today, anyone, even those with no military service, can become members of The Royal British Legion.

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Celebrating National Lottery funding

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ocal community group, The Link Charitable Trust, is celebrating after being awarded £215,448 over three years in National Lottery funding to support its work providing crucial Mental Health support to parents/carers and adults within the Redcar and East Cleveland area. The group, based in Redcar, will use the money to run a three year project called ‘Supporting Spaces.’ The project has been designed to offer low level Mental Health support in the form of one to one counselling and group sessions such as Anxiety Support, Managing Low Mood, Women’s Walk ‘N’ Talk, Help Yourself To Sleep, Craft & Chat, Chat & Chill, Men’s Space, Healthy Living & The Allotment Project. These group sessions can also be offered on an individual basis depending on the needs of the individual. The Link Charitable Trust has been running since 2016. It was founded by Christine Blinkhorn when she discovered that there was no low level Mental Health support available in the Redcar & Cleveland area and that a lot of people were missing out on the help they desperately needed. The charity runs several group sessions a week and in the last six months they have supported 75 adults in a pilot program, where they join in activities such as walking, crafting, journal making, outdoor gym and allotment planting. These sessions aim to support positive changes to their lives through a range of social and wellbeing activities. By offering access to this

support the charity promotes positive Mental Health & Wellbeing and helps adults, who may otherwise be isolated, to create new friendships and experience new things. Alongside group sessions the charity also offers valuable one to one low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy and formal counselling. The new funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest funder of community activity in the UK, will allow the Supporting Spaces Project to continue over a three year period and see these sessions expanded and taken to the isolated rural areas of East Cleveland such as Brotton, Skelton and Lingdale. The LCT are also looking to grow the project by developing volunteering roles to further support individuals with their Mental Health alongside expanding their group sessions to meet specific needs of the individuals and communities. This has been more important than ever following the negative impact of the pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of the communities of Redcar and Cleveland. Using feedback and evaluation forms the charity hopes to tailor this project so that it can be as effective as possible and can adapt to match the continually changing needs of the communities they help. Maureen Hanley, Project Manager for The Link Charitable Trust says:“We’re delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund has recognised our work in this way.

“Now, thanks to National Lottery players we will be able to continue to provide advice and deliver interventions on a range of problems including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, low self esteem and sleep disorders to name a few. “So far through this valuable project we have helped many people presenting with a wide range of mental health issues to develop resilience and coping strategies to manage and

improve their mental health.” If you are interested in finding out more information about the Supporting Spaces project please visit the website at thelinkct.org.uk or follow them on Facebook (www.facebook. com/linkcharitabletrust) and Instagram (@ TheLinkCharitableTrust). Alternatively please contact them on office@linkct.org.uk or call on 01642 989198.


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he three Saltburn valleys, Hazel Grove, the Saltburn Valley itself and Saltburn Gill are important green space close to the town of Saltburn by the Sea. The Saltburn Valleys CIO, the charitable organisation established by local people, is hoping to make a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore and enhance the heritage and environment of the valleys. It wants to involve as many people as possible in preparing a plan that ensures the improvement and preservation of the valleys for future generations. The bid, which will be in conjunction with the prime local land owner, Redcar & Cleveland Council, will be of some magnitude. Over £4

● A vestige of better times million pounds is an estimate of the value of works needed to reinstate pathways and heritage features. A questionnaire has been devised to seek public views. The survey, which can be accessed on www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/valley-gardens, can be completed in a very short time and will be used to support the application to the Heritage Lottery.

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In recent years local government investment in the gardens has been considerably reduced from the original levels which made the valleys such an attraction. The Valley Gardens are on the Historic England ‘At Risk’ Register. Much of the maintenance work is now carried out by volunteers, without whom the situation would be much worse. Camp Bank, near the entrance to Rifts Wood, is

now almost abandoned, partly because of Health & Safety guidelines. Life has, however, been injected into the Lower Path at Hazel Grove thanks to the valiant efforts of a few volunteers. These are mainly local, although a lady who comes on holiday every year helps whilst she is in Saltburn, as she has been so inspired by the contribution made by this small team.

Prof Brian Cox hails £20m investment into Teesside’s tech future

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rofessor Brian Cox CBE visited Teesside recently to see the extent of £20m investment that will transform the region’s technical skills. He said the investment by Middlesbrough College – which includes a new state-of-the-art Digital Centre and expansion of its industryleading STEM centre – will put young people across the region at the “forefront of the new industrial revolution”. The investment forms part of Middlesbrough College’s role in the North East Institute of Technology (IoT) – a collaboration between further education providers, universities and employers who are recognised as leaders in technical training. Professor Cox added: “Middlesbrough College is well ahead of the curve when it comes to delivering technical training and there’s a real understanding here of what industry needs. “The opening of its STEM centre back in 2015 was ground-breaking and genuinely surpassed my expectations – so when I heard about the new plans, I had to come back and learn more. “We need more apprentices and STEM graduates and facilities like this and the people here will be the driving force behind that – everyone will benefit from this investment.” Staff and students welcomed the famous physicist to the £100m college campus, where he had the chance to speak with young aspiring scientists and engineers who are already benefiting from world class training in construction, engineering, manufacturing and

● Zoe Lewis, principal and chief executive at Middlesbrough College, with Professor Cox supply chain industry skills. Zoe Lewis, principal and chief executive, said: “It’s incredibly humbling to welcome Professor Cox back to Middlesbrough College, seven years after he opened our £20m STEM training centre. “Since then, the College has helped transform this region’s economic competitiveness and this new investment will enhance learning opportunities available to our students and equip them with the technical skills needed to secure high value jobs.” Supporting its delivery of higher-level technical

training, the £20m STEM training centre is being expanded to include a new Higher Education centre comprising 11,800 sq. ft of teaching space, IT facilities, learning resource centre and staff offices. Construction is also well underway on the new multi-million-pound Digital Centre that will host industry-leading programming suites, cyber labs, video editing suites, a games design suite and a full TV and film studio.

Launching this autumn, the centre will deliver digital T Levels courses covering skills in games development, IT, computing networking, software programming, cyber security, digital video production and digital video production. As part of its investment, the College is also launching MCClick, a new free laptop loan device scheme for students to help eradicate digital poverty, ensuring all of its students have equipment to support their studies. The scheme will help learners develop key digital skills to boost employability and support them in their future careers. Also awaiting new students come September will be a state-of-the-art Construction Skills Workshop that will provide additional space both inside and out for construction students to hone their skills. Having successfully trialled T Levels for the government, the College was formally chosen earlier this year to launch a full range of the two-year qualifications and is the only college in Tees Valley to deliver T Levels from September this year. The new technically-focussed qualifications that have been developed with employers to equip learners with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. Further works include refurbishing the College library to develop a new social space for students at the heart of the campus as well as opening a dedicated education space in Middlesbrough Town Centre to take learning into the community.


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Public Spaces Protection Order for Majuba area of Redcar receives overwhelming support

By Cllr Carl Quartermain (Coatham Ward)

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n the 17th March I reported that finally there was to be action taken regarding the anti social car cruising at Majuba. Car cruising is not to be confused with drivers meeting up and showing off their cars. This is the decade of screeching tyres, blaring horns, racing, loud music and intimidation felt into the evenings and early hours. Following the recent six week consultation exercise concerning the proposal to prohibit vehicle nuisance activities at Majuba, the council has received overwhelming public support to proceed. They will therefore move to exercise its powers under the public spaces protection provisions of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing (2014) Act to prohibit vehicle nuisance at Majuba. I recently received the following information. In total, of the 195 survey responses returned; • 82.14% supported the council’s proposal (89.22% of respondents living in the immediate neighbourhood were in support) • 14.88% opposed the proposal (9.80% of respondents living in the immediate neighbourhood were in opposition) • 2.98% were “don’t knows” (0.98% of respondents living in the immediate neighbourhood were don’t knows) • The majority (50.26%) of consultees (rising to 66.99% of respondents living in the immediate neighbourhood) had experienced issues related to car cruising events or vehicle nuisance at Majuba car park and the surrounding area during the last 12 months. The top issues reported by consultees were as follows:

• 85.59% said “people driving at excessive speed” (residents: 90.12%) • 84.75% said “people deliberately causing their vehicle to spin wheels” (residents: 88.89%) • 79.66% said “people racing motor vehicles (including motor bikes and quad bikes)” (residents: 81.48%) • 76.27% said “people dropping litter” (residents: 83.95%) • 74.58% said “people playing loud music from their vehicle” (residents: 75.31%) Many consultees reported feeling unsafe when at Majuba car park and in the surrounding area, particularly during the evening and night; and that they had felt alarm, harassment, distress, or to be in danger as a result of these activities. • 54.12% felt fairly or very unsafe during the evening (residents: 61.77%) • 60.77% felt fairly or very unsafe during the night (residents: 69.60%) • 82.57% said “these activities caused me to feel alarmed” (residents: 86.30%) • 75.76% said “these activities caused me to feel distressed” (residents: 86.60%) • 61.76% said “these activities caused me to feel harassed” (residents: 69.57%) • 59.60% said “these activities caused me to feel I was in danger” (residents: 63.64%) Most respondents experiencing these issues had experienced them at least once a week during the last 12 months: • 35.90% said they had experienced these issues “2-3 times a week” (residents: 42.50%)

Tees Valley Mayor welcomes extension of TransPennine trail to Saltburn

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ees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has hailed the news that TransPennine Express is extending its Manchester rail service all the way to Saltburn as a “major victory for local people”. The train operator has announced that later this year its service from Manchester Airport will continue through Middlesbrough and Redcar all the way to the coastal town, subject to infrastructure upgrades. In September 2019, after significant lobbying of Transport for the North, Network Rail, TransPennine Express and Government Mayor Houchen was able to secure the extension of the route to Redcar. Phase two called for the line go all the way to Saltburn and Mayor Houchen has continued to work with everyone involved to ensure this vital future extension was implemented as soon as possible. Mayor Houchen said: “I’m delighted that

TransPennine Express have decided to extend the line all the way to Saltburn, this is a huge step forward and something I have been fighting for, alongside local people in Saltburn, for a very long time. “Now we much hold TransPennine’s feel to the fire and make sure they actually deliver the infrastructure upgrades that are needed before the extended service can start. “This is a major victory for local people who have been fighting for years for better train services for Saltburn and will allow local people to travel directly to York, Leeds and Manchester. “Local people across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool rightfully demand good-quality and reliable train services and that’s why we are investing millions of pounds across the network so that no matter where you live you can quickly and easily get to where you need to go.”

• 22.22% said they had experienced these issues “at least once a week” (residents: 26.25%) • 13.68% said they had experienced these issues “every day” (residents: 16.25%) Both Cleveland police and the office of the police and crime commissioner for Cleveland are in full support of the council’s proposal to prohibit these activities; including the proposed hybrid enforcement model, whereby both Cleveland police and the council will carry out enforcement activities and issue fixed penalty notices for breaches. Accordingly, on Monday, 24 May 2021 the council has given notice of its intention to make a public spaces protection order prohibiting vehicle related nuisance within the proposed “restricted area” at Majuba.

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FURTHER INFORMATION The council will comply with the notification requirements by the following means: • publication of the notice on the council’s website https://www.redcar-cleveland. gov.uk/resident/neighbourhoods/ neighbourhood-services/Pages/PSPO.aspx • arranging for notices to be posted at various locations within and on the boundaries of the restricted area The council will contact the 230 addresses directly consulted by post having sightlines toward Majuba or located next to nearby highways providing access to the Majuba area, to let them know the outcome of the consultation, and to invite them to make representations whether or not the proposed order should be made.


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The cautionary tale of a Lingdale street By Councillor Steve Kay

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● Caz Dawes and Cllr Steve Kay on Wilkinson Street, Lingdale

resident’s concern about road safety has resulted in the erection of a much-needed warning sign in a Lingdale street. A few weeks ago, Wilkinson Street resident and mother, Caz Dawes,highlighted a problem which I agreed needed prompt action. Caz explained to me that vehicles came at speed round the street’s blind corner into an area where children frequently play. As the street is a cul-de-sac there is no through traffic but, even when keeping the speed limit, in an emergency there could be insufficient time for a driver to stop. “I’m worried about my daughter, Emily Rose, and her friends,” said Caz. “It’s not the number of vehicles but they come out of nowhere.We supervise our children and teach them about road safety, but,I’m afraid a tragic accident could still happen.” I immediately, took the matter to Redcar & Cleveland Council’s engineers and, after a site visit, it was agreed to urgently place a red warning sign: ‘CAUTION SLOW DOWN CHILDREN PLAYING’ just before the dangerous bend. So, if you’re driving upWilkinson Street, take heed and SLOW RIGHT DOWN!

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By Lorna Buckle

nyone who has visited Guisborough during the past few weeks cannot help but to have noticed a huge white parcel opposite the market cross in Westgate. Under all the wrappings a great transformation is taking place. One of the town’s most important and ancient buildings is being renovated with great care and attention to detail. Two hundred years since it was built, the Old Guisborough Town Hall is being brought back to life. The work is being carefully monitored by heritage and conservation specialists, and a number of findings are being analysed by experts. These will be recorded and published in the near future. It is expected that some of these exhibits will be displayed in the planned Heritage Centre, which will be in the ground floor of the building which will once again be opened up onto Westgate as per, the original Shambles (open fronted shops) . The upper floors are being designed to provide good value, high quality tourist accommodation, which will further enhance Guisborough’s standing as ‘The Northern Gateway to the North York Moors’ The wraps are planned to be removed in the Autumn, when all will be revealed. The occasion will be celebrated by a Heritage Festival with an opportunity to tour the building, one which will serve this area for the next 200 years.


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Become a Citizen Scientist in the North York Moors UK National Parks ask the public to #LookWild this summer

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ook Wild is the first ever citizen science project to focus on the wildlife and biodiversity of the UK’s 15 National Parks. From the seasoned naturalist to the first-time visitor, everyone can help by recording the different species of plants and animals they encounter during their trip. The North York Moors, along with the UK’s 14 other National Parks, have established the Look Wild project so that they may harness the public’s love and enthusiasm for the great outdoors and use it to help enhance and protect these precious ecosystems. Everyone who takes part will learn more about what they are seeing and contribute to real, on-going scientific research. The iNatualist app on which the project runs can be used anywhere, so people can enjoy learning about the natural world around them no matter how remote their location. For younger children, the ‘Seek’ app provides a fun and safe way for them to photograph and identify any insect, flower or fungus they may come across on their adventures. Rachael Poole, Volunteer Officer for the North York Moors National Park Authority, said: “Citizen Science projects such as Look Wild allow researchers to gather more information than would ever normally be possible, thanks to contributions from a vast army of volunteers undertaking micro-volunteering projects. Taking part is both fun and informative, and ultimately the knowledge gathered will help us protect the North York Moors and its habitats for future generations.” For more information, please visit nationalparks.uk/look-wild. Both the iNaturalist and Seek apps are available on Apple and Android devices and are free to download.

Important update Covid-19 testing site

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mobile testing unit for Covid-19 opened at Kirkleatham Street Car Park in central Redcar on Wednesday 2 June. The site is a drive-through for people to book ahead and is for people who have symptoms of the coronavirus. The mobile testing unit was previously in operation at Kirkleatham Walled Garden but is now being relocated. Anyone who is experiencing Coronavirus symptoms should self-isolate immediately and arrange to get themselves tested by dialling 119 or visiting www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirustest You must book ahead. Tests at Kirkleatham Street Car Park in central Redcar will be available from 9am to 3pm from Wednesdays through to Sundays. Please note that times may change depending on circumstances. Drivers should follow the signs when approaching the site, which is located opposite the council’s Seafield House building, on the approach to the Redcar and Cleveland Community Heart civic centre. Bookings for the morning appointments open at 6pm the evening before. For the afternoon slot, they open at 8am on the day. The symptoms of coronavirus are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste.

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Blooming life after COVID and Mental Awareness Week

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By Barbara Cartwright

fter all those many months of lockdown, Moorsholm in Bloom were able to host a coffee morning and plant sale on Saturday 29th May in the grounds of St Mary’s Church. Redcar and Cleveland council had kindly sponsored some plants and compost to be used around the village as part of Mental Health Awareness week showing the benefits of gardening within the community. The team also took the opportunity to raise some much needed funds which will help to continue maintenance work and enhance floral areas around the village for everyone to enjoy. The sun was shining and the atmosphere was buzzing as everyone got together for that much awaited catch-up chat as well as enjoying the delicious cakes and

scones.Community spirit at its very best! The Bloom team would like to give thanks to everyone who supplied baking, plants and raffle prizes and to all who

made very generous donations on the day. It is much appreciated. Hope to see you at our next village event.

Saint Leonard’s church organ project progresses to the next stage

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n Tuesday 4th May 2021 work began on removing the whole of the historic Hopkins Pipe Organ at Saint Leonard’s Parish Church Loftus to York for its oncein-a-century rebuild, restoration, and its final completion to the original 1902 specification! With funding now in place for the vast majority of the project, our friends from York Pipe Organs have returned to Loftus to remove the vast majority of the instrument to their workshop in York City Centre. Meantime they have also installed a temporary pipe organ for use in

Saint Leonard’s Church while they continue with the once-in-a-century restoration of our historic Hopskins Pipe Organ. The works will take several months, but will be well worth it! It’s not too late to make a donation to this exciting project. Anyone wishing to make a donation should contact the Rector on 01287 644047, or by email to AdamGaunt@ btinternet.com or write to, The Rectory, 11 Micklow Lane, Loftus, Saltburn, TS13 4JE. All donations, no matter how large or small will be most gratefully received.


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Saltburn by the Sea is 160 Years Old

nlike its near neighbours Loftus, Skelton, Guisborough, Marske and Kirkleatham, Saltburn by the Sea is a new town. Prior to 1861 the green fields that spread across the landscape towards the cliff edge were only interrupted by two farm buildings. Henry Pease, industrialist and Quaker from Darlington, had an idea which was to change all that and transform the tranquillity of these green pastures. He would build a spa town. Old Saltburn had, of course, been nestling in the shoreline for five centuries providing opportunities for fishing and exercise for the excise men for many a year. But with access limited to a footpath to Brotton and a tunnel to the White House, this habitation did not register on trip advisor. The Romans had previously set up camp on Hunt Cliff but did not stay too long. Saltburn residents will be recalling their history in various forms during August this year. An opportunity to take the mind off Covid and all the restrictions this has placed on every community, but this also is part of the history of the town. Saltburn Community Response was established to support those in need during the pandemic. There were many who were assisted and many who came together to find a common cause in a small town which still is comprised of many disparate interests. Saltburn was not by any stretch of imagination a forerunner in the development of the rail network in Britain. Indeed, it may never have emerged if an entrepreneur from South Durham had not had an interest in iron ore mining at Hob Hill and the prospect of reaching further emerging loads in East Cleveland, as well as the inspiration to find a clean air sanctuary away from the oppressive pollution of the industrial revolution. Thanks to permission granted by the Railway Act of 1858, the line from Redcar was extended to Saltburn. In January 1861 the ubiquitous spade prepared the way for the foundation stone of Alpha Place and so began the creation of a Victorian Spa town. The Saltburn Improvement Company was established, and its Board managed the purchase of pockets of land and resale to interested homeowners, all regulated with permission from the Board and the compulsory use of bricks fashioned by a manufacturer with the name of Pease. The Pleasure Gardens were developed along the valley through which Skelton Beck runs. With its own microclimate and the discovery of spring water,which had the identical chemical composition as that of Harrogate, the investment was secured. The most important persons in the town, outside of the Board, were the stationmaster and the head gardener, the latter occupying a magnificent villa at the entrance to Rifts Wood. History is captured in the Victorian

● Who was Mr Evans?

● Jack's Castle

● Saltburn Bandstand

● Small pieces of history and Edwardian architecture of the town but all of these were constructed and inhabited by people. As decades roll on such individuals come in to the community and then pass on. Much is forgotten about their contribution. Teesside Archives is using the 160th year to add to its collection of memories. It is looking for photographs, letters, press cuttings and also verbal recollections. Ruth_Hobbins@ middlesbrough.gov.uk is the contact point for passing on any information toor starting further discussion.

Saltburn organisations will be pulling together their histories and some will be sharing them in a public exhibition at the Saltburn Community Centre on the weekend of the 14th and 15th of August. This will capture some salient aspects of times past. Much can be lost with the passage of time. What is time, one might ask? Without the railways it would have continued passing but without so much attention. Station clocks became an important part of life and

many are landmarks in their own right. One clock in Saltburn sits at the bottom of the famous tramway. Close examination reveals that a Mr Evans of Skelton and Saltburn had a hand in its creation. Band concerts have been part of the entertainment scene in the town right from the very early days. The bandstand in the Pleasure Grounds was a most loved venue, unfortunately losing its existence after a German bomber released a fatal package on returning from

an attack on Middlesbrough. The bandstand that graced Hazel Grove was dismantled after the war, doing what invaders had failed to achieve. The columns now border the Italian Garden in the Valley Gardens. A new bandstand was created at the West end of where the Half Penny Bridge used to begin. After two decades of providing a superb music venue for North East bands a programme of music on the 15th of August will be provided by six bands in a day long programme. Scheduling such an event has proved to be a challenge with Covid preventing bands coming together to practice. Of more significance is getting back into the routine of playing a brass instrument after months of no rehearsal. Hopefully, Sunday the 15th will have the air filled with melodious sound and traditional music, once again drawing gatherings around. A commemorative stone is to be set into the bandstand in time for this event. It will permanently remind of one of the people in Saltburn’s story, that of Peter Fenton, architect and designer. Whilst considering people from the past, one question that is frequently asked is, who was Jack? What we do know is Jack was a builder who lived in the Jewel Streets and constructed an outlook sometime after the Great War to sit above the valley at Hazel Grove. Jack’s castle has been the subject of enquiry ever since. Will Teesside Archives hold a clue? How green is my alley? This is not a sequel of a Richard Llewellynnovel, but a serious question about community standards and community interest.Time has moved on, and although disposal of waste is not a new topic, it has become an unwelcome feature of everyday life, not of course confined to Saltburn. Fly tipping and a deterioration in respect for the environment has resulted in many areas being blighted, particularly in out of sight back alleys. Some residents have come together and decided that gating is not an answer and greening should be the solution to reclaiming this once well-travelled thoroughfare. A small piece of history in the making. Not just architecture, but about people and community. Part of the 160 Celebrations will be to find the ‘greenest’ alley, not to single out for simple acclamation, but to say thank you for being community minded and helping in the making of history. The 17th of August has been recognised as a key date in Saltburn’s story. This was the day in 1861 when a well organised excursion train entered the embryonic town, full of passengers wishing to give celebration to the formation of a new community. In 2021 residents are encouraged to remember that date and much of what has transpired since. A simple sign of ‘160’ placed in a window or hung on a garden gate will signal involvement. Henry and the Board would certainly doff their hats.


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Rural Ewe Crime Update

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ello everyone, and welcome to June’s Rural Policing Page. Well it looks like summer has finally arrived after what seems like a long winter, and I hope its given you the feel good factor ad some much needed sunshine. I know a lot of you I talk to are still enjoying the countryside and your walks, and have told me that you believe the problems of last summer where we had a lot of people using the countryside for exercise and their own well being but leaving a mess, trampling through fields etc has greatly reduced with everyone saying the messages have got through and people are giving our amazing countryside the respect it rightly deserves. I know last month I did a piece on shed / garage break ins that as you will know are very common at this time of year, and I hope it proved useful and you have made changes to your own security if needed as we still continue to have a large amount of thefts still taking place. We are of course tackling this from a police prospective with plain clothes operations at night / early mornings for example, but unfortunately I still continue to visit far to many homes whereby the owner has taken no action themselves to protect their valuables, which although I offer advise, comes to late for their kids bikes, gardening tools etc, so please if you do one thing this summer consider your own security, and if you need any further advice please check out our crime prevention page on the force website, which is full of useful advice on everything that you could think of. https://www.cleveland.police.uk/cp/crimeprevention/ Rural Volunteers Week As you know I don’t do all the rural crime on my own, and as well as police officers, PCSO’s and other agencies involved we also have the Rural Volunteers. This group are amazing, and I really mean that. The Force’s Rural and Heritage Crime Reduction Team consists of five Police Volunteers, which although does not sound many, is deliberate as the tightknit team work so well together. Team Leader, Karel Simpson, brings a wealth of experience to the role, with 49 years in the Special Constabulary and two years as the Rural and Heritage Crime Reduction coordinator for Cleveland Police. The team consists of: • Karel Simpson – Former Special Superintendent. • Richie Green – Former Special Constable. • Lizzie Lawrence – Studying criminology and has a keen interest in rural matters. • Ian Johnson – Ex-Territorial Army Major, a schoolteacher and volunteer Water Bailiff. • Matty Johnson – (Ian’s Son) loves all things rural, is a keen angler, a volunteer Water Bailiff and loves the buzz of working for Cleveland Police. Karel has been instrumental in gaining support from local businesses to provide free of charge materials to be used in preventing rural crime at identified hot spots. He has also generated A-to-Z mapping of all farms in the county onto grid references, which has greatly helped with locating farms to visit. Heritage crime is on the increase, so volunteers have been provided with a portfolio taken from Historic England website for historic sites to visit on their patrol area. Karel has now been contacted by a Dr Sarah Gall working on a project to Historic England relating to Maritime

Heritage crime. All the rural volunteers are involved in Operation Checkpoint which is a North of England cross border crime reduction initiative that targets travelling criminals, as well as the many other operations we carry out on behalf of our rural communities. Some interesting facts: • Hartlepool - 66 farms, approximately 160 visits over the last 2 years. • Stockton – 94 farms, approximately 180 visits over the last 2 years. • Middlesbrough – 17 farms, 48 visits over the last 2 years due to it being mainly urban. • Redcar and Cleveland – 125 farms, approximately 300 visits over the last 2 years. • There are over 1900 historic heritage sites in Cleveland. Paul Payne, Rural Crime Prevention Officer and Rural, Wildlife and Heritage Crime SPOC says the team have gone above and beyond what was expected of them; “They take part in all rural operations, and act as our eyes and ears, to the point now that a lot of our work is generated by them spotting potential vehicles or persons of interest. “The farm visits the team do are extremely useful, and as well as gathering information and providing reassurance, they assist in property marking farm machinery, fishing equipment and household items which frees me up to focus on the crime prevention and target hardening.” “Normally during the summer months, we attend numerous events with the crime prevention stall and they assist with talking to people and property marking items.” When asked ‘What would you say to another supervisor or department thinking about recruiting a Police Volunteer?’ Paul advises: “Not to take just anyone on. Really talk and get to know prospective candidates. Ask what they want to bring to the role, as well as what they can do for us - as their ideas may be better than ours! After all, these are volunteers giving up their spare time, and although joining Cleveland Police may sound exciting, if they don’t have a particular interest that ignites the fire in them, they may end up in a role that’s not appropriate, which I think is a real shame because they obviously want to help their communities.” Talking of operations… We have now put in place our very

successful Operation Checkpoint trigger plan. As you will know we run this operation several times a year in partnerships with other Northern forces. However we have now made it possible for any of our neighbourhood teams to react to rural crime patterns / trends, whereby recourses can be utilised and positive action taken. This should help our rural communities greatly and offer that reassurance I believe is necessary. Rural Awareness Days (RAD’s) This is another proactive initiative that we in the rural team have come up with, and will help with engaging with our rural communities, but more importantly getting to know us. We plan to hold these throughout the summer at various locations in partnership with other forces and agencies. We had our first at Roseberry-under-Newton on Sunday 6th June with North Yorkshires Rangers and proved to be a success which we can all build on, so keep an eye out on Twitter and Facebook for our next location. Operation Endurance Police seized these three quad bikes under Operation Endeavour, a Force-wide operation to tackle serious and organised crime. The quad bikes were seen being driven dangerously in the Southbank and Grangetown areas on Sunday 30th May. Three males aged 17, 18 and 22 were arrested in the Grangetown area on suspicion of driving offences and were later released under investigation, whilst enquiries continue. Anyone who may have information regarding people riding illegal off-road bikes or quad bikes, or information on where they are being stored, is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101, or independent charity CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Friends of Eston Hills and Cleveland Fire Brigade We are asking everyone across Cleveland to take PRIDE in their local community by making their neighbourhoods safer. Rubbish and fly-tipping can be used as fuel for deliberate fires so removing it helps us to reduce incidents. Making sure that public areas have tidy boundaries and are well lit improves visibility and access for everyone, and discourages anti-social behaviour. How you can help at home: • Clearing rubbish and tidying boundaries

on to public footpaths to aid visibility • Putting rubbish out only on the day of collection and bringing wheelie bins in as soon as possible • Storing bins and rubbish securely and away from property • Making sure fire pits, chimera’s and BBQ’s are properly extinguished and ash is cool before disposing • Disposing of bulky items via a registered service check the Environment Agency Register • Joining your local neighbourhood watch ourwatch.org.uk How you can help in your neighbourhood: • Helping neighbours to clear rubbish and tidy boundaries • Joining a litter-picking group – there are loads of local ones on Facebook or try keepbritaintidy.org.uk • Reporting issues such as fly-tipping or broken street lights to fixmystreet.com or your local council • Using the what3words.com app to accurately report locations of issues e.g. fly-tipping • Putting your rubbish in the bin or taking it home and always making sure cigarettes are properly extinguished • Reporting incidents anonymously to Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 NFU / NFU Mutual We have been working with the NFU and NFU Mutual in recent months looking at ways to work more closely and offer support. We have agreed that we’ll write newsletters, seek training for our officers and possibly hold a rural conference to name but a few ideas. Crime Prevention Advice: As always I am more than happy to come and pay you a visit, either at your home or work place to see if I can offer any futher security advice to deter would-be burglars from taking your property, remember ‘Prevention is always better than Reaction’, and I hate having to pay visits after someone has been a victim of crime. So please use me to help you, and all it will cost you is a cuppa, and possibly a biscuit. paul.payne@cleveland.pnn.police.uk Take care everyone, and you know where I am if you need me. #LookingAfterRuralEwe Kind Regards Paul Payne – Rural Crime Prevention Officer Email: ruralcrime.webmail@cleveland.pnn.police.uk Twitter: @ClevelandRural Emergency No: 999 Non Emergency No: 101 CrimeStoppers: 0800 555 111 Online: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Legal Notices Notice of Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence I, Helen Martin, do hereby give notice that I have applied to the Licensing Authority at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council for the Grant of a Premises Licence at 7 The Wynd, Marske by the Sea, TS11 7LD. The application proposes to permit the supply of alcohol on Tuesday to Thursday 10:00hrs to 19:00 hrs, Friday to Saturday 10:00hrs to 21:00hrs and Sunday 12:00hrs to 18:00hrs. Any other person or responsible authorities may make representations to the application in writing to the Licensing Authority at the address below by 05.07.2021. The Licensing Registrar and a copy of the application may be viewed during normal office hours at the address below. It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine payable on summary conviction of such offences is level 5 on the standard scale. Redcar & Cleveland Licensing Service Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1RT Website: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk


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Museum Moves to Saint Helen’s Church for Summer 2021

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hilst the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum is transformed as a Twenty-First Century attraction it is moving to Saint Helen’s Parish Church, Rockcliffe View, Carlin How, TS13 4ES for the Summer. The museum and parish church are working in a unique partnership to transform Saint Helen’s into a summer exhibition centre for Cleveland’s ironstone mining and steel. “The museum has been closed for over two year’s preparing for its major redevelopment” says Graham Banwell, Director of the museum. “The work will progress over the next twelve months with the exciting new museum opening next year. The Saint Helen’s exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to keep the iron and steel heritage of East Cleveland fresh in people’s minds and to tell everyone about the amazing new museum we’ll have next year.” “The church community is delighted to offer a home to our local museum for their summer exhibition” said Father Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus, Carlin How and Skinningrove. Saint Helen’s Parish Church is itself a monument to the Iron and Steel Heritage of East Cleveland; an integral attraction in the forthcoming summer exhibition. This opportunity also allows the church community to use its beautiful building in a new and innovative way allowing many more people to see, visit, and use our beautiful Saint Helen’s Parish Church.” The exhibition will be based in the wheelchair accessible, Saint Helen’s Parish Church Carlin How and Skinningrove between July 6th and September 30th 2021. It will be open from 11am to 3pm, Wednesday to Saturday, with our explosive pop-up museum tunnel, information about mining and our new museum, and the rare opportunity to handle ironstone mining tools. Information about the history of Saint Helen’s Church will also be available. Are you interested in volunteering for the exhibition? We are now recruiting for guides for the exhibition at Saint Helen’s Church and for the new museum! The Museum is also looking for volunteers to assist with school groups and family events. For further information contact please Graham Banwell, visits@ ironstonemuseum.co.uk or 01287 642877.

The night sky in Marske

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ere is a result from my back garden here in Marske done during last April. It is the galaxy M101 in the constellation of Ursa Major. Messier 101 is about 21 million light years away from us and it took me 14 hours of exposure time to achieve this finished photo with a small telescope and camera combination. Stephen Doody MSc FRAS.

● Left to Right: Secretary and Trustee Stan Whalley, CEO Trevor Smith and Training Officer Keith Stockdale.

Meet Coastwatch Redcar

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By Cllr Carl Quartermain

had an excellent meeting recently at the Coastwatch Redcar station above the Zetland Lifeboat Museum on Redcar’s seafront, to discuss visibility issues with voluntary officers, Secretary and Trustee Stan Whalley, CEO Trevor Smith and Training Officer Keith Stockdale. Stan, Trevor and Keith are the leads of a 20+ team of volunteers. dedicated to saving lives and supporting the HM Coastguard. Coastwatch Redcar is associated with the Sea Safety Group with stations right along the East Coast. They contacted me because while they have a commanding view of Redcar’s coastline from their vantage point, it is not without visibility issues, they tell me. Having listened to their concerns, I am hoping to help them resolve the issues they have both to the East and West, as well as along the sea wall steps behind the sea defence. Firstly, they presented me with a problem they have viewing the slipway to the East at Granville Terrace as well as having no visual of the steps on the sea wall defence side from their viewpoint with existing cameras. This hugely hampers their ability to advise the coastguard and can lead to lost time between incident, reporting and actioning. A solution to gain more visibility to Granville Terrace to the East is being sought. This is an issue that they have a potential solution for which I am putting to Bouygues to seek permission. Bouygues are the company who hold the contract with the

council, to maintain the lampposts in Redcar and Cleveland. Keith also described the issue they have observing around to the West, particularly as this area is used regularly by wind and kite surfers. Up to now they have to request support from the CCTV office at Kirkleatham police station, particularly when they have concerns that need to be observed. While the CCTV are very supportive it isn’t ideal to have to contact this operation which is out of their control. This again can lead to delays which could literally mean the difference between life and death. They also explained their concerns that when the Regent Cinema is rebuilt it will inhibit this ability further and will prevent viewing potential incidents along this stretch altogether. A clear solution would be to fix a Coastwatch camera to the new cinema roof which would provide views all the way to the South Gare and beyond. The Coastwatch team demonstrated how a camera at this point would hugely enhance their ability to support the West end of our coastline. I shall advance this request and update. Thank you so very much to Trevor, Stan and Keith who between them have around 40 years of service and to all the volunteers, past and present for the time, dedication and service they provide to Coastwatch and to Redcar. Please check their website to learn more and to make donations. https://www.coastwatchredcar.org/


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The Junc�on Founda�on

19 Sta�on Road Redcar, TS10 1AN 01642 756000 Charity no: 1125578

Carers Week This year’s theme is coming together to Make Caring Visible and Valued What is Carers Week? Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and

access much-needed support. Local Young Carer’s have been working on a poster campaign to raise awareness, especially around Carers Week. To do this they came up with a campaign involving 6 posters, each one depicting an individual story of local a young carer. These posters and smaller postcard versions will be distributed to key places such as schools, GP’s surgeries, pharmacies and

other public places. The aim is for them to bedisplayed to raise awareness and increase identification and support for these remarkable children and young people who are providing unpaid care to their family members on a daily basis. The Young Carers want to send a big thank you to: Lee Thirkellson Photography, Middlesbrough Council and especially the

Media Students at Redcar & Cleveland College, for their skills, talents and hard work in making the campaign happen. If you would like some posters and postcards to display or if you want to know more about Young Carers@The Junction then please Contact our team on: 01642 756 00 or info@thejunctionfoundation.com Facebook – The Junction Foundation

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Young Carer Story #1 MY AGE: 16 years old WHO YOU CARE FOR AND WHY? I care for my younger sister because she has several severe disabilities. WHAT YOU FIND DIFFICULT ABOUT CARING? The things I find difficult about being a young carer is finding time to myself, it’s difficult being relied on so heavily from a young age. I also find school work difficult and often find myself falling behind as I sometimes have to miss school to help look after my sister. HOW DOES CARING MAKE YOU FEEL? Being a young carer often makes me feel quite lonely and isolated because it’s hard speaking to people who don’t always understand. It also feels very rewarding and I enjoy having that responsibility sometimes. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT CARING? I like the fact that being a young carer meant that I had to grow up a lot faster and with this brought maturity. It also really helped me decide what I want to do in the future. WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOUNG CARERS? I want people to know that being a young carer is not just helping the family out every now and then, it’s a lot more difficult and stressful.

WHO SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUNG CARERS? I think everyone should know about young carers especially people we know personally, for example teachers at schools or colleges.

The Junction Foundation supports young carers age 5 –18 who take on care for a family member.

For more information, contact: 01642 756000 or info@thejunctionfoundation.com Designed & produced by media students at Redcar & Cleveland College

Young Carer Story #4 OUR AGES: 14 and 12 years old WHO YOU CARE FOR AND WHY? We care for our mother. She has heart problems, COPD and type 2 diabetes, (Insulin and tablet dependent). our mother struggles on a daily bases with breathing, It is hard for her to do basic things on her own as she is in pain most of the time. WHAT YOU FIND DIFFICULT ABOUT CARING? We find it hard to balance our school work with caring for our mother. When we are at school we worry about her especially if she is having a bad day. Then we don’t want to be at school. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT CARING? We like that its making our mother feel better and she isn’t struggling as much compared to when she is on her own. WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOUNG CARERS? People should know that young carers do struggle because they have to look after parent/parents because they are ill or other reasons. WHO SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUNG CARERS? Schools should know about young carers because it will help raise awareness of young carers. It should be advertised in health centres too because some adults may see it and get the child involved.

The Junction Foundation supports young carers age 5 –18 who take on care for a family member.

For more information, contact: 01642 756000 or info@thejunctionfoundation.com Designed & produced by media students at Redcar & Cleveland College

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KLM to resume flights from Teesside Airport in a matter of days

● Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen with a KLM plane.

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LM Royal Dutch Airlines is set to resume its popular service from Teesside to Amsterdam Schiphol on 28 June, Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen announced recently. The flights, which were temporarily paused due to coronavirus restrictions, are part of a long-term deal between KLM and the airport signed in June last year, which will see the airline fly from Teesside for years to come. KLM’s service will initially operate once a day at 17:20 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, reconnecting local people with the major hub airport, which typically serves more than 100 destinations worldwide. It will soon play a huge part in global travel from Teesside once again as Government continues to review the rules on international travel.

The route has been much missed during the airport’s reduced operations, with many people from across the region in touch with both the airport and Mayor asking when flights to Amsterdam would be reinstated. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is a long-standing partner of the airport and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019, marking its best month in 14 years for the Teesside to Amsterdam route in September of that year. Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “Ever since the Government has started to ease restrictions on international travel, I’ve been inundated with emails, social media messages and questions from people across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool all asking the same thing, ‘When are KLM coming back to the airport?’ “Well, I’m delighted to announce that their

flights will return in just a matter of days, on 28 June. “As we look to recover our economy following the coronavirus and the world continues to slowly open up again, this is another vital worldwide link. It will help our businesses reconnect with sites and partners across the globe, help bring investment into our region and give people more options for well-deserved holidays as countries are put on Government’s green list, when it is safe to do so, in the coming months. “KLM has been backing our airport for years, and it’s great to welcome it back so we can pick up where we left off in our long-term deal.” Passengers will now have an even better experience travelling to Amsterdam from their local airport thanks to its recently completed multimillion-pound redevelopment. People using the airport can relax in one of two luxury lounges, or in new food and drink outlets, including the Landside Café, The Transporter Bar and Kitchen and The Goosepool bar. They can spend time picking up something from local producers at boutique store House of Zana and Rejoy ahead of a new duty-free store, run by World Duty Free, opening soon. The transformation has also been supporting our local businesses with 92% of all terminal improvements, from design and electrical work to construction and renovations, being carried out by local firms. Before you fly, check out the latest Government rules on international travel and guidance for using the airport by visiting www. teessideinternational.com/covid

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Residents advised they may opt out of NHS records disclosure programme

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leading councillor has alerted residents to the fact that they have until Wednesday 23 June to opt out of allowing some of their GP records to be shared with NHS data organisation NHS Digital. From 24 June anonymised records may be shared with NHS Digital for health and care planning and research. NHS Digital which says all records will be anonymous and protected by encryption security systems. It would only be shared with bodies who have a “legitimate and appropriate” legal basis to use it. Any resident can opt out by printing off a form and taking it to their GP surgery. Councillor Steve Kay, Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Welfare, said: “No doubt the NHS has the best of intentions but it is important that all our residents are aware that they have the choice to opt out of this data sharing if they so wish.” Find out more – including on how to opt out – at https://digital.nhs.uk/data-andinformation/data-collections-and-datasets/data-collections/general-practicedata-for-planning-and-research


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Festival of Thrift aims to unite community in celebration of sustainability and concept as well as working closely with the architects on the practical use of sustainable materials and fabrication techniques. The collaboration, supported by RIBA Tees, has resulted in four concept designs – entitled Top Hat, Toasting Gate, House Arches and River Pavilion – and it has been decided that they will be combined to realise the final design. Among the materials that may be used are wooden pallets, plastic waste, tyres, fabrics and CDs. Christine Thornley, chair of the RIBA Tees and South Durham branch, said: “The Festival of Thrift is an exciting opportunity to bring the community together once again after an extremely challenging 12 months. “This family festival will be a fun event, but it’s also designed to showcase future sustainable design and construction solutions that can play a part in creating a more eco-friendly world.

Despite the huge impact of coronavirus, global warming remains the biggest challenge we all face.” Matthew Wharton, a director of Wharton Construction, said: “We are pleased to be associated with the Festival of Thrift which spotlights the talent and innovation within this region. “However, it’s also a real community celebration and a fantastic opportunity to introduce the public to architecture and construction and show how everyone has a part to play in creating a greener future.” This year, festival stallholders will also benefit from a programme of initiatives to provide training and trading opportunities beyond the festival weekend itself. These will include an increased digital marketplace, pop-up events and business-focused support

The Priory Art Society Guisborough

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he Festival of Thrift is aiming to bring the community back together this autumn in a major celebration of sustainable living. Visitors can expect a warm welcome as the festival returns to the woodland setting of Kirkleatham, near Redcar, on September 25th and 26th – after last year’s event was forced online due to the pandemic. With the ongoing roll-out of vaccinations and accompanying easing of restrictions, organisers hope it will be one of the first large-scale family

events to be staged in the North East. Planning for the festival is already welladvanced – with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Tees and Young Architectural Practitioner’s Forum (YAPF) having launched a competition among its members to create an eye-catching and eco-friendly main entrance pavilion. Darlington-based commercial building contractor Wharton Construction is advising the organising committee on the pavilion’s shape

By Barbara Dobby

uring lockdowns one, two and three, many people have turned to art as a pastime; drawing and painting are absorbing and satisfying activities. Add to this, the enjoyment of meeting with like minded folk, the opportunity to share your interest and to improve your skills and you have the perfect new direction for autumn 2021. The Priory Art Society in Guisborough provides the opportunity to paint and draw with others, allowing a sharing of ideas and skills both in regular art sessions and in organised workshops and demonstrations by invited professional artists. Meetings and events are held in Sunnyfield House, Westgate, Guisborough on Monday evenings from 7:15pm until 9pm and on

Thursday afternoons from 1pm until 3:30pm. Members bring along their own materials and projects unless they are attending a workshop or demonstration. Another major benefit of joining Priory Arts, is the opportunity to exhibit art in the Autumn and Spring Exhibitions which are held in Sunnyfield House. Priory Art Society will be restarting on Monday 6th September with its Annual General Meeting followed by the first painting session on Thursday 9th September at 1pm. Anyone wishing to find out more about joining this friendly and encouraging society, is very welcome to call in on any Monday evening or Thursday afternoon sessions, to attend the AGM on 6th September 2021 or to call Barbara, the secretary of Priory Arts, on 01287 201896.

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uisborough Photo Group is at the end of its 2020-2021 season. All the monthly Competitions, and short set, and the rest of the competitions, that make up the season are completed. We have had our presentation night be it via Zoom meeting, results are as follows. Presentation Night Results 2021 Judged by Malcolm Blenkey ARPS From Saltburn PC • Advanced PDI competition highest Score in Monthly comps best of 5, • In Third place joint Babs Singleton 38 Enid Harrison 38 • 6th comp Babs 5 = 43 Enid 6 = 44, Putting Enid in Third Place, • Second Place with 41 Steve Gray

• In First Place with 46, Chris Reed • Intermediate PDI Competition highest Score in Monthly comps best of 5 • In Third Place with 41 Wayne Stephens, • Joint scores for 1st place Marilyn Beacham 44 Geoff Walker 44 • 6th comp Marilyn 6 = 50 Geoff 7 = 51 • with 50 Marilyn takes second • In First Place with 51, Geoff Walker • Advanced PDI of the year • In Third Place, Bill Maughan with It’s not HDR • 2nd Place Enid Harrison, with All tied up • 1st Place Enid Harrison with Ready Steady • Intermediate PDI of the Year • In Third Place, Geoff Walker, with Dates and Pomegranate, • Second Place George Ezard Winter Wonder

land • 1st Place Geoff Walker with Roseberry Sunset • Club Night web Gallery, a Judge and be Judged fun night • In Third Place Geoff Harrison with 547 • second Place Bob Norton with 555 • In First Place with 587 show slides Chris Reed • Members Web Gallery Winner out of 15 Gallery’s Chris Reed • Short Set Competition, no longer than 5 minutes • Out of 15 entrants • In Third Place Wayne Stephens, Second Place Chris Reed • In First Place Show slide show. Katie Whittam.

Congratulations to all the winners and all those taking part without which we would not have had such a exciting and successful year. All though the club is now in summer recess we will still have Zoom meeting and now we can meet as a small group outside, we will be meeting up so watch your e mails. The committee is getting thing ready for next season, and the NYSDPA Inter club competition which we are the host club this year, but more about all that in the Next up date All the results can be found on our Facebook page and web site. More information on club web site www. guisboroughphotogroup.org.uk Or our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ groups/984715171574093/ More updates next month Rick S.


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here is no doubt that theatre professionals have had to be exceptionally creative over the last 15 months with companies across the country finding different ways to serve their communities. Our colleagues at Slung Low in Leeds have used their premises as a food bank, colleagues in Manchester have worked with the Royal Exchange Theatre to send art packs and letters to those who were isolated and shielding. As we move forward and reflect on these times there will be so many arts companies who are proud to have kept people in good cheer and comfort at a difficult time. But theatre itself- telling stories to an audience using bodies and voices- is a live art form for a reason. Theatre only really exists when you have performers and an audience in the same space at the same time. And that is why it was such a joy for me and my team to head ‘back to school’ today. We were invited to a school in York to showcase some of our many puppets and get the kids inspired about

performance and making their own puppets in school this term. And it was such an absolute joy to watch them giggle and laugh and play and try performing themselves- to see their confidence grow and to thrive on testing out new skills and ideas. They got a first glimpse at the puppets that feature in our brand new show ‘Tales From The Great Wood’ that comes to Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York for four performances on 2nd and 3rd of July. It will be our first live shows this year and the entire company are champing at the bit to get back in a theatre and start spreading some joy to our regional audiences! It was extremely important to me that our first show be specially designed for grandparents and kids to be able to safely enjoy a performance together, when so many extended families have been unable to interact in the normal way for such a long time. So if you fancy a trip down to York with the family then check out the full information at https://www.josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk/ And I’m also delighted to see that Oddsocks- the premier outdoor touring company and Shakespeare specialists- are

making a return to outdoor touring this summer with performances of ‘A Comedy of Errors’ coming to Kirkleatham Museum and grounds on the 8th and 9th of July. So get your tickets booked, pack your picnic and enjoy a lively take on a classic early Shakespeare comedy!

Choir Group set to re-start By Timothy Edwards small friendly choir in Carlin How / Skinningrove will be re-starting soon. New voices welcome! You don’t have to be a music reader. We sometimes perform in community events. Phone Timothy, 01287-200347, mobile 07896 534302. Interested but not sure? — ring anyway for more about it, maybe you would like to come once or twice to try it out?

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It’s time to be inspired at The Moors National Park Centre Exhibitions and events have returned to The Moors National Park Centre in Danby

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ollowing the recent reopening of the Inspired by… gallery, The Moors National Park Centre has now opened its interactive areas, in-line with government guidance for indoor attractions This includes the enthralling and fully immersive Land of Iron exhibition, which tells the story of the region’s Victorian ironstone mining era. Rita Rudsdale, manager at The Moors National Park Centre, said: “We’ve been delighted to welcome more visitors back to our outdoor spaces and into our shop over the last few weeks, we know how important access to the countryside is to people’s health and well-being. However the Inspired by… gallery and our exhibitions are huge part of what makes the Moors National Park Centre such a unique trip out, so we’re thrilled to be opening up again. “We’re now looking forward to an exciting summer and restarting our brilliant walking and events programme.” Alongside displays about the special habitats and wildlife of the North York Moors, the

interactive exhibits inside the National Park Centre allow visitors to explore a rock pool, try their hand at magnetic fishing, discover what lives in a dry stone wall and operate a live-action feed from the Centre’s bird-feeder cam. During the school holidays, the Centre offers familyfriendly trails and treasure hunts, along with weekly nature adventure days. Held outdoors, these include stories, art, and wildlife activities that are a great way for children to connect with the environment. The National Park’s programme of free, guided walks returns in June, with many events now available to book online. Upcoming workshops also include an inspiring creative writing session, a ‘painting using acrylics’ class and a crafting workshop using recycled plastics. For more information on all of these activities, please visit northyorkmoors.org.uk/events. The Moors National Park Centre is open daily from 10am until 5pm and entry is free. Food and refreshments can be purchased from the Park Life Café, with indoor seating now available.

● Woodlings houses at The Moors National Park Centre Picture: by Chris J Parker

Whitby Guided Walk By John Roberts - Volunteer

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ome on a guided walk around the upper west side of Whitby, with a stroll in the attractive Pannett Park and along part of the Cleveland Way. You’ll see places of historical interest, heritage sculptures and views from the clifftop. The walk is on Wednesday 7 July, starting at 10.30am from the Whalebone Arch near the James Cook statue and the Royal Hotel. There are slopes and uneven surfaces on this two-hour walk of about three miles; please wear suitable clothing. The walk is not suitable for wheelchair users; dogs are not allowed. The walk, led by John Roberts, is part of the North York Moors National Park’s programme of guided walks and is free of charge. The national park welcomes small donations to support its work. Booking is essential: go to northyorkmoors.eventbrite.com or phone 01439 772738 to book.

Skelton Open Gardens Saturday & Sunday July 17th–18th 2021 You are invited to visit nine of Skelton’s gardens and to help raise funds for Zoe’s Place and ● Image by J Roberts shows one of the recently installed heritage sculptures in Whitby

Butterwick Children’s Hospice Tickets £5 per person, accompanied children under 12 free

PARKINSON’S UK Redcar & District Support Group

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Chair based exercise classes for people with Parkinson’s every Tuesday 1 – 2pm at 25K Community Centre, Ayton Drive, Redcar. Numbers are restricted; places must be booked in advance. To book your place contact the instructor Beverley Willis on 07980 468851. There is a charge of £2 pp. We are unable to give a date for restarting of the Support Group. The group will restart as soon as regulations allow. Parkinson's helpline (free phone) 0808 800 0303 Email: enquiries@parkinsons.org.uk Website: http://parkinson.org.uk

Tickets available from Hair Expressions and Skelton Library and near Skelton Co-op on the day.

For further details contact Doreen email doreen. arkle@virginmedia.com or 07900 348518 We are the Parkinson's charity that drives better care, treatments, and quality of life. Charity No. 258197

11 am until 4pm, last entry 3.30pm

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Award-winning exhibition improved as museum gets facelift in time for reopening

● MEMORIES: Former steelworker Mike Guess who has contributed to the refreshed Steel Stories exhibition which has reopened to the public. ● SHOPPING: The refurbished shop at Kirkleatham Museum.

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n award-winning exhibition celebrating the region’s industrial heritage has been made more interactive as the museum opens its doors to the public once again. Steel Stories, an interactive exhibition at Kirkleatham Museum, near Redcar, celebrates the area’s iron and steel industries. The exhibition has won a national award and attracted tens of thousands of visitors before Covid closed the museum. The museum has also had other improvements and redecoration and re-opened on Tuesday 18 May for people booking ahead as lockdown

restrictions ease. Improvements to the Steel Stories exhibition, which has been made more interactive, include: five new ‘sculptures’ which show the workings of ironstone mines and steelworks and the social life of steel families through the 19th and 20th centuries; more audio commentary, more interactive audio commentary, more photographs and more video. One former steelworker who contributed to the improvements is Mike Guess, who has written a book, Teesside Steel – The Final Years. The book, on sale at the museum, features a lot of his own photography which he took while work as an electrical engineer at Concast, the continuous casting plant, at SSI in Redcar before it closed in 2015. The dad and granddad, who still works as a

High Voltage Engineer at the former steel works so the site and smaller companies can continue to receive electricity, started working in the industry aged 16, in 1979. “The closure of SSI has been hitting home a bit recently as they’re dismantling the site's structures,” said Mr Guess, who also offered advice on the creation of the new ‘sculptures’ in the museum. “It brings it home just how important this exhibition is for our area.” As well as the improvements to Steel Stories, there have been other improvements to the wider museum including a fully redesigned shop, redecoration at the museum’s famous First World War and Saxon exhibitions and improvements to the education rooms including a new mural which both celebrates the borough and serve as

an education tool. Councillor Wayne Davies, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “Kirkleatham Museum is a major asset that has some of the area’s most important and loved exhibitions and we welcome everyone back to enjoy it. However we must continue to work together and stick to the rules to ensure everyone stays safe.” For further information on how to book a tour of the museum, please visit the Kirkleatham Facebook page or go to www.redcarcleveland. co.uk/enjoy/kirkleatham-museum.

World-class musicians and young up-and-coming artists head to North Yorkshire in August for the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

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ajor artists from the world of classical music will head to the North York Moors this summer to take part in a festival which will also see the launch of a new series for young up-and-coming musicians. Now in its 13th consecutive year, the 2021 North York Moors Chamber Music Festival will run from Saturday 7 to Saturday 21 August, attracting worldclass musicians to the area, performing some dazzling repertoire around the theme of ‘Epoch’. “Our history is punctuated by defining moments which influence the course of humanity and its cultures,” says festival director and internationally renowned cellist Jamie Walton, who lives within the boundaries of the National Park. “This tumultuous last year has been one of those defining epochs for most of us, one may argue: a period we would probably all like to forget whilst we crave for our traditional rhythms and a simpler way of life. This festival is one way in which we can escape the turmoil and touch base as a community coming together. “In 2020 we absolutely refused to cancel despite the constraints of this worldwide pandemic because we wanted to keep hope alive. Our passionate belief in finding ways to keep music present in

our lives by refusing to be silenced was somewhat defiant of course, but also a deeply moving experience. “Astonishingly and surprisingly perhaps, we were one of the only classical music festivals to go ahead live to socially distanced audiences at all, whilst not having to compromise on the length of festival nor number of concerts. The result was a complete revelation and we want to share this experience with those who may have missed out last year.” This year’s festival will comprise ten main concerts featuring a plethora of international musicians in music by many epoch defining composers such as Debussy, Ravel, Dvorak, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Elgar, alongside an additional series of five Young Artists lunchtime recitals showcasing talent from the Royal Academy of Music. All rehearsals will take place at Ayriel Studios – a brand new state-of-the-art soundproofed recording studio in the heart of the North York Moors, initiated by Jamie Walton and due to open commercially in January 2022. Some of the artists taking part in the festival will be recording there this autumn as the new facility builds its identity and reputation, putting North Yorkshire firmly on the cultural map.

The sensational line-up for the main festival includes tenor James Gilchrist, oboist Nicholas Daniel, clarinetist Matthew Hunt, local mezzo-soprano Anna Huntley, violinists Benjamin Baker and Charlotte Scott, violist Timothy Ridout, pianists Katya Apekisheva and Alasdair Beatson and many others from the classical music industry who regular collaborate with one another all over the world. The Young Artists Recitals will be staged by the Salwa Quartet, Hill Quartet, Jubilee Quartet, Asyla Oboe Quartet and Trio Mazzolini, incorporating emerging talent of the future into this special festival in North Yorkshire. All the main festival concerts will take place again this year in a specially adapted marquee in the grounds of Welburn Manor Farm, near Kirkbymoorside. The venue for the Young Artists Recitals will be announced shortly (please check website for updates: www.northyorkmoorsfestival. com) Tickets for each main festival concert are £12.50, and free for under-30s. A season ticket for all ten costs £100. Tickets for the Young Artists Recitals are £10 each. To book, please email bookings@ northyorkmoorsfestival.com, call 07722 038990, or visit www. northyorkmoorsfestival.com


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 120 June 2021

Make Music Day

News from The Friends of Guisborough Library

21st June is not only the eagerly anticipated date for the easing of covid restrictions

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ake Music Day is an international celebration of music which happens every year on 21st June… which this year happens to be a Monday. Nevertheless, if you’re free during the day, why not celebrate the return to freedom – or our new normal – by enjoying a concert or two at Saltburn Bandstand? Both concerts are free to attend, and take place at the bandstand with the co-operation of Saltburn 500 Club. In the case of bad weather, they will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Church instead. Any covid restrictions which may remain in place will be adhered to. 11:30am – 12:30pm Harp Recital (Sarah Paterson): Journey through the shadow of the Second World War to the elegance of a 19th century salon, alongside carefree folk and toe-tapping jazz. 3:00pm – 4:00pm Cello and Harp Recital (cello – Jeremy Harbottle, harp – Sarah Paterson): Including easylistening classical favourites, Bruch’s moving KolNidrei, the intriguing and argumentative Discourse by Rubbra and a taste of Spanish sunshine.

A Jeremy gained his BSc in Chemistry at London’s Imperial College and won the Ash Music Scholarship for cello lessons from the Royal College of Music. He returned to Great Ayton in 2004, teaching cello, piano and bass guitar privately and in the Macmillan Academy, and is Principal Cellist of Cleveland Philharmonic and Cleveland Chamber Orchestras. He is also passionate about singing and began his conducting career with the Angrove Singers in 2005, becoming Musical Director of youth theatre group Crash Bang Wallop in 2006. During the pandemic he has organised and edited virtual choir concerts featuring Stokesley Choral Society, Angrove Singers and Vox Choir. Sarah studied at the Royal Northern

College of Music, graduating with BMus (Hons). At the RNCM she was selected for the BBC Philharmonic Professional Experience Scheme and was awarded the Dianne Bolton Prize for Salon Music. She has performed at Wigmore Hall, Montepulciano (CantiereInternazionaled’Arte), Natural History Museum and Baltic Art Gallery (RNCM Harp Ensemble) and Covent Garden (HRH Prince Charles’ 60th Birthday concert). Based in her hometown of Saltburnby-the-sea, Sarah now has an eclectic freelance careerranging from playing for weddings and orchestral work to playing in care homes and teaching both privately and at Yarm School. She has also released two solo recordings: Follow the Star and Butterflies.

Sports day to raise money for local neuro-rehabilitation ward

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● Harry Schofield with his physiotherapy colleagues in the rehabilitation gym at James Cook

anting to get in shape or fancy testing your fitness levels? Then why not get your heart pumping by taking part in a fundraising sports day for your local hospital’s neuro-rehabilitation ward. Our Hospitals Charity is encouraging people to dig out their trainers and join them on Saturday 3 July at Hinderwell Sports Field. The day is being hosted by Harry Schofield, who when not working as a physiotherapist assistant at The James Cook University Hospital runs his own company – CCW Fitness. Money raised from the event will be used to buy new equipment for the hospital’s rehabilitation gym, which helps patients undertake specialist rehabilitation. On the morning of the fundraiser Harry will be running three boot camp classes, starting from 9am. For just £5 you will be able to participate in one of the 45 minute classes and have a post workout drink and breakfast bun. On the afternoon there will be five-a-side football tournament kicking off at 12.30pm. Entry is £20 per team

and each team should have a maximum of eight players with a minimum age of 16-years-old. If football isn’t your thing then why not sign up to Harry’s game of rounders? It’s just £2 per person and all levels of people are welcome! There will also be plenty of live music, food, and drink for spectators. Booking is essential for each of the day’s activities so make sure you do not miss out by signing up today via coachingtheclevelandway@gmail.com or www.ccwfitness. com. Harry said: “I really hope people will come along, join in the fun and help us raise money to improve patient experience through the purchasing of new equipment to aid with their rehabilitation.” Suzi Campbell from Our Hospitals Charity added: “We are really looking forward to seeing everyone taking part in the sports day and we would like to say thank you in advance to Harry for raising money for ward 26; it will make a huge difference for our patients.”

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By Kate Smith

lthough we have not been able to hold events we have tried to keep going by running quizzes, mainly based on books or Guisborough shops and streets and have reviewed some books. Once the library re-opened our Jigsaw Corner in the library proved a sanity saver during subsequent lockdowns and have been extremely popular and we would like to thank the library staff for running this. It is still available – just go in and see if there is one you would like to borrow. Now that lockdown is easing the Friends of Guisborough Library are planning to get some of their events up and running again. Gently at first and as we are unable to use the Library due to current restrictions we are going to hold them in Sunnyfield House. Starting with two craft events and then a planned talk.

Our first craft session will be decorating gift boxes, all supplied in kit form, and will be held on Friday 9 July 1.30 – 3.30 pm. The second is fresh flower arranging on Friday 13 August, 1.30 – 3.30 pm. Again all materials provided except for the flowers. As we have to limit numbers if you are interested in joining either of these events please telephone the library and book a place (01287 632668). There will be a small charge of £3 for each session to cover the cost of hiring the room. And we are optimistic that we will be able to go back to having our Friday afternoon talks and are planning the first one on Friday, 24 September at 2 pm, again in Sunnyfield House. Full details of all events are available in the Library. We are going to see how these activities work and how the pandemic plays out before booking further events but we are confident that we will get going again ad ask that you support us and the library.

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By Lorna Buckle

art of our St Nicholas' Parish Church in Guisborough looking for young people to join in his 'Sing Squad'. Singing and planning together especially after this long lockdown when children have been uable to come together to sing, enjoy singing and socialise.


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A whimsical look at our area

From Lazenby and Lackenby to leg irons - the East Cleveland connection to the slave trade

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f you are an assiduous reader of this column, you may remember that some months ago - when Coastal View was only online - I ran a piece looking at the life and times of the smugglers of the East Cleveland coast in the times of George II and his mad son. In particular, I focused on John Andrew of Skelton, and looking at his connections in this coastal trade, and established that he wasn’t some ragged trousered adventurer, but someone with wider contacts in the mercantile world of this part of the world - and beyond. Many of these contacts - as with career criminals today - were with the legal profession, for the truth is, is that a criminal with a good brief is on far firmer ground than one who, in extremis, ends up relying on a duty solicitor to visit him at the station. In my original article I showed that John Andrew, who as a Scots incomer was ignorant of this area, cultivated these men of influence; “A brewer, one Thomas King of Kirkleatham became his partner, He was about ten years younger than John Andrew, and married his daughter.Together, the linked families dominated local smuggling links. They, in turn, reported upwards to often extremely wealthy men in regional trade. Smuggling was not one way. The ship that brought in gin or tea left loaded with English goods for the continent. Wool and woollen goods were a staple, as was regionally produced sailcloth. Indeed, such was the sophistication of smuggling that cash often did not cross hands directly - like the sharp suited City of London traders of today, hunched over their terminals in Canary Wharf skyscrapers “swap options” based on the market prices of commodities sufficed. The only coins that were used paid for the running costs - the payments to the mules and the seamen - and people like the Andrews and others received their share obliquely via the banking system of the day.” This needed legal underwriting for security. And they got this through names still around in local circles today. As I said then “There was a farmer, William Weatherill, from an extended dynasty with roots in Great Broughton, and who was the father of William Weatherill junior, a Guisborough solicitor and another son, Thomas a brewer. William married another lady with links to the legal world; Ann Jackson of Guisborough.” So, whether or not there was a family connection by intermarriage between Thomas King and William Weatherill’s wife Ann Jackson, it is certainly clear that the families knew each other and dominated the trade on the South Bank of the Tees and down to Whitby. The wealth that came from smuggling was invested in real estate, farming - and for the purposes of this article - in another new maritime trade of the day; slaving. Here the Kings and Jacksons entered a new, far darker, world - but an immensely profitable one. Two local historians, Chris Lloyd of the Northern Echo, and Alice Branigan of Stokesley have done some remarkable work on this, and most of which follows comes from that work. On June 19th 1789, an East Cleveland sailor was called before the House of Commons to give evidence about the workings and conditions of the slave trade, which was starting to become unpopular. Captain Thomas King was a good witness. He

knew the trade inside out, having left his farming roots and gone to sea on a slave ship aged 18 in 1766. He quickly rose to captain slave ships and then became the entrepreneurial head of one of Britain’s largest slave-shipping companies, Camden, Calvert & King. Between 1781 and 1808, that company owned a fifth of the slave ships sailing from London and together they made 77 voyages and transported 22,000 slaves from the west coast of Africa to the West Indian plantations. Capt King even apprenticed one of his young nephews, from Lackenby near Eston, in the slave trade and we will return to that later. He told the House of Commons in 1789 that of the near 500 slaves that he would transport from Africa to the sugar and tobacco plantations of Jamaica,,120 would be women, another 100 would be under the age of 15, and another 200 would be men from inland areas whom he regarded as quiet. None of these would be fettered – but the remaining ones would be. He suggested that he would pay 40 shillings for a male slave whom he would exchange when he reached Jamaica or Grenada for sugar and rum, which he’d bring back and sell on the European market. He said all of his slaves were ne'er-do-wells, some of them guilty of witchcraft. He said the average journey across the Atlantic Ocean took two months and they carried supplies of food and water for 90 days, with the slaves being fed on split beans and rice. He said his worst crossing was in 1769 when he captained the Molly and had 105 slaves on-board. A mast broke in a storm as they left Africa and it took them seven months to reach the West Indies, by which time half of his cargo was dead. He invested some of his profits in estates in British Guiana and bought farmland for his family back home in the Lackenby area, between Middlesbrough and Redcar on what was then the low lying agricultural south bank of the Tees. He also invested in property in this area, as well as in London – in 1783 he paid £1,200 for Lackenby Low Farm, which had belonged to another branch of the Jackson family. This farm no longer exists. It is buried under part of the Whale Hill housing estate and a gigantic electricity sub-station. I suspect that the older farm at the end of Crow Lane, Lackenby, which is now a collection of listed buildings, was also one of his purchases. This, happily, still survives. In 1782, his sister Elizabeth Jackson died in Lackenby leaving her husband to bring up three children under the age of ten. In 1789, when William Wilberforce was beginning his Parliamentary campaign to end slavery, the oldest of the children, Jonathan, went to join his uncle in London and he effectively became an apprentice in the slave trade. Indeed, in 1794, the captain tried to persuade Jonathan to take up a position with the African Company of Merchants – a slave-trading company – on the Gold Coast. A letter to his brother at home in Lackenby shows Jonathan was reluctant. “I must however observe that I do not like the idea, and yet I am afraid to tell him so, for fear I should offend, as he seems bent upon it,” he wrote. “He now however seems to press it strongly, and sets it forth as a most Advantageous thing,

● Top left: Cape Coast Castle slaving fort, Ghana ● Above: John Jackson (from the Bonhams collection, London) ● Bottom left: The ruins of Essequibo

where I may in a short time (say 15 Years) acquire a fortune, but when I consider the great hazard I run of losing my life perhaps before I have been there many Months, I confess I had rather turn Farmer than go, as I should not like to stay in London after refusing my Uncle.” But Jonathan did go, and he ended up stationed at the Cape Coast Castle, near Accra in today’s Ghana. The castle had begun as a fortified trading post, where Europeans kept their valuable commodities like gold and timber until a ship was ready to take them home. When humans became commodities, they too were kept there, in the dungeons, often chained while they waited for their boat to come in. Above, in the comfort of the castle, the company men like Jonathan worked. Cape Coast Castle is probably the most notorious of the 40 slave castles on the west African coast. Today, it is a museum dedicated to the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Two of its most high profile visitors have been US President Barack Obama in 2009 and the then First Lady, Melania Trump in 2018. Further correspondence exists from 1798 showing that Capt King had persuaded another of his contacts to take Jonathan to a South American slave plantation so he could learn that side of the business. It is believed that Jonathan went to Essequibo, a slave colony on the banks of the River Demerara, famous for the quality of its cane sugar, which is now in Guyana. It was in Essequibo, now a ruinous ghost town being reclaimed by the rain forest, in 1806 that Jonathan lost his life, aged 32, almost certainly to a tropical fever. His gold watch, chain and seal were sent back to his family in Cleveland, and in his will he left £10 each to the poor of Lackenby, Wilton, Lazenby and Eston. He also left £500 (worth about £50,000 today) to be invested so that the income could be distributed to the poor of those communities each year on the first Sunday before Christmas. This fund was administered by his nephew, solicitor John Jackson of Stokesley. It is known to have been continued by another solicitor

descendant, who was based in Guisborough’s Market Place, until after the First World War. After that, it is believed to have been rolled into other local charities. It is probably still active today - but whether the present administrators are aware of its antecedents may be debatable. In the year after Jonathan’s death, the slave trade – which had carried more than 650,000 slaves from Africa to the plantations in the previous 15 years – was abolished, and the mood in Britain and here in the North-East, hardened against the keeping of slaves in the 1820s. In 1823, Durham, Darlington, Barnard Castle, Stockton and Staindrop all sent petitions to Parliament demanding it was made illegal. They were joined by the people of Guisbrough who sent in its first anti-slavery petition in 1830. Capt King missed this rise of popular revulsion in his home patch. He died in 1824. His estate was valued at £120,000 – which the Bank of England Inflation Calculator says is worth £13.2m in today’s values. The year after John Jackson’s death, Parliament finally abolished the trade in slaves. There won’t have been many other East Cleveland farm workers who amassed such a fortune; there probably weren’t any other East Cleveland farm workers whose estate at the time of the deaths included two plantations on the banks of the Demerara River where nearly 500 slaves were kept. Hollie Bush With enormous thanks to Alice Barrigan who tells much more about the Jackson and King family trees of East Cleveland on her excellent blog, northyorkshirehistory.blogspot.com

Hollie Bush can be contacted directly if readers want to comment on articles, or to suggest topics (the odder, the better) that help to define the East Cleveland we all live in. Email: holliebush@gmx.com


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The History of Saltburn: from the Bronze Age to the Millenium

Flight school partnership takes Middlesbrough College students higher

● L - R Blysse Hopkins, Kieron Day, Marc Watson, Flin Richardson and Elissa Milburn

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ollowing an incredibly challenging year that left the aviation industry grounded by the pandemic, aspiring pilots and aviation students across the region are reaching new heights. Middlesbrough College has partnered with Eden Flight Training to help aviation students’ careers take off, with a series of ground school lessons followed by an experience flight. The partnership got off to a flying start when the first class of learners attended the school at Teesside International Airport, where they had the opportunity to take control of an aircraft as it navigated a route around Durham, Seaham, Hartlepool and over Middlesbrough College on their way back to the airport. Kerry Dixon, curriculum team leader for Aviation, Travel and Tourism at Middlesbrough College, said: “Through our links with leading industry providers such as Eden Flight Training, we’re able to offer young people a unique insight into the aviation industry. “It builds on Middlesbrough College’s first-class offering, with industry experienced teaching staff and excellent facilities such as our mock cabin where we can simulate on board operations. “This partnership is all about raising aspirations, opening up opportunities and giving our learners the chance to experience their dream career first-hand. “As education providers, we can teach and nurture students to a certain extent, but this collaboration will take their ambitions to a whole new level.” Through the College’s connections and industry partners, students have exclusive access to training

at Teesside Airport and other UK airports. Marc Watson, director of operations, pilot and ground instructor at Eden Flight Training, said: “We’re incredibly excited to have the opportunity to inspire students and bring more young people from our area into the industry. “Our partnership with Middlesbrough College is opening the door to a career that many young people in the region don’t realise is within their reach. “It’s incredible to watch the students realise their ambitions as they take control of and fly the aircraft – something I could only ever dream of as a youngster growing up in the North East at that time. “That’s why as a business, it’s so important for us to be an integral part of the community, inspiring and supporting young people to achieve their potential. “Opportunities are now much more accessible, and we are very proud of the partnership, allowing us to share our experience with the learners.” Middlesbrough College offers a variety of courses in Aviation, Travel and Tourism from Level 1 up to Level 6 BA (Hons) degrees. This year they are introducing an access course, written as a bespoke programme to encourage adults back into education and on to work within the industry. Travel and Tourism students regularly go on residential trips to places like New York and Dubai to get experience in the international tourism sector. Aspiring pilot Elissa Milburn was one of a handful of students who had the opportunity to take to the skies with Marc. The 17-year-old Level 3 Aviation student from Ingleby Barwick hopes to ramp up her learning and undergo a private pilot licence (PPL) accreditation. She said: “I’m in my second year now and my course has given me a real insight into the aviation industry – and experiences like this make me realise it’s definitely what I want to do in the future. “This type of training is crucial and goes towards the 45 hours of flying I need to get my private pilot licence. “I’ve always been interested in travel and I thought, if I’m going to aim high, a pilot is probably as high as it gets. “After a year of being stuck in the same place for so long, it’s made me even more determined to get out there and make my dream a reality.”

A Gift to Eston

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By Philip Meadows

he mural came about because of my bag piping for the Eston Remembrance Parade in 2019. The link with the committee was made and when they expressed the wish for a memorial, I volunteered. I work as a professional artist and have lived in Eston all my life. To volunteer something for my town is a great pleasure. The mural location was decided and Michael Poole, estate agent happily granted permission for the siting of the mural; Michael became a great supporter. I was left free rein in the design and decided something covering the general history of Eston with reference to the wars was required. The mural starts at the top with Eston nab, now owned by the people of Eston. At the left an image of local men going over the top. They signed on at the Ship Inn then trained at Marton Hall. The regiment went digging trenches and often

used names to aid orientation and we see Jubilee Road. The mines when short of men used conscripts (Bevin Boys) to continue working when miners had gone to the front. We see the unveiling of the Cenotaph in 1921 watched by local community groups such as the WVS and we see a female shipyard worker. Many women were conscripted onto the local industry to make up the male shortfall. She cuts plate in the shadow of HMS Samphire, a corvette built in 1941 and sunk in 1943 with loss of half the crew. The mural has been well received and has created a great community focus. It was a great thing to be part of and a true community project in every sense.

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By Chris Scott Wilson Seaside Books 2021 181 pages £11.99

Review by John Roberts

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his book was first published in 1983, when zoom was just something you might do with a fancy camera. Revised in 2000 and in 2021, it’s comforting to see the original cover again, save for a new subtitle to take account of the book’s expanded historical scope. The author has lived in Saltburn since 1970, giving him longstanding access to the variety of buildings that comprise the town and to a strongly connected neighbouring district. Indeed, this book delivers much about the wider East Cleveland, particularly in the context of the ironstone mining industry which is intimately linked to the 19th century development of Saltburn. It seems Saltburn has attracted visitors at least as far back as recorded history goes. This is not surprising, given the thrill of that first glimpse of the sea and a coastline offering miles of sandy beach, wooded valleys and imposing cliffs. Whilst many of today’s visitors might focus on consuming, earlier arrivals had their minds on matters such as invasion, defending territory, smuggling, apprehending smugglers or making gains from shipwrecks. Access by sea was easier than by land so it’s not surprising that most activity would be maritime in origin. Some of this dramatic history provided the source for Chris Scott Wilson’s novel Sunset Be Glory (2016) which is set during the century before

the town was first developed. As you may expect, The History of Saltburn gives much attention to the second half of the 19th century when industrialist Henry Pease and others invested in a rail service, housing, hotels and recreational provision that exploited this attractive location. The author has closely researched the complex links between entrepreneurs, local authorities and other bodies as the town was being built. The structures we see today are the consequence of a range of, sometimes competing, priorities and ambitions. It certainly wasn’t a seamless growth, issues such as sanitation and safe access between the town and promenade having to be addressed to make it appealing to residents and visitors. Anyone with an interest in how Saltburn came to look as it does today will find this book very instructive and residents of the town can probably find their street referred to in some detail. An extensive range of images, reference sources and an index help to guide the reader towards a comprehensive understanding of how this special town has been shaped. The History of Saltburn is available at Book Corner in Saltburn (01287 348010), Guisborough Bookshop (01287 610179), Chapter One in Loftus (01287 640507) and Worthy Pearson in Great Ayton (01642 722345). If you’re in Whitby there’s Holman’s (01947 602372) and the Whitby Bookshop (01947 606202).


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Wayfarer Travels

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his issue we travel just a little further to Skegness in Lincolnshire. It took us three hours by car and we stayed at The Crown Hotel right on the seafront. I`d highly recommend this hotel. It was clean and comfortable and the food was excellent. It even had its own swimming pool. The resort itself has lots of attractions and the Embassy Theatre puts on some great shows. This year (covid allowing) there`s a wide variety of shows throughout the Summer including live appearances of bands such as The Drifters. (remember hits such as “Kissing in The Back Row” and “Stand by me”?)

Along the front you can test your skills at go-karting, 10-pin bowling, crazy golf, visit the fun fair or simply relax in the lovely Compass gardens. Weather permitting there`s a long, clean sandy beach and the sea is good for swimming when the green flags show it’s safe. Skegness also provides a good base from which to visit other seaside resorts such as Mablethorpe Chapel St.Leonard etc. It’s also worth spending a day at Lincoln with its magnificent mediaeval cathedral. There’s some quaint old shopping streets and just outside of the city is the lovely

Skegness

Hartsholme Park Last but not least - fans of “Hi-de-hi” can spend a day at the nearby Butlins! This was the first holiday camp to be built

Any questions about this review or any other destination please e-mail wayfarer@ntlworld.com

The Reader

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News from the Local WI’s Saltburn WI

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By Diane Falla

he light at end of the tunnel is getting brighter. After some very chilly garden coffee parties, we are looking forward to the next easing of lockdown rules when we will be able meet in groups of six indoors. (Who knows this could signal a heatwave!) On a positive note we were able to hold our long postponed AGM in May and have elected a new committee to take us into the next stage. We are happy to report that all being well we

June Update

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By Lesley Wilson

ollowing on from last month’s relaxing of Covid rules Saltburn WI have continued to increase our face to face gatherings. May was also the 56th anniversary of our WI opening its doors here in Saltburn. To celebrate we held a picnic lunch at the bandstand and it was lovely to see more of our members coming together again to chat and reconnect. It rained as you might of guessed (again) but we all enjoyed it nevertheless. Our monthly meeting on Zoom was a talk from Tony and Cath Lynn reminiscing with some great

will recommence our monthly meetings face to face from September. The first will be on Thursday 9th September at 7 pm in the Saltburn Learning Centre on Marske Mill Lane. We look forward to greeting all our members who have rejoined, but we are always ready to welcome new members. If you would like to come along you can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome. If you would like any further information please email us at saltburnbytheseawi@outlook.com. You can follow what we have been doing on our website saltburnbytheseawi.wordpress.com or on our Facebook page. local photos of times past here in Saltburn and surrounding mining villages. A most interesting talk and it generated lots of discussion. Our walking groups continue to meet Tuesday and Friday for more challenging walks and our levellers meet Monday and Wednesday for more gentle strolls so if you are new to the area or just fancy doing more exercise think about the WI as a way to achieve this. Our monthly face to face meetings are still on hold until September but we would love to welcome you to our group , if you are interested or would like to know more please email us at saltburnbytheseawi@outlook.com , we also post most of our activities on our Facebook page.

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Speedway By Ryan Nassau

The season is underway!

28th May Edinburgh v Redcar 45 - 45 The Bears started off their campaign with back to back fixtures against the Edinburgh Monarchs. In the season curtain raiser for both sides the Bears came away from Armadale with a very creditable 45-45 draw. Redcar were actually in a 2 point lead heading into heat 15 but the Monarchs pair of Richie Worrall and Sam Masters gated on a 5-1 which would have meant defeat for the Bears but Bears heat leader Michael Palm-Toft had other ideas as he split the Monarchs pairing to earn his side a well-deserved draw.. 30th May Redcar v Edinburgh 45 - 45 The Bears actually held a commanding 29-19 lead after an enthralling opening 8 heats at the Media Prima Arena. After the interval at heat 10 the Monarchs began to fight their way back into the contest and brought themselves within 4 points of the Bears after a heat 12 win from their rising star guest Jordan Palin who was

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Redcar Bears guesting for the injured Joe Lawlor. Going into heat 15 the Redcar Bears were up against it with the scores level but the Monarchs had the thus far unbeaten Sam Masters (15 points) in white with Richie Worrall (8+2 from 4 rides) in yellow whilst the Bears sent out their captain Charles Wright in blue and man of the match performer James Sarjeant in red. The Bears pairing knew they had to avoid a Monarchs head advantage or the opening home meeting of the season would end in defeat but the Bears showed their fighting spirit to get a 3-3 in heat 15 with Charles Wright lowering the colours of the impressive Sam Masters to grab the Bears a draw, which in my opinion, was a fair result. 2nd June Birmingham v Redcar 23 - 31 Going into the Bears first defence of their KO Cup title which they won back in October 2019 the team were full of confidence and ready to pick up a big win against Birmingham in the first leg at Perry Barr until they arrived at the track and discovered that extensive remedial work needed to be done on the circuit which delayed the start of the meeting by over an hour. Remarkably, the Bears did not let the conditions affect them and

after an early heat 2 deficit the Bears surged into a 23-31 point lead after 9 heats with Redcar rising star Jordan Jenkins especially impressive as he defeated former Bear Erik Riss who was making his Birmingham debut. In the 10th heat as the Bears were looking like recording a big away win disaster struck as Jordan Stewart was involved in a nasty first bend crash with Birmingham’s Valentin Grobauer, Jordan is set to be out for an extended period of time as he has undergone surgery on his collarbone, everyone at Redcar Speedway sends Jordan their best wishes. Due to the incident happening before 10 completed heats the meeting was abandoned as the rules of the sport indicate that a meeting's result cannot be declared until a minimum of 10 heats have been completed. Despite this being the case Bears co-promoter The Redcar Bears promotion have appealed to the Speedway control Bureau (SCB) to have the meeting result stand due to the circumstances surrounding the evening. (Only 9 heats completed due to lack of medical cover & stadium curfew) 4th June Redcar v Birmingham 46 - 44 The Bears picked up a solid 46-44 first leg win

over a strong Brummies side in the KO Cup. The Teesside outfit made the perfect start with 3 5-1’s in the first 3 races as the Brummies were left reeling by a hungry Bears side. Heats 5 and 6 saw the Brummies creep back into the contest with successive 4-2’s courtesy of their dangermen Chris Harris and Erik Riss. Heat 11 saw a contentious refereeing decision as Chris Harris was out of shape on bend 4 and collided with Jake Allen, much to the dismay of the paying public Jake was excluded and this started the Brummies comeback as they hit a 5-1 going into the interval. Heat 12 saw man of the match Michael Palm Toft take the chequered flag and with James Sarjeant in 3rd this gave the Bears a 4-2 heat advantage.Heat 13 saw the dynamic duo of Riss & Harris cause nightmares for the Bears as they hit a big 5-1 for the visitors. Heat 14 saw the race of the night as Jake Allen went from last to first to pick up a vital win for the Bears but heat 15 kept the tie close going into the 2nd leg as the spearhead of Harris and Riss hit another 5-1 to leave the tie finely balanced.

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n 27th May, we were privileged to welcome the newly re-elected Mayor of Tees Valley, Ben Houchen, to our ground to see the advertising board for Teesside International Airport (from which holiday flights can be booked by linking to our website, www.marskecricketclub.co.uk/sponsors) and also our 13m long mural depicting everyone’s appreciation for key workers over the last 12 months. On behalf of the club, we extended our congratulations on his re-election and we were additionally pleased that this was also his first official engagement since his re-election. It was a pleasure to talk to him and to also thank him, not only for the achievements he has accomplished for Tees Valley over the last 4 years, but also for bringing a lovely sunny day with him – is there nothing this man can’t arrange? His visit and discussions were not in anyway politically motivated. They were with a man who is interested in everyday things and the regular man-in-the-street. It was a revelation! He explained that his main interests, apart from his family and his ‘day job’, were predominately related to sport and he expressed an avid interested in almost all team games. He

elaborated that he participated in most of them himself in his younger days - including Rugby, Soccer and Cricket, indeed he actually played at Marske in his youth and represented Yarm Cricket Club at times, but he couldn’t recall anything spectacular he accomplished during this period – he said! During his visit he met some members, being congratulated by each and everyone of them, and was accompanied throughout by the club’s Chairwoman Lyn Bickerstaff. At the conclusion of his visit, he expressed a genuine pleasure in being here and finished it off with a nice cup of Yorkshire tea – what else? Photographs by courtesy of Leigh Austin Photography We are now 6 league games in to the new season and the first team haveexperienced 1 win,1 draw and 4 losses in the league and also a superb victory in the first round of the Kerridge cup. In terms of standout performances, our 2 Professionals Adam Hickey and Tom Hewison have really stepped up and scored some crucial runs - Adam in particular has scored 2 hundreds which have led to victories, including one on May 31st in the Kerridge Cup against Stokesley.

Chris Lince has also contributed significantly with the bat. Our bowling has generally been the high point of the season so far and has kept us in games on several occasions. The first team are a very young side, with the odd exception and are still very much learning their trade. They have a good team spirit and a strong work ethic, which will stand them in good stead as the season goes on. The second team have been reformed this season and are finding it hard. The team is made up of a number of the club's juniors with a sprinkling of experience - there is a lot of promise in the team. It is great to see that the team is fighting hard to make that break through. The third team are developing nicely and have now won 3 games this season. Again, a mixture of youth and experience is pleasing to see. The Junior section is doing well and numbers have been good at coaching sessions - they are the future of the club and they must be developed at every opportunity we get. The Club as a whole is slowly but surely recovering from the impact of COVID on its income and its ability to attract sponsors. It is a major focal point of the community in Marske

and all support is greatly appreciated. Indeed the continued support of our thirty-one sponsors is very much appreciated and welcomed by everyone involved with the club and this year we have only had one sponsor withdraw their support. As a club we wish, after eleven years, the Co-op every success in the future and we remind them that, as far as we are concerned, the door is always open should they wish to return as a sponsor of Marske Cricket Club. We are not yet ‘back to normal’ on the social side but we are making strides towards that goal in as much as our regular Sunday Lunchtime Bingo sessions started again on May 23rd.We are hosting a Race Night on Friday July 2nd which will be followed with the ever-popular monthly Irish Nights commencing with Shillelagh on Tuesday July 6th and come October 8th our Country & Western nights will be back at the club. On Saturday June 26th we are pleased to say that our regular band nights will be starting with Brass Neck providing the initial entertainment. Other events will be taking place over the next few months and it is hoped that our regular supporters and club members will, once more, come and join us when these occur.


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Lewis is a New Marske Harrier in a hurry! By Graham Hall - Chair

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By John Watson May 29th Sherco rider, Tom Affleck, grabbed his third win in Guisborough DMC`s Summer Series of trials at Slapewath, Charltons on Saturday night with Scarborough`s James Carr and Karl Dodderidge pushing hard all the way. Affleck had no problems until the awkward angled double rock step at the penultimate section. This caught him for two fives but with only two lost on the fourth, he hung on to win. Carr`s challenge ended with five lost on the revamped ●Andy Buckworth rock steps of number seven. The modified sections rode well for every class. David Pye took the Inter win from Carl Kirkbride and the improving Kris Gilyeat and Rosedale`s Shaun Page and Scarborough`s Alan Carr were well ahead to finish in that order in Clubman A. The Clubman B win was a dead heat as Paul Nelson and Mark Butler remained clean, with Dan Duncan and Kevin Maidman just missing out, each on five lost. With a good entry of fifty riders and routes from conducted through to expert catering for ages ranging from five to eighty one (and yes, you were a winner Nipper) what better time could there be to start and make your mark in the sport of trials riding. Results Expert: Tom Affleck (Sherco) 12, James Carr (Scorpa) 14, Karl Dodderidge ● Harrison Skelton (TRS) 16. Intermediate: David Pye (Montesa 4RT) 8, Carl Kirkbride (Sherco) 20, Kris Gilyeat (Beta) 30. C/man A: Shaun Page Vertigo) 2, Alan Carr (Scorpa) 4, Thomas Smith (Scorpa) 21. C/man B: Paul Nelson (Montesa) 0, Mark Butler (Fantic) 0, Daniel Duncan (Gas Gas) 5. Adult White: John Pattinson (Steam Powered Ariel) 2, Gareth Dixon (Gas Gas) 10 m/c, Adrian Hewson (TRS) 10. Youth B: Connor Watson (Beta) 5, Holly Dixon (Beta) 19. Youth C: Louie McGee (Beta) 21. Youth D: Frankie Carter (Oset) 26. Conducted Hard: Lewis Rowe (Oset) 0, Thomas Shail (Oset) 4, Tobias Arbon (Oset) 19. Conducted Easy: Archie Suddes (Oset) 32, Ted Suddes (Oset) 44. ● William Lishman June 3rd Guisborough DMC`s series of easy trials are proving very popular with the youth contingent and another strong entry for the third round on Thursday night at the club`s practice ground at Slapewath. It was a case of youth versus experience on the hard route as Harrison Skelton and Liam Ashurst battled for top spot but could not be split, both remaining unpenalised. Whitby`s Holly Dixon slotted into runner up berth after shedding two marks on the fourth hazard and Andy Buckworth had to settle for third after a loss of three on the first section. Other clean sheets on the night were Medium course winners Graham Craggs and Freddy Winspear with Chris Banks and William Lishman close behind on one. Louie McGee missed the chance of a win with five lost on Seamus Watson`s tricky section. On the Easy route, Bill Currey – getting better with age - Seb Smith and Robert Todd were all a bit wobbly by the finish but managed to produce clean rides and Tobias Arbon had a good ride to bring his Oset home in second place, just one mark lost for the youngster. Results Hard route: Harrison Skelton (Scorpa) 0, Liam Ashurst (Montesa) 0, Holly Dixon (Beta) 2, Andy Buckworth (Beta) 4. Medium route: Graham Craggs (TRS) 0, Freddy Winspear (Beta) 0, Chris Banks (Yamaha) 1, William Lishman (Beta) 1. Easy route: Bill Currey (Beta) 0, Seb Smith (Beta) 0, Robert Todd (Beta) 0, Tobias Arbon (Oset) 1, Rowan Harland (Beta) 3.

North Riding Football League The 2020/21 season is now complete

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ongratulations to mini league winners Boro Rangers and Redcar Athletic Reserves, who beat Nunthorpe in the final, Under 19 champions Great Ayton, to Women's Division winners Guisborough Town, to North Riding County Cup winners Boro Rangers, who beat Yarm & Eaglescliffe 3-1 and Challenge Cup champs New Marske, who defeated Boro Rangers Reserves on penalties 2-1, after drawing 2-2 in 90 minutes. Also to Redcar Town on their promotion and good luck in the Northern League. Thank you to all our fans and friends on social media too.

ewis Gamble-Thompson has trained well during covid lockdown! He smashed his personal best 5km time on 3rd April, winning a race in Barrowfield, Lancs with an official time of 14m 24s - bettering his previous best time set way back in 2008! On 25th April at Middlesbrough Sports Village Lewis won a 10km race held on the cycle track in a fantastic time of 30m 03s knocking almost 2 minutes off his previous best! Running is in Lewis’s genes - he is the third generation of Gamble-Thompsons to run for New Marske Harriers. His father Mark represented the club and the Army, but it was his late grandfather Harry, a local legend, that was his inspiration. Before 34 year old Lewis was born, Harry ran the 1982 London Marathon in 2h 32m 10s, at the time that ranked Harry 2nd on the All Time UK rankings for an over 50 year old - nearly 40 years on, that performance is still 15th on that list. Back in the early 80’s if you saw someone running on the paths in the New Markse Redcar area, the chances were it was Harry, whereas today running is commonplace and Lewis is almost unnoticed as he does his training runs. Lewis’s target race for 2021 is the Manchester Marathon in October when he will be hoping to equal or better Harry’s record. Current evidence suggests that he has a good chance of doing that.


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Go-ahead Guisborough Town gearing up for long-awaited launch of new season

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huge amount of activity has been building up down at Guisborough Town’s KGV Stadium in the lead-up to the keenly-anticipated start of the new 2021/22 season. The new Ebac Northern League season is scheduled to kick off in earnest from Saturday, 31 July but ahead of that the Priorymen have arranged an exciting pre-season programme of friendlies, starting on Saturday, 26 June with an away game at Richmond Town (KO 14.30). Guisborough are on the road again on Saturday, 3 July at Northallerton Town, followed a week later on Saturday, 10 July with another away game at local rivals Stockton Town. The annual John Butterfield Memorial Trophy game against Marske United takes place at the KGV Stadium on Wednesday, 14 July with the annual Peter Morris Memorial Trophy match at Thornaby on Saturday, 17 July. Another annual Memorial match takes place at the KGV on Tuesday, 20 July against Whitby Town. The following weekend on Saturday/Sunday 24 and 25 July sees the inaugural Mo Mowlam Memorial Cup tournament at Redcar Town to honour Redcar’s late, great former MP. Guisborough will kick the four-team tournament off against the hosts, Redcar Town, on Saturday 24 July (KO 12.30pm) with Redcar

Sleights to play in Whitby Town Community Cup

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leights FC are delighted to be one of the four teams taking part in the Whitby Town Community Cup at the end of June. The schedule is as follows, with all games taking place at the Towbar Express Stadium at the Turnbull Ground, Whitby Town FC: Weds 30th June- Whitby Town v Whitby Fishermens' Society Thurs 1st July- Fishburn Park v Sleights Sat 3rd July- Final The Sleights FC squad as of time of press is as follows: Goalkeepers Jamie Wassall, Dylan Humble Defenders Chris Hurworth, Ben Wilson, Adam Entwistle, Sheldon Hegarty, Harry Purves, Mitch Humble, Sam Bouvet, Ed Turner, Corey Hart Midfielders Mitch Tuby, Robbie Hurworth, Kieran McLay, Tom Shrimpton, Will Cork-Dove, Harry Schofield, Jacob Rigden Forwards Charlie Smith (c), Sam Russell, Marc Kipling, Joe Hugill

Athletic meeting Marske United the same day at 3pm. The tournament will be concluded the following day on Sunday, 25 July with a third-place match between the two runners-up of the previous day’s play with the final of the two winning teams from Saturday taking place later in the day, kicking off at 3pm. It promises to be a memorable tournament to be battled out between four of Teesside’s top non-league teams and will be a ‘must see for all keen football fans across the area. The full list of Guisborough Town’s pre-season programme is as follows (please keep an eye on the club’s Twitter Site for more details and kick-off times on: https://twitter.com/guistownfc Full details of the Mo Mowlam Memorial tournament are as follows: Meanwhile, Guisborough Town have announced details of their 2021/22 KGV Stadium Season Tickets arrangements for the new season, with significant discounts for applying for ‘Early Bird’ prices online at the club website by Sunday, 18 July. After what has been a very tough time for everyone and with the curtailment of the 2020/21 Northern League season it will fantastic to welcome supporters back as our new management team of Manager Steve Bell and his Assistant Manager Paul Crager look to build a solid foundation at the club. To apply for season tickets and to take advantage of the club’s special generously discounted ‘Early Bird’ offers please visit the official Guisborough Town website by clicking on the following link: https://www.guisboroughtown.co.uk/2021-22-season-tickets/ To mark the start of the upcoming new season, Guisborough Town have unveiled their smart new football strip from Avec Sport, which will be worn by all of the club’s teams from Juniors right through to the Senior First Team squad. Guisborough Town’s smart new football strip for the new season ahead One familiar face which will be sadly missing from Guisborough Town’s line-ups next seasn will be Guisborough born and bred soccer ‘legend’ Mark ‘Robbo’ Robinson, who after a distinguished football career spanning over two decades has finally decided to hang his boots up and concentrate on spending more time with his family. Defender/midfielder Mark joined his hometown club Guisborough Town from Whitby in the summer of 2017 and rapidly established himself as a hugely popular member of the team, being voted Supporters Player of the Year in 2018/19 and was made club captain in 2020. His glittering career included spells at Hartlepool United,

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● Guisborough Town favourite Mark Robinson, in typically determined mood, has announced his retirement from football after a superb career spanning over 20 years

● The victorious Guisborough Town Ladies – North Riding Women’s League champins Torquay United and Stockport County. The club would like to wish Mark and his family all the best for the future. Guisborough Town will be hosting a special charity evening in aid of cancer sufferer Gemma Lee at the Priory Suite on Saturday, 26 June from 7pm. Please support this very worthy cause - full details are as follows: As preparations for the new season gather pace, there are many jobs to be completed at the KGV Stadium including painting, cleaning and tidying up. Willing volunteers are asked to come down to the ground and pitch in to help with this important work. More details will be posted on the club’s Twitter site. Finally, a huge congratulations to the Guisborough Town Ladies Team who following a 3-1 win against a strong Poppleton side have become champions of the North Riding County Women’s League for season 2020/21. The victorious Guisborough Town Ladies – North Riding Women’s League champins

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assive thank you to Helen Anderson and Lisa for presenting our Georgina Anderson Shield to the well deserved 2021 recipients Tara and Elli-mae Hill. Helen has joined with Redcar Town to keep the memory of Georgina alive and help warn the Redcar teenagers about the danger of Cancer. We are also delighted that Lisa and the Redcar branch of the Darlington Building Society are continuing to support our Award and we at Redcar Town appreciate your support immensely.


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arske’s preparations for the new season are continuing with the confirmation of two further signings. First up, popular right back Connor Smith has agreed to stay at the club and has signed a two year contract. Also agreeing to sign for the Seasiders is experienced attacking player Dale Hopson, who has vast non-league experience at a higher level, mainly with Whitby Town and Blyth Spartans. Dale spent last season at Thornaby in Northern League division 1, but is returning to a higher level with Marske United. Pre-season is continuing to take

shape with the fixture list nearly completed. Confirmed games are as follows: Saturday 10th July – Blyth Spartans (H) – please note, this game kicks off at 12 noon. Wednesday 14th July – Guisborough Town (A) KO 7.30pm. This game is the annual John Butterfield Memorial Trophy in memory of the popular Guisborough Town secretary and committee man. Saturday 17th July – West Auckland Town (H) KO 3.00pm Tuesday 20th July – Thornaby (A) KO 7.30pm On the weekend of Saturday 24th July and Sunday 25th July it is the inaugural

Mo Mowlam Memorial Cup. This 4 team tournament involves Redcar Town, Redcar Athletic, Guisborough Town and Marske United, with all games being played at Redcar Town. On Saturday 24th July, the first game is Redcar Town vs Guisborough Town, which kicks off at 12.30pm. This is followed by Marske United vs Redcar Athletic at 3.00pm. On Sunday 25th July, the first game will be played at 12.30pm and will involve the losers of the two Saturday games. This will be followed, at 3.00pm, by the final played between the winners of the two Saturday games. The FA have recently confirmed the make-up of the new division

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Walking Football Walking Football for all continues to prove very popular for people of all ages with more and more attending each week. Such has been the demand and the request for an evening session the club also now run a Monday evening session between 18:30-19:30. With the Monday evening session being put into the calendar the club have had to move the Tuesday Morning session to a Thursday morning from 11am-12 Noon. These sessions are helping people to remain active and help with Health and Wellbeing. The sessions are fun social occasions enabling people to interact and regain social confidence again. These sessions take place at Mount Pleasant (Football Ground) and are £3 per person including refreshments. All Welcome to turn up and try it out (no age restrictions). For further information please email:- msrpfootball@outlook.com. The Club look forward to seeing more new faces. The club are once again grateful to Tees Valley foundation for the grant to enable the club to further expand

By Bob Ryan

arske United are continuing to play an integral part of the community with their various off the field activities. These are proving popular with more and more people showing an interest in the club from attending the various activities to offering to volunteer to help at the club. Hopefully the community are beginning to feel part of Marske United and will get behind the team for the forthcoming season.

that Marske will be involved in next season. It will include 6 new teams, 3 from the Northern League – Hebburn Town, Shildon and Stockton Town, plus 3 teams from the Northern Counties East League – Bridlington Town, Liversedge and Yorkshire Amateur. This means that the league will involve less travel than previous seasons, with no trips to the Manchester or Liverpool areas. However, there will still be trips to Cleethorpes Town, Lincoln United and Worksop Town, all journeys of 2 hours plus each way. The League is due to commence on Saturday 14th August, with fixtures hopefully released in mid-July.

these sessions. West to East Big Bike Challenge Supporters recently undertook a sponsored bike ride from Morecambe to Marske-by-the-Sea to raise funds for ground improvements. This was a very challenging task for those participating, given the warm weather over the weekend but the riders successfully completed the ride in 3 days and at time of writing they have raised nearly £1,000 to put towards groundwork, which will commence shortly to enable supporters to see the difference when visiting Mount Pleasant again. Thank you to those who have donated to this, it is much appreciated. Pictured are the riders on arriving back into Marske. Little Kicks This continues to be very popular at Mount Pleasant in partnership with MFC Foundation. There has recently been a Fun Activity day which was well supported with children having a great day of activities. They were fed a hot meal and even had prizes distributed at the end. All this was provided FREE for the children which has been greatly appreciated by both the children and their parents. Reminder Little Kicks takes place every Wednesday at Mount Pleasant. 5-6pm for ages

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8-13 and 6pm-7pm for ages 14-18. All welcome and admission is FREE. Season Tickets Season tickets have now been released for the forthcoming season 2021-22. In what promises to be a very exciting season for Marske United a season tickets guarantees supporters entry to the games and priority for cup games. This also gives you a saving on purchasing individual game tickets. You can apply for your tickets online via www.marskeunitedfc.org via the Season Tickets/Matchday Tickets link. Full details of how to order online are also contained within the website under the Season Tickets post. Sponsorship Opportunities Marske United have various sponsorship opportunities for individuals and businesses alike. Promote your business via the ground/club website (regularly in the Top 50 Pitchero Websites) Twitter and Facebook Media Pages with over 10,000 followers and via the matchday programme etc. They are from Player Sponsorship, Matchday Sponsorship and Advertising Board/Programme Sponsorship. If anyone is interested in finding out more about these go to the website www.marskeunitedfc.org or email: msrpfootball@outlook.com

Redcar Town FC U11’s Charity Football Match in Memory of Jordan Banks

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Redcar Town Under 11 Whites v Newton Aycliffe U11's

t was a special morning down at Redcar Town on Sunday 16th May 2021 as we hosted a Charity Football Match in aid of Jordan Banks, the little boy who lost his life after being struck by lightning during a football coaching session on Tuesday 11th

May 2021. The tragedy was felt across the Grass Roots Community and many clubs across the country felt the urge to do something to try to help. Jordan had previously raised £3,000 for Counselling in the Community in memory of his uncle and as a team our U11 coaches, parents and players felt the need to come together and give back to such an incredibly thoughtful and caring young man who had

been lost in such tragic circumstances. Newton Aycliffe U11's agreed to make the trip to Redcar to make this happen. Following a minute’s silence, spectators were treated to a cracking game with both teams performing well but despite the challenge of playing a team in a higher division, the Redcar Town boys kept their heads and came out as winners with three great goals from:Ollie Cook x 1 Ben Chance x 2. Special thanks to Simon Lee Wynn from Jeff Wynn Design Flooring based in Redcar for providing the Charity Shield. We hope to make this an annual event for a different charity each year. The total amount raised by Redcar Town from

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BREAKING NEWS!!!

e are proud to announce after lots of hard work behind the scenes we have secured investment at Redcar Town FC and the main stadium will now be known as VIBRANT DOORS Stadium. This investment is a massive step forward for Redcar Town to keep developing.

the match was £452.92 which has been donated to Jordan’s Football Club’s Memorial Fund. Newton Aycliffe have also sent money raised on behalf of their club. The picture shows Redcar Town Under 11 Whites celebrating after winning the charity shield along with sponsor, Simon Lee Wynn.

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players who have not been able to progress into professional football, however I believe that with the right attitude and dedication, along with continued education, many exciting opportunities in both semi-professional and professional football can be achieved.” Redcar and Cleveland College’s Programme Area Lead for Sport, Public Services and Service Industries, Kelly Coupland, said: “We are so excited to be able to bring this opportunity to the area. It is a great option for those talented young players who strive to make football a profession but also want to get an education alongside it. “This is a chance for talented young players, aged 16 to 18, to enhance their football skills, linking in with a local semi-professional football club and train at an elite standard while studying a full-time vocational college course in areas such as sport, engineering or plumbing. And, if they show potential, it could lead to bigger and

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● Whitby Town’s Chief Executive Graeme Hinchcliffe, Redcar and Cleveland College’s Programme Area Lead for Sport, Public Services and Service Industries Kelly Coupland and Whitby Town’s joint-manager Lee Bullock.

edcar and Cleveland College is joining forces with Whitby Town Football Club to launch a new football academy for its students. The scheme will give talented young footballers the chance to build their skills on the pitch while studying a full-time course at the college. Launching this September, academy students will receive coaching from the club’s jointmanager and former professional footballer, Lee Bullock. And for those at the top of their game, it could even mean the opportunity for a space on the bench, with a view to getting a run out with the first team. On this exciting opportunity, Bullock said: “The hope is to further develop talented players, creating opportunities to join first team training sessions with the end goal ultimately being inclusion in the first team squad and the beginning of a career in semi-professional football.” The project will also give the football club itself a chance to have a good look at players in the area, and it will give both the club and

youngsters the opportunity to build a strong working relationship. “We are looking forward to seeing what up and coming talent is out there,” said Whitby Town’s Chief Executive, Graeme Hinchcliffe. “This is a fantastic opportunity for young players to gain vocational qualifications at Redcar and Cleveland College while still pursuing a career in football.” Currently in the Northern Premier League Division and keen to develop a pipeline of future talent, Graeme said: “From our perspective it is a chance to work with the youngsters, encouraging them to continue their education and hopefully feed some players into the club itself.” The academy will offer its young players coaching sessions, game time and strength and conditioning training to run alongside their study timetable. The team will also play in the college league before ultimately working up to compete in the academy league. Town joint-boss Bullock added: “Having previously been involved with college football myself, I am aware of the high standard of

Whitby Town Round Up By Andrew Snaith The Seasiders' friendly list reads as follows: Wed 30 Jun- Sat 3 Jul- Whitby Town Community Cup Sat 10 Jul- v York City (H) Tues 13 Jul- v Hebburn (A) Sat 17 Jul- v Whitley Bay (A) Tues 20 Jul- v Guisborough Town (A) Fri 23 Jul- v Stockton Town (A)

Tues 3 Aug- v Shildon (H) Sat 7 Aug- v Darlington (H) Meanwhile, goalkeeping Coach Daniel Dixon has departed the club as he returns to playing in the Northern League. WTFC said in a statement: 'We wish to thank Dicko for his great service to the club in his five years with the Seasiders, and we wish him all the best for the future! '

better things.” Whitby Town will also continue to work with Caedmon College throughout the 2021/22 season, providing on-site coaching and management of their students between the ages of 16 and 18. This relationship has been in place for the last few years but was interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The football club is delighted to now be working with the two local colleges and they are pleased to announce that students from both colleges will be given the chance to play at the Towbar Express Stadium at the Turnbull Ground as the Academy develops. The club would like to thank Academy Director Dave McTiernan and the team at DM Sports Promotions Ltd who have assisted in the process. To find out more about the Whitby Town FC Academy with Redcar and Cleveland College email info@cleveland.ac.uk or call 01642 473132.

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