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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 123 September - October 2021

Brotton welcomes back Carnival By Trevor Welburn -


Committee member

arshall Drive Playing Field Action Group was set up in 2005 with the main object being to redevelop Marshall Drive Playing Field as a country park. Over the years, the group have worked with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Skelton & Brotton Parish Council and undertaken tree-planting and provided children's playing equipment. They also took on the task of organising the annual Brotton Carnival. Like a lot of voluntary organisations, the group are desperately short of volunteers to join the committee and, to state the obvious, without public participation the group will wither and die. This will bring an end to events such as the carnival and so we are pleading with you to get involved. We do not have a lot of meetings so, by volunteering, it shouldn't take up much of your time. Last year, Covid rules prevented the carnival from going ahead and the committee felt that we should attempt to have a 2021 Carnival as the children had missed so much due to Covid. It was decided to organise an event that we could put on and keep within the constraints of restrictions placed on us by Covid. The event took place on Saturday, 11th September and it was a huge success. Committee would like to thank all the businesses who provided the children's rides and activity centres, Browns Landscapes

and Leisure, the exceptionally good face-painter, Tom Rolfe for entertaining the children (and adults!!) and Harry Thomson for bringing along the musical organ. We would also like to thank Skelton & Brotton Parish Council for their financial support. However, most of all, we would like to thank the people of Brotton for

turning up. The carnival cannot go ahead without the public support and the many smiling faces convinced us that we had made the correct decision to go ahead with the event. After the event the Redcar & Cleveland Brotton councillors commented on facebook; Today we were so pleased to visit Brotton Carnival and what a

great attendance it was bearing in mind this was just a mini version this year it certainly brought the village out in droves . It’s events like this we need to bring the community together. We have had 18 months of nothing and then this !! Amazing day well done to everyone involved and look forward to a full blown event next year.”

We are already considering the possibility of having a St George's Day Parade and carnival in 2022 and, also, a repeat of the summer carnival. I would just like to point out to you that Brotton is your village, the people are your people and the community spirit can only grow and prosper if you want it to - please join us.

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Welcome to Coastal View & Moor News Issue 123


ello folks, Not too much to write about this month because basically we don’t go anywhere, well other than a one time visit to a football match and that’s about it. Having said that this issue includes some great community stories, lots of regular features, five pages of sport and sadly only three pages of events, but hopefully as time goes on they will pick up.. We know the pandemic has caused many problems for businesses and community groups but it didn’t stop the good people of Brotton holding their carnival for the first time in two years. We have visited it many times but unfortunately we didn’t make it this year. Anyway together with some lovely pictures you can read about it on our front page in this issue. Great story on page three as well about the amazing ‘Cascade’ in Marske! This was put together using hand made knitted or crocheted flowers or other objects in nature made by many local residents and is there for all to see outside Marske Hall. Also on page three you can read about the sad decision made by Councillor Wayne Davies who has recently stepped down from his Cabinet role for Economic Development. Wayne has always been a good friend to us here in Coastal View land and we know him to be a true community champion caring very

much for, not just the area he lives but the whole of the borough. He will be sadly missed by his cabinet colleagues for his valuable contribution, hard work and dedication that he has shown over the last couple of years but his family and business must come first. The good news is that Wayne will continue as a Borough councillor representing the Loftus ward so will carry on fighting for the area. The local stories we get are the bread and butter of the newspaper and without them there wouldn’t be much for you to read about. On facebook every day we see postings about events that have either taken place or are about to happen and many of them are not included in Coastal View. Never forget the paper is yours and set up to let you, the local people have your say and let the whole area know what you have been up to. There are so many good news stories and we want to hear about them. You don’t have to be a journalist to do this, just tell us in your own words what it is you need to say and we will do the rest. Send your articles to editor@ or write us a letter to 67 Guisborough Road, Moorsholm. TS12 3JA. If we don’t hear your news we have no chance letting others know about it too. We deliver 25,500 copies of the paper each month so estimated we have over 63,000 readers; that’s a lot of people to spread your news.

Give it a try! Our not so little anymore black lab Ruby will be one year old on September 26th. The time she has been with us has passed by so quickly but rest assured she still manages to keep us on our toes and continues to wrap us round her little finger, or paw each day that passes. One look from her with those big brown eyes and the tilt of that adorable little head and she gets away with so much, even though she can still be incredibly naughty! As always we would like to thank our amazing friends who have been so kind to us in these difficult times. There is no need to name them because they know who they are. Thanks also to all the loyal advertisers who put their trust in us month after month to enable us to produce your very own paper. We definitely couldn’t do it without them. At the moment the sun is shining, so let’s hope that in a couple of days time it continues to shine so we can get out in the garden to appreciate it. Until the next time we wish you all good health, stay safe and if you haven’t yet had your ‘jab’ but are able to have it – just do it, to not only protect yourself but all others around you. Enjoy the sunshine and we hope you enjoy reading this issue.

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Leading councillor steps down as Cabinet member on Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council


he Cabinet member for Economic Development, Councillor Wayne Davies has stepped down from his role on Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council In his resignation letter Cllr Davies said: “Since May 2019, being given the trust of our borough's residents to lead the council for the betterment of the people we represent, I have

been honoured and privileged to have been appointed the lead member for Economic Development during that time. “In just over the two years since my appointment, we have seen huge investments into the borough and won massive investment from external funders, to help us improve all areas across Redcar and Cleveland. Despite

A fantastic achievement by Marske Community. .

Marske by the Sea Community Cascade By Ann Sidgwick.


had an idea at the end of June for something to celebrate the wonderful Community spirit in Marske by the Sea and how we have all pulled together and supported each other during the pandemic; the theme being nature, a Cascade of handmade knitted, crocheted or crafted flowers and other objects in nature. I set up a Facebook page for anyone interested and the response was amazing with everyone being really enthusiastic about the idea. Within days it had nearly 200 members. By 1st July I had secured Marske Hall, Redcar Road, as a venue to display the Cascade and I then began sourcing the netting which Marske Centre kindly offered to sponsor. I found the ideal netting in Marske Allotments’ shop. I arranged various drop off points and the flowers etc just kept arriving from all over Marske. On August 8th the assembly of the Cascade began and the first flowers were stitched on. Finally, on 2nd September thanks to everyone’s supreme efforts, the Cascade was finished. It was unveiled in situ, cascading down from the top of Marske Hall’s roof, on the 3rd Sept. An amazing result in such a short time. The netting is 15 x 3 metres and the Cascade is made up of over 2,000 items all handmade by the Community both adults and children, some even came from a Marske lady in Australia. A total of 310 3/4 hours alone were spent sewing everything on by myself and a small bunch of volunteers, none of whom had ever met before, but soon became friends. It shows what can be achieved when a Community joins together. The cascade will hang for a few weeks so please go and see it for yourself.

many of these projects only just beginning, I am proud of the fact this administration has managed to deliver on its partnership promises to equalise funding and set the wheels in motion to see this through over the coming years. “I'm also mega proud of the work my team have done over the past 18 months or so to support our businesses throughout the Covid pandemic locally, with positive signs that our area is recovering better than expected as we move out of the pandemic. “I'm confident that whoever replaces me has a solid base as to hit the ground running with what will be a fantastic few months and years ahead for this council and its residents. “I'd also like to pay tribute to all those in the department who've not only played their parts in helping me achieve in my role, but for

their support and contribution to my decision making and responsibilities throughout my term. “Sometimes, you just have to take time out to concentrate on what's important in life. My family and work commitments have grown somewhat over the past few months and I just don’t believe I am giving everything I can, that is required in the role of cabinet member to contribute to the effective leadership of this council. I thank the Leader, \cllr Mary Lanigan for her support and kind words earlier in the month after learning of my decision, and wish her and the partnership my very best wishes as we move forward into the next couple of years and continue to give our residents the very best value for money we can. “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all members for their contributions and scrutiny over the past two years.” Cllr Davies received many messages of good wishes from fellow councillors and Council Leader Mary Lanigan said: “You have been a credit to this administration and achieved a great deal and put us on the right footing to now forge ahead “I know you are there to guide and advise the new Cabinet member. I appreciate all your hard work but family comes first and I know this was a very hard decision you made to give up your Cabinet role. “Wishing you all the very best in your new business adventure.” Cllr Davies will continue to serve on the Borough Council, representing the people of Loftus Ward.

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 123 September - October 2021


Exceptional little girl embarking on a huge adventure and achieving such big things for one so young


By Tara Bullock

n 11 year old from Skelton, is about to embark on a huge journey which has been a dream of hers for many years! At the start of September, Bonnie Bullock moved away to vocational boarding school in Chester. The Hammond school specialises in performing arts and Bonnie successfully auditioned for her place during lockdown. Whilst some struggled to find motivation Bonnie did not stop training and working hard at home taking multiple online classes to further her passion and talent. Bonnie had one last challenge to complete before leaving her current local performing arts schools and that was to compete at the prestigious Dance World Cup! The competition that sees thousands of children represent their home countries was due to take part in Braga, Portugal in 2020 but was obviously postponed due to COVID. It was a huge disappointment for the athletes but they managed to continue their training. The last month has been very intense, training 11am-9pm most days of the summer holidays! This shows a huge amount of dedication for an 11 year old who’s friends are off enjoying days out! It certainly paid off for Bonnie who has come home with seven GOLD medals , five SILVER medals three BRONZE medals and 28th place rankings in the world! Bonnie said: “My biggest achievement was placing first in my commercial solo as it’s a style that’s new to me and I wasn’t working as a team I had to do it on my own. “The best feeling was winning gold with my acrobatic duet partner as I got to share the excitement with her and I loved our routine because I got to play Charlie Chaplin and he’s funny., I loved representing Team England!”


Parking in Saltburn by the sea

i my name is Stanley Heward and I have lived in this town for most of my life, a town that I used to love so much, but for the last few years I have grown to dislike so much. I used to work as a firefighter at ICI Wilton and was also a retained firefighter for Cleveland Fire Brigade, serving the local community for almost 30 years. I used to be a distant runner and avid squash and tennis player and also liked to walk along the bottom prom and valley gardens. Unfortunately I developed a serious illness about five years ago so became disabled. I can no longer even go down to the bottom prom because there is nowhere to park and I believe only two disabled parking spots which are often taken by people

without a blue badge. My wife and I never shop in Saltburn anymore because there is again nowhere to park. I have asked the council to consider a park and ride system for the town but little or no response. The people of the jewel streets and Marine Parade and in many other streets around that area must have a living nightmare and I believe should be made residents only parking. Houses are being bought up left right and centre and used for holiday lets, so the younger generation who are born here will have to move away from the town as there will be no property left for them to buy. I really think it is time for this council to do some serious thinking about looking after the residents of this town and not just the tourists.

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Official naming ceremony of the town’s newly refurbished locomotive during Saltburn celebrations T

he weather could have been kinder as the annual Saltburn-by-the-Sea commemorations came to a close on Tuesday 17th August. But the grey skies and sodden grass couldn’t dampen the spirits at one of the highlights of the final day -- the official naming ceremony of the famous model locomotive. It was carried out by the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland Council, Councillor Carole Morgan. This was fitting, as the model has been named in honour of the mother of Jackie Taylor, who was a major fundraiser for the town in her time.The organisers felt that all too often mothers do not get the recognition they deserve. A theme picked up by the Mayor in her opening remarks; “I’m delighted that the quiet strength and support of women has been recognised in this way,” she said. “Now, after ten years of being incognito it is fitting, and my pleasure, to formally name this locomotive ‘Harriet’”. The model has been in situ since 2011 when it was installed as part of Saltburnby-the-sea’s 150th birthday celebrations. But it disappeared for nearly three months as it underwent a total refurbishment at Universal Coatings at Haverton Hill on ● Harriet is named Picture by Ken Bladen Teesside after time and the weather took their toll. The work was funded by a donation council and parish councils, Saltburn 500 club members and from ICL Boulby alongside contributions from the local supporters. This meant the work could be carried out to a

higher specification than planned and it is now thought to be weather proof for something like ten years.

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160 Years, something to celebrate


eing one hundred and sixty years old might not be a very remarkable age for a town, in a country steeped in history and shaped in many ways by the content of the Domesday book. Nonetheless, Saltburn by the Sea has achieved much in 160 years and the celebrations of them packed into a few days in August brought back many memories of times past. The celebrations commenced with the creation of a portrait of Henry Pease, visionary and founder of the town. Created by Helen Gaunt and Derek Mosey on the sands beside the pier, the image stood bold among townspeople and visitors. The Borough Mayor was evident in many places supporting events and commending those who had taken the time to organise. Many community organisations had gathered under the auspices of the Saltburn Community Association in the Community Hall and Community Theatre to share in their personal history. Teesside Archives used this opportunity to engage with local people who still have a story to tell and to record these thoughts and memories for future generations. Many archived films were shown over two days and despite Covid concerns, many turned up to be reminded of past achievements. The centenary film taken in 1961proved of great interest. The Mayor planted a tree in the Community Centre garden as a contribution to the celebrations and the first of 160 trees to be planted in the town in recognition of this celebratory year. The locomotive which catches the eye of every passer-by on Marske Road had been specially refurbished for the 160 celebrations by the Saltburn 500 Club and was duly named ‘Harriet’ in memory of a very special person. A Community award was made to Amelia

●Amelia Bailey reciving Mayor's Award Picture by Ken Bladen Bailey on behalf of all the work that she has inspired in bringing the Lower Path on Marine Parde back to its once glorious floral past. The Saltburn Community & Arts Association was similarly recognised for the leadership it had shown in the Saltburn community by organising the grand exhibition, the gathering together of many film archives and for reaching out into the community to engage with organisations and residents in celebrating their past and building for a united future. Emmanuel Church which had made such an effort to be part of the celebrations also received

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● Helen Gaunt and Derek Mosey creating Henry Pease

● Emmanuel flower bed

a Mayor’s Community Award.The arrangements to read right through the whole Bible in the lead up to the celebratory weekend had been a gargantuan feat. The reading eventually took 85 and a quarter hours over six days with 69 readers, from the town and outside it, each taking 15 minute sessions to share in the reading. Recognition was also given to Emmanuel for its foodbank work, its work with young people in East Cleveland and for working together with other churches in the town. The presentation was made on the last evening of the celebrations, a

● Mayor planting the 1st of 160 trees Picture by Ken Bladen musical evening enjoyed by many, filling the church to share in the joy of live music once again. Some special features of the 160 celebrations were how community groups and individuals had made floral tributes and of course the ever inventive Saltburn yarn bombers Overall, the 160 celebrations had been very low key with the problems of getting together under Covid restrictions. However. The outcome was a success and such that suggestions to consider an annual Heritage Day were well received.


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One for the history books:- Animal Artwork Auction


his unique fundraising event took place in a seated marquee at Foxrush Farm on sunny Saturday 14th August 2021. The auctioneers were the staff, Abi, Steven, Nat, Vicky and Kay who took it in turns to provide an entertaining commentary on each canvas, along with a photo of each dog, cat or rabbit, to be given to the new owner of the artwork. The audience were captivated by the proceedings – indeed S.A.R.A. had seen nothing like it. An idea conjured up by the enthusiastic S.A.R.A team, their wish was to have fun and raise much-needed funds. We are not sure who actually had the most fun, the staff setting it all up or the animals showing off their creative flair. Imagine starting with a blank canvas. Non-toxic acrylic paint splodged on, then covered in cling film. At this point no animals are remotely interested. Until ..... spread peanut butter on the top surface and noses sniffing, tongues –a-licking, eager four legged residents traverse the surface to gain quick access to the mouth watering surprise. As tongue licked paint spread underneath

budding artists came to light. Beautiful colourful abstract art work was created to provide the exhibition that drew interest from near and far, from both animal lovers and art lovers. From Olive the rabbit to a family of 4 12year old cats, to Akita crosses, Lurchers and Jack Russell’s, not to mention French Bulldogs, all gave famous artists a run for their money and who knows what these master pieces will be worth in the future. Jeff, the Lurcher , already had a high bidder online offering £120 and so the money rolled in, with a handsome total of £1,000 being raised – and how much does a jar of peanut butter cost? So animal fans at S.A.R.A we thank you for participating in this wonderful activity in addition to all the people including children who so generously dug deep to own one of these unique pieces of art. Huge thanks also go to the staff who spent many hours organising and planning the entire event and ensuring it was without a doubt one that will be remembered and talked about for a long time. Who had the most fun – humans or animals? We’ll leave that to you, the reader,to decide.

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Tour de Yorkshire 2022 Update Following lengthy discussions between race organisers, Welcome to Yorkshire and A.S.O. (Amaury Sport Organisation) over many months, it is with regret, that by mutual consent, the 2022 Tour de Yorkshire cycling race will not be going ahead. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, combined with escalating financial challenges and uncertainties have led to an agreed position that the event would be unviable in 2022. The annual Tour de Yorkshire (2015-2019) followed the success of the 2014 Tour de France’s Grand Départ in the county. Last year, planning for the 2020 race was in the final stages with all the host towns and cities having detailed plans in place. However, due to the pandemic the race was postponed in late March 2020. Following discussions with A.S.O. and an assessment of the impact of lockdown and the likelihood of being able to hold the race, the 2021 race was also postponed. During this subsequent period Welcome to Yorkshire and A.S.O. have continued to discuss bringing the race back to Yorkshire as soon as it was to be deemed safe and viable to do so. Welcome to Yorkshire would like to acknowledge the incredibly important and much

appreciated ongoing support from their local authority partners, as well as the support of the Mayor of South Yorkshire, Dan Jarvis, and the Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, together with A.S.O. and British Cycling. Welcome to Yorkshire’s partnership with A.S.O. to bring world-class cycling to Yorkshire has been hugely successful and incredibly beneficial to the county. Welcome to Yorkshire can confirm that their ambition to continue hosting international events is as strong as ever and this is the beginning of a whole new positive plan to showcase Yorkshire globally through dedicating time to varied and exciting opportunities. Many events are back and following the success of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York Racecourse in August, there are lots more in the near future to look forward to in the county, including the Scarborough Cricket Festival 5th8th September, then The Welcome to Yorkshire

Ian Woosnam Senior Invitational at Ilkley Golf Club on the 16th and 17th September, with lots more on the Yorkshire calendar and further event announcements pending. Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive James Mason said: “This has been an intense period of back and forth discussions about the 2022 Tour de Yorkshire over many months. The race is a much-loved international sports event which showcases Yorkshire across the globe. So many people involved in the decision making process understand just how popular the race is. We had every intention for the race to go ahead but unfortunately some of the circumstances were out of our control and sometimes you have to make big calls for the right reasons. People from Yorkshire are proud and we only want the best for the county. We still have ambitions for large events going forward to put Yorkshire on the world stage and we will continue to work with

our partners to plan for those.” Cllr Mary Lanigan, Leader of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, said: “It is hugely disappointing that next year’s Tour de Yorkshire will not go ahead. We have worked closely with Welcome to Yorkshire over the past few years with a view to Redcar hosting a stage of the race. There has been a real appetite for cycling events in our borough, with the Klondike and, more recently, the fantastic spectacle of the Tour Series in Guisborough. “We look forward to any future opportunities to be at the centre of nationally-renowned events and we will continue to work closely with Welcome to Yorkshire. In the meantime, we will continue to develop our own events plan to ensure our residents and visitors have a great time, while staying safe and helping to restrict any spread of the Covid_19 virus.” Chair of Welcome to Yorkshire Peter Box said: “Whilst the news about the Tour de Yorkshire will be disappointing to hear for many, it’s important for Welcome to Yorkshire to now focus on imminent events and to continue planning for future annual campaigns, similar to 2021’s acclaimed ‘Walkshire’, promoting the whole of the county every day of the year. The last eighteen months have seen turbulent times for many businesses and for tourism, with financial restrictions which must be addressed and considered in all decision-making processes. The ongoing support of Welcome to Yorkshire’s partners across the county is gratefully acknowledged and we look forward to continuing working together going forward. The organisation has shown immense creativity, skill and expertise at arranging and hosting a wide-range of award-winning events in the past and it will continue to do so.”

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Margrove street works completed

Neighbours work together to transform their back alley into a green space


project undertaken by the residents of Ruby and Garnet Streets from Saltburn – with the help of the council– has transformed the alley to the rear of their homes into a brighter, greener space. The residents’ collective efforts began after two leaflets from different households were circulated amongst neighbours, requesting help with the ‘greening’ of the alleyway. The leaflets gained an enthusiastic response, uniting the residents from both streets to create a vibrant space for everybody living there. Upon finding out about the initiative of Saltburn Valleys Board to have 160 trees planted in

Saltburn for the town’s 160 years Celebration, the residents contacted Saltburn ward councillor Cllr Philip Thomson asking to be considered for the scheme. Following their proposal and a meeting with Kevin Wilson, the Council’s Countryside Services Team’s Natural Heritage Manager, the council arranged for 12 trees to be supplied to the residents to support the fast-developing project. The residents will also receive spring bulbs later in the year to bring even more colour into their back alley. A party was organised on 14 August to celebrate the completion of the project together with the 160th anniversary of the first train


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arriving in Saltburn. Rod Harris, one of the residents who worked on the project, said: “We are all thrilled with how the alley looks. This could not have been achieved without the tremendous cooperation and support between neighbours that quickly developed along the alley. There is a sense of community in our alley that has been transformed in such a short time by and for all who live here. “We get lots of compliments from fellow residents from all over Saltburn and even attract visitors who choose to walk through the alley instead of the front street due to its inviting view.” Cllr Julie Craig, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood, Highways and Transport, said: “We want to congratulate the residents from the Ruby and Garnet streets for their amazing initiative and determination to make their back alley a brighter and more welcoming space. This project has not only improved the area, but it has also brought together the neighbours, creating a united and supportive community. “We are keen to support people in fulfilling any local projects aimed to increase the beauty of their area and we were more than happy to arrange for the trees and compost to be supplied to the residents for their project.” The achievement of the residents from Ruby and Garnet Streets has already inspired more locals to take up on the challenge of reclaiming and greening their back alleys to make them the perfect place to enjoy their time together.



By Councillor Steve Kay

espite a year’s delay because of the pandemic, Redcar & Cleveland Council has at last completed work on street refurbishment at Margrove Park. Throughout my many years as a councillor, I’ve fought, often against the odds, to improve the streets of our East Cleveland villages; streets neglected for much of the 20th century by local councils who couldn’t, or wouldn’t, cough up the cash. It’s been a long struggle which could very well continue for some years to come, because, even with the political will, sufficient money is never available to solve the widespread problem at one fell swoop. There can be little doubt that wellconstructed and properly maintained streets, front and back, make our villages more presentable and improve the lives of residents. At Margrove Park, the council has reconstructed the back streets behind numbers 1-40 and 53-100,as well as the footpath in front of 41-52, to a high standard. In addition, the front streets, parking areas and the road across the Green to the Village Hall have been resurfaced; as well as a top coat for a recently completed parking strip. Indeed, the whole village has had a real uplift. Everybody I’ve spoken to has praised the standard of workmanship, as well as commenting on the politeness and helpfulness of the workforce. In fact, the whole enterprise has proved to be a great advertisement for Redcar & Cleveland Council. Long-time resident, Angela Wheatley, said: “We’re so pleased that, after all

● Cllr Steve Kay admires the completed roadworks at Margrove Park with the new parking strip behind these years, our back streets have been resurfaced to such a high standard. A first-class job.We never thought we’d see the day!” I’m hoping it won’t be too long before the workforce can turn its attention to back High Street, Lingdale, where, because of the pandemic and the ‘pingdemic’, a similar scheme has been seriously delayed owing to the temporary decimation of the council’s workforce.

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Redcar charity Footprints in the Community hosts special children’s book reading


edcar-based charity Footprints in the Community has hosted a special reading of children’s book ‘Edmund the elephant who forgot’, read by its local author Kate Dalgleish. The reading was an initiative of The Book Club, Footprints’ innovative project which aims to improve children’s literacy in Redcar and Cleveland. The free reading took place over the August Bank Holiday weekend at Footprints Community Café on Redcar High Street. Younger children and their parents/carers were entertained by this delightful story about a very forgetful elephant who goes on a very silly shopping trip! The children also took part in some crafting activities and received their own copy of the story to enjoy again at home. The Book Club project was launched during 2020 to distribute books and literacy materials to local disadvantaged families, making access to reading much easier and supporting families with their child’s

education and development. The project was the idea of Anna Turley, who has worked with Footprints in the Community over the last year to make the project a reality. The first phase of the project distributed packs of new fiction books to over 800 children, in time for the Christmas 2020 holidays. Donations of second hand books have also been collected and distributed to local primary schools. The project has now developed further with this lovely storytelling event, to encourage a love of reading in young children which will hopefully last a lifetime. After the success of this book reading, The Book Club now hopes to host further literacy-based events in the future. Project Manager Anna says: “We were so excited to have local children’s author Kate Dalgleish come to read for our children at the Footprints Community Cafe. We hope having a fun afternoon with wonderful story-telling will inspire the children and help to develop a love of reading. “It has been a tough time for

children here over the last year and we hope this will let their imaginations soar and help with their learning and literacy.” Ruth Fox, CEO of Footprints in the Community said: “At Footprints in the Community we are always looking for new ways to support local

people struggling with poverty and isolation. “So we’re delighted that The Book Club has been able to host this free event to help entertain children over the long summer holidays. By encouraging a love of reading from a young age, we hope this will have

a positive impact on the life-chances of local children.” To find out more about The Book Club, you can visit RedcarBookClub To find out more about Footprints in the Community, please visit www.

Tory MPs break promise to people of Redcar & Cleveland over unfair tax hike


iberal Democrats in Redcar & Cleveland crisis in a fairer way, instead of hiking taxes on the right thing to do in the circumstances? Yes." Simon Clarke, Conservative MP for have slammed local Conservative MPs those who can least afford it.” Jacob Young, Conservative MP for Redcar, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, Jacob Young and Simon Clarke for breaking their promise to the electorate and voting for said: "It's interesting for the Liberal Democrats said: “This Government has had to deal with to criticise Conservatives over breaking the unprecedented challenge of Covid, which a 1.25% rise in National Insurance. The changes, which go against the manifesto commitments given their track record has cost the country £400billion and left the Conservatives’ manifesto promise not to raise in relation to tuition fees and broken promises. NHS with a backlog of 5 million treatments, "But unlike when the Lib Dems broke their and rising, that urgently need care. taxes, will mean hard-pressed local families and promise, no one could have anticipated the Nobody could have anticipated this small businesses will be left paying hundreds pandemic. This Government has put its arms crisis. of pounds more in tax each year. “In the face of this, it’s the right Both the area’s MPs were among the 317 around the country and protected lives and Conservative MPs to support the plans. Liberal livelihoods to the tune of £407billion with thing to do to give the NHS the Democrat MPs voted against the government furlough and business grants to keep the extra resources it needs - and to put in place a proper plan to fund plans, arguing that they fail to fix the ongoing economy alive. "Now we are forced to address the backlog social care at the same time. We social care crisis and will fall disproportionately on the young, the low paid and small businesses. in the NHS which has meant a small tax are doing so in a sensible way, The Liberal Democrats are calling for a cross- increase, that the Institute for Fiscal Studies with higher earners paying the party agreement on social care, to find a long- have described as a progressive measure, to most and medium- and large-sized businesses contributing too. term solution to funding high-quality care for raise the necessary funds to do this. "Is it something we wanted to do? No. Is this “Is it ever easy to raise taxes? No everyone who needs it. Commenting, Liberal Democrat Council Group Leader Karen King said: “Jacob Young and Simon Clarke stood on a clear promise at the last election not to raise taxes, • Fancy some part time work? including National Insurance. Now they have voted to break that • Fancy keeping fit? (without the gym fees) promise by hitting hard-pressed • Fancy earning some extra money? families and small businesses in Redcar & Cleveland with a tax hike If so contact Paul or Steve at Unique Leaflets at a time when many are still reeling from the impact of the pandemic. We are a long established, friendly, local distribution company. “The people of Redcar & Cleveland deserve better than this. We offer flexible distribution opportunities throughout They need MPs who they can trust East Cleveland and Teesside. and who will fight for a fairer deal for our area. If this is of interest, give us a ring! “Unlike our Tory MPs the Liberal What is there to lose? Democrats opposed these unjust plans in Parliament. We have been clear about how to fix the social care

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it isn’t, and had the circumstances been different I would never have chosen to. But that’s the responsibility that comes with being a party of government, making responsible choices, rather than the luxury of opposition, and this Conservative government will continue to put the national interest first.”


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 123 September - October 2021

Questions to council about Festival of Thrift


By Denise Nesbitt

ednesday 9th September was quite an eye-opener when I attended a full council meeting. To say I was out of my comfort zone is an understatement but I had thought long and hard and submitted my questions. This is all down to procedures etc etc. I had to name the councillor who I was asking the information when submitting the questions. I took the afternoon off from the business so to find out the councillor in question was not attending somewhat surprised me. Nevertheless another team member answered my questions! A lady called Sue sat with me and gave me some tips and advice on how to address the assembled council. I was greeted by councillors who I had worked with on numerous projects - some were happy to see me there others obviously weren't. My own ward councillors were great and I

thank them for their support. Mary Lanigan Wayne Davies, Tim Gray Barry Hunt Graham Cutler and also Billy Wells and Vera Rider. Alec Brown Carl Quartermain John McArdle thank you for your smiles too. Members of the public are able to ask questions - it is our role as rate payers to tell our ward councillors what we feel about the council - my questions were based on the spending by the council on the Festival of Thrift. Many feel the same way as I do and over the years I have made my feelings clear. I also carried out the necessary research on costings etc. I am waiting for the minutes where both the questions and answers given will be documented and there for the rate payers to see. I would encourage others to know they have this opportunity - I won’t be doing it for a while but I would like to think I stood up and was willing to be counted! Watch this space!

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equel to `A Journey of Hope`, the story follows Ruth Brennan who developed into such a strongcharacterthat I found it impossible to leave her life untold as she faced an uncertain future. `Inheritance` sees her mature into a beautiful, confident young woman with a passion for horses, the wild outdoors and her love for childhood sweetheart, Jim Styles, just grows stronger. But characters in the first story could not be ignored and continue to weave their own strong, emotional story lines within the book. Family conflicts; the outbreak of the 1st World War; will Judge John Durville seize a last chance of happiness? A gripping North Yorkshire saga with

Prospecting for tidiness at Lingdale

● Councillors, residents and council personnel unite at Lingdale's Prospect Place


By Councillor Steve Kay

ollowing a successful litter-pick a few weeks ago, a group of Lingdale volunteers got together with workers from Redcar & Cleveland Council to tidy up Prospect Park; a sitting-out area, situated on a prominent sitejust off the High Street. The council’s four-strong workforce consisted of both staff and apprentices from the council’s Clean and Green team; and they brought along some power tools to make the job easier. Prior to refurbishment, in 2012, for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Prospect Park was in dire straits. But then,a £50,000 improvement grant was secured from the National Lottery by Groundwork North East, in partnership with Lingdale Lift-Off. As a result,the Park was remodelled,including access for the disabled, resurfacing, artwork and plant beds. A new custom-built metal seat became the



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centrepiece of the Park. Created by James Godbold of Egton, it prominently bears the words “Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee 2012”.James also fabricated the arched, metallic frontispiece and the Park’s railings. In addition, the Park was decorated with a large, prominent, ceramic primrose, by Glynis Johnson of Saltburn; the flower adopted by Lingdale Mine which finally closed in 1962. Returning to 2021: the council’s team normally does ground maintenance, rather than gardening but, with the involvement of residents and apprentices, this time it was possible to do more intricate work, including strimming, weeding, pruning and pavement scouring; as well as debris and rubbish removal. At the same time, the rear fence, newly repaired by Thirteen Group, was given a good coat of weather-resistant paint. After two hours of hard but rewarding work, Prospect Park was all spick and span. Well worth the effort and THANKS TO ALL INVOLVED!


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 123 September - October 2021


Redcar Paddling Pool Wall


second wall at the paddling pool, this time at the side, has now been decorated with pictures. The display, showing the pool over the years and over the seasons, was designed by Ken Bibby , Chair of The Friends of The Paddling Pool and Signarts. Ken used photographs he`d taken himself plus a few from his archives. The display was fabricated and fitted by Signarts who also produced the display on the main sea wall.

● The Main Sea Wall

● Side wall

News from Ringrose Orchard


By Stuart White

s we move from summer to autumn. Ringrose Orchard continues to provide a blaze of colour and interest for locals and visitors alike. Holiday makers from the south recently described it as ‘mind blowing’!! The buddleia continue to attract a variety of butterflies, including red admiral, peacock and tortoiseshell, the rudbeckia’s golden yellow hilights the central area, whilst many of the apple and pear trees are laden with fruit and ready for picking. Our wild flower meadow is approaching its end so we will shortly start to make preparations for next spring. Some seed will be sown before the end of September with the job being completed in April next year. Sadly August saw us experience our worst vandalism since starting to establish the orchard in 2014. Following on from the up-rooting of an apple tree, which was

successfully replanted and seeming none the worse for it’s experience, we have had seats ripped from the picnic bench and, on a regular basis, someone is defecating near the willow arch. Our skilled projects team comprising Derek, Roger, Geoff and John have repaired and strengthened the picnic bench so there can be no repeat of the damage incurred. Post-Covid some of our volunteers have chosen not to return to the orchard. This is disappointing but we will always be grateful for their input and ideas during the time they supported us. Consequently the orchard would benefit from some new volunteers joining our mixed team. We meet at the orchard every Monday and Thursday, 9.00—12.00, but even if you can only spare an hour or two that would be greatly appreciated. We are a sociable team, there is plenty of banter and always a break for refreshment!! So please come along and contribute to Skelton’s pride and joy.

Council acts to give Coatham Arena group best chance of providing necessary documentation


edcar and Cleveland Council has moved to help push forward an initiative to build an arena on the Coatham Bowl site. The Council has been asked by Coatham Arena Ltd to donate the land to the company and, in considering that, the Council had asked the company to provide a business case, a feasibility study on whether it is possible to build an arena of that size on the site and a valid planning application. The site has been earmarked as a site for parking as part of the wider plans to develop the seafront at Coatham, but the Council has paused any work on the site for the remainder of this year to allow the company to prepare the documentation. Following concerns raised by the developers about the timescales, the Council has removed the requirement for a valid planning application by the end of the year to give the best

chance of the documentation being completed. The Council has also offered to explore opportunities with the developer around alternative sites in Redcar and Cleveland which could house an arena if the Coatham Bowl site is not feasible. The Council would pause any other interest on these sites for 12 months to allow a business case, feasibility study and a valid planning application to be prepared. Cllr Mary Lanigan, Leader of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, said: “We are supportive of an arena in Redcar and Cleveland and we want to give any proposals the best chance of success. Removing the requirement of an outline planning application for the Coatham Bowl site by the end of the year will make it achievable to gather the information we would like to make an informed decision.

“We are keen to help in any way we can but we would like to know whether an arena is feasible before we make a decision about the land.”


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 123 September - October 2021


‘Get vaccinated, it’s not worth the risk’ says new mum who contracted COVID-19 A

Mum who thought she was going to die after contracting COVID-19 is encouraging pregnant women to not put off getting their vaccine. Lucy Smith, from Thornaby, in Stockton-on-Tees, was planning on getting her COVID vaccine after giving birth to her baby girl as she was worried about what the side effects would be for her and her daughter. But, a week after being recommended the jab, she was rushed into The James Cook University Hospital with the virus at 36 weeks pregnant, after experiencing shortness of breath. The 18-year-old became increasingly more ill and medical teams at the Middlesbrough hospital were required to perform an emergency caesarean, days after she was admitted, before placing her on a ventilator. “It was really scary, I didn’t know what would happen to me and my baby,” Lucy

● Lucy Smith and her daughter Billie Rae

Free blue bins considered as residents have their say on recycling


renewed drive to make the borough more environmentally friendly has seen Redcar and Cleveland Council seek residents’ views on recycling. The survey was responded to by over 3000 people; and revealed that the top two things they thought would lead to greater levels of recycling, were increased physical capacity to do so and receiving more guidance on what can and can’t be recycled. There was also a significant demand for information on what happens to recycled items once they have been collected, which will be shared with residents soon. As National Recycling Week approaches, the council is exploring the option of providing free blue bins to residents who need one. The Cabinet will consider approving a 12 month trial, during which time, residents who are without a bin – or who have one but wish to recycle even more – will be given one at no cost; saving them the current fee of £23 for a 240 litre bin, or £40 for a 360 litre bin. Instructions on what – and what not – to put in your blue bin will be provided over the coming weeks and months too. These will take the form of waterproof stickers, which will be fitted to every resident’s bin by the Recycling Team - giving them a clear, at-a-glance reference for what to put where. Recycling is a major priority in the council’s ‘A Greener Future’ campaign, the main objective of which is to hit a bold target of becoming carbonneutral by 2030 after the declaration of a global climate emergency. Councillor Julie Craig, Cabinet Member for Highways, Neighbourhoods and Transport, said: “I would like to thank residents for taking the time to complete the survey. The response was fantastic, and we are taking everything you have said on board to allow us to take real, meaningful action and deliver what residents want. “It is so important that we work together to improve our recycling efforts and to make a difference to the climate crisis where we can.”

said. “I was in the maternity unit for four days before my lungs collapsed. “They did an emergency C-section and then put me straight on a ventilator, meaning I didn’t get to see my baby, Billie Rae. “When I was in ICU I didn’t know where I was, I thought I was going to die.” After spending four weeks in the hospital’s intensive care unit Lucy started to recover, was moved to another ward and was reunited with her daughter. “I’d seen a photograph of a baby and I hadn’t realised she was mine. “When I got to see her in the delivery suite, I got to hold her for the first time, it was really emotional, I cried.” Lucy, who is back at home with her family and getting stronger every day, is now urging pregnant women to follow their midwife’s advice and get the lifesaving jab.

“Get it done,” she said. “It’s really not worth the risk of not getting it. I nearly died.” Since being discharged and spending quality time with her daughter, Lucy is planning on booking her vaccine. Deepika Meneni, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s clinical director for obstetrics, said: “We are so glad to hear both Lucy and her beautiful baby girl, Billy Rae, are doing well and are now able to spend very important bonding time together. “We would highly recommend that mums-to-be get their COVID-19 vaccine as it’s the best way to keep both them and their babies protected against becoming seriously unwell. “If you have questions or are undecided, please talk to your midwife, obstetrician or GP, we are here to help support you making a decision based on the best available evidence and information.”

Local MP congratulates Beyond Housing on Loftus Community woodland progress


imon Clarke MP joined Beyond Housing Chief Executive Rosemary Du Rose to view progress on an ambitious £210,000 community woodland project in Loftus. The project, spearheaded by Beyond Housing and Loftus Town Council, is in the process of transforming a 4.6acre disused allotment site into an accessible woodland park, which is due for completion in March next year. The MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland was impressed by the progress on the woodland site, which has been partially completed by young people undertaking work experience placements with Groundwork NE & Cumbria as part of the government-funded Kickstart employment scheme. The project is being partfunded by a grant of £124,100 from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ Green Recovery Challenge Fund, with the woodland project being one of just 68 schemes in the UK to be chosen as a beneficiary. Further match-funding investments of £20,000, £30,000 and £50,000 have also been pledged by Beyond Housing, Esh Construction and Groundwork NE & Cumbria, respectively. Once complete, the community woodland will offer a schedule of family events and activities, as well as a home for volunteering opportunities and community groups. There’ll also be chance

● Simon Clarke MP (5th left) pictured with (from left).. Beyond Housing Community Connector Rachael Crooks, Groundwork Youth Worker Mike Dent, Beyond Housing CEO Rosemary Du Rose, Jamie Richardson and Jack Beaumont for schoolchildren to venture out of the classroom to learn outdoors, and accessibility for all with two-metre-wide paths to support those with prams or limited mobility. The project aims to create new and vibrant habitat and enhance biodiversity, while tackling invasive species and creating pollination corridors. Veteran trees will be conserved, with more trees planted to ensure a lush woodland for years to come. On his visit, Mr Clarke toured the site and congratulated everyone involved on creating a space of which the community could be proud. Rosemary Du Rose, Chief Executive at Beyond Housing, said: “We’d like to thank Mr Clarke for visiting our project

and recognising the hard work our community connectors and partners have put in to make it an excellent facility for Loftus residents. “The project has three primary aims; to ensure that it is accessible for everyone, that the habitat encourages wildlife and sustainability, and employment creating opportunities for people in creating and maintaining this space.” Simon Clarke said: “This area’s really been transformed over the last six months and there’s more still to come. It was great to see the young people on the Kickstart scheme so inspired by what they’re engaged in, helping to put something back, learning new skills and getting new qualifications. “It’s uplifting to see the

results of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund in action partnered with fantastic local companies like Beyond Housing who have done such a great job of co-funding the work that’s been going on here. “There’s a real sense of a project unfolding here, with government support but a very clear local input and direction, which is a model of what we want to see in communities up and down the country. It’s something that, if we can replicate it both locally and nationally, we’ll be doing really well.” Other partners on the scheme have included Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Loftus Accord Walking Group and the Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation.

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Skelton Open Gardens

College lessons that add up to success

●Jennifer Wardle

On the 23rd August the available Skelton Open Gardeners gathered to present a cheque totaling £3800 to Rachael Willmore, (3rd L) Zoe's Place Baby Hospice and Elaine Dunning, (4th L) Butterwick Baby Hospice, the final proceeds from the open gardens event held on

the 16th & 17th May. Also present was Claire Meadows (2nd L) from Tees Components, who raised further funds for the two charities by raffling a night in a glamping pod, donated by Skelton Mill.

News from The Friends of Guisborough Library ● Ruby Haran ● Sab Islam


aths tutor Jennifer Wardle describes the last year as, “one of those you just have to take as it comes”. Like everyone else she has had to come to terms with the changing rules of working life in a pandemic, but added to that the 47-yearold has faced a cancer diagnosis, surgery to remove it, and still managed to secure a massive grade 9 in her GCSE Maths. One of the students celebrating GCSE results day at Redcar and Cleveland College this summer, the top grade might be what you would expect from a maths tutor, but for Jennifer it still means a lot. “It is good to know first-hand what your students are going through and to refresh your own knowledge,” she said. “I was at least able to say to students, I know exactly how you feel.” Having retrained as an adult learner, she is a real positive example of what can be achieved. Leaving school without any GCSEs, she said: “I bounced from one dead end job to another.” Jennifer, of Eston, was 27 when she decided to make a change and signed up for courses in maths, English and accountancy, and eventually went on to higher education completing teaching qualifications. Now teaching functional skills at Redcar and Cleveland College, Jennifer said: “I wanted to see what I would get if I studied GCSE Maths again myself.” She was stunned to secure the highest possible grade. Of juggling the demands of studying and teaching in the midst of the pandemic, she said: “It was a case of trying to fit everything in.” And diagnosed with thyroid cancer in June this year came as an additional challenge. Undergoing surgery soon after, she said: “It all happened so quickly, but I can’t fault the NHS. “It’s just been one of those years, you can’t change things, so you have to accept it and move on.” Also among those celebrating GCSE results day at the college was Marske window cleaner, Ruby Haran. She was delighted to achieve a grade 6 in her maths. Home schooled, the 17-year-old decided to sign up to the online course at Redcar and Cleveland College. Her first on-paper qualification, she said: “I have been doing maths with my granddad up until the end of school, so I wanted to show him his hard work had paid off.” And it was fifth time lucky for Sab Islam. She finally achieved that vital grade 4 in GCSE Maths at the college. “I couldn’t believe it,” said the 22-year-old from Ingleby Barwick. Currently studying a degree in childhood and youth studies, she said: “I want to do my PGCE in Primary Education so I need my maths for that, but really, I have learnt that you need your maths for whatever you want to do.” To find out more about the part-time and online maths and English courses available at Redcar and Cleveland College visit www. or call 01642 473132.


By Kate Smith

e are very pleased that at last we are starting to hold some events again, although unfortunately we are not able to hold them in the Library at the moment. We successfully ran two fun and enjoyable craft sessions in the summer, one decorating gift boxes and one flower arranging. Everyone who attended was just pleased to be able to be out and about again and have a catch up chat. Events will now be held in Sunnyfield House, Guisborough, for the foreseeable future. We have planned some more craft sessions and will recommence the talks in September. In order to comply with regulations numbers are limited so if you are interested in attending any event please register at the library – pop in and talk to a member of staff or telephone on 01287 632668. The craft sessions start at 1.30 pm and there is a £3 charge. The next session will be held on :Wednesday, 13 October, making spooky Halloween cards The talks commence at 2pm and there is a £3 charge. These are : Friday, 24 September – Notable Burials in Gisborough Priory given by Christine Clarke

Wednesday, 27 October – Women and Property in the North Riding of Yorkshire given by Dr Joan Heggie. Our Jigsaw Corner proved to be a popular sanity saver once the library re-opened. Quite a lot of new ones have been added in recent times and all those available are in a good state to keep you out of mischief for a few hours – or days ! This is a free service kindly operated by the library staff on our behalf. We really hope that we will be able to add more events but at the moment we are just taking small steps. More information on our planned activities is available from the library – go in and have a look at the notice board or ask a member of staff.


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Green light given to demolish Dorman Long Tower after successful appeal

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Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has confirmed that the demolition of the Dorman Long Tower at Teesworks will go ahead, after a successful appeal into the decision to grant it Grade II Listed status. Historic England announced on Friday 10 September that it had designated the structure Grade II, with the listing estimated to have cost the local taxpayer £40k-£50k, halting a scheme to have it blown down and risking projects earmarked for the site. Following the decision, the Mayor called a meeting with the Teesworks team and planners who met early on Saturday, 11 September, to begin moves to challenge the listing. The group worked tirelessly over the weekend, which included various discussions with Historic England officials and Chief Executive Duncan Wilson. By 10.30pm on Sunday an appeal had been lodged, with the application also sent to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. It was revealed that this appeal has now been successful meaning the decision to list Dorman Long Tower has been reversed and the demolition can go ahead in the coming weeks. Had the appeal not been successful, it would have cost the taxpayer in excess of £9million to maintain the structure only for it to eventually be brought down for safety reasons. Mayor Houchen said: “Following the submission of an appeal on Sunday the 12th of September, I can now confirm Historic England and the new Secretary of State have overturned the listing of Dorman Long Tower. “Approving our appeal was the first decision of the new Secretary of State, this goes to show just

how important the successful redevelopment of the Redcar former steelworks site is to everyone in government. “This reverses the decision on its Grade II listing made after an application by local activists that, if allowed to stand, would have cost the taxpayer in excess of £9million.That’s money that would not be spent on the creation of jobs, the NHS, transport and other important services. Worse than that, it would have cost thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of pounds of investment that we were – and still are – trying to bring to the site where Dorman Long Tower currently stands. “Historic England has accepted that the listing was a mistake, it was made by a junior officer who agreed the listing without ever seeing the structure itself. The application that was made was inaccurate, incomplete and misleading and would have put the progress and jobs at risk. “I would like to send a message to those that think trying to stop these developments is the right thing to do - our heritage does not lie in a rotting coal bunker, our heritage lies in the people that built this great region. "It lies in the structures that stand tall across the world, from The Shard, Sydney Harbour Bridge and One World Trade Centre. That is our heritage, and to try to keep a structure that’s been left to wrack and ruin and that cannot be saved, delaying and putting at risk thousands of jobs we’re trying to create for local people, is utterly ridiculous.” It is one of the first decisions taken by Nadine Dorries MP, the new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, since taking office recently.

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 123 September - October 2021

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 123 September - October 2021


Colleges collaborate to support NHS and careers in healthcare C olleges and health bosses are making a pledge to work together to help plug potential skills gaps and raise awareness of opportunities in the health and social care sectors, among young people. The “Skills for Health” pledge comes as the impact of Covid 19 has shone a spotlight on the vital services provided by those working in the industry. The Education Training Collective (Etc.), Hartlepool College of Further Education and the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, will now work in collaboration to help identify skill needs, recruit new staff, educate and raise awareness in communities and upskill and reskill existing staff. And with funding from The Prince’s Trust, as part of the charity’s initiative to support young talent into work in healthcare, the colleges have also committed to help more young people, aged 16 to 30, start new careers with the NHS and wider care sector. “The pandemic has highlighted more than ever the essential work being carried out by our hospitals and care workers,” said Stockton Riverside College Principal, Lesley Graham. “At the same time, the impact has seen significant rises in unemployment, particularly among young people. “As part of the Education Training Collective, which incorporates Stockton Riverside College, Redcar and Cleveland College, Bede Sixth Form College, NETA Training and The Skills Academy, we already have effective working links with the NHS, along with over a hundred healthcare employers. “Our Skills for Health Pledge will now

continue to build on this, helping to plan for and meet current and future training and skills needs, ensuring vital services are maintained and enhanced through a strong and capable forward-thinking workforce.” Also throwing their weight behind the pledge, Darren Hankey, Principal and Chief Executive of Hartlepool College of Further Education, said: “Labour market intelligence clearly highlights current and future skills gaps in the NHS and wider health and social care sector. “Digitisation, an aging workforce and an increasing demand are three such challenges and it’s important the college has a curriculum that ensures our students gain the right knowledge, skills and qualifications to meet these challenges. “In further education, collaboration is key. We hope to build on the work we currently do with the Etc. and North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust to help meet the Trust’s organisational development needs as well as to ensure our curriculum is preparing our students for opportunities that will clearly be there once they leave college.” The project has already recruited a Skills for Health ambassador, and there are plans for a further ambassador role plus additional support roles in the pipeline, to co-ordinate employer and community links. Tracy Squires, Deputy Chief People Officer at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We welcome the pledge as an education-led initiative to help people pursue a career in health and social care. “As one of the region’s largest employers it’s only right and proper that we support this

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● Photos are: (left to right) Stockton Riverside College Principal Lesley Graham, Hartlepool College of Further Education Principal Darren Hankey and North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s Deputy Chief People Officer Tracy Squires initiative and attract local people to work for the Trust. Education and employment can help people live happier, healthier lives. “Working in partnership with local colleges allows the Trust to develop courses to get the people with the skills needed to deliver quality care for our patients. There is huge flexibility working with local partners. During the height of Covid 19 the Trust developed a course to train people to become team support workers. This role allowed ward nurses in the Trust to focus on their distinct roles whilst collaborating with support workers who could take on other essential duties such as feeding and supporting patients with essential aspects of their daily

care. At a time of great need, our partnership found a solution which helped us, our partners and created more than 60 opportunities for employment with the Trust. “Nationally, we know there is a lot of demand for people to work in health and social care. We’re always looking for people with the right values and behaviours to work in the NHS and we’re confident our partnership will identify and train those people. And once you begin a career in the NHS, who knows how far you can potentially develop and contribute given the many opportunities and range of positions on offer.”

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Interns enjoy summer success at combined authority T

ees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has praised the hard work and enthusiasm of eleven summer interns, as they talked about the “amazing, eye-opening experience” of their five-week placement at the Combined Authority. To help the region’s young people, one of the groups hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Houchen offered those completing A-levels or equivalent, or students who are currently studying at university, the chance to join the organisation for five weeks in roles that pay the real Living Wage of £9.50 per hour. The interns, aged between 17 and 23, have taken up roles in everything from culture, education and transport to finance and legal, helping to drive forward economic growth in the area and transform the Tees Valley. The students praised the programme, which drew to a close on Friday (27 August) for giving them valuable insight into their career options, as well as real-life workplace experience in a friendly environment. Michael Widdowson,

● Mayor Houchen with the cohort of summer interns 22, gained “invaluable experience” during his internship. He said: "My legal and procurement internship at Tees Valley Combined Authority was an amazing, eye opening experience. Everyone was extremely welcoming and I gained invaluable legal experience. I learned how the law I studied at university applies to TVCA’s projects in practice.

“My main highlight was working on the Teesworks site twice a week and being taken on a site tour. This showed how the procurement law I was working on applied to TVCA’s currently projects. It was truly awe-inspiring to see the massive scale of the site and was far better than working in a London office!" Aneliese Hodgson, also 22, worked with the Transport

team on a number of schemes. She said: “I've really enjoyed my time at TVCA, it's a shame the internship is coming to an end! Everyone here has been eager to help I've even had meetings with staff in other departments who have given me advice on my future career in chemistry or renewables. “I’ve worked on a variety of projects, from

active transport initiatives and decarbonisation approaches to electric charge points. Working in partnership with Northern Rail on hydrogen trains has been the highlight of my time here. I’ve learnt more about hydrogen trains and decarbonisation techniques in the past few weeks than I have in 22 years!” Tees Valley Mayor Ben

Houchen said: “It’s been fantastic to see first-hand the hard work and enthusiasm that our interns have brought to the job each and every day, and they’ve undoubtedly added real value to all we’ve been doing, thanks to their fresh perspectives. “In this difficult time, as we recover our economy following the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more essential than ever to help our young people, inspire them, and give them good quality, well-paid internships like this, to put some money in their pockets and give them a taste of the world of work. “Not only did they get the benefit of experience working with us but, thanks to all of the projects we’re funding or have a hand in across the region, the interns also learned of the great opportunities that lie ahead of them, with all of the jobs we’re helping to create across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool. “I’m grateful for everything they’ve done while working with us and I wish them all the best for their future, whether that’s going on to study further, or starting out in their careers.”

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Kirkleatham Walled Garden Opening


irkleatham Walled Garden opened its gates to the public on Wednesday 25 August, after a major restoration. The historical attraction went through a £9.8m restoration after being closed for 30 years. It now features formal gardens, a science garden, areas for activities and a glasshouse, along with a café, a shop and a 350-seat pavilion, which will be available for events such as weddings, dinners and corporate events. The Walled Garden will create new jobs, traineeships and apprenticeships through its catering and horticultural academy, many of which have already been achieved during the restoration and build period. Cllr Mary Lanigan, Leader of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, said: “The garden will undoubtedly bring new visitors to the region and richly enhance the fantastic attractions our borough and the wider Tees Valley have to offer. “It will bring huge economic and cultural benefits to our region and, most importantly, it will provide local jobs for local people and give them the opportunity to train for a career which will, in turn, bring prosperity and better lives for families in the future. ”Completing a complex and demanding project such as this has been a huge challenge, and particularly so during a pandemic. Council staff and our expert contractors have been up to that challenge and I’m sure you will see the efforts which have been made to ensure the garden reflects the history of the Kirkleatham estate.” The project was funded by the Tees Valley Combined Authority, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Coastal Communities Fund and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council. Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen added: “It’s been fantastic to witness first-hand the results of the transformation of this historic attraction, and I can’t wait for local people and visitors alike to come and see it for themselves. “As well as being another great reason to visit Redcar, I’ve supported this scheme with more than £6million in funding because it will create

● The Ramtohul family good-quality jobs and traineeships, thanks to its catering and horticultural academy, helping people into jobs and on track to great careers right here in our region.” Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has appointed Elior to operate the Garden. The company is a nationally-renowned business with extensive experience in the UK and internationally. Craig Stewart, Regional Managing Director – Concessions at Elior said: “We are proud and delighted that Elior has been appointed as operator for the Kirkleatham Walled Gardens and we are keen to ensure that this historical attraction will delight those who visit it and become a major tourism destination in North-East. We are convinced that the events, workshops and catering and horticultural academy will not only attract new visitors, but also help the local community by creating new career and training opportunities.” Andrew Ramtohul, from Darlington. visiting with his wife, Krista, son Matthew (11) and daughter Melanie (4) said: “It’s a really nice place for the family to come and enjoy the space and the water features. We really like the apple maze where the kids have enjoyed looking at all the different varieties of apples and looking at themselves in the mirrors!

Redcar MP and Cleveland PCC back Theresa Cave over prison sentences for knife crime re-offenders


acob Young, Conservative MP for Redcar, said: "I agree with Theresa. Until the message is sent, loud and clear, that knife crime will land you with a hefty prison sentence the problem will persist. "I am all for strengthening the sentences for offenders and for throwing the book at re-offenders. “It is important that the judiciary remains independent of political influence but no right minded person can help but be disgusted when sentences aren’t handed out to offenders who so willfully endanger life. "There needs to be a clear, unavoidable deterrent to prevent the entire UK from descending into a spiral of unaccountable knife crime. “This is literally a matter of life and death and our courts need to

reflect that." Steve Turner, Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner, said: "There's no point in our officers arresting offenders and the CPS constructing a case for prosecution if the courts are just going to turn those same offenders back out onto the streets. "The law is clear - adults already convicted of the crime face a minimum six-month jail term but apparently we have 61 cases in which a repeat offender was not sent straight to prison. "This is simply not acceptable. I'm not interested in hearing sob stories, I'm not interested in how being jailed might interfere with a job interview or some other excuse. If you're convicted of knife crime as a repeat offender, you should be behind bars. It's that simple."

● The Whittington family “They’ve been paddling and next we’re going back to the café to get something nice to eat and drink.” Lyn Whittington on behalf of her family said: “We’re from Cambridgeshire but tripping out from Saltburn each day and finding activities that are a bit different. “I think it’s lovely here because they’ve retained the old features and are planting on the original walls but they’ve put in lots of modern structures. We like the water features and all the little touches for the children, such as the science area with all the water springing up. Our children particularly liked the water and have been playing hide and seek too! “I think it’s going to be beautiful in a couple of years when everything has begun to mature and the plantings have grown up a bit. But they’ve made a good job of it, it looks really professional and we’re really enjoying it.” The café will serve produce grown locally, home-baked favourites, hot meals, and hot and cold beverages. There will also be a garden shop open all year

round, with a seasonally-changing stock of garden-grown produce and plants, local craft and specialised gardening goods and books. A programme of horticultural and crafts workshops will also take place throughout the year with activities for all ages. The summer opening times will be Monday to Sunday, from 10am to 5.30pm. Groups and coach parties are welcomed as well. Tickets and annual passes will be available from the shop and will include a complimentary filter coffee from the café on first visits. The public will be able to access the centre’s 300-space car park from the new link road off the A174. The selection of tickets will include adult single, concession single, 1 adult + 1 child, family ticket – up to 5 members – single annual pass, single concession annual pass, couples annual pass and family annual pass. The tickets prices will range between £4 for one adult single to £20 for a family annual pass. To register interest or provisionally hold a date at the events pavilion, email venue.enquiry@


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 123 September - October 2021

A w Writes himsical Hollie Bush


look at our area

No oddities here - the Loftus Oddfellows Lodge G

lobal pandemic, national lockdowns, restrictions and school closures; the last year has thrown up enough challenges to test the most hardened optimist. However, communities have continued to come together to help support each other and care for more vulnerable members in a myriad of ways which leads nicely to the story of how our forebears coped with illness and social ills through mutual self-help and mutual community organisations. The Victorian years were a time where there was no NHS, no state benefits beyond the ‘poor law’ workhouse and little help for stricken communities and families from on high. One answer was the setting up of national charitable self-help groups, modelled on earlier friendly societies and having in some cases more than a nodding acquaintance with the ethos of Freemasonry. One such organisation was called “The Oddfellows” and I’m using the imposing image of the massive, ashlar stone, Oddfellows Hall in Loftus as my hook for this article. This building was erected in the Victorian heyday of 1874, when the rural market town of Lofthouse has turned into the ironmining antheap of a renamed “Loftus” courtesy of the North Eastern Railway who already had a West Yorkshire Lofthouse and didn’t want another one thank you very much. So who are the Oddfellows and why the (literally) odd name? They are certainly oldestablished. There were references to “Odd Fellows Lodges” in the London and Sheffield areas as early as the 1730’s. No-one seems sure about the name, but a suggestion is that with the growth of small trades outside of the merchant guilds and established craft bodies like the (stone) masons, there was a coming together of people employed in miscellaneous, "odd trades" in a formal manner. In the 18th century, friendly societies such as the Odd Fellows became more structured providing support to subscribing members in times of hardship. At a time when ‘combinations’ - the early Trade Unions were emerging - such societies were viewed with suspicion and membership was made illegal, driving the movement effectively underground. Eventually, their illegal status was overturned in around 1850 which coincides nicely with their later physical appearance in communities in the shape of buildings such as the one in Loftus. The friendly societies such as the Odd Fellows were also the precursors of our mutual insurance societies using members' regular contributions to underwrite support for those members and their families in time of need. Thus they moved from being on the fringes of civic society to being bastions of Victorian self-help and philanthropy. So back to the Loftus Oddfellows. As said above, Loftus changed dramatically from a predominantly rural market town to a hub of industrial activity during the 19th century with the opening of ironstone mines and ironworks so it’s no surprise that an Odd Fellows Hall was built along its main street at this time, recruiting its members from the many industrial workers and trades that were present in and around the town. The White’s Trade Directory of 1840 reveals the range of trades and shops on offer in the town; grocers, tailors, 6 shoemakers, a clogger, a straw hat maker, blacksmiths, a cooper, saddlers, wheelwrights, corn millers, butchers, bakers but, sadly, no candlestick makers. By

the turn of the century, following the expansion of the local ironstone mines and iron works, the number of grocers had grown to at least 7 and additional trades had been added to the list including a watchmaker, dressmakers, chemists, and a milliner. Certainly, the local Oddfellows Lodge must have been big; even by Victorian standards, the Hall was an imposing building, indicative of the growth in membership and its local importance. The census for 1891 listed the supervisor / caretaker of the Hall as being one Thomas Wake, aged 63 and from the original “Lofthouse” and his wife, Mary, aged 54, also born in the town. In such a society, intensely parochial and where proud trades and professions intermingled in mutual dependence, bodies like the Oddfellows would thrive. Indeed, they were not the only such groups in the area. Two in particular stand out; the Ancient Order of Foresters and the Loftus Farmers and Tradesmens Reform Society - a more exclusive group for the local middle class businessman. The Tradesmen’s Society still exists - a fascinating link with the town’s past. An 2011 press report said of them “The club ruled its earliest members with a rod of iron. They had to be of “good standing”, aged more than 35 and in good health and living within two miles of Loftus. They also had to be able to afford the membership fee of two shillings, and pay two shillings a month. The aims of the club were “Pecuniary aid in times of sickness and other casualties incident to mankind. Also, the promotion of good feeling amongst the tradesmen and farmers of which the club is composed.” It met for the first time on March 8th 1861 at the now sadly closed Angel Inn in Loftus Market Place. Payments of seven shillings a week were made for periods up to six weeks to members considered to be suffering genuine illness provided they were not “seen drinking or to be drunk in public”. Death benefits of £3 were paid in respect of a tradesman and £2 to a tradesman’s wife, funded by members.” The club - now

simply the Loftus Tradesmens Reform Club - is still going, and it meets regularly at a local hotel, and acts as a purely social body. We know of the existence of the Foresters - like the Oddfellows a national organisation - by the massive “Burial Boards” on display at Loftus Town Hall listing the deceased members of Court Dundas 747 of the Ancient Order of Foresters in Loftus. Established in Great Britain in 1834 as the Ancient Order of Foresters, this friendly society—a mutual association for the purposes of insurance, pensions, savings or cooperative banking— offered sick benefits to its mostly working class and under-privileged members. The Burial Board covers the years from 1880 ((although it is understood the Foresters first set up in Loftus in 1839) until around the First World War in 1914 Other Oddfellows Groups existed elsewhere in East Cleveland, although none erected such a fine Hall. In September 1875 the local press reported that, in Skelton, “The Members of the Loyal Wharton Lodge of Oddfellows [Manchester Unity] held their anniversary on Monday last. (the 1st). The Skelton Lodge assembled in their lodge room and marched to the Church, headed by the Skelton Lower Edge Band to hear an excellent sermon by the Rev Ahier. Afterwards they visited Skelton Castle and perambulated the principal streets of the parish. They sat down to a good dinner provided by Mr Lightfoot at the Green Inn and in the afternoon adjourned to a nearby field where many enjoyed a dance and watched foot racing. There are now 160 members with a fund of £180.” So what happened to the Oddfellows ? Well, firstly, they haven’t gone away. They are still in existence as a national body and indeed there is a Cleveland branch of which more later. But like the Foresters, their benefits side effectively ended with the beginnings of state provision, beginning with the introduction of old age pensions in 1911. The Oddfellows Hall still served in that period as a base for the organisation, as a local man, Chris Humble recalled “I have just discovered that my great great grandfather one John Ripley

was caretaker of the Hall in Loftus late in his life. he was certainly living there in the caretaker’s House in 1901” .It seemed it was a second job, as his main occupation was listed as being a Quarryman. No seems sure of when the Loftus Oddfellows Hall stopped operating as a hub for friendly society activities but 100 years after it opened its doors, it was still performing an important community function, firstly as a venue for social occasions like dinners and dances, stage shows and from 1910 - on Sunday afternoons showing Loftus's first movies. It then functioned as a local youth centre, before that activity moved to premises in the former Junior School in Duncan Place. At some point in the late 1970’s, it became empty and remained that way for a number of years until it was saved from dereliction by the Loftus Development Trust who coordinated its conversion into flats, providing, with the help of the local NHS hospitals trust, supported housing for local people to the current day. It’s good to see such a prominent part of the streetscape of Loftus and a key player in its social history continue to help the town’s residents, albeit in a slightly different way from its original function. But that isn’t quite the end. Like the Foresters and another group, the Free Gardeners, the Oddfellows still thrive nationally, and also locally. Indeed, the benevolent society aspect of their work continues, with membership and contributions underpinning a system of grants for accidental death of a member’s next of kin, assistance in local emergencies, like a flooded home or a longer term grant for serious or chronic illness or for an older person in need, or facing a distressing time due to a change in personal or family circumstance can be applied for, The organisation can also offer members help with benefits advice, a direct CAB linkage and a limited, discretionary, legal aid system. But most of the life of the society now is social, and this is administered by local branches under the auspices of the society’s Manchester head office. Locally we have a Cleveland Branch, run by their Secretary, David Smith from Billingham and Margaret Wells from Hart Village who acts as the branch Social Secretary. Past activities, in what seem like distant pre-covid days were many and varied, outings, dances and dinner nights all of which underpinned a constant round of fundraising for good local causes - hospices, childhood cancer research and local junior rugby. The message from the branch is; “Covid won’t beat us. We WILL meet again, and we are so proud of our members who despite the recent upheaval to our lives have remained positive and supportive of each other.” A copy of the branch magazine and contact details for anyone wanting to join can be found via the Oddfellows 'branch finder’ link; Branch Finder | Find details of your nearest Oddfellows Branch Hollie Bush

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Sirius Minerals Foundation supports Covid-19 recovery


irius Minerals Foundation, the charitable body supported by Anglo American’s Woodsmith Mine being built near Whitby and on Teesside, have awarded grants to 36 local organisations and charities to help them and the people they support recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Each organisation will receive between £500 to

£5,000 to fund projects and activities to help people regain their confidence and restart their lives as the country continues to come out of lockdown. Foundation Chief Executive Leah Swain said: “We were pleased to be able to fund local organisations, many of whom had not received a grant from the Foundation before, to provide a wide range of community-based activities to enable local

people impacted by the pandemic to start to get out and about again. “It’s been a tough 18 months for so many people in our area and we are just glad we can contribute in a small way to the incredible work of the voluntary and community sector who have done so much for their communities during the pandemic.” One successful applicant was Newby & Scalby Parish Council, who will use their £4,982 to help launch their Walk & Talk campaign to help prevent isolation. “We’ve found that more and more people are struggling to get back out into the community after the Covid-19 pandemic, so the plan is to attract and train volunteers to help, whether that be going for a walk or going shopping,” explained Helen King, Head of Hub

& Community Support Services with the Parish Council. “We’re so grateful to the Sirius Minerals Foundation for their support, without this funding we wouldn’t be able to help so many people.” Another organisation that will benefit from Foundation funding is Redcar based Teesstrhive, who will use their £5,000 grant to continue and expand their Vagabonding sessions for local youngsters. “These sessions are fantastic as they get youngsters out of the house, off their phones and out and about in the woods or to the beach. The funding will help us buy things like waterproof clothes and equipment and radios, and also help with admin and staffing costs,” said James Hopper, Director of the organisation.

“It also gives us the opportunity to expand these sessions out to more people and will benefit so many people in our community, so thank you to the Sirius Minerals Foundation for making a real difference.” This is the second round of grants for the Foundation’s Covid-19 recovery fund, following the award of £350,000 to 33 local charities in November 2020. Anglo American is funding the Foundation with £1m a year while the mine is under construction. Longer term, it will be funded by percentage of mine revenue, which is expected to amount to several million pounds per year. Future funding rounds will be announced via www. siriusmineralsfoundation.

Redcar and Cleveland welcomes Afghan refugees


efugees fleeing Afghanistan have been arriving in Redcar and Cleveland. Two families who worked for the British in Afghanistan have already settled in the borough under existing resettlement schemes from the war-torn country following the Taliban takeover. Now the council has pledged to accept more Afghans under the latest Government scheme, the details of which are still being finalised. Councillor Steve Kay, Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Welfare, said the council was “proud” of its record of helping those in need. He said: “The Council has a proud record of supporting those fleeing conflict and seeking sanctuary. We have been part of the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Scheme for a number of years and many families have successfully settled in our borough under that programme. We have already started to help Afghans resettle in this borough and will continue to meet our humanitarian commitment in line with central government guidance.”

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Rural Ewe Crime Update H

ello and welcome to September’s Rural Policing Page. Well, where has the year gone it’s September almost October and it seems to have flown by? This month I thought I would start with some good news. Not many people realise but I cover the whole of the Cleveland force area both as a rural and crime prevention officer taking on all manner of issues, but helping a great deal in the process. It’s now been decided that I am going to be the official crime prevention officer for Redcar and Cleveland meaning I am not pulled into other areas like Middlesbrough, Stockton and Hartlepool. This will now enable me to give all my attention to your area and look to improve things for you all. I’ll still be looking after rural crime, but again this is a cross over with the work I do. Burglary proofing your home - A comprehensive security checklist On a more serious note: I receive numerous jobs for burglaries with most of these being potentially avoided by taking a little time to protect your home, garages / sheds etc. An effective way of improving the security of a property is to consider each layer separately, like peeling an onion. The three layers to think about are perimeter (fences and walls, gardens,garages, outbuildings), shell (main building, locks, spare keys, alarms) and interior (high-value items, keys, timed lighting). Use this checklist to take simple measures to keep your property secure. Perimeter (fences, walls, gardens, garages, outbuildings) • Is the area around the house free from ‘tools’ that an offender could use i.e. bricks, rubble, ladders, garden equipment? • Are sheds, garages and outbuildings always locked? • Does the perimeter to the front of the house allow good surveillance from the road? • Is all packaging from expensive items i.e. from laptops, tablets, phones, games consoles,hidden

● Out and about on the Wheatlands Estate inside bins? • Are vehicles at the premises secured when not in use? • Are items always removed from vehicles when they are not in use i.e. laptops, tools, shopping bags, boxes, sat-navs or cash? • If you have a garage, is it used to secure the vehicle(s) in, as opposed to being used as astorage space? Shell (main building, locks, spare keys, alarms) • Are spare keys left in a secure place – i.e. NOT under a plant pot, doormat or stone? • Are ground-floor and accessible windows closed and locked? • If you have euro-cylinder locks on your uPVC doors, do they meet TS 007 (3 star) or SoldSecure Diamond Standard (SS312)? • If there is a burglar alarm is it always used? Interior (High-value items, keys, timed

lighting) • Are doors kept locked with the keys removed, kept out of sight/reach, but to hand in case of emergency? • Are timer switches and/or a fake TV unit used when leaving the house unoccupied? • Are attractive items such as jewellery, car keys, laptops, iPads, cash and phones kept out of sight? • Are chargers and cables for laptops/iPads kept out of view? • Have you created a written and photographic record of any items of value (financial or sentimental)? So by simply following these tips you can make a difference to your personal belongings, and if you would like more tips and other various security advice then I would highly recommend taking a look at the CrimeStoppers website

“Amazing” opportunities for young people in Cleveland! THE Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Cleveland is offering young people “amazing” opportunities via Cleveland Youth Commission. The OPCC in partnership with Leaders Unlocked are looking to ● Nieve Rusby ● Rina Wardman recruit young people, aged 14 to 25, to fill the final few places for the police, the opportunities are amazing for 2021-22 Cleveland Youth Commission. self-growth and life skills. The Youth Commission gives young “The Youth Commission allows you to people the chance to have their say about have your say in the world of policing issues which are important to them. In and help to combat issues within the local addition, they can air their views on area.” policing and crime in their communities. Rina Wardman said: “I believe the Youth This project enables them to support, Commission is important as it gives young challenge and inform the work of the people a chance to be able to use their Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) voice in order to make change for the for Cleveland and Cleveland Police. better. According to current Youth “Joining the Youth Commission is an Commissioners, the project has given amazing opportunity as it allows you to them the chance to learn life skills and meet people from your area who have had take an active part in their communities. different lifestyles to your own. It also Nieve Rusby said: “My experience in allows you as an individual to make a Cleveland Youth Commission has been difference within your community.” amazing. I have loved every minute of it, To join the Cleveland Youth Commission especially with the opportunity to become you need to be aged 14 to 25 and live Chief Constable for the day last year! in the four boroughs, which make up “Even if you don’t want a career in the the Cleveland Force area – Hartlepool,

Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland. All sessions are tailored to fit around school, college and work commitments. We are looking for young people, who are good team players with a commitment to the project and are willing to take part in all activities, such as talking to other young people and helping to run workshops. The Youth Commission aims to recruit a diverse group of young people, who broadly reflect the make-up of the local population, including those who may have direct experience of the police and justice system. Applications and further details for this year’s Youth Commission are available at: Youth Commission - Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner ( For further information email Kaytea Budd-Brophy at Completed application forms should be sent to by Friday 17 September 2021. The next Youth Commission meeting takes place on Saturday 25 September 2021.

at: home-property-safety/burglary Please don’t be another statistic, and look after your family and their belongings Festival of Thrift – 25th& 26th September I’m sure a lot of you will be going along to the Festival of Thrift this year after last years was cancelled, so if you see me at the crime prevention stall (big gazebo with Cleveland Police all over it) please come and say hi, as I might have a few freebies to give away Wheatlands I was out and about on the Wheatlands Estate, Redcar recently, due to on-going Anti-Social Behaviour and Off Road motorbike nuisance that’s been reported by residents in the area. Working with the local authorities ASB team and local councillors we are looking to install various CCTV, Barriers and Signage. Crime Prevention Talks: As mentioned at the beginning of this piece, now that I’m the full time crime prevention officer for Redcar and Cleveland, I would like to put out an invite to any organisations, charities, local groups etc that would like me to come along day or evening to give crime prevention talks in order to keep you stay safer. I don’t mind if it’s a few people or large groups I’m here to help. To arrange for me to come along please email me at paul.payne@cleveland.pnn. Well that’s my round up for this month, so take care everyone, and as always you know where I am if you need me. #LookingAfterRuralEwe Kind Regards Paul Payne – Rural Crime Prevention Officer Email: ruralcrime.webmail@cleveland.pnn. Twitter: @ClevelandRural Emergency No: 999 Non-Emergency No: 101 CrimeStoppers: 0800 555 111 - Online: www.

Legal Notice Notice of Application for the Grant of a Premises Alcohol Licence I, Kelly Leanne Jones, do hereby give notice that I have applied to the Licensing Authority at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council for the Grant of a Premises Alcohol Licence at 62 High St, Skelton-inCleveland, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS12 2EG and known as Oopsie Daisys. The application proposes to permit serving alcohol on site, between the hours of 11.00hrs and 22.00hrs A responsible authority or any other person may make representations to the application in writing to the Licensing Authority at the address below by 18th of October. The Licensing Register and a copy of the application may be viewed during normal office hours at the address below. It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine payable on summary conviction of such offences is level 5 Licensing Unit, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar TS10 1RT. Website:


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Guisborough Photo Group Update


ell as you read this you will no doubt know we did not get in the hall on 2nd or the 9th September, and started our season of with Zoom meetings, we hope to get in for the 16th but that depends on the church committee meeting in the 12th which is to late for this report, Thursday September 2nd The chairman welcomed both new and old members, and then had a one minute silence for the four members we sadly lost during the lock down two of which were committee members, all will greatly missed for all the time help and effort they put in to help keep the club running smoothly, 16th September was Entries for the 1st Open Competition, plus a belated Presentation Night. More about that in the next update. Our exhibition in Marske library throughout August, went well and produced a few new members .

23rd September a practical night an insight about Affinity Photo Editor with Geoff Walker and Brian Collett 30th our first gallery night, judge and be judged, and entries for NYSDPA Inter - Clubs competition, with results and presentations on November 26th in St Nicholas church hall, a very good night well worth going to. 7th October results of our first competition, 14th October, Mountain Rescue Presentation – Gary Clarke. 21stOctober Practical night Plus entries for 2nd competition Movement. All the information can be found on our Facebook page and web site. More information on club web site Or our Facebook https:// groups/984715171574093/ More updates next month Rick S

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The World of Theatre


here doesn’t seem to be a lot of touring theatre coming through the region over the next few weeks, presumably with some venues still considering a cautious return to full opening. The Arc at Stockton for example has plenty of ways to get involved as a participator but no theatre performance. Further afield at the Gala Theatre in Durham, on Monday 18th October 7.30pm they welcome the irrepressible Su Pollard with “ Harpy”. “Birdie’s a hoarder. The neighbours call her a harridan and a harpy, although most have never even met her. They see her hoard as a hazard for house prices. But it isn’t rubbish. It’s her life’s work and it exists because years ago something deeply cherished was stolen from her; Birdie’s not been able to give up anything since.” It comes extremely well reviewed as you would expect from a performer of this calibre and would certainly be worth a look. Meanwhile “down south” at York Theatre Royal they are awaiting the arrival of original Theatre/ Bolton Octagon’s “Hound of the Baskervilles”. This farcical adaptation by Lotte Wakeman is billed as a ‘whodunnit for all ages’ with an age 8+ advisory and again comes extremely well reviewed. If you have older kids or grandchildren who’d like a trip to the theatre then this is certainly one for you. More next time!

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


i, all! It's been far longer than we imagined possible since our last column, but we met again in the Bowls club on Sept 7th. We had a very enjoyable Singers’ Night, and the singing was heartfelt! The newly-refurbished room was very comfortable as well. As the situation has been so uncertain we couldn't advertise the evening in the previous issue but we now hope to carry on weekly. We'll mostly be having the same sort of Singers' and Musicians' Nights when anyone can turn up and sing or play anything folk related, which gives you plenty of scope. These evenings are always full of a wide variety of song and music with plenty of good humour. But we will still have guests! For October we'll have Anthony John Clarke on the 12th. He's a very entertaining Irish songwriter with a wry view of life combined with a warm personality, so we're bound to have a great time. For November we plan to have the group "The Heathen Kings" - details next time, and our annual evening of "We Will Remember Them" on the 9th. Club Arrangements: we've introduced as few measures to hopefully keep us safer. We'll limit the number attending to forty, so can anyone wanting to reserve a seat email me at or ring me on 01642 471769. We'll probably put out a sheet each week for folk to put their names on for the following week. We also ask that those coming along take a test at least with a kit you can get from the chemist. (There is also a device to check your temperature in the Bowls Club doorway.) And can you arrive not before 7.20 p.m. to try to reduce contact time? I'm glad to say that the Club has held together over the last eighteen months as a result of sixty meetings on "Zoom".

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●Anthony John Clarke Not quite the real thing, but it's been a great help, thanks to our acting Secretary Nigel Carden with the help of tech-savvy John Dunleavy and our M.C.'s Alison Barnes, Marjorie Fortune and Mary Webb. Members have kept in touch informally as well by phone and email. So - the usual info: we meet at the Redcar Borough Park Bowling Club, Thwaites Lane, off Redcar Lane, Redcar TS10 2FD. (Turn off Redcar Lane at the big red Racecourse sign and we're down the bottom to the left.) Singing starts at 7-45 p.m., and we finish at 11 p.m. We have a website at http://www.cuttywrenfolkclub. com and contact email of Or ring or email me as above. Right - look forward to seeing you soon! George F





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emember during the first lockdown, when everywhere, including playgrounds were shut, and only one brief daily exercise outdoors was allowed? The Friends of Zetland Parks had an idea for something, outside, that people on their daily walk in the park could look at and hopefully enjoy. The idea was Outdoor Art - and funding was sought to pay for the project. Centred around a large, ground compass, including a Zetland Lifeboat weathervane, are ten stone filled


Tuesday Talks launch their autumn programme

Have you visited the Outdoor Art Display in Redcar's Zetland Park yet? By Mary Lee

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gabions; nine displaying photographs of Redcar's maritime and historical past from the 1800's up to the present day, the tenth dedicated to Covid and how it affected us all in 2020. The Friends of Zetland Parks hope visitors to the park enjoy learning about 'old' Redcar, perhaps discovering something you didn't know or spotting photos that invoke pleasant memories. The Group would like to thank everyone who contributed to making this possible. The picture boards are interchangeable, so that in the future different works can be displayed.


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ow in their seventh year, the Tuesday Talks have launched their autumn programme. The online talks via Zoom present aspects of the Northeast's history and heritage and draw audiences from around the world. Tues. 5 Oct: Martin Peagam talks about George & Robert, Timothy & Thomas - the Stevensons & Hackworths whose railways changed the face of Britain. Tues. 19 Oct: Linda Polley presents Linthorpe Pottery and Christopher Dresser Tues 2 Nov: Peter Sotheran - Canon Atkinson and his 40 years in a moorland parish

The talks are presented fortnightly on Tuesdays at 2.00pm via Zoom meetings and the programme continues through to December. Admission is free and guests are invited to contribute towards the costs via a Go-Fund-Me page. The talks last about 45 minutes. The Tuesday Talks began at Kirkleatham Museum in 2015. Since moving online due to the closure of the museum during the lockdowns, the audience has trebled. "We now regularly have 60 or 70 guests signed in and occasionally a subject or a speaker will draw over 100 guests. Login details and the full programme of talks is online at: tuesday-talks

PARKINSON’S UK Redcar & District Support Group Chair based exercise classes for people with Parkinson’s every Tuesday 1 – 2pm at 25K Community Centre, Ayton Drive, Redcar. Further information contact the instructor Beverley Willis on 07980 468851. There is a charge of £2 p.p The Support Group re-starts 14th October 2021 in 25K Community Centre, Ayton Drive, Redcar. The talk will be ‘ Tax Care & Toyboys’. Thursday 11th November 2021, 2-4pm, at 25K Community Centre will be Creative Activity. There is a charge of £2p.p at the Support Group. For further details contact Doreen - email doreen. or 07900 348518

It is with heavy hearts that due to the current Covid situation and increasing cases in our area Light up Loftus have made the sad decision not to host a switch on event in 2021; we have made this decision in order to keep everyone in our community safe. Working in partnership with Loftus Town Council we have been working hard this year to make continued improvements to our festive display. We are installing further trees and strings – see if you can spot them all when they are switched on for all to enjoy on Friday 26th November! We at Light up Loftus are so looking forward to hopefully being able to come back next year bigger, better and brighter!

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e`ve holidayed at Cromer three times now and there`s still much of the surrounding area we`ve yet to explore. Cromer itself has lots to offer with its attractive pier with the Pavilion theatre at the end. The Pavilion shows can only be described as fabulous. This 510 seater theatre puts on variety, live cabaret and comedy. The lighting effects have been described as amazing. The shows start today as I write and continue through to October. Other attractions include Felbrigg Hall & gardens, Amazona zoo and for museum lovers there`s the Cromer museum and the RNLI Henry Blogg museum. A little further up the coast is the lovely little resort of Sheringham with its magnificent hall and gardens. Then just over 20 miles inland there`s Norwich City on the river Wensum. The cathedral is worth a look around and nearby, the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell traces local history, including a re-created old pharmacy and exhibits on the textile industry. If you`re prepared to go a little further afield ,less than an hour’s drive south is the far larger resort of Great Yarmouth. (To be reviewed in a future edition). Wayfarer

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Anglo American appoints 15 new local apprentices to Woodsmith Project

nglo American welcomed a new intake of 15 apprentices to its Woodsmith Project, as the company continues its push to build a locallysourced and trained workforce for the future. Over 500 applications were received for this year’s programme ●Apprentices in with 50 invited to the service shaft an assessment day. The lucky 15 young of them live locally to the project, with people raise the number of apprentices six from in and around Whitby, eight from on the workforce to 29, adding to the 14 Teesside, and one from Scarborough. recruited in September 2019. Anglo American’s Advanced “We’re delighted to be welcoming 15 Engineering Technician apprenticeship new apprentices to Anglo American as programme aims to recruit and train we continue our drive to hire and develop around 50 apprentices over the coming a skilled local workforce for the long- years. The four-year year level 3 BTEC term future of our project,” said Gareth engineering course is run in partnership Williams, Operational Readiness Director with the Teesside based TTE Technical, for Anglo American’s Crop Nutrients part of Middlesbrough College Group. business. “We have always been The first two years are based at TTE committed to employing as many local and focus on developing knowledge of people as possible and this programme electrical, mechanical and instrumentation re-affirms that ambition.” engineering principles and putting these The average age of this year’s apprentices into practice. The remaining two years is 19, with the majority joining straight see the apprentices undertake work-based from school, though it includes some learning at one of the Woodsmith Project more experienced candidates and those sites. Anglo American will also support with higher education qualifications. All them to gain additional qualifications,

including a Higher National Certificate (HNC). “It’s a fantastic opportunity for any young person,” said Mr Williams. “As a British mining engineer myself, I feel privileged and honoured to be helping to train up the next generation of engineers as we continue the construction of this world class mine.” The Woodsmith Project currently employs 1300 people in Scarborough, Whitby and Teesside. It involves digging two 1 mile deep mine shafts at Woodsmith Mine near the village of Sneaton near Whitby, and a 23 mile transportation tunnel to a processing facility and port on Teesside. Most of the surface infrastructure at Woodsmith Mine is being built underground and the site landscaped to minimise the visual impact on the surrounding countryside. It will mine a giant deposit of the mineral polyhalite, which will be sold as a natural, low carbon environmentally friendly fertiliser. Future recruitment programmes will open for applicants around the turn of the year. Further information is available at https://uk.angloamerican. com/apprenticeships.

Bulky waste collections have resumed


esidents can have their unwanted bulky items removed by the council once again. Bulky waste collection services - along with garden waste services - were suspended in July due to Covid-related staffing issues. Garden waste collections resumed during August, and now, the council are pleased to announce the resumption of bulky waste collections too, with appointments available for booking now.. Residents are able to dispose of bulky items free of charge by taking them to the Dunsdale Recycling Centre; however, if this is not possible, council collections can be arranged for a charge by ringing 01642

774774. Councillor Julie Craig, Cabinet Member for Highways, Neighbourhoods and Transport, said: “I would like to acknowledge and thank our residents for their patience and understanding with regards to the bulky waste service suspension. It has been a challenging time over summer, but the team are now caught up and ready to operate at full capacity, offering the full range of services.” For more details on what type of items, how to book and charges which apply, please visit the Bulky Waste Collections (redcar-cleveland. page, within the council website’s ‘Waste and Recycling’ section.

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his article has been inspired by MY pain in the neck, my husband – with his blessing, I hasten to add! Actually, it was his suggestion; I was trying to decide what to write about this month, and he said why not write about tickling me under the arm? I’ll explain a bit further …. For years he has had occasional problems with his neck; he’d wake up in the morning and it was very stiff; during the day it would worsen until he was struggling to straighten his head. He’d take himself off to the chiropractor, who would do a couple of treatments over the next week, and he would gradually improve until the following week he was back to normal. When I trained in Bowen therapy he stopped going to see the chiropractor – he no longer had the need, as he had me at home to treat him! He still got the occasional bad neck, but I sorted it out with Bowen; it still took a couple of treatments most times, but it was more enjoyable and much more gentle. Then I went on another workshop to learn a slightly different set of Bowen skills, and learnt an intriguing move for sore necks. It was developed by another Australian Bowen therapist in his 70s. He told us about one boy he had seen, who had a neck so sore that his ear was almost touching his shoulder. He had been to see many doctors without success; this time the therapist worked under the arm. He

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Saltburn Today & Yesterday Chris Scott Wilson & Michael Hampson Seaside Books 2021 soft cover £12.99 Saltburn Today & Yesterday is Chris Scott Wilson’s second book of 2021 about the town, following a new edition of his The History of Saltburn a few months ago. These publications are very timely, this year being the 160th anniversary of the founding of Saltburn as a town. Although the titles may suggest a close similarity in content – and, inevitably, some duplication occurs – there are substantial differences. The History of Saltburn extends to some 180 pages with a thorough account of the town’s development, complemented by mainly monochrome images. On the other hand, the 82 pages of Saltburn Today & Yesterday contain mainly colour images from the camera of Michael Hampson, supported by concise text. Saltburn Today & Yesterday draws on Chris Scott Wilson’s Saltburn Times (1987) with added updates to the text. Michael Hampson’s photographs are definitely 21st century, portraying the town and surrounding places in vibrant colours. Photography is fundamentally about timing and it’s evident that Michael Hampson has made this a priority as we’re treated to images that bring out Saltburn’s brightest aspects. Images are enhanced by the seasonal hues of cherry blossom, daffodils, tulips and autumn leaves and a 21st century note is added with the cheering colours of knitted figures on the pier. There’s

also a 2016 cover of Talk of the Town, a reminder of the invariably striking photography at the front of this monthly magazine for Saltburn and district. Comprehensive captions accompany the images, a welcome feature of this bright publication. I found the book a valuable aid when visiting a relative in a nursing home as it provided much stimulus, eliciting happy memories of a unique place. If you’re looking for a souvenir of Saltburn as a reminder of its regeneration and special character, this book merits seeking out. Saltburn Today & Yesterday is available from Book Corner (01287 348010) and Holly Blue (01287 624283) in Saltburn, Chapter One (01287 640507) in Loftus and Guisborough Bookshop (01287 610179). If you’re in Whitby there’s Holman’s (01947 602372) and Whitby Bookshop (01947 606202). John Roberts August 2021


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Speedway By Ryan Nassau edcar’s recent six weeks has been successful as they picked up important points to secure their play-off place. At home, stupendous, scintillating speedway has been the order of the day with three last heat deciders and a last gasp draw! Redcar’s August actually began with back to back away defeats but both meetings came down to the last race as the Bears picked up two important points. Firstly, Redcar made the journey down to Plymouth and lost 46-43 with the former Grand Prix star Bjarne Pedersen proving the difference with a faultless maximum. Redcar then travelled to Scunthorpe who have been in impressive home form. A fantastic meeting followed with lots of passing throughout. Redcar’s reserves only managed three points and that was the difference between the sides as Scunthorpe came out 46-44 winners. Redcar’s only comfortable recent win came against the Plymouth Gladiators in the return fixture. Despite speedway legends Bjarne Pedersen and Jason Crump both hitting double figures the Gladiators lacked support and Redcar came out 55-35 winners. Jake Allen and Michael Palm-Toft were the star men scoring 14 & 12 respectively.

Redcar Bears

Ryan’s Redcar round up


● Charles Wright, captain (on left with hat) and Jake Allen The real drama began against the Poole Pirates who currently lead the Championship table. After 10 heats, Redcar found themselves 8 points down and in all sorts of trouble against a side led by Danny King and Steve Worrall who were both undefeated. Amazingly, Redcar found themselves 2 points up going into the final heat after a couple of 5-1’s and a 4-2. Heat 15 was an epic climax to a fantastic meeting as the rider of the night Charles Wright combined with Jake

Allen to secure a 48-42 home win. Redcar’s next fixture was another home encounter, this time Scunthorpe were the visitors. Another nerve shredding, tense encounter followed with Redcar struggling in the early stages and yet again found themselves in trouble. Scunthorpe were electric early on and were eight points up after only five heats. Redcar closed the gap slightly to 6 heading into heat 9. The ninth race saw the turning point with Scunthorpe set for a big 5-1 but disaster

Marske Cricket Club I

t is with sadness, for the second month running, that we have to announce the passing of one of our long-standing Sponsors, this being Russ Teasdale, owner of Beaumont Accountancy, who have sponsored the club for many years and have always been willing to go that extra mile when requested. Our sincere thoughts, from those who had contact with Russ at the club, are with Karen, his wife, and his family. As the season has drawn to an end, with no more fixtures at any level, it has not been a successful season for the Senior teams apart from the 1st’s reaching the final of the 100 Ball competition, in which we were, unfortunately, beaten by Barnard Castle, with both the 1stand 2nd teams being relegated from their respective divisions, but, hopefully, next season will enable to club to consolidate, re-build and bring success, once more, to our club. The Junior teams have been excellent throughout and have excelled on a regular basis over the season, which bodes well for the future of cricket at Marske Cricket Club. By the time this edition of Coastal View and Moor News has dropped through your letterbox, guests will have, hopefully, been entertained by the fabulous Janie Mackenzie. We say hopefully because artistes previously booked to start our season of Saturday Night entertainment were, due to circumstances beyond our control, unable to perform. Fortunately we managed to get a local, excellent band, Glass Cactus, at the club one Saturday, bringing with them their obvious talent and their loyal ‘groupies’ to add

atmosphere to the evening. On Saturday October 9th we welcome Simply Vocal, a tremendous duo, who are guaranteed to bring you at least a couple of hours of excellent talent and entertainment, so get your £3’s out and come and join us. On Tuesday October 12th we welcome back the brilliant J J Galway to our monthly Irish Night, with doors open from 7.30 p.m., which is always enthusiastically supported whenever he appears at the club. The evening includes a raffle organised by, our one and only Irish Maiden, Louisa plus a fun-filled game of Bingo – where else can you have a full evening like this for £2.50? Also don't forget our very well attended Bingo sessions on a Wednesday evening and Sunday lunchtime – cash prizes galore to be won! We are also planning a Halloween Party on Saturday October 23rd from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. where a Fancy Dress prize will be awarded to the best on show. Many prizes for various activities will be given with sweets and food being available throughout. It is free entry but tickets must be obtained from behind the bar – allocated on a first come first served basis in order to control numbers. Children must also be accompanied, and supervised, by an adult. In conclusion, a bit of pre-warning for your diary, we are having a Christmas Fayre on Saturday November 20th from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. where the usual stalls, and more, will be there for your interest and, hopefully, purchases including mulled wine. Read about us here again next month and follow us on


struck for their exciting rising star Jordan Palin who fell whilst leading and was forced to withdraw. This was a huge help for the Bears who hit a 4-2 in the re-run of heat 9 and after heat 14 Redcar led by the solitary point. Yet again, the final action saw Allen and Wright combine for a 5-1 to see the Bears get out of jail again. At the end of the meeting more drama was to follow as Anders Rowe announced it was to be his last match as a Bear as he had been replaced. Redcar announced that Lewis Kerr had signed after the sad demise of Eastbourne to replace the stricken Jordan Stewart whilst the former Scorpion Ryan Kinsley came in to join Jordan Jenkins at reserve. Redcar were back in action less than 48 hours later against the Berwick Bandits and found themselves trying to perform another houdini act. This time it looked like all was lost as with only 3 heats remaining Redcar were 8 points down as Kasper Andersen came back to haunt his former club with a big score. A heat 13 5-1 brought Redcar within 4 but a shared heat 14 left Redcar needing another 5-1 to spare their blushes and secure a draw against a side who had not won away all season. The most dramatic race of the season was to follow as Leon Flint sat comfortably in second which would have secured a win for Berwick

but coming into the final bend Flint was up by the fence riding high and disaster struck as he came down yards from the finish as Michael Palm-Toft secured 2nd to nick Redcar a draw. The next action at home saw Redcar welcome Kent. Redcar were kept honest as Kent's former GP stars Scott Nicholls and Troy Batchelor scored well but lacked the required support from their teammates as 3 double figure scores from Wright, the new man Kerr and Palm-Toft secured a 51-39 win. The final action of this report saw Redcar visit Birmingham for the 3rd time this season and more controversy was to follow after their previous clashes. After 4 heats Redcar were struggling at 16-8 down but the Teessiders were unhappy with the track and after a lengthy 50 minute delay for remedial work Redcar rode with renewed vigour to come out 48-42 winners. This was a startling victory that looked highly unlikely early on and most of the credit must go to the impressive Lewis Kerr and Charles Wright who scored paid 29 points. This result left Redcar in a fabulous position as finishing in the top 2 will secure them entry into the play-off semi finals.

Skelton Castle Junior Cricket Club

hen the club’s senior cricket team disbanded some five years ago, those players remaining began coaching and developing junior cricket. Due to the hard work of the coaches, this season both the under 11 and under 13 teams have won their respective leagues, the under 13s also winning the Goldsborough Cup, whilst the under 11s were runners up in the Jim Ramage Cup Final to Great Ayton. The club itself boasts two girls, Amy Hurst and Grace Twiby who play for Durham County Cricket Club and a further eight boys selected for Cleveland County in recognition of the club’s successes. The club is not affiliated to any NYSD Club and is totally selfsupporting due to excellent local sponsorship and the exceptional efforts of parents and supporters. The club has an extremely friendly family atmosphere and would welcome any boys and girls up to the age of 15 who would like to get involved with junior cricket. Coaching takes place at the cricket ground throughout the summer months and will continue at Freebrough Academy in Brotton throughout the winter months every Wednesday evening commencing on the 22nd September from 6.00pm – 8.00pm. Anyone interested can find information on the clubs website or by contacting Graeme on 07815 943346.

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Redcar Town FC



by Ian Enderwick

Redcar Town FC Presentation Day Well done to all our teams and players who received their awards recently.

Demanding challenge for all at Redcar Athletic in Division 1

A Redcar Town Royals Under 11 Redcar Town Royals Under 11 are on the lookout for players in school years 5 and 6 to join this exciting team. The boys will be playing in the TJFA White division next season. Training is on every Thursday from 6pm and Saturday mornings from 10:30am. If your son or daughter is interested, please contact or drop us a message. Gary 07935055066

By James McDonald

ugust was a month jam-packed with fixtures, with nine games pencilled in, to kick-off the 2021/22 campaign. After almost eight months of no competitive football, it’s fair to say everyone involved at Redcar Athletic was thrown into the deep end of division one football in the Northern League. Due to cancellations and the rescheduling of fixtures, the Steelmen played seven games in the month; still a demanding challenge for any team. From the seven games played, Athletic picked up three wins, one draw, and suffered three defeats. Overall, it was an impressive start to the club’s first season in division one, and the club currently finds itself 13th in the table. Amongst those victories was Redcar Athletic’s first ever appearance in the Emirates FA Cup, which took place on 7th August. The visiting team was Hemsworth Miners Welfare, and it was an impressive 4-1 win which saw off the competition and resulted in the Steelmen progressing to the final preliminary round of the competition. The game marked the first time a team in Redcar has competed in the FA Cup since 1959, and after following in the footsteps of Redcar Albion and Redcar AFC, the Steelmen, for the first time in their history, partook in the prestigious competition. The final goal of the game came from Owen Clarkson – a former youth prospect who came through the youth academy at the club. After receiving the ball on the right side of the pitch,

he took the ball past three defenders before switching the ball onto his left and placing an effort into the far corner. The impressive goal sealed the win and ensured Redcar were in the hat for the following round. Shortly after the FA Cup game, Athletic made their most recent signing of Bobby Rye from Thornaby. The player joins following the departure of Carl Williams who returned to former side Redcar Town, who play in the division below Redcar Athletic. The youngster came off the bench against Seaham Red Star, in the preliminary round of the FA Cup. After replacing Nicky Martin in the second half, he grabbed a late equaliser to force a replay which would take place in front of the Redcar faithful. Unfortunately, the fairytale ended shortly after that, as Seaham were victorious 1-3 in the reverse fixture. Despite Jordan Rivis putting Redcar ahead early on through a penalty, Seaham struck twice early in the second half which changed the game completely. Although the dream was cut short, Redcar fans will take confidence from the performance in all three FA Cup fixtures. The month was rounded off with a strong performance away from home against Ashington on 31st August. The Steelmen visited the home of Bobby and Jack Charlton determined to show their quality against a well-established division one side. Redcar came out 1-3 victors after two late winners in the final stages of the game. This result moved Redcar to 13th going into September where they only have one league game to play.

North Riding Football League

T Redcar Town Ladies

Both our Ladies teams would like to thank Mike at Redcar Glazing for sponsoring their new match balls.

By Andrew Snaith

he North Riding Football League is underway with Yarm & Eaglescliffe the early leaders in the Premier Division. The highlight of their campaign so far being an impressive 2-0 home win over four time champions Boro Rangers. The second tier has been split into West and East divisions with two unbeaten sides in each. Nunthorpe and Thornaby and Ingleby Barwick (TIBS) are the early pacesetters in the 'west while Lealholm and Guisborough

Town Reserves are in form on the east side. The women's division is also now underway with three sides boasting 100% records early on. Poppleton, Richmond Town and Redcar Town Reserves are the sides to watch so far. You can get the latest on the North Riding Football League at Or follow on Facebook or Twitter (@nrflofficial). Potential sponsors and other interested parties can contact the NRFL via email:



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Mixed fortunes for Guisborough Town with FA Cup and Vase exits big disappointments


By Bill Perfitt

ith the new 2021/22 season two months old Guisborough Town can look back on mixed fortunes so far with disappointing cup exits balanced out by a reasonable start in the Northern League with a mini unbeaten run of four matches leaving the Priorymen in a comfortable mid-table position. After bowing out of this season’s FA Cup competition with a plucky display in a 2-0 defeat at a strong North Shields side Guisborough then put together an impressive four-match unbeaten league run. It started with a comprehensive 3-0 home win over newly-promoted West Allotment Celtic with a brace of goals from the impressive Brad Plant and Steve Roberts scoring the other goal to underline his welcome return to form after a long run of injuries. This was then followed by a controversial 0-0 draw with then early league leaders Newton Aycliffe. The truly heroic Priorymen showed fantastic fighting spirit after being down to 10 men after only 10 minutes

when Harry Ord was unlucky to be sent off with a goal-line clearance being unfairly adjudged to have been hand ball. Luckily for Guisborough, their former striker Sonni Coleman hit his spot kick well wide to provide a deserved reprieve for the Priorymen. This draw was followed by another stalemate, this time 2-2 in an entertaining match at Northallerton with Guisborough’s Callum Martin and Harry Ord on the scoresheet for the Priorymen. The following week Guisborough earned another point in a dour 0-0 draw at Teesside derby rivals Billingham Town. With that good run of performances behind them, Guisborough travelled to Northern League Division Two side Carlisle City on 11 September with high hopes of making further progress in this season’s FA Vase campaign. But the Priorymen’s hopes were dealt a crushing blow just before halftime when goalkeeper Robert Dean – who has impressed greatly with some tremendous saves during the unbeaten league run – was red carded

● Guisborough Town defender James Dillon makes a superb sliding tackle to thwart a Carlisle City attack shortly before half-time when he was adjudged to have handled the ball outside his penalty area, a decision which many travelling Guisborough fans felt was questionably harsh. The one-man deficit ultimately proved too much for Guisborough and they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat with Carlisle’s Jordan Holt scoring the winner in the 64th minute. After the game a bitterlydisappointed Guisborough Manager had some harsh words for his side, although he conceded that overall they are a good group of players. He commented: “The sending off

● Guisborough Town captain JJ Bartliff shows tremendous balance and poise as he controls the ball in the game against Carlisle City. PICTURES BY DAN CLARK

of Deano definitely impacted the end result but in truth we played just as poorly when we had 11 players on the pitch as we did with 10! ‘COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY' “The game was one of the most disappointing performances that both myself and my assistant manager Paul Crager have seen from any side we ever had. “The match provided us with a brilliant opportunity to get going on a good run in this season’s Vase competition. “The players have been told in no

uncertain terms what the requirement is to play going forward in terms of effort and taking more collective responsibility. “That said, they are a really good bunch of lads who hopefully will take a good look at themselves between now and next Saturday when we travel to Thornaby for our next league match,” added Steve. Guisborough Town defender James Dillon makes a superb sliding tackle to thwart a Carlisle City attack For more information on all things Guisborough Town please visit our official Twitter site at: @guistownfc

Sleights FC Update


By Andrew Snaith

leights FC are back in Beckett League top tier action keen to better their best ever finish of second spot. The club would like to thank Anth, Jordan and the team at AC Building and Property Maintenance for agreeing to extend their sponsorship of the sports ground at Lowdale Lane in the village. Chairman Andrew Snaith said: "It's brilliant to have the continued support of a great local business. "I'd like to thank them sincerely for sticking by us, especially with the additional uncertainty of the pandemic.

"Their help means we can cover our rent for all three teams which is vital for the club." Returning to the SFC after a brief spell away are full-back Corey Hart and striker Billy Graham. Shane Bannister has come in from local football, with Liam Rissen another new face in the squad. Centre half Jacob Rigden joined from North Riding Division One East Whitby Fishermens Society and debuted in the 2-1 pre-season season defeat to Fishburn Park.

Leaving the club are striker Michael Bulmer, defender Spencer Morrison and midfielder Luke Jackson. For the first time, they won't be competing in any of the Scarborough area cup competitions, such as the Junior Cup, which they reached the semi-finals of in 2019. As of time of going to press, SFC are looking for a sponsor for their new home strip. For £650, your company would have their name on the smart black and white Adidas strip pictured for at least the next two seasons. The club can be

contacted via The club have been running miniballers sessions at the AC Building and Property Maintenance Sports Ground on Lowdale Lane every Sunday from 9.30am. Coaches Mark and Tom have earned rave reviews and the club is always looking to expand. Currently there are under 12 and under 13s sides as well as the adult first team. Additional teams will be considered going forward if there are coaches available and children are interested. Parents can contact the club at

Whitby Town Round Up Great start to season by Whitby Town


By Andrew Snaith

he Blues have made a tremendous start to the Northern Premier League season; as of time of press, the Seasiders had won six of their first eight league games. Leading scorer Jacob Hazel has netted eight times and is in red hot form. Town sit third after an unbeaten start at home and have won four of five away clashes. Whitby are planning a new roof for their East Stand, known as the Scratching Shed, but even without that shelter, attendances are up above 400, for the visits of Morpeth Town, Radcliffe and Nantwich Town in

the NPL. The Seasiders are preparing for a string of home ties after four successive away clashes. Hyde United visit the Towbar Express Stadium on Saturday 25th September, followed by Stalybridge Celtic, the following Tuesday. The final midweek clash, at the ground, in 2021, will see Yorkshire Coast rivals Scarborough Athletic in an all-ticket game, on Tuesday 12th October. All games, home and away, continue to be available on coastandcountyradio. Whitby Sport Extra as well as with updates on 97.4FM on The Saturday Sport Show, from 2pm.

●Jacob Hazel

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Marske United Football Club on the field news M

By Mark Hathaway

arske’s 4th season in the Northern Premier League has started very well, with the club winning seven of their first eight games in all competitions. The season started on August 14th, with Cleethorpes Town making the long trip to Mount Pleasant. In what was, in all honesty, a game lacking in quality it was the Seasiders who ran out 2-0 winners in front of a bumper crowd of 450. Marske took the lead in the first minute of the second half through a controversial goal from Matty Tymon, which was initially disallowed for offside. The second goal, a bizarre own goal from Jordon Cooke followed on 53 minutes. Next up was the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup where North Yorkshire rivals Pickering Town were visitors to Mount Pleasant. In a truly dominant performance, Marske hit the Pikes for seven without reply, thanks to an amazing 5 goals from Adam Boyes added to goals from Kev Burgess and Tymon. Marske made it two league wins from two when Yorkshire Amateur visit Mount Pleasant with the home side running out comfortable 4-0 winners. In a tough first half, which looked like it would go into the break goalless, Boyes broke the deadlock on 43 minutes and Marske took over in the second half adding further goals from Burgess and two more from Boyes, giving him a total of 8 goals in his last two games! The following Saturday gave Marske their first defeat of the season when they were deservedly beaten by a stronger, more physical

Marske United Off the Field News


By Bob Ryan

long with the team making great progress, Marske United in the Community continues to grow. There are still a lot of activities happening each week which enables people of all ages to stay fit and maintain their social skills. Summer Activities Feedback The Club facilitated a full two weeks of fun activities for children of all ages. This was put on in conjunction with the Trident Community Foundation, The Link Foundation and MFC Foundation. There was a great support by the community in attending these sessions. Children were able to take part in fun activities and receive Hot Food prepared on site. There was some very good feedback from all who attended, and the children are keen to attend further sessions that the club intend to put on. Ground Works Work continues to improve the ground at Mount Pleasant. A new hard standing area has now been provided near the entrance. This is providing popular with supporters to congregate with fellow supporters over a drink and catch up. The area behind the Bowls Club has now been tidied up and a new Wooden Perimeter fence installed along that part of the ground. The club have further plans over the coming months where supporters can see the difference every time they turn up. This work is credit to the small band of volunteers who continuously work to maintain the ground standards and also improve them. The Football club relies on volunteers to help with the day-to-day maintenance and running of the football club. If you are interested in getting involved with Marske United in a voluntary capacity either during the week or helping

Liversedge side. Despite taking the lead on the stroke of half time through Tymon, the home side hit two in the second half to run out 2-1 winners. Marske had the chance to get back on track just two days later when old adversaries Dunston visited Mount Pleasant on the Bank Holiday Monday. In front of yet another excellent crowd, this time 425, the first 20 minutes suggested that Marske were suffering a hangover from the Liversedge defeat. However, the game turned on its head in 8 first half minutes. Marske took the lead through a Glen Butterworth strike and it was 2-0 on 31 minutes with yet another goal from Boyes. McKenzie Dicicco notched his first competitive goal for Marske two minutes later and Boyes rounded off the scoring in the 2nd half as Marske eased to a 4-0 win. Next up was the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup where Northern League side Seaham Red Star were the visitors to Mount Pleasant. Marske made it 13 goals in 2 FA Cup games with a crushing 6-0 victory, five of the goals coming in the first half. Marske took the lead on 13 minutes through Boyes (see photo), and it was 2-0 minutes later thanks to the goal of the game from Jack Blackford. The next two goals came from centre halves, firstly from Andrew May, then Burgess and Marske made it 5-0 on 41 minutes through a Craig Gott penalty, his 100th goal for Marske. It was 6-0 on 64 minutes when Boyes added his 2nd of the game and his 7th FA Cup goal in 2 games, making him the joint top scorer in the competition. The games were coming thick and fast and the following Tuesday, old Northern League rivals Shildon made the short trip to Marske. In front of another 400+ crowd, Marske took their time to get on top but deservedly won the game thanks to two second half goals, the first a towering header from Burgess and the second yet another goal from Boyes, who made it 6 in the League and 13 in all

on a matchday please email Bob or Stan by - we are always keen to have trade skills people helping with the various ground improvements that are taking place and can offer their skilled expertise. Walking Football Walking Football for all continues to prove very popular for people of all ages with more and more attending each week. The club run two sessions each week: a Monday evening session between 18:00-19:00, and a Thursday morning session between 11am and 12Noon 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 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 these sessions. Due to the dark nights the Monday session will be moving inside at Saltburn to cover the winter period from the beginning of October. Please check out for updates on locations and times for each week. Half Term Fun Football Session The Club are pleased to announce that they will be able to once again provide a Fun Day of Football for all children between 7-11 years (Primary School age) on Wednesday 27th October 2021 from 10am-3pm at Mount Pleasant Football Ground. This session will be run by AJX Academy who have proved very popular with the children at the previous sessions they have put

● (Above) Adam Wheatley vs Seaham Red Star ● (Righ)t Adam Boyes vs Seaham Red Star competitions. Marske made their longest journey of the season on Saturday 11th with a trip to Lincoln United. Despite having key players injured, Marske blew their hosts away with three first half goals, two from James Fairley and the inevitable goal from Boyes. The second half was a non-event with victory already assured as Marske moved to 3rd place in the embryonic league table. Next up is an FA Cup game at home to South Shields, where a bumper crowd is expected at Mount Pleasant. The remaining fixtures for the end of September and the start of October are as follows: Friday 24th September – Tadcaster Albion

(A) KO 7.45pm Saturday 2nd October – Brighouse Town (H) KO 3.00pm Saturday 9th October – Glossop North End (H) KO 3.00pm – FA Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round Saturday 16th October – Pontefract Collieries (H) KO 3.00pm Saturday 23rd October – Stocksbridge Park Steels (A) KO 3.00pm As always, you can keep up to date with all things Marske United by visiting the club website – or via the Marske United Twitter account – https://twitter. com/MarskeunitedFC

on. Cost will be £5 per child and numbers will be limited. For further information please check out or emailmsrpfootball@ Sponsorship Opportunities Marske United continue to promote the local community businesses via their various social media channels. More and more local companies are coming on board and showing their support for Marske United who are certainly putting the village on the map with the team. The club 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 or email: Marske United Junior Teams The Junior Teams will now have started the new season. It is great to see the new teams that have been created at Marske United. With thanks to Trident Funding the club have been able to expand their setup to include a Under 11 team run by Gary Mendum and a Under 12 team run by Lee Guess. This compliments the Under 7’s, Under 8’s and last years successful Under 16’s. Those visiting Mount Pleasant are now complimenting on how many children they are now seeing around Mount Pleasant wearing the Marske United Shirts and how smart they look. The Under 12’s have already had the pleasure of being mascots at a game which they thoroughly enjoyed their experience and the other teams will

be seen walking out with the team on certain matchdays. Matchday Mascot Opportunities for all The Club are once again running their Mascot Matchday Opportunities for the forthcoming season. This is FREE to any child aged 5-12. You meet the team ahead of the game, walk out with the team and meet the teams and the officials. Have your photo taken with the player of your choice or the club captain. Receive a signed framed copy of that moment. Have a half time kick around with the coaching staff. Present the Man of the Match prize at the end of the game. This proved very popular and places fill up quickly. Only stipulation is the Mascot needs to be wearing a Marske United shirt. To register your child for this please email:- msrpfootball@ Forthcoming Community Actiivties Marske United are supporting Marske Community Partnership in their organisation of the Marske Christmas Parade/Fair. Look out for details of the Fair. The final payouts from the Co-op Community Fund will be made soon to help with the final part of the refurbishment of the clubhouse. This has been achieved through the support from the customers at the Co-op who have nominated Marske Sports and Recreation Partnership as their chosen Community venture. The difference already is immense and a huge transformation. MSRP would like to express their sincere thanks for ALL who have helped with this via the Co-op and also the Co-op themselves for their support. The Club are also running a Blind Card to win the much sought after PS5 Console. This is a great chance to win this ahead of Christmas coming up. Check out Thank you for your support of Marske United.

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New Marske Harriers veteran women win gold N

By David Learoyd

ew Marske veteran women are now the Royal Signals Champions (North East Counties Championship Relays) which was held at Helton Lyons Country Park. The winning team consisted of Trish Speedie, Gemma Hardcombe-Moore, Kay Neesham and Dawn Sulley; they stormed home in a time of 58 minutes and 13 seconds, comfortably beating Birtley A C by seven seconds. The team also finished in 4th position out of 46 teams of all age groups. Each runner had to complete a 2.22 mile course. The men also produced a solid performance coming home 18th out of 47 teams. New Marske Harriers had a very successful track and field season in the North East Premier League finishing in second place and only a

few points away from Gateshead Harriers. The North East Championship brought even more success at Middlesbrough with many of the Harriers picking up Gold, Silver or Bronze positions. Lewis Gamble Thompson continued his fine road running form by winning the Fleetwood Half Marathon in a swift time of 68 minutes and 31 seconds. New Marske Harriers welcome all athletes and those who wish to improve. For more information on joining the club go to our website For non members and those wishing to get fit, meet other runners and enjoy running, join us. We meet at Redcar Rugby Club on Tuesday evenings at 6pm for a 6.15pm start. All abilities from joggers upwards are welcome.

Speedway Bikes safely recovered


By Ryan Nassau

edcar Bears Speedway are very pleased to announce that Ryan Kinsley’s bikes have been safely recovered. Three of Ryan’s bikes were stolen early on Saturday morning, 4th September, along with his van, tools and race wear. The bikes were recovered after an anonymous tip was given to Ryan on the promise of a reward. Promoters Jitendra Duffill, Jade Mudgway and

Jamie Swales were able to locate and collect them this evening on the back of the information received. Unfortunately Ryan’s tools, protective race equipment and several spares are still missing – we feel they are unlikely to be found, but ask people to pass on any information if they see them offered for sale. Everyone at Redcar Speedway would like to thank everybody that helped us in the search for the missing items. We had thousands of people share our posts, help from local media and over £3000 raised through our Go Fund Me account. We are blown away by the support, kindness and generosity that has been given. The money from the Go Fund Me account will be a massive help when replacing missing equipment and damage to the recovered items. Thank you all so much! Ryan posted on facebook: “I’d personally like to thank everyone who has helped donated and shared everything!!! A special thanks goes to the Redcar Bears Speedway management who have worked endlessly !!! “Unfortunately all the protective gear and tools and spares were not recovered, so if everyone can keep an eye out that would be great. “Again I can’t thank everyone enough it just shows what this community is about.”

● From left to right Louise Danby, Dawn Sulley, Gemma Hardcombe Moore, Trish Speedie, Charlotte Ellis and Kay Neesham.

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