Zetland FM Local News - 4th September 2018
A major road between Middlesbrough and Redcar had to be closed last night after a lorry overturned;
Members of the community it Marske have rallied in support a local care home;
...and community group the Friends of Redcar have been celebrating their fifth birthday.
A major road between Middlesbrough and Redcar had to be closed last night after a lorry overturned.
At arounf 6.30 last night the A1053 Tees Dock Road westbound was closed to traffic after the HGV overturned at the A66 roundabout near Grangetown.
The Broadway approach is also closed due to the location of the vehicle.
Traffic was diverted through Grangetown causing congestion reported in the area.
It’s not known if there are any injuries after the incident.
Members of the community it Marske have rallied in support a local care home.
On Saturday the community of Marske came together to show their support for Marske Hall and to call on Leonard Cheshire to cancel the planned sale of the care home.
Labour MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, joined Marske residents and family and friends of home residents in Marske Square at the weekend for the public demonstration.
Marske Hall has cared for hundreds of disabled people since it was first opened as a Leonard Cheshire home in 1963. Residents have described it as their 'forever home' as they never planned to move elsewhere.
The charity's decision to put the Hall up for sale has sparked fears that the same ethos, standards and quality of care will be lost under a private operator chasing the bottom line.
A petition has now been launched following the rally calling on the trustees of Leonard Cheshire to keep Marske Hall in charitable ownership.
Community group the Friends of Redcar have been celebrating their fifth birthday.
The group of dedicated volunteers, who are committed to helping maintain the high standards of Redcar beach and the surrounding area, turned five on Sunday and celebrated as only they can – with a massive beach litter-pick and a celebratory barbecue.
Starting life in 2013, The Friends of Redcar work tirelessly to carry out regular beach cleans and play an active part in the local Love It campaign to encourage volunteers, community groups and businesses to carry out small acts of care that can have a huge impact.
To find out more about the Love It campaign, visit: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/LoveIt