Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

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Most Recent

Cleveland Police installs knife bins

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Permanent bins to surrender knives and sharp objects are being rolled out across the Cleveland force area.

It follows the installment of a permanent bin at Middlesbrough Police Station earlier this year and ties in with the arrival of the Knife Angel in Centre Square, in Middlesbrough.

The 27ft sculpture is made from more than 100,000 discarded knives and confiscated weapons from police forces around the country- and is a reminder of the devastation caused by knife crime.

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Students from Stockton Riverside College and NETA Training are now putting together their own piece of artwork with the knives that have been handed in across the Cleveland Police area.

Permanent knife bins are now located at the four main police stations in Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Redcar and Cleveland.

Supt Wendy Tinkler said: “Providing a permanent facility for our communities to hand in knives and sharp objects is just one of a number of ways that we can come together with members of the public to tackle knife crime"

Cleveland officer, Police's PCC Barry Coppinger and campaigner Theresa Cave
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Teesside could be getting a new railway station

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Plans have been drawn up for a new railway station to in Teesside.

The proposed park and ride interchange will between Nunthorpe and Guisborough.

It is hoped the new station, provisionally named Roseberry Parkway, will improve access to East Cleveland and ease road congestion, diverting at least 30,000 car trips every year from the so-called Marton Crawl.

It is thought around 70,000 people in East Cleveland, Guisborough, South Middlesbrough and villages in North Yorkshire will benefit from the new link, which will bring together trains, buses, cycle provision and parking.

In addition to existing trains to and from Newcastle, Carlisle and Whitby, it's hoped services to Middlesbrough will increase to every half an hour, while the number of daily trains travelling to Whitby could be doubled.

A business case will be drawn up later this year with Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland Councils working in partnership with the Tees Valley Combined Authority, Arriva, Northern and Network Rail.

Mary Lanigan, Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: "This is fantastic news for the region and particularly for people living in the towns and villages of East Cleveland."

10,100 government-funded trees planted in Redcar and Cleveland in eight years

There have been 10,100 government-funded trees planted in Redcar and Cleveland between 2010 and 2018, Forestry Commission data shows.

This works out at 74 trees per 1,000 people.

Between 2010 and 2018 the government funded about 15 million trees in England. Figures for trees planted with private funds or by local councils are not included and the data only covers new trees, not replacements for any that were cut down.

Overall tree planting rates across the UK would need to more than double to combat rising temperatures and climate change, according to official figures.

Last year 13,400 hectares of new trees were planted across the UK, most of them in Scotland, but the Committee on Climate Change says this should rise to at least 30,000 hectares a year.

Campaign group The Woodland Trust said more trees were needed to provide summer shade, reduce air pollution, improve water quality and manage flooding.

The government said it had made it "much easier" to apply for planting grants.

Find out about tree planting across the UK here.

This story has been generated using Forestry Commission data, BBC analysis and some automation.

Redcar & Cleveland residents could see fewer bin collections

People living in Redcar and Cleveland could see fewer bin collections as councillors discuss moving to a pick-up every three weeks.

A meeting later today will also consider introducing charges for the collection of garden waste, as the council looks to save money.

Just one in six councils in the UK still collect non-recyclable waste every week.

Councils say the move saves money and improves recycling rates.

Redcar and Cleveland Council's leader and deputy leader both say they're against three-weekly bin collections and charges for green waste removal, and will be recommending to the authority's cabinet that the proposals are rejected.

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