Years 2010 to 2014


2010 09/02/2010. 12 people trapped in fires following two arson attacks to homes in Coatham.
2010 09/02/2010. RCBC introduce new scheme of “Redcar Rangers” to do additional work focusing on Town Centre, with jobs such as flower beds, washing windows of empty shops, painting street furnishings etc.
2010 09/02/2010. Green Gates Field and Holyhead Field chosen by R.C.C for inclusion onto a 1.1million scheme for new play apparatus consisting of aerial rope ways, climbing net structures slides, trampolines etc.
2010 16/02/2010. Police and partners joined forces for two weeks to cut down on anti social behavior on Zetland and West Dyke Wards.
2010 19/02/2010. The end of the line for Redcar Blast Furnace. To be mothballed putting 1600 men out of work. Possibly never re-open. sad day for the area after 170 years of steel making, and the closure of an high technical steel maker.
2010 22/02/2010. Woman walked into sea 10 meters from Dundas Street Slipway. Member of the Lifeboats operation team pulled the woman to safety from the sea. RAF Sea King Helicopter airlifted woman to hospital.
2010 25/03/2010. Group of private investors make a bid to buy the Tessside Cast Products Plants from parent company Corus lodged.
2010 08/04/2010. Sex crimes in Cleveland on the increase. In Redcar there were 40 offences, twice as many as the previous year.
2010 06/04/2010 Four lads from Redcar Rugby Club, stripped down to bare essentials in Middlesbrough for the charity Cancer Research UK’s Give up Clothes for Campaign.
2010 05/04/2010. Rosie O’Grady’s Hotel in Queen Street, Redcar became one of the first pubs in the country to watch Sky’s 3D Football coverage on its premises. All the viewers were issued with 3D spectacles.
2012 10/04/2010. Mans body found in a pond on Coatham Marshes, following a car accident 3.55 a.m. 14/12/2009 in Kirkleatham Street, half a mile from the crash site.
2010 15/04/2010. Mr. C of Redcar following a find of a button in a field near to Kirkleatham (Sir Wm Turners Almshouses) finds further buttons which he notated to the Chairman of the Almshouses. Buttons believed to be clothing buttons. First find of button by a Mrs. M is believed to be over 100 years old.
2010 16/04/2010. Body of Middlesbrough man found on Coatham Marshes for 4 months not seen.
2010 19/04/2010. Memorial Bench sited at the entrance to Kirkleatham Woods on West Dyke Road in memory of Norman Davies. This was an area he loved to walk in.
2010 19/05/2010 H.R.H Prince of Wales visited Redcar.
2010 20/05/2010 Councillor Raymond Goddard – Mayor. Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
2010 May/June 2010 Council displayed model of proposed new sea front amenities consisting of new Tower building and new building called “The Hub” to replace The old building of the Palace of Varieties.
2010 26/05/2010. New Mayor of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Councillor Ray Goddard investiture.
2010 05/06/2010 A Press release from Redcar & Cleveland B.C. announced further Leisure Developments which will provide in Phase 1 Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool between Kirkleatham Street and Ridley Street. Phase 2 A new library, civic/community suite and car park. A media Centre for young people will still be built at Coatham
2010 13/06/2010. Redcar Half Marathon took place.
2010 16/06/2010. Cleveland Police transfer 470 civilian staff to private sector.
2010 16/06/2010 Queen awards R & C B.C. former Mayor and Independent Councillor M. Findlay with M.B.E at Buckingham Palace
2010 15/07/2010. Child Support figures throughout Teesside (including Redcar) shows that £55, 151, 000 (fifty five million, one hundred fifty one thousand pounds in arrears) The worst in the country.
2010 15/07/2010. An exhibition showing the proposed new sea frond buildings in Redcar attracted 3,000 people showing a model of the work to be carried out.
2010 16/07/2010. News released that further £4.9 million pound will be spent in Coatham providing arts and Media Centre.
2010 26/072010. Redcar & Cleveland Council cutting £3.1 million pound from its budget.
2010 12/07/2010. Redcar life boat called out twice on same day (1) Broken down fishing boat (2) People cut off by the tide at Saltburn. In both cases all people assisted to safety.
2010 12/07/2010. Redcar & Cleveland Council School Building Programme axed by Government.
2010 05/08/2010. Beacons lit across all five authorities as the Tall Ships arrived at Hartlepool for the weekend.
2010 05/08/2010. Arson attack Soppett Street, Redcar. Home of O.A.P.
2010 10/08/2010. Work commenced on a new school for Dormanstown Primary School. £4.5m pounds
2010 15/08/2010. Continental Market returns to Redcar High Street
2010 15/08/2010. £650 raised in the Cleveland Bay Hotel, Redcar, for Victoria’s Wish Charity.
2010 19/08/2010. Nice to read and see. Redcar & Cleveland College unveils a new Higher Education (HE) in September, focusing on growing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector. Interesting to note that one of the joint founders for the scheme was the Sir William Turner Trust.
2010 23/08/2010. High Street Shops in Redcar left as empty eyesores, now being given virtual shop fronts displaying various types of stores.
2010 23/08/2010 Redcar & Cleveland Council announced £3.1 million pounds of cuts to some services being provided.
2010 26/08/2010. Thailand’s biggest steel producer SSI signed a memorandum of understanding with Corus to sell Teesside Cast Products.
2010 26/08/2010. Redcar Fire Station temporarily moved to the Business Park, Kirkleatham. On return Spring 2011 alongside the Fire Station will be a state of the art Community building for young children.
2010 01/09/2010. Redcar Beach Lifeguard gets 4 x 4 vehicle stuck in sands whilst on patrol whilst tide coming in. 2 people assisted in getting the vehicle re-started and clear of the beach.
2010 13/09/2010. Estate residents on Westmorland Road Redcar, complaint to Coast and Country regarding pigeons roosting under recently installed solar panels on residents roofs. Pigeons roosting between roof and solar panels keeping warm and dry.
2010 02/09/2010. Report the the identity recently taken on Tees Valley may not now have all the backing from local people and businesses.
2010 19/09/2010. Friends of Redcar Cemetery report that the anchor which was placed on a decorative wall just off the car park of the Mungle Jungle is now on the large roundabout in the new section of the cemetery. This was their latest project which was completely funded by themselves. There is also an item called ‘Tulip Tree’ a sculpture (by Steve Irdale tree sculpture) which was fashioned from a twenty five foot cherry tree which had died in the centre section of the cemetery.This tree sculpture will be dedicated to the Yorkshire Regiment, past, present and future. New gates into the cemetery were fabricated (by Corus PLC as part of their ‘Help in the Community’) and fitted at no cost.
2010 15/09/2010. Cleveland Police after launching a theft of purses campaign in March reported a 70 % decrease.
2010 15/09/2010. 29th Teesside Classic Bike Show, organised by Middlesbrough Motor Club in the Redcar High Street a tremendous success on the day with at one time 6,000 people present.
2010 15/09/2010. Dow’s EO (ethylene oxide) and glycol facility will be completely dismantled by the Spring. Ceased work in January with the loss of 55 jobs.
2010 17/09/2010. Head of Redcar & Cleveland adult services department responsible for adult social care suspended.
2010 23/09/2010. Redcar Lifeboat called out on 33 occasions in June, July, August, 14 of these being people cut off by the tide beneath Huntcliff, Saltburn.
2010 22/09/2010. The fishing boat Volente MH142 donated to Kirkleatham Museum, in 1980’s, now placed on Zetland Roundabout vandalised/theft of tiller from boat for a second occasion.
2010 09/10/2010. Moves made in the House of Commons to re-instate the Saltburn hill climb which involved vintage motor cycles and cars racing up the hill. Thousands used to attend this event.
2010 09/10/2010. Johanna Jackson of Redca,r won 20km race walk in 2010 Commonwealth Games, India.
2010 09/10/2010. Massive bone found on Saltburn beach turned out to be probably the shoulder bone from a whale.
2010 13/10/2010. Funding appeal from the voluntary trustees of Kirkleatham Almshouses, for bringing its historical features up to date. £198,000 still required.
2010 16/10/2010.A woman’s body found on Redcar beach, with part of the Stray Dunes (rear of Stray Cafe) area down to the beach sealed off
2010 17/10/2010. Revival event of Redcar Jazz Club took place at Redcar’s Coatham Memorial Hall. Future events planned.
2010 24/10/2010. Crowds of people came to Redcar to watch the exceptionally hide tide (with swell and choppy seas) Public warned re wave dodging.
2010 25/10/2010. Portable swimming pool brought to Rye Hills School to help young people learn to swim and water safety. Stay until December 10th.
2010 27/10/2010. Local M.P. Ian Swales claims new Redcar Primary Care Hospital under used due to inadequate waste facilities and scrubbing up in operating theatres.
2010 28/10/2010. Proposed £5m My Place set to be a world class arts and media centre to be built at Redcar.
2010 01/11/2010. Worked commenced on a new state of the art community centre near the Fire Brigade Station, Redcar. Expected to Finish Spring 2011.
2010 02/11/2010. Services safeguarding vulnerable adults Redcar and Cleveland criticised following an inspection. Action to rectify this inspection following an interim report.
2010 02/11/2010. Group of women dressed in pink (Cancer Research UK) annual Pink Dip took the plunge into the waters of the North Sea at Redcar in aid of their charity.
2010 04/11/2010. Ann Charlton MBE, a Multiple Sclerosis sufferer dies at the age of 66. The £1.5m Ann Charlton Lodge in Redcar catering for residential care of sufferers of M.S. and related diseases, was the result of her inspiration and tireless work.
2010 06/11/2010. Redcar Lifeboat launched to Saltburn man and his dog in difficulty. Inshore boat involved in freak accident onto rocks. Trainee lifeboat volunteer swam from other lifeboat craft to inshore boat to attach a line and prevent further damage. Man and dog in incident rescued.
2010 10/02/2010. Four volunteers of the Redcar Lifeboat station received official praise/commendation. Efforts attempting to save a females’ life at Redcar on 22/02/2010 unfortunately failed when the lady later died in hospital.
2010 13/10/2010. Heavier fines in an attempt to keep the streets clean are to be introduced by the R & C.B.C..
2010 16/11/2010. Temporary portable pool at Rye Hills School, Redcar, to teach pupils to swim. Redcar without a swimming Pool since 1997.
2010 19/11/2010. Police retailers and other persons team up to unwanted criminals (shop lifting etc) in the town during the Christmas period. “Operation Scrooge” to be put into force which has been successful in previous years.
2010 20/11/2010. Martin Campbell 47 years gaol for life sentence for the brutal murder of frail victim David Crockett.
2010 25/11/2010. Council give go-ahead for development of sea including new sea defences
2010 26/11/2010. Significant amounts of snow start falling in the Redcar area and surrounding East Cleveland, and residents warned of further falls and temperatures falling well below zero.
2010 01/12/2010. Cleveland Police launch Drink and Drugs driving campaign crackdown over festive season.
2010 03/12/2010. Redcar & Cleveland B.C.produced detailed report on flooding in the borough, among it are several recommendations.
2010 03/12/2010. Unions on Teesside await final OK for the igniting of steel works blast furnace and industries.
2010 06/12/2010. Nine hundred staff to receive letters informing them that their jobs could be axed by the authority. Cutting 15.6million pound from its budget.
2010 14/12/2010. Cleveland Police to make cuts of 17 million pounds in the next two years. Fire Brigade 8 million over 4 years.
2010 17/12/2010. A stack from Ensus £300m bio ethanol plant Wilton, sending pungent smell across Teesside and east Cleveland, and Redcar.
2010 18/12/2010. Heavy snowfall again in Redcar and sub Zero temperatures -8 to -9.
2010 20/12/2010. Arctic temperatures swept across the whole of the county with many locations reaching -10 below to -14 further inland.
2010 20/12/2010. Sponsored Father Christmas Riders of motor cycles (150) stop off on third leg at Redcar, in aid of local charities
2010 21/10/2020. Dawn saw many people catch a glimpse of a total lunar eclipse when the moon moved into the earth’s shadow.
2010 25/12/2010. CHRISTMAS DAY. Redcar enjoys a white Christmas with snow laid in many places in the North.
2010 26/12/2010. BOXING DAY Hundreds of bathers plunge into the sea at Redcar in aid of local charities. Thousands of pounds raised.
2011 03/01/2011. Fatal Road accident on Redcar Lane following a cyclist being in collision with a taxi. The cyclist later died in hospital.
2011 11/01/2011 Racecourse subway to Redcar Lane reported to be 10 feet under water due to heavy rain. Believe fault with pumping system.
2011 17/01/2011. Assurances given by Northumbrian Water that the four Redcar sea water bathing areas plus one at Marske would still be classified as good, and sewage storage systems for standards to remain high.
2011 18/01/2011. Sea Cadets, Army Cadets and Air Training Corps raised £4,190.63p helping to break Poppy Week (2010) the record set last year. last year £21,760. This Year £21,934.
2011 19/01/2011. Cleveland Police, Redcar reported fourth year of success for ‘Operation Scrooge’ 2010, a campaign to reduce the number of shoplifting, purse theft and car related crimes.
2011 20/01/2011. Reported that the Thai firm interested in the Redcar Steel Works wishes to start up September 2011.
2011 20/11/2011. Redcar area being subjected to foul smells being emitted by the firm ENSUS site, Wilton.
2011 25/11/2011. Redcar Police made arrests in division, Redcar, Dormanstown, Grangetown for offenders known or suspected of thefe, especially mateals, cables and shoplifting.
2011 02/02/2011. Cleveland Police swooped in dawn raids on property and addresses on the Lakes Estate in Cleveland Police’s Operation Tornado. Drugs. Illegal drugs were discovered, and two men arrested.
2011 03/02/2011. Outboard Honda, four stroke, 10 Hp motor stolen from a privately owned boat over weekend. Chrome coloured.
2011 03/12/2011. 160 motorcyclists (Boundary 500) arrived in Redcar on their 500th annual charity fundraising event for Zoe’s Place and the Great North Air ambulance.
2011 05/12/2011. Reported that the Kirkleatham Industrial Estate Royal Mail Postal Sorting Office would be remaining open.
2011 07/02/2011. Gales 70mph across (Redcar) Teesside inconvenienced transport and other services.
2011 11/02/2011. RNLI lifeboats from Redcar and Hartlepool called out following a crew member falling from ship. Holding onto the anchor chain of the vessel for support,t he was rescued from the sea by a pilot boat and taken to South Gare.
2011 12/02/2011. Hugh changes are about to begin designed to combat coastal flooding along Redcar Sea front with new sea wall.
2011 12/02/2011. Confirmation of a death of Redcar man from Legionnaires disease. re admitted to hospital after treatment for the bug, and later died. Records show that Legionnaire cases recorded on Teesside have been 2008 (5) 2009 (1) 2010 (6). Three of 2010 cases were in Redcar.
2011 15/02/2011. £37 million pound hosp ital in Redcar still failing to offer patients full range of services 1 year after being built.
2011 15/02/2011. Redcar M.P. Ian Swales told House of Commons that they must get tougher on knife crime.
2011 17/02/2011. Two new arrivals of Meerkat’s at Kirkleatham Owl Centre eight weeks old.
2011 17/02/2011. £31 million Leisure Centre consisting of Swimming Pool, library, fitness centre and offices given go-ahead.
2011 18/02/2011. Crackdown on alleged burglars was carried out in Redcar and Dormanstown and East Cleveland, in raids across the area.
2011 19/02/2011. A barrel of Redcar Rocks beer tasted by M.P’s in the House of Commons brewed by Chris and Lindsey Appleby, of the Cleveland Hotel, Redcar.2011
2011 19/02/2011. People of Redcar and surrounding area celebrated “Keeping The Flame Alive, with a celebration in Redcar.
2011 24/02/2011. Long awaited steel deal signed with SSI £320 million pound take over of the Redcar Works.
2011 24/11/2011. Six small new business ventures start up in a Redcar High Street shop. local business resources saw that the shop was fitted out at a cost of only £820.
2011 28/02/2011. Redcar worker(s) trapped in uprising in Libya. Found way out home via Tripoli.
2011 01/03/2011. Deputy Prime Minister states that there would be no ‘blank cheques’ to support SSI proposals for the use of the Corus Steelworks.
2011 02/03/2011. Redcar and Cleveland Council slashed budget by £15.2 million. 300 posts in council to go.
2011 12/03/2011. Zetland Primary School school children began looking after beds and flower tubs in High Street, working in conjunction with the Redcar in Bloom group and the council for inaugural entry into Northumbria in Bloom Competition.
2011 13/03/2011. Archbishop of York led a thanksgiving service at Christ Church, Redcar, which marked the 150th anniversary of Steel making in the area.
2011 14/03/2011 As a result of the forthcoming local elections, the proposed new plans for a new tower along the Esplanade could be dropped, should the present ruling party lose office.
2011 14/03/2011. Fish and chip owner, staff and customers escaped injury when an unlicensed car driver drove into wall of premises Park Avenue. Just some distance away from the collision were the gas pipes into the premises, and the shop was open.
2011 18/03/2011. Plans to scrap the building of a new Tower on the promenade would cost £1.1million if they went ahead.
2011 25/03/2011. High expectations for the workforce of Teesside when Win Viriyaprapaikit, the president of SSI, was handed the key to the Redcar Blast Furnace, marking the completion of the deal to buy the site from Tata. SSI flags now being flown at the site
2011 25/03/2011. Redcar golden sands now flies the Environmental Agency flag passing water quality test of the sea from the beach
2011 25/03/2011. Middlesbrough man rescued from sea when kayak capsized, and he fell out into sea off Redcar. Managed to cling on to kayak, seen by Coast watch who alerted Redcar RNLI. Lost his paddle, fishing rod, and two fish he had caught.
2011 25/03/2011. Two men appeared in court charged with the kidnap and murder of a 45 year old Redcar man. The deceased was on Saturday 19/03/2011, bundled into a van and beaten. He died from his injuries two days later.
2011 26/03/2011. Cleveland Police launch ‘Operation Marley’ in Redcar Town Centre, covering thefts from people, as the elderly and vulnerable targeted 2011.
2011 05/04/2011. Redcar RNLI were presented with cheque for £1,000 by the local Round Tabler’s.
2011 07/04/2011. Appeal to have Old Redcar Library listed after decision to demolish the site.
2011 07/04/2011. Redcar residents start campaigning for a Post Office to be located in Roseberry Square Shopping area.
2011 13/04/2011. Tom Cave 10 years Campaigning on knife crime issues invited to London to pick up a Children’s Champion Award from the Prime Minister.
2011 13/04/2011. Extra Police patrols on Dormanstown Estates for people causing a disturbance, and also the misuse of off-road biking.
2011 15/04/2011. Cleveland Police scooped national award for title Force of the Year.
2011 17/04/2011. Man 38 years rescued by Redcar Lifeboat, trying to row a toy inflatable from Redcar to Saltburn, 1/2 mile from shore. Picked up and suffering from mild hypothermia.
2011 20/11/2011. Three people saved by Redcar Lifeboat from base of cliffs at Saltburn. Cut off by tide.
2011 21/04/2011. Redcar Greenwood’s Gent’s Outfitters received bumper order to supply 176, suits, shirts and shoes in 14 days to the Gurkha’s Unit, Catterick Camp
2011 23/04/2011. Two men rescued by Redcar Lifeboat as the kayaks they were sailing began to drift out to sea.
2011 28/04/2011. Cleveland Constabulary to axe 161 of Teesside’s most experienced officers, because of cost cutting measures.
2011 29/04/2011. Redcar man Gary Lennon, who ran into the sea to save and elderly man September 2010 to receive commendation from the Royal Humane Society after being recommended for the award by Cleveland Police
2011 29/04/2011. Royal Wedding Day – Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton took place on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey.
2011 29/04/2011. Redcar couple Ken and Joan Cooper celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary (today)
2011 30/04/2011. Redcar’s blue clock broken for the last month due to satellite controlled mechanism being broken. Original installer of system no longer in business.
2011 12/05/2011. First cast block of Redcar Sea Defence swung into place, following the installation of 900 steel piles into the sand. A further 999 interlocking blocks are to be installed in order to build new defences against the sea.
2011 31/05/2011. Thirty foot sperm whale came ashore at Redcar (The Stray) but unfortunately despite all service being involved died on the beach. Hundreds of people visited the scene
2011 31/05/2011. Seaside festivities for children organised in Redcar High Street, by Redcar & Cleveland BC during the wee.k. Thousands of people attended the event.
2011 01/06/2011. Redcar & Cleveland redundancy bill of £6.5m paid out since local authorities began cutting costs.
2011 01/06/2011. Redcar Chinese Takeaway, ‘Yummy Yummy’ West Dyke Road, closed by Health Authority.
2011 02/05/2011. Father and daughter died in tragic fire Hawthorn Road, Redcar. Another daughter seriously ill with mother at bedside.
2011 05/05/2011. Local elections for Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council held.
2011 06/05/2011. Redcar hosted a three day EDF energies Renewables Kite Festival festival at Coatham with over 100 entries for sea and land competitors
201 07/05/2011. Man hunted after attacked outside Standard Pub, Redcar. Victim suffered broken jaw in the fracas that followed.
2011 10/05/2011. Norman Evans MBE, again donates £1,200 to local charities, raising the money with his accordion in Morrison’s (out of the inclement weather)
2011 13/05/2011. Ensus the plant causing the odour plaguing residents as shut down until markets pick-up.
2011 26/05/2011. RNLI gold award for his dedicated being recognised being the deputy launching authority for Redcar Lifeboat. Presented by Duke of Kent
2011 04/06/2011. Redcar drugs gang of five sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.
2011 04/06/2011. James Hobley, a dancer, 11 years of Redcar became runner-up in final of T.V’s ‘ Got Talent Show.
2011 10/06/2011. Last minute attempts to prevent the new planned leisure centre going ahead in Redcar failed following the English Heritage appeal to keep the library failed.
2011 11/06/2011. Performance and Media Arts Centre facility for younger children costing £4.9m work to start early July 2011.
2011 11/06/2011. Bessie Brownlie deceased,aged 104, Redcar, ashes were brought back to Redcar by daughter Rona, to be interred with her mother, and also her late husband well known Doctor Brownlie. Both lived most of their lives in Redcar.
2011 12/06/2011. Redcar Half Marathon took place.x
2011 13/06/2011. Grandfather and his two grandsons appear in Teesside Crown Court charged with murder and kidnap of a Redcar father.
2011 14/06/2011. 60 year old windsurfer struggled to get back to shore at Coatham Bay. Redcar Lifeboat launched, and rescued man taking him back to beach.
2011 15/06/2011. Redcar targeted by Police following a spate of purse thefts and shoplifting from town centre and supermarkets.
2011 20/06/2011. Patients in Redcar Primary Care Hospital have bought for them by The Friends of the Stead a Television and Nintendo Wii games system for patients. Occupational therapists and physiotherapists state that they improve patients particular movements especially co-ordination.
2011 21/06/2011. A grant of £200,000 from English Heritage to RCBC has enables work to be carried out on the KIrkleatham Stable Block, Kirkleatham Hall.
2011 23/06/2011. Duke of York(Prince Andrew, visited the Thai firm SSI who will commence producing steel from the old Redcar furnace next month.
2011 24/06/2011. Missing kayak-er saved from drowning clinging to his vessel by the Redcar Lifeboats. Kayak-er in sea water for 45 minutes and was suffering from signs of severe hypothermia. Taken to James Cook Hospital. (See 14/062011 re windsurfer – same person)
2011 27/06/2011. Two men rescued from pleasure boat off Huntcliff when their boat struck something in the water and sank. Men in water for 90 minutes by use of 1 life jacket between them. Picked up in a passing fishing boat, Staithes and Redcar Lifeboat at the scene.
2011 12/07/2011. Man charged with Murder following fire and death of Terrence McGlade, Pennine Crescent, Redcar.
2011 13/07/2011. Three 14 year old teenagers arrested following a break-in at a church in Mallard Court, Dormanstown.
2011 14/07/2011 Stockton Arms raised £04 towards a plaque for the “Birger” anchor on the promenade.
2011 14/07/2011. Dormanstown Primary School celebrated its 85th birthday with release of 400 balloons and other events.
2011 15/07/2011. James Hobley, Redcar, (Dancer) 6th on Britain’s’ got talent invited to civic reception with Mayor, before taking up scholarship worth £100,000 at The Hammond, a dance school in Chester.
2011 17/07/2011. Redcar Races held meeting Help for Heroes family fun day.
2011 20/07/2011. Competition opened as to the name to call the Tower on the sea front when built.
2011 20/07/2011. Work commenced the the demolition of the old Palace Theatre on the promenade to be replaced by The Hub
2011 22/07/2011. Cabin Cruiser ran aground in wind. Redcar RNLI secured vessel from going on rocks. Eventually taken in tow safely. No persons injured.
2011 23/07/2011. Redcar Charity Shops state that donations of items is 30% down on stock being donated.
2011 25/07/2011. The Standard Public House, West Dyke Road, Redcar has its licence suspended for 1 month following breaches of the licence.
2011 27/07/2011. SSI began recruitment drive of 1,000 steel jobs at the former Corus, Redcar.
2011 31/07/2011. 11am to 11pm Redcar Rocks, with 12 rock bands, and 12 comedians, at a new festival of music 2 large tents, at the Redcar Rugby Club, Mackinlay Park with an opportunity to camp overnight.
2011 01/08/2011. Drug overdoses in Redcar twice more than the national average. Worst in the North East.
2011 06/082011. Friends of Redcar Cemetery are to carry out renovation to the Boer War Memorial.
2011 10/08/2011. Lifeboat launched when kite surfer got into difficulties off Redcar. Surfer managed to swim half-mile to shore before RNLI arrived. Lifeboat recovered kite.
2011 11/08/2011. Two well known circuses visited the town during this month – Jolly’s Circus and Circus of the Orient.
2011 20/08/2011. Redcar Cemetery gets a new look to its Children’s Cemetery after £3,500 makeover.
2011 30/08/2011. Three pupils of Redcar’s Sacred Heart School come out top in Tata’s competition for a sculpture for their Skinningrove Works. The sculpture was of a spectacular robot, with earth moving equipment for its hands and feet.
2011 01/09/2011. Geoff Waterfield the person who led the campaign to bring back steel making to the Redcar Plant, tragically died in the early hours. He was also the Chairman of the multi-union works committee.
2011 06/09/2011. The Archbishop of York paid tribute to the Union Leader Geoff Waterfield who spearheaded the campaign to save steel making in Redcar.
2011 07/09/2011. Redcar Lifeboat crew scattered poppies out at sea as a memorial to all the Merchant Navy Sailors who have perished at sea.
2011 08/09/2011. Pledges flood in to the Redcar Pier Association, following their efforts to get Redcar an original Pier.
2011 10/09/2011. Man hospitalised with head injuries in Langthwaite walk, Redcar. (10/09) Two men aged 29 years later charged with offences.
2011 12/09/2011. Battle of Britain in the sky memorial service and wreath laying was held at the cenotaph at Redcar
2011 26/09/2011. Zetland Park and Corus Ladies and Men’s Bowling Club stated that the rinks may be closed following possible council funding not being provided.
2011 28/09/2011. Friends of Zetland Park renovated play area (fitness equipment) opened by Mayoress Cllr. Olwyn Peters.
2011 30/09/2011. Man’s body found in car in Majuba Car Park. Police stated not treating death suspicious.
2011 30/09/2011. Further 80 job cuts expected withing the Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.
2011 03/09/2011. Redcar Lifeboat launched on six occasions during 24 hours, during autumn (summer) warm weather period
2011 04/10/2011, R&C B.C.reported to have no plans to take up the offer of a cash incentive from the Government for a return to weekly bin collections.
2011 04/10/2011. News that Tata steel to invest £1.5 million into Teesside Beam Mill.
2011 10/10/2011. The Friends of Redcar Cemetery were given an ‘outstanding’ rating in the Northumbria in Bloom ceremony in Durham for the Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your Neighbourhood campaign.
2011 11/10/2011. Redcar & Cleveland B.C. set to make a further £8million cuts during the present financial position.
2011 11/10/2011. H.R.H. Duke of Gloucester officially opened the Higher Education and Conference Centre at Redcar and Cleveland College. The building was developed in partnership with The William Turners Trust Foundation and Teesside University.
2011 17/10/2011. Ex- Olympic Triple World Champion Jumper digs into land to start the building of the new £31m Leisure Complex.,also visited Ryehills School and gave presentation about London 2012 Olympic Games.
2011 24/10/2011. R&C.B.C. stated that they had recovered £3.5 million pounds from the Icelandic Banks when the assets were frozen in October 2008.
2011 24/11/2011. H.R.H. Price Charles visited Redcar Memorial Hall and also the Redcar Blast Furnace Site and work force.
2011 25/10/2011. Strong winds and 10 feet high waves when angler swept of the South Gare Breakwater. Rescued but later died in hospital.
2011 20/20/2011. R&C. B.C. excluded press and public from Council Cabinet Meeting to discuss in private a list of properties and sites that could be sold off.
2011 01/11/2011. RNLI Redcar produce their own Christmas Cards to the public.available when Lifeboat station open.
2011 01/11/2011. SSI secure £1.6m towards training following its purchase and take-over.
2011 12/11/2011. Two Liberal Democrat Councillors of Redcar and Cleveland B.C. stepped down from Redcar’s Zetland Ward following a question mark over their eligibility to represent the ward following the May 2011 elections.
2011 03/11/2011. Decision made not to have fireworks display on The Stray, due to financial cut backs.
2011 13/11/2011. REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY Remembrance Services at cenotaphs held throughout Redcar area.
2011 14/12/2011. Redcar CBC raise council tax by 3.5%
2011 14/11/2011. New bus service linking Redcar with East Cleveland villages proves a success during the first week of operation.
2011 14/12/2011. Redcar Rotary Club provided RNLI Lifeboat Station with weather instruments which give state of the weather wind speed/direction etc.This gives RNLI information which boat is most suitable.
2011 21/11/2011. Cleveland Police (Redcar) post Christmas Cards through letter boxes urging well known offenders (shoplifters) not to commit crime over the festive season.
2011 25/11/2011. Cleveland Police raided houses across Redcar Dormanstown etc, targeting people suspected of being involved in theft of metals, cables and shoplifting.
2011 26/11/2011. Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas switched on Redcar town centre lights.
2011 29/11/2011. Reported that the steelworks and South Gare were to be used for the making the site of another Road movie thiller to be called The Liability.
2011 01/12/2011. Malcolm Harland 50 years to serve 18 years in prison for murder of another man in Redcar.
2011 02/12/2011. Cleveland Police stop checks revealed that a boy 7 years and boy 8 years were stopped in the Redcar area in October this year.
2011 07/12/2011. Greek Restaurant, Chilli’s Redcar High Street fined £3,788.75 after committing 4 offences Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006
2011 09/12/2011. Two years after admitting its first patient Redcar’s Primary Care Hospital was opened by a TV Secret Millionaire David Jamilly.
2011 13/12/2011. Schoolchildren from 4 different areas adopting a park in their own area. Children from John Emmerson Batty, planted bulbs in the Lily Park
2011 15/12/2011. Operation Scrooge operated in previous years started by numerous raids over the last 14 days for thieves and shoplifters.
2011 16/12/2011. St Bede’s School in Redcar named among the top 200 schools in the country.
2011 17/12/2011. Students of Redcar Community College planted over 40 apple trees in their college grounds, thanks to a donation towards the scheme by a TV Secret Millionaire of £25,000 (Sid’s Place by the pupils of the school)
2011 19/12/2011. Redcar’s newest supermarket Asda gave Redcar’s oldest school Zetland 60 high visibility jackets, for children safety purposes.
2011 20/12/2011. Charlotte Wood of Redcar named as one of the best new fashion designers in the United Kingdom, after being praised highly in the final of the Clothes Show Young Designer of the Year, NEC Birmingham
2011 23/12/2011. Redcar’s Fire and Steel Festival to be held 08/02/2012 not not to be held because of cutbacks.
2011 26/12/2011. The regular Boxing Day Dip took place on Redcar Beach with hundreds of participants willing to take the dip in the sea for their charities, dressed in all sorts of clothing and swimwear. Possibly the largest attendance ever
2011 26/12/2011. Redcar Rugby Club held a Boxing Day Rugby Match in memory of Geoff Waterfield. The club had a special trophy made for the occasion called the Ed Trophy (Ed’s nickname used as a member of the Rugby Club)
2011 29/12/2011 Secret Millionaire David Jamilly, returned to the Redcar to open the newly refurbished Sid’s Place, Redcar Community College, he helped finance 2011.
2012 09/01/2012. Coast-watch Redcar reported that 2011with 157 incidents and was their busiest period since opening in 1996
2012 14/01/2012. Redcar lifeboat launched and attended a woman with broken leg Marske beach. Administered first Aid carried by stretcher to ambulance.
2012 20/01/2012. The Redcar Pier Association was told it would get no funding from Parliament. Group not to be deterred in their efforts to get a traditional pier for Redcar.
2012 01/02/2012. Redcar Jazz Club now meet on the first Wednesday of every month Coatham Memorial Hall
2012 01/02/2012. Redcar Sacred Heart School hosted a students modelling glamorous prom clothes on a catwalk, to fund a mercy trip to Ghana. 10 Pupils will go to Ghana where they will help to support a school.
2012 01/02/2012. Redcar & Cleveland Council refuse Government’s offer of millions of pounds and raise council tax by 3.5%.
2012 01/02/2012. Reported that three serious sewerage pipe burst on the Stray and Coast Road have found to be flawed and pipework will be carried out starting with exploratory work following the replacement of the pipes by the end of 2012.
2012 03/02/2012. Redcar Police – Operation Scrooge their annual Christmas crackdown got an extension today as Police raided houses throughout the borough with various items of stolen property at the forefront being sought. 11 people arrested over the Borough.
2012 03/02/2012. Work to commence shortly on the 27 wind turbines to be built off the Redcar Coast which will when complete supply has the capacity to supply with electricity 40,000 homes.
2012 04/02/2012. Redcar Lifeboat launched FALSE ALARM 12.40pm report of 3 children cut off by tide at Saltburn.
2012 04/02/2012. A 68 year old woman OAP involved in RTA Larkswood Road, Redcar 10.30am. flown to James Cook BY GNAA with injuries.
2012 06/02/2012. Numerous complaints of noise re the piling being carried out by the firm EDF off shore at Redcar.
2012 08/02/2012. Redcar Lifeboat launched 57 occasions with 38 people being rescued during 2011. During 2010 (68 launches.)
2012 11/02/2012. Mr Richard Milnes of York gave £1,570 for Redcar Lifeboat Station following a fishing tragedy involving the death of his brother-in-law Mr Keith Ellerby who was swept to his death on the South Gare.
2012 14/02/2012. Redcar & Cleveland BC pocket £100,00 in last three years by their parking machines not giving change, that was apart from the machines income being £2.3 million.
2012 16/02/2012. A Guisborough dad who was attacked in Middlesbrough Town Centre by an owl, braved his fears of the attack and presented a cheque for £250 from the Per-temps People Development Group to the Kirkleatham Owl Centre
2012 18/02/2012. Motor cyclists from across the area met at Kirkleatham Hall following their Father Christmas fundraising to reveal they had collected £22,501.39 for various charities. The group of motor cyclists are known as Boundary 500 and have raised £391k for charity since they started out.
2012 23/02/2012. Charles Amer Redcoat, Butlins Holiday Camp, former dance band leader, former owner of the Coatham Hotel died at his home the Marton Country Club.
2012 27/02/2012. Redcar Cleveland Council to continue prayers at start of meeting despite Recent High Court decision. S of State for Community and Local Government signed order giving local authorities the right to maintain centuries poliicy of starting council buisness with prayers
2012 26/03/2012. Redcar Racecourse named the most affordable course in Britain. Prices not increased for general admission for five years.
2012 27/02/2012. Redcar and Cleveland B.C. backed a call for looking at a new committee system in the authority, wanting to build on the present and past systems.
2012 29/02/2012. St Cuthbert’s Church, Kirkleatham, Grade 1 Listed Building, having received a grant of £41,000, (200() and a follow up grant of £60,000) in 2011 gets a further grant of £97,000 to spend renovating th baroque mausoleum built 1739/1940 by James Gibbs in memory of Marwood William Turner.
2012 22/03/2012. Cleveland Police hit Redcar & Cleveland area with 60 officers partaking in raiding homes of 20 suspect burglars and shop lifters, in Operation Arrow. Arrests made including 2 female shoplifters.
2012 03/04/2012. Severe weather conditions hit the whole of the Cleveland area with winds reaching 45mph into the next day.
2012 06/04/2012. Arrest of taxi driver following a fatal accident of a female 19 years on the A1085 Coast Road, Redcar.
2012 09/04/2012. Sterio staff at Cleveland Police raised more than £390 on a charity day held at their Kirkleatham H.Q. Redcar. The funds went towards rare illness to a baby belonging to a member of staff in the building. £1,000 so far collected.
2012 10/04/2012. Reported that the Group Redcar Pier association was half way to its target of 500 initial members, having 250 members signed up for £10 per year to its finances.
2012 10/04/2012. Bosses at Redcar & Cleveland Council reported that four formal warnings had been issued 2010 and one in 2011regarding the time spent browsing the internet.
2012 11/04/2012. Motorists, shoppers and businesses in the Redcar and Cleveland area, expressed fears over the prohibitive increase charges for parking in council car parks.
2012 25/04/2012. Redcar East Railway Station fitted with vending machine providing rail tickets. accepts card and cash payments, and issues tickets pre-ordered on line.
2012 04/05/2012. Redcar Squash Club, Green Lane, Redcar has 132 members all ages and ability. Plans submitted to R&C B.C. to add two further squash courts to its premises within Redcar Rugby Club.
2012 04/05/2012. Zetland Park equipped with new play area consisting of outdoor gym, disabled swings, trim trail, tennis courts, bowling green a flower beds. There is also now a new sensory garden with plants to stimulate touch, taste, sound, smell, sight.
2012 30/05/2012. Kirkleatham museum wins top prize for its exhibition of rare pieces of jewellery from the resting place of a 7th Century princess. Found in Loftus by Dr. Steve Sherlock btn 2005 and 2007.

Chris Hansom December 21, 2012 2010-present