Friday, 28 March 2014

South Tees Motor Sports Park - Questions from Dot Laird

This is a terrific facility with 3 thriving businesses: The Redcar Bears
Speedway Team, which operates within the park, but independently; The
go-cart track, which hosts regular events for carting, drifting, racing
motorcycles etc., and Train to Ride motorcycle training establishment.

The park is owned by Redcar and Cleveland Council, and the businesses pay
rent. Until recently, the council have been very supportive, happy to work
hand in hand with these local small enterprises.

Until now! The speedway track remains unaffected - at the moment, but the
others have been informed that the toilet facilities are to be removed at
the end of the month! There are very limited toilet facilities within the
go-cart buildings, leaving Train to Ride somewhat 'out on a limb'. Staff and
trainees alike, will have to hike up to a main building, 200 yds away. When
there is an event, this will entail struggling through milling crowds and
then standing in queues to use the toilets.

Even without the problems of Train to Ride, the remaining toilets will be
hard pushed to cope with the number of visitors on event days!
These small businesses have been in situ AND thriving for many years.
To attack them in this underhanded way is despicable to say the least. It
does make one wonder if there is some ulterior motive involved, with the
intention of making the park untenable for the motor sports and free to
welcome some kind of new build??

Surely local successful businesses should always be encouraged by local
council AND indeed the local MP.

I should be interested to know their (AND anyone elses) thoughts on the

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Redcar Beacon 1st Birthday Celebrations, Friday 28th of March, 2014

The Redcar Beacon marks it's 1st birthday on Friday the 28th of March. A local school has been invited to join in on the celebrations with balloons,

Redcar teenager, Sophie Warnes, 17, makes her international debut by scoring a goal for England U19s

Redcar Town starlet Sophie Warnes scored a goal on her debut for England's U19. England won the game against Wales 4-0.

Huckins Family Easter Funday 17th of April 2014

Monday, 24 March 2014

Cyclist Discovered with Injuries on A173 Guisborough Road/Newton Road

Police are appealing for information after a 71-year-old man was found with serious injuries. The man had been cycling along the A173 Guisborough Road/Newton Road. He was found in the road by members of the public with spinal injuries and head injuries and remains in James Cook University Hospital in a stable condition.

He was found at around 9.55am on the morning of Friday 21st March on the A173, just outside of Great Ayton heading towards Newton Under Roseberry.

Police would like to appeal to ascertain the circumstances of how the man came about his injuries. Two vehicles were present at the scene, a large grey vehicle which was possibly a Ford Mondeo and a white van. Officers would like to speak to the drivers of either of these vehicles.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Nigel Green from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting reference number 47441.

Redcar in the 1960's

This week the Redcar Blog is searching around the internet sourcing images from the different decades, here are a few we found from the 1960's. Please if anybody has images to share please do and we will post. Tomorrow is the 1970's and so on.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Thomas Burgess from Redcar Academy at Twickenham

Thomas Burgess from Redcar Academy had a day to remember on Sunday 9th March when he stood on the famous pitch at Twickenham before the RBS 6 Nations England v Wales match, proudly wearing their school’s new rugby shirt as they sang the National Anthem.

Thomas was one of a group of students standing proud as they joined England Rugby’s official anthem singer, soprano Laura Wright, in front of a sell-out crowd of 82,000 fans to reveal the unique rugby shirts they’d designed at a Canterbury Kit Design workshop last year.

The workshops were part of All Schools, England Rugby’s programme to get more secondary state schools playing rugby, and of which Canterbury – the official kit supplier to England Rugby – is Official Partner.
9th March was the official reveal of the schools’ shirts. The students were presented with their kits in the morning before taking part in a rehearsal with choreographer Simon Lole to prepare them for their big day on the pitch.

Just before kick-off they gathered on the pitch wearing their shirt designs behind Laura Wright, also sporting her own bespoke shirt she created at one of the workshops in her role as an ambassador for

All Schools. After accompanying Laura with the national anthem, the pupils left the pitch and headed to their seats to sit back and enjoy the game, watching a victorious England beat Wales 29-18.
100 pupils in total represented their respective schools on the day, each wearing a shirt they’d helped create at one of the Canterbury Kit Design workshops held across the UK in September and October last year.

During the workshops the pupils got to learn about the core values of the game and the importance of the rugby shirt before putting their thoughts and designs to paper.  The final designs were signed off by the school before Canterbury took them away to prepare the students’ artwork for production, leading to the official reveal at Twickenham on Sunday 9th March 2014.

Content from Redcar Academy website:

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

2 drug raids in Dormanstown today

The Community Drug Enforcement team and Operational Support Unit 2 warrants were executed simultaneously at 2 flats, a male and female have been arrested and currently in custody.

The Police confirm they were acting on information provided by people in the Dormanstown community, to provide any information on your local Redcar area please contact 0800 555 111

Friday, 14 March 2014

Theft of wallet Redcar at Tescos, West Dyke Road - 28.02.14

Police are appealing for information to identify a female who stole a wallet as a man queued at a checkout in Redcar.

On Saturday 28th February, the victim was at the cigarettes kiosk in Tesco store on West Dyke Road in Redcar when he noticed a male customer next to him had left his wallet behind. He approached the man to give him his wallet and as he returns to the counter and pays for his own items and leaves his own wallet on the counter.

The next customer is then seen stealing the wallet (photo attached) as it lay on the counter.

Anyone with any information as to the identity of this female is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Huckins Family Appeal table top sale at the Cleveland Bay Hotel