Thursday, 27 February 2014

Friends of Redcar - Rubble sand castle event!

Redcar is lucky to have groups such as the "Friends of Redcar", this Sunday see them cleaning masonry from the beach. Please show as much support as possible the Redcar Blog is going to show our faces and help too!

Rubble Sand Castle Event -Sunday March 2nd 2014 - Would you like to see a beach free of masonry? Then be the change and help highlight the problem with us. It's our home, Redcar.

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Redcar Athletic unlucky not to reach North Riding Senior Cup semi-finals

Last night saw an unlucky Redcar Athletic team lose on penalties to Middlesbrough FC in the North Riding Senior Cup.The match was decided on penalties after an exciting 3-3 draw after time was up.

Images from Gazette Live:

Redcar Athletic: Preston,Swann, Lee

Middlesbrough:Maloney, Kitching, Jones.


Redcar Athletic: Berry, Wood, Bivens, Woodhouse, Smuk, Lee, Barker, Skelton (c), Preston, Swann, Webster. Subs: Marsay, Stares, Playforth, Hunter, Blackburn.

Middlesbrough: Leutwiler, Tinkler, Elsdon, Weledji, Meling, Waters, Mondal (Fewster 71), Maloney, McCarthy, Kitching, Jones. Subs: Dawson (GK), Park, Fewster, Wheatley.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

More pictures shared by Dormanstown U15's

Redcar Athletic v Middlesbrough FC game kicks off tonight (Tues 25th Feb.)

The postponed Redcar Athletic v Middlesbrough FC game kicks off tonight (Tues 25th Feb.) Kick off is at 7.30pm at Green Lane, Redcar TS10 3RW.
It promises to be a very special and exciting occasion for the club and it is now possible that it will attract one or two first team squad players from the Middlesbrough team and a bumper crowd given that the Middlesbrough first team do not have a fixture on that evening indeed not at all that week.
Redcar Athletic would once again wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their fantastic support of the Football Club, and ensure that everyone will enjoy their evening with the club.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Dormanstown u15's boys take time out to appreicate our coast

Dormans town under 15 year old boys team take time out together to enjoy the beauty on our coast line. Looks like a decent morning was had by the lads as they team build.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Beauty on our doorstep!

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Overturned lorry in South Bank this afternoon

A Redcar Blog reader shared this picture of a accident today at South Bank roundabout, as you can see the lorry somehow managed to end up on it's side. Still unsure at this time if there were any injuries.

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Monday, 3 February 2014

Redcar Leisure and Community Heart beating spending target and set for spring opening

Scores of workers and millions of pounds in materials for £31m Redcar and Cleveland Council project already sourced within the region.

The multi-million pound Redcar Leisure and Community Heart has beaten its targets for spending and employing locally - and remains on target to open in the spring.
Scores of workers and millions of pounds in materials for the £31m Redcar and Cleveland Council project have already been sourced within the region.

In addition, more than 50% of the workforce lives, and 40% of the £28m on-site spend has been allocated, within 20 miles of the Redcar development.
Councillor Mark Hannon, the council’s Cabinet member for economic development, said: “The vast majority of the budget for this project has been re-invested in the local and regional economy.
"This scheme has already created new jobs and safeguarded existing ones in construction and is set to boost the borough’s economy even further once it opens.”

The Heart will include swimming pools - which have recently been getting the tiles attached - a wave simulator, a cafe, a register office, fitness suites and conference facilities.
Council chambers, the mayor’s parlour and small and medium sized business facilities will also be located at the Ridley Street site.

It was part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and, once completed, will create and safeguard 260 jobs in day-to-day operation. Construction-labour and spending targets are set by Scape, a local authority-owned but independent company aimed at streamlining procurement.
About 60 firms have been contracted to work on the development and several have taken on extra staff, including Shanco Construction, which has offices in Durham and Leeds.

Nathan Graham, 20, of Bankfields, Eston, joined the firm as an apprentice ground worker in October 2012, about six months after work started.
The former Eston Park School pupil said: “This is the first major project I’ve worked on for Shanco and it’s practically on my doorstep. I can’t wait until it’s finished and I can say to myself, ‘I helped build that.’”

Martin Miles, contract manager for centre operator Everyone Active, said: “The exterior of the centre has looked stunning for some time now, but now the interior is starting to catch up. The beach pool is really taking shape and will provide the perfect environment in which to develop water confidence. And the centrepiece to the pool area, the FlowRider, has had its pump installed.”

Article courtesy of Gazette Live: