Friday, 27 June 2014

REPOST - Craft Fayre at Tunedin 6th of July

Sunday 13th July Rubble and Concrete Beach Clean RCBC

Friends of Redcar, Sunday 6th July 10am Litter Pick outside TunedIn

The KILL at The Cleveland Hotel, 16th August, Redcar

Live Youth Concert in Redcar, Tunedin, Friday 15th of August

Brides & Dreams, Redcar supporting Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Redcar and Cleveland, Battle of the bands competition.

Are you aged 16-24, in an unsigned band and want to play at the Redcar Rocks festival on July 11th in front of hundreds of fans?

Enter the Redcar & Cleveland College Battle of the Bands competition and you could be hitting the stage before The Human League!

Entry is simple – post a link to one of your tracks on here or on Twitter and use the hashtag #RCCBOTB so we can find you. Our expert panel will listen and the top selections will be notified after the closing date of Midnight, Wednesday July 2nd.

The lucky finalists will all get to play two songs at the festival in the afternoon and the winners – chosen by the audience in a live Twitter vote – will win studio & rehearsal time at TunedIn Studios in Redcar!

The only stipulations are you have to be between 16 & 24 on Friday July 11th, have at least two of you in the band, one of you has to play an instrument and you have to be unsigned.

Information & Signposting Service, Redcar and Cleveland

Wanting to get back into employment, training available!

Are you looking to get back into work, develop your skills and boost your confidence? Then a Training for Employment course might be for you.

We all know the thought of getting back into work after a long period of time being unemployed can seem quite daunting, but Group Horizon have designed a course to help you maximise your skills get back out there and get that job.

The course offers you one to one support and team interaction, to help boost your confidence, and support you in looking for and preparing for work. It covers a variety of subjects specific to your journey into employment, including Universal Job Match, Confidence and Motivation, Problem Solving, Team Working, Telephone Techniques, Presenting yourself, Job Search, Interview Skills, Health & Safety at work, and Application forms.

On successful completion you will receive a NCFE Level 1 Award in Employability skills, and you will continue to receive relevant job search assistance and support via email bulletins and job matching with key employers.

Courses are free to those who are eligible and aged over 19 years. (Eligibility is generally someone unemployed and in receipt of benefits.)
If you are interested in either of these please contact Group Horizon on: 01642 430703 and speak to Fiona, Claire or Tracey.
Or email:

Energy Insulation Skills Programme.

Are you interested in working in the Energy Efficiency Sector? Do you want to learn new skills to help you to achieve your career goals and take advantage of the many job opportunities on offer in this sector. Then this could be the programme for you.

The Energy Insulation Skills programme has been designed to cover a range of building insulation skills that are in demand. The course focuses on hands on training required by employers to ensure individuals have the best opportunity to move into one of the many roles on offer in this developing sector.

The course ran by Group Horizon, runs for 10 days and upon successful completion you will receive a Level 2 Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments.
Group Horizon are specialists in Renewable and Energy Efficient training. They offer the highest quality trainers, venues and accreditation as well as a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. They also work with individuals and organisations including some of the largest manufacturers and installers in the UK.

Courses are free to those who are eligible and aged over 19 years. (Eligibility is generally someone unemployed and in receipt of benefits.)

If you are interested in this and would like to find out more details, please contact Group Horizon on: 01642 430703 and speak to Fiona, Claire or Tracey.
Or email:

Saltburn Food Festival, Sunday 3rd of August

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Please help our local Redcar foodbank!

When Coast & Country took to Redcar High Street campaigning about the dangers of payday loans

Baroness Martha Lane Fox Visits Westfield Farm Redcar, YouTube vid

Free glasses & sunglasses for children until 01/08/14 from Hall Opticians Ltd Redcar

Redcar In Bloom Newsletter

REPOST - Celebrity Movie Treasures brings together a plethora of movie, 12th July Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

Celebrity Movie Treasures brings together a plethora of movie, television and music memorabilia, normally kept locked away from public view, the immediately recognisable items will be on show for all to see.

Remember that fabulous wedding dress Becky Granger wore on TV's Coronation Street? How about the coat worn in the Hollywood cult movie: Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey? Now you have the chance to see these and even more amazing artefacts.

Star attraction in the exhibition has to be Marilyn Monroe's Little Black Dress. Who knows what glittering Hollywood events she would have worn this to?

There is also the spectacular God of Mischief costume from the hilarious movie Son of the Mask, and the earrings once owned by Elizabeth Taylor. While for Sci-Fi fans there is the electro-magnetic boots from the hugely successful fi lm Face Off starring John Travolta and Nicholas Cage.
Fans of the golden days of Hollywood can see Fred Astaire's shoes and Doris Day's exquisite rhinestone bracelet.

Younger filmgoers might prefer the Austin Powers props, including a flaming orange shirt and a groovy baby go-go hat. Visitors of all ages will instantly recognise props from some of the most famous movies; from Titanic to The Flintstones and The Addams Family.
But it’s not just film fans that are in for a thrill. For music fans there are signed items by such stars as Chuck Berry and Oasis. There is even a Michael Jackson "Dangerous Tour" jacket.

Admission - £2.00 per adult, £1.00 per Child (under 5’s free)
Kirkleatham Museum
The Pavilion
TS10 5NW
Tel: 01642 479500

Names shown may be trademarks owned by third parties. The owners of the exhibition, organisers and venue make no claim to any such marks nor willingly or knowingly misuses or misapplies such marks. No celebrity nor film production company endorsement is intended or implied.

Summer Holiday Activities for Children with Additional Needs & Disabilities 2014.

Craft Fayre @ Tuned IN, Sunday 6th of July

Summer Holiday Programme at Tuned In Redcar, Do not miss out!

Redcar In Bloom coffee morning 28th June

Monday, 23 June 2014

*** CCTV issued following theft of charity box - NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE ***

Whitby police have issued CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a charity collection box.

The Bliss collection box was stolen from the reception area of Mini Monsterz indoor play barn in Ruswarp on 8 June 2014.

The man, who was in the company of a woman and a child, left the play barn in a dark coloured or black Audi saloon car.

It is believed the man is from the Cleveland area and officers are appealing for him or anyone who
can help to identify him, to contact them.

Anyone who can assist the police investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Andy MacFarlane or email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference number 12140092843 when passing on information about this incident.

FREE week long summer holiday club, Weight Management Service

FREE Fun Day at Kirkleatham Hall Museum

Redcar Scooter Rally video footage part 2

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Save Marks and Spencer, update and kind words from supporters

At time of writing we have 984 signatures on the petition, we are hoping this number keeps rising for obvious reasons. Worth mentioning that the petition is set so that every signature send a automatic Email to Marks and Spencer press office. Redcar Blog would like too thank everyone for taking the time to sign the signature and join in the discussion on the Facebook page, have included links to both below.

Here are some of the comments from the latest people to sign the signature, clearly demonstrating the level of local opposition to the closure of the Redcar Marks and Spencer store, with also signatures coming from outside Redcar:

This store is clearly important locally. M&S need to review their own business ethics; I will be reviewing my use of any M&S stores/products if this goes ahead. Daryl Williams, Kensington.

I grew up in Redcar and I feel this store has and is a major part of the community and its retail options. Claire Houghton, Oxfordshire.

This is one of the few remaining shops which have been trading in Redcar for many years. Despite M&S being available online, there is no substitute to being able to walk around a store, with friendly and helpful staff, browsing the rails, having facilities to try clothes on, and not having to pay a delivery fee and wait in for days for a parcel to arrive...only to find that the items which looked so good online are not suitable, and then having the trouble and expense of returning them!

There are so few reasons to go into Redcar nowadays, branches of most of the shops, banks etc, are also in nearby Guisborough, and the parking there is free! I’m sure that M&S draws customers into Redcar to the benefit of other stores too; it is an established part of shopping in Redcar and should remain so for many years to come. Cheryl Anderson, Redcar

Elderly friends live in the town & travel is difficult for them. John Butterfield, Redcar

My mother and sister and her family leave near and use this store a lot. When I organised my Mum's 90th birthday last year I was able to order all the food and collect it from Redcar M&S. The service was great the food lovely, the party a memory that has no price. Thank you M&S REDCAR. Patricia Murphy, Redcar.

Free one day Food Hygiene Course with Coast and Country

New Redcar barber opening on Thrush Road, Redcar

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Coast & Country open day at Westfield Farm

We are hosting an open day on Thursday 26th June and want to encourage all to attend.

We have a number of groups which people can be involved in and have a say in the way we shape the company.

Whilst membership of these groups is predominately for tenants, we do have other opportunities for people who don’t live in Coast & Country properties and would like to encourage everyone to attend.

There will be speeches from tenants who are currently involved with the company and information on other things we offer; such as free training courses, advice and guidance or volunteering opportunities.

Please feel free to share and let us know if you would like to come along!