Monday, November 11, 2013
Saltburn Ward Newsletter from Councillor Stuart Smith
COUNCILLOR STUART SMITH
Contact no. 07557540628
VOTE FOR SALTBURN COMMUNITY THEATRE
Saltburn Community Theatre is through to the finals of the Peoples Millions Lottery Funding and there is the possibility of up to £50,000 available for full refurbishment of the theatre. THEY NEED YOUR VOTE. If successful improvements to the theatre will include the reupholstering of all the seating and installing a new lighting and sound system. At the moment both are very limited and some companies need to bring their own systems along. It will also provide valuable volunteer opportunities and training for younger people in theatre management. Something for all the community to enjoy.
Voting only takes place on one day which is Wednesday 27th November between 9am and midnight by either voting on line at the www.peoplesmillions.org.uk or via telephone number released on the day on this website.
The Saltburn Theatre bid is up against a proposed project in Wooler, Northumberland.
MAJOR REVIEW OF SERVICES WITHIN REDCAR AND CLEVELAND BOROUGH COUNCIL
A major review of all services provided by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is now underway. The council needs to cut £19.4m from its budget over the next three years, and a total of £33.8m by 2020. It is proposed to save £4.4m in 2013-14, £10.1m in 2014-15 and £4.9m in 2015-16. But to reach the three year target, the authority admits it’s likely up to 150 redundancies of upper and middles management will have to be found.
The council has made £32m of savings in the past three financial years, with 600 posts shed. But to reach its saving targets for the next six years, a report to the council’s Cabinet regarding the 2014 budget options admits “a whole new approach is needed to be adopted.”
This approach begun two years ago and centres on the council’s “Shaping Our Future” programme, where “inter-dependent but separate” reviews are made into nine areas of the council’s services.
GARDEN WASTE COLLECTIONS
If you have a garden waste bin the collections as normal will stop for 3 months over the winter period, from the 1st December 2013 until February 2014.
REFURBISHMENT OF STATION STREET TOILETS, ALTERNATIVE TOILETS
Work is well under way for the refurbishment of the toilets In Station Street. Whilst this work is been undertaken the Café Destinations have come to an agreement with the Council to allow the public to use their toilet facilities in their premises.
BROCKLEY HALL CLOSING
The trustees of Brockley Hall which is a Christian Holiday Centre located on Glenside, Saltburn, will be closing the premises in January which will result in the loss of 11 jobs. They state it is not financially viable and has been making a loss for a number of years.