Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Saltburn Ward Newsletter from Councillor Stuart Smith
COUNCILLOR STUART SMITH
Contact no. 07557540628
MR TREVOR COX COMMUNITY CHAMPION
My nomination for the Mayors Community Achievement Award 2013 was Mr Trevor Cox who was presented with his award at a ceremony in Redcar on Wednesday 20th November. Trevor who is a resident at the Victoria Lodge Residential Home for adults in Saltburn has been street collecting for the charity Zoë’s Place, Normanby for the past 5 years and during this time his endless efforts have raised a staggering amount of well over 22,000 pounds for this charity. Trevor’s day is occupied collecting for this charity and he can be found throughout the year, in all weathers stood in the Station precinct collecting. He also holds a car boot stall every Sunday to raise funds.
CLIFF LIFT PASSENGER RECORD
2013 was a record year for passenger usage of the Saltburn Cliff Lift. The lift carried 167,000 passengers over the season an increase of 27,000 from 2012 a record year.
FREE PARKING ACROSS BOROUGH DURING XMAS PERIOD
Shoppers and retailers are set to benefit from the introduction of free parking in the run up to Christmas and over the festive period.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council will not charge after 1pm each day at any of the borough’s council managed car parks from November 29 to December 31.
Free parking is restricted to council-run pay and display locations which include on street pay and display bays and off street pay and display car parks.
Motorists are reminded that normal parking charges apply from 8am until 1pm and should check the pay and display notices at each site.
STATION STREET TOILETS REFURBISHED
Saltburn Station toilets have been refurbished and are now open.
MILLIONS LOTTERY SUCCESS FOR SALTBURN THEATRE
Saltburn Community Arts Association were successful in their lottery bid for £50,000 to refurbish the theatre and install modern sound and lighting equipment. The People’s Millions is a grants programme run by the Big Lottery Fund.
SALTBURN SALE ROOMS CLOSE
Saltburn Sales Rooms, which has a history going back at least 84 years has closed following the present owner John Simmons' retirement. The final sale was on Tuesday, November 26. John’s father began working for the previous owner, Mr Dickinson, after he came back from the war in 1946. He took over the business in 1966 and eventually it was passed on to his son. Mr Simmons’ own two daughters have careers in the NHS and both had babies in the last year and have no plans to take the business on.
MAY I WISH YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND PROPEROUS AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR