Thursday, August 07, 2014

Saltburn Ward Newsletter August 2014

SALTBURN WARD NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2014 Contact no. 07557 540628

NEW EXHIBITION AT KIRKLEATHAM MUSEUM A new exhibition has started at Kirkleatham Museum entitled Celebrity Movie Treasures and runs from the 12th July until the 19th October. The touring exhibition is of personal belongings, movie props and costumes from the world of showbiz and provides a glimpse into the lives of some of the 21st centuries most iconic stars. Memorabilia from Fred Astaire, Doris Day, Chuck Berry and Michael Jackson are just some of the items exhibited. Admission is £2.00 for adults and £1.00 for a child, under 5’s free.

FURTHER PROGRESS TO TACKLE RED RIVER Things are moving steadily at the treatment plant to combat the deposits of Iron Ore deposits in the stream. Last year the first phase of the plant was installed close to Hagg Farm. This was basically two large settlement lagoons with aeration cascades with a large sludge drying lagoon. The overall loading of iron into the stream has reduced by around 60%.The second (and final) phase of work has just started. This will include two further settlement lagoons and a large reed bed. These are scheduled to be complete by the end of this year.

SALTBURN VALLEY GARDENS RETAINS GREEN FLAG STATUS Sites are assessed for their Green Flag status by volunteer judges who usually have a background in parks management, conservation or ecology. They judge against eight criteria testing whether the site or green space is: welcoming; healthy, safe and secure; clean and well-maintained; sustainable; manages conservation and heritage; has community involvement; markets itself, and has good management.

Saltburns bathing water continues to pass the European Bathing Water Directive’s higher guideline standard. The 12 samples taken this season have all passed. There are 8 more samples to be taken until the season ends in September.

A decision regarding the use of this building has now been put back until the end of September by the authority. The interested parties are Earthbeat Ltd and an unnamed business.

A planning application has been submitted in respect of the now disused car showroom located on Windsor Road. The application is a change in use for the former Car Company show room, Windsor Road, Saltburn to convert the change in use of the building to A1 retail. In planning applications A1 usage covers the use of the property to become a shop, retail warehouses, hairdressers, undertakers, travel and ticket agencies, post offices and dry cleaners.
Subject to obtaining this change of use there would be a secondary application to cover any material changes. The applicant also states that 12 car parking spaces will be provided on the site forecourt. I have expressed my concerns to the planning department in respect of the traffic management of the area and the possible dangers to motorists and pedestrians if this site was developed. Unconfirmed reports state that the retail company Tesco are interested in the site to develop a Tesco Express outlet.

Saltburn Golf Club have purchased part of the land and will be building a driving range. They are undertaking minor temporary works to the land in relation to this planned facility. Saltburn Athletic FC will be leasing the football pitch and disused changing rooms so that the awarded £50,000 Sports England grant to improve the site can be implemented. The remainder of open space on Hob Hill will remain open with dedicated rights of way.

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