Friday, August 10, 2018

Saltburn Ward Newsletter August 2018



BOROUGH AND PARISH COUNCIL Contact no. 07557 540628 


Parking restriction proposals within Saltburn will be shortly advertised in accordance with the statutory procedures to assist from both a Traffic Management and a Road Safety perspective. All comments in relation to the proposals must be made in writing to Mr Andrew Clare, Engineer, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1RT by the closing date on the order when it is advertised in the local press. Once the closing date for comments have passed they will be collated and reviewed and a decision made on the proposals. All parties that commented on the advertised proposals with be notified of the outcome of this decision. 

The proposals are; 

Schedule Disc Parking 3 hours no return within 3 hours between Sam - 6pm within Dundas Street East, Dundas Street West, Milton Street, Station Street, Station Square and seaward side of Marine Parade. Glenside scheduled marked bus drop off bay between Sam - 6pm. 

Junction double yellow lines to be introduced at Ruskin Ave Jct with Marske Road, The Chine Jct with Marske Road, Tweed Street Jct with Albion Terrace. Coral Street Jct Marine Parade. Garnet Street Jct with Marine Parade. 

Other prohibited no waiting at anytime are; 

Marine Parade both sides from its junction with Milton Street for a distance of 80 metres in a northerly direction. 

Macnay Street eastside from its junction with Windsor Road to its junction with Cambridge Street. 

Westside from its junction with Cambridge Street for a distance of 10 metres in a northeriy direction, 

Rear Hilda Place Westsidefrom its junction with Windsor Road to its junction with Burton Terrace. 

Glenside to incorporate bus dropping off layby east side 10 metres from its junction with Windsor Road for a distance of 118 metres in a northerly direction. West side from its junction with Windsor Roact for a distance of 10 metres in a southerly direction. 

Marske Road North side from its junction with Ruskin Avenue for a distance of 74 metres in an easterly direction. 

Windsor Road South side from a point 65 metres from its junction with Princes Road for a distance of 60 metres in a westerly direction. South side from its junction with Glenside for a distance of 20 metres in a westerly direction 


Saltburn in Bloom have finally managed to get Network Rail to return the Victorian Railway buffers which were originally located on a track siding close to Saltburn Station. The buffers are a set of only 3 remaining examples of Victorian buffers left in the country which were removed under track improvements some 4 years ago. Saltburn in Bloom are planning to incorporate the buffers into a historic feature (no flowers) with an interpretation board describing their historic significance and other interesting features within Saltburn Station. The buffers were taken into storage at the Middlesbrough Depot and then moved to York. The buffers are now in storage with a local engineering firm whilst the group work towards finding a suitable location within the area of the Station to locate them.


To date unfortunately I have no definite date for this attraction to open, however ( can report that Rapidrail have completed the major refurbishment and construction of the Cliff Lift. The main issue at present that is causing the delay in opening is the interlocking system between the 2 lift stations. This is the electronic signalling that tells the driver when he can operate the carriages. The health and safety officer will not issue the LOLER certificate (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) until this is working correctly. 

In the mean time there is a free daily shuttle bus running from the top of the Cliff Lift and the Lower Promenade. 


As part of this year's safer streets programme, residents of Zetland Terrace have requested a one way system to be implemented. The proposal has been led by a resident through the safer streets process wth consultation undertaken (by the residents) as part of the process. All residents consulted have signed in favour of the scheme. Based on the consultation submitted it is now proposed to progress the scheme and begin the legal work required to implement the one way restriction which will include the road at the front of Zetland Terrace and the rear alley between Zetland Terrace and Hilda Place. 


Carriageway resurfacing work will commence on Monday 10th September on the C174 Saltburn Road, 

Saltburn (Saltburn Bank to top of Ship Inn Bank). The works will be done under a road closure commencing at 19:00 and reopened every morning at 6:00. The works will be completed by 6:00 on Thursday 13th September 2018. These dates are weather permitting and all efforts will be made to minimise disruption. Advance notice signs will be erected and all residents directly affected by the works will be notified by letter drop. Emergency access will be maintained at all times and supervised access will be provided for affected residents where necessary. 


Information regarding the annual refresh of the electoral register will be dropping on your doormat shortly from the councils electoral team. The completion of this form is a statutory requirement. Anyone registered will be able to vote in next year's elections on the 2nd May 2019 and we never know there may be a general election or referendum by then. Registering can also improve your credit rating, or if you apply for a mortgage, loan or credit card. There are various ways you can respond to this request which will be explained in the information you wll receive from the election team. If you have not voted before or registered to vote you can do so by going on line using the web address, or by calling 01642 774 774 or email 


The local authority have received notification regarding the refusal in May by the Regulatory Committee to build 75 homes on the Saitburn Riding stables land on Marske Road will be appealed by the applicants. The appeal is with the planning inspectorate and as of yet the authority have not been informed of the reasons for the appeal or how this will be heard. 


You may have noticed some activity within the grounds and building of Saltburn Police station recently. I have been informed that this is in preparation of non operational staff working in the building. Cleveland Police have recently closed there former Police HQ at Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough and moved to a smaller new build just outside Hemlington. 


43 UPLEATHAM STREET Conversion of dwelling into 2 self-contained apartments. Planning application R/2018/0307/CA refers. Public consultation ended 20" July. 

9 LEVEN STREET Single storey rear extension. Planning application R/2018/0371/CA refers. Public consultation ended 27th July. 

LAND TO REAR OF 1-7 GILL STREET Outline application for 1 residential dwelling.(resubmission) 

Planning application R/2018/0369/00 refers. Public consulation ends 21st August. 

THE HOLLIES / THE BRIARS VICTORIA TERRACE Fell and remove a group of Cypress trees. Planning application R/2018/0443n'C refers. Public consultation ends 29" August. 

13B MARINE PARADE Listed building consent for replacement of front door, window and wrought iron hanging bracket. Planning application R/2018/0366/LB refers. Public consultation ends 1st September. 

Councillor Smith's Ward Surgery is outside Sainsbury's on the 3rd Saturday of the month between 9.30am - 10.30am & 11.30am - 12.00pm

From Oregon to Albion Terrace

Saltburn based country music promoter, Ray Freeman, has secured the services of one of country music’s finest artists to appear here in town at the Community Theatre.

Hailing from Oregon, USA Joni Harms feels right at home in Saltburn and just loves our area and its proximity to the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, with Whitby being another favourite port of call.

Ray and his wife Jackie met Joni some years ago whilst attending Norfolk Country Music Festival. Joni completed her thoroughly enjoyable set in front of over five hundred country music fans. Ray asked her to autograph her CD and a guitar that he ‘just happened’ to have with him! Naturally, she obliged and this was to be the beginning of a close friendship.

Joni has previously performed at both Great Broughton and Danby Village Halls to full houses on every occasion which led to Ray feeling that Saltburn’s Community Theatre would provide such a beautiful backdrop and acoustic for her kind of traditional country music.

For the first time ever, Joni is being accompanied by her daughter Olivia (an established artist in her own right) on her UK and European Tour which begins right here in Saltburn on Friday 14th September.

It will be an evening of the very best in country in the company of two very fine artists who totally engage with genuine warmth with their audiences. Joni has always encouraged people to come out, enjoy her music and get to know each other. It’s an opportunity you shouldn’t miss!

Joni and Olivia are supported by The Lee Paul Band on this special night in Saltburn, tickets are £12.50 each and obtainable from Saltburn Theatre direct or by calling Jackie at Feet First, Stokesley on 01642 713575 or Ray Freeman on his mobile 07505 259163.

Returning to North Yorkshire, tickets are also available for Danby Village Hall Thursday 27th September and her final performance in our area, Great Broughton Village Hall on Friday 28th September. Both are intimate venues where you are welcome to take your own refreshments.

Joni and Olivia Harms appear in association with Feet First Promotions & Zetland FM

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Tribute to John McGough

John McGough

“Music washes away the dust of everyday life from around our feet”

Saltburn musician John McGough, aged 53, died on the morning of Sunday July 8th in Newcastle, where he was being treated at The Freeman Hospital for the leukaemia he'd lived with for more than 15 years. 

A professional musician, writer and producer John had worked in the music industry for over 20 years with a diverse number of people and music from Dance through to Pop, from "A" List Dj’s like Carl Cox to the pop world of X Factor. John wrote and arranged many songs and his work included a number of projects on artist development - John worked with and wrote for James Arthur prior to his X-factor win and subsequent UK #1 chart success. His musical influences were vast and he believed that all music should be listened to with open ears.

John loved a spot on Saltburn's Marine Parade known locally as The White Elephant. Come rain or shine, John was often found there, practising his music and taking in the view he loved. Following a private funeral on Tuesday afternoon hundreds of people gathered at his favourite spot in a poignant tribute to both John and his music. 

A number of people who knew John were invited to speak and offer their personal tributes. And then it was time for music, with live contributions from local artists including Karl Frampton, Elizabeth Sykes, David Ball and Josh Newell Brown as well as the sounds of John’s glorious sax drifting on the sea breeze across Marine Parade for one last time.

In another tribute, the first ever Saltburn Food Festival acoustic stage is to be named in John’s honour. The stage - which will be part of the sixth Saltburn Food Festival, July 29th from 10am-6pm - is the brainchild of Saltburn restauranteur and singer-songwriter Josh Newell-Brown, who was a close friend of John’s and had been working on new musical projects with him. The John McGough Stage will be in Station Square, outside Signals Bistro, which Josh recently took over after his parents retired. It will bring together several of the area’s most talented musicians who will  take turns to play every hour on the hour, alternating with five world-class chefs demonstrating at the live festival cookery theatre every hour on the half hour across the other side of the town’s roundabout on Station Street.

John's family have requested that any donations should be made to Leukaemia UK. A crowdfunding page has been set up by friends so that a permanent memorial can be created in John's memory. 

John McGough Memorial fund.

Koru is a musical collaboration between John McGough, Matt Wanstall and Liz Sykes.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

July 2018 Saltburn Ward Newsletter from Councillor Stuart Smith

BOROUGH AND PARISH COUNCIL Contact no. 07557 540628

On the 5th June the Local Government Boundary Commission released the final recommendations report in respect of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council. As reported in my previous newsletter this review started in September 2017 to look at ward boundaries that mean each councillor represents approximately the same number of voters. They propose that the Council be represented by 59 Councillors the same as at present. With those Councillors representing one single-councillor ward (Lockwood), 11 two-councillor wards (Belmont, Skelton West, Skelton East, Longbeck, Zetland, Dormanstown, Newcomen, Coatham, West Dyke, Grangetown, South Bank) and 12 three-councillor wards across the borough (Saltburn, Brotton, Loftus, Guisborough, Hutton, St Germains, Mickledales, Kirkleatham, Ormesby, Eston, Normanby, Teesville)
The major changes are;
Saltburn ward will remain with 3 councillors with minor alteration to the boundary extending the ward out basically along Marske Road towards Quarry Lane roundabout incorporating the new Taylor Wimpey Larkfields housing estate and Tofts bungalow and farm which are at present within the St Germains ward of Marske.
South Bank and Dormanstown wards will be reduced from 3 to 2 councillors.
West Dyke ward, Redcar will reduce from 3 councillors to 2 but a new ward of Mickledales will be created with 3 councillors.
Longbeck ward within New Marske and Marske will reduce to 2 councillors from the present 3.
A new ward of Belmont, Guisborough will be created with 2 councillors.
Skelton ward which has at present 3 councillors will be split into 2 wards, Skelton East and Skelton West with 2 councillors in each ward.
These changes will be implemented at the next Borough Council local election which will take place on the 2nd May 2019.


Summer reading challenge
All children between the ages of 4 – 12 years are invited to take part in the Mischief Reading Summer Reading Challenge for this year at Saltburn Library. The challenge is to read 6 books (library or your own) during the school holidays which will gain them certain treats and awards.
Read 2 books and obtain 2 stickers and a book mark.
Read 4 books and receive 2 stickers and a door hanger.
Read 6 books and receive 2 stickers and a wrist band. The children who have read 6 books will be invited to attend an awards evening during which they will be entertained by the Kirkleatham Owl Centre and presented with a medal and a certificate. Further information can be obtained from the staff at Saltburn Library.
R.H.S. Northumbria in Bloom judges will be returning to Saltburn on the morning of the 17th July to judge the town for the summer displays. The results will be announced in a presententation ceremony in September in Newcastle.

The Festival of Thrift is a celebration of all things sustainable and thrifty, returns to the Kirkleatham show ground on the 22nd and 23rd September 2018. Organisers of the event have announced that this year there will be a Festival Launch Parade and Party taking place on the afternoon and evening of Friday 21st September starting in Kirkleatham and processing to Redcar Town Centre. This year the event is focusing on planting and growing, sustainable transport and celebrating ‘fabulous women’ as part of the women’s suffrage.

Redcar Regent Cinema has been closed since April when a survey highlighted significant structural defects. Since then a detailed building structural inspection by independent surveyors has been completed which has revealed worse than expected damage. The Regent was built as a theatre in 1928 when it was known as the New Pavilion. It became a cinema in 1960. Independent building surveyors Billinghurst George and Partners found defects to the roof, floor and walls of the building. This comprised of 3 major vertical cracks on the north wall facing the sea. An extension exposed to the sea appears to be pulling away from the main cinema hall. Significant weather damage to the main roof including corrosion to the metal beams. Ceiling boards in a poor condition liable to fall in the auditorium. Corrosion in steelwork to the stage with timber propping not securely fixed, cracking to the various interior walls. The council owns the building and is the landlord. The Regent Cinema is not listed with the frame of the building been the original pier known as the Glasshouse. The cinema remains a fully independent business.

THE VICTORIA P.H. DUNDAS ST EAST. Listed building consent for display of advertisement and repainting works to exterior. Planning application R/2018/0316/LB refers. Public consultation ended 5th July. LAND FROM SALTBURN VALLEY COUNTRY PARK TO APPLE ORCHARD WOOD, SKELTON.
10 year woodland management scheme. Planning application R/2018/0198/TR refers.
THE LODGE, VICTORIA RD, SALTBURN. Fell and remove 2 conifers, crown raise and limb removal to willow tree. planning application R/2018/0310/TC refers.
22 THE FAIRWAY, SALTBURN. Single rear extension to replace existing conservatory. Planning application R/2018/0249/FF refers. Public consultation ended 2nd July.
16 THE GREEN, SALTBURN. Alteration to front porch including new pitch roof, part conversion of garage to habitable room and single storey rear/side extension with pitch roof over. Planning application R/2018/0333/F refers. Public consultation ended 5th July.
8 CHESTNUT CL, SALTBURN. Front porch extension. Planning application R/2018/0355/FF refers. Public consultation ends 11th July.
THE VICTORIA P.H. DUNDAS ST EAST. Display of internally illuminated and non-illuminated replacement
 signs. Planning application R/2018/0313/AC refers. Public consultation ends 20th July.
43 UPLEATHAM ST, SALTBURN. Conversion of dwelling to 2 self-contained apartments. Planning application R/2018/0307/CA refers. Public consultation ends 20th July.
9 LEVEN ST, SALTBURN. Single storey rear extension. Planning application R/2018/0371/CA refers. Public consultation ends 20th July.
LAND TO THE REAR OF 1-7 GILL ST, SALTBURN. Outline application for 1 residential dwelling (resubmission). Planning application R/2018/0369/00 refers. Public consultation ends 20th July.

Councillor Smith’s Ward Surgery is outside Sainsbury’s on the 3rd Saturday of the month between 9.30am - 10.30am & 11.30am - 12.15pm
Printed & promoted by Stuart Smith, 28 Cattistock Close Guisborough TS14 7NL

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Back into Storyland Saltburn Yarnbombers Strike Again

The Saltburn Yarnbombers are back - and this time they’ve got a story to tell as they have taken ispiration from the world of books for their latest creations.

The display appeared on the Pier on Saturday morning and has already attracted praise from visitors. 

Among the knitted figures is Dracula, no stranger to the Yorkshire coastline from his days in Whitby. You'll also find Wally enjoying the sunshine alongside Hannah Hauxwell and Robinson Crusoe. Even the bard himself seems to have decided on a seaside holiday jaunt for inspiration.

The Hungry Caterpillar makes an appearance alongside Jack and the Beanstalk and Robin Hood.

There's even a cheeky woollen reference to the popular erotic thriller 50 Shades of Grey alongside a Mills and Boon heart. All of the characters seem to be enjoying the sunshine and living the Life of Pi.

Doggy Day Care at Saltburn Food Festival

Everybody and their dog will be heading to the coast for the mouth-watering Saltburn Food Festival on Sunday July 29.


And organisers would like to remind people that if they find themselves at the festival with their four-legged friends there are lots of options to ensure they don’t get crushed in the crowds.


They’ve been working with several dog-friendly businesses on the festival fringe to ensure you can enjoy the day without taking your pet into the centre of the site.


Plans include a doggy chill out zone, a walking and boarding service and even a hotel selling non-alcoholic beer brewed locally especially for thirsty consumers of the four-legged variety.


The idea is that dog lovers can feast to their hearts’ content, sampling the delights of the festival while their faithful friends enjoy some exercise or whine and dine in more suitable surroundings.


Organiser Lorna Jackson explained: “A food festival is a really bad environment for a dog, with all the people and the noise – not to mention the delicious hot food being eaten all around them.

“I’m a dog owner myself and I certainly wouldn’t take my Dalmatian, Lily, in among those crowds. But we do want everyone to enjoy the day with us and we’ve come up with some great ideas to help dog owners who can’t simply leave their pets at home.”

Milo’s Café owner Janet Dalton with Milo, her sausage dog, Star Paws’ Redcar manager Sammy-Jo Parker, food festival co-coordinator Alison Nelson with her springer spaniel, Max, and festival organiser Lorna Jackson with her Dalmatian, Lily, an RSPCA rescue dog.

The chill out zone is in Station Street’s Destinations café, which is currently in the process of being rebranded as Milo’s dog-friendly café.


The café’s new owner, dog groomer Janet Dalton, hopes family members and friends will take turns looking after their pet and trying out their own special festival menu, while the others head off to the heart of the festival.


“You don’t need a dog to come in but if you have one you’re very welcome,” says Janet. “Last year I came to the festival as a customer and noticed a lot of people had dogs in among the very large crowds. That can be problematic for the dogs and also for other people."

“But I understand why people want to bring their dogs and by providing a safe, calm area on the edge of the event, we give them a chance to escape from the crowds for a while and have a drink and something to eat in a place that wants the dogs to be there.”


Janet is applying for a licence to serve alcohol so that dog owners will be able to bring their pets out while they relax with a drink and food from a tapas-style menu.


Meanwhile, five-star dog walking and boarding service Star Paws, which recently changed its name from Paw Pals, will have a large presence at the festival and expects to be kept extremely busy. You’ll find them at one end of Milton Street – near the entrance to Sainsbury’s car park.


“Most of our 25 full and part-time staff will be working,” said branch manager Helen Turner. “Alongside our usual home boarding at one of three licensed homes in Saltburn we’re also offering walks and short stay doggy day-care sessions specifically for the food festival.

“Our prices range from  £10 to £40 and there will be a 10% discount if you book in advance via our Facebook page.


“It’s great to be able to help ensure that dogs can be part of the day with their family but that they also have somewhere to go where it’s not so busy, and they are the focus of attention.”

Festival organiser Lorna Jackson with her Dalmatian, Lily, an RSPCA rescue dog, Star Paws’ Redcar manager Sammy-Jo Parker, Café owner Janet Dalton with Milo, her sausage dog, and food festival co-coordinator Alison Nelson with her springer spaniel, Max. Photos by Doug Moody

Dog lovers from outside the area will also find a welcome at the Spa Hotel, on Saltburn Bank, which prides itself on being a dog-friendly establishment. As well as accommodating dogs in ground-level rooms, it also has a dog menu featuring pizza and sausages and sells Woof Dog Beer.


General manager Karen Green said: “We spotted a niche in the market that we could accommodate and people love us for it. We also have dog-friendly areas throughout the premises including the snug, bar and outside decking.”


Elsewhere on the festival fringe, Taste Tea & Coffee House on Dundas Street East will be open from 9am to 4.30pm with dogs welcome in all areas and free dog biscuits and bowls of drinking water also available.  


With so much on offer for everyone, you’d be barking mad to miss it!


Saltburn Food Festival takes place on Sunday July 29 from 10am to 6pm and admission is free. A park and ride system will be in operation from Guisborough, Brotton and the outskirts of Saltburn. For further information and updates visit