We want to hear from you about what we are doing in Redcar and Cleveland. Information about the consultations currently taking place is available below.
Consultation on the council's proposals to prohibit “car cruising" activities at Majuba
The council wants to know your views on its proposals to take new powers to tackle “car cruising" activities at Majuba car park and within the surrounding Coatham development area.
“Car cruises" are where drivers meet on the public highway to race or show off their vehicles. A minority of these drivers perform dangerous stunts, speed and behave in an anti-social manner. The cruises can also attract large crowds who can also commit anti-social behaviour and risk being injured by cars driving dangerously.
As there has been a significant increase in the number of reported “car cruising" vehicle nuisance incidents at Majuba car park, Redcar, during the last three years, and particularly since mid-summer 2020, the council proposes to use its powers under the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing (2014) Act's public spaces protection order (PSPO) provisions to prohibit all “car cruising" vehicle nuisance related activities within the Majuba area.
The council is proposing to take these new powers, so it and its partners gain an additional enforcement tool enabling them to tackle car cruising and other vehicle nuisance issues, so likely resulting in a reduction in crime and antisocial behaviour incidents at Majuba car park in particular.
The proposed approach is likely to be more effective, timely and sustainable in the long run than existing enforcement approaches, such as the issuing of Community Protection Notices by authorised council officers, the authorising of Dispersal Orders by the local police inspector, and regular patrols by the police, because it will result in offenders receiving an immediate sanction.
As the new offences would be breaches of a PSPO, the council may issue a £100 fixed penalty notice to offenders.
You can view the consultation document providing detailed background information on the council's proposals to prohibit “car cruising" activities at Majuba Majuba Car Cruising PSPO Consultation Information here.
Click here Majuba Car Cruising PSPO Location Map to view the location map of the area of Majuba where the council proposes to ban car cruising activities.
You will need to complete this survey to give your views.
The last date for responses is Monday 26 April 2021.
Alternatively, you can collect and return paper copies of the survey questionnaire at the following libraries and council buildings:
- Redcar Library and Community Hub – Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm.
- Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart, Ridley Street, Redcar TS10 1TD – Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
Broadband Coverage - Open Market Review
The Government wants to have nationwide gigabit-capable broadband as soon as possible. While great progress is being made, the Government is aware it needs to help in the parts of the country that are not commercially viable.
£5bn was committed in the 2020 budget to ensure that all areas of the UK can benefit equally. The funding will be spent through a range of projects known as the UK Gigabit Programme. As part of this, Building Digital UK (BDUK) will fund contracts for suppliers to deliver gigabit-capable wholesale infrastructure to the hardest to reach areas.
Open Market Review with suppliers
Durham County Council are running an Open Market Review (OMR) data collection process for the entire North East of England region alongside BDUK and local council partners. Broadband providers are invited to supply information about their infrastructure as part of the OMR process.
If you have existing network coverage, or plan to build infrastructure within the next three years, we actively encourage you to respond to this OMR. The information will be used to identify a draft 'Intervention Area' where public subsidy can potentially be used by Government to deliver gigabit capable broadband, and ensure it is only used in areas where there is no existing gigabit capable infrastructure or future commercial plans to provide it.
Further information is available on the Durham County Council website at: http://www.durham.gov.uk/consultation
Tees Valley Strategic Transport Plan
The Tees Valley Combined Authority is currently developing a Strategic Transport Plan due for publication in draft form during Autumn 2018.
This plan will set out how transport in the Tees Valley can sustainably support 25,000 new jobs by 2026 along with 22,000 new homes. The aim is 'to provide a high quality, quick, affordable, reliable and safe transport network for people and freight to move within, to and from the Tees Valley'.
To do this we need to:
- Improve our local railways by having more, faster and better trains and stations, so that journeys by rail are quicker and more comfortable.
- Maintain and improve our roads so that they are safe and less congested.
- Provide better bus services that are punctual and reliable, with improved passenger information and facilities, which provide access to where people want to go, when they want to go.
- Provide safe walking and cycling routes to make it easier to travel on foot and by bike.
- Make it easier and safer to transport freight by road, rail, sea and air.