Saturday, 19 November 2016

Please sign my petition to keep Roseberry Library in Roseberry Shopping Centre

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council's 'Shaping our Future 3' strategy proposes moving the books out of Roseberry Library in Roseberry Shopping Centre, Roseberry Road, Redcar. 

It proposes moving them into the 25K Centre, whilst leaving the IT equipment in Roseberry Library and moving Adult Education into the building. 

The Council should leave Roseberry Library intact as it currently is. More should be made of its potential as a meeting place. Roseberry Library is in the best possible position for the area it has served for around 50 years. 

It had been the hub of the former Roseberry Square Shopping Centre and is now an important feature of the modern Roseberry Shopping Centre. Losing the Library will also have a negative effect on the businesses that operate in the Shopping Centre.

Please sign the petition by clicking here:

Friday, 18 November 2016

Newcomen Ward Neighbourhood Action Partnership meetings

Monday 21st November 2016 at 6pm
Roseberry Square Library, Roseberry Road
  1. Welcome.
  2. Introductions
  3. Apologies for absence
  4. Minutes of last meeting
  5. Matters arising
  6. Coast and Country Housing
  7. Update on community clean up
  8. AOB.
Future meeting dates:
9th January
20th February
3rd April
1st May
26th June

Emma McLoughlin (Community Development officer)
Mobile: 07584480408


Redcar Lib Dems demand rights for renters

Liberal Democrat Councillors in Redcar are demanding greater rights for private sector tenants.

Councillor Lisa Harding, who represents West Dyke ward, has put forward a motion to Redcar and Cleveland Council requesting support for the Renters’ Rights Bill.

The bill is currently in the House of Lords. The bill is the work of Lib Dem Baroness Olly Grender. If passed, it would:

1. Ban letting fees for renters, a practice already outlawed in Scotland which is allowing letting agents to charge both the landlord and the tenant for services.

2. Give renters access to an open register of rogue landlords and letting agents.

3. Bring in compulsory electrical safety checks in rented homes.

4. Prevent rogue landlords from obtaining an HMO licence.

Councillor Lisa Harding said:

“The private rented sector has an important role in helping to address housing need in our area.

“Whilst the majority of private landlords act fairly and take their responsibilities seriously, there is a persistent problem of rogue landlords who have little concern for the welfare of tenants and often fail to meet their legal obligations. This not only affects tenants, but has impacts on the wider community as a whole, as poorly maintained properties blight residential areas, leading in some cases to vermin and other anti-social issues. “It is therefore vital that proper protections are put in place for tenants, ensuring that they have a home which is safe, clean and warm.”

Assurance given that Redcar and Cleveland Council will not charge for emptying green waste bins

As regards the proposal to charge for emptying green waste bins the question was asked at this afternoon’s Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council meeting by my Lib Dem colleague Councillor Glyn Nightingale.

Cabinet Member Councillor Alex Brown accepted that a number of local authorities have started to do this but he gave an assurance that the current administration would not be introducing a charge. This reply will be on the record in the Council minutes and also recorded in the video of the meeting which will appear on the Council’s website very soon.

Monday, 14 November 2016




With the Wilton Male Voice Choir

At Tuned In Centre, Majuba Road, Redcar
Friday 2nd December 2016 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Prize Draw, Refreshments, 

                       Tickets: £3                                    
From: Steering group members or available at the door

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Remembrance Day Parade at Redcar

Councillor Josh Mason Leader of the Lib Dem Group on Redcar and Cleveland Council lays a reef at the Remembrance Day Service at Redcar. Councillor Karen King also lays a reef on behalf of the Humanists.
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Wednesday, 2 November 2016