Bad Behaviour

In a recent planning meeting where a children’s home was approved, the Mayor Cllr Billy Wells got up and accused the council’s officers of double dealing because he didn’t like the decision. So I questioned his behaviour in Full Council. The Mayor didn’t like my supplementary question, so tried to shut me up half way through. I might have still got to the end if Saltburn Tory Cllr Philip Thomson hadn’t stood up and shouted over me to help him. I don’t think either of them like democracy very much. Here is the question I tried to ask: “I recognise … Continue reading Bad Behaviour

Labour move to block no-deal Brexit ignored by BBC News channel | The SKWAWKBOX

Cross-party move by Labour to prevent damaging no-deal Brexit omitted from flagship 6pm news broadcast Labour is leading a cross-party parliamentary attempt to prevent the damaging no-deal Brexit scenario favoured by Tory leadership hopefiuls. It was not mentioned during the BBC’s main 6pm news. The party has tabled a cross-party motion that would hand control… — Read on skwawkbox.org/2019/06/11/labour-move-to-block-no-deal-brexit-ignored-by-bbc-news-channel/ Continue reading Labour move to block no-deal Brexit ignored by BBC News channel | The SKWAWKBOX

Next week’s roadworks, including the temporary traffic lights on Windsor Road from the 17th for 2 weeks to install the zebra crossing.

REDCAR & CLEVELAND BOROUGH COUNCIL GROWTH, ENTERPRISE AND ENVIRONMENT HIGHWAYS SERVICES NOTIFICATION OF ROADWORKS ROADWORKS NOTIFIED TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR WEEK ENDING SUNDAY 16th June 2019 DOCKSIDE ROAD / SMITHS DOCK ROAD SOUTH BANK Major works will be in operation on 2nd February, 2019 for up to 6 months for service diversions and construction of new roundabout. Works to be carried out by Hall Construction Services Ltd (Enquiries: 01740650500 or 07970 497873) TRUNK ROAD REDCAR (Steel House Roundabout to Kirkleatham Lane) Intermittent temporary lane closures will be in operation on the 23rd April, 2019 for 6 weeks for new gas … Continue reading Next week’s roadworks, including the temporary traffic lights on Windsor Road from the 17th for 2 weeks to install the zebra crossing.

Roll on the 158s!

I was very nicely surprised to catch a train from Saltburn to my meeting in Redcar this morning and find it was a proper train, not a rattling old pacer. According to the train guard, we will be keeping it and getting more of them.  These new ones, or at least new to us, are 158 trains, and the ancient pacer trains are 142s.  She said the 142s are due to be phased out by the end of the year.  I do hope so – when I got to Redcar I didn’t feel like getting off, but the delights of … Continue reading Roll on the 158s!