Stoptober is approaching and Middlesbrough Council and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council are reminding the public about the benefits of quitting the habit for good. This year's campaign will kick off on Thursday, October 1 and the focus for this year is on ‘better health' as part of a 28 day challenge.
People living in Middlesbrough are being advised not to visit other households after the Covid-19 infection rate doubled in a week. As of Friday, the town’s rate had risen significantly to more than 80 per 100,000 of the town’s population.
Clinicians at The James Cook University Hospital are urging people to play their part to stop the spread of coronavirus and help reduce admissions to critical care. And as cases continue to rise, the trust's doctors and nurses are urging everyone to take action.
Measures to stamp out anti-social behaviour on Mill Hill playing field and maintain access for residents are under discussion. The Acklam field, off St Mary's Walk, is home to Cleveland Juniors football club as well as being a popular green space for local people.
Middlesbrough Council has installed 20 new CCTV cameras across the North Ormesby, Grove Hill and Gresham areas - with 16 more to follow - to help identify and prosecute the town's trouble-makers, thugs and criminals. The additional 20 cameras mean the town now has 152 CCTV devices focused on trouble hot-spots across the town.
Cash support to help small businesses and the self-employed keep themselves and customers safe from Covid-19 is now available. Eligible businesses with up to and including nine employees can apply for grants of up to £100. Firms can make a claim to cover the cost of protective measures such as hand sanitiser, face coverings, screens, chair covers and other such items.
Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston has welcomed measures put in place by Teesside University to combat the spread of Covid-19. The University has introduced a hybrid model of teaching with students spending part of their time learning on line and part of their time on campus.