Friday, 25 July 2014

A very active and successful month for Friends of Redcar (FRED)

Our biggest compliment has to be this picture. This wasn't possible the month or even a year before because of all the building material

Dear Friends,

This has been a busy month for our group as we gear up towards our first year AGM and we have the most fabulous news regarding our beach rubble complaint.

We held two litter picks on the beach one at Majuba and the other next to the Regent Cinema. The latter being a celebration to the welcoming news that the Environment Agency's decided to return following FREDs 10 month campaign to remove building materials left from the sea defence work.

Our two litter picks saw 60 volunteers which included Friends of Borough Park, Lifeline, RCBC amongst others. We'd like to say a massive thank you for all their help and continued support.

The EA brought a crew of ten men and a JCB. Although they didn't dig down as deep as we would have liked they are committed to return in February after the winter storms rreveal more of what has been buried.

We were not happy with Balfour Beatty (BB) who sub contracted their effort and we were less than happy with the work done on their part. There are still building felts half buried (we now know these are called Geotexture and do belong to BB.) The EA have assured us that they will ensure Balfour Beatty clear these shortly during snagging work.

FRED are currently holding an art competition with local schools and these are displayed in cafe's and libraries around Redcar. 

We are also holding a "Friends Together" event to celebrate the efforts made by Redcar's community action groups.

This is in association with the Rotary Club and Friends of Zetland Park and sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses on the 10th August 11am to 5pm at Redcar Rugby Club.

The EA return

The EA cleared this from the Zetland end