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Redcar and Cleveland

Borough of Redcar and Cleveland
Unitary authority area, Borough
Redcar High Street
Redcar High Street
Official logo of Redcar and Cleveland
Shown within North Yorkshire and England
Shown within North Yorkshire and England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North East England
Combined authority Tees Valley
Ceremonial County North Yorkshire
Admin. HQ Redcar
Government
 • Type Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Area
 • Total 94.6 sq mi (244.9 km2)
Area rank 155th
 • Rank Ranked
Time zone UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code 00EE (ONS)
E06000003 (GSS)
Ethnicity 98.9% White
Website redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Redcar and Cleveland is a unitary authority and borough in North Yorkshire, England. Its main settlements are Redcar, Brotton, Guisborough, the Greater Eston part of Middlesbrough, Loftus, Saltburn and Skelton. The borough had a resident population of 135,200 in 2011.

It is a part of the Tees Valley mayoralty, the current mayor is Ben Houchen. The borough is represented in Parliament by Jacob Young (Conservative Party) for the Redcar constituency, and by Simon Clarke (Conservative Party) for the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.

History

The district was created in 1974 as the borough of Langbaurgh, one of four districts of the new non-metropolitan county of Cleveland. It was formed from the Coatham, Kirkleatham, Ormesby, Redcar and South Bank wards of the county borough of Teesside, along with Guisborough, Loftus, Saltburn and Marske-by-the-Sea, Eston Grange and Skelton and Brotton urban districts, from the North Riding of Yorkshire. The borough was named after the ancient Langbaurgh wapentake of Yorkshire. On 1 January 1988 the borough was renamed Langbaurgh-on-Tees.

Cleveland County was abolished on 1 April 1996, with its districts becoming unitary authority areas. At this time Langbaurgh-on-Tees was renamed Redcar and Cleveland. Cleveland County was a two-tier local authority, with the county council being superior to its four districts, of which Langbaurgh-on-Tees was one. Upon becoming a unitary authority, Langbaurgh-on-Tees (renamed Redcar and Cleveland) acquired all the full rights and duties as a county, whilst retaining the same boundaries as before.

Civic Centre

Redcar and Cleveland Civic Centre is in the Leisure and Community Heart, in Redcar. The centre was opened in 2014 at a cost of £31 million. It contains civic and business facilities including a council chamber, mayor’s parlour, register services, meeting rooms, 44 business units, as well as sport and leisure facilities.

It replaces the previous civic centre in Teesville, which was demolished in 2012. Civic facilities were relocated, Inspire 2 Learn, formerly the Eston City Learning Centre, also in Teesville. The Mayor's office was temporarily relocated to Kirkleatham Museum, before also moving to Redcar. The Council also has offices in Redcar at Kirkleatham Street and in Guisborough.

The old town hall closure also provided an environmental boost as it was the authority's worst-performing building for carbon dioxide emissions.

Social housing

Coast and Country Housing Limited

Coast and Country is the largest social housing provider within Redcar and Cleveland. It took over the ownership and management of homes from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council in July 2002. In addition to providing core housing services the company has also invested in independent living services, including the development of a new Telecare service in partnership with the Borough Council.

Local nature reserves

The council maintains a number of Local nature reserves. These are Guisborough Branch Walkway, Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park and Rosecroft Wood, Loftus Wood, Whitecliff Wood, Clarksons Wood, Errington Wood and Eston Moor.

Town twinning

Redcar and Cleveland is twinned with:

Economy

This is a chart of trend of regional gross 'value added' of South Teesside at current basic prices by the Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added Agriculture Industry Services
1995 2,428 9 926 1,493
2000 2,919 11 940 1,967
2003 3,167 10 970 2,187
2006 3,982 11 997 4,187

includes hunting and forestry

includes energy and construction

includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured

Components may not sum to totals due to rounding

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