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

The borough of Redcar & Cleveland is a unitary authority area in the Tees Valley region of North Yorkshire in the North East of England, consisting of Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Guisborough, and small towns such as Brotton, Eston, Skelton and Loftus. It had a resident population of 135,200 in 2011,. It is represented in Parliament by Anna Turley (Labour) for the Redcar constituency and by Tom Blenkinsop (also Labour) for the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency.

The borough borders Scarborough and Hambleton in North Yorkshire, and the unitary authority areas of Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool.

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:

  • Germany Troisdorf, Germany, since 1990

Coordinates: 54°34′45″N 1°02′03″W / 54.57923°N 1.03409°W / 54.57923; -1.03409


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