Monday, April 03, 2017

Saltburn named in The Sunday Times best places to live list.

Eight Yorkshire postcodes appeared in this year's Best Places to Live guide, compiled by The Sunday Times. The annual list combines data and statistics such as crime rates, house prices and school performance with local knowledge and expertise. The locations were selected for offering the best quality of life to the widest number of people, and combining desirable features such as a positive community spirit, good local shops and services and attractive outdoor spaces.

And among the things picked out as highlights are the Seaview Restaurant, the “elegant” pier, transport links and school.

Here’s what The Times has to say.

“This grand slice of posh Victorian seaside resort.

“It’s got a lot more going for it than its old nickname, Darlington on Sea, suggests. There’s surfing and a wide, sandy beach, earning it a reputation as the Newquay of the north. But it also has all the trappings of the classic British seaside, including an elegant pier (the most northerly in Britain), a water-powered cliff lift (the oldest in Britain) and a miniature railway.

"The seafront has been tidied up over the past few years, and there are plans to bring in “luxury” beach huts for the summer."

"Saltburn is famous for the fish and chips at the Seaview Restaurant (£10.50 for cod, chips and a glorious view), but new businesses are popping up all the time, with a florist, a microbrewery and an interiors shop opening in the past six months. There’s a weekly farmers’ market and an annual food fair, and the lively town centre is full of art galleries, antiques shops and jewellery stores. It’s a reminder that the town’s advantages stretch beyond the beach."

"Huntcliff, the local secondary school, gets a solid good from Ofsted, and there are trains to Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Darlington. If that wasn’t enough, Saltburn has a surprise up its sleeve: a 'secret knitting society', the Yarnbombers, emerge under cover of darkness to decorate the pier with huge displays of woolly toys and sculptures."

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

East Cleveland Klondike Cycle Grand Prix

The biggest teams and riders will descend upon East Cleveland on the 2nd April for what will become an early season classic!


East Cleveland Villages BIG Local has commissioned a Spring Elite Cycling Grand Prix to be part of British Cycling Series Cup to be raced through East Cleveland, on Sunday 2nd April 2017. The race has been approved by British Cycling and has been in partnership with Velo29.

The route goes through and past East Cleveland Villages, to showcase our beautiful coast, woodland and moorland taking in the breath-taking scenery East Cleveland has to offer.

This is the start of an ambitious Tourism strategy to place East Cleveland back on the Map as a visitor destination.

We are asking for all the community to get behind the Klondike GP and ‘get onboard’ by coming out on the day, decorating your area, (think Tour de Yorkshire only our colours are Dark Green and ‘Golden’ Yellow), it doesn’t matter how old you are or what you do, everyone from baking, knitting, drawing, designing, painting, planting to talking to each other about the bike race… Let’s make this a day to remember, funding has been secured for 3-years in which to build on this fantastic event to celebrate, show pride and community spirit whilst enticing visitors to come to East Cleveland.

Full details can be found at: East Cleveland Klondike GP

The World's Largest Waltz and Full of Life Event 2017

AgeUK are celebrating 'Loving Later Life' at Saltburn with the World-Record Breaking Attempt at the 'World's Largest Waltz' The aim is to break the current World Record set in 2007 and held by Bosnia (with 1510 couples waltzing) by bringing together 2017 COUPLES to participate in the Teesside Waltz on Saltburn Pier and Promenade on 19 May 2017.

Whatever your age or ability, come along and dance to the original composition 'Teesside Waltz'. We all need to dance the same steps so we will soon upload to 'youtube' the step sequence (no freestyling allowed) everyone must do the same routine. Entry fee includes 'World Record Breaker Medal' and a World Record Breaker Rain Mac - for if the Heaven's open 'we're dancing in the rain'.......!

Outside of the main record breaker attempt there are a host of activities to fill your day, in the main event marquee in Valley Gardens in Saltburn. Taster sessions in zumba, belly dancing, jiving. Try your hand with a range of arts and crafts, pop in to Saltburn Community Theatre for Afternoon Tea, or sample a bit of Tea Dancing . The town will be buzzing with things to see and do, meet up with a host of groups and clubs that will be celebrating living life to the full.

We have Saltburn Farmers Market in the main square, beautiful walks and scenic views - however the main challenge will be to waltz continually in a sequence format the same steps for over 5 minutes - are you up for the challenge? Then come and help us celebrate this fabulous World Record Breaker to the Teesside Waltz, especially composed by Jeremy McMurray.