Schoolchildren in the borough are going to decide the name of one of the key elements in Redcar & Cleveland council’s £75m seafront development, it was agreed on Tuesday 21 June by Labour cabinet members.
Labour’s new Cabinet has agreed to change the name of the ‘vertical pier’ and consult with schools across the borough to help make the decision.
Said cabinet member for Economic development Mark Hannon, ‘ This development is all about a vision for the future of Redcar and what could be more important in that vision than the views of the citizens of the future, which is why we’re going to invite schools to have their say’.
‘Our new and existing councillors heard during the local election campaign some concerns expressed by the public over the name ‘vertical pier’ and we’re responding in a positive and forward-looking way’
Labour councillor for Kirkleatham ward Brenda Forster said, ‘ It’s an amazing contrast that Labour councillors have helped secure a £75m development opportunity for Redcar, and Lib-dem councillors are seeking to divert attention from the multi-million pound cuts that Ian Swales MP and their government has imposed, by sniping and moaning over superficial aspects ‘
‘Hopefully this really will now be the ‘end of the pier show’