Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

SKINNINGROVE BY THE SEA; Call to Package Village as Area's Fourth Seaside Resort

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

SKINNINGROVE BY THE SEA; Call to Package Village as Area's Fourth Seaside Resort

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Byline: SANDY McKENZIE

WELCOMEto Skinningrove -one of four seaside resorts in Redcar and Cleveland.

That's how a leading councillor would like to see the village packaged in a bid to attract more visitors to it.

Councillor Sheelagh Clarke, deputy leader of Redcar and Cleveland Council says she would like to see the village developed as the borough's fourth seaside resort.

The issue of Skinningrove was raised at a meeting of Redcar and Cleveland Council's Cabinet yesterday by local councillor Richard Rudland.

He said Skinningrove should feature more in the council's new Culture Strategy.

He said the village was where ironstone mining started and it had the excellent ironstone mining museum.

"Skinningrove has been involved in culture for a long time," he said.

Cllr Rudland pointed to activities such as the community mosaics and the annual village bonfire as cultural activities in the village.

"We could develop Skinningrove as a place of interest for people to go," he said. …

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