This is Redcar & Cleveland

Redcar and Cleveland is a unique place, an area of immense contrasts ranging from the coastal towns of Redcar, Marske and Saltburn and the gateway market town of Guisborough and surrounding countryside including part of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, to the vast industrial complexes and port of South Tees and the housing estates of Greater Eston on the fringes of Middlesbrough. Covering more than 96 square miles, we are the largest Borough in the Tees Valley and we have its third highest population at around 135,000.

About the Council

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is of one five local authorities within the Tees Valley. The Council was formed in 1996 following local government reorganisation. It is a key part of the Tees Valley Combined Authority, which which uses its devolved powers to identify where Government funding can best be used locally.

Over recent years we have been on a significant improvement journey and although the Council is getting smaller, we remain bold and ambitious to help us achieve more.

Redcar and Cleveland is a place with a proud past and a bright future. We will build on the skills and ingenuity of our people to create new and exciting opportunities for all. 

The Council has launched a corporate plan which leads up to 2020 and beyond and will involve the community, Council and partners working together to create a flourishing future for local people. 

Our four values define our culture and the way we act:

  • Keeping Communities at our heart;
  • Bold and ambitious;
  • Caring and respectful;
  • Delivering our best.

The top priorities within the delivery plan are:

  • Strong and confident communities;
  • Prosperity for all;
  • A brighter future for our children;
  • Longer and healthier lives;
  • Attractive and vibrant places;
  • Good connections;
  • Clean and safe environment;
  • Enriching lives through culture and sport;
  • Improving the way we work.

To ensure we deliver on the plan, we track 20 key indicators to measure the overall health and wellbeing of the borough. These measures reflect many influences – including national and international policy – but the Council proudly plays its part on delivering our commitments to ensure the Borough is a fantastic place in which to live, study and do business.

Our political and managerial leadership is strong and inclusive and the culture within the Council supports continuous improvement. 

The vision for Redcar and Cleveland is highly ambitious. Aims and priorities for the future are clear, challenging and robust. They are aimed at improving the right things and are those that matter most to local people, businesses and partners. 

Redcar and Cleveland is a place with a proud past and a bright future. A past forged from world class iron and steel making and cutting edge process industries.

A future, which we will build using the skills and ingenuity of our people, retaining the best of what we have inherited and creating new and exciting opportunities for all.

This is a bold and ambitious plan for Redcar and Cleveland. A plan which will be delivered by the community, Council and partners working together to create a flourishing future
for local people.


Key Documents