PCC Barry Coppinger with local residents at Eston Nab in 2015.
An action group has been formed to combat repeated damage to Eston Hills.
Chaired by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger, the group will bring together residents and key agencies including council, police, fire, archaeology and wildlife groups and others to draw up a plan to protect the Hills.
Mr Coppinger attended a recent public meeting during which concerns were raised with regard to illegal off roading, fires, abandoned vehicles, damage to the hills and wildlife.
“I share the concerns of local people with regard to various issues involving Eston Hills, there is clearly a shared determination to protect this important part of the East Cleveland landscape” said Mr Coppinger.
“I believe the answer lies in a partnership approach which will see the resources that we have available put to the best effect to tackle the problems that have been highlighted.”
Mr Coppinger will chair the meeting of key stakeholders which will meet within the next fortnight.
“A plan of action will be drawn up and there will then be follow up meetings to update on and assess progress” said Mr Coppinger.
Posted on Wednesday 10th May 2017