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Fury as local resident told no to selling seafood by council in Redcar.

Local business owner and resident Jan Shea, has made contact with Redcar Blog to voice her frustration, regarding a number of refusals by Redcar and Cleveland Council to allow her food business to sell seafood and shellfish on Redcar seafront. Jan argues, that Redcar is lacking a traditional British seaside offer and that’s why she thinks it loses out in comparison to some other northern seaside towns, when attracting visitors. 

Jan said in reply to the latest refusal by Redcar and Cleveland Council,

“Redcar is a seaside town and they have been giving 25 million to spend on the seafront . Yet I have asked to put seafood stall on seafront but refused. All seaside towns have seafood yet Redcar does not and Redcar and Cleveland council clearly don’t want it. This is why it is not popular with visitors as they will not have seaside treats, Redcar needs to bring back the rock shops, amusements, donkeys and affordable kids rides and seafood. 

Let it be a place we can take our children like when we were children . So we don’t have to drive to Saltburn, Whitby, Scarborough, as they are how seaside towns should be. And bring back the pier!

We need to start a petition, lets get Redcar how it use to be and attract more visitors.”