Christmas Fayre

SARA held its annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 10th December.  There were a large number of stalls providing a variety of goods and games offering chances to win.  It was well attended and we raised a total of£1071.25. Thank you to all who attended and helped.

We are getting conflicting information on the deadline for objections.  We now think it is the 9th December so you still have time to object.  A draft objection letter to be done as a Word document  and emailed to David Pedlow before the 9th December deadline can be copied from the letter in he last post.

His email address is: and if you click on this link, it will automatically set up an e mail you can then type on, which you will then be able send to David, without having to type in his e mail address and not getting it right.



The draft document is a style you could use in any objection but please note the following points when  emailing to David Pedlow.


  1. You should `copy` from the draft document letter and then `paste` to create your own individual letter on to a new word document and not simply copy the draft verbatim, as we don’t want 50 plus letters all saying the same thing, word for word like this one as that takes the individual status away, and the planners would recognise this and would discount the value of the letters.
  2. The text in red is the information on yourselves that you need to change.
  3. The text in green is some of the reasons you can use to object to. We suggest you pick our 2 or 3 of them and convert them to black type and try to alter them if you can, just so we don’t get 50 all looking the same and like they were typed on one computer. A simple hint is to alter the order of the objections you decide to use and maybe change the font sizes and type settings.
  4. When you have created your own Word doc letter it can be saved on your `desktop` or elsewhere and then attached to your email. That is the best way to do it.
  5. You then go to your email addressed to David Pedlow by clicking on this link and insert the Word Doc you have saved (covered in 4 above). And then say something like….Mr Pedlow, please find attached my objection letter to the `outline planning application number  R/2016/0663` You can put something similar in the `Subject box` on your email.

  1. If you don’t want to create a Word doc, you can `copy` off the Word doc and paste it straight in to an e mail, created by clicking on this link.


But you would have to provide in the email the Application reference number R/2016/0663 and your name and address.


Your address



Development Management Section
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Redcar and Cleveland House
Kirkleatham Street
TS10 1RT

FAO Mr D Pedlow: Planning Officer

Dear Mr Pedlow

Application reference   R/2016/0663





I strongly object to the above proposed development, for the following reasons.

The impact of this proposed housing development on this long established animal sanctuary.

 This proposed development  will damage the natural environment of this mature community woodland  and wildlife habitat.

 The proposed development  will necessitate  the removal of existing mature trees and natural landscape,  that protects  the animal sanctuary and it will change and destroy the seclusion and privacy aspects, that have been in place for the last 9 or more years.

 Safe and quiet areas are  needed  around an animal sanctuary, to provide private, quiet  and safe exercising  facilities for the animals and also peace and tranquillity for any animals that are suffering or recovering from traumatic or stressful conditions they have endured, before being taken in to the sanctuary.

 The propped buffer areas between the proposed development and the animal sanctuary are totally unacceptable and this would probably lead to far too many unacceptable issues,  to be able to continue having a sanctuary in this location in the future.

 No proper consultation exercise has been discussed or conducted with SARA and the status of this planning application on R&CBC’s Online register on the 2nd of December clearly states that `Official consultation has expired`, which we understand is not the case and this date has been extended. This is misleading to anyone who intended to make an objection and now is unable to do so.

 Access to Foxrush Farm is via a track off Kirkleatham Lane, this main road is already heavily trafficked and a development of this size will no doubt impact significantly on traffic volumes thereby  creating access and egress difficulties for the SARA animal sanctuary.

This is the wrong development in the wrong place and I trust you will take my objections in to account when considering the outline planning application and you will recommend it be refused .

Yours sincerely

Your name

Tel xxxx xxx xxx


We urgently need some help to prepare an ecology report on the area surrounding Foxrush Farm.

The current plans for the proposed housing development do not seem to reflect the diverse nature of the wildlife that inhabitant the area.

We have a tight timeline in which to challenge this report and if anyone has any specific knowledge that could help could they please contact



Jet is a lovely 8 year old lab cross who came into us a year ago after she was found as a stray. This makes her currently our longest resident for some unknown reason .She is a lovely dog who enjoys playing fetch and long walks. She is a very affectionate girl who is looking for a home with experienced dog owners where she can be an only dog with no children.

Find out more by calling 01642 488108.

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In the summer of 2016 Support Adoption for Pets (Pets at Home) held its annual summer fundraising drive.  The total raised for the country was £464,013.

A team from Saltburn Animal Rescue Association attended the Middlesbrough store to help with the fundraising.

The Middlesbrough store raised £1164 of which  £582  was passed onto SARA by Dave the deputy manager collected by Fern, Sam and Barney.


Do you have any glass lidded jars that could be used by one of our volunteers to fill up with pet treats as Christmas presents for pets.

If you do could you please take them into Foxrush Farm or our charity shop in Guisborough.  If you have a large quantity we could arrange for collection