ONE of Redcar and Cleveland’s biggest tourist attractions, the Saltburn Cliff Lift, has welcomed a new team in time for the summer season.
The seven-strong team, who have all been taken on by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, are: Garry Savage, Clive Tomlinson, Alison Hall, Steven Linnecor, Jaqueline Cook, Joanna McCue and former SSI worker, Andrew Savage.
The Cliff Lift has extended its opening hours for the season, meaning it will be open from 11am until 6pm.
Andrew Savage, Team Leader at Saltburn Cliff Lift, said: “It’s an absolutely fantastic job and all the team are working well together. It has been busy since we opened at Easter and I’ve met so many people.”
Cllr Carl Quartermain, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Skills and Leisure at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council said: “I am delighted the Cliff Lift is back open to the public for the summer season, and especially pleased that we have taken on seven team members.
“I wish them all the best and I’m sure they will do an amazing job welcoming many visitors to the beautiful town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea.”
The water-balancing tramway, an iconic piece of engineering, officially opened back up to the public on Friday, March 25.
It has been in operation since 1884 and is believed to be one of the oldest working funicular tramways in the world.
For more information on the Cliff Lift, please visit: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/clifflift