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Prince Charles visit 'great morale boost' for Redcar

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Prince Charles has been in Recar meeting members of the multi-agency SSI Task Force which was set up after the announcement last year that the historic Teesside plant was to shut with the loss of almost 2,000 jobs.

Welcomed by children playing drums and blowing whistles, Charles shielded himself from the rain with an umbrella as he spent time greeting well-wishers.

Prince Charles arrving in Redcar
Prince Charles meeting members of the SSI task-force

He will also meet members of the Industrial Cadets initiative, a work-experience programme inspired by a visit he made to Redcar in 2010.

Amanda Skelton, chef executive of Redcar and Cleveland Council, welcomed Charles to the task force and said his visit was a real morale boost.

  • Amanda Skelton, chief executive of Redcar and Cleveland Council

We are absolutely thrilled and delighted that you have taken the time to come and see us today.

For so many reasons, as you know, this community has been going through a really tough time. So it's a great morale boost for everyone to see you here today.

It's really important for us that we continue to publicise this crisis that we have been going through because we don't want people to forget about us.

– Amanda Skelton, Redcar and Cleveland Council

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