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Stockton-on-Tees’ feature lighting schedule

The Council’s Festival Lighting programme is agreed annually and runs January – December. It includes lighting of the Riverside, Newport Bridge and Town Centre lighting columns / fountain lights. The annual Festival Lighting programme details a select group of nationally recognised commemoration days, including those of a particular relevance and significance for Stockton Council.

The following programme for 2019 was agreed by Cabinet Members:

 Date

 Event

 Colour(s)

 January 27

  Holocaust Memorial Day

 Purple

 February

  LGBT History Month

 Multi

 February 4

  World Cancer Day

 Orange

 February 25

  Fairtrade Fortnight

 Blue/Green

 March 1

  St David's Day

 Yellow

 March 8

  International Women's Day

 White/Purple/Green

 March 17

  St Patrick's Day

 Green

 March 30

  Earth Hour (8.30pm-9.30pm)

 Switched off

 April 23

  St George's Day

 Red/White

 May 25

  National Dementia Awareness Week

 Purple

 June 1-7

  National Volunteering Week

 Red/Purple

 June 10-16

  National Carers Week

 Blue

 June 18

  Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

 Purple

 June 29

  Armed Forces Day and Freedom Parade

 Red/White/Blue

 October 1

  Stoptober

 Red

 October 9-15

  Baby Loss Awareness Week

 Pink/Blue

 October 10

  World Mental Health Day

 Purple

 October 18

  Show Racism the Red Card

 Red

 November 10

  Remembrance Sunday

 Red

 November 14

  World Diabetes Day

 Blue

 November 30

  St Andrew's Day

 Blue/White

 December 1

  World Aids Day

 Red

The Lighting dates will normally be the only pre-set commemoration or campaign days with which we align our lighting schemes. The Council may agree to periodic responsive lighting changes, however these are expected to be limited as they would only happen in response to a major event/incident, which has a profound impact on the general public. Please note that the Council will consider lighting requests from members of the public, community groups, charities etc. via [email protected] however, these requests will only be reviewed for the next year’s programme and due to the number of requests received we cannot guarantee that requests will be approved.