Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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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:




 January 27

  Holocaust Memorial Day



  LGBT History Month


 February 4

  World Cancer Day


 February 25

  Fairtrade Fortnight


 March 1

  St David's Day


 March 8

  International Women's Day


 March 17

  St Patrick's Day


 March 30

  Earth Hour (8.30pm-9.30pm)

 Switched off

 April 23

  St George's Day


 May 25

  National Dementia Awareness Week


 June 1-7

  National Volunteering Week


 June 10-16

  National Carers Week


 June 29

  Armed Forces Day and Freedom Parade


 October 1



 October 9-15

  Baby Loss Awareness Week


 October 10

  World Mental Health Day


 October 18

  Show Racism the Red Card


 November 10

  Remembrance Sunday


 November 14

  World Diabetes Day


 November 30

  St Andrew's Day


 December 1

  World Aids Day


 December 6

  Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day


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.