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News - August 2010

Your community centre needs you

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Community centres are a valuable hub for residents in the Borough and Stockton Council is offering the chance for people to get involved and volunteer at their local centre.


The Rifles to receive freedom of the Borough

Friday, August 27, 2010

STOCKTON Council is delighted to welcome The Rifles to the Borough on Thursday, September 9 when they will receive the Freedom of the Borough.


Come to the ceilidh for a good cause

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

TICKETS are on sale for a ceilidh being held to raise money for disabled youngsters.


Stockton shortlisted for overall council of the year award

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

STOCKTON Council is one of only ten in the country to be short listed for the 'council of the year' award at the national public sector awards due to take place in September.


Continuing success for Stockton's schools

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

This week the GCSE results were announced and once again there have been great achievements by schools across Stockton Borough.


Record entry gets Tees festival under way

Monday, August 23, 2010

Stockton's nine-day Take to the Tees festival of river and riverside activities got off to a flying start yesterday (Sunday 22 August) when more than 400 competitors took park in the first event, the Stockton Triathlon.


Teeing off for charity

Friday, August 20, 2010

An annual charity golf day has raised more than £5,000 for good causes.


Extra Care housing scheme proposed

Friday, August 20, 2010

Stockton Council is continuing its investment in providing high quality, modern accommodation for older and vulnerable people across the Borough with proposals under way to develop a state-of-the-art Extra Care Housing Scheme in Thornaby.


Tees canoeists to get Olympic-style whitewater challenges

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The new £4.6m whitewater course at the Tees Barrage is to get the same cutting edge obstacle system as the Lee Valley Olympic course which will greatly boost its appeal for international competitions, pre-games training camps and to test local canoeists' skills.


Council pays tribute to Councillor Allison Trainer

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Stockton Borough Council pays tribute to Councillor Allison Trainer who has sadly died after a long battle with cancer.


Are you up for the BIG Challenge?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

STOCKTON Council is encouraging people working in the Borough to leave the car at home and walk or cycle their way to a healthier lifestyle with the help of a new competition.


Try it - On the Tees

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

FOR anyone who has ever fancied a go at water skiing, kayaking or canoe polo - now's your chance.


Step back in Thornaby's past

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

IF you would like to know what life was like in 12th Century Thornaby then 'step back in time' and join in the medieval merriment at a free historic event being held on the village green.


ASBO secured at Teesside Magistrates

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

STOCKTON'S Anti Social Behaviour Team has secured a two-year Anti Social Behaviour Order at Teesside Magistrates Court today (17 August).


Road closures for Stockton Triathlon

Monday, August 16, 2010

MOTORISTS are advised that several roads will close to allow the Stockton Triathlon to take place on Sunday 22 August.


Changes to BoroughBus services

Monday, August 16, 2010

STOCKTON Council is changing some of its evening and Sunday Boroughbus services after responding to requests from residents at the Public Transport Forum.


Pupils add a splash of colour to the Forum refurbishment

Monday, August 16, 2010

PUPILS at seven local schools drew on all of their artistic skills to create eye-catching display boards which are set to go on show at Billingham Forum.


Stockton's 'dramatic' bridge scoops another accolade

Monday, August 16, 2010

The graceful arches of Stockton's Infinity Bridge have claimed another prestigious national award.


Care consultation nears closing date

Friday, August 13, 2010

STOCKTON Council is urging residents who wish to give a view on the future of adult care services in the Borough to get in touch before consultation closes later this month.


Stockton impresses European judges

Friday, August 13, 2010

JUDGES saw Stockton-on-Tees really shine when the Borough took part in Europe's biggest environmental competition.


Still time to take up Triathlon challenge

Thursday, August 12, 2010

It's still not too late to take up the challenge of the Stockton Triathlon, even for absolute beginners.


New play area is a real winner

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

THE brand new landmark play area at Stockton Council's Wynyard Woodland Park is now open and is proving hugely successful - so much so that the Council is looking to increase on-site parking by providing an additional 50 parking spaces.


Home loans scheme launched in Stockton

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

HOMEOWNERS in Stockton-on-Tees who are struggling to pay for essential repairs to improve their homes can now seek financial help from Stockton Council thanks to Helping Hand, the North East?s home loans scheme.


Go Wilde at Preston Park

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

WHAT better place to spend a summer's evening than watching outdoor theatre in the grounds of one of Stockton Boroughs most beautiful parks?


Have a go at safe scootering

Friday, August 06, 2010

SAFE mobility scootering is the aim of a special event in Stockton High Street on 10 August.


A new home in Hardwick

Thursday, August 05, 2010

THANKS to Stockton Council's Rent to Buy scheme three families, who thought they would never have a chance to own a property, have just moved into brand new homes.


Tall ships traffic changes for A19

Thursday, August 05, 2010

WITH a million visitors expected to head to Hartlepool for this weekend's Tall Ships Race, temporary traffic management will help keep the A19 clear of stationary traffic.


Teesside Park Drive - Temporary Lane Closure

Monday, August 02, 2010

Stockton Council has today (Monday 2nd August) closed one lane of Teesside Park Drive due to a void appearing below the road surface.


Motor trade partners do the right thing

Monday, August 02, 2010

A PARTNERSHIP between local motor traders and Stockton Borough Council is helping improve motorists' confidence when buying cars.


Stockton flies the flag for Britain

Monday, August 02, 2010

STOCKTON-ON-TEES is flying the flag as Britain's entry into Europe's biggest environmental competition.


Stockton wins council of the year award

Sunday, August 01, 2010

A commitment to delivering excellent services to local residents, all-year-around; whatever the weather, has led Stockton Council to be named 'Council of the Year' in a national competition.


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