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News - July 2010

SIRF 2010 will end with a bang!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Visitors to Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) are invited to check into Electric Hotel for a stay they wont forget. For four nights during SIRF, the Electric Hotel will be open for business and you can make a reservation to catch a glimpse of the lives of the guests already booked in.


Lane switch for bridge

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Roadworks to waterproof Stockton's Victoria Bridge will switch sides this Friday, meaning a change in road layout.


Trinity Green is at the heart of SIRF

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Visitors to Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) will find a myriad of performances at Trinity Green and Holy Trinity Church is again the focal point for a very special show.


Flagging up six of the best

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Flags will fly proudly from six of Stockton Boroughs parks and green spaces after Stockton Council retained all six of its coveted Green Flag awards for 2010.


Stockton Council displays excitement in High Street shops

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A vibrant programme of creative exhibitions and events is transforming vacant shops in Stockton town centre into temporary arts venues, open to the public.


Head to Parish Gardens for festival fun

Monday, July 26, 2010

Parish Gardens will provide the perfect setting for the return of an opulent 'Spiegel' tent at this year's Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) from 28 July to 1 August.


Last chance to get sporting nominations in!

Monday, July 26, 2010

We are still inviting nominations for the 2010 Club and Coach Sports Awards - closing date is 31st July.


Tees Valley bids for new enterprise role

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Tees Valley Unlimited Board is to submit a local enterprise partnership proposal to the Department of Communities and Local Government.


Take To The Tees - back with a splash

Friday, July 23, 2010

A UNIQUE event to encourage people to join in activities in, on and alongside the River Tees returns next month, bigger and better than ever.


Tees Valley Borough Leads North East in National Enterprise Bid

Friday, July 23, 2010

Stockton Borough is now in the running to become the countrys most enterprising place after winning the North East heat of the prestigious Enterprising Britain competition.


A Summer of fun in Stockton's libraries

Thursday, July 22, 2010

During the summer holidays there is a host of exciting childrens events taking place in Stockton Councils libraries. Youngsters will be able to take advantage of the packed programme of activities planned to suit every taste - from space and alien fans to games enthusiasts and nature lovers. The events, which start next week in local branch libraries, will entertain children of all ages.


Not forgotten - exhibition of Borough's past comes to Preston Hall Museum and Park

Thursday, July 22, 2010

THE work of a local artist who documented everyday life in Stockton and Thornaby's industrial past is at the heart of a new exhibition at Stockton Council's Preston Hall Museum and Park.


SIRF aims to make your visit electric

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Visitors to Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) are invited to check into Electric Hotel for a stay they wont forget. For four nights during SIRF, the Electric Hotel will be open for business and you can make a reservation to catch a glimpse of the lives of the guests already booked in.


Playing out in Billingham

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

YOUNGSTERS from Billingham will have plenty to keep themselves occupied over the summer holidays thanks to Stockton Council.


See Saltholme by bike

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CYCLISTS are invited to jump in the saddle this weekend for a trip along the banks of the River Tees to Britain's newest and largest wetland sanctuary, RSPB Saltholme.


Amnesty for private landlords

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

STOCKTON Council is encouraging private landlords of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) across the Borough to get in touch to avoid a potential fine of £20,000.


Landlords face £1,800 costs for irresponsible letting

Monday, July 19, 2010

TEESSIDE Magistrates today awarded costs of £1,800 to Stockton Borough Council following a Closure Order for a Thornaby home last year.


Billingham Forum starts to take shape

Thursday, July 15, 2010

THE ambitious multi million pound regeneration of Billingham Forum is starting to take shape with major internal infrastructure works complete and a new colourful frontage now visible to visitors to the Town Centre.


Stockton shortlisted in national seach for enterprise 'hot-spots'

Thursday, July 15, 2010

STOCKTON Borough has been short-listed to represent the North East in a national enterprise competition thanks to its 'can-do' attitude.


Apprentice nails full time post

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A THORNABY apprentice is building his career, securing a full time job on a local development, just minutes from his doorstep.


Playground is a wonder at Wynyard Woodland

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A brand new landmark play area at the picturesque Wynyard Woodland Park is now open.


Five Billingham schools dig to victory

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Green-fingered pupils at five Billingham Schools have gone from gardening novices to Northumbria in Bloom award-winners in a matter of months.


Thornaby primary pupils to leave time capsule

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A group of 11 and 12 year old Thornaby pupils from the Village Primary School have been given the chance to leave mementos of their lives and times in the multi-million pound whitewater course being redeveloped at the Tees Barrage.


Extra meeting for deaf people

Monday, July 12, 2010

STOCKTON Council has arranged an extra consultation meeting for deaf people and those with hearing impairments to give their views on how future adult care services should be provided.


Council consults on how it should be run

Monday, July 12, 2010

CONSULTATION is under way on how Stockton Borough Council should be run in the future.


Mark of Excellence

Friday, July 09, 2010

STOCKTON Borough Council is celebrating becoming one of just six UK councils to achieve the Government's Customer Service Excellence Standard.


Building Schools for the Future: Stockton Council reaction

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

STOCKTON Council will press the Government not to abandon its plans for transforming education for thousands of young people in the Borough.


Sweet treats a plenty at Preston Hall

Monday, July 05, 2010

STEPPING back in time has never been so sweet as a new traditional sweet shop joins other businesses on the Victorian Street at Preston Hall Museum and Park.


Get in the saddle this summer

Monday, July 05, 2010

FOR those who like a challenge, a series of adventurous cycle rides will be taking place in and around Stockton during July and August.


Counterfeit trader sentenced

Friday, July 02, 2010

A STOCKTON woman was today (July 1) sentenced at Teesside Magistrates for selling counterfeit training shoes and clothing from her home.


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