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News - September 2010

Young people help shape youth services

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Two lucky Stockton teenagers each picked up a shiny new iPod Nano after taking part in a survey to help shape local youth services.

Fright Night returns to Stockton

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Psyche yourself up for scary goings-on on Sunday 31 October as Stockton Council presents another spooky experience at its annual Halloween Fright Night.

Paving the way at Preston Park

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stockton Council's on-going investment in improving facilities and access to one of the Borough's most popular visitor venues continues.

10:10 - It's your chance to make a difference

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

On the tenth day of the tenth month in 2010 you can do your bit in the global campaign to reduce carbon emissions and fight against climate change. Stockton Council has signed up to the international awareness campaign and is making it fun and easy for residents and businesses to get involved and help reduce emissions by 10 per cent in 2010.

Beware fishy goings on

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

STOCKTON Council's Trading Standards are warning householders across the Borough to be on their guard after receiving reports of people paying hundreds of pounds for large quantities of fresh and frozen fish on their doorstep.

Grant 'green light' could see Preston Park Blossom

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Victorian walled garden and orchard featuring apple trees, traditional flower beds, a vine house and even beehives could be brought back to life following grant approval by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

New name and a new face for St Ann's

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Stockton community partnership has transformed into a limited company in a move aimed at generating income and external funding.

There's still time to take up the Big Challenge

Friday, September 24, 2010

OVER September Stockton Council has been encouraging people working in the Borough to leave the car at home and walk or cycle their way to a healthier lifestyle as part of a new competition.

Tees whitewater course promoted to the World's canoeing elite

Friday, September 24, 2010

The new £4.6m Tees Barrage whitewater course promotional trip to the world canoeing championships in Slovenia was a great success with interest from teams all over the globe in using the base as a training facility.

See if you can work out whodunnit

Thursday, September 23, 2010

THE ever-popular Murder Mystery nights make a return next month giving audiences the chance to watch spooky goings on and see if they can guess the culprit.

Foundations laid for new housing group

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A BOARD of leading housing and regeneration representatives, local councillors and tenants has been appointed to steer the new-style Tristar Homes.

Further bridge closure

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

RESURFACING at the Thornaby end of the Victoria Bridge will mean a further road closure this weekend as part of the £60 million Tees Valley Bus Network improvements.

Tackling empty homes across the Borough

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A LANDMARK deal to help improve a community blighted by a run-down property has been secured by Stockton Council.

Stockton schools strategy moves ahead

Monday, September 20, 2010

PLANS for the future of schools investment in Stockton Borough will be discussed at a special cabinet meeting of Stockton Council next month.

Stop for a snack at Splash

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

RESIDENTS and visitors to Stockton now have a new place to grab a bite to eat or stop for a cuppa as the new café inside Stockton's state-of-the-art leisure centre, Splash, opens to the public.

Flying back to base

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

THORNABY'S military heritage will be celebrated at a special event on Tuesday 28 September.

Road to close for resurfacing

Monday, September 13, 2010

THE Victoria Bridge between Stockton and Thornaby will partially close for resurfacing this weekend.

Stockton is blooming again!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Stockton is celebrating after scooping two awards at this year's Northumbria in Bloom Awards - including the title of Best City for the seventh successive year.

Council chooses new Leader and Cabinet system

Thursday, September 09, 2010

STOCKTON Council has agreed the way the authority should be run in future.

Victoria Bridge to close for resurfacing

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Stockton's historic Victoria Bridge will close this weekend to allow resurfacing work to take place.

World champion canoeist to make a splash about Tees whitewater course

Thursday, September 09, 2010

BRITAIN's Laura Blakeman, a world champion canoeist is to be an ambassador for the new £4.6m Tees Barrage whitewater course and will start by promoting it as a pre-2012 games training camp at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Slovenia from 9 to 12 September 2010.

Get on board for new jetty at Preston Park

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

WORKS are well underway to improve Preston Hall Museum & Park's river jetty and pathway as part of Stockton Council's ongoing £7million redevelopment of the site.

Club and coach winners announced

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Stockton Council's annual Club and Coach Awards saw clubs, coaches and volunteers from across the Borough all celebrated on Friday evening (3 September).

Pizza shop owner banned and fined for hygiene offences

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

A court today banned the owner of a Stockton pizza shop from operating food premises after Stockton Council secured a second successful prosecution against him in four months.

Who's a pretty boy then?

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Stockton Council's Animal Welfare Officers flew into action when they received a call from a terrified member of the public who had come face to face with a fly-away parrot.

Tees Valley submits bid for Local Enterprise Partnership

Monday, September 06, 2010

Tees Valley Unlimited has submitted a bid for a Local Enterprise Partnership which would see skilled jobs for local people, new business and investment in our development sites and a boost to the local economy overall.

Five Lamps seen in new light

Monday, September 06, 2010

THORNABY'S famous Five Lamps iconic landmark is shining bright again thanks to a major restoration project by Stockton Council in partnership with Thornaby Town Council.

Discover Stockton's Heritage

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Some of Stockton's famous landmarks are about to throw open their doors to the public as part of a national Heritage Open Day.

Over 50? Stockton Council is calling you

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Stockton Council is calling for people over 50 across the Borough to come forward to make sure older peoples voices and views are heard.