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News - August 2011

Final works due to start on Preston Hall refurbishment

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

This weekend offers the final opportunity to see Preston Hall Museum and its exhibitions and the Victorian Street until next summer.


Out of this world events at Wynyard Planetarium

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A new series of the ever popular public shows at Wynyard Planetarium return next month for star gazers of all ages to enjoy.


Watt's going down in Stockton

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Residents across rural areas of Stockton Borough are getting the opportunity to save money by finding out just how much electricity they are using.


Stockton Council is among the best in the country

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stockton Council, the reigning holders of the Association of Public Service Excellence "Overall Council of the Year" award, has again been short-listed for the prestigious title.


Run for it!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A scheme designed to make running accessible for all is returning to Stockton Borough next month.


School places - apply online for 2012

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

If you live in Stockton Borough and are applying for a secondary school place for your child for 2012, you can now save time and effort by doing it online.


Preston Park playground is a real adventure

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A brand new adventure playground is the latest addition to the multi-million pound improvements at Preston Hall Museum and Park.


Court rules in favour of Billingham House demolition

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A judicial review into the future fate of Billingham House has ruled Stockton Council is legally entitled to proceed with its plans to demolish the derelict building.


Book a date with top authors

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Book lovers and budding creative writers are in for a treat as three top regional authors head to Thornaby Central Library.


It's showtime in Stockton

Friday, August 19, 2011

Stockton's Summer Show is making its annual return to Preston Park at the end of the month.


Celebrate Stockton's heritage with tales from Taggy Lane

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stockton Town Centre will play its part in this year's national Heritage Open Days.


Britain in Bloom sponsor contributes to Stockton in Bloom

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A home improvement company is the latest business to get involved in the work behind Stockton's Britain in Bloom campaign.


Get on your bike to be a cycling buddy

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

IF you want to find someone to cycle with on your way to work or maybe share your recreational evening or weekend ride, then Stockton's Active Travel Hub has the perfect answer.


Support for new town centre businesses in Stockton

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Stockton Council is continuing its support for new businesses to encourage them to set up shop in Stockton.


Have your say on future housing sites

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

More than 200 people have already had their say about where new housing should be built across Stockton in the future.


Residents urged to update Electoral Register

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Stockton Council is seeking help from residents across the Borough to cut the cost of updating the Electoral (Voter) Register.


Be sporting and nominate your club

Monday, August 15, 2011

Stockton Council's annual Club Volunteer and Coach Awards will soon be here and people are encouraged to get their nominations in.


Your chance to question top crime writer

Monday, August 15, 2011

Crime writer Cath Staincliffe will be making a visit to Ingleby Barwick Library giving fans of thrillers the chance to play detective and find out about this leading author.


Jackie proves learning is for everyone

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Stockton woman with severe disabilities has defied all the odds to achieve an accredited computer skills qualification.


Terry tackles the Andes for Mayor's charity

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Stockton Council Countryside Ranger Terry Douthwaite is used to walking the paths and footways around the area's parks and greenspaces - but on 24 September he heads off for longer than usual - on a ten-day trek to the legendary lost city of Machu Picchu in Peru.


Preston Park's Much ado about Shakespeare

Thursday, August 11, 2011

"Much Ado About Nothing" is the latest performance to take centre stage at Preston Park.


Stockton Council tackles fostering myths

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Stockton Council is taking to the road to help people gain a better understanding of what's involved in fostering.


Building bridges at the Transporter

Friday, August 05, 2011

Youngsters are invited to enjoy a day's bridge building fun at the Transporter Bridge.


Vivo at Northshore unveiled

Friday, August 05, 2011

The first phase of the £300 million Northshore scheme in Stockton was unveiled to the public last weekend (30 and 31 July). Vivo - the name given to this exciting first phase of homes - was launched to local buyers at an exclusive preview event.


News from Stockton Weekender - issued on behalf of Tees Music Alliance

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Tees Music Alliance (TMA) organisers of Stockton Weekender are sad to hear that fellow North East music festival Ignition has been cancelled, and would like to offer a reduced price ticket to any disappointed i-fest ticket holders.


New park opens in Ingleby Barwick

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Work by children in Ingleby Barwick means they can play to their heart's content in the brand new Windmill Park.


Have your say on the future of early years services

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Consultation sessions are due to start this week in order to seek people's views on the way the Early Years Service will continue to operate.


Record entries for river races

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Entries for both the Stockton River Rat Race and Stockton Triathlon have broken records by surpassing last year's numbers during the past few days.


Stockton's floating fountain

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

A nine metre high, water-jet, floating fountain is being installed in the River Tees between the Princess of Wales and Millennium Bridges, just in time for the 24th Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF.)


Business success for Enterprise project

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

A project aimed at encouraging retail entrepreneurs in Stockton has celebrated the creation of two new businesses.


First part of library reopens

Monday, August 01, 2011

The first part of Stockton Central Library has reopened ahead of completion of the building's £1.9 million refit.


200th cyclist safe to hit the road (issued by Cleveland Road Safety Partnership)

Monday, August 01, 2011

Lesley Hope from Thornaby is the 200th person to pass an adult cycling skills course run by Stockton Borough Council and is now able to confidently cycle to her job at the Council in Church Road, Stockton.


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