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News - July 2011

Views sought on learning disability services

Friday, July 29, 2011

Consultation is underway as Stockton Council starts its review into the way Learning Disability Services will continue to operate.


Map out your way to discover the borough

Friday, July 29, 2011

Cyclists and walkers heading out and about can make the most of the Borough's landscape thanks to a series of maps.


Government green light for cobble markings

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Government has given the 'green light' to the paving blocks used to mark out parking bays on Yarm's cobbled High Street.


Launch of Eight Bridges Cycleway artistic signposts

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The 'Green Blue Heart' of the River Tees between Stockton and Middlesbrough will be enjoyed by more visitors thanks to new artistic metal signs highlighting the riverside route of the 8 Bridges Way between Stockton Town Centre and the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough.


Stockton's reading buddies service makes national headlines

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stockton Council's Library Service has been recognised nationally for its project to support blind and visually impaired people across the Borough.


What a difference a class makes

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stockton Council's Tees Achieve Service is making a difference to people from all walks of life.


Stockton looking to blossom in national campaign

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Stockton Borough will once again be flying the flag for the region in the prestigious Britain in Bloom competition after being shortlisted by judges.


The countdown is on for the rat race

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

In just over four weeks time, the River Tees will take centre stage for one of the region's top adventure races.


Police draw a line under Yarm parking allegations

Monday, July 25, 2011

A police investigation into parking enforcement in Yarm High Street has found no evidence of criminal conduct by Stockton Borough Council.


Book of condolences opens for Norwegian victims

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Mayor of Stockton has opened a book of condolences at Stockton's Municipal Buildings for people to sign to express their sympathy and solidarity with the people of Norway after the appalling events of the weekend.


Six Green Flags for Stockton

Monday, July 25, 2011

Green Flags are fluttering over six Stockton greenspaces after they succeeded in winning the prestigious award for the coming year.


£18m investment for Stockton young people

Friday, July 22, 2011

An exciting new vision for a multi-million pound Academy and a state-of-the art youth facility on land off Norton Road in Stockton has been given the go-ahead by Government.


New and safer look for Norton play area

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Norton recreation area has new play equipment and better security after Stockton Council, local residents and schoolchildren worked together to design the site and raise the funds.


'Outstanding' result for Stockton Council's adoption service

Friday, July 22, 2011

An independent report into Stockton Council's adoption service has judged it 'outstanding' in its support for adoptive parents and in providing stable, caring homes for local children.


Outstanding Ofsted success for Thornaby early support nursery

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Thornaby nursery providing early years provision for children with complex and multiple special educational needs is among the best in the country.


It's lift-off for a month of planetarium events

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A build a rocket event launches a month of activities for people of all ages at Wynyard Planetarium and Observatory.


Better exit for Teesside shopping park

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Work is to begin on improving the exit road from Teesside Shopping Park, helping reduce the time cars wait to leave via the route near the Morrison's filling station area.


March your way to fitness at bootcamp

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Preston Park is hosting 'Bootcamp' style fitness sessions to help women of all ages have fun and get fit.


It's as easy as 3-2-1

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stockton's Riverside is playing host to a huge free Zumba party this weekend to mark the official countdown to the 2012 Olympic Games.


Pinocchio brought to life at Preston Hall Museum and Park

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The fun and mischief of the Pinocchio tale will be brought to life in a spectacular open air theatre production at Preston Hall Museum and Park.


Teesside man fined for flytipping offences

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A 47-year-old man from Norton has today pleaded guilty to fly tipping at Teesside Magistrates after he was spotted by a local resident dumping a black bin bag.


It would be a crime to miss this event

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Three leading crime writers are heading to Stockton for an author panel where audiences can grill them to find out just whodunnit.


Southern Cross - update

Monday, July 18, 2011

Following press coverage in the last few months concerning the difficulties experienced by Southern Cross, the Association of Directors of Social Services have been working very closely with the company to monitor events, and communications have taken place on a regular basis.


Sons and daughters of foster carers take to the lanes

Monday, July 18, 2011

A bowling event for foster carers' sons and daughters at the Hollywood Bowl, Teesside Park, has recognised the vital contribution they make in fostering families.


Going quackers for charity

Monday, July 18, 2011

A charity duck race on the River Tees at a Stockton park has raised nearly £3,000 towards the Mayor of Stockton's charities.


Cabinet approves consultation into early years service

Friday, July 15, 2011

Stockton Council's Cabinet has approved a 12 week consultation period looking at the way the Early Years Service will continue to operate.


Let's get learning

Thursday, July 14, 2011

People living across Stockton Borough are getting the chance to go back to class to develop skills and qualifications to improve their employability prospects or to take up a new hobby.


Let's share in Stockton

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Following extensive consultation, Stockton Council has developed a Community Asset Transfer Strategy to explore opportunities for the ownership and management of some of the Borough's assets, to be transferred to voluntary and community sector organisations.


Stockton roads to close for cycling festival

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Two Stockton roads will be closed on Sunday 17 July to allow the first Stockton Cycling Festival to take place.


Calling Stockton Borough's Town Centre Traders

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The search is on for Stockton Borough's crème de la crème of town centre businesses.


Stockton Town Centre's transformation takes shape

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Work is under way on the first stage of Stockton Town Centre's exciting £20 million regeneration proposals.


Town gears up for cycling festival

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Stockton is gearing up for its first ever Cycling Festival, which takes place this coming weekend (16 - 17 July) in and around Stockton's town centre and Riverside.


Ingleby Barwick road plans go on show

Monday, July 11, 2011

Plans to convert one of Ingleby Barwick's busiest roads to a dual carriageway are to go on display.


Council asks - Where should new homes go?

Friday, July 08, 2011

Stockton Council is asking for residents' views on where new housing should be built in the future.


Preston Park trials new dog control areas

Thursday, July 07, 2011

The £7 million redevelopment of the hugely popular Preston Hall Museum and Park is well underway.


e-newsletter : The Globe, Stockton-on-Tees

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Stockton Council produce a regular e-mail newsletter with updates on the restoration on The Globe Theatre, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees.


Taxi trade shares High Street ideas

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Stockton Council has welcomed feedback on its plans to regenerate Stockton town centre in a meeting with local taxi trade representatives.


Fresh face for Yarm cobbles

Monday, July 04, 2011

Stockton Borough Council has completed the main part of a major renovation of the historic cobbles of Yarm's High Street.


Try it - on the Tees

Friday, July 01, 2011

For anyone who had ever fancied riding in a hovercraft - or sailing, canoeing, waterskiing or a host of other watersports - this year's Take To The Tees festival could be their big opportunity.


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