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News - March 2011

Sell, sell, sell in chic Stockton

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dealers from across the country are invited to Stockton town centre to take part in 'Chic Vintique' - a new and unique fair bringing together dealers specialising in antiques, collectables, vintage and quality gifts.

Town Centre consultation shop closes - but views still welcome

Thursday, March 31, 2011

An exhibition of plans for the future of Stockton town centre has closed after three weeks consultation, attracting around 1,800 people over the past three weeks.

Arts Council recognises Stockton's commitment to the arts

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Stockton Council has today welcomed news from the Arts Council that the internationally renowned Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) is to continue to receive support from the new National Portfolio funding programme.

Nifco UK breaks new ground with factory

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Car parts manufacturer Nifco UK has started work on a £8.5m state-of-the-art factory in Stockton which will create 120 new jobs and bring the total workforce to 300.

Dumped rubbish costs couple £200

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Thornaby couple who dumped four bags of household rubbish in a neighbour's garden found themselves on the wrong end of the law today (28 March) when they appeared before Teesside Magistrates.

Zoning in on what's important for the economy

Monday, March 28, 2011

It's not where it goes, but what it does is the message from Stockton Council about the location of the new Enterprise Zone for the Tees Valley.

Elections 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Notices of election have been posted for Thursday, 5 May 2011.

Stockton switch-off

Thursday, March 24, 2011

An hour of darkness will sweep across Stockton this Saturday in support of Earth Hour.

The start of something big

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Contractors have moved in to clear a site which holds the key to Stockton Council's plans to regenerate the southern part of Stockton Town Centre.

Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of major regeneration in Stockton

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Work has started on a £300m housing and regeneration scheme at Northshore on the banks of the River Tees in Stockton just five days after the successful completion of legal and funding agreements was announced.

A big push for mums

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Exercise sessions for new mums wanting to get back into shape are being held across the Borough by Stockton Council's Leisure & Sports Development Team.

'Ultimate rock and pop experience' opens to all

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A ground-breaking schools music centre is opening its doors to the whole community across the Tees Valley.

No refuse collection changes over Easter period

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Residents in Stockton Borough are being reminded there are no changes to their refuse collections over the Easter holiday period.

Stockton communities launch eco-projects

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Community groups across Stockton Borough are doing their bit to help protect our planet as part of National Climate Week (21-27 March).

Stockton's sustainable schools

Monday, March 21, 2011

Children across Stockton Borough are making their primary schools more sustainable.

Billingham's own eco-warriors

Friday, March 18, 2011

Billingham school children are helping to protect the planet for future generations.

Pupils and artists show their art for the park

Friday, March 18, 2011

Schoolchildren from across Stockton have been giving their ideas into the creation of seven major new artworks to be installed into the new Tees Heritage Park.

Get in the swing for golf challenge

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Stockton Council is challenging you to putt yourself forward for a great new golf event

Councils and bus companies agree to extend enhanced travel scheme

Thursday, March 17, 2011

An enhanced concessionary bus travel deal will continue in the Tees Valley after the area's four local councils and local bus operators reached agreement on improvements to the Government's national scheme.

SIRF Carnival - it's the people's choice

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The famous Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF), now in its 24th year, comes to Stockton Town Centre from 4 to 7 August - and local people are being offered the chance to be at the very heart of the action.

International aerospace firm takes flight in Stockton

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A New Zealand Aerospace company has set its sights on Stockton-on-Tees as its UK base to expand its business.

Pedal power for Stockton women

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Women living across Stockton Borough are being urged to take to the saddle and try cycling.

Business as usual for Consumer Advice Centre

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Residents across Stockton Borough are being reminded the Consumer Advice Centre is still open for business.

Huge response to Town Centre Consultation

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Consultation over the regeneration of Stockton town centre has already drawn a huge response, just days after its launch.

Report it - stop it in Stockton

Monday, March 14, 2011

See it, report it, stop it. That's the message Stockton Council is sending to residents across the borough as part of a region-wide campaign to raise awareness about adult safeguarding and encourage people to report suspected adult abuse.

Make sure you use a licensed waste carrier, Council warns

Monday, March 14, 2011

Disposing of his D-I-Y waste has proved costly for a Billingham man after Stockton Council neighbourhood enforcement officers found it tipped at a local industrial unit.

Northshore is ready to go

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Northshore Development Partnership (NSDP) - a wholly owned subsidiary of Muse Developments, has announced that construction of the first phase of Northshore in Stockton-on-Tees will begin at the end of March following the successful completion of legal and funding agreements with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Stockton Borough Council.

New housing and home improvements unveiled in Stockton

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tristar Homes has demonstrated its commitment to the delivery of a £103 million investment programme with a visit to some of its projects by Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive of the Homes and Communities Agency.Vela unveiled.

Top team launches new cycling festival

Friday, March 11, 2011

An elite sports team wheels into Stockton this weekend (12 March) to launch a brand new cycling event for everyone.

Vision for Stockton High Street unveiled

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Stockton Council today (10 March) launched an ambitious development prospectus for Stockton Town Centre that sets out a five year, £20m investment programme to transform the High Street and attract more retailers, businesses and shoppers to the town.

Success for Stockton school chef

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

A school cook from Stockton is among the very best in the North East.

Join the Mayor for a cuppa

Monday, March 07, 2011

The Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Colin Leckonby is holding a charity coffee morning at Stockton Parish Church Hall on Saturday, 12 March.

Try your hand at traditional crafts

Monday, March 07, 2011

If you have ever wanted to try your hand at clay pot making, blacksmithing or creating your own stained glass panel, Stockton Council has the perfect series of events for you.

The 24/7 library is here

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Computer power is bringing a new, free e-book and audio book service to Stockton Borough residents, at any time of the day or night.

Funding confirmed for Tees Valley Music Service

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

School music services can continue after the Government confirmed a further year's funding for the Tees Valley Music Service (TVMS).

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