Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans, bright future

News - May 2011

Stockton has lift-off

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Young people across Stockton can become NASA space scientists this half-term.

Transporter Bridge - new operating arrangements

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New operating hours are coming into force at the Transporter Bridge from Monday, June 6.

Can you rise to the BIG Challenge?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stockton Council is encouraging people working in the Borough to leave the car at home and walk or cycle their way to a healthier lifestyle with the help of a fun competition.

e-newsletter : Business Briefing 11

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Read the 11th edition of our e-newsletter detailing the latest business news for Stockton-on-Tees. Find out more at

Stockton's support for communities wins regional recognition

Friday, May 27, 2011

Last night (26 May) the Council won the North East Empowerment Partnership "Empowering Communities" category of the North East Voluntary and Community Sector Awards.

Rogue trader foiled

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Judge today (26 May) sentenced an opportunistic roofer, who tried to deceive an elderly resident into paying for unnecessary repairs, to a jail sentence and ordered him to pay more than £1,500 in costs and compensation.

Stockton Women give basketball a shot

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Women across Stockton Borough are getting the opportunity to shoot their way to fitness.

Longer patrols help keep the noise down

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A borough's noise and enforcement patrols are now operating longer and for no extra cost, after Stockton Council reviewed the way it provides the services.

Foster families are first on the ice

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Stockton's foster families and the children they look after had a special treat when they became the first to try out the newly refurbished ice rink at Billingham Forum on Saturday (21 May).

National recognition for Stockton learner

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Stockton woman is among the runners-up in this year's National Adult Learners week awards.

Making a real difference!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Stockton Council is nominated for an esteemed award recognising its efforts to make a positive difference to the lives of the Borough's residents.

Keep it down for Noise Action Week

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Stockton Council is playing its part in national Noise Action Week (23-27 May) which takes place to raise awareness of the impacts of noise to residents in the Borough.

It's all going on at Preston Hall Museum and Park

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

June promises to be a packed month of activities as Preston Hall Museum and Park continues its programme of events for all the family.

New look Forum wins top award before it even opens its doors

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Billingham Forum has won a top regional award for excellence just weeks before it is due to re-open to the public following its £18.5 million refurbishment.

The Rat Race returns to Stockton

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

THE 'Stockton River Rat Race' - an adventure race that encompasses the best the Teesside region has to offer - is returning on 28 August 2011 following a successful first year.

Pizza parlour panned for hygiene offences

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A routine inspection found an Eaglescliffe take-away pizza shop in a filthy, greasy and dirty condition, a court heard today.

Stockton Council launches fostering and adoption campaign

Monday, May 16, 2011

'Put yourself in the picture' is the message of a new high profile fostering and adoption campaign which was launched today by Stockton Council to recruit foster carers and adoptive parents for children and young people.

Planetarium's future is secure

Friday, May 13, 2011

The future of Wynyard Planetarium has been secured and it will continue to operate as a unique educational facility in Stockton.

Stockton's community - it's a family affair

Friday, May 13, 2011

A Stockton family is showing just what can be achieved through volunteering.

Stockton learns for life

Friday, May 13, 2011

Learning is for life. That is the message Stockton Council's Tees Achieve Service is spreading during National Adult Learners Week (14-20 May).

Boot camp your way to fitness at Preston Park

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Preston Park's hosting 'boot camp' style exercise sessions to help women of all ages have fun and get fit.

Snap to it for great competition

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Budding photographers of all ages are invited to take part in a great competition to help celebrate our region.

Events will bring local history alive

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Stockton Council's Library Service is holding a series of events this month to celebrate our local history.

Get on your bike for Stockton's cycling festival

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Whether you are a whizz on wheels or haven't been in the saddle for years, Stockton Cycling Festival has something for everyone.

The doors are to open at Billingham Forum

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The countdown is on for the grand re-opening of the iconic Billingham Forum after its multi-million pound refurbishment.

Record numbers flock to Preston Hall Museum and Park

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Visitors are flocking in record numbers to Preston Hall Museum and Park which Stockton Council is currently redeveloping in a £7 million investment programnme.

Stockton sets out its stall to attract shoppers

Friday, May 06, 2011

Stockton's long-running reputation as a thriving market town is growing even stronger.

Here are the 'fore' Infinity Golf Challenge winners

Thursday, May 05, 2011

The first ever Infinity Golf Challenge proved a real hit as participants clubbed together and raised more than £400 for the Mayor of Stockton's chosen charities.

Can't find it

Can't find what you're looking for? Let us know and we'll do our best to point you in the right direction