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News - November 2011

Builder led pensioner up the garden path

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Darlington builder was today counting the cost of trying to charge an Ingleby Barwick pensioner more than £40,000 for work which, had it been up to standard, was worth less than half that amount.


Free Christmas car parking gift for Stockton shoppers

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Stockton Council's making it a little easier for shoppers to save money this Christmas.


Fostering and adoption campaign wins national award

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Stockton Council campaign called 'Put Yourself in the Picture' has been awarded the title of best campaign in this year's Association of Social Care Communicators (ASCC) Awards.


Enterprising schools set out their stall and sparkle

Monday, November 28, 2011

Stockton Borough's young entrepreneurs will be showcasing their exciting new product ideas at this year's Stockton Sparkles Christmas Market Fair.


Industrial action and Council services - Wednesday, 30 November

Friday, November 25, 2011

Stockton Council expects to be offering only limited services during a day of industrial action by trades unions on Wednesday 30 November.


Stockton Council's adoption service comes out tops in Ofsted's Annual Report

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Stockton Council's adoption service has been highlighted for its outstanding rating in Ofsted's 2010/2011 Annual Report published this week.


Measured approach steers council through budget gap

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Although many difficult decisions remain, Stockton Council is making steady progress towards achieving the £26.5 million of savings needed by 2016, a report to its Cabinet says.


Tees Valley secures over £6million to improve local neighbourhoods

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tees Valley is set to receive £6.2 million for the improvement of local neighbourhoods across the area.


Healthwatch consultation begins

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

People in Stockton Borough are being asked for their views and experiences to help shape a new independent organisation in the area.


Enterprise in Stockton has high impact!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stockton's entrepreneurs of the future are a step closer to realising their ambitions after taking part in Stockton Enterprise Week.


Stockton's Heritage Forum needs your help

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stockton Council is seeking people with an interest in the history and future of Stockton town centre to join a special heritage forum.


Council condemns legal delay in clearing eyesore

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stockton Council has condemned a further last-ditch bid to halt the demolition of Billingham House, the derelict former ICI headquarters building which has become an eyesore to local residents.


Stockton's most enterprising family is crowned

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Stockton Borough family is celebrating after being crowned the Borough’s most enterprising family as part of this year's Stockton Enterprise Week (14-18 November.)


Stockton signs up to alcohol charter

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

With Alcohol Awareness Week (14-20 November) under way, Stockton has signed up to the battle to end harm caused by alcohol.


Vision for multi-million pound Academy unveiled

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Young people, parents and residents living close to the site of the new multi-million pound building for North Shore Health Academy and myplace youth facility are being invited to see the initial designs this week.


Stockton Council helps town centre businesses with buildings boost

Monday, November 14, 2011

Businesses are invited to bid for a share of £250,000 to help them improve premises in Stockton Town Centre.


Get switched on for festive fun

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Christmas Light Switch On marks the start of Stockton Sparkles which will be bringing four weeks of festive cheer to the Town Centre.


Tell us once - because your time matters

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Stockton Council is making it quicker, easier and cheaper for residents to register changes in their personal circumstances with the introduction of the 'Tell Us Once' programme.


Market trade off for Stockton families

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The most enterprising families in Stockton Borough will be battling it out on Stockton Market this Wednesday (9 November).


School reaches for the sky for anniversary

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

An RAF helicopter will help a Thornaby school with links to one of World War Two's most famous flying aces mark a very special anniversary on Thursday.An RAF helicopter will help a Thornaby school with links to one of World War Two's most famous flying aces mark a very special anniversary on Thursday.


Carillion to build multi-million pound academies

Monday, November 07, 2011

Major investment in academies buildings for young people across Stockton Borough and Redcar and Cleveland moved a step closer today (4 November).


Enterprise at Stockton's finger tips

Monday, November 07, 2011

People of all ages and backgrounds have an opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills during an action packed week in Stockton later this month.


Olympic Flame to visit Billingham and Stockton

Monday, November 07, 2011

Both Stockton and Billingham are to welcome the Olympic Flame during its journey to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.


Stockton's Enterprise Arcade launches more businesses

Monday, November 07, 2011

The Stockton Enterprise Arcade is re-opening its doors and helping more fledgling businesses to start trading.


From crime to curry - Stockton Library has an event for you

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Stockton Central Library is celebrating its re-opening after a £1.9 million refurbishment with a whole series of book talks and events.


Multi-faith fund launched in Stockton

Thursday, November 03, 2011

A multi-faith group in Stockton is launching a special fund to help more people take part in faith based activities.


Later kick-off for fireworks!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Stockton Council is keen that as many families and youngsters as possible can make it to Stockton's fireworks display this year - hence the later kick off time for the display start, changing from 7.30pm to 8.00pm on Saturday 5 November.


Stockton communities go green

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Stockton Council is offering community groups a chance to bid for funding to make their neighbourhoods more environmentally friendly.


Stockton Council calls out for people interested in becoming adoptive parents

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Stockton Council is calling for people to come forward during National Adoption Week to find out more about becoming a parent through adoption.


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