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News - July 2012

Traders get behind Stockton Town Team as SIRF comes to town

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Stockton's Town Team is joining forces with local restaurants and food outlets to raise their profile and encourage even more visitors to come to the town during the world renowned Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF).

Fake socks cost market trader £1,100

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A market trader who sold fake designer socks at knock-down prices found himself with a big bill after pleading guilty to four offences under the Trade Marks Act 1994 at Teesside Magistrates.

Future Stockton takes shape

Monday, July 30, 2012

People living across Stockton Borough are being asked for their views on a plan which suggests where building developments should take place over the next 15 years.

Preston Park Museum and Grounds re-opens to the public

Monday, July 30, 2012

After nearly three years and a £7million investment by Stockton Council, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Preston Park Museum and Grounds reopens its doors to the public.

Council exonerated in parking investigation

Friday, July 27, 2012

Stockton Council has welcomed the outcome of a police inquiry which has exonerated its work to enforce parking restrictions in the town.

Castlegate Centre opens for festival weekend to meet visitor demand

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Castlegate Shopping Centre in Stockton announced today they are for one weekend only re-opening the Tower Street entrance to the multi-story car park to support the demand of visitor flow expected to hit the town centre during Stockton’s annual festival.

Festivals, shopping, Olympics - Stockton has them all

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

You don't have to go all the way to London to take in the excitement of the 2012 Olympics - all the key events will be screened for all to see in Stockton town centre.

Yarm man fined over planning breach

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Failure to comply with a breach of a planning condition notice has cost property owner Joseph Gate more than £500 after a court hearing today (Tuesday July 24).

Your museum needs you!

Monday, July 23, 2012

With only days left to go until the £7 million redevelopment of Stockton Council’s Preston Park Museum and Grounds reaches completion the final touches are being made to bring the whole project together - ss part of this final push we are looking to recruiting a diverse range of volunteers.

Have your say on Stockton Borough's library service

Monday, July 23, 2012

Stockton Council is asking residents to get in touch to say what they think of libraries across the Borough.

A greener Parkfield comes a step closer

Friday, July 20, 2012

The clearance of derelict homes and greening of Stockton's Parkfield area has taken another step forward as contractors working for Stockton Council moved in to demolish a further 49 houses.

Major road improvements to begin in Stockton

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Work begins on Monday July 23 on a £9 million scheme to improve access to Stockton town centre, as contractors start advance works to remove the roundabout at the junction of Stockton's Riverside and Bridge Road (near the Halfords store).

£131k Olympic legacy for North East Sports Clubs

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Great new sporting opportunities will be created at John Whitehead Park in Billingham thanks to a National Lottery award to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.

Tees Valley Youth Choir does it again!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tees Valley Youth Choir has brought home the spoils once more from the National Festival of Music for Youth.

Get on your bike and take great photos with Gethin

Monday, July 16, 2012

TV presenter Gethin Jones is encouraging people from Stockton Borough to get on their bikes, take photos and cycle alongside him.

Illegal dumping costs man £300

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fly tipping has cost an Eaglescliffe resident £300 in an action brought by Stockton Council today at Teesside Magistrates Court.

Chic Vintique fair brings gorgeous goodies to Stockton

Friday, July 13, 2012

The enormously popular Chic Vintique Fair comes back to Stockton's Parish Gardens with a marquee of gorgeous gifts and goodies.

New look Billingham unveiled

Thursday, July 12, 2012

RESIDENTS and businesses are being invited to see how the latest phase of Billingham's £23 million regeneration will benefit their town centre.

Teesdale set for facelift

Thursday, July 12, 2012

RESIDENTS and businesses in the Teesdale area of Stockton Borough should soon see a noticeable difference to the land surrounding them.

Foster carers rewarded with royal invitation

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Two Stockton Council foster carers were invited to rub shoulders with the Queen and the Royal Family as a reward for caring for local children for 30 years.

Animal welfare secure new kennels for stray dogs

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stockton Council's Animal Welfare Service now has the use of five refurbished state-of-the-art kennels to house stray dogs collected out of normal working hours.

Craft fair makes a welcome return to Stockton

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stockton's popular craft fair returns to Parish Gardens on Saturday 14 July bringing a whole host of unique hand made goods and craft supplies to the Town Centre.

Your town, your team

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Get behind your town! That's the message from Stockton Town Team as they get ready to pilot their ideas and prepare for retail guru Mary Portas to visit.

Let's grow Tees Valley!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Firms which have never employed an apprentice are being encouraged to do so with the launch of a major new initiative backed by Tees Valley Unlimited and the five Tees Valley Local Authorities.

Community groups urged to bid for loan sharks cash

Monday, July 09, 2012

Local groups are still encouraged to bid for cash, which has been confiscated from illegal money lenders, as part of an initiative organised by the England Illegal Money Lending Team, working in partnership with Stockton Council.

Her Majesty the Queen opens Stockton's multi-million pound international white water course

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will visit Stockton later this month to officially open the International White Water Course as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour of the United Kingdom.

E-commerce company's move to give town centre fresh boost

Saturday, July 07, 2012

The move of an award-winning web development company into Stockton's centre will provide a further boost for businesses in the town.

Cycling festival 'on' whatever the weather

Friday, July 06, 2012

The Stockton Cycling Festival will go ahead as planned as this weekend's weather seems set to improve.

Cycling festival set to wheel into Stockton

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Cycling in all its forms - from adrenaline-fuelled professional road racing to the fun of mass-participation leisure rides - wheels into Stockton this weekend when the town hosts the second Stockton Cycling Festival from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 July.

Stockton roads to close for Cycling Festival

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Roads in and around Stockton town centre will close this weekend to allow a major cycling event to take place.

Glee comes to Stockton this summer

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Young people from across the Tees Valley are getting the chance to take part in their own version of the musical show 'Glee' this summer.

Happy birthday Layfield Primary School

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Children at Layfield Primary School in Yarm will be turning the clock back to 1982 in September.

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