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News - October 2012

Remembrance Sunday Services held across the Borough

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Services of Remembrance will be held across Stockton Borough on Sunday, 11 November to remember all those who gave their lives in both World Wars and more recent conflicts.


Reindeer ride competition launches Stockton Sparkles

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Two lucky schoolchildren will get the chance to ride a sleigh pulled by real reindeer in the Stockton Sparkles competition launched today (30 October) as the plans for the festive fun in the town are revealed.


Brigade to launch bonfire safety campaign

Friday, October 26, 2012

Cleveland firefighters are calling on local residents and businesses to help reduce incidents and injuries as Bonfire Night approaches.


Gritting team ready for action as cold snap forecast

Thursday, October 25, 2012

With temperatures set to plummet this weekend, Stockton Council's gritting team is ready to be out across the Borough keeping the roads safe.


Biggest free firework display ready for blast off

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

One of the biggest, free fireworks displays in the country has revealed its theme. The Stockton event which is usually enjoyed by over 25,000 people, will celebrate 50 years of James Bond.


New road arrangements make it easier for people to visit Stockton

Monday, October 22, 2012

The first set of road improvements to be made as part of Stockton Town Centre's multi-million pound regeneration are now complete.


Reed bed recycling scheme wins national award

Monday, October 22, 2012

An innovative recycling scheme using reed beds to treat waste arising from gully cleaning has been recognised nationally and won a top 'green' award.


Police and Crime Commissioner candidates announced

Friday, October 19, 2012

On 15 November, the Cleveland Force Area will be electing its first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).


Council Tax consultation launched to tackle empty homes

Thursday, October 18, 2012

In a bid to bring empty homes across Stockton Borough back into use Stockton Council has launched a consultation to seek residents’ views.


Canvass register complete for 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Stockton Council staff have completed house-to-house visits to encourage people to complete their annual canvass form.


Stockton to host a feast of literary fun for children

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Stockton will be home to the 2012 Northern Children's Book Festival Gala Day giving thousands of youngsters the chance to meet famous authors and illustrators.


Get involved in local democracy week

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

People of all ages across Stockton Borough are being encouraged to find out more about what Stockton Council does during Local Democracy Week.


Chic Vintique returns to Stockton with gorgeous goodies

Monday, October 15, 2012

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


Businesses choose Stockton Town Centre to flourish

Monday, October 15, 2012

As Stockton Council's multi million pound regeneration of Stockton Town Centre gathers pace many businesses are choosing to make their home in and around the High Street while other established businesses are expanding or relocating to larger units.


No call-in from Secretary of State for Morley Carr Farm

Monday, October 15, 2012

Stockton Council has received notification from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government stating his intention not to call-in the proposed development at Morley Carr Farm.


Stockton-on-Tees residents part of massive boom in regular cycling

Friday, October 12, 2012

British Cycling and Sky are thrilled to announce that there are now one million more regular cyclists than in 2009.


High Court: Yarm parking

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Stockton Council has welcomed the decision by the High Court today (10 October).


New artwork on track to be unveiled

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A new piece of public art is to be unveiled in the Parkfield area of Stockton as part of the Nursery Gardens housing development.


Stockton turns spooky to mark Halloween

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

A host of spooky goings-on are happening in Stockton Borough on Wednesday 31 October to celebrate Halloween.


Unlicensed waste carriers targetted

Monday, October 08, 2012

Stockton Council's Neighbourhood Enforcement Team is targeting unlicensed waste carriers in a month-long operation in Ingleby Barwick.


Pure gold - Stockton crowned national champions

Monday, October 08, 2012

Stockton is celebrating after being crowned Gold medal winners at the Britain in Bloom competition.


Unlicensed taxi driver fined

Monday, October 08, 2012

A taxi driver has today (8 October) been fined and ordered to pay costs for driving a hackney carriage without a licence after his case was proved in absence at Teesside Magistrates Court.


Billingham Town Centre improvement works start

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Further improvement works to Billingham Town Centre are now underway as part of the £25 million invested in recent years.


Rapid response group meets to help Direct Line staff

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

A rapid response group, chaired by Stockton Council's Chief Executive Neil Schneider, is a step closer to providing much needed support for the hundreds of Direct Line staff who last month learnt they were to lose their jobs.


Stockton Cabinet Member backs criticism of cuts in early years funding

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Ann McCoy, is backing the Labour MP Graham Allen's criticism of Government plans to cut millions of pounds from an early years grant.


Slowly but surely, Billingham House is coming down

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Work to consign the ruined shell of Billingham House to history is under way after contractors brought in a specialist machine to begin removing the former ICI headquarters, chunk by chunk.


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