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News - August 2013

Stockton Council call for young people looking for a career in arts & culture industries

Friday, August 30, 2013

Stockton Council is calling for applications for a range of employment and training opportunities in the arts and creative industries for young people aged 16 to 24 years old.


Parents invited to have their say about school nurses

Friday, August 30, 2013

Parents across Stockton are invited to take part in a new consultation programme to help shape the future of the School Nursing Service.


Ropner Park secures Grade II* Listed Status following restoration work

Friday, August 30, 2013

Following a major ten-year restoration, funded by a £3.5million Heritage Lottery Funding grant, English Heritage has awarded Ropner Park with Grade II* Listed Status.


Funky fitness for the under 5s

Friday, August 30, 2013

Stockton’s preschoolers can get fit and active in a unique and innovative series of fun exercise classes starting next month.


World Parmo Competition judges announced

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The judges of this year’s World Parmo Competition in Stockton have been announced!


Stockton Central Library brings the River Tees indoors

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The River Tees will be brought indoors in an exciting new event at Stockton Central Library.


Another chance to switch to a better deal

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Stockton Council is once again inviting residents to find out more about a collective energy switch which could see them significantly reduce their gas and electricity bills.


Learn something new with Stockton's Tees Achieve

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

If you have ever fancied learning a new skill, taking up a hobby or enhancing your CV Stockton Council’s Adult Education service Tees Achieve has a wide range of exciting courses on offer starting from September.


Stockton High Street £38million regeneration reaches new stage

Friday, August 23, 2013

The work to transform Stockton’s High Street and Town Centre moves on to its next stage as contractors begin work at the northern end of the High Street.


Stockton Council congratulates students' GCSE achievements

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Schools and colleges across Stockton are celebrating as at least 57 per cent of students have achieved A* to C grades including English and maths; this is in-line with the best-ever results for Stockton.


Stockton's Summer Show sets to be a record breaker

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Preston Park Museum and Grounds is set to become the venue for the Borough’s very own World Record zone this Bank Holiday weekend as Stockton’s Summer Show returns to delight crowds with a packed programme of entertainment.


Zip down to Stockton's River Rat Race

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

More than 100 lucky visitors to Stockton’s River Rat Race this Sunday (August 25) will have a free opportunity to zoom down a zip wire over the River Tees.


Skaters, scooters and BMXers invited to help choose plans for new Preston Park skatepark

Friday, August 16, 2013

Stockton Council has received four designs for the new skatepark in Preston Park Museum and Grounds and is now asking residents to submit their views on which plans are most suitable.


Families invited to a free fun day at Thornaby High Flyers Childrens Centre

Friday, August 16, 2013

High Flyers Childrens Centre in Thornaby is running a Family Fun Day next week.


Revamp of Stockton's heritage buildings reaches first stage of handover

Friday, August 16, 2013

Work to bring new life to Stockton’s heritage buildings is progressing well as first stage works have reached hand-over at 42 High Street with the completion of the basement complex for staff use.


Open air theatre brings Shakespeare to Preston Park

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Preston Park Museum and Grounds is being transformed into an open air theatre for the second time this summer.


Teddy Bears' Picnic returns to Preston Park

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Preston Park Museum and Grounds is hosting its annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic next weekend.


Final chance to join over 1000 River Rat Racers in Stockton

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Next week is the last chance for contestants to enter this year’s Stockton River Rat Race.


Stockton shortlisted for Public Service Excellence Awards

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Stockton Council has been shortlisted for the fourth year in a row for the prestigious Council of the Year Award in the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) awards.


Hefty costs award against owner of pest ridden takeaway

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Food hygiene offences have left the owner of a filthy fast food restaurant facing more than £1,330 in costs following a successful prosecution by Stockton Council’s Environmental Health officers.


Parmo battle begins as World Championship returns to Stockton

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Stockton's ever popular World Parmo Competition returns to the Borough this month and lovers of the local delicacy are now invited to nominate their favourite takeaway or restaurant.


Stockton pet owners urged to seek assistance instead of dumping animals

Friday, August 09, 2013

Animal owners living across Stockton Borough are being reminded that Stockton Council's Animal Welfare Service will take in any unwanted pets.


Stockton's Enterprise Zone Secures Tracerco £8.6million Expansion

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey Plc, is the most recent company to benefit from incentives on Stockton Borough’s three sites across the Tees Valley Enterprise Zone.


SIRF 13 closes with street-filled procession spectacular

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Stockton town centre and riverside were transformed by the spectacular finale parade, ‘Les Girafes’.


Stockton business is buzzing

Thursday, August 08, 2013

New statistics have ranked the Council as a top performer for determining major planning applications and revealed a Borough-wide increase in business start-ups.


Seating trial set to take place as part of Stockton regeneration

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Temporary seating will be secured in a range of locations as part of the trial which aims to finalise the most preferred and best locations for seating in the High Street.


Organisations join forces to protect residents from flooding

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Stockton Council and the Environment Agency are bidding for £1.2 million from Government to pay for flood defences at Lustrum Beck in Stockton.


Stockton Borough residents urged to help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Stockton Borough residents are being asked to do their bit to help keep their communities safe.


Makers' Market and Craft Fair returns to Stockton town centre

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

A popular specialist market selling a unique range of handmade products will be back in Stockton’s Parish Gardens this Saturday (10 August).


Last Chance to Sign Up for Rat Race

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Last year over 1,100 brave contestants took part in Stockton’s ‘Rat Race’ 10k adventure course – making it Stockton’s biggest ever rat race!


Another step forward for Billingham Town Centre transformation

Monday, August 05, 2013

Construction of a new £2.7million Customer Service Centre and Library in Billingham Town Centre is expected to get under way by the end of the year after planning permission was granted for the scheme.


A new myth for Stockton 'Instant Light' book launch

Friday, August 02, 2013

Stockton Council is proud to launch a new myth for Stockton ‘Instant Light’ - a magical story by Sara Maitland with illustrations by Robert Dunn.


Next phase of Stockton Town Centre regeneration begins

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Work will start on Tuesday (6 August) on the next phase of Stockton Town Centre's £38 million regeneration.


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