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News - July 2013

New homes for Parkfield

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Stockton Council's Planning Committee has granted planning permission for 117 new homes in the Parkfield area of Stockton.

Bloomin' wonderful - Stockton residents put on ain impressive display

Monday, July 29, 2013

A group of elderly Stockton residents are supporting Britain in Bloom and counting down to the judges visit on Thursday 1 August with an outstanding display of beautiful blooms.

Stockton is in Top Ten per cent of places to do business in UK

Friday, July 26, 2013

Stockton on Tees has been identified as in the top ten percent of local authority areas as a best place to do business according to a national survey conducted by The MJ (The Municipal Journal) and Local Futures Group.

Funding Announced for Stockton Halcyon Centre 'Live Well' Dementia Hub

Friday, July 26, 2013

Stockton Council, with its health partners, have led a bid to secure more than £1/2 million to create a new dementia ‘hub’ as part of a Government programme of investment to create pioneering care environments for people experiencing dementia.

Get your skates on for free this Sunday!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Families in Stockton are being urged to get their skates on and sign-up for a free session at Billingham Forum ice rink this Sunday morning (July 28).

Permanent weight restriction for Stockton Borough road

Friday, July 26, 2013

Stockton Council has made permanent an experimental weight restriction on Durham Lane which has been in place for a year.

Stockton's Students Celebrate STEPs 2 Employment

Thursday, July 25, 2013

STUDENTS at a Stockton school have been celebrating their achievements after completing a programme designed to enhance their employment prospects.

Music that won't offend - Helping young people to discover music

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Stockton Council’s Youth Offending Team present ‘Music That Won’t Offend’ – an innovative ‘sound pod’ experience for young people who are within the youth justice system.

Register launched to help improve Stockton Borough services for children with disabilities

Monday, July 22, 2013

Stockton Council is urging parents and carers of children with disabilities to sign up to a special register so they can be kept informed about all of the services available to them.

Council calls on all Stockton residents to help Borough bloom

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Stockton residents are being encouraged to help the Borough get blooming in time for a visit from the Britain in Bloom judges.

Stockton Council's Trading Standards team uncovers counterfeit gaming business

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A man has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and pay £367.43 after admitting offences under Trademarks and Copyright legislation.

Jeepers Creepers

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Stockton libraries, in partnership with The Reading Agency, are set to launch the ‘Summer Reading Challenge 2013’ for young people aged 4 to 11 years old – with the spooky theme of ‘Creepy House’.

Summer songwriting day school with Journey South's Carl Pemberton

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Carl Pemberton Music Tuition and Recording, in association with Tees Valley Music Service (TVMS) and Stockton Council, proudly presents a new day ‘Summer Songwriting School’ at the TVMS Sound Pod.

Council launches consultation to further reduce taxi licensing fees

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Stockton Council has today launched a consultation with the taxi trade about a further reduction in the level of fees paid by hackney and private hire vehicle owners.

Conyers School in Yarm closed due to power cut (17 July)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Conyers School in Yarm has been closed today due to problems with the school’s electrical supply.

Winners of Mayor's charity Duck Race are announced

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The final celebration to mark Armed Forces Week saw the Mayor of Stockton launch hundreds of yellow plastic ducks into the River Tees earlier this month.

Skate or swim to start changing for life

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

People of all ages living across Stockton Borough are being urged to get active this summer.

Open air theatre returns to Preston Park

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Preston Park Museum and Grounds is being transformed into an open air theatre this summer – a year after it re-opened following its £7 million transformation.

Memories of music's golden age to go on show at Preston Park

Monday, July 15, 2013

An exhibition telling stories from the golden age of Stockton’s live music venues is likely to strike a chord with visitors when it gets under way tomorrow (July 13).

Chic vintique returns to Stockton

Monday, July 15, 2013

Make a date in your diary as Chic Vintique returns to Stockton's Parish Gardens.

Allensway Road Improvement Scheme for Thornaby

Monday, July 15, 2013

Stockton Council is set to complete a £1.2million project in Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, to provide improved access to the town centre.

Last chance for families to make carnival costumes

Monday, July 15, 2013

Families from all over Stockton Borough are encouraged to make amazing costumes and be part of the SIRF Community Carnival at a free workshop later this month.

Starry Starry nights

Friday, July 12, 2013

It’s showtime at the Planetarium and Observatory in Wynyard Woodland Park this summer.

Stockton man banned from keeping animals

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Stockton man has been banned from keeping animals for five years after pleading guilty to animal welfare offences.

New mural celebrates Stockton's history

Thursday, July 11, 2013

As part of the multi-million pound regeneration of the Town Centre, a mural is being constructed in West Row car park on the back of the newly restored West Row Arts building.

Get ready for Stockton dance extravaganza

Friday, July 05, 2013

Council is calling on residents and businesses alike to join in with a unique dance event involving dance star Ashley Banjo and also take the opportunity to look around Stockton Town Centre.

Four times world champion cyclist to compete in Stockton

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Roads throughout Stockton Town Centre will be closed to create a race track for some of the country’s most talented cyclists this weekend – among them a four-times World Champion.

Elite road racers get ready to take Stockton town centre by storm

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The elite, World Championship winning, Wheelbase road racing team is in Stockton today (3 July) to get ready for this year’s Stockton Cycling Festival.

Annual report demonstrates TVU is delivering on its commitments

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Tees Valley Unlimited has helped attract £500m of private sector investment and created or safeguarded 3,000 jobs in the area, according to its latest annual report, which is unveiled today (July 2).

No call in for Green Lane decision

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Secretary of State decides not to call-in Green Lane planning application.

Double Olympic Champion backs Stockton's Cycling Festival

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Stockton Borough Council is partnering with British Cycling to encourage thousands of people to dust off their bikes and get cycling.

TVU fund to help firms win work and create jobs is a UK first

Monday, July 01, 2013

A £10m fund, backed by the Government, will be launched today by Tees Valley Unlimited to help companies bid for work to further strengthen the local economy.

Mountaineering expert leads vertical dance performance

Monday, July 01, 2013

Alpine mountaineering expertise and contemporary dance are an unlikely combination of skills but there was a unique performance of this talent by a French theatre company high up the walls of a Stockton car park.

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