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News - November 2013

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Stockton's Town Centre will come alive with an exciting array of street theatre as part of the Christmas Sparkles celebrations.


New disability register success is helping to shape Stockton services

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Following the launch of Stockton’s Disability Register earlier this year (July 2013), new information is helping to shape Council services for children and young people with disabilities.


Start your Christmas shopping at Stockton's Enterprise Arcade

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Five new fledging businesses have made their home in Stockton Council’s Enterprise Arcade in the heart of Stockton Town Centre – just in time for the Christmas shopping season.


Changes made to Stockton Council's recycling scheme

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Residents across Stockton Borough will see changes to the types of recyclable waste collected in blue boxes and white bags from this week.


Stockton gifts Christmas shoppers with free parking

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Shoppers can save some extra money this winter as Stockton Council introduces free parking over the festive season.


Silent night? Not with over 1,500 carol singing children illuminating Stockton!

Monday, November 25, 2013

The night will be anything but silent or dark in Stockton High Street on Thursday (November 28) because more than 1,500 local children are getting ready to sing their hearts out and light the town ready for this year’s Christmas festivities!


Do you want to train to be a teacher? Stockton-on-Tees Training Partnership opens for applications

Friday, November 22, 2013

Stockton-on-Tees Teacher Training Partnership is a school-centred initial teacher training provider (SCITT) which offers post graduate students the opportunity to gain qualified teacher status and a PGCE (Masters Level).


New chapter for historic junction site

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The new St John’s Crossing junction in Stockton has been officially opened following a £6million project to improve bus access and journey times into Stockton Town Centre.


Magical Christmas Market makes Stockton Sparkle

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Stockton's Parish Gardens is once again being transformed into a magical hive of festive activity this Christmas. Between 27 November and 8 December the Gardens will host the town’s sparkling Christmas Market.


Parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities to have greater flexibility in choosing services

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stockton Council’s ‘Short Break’ service for children and young people with disabilities is developing its funding arrangements to provide parents and carers with greater flexibility in choosing what services are available to them.


'Northern Lights': Tees Valley Youth Orchestra to perform a celebration of music from the Nordic countries

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Tees Valley Music Service presents an evening of music performed by the nationally-renowned Tees Valley Youth Orchestra celebrating the musical genius of Nordic and Baltic composers.


New independent businesses flourish in Stockton Town Centre

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stockton Town Centre is quickly transforming into a bustling hub for independent shops.


Students succeed with Steps 2 Employment

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Four more students across the Borough have been celebrating their successes after completing a programme designed to boost their skills for employment.


Students run pre-loved pop up shop to mark Enterprise Week

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Twenty young people from Stockton Borough are running their own pop-up retail business in the Shambles Market Hall to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week.


A twist on the traditional will see Stockton sparkle

Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas will come to Stockton High Street in two weeks as Stockton Council launches its popular Stockton Sparkles festival with an exciting new community event involving more than 1,500 children.


Poppies donated to Ropner Park for Great War Centenary

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A sea of red poppies is set to flower across Stockton’s Ropner Park next year to commemorate those who lost their lives in the Great War.


People in Stockton challenged to stay booze free for 31 days

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, is challenging local people in Stockton to give up the drink for 31 days in support of Alcohol Concern’s Dry January campaign.


Libraries service secures funding to help new business

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Budding entrepreneurs and fledgling businesses will soon be able to access a range of support from libraries across Tees Valley as part of a national project.


Stockton Borough residents have their say on crime and disorder

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Stockton residents have identified their top priorities in fighting crime in a record-breaking response to a consultation on crime and community safety.


Another Stockton business strikes gold!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Stockton Council has supported a major Borough employer in securing a prestigious award for promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace.


Enterprise Week returns to Stockton Borough with packed programme of events

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Stockton Council is calling on all budding entrepreneurs of all ages to get involved in a packed programme of events, workshops and activities to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week.


Work starts on state-of-the-art dementia hub in Stockton Borough

Monday, November 11, 2013

Work is now under way on a pioneering centre in Thornaby to help support people living with dementia and their carers.


Primary school admissions open next week

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Parents across Stockton Borough are reminded that applications for primary school places can be made from next week.


Stockton's firework spectacular lights up the Riverside

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Thousands of residents and visitors were delighted by Stockton Council’s annual thrilling fireworks display which took place last night.


Stockton Duathlon Festival returns for 2014

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Don't miss out as the Tees Valley’s fastest growing new event opens for entries.


Protect yourself and your family from flu

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

People in Stockton Borough at risk from flu are being urged to take up the offer of a free vaccination.


Remembrance Sunday services across Stockton Borough

Monday, November 04, 2013

Services of Remembrance will be held across Stockton Borough on Sunday 10 November to remember all those who gave their lives in both World Wars and more recent conflicts.


Road closures for fireworks

Friday, November 01, 2013

Several roads will be closed as a result of Stockton's annual fireworks display.


Last chance to switch and save

Friday, November 01, 2013

There are just over two weeks for Stockton Borough residents, small businesses and community groups to join a special collective energy switching scheme which could significantly reduce energy bills.


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