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News - October 2013

Praise for Stockton's youngest foster carers

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The children of foster carers have had the opportunity to try out rock climbing and trampolining this half term, after being recognised by Stockton Council for the valuable contributions they are making to society by supporting their parents to provide foster care.


Be healthy, be happy as specialist market returns to Stockton

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Shoppers in Stockton Town Centre this week can get tips on food, health and fitness at one of the town’s specialist markets.


Thrills and chills at Preston Park

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tickets are still available for a fright night with a difference at Preston Park Museum and Grounds this Halloween.


Tees Valley band to launch Stockton's spectacular fireworks

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Live music from Tees Valley based band, the Collectors Club, will warm up this year's crowd ahead of Stockton's annual firework spectacular.


Discover the music of Georgian England at Stockton Library

Monday, October 28, 2013

History and music enthusiasts will be taken back in time with music from the 18th century at Stockton Central Library this week


Festival of light and colour makes a return to Stockton

Monday, October 28, 2013

Stockton's own Diwali inspired event is making a return to the Borough on 12 November.


Lighting could create significant savings for Stockton Council

Monday, October 28, 2013

Stockton Council could save around £1.8 million a year, if a proposal to replace its street lighting is approved this week.


The River Tees lights up for Breast Cancer Campaign

Friday, October 25, 2013

THE River Tees will glow pink tomorrow night in support of Breast Cancer Campaign’s Wear It Pink day.


Stockton residents urged to return voter registration form

Friday, October 25, 2013

Stockton Borough residents are being urged to complete their voter registration forms.


Stockton Market settles in permanent location

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Stockton Market is now in its new, permanent position. Dedicated space has been allocated for the 700 year old market at the southern end of the High Street.


Stay warm and well this season with Stockton Council

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Stockton Council is once again offering vulnerable residents help to stay warm and well this winter.


Deadline for secondary school places approaches

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Parents of children due to start secondary school next year are being reminded to return their admissions forms by the end of this month.


Stockton spooks descend on preston park Museum and Grounds

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

There will be a fright night with a difference at Preston Park Museum and Grounds this Halloween.


Stockton Council opens new changing and toilet facilities for disabled children

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Stockton Council has opened new state-of-the-art changing and toilet facilities for children, young people and adults with disabilities in Stockton Town Centre.


Start commemorating The Great War centenary with Stockton Central Library

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Visitors of all ages will have a chance to share their World War One memories and learn about the War in a commemorative event at Stockton Central Library this weekend.


Concern from Stockton's Health and Well-being Board about proposed funding changes

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Proposed changes to the way NHS England calculates funding to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the country could have a significant impact on work to combat health inequalities across Stockton Borough.


Stockton's schoolchildren brighten up for Bright Sparks Day

Monday, October 21, 2013

Thousands of children in Stockton Borough are getting ready to brighten up their schools for this year’s Bright Sparks Day.


Lindsay House demolition begins

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Stockton Town Centre eyesore will soon be completely demolished.


Discover traditional crafts at Preston Park

Friday, October 18, 2013

Preston Park Museum and Grounds is relaunching a variety of fun classes throughout November to give a taste of traditional craft making skills.


New bus shelter seating comes to Stockton Town Centre

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bus passengers in Stockton Town Centre can now wait for the bus in comfort thanks to new seating installed last week.


Young carers share their experience at national conference

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Five young carers from Stockton Borough will share details of their views and experiences at a national conference this week.


Stockton fireworks' Queen theme will rock you

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Stockton's night sky will once again become a blaze of light and colour as the Borough’s annual firework spectacular brings a rock theme to the Riverside.


Young people gather for Boroughwide debate

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Young people preparing for the relaunch of Stockton’s newly strengthened Youth Assembly have come together to take part in a special Borough wide debate.


Stockton Council launches Reading Well Books on Prescription programme

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Stockton Council has announced participation in a new scheme which will use reading to help the six million people in England who suffer from conditions such as depression or anxiety.


Stockton scoops top awards at Britain in Bloom Awards

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Stockton Borough is today celebrating after scooping the top honours in the City category at the finals of the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) national Britain in Bloom awards, which took place last night.


Teachers Industrial Action : Pay, conditions and pensions dispute - 17 October 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

You may be aware that the members of the NUT and NASUWT teaching unions have balloted for strike action in this area on 17 October 2013. This is likely to result in some schools being closed or partially closed.


£4million boost for Stockton's Globe Theatre

Friday, October 11, 2013

Heritage Lottery Fund earmarks funding to transform Stockton's Globe into a live music and comedy venue with the potential to create 64 jobs


Make a difference in your community during Local Democracy Week

Friday, October 11, 2013

People of all ages across Stockton Borough are being encouraged to make a difference to their communities as part of the 2013 European Local Democracy Week campaign.


Vintage, retro and modern at Chic Vintique Fair

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lovers of all things gorgeous should make their way to the Chic Vintique Fair as it returns to Stockton's Parish Gardens with a marquee of treasures.


Have your say on ward name change

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Following requests from residents in the Hardwick area Stockton Council is launching a consultation to consider renaming the ward.


New BMX and skate park for Billingham park

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Young people in Billingham are the latest to benefit from on-going multi-million pound regeneration of the town.


Stockton school welcomes royal visitor

Thursday, October 03, 2013

The Glebe Primary School welcomed a Royal visitor as it celebrated the £1.5 million refurbishment of the Early Years and Key Stage 1 areas of the school.


Preston Park skatepark design revealed

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The winning design for a new skatepark at Preston Park Museum and Grounds has now been revealed.


Stockton Council uses powers to bring empty homes into use

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Stockton Council is using special enforcement powers to help ensure more empty homes are brought back into use.


£3.3million funding to reduce Thornaby Road traffic congestion

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Stockton Council has secured £3.3 million of government funding towards a scheme to tackle traffic pinch points which clog up traffic flow.


Stockton Council takes tough action on absent landlords

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Stockton Council outlined its commitment to taking tough action on absent landlords who neglect empty properties following a successful conviction of Mr Masood Hussain.


Expansion for Thornaby Market

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Thornaby's weekly market is set to double in size with a varied range of stalls.


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