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News - September 2013

Join Stockton Library for a taste of dance theatre

Monday, September 30, 2013

Visitors to Stockton Central Library are set to be entertained by a thrilling contemporary dance production this week.


Celebrate UK Older People's Day in Stockton Borough

Friday, September 27, 2013

Older people across the Borough are invited to come and celebrate UK Older People’s Day on Tuesday 1 October.


Anniversary unveiling of new railway sculpture

Friday, September 27, 2013

To celebrate the Stockton's railway heritage anniversary, a new sculpture of the 'Locomotion No 1', the first train to travel along the Stockton-Darlington Railway, has been installed next to the new St John's Crossing junction at the south end of the town.


Stockton Council responds to Ingleby Barwick Free School Decision

Friday, September 27, 2013

Stockton Council has responded to the decision by the Secretary of State in response to the approval of outline planning permission for the erection of Ingleby Manor Free School and Sixth Form and residential development (350 dwellings) including means of access at land at Low Lane, High Leven, Yarm TS15 9JT Councillor Bob Cook, Leader at Stockton Council, said “We’re extremely disappointed that the Government has over-ruled a local planning decision.


Demolition starts at Victoria Estate, Stockton, heralding new chapter for area

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The transformation of Stockton’s Victoria Estate took a big step forward today (Thursday 26 September) with the Spotted Cow public house being the first building to be removed as part of ambitious plans to demolish and re-build the housing estate.


Stockton Snapshot

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A special project to capture the history of Stockton Town Centre's buildings is now complete.


Stockton's schools meet bestselling author Charlie Higson

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bestselling author Charlie Higson stopped in Stockton last week to give an inspiring talk and book signing for the Borough’s schoolchildren.


Celebrate the season with Preston Park's Harvest Home

Monday, September 23, 2013

Visitors to Preston Park Museum and Grounds this Saturday can help bring in the harvest from the park’s very own garden.


Seasonal change for green waste collections

Friday, September 20, 2013

Residents across Stockton Borough are reminded the Council’s kerbside green waste collections are due to end until next spring.


Inspired by the Tour of Britain? Join free bike rides in Stockton with Skyride Local

Friday, September 20, 2013

The Tour of Britain celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, and with cycling more popular than ever, now is the time to get out on two wheels in Stockton!


Ten out of ten for Stockton

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Stockton is celebrating its gold award as Best City for the tenth year running at this year’s Northumbria in Bloom awards.


Demolition now underway on former Blakeston School site, Stockton

Monday, September 16, 2013

Demolition is now underway on the former Blakeston School and North Shore Academy site, Stockton, as part of proposed redevelopment which has the potential to provide new housing, open areas and increased cemetery space for the Borough.


Easy access pontoon opened at Preston Park

Monday, September 16, 2013

Former paralympian Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson has officially opened a new wheelchair-accessible floating pontoon at Preston Park Museum and Grounds in Stockton.


Stockton gets a taste of global marketplace

Monday, September 16, 2013

Stockton is set to be transformed with exotic tastes, smells and sights from around the world as a popular market returns to the Borough for the second time.


Swainby Road regeneration programme continues with further demolitions completed

Monday, September 16, 2013

The regeneration of the Swainby Road area continues to progress with the demolition of 24 out of the remaining 30 properties on Swainby Road by the Vela Group who are working in partnership with Stockton Council.


'The Big Community Switch' - Stockton Council to help businesses & community groups get cheaper energy deals

Friday, September 13, 2013

Stockton Council is encouraging business and community groups to check if they are getting the best deal on their energy bills as part of the 'Big Community Switch' campaign taking place until 15 October 2013.


Stockton Council & Cleveland Police complete vehicle searches to reduce lead theft

Friday, September 13, 2013

Stockton Council, working in partnership with Cleveland Police, has completed a 'stop and search' of vehicles in the Norton area following concerns about the levels of lead theft.


Builder punished

Friday, September 13, 2013

A local builder has pleaded guilty to eight offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.


Stockton Council celebrates a year of support for armed forces personnel

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Stockton Council is celebrating a year of action in support of the armed forces community following the signing of the Stockton Armed Forces Community Covenant just over a year ago.


Scheme launched to help taxi drivers in Stockton avoid loan sharks

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A scheme is being launched to help taxi drivers avoid becoming prey for loan sharks.


£1million improvements to Eaglescliffe Station near completion

Monday, September 09, 2013

Plans to transform Eaglescliffe Station in a major £1million upgrade are a step nearer to completion.


Be inspired by Stockton's creative talent

Monday, September 09, 2013

Creative Expo will see artists and creative craftspeople from across Tees Valley bring their wares to Stockton’s Parish Gardens on Saturday, 14 September.


Tee-off for all-weather facilities at Billingham Golf Club

Monday, September 09, 2013

Billingham Golf Club is celebrating the announcement of £50,000 of National Lottery Funding from Sport England which gives the green light for a new all-weather practice area and coaching facility.


Stoptober launches in Stockton

Monday, September 09, 2013

Smokers in Stockton are being invited to join the tens of thousands of people gearing up to quit for Stoptober.


Survey to help get landlords' vacant homes back in use

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Owners of empty private properties in Stockton are being asked to take part in a survey to help get their homes back in use.


Doors open on Stockton's heritage

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Some of the Borough’s historic gems are opening their doors to the public as part of a national celebration of the nation’s culture, architecture and heritage.


More than 1000 young people to benefit as Tees Valley secures £2.2 million for support into employment & training

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Stockton Council has successfully led a bid on behalf of the five Tees Valley local authorities to secure nearly £2.2 million from the European Social Fund (ESF) to help more than 1000 young people aged 14-19 years old who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).


Stockton Town Centre - the place to be

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

We believe in Stockton Town Centre. That's the message from Stockton Council and the Stockton Town Team during the week that Mary Portas was questioned by the Communities and Local Government Select Committee about her review of the UK’s high streets.


Committee to consider Yarm parking proposals

Monday, September 02, 2013

Plans to introduce new parking arrangements in Yarm will be discussed at a meeting of Stockton Borough Council’s Appeals and Complaints Committee next week.


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