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News - February 2014

Stockton Council approves 2014/15 budget

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Stockton Council has formally approved its budget for 2014/15 as well as its financial plan for the next four years.


Libraries get ready for their new location

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Two Stockton Council libraries are preparing to move into their new homes in nearby children’s centres.


New specialist market comes to Stockton

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Shoppers will be able to enjoy Kiddiwinks’ Market in Stockton’s Parish Gardens for the first time from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 8 March, where they can pick up a range of products and gifts for babies, toddlers and expectant loved ones.


There is still time for a fabulous February at Stockton's Enterprise Arcade

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

People visiting Stockton’s Enterprise Arcade have just a few days left to be in with a chance of winning a hamper worth £125.


Swainby Road Regeneration progresses with final round of demolitions

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Stockton's Swainby Road regeneration programme continues to progress with the demolition of the remaining properties on Norton Road.


Million pound business centre shortlisted for regional awards

Monday, February 24, 2014

Stockton's first new centre for digital businesses has been shortlisted for the prestigious Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) North East Renaissance Awards.


Could you be a councillor?

Monday, February 24, 2014

Stockton Council is hosting a special free event next month for people interested in finding out more about becoming a councillor.


Great war commemorations continue in Thornaby

Friday, February 21, 2014

Visitors to Thornaby Central Library are being invited to remember the Great War Centenary at a special commemorative event next week.


Tribute to former Mayor of Stockton Borough Council - Mr Brian Hodgson

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The death of the former Mayor of Stockton Borough Council – Mr Brian Hodgson was announced on 6 February 2014.


New car park at the heart of Stockton Town Centre

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A new car park is now open in Stockton Town Centre which is making it easier for people to visit its vast array of shops and businesses.


Council investing over £500,000 in Yarm

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Heritage-style street lighting and improved access to the Town Hall and war memorial form part of a Stockton Council investment of over £500,000 in Yarm.


Stockton Council appeals for information about abandoned dogs

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Stockton Council’s Animal Welfare Officers are appealing for information after finding two dogs in a distressed state within the last week.


Working together to support older people in Stockton

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Details of a new initiative to tackle social isolation among older members of Stockton Borough’s community are being revealed.


Exhibition celebrates landmark year for green one and blue one

Monday, February 17, 2014

A landmark year for the Tees Newport and Tees Transporter Bridges is to be marked by a new Cleveland Art Society exhibition later this month.


Long-term planning remains at the heart of Council's budget

Friday, February 14, 2014

Stockton Council's Cabinet will meet next week (20 February) to consider a budget for 2014/15 and a financial plan for the next four years to March 2018.


Don't fore-get to register for Golf Week!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Stockton's Golf Week tees off for a fifth time this summer – bringing together four top class parkland golf venues across the Borough.


Stockton - the place to be for independent shops in 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Shoppers are urged to rediscover Stockton Town Centre this New Year to see the vast range of unique shops and markets on offer.


Get on board and have your say on public transport

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Public transport users across Stockton Borough are being urged to have their say at Stockton Council’s next Public Transport Forum.


Retailers urged to know the law on aerosol sales

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Stockton Council is reminding shops selling aerosols and other solvents to be cautious after an undercover test purchasing operation revealed retailers may be breaking the law by selling them to underage youngsters.


New name for Stockton ward

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Hardwick Ward of Stockton Borough will have a new name from 17 February.


Stockton Council continues to deliver value for money

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Stockton Council is continuing to deliver value for money, according to the Audit Commission.


Primary and secondary pupils from across the Borough were treated to an inspiring author storytelling session when children’s author Cathy Cassidy came to Stockton.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Primary and secondary pupils from across the Borough were treated to an inspiring author storytelling session when children’s author Cathy Cassidy came to Stockton.


Help turn the Borough gold for Great War Centenary

Monday, February 10, 2014

Stockton Council is inviting local people to turn the Borough gold as part of a project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.


Stockton Town Centre regeneration works reach exciting final stages

Friday, February 07, 2014

The physical regeneration of Stockton Town Centre will be in full swing throughout this year as works reach their final stages helping to transform both the look and feel of the town.


Housing boost for Stockton - have your say on redevelopment proposals

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Local residents are being invited to come along and view the proposals for a range of new family homes planned for Stockton.


More than £10 million for flood defences in Stockton

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Stockton Council is welcoming news that the Government has made an allocation of more than £10 million to pay for flood defences at Port Clarence and Lustrum Beck.


Fabulous February at Stockton's Enterprise Arcade

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Fledgling businesses based in Stockton’s Enterprise Arcade are offering their customers a special gift this February.


Council unveils new long-stay car park plans for Yarm

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Stockton Council has announced plans to create up to 80 new long-stay car parking spaces near Yarm High Street.


Stockton's local sports heroes recognised

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Sports clubs, coaches and volunteers were celebrated in a special ceremony on Friday 31 January. Their dedication and work in sports clubs and teams earned recognition at Stockton Council's annual Club, Volunteer and Coach Awards.


Don't miss out on your chance to vote

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

To mark National Voter Registration Day Stockton Council is calling on residents across the Borough to make sure they have completed their voter registration forms.


Junction Farm Primary School investment reaches next stage

Monday, February 03, 2014

The second stage of major works to extend and improve facilities for young people learning at an Eaglescliffe Primary School are now under way.


New manager for Preston Park

Monday, February 03, 2014

Margie Stewart-Piercy has been appointed as Museum Development Manager for Stockton Borough’s flagship museum – Preston Park Museum and Grounds.


Billingham welcomes prestigious North-East sports awards

Monday, February 03, 2014

Sportsmen and women from across the North-East will be wrapping up warm and getting ready to take to the ice at Billingham Forum this week.


Million pound centre for digital business opens in Stockton

Monday, February 03, 2014

Stockton's first new centre for digital businesses is now open and home to six businesses.


Your chance to join the UK's top authors

Monday, February 03, 2014

Book and poetry lovers are in for a treat with a series of literary talks and events at Stockton Central Library next week.


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