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News - July 2014

Stockton sunflowers project reaches near and far

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Stockton's 1,245 Sunflowers commemorative project concludes in just a few days and people near and far have all been growing the golden flowers for next week’s final tribute.

The way you register to vote is changing - look out for your envelope

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Residents in Stockton Borough will soon receive a letter through the post telling them about the biggest change to the voter registration system in nearly 100 years.

New look Stockton Market

Thursday, July 31, 2014

All of the stalls on Stockton’s 700 year old market have had a make-over.

Safe House will get SIRF off to a flier!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) is set to get off to a flier!

Completed sports facilities unveiled at Billingham Park

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A range of brand new and refurbished recreational facilities have been unveiled at a Stockton park this week.

improvements around Yarm's Town Hall and War Memorial complete

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Improvements around Yarm’s Town Hall and war memorial are complete in time for the town’s First World War centenary commemorations.

Landlord fined after leaving tenant without heating

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Stockton landlord has been fined £994.17 after leaving his tenant without heating last winter.

New footbridge for Thornaby Station

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Work to construct a new footbridge at Thornaby Railway Station is under way.

Stockton turns gold for World War commemorations

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A community led tribute of music, song and lights will conclude Stockton’s 1,245 Sunflowers Project next week to commemorate the outbreak of World War One.

Make your mark this summer with heritage activities

Friday, July 25, 2014

A Victorian Summer Jamboree day which celebrates the Tees Valley’s mark on Britain will be held at Preston Park Museum next week.

A UK premier and a host of shows to discover at SIRF 14

Friday, July 25, 2014

Wall to wall theatre, music and dance will be the order of the day at this year’s Stockton International Riverside Festival which starts on Thursday 31 July.

Gypsy sites plan sent back to the drawing board

Thursday, July 24, 2014

At a meeting of Full Council last night, Stockton’s councillors approved a Cabinet recommendation that the current process to identify potential gypsy and traveller sites in the Borough be sent back to the drawing board.

Makeover for Stockton landmark

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stockton’s Newport Bridge is getting a new look.

Stockton's Enterprise Arcade is moving

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stockton's Enterprise Arcade is moving to an interim new home just around the corner.

Oven Pride: product safety warning

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stockton Council’s Trading Standards service is alerting residents that bottles of Oven Pride cleaner with inadequate child proof caps may be on sale in the area.

Pet chic helps Stockton stand out

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Anyone looking for something special for their pet should find it in Stockton Town Centre.

Still time to tee off at Golf Week

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stockton's Golf Week tees off next week and there’s still time to join the fun.

Art and film capture First World War stories

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A poignant art exhibition which commemorates the Centenary of World War One will be on display at Preston Park Museum from today.

New Domestic Abuse Strategy to support Stockton residents

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stockton Council has a new strategy to help reduce the harm of domestic violence and abuse.

Stockton primary schools go green

Monday, July 21, 2014

A new project to help young schoolchildren be more eco-friendly has launched in Stockton.

Tees Valley Councils launch campaign for more foster carers

Monday, July 21, 2014

The five Tees Valley councils have joined together to raise awareness about fostering and to recruit foster carers from across the region.

Stockton's River Rat Race is back!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Stockton's River Rat Race is back next month - get your running shoes on and sign up now to enjoy an early bird discount!

New car park opens in Billingham

Monday, July 21, 2014

Work is now complete on a new car park in Billingham.

Cabinet recommends gypsy sites plan be scrapped

Friday, July 18, 2014

Plans to find new gypsy and traveller sites in Stockton are a step closer to being sent back to the drawing board.

Warmer homes scheme could continue

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A project which has brought warmer homes and lower energy bills to hundreds of households in Stockton Borough could continue despite the vast majority of similar schemes elsewhere in the country ceasing.

Takeaway owner fined for serving without a licence

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Stockton takeaway owner has been ordered to pay more than £1,200 for serving hot food without a licence.

Another chance to spoil your Kiddiwinks at Stockton specialist market

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A specialist market catering for babies, toddlers and expectant loved ones will return to Stockton’s Parish Gardens for the second time on Saturday 19 July.

'Say Something if you See Something' - campaign launched

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A major campaign to fight child sexual exploitation on Teesside has been launched today (Tuesday, July 15).

Come on board to see SIRF carnival come to life

Monday, July 14, 2014

Organisers of Stockton’s biggest community celebration are calling for residents with a creative talent or artistic flair to get in touch to help create large structures ready for Stockton International Riverside Festival’s (SIRF) Community Carnival on 2 August.

New sign to target speeding drivers

Monday, July 14, 2014

An electronic speed sign is to be installed on a busy main road through a rural village in Stockton in response to concerns raised by local residents.

It is all good at Tees Achieve

Friday, July 11, 2014

Learners and staff at Tees Achieve have plenty to celebrate.

Stockton reaches for the sky

Friday, July 11, 2014

Stockton could become home to an exciting new attraction with the potential to draw thousands of fun seekers from across the country.

Stockton gears up for Cycling Festival

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hot on the heels of the Tour de France’s Grand Depart from the North, the buzz surrounding this thrilling event continues in Stockton with the Borough’s very own Cycling Festival taking place this weekend!

Have your say on Stockton Council's polling districts

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Stockton Council is calling on people to give their views on the Borough’s polling districts and polling places.

Stockton's popular Chic Vintique returns for the tenth time

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Lovers of all things gorgeous should make their way to Chic Vintique as the popular fair returns to Stockton Town Centre for the tenth time on Saturday, 12 July.

The Roof will raise the rafters at SIRF

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

AN unusual blend of 3D sound, contemporary dance and ‘free running’ all set against the skyline of Stockton is one of the exciting new shows heading to the Borough as part of this year’s Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF).

Industrial action and Council services – Thursday 10 July 2014

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Stockton Council is working to minimise any disruption caused to residents during a day of industrial action by trades unions on Thursday 10 July.

New bus loop makes it easier to get into Stockton

Monday, July 07, 2014

It is now easier for people to get into the quickly transforming Stockton Town Centre thanks to the completion of a new bus loop.

Installation of super-efficient street lights begins

Monday, July 07, 2014

Stockton Council’s £14 million programme to install super-efficient street lighting across the Borough is under way.

World champion road race team thrill in Stockton

Thursday, July 03, 2014

World championship winning road racing team Wheelbase were in Stockton Town Centre yesterday (Wednesday 2 July) to get ready for this year’s Stockton Cycling Festival - just three days before the Tour de France’s Grand Depart from Yorkshire!

Funding boost for Tees Valley water sports

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Take up of water based sports across Stockton and the Tees Valley looks to be on the up thanks to a £110,000 investment by Sport England, Stockton Council and Stockton based Tees River Users Trust (TRUT).

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