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News - March 2015

Billingham man sentenced for mis-sold advertising

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Billingham man who mis-sold advertising space to local businesses has been given a two year conditional discharge and ordered to pay almost £3,000 in compensation and costs.


Welcome to your new Stockton Borough Council website

Monday, March 30, 2015

Stockton Council's new website launches... you may notice a few changes!


Final call for Stockton Duathlon sign-ups

Monday, March 30, 2015

Time is running out for people to beat the clock and secure their place in this year’s Stockton Duathlon, one of the biggest and best of its kind in the UK.


Recycling, refashion and repurpose old clothes with new Upcycling Course

Monday, March 30, 2015

Tired and outdated clothes that never see the light of day are being given a new lease of life thanks to the popular Upcycling sewing course hosted by Stockton Council’s Learning and Skills service.


Improved parking at Preston Park

Friday, March 27, 2015

Improved parking facilities at Preston Park will be open to the public from tomorrow (March 28).


Stockton Borough's young readers choose 'The Last Wild' as Book of the Year

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Last Wild by Piers Torday scooped Stockton Children’s Book of the Year at a special ceremony


Food hygiene offences cost Yarm restaurant more than £4,000 fines

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The owner of a Yarm restaurant has been fined a total of £4,357.12 for food hygiene offences.


Stockton Farmers' Market celebrates fifth anniversary with brand new High Street home

Monday, March 23, 2015

This release has been issued on behalf of Stockton Farmers' Market Saturday shoppers are in for a tasty treat at the first Stockton Farmers’ Market of the year on Saturday 28 March.


Giant celebrations mark launch of new look Stockton

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A giant and an enormous, majestic eagle re-launched Stockton Town Centre in spectacular fashion today (21 March).


Fun for all the family at Billingham Library

Friday, March 20, 2015

Face painting, balloon modelling and storytelling will be just some of the activities that families can get involved in this Saturday (21 March) as Billingham Library hosts a free family fun day between 10am and 2pm.


Empty Thornaby home brought back into use

Friday, March 20, 2015

An empty property in Thornaby that was plagued with problems is ready to be brought back into use thanks to intervention from Stockton Council and social housing provider Tristar Homes, part of the Thirteen Group.


Lanark Close benefits from new gym facility

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A brand new gym housed at 1 Lanark Close in Stockton was given its official opening on Monday (16 March).


Digital and creative businesses thrive in Stockton

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Stockton is a bustling hotbed for new digital and creative businesses.


Residents reminded to have their say on older people's care homes

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A consultation on the care home services provided to Stockton Borough’s older people is closing and residents are being encouraged to give their opinions by Friday 27 March.


Countdown to the relaunch of Stockton's new look town centre

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Final preparations are under way ahead of the magnificent re-launch of Stockton Town Centre following its two and a half year, multi-million pound regeneration.


Giant celebrations mark new era for Stockton Town Centre

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Excitement is building ahead of a spectacular celebration event to mark the completion of the Stockton Town Centre's multi-million pound physical regeneration.


Fusion Hive gives new enterprise a top opportunity

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fusion Hive is set to accelerate the growth of Tees Valley’s digital economy when it opens this summer (2015), and construction took a big step today (16th March) as the building was officially topped out.


Stockton metal thieves targeted in Borough-wide operation

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A joint operation targeting those involved in metal thefts was carried out in Stockton Borough last month.


Helping young carers get the support they need

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

An innovative project taking place between Stockton Council and Eastern Ravens Trust is helping young carers across the Borough to make sure they get the support they need.


Young people get into the entrepreneurial spirit at Stockton market

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Entrepreneurial young people from across Stockton Borough will be joining traders this Wednesday (18 March) at the traditional market in Stockton Town Centre.


New additions to Shambles market hall

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Visitors to Stockton Town Centre can now enjoy a broader range of shops thanks to the latest additions in the Shambles Market Hall.


Stockton council aims to drive up private rental conditions

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A new guide to help private landlords improve standards in Stockton Borough has been launched.


Get ready for Stockton's giant celebrations

Monday, March 16, 2015

Stockton Town Centre is preparing itself for a big day of gigantic celebrations to mark the completion of its new look High Street.


Glowing report for Stockton Youth Assembly

Monday, March 16, 2015

Aspiring young politicians from across Stockton Borough have delivered their 'end of term' report to councillors at a meeting of the Council's Cabinet.


Stockton multi-million pound housing regeneration scheme now complete

Monday, March 16, 2015

A multi-million pound regeneration scheme which has seen a Stockton Town Centre site transformed and 110 quality homes built is now complete.


Psst... This is Stockton-On-Tees

Monday, March 16, 2015

“This is Stockton-on-Tees.”


Further success for Xentrall Shared Services

Friday, March 13, 2015

A ground-breaking partnership between Stockton and Darlington Councils is now on track to save £13.6m.


Stockton dance school pupils get ready for giant show

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Pupils from a Stockton dance school are preparing to take part in a spectacular performance to mark the completion of Stockton Town Centre's physical regeneration.


Stockton Council on a mission for markets

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The challenges facing local markets was high on the agenda as Stockton Council hosted a 'Mission for Markets' roadshow yesterday (Wednesday 11 March).


Clowning around...to infinity and beyond!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A trio of clowns on spacehoppers took to Stockton's iconic Infinity Bridge today in preparation for the world's biggest ever game of Chinese Whispers.


You can't vote unless you're registered

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

With just 57 days to go until the Parliamentary and Local Elections on Thursday 7 May 2015, Stockton Council is urging residents - register to vote today to have your say in May!


Get help to stop smoking in Stockton

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Help is on hand for smokers across Stockton Borough as a roadshow of advice and support comes to the High Street.


Drop into training opportunities

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

With National Apprenticeship Week on the horizon, Stockton Council is encouraging people to find out about a whole range of opportunities from traineeships to apprenticeships.


Consultations closing on future planning strategy

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Stockton Council is reminding residents that they have until Monday 16 March to give their opinion on two important planning matters affecting the Borough.


Get on your marks and get set for the Stockton Duathlon

Monday, March 09, 2015

Places to take part in the 2015 Stockton Duathlon are being snapped up at a steady pace with hundreds expected to lace up their running shoes when the event comes to Stockton Riverside on Sunday 26 April.


Psst... your Borough needs you!

Friday, March 06, 2015

People of Stockton-on-Tees - your Borough needs you!


Completion of first office at Stockton's Northshore

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Muse Developments has handed over a new 43,000 sq ft office development at Northshore in Stockton on Tees, to housing provider Thirteen Group.


Skills bootcamp helps Stockton young people find work

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Ten young people from Stockton Borough are now in a better position to find a job after attending a bootcamp with a difference.


Stockton Mayor launches new community radio station

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Mayor of Stockton has officially opened a new community radio station.


Make a date in your diary for Stockton's first specialist market

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Stockton's first specialist market of the season, Allsorts, is heading to the newly transformed High Street this Saturday, 7 March.


New long stay car park opens in Yarm

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

A new long-stay car park behind Barclays Bank on Yarm High Street is now finished and open to the public.


World Book Day comes to Stockton

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Bookworms both young and old will find plenty on offer at three special events to mark World Book Day taking place in Stockton Borough tomorrow (Thursday 5 March).


New seedlings signal the future for Wynyard Woodland Park

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A major project to help protect and conserve one of the Stockton Borough's much loved country parks is a step nearer completion.


Rediscover Stockton for free

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

It is getting even easier for people to take advantage of all that the newly rejuvenated Stockton Town Centre has to offer.


Council revises school admission proposals

Monday, March 02, 2015

Stockton Council has revised its proposed school admission arrangements for 2016/17 following an extended consultation with parents and carers.


Coining it in

Monday, March 02, 2015

Budding coin collectors are being reminded of a unique workshop being held at Billingham Community Centre on Thursday 5 March, from 6pm to 9pm, showing how to determine the denomination of coins and how to build a collection.


Keep dancing at Preston Park

Monday, March 02, 2015

Residents across Stockton Borough are invited to put their dancing shoes on for a fantastic new programme of classes at Preston Park Museum and Grounds.


Local sports people recognised

Monday, March 02, 2015

Sports clubs, coaches and volunteers across Stockton Borough were celebrated at a special awards evening on Friday, 13 February.


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