Skip to main content
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans, bright future

News - November 2015

Stockton Sparkles brighter than ever

Friday, November 27, 2015

This year’s Stockton Sparkles was launched in spectacular fashion last night with the return of the ‘singing Christmas tree’ and a whole host of evening entertainment.

Sparkle and sing in shimmering Stockton

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Final preparations are under way for tomorrow's spectacular and dazzling launch of the Stockton Sparkles Winter Festival.

Former Stockton-on-Tees councillor granted Freedom of the Borough

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A former Stockton-on-Tees councillor has received Freedom of the Borough.

Magical Christmas markets to arrive in Stockton

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Stockton Town Centre will be transformed into a winter wonderland of shopping later this week as the Sparkles Christmas Market returns.

Much loved venue announces plans for upgrade

Friday, November 20, 2015

Tees Music Alliance (TMA), could soon begin work on expanding and improving its venue, The Georgian Theatre in Stockton-on-Tees.

Stockton Sparkles is nearly here

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The countdown is on with just a week to go until Stockton Town Centre becomes a magical winter wonderland at the launch of Stockton Sparkles.

You're in for a tree-t!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

With only days left to go until Stockton Sparkles Christmas Festival begins the town’s spectacular traditional Christmas tree has arrived in the High Street.

Time to celebrate at the Enterprise Arcade

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Stockton's Enterprise Arcade is celebrating its first year at the heart of Stockton Town Centre.

Young entrepreneurs invited to make their money

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Young people from Stockton Borough with an exciting business proposal are being invited to submit their ideas.

Event cancelled: Festival of Light and Colour

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Diwali inspired event, the Festival of Light and Colour, which was due to take place tonight, Wednesday, 18 November, has been cancelled due to forecasted high winds.

Young people make their mark at House of Commons

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

More than 7,000 young people across Stockton-on-Tees voted in this year’s Make Your Mark youth consultation.

Stockton Duathlon scores award

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

One of Stockton Borough’s most popular sporting events has been recognised with a regional award.

Review of ceremonial boundary signage

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is asking for residents’ views on ceremonial boundary signage.

Affordable independence for Billingham's older residents

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A four million pound investment by Housing Hartlepool, which will provide affordable accommodation that promotes independent living, has been completed and will soon welcome its first residents.

Stockton Borough pays tribute following Paris events

Monday, November 16, 2015

Stockton-on-Tees is paying tribute to victims of the tragic events in Paris.

Gigantic festive creatures arrive in Stockton in time for Christmas

Monday, November 16, 2015

Visitors to Stockton Town Centre will find larger than life animals have appeared on the High Street ready to make Stockton their home this Christmas.

Strategy agreed for Borough's playing pitches

Friday, November 13, 2015

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has approved a ten year strategy which will ensure residents continue to have access to high quality sports facilities.

Stockton shines a light on Diabetes Awareness

Friday, November 13, 2015

Stockton’s Riverside and High Street lighting will be illuminated blue this weekend in support of World Diabetes Day.

Campaign raises awareness of alcohol links to cancer

Friday, November 13, 2015

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is backing a campaign launched by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, to raise awareness of the link between alcohol and seven types of cancer in the run up to the festive period.

Changes to Council's taxi licensing policy proposed

Friday, November 13, 2015

Taxis across Stockton Borough are a step closer to improved wheelchair access thanks to proposed new accessibility rules from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.

Nick Sharratt gets creative with Stockton schoolchildren

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Stockton schoolchildren were treated to creative workshops with a renowned children's illustrator and author this week.

Free business advice and support at business surgery event

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A free business event is being held in Stockton-on-Tees to help SMEs access expert support.

Have you registered yet?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Your vote matters - don't lose it!

Bringing the story of Diwali to Stockton Riverside

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Stockton's own Diwali inspired event is making a return to the Borough on Wednesday 18 November.

Stockton set to sparkle

Monday, November 09, 2015

Stockton Town Centre is getting ready to sparkle more than ever before this Christmas.

Sci-fi fireworks stun Stockton's skyline

Friday, November 06, 2015

Thousands of Stockton Borough residents, and visitors from further afield, were treated to a spectacular fireworks display last night at Stockton’s Riverside (Thursday 5 November).

Primary school admissions applications to open

Friday, November 06, 2015

Parents and carers across Stockton Borough with children due to start primary school in September 2016 can, from Monday (9 November), submit an application to secure a place at their preferred school.

Stockton-on-Tees residents urged to know their new rights

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is encouraging residents to recognise their new rights as part of National Consumer Week.

Proposal for a Stockton Business Improvement District (BID)

Thursday, November 05, 2015

A business-led initiative in Stockton is holding a meeting in the town on Monday 9 November at 5.45pm in the ARC Centre to persuade businesses in the town centre to create a Business Improvement District (BID).

Still time for Stockton Borough residents to save and switch

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Stockton Borough residents wishing to take advantage of big savings on their energy bills still have time to join the latest Big Community Switch, a collective energy purchasing scheme.

Roseworth Library reopen

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Roseworth Library has reopened to the public from 9am today (Tuesday 3 November).

Stockton's fireworks display set to have the X Factor

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Stockton's Riverside is set to come alive with light and music as X Factor star Josh Daniel takes to the stage as part of the annual fireworks display.

Spook-tacular Saturday at Preston Park Museum and Grounds

Monday, November 02, 2015

There were ghostly goings on and all manner of spooky happenings at Preston Park Museum and Grounds on Saturday.

Remembrance Sunday services across Stockton-on-Tees Borough

Monday, November 02, 2015

Services of Remembrance will be held across Stockton-on-Tees Borough on Sunday, 8 November to remember all those who gave their lives in both World Wars and more recent conflicts.

Can't find it

Can't find what you're looking for? Let us know and we'll do our best to point you in the right direction