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News - May 2017

Opportunities on offer to get involved with SIRF's big birthday

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

People of all ages and backgrounds are being encouraged to join the party and help Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) celebrate its 30th birthday later this year.


Shoppers love their local markets in Stockton Borough

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Stockton Town Centre played host to an extra-large game of ‘hook-a-duck’, face painting and special visits from costumed characters on Saturday (27 May) as part of the annual Love Your Local Market campaign.


SIRF's 30th birthday line-up announced

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) celebrates its 30th birthday this year and judging by the line-up, it will be an occasion to remember.


Popular Folk and Farmers’ Market to return this Bank Holiday

Friday, May 26, 2017

This Bank Holiday Monday, head down to Preston Park Museum for a fantastic day of live music and great tasting food.


Stockton Stages: First acts confirmed for Stockton’s newest festival

Friday, May 26, 2017

Stockton's new music and comedy festival is just under eight weeks away – and the line-up is taking shape fast!


By-election to be held in Yarm ward

Friday, May 26, 2017

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is holding a by-election to fill a vacancy in the Yarm ward of Stockton-on-Tees on Thursday, June 22.


Wanted: young library volunteers!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Young volunteers are being sought to support this year’s Summer Reading Challenge in Stockton-on-Tees.


Get set for elephant-astic Elmer events!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Free events are being held at libraries across Stockton-on-Tees to mark ‘Elmer Day’ this Saturday.


Make your mark on SIRF's 30th birthday community carnival

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Organisers of SIRF 17 are calling for people across Stockton-on-Tees to help create the 30th birthday edition of the Community Carnival t-shirt.


Newtown by-election result

Friday, May 19, 2017

Marilyn Margaret Surtees (Labour Party) has been elected to represent Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Newtown ward.


Meeting to discuss a new heritage group for Stockton

Friday, May 19, 2017

People interested in setting up a new heritage group for Stockton are invited to attend a meeting on Monday morning (May 22).


Family fun day set for Stockton Town Centre

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Stockton Town Centre will come alive with fun for all the family as the town celebrates the annual Love Your Local Market campaign on Saturday 27 May.


Poetry with pupils at the LiveWell Dementia Hub

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pupils from St Patrick’s Primary School in Thornaby visited the LiveWell Dementia Hub to help celebrate National Memory Day yesterday (Wednesday 17 May).


Money saving workshop on offer to the Borough's businesses

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A new workshop which could save companies money is being offered in Stockton-on-Tees to small and medium-sized businesses to help them to improve their premises by making them more energy efficient.


SIRF set to celebrate 30th birthday with Community Carnival

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Preparations are under way for Stockton International Riverside Festival’s 30th Birthday Community Carnival.


Set yourself the Sportive challenge

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A personal challenge to be cycling’s king of the mountain or a gentle ride with friends through rolling countryside – Stockton Sportive on Saturday 15 July is whatever you want it to be.


Residents reminded to register to vote

Monday, May 15, 2017

Residents of the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees are being reminded to make sure they are registered to vote in the General Election ahead of the 22 May deadline.


Be part of Mayor's Sunday in Stockton

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees, Councillor Maurice Perry, is inviting the Borough’s residents to join him at the Mayor’s Parade and Sunday Service which takes place on Sunday 4 June.


Parliamentary election candidates confirmed

Friday, May 12, 2017

The 2017 Parliamentary election will see five candidates contest the Stockton North seat and five candidates contest the Stockton South seat.


By-election to be held in Newtown ward

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is holding a by-election to fill a vacancy in the Newtown ward of Stockton-on-Tees on Thursday, May 18.


Views sought on the future governance of Grindon Parish

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is inviting people to get in touch about proposals for the future governance of Grindon Parish.


Help SIRF celebrate its big birthday

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) is celebrating its 30th birthday this summer and people of all ages and backgrounds have a chance to be part of it.


Stockton-on-Tees Borough residents reminded to register to vote

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

With the General Election just four weeks away, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is reminding residents to make sure they are registered to vote.


Superheroes celebrate at Stockton Borough libraries

Monday, May 08, 2017

Comic books and their famous characters were celebrated at Stockton Borough’s libraries over the weekend.


Retro Market draws the crowds into Stockton

Monday, May 08, 2017

The latest edition of one of Stockton’s specialist markets was enjoyed by hundreds of residents and visitors on Saturday (6 May).


Crematorium plans passed by Council

Friday, May 05, 2017

Plans for a new crematorium were passed by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council on Wednesday 3 May.


Plain packaging for cigarettes welcomed

Friday, May 05, 2017

The introduction of standardised plain packaging on all packs of cigarettes from Sunday 21 May has been welcomed as a “positive move”.


Tees Valley Combined Authority Mayoral Election results 2017

Friday, May 05, 2017

Ben Houchen (Conservative Party Candidate) has been elected as Mayor for the Tees Valley Combined Authority.


Make a difference for a child in Stockton Borough

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is asking local residents to consider whether they have the commitment, skills and experience to offer a child a positive experience of family life and become foster carers or adoptive parents.


Stockton Heritage Group to host public meetings

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Stockton Heritage Group is holding two meetings open to the public on Monday 8 May in Stockton.


Take a trip down memory lane at Stockton's Retro Market

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Residents and visitors are being encouraged to head down to Stockton High Street to take in a fantastic array of gifts, goodies and memorabilia on offer at the Retro Market.


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