Get involved in your community

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Do you want to make a difference and get involved in community life in the Borough? Find out about all the things that you can do, how to get involved, and where to get more information.


Get involved in volunteering

Volunteering in your community is a great way to make new friends, get new skills and make a difference. For detailed information on all of the opportunities to volunteer in the borough, take a look at the Stockton Volunteers website

You can also read about the approach to volunteering across Stockton-on-Tees in the Volunteering Strategy.

Join your Community Partnership

The Community Partnerships aim to bring together representatives from a range of sectors to champion, support and help our local communities. There are seven Community Partnerships covering the Borough of Stockton-On-Tees. For more details please visit Communities and Community Partnerships.


Make the Stockton-on-Tees Food Power Network pledge

The Stockton-on-Tees Food Power Network (SFPN) is a new initiative to promote the health and wellbeing of people in Stockton-on-Tees by creating a healthier food culture. Whether you're pledging as an individual or a company, there are lots of ways to help the cause - find out more on the Stockton-on-Tees Food Power Network webpage.


Attend the Voice forum

Stockton Voice: giving Stockton’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector a say in strategic developments in the Borough. For more details please visit the Catalyst Stockton website.


Residents Groups

If you are interested in helping to improve your local area why not get involved in your local residents association? Most areas have active groups who meet regularly. For information about groups in your local area please email us at [email protected] or Catalyst at [email protected].



Fairtrade is about addressing poverty in the developing world through better prices.

By buying Fairtrade certified products you're giving farmers a chance to sell their products at a stable price that covers their costs and enables them to support their families and invest in a better future.

Stockton was awarded Fairtrade Borough Status in July 2007 and is now supported by a wide range of organisations and individuals including Stockton Borough Council, the RSPB, Durham University Queen’s Campus, Vela Housing, churches, community groups, schools, restaurants and shops.

Stockton Council supports the Fairtrade campaign by using only Fairtrade products at all official meetings.

All of the five major Trade Unions in the Tees Valley area and the Youth Assembly have expressed their support for the Fairtrade movement.

Visit the Stockton Fairtrade Facebook page for further information.


Big Local

Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents in 150 areas around England to use at least £1m to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their communities for all.

It’s about bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live.

The Big Lottery have awarded £1m to the Roseworth Ward as part of the national Big Local programme. Roseworth was recognised as an area which had missed out on special programmes over the years and this is to help redress the balance. The money, spread over 10 years, is designed to help local people and organisations to make a massive and lasting difference to the community.

Visit the Catalyst website for further information.


Respond to a consultation

All Local Authorities have a statutory duty to consult on a variety of services. We go far beyond any statutory duty and aim to consult local people on many aspects of our service planning and delivery. For further information please visit the Council's Consultations page.

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