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Stockton-on-Tees’ feature lighting schedule

Our Feature Lighting programme is agreed annually and runs January – December. It includes lighting of the Riverside, Newport Bridge and Town Centre lighting columns / fountain lights. The annual Feature Lighting programme details a select group of nationally recognised commemoration days, including those of a particular relevance and significance for Stockton Council.

The following programme for 2021 was agreed by Cabinet Members:

 Date

 Event

 Colour(s)

Wednesday 27 January

  Holocaust Memorial Day

 Purple

Monday 1 February                   

  LGBT+ History Month

 Multi

 Thursday 4 February

  World Cancer Day

 Orange

 Monday 22 February

  Fairtrade Fortnight

 Blue/Green

 Monday 8 March 

  International Women's Day

 White/Purple/Green

 Saturday 27 March

  Earth Hour (8.30pm-9.30pm)

 Switched off

Friday 2 April

  Autism Acceptance Day

 Gold

 Friday 23 April

  St George's Day

 Red/White

Wednesday 5 May

  Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

 Purple

 Monday 17 May

  National Dementia Action Week

 Purple

 Tuesday 1 June

  National Volunteering Week

 Red/Purple

 Monday 7 June

  National Carers Week

 Blue

Saturday 26 June

  Armed Forces Day

 Red/White/Blue

 Saturday 4 September

 World Sexual Health Awareness Day

 Orange/Blue

 Friday 1 October

  Stoptober

 Red

 Saturday 9 October

  Baby Loss Awareness Week

 Pink/Blue

 Sunday 10 October 

  World Mental Health Day

 Purple

 Friday 22 October

  Show Racism the Red Card

 Red

 Thursday 11 November

  Remembrance Day

 Red

Sunday 14 November

  World Diabetes Day

 Blue

Thursday 25 November

 International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women 

 Orange

Friday 3 December Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

 Purple

The Lighting dates will normally be the only pre-set commemoration or campaign days with which we align our lighting schemes. We may agree to periodic responsive lighting changes, however these are expected to be limited as they would only happen in response to a major event/incident, which has a profound impact on the general public.

Please note that we will consider lighting requests from members of the public, community groups, charities etc. Please complete a request form and email it to our Events Team: [email protected]. These requests will only be reviewed for the following year's programme and due to the number of requests received we cannot guarantee that requests will be approved.